I have really hurt my back - having any kind of disability is quite alien to me, and the pain is unbelievable - I have no idea how I did this. I fortunately have a stock of CoCodamol from last year which isn’t doing anything for the pain - but making me less bothered. I have a friend who is an occupational therapist - she’s given me some good exercises and I have been at home this week, I constructed a standing desk by putting a coffee table on top of a table - I have been standing up for 2 days. If I sit down, I’m basically stuck. I’m still working, very slowly.
On top of everything else - the specialist came from Blackpool to look at the collapsing bay window at my property yesterday. He took about 200 photographs. He was nice enough but quite useless, couldn’t / wouldn’t tell me what the cause was - if it was because of the fire - I would not be covered. If it was subsidence - thy would just patch it up and paint the house a pretty colour. Not what I wanted and de-valuing the property at the same time. I said no. I now have to find about 10k from thin air - fairly quickly. On top of everything else. He also made the suggestion that I could just dig up the small box hedge at the front, and that would solve everything - I looked at him incredulous. Seriously.
If anyone has any suggestions that do not include crime, prostitution and organ donation - let me know - but I think I’ve probably already thought of most things.
Being at home during the week has really wound the dogs up - they can tell what day of the week it is, and are quite happily making a bad situation much worse.
After last weekends pasta triumph I’ve made a quite spectacular vegan curry - about 3 days worth - and stocked up on peshwari nana. It probably works out at about three quid a day.
When I was talking to Lunda about my back I had to give a very clear description of the pain and where it was, talking through with words like ‘tension’ - I have decided to blame Donald Trump for my discomfort.