Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a difference sunshine makes...

We all know that warm, sunny weather lifts our spirits. But in my case it seems to give my muscles a boost too.

I've written before about how I've been suffering very painful spasms in one leg for close to three months now. I've always suspected that the onset of this annoying symptom was related to the exceptionally cold weather we had in January and medical opinion has confirmed that it could indeed be the case. Over the last week or so, as the weather gradually got warmer, the pain has receded. It's not gone completely, but I finally feel that it eventually will, which is a huge relief.

On Saturday I went into town and was able to walk around much more freely than I have since the onset. Just to prove it wasn't a fluke, I was able to do the same yesterday. I will have to build my activity up slowly, as fatigue may also be a factor, but I no longer feel scared that the intense pain could prove to be permanent. I've also found that just using a simple tubi-grip elastic support on the ankle (around which the pain now locates itself) is a huge help and I regret not having thought of that before. I'm to be referred for a proper specialist physiotherapy assessment, so when that it happens it will be interesting to see if they have any further ideas.

The end of the school holiday has also brought a return to my novel. Over Easter I wrote one short story, but didn't look at the novel at all. Now I can no longer put off writing the dreaded synopsis and I've made a start this morning...


Anonymous said...

Synopsis, I keep forgetting about that part! Hope your novel will take your mind of your poorly leg.

Btw, are you into doing meme's? Or would you rather not?

CJ xx

Cathy said...

I'm finding the synopsis tricky, CJ! I wish I'd drafted it alongside my big edit, as I'd originally planned to do. I need to re-read the whole thing to get the synopsis right, but don't want to do that until I get my next round of edits back from Caroline.

Memes? Hmm, haven't done one for ages! They can be fun, though I do like to reserve the right to say no, if too personal.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, I've done the post today so have a look. No probs if you'd rather not.

And also, I keep thinking about you when I think about my synopsis. I was wondering if you would be able to give me a few tips on how to go about doing it. My email address is,

I hope you don't think I'm being prudent. I just admire you.

Kathryn xx