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...