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November 27th, 2010

11:38 am: Sbow
Woke today to an icing cake dusting of snow, pretty view from my warm cosy patio room. Slept late a bit. Eating apricot toast with Earl Grey tea.

November 26th, 2010

08:53 pm: Much better today.
7 minute timing on nasal meds, is really working,(= movement no pain)
Had visit from @paulgrounded with nice Earl Grey tea! Managed to stay awake mostly.
Did snooze later in spite of plans to stay awake and get back to normal sleep pattern.
Ate jelly and ice cream!
Very happy no pain episodes so far today(*hopefully*)

November 25th, 2010

05:04 pm: 7 is the magic number.
So if I squirt the alfentenil up my nose and wait 7 minutes I can move without screaming. Dose lasts for 15 minutes. 2 squirts and I managed to have hot bath and hair wash and dressings changed with no pain, tho I did get a bit of the hissing ears and giddiness.

November 22nd, 2010

11:18 pm: Pain still being stubborn.

They sent me to A & E for an x-ray today just to check. No bones are broken (My bones are expected to be fragile because of all the radiation)

Lying around on hard narrow trollies not a fun day but glad of results.

November 21st, 2010

11:29 pm: Tragic news.
Juat this evening heard that a very sweet little ten year old girl died of an asthma attack.


Kayleigh Hunt, I hope heaven is full of unicorns and butterflies for you.


All my love to your famuly.

November 17th, 2010

05:49 pm: Yay-ish!
Semi sucessfull experiment.

Squirting painkiller up my nose before I walk tones down the pain a lot, and the pain wears off faster.

I think it will be better next time because I didn't get the first squirt quite right, but I know how to do it now.

November 13th, 2010

10:38 am: progress report
I'm in a very pleasant room with a patio,
I have a syringe pump giving me painkillers and they give me extra injections when I plan to be active.
Moving my left leg is still sharply painful but I can get to the bathroom and back now without screaming and the pain dies down more quickly once I am keeping still. They are gradually upping my dose of painkillers.

It's a glorious sunny day here, and those of you in the Telford area might like to call in at the Severn Hospice for their Christmas Fayre, some very pretty handicrafts on sale, including one of my paintings.

November 9th, 2010

09:19 am: Speak to me here!
I will be at the hospice for a few days for some pain management. (sciatica in one hip)

I will be able to get on the internet but because of the hospice computer security I won't be able to access Twitter or facebook.

Friends from Twitter or fb who want to check in and talk to me, are welcome to comment here and I will reply to comments.

November 4th, 2010

04:08 pm: Escaped from hospital, Yay!

September 29th, 2010

09:09 am: EMG magazine Anthology


Gorgeous and useful book for artists, pic is clicky link

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