The stars are falling
29th October 2013
I’ve had a pretty busy week which unfortunately hasn’t been great for my hip. The pain has been so bad at times that not even my strongest prescription pain killers have helped to ease it. On Saturday night I didn’t get to sleep until around 4am, It probably didn’t help that I was back at home in my old bed. Here in Liverpool I share a double memory foam mattress with Ty and so far I haven’t had any problems pain when trying to sleep.
Going home for the weekend was great. It was so lovely to see my parents and to have a good catch up. They spoilt me rotten, as usual. They took me shopping on Saturday and I bought a dress, which my mum insisted on paying for. They then took me out for a meal at my favourite pub on Saturday night.
On Thursday I went on a huge trek all over the city; another factor that probably contributed to my hip pain. First of all I went to register with a doctor. There is doctor’s surgery literally right outside my flat but after looking at the poor reviews on the NHS website I decided to look elsewhere. I found a nice little surgery about a 15 minute walk away from where I live. Joining was simple and I have a new patient appointment with the nurse next week. I’m hoping to get some more advice in regards to my hip pain, and also get my hand checked out. I have been having issues with my hands, fingers and wrists for a long time but every time I see a doctor about it they don’t seem to concerned. I’m hoping that the doctors here in Liverpool have a better idea because there is a strong chance, given mine and my family’s medical history, that I might have arthritis.
After the doctors I went to join the fitness centre. As I think I’ve mentioned before, my university give free memberships to certain fitness centres in the city for free. I didn’t take the opportunity last year and instead went swimming at a local hotel, which wasn’t cheap. I mainly want to use the swimming pool at the fitness centre but I am thinking about using the gym too. I’m not suppose to do too much heavy exercise but my surgeon does encourage cycling, so the exercise bikes might be good for me to use.
Finally I returned to town to buy Tyrone’s birthday present. It was his birthday yesterday and to celebrate we went out for a meal at Ask Italian. I had mussels to start followed by pasta for my main while Tyrone had bruschetta followed by pizza. We didn’t have dessert because I had made Ty and chocolate cake for this birthday, so we headed back to the flat after the meal for pudding.
Today I’ve been on a field trip with uni. I was worried that my hip was going to cause me problems again, but fortunately there wasn’t too much walking involved. We were working in a river, measuring the usual river characteristics. We were incredibly lucky that there was only a spot of rain while we were working because on the way to and from the study site the rain was horrendous. I was expecting the river to be flooded with all the storms the UK has been having, but it wasn’t. All the southerners were talking about the big storm and how it has affect them.
We northerners call that type of weather ‘normal’.