A health and recovery post for today. I don’t know when it was that I started to slow up and essentially take longer to ‘boot up’ in the morning. The fact that the parts of my body that seem to need a slow start are the same ones that suffered the results of my disagreement with the laws of physics tells me that this is not simply old age. I guess this means that there is more to come but hey lets not worry about that just yet eh.
When I awake and get out of bed my left knee takes a stroll around the room before it is load bearing. Of itself this is not a big problem as long as I remember, when I forget the results are often less than entertaining. The left shoulder takes a good crack to iron out any sleepy attempts to lay upon it overnight but since I rarely lift heavy weights first thing this one is easy. The odd one is that my wrists appear to bind up overnight, it is not that they seize but that they become tight. I now have a whole regime of exercise to push against what feels almost like fluid build up, fighting my way back to the mobility that I had the day before. The aches and pains are increasing at the moment as well but I put that down to Ms Nature playing up so I am sure that it will pass.
For those that automatically ask if I have told the medical professionals then please remember that these people are the enemy (sorry Debs). The least information that I give them the less reason that they have to interfere. One final piece of today’s healing story is that within the scar on righty there is an annoying ridge. The ridge is not annoying for aesthetic reasons, let’s be fair righty is no oil painting after all, it is annoying because of what resides beneath it. The ridge covers a nerve bundle which means contact generates the equivalent of an electric shock. I am trying massage at the moment to convince the nerve that a deeper location would be better, so far it’s not yielding.
To share some other news, the networks that we create in our professional lives are sometimes quite astounding. And so it is that Matt contacts me from Australia to request advice on a relocation for his father. Dad wants to move to Kent and, being a midlands lad he wants to be by the coast. How many Australians would have had a round the Kent coast description within a couple of hours? Cheers Paul.