Good news to report.
No. 1 - spring is in the air although they have promised us a southerly change later this morning which will drop temperatures quite a bit. Damn I have just remembered I didnt bring my coat to work and I have to go to the farmers market today. Talk about a short memory. A couple of warmish days and I have forgotten winter.
No. 2 - have been hobbling around for a week. Got up on Tuesday morning, which I think, is a week since this latest problem started. Could hardly weight-bear on that foot so took some painkillers and got on with it. Gradually during the day I noticed that the pain didnt get any worse and here it is Thursday and I havent taken any painkillers since Tuesday morning.
On Monday I went for a walk at lunch time extremely slowly with lots of limping. I just needed to get out and do something. I felt like I should have had a walking frame or cane.
Then by Tuesday lunchtime as mentioned above the pain has lessened to the extent that I felt okay walking a bit further.
Here it is Thursday and there is a little bit of a niggle there but nothing much.
I have been writing down what I eat each day and trying to drink water. I am not dieting but I just wanted to see what days were the problems because I basically eat the same things each week. My weight is going down so that might be helping.
But I think, Dr Julie strikes again, that it might be something like gout which is another form of arthritis. The week before last we had a very hectic social time with at least two glasses of wine (ahem, maybe more some nights) each night and I have a feeling this might have had something to do with the pain in my left foot. It is another month or two before I go back to the rheumotologist and put this theory to her but it will be interesting to see if it happens again although I am back on not having alcohol 4-5 days a week.
G has moved back home, kind of. He is in the process of looking at units to buy. We have offered to lend him the deposit. Am I a bad mother? I am kind of over living with grown children no matter how much I love them. Next hurdle is I am going to ask him for board. Anyway he has to find something before the end of September so here keeping our fingers crossed. He has been a bit like a nomad since his split with "the love of his life", sleeping on peoples couches etc.
I think I can finally say that M has retired (two and a half years) although he still wont admit it. Previous employer offered him another consultancy job a couple of weeks ago and he said no.
J has decided that she is not going to keep looking for a flatmate and can handle the rent on her own. She actually likes living by herself.
Anyway, thank you for your concerns - just thought I would let you know that things are starting to feel better. Fingers crossed (and everything else) I hope it keeps going that way.