Tag Archives: pain

Not giving up – yet

The arthritis in my left hip joint has stopped me from doing any running for the past 4 weeks.  I have no idea why it chose October 2017 to get significantly worse. Yesterday, when I was walking to work, I … Continue reading

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The varieties of degeneration

I ran the whole 10 km distance to work on Monday. It felt OK. The knee pain I thought might be osteoarthritis, or could be coming from the medial meniscus, was under control with paracetamol and didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Going the whole distance

I saw my GP, Dr M, yesterday – for a new annual referral to my cancer doctor and a renewal of the prescription for the drug I hope will prevent a heart attack. As I was leaving, I mentioned that … Continue reading

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pleasure and pain

The latest choc-walnut sourdough bread baked for me by diskmeliadorn could be her best ever. The flavour is superb and the texture sets a standard by which all sourdough bread should be judged. The crust is just the right thickness … Continue reading

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Home away from home

Sunday, St Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2016, 7:30am. I am sitting outside the shops waiting for the greengrocer to open. There is a steady stream of people entering one of the shops that is already open, then emerging carrying flowers; … Continue reading

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a long road to recovery

It’s now over a week after my bike accident. It’s now clear that this was a more serious accident than I first thought. [summary of my injuries from a fall while riding my bicycle to work] The headache has only … Continue reading

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First pride, then…

[my head, damaged] Starting yesterday, I’ve begun riding my bike to work because of my injured hamstring tendon. I managed to ride the 11 km trip each way without any major problems, except the steepest hills seem to have become … Continue reading

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