Kankles and pain after a big day!

Today, having my friend stay with me has taken its toll on my poor body. Im 3 days in and in pain. Its hard to explain to people how Im feeling so I hit the tramadol and hope for the best. I had a few vodkas last night and that has stirred things up and as you can see in the picture below i’m very swollen this evening.

Today my town held its annual show and we went along for a look. We are both into horse riding so we watched the show jumping and hacking. Tomorrow is the dressage so I’m keen for that. I’m hoping for some inspiration to enthuse me to get into a position where I could stay in the saddle for more than ten minutes without being in pain. I would love to compete again but for now its purely for Physio therapy and to keep me active.

We also went along and watched the speed shears in the pavilion. I have to say I enjoyed it even if I hate being in a shearing shed. Really I was just glad there was seating and I could get off of my feet.

Another exciting thing that happened was that I got to pat a large python. I could just fit my hands around its body and it was probably 2 metres long. I’ve held small snakes before but this was so much different. The snake was so much softer than I expected. Stunning creature really. The animal exhibition also had a Tawny Frogmouth that I had a pat of. I love these birds so much. It was great to see people being educated about wildlife conservation in our region.

So after all of this action I am ready to drop. I have another day and a half before my friend leaves and I’m going to be sad to see her go. I wish I could say that i get to rest after but Tuesday afternoon I get to see my current, and I mean current GP and then Wednesday i]I’m off to Adelaide for 2 days. I’m having my MRI on Thursday at the Royal Adelaide and I’m also hoping to catch up with some of the South Aussie  CRPS  crew. We are up to 6 people now and we have a new person who will hopefully make the meeting.

 Ok off to  try to sleep and typing is hurting my arms too much. Hope your all well. xx