Tuesday, 17 August 2021

What has happened?

 What indeed?   I went to bed happily as normal and slept well but have woken up this morning with such pain in the hip I broke last October that I can barely walk.   It is my carer's day off but she kindly came round and made me a cup of tea and my breakfast, made my bed and brought me a flask of coffee as usual.   I can't see any point in ringing the doctor - I think I must have slept awkwardly but whatever it is I am sure anyone I rang would say give it a day or two and see if it improves.   I have now been up four hours and it is certainly no worse - maybe a little less painful.   It is the first time I have had any pain in the hip I broke.   So fingers crossed.

It is certainly Autumnal to say the least here today.  Yesterday was pure blue sky and warm sunshine - today is mostly dark clouds and a sharp wind blowing.  Nothing has happened to write about and head in the sand means I am not watching the News for a day or two - I find it too distressing and can do absolutely nothing about it.   Hopefully something worth mentioning will occur.   One thing is for sure - I shall not be doing my usual walk!

Now, mid afternoon, the sky has cleared to a clear blue again and the sun is out.   Not particularly warm but a lovely day nevertheless.   As the day wears on I certainly feel less under the weather and more mobile, so hopefully things are returning to normal.   So it does look as though it is all to do with sleeping awkwardly.

Having now read A Farewell to Arms twice and made my presentation notes all ready for our meeting, I have started to read Bruce Chatwin's 'In Patagonia' - what an inspirational book.   I do remember reading it at the time it was written and reading it with the world atlas spread out on my knee.   I need it there again so am waiting for someone to come and get it out for me as I can't reach that far on my bookshelves.  One of the good things about Chatwin's writing is that he writes very short chapters, each one about a different part of Patagonia  and that really does make for east reading.   I remember him well because of course he died of AIDS at the height of the epidemic - so sad as he was still only in his late forties.   So many sad stories around that time.

My hip is much better this evening, so I am hopeful that I shall soon be walking every day again and back to normal.   We shall see what tomorrow brings.  See you then.

31 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

I hope your hip pain disappears and you feel better. It is worth thinking back to anything you may have done in the past day or so that may have been different and affected your hip and not to do again. I read the book you mention once and I am afraid I did not warm to Bruce Chatwin at all.

pat chester said...

Hope your pain goes and you can walk around again.

Derek Faulkner said...

A really gloomy day here - dark skies all day, occasional bursts of light drizzle and a chilly NW breeze - a day that must of really suited those people that complained about the few hot days that we had back in June.
Somehow you perhaps slept awkwardly and put pressure on the ex-break point of your hip but hopefully, all will be OK tomorrow.

Mary said...

Glad to know the pain is easing - perhaps you did too much exercise recently - please be careful.
Regarding Bruce Chatwin - WOW! I went on Wikipedia to learn more - what a busy, mixed up life he led prior to his early death!!!!
I read "In Patagonia" last year as I had visited there during my trip to Argentina and Chile a few years previously. In all honesty I did not really enjoy much of the book - it was a hard read for me - but I really enjoyed my visit to that remote area!

Take care dear Pat. . . . hoping you sleep better tonight.
Mary -

Tasker Dunham said...

I wonder if you've moved the joint a bit further than it comfortably goes and "strained" it. Hope it's easier tomorrow.

Librarian said...

Could it be that your hip pain is actually sore muscles from doing exercises plus walking, a bit more than before? Usually, sore muscles make themselves felt most painfully a day or two after whatever we have done in terms of exercise, and depending on which part of the body is affected, it can easily feel as if it were the joint or even an inner organ that is hurting.
In any case, I very much hope that it is not some kind of lasting setback but that you will feel well enough for a walk tomorrow.

Bonnie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hip pain. I do hope it goes away soon. Maybe you should gradually build up to doing all the exercises until your body is accustomed to them again. Take care dear friend!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I hope that our hip soon sorts itself out and you can get back to being active again. I read some Bruce Chatwin years ago and found it a bit of a struggle - maybe I should give it another go some time.

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh, poor Weave. I hate to think of you in pain. As you say, tomorrow will - hopefully - see you much improved. Sleep well.

Heather said...

The weather is playing cat and mouse with us down here. Lovely sunshine first thing then in roll the clouds and more showers, just about every day.
Good to hear your hip pain has eased. How frustrating when you were doing so well with walking and exercises. Wishing you sunshine for tomorrow's walk if hip permits.

Country Cottage said...
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Country Cottage said...

Hope your hip improves with a good night's sleep.

Ellen D. said...

Glad to hear that your hip improved throughout the day. Hope you feel well in the morning! Take care!

Minigranny said...

I do hope that your hip feels better tomorrow. Maybe the way you've slept as others have said. My replaced hip sometimes feels odd after a bad nights sleep.

the veg artist said...

Sorry you've been feeling rough. Did you get cold or sit in a draught? The weather has been playing havoc with me for the last few days. Hope you are back to normal tomorrow.

CharlotteP said...

Hope tomorrow finds you able to do at least part of your walk; it does sound as though you might have slept awkwardly last night.
Bruce Chatwin's book sounds interesting; Patagonia is a country I would really like to visit. Several friends have been, and their photographs of the mountains are amazing. I shall definitely try to track down a copy; a tip returned the same day, thanks, Pat!

Susan said...

You've been pretty much pain free and suddenly pain seems to come out of the blue. Hopefully the pain disappears as quickly as it appeared. Maybe JG has some insight and recommendations.

Joanne Noragon said...

I wonder if it could be a change in the weather. Rain and/or cold make my broken leg hurt like broken again.

elf said...

Oooh Weaver please feel better soon! xo

sparklingmerlot said...

I am so pleased your hip improved as the day wore on but how worrying for you. My orthopaedic surgeon warned me change in weather conditions could cause my new knee to give me grief. I'm glad he did as it has saved me from being concerned. I am also keeping my head firmly in the sand at the moment. As I have become older I have adopted the attitude that if I can't fix it I choose to ignore it. Makes for a somewhat less harrowing life.

Cro Magnon said...

I too have been avoiding 'The News'. All far too depressing and worrying. I shall probably spend much of today mowing, to take my mind off the Taliban.

Rachel Phillips said...

There are other programmes on other channels at 6pm like quizzes and travel. Try getting into those and wean yourself off the news bulletin. And breakfast have in peace with just your newspaper. You need more than a day or two of freedom from the news being thrust at you from the tv.

thelma said...

Glad you are feeling better, sounds like an awkward sleeping position in the night. As for news it will change as always.

Rachel Phillips said...

Yes Thelma, when the next chosen piece of bad news comes along to be focussed on night after night, day after day, bulletin after bulletin.

Debbie said...

Nothing wrong with keeping your head in the sand.....it just may save your sanity.

Derek Faulkner said...

Well, they'll certainly only going be one news topic for a while now, so you won't be missing anything new. And if we're going to invite 20,000 Afghans here as is being suggested, perhaps they might be encouraged to help reduce the long list of jobs that aren't being filled.

Rachel Phillips said...

The Trojan Horse springs to mind; the ones leaping to get out are not the women and children first, by the looks of the pictures at the airports.

CharlotteP said...

Rachel is right, you need more than a day or two break from the news!

Derek Faulkner said...

Yes Rachel very true, and I agreed with Joe Biden when he said why should American troops be fighting and dying there when the men there are not fighting back themselves.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Feeling more like my usual self today thank you all.

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