It’s getting better. It got worse for a while …. but it’s getting better now.
The house across the road sold recently and the owners moved in over Easter. So for all of Easter and the next two weeks there were post-hole diggers, circular saws, band saws, angle-grinders, whipper-snippers, lawn mowers and all sorts of other power tools; on and off, all day, every day.
We had a very very unhappy Mel for a couple of weeks.
However it all seems to be over now. All the fences are up – all the trees cut down – all the new trees planted – all the extra fences are up and life appears to have returned to normal.
The past couple of days I’ve been back to “normal” pain levels 🙂 Waking up with a migraine, but a couple of quiet hours lets that settle down. The brain is starting to work again for a little while every day.
The physical symptoms have pretty much reduced; no more dizziness when bending over. This means I can put wood on the fire when mum’s at work instead of mum having to bank it up and hoping it stays warm until she gets home. Something small but such a boost to the self-esteem!
Also in town the other day we ran into some of mum’s friends. I felt slovenly and unkempt in comparison to them all. It’s the first time since I got here that I’ve felt anything about how I look. This has to be a sign of improvement 🙂 I can’t spend a few hours at a hairdresser – I can’t spend that kind of time anywhere in public, but this morning I coloured my hair myself. Again, something I’ve done hundreds of time before, but a big self-esteem boost!
I’m also starting to feel physically antsy and cooped up – as I mentioned to a friend, you can’t feel depressed if you’re bored 🙂 I’m on the verge of getting the wii fit back out, weighing myself and starting back into some exercise. Sensibility is stopping me. I feel good now, but one loud noise and the migraine is back. Getting the heart rate up and the migraine is back.
Instead I’m going to go for a five-minute walk out in the sunshine (I don’t care that I need a jumper – it’s still sunshine) and check the mail. Back soon.