Saturday, June 06, 2009
It is amazing how much pain and discomfort we will all put up with, woke up this morning thinking about that.
Very quickly after waking up I felt a kick in my lower back, hate it as there is no way of anticipating when it happens, it was just after 10 am so it was obviously a wake up call for me to take the baclofen pills.
Still surprises me that my foot twitching will cause the feeling of being kicked in the back, it is horrible and painful and never quite happens when I think it will.
Every night when I lower the mattress at some point my foot will kick out and that will cause a moment of pain.
It mostly catches me by surprise and I give a little screech, the dogs are usually gone to their beds by then but often hear me and give a little answering high pitched whimper back from the front room.
Weird to think that everything still works just not how we want, my foot can twitch and move up and down and kick but I can’t stand and walk.
All because nerves are sending scrambled signals if only those messages could be unscrambled and then protected from interference.
Wonder if other people have also wondered if MS is caused by something in our environment, something that has been introduced by humans, like pollution or sensitivity to plastics.
Be horrible if that were so but hopeful once the cause were known would hope that it could be stopped.
Of course that could prove difficult if it were proven that the combustion engine caused MS, guess the ‘fat cats’ of the car industry would do everything they could to prevent this happening.
Just like the Tobacco Industry will do everything they can to stop Cannabis from becoming legal.
Mind you heard in the 70’s that various Tobacco Companies had taken out patents on their packets of Cannabis smoking mixtures for just in case.
Oh well we will see what happens usually the powerful lobby wins which I guess keeps the status quo as it is now.
What needs to happen is the development of new industry so that we are not depending on one source for our work and income.
Like the car industry instead of governments giving billions to car companies to make more gas guzzlers, why don’t they spend the money developing electric cars and engines so that industry and agriculture does not have to rely on oil.
Right off my soap box now and get on with my day had an amazing fruit smoothie for my breakfast (orange, apple, pear, carrot, cranberry juice and strawberries) and two tiny hot peppers filled with soft goat cheese at 11 am.
And lunch of roll mop herring salad with diced potatoes, beetroot and fresh parsley in sour cream at 15pm.
Felt very content afterwards listening to Radio 5 Sports commentary until it was unceremoniously cut short by them announcing that the broadcast was now stopped and you can only listen live if you have a subscription.
Not to worry I will either listen to Radio 4 or The World Service or failing that the sounds of the neighbourhood kids playing football outside the house.
Have a great Saturday.