Trouble and Strife

We were having a laugh about Julia’s bad back and the “in sickness and in health” part of the wedding vows a couple of days ago (bearing in mind that she spent six months running round after me last year).

You should never tempt fate.

On Thursday, after overdoing things in the garden she went to her second job in the Leisure Centre, but had to ring for a lift home as she was unable to sit at her desk due to the back pain.

We spent the evening applying hot water bottles and anti-inflammatories, but it was just as bad this morning.

The doctor fitted her in this morning and I took time off from the new job to take her down and bring her back (I am not a model employee). She is currently furnished with painkillers and muscle relaxants, and I am in charge of providing a constant supply of hot water bottles.

I’m back from work now and she is catching up on her sleep.

I’ll be back later, but for now I’m off to boil a kettle…

39 thoughts on “Trouble and Strife

  1. Clare Pooley

    Best wishes to Julia and I hope she feels better soon. I have had a pain in my back for the past couple of days but unlike Julia I am still able to get about. Unfortunately, I’m walking like Groucho Marx minus the moustache and cigar.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I hope it clears up soon – it’s a real nuisance even if you can get about. Julia is starting to show some signs of improvement but II’m going to have to work hard on stopping her doing too much too soon.

      1. Clare Pooley

        My husband, I am glad to say, is quite amenable though he might not say the same about me! My father used to complain about my mother and now that I have to look after her more and more I can empathise with him!

  2. Laurie Graves

    Oh, gosh. If it’s not one thing, it’s something else. Hope Julia feels better soon! Sending healing thoughts across the pond.


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