Friday, 1 February 2013

Fitness on the up

After reassignment surgery in early November I had a pretty tough time up to Christmas.  It wasn't comfortable to sit, to stand, to lie down or to walk.  The best position was laying on my bed with my legs raised.  The sleep deprivation was really getting to me.

I came home after Christmas to an offer to a letter from a couple looking to buy a house in my road and as I had always planned to get the house on the market at Easter I thought 'what the heck!' and called them back.  We set a time for them to visit about a fortnight later.  Fine, I though, plenty of time to get the house ready for a viewing.  And then they rang back to say could they view the very next Saturday! Eeeeeeek! I went into overdrive.  3 days of cleaning, tidying, painting and on and on.  I have to admit that I did 'get a man in' to do some haevyweight garden clearing and brush cutting.  I finished about an hour before they came.  Just time to put a 'chiken with tarragon' casserole in the oven for some nice kitchen smells.......But the place did look great and they went for it - so life really will be moving on in a number of ways in 2013.

But the best bit is that when I sat down after they had gone, I realised that I had not had any pain for a few days - hooray!

It does seem that things have knitted together now.  Last Sunday, for the first time since October I caught the train to Yeovil Junction, the next station along the line, and walked back through the fields and along the lanes.  I usually take about an hour and a half for this but I took it steadily and completed the walk in two hours, once again with no pain.

On Wednesday I passed my 'return-to-duty' medical for the West Somerset Railway, so that aspect of life will be back to normal shortly as well.

I am really looking forward to 2013.

I just wish the last few stubborn facial hairs would give up the ghost.  Ho, hum, patience, patience.

I'll keep you posted

Robin Moira White

1 comment:

Miss M. T. said...

congrats on selling the house: not easy in th ecurrent climate and you were right to jump at the chance! Melody x