It is unbelievably frustrating; last night I woke up at 4-30 am, probably when the painkillers ran out. I was hurting a lot and it was very tempting to get up at spend the rest of the night in my armchair.
But my legs and feet are very swollen and it's taking a long time for them to go back down. So I gritted my teeth and stuck it out in bed.
Then it all went wrong - I fell asleep at about 5-30 am and woke up at 7-00am. I felt like an insect pinned to a board by a collector; it really hurt and it was hard to move.
I got myself up and collapsed into my chair; I lost a lot of the day before the pain went down.
So then I had a wash and, because I had letters to post, I took a chance and walked to the post box and a bit further.
I basked in the summer sun.
When I got home I was hurting again but not as bad as before.
It beats me what's going on but I still feel that today ended up a bit of a victory - two fingers up at cancer!
(a don't stop till you drop production)
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