The final day of the beauty Advent calendar and I have a bronzer. When I saw the box my first thought was 'ooh a soap', but no it's a bronzer. Do I want to be bronze, not really ... maybe if I was one of Paul Kelly's turkeys, but no thinking about it who would want to be a turkey at this time of year 😟
I'm not usually a mince pie type of person, but these are the best I have ever tasted!!
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For all those of you who have been kind enough to ask after my health over the last seven months, here is the final results of The Back Saga. You'll have guessed by now I'm not someone who likes talking about my health and usually you will just get a quick 'not bad' or 'I'm fine' if you enquire about my health ... yes even these days ... so this is actually quite hard to write about.
Seemingly I'm so healthy ... apart from the obvious ... that the broken bones have already healed too much for any simple operation to be done. The consultant, who is a spinal surgeon said that the best option is to let the healing continue and to just accept the new curvature to my back, taking pain killers for as long as I need them which could be for a few more months as the bones continue to heal and my body adjusts to it's new shape, and to rest and exercise to suit how I feel each day, just pushing forward slowly with the amount I do. It was not quite the outcome that I was hoping for, but at least now I have had an expert opinion. He also said that I am lucky in my doctor and the MSK team that he works in, as they are excellent in their field.
The blood tests that I had have showed that I am really healthy in everything. Heart, liver and kidney and thyroid function. I am also really good for all vitamins, minerals and iron, and I have very good calcium levels ... something that seems so weird to me ... but my doctor says this could be because I don't drink cows milk which actually leaches calcium from your bones leaving you with a calcium deficit over time.
So I am relieved that I have finally completed all the necessary tests and now have heard the expert's opinions, and that I can now just let nature take it's course, helped along with daily doses of paracetamol, Naproxen, Omeprazole and Alendronic Acid once a week ... oh and some rather tasty calcium and vitamin D tablets every day.
Don't shake me too hard or I'll rattle 😄
Here endeth the one and only health update, and thank you for all your concern. We can now move forward slowly but surely into the Christmas festivities, then come January ... on my own orders ... I want to try to lose two stone in weight, after all if I'm staying three inches shorter I have to get my BMI down to a sensible level again.
Sue xx 🎄