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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


Thanks to everyone for their well wishes. The stomach bug/migraine-thing only lasted a couple of days and then I pulled my back. It's something I've done before many times and this time was a doozie!

I should add that I have seen oestopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists over several years and I have been neglecting my exercises, so I've porbably only got myself to blame. Though I would like to know why it keeps happening.

I found it agony to lie down, sit, stand or walk and the accompanying muscle spasms sent the air blue with the choice expletives that issued from the depths of my agony.

With a cocktail of 4 different pain killers and anti-inflammatories I was prescribed managed to sleep. Zonked out would best describe it.

Apparently an X-ray would not determine what is  wrong but an MRI scan might, however, these are costly, the waiting lists long and I might not be considered eligible on the NHS...

As I lay resting I realised how much dusting needed to be done and how many movement cracks there were down the bedroom walls.

It took me a good 5 mins to get up from a lying position and one morning I awoke with my knees bent. Weird!
Hubby bought me some Therma pads, which feel lurvely

I really missed my blog.

I winced at the thought of not being able to read and comment on the latest fests and posts.

I missed not being able to join in the Haiku Wednesday.

I didn't achieve this week's Write1Sub1 target.
Though I did submit 2 things in week 1 so I guess that helps. 

I was delighted that my blogging friends left some lovely comments
and I even got some new followers while I was away, so Thank You.


  1. Sounds as if you've had a rotten time of it - glad the bug is getting better but so sorry to hear of your back problems. Wishing you well ASAP.

  2. Bummer. Sorry about the back.

    Ref: As I lay resting I realised how much dusting needed to be done...

    Next time, close your eyes. LOL.

    Can you see a chiropractor? Mine did a lot of good for me.

  3. Oh, Madeleine! I'm so sorry to hear about your back! I hope you are able to rest and at least get those spasms to subside. Best wishes!!

  4. Oh my giddy aunt!!! Oh you poor thing!! Yes, painkillers, meds and thermo pads are all good!!! Oh dear. Please please take care! I hope you are on the waiting list for a scan - even if it's a long list - it's worth being on it so at least you'd have the scan eventually!! I think you've gone beyond back pain - this sounds worse and it's immobilising you which ain't good! :-( Good luck with all your therapies but please put yourself on the MRI list!! Sorry, I sounded really bossy there!! Ooops!

    Take care

  5. so sorry about your back - I've had similar issues on and off for the last few years and it SUCKS! Not being able to do things, simple things, can be amazingly depressing. I did find that exercizing and walking helps, especially walking. Hope your back starts to feel better soon.

  6. Super OUCH!

    Soooo sorry you had such a horrible time with your back. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Welcome back.... no pun intended ... you were missed.


  7. Ouch! I hope that wait list is very very short so they can get you sorted. :( Glad that you're back, though!

  8. A pain in the back is a pain in the rear. I've been there and I know how bad it can be. My doctor told me that at my age it was something that would come and go. Last bout I had was last year about this time. It got so bad I even went to the emergency room one day. My doctor said there was not much they could do about it and it would just go away. It did.

    Tossing It Out

  9. Hope you start feeling MUCH better soon, and don't worry about W1S1 -- you can always double up later!

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your back! I hope you feel much better soon!

  11. Hope your back is a bit better now. Sorry to hear :(


  12. Awe that does sound like a bunch of crap! But glad you're back!! You were missed.

  13. I hope you are feeling better.

    Don't worry about the dust bunnies. : )

  14. Hi Madeleine .. I hope things are improving now .. look after yourself - health comes first .. cheers - Hilary

  15. Oooo! Back pain is the pits. Last time put me out for almost a month. Take care.
    Thanks for coming by my blog and I am looking forward to getting to know you.

  16. Both my mother and my husband have back problems. The smallest movements can turn into horrible pain. I hope you feel better soon.

  17. Thank you everyone. I'm feeling much better today qand have more mobility and less discomfort. Warm hugs to one and all :O)

  18. We're all so glad you are starting to feel better. It's horrible being cut-off from the internet!

  19. Ooh, I know how that feels. I've got a bad back and it's been killing me since summer time. I'm bad at doing my exercises too, though. I hope you feel better soon!


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