Friday, August 22

New Medication

Well I saw the Dr I don't like very much. He was ok, in fact he was quite nice today. Of course I got the usual, lose some weight! He did actually listen though, and understood. I told him how I was trying to do at least one decent sized walk each weekend, but it buggers me up for the next couple of days. And I told him about walking around Warwick Castle and how I could barely move. He did have a sympathetic ear, even if he did keep harping on about my weight. I told him that I have an appointment with the dietician on the 11th September, so he shut up then.

He's given me some Amitriptyline. I tried it once before and it did nothing, but he's told me to take 1 in a morning and 1 or 2 at night. I'm starting with 1 in the morning and 1 at night. We'll see how it goes. I did tell him that I was very very very concerned about being doped up and spaced out. So he's going to keep a check on how things are going. I've also got to go and give blood for my annual diabetes test.

I doubt it's due to the tablets, because they take a while to get into your system, but I am walking a little bit easier today. By that, I mean In' not bent double and walking like an old lady because my back won't straighten. I'm still very slow and walk very gingerly. It's stupid and extremely frustrating. (that's a mild way of putting it!)

Russ is obviously a bit concerned because he was talking to me last night about getting some sort of disability help, such as a blue badge for parking. He said Mum you can't walk far, you should get a badge for the car at least! I don't want to sponge off the government for disability living allowance or anything like that, but a car park pass would be sooo handy. It would mean I could park near to wherever I need to be without having to walk a mile and bugger myself up before I even start.