That was an old family used phrase – it is taken from an old rhyme – by anonymous that famous writer!!
The spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where the boidie is.
They say the boidie’s on the wing.
But that’s absoid. The wing is on the bird.
The weather, by and large, has been kind. The snowdrops made a wonderful show in the garden and the daffodils look very regal now. Everything is bursting forth – and the new roses seem to have taken very well, so I’m looking forward to a summer of colour. Even my orchid in the conservatory is bursting forth in a third round of flowering – unheard of for house plants in this house!
Beyond that – I have had a pretty foul spring in many ways – certainly frustrating… On 11th February, after delivering a speech at a fairly important conference in Whitehall, London – I managed to fall off the stage – not unlikely given that it was a small stage occupied by 6 people, chairs, table, lectern and had no back rail or even safety marking on the edge of it. Having been bundled into a taxi and sent to St Thomas’s my shoulder was x-rayed and found unbroken. Since then my left shoulder and knee have made little progress, been very slow to mend, and painful. So, I have been seeing my osteopath as usual – and getting some relief that way, but was urged to see my Doctor, as there was a problem with the healing process. The first visit to the Doctor was interesting – basically the comment was – you’re walking on it so it’s OK, nothing further needed. I was so stunned I just left…
One letter from my osteopath later and I was referred for an X-ray, and scans – so that should at least show what might be causing some of these problems. But, the Dr being ultra-helpful decided to give me painkillers and anti inflammatory pills, even after my cautions about my known reactions to lots of drugs etc – so hey-ho – this last week has been a real bad week. I tried the pills as directed – and yes, they were a huge help with the pain – they certainly do what they say on the packet – but I was a walking zombie with stomach complications thrown in! So, a long phone conversation with another doctor and we decided I’d go back to me managing as before and returning said pills to the pharmacy. So, x-ray tomorrow on left knee – I almost hope it does show a problem, so at least we have something to deal with…
I know this is little enough in the great scheme of things – but it is so affecting my ability to work (thank goodness for my home office and modern technology) and even to keeping going at the very low level of fitness I claim. I really do need something to give me a boost and get me going again… Roll on summer.