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Documenting not dying since October 2013.

The 29th & 30th; I am skeptical.

The 29th & 30th; I am skeptical.

ย The 29th of January.

Tonight I am not complaining about the cold, but my back. My warming slippers got charged up last night, so I've had those switched on periodically all afternoon, along with thermal socks, thermal leggings, and a blanket around my shins. I might email the makers of the slippers to see if they will send me an extra pair of batteries (in exchange for money).

This morning, I drafted a blog post before going to the chiro. Time to deal with the damage from the cough. I knew my neck was really bad, and it required some painful treatment. I had to put the ice pack on when I got home.

After getting back, I published the post, then got back to my knitting. I had to do the front neck shaping, and I realised when I was about to start the second side that I'd done the first one incorrectly. Basically, I'd done it backwards. So I did the second side properly, then managed to unpick the first side and redo it. I have two strange lines where I think I've picked up stitches the wrong way, but that's another thing to learn from. The reason my back is so painful is because I've been on the floor, pinning out the front and back, and it's not good for me. Tomorrow I get my gabapentin though, so maybe I'll get some relief. I'm skeptical.

The 30th of January..

Man, I have wanged on about the cold, but having seen the weather in Chicago, I am grateful I live here. I think if I were there, I would be dead. Minus 35 degrees? No thank you. I had to put my dressing gown on top of my duvet last night, and I have been in my toastiest knitwear all day.

I'm not going to be going out in this weather, so I've filled my time with knitting. I suspect I will finish this jumper by the end of this cold snap. What I can see from having blocked out the front and back is that it looks like it's going to be really rather large on me, despite being the smallest size. I might have to see if I can adjust the pattern to have less stitches.

I have my gabapentin to start this evening. I'm going from the absolute lowest dose, then scaling up. I am worried that it will affect my breathing again, despite what Dr. Blaney says, because my lungs are so much worse now than they were last time, it could be really scary. God, I just want to be able to sit up without being in agony.

The 31st & 1st; Drugs, not bugs.

The 31st & 1st; Drugs, not bugs.

The 27th & 28th; I can't stop thinking about how cold my feet are.

The 27th & 28th; I can't stop thinking about how cold my feet are.