A September day.

Well, I’ve got my cane all spruced up with zebra print. I’m still trying to learn how to use it with ease. So far I find that I’m awkward and irritatingly slow when walking with it. I don’t like getting around so slowly, but I suppose it beats not getting around at all!

If I’m to be unflinchingly honest, the cane scares me. It scares me because it’s another reminder that my body is falling apart. It’s another addition to the list of the ever growing manifestations of this damned disorder. But, let’s not dwell on what we can’t change. At least not too much.

My hip’s actually been surprisingly good since my update post. I’m wondering if it popped back in while I was asleep, and the pain it’s causing now is just from the residual effects of it going out in the first place. It’s supposed to take 2 to 3 months for those types of injuries to fully heal. With a tissue disorder they never really do. I’m constantly in a state of injury and “repair” from one dislocation/subluxation or another.

I’m finally starting to get caught up on my blog reading. It’s surprising just how empty a spot they leave when I haven’t been through them in a while. I could liken it to when you haven’t spoken to a good friend in too long.

I’ve been teetering on the edge of a nasty cold for a few days now but when I woke up this morning I felt dreadful. I don’t usually get colds, or at least they start and then fade away. I think some hot chocolate’s in the cards today.

Lisboa 2011 by Juanma Palacios

Hugs everyone xx

Long due update!

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a good chance to blog! Summer’s been busy (probably not in healthy-people standards), but things should be easing up now. That being said I can’t believe how quickly time feels like it’s passing. I will be blogging a bit more about this summer, hopefully soon.

I’ve been having quite a bit of trouble with my hip dislocating and subluxating. It’s becoming a frequent and unpleasant problem now. Right now it’s the worst it’s ever been and I’m feeling a bit lost as to what to do about it. I’ve gotten so used to dealing with these particular problems on my own – I cope with and manage the pain until whatever joint it happens to be goes back into place. With my hip it’s a bit more difficult. The movement required with walking, even with a crutch is painful and when I twist it the wrong way which I unintentionally do it’s agonizing. I could hardly move while I was trying to sleep, and normally I have to switch positions constantly for various pain related issues.

Mom’s off to the store to get me a cane. I’ve been using a crutch for the time being but it’s hard on my shoulder and it doesn’t seem to let me shift the weight in a semi-comfortable way. Maybe a cane will be better. If it is I’m definitely bedazzling it with zebra duct tape. If you’re going to hobble, hobble in style.

Not much of an update, I know. But I’m hoping to pick this up again more regularly now.

Hugs xx