2018 - A Prediction

Three days into the new year and it's 'no change' as far as fibro is concerned.

Christmas, such as it was for me - working until 10pm on Christmas eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day - was over in a flash, like it never happened - the joys of working in retail during the holiday period! And, unless I change my shifts or, better still - my job, 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be the same!

​Work entails lots of lifting - heavy lifting and lots of standing. I find myself on auto-pilot at work. I start my shifts at 17:30 and work until 23:15 during which time I get a fifteen minute break. I cannot sit down during my break for fear of not being able to get back up so I stand with a cup of tea, eating my sandwich and then go back to lifting and standing. Depending on how hectic the shift has been I find myself unable to get out of my car when I get home - I seize up that quickly after stopping work - the drive takes four minutes! If I'm lucky I can get out of the car and into the house, wash my hands and sit with a cup of tea before bed. Getting back out of my armchair after that cup of tea is sometimes impossible and my wife usually just covers me up and reclines the chair for me to sleep in.

​I expect 2018 is going to be more of the same in the pain stakes - unless someone finds a cure!

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