OK, to your list I am adding a five minute relaxation session. That's not five minutes of sitting down sorting out shoes, or five minutes of talking on the telephone or watching tv, but five minutes of sitting (or pref lying down) with your eyes closed, doing nothing.
I'm not joking, Choc. The drug-induced hyper stuff is fun and really productive, but you have to remember that your body is out of condition, that you're still recovering from surgery, and that your body needs some down-time too. You don't want to race yourself into some sort of post-exertional collapse, or massive aches and pains.
Please listen to Ivy, Choc, who has fibromyalgia, and was told, on diagnosis, that it's really common in people who were put on big doses of steroids while young... not to mention in people who had a hard time in their youth, as you did. Admittedly, you're not on steroids in your teens the way I was, but I still don't want you to start hurting or crashing with exhaustion. Fibro is horrible.
I've stewed some pears and stewed some pumpkin and tidied the pigs' cage and cut back the monster zucchini vines, and done a big stretching session and, temporarily, at least, feel a little less sore. Gut has been playing up a bit this week (minor impaction??) and I have no appetite, but need to try to eat something before bed. Hmmmmmm....
Piglet is slowly recovering, thanks, Choc. We had to go back up to the vet on Tuesday, as they were worried that he was still needing his liquid food, and said that they wanted to see him before they'd provide any more for him. The poor lad had the misfortune to have a very rough vet so was hugely distressed afterwards, and has needed a lot of tlc of his own to start to feel better again. (Yes, I am cross). The two boys have had a lovely day today, though. The sun came out at last, so they spent the day in their outdoors play pen, happily burrowing and munching their way through an enormous pile of edible weeds and herb clippings and apple branches that I'd put there for them. Pigtopia!!! They were so happy, and had so much fun, and it was great to watch.
Good luck with all your cleaning, Inflamed. It's horrible when you have to do it to someone else's standards, instead of your own, esp when you know they're predisposed to be critical :-(.
mdf, any progress on the website yet?
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