Well, I can’t believe that it has been more than a year since my last post. Lots has happened since then. My DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) has worsened and as a result a change in medications has been required. I am now on the maximum dosage of Lyrica per day and with that, mainly on weekends, I need also need prescribed narcotic drugs to get me by. But all in all, I am coping reasonably well most days. Though I have those days/nights when I just wish there was a quick fix and I could be rid of this constant pain for good……but, there isn’t one
On the plus side, I am driving once again, though this is limited to short distances and dependant on how I am feeling at the time. As a family we have taken the opportunity to get away from everything these last school holidays, cruising on board the Pacific Jewel to the South Pacific, visiting New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It was good to have a change on scenery, relax and enjoy this time way as a family without the need to prepare meals, do the dishes and make our beds (not that we do this much anyways ).