I got the report from my last Orthopaedic consultant appointment today.
I knew he had listened to me, and it wasn't the best of days painwise, but in a way that was probably a good thing.
The shock, reading that due to the severity of my pain and how it was affecting me I now have "quite a severe disability ".
I must admit it took me aback, but when I thought about the equipment Social Services have supplied including a bath lift and other things it fell into place.
Oh well, if it means that I get the help I need and that my current problems are being taken seriously I suppose it's all to the good.
He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
Julian of Norwich