Cold temperatures - like being hit with a mallet!
It's incredible how fast the cold affects my pain levels. I've not been *too* bad the past 2 days (by that I mean not crying with pain) but today I had to go and do some last minute shopping. Within minutes of being out my pain was through the roof! Serves me right for going shopping 2 days before Christmas, and alone so no one to help me carry the bags, but I couldn't bring anyone as I was getting stocking fillers for them! Now I'm home and boy am I suffering (carrying spuds and wine, as well as other bags didn't help). So tonight I will be popping pills like Quality Street, and will be sellotaping hot water bottles to my body (microwave blew up so no wheat bags for me). Tomorrow I will be staying safely indoors until the village carol service at 7.30pm, and then the door will be locked until Boxing Day!