Not Sure What To Do

Hey everyone, how are you?

Currently I am unsure what to do today. As I have things that need to be done but am still in constant pain.

Today

I still have a few items left to complete on the to do list. But I am also in a lot of physical pain with headaches due to muscle tension, making it hard to look at screens and am having to stay in a dark room. Even writing this blog on my phone is making me wince in pain. I spent all of yesterday in the dark, either reading or sleeping off the side effects of the pain medication I am taking. The only good thing is that I am reading more and getting through books on the pile at the end of my bed. But I am aware that I have writing to do and that some of it has a deadline that is creeping every close. And I fear that if I do not get some writing done over the weekend, then I will fall behind. Also, even though I write by hand for the first draft, I have to use the internet to look up references and articles that will back up what I am writing.

It is something that I have been thinking about since yesterday. As I was meant to sit and write then but could not. I spoke to my lead practitioner yesterday and it was agreed that I should stay away from screens. But we didn’t make a plan for if the pain continued on. Which it will do as it has been going on for over a week, and there is still another week to go until I have an appointment for some fascial manipulation that will help to make the pain go away. I know that I need to think about the practical stuff rather than worry about it and end up not getting anything done. So, I am thinking that I will just try and do a little bit each day, rather than the long writing sessions that I am use to. I know that I won’t get as much done but I will get something done and something is better than nothing.

I also have other things that I need to do that are not writing related but are being hindered by the pain I am in. The main thing being the drum practice. I cannot go on the kit at the moment as the sound of the hi hats and cymbals tip through my head. I have tried practicing with a headache and it did not go well. So, I need to focus on pad work, as it is quieter. It will also allow me to keep up with the things that such as rudiments that I have learnt. And anything that needs a full kit will have to wait. If the pain starts to ease up then of course, I will go on the kit for a little while. But I don’t know if that will happen over this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed that the pain will start to ease and I can get more done, I hate not being productive.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.

Annette

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