And so to updates ...
Firstly The Orchestral Concert.
The concert itself went really well ... and even better, for me, is one of the "new pieces we played at this concert is one of my all-time favourite pieces. Albioni's Adagio in G Minor for strings and organ. I love it ... the first time I heard it was as the theme for the film Galipoli back in 1981, and actually had to listen to all the credits to find out which piece it was. If you don't know it, then -
We had a reasonable number in the audience (they ran out of programmes, so that's a good sign.
However the drive almost killed me, so I spent the day on pain killers, and the next day in bed. But I am still glad I did it. It took me a long time to get those clarinet skills, so I would hate to lose them for the sake of the drive to Bude.
Now, the Health Update.
As I said, I had a rough weekend. I went back to my doctor on Wednesday and there was not much to show on the blood tests, which means it is still probably viral.
The good news is that she put me on some mild anti-depressants, which means I am no longer crying all the time, and also much of the constant intense pain is easier. So, she upped the dose slightly.
The bad news is that my mobility and muscle ache is rapidly getting worse.
So, she is going to send me to see a rheumatologist ... the guy she wants me to see is good, and a nice person (as I have worked in his clinics). So now I have to wait for the referral letter (which I collect Monday) and then book the appt.
I am determined to keep going though, as otherwise mentally I will be a mess, but I shall have to see what my body thinks of that plan!