I need not have worried, Catriona’s truck arrived last night and I woke up this morning feeling like it had run over me then reversed back for another go Now for those of you who have not got a clue what I’m talking about, let me explain. I suffer from incredibly painful bouts of sciatica from time to time and am in the middle of one right now. I’ve visited many doctors, had several jags in the sacroiliac joint http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacroiliac_joint seen three different osteopaths and taken more pills than Elvis. However nobody, well apart from the Diazepam gives me more relief than Catriona Purll of Staffin http://www.skyetherapists.com/ .
Catriona Purll is a specialist therapist practicing Remedial Massage, Body Alignment & Craniosacral Therapy. She graduated from the Northern Counties School of Osteopathy & the Northern Institute of Massage.
Having previously run very successful practices in Beckenham, Kent & Stafford, she moved to the Isle of Skye in 1996 & has thriving practices in Staffin, Portree & the Uists. Specializing in deep tissue massage Catriona is able to treat a wide range of problems from muscular pain to sciatica, frozen shoulders & arthritic conditions, neck problems & sports injuries to name but a few.
For those suffering from stress & related tension, she offers skilled therapeutic massage, combined with relaxation techniques which have been proven to be extremely beneficial. This also helps with migraines & tension headaches.
Every year or so I go and visit her, usually too late, when I can hardly walk, spend forty minutes on her table and then walk out of her surgery feeling light as a feather. That night whilst I’m asleep in bed I get run over a truck and wake up the following morning in agony. Well, I was a bit worried yesterday as the truck never arrived, must have been caught in traffic on the A9 for it came last night instead. This morning I could hardly move but really am feeling quite good just now, even managed a few chores around the house and a walk in the woods with the dogs. I use the plural because we’ve temporarily acquired another, wee Murray, a cute little Jack Russell belonging to Davey the shop manager.
This will be Murray cooking in front of the kitchen stove, Molly tries to ignore him but has just appeared when wifey opened a bag of crisps
We’ve had the wee chap since Wednesday and after the initial ‘set to’ they’ve settled down and even have moments of playing together,
though not at the right time. This will be the pair of them having a session as I’m trying to put clean linen on the bed!
And this will be Murray eating a mushroom!!!! I didn’t think anything ate mushrooms I took the pair of them out for a walk in the birch woods this afternoon to collect a few chanterelles for tomorrows breakfast. I held this one up to take a picture and Murray took a bite out of it!!
The shrooms have been phenomenal this year and I’m looking forward to those tomorrow fried in butter, instead of the usual muesli or porridge Not that there’s anything wrong with either but they do both leave me feeling hungry about an hour later.
This being ‘on the sick’ may give me loads of time to actually sit down and blog, trouble is I’ve precious little to write about. Today’s list of achievements being confined to a bowl of mushrooms, a soup made from pork stock, bones, sweet potato and barley that I was particularly pleased with.
I know, I know it’s rubbish I’ll try harder tomorrow