Yes, that’s young Allie, on the wrong side of the bars – very self satisfied! We’re quite sure he’s a boy, given the squarks – no copied words as yet, but quite a lot of noise.
And that’s his Mum, out for a stretch of the wings and some pampering. She adores having her beak rubbed and her chin and ear patches scratched.
I went to the physio about my jaw today. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it turns out that most of the problems actually originate….
… from when I broke my L2 (that’s way down in my lower back). Bad posture from trying to compensate has exacerbated the problems that were already there and now I have HOMEWORK from the physio to start to sort it out. He manipulated my C2/C3 facet joints (I am now very sore) but the for the first time in years I could open my mouth fully and the joint didn’t go CLUNK, and I could turn my head all the way to the right! (I almost felt like an owl!)
So I’m very motivated to do the homework. Gently. But consistently. And I have to work on my balance. (Oops. I kinda knew about that already, the bruises were a hint…)
Still coughing, by the way. The cough medicine doesn’t really help after the first hour, nor does the asthma medication. It’s very embarrassing being anywhere public and having a cough that DOESN’T STOP! I feel like waving a sign saying “NOT INFECTIOUS, REALLY!!” I tried to get in to see my GP today but she’s away and then booked up until the 24th… I have an appointment with her on the 8th so I guess I’ll just have to wait until then. Such a hassle around Christmas/New Year getting anything done!