Beschterew’s and I.
We’ve had a rather windy and rainy weather here lately and today is no big exception, it doesn’t rain yet this morning but it will come. It snows not too far north but warm winds will soon melt away that snow and it will change to rain instead. I’m at home still and I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a cold at all. This morning I barely managed to get out of bed, I have a relapse in my rheumatism. I have Beschterews disease or Ankylosing Spondylitis (click on the names and a new window should pop up that will explain what this is) and it hits my back rather bad but thankfully it’s rarely as bad as it is today. It can start with much the same symptoms as a cold: fever, pain in the joints, being very tired all the time and just feeling unwell. Now I have an inflammation in my lower back that does its best to make my life difficult 🙂
The best thing to do is actually to move around which isn’t that easy when the back says it will kill You if you even think of trying that 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can’t take any medication since my stomach can’t take it. So after crawling up from the bed we took a short walk and even Hector walked faster than I did 🙂 🙂 🙂 But it does help even if it takes a while before one feel it 🙂 I’ll try to take a walk later on if it doesn’t start to rain a lot, I have a rowing machine that I use when this happens (well I use it otherwise too) but I doubt I’ll be able to sit down on it today 🙂 🙂 🙂 and if I would manage to do that I’m not sure I’ll be able to get up again 🙂 🙂 🙂
I ordered more film to my camera yesterday but this time a more light-sensitive one, ISO 400. For those of You not growing up with old-fashioned cameras that used film ISO is the measure of how light-sensitive a film is (we have it on digital cameras as well and can choose what we like when we use our camera in a manual mode). The higher the ISO the more sensitive the film is for light. Normally it means that the more sensitive it is for light the less it’s sensitive for color and the photo can be a bit grainy too but then we’re up at really high ISO. Fortunately they came up with rather good high ISO films before the digital era took over, so yesterday I ordered ISO 400. It will be so much easier to take photos now because with high ISO I can have higher speed on the shutter. That however doesn’t mean my photos will be better in themselves 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s time for a pot of coffee, I have no tea at home and there’s no chance in h… that I’ll manage to get in to my car to go to the grocery store today 🙂 🙂 🙂 I think I have enough coffee for two pots so I’ll save the last for tomorrow morning. Tomorrow I must go to the super market because I have almost nothing edible at home now. I filled the bird feeders for the first time this season, we don’t usually feed the birds during the summer here. It took the birds a few hours until one of them realised there was food in the feeders. I have rather much seeds left from last winter and wasn’t sure they were any good but the birds gulped them down so I guess they were 🙂 I’ll put soe cheese pieces I have left over too and perhaps some fat from pork I’ve had in the fridge for some time. I need to know the birds have eaten that fat before I let the dogs out though, Orvar reach everywhere 🙂 🙂 🙂
Have a great day!