A visit to the doctor ensued as it became sorer as the day went on and I was a bit short of breath. It took me twice as long to walk to the doctor than it usually did. She sent me off for an X-ray as could not discount a fractured rib because of my signs and symptoms. That thankfully came back negative. I do have a good bruise over the area that remains very sore. I have Panadol and codeine morning and night and Panadol in the mid afternoon. This means I can breathe more deeply (to prevent pneumonia) and move more freely than I would be able to otherwise.
I have had to change some of the exercises I do in the gym - less weight, more repetitions - and some I just have to leave until I have healed. My change of mindset over the last few months has been from giving up entirely on exercise as I would have done previously to adapting my form of exercise and continuing on as I am doing now. This is a major mindset change for me. The amount of weight I have lost so far is similar to a bag of cement. Pick one of those up and think about doing everything every day carrying that. No wonder I feel freer and more energetic than I used to.
Life wise I have attended my nephew's wedding at the end of January and next Friday I attend the wedding of two friends. They are a gay couple and now that marriage is legal in NZ they are tying the knot. Come to NZ and get a legal marriage done in the most beautiful country on Earth (as all New Zealanders say it is). They have had their trials and tribulations but have triumphed over them and I am looking forward to a fabulous evening. It has a Roaring Twenties theme so I shall be taking my camera. Photos next week of that