My sciatica was so bad I had to lay flat out in the car to make the 30 min journey to MIL's!!
Yesterday, whilst at the stables (the first time I had left house in a week!!) I had a terrible shooting spasm from hip to ankle that took my breath away and my leg since has been really, really sore again.
Even getting ready for the party was tricky but when we set off it became apparent a couple of minutes into the journey that it was too painful and so we turned around to take me home.
I had a little cry as I didn't want to miss the party and so Mr G came up with the idea for putting the seats down (our front passenger seat goes forward and flat as well as the back) and piling cushions on them to lay me down.
It worked!! Laying flat made the pain bearable and so off we went!!
Fortunately, I have never been one to worry about what other people think as I was just about level with the top of the doors and there was much hilarity from the Mr G and the boys at some of the odd looks we got and the fact W had to hold my skirts down as they were being buffeted and threatening to go over my head!!
I spent the day installed on a sun lounger (virtually flat!!) while I was waited on hand and foot (Mr G says why change the habit of a lifetime!!)
Here's my frock:
I had my reverse anorexia today, where I look in the mirror and think I look thinner than I actually am!!
Nevertheless, I felt very feminine in my swishy frock & petticoat.
I did get Mr G to take a pic showing my petticoat better (it was peeping out underneath my skirts) but I look dreadful in it so I will spare you!!
The birthday girl:
Lots of family we hadn't seen in a-g-e-s and a-g-e-s:
Mr G's Dad:
My Mum, Stepdad, H & W:
Mmmm, cake!! (There was LOTS of puds and cakes!!):
It was a lovely family day, the weather was glorious and I was very pleased not to have missed it!!
Hope you've all had a nice weekend....