I have been visiting an Osteopath for the last few weeks, and what a miracle worker she is; the constant pain and haze of co-codamol infused days, are simply replaced with semi co-codamol infused days. However she has warned me that any back breaking work is out the window for the next few months, hoorah I said, it was never my favourite past time, until I realised my body is rebelling against the abuse I gave it when I was younger!

My back hurts when I bend because I carry a load,

and my brain hurts like a knife hole because I’ve yet to be shown

how to pull myself up from the quicksand of failure

M Gira