It's been an incredibly long day which started with osteopathy in Borough. My osteopath very kindly gave me extra time, and an absolute pummelling to boot. There's a sense that my back pain could be ebbing towards "chronic" status, which means it's in stasis; neither improving nor getting any worse. He seems to think the only potential cure may be to change my entire approach to work. I am almost permanently glued to my lap top and lap tops, particularly when used on sofas and in tube trains, are absolutely hopeless for posture. I apparently run the risk of developing bone spurs and all sorts if I continue to work so obsessively on them!
Of course it's not easy to hear that your lifestyle is potentially damaging your health and I genuinely don't know what my next step should be. I can't just suddenly stop working. I'd be bankrupt in seconds. I'm therefore faced with the dilemma I once had when a doctor told me I was stressed out and needed to take a bit of time off work, without seeming to realising that, because I was a freelancer, if I didn't work, I wouldn't be paid, which would have generated even more stress!
Anyway, we made a start this evening by swapping the sofas over in the living room, thereby dealing with the problem that the cushion I normally sit on has become threadbare and bucket-shaped, which is frankly no good for anyone's back!
There's not much else to say about today. Nathan and I have been working on a film pitch all evening, so, before I turn into a pumpkin, I should post this blog, do some stretches and dive into the nearest bed!