and surprisingly … it is a man!!   Although not in the way you probably think!

In October I was sick fed up with the constant pain in my back … at it’s best it was an ache .. at it’s worst it stopped me from doing many day to day things that people take for granted … there was just no escape from the discomfort and at times it did make me grumpy!

In October, through someone I was seeing for a short time, I was encouraged to go to a private Physio … although I had been to the NHS service many times, all they were doing was putting me under a heat lamp that made no difference whatsoever, so I was a bit unsure about paying out money if it wasn’t going to help me.

I am so glad I took the chance … Abdur has been a miracle worker … although I have to admit his deep tissue massages do make me swear (which he finds funny!) … and the poor man has had many death threats from me … but he is simply fantastic!

Since October, my life has really turned around … all thanks to Abdur.  To be honest, the pain was making me a little down and other stuff going on in my private life seemed to be amplified by the fact I felt so bloody useless!

Since October I have joined WW and a gym with a pool … and since Christmas I have lost 15.5 pounds and have fallen in love with exercise and swimming again! …. both of which used to cause me a lot of pain.

I have now found a real passion … so much so that I am turning my summerhouse into a gym … so on the days when my time is short, I can just pop out the back for a quick half hour here and there to make sure that I still can exercise every day.

I cannot believe I left it so long … but that was partly due to me listening to my doctor and not getting the best advice … I truly believed that I was going to be left suffering for the rest of my life and although it wasn’t a life changing thing … it was something that had a massive impact on my life …

Now my life is mine again … and Im going to make sure I do everything I have always wanted to do!