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Wed Jan 11th, 2017

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10:03 pm - Happinesses
It snowed yesterday, heavy sloppy sleeting stuff, and I walked in boots one subway stop to my physiotherapist, and was not in screaming agony when I got there. Transit to work, transit home, bus is not there when it should be, so I walked the three long blocks to my place over slippery slush and icy tromp-down, and my knee was stiff for sure but still not owey. The relief at having boots on ice not equaling immediate and intense pain is amazing.

Rained all night and the snow is gone and I bicycled to work and wore my shoes to bicycle home, and my knees do not hurt. This is either the effect of exercise, or of wearing my old orthotics in my shoes, or of wearing an off-the-peg foam orthotic in my left boot, or of my doctor being right that 1000 units of Tylenol is indeed an effective pain-killer. Can't believe it's more effective than tylenol and codeine, but evidence suggests otherwise.

And I have tomorrow off (in theory: sudden plague may change all that) and lovely physio in the morning.

Last finished?
Nothing since Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Reading now?
Cotterill's second Thailand-set mystery. Much slower reads than Dr Siri, which I could polish off in a day. Also much darker, in spite of the spunky narrator. I like Jimm's super-powered older sister who can find anything on the internet, but I can kind of see why the publishers discontinued the series. However, slow read is why I've finished nothing else.

Wang Wei, Kalevala, Chia Tao- slowly slowly.

And next?
I think the events south of us, and the weather, and the end of Markham St Village have given me a kind of emotional biliousness. Reading seems futile. But since I don't really want to read anything, I might plough through The Book of Life just so I can send the whole trilogy to the wee free library across the street.
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Date:January 13th, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
I'm thrilled your knees are being kindly! Codine works on a completely different pain mechanism than tylenol and it doesn't have an anti-inflammatory effect, so I can easily believe that more tylenol is better for some things than the combo.
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Date:January 13th, 2017 01:36 am (UTC)
I have the heaviest-duty anti-inflammatories around and they don't do the job, so I bump them with tylenol and codeine. Which doesn't do the job either, but I assumed it was because I couldn't take enough codeine to work. Tylenol alone has never done anything, but my doctor said I just wasn't taking enough of *that*.

I suspect the large doses of tylenol are unkinder to my insides than codeine, but if it works I won't complain.
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Date:January 13th, 2017 04:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, large doses of Tylenol are definitely unkinder to the innards, and the risk of liver damage, too. At least they are working this time!

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