The strong winds from yesterday increased over night. The clear blue skies were replaced by dense cloud and heavy snow. Not nice conditions so with the neck “problem”, I decided to stay put today. Doing exercises, trying to massage it, using the hot Nalgene bottles on the muscles, and reviewing medical stocks….
I have spoken with the ALE team and we are going to organise a medical resupply. I wanted to do this journey without being resupplied. But I didn’t anticipate this injury and it taking so long to recover. I don’t think anyone could have really. While yes, you get shoulder pains from the harness, it is unusual for such issues to continue for so long. It’s a shame, but it’s much better than any of the alternatives. They have confirmed that it is possible so it’s just a matter of working out the logistics of it all.
I was starting to feel a bit down thinking about going through this journey with that constant pain. So, making it even harder than it already is. The idea that I can get more meds is a definite positive. That in turn has reinforced the belief that I will be able to make it to the Pole.
chocholate liquer advent calendar!
On another positive… 1 December! So, one of the perks to help with the journey, out came my advent calendar!! I got a chocolate liquor calendar and the first day was Famous Grouse… nice! Almost Christmas!