Hi Dawn, on the 1st Oct I got a very nasty pain in my back and my back muscles started spasming. I have previously fractured and compressed 7 lower back vertebrae, so the memories flooded back. A week later I had acid reflux which got into my lungs, so I had a cough for the next week, which was not good with my spasming back. My long running shingles then flared up in my back, hands and face. This did not improve my CLL blood test results. Anyway, now my back is still painful, but getting better and not spasming and the shingles is calming down. So I think it will just take time and patience (not one of my qualities). Through the pain I have continued my Pilates classes all month on my chiropractor’s advice, although my body was saying to duvet dive. We had a brilliant time for my husband’s birthday and went to see ‘The Mousetrap’ in London. Our son came round before he went to work so we had birthday cake, shortbread and hot chocolate at 7.00 am. My husband’s family came over on the Saturday, bringing another birthday cake, and we went out for lunch at a pub over looking The Thames. Yesterday my sister came up from Falmouth, in Cornwall, for the morning, I am in Surrey, yes, I know, not very logical, but that is just her. She came up to meet, for an hour in the early afternoon, the daughter of someone who had known my mother in WW2. My sister brought me a copy of my parents marriage certificate as I had never know if or when they had got married. I find entertaining and also going out, very fatiguing so I have really had to organise myself and plan ahead and then rest afterwards when the fatigue really hits me for six.