After a wait of over 9 months I finally received a TENS machine from the pain clinic on Wednesday. The TENS machine is potenially a clever bit of kit as it offer drug free pain relief. What it purportedly does is send a tingly sensation to the area of pain. This sensation tricks the brain as it reaches it before the pain signal. If it works properly this will help the pain considerablely. I have been advised by people who have used one (thanks Mumpy) that two hours on and one hour off is a good way of using it and I'm going to give it a go.
I have one problem though. It doesn't work properly. One of the leads isn't sending any signal at all so I'm going to have to go back to the clinic with it and see about getting it changed.
Introduction Agency Update.
Thanks for all the comments you posted last week in reply to my Introduction Agency post. I received details from them on Wednesday and I'm not going to able to go ahead. The main reason for this is that they want an upfront payment of £499!! This is a great deal of money, which I haven't got. Even if I did have it I would be wary of paying someone this kind of money for not very much. They take your photo and put it in a book with a little description of you and that's about it. Also on closer inspection of their bumpf it seems they want to introduce me to 'ladies' and that they have several 'gentlemen' on their books. I'm not happy with their terminology at all. I don't think I'm going to find a young(ish) woman into gigging etc with them so I'm going to have to think on.