For some months now one hip has been grumbling. After various chemicals, pokings and bendings hadn't helped much they finally took some x-rays which I got to see today. Seems the hips are fine (which is very welcome news). The conclusion is that I have a bulged disc in the lower back which is pressing on the nerves.
I have some new bendings to do which are working much better than the previous ones. Pity it took 9 months to get the right data to the right medical practitioner. I know who I blame for that; and it substantially relates to where I put my X yesterday.
In other news I'm chipping plaster off the wall in the utility...