Many thanks for that littlerosie. Anything is certainly worth having a look at. The pain at the moment is only getting worse and it does not like the cold and even though I have been wearing a Trapper's hat when I have been outside today the right side of my face and ear have certainly felt it. Eating is a very nervous time. I reckon it is just as well I live on my own as I tend to sit and look at food for some time before I can summon the strength to start on whatever it is I have put in front of myself. Speech is virtually non existent - highly frustrating.
Life's a bitch - then it has puppies.