There are a number of problems about where I live now. The flat is too small for it's outrageous rent, has no washing facilities, and is just unbelievably cold. The weather is mild for January, but still this flat is as cold as a mausoleum. I haven't been able to do as much painting because of the cold, which has got into my back and left leg, causing me extreme pain. On Tuesday I got out of bed to find that I could hardly walk because of the pain in my leg, and I was unable to bend down to tie me left shoelace for around an hour. I had ring a friend of mine to ask her to bring me painkillers, as a trip to the shops was out of the question. I could hardly walk. These aches and pains have been a feature of my life every winter I've lived in this building. Living in a house with central heating would resolve most of my health problems.
Naturally this will mean leaving the nursing course and handing my notice in to the trust. It's a risk, of course, because getting a job in Newark might not be easy. However, I need a fresh start. There's no way I could have continued my training. I'll be seeing my personal tutor on Monday and I'll be emailing my boss at the hospital, the modern matron (who is a bloke) with my decision.