Hurrrahh, I finally feel like part of the human race again and it is fabulous 😀 This week I’ve suddenly perked up for no reason I can fathom. I’m sleeping through without getting up to pee, my brain fog has lifted from severe to normal-for-me (which is still shit but liveable with) and my energy has also returned to normal-for-me (which again is still shit but at least I’m not spending 15 hours a day asleep and the rest of the day lying on the couch wishing I were asleep cos I’m so ill and exhausted). On the downside my butt pain is worse and my SI joint is killing me to the point where I can’t sit in one position for long without shooting pains down both legs and I’ve done something to my right wrist which is now all bandaged up but, hey, I’ll take it if it means my energy is no longer AWOL.
Sadly that’s the end of my good news for this week, but at least I’ve been able to deal with the crap that’s been thrown at me because my health has improved – silver linings an’ all that 😉
Having spent most of last week in bed feeling awful I decided to take my new found energy down to the river for a couple of hours to see if I could get some photos of a Black Head Gull I’d spotted while out with Bertie. It was a lovely day, warm but not hot, and after the Gull arrived almost on cue I spent a lovely hour taking pictures. In fact, I took so many my memory card became full so I went to remove it to insert a new one…………..and it wouldn’t come out The little spring which ejects it just wasn’t working, so I grumpily had to abandon my morning out and go home. To cut a long story short it’s obvious my camera needs repairing, so I tried to raise a repair ticket online. Would it go through on the Olympus website? That would be a big fat no, so after 1½ frustrating hours I gave up and will have to ring them tomorrow. The thought of having to send my camera off, then being camera-less for ages, makes me want to weep and as I’m already overdrawn at the bank and August has only just started I have no clue how I’m going to afford to pay to have it fixed.
Yesterday I received an email off a member of my Camera club. She’d been talking to a mutual friend who moved away last year but is now back home and he told her about my photography website, not knowing that it is a private website I only use for close friends and family. It contains all the new images I’m using for competitions in the new season and I don’t want other club members to be able to see them and pinch my ideas (which has happened before!). He’d tried to remember the address from memory, giving her part of it, and she’d Googled this to try looking for the site. I nearly had kittens, because in googling all sorts of connotations she might have found this blog. It’s one thing blogging anonymously about my life and health to total strangers (ie all of you) and something else entirely when people you barely know in your home town can read all about your private life. Honestly, I felt sick.
I speak from experience. I wrote a blog when I adopted Bertie which was followed by a friend of a friend and I stupidly mentioned my health blog on there. This person then read this blog, even though he’s not sick and barely knows me, then gossiped about everything I’d written with my neighbour (our mutual friend). She then quizzed me on all aspects of my private life, from my finances to sex, and I was mortified. I’d HATE for anyone at my camera club to be reading this blog. So now I’m panicking.
Last night I decided to transfer all the photos I share on here which people who know me would recognize onto another website and will link to them from here. So I went to set that up yesterday, which should have taken about 20 minutes. Two hair tearing hours later I couldn’t get the new site to verify, so am now waiting to hear back from support.
In the meantime, I noticed my emails weren’t downloading to my desktop. Another 2 hours of stressful faffing later I’m now waiting for support on that.
My laptop, which is only two years old, has suddenly developed dead pixels. WTF?! I’ve tried all the fixes and none have worked so I now have a totally fucking annoying black mark right in the middle of my screen which I can’t afford to get fixed.
Half of the lights under my kitchen counters stopped working and I’ve no idea why.
Maybe I shudda stopped in bed………
As I’ve had a very stressful couple of days my bezzie has taken pity on me and we’re meeting for lunch out today which I’m really looking forward to. I’m ready to be pampered a bit, even if that’s only someone else cooking my lunch. Afterwards I’m taking my Dad through to the city for a repeat MRI scan on his back in preparation for his appointment to see the spinal surgeon in a couple of weeks. He’s struggling so much now I do hope his surgery takes place soon so that he can get back to the walks he loves.
However, first I need to get out of my pit, get dressed and take Bert out. He’s sitting here nudging me with his nose to tell me time is ticking on. I love him to the moon and back, even if he has left slimey snot all the way up my arm 😀