I did a big Ooops this week. I’ve been working on a new section, called Cooking Tips, to add to the Recipe page. I have no idea how it happened but somehow this was published as a blog post, when it wasn’t meant to be any such thing. So just ignore it, cos it wasn’t finished. To be fair I’m amazed a cock-up like this hasn’t happened sooner being as though I spend my whole life in a mental twilight zone 😉 .
My attempt at having a holiday has only been partially successful. I’ve found I’m quite bored just blobbing about doing not much of anything and more aware of all my symptoms as I have no distractions. However, I did have a day out yesterday at an international ceramics/pottery fair with a friend. We took a little picnic which we ate sat on the grass under a shady tree, before having a wander round all the stalls. I couldn’t afford to buy anything of course, and I’m not into buying ‘stuff’ for the sake of it anyway, but it was something different to do and I enjoyed the gossip with my mate. My legs are sodding killing me today but
It’s the school summer holidays for the next six weeks here in the UK and my dog walker has two children so she’s only walking Bertie 3 days a week instead of the usual 5. You wouldn’t think taking the dog out for 2 extra days a week would affect me, but as I was already shattered I’m really feeling the extra activity.
Speaking of the Bertster he inadvertently caused me injury again this week. I looked over my shoulder in the driveway to see where he was and felt something ‘go’ in my neck which immediately went into a huge spasm. I imagined I’ve strained it and for the last 3 days haven’t been able to turn my head to the left. Good job when I’m driving up to roundabouts I only have to look to my right, but I’m struggling with junctions 😉
My sprained finger, and the lump which has developed which I think is probably bursitis, aren’t getting any better and after 3 months I finally decided I should probably see my doctor just to see if all is OK. I rang for an appointment on Friday.
“Is it an emergency?” asks the receptionist.
“No” I reply.
“In that case the earliest general appointment I can book for you is 26th August”.
“OK, I’ll just leave it then. Thanks.” what the hell I’m thanking her for I don’t know!
In another month my finger will either be better or have dropped off. This is why I rarely visit my GP. You have to decide a month in advance that you’re going to be ill or injured, and then all she offers is drugs which I can never take, so really what’s the point?!
I’m still having awful 24/7 nausea, griping stomach pains, muscle spasms and loose stools which I’ve never had before in my life. My nervous system is also in absolute hyper-drive, my all-over constant pins & needles are driving me insane, and I feel like my entire body is plugged into an electric socket. I’m so fed up of yet something else playing up I can’t even discuss it 😦
I was hoping to do a poll on the effects of Sodium Chromoglycate for those who have tried it but something is blocking the pop-up window needed to do this. I’ve tried disabling my antivirus. I’ve tried disabling my ad blocker. I’ve checked that pop-ups aren’t blocked in my Firefox browser. I’ve tried using Internet Explorer instead. And it still won’t bloody work. I hate technology and seriously don’t know if I can be arsed contacting the help forum for advice.
Having read this back I sound like a right grumpy old cow. That’s probably because I am a right grumpy old cow and I really should just come to terms with the fact 😉