• 2015,  anaemia,  Family,  furosemide,  lymphoedema,  sailing,  trains,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    For the small things worth mentioning but probably not worth a blog entry of their own + The furosemide for my lymphoedema is working and my feet are improved. Still obviously swollen but less so and my trainers fit better (but are still out of shape). I’m pleased. Blood test tomorrow to check the meds haven’t messed up my kidneys (and at my request check my iron) + I got sailing for the first time in several weeks last night. I really didn’t think I would based on what they were saying in advance about the weather but I was bored so we went to see. Even when we got…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  courage,  depression,  down,  friends,  memories,  personal,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things

    Surrounded by Sadness

    After I wrote the things that make me happy post on Saturday I’d planned to write some more on the subject. I will write more on the subject I’m sure but tonight sees me writing about the opposite of happiness. Because there is a hell of a lot of sadness around me lately. I heard of the death of a friend of mine and my parents yesterday. It was I think the sixth death I’ve heard of in the past seven weeks. Plus my Dad was saying he and my mum know of two others who have died recently. Two distant family members. For one she was in her nineties…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  crafts,  creative writing class,  NaNo,  NaNoWriMo,  photos,  powerchair,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    ♥ I got my powerchair back yesterday and I took it out for a very long wander around this afternoon. I came back cold but with the cobwebs well and truly blown away and feeling happier. (An Instagram I took as proof I went out and because I thought it looked nice. Road, trees, sky, cars going past and the power station in the distance) ♥ I can’t remember if I posted here that I was going to take the creative writing class again. It was going to be a five week class with the same tutor I had before. The first one was last week but the rest have…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday: limits, anxiety and sleep

    This week I’ve been doing my best to continue to push my limits whilst not pushing myself too far. I guess another way I could put it is I’ve been trying to say no without feeling guilty about it. That’s mostly successful I’ve also been trying to not let being anxious about a few things mean I didn’t do them. That’s mostly successful. I did write a bit more about those things but I’m not convinced it made sense so I reached for the backspace key. I would rewrite it but the final thing I’ve been trying to do is fix my sleep pattern and go to bed when I’m…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  powerchair,  questions,  Sertraline,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    I’ve been wondering…

    A Thursday Thirteen list of things I’ve been pondering lately: …who invented chips? …does anyone ever use just one piece of loo roll? …why does one of my powerchair tires have zero tread left but the one on the other side still has a little? …why are knickers called knickers? …when will John Green bring another book out? …how long is too long to wear a bra before washing? …will I ever get sent another appointment to see my neurologist if I don’t chase him? …what shall I read next? …what does mono printing involve exactly? …do I need my antidepressant dose increasing? …how long my soon to start second…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  meds,  Self-Care,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Thinking It Over

    I’m not sure what to write about today. There have been lots of little things going on like continuing to take my meds everyday (I have approx 8 days left on iron tablets for the anaemia. That will get easier after that because those are my only three times a day med) and taking a break from my wheelchair in the middle of most days. And working on picking my battles and when to let things go and move on. But I don’t have a lot to say on the little things – in part because it feels too soon. The picking my battles thing is something I probably should…

  • 2013,  5 minute blog,  anaemia,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Resting

    I thought for this weeks self care Sunday blog I’d combine it with my idea of the five minute blog – getting what thoughts I can down in just five minutes and then leaving it. That’s because I’m not sure I have a lot to say, point one and point two I’d like an early ish for me might (which a lot of people wouldn’t consider early I know) so I’m not short on time but not exactly rolling in it either. So how have I been taking care of myself this week? Resting. Mostly getting extra rest. I’ve been pretty tired all week following my very busy and very…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    Random Bullet Points of Health Related Life

    ♥ I still don’t have my new wheelchair cushion. I had my fitting appt at wheelchair services but that was the worlds biggest waste of time because they didn’t have it. The story is a bit more complicated then that and totally ridiculous as well as very badly handled. I made a complaint to PALS about that. It made me feel better if nothing else. ♥ I was diagnosed with anaemia about ten days ago. It was borderline but based on symptoms I’m being treated with ferrous fumarate (prescription strength iron supplements) three times a day for 8 weeks. I keep wanting to call it ferocious fumarate. Sophie said when…