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New Year...another new start?

I didn't realise these blogs were still up and running...its been such a long time since I last posted something and so much has happened inbetween. 2009 has ben such a year of changes...it's been a big step for me personally and I seem to have come full circle in a lot of things in my life. Having Cushings has caused me so much loss and depression and anxiety of where life will take me me. Would I live to a ripe od age, would I see my son get married and have kids, would I ever get back to norm

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Ups and downs yet again...

I have been feeling off sorts for a couple of weeks now. It was all going swimmingly for a while after starting the HRT. I had more energy and enthusiasm for life and then it all started to ebb off. I am having to take naps every day now. Granted I am up early in the morning but I am still getting very tired. I have lost all motivation and enthusiasm too. Maybe its the change of season, who knows? The HRT finally worked anyway and I had my first period in a very long time and am once again a wom

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Camping fever...

Well, it's official - I am a closet camper...I will receive my first tent tomorrow along with all the camping accessories and we will be off on our first camping trip in the coming weeks. I feel I am on the first step and will aspire to a caravan before too long...   Steve will be home soon and will be dragging me out for another bike ride. I am becoming a glutton for punishment...please assure me that I am not losing my sanity

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Poems...or a try anyway

Just thought I'd start posting my poems here - sometimes when I feel down or fed up or well you know, I usually write poems to get rid of all my stress...one of the ways to de-stress anyway...Time:Time is a healer, or so I am toldBut as time goes by, the more I feel old.Each day that passes seems bleaker then the last,My future seems dim now, so I live in the past.I can?t see the forward; I am forever looking back,Way over my shoulder, ?cause the ahead just seems black.I just want a light, just

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Feeling like a fresh start

Well, I woke up this morning feeling motivated and in need of a fresh start. Big changes have happened in my life and more changes are to come but this time I have a good feeling about it all and not one of dread as I had when I was ill. I am taking small steps to try and improve myself and day by day I am feeling more like 'me' and less like someone with a mass of symptoms. I am going to be 33 on Monday and I want my 33rd year to be one I remember with fond memories, it's not a milestone year b

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Day 2

I've been feeling really run down today, my sore throat has gotten worse, so I have been dosing myself up with strepsils and annadin extra, feeling very tired. Harry and Steve gave me my birthday cards early which was lovely, Harry opened both of them for me and gave me a big kiss. Can't believe I am going to be 33 tomorrow. I am not doing anything on my birthday and like most of my previous birthdays it will probably be like any other day, but I don't mind. I think as you get older birthdays ar

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All The 3's - 33! God I Feel It!

Woke up with Steve singing "Happy Birthday" to me - I'd forgotten it was my birthday as I woke up quite groggy and this stinking sore throat has now developed into a cold, so I am feeling 33 today big time. Harry sang happy birthday to me after I convinced him it was indeed my birthday and not his. He was very adamant it was his birthday and proceeded to give me an imaginary birthday cake to eat and imaginary cards. He got very annoyed when I ate one of the imaginary cards by accident...whoops!

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Can't Sleep...

It's 3am and I can't sleep. Still feeling pretty rough with this cold, but my head seems all over the place. Reminiscent of the old days of cushings insomnia, something I don't really want to experience again, although I know this time it is down to worry, not cortisol. So I am posting on here, always has made me feel better and gives me a chance to rid myself of my worries. I am a little apprehensive about going away in a weeks time. I rarely go away on my own these days as I usually have Harry

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Damn Cold, Don't You Know I'm On My Hols!

8:24amHad a better nights sleep last night, thank god although this morning my cold has hit full force and I feel so rough, I am as grumpy as anything...gggrrrrrr... I just want to veg out and do nothing but I still have packing to do, get Harry's stuff ready for the grandparents and tons of other stuff...gggrrrrr.... I think I should have been a man when I get a cold as I definetly have a man's way of dealing with them, completely and utterly useless and moaning all the time....lol! Well s'pose

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Banging head!

Still feeling the effects of my head injury yesterday...what was I thinking...shame I didn't do that pre-op, could've evicted the little buggar sooner. I've got a lot of things to do this week, We are finally going to admit defeat and go for broke, so I have to contact the housing association and try and see what our rights are. Can't wait to move away and be nearer my family to be honest - it will so good to make a fresh start too. We have been going through all of our junk trying to declutter

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Life could be on the up again...

It's been a pretty good day today. I have been busy changing my bedroom around. Not sure if I should have moved furniture after the accident a couple of days ago but I am feeling OK so it is probably fine. My Nan used to always have an old saying 'Change your room, change your life' - I guess having a re-shuffle will probably feel like something is new in your life, so I have always believed that. I applied for a night shift job to bring in some extra cash and I have an interview next Tuesday. W

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Another Interview...!

Spent today lazing around with Harry. I have been feeling abit off today, cheeks are burning - that horrible cushings sensation you get when you feel like a squirrel with walnuts stuffed in your cheeks...lol! and my limbs feel very tired too. So have and I made a picnic on my bed. We laid out a picnic blanket and brought all his play cups and saucers and teapots and play food in and four of his teddy bears and had a teddy bears picnic - it has been fun and I so love having this time with him. W

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Another day, another dollar...

Spent most of this morning sorting out things to sell for tomorrows car boot sale (garage or yard sale is the equivelant I guess, not sur eyou have car boot sales in the States, do you?). Anyway, been pricing things up and got a fair bit to sell, hopefully will make a bit of extra cash to pay some more bills off. I am really desperate to get one of the jobs I am being interviewed for, it will mean we can then concentrate on trying to tidy the house up to sell instead of declaring bankruptcy - se

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Interview, exercise....

Finally decided to pull out my cross trainer and drag out the stepper. I was thinking of selling the cross trainer but having had a go of it this morning I am opting against it. As I am on cholestoral lowering drugs right now and I have had a few things with my heart that I am not happy with it is finally time to start some 'serious' exercising. I have been good in the sense that I am always moving about and I so quite heavy gardening work as our garden is high maintenance and chasing a 4 year o

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Feeling rough today

I've been feeling a bit out of sorts today. I have reduced my insulin because my blood sugars are doing well and I guess that coupled with going on the cross trainer and stepper yesterday and the continued reduction of hydrocortisone has culminated in a feeling of complete and utter exhaustion. I have still been busy round the house doing chores...I get such itchy feet!! Wish I was one of those people that can happily stick their feet up but I still can't sit around too long without feeling bore

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Thursday 18th August

7:25amSlept well last night, grogginess went in the evening so I felt better by the time Steve got home. His train was delayed big time so he got home over an hour late and he was so tired. I spoke to my Mum last night and we had a good chat which made me feel so much better about our financial connection. She is really living beyond her means and I think she was in denial with it but didn't let anyone else know, so there she was lending me money and lavishing us with gifts and spending money sh

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Mr Incredible...you are history!

Please, please save me from my 'Mr Incredible' hell. Got up this morning and Harry has his costume on again and yes he wasnts to watch the film...this is getting obsessive - I think its heading for the trash can...lol!!Phew...that was a close one - the incredibles have had their come uppance and have been replaced by Cats & Dogs...not that much more educationally challenging but still. I think we need some fresh air - its been raining here so is a bit grim outside however I have now register

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Times'a'changing

Oh what a funny old start to the day its been. Its 1:30pm, we've just been to the local park and kicked a ball around, shot some hoops and walked through the woods, it was nice to get some fresh air although Harry got a bit grumpy towards the end, tiredness I guess. Day started off with a funny start. I decided I didn't want to go to the job, I know, I know, I should have gone but 8 hours a week is hardly going to solve any major problems. Steve and I had a good talk and we have decided to file

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In a strange old mood today

I've been a bit of a strange mood today, feel off sorts, feeling a touch down, tired, and mentally exhausted - I guess its all catching up with me. I've written my resignation letter today. I am sad to have written it but I need to make a fresh start. I can't afford to work in Cambridge. As Steve has started commuting by train, we would have to pay at least ?350 a month in travel costs and that is unacceptable plus childcare costs on top, we just can't do it. I also have Liz's operation on my mi

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Day of testing...oooh familiar ground!

Well, its nearly 8am here, been up for a couple of hours already. Decided to finally get off my bum, go and get my bloods checked (for my diabetic nurse and for the HRT possibility). Also need to see the Doc about various things that are concerning me lately. I have been feeling rough now for a few weeks, probably due to weaning off the hydocortisone and possibly taking the statin for cholestoral. Leg cramps, heart flutters, exhaustion, joint pain, facial plethora, dizzy spells, generally feelin

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Testing, Testing...1,2,3...!

Well, just come back from all of my 3 appointments and I am shattered. Dietician couldn't tell me much more than I already know. She thinks the steroids are what is suppressing my weight...contradicts what the endo said...other than that she said I am eating OK, diabetes is under control, could only suggest smaller portion sizes and adding fruit...next appointment with the GP, he wants me to stay off the statin for lowering my cholestoral, it probably doesn't agree with me and he agrees that my

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A nice reply

Yesterday I received an email from my manager confirming that she had received my resignation and that she was saddened to hear our present circumstances. They are waiving my months notice which is good, one less thing to worry aout. It was a very nice email and I am glad to have parted company on good terms. I really enjoyed working there and made some lovely friends, a couple of whom I still keep in contact with. I do feel a sense of relief that this is one area of my life where I can now thin

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Preparing to go...

Well, I've ordered the boxes, should arrive any day now. Need to start measuring up my furniture. Mum has an old and knacked sofa, so we are using our one. We have some very large reclaimed furniture which I am concerned will not fit, a 7ft pine table with big carver chairs and a 7ft dresser - my Mums house isn't that big! We said the table will take up most of the living room. Our bed is this huge king size reclaimed pine sled bed as well. Not sure if we will be able to fit that in. We have a s

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Starting over...

Haven't posted here for a few days, quite a few things going on. Mum has stayed over for a few days and we have been discussing the move. Will be getting the ball rolling shortly. Just need to start packing and writing to a few people. Need to register with new Docs etc when we move too. Mums house a smaller than ours but I thinks we'll do OK. There is so much to do in the local vicinity and lots of well paid jobs too, so we are seeing this as a very positive step now. I just need to do some ext

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7th September 2005

Harry starts back at nursery today.I am going to pop down to the employment agencies and see if I can get a temporary night job to raise the extra cash we need. Steve is off with a bad back right now, poor thing...men's illnesses are always a 100 times worse! Still packing...slowly getting there, thought we didn't have much but boy was I wrong.Got a bit emotional last night for no reason other then I had watched some drama on TV. Thinking alot about the last 4 years especially about Harry's prob

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