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Getting ready...

OK, been out down the library this morning to pick up my nursing books and went off to have my Hep B antigen test. Blood flowed freely from the only point in my arm that allows them to take blood!! I don't bother with them looking for a spot now - I just point to where they can get it and then it saves a whole bunch of time faffing around!I spent yesterday moving a whole load of furniture, trying to make space in the house as it was a bit like a furniture shop, dodging bits of furniture to get u

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January 2nd 2006

7:47am - Up early again as usual, been up for a while...everyone else is in bed. Last day everyone is home and so I think they're making the most of it. Tomorrow we are all starting on our healthy eating and exercise plans - Steve will be cycling to work again..I have 12 days to try and shift a few pounds and get this back to feeling a lot less stiffer than it is...its a pain in the morning...literally.Its Bank Holiday here in England today in lieu of the 1st...not sure what we're doing to day..

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Happy New Year! 2006!

Well, its the mornign after the night before...feeling a little hung over...toasted int he New Year with Steve and a bottle of champagne...we didn;t go anywhere, just stayed at home and watched Jools Holland. Mum and Harry went to bed early. I was proud of myself as this is the first year in 3 years that I have managed to stay up to see the New Year in - I have been too ill all previous years and had no energy to keep awake. Start as I mean to go on.I have got so many goals this year - I won't

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MRI...

I had my MRI yesterday...I really don't like having them done and would gladly have fallen asleep inside the machine had it not been for that bloody noise!!!!I don't know how to feel right now...so much going on in my life that I just feel tired more than anything else....roll on 2006! Every Christmas I say to Steve "Next Year will be out year..." I went to say that again this year and had to stop myself because each year things get worse and all I can do now is live in hope of a reprieve and so

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Some people...

Steve called last night to say he should be home today pending the weather...severe snow in his area right now, so hopefully it will clear today and he can come home - I have my MRI tomorrow and was hoping he would come with me. Sounds like he had an eventful time at his families house. His brother ended up apologising for the way he has been acting in the past 3 years. He finally told us he was gay a few months ago. We are so supportive of him and are firm believers that you choose your own pat

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Peace...

Had a lovely peaceful morning...and a lie in!!!! The house is quiet, its' snowing outside...I have been reading my book and listening to music of my own choice...I haven't had a day like this in, well I can't remember...as much as I love my boys...boy do I love my own time too ! Not sure if they're coming back today or tomorrow...so I am makeing the most of the time I do have left... ! They have not even been gone a day and Steve has called me 3 times already! :wacko:4:20pm - well, I have bee

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Home alone!

Well, I am home with Mum - Steve and Harry have headed off down south to my in-laws and I am having a nice break with Mum...we have been complete and utter slobs today - and it is so quiet...very strange...too quiet...but it has been lovely - had two calls already from Steve to let me know they're OK and that he misses me - they've only been gone a few hours!! Apparently Harry has been spoilt rotten and has been given a couple of toys my Mum is just going to love having in the house - Steves you

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Taking a break and a breather from all of the Christmas food drink and frivoloties...its been such a wonderful day...last night I cut out white reindeer paw prints and Santa foot prints and put them all over the living room floor near the chimney by a half-eaten plate of mince pies and a carrot that Harry had left out for Santa and the reindeer...the look on his face this morning was truly magical when I told him they were snow prints left by Santa and Rudolph...!!Steve and I kept waking up at H

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No sleep again...

Been on the computer since 4am, can't sleep...dex keeping me up - have to leave in 3 hours to go to hospital to have my blood draw...thank god when this is all over...MRI next week then hopefully that will be me done until the new year...lol!!3pm - went for my blood draw this morning...asked if I could have my last blood results but computers are down and not up till next week. Shame, I would have liked to have known before the new year. Steve got paid today so we are doing a bit of Christmas sh

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Started out fine..ended up feeling down

I had a good morning...took a tour of a prospective nursery for Harry which was absolutely lovely and I am registering him on Thursday. I was so pleased that I had found one so quickly that had spaces and had an outstanding record from OFSTED. Harry and I went and got a few more Christmas bits. Came home, looked at Steves assignment and corrected it - his tutor said he should get someone to hel him out on this, he is doing fantastic and I can see his writing is growing. His last mark was 98% - f

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Still on the dex...

Went into the hospital this morning to have bloods taken and hand in the 24hr UFC's - Carol, my nurse said I bet I was sick of doing tests again...yes, I am...its just a pain in the you know what and I just didn't expect to be doing them again a year after surgery. We also shook our heads that they didn't call me in for a blood draw on day one as a baseline. Probably another set of tests to be done in the future I guess. So I am now on the 4 a day dex...9am, 3pm, 9pm, 3am - will be sleeping on t

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Dex tests again...

Started the dex test today. Taking 1/2 a tablet twice a day for 3 days...24hr urines on days 2 & 3 and then taking a full tablet four times a day for 2 days with 24hr urines - with bloods in between and after. What joyFelt rough after taking the dex tablet this morning...major headaches, feeling exhausted, cheeks on fire and feel like walnuts are back - squirrel has buried his nuts in my cheeks...Its now 10am and I am feeling a bit better although lips are now going numb (?), head is still f

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Busy, busy bee that's me

Been busy sorting out Dex tests, 24hr urines...getting it right...thanks Liz!! Nearly sorted out a place for Harry's childcare, have a tour on Tuesday...nearly sorted out what I may be entitled to with bursaries....booked appointment for Hep B injection so I can start my course....writing endless lists for what I need to do over Christmas, presents, food etc and whether we can afford it...in between looking after the little monster and trying to keep fit...Well off to do some washing up, cook a

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Horray!

Horray, horray I got accepted to nursing school today!!!!!

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Still no news...

I know - 2 weeks they said - but I wish I could get an answer. tearing my hair out trying to sort out our old house, the bankruptcy, Harry's childcare, Mum's problems, Steves concerns - I desperately need my own space and I just want to scream....!!! It was breaking point on Sunday and I just wanted to climb into bed and be on my own, but no chance. Monday went by like a flash - Steve did some home cooking with Harry, making the mincemeat for our mince pies and then he is trying to get back into

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Saturday...thank heavens!

Its been a bit of a funny old week this week. Christmas seems to be on our doorstep and we haven't got much in the way of preparation yet but as usual money is a contributing factor. I had one of my interviews cancelled next week - I was unable to make it so tried to rearrange it but they have now cancelled. I still have one on Monday though. Need to cover all my bases in the event of not getting on the course. We took Harry to a local school Christmas fair last night. It was at my old primary s

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Had my interview - horray!

I posted this on the boards, but I'll post it here as well...had my nursing interview yesterday and here's how it went...It was a bit of a long one. There were 4 of us being interviewed. The 3 other women were in the 20's and were applying for the full-time course, so I was the only one being interviewed for the flexible course. I felt like a bit of a Mother Hen actually as the others were quite quiet and reluctant to speak up. We went to the main admissions office initially to hand in all of ou

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Not sure what to do anymore...

Its 8:20am and I am all out of sorts, don't know if I am coming or going really. Yesterday was very hard...I still feel I am on those sidelines watching my life go by and not having much control over anything...things just seem to be slipping away right now and I am really scared. Yesterday, I tried to give myself a pep talk - I used to do this when I had cushings, give myself words of encouragement to kick myself up the bum...slef-motivation is the word for it...lol!! I was determined to take a

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Oh what a day!

I went to the house to pick up some more things today. Went through all the post - it's not looking good. If we don't get the bankruptcy sorted out soon then we will have our house repossessed - we have also had a notification that the car will be repossessed. I am not too bothered about the car but we need to get the house sols. I am so upset. We will get in touch with the mortgage company to see if we can sort it all out. I am just getting so tired of all this now...it is really taking its tol

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I have an interview...

Well, I got a letter from the University to say I have an interview for the registered nurse course on Wednesday 7th December at 9:15am. I have posted my thoughts in the forum as there are alot of things going against me right now. I've never been one to shy away from adversity so hopefully all will turn good in the end.I got turned down for the secretarial job though.Here's the link if you can offer me any advice or your thoughts - thanks...http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php...topic=142

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Starting to get worried

As the days go on right now, I am getting more and more worried that cushings is making a comeback. Little things are happening that ultimately get me thinking...I am getting more and more exhausted and just want to sleep, dark hairs have started to appear in places that I had dark hairs grow with cushings...I have been getting more headaces and the facial plethora is having a field day...my knee keeps giving way and I can't walk that far without getting pain and feelign tired...I seem to have s

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Spider story...

Harry woke with a start this morning, thinking he saw a spider in his bed...I had to make up a story about a spider who wears 8 shoes just to make light of it, fortunately Alfie, my Mums cat came in and saved the day...it put a smile on his face anyway and I think he feels a big boy now...bless.Its early right now, just gone 7:40am. The weeks seem to be flying by, onlya few weeks to Christmas and we are not even prepared, don't think we will be this year until the last minute as money is so tigh

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Voldemort is back...!

Its been a relaxing day today. I went and saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was a great escape for a couple of hours...thoroughly recommend it for the big kids in all of us. Can't wait for the next film now!! Oh, well, will have to be satisfied with Chronicles of Narnia when it comes out in December.Started on the Christmas cards today...got a third of the way through and give up...got writers cramp I think!Having a nice relaxng evening with a large glass of port and lemon, watching

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Still haven't got a clue...

Well no reply from the hospital, so I don't think I got the job...nevermind...next one on Tuesday - all practice I guess - but I really do hate interviews, then again who does?!!Still wish I could decide on what I want to do though. I am just torn between making my family more secure with more money coming in to following my dream. I just know that if I don't do it now, I probably never will and the one thing I said when I was ill was that if I ever got better, I would do things that I want to,

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Interviews coming out of my ears...!

Well I had my first of four interviews yesterday for a secretarial post in the Neurosurgery's Critical Care Unit. I was fairly calm right until I entered the interview room and then I was shaking like a leaf. Its been a long time since I have had a big interview like this, I hadn't prepared much apart from researching the department and its team so I winged it a bit. I managed to answer all of their questions OK, I think I gave a few good answers, may have waffled in a few places and not sure on

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