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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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Post-op - forgot what it was like

Well, I haven't posted on here in a while. Its been a kind of up and down few months...what's new. Things are starting to level out a bit now. I had surgery on the 28th February. Everything went OK and they think they have got out all of the residual tumour. I am doing a dex test on April 7th and have an MRI scheduled in June and see the Neuro team again in July, all of my appointments are scheduled. I was in hospital a wekk and enjoyed posting a daily report to the boards. It was incredibly bor

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Still feeling low...

I am getting fed up with all this now...still feeling depressed...trying to cheer myself up with reading posts and trying to reply but still feeling very down. I think its just the not knowing with things, lack of money driving me mad, lack of progression in anything right now, and I just seem to be touchy to everyones words, ultra-sensitive...I really hate being like this...I vowed at the start of the year to start changing my ways but I have fallen back into bad habits again. The only problem

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Getting on top of things

Finally managed to pull my finger out and get on top of all the paperwork. Have one thing to do though that for the life of me I cannot remember. Have a inkling about a letter I need to respond to but cannot locate it???? I have decided to give up thinking for a few hours probably do me the World of good!!I am feeling in better spirits today and have a bit more energy. Got a little bit sluggish this afternoon but no where as near as the past 2 days. I think going out for long lengths of time t

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Back to blogging...

I gave the blog thing a rest for about a month but I am ready to blog again till I'm blue in the face... Its been a bit of a mad week this week and I need to get some writing done. I'll talk more about it later...need to get dinner ready for the mad clan who are pullin gup on the doorstep as I type!!!

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Attracting stress...

Its been a very rough week or so. So much seems to be going on in my life that my body is finding it hard to cope with everything right now. I think that is a big factor in why I have been feeling so rough hence the visit to the endo yesterday. Moving house was difficult and a big culture shock although there were major improvements in some areas like being with other people again and not feeling so isolated. Not having any spare money is hard - we still don't go out and I have rented an allotme

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I swear someone took my body...

Oh god, I ache all over, my body is not my own today...I am seriously paying for moving all that furniture 2 days ago. Stupid, stupid woman that I am....won't ask for help, need to do it all myself and look at me (well you can't) I am a bloody wreck. My blood sugars are slightly elevated but within normal range, this damn lumps on the side of my neck are enlarged again, each muscle is painful and I keep checking for my hump, it feels like I still have a small one, but I can't be sure...Steve say

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Feeling very tired with all this...

Right now, I feel absolutely exhausted. I head just aches with all the pressureof thinking too much, my cheeks are burning and I am getting black streaks before my eyes - probably the stress of it all. I wish I didn't have to wait another day to find out for sure if it is a reccurance. Just ben reading up on alot of others stories and articles. For months I guess I have been trying to ignore all of the things happening, putting it down to th eother hormones acting up, the way recovery happens...

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Not feeling great

I have been getting terrible tension in my head. Feels like someone has put my head in a vice but it doesn't hurt - it is just alot of pressure and numbing. The inside of my left nostril is incredibly sore too. Been getting the shakes a bit - think I am overdoing it a bit. Went into town yesterday as thought I should get out a bit, just to the library, bank and a couple of shops - it killed me. I was so physically exhausted when i got back I thought I was going to collapse. I keep getting worked

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An improvement...

Feeling slightly better today, although did wake up at 4am...can't sleep...Now 5:17am and still posting here...what am I like! I know I will regret this later and be thoroughly exhausted...OK, time to get a few winks in before the crew wake up in an hour - can hear moving upstairs, so better get them in quick! zzzzzzzzzzzz

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