Saturday, 26 May 2018

Week 21 One Daily Positive

So much to do before I return to the UK for the summer. There are photos strewn around the spare bedroom waiting to find a home, I have ironing to do, a pile of washing and some paperwork to sort. I tend to work better leaving things to the last minute.

I started my latest migraine on Friday evening, by Tuesday I was beaten back by it and spent the day in bed. I get so many that my life would be put on hold if I gave into them all the time.

140 Sunday Up at 5am to walk Bob and sort the garden watering system out. Had a blood test at 10am and called round to a friends. Received the news that Peter's Uncle died last night.

141 Monday Spent the morning prepping dinner, making jelly and cakes. Popped over to see my friend, called in at the Mall to return a dress that's a little too tight. Had my nails done.

142 Tuesday Everything stopped today for me to battle with my migraine, I'm now not getting any respite from it, so spent the day in bed.

143 Wednesday Still had the migraine, not helped by setting fire to the laundry, rubbish bags, wheat pillow and basket. Caused by a cigarette in the rubbish bag, my fault. Thankfully Peter was going to work later and discovered 3ft high flames in the kitchen, he managed to put the fire out but the house was engulfed with smoke. We discovered we had no smoke detectors in the house which is a new build, we have a CO2 detector but I dread to think how bad the fire needed to be to trigger that. We went out for the evening to the pub quiz for dinner.

144 Thursday I spent 2 hours with Bob at the dog park and did a food shop. The house stinks of smoke. I've been doing a lot of research into my diet and reduced the amount of dairy and wheat, that can prevent my body from absorbing iron. I had cut caffeine out of my diet, but reintroduced after realising my migraine/headache was caffeine withdrawal.

145 Friday A lovely relaxing day, spent the morning lazing around home then met friends for Brunch, had a sleep in the afternoon and spent the evening watching TV.

146 Saturday A leisurely start to the morning, dog walk and breakfast, then a trip to the Souk Madinat for coffee and a spot of lunch. One of the few places in Dubai selling food and drink and allowing you to sit inside to eat during Ramadan.

On the blog this week:

My Sunday Photo - The Paris Hotel Las Vegas. 
TriumphantTales, TweensTeensBeyond, BestBootForward, PoCoLo - I don't have cancer, but there's still no explanation for my blog test results.





22 comments:

  1. Oh what a week you've had! Sorry to hear about Peter's uncle. Hopefully, next week is a better week for you x

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    1. thank you, fingers crossed its a smooth ride next week

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  2. The migraine sounds miserable and it was lucky Peter found the fire when he did! What a tough week. Hope you get some answers about your migraines soon.

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    1. thank you, i think a change of doctors is probably required and a fresh set of eyes

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  3. Are the screens on the wi did of the cafe because of Ramadan or the sun? Silly question probably but with your headaches do you drink enough water?

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    1. I probably drink more fluids than i need to, I'm in the Uk next week and will have to cut down on the fluid intake or i'll not move from the bathroom. The screens are to stop those fasting from seeing us eat and drink inside

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  4. Goodness, Suzanne, what a week you had. My condolences on the family bereavement. It's been a hard year for your family, one loss after another. Sorry to hear your migraine was relentless, and hope you are feeling better. Once you're in the UK, maybe we could meet up, if you have a chance. Didn't you meet up with Mary some time earlier this year? Maybe we could do something all three of us in Oxford?

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    1. would love to meet up, have messaged you

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  5. Oh no! I am so sorry about Peter's Uncle.
    That pineapple cake looks delicious.
    Gosh! That is scary about the fire. You would think a new build would have them installed.
    I hope your migraines ease soon x

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    1. thank you, yes i just assumed there were smoke alarms, shouldn't take these things for granted

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  6. What a shame about Peter's Uncle, sending hugs.
    Sadly coming off of caffeine is difficult but so worth it if you can get off for good.
    Hope you have some smoke alarms up now,and thank goodness Peter was there to deal with it
    It sounds like you still have far to much to do, hope you manage it all.

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    1. smoke alarms sorted now. Have given up giving up on the caffeine for the time being

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  7. Hope the diet changes help in some way. Scary about the smoke alarms - seems daft that a new build wouldn't have them.

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    1. thank you, we've sorted smoke alarms now

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  8. I can't believe that a new build has been put up without smoke detectors in this day and age. You were so lucky (for a change!!) Sorry that you are having such a nightmare with the migraines - they seem to be getting worse? #365

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    1. i know tell me about it, i really don't need any more dramas in my life right now

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  9. My daughter suffers terribly with migraines, so I know how they completely debilitate you, very lucky that Peter discovered the fire, although very worrying that a new build doesn't automatically have smoke detectors. Sorry to hear about Peters uncle, you have certainly had more than your fair share of bad news this year, fingers crossed for a happier second half of the year xxx

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    1. thank you, it has been a tough year, hopefully onwards and upwards from now on

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  10. Crikey that was lucky about the fire and Peter finding it. Scary to think there's no smoke detectors in the house.

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    1. I know, really not good with the fire alarms

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  11. Sorry about your bereavement and your migraine. I am wheat free so if you need any advice, let me know! #project365

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    1. thank you, our youngest was gluten free as a child

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