Saturday, 6 July 2019

One Daily Positive - Week 27 Birmingham to Dubai

It's really weird being back in Dubai, it's hot, but not as humid as it can be and I'm just taking things slowly.

It's really strange how easily I adapt between each country. Having spent 3 weeks driving on the left, I just got in the car here and automatically drove on the right, I really don't have to give it a second thought these days, it's just natural to me now.

I actually had an uneventful journey home, no delays, no car hire return hassles and I had 3 seats to myself so was able to stretch out and I slept for 5 hours.

Wow I'm so tired, more blood tests this week and literally falling asleep on my toes when ironing. I just know my iron levels have plummeted again.

Peter was away in Saudi, I'm used to being on my own, but it was strange coming home to an empty house for more than one night.

181 Sunday Flew home after popping in at mums to say goodbye, read my book, slept and enjoyed the food.

182 Monday Woke at 8am feeling shattered, really couldn't get motivated. Collected the cat and dog from boarding at midday and went for a swim late afternoon, unpacked and repacked for my next trip and then fell asleep on the sofa.....grrrrrrrrrr.

183 Tuesday Had 9 hours sleep, woke and set off with Bob to the dog park, getting home at lunch time. Spent the afternoon in bed as my neck was hurting, then had a MD's sugar intake and spent the evening catching up with blog comments, watching TV and bed at 10pm.

184 Wednesday Blood test first thing, then off to the Mall of the Emirates for a coffee, a walk with a friend and a food shop. Peter arrived home late in the evening. My medical aid company wouldn't approve the ferritin tests unless my haemoglobin levels are low, however I've only been anaemic the once and my levels are usually fine, but my iron stores have been low for almost two years, hence why I have iron infusions that medical aid pay, but they won't pay for the tests to check its actually worked.
She just looks at me all day like this, wanting food.

185 Thursday I met a woman at the dog park on Tuesday and we swopped numbers as we live in the same estate so met for coffee in the morning. I picked up some stuff for dinner and did nothing all afternoon until Peter came home.

186 Friday Woke early at 5am and did a spot of gardening and walked Bob. We went out for Breakfast, then onto Dragon Mart, if you get a chance to go you must. You can buy anything and everything there, from a lipstick, through electronics, clothing and furniture to factory equipment. Lazy afternoon and evening.

187 Saturday Bobs annual injections. I am battered, bruised and scratched, my stress levels are though the roof. Off to see Yesterday at the cinema then back to the vets for round 2 (kennel cough) as we've left him there to give him chance to calm down.





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24 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear your health has been suffering again - and Bob's too! It must have been nice to have all that space on the plane and to be able to sleep. Love the photo of the cat - that's the sort of face it would be very hard to resist!

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    1. Poor Bob he was so frightened. I do resist feeding the cat, she returns there within 10 mins of having her breakfast every day

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  2. How lucky were you to have 3 seats on the plane? Glad you managed to sleep, it will have helped! Sorry to here you are struggling at the moment, hope you are getting plenty of rest! Lovely to hear you met a new pal at the dog park too! :) Sim xx #PoCoLo

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    1. I was indeed, it happens quite often but rarely on the uk/dubai legs

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  3. Brain is a wondrous thing, adapting to differences easily. Sorry to hear that you need more blood tests.
    Bob on the lawn made me smile, bless him, he clearly was too hot to bother. And just look at the melancholic cat, how could anyone resist these pleading eyes?

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    1. It's easy to resist, if i sneak her any extra food she then demands more so not worth it

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  4. I don't know how you keep up with the changes between the countries. You do right taking it slowly.
    The Dragon Mart sounds amazing. I would love somewhere like that here where you can shop for everything in one place. x

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    1. I could easily spend a week in there to see everything

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  5. Bob looks so sorry for himself, bless him! I hope you feel more like yourself soon x

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  6. Glad you had a good trip back, but sorry to hear you are struggling a bit health wise again. Hope Bob has recovered from his jabs.

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    1. Bob made a full recovery as soon as we took the muzzel off him

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  7. Oh no sorry to hear Bob hasn't been feeling well either!

    Not sure I could adapt so easily to the change in driving!

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    1. the actual driving is easy, remembering which side of the car to get into is a different matter though

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  8. Wishing you all the best - sometimes we all just need some downtime, not doing anything productive. I think that's underrated and we're sometimes made to feel guilty if we're not constantly doing something productive...

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    1. sadly the guilt is also internal, however this morning, i've just walked away from a big mess and gone out for coffee, it'll still be there to deal with when i get home, but hopefully i'll be more relaxed by then

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  9. I've yet to drive on the other side of the road abroad but can now say I've driven around a camp site abroad. It is funny how easy it sometimes feels to change from one thing to the other. Hope your health improves.

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    1. it has become second nature to me now the actual driving, however the getting in the right side of the car is still an issue for me

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  10. Sorry that things are not going well again health wise. strange they will not pay for the test to see if it has worked.
    Hope nothing to serious with Bob.
    Just as well you mange to chop and change right to left the amount of times you do it.

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    1. i managed to get the blood test done, sadly levels have dropped again

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  11. I have no idea how you cope with changing countries so often! The summer heat in the UK is tricky enough for me to deal with and I don't think I'd cope in Dubai. Hope you find some energy soon #project365

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    1. One sort of gets used to it, but it's a chore, there is little pleasure in flying for me these days

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  12. I am still struggling with jet lag five days after, I am super impressed with how you manage so easily. Sorry to hear about the extra bloods needed and the iron levels. I hope it makes a difference for you. Hope Bob is doing better now too?

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    1. I'm only dealing with 3 hours each time so not as bad as your trip, plus I don't have kids or a job to return to

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