Sunday, 18 October 2020

Week 42 - One Daily Positive A trip to A&E and an iron infusion

This post contains links to sponsored posts.

I've been scrap booking my garden plans for the year as and when I've been doing things and been sanding down the dolls house and making minor repairs before I can paint it. I think I may have to wait for my Dremel to arrive in the container to be able to finish it. I also moved some furniture around, ready for my house sitters arrival and so there is space in the dining room to store the fridge/freezer, oven and boxes I won't have time to unpack before I leave for Dubai, mid November.

I've also been doing quite a few sponsored posts this week and last, I had to change my Instagram account to a business one and do a bit of research into the legal requirements and the differences between a paid post and a gifted one. Fingers crossed I've got it right. I had one post that required instagram, gifted items to review and a paid blog post and another where I was sent a voucher for a craft shop to compliment a post that required me making a halloween display for my front door, technically gifted, but also paid for on top. It's all so very complicated, but given me something to do while I've been struggling with my migraine.

285 Sunday In bed till midday with migraine, managed to walk Bob to the local shop. Hung the curtains I'd made in the conservatory to check on spacing, gathering and where they need joining, did some sewing, generally took the day slowly and spent a lot of time on the sofa in front of the TV. Been taking every opportunity to be outside, even if it is just to drink my coffee.


286 Monday Took Bob for a walk into town, thought I heard a helicopter landing on the common. Finished sewing and put everything away, can't hang the curtains till I get new hooks. Sat on the sofa cutting out lettering for a sponsored blog post and adding to my gardening book.


287 Tuesday It's Thing 1's birthday this week, usually I bring party food for their birthdays, but due to social distancing, I picked them up a Burger King, which I handed over the wall after a brief hello and a coffee to mum who was babysitting and we sat outside. Took Bob for a long walk, Thing 3 wanted to come with me, but his mum wasn't around to ask, so we just did a short walk around the houses. I called in at my friend, mum of twins for dinner. I dropped off Christmas and Birthday gifts up till the end of January as I'll be in Dubai from the middle of November.


288 Wednesday I'm honestly exhausted, the migraine is still going strong, week 3 now. I slept from midnight till 8am and again from 9am till midday. I received delivery of two blogging items and finally gave in and called the Doctor for advice on what to do. I can't walk up the stairs without struggling for breath now. I spent the day colouring in and cutting out letters and getting photobombed for a review product, which I had for my lunch.


289 Thursday Second day of waiting all day for the Doctor to phone. At 6.30pm I headed off to Worcester Royal Hospital, I just need some stronger meds than the ones I have which obviously aren't working. After 3 hours I was offered 2 paracetamol, at 4 hours I was injected with something via a cannula of which I have no idea what it was, something to do with anti sickness, there was mention of oxygen therapy, but I didn't understand, was still in pain and I demanded to be discharged and got home after 5 hours.

I was surprised to see more sunflowers waiting to bloom.

290 Friday Woke to a migraine. Dr finally phoned, had to go out to collect medication so picked up some shopping for the week. Afternoon spent in bed, making a scrap book for the garden with all the jobs for each month/season. My friend came round for chips and wine, I drank coke.


291 Saturday Back to Worcester Royal Hospital for the 2nd part of the iron infusion, it went really well. Spent the rest of the day making a cold frame to winter my plants and seedlings in, walked Bob, made dinner and watched TV.

If they'd sat me in a chair like this on Thursday night, without people and trollies going past all the time when I sought treatment for my migraine, I wouldn't have left half way through.

My migraine has died off to a dull ache in the base of my skull, resting makes no difference in fact when I sit in silence any noise and light gets amplified and makes the thumping worse. The one thing I can do with a migraine is sleep and up to 10 hours.

On the blog this week:

Capability Brown - Reflections on the lake, Croome Court

#sp Being comfortable in your own skin

A weekend at Brean Sands with Bob the Dog

#sp Halloween Door Decorations

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16 comments:

  1. It sounds like you have been busy.
    So sorry you have been suffering with the migraine still. It doesn't sound like the hospital was much help at all. What a waste of your time. I am glad it's eased a little now. I hope you feel better soon x

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    1. wel i learnt my lesson with the hospital, now have a prescription ready for the next time

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  2. I hope that's the end of the migraines for a while - the hospital sounds like they were rubbish on Thursday. Take it easy for a few days xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you have had such a bad migraine. Sounds horrible.

    Hope its fully gone now.

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  4. What a nightmare with the migraine and A&E - there must be something they can do in the longer term for you. Make sure you put AD at the beginning of any IG posts, and I always add an AD sent for review/paid post or whatever in the title (but take out of the url) and first line of my post is always an additional disclaimer - I'd rather overkill it than get it wrong #366

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    1. I've started on beta blockers now and see how that goes, plus the iron infusion should kick in soon

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  5. What a nightmare with the ongoing migraine. Hopefully that's it easing for a bit. The sponsored posts sound interesting.

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    1. Sadly it's just something I go through once a year

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  6. Hope the migraine eased off all together and that it stays away. Love the idea of the scrapbook of the garden that sounds like a great idea. My husband has just ordered the gardeners almanac which I am hoping may help us. I tend to do what Mary does and completely over kill disclosure. I get really annoyed when I noticed someone who has done the same campaign doesn't declare at all. Its so wrong. I am sure you have it nailed. x

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    1. I think I've got the disclosures right now, caused me stress though and took longer to work out than the actual reviews. I'm enjoying my scrap booking and doing the jobs in the garden

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  7. The migraine sounds horrendous - hope it's eased now. I keep meaning to look into an business Instagram account.

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    1. I had no say with the business insta account, it automatically set me up once I tagged my business partner

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  8. Fingers crossed, your migraine has eased by now, it sounds so painful and exhausting. Scrapbooking the garden is a beautiful idea. I don't accept sponsored posts (i.e. paid ones) exactly for the reason that I worry about how to pay taxes on that and not mess it up. I disclose all the gifted products for reviewing, even if it's an e-copy of the book. Will check out your Halloween post.

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    1. Sadly not, the migraine is still running in the back ground

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