Sunday 30 April 2023

Week 17 One Daily Positive and Project 365

I've really struggled this week with extreme fatigue. I'm in a lot of pain and my brain just keeps getting muddled. All these Doctor and hospital appointments are getting me down, but I guess if I didn't need treatment they wouldn't be giving it to me and taking regular blood tests. I just really wish they'd find out what is causing the malabsorption issues with the iron, B12 and Vit D. It's been going on for 6 years, I improve with treatment then spiral back down slowly, but often quickly and the treatment starts all over again, there must a reason. 

In other news the conservatory is in full use. We still need to fit and paint the skirting boards (on order) buy and fix curtain rails (we have the curtains) We now have room to move the sofa out to do these jobs.

The dining room is now back in full use, the lounge is empty of clutter (tools, tiles etc) and we are able to use the patio and I can hang the washing out properly. 

The patio won't be finished for a while as the builders are coming back next week to sort out the drainage for the roof as their new pipe slightly slopes away from the drain and the patio keeps flooding.

114 Sunday Day spent with popping to the supermarket, cooking a roast and planting up hanging basket. A lot of TV watched.

It was Bob's Gotcha Day. he moved in with us 10 years ago.

115 Monday Late into work after my Vit B jab. Really tired today, struggled through the day. An early night.

My reading for May. The Robinson Crusoe book belonged to my dad and was a gift from his Gran in 1947.

116 Tuesday Really struggling with breathlessness, can't manage more than 150 meters without panting. GP called and asked me to go to the surgery, I've an inflamed serum which is causing the pain probably due to the bit B12 deficiency and therefore I'm not taking as deep a breaths as I need with the iron deficiency anaemia that is the cause of the usual breathlessness.

Floor tiles finished. Skirting boards and curtain poles to go in next week.

117 Wednesday Felt a lot better today after taking the anti-inflammatories. After work I took a gentle walk into town for a coffee then onto the Youth Club. We went on a walk to the chip and by the time I got home at 7pm I was absolutely exhausted. Had a bath and an early night.

Pinched a colleagues mug as she wasn't in today, sent her this picture.

118 Thursday Late into work after another Vit B jab, a quiet day with Teacher's striking. The afternoon and evening spent tidying up the dining room now the sofa is in the new extension.

Sofa in and room in full use.

119 Friday Day in work and home to finish tidying  the dining room. Friend came round for chips and we spent the evening in the new room.

120 Saturday Hung the washing out and into Worcester for a food shop. sat outside for a coffee. In the afternoon Peter & I took Bob to town. Son and his wife with our grandchild arrived in the afternoon to spend the night. We had sat outside for our dinner as the weather was so nice.

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  1. I feel for you with all the unknowns with your health. Glad the anti inammatories seemed to help. Happy Bob gotcha day. I love how he likes his photo taken our old lab used to sit and pose if I said photo to her.

    1. It takes a lot of posing to get to sit away from me to take the photo

  2. I am so sorry you are not doing well health wise. It seems to be never ending with no relief.
    Aww! Bob is such a sweetheart. Congrats on having him 10 years. Those tiles look fantastic and so does the sofa in the extension.

  3. Sorry to hear you have issues with your health and for such a long time.

    Belated Happy Gotcha Day to Bob! He is such a sweetheart. I hope you like 1984, have you read it before? I'm a huge Orwell fan, I loved 1984, Animal Farm, but also Homage to Catalonia, and other shorter writings.

    1. I've not read 1984 before, but know the premise of it.

  4. That must be very frustrating with the treatment working for a while and then spiralling back down again. I hope that the doctors can find out a cause so it improves. Glad the anti-inflammatories helped you to feel a bit better. The conservatory looks amazing. How lovely to have it in full use now. #project365

    1. It was back in full use but skirting boards going in this week

  5. Happy gotcha day to Bob! Building work and decorating all looks fab. #project365

  6. I love the colour of the sofa you picked, its gorgeous! Lovely to see the building work is getting there. Must be nice having a conservatory to enjoy. Hope your feeling better with your health.