Charlie's Bird

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Quieter

…days, quieter me.

The ‘woe is me’ posts get boring. Thus I have been quieter (I love that word – thus – we definitely don’t use it enough). I am suffering from a cold at the moment; and I am super grumpy about that. This was supposed to be my last high mileage week before my marathon! Argh! Oh well. It is what it is. I guess I must be grateful its just a cold.

My mouth is starting to feel much better. I can’t wait for it to be totally better now!

Thandi has had a bit of a rough ride. She danced in her ballet show last week; it was BUSY! She coped really well until Saturday night – she basically did not sleep the entire night – I’m not sure if it was insomnia, over tiredness or something actually wrong (she said her tooth was sore, but I think she was copying her poor poor mother!). Then after a quiet day recovering (for all of us) on Sunday, she went to school happily; and had no problems, until yesterday, when she had a vomit and Charles had to bring her home. She seemed fine this morning; and went off to school happily. I really don’t know.

We all need this holiday!

So where am I

…in this journey of mine?

Our German friends are leaving on Monday. We were away with them in the Karoo over the weekend, they continued their break and got back yesterday. They’re staying with us, and it is all a little intense right now. I am not looking forward to them leaving.

I need to sort out the visas for our trip – Spanish and UK for me, UK for Charlie and Thandi. Although, if Charlie sorted out his passport then I wouldn’t need to sort that one out.

My dad continues to be miserable. Depressed, sad and lost. I am still out of ideas there.

My running is ok. I am needing to start to increase the mileage; the Loch Ness Marathon is in 11 weeks. I can do this!

My headaches are a bit better. It appears that they have been largely caused by my latest ailment – hypertension. It’s a diagnosis I am extremely pissed off about – I am fit, only slightly overweight, eat well, exercise well and only battle with work stress. Grrr… But I am more than happy to take the treatment, because it has helped my head, and I have seen the ravages of what hypertension in Dawny.

 

Relief

..flooding through me. I had an MRI of my brain and neck today and X-rays – there is no brain tumour, no need for any neck surgery. I cannot tell you how relieved I am. Phew!

Now to find a solution for this flipping annoying headache!

Funny week

…as in strange, not funny haha. Hmm… Headache has not completely gone, so I have still been battling quite a bit there. There are a whole host of investigations underway – I’ll fill you all in when I have some more info – it’s probably just all neck related – gynaecologist’s neck… But it’s been debilitating.

The weather has been cold – I enjoy winter, I love snuggling down on the couch with a blanket; and I signed us up for Netflix, so I am ready for it all! I have a stash of Milo and hot chocolate, lots of tea ( pity about the snacks I always want) On that note, any recommendations of things to watch – series, movies…

The long weekend looms, and I am on call – guess it has to happen – I’ve had a long run of weekends off – loved those! Our city seems to be emptying out, so on the social side, it’ll be quiet – time to catch up and regroup; do some tidying up, some sorting out at home – I need to do that. The only problem is I tend to sort out one area, and am then all sorted out – and the thought of continuing another room or cupboard seems to much… Let’s hope I have a good dose of endurability this weekend.

Oh, and I’m running again, after a 2 week break, here’s to marathon training (again).