With my husband's new job stress has evaporated in this household, which means that cutting back on the booze again has been far easier - although I still need my husband to monitor me on account of never being able to stop consuming something I enjoy (this includes cranberry juice, jelly babies, certain Chinese teas and roast chicken). It's also the second anniversary of the day I was given just six months to live, which has been spurring me on to watch my intake. I'm currently storing a little bit of fluid because I dehydrate so easily in this heat (I have CKD, which doesn't help - it doesn't matter what I do or how much water I drink) but the tummy is now mostly food weight and I'm looking forward to the current CKD flare calming down so that my body begins to let go of fluid properly again. It's something that will always come and go, for me, and I'm lucky that it's not worse than it is (Naproxen was blamed at the time of diagnosis, but in truth I don't think we'll ever know - I could have been born with it).
Since I can only post one photograph, I've chosen to show you the me *now*, rather than the me then, which is basically quite depressing - but would have served to show just how very far I've come. I hope everybody here has some positive news of their own this week - wishing you all well.