Not as dramatic as it sounds but thought I'd update you on my interesting few days...as some of you know I have had a few stressy episodes lately which I believe has contributed to a flare and am currently on 60mg Pred and excitedly waiting to see Dr Hughes at Chertsey on 15th May....
So last time I posted in the week, I was getting over a nasty ankle sprain and my Dad was having an op...well after initially being discharged early poor Dad was readmitted as an emergency as he couldn't pee and was in agony, 1.5L taken via catheter and he's back home with his natty new accessory for 14 days that my StepMum has named 'Colin' (i have no idea why lol).
So after a fitful night Thursday worrying about him I was off to do some work for the first time in ages, decided to drive so I could manage my day myself and get to where i needed to be in my own time, pulled out of my drive and tootled off down the road when wham! a lady in a 4x4 pulled straight out of a junction in front of me!!! Luckily I managed to slam on the breaks (good old roid rage lol) and just a glancing blow but not a great start to the days stress levels. In my steroid addled state I ended apologising to her and explaining why I was shaking so much and so bloated!?? Why I have no idea but it does make me laugh as I was absolutely thunderous when my OH couldn't find something that was hanging exactly where I said it was in the shed today and I got all hot and bothered tramping up and down the garden...erratic much!?
So Friday was a very busy day despite my good intentions and by evening I was exhausted. (Not least from persuading my lovely colleague who hasn't seen me since my face has turned into a basketball, is very into the total holistic approach telling me that steroids are dreadful and that the Dr's are just trying to scare me with the sight loss). I left her with some research to do and with everyone's advice about not overdoing it I came home and spent an hour in an Epsom salt bath which I have to say felt bloody marvellous after - and then spent pretty much the whole day yesterday relaxing.
When I said to my OH I needed a little nap mid morning as was so tired he even said 'I'm not surprised, you used up too many spoons yesterday'. We've not spoken about the 'spoons' since I tried to explain it and he 'wasn't sure he understood' at the time but he literally read my mind which felt strangely amazing!
So that's my positives! And weirdly my ankle bruising looked a whole lot better after my salty bath...if anyone is interested Asda have Epsom salts at half price at the moment, I'm going back to stock up! (Apparently a good way to get Potassium back in the body which is needed as I'm permanently drenched in sweat at the moment!) sorry if TMI.
So fingers crossed this week will not be too eventful, looking forward my to eldests 16th birthday and the start of his GCSE's so trying to keep the house as calm as possible...and avoid demolishing his birthday cake!
Have a fab evening dear new friends and as ever thanks for being a listening ear x