Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th January

Work this morning.

In the evening I started out to do some work on my blog and I got distracted by a programme on the tv. It was Derren Brown and it was called Pushed to the Edge. I don’t know if you have watched any of his programmes before, but he kind of tries to condition people to do strange things that they wouldn’t normally do. This time the end result was to try to get a man to push another man off the roof to his death, but there was a whole story leading up to it during which he was already getting the man to do things that he normally wouldn’t have considered doing. I’m probably not explaining it very well but it was very very interesting. I like things like this. My blog post didn’t get written in the end!

It was also this evening that I first felt like I was getting my shingles type virus back yet again, but this time it was in a different place. The first time that has ever happened before ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Wednesday. So this day a year ago was when I first went live on the transplant list. That was it. Phones had to be kept charged and were not to be put on silent! Everyone was on standby wherever they were. I think Robyn and Leah hated their phones ringing now, thinking it might be me telling them I had the call. I know I got very nervous when my mobile or the house phone rang ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Life on the edge. Scary times.

And typically for me, my hospital bag was only half packed, but it did sit ready and waiting, next to the front door ๐Ÿ˜ I think Robyn had about 6 bags packed, ready and waiting up in her bedroom, and I don’t think Leah had anything ready!!!

Back to the current day. Spent at home doing jobs and then a bit of time put aside for my course. A few of the videos we have to watch have been taxing my brain rather a lot :/ but I am really enjoying it.

I made a Rustic Chicken casserole type thing for our tea. It was while I was in the kitchen chopping all these vegetables that I realised that this is one of the ways I definitely have improved. There was no way I would have been able to do this a year ago without my hands getting such very painful cramp in them, and continuing to hurt afterwards.

I can now chop veg again ๐Ÿ™‚ Simple things that other people take for granted.

I have got a weird obsession with the new Adele cd at the moment. I always used to put Radio 1 on to listen to while I’m down in the kitchen cooking, washing up etc but since Christmas when Leah bought me the cd, I now play this. Every day and normally more than once. And loud. I am trying to learn the words to the songs (another way to get my brain working I’m thinking) Leah and Jack’s bedroom is next door to the kitchen so they have to put up with it too, as its normally playing when they just get in from work. The trouble is one of the songs makes me cry, so now when she hears it coming on, out comes Leah and starts to sing really loudly over it so I can’t hear it properly! Weirdly it seems to work!!!

On Thursday I went out with Robyn for a while. I’m not allowed to explain on here but funny times :/ ๐Ÿ˜‚

I spoke to a doctor today as my shingles type virus thing was really hurting. And as it was now at the bottom of my bum it really hurt when I sat down and my clothing rubbed it too. She didn’t want to see me to check it out, I guess she just took my word for it and offered me some special cream or tablets. I try to avoid all tablets, so I opted for the cream. I have only just suffered with this in its normal place just before Christmas, and now a few weeks later, it is back but somewhere else. I had hoped that this problem would also disappear after transplant, but obviously this is not the case ๐Ÿ˜  A horrible thing to keep having to put up with.

I still went out later for my walk with the others though. It hurt me a bit and it was also absolutely freezing cold weather but it does me good ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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