Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th May
I didn’t feel too great when I first woke up this morning. I was still extremely tired, my head was aching, my tummy was aching, my body ached all over really! Stress or a little bug I’ve picked up from somewhere?
Then I received some terrible news. My friend Sue had very sadly died earlier this morning. Of course I was extremely upset – and I was meant to be at work in half an hour. So I rang my manager and explained what had happened and said I would be into work a few minutes late so I had a bit of extra time to pull myself together ☹️
I worked until 3.00pm today then I walked home, got straight in my car and drove to the doctors’ surgery for my appointment with the nurse to have my stitches out. Everything was fine. I just have to keep it covered and dry again for another 48 hours. Then hopefully that will be that all over and done with. Just to wait for the results now.
While I was waiting for the nurse I thought I would take a photo of my fingers to show you!
Because I suffer with Raynauds that’s why. This is as a result of my original autoimmune condition of Primary Biliary Cholangitis. I have suffered with this condition for years but when I was very ill and was taking many many different tablets every day, it seemed to go away. Now nearly all of my medications have stopped, it has come back! I always think that maybe it was the steroids that I took that kept it at bay for a while?
Now, after my fingers have turned white and they finally decide that they are going to come back to life, I can actually see the blood slowly moving back into my veins, turning from white back into my normal skin colour 😏 It’s quite freaky!
Thursday morning and I was still feeling achy and wobbly, the same as yesterday. Thank goodness it wasn’t a work day so I was just at home doing various bits and pieces.
I met Robyn in Caffe Nero later. She was on her lunch break and I was just giving myself a break from the house and jobs! Then while I was just sat in there minding my own business I got a phone call from a journalist who was interested in my story, hopefully for inclusion in a woman’s magazine and newspaper. We arranged that she would call me back tomorrow when I had finished work so that we could have a chat and she could then write her version of my story for me to have a look at.
I just went for my much needed walk in the evening.
Friday = work! I had a long phone call with my journalist friend in the afternoon and then I started to prepare our evening meal and did some other jobs in the kitchen. While I was doing this Leah had got back from work and was sat on her bed doing some of her course work. She is training to become a ‘qualified’ dental nurse (as she is already working as one!!!) I had the radio blaring as I normally listen to the Top 40 on Radio 1 on a Friday 🤗 so Leah shut her bedroom door as she couldn’t concentrate on what she was doing, funny! It just took me back to the ‘good old days’ with all the dreaded school and college homework 😏 A real blast from the past!