Monthly Archives: April 2018

Tired 😡

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Wednesday 21st to Thursday 29th March

During this time we’ve had some nice sunny days and some heavy rainy days! 🌀🌧

I’ve had some feeling fed up days, times when I just can’t concentrate on a single thing, which makes me very frustrated and even more fed up, and I’ve just been so very, very, very tired. Yes, even more than normal, if that’s possible 😡

I came across this tiny article!

“At last I found a good explanation of the difference between fatigue and being tired.

Fatigue is often confused with tiredness. Tiredness happens to everyone – it’s a feeling you expect after certain activities or at the end of the day. Usually, you know why you are tired and a good night’s sleep solves the problem.

Fatigue is a daily lack of energy; it is excessive whole-body tiredness not relieved by sleep. It can last for a short time (a month or less) or stay around for longer (six months or longer). Fatigue can prevent you from functioning normally and gets in the way of things you enjoy or need to do.”

Fatigue is a symptom of PBC. Some days I think okay, maybe I am just tired. But other days I think it is probably a bit more than that, the dreaded fatigue. It’s tough πŸ˜–

On Thursday 22nd I had to go for another hysteroscopy and biopsy, to check for any more changes in the cells due to my previous diagnosis of hyperplasia. (An increase in the number of cells in an organ or tissue. These cells appear normal under a microscope. They are not cancer, but may become cancer).

I had to be up extra early so that I could get a lift into Banbury with Leah. This meant that I was very early for my actual appointment time, so at 7.38am I went for a 1.78 mile walk! 😱 Good job it was a lovely sunny morning.

Thankfully I didn’t need to go into the operating theatre for my procedure (this made me a little scared the last time 😫). And it was over and done with a lot quicker than before. I never really used to bother too much but now I just don’t like having anything at all done to me anymore. The nurse made me a cup of tea and then I was able to leave. Let’s hope the results are good ones!

I walked back into town and treated myself to a coffee and a nice walk by the canal before I caught the bus home.

A sunny Sunday afternoon and a walk with Robyn – we were now able to go up the ‘snowdrift’ lane!

It’s finally back to its normal self!

Painful fingers

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Tuesday 13th to Tuesday 20th March

So very, very tired for work after my trip to Birmingham yesterday.

Wednesday, a day off when I spring cleaned a window frame!!! and visited a friend (I used to childmind her daughter from when she was just a tiny baby until she was about 3 or maybe 4 I think πŸ€”)

On Thursday I did 3 separate walks! One of them was only a mile long but my tracker made the shape of some walking legs!

For a little while on Sunday evening I sneaked in to Leah’s bed (it was so extremely cold and was starting to snow again 😱) and was listening to her music which she always has going when she’s at home. She plays a real mixture, some of my favourite ones from the charts, some of all of our old favourites to bring back some memories. All 3 of us love to listen to Leah’s music from whichever room we might be in the house!

A visit to Dr Fisher on Monday morning, who told me that the results of the X-ray on my hip were fine, so now to wait for the ultrasound.

In the afternoon I needed to take my car back to the garage in Banbury ready for tomorrow, when they were going to replace the seal above the window which they recently repaired, as it was loose. Then the idea was for me to get a lift back home with Leah when she finished work. I left the car and started the reasonably long walk into town. The garage then rang to say that they had already done the seal and did I want to just come back and collect it now! So I turned around and walked back to the garage. I checked the seal, to me it didn’t look like it had been fixed, they had just tried to squeeze it back in, they certainly didn’t have time to fit the new one. So the manager came and looked, I explained that it was booked in for tomorrow really and he agreed that it was not good enough and could I leave it to be sorted properly tomorrow as planned! So back off I set again for the walk into town to meet Leah. There’s nothing I like better on a very cold early evening than walking back and forward, back and forward through the back streets of Banbury! 😫

I collected my car again after work on Tuesday πŸš— It’s not a perfect job, but at least it has the new seal on it now 😏

Raynaud’s disease, just another delightful condition for me to deal with! Do you suffer with it yourself, have you heard of it? Here’s a pic of how my hands looked on Sunday.

I will be glad when this long cold winter has finally ended. Although, as it says in the above link, it doesn’t have to be that extremely cold for my poor fingers to suffer πŸ–

I do think that if I lived in a warm, sunny country a lot of my problems would just disappear! 🏝