I’ve had a good few weeks on the whole. I’m feeling very up at the moment – like I could take on the world and win. 🙂 It’s a nice feeling just a shame that it doesn’t last! Lol. I’m currently reclined on the sofa, writing this, listening to music, eating lemon drizzle cake and trying to resist the urge to faff about on Facebook! I know most people would consider this to be a crappy night in but as far as I’m concerned it can’t get much better. 😀 Paul is currently working so it’s all good. Oh what an exciting and exotic life we lead! Lol. 😉
So what’s new with me? Well, first of all I’m on antibiotics for a waterworks infection that I know I don’t have and they’ve made me feel a little wobbly but I’m okay. The GP was adamant that this “infection” is the cause of all lower-abdominal pain, cramps and bloating that I’ve had since January and for my period being 11 weeks late but I’m not convinced one iota! Before you panic, no I’m not pregnant, thank goodness. I’ve done 3 pregnancy tests and all were negative. I don’t know what’s going on with my body at the moment but something’s not right. I guess I will just have to wait and see what my neurologist makes of if all – God knows when I’ll be seeing him again though, perhaps when hell freezes over! Lol.
Anyway that’s all pants news so let’s do the fun stuff and my reason for feeling so up! 😀 I’m off on my holidays on Monday (2nd June) and Paul is joining me on Thursday (5th) – I can’t wait! We are only going to Stoke on Trent but for me it’s not where we go, it’s the fact that we’ll be together and be with some amazing people. 😀 We both really need a break. 😀 Oh, and we are off to Cosford (airshow) while we are up there – my first airshow of the season – I can’t wait and I hope the weather is nice! 😀
Also I've been a busy bee regarding PDA. My dear friend Jane and I have set up a new Facebook support group – PDA Autonomous Parenting Support Group – which we are hoping will fill a big gap and offer those parents doing it the autonomous way some guidance and support. It’s going down really well and I’m honoured to be involved.
So what else? Hmm….well I’m pleased to announce that Jane Sherwin, the above mentioned friend, has written a book on hers and her daughters PDA journey and it’s going to be published! 😀 I’m so pleased for them and I’m so pleased for the PDA Army – we need this. ❤ More awareness and more understanding. 😀 I really feel like we are finally making some headway. People are beginning to listen. 😀 Perhaps I will finally make a start on my book. I’ve got lots of ideas down on paper but I’m struggling to push myself into actually starting it! Lol.
So basically all is good here. Yes I’m still “unwell” but I’m doing okay. I had the second attempt at a lumbar puncture the other week but annoyingly they were unable to get any fluid so I will have to go back a 3rd time but this time it will be done under X-Ray. Oh well. I should add that the second attempt was ASD-friendly – I had my own room, open window, the staff explained it all to me and there were no surprises! I finally think the RD&E have figured it out! 😮 Also I finally went to see the only decent GP at the practice to discuss my worsening psychotic episodes. Although I was meant to go urgently I decided to wait and see him – it only took 3 weeks! Lol. He wasn’t that concerned and said I seemed to be managing okay. He said I didn’t need a psychiatric evaluation but he did up my Chlorpromazine from 25mg tablets to 50mg – like that makes sense?! I’m staying positive, no matter what the future holds for me. I have a lot in my life to be thankful for so I can’t really complain. PDA awareness is spreading and that is brilliant! 😀
I thought I would end with an image that just popped up in my newsfeed – I love it! 😀
Thank you Ruth! 🙂 That means a lot – I couldn’t do what I do without the backing and support of you all. 🙂
Great that you are on the up. Hope your physical health is restored soon.You are doing an amazing ,invaluable job in spreading awareness of PDA . Hope you continue to do so.
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