Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring The Desperate Housewife


Hi all, welcome to this week's Twinkly Tuesday!  I hope you've all had a lovely week. Its been a busy week for me with work and I expect more of the same this week as it starts to ramp up for the Christmas period.  No complaints though, I would rather it was busy than quiet! 

This week's Tuesday Twinkler post comes from Tracey at the Desperate Housewife who shares her noise issue at home courtesy of her little ones. Its a post I think all parents can relate to - I know our home is certainly noisy but boy do we miss it when they aren't here!


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Monday, 12 November 2018

Gratitude Journal #6



Fireworks
T and E were a little disappointed when we told them we weren't going to be doing fireworks at Nanny and Grandad's this year so we dug out some leftover fireworks from last year and Nanny and Grandad grabbed a few more.  We had a little firework display in the garden, followed by dinner there.  E really loved watching them but T wasn't as keen and disliked the loud noises and ended up going back inside with Nanny.

Discharged from the Oral Surgeon
I had a follow up with the Oral Surgeon following my appointments and CT scan last year regarding the lump on my jaw. Thankfully it hasn't grown much and as the numbness isn't too bad it can be left rather than removed. I say thankfully as it is sat on a nerve and if it is removed, I run the risk of nerve damage.

Walking
This weekend I've got out with the girls and Buddy on both days and we've covered almost 5 miles.  It wore them all out and I had a lie in on Sunday until 8am. Bonus.

Friends
I like to think I'm a loyal friend but I don't have many friends and not many that I see very often. It doesn't worry me too much, I like to know that I can trust the few friends I have and don't have to worry about living in each others pockets. As with many Mums though, its usually a case of saying we must meet up soon and not actually getting to do it - life gets in the way for one reason or another! This weekend I had a really nice message from one of my friends that I've not seen for a good few weeks, despite our children going to the same school.  It came at just the right time and for that I'm grateful.

Dinner cooked for me
D came home from sorting the animals last night to say that his parents were having a roast dinner and she had plated a meal up for each of us.  Its always lovely not having to cook - or wash up and I'm certain I'll enjoy it tonight!

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

A health update


I've had a number of hospital appointments this year. That many, I've actually lost count!  October saw me have another two and I thought I'd share how I've got on.



My Jaw

Last year, I shared a couple of posts sharing how I had found a lump on my jaw.  It wasn't something that the consultant was too worried about but he arranged a follow up appointment a year later. This week was the week I saw him and finally! Some good, health related news.  

The lump is bone and nothing to be concerned about in itself.  It is, however, sat directly on a nerve and if it were to be removed, there is the possibility I would be left with permanent nerve damage.  The good news is that the consultant is happy to leave it for the time being and I don't need to have it removed.  If the sensitivity reduces any further then he will be happy to remove, saying that I will be in no worse a position.    I'm so relieved about this, I can't tell you, particularly as he told me how it would be removed - either burred or chiselled off, under local anaesthetic! 

This time I thought to ask if I could grab a snap of the CT image.  Its not the best quality I'm afraid but you can see the lump sat directly over the nerve.

   

Stomach

Ah. My stomach. Where do I start with this one?! This year I've seen several Doctors and Consultants, all of whom have had a different opinion. There was the almost hospital admission back in March. The times I've been in so much pain I've thought I'm going to pass out. My gallbladder, pancreas and liver have all been checked. Blood tests have been done. I've had scans and an endoscopy.  I've been sent from the gastroenterology department to the gynaecology department, who I'm still seeing.  

At my recent appointment they confirmed that the latest blood tests and swabs that were done were clear. What was surprising though was that my hormone levels were all normal and it seems that I was originally misdiagnosed with PCOS, despite having many of the pointers, the consultant seemed to be cross that I thought I had PCOS. I had to explain to him that it was my Doctor who had told me that I was!  From what I can gather, my hormones must have been fluctuating back at the time of the PCOS blood test.  

I had a little lesson in women's biology and he said to think of the pelvic region as being a V shape with the uterus, ovaries etc at the bottom of it, with the bowel and intestines sitting on top. Because they are in close proximity, stomach issues can sometimes be blamed on gynae issues and vice versa.  I've been given a course of medication to take for the next three months to treat IBS and then I have to go back to report on how I've got on with it and whether I still have the pain.   Despite having definite gynae (period)... difficulties, I'm pretty sure that they aren't causing the pain as the pain is too high up. 

With regard to periods, he wasn't overly helpful.  There's no way for me regulate them other than contraceptive pill but I'm unable to take the particular type needed (combined, I think) because I have migraines. I've spoken to them about the possibility of a hysterectomy but the consultant was surprised at this and asked what I would gain from it! Hmmm.... well, no periods for a start!  We've had our children, our family is complete. He briefly entertained me and said that I would need to be sterilised first to prove that I'm serious about having it done, which seems to me to be a complete waste of NHS resources.

When I go back for the next follow up, he'll review again and said that he'll make a decision whether to take a look with a camera to see if there are any signs of endometriosis. Failing that, he said it will probably be put down to chronic pain. I don't want to dwell on that too much because I won't lie, it does worry me when I think about being stuck with this pain.  

So that's where I am. Three years down the line and its still continuing...

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Miller in the City


Hello, Happy Tuesday!  I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the firework displays.  We didn't plan to see any this year... until the girls mentioned it on Saturday. We didn't attend a public event and instead had a few in my inlaws garden. Like me, T wasn't keen on the noise and she went inside with my mother in law but E really enjoyed them. 

On to this week's Tuesday Twinkler and a post from Miller in the City, which is all about creating a vision board. Just last week, I was reading up about vision boards and how they work.  Placed somewhere you will see it daily, its a tool to help you manifest your dreams and goals.  I'm taking it as a sign and I'm starting to think about what I want mine to include.  Would you use a vision board? Have you and, more importantly, did it help with what you wanted to achieve? I'd love to know!







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