Gratitude Journal #3

I'm on week 3 of my Gratitude Journal and its been a mixed up week with some highs and lows.

Parent's evening
We had E's parents evening this week and it was all very positive. Whilst we're only a few weeks into the new school year, her teacher is pleased with her progress and was very complimentary about her, which is always nice to hear.

Lunch with my Mother in Law and a visit to the hairdressers
The first day of the school holidays was spent at my mother in-laws with my niece. She has my niece one day a week and during the school holidays, we always go over on that day so the girls can play together. This week I'd managed to book my hair appointment for the same day, forgetting that it was half term and my mother in law was good enough to look after the three of them so I could head off.  This was the first visit to the hairdressers and I'm really pleased with the cut so booked my next appointment!

Playdate with my niece
We had my niece over to play whilst my sister in law went to the hairdressers. Its the first time she's ever been over to ours on her own so I wasn't quite sure how it would go but she seemed to enjoy herself and told my mother in law she'd had a nice time. They didn't play as well together as I had hoped, with one of my two being left out at times, but overall it was ok. They played with the Peppa Pig toys, dolls, did some drawing, we played lego and snap and they had a disco.  Needless to say by the time my SIL came to collect her, I was shattered!

Emergency Drs appointment
The latest in the whole fibromyalgia-and-what-hurts-now... thing is my hip. At least I thought it was my hip. For a few weeks, I've been having some pain in my left hip and calf.  Tuesday this week saw me struggling to get about easily. I stood up off the bed and every step I took was painful, not helped by T thinking I was being silly and smacking me right in the hip. I was really struggling to walk about, my legs have been so wobbly! Luckily I managed to get myself into the Drs who told me it wasn't my hip giving me trouble but my back. When she pressed along the base it was incredibly tender and painful. Because the tramadol I had been prescribed wasn't doing anything for the pain, she's now prescribed me a low dose of gabapentin. So far that dose hasn't worked so I have another appointment this week to follow up and I'm hoping she can help get the dose right. I've been feeling quite grumpy, to be honest, it's felt like one thing after another and I'm so fed up of being uncomfortable and in pain. 

Here's hoping for a good week ahead.  My Mum is supposed to be coming for a few days so I'm hoping for a little respite.  What are you grateful for this week? 


  1. I love that feeling when a hairdresser us good and you will all out with what you wanted #twinklytuesday

  2. I hope you a re feeling a little better, and that your Mum did come to give a little respite. Thank you for making me Featured Blogger, that made my week! x #TwinklyTuesday

  3. I really do like reading your journals every week. Simple things like a trip to the hairdresser - we take for granted but it's important to appreciate these little things x #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Oh I hope they find a painkiller that helps, but at least you know it's your back an not your hip, so that will help. Glad E had a good parents evening! #TwinklyTuesday

  5. Your back sounds like trouble, a shame because the rest of the activities seem to be going really well. A new hair cut is always a boost and your daughter doing well in the new term at school. #TwinklyTuesday

  6. All the best on the health front. Funnily enough I am grateful for a good haircut this week too along with a reddish colour in it too. I am grateful for fun, kindness, friends and family too. Oh and for glorious sunshine and woodland walks. #TwinklyTuesday

  7. Constant pain is so debilitating emotionally - don't under estimate it. Good for you for being able to celebrate the highs too!!

  8. Aw sorry to hear you have been suffering. I hope you get some rest X #twinklyTuesday

  9. Ah sorry to hear that you weren't doing to well - health wise. Hoping for a better week and keep on being grateful - it eliminates the negativity and helps you focus on the positives #TwinklyTuesday