I’m off to hospital today, I’m hoping there will be a few more people than yesterday on the day ward.
It’s not that I mind being on my own, but I have made quite a few nice friends on this ward.
I only have two days to do this time, It used to be a whole week but that was every three months. Now I get my IVIG every month and I think it’s making a difference. The last one only wore off towards the end of last week. I just have to remember to keep hydrated and ward off those horrid migraines.
Last week I went to Naidex44 which is a disability show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I got to try out lots of different wheelchairs, but I’m still not sure what to save up for. I know which one I’d really like but it’s out of my price range.
Graham also had a look at some cars. I was interested in the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles but Graham was not so keen. At least if we had one I would be able to have a more robust wheelchair that didn’t need to be folded to go in the boot!
We had a meeting at the school about the Little Man and they are hopeful that they can sort things out. He’s already coming home a little happier and not refusing to go to school. We will have another meeting next week to see how things are going.
This evening, Graham is off to Star’s school for a talk about her trip to France next month. Star is really excited about it but I’m sure the nerves will kick in when it gets closer. I am nervous already, but I need to allow my children to experience new things and try not to worry.
Boo is also off on a residential next month but she’s staying in this country at least. I’m not so worried about her, she can be fickle but she is so much more independent than Star.
In other news
I have a frozen shoulder and it’s been giving me some real trouble lately, in fact I barely slept last night because of the pain. I’ve tried painkiller, a pain relief cream, massage from my shoulder massager (which is rather lovely) and some gentle exercises. It’s starting to ease off a little now but I’ve heard it can take years to heal.
I’m also having a problem with the stairs in my house. I have two handrails which I use to pull myself up and support myself down. However, twice in the last week I’ve been unable to walk down the stairs, my legs have just given up on me. I have tried getting down on my bottom but that’s one of the places I get a lot of pain. So I’ve ended up having to go back up, with help, and go to bed to rest. It’s really annoying and pretty scary.
To keep myself busy I’ve been reading a lot and listening to my audio books. I’ll be writing some reviews soon. I’ve also been crocheting a lot and I’ve completed two more squares of my Crochet Along blanket and I’ve started on making an arctic fox for Star. This will be my third animal creation and each one is getting a little better as I get to grips with the techniques. Can you believe, I’ve just realised that I have sewn the arms wrong on the last two, I did wonder why they were too floppy!
How has your week been? Have you read any good books lately, or made anything creative?