Word of the Week 8th November 2018

Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.

My Word of the Week

My Word of the Week this week is teeth.

toy false teeth with some pretend cakes

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Last weekend I had a dream that my teeth were falling out. It was horrible, I could feel my mouth full of broken teeth and I was trying to spit out all the debris. 

I had a feeling there was a meaning behind this dream so I checked it out. When it comes to interpreting dreams it’s best to take what you read and see how it actually applies to you. It also helps to read the positive as well as the negative. I think the reason I looked it up is because my Mum always said that if you dreamed of your teeth falling out it meant there was going to be a death! I can relate to some of the things in the interpretation and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t mean that someone is about to meet their end.

Do you like to interpret your dreams?

I had a visit to the dentist this week. I really don’t mind going to the dentist but I do wish there was an easier one to access nearby. The one I go to has a high step at the entrance. You can ask for a ramp, but there is no room for a wheelchair once inside anyway. The surgery is upstairs but they see me in the hygienist clinic which is downstairs. 

I don’t go in my wheelchair so I have to walk, but I can’t park outside, the nearest road is about 5 metres away. I know that doesn’t sound far to you, but it’s a long way for me to walk. Probably my limit, especially outside. 

Just a few short years ago I used to zip around this shopping centre on a regular basis. How life changes. (This can also be related to my earlier teeth dream.)

Back to the teeth. As I said, I’m not worried about the dentist, even the needles, noise and smell don’t bother me. My dentist has recently left the practice so I was introduced to the new lady who seems really nice.  The check-up went well, no problems this time. That’s me done for six months.

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Word of the Week 1st November 2018

Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in.

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.

My Word of the Week

This week has been Halloween week and we started off on Monday by going to a local farm for Pumpkin Carving.  The kids love this event and Becketts Farm is a fabulous place to visit and just up the road from us. 

A collage of two photos of children busy carving pumpkins
Pumpkin Carving at Beckett’s Farm

We didn’t actually complete the carving at the event but we made a good start and finished the pumpkins off at home.

What do you think? We have two Pokemon, Salandit and Mimikyu done by Star and Boo. The Little Man went for something a little easier, a spooky cat. (He did manage to finish his at the event.)

a collage of carved pumpkins
Salsandit, Mimikyu and a Cat pumpkin

Pumpkin

So my word of the week this week is Pumpkin of course. We didn’t do any recipe’s with the pumpkin’s innards because I’m the only member of the family that actually likes to eat it. We did make some spooky Halloween biscuits though. 

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Monster, ghosts and wizard hats for Halloween

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Word of the Week

Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in.

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.

 

My Word of the Week

a zebra in a golden field and the word 'Awareness' in bold

This week my word of the week is Awareness. We had our yearly awareness day for Stiff Person Syndrome on Wednesday 24th October. I had worked really hard making two videos and 20 images complete with facts about Stiff Person Syndrome. 

On the day I tweeted from the Stiff Person Syndrome account all day and shared my videos. We had quite a few new people find our Facebook group which is good. Support is vital when you have a condition that hardly no-one has ever heard of.

Here is one of the awareness videos I edited.

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Word of the Week Has a New Home

Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. 

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to  your post so that others may find us and join in. 

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week. 

My word of the week this week is;

The word manic in purple
Manic

It’s been pretty manic around here this week. I’ve had my day in hospital, we’ve been decorating (which didn’t go well and had to be redone) and we have a visitor from Germany staying over, a friend of my eldest daughter.

Then I’ve had to deal with repair men and utility suppliers as well as a ton of blog work to do. I’m also swamped in videos and information that I have to get ready for the Stiff Person Syndrome Awareness Day next week. At times I’ve felt quite overwhelmed.

I’m hoping for a nice peaceful weekend for some relaxing and reflecting.

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It’s a Week of New Things

a purple star with the word, new, in the middle

Last week my word of the week was School as we had found a new school for the Little Man. We went out on Saturday to buy his new uniform and although we got everything we need the day didn’t end well. More about that in a little while. First I want to tell you that the Little Man absolutely loves his new school. He’s made lots of friends already and thinks his teacher is great. In one week I’ve found him keen to read his book just so I can give him his comment in his reading log (he’s never been keen before) and he’s been singing songs to me that he’s learnt. 

He is happy and excited to go to school in the morning and comes home bubbling. I have missed him like crazy but it was certainly the right decision to send him back to school, he is so much brighter.

The Crash

We also have a brand new, I mean, so new it’s only just over a month old, car! It’s a top of the range Mazda with leather seats and so many features, including many safety features. Graham is in love already. BUT, it’s not ours really, it’s a courtesy car while our poor Skoda, Bernard, is being repaired. 

After uniform shopping on Saturday we were involved in a car accident. While waiting to turn right another car ploughed into the back of us at speed. Thankfully the girls were safe at home with their big sister so there were only three of us in the car.

Graham was fine at the time but has since become stiff and sore from whiplash and is suffering from recurring headaches. The Little Man was hysterical, but it was more fright than anything. He hit is head off my seat, despite being strapped in. He has bruising on both his legs and also has a stiff neck and shoulders. 

I don’t even remember what happened but I remembered seeing blood from my foot and my shoe was missing. My back was really hurting and I’d gone stiff in spasm from my condition. I can only surmise that the shock of the accident caused my startle reflex to set in and I somehow managed to get pretty bashed. I was taken to Accident and Emergency by ambulance, but my experience at the hospital was not good. The Dr had no idea how to treat me because my stiffness meant he couldn’t make his usual examinations, after poking my back and sending me into a massive spasm again. It’s difficult to examine someone for spinal injuries when they already have a knackered spine. I can’t blame him for not knowing what to do, nobody ever knows how to deal with me.

I left hospital unable to weight bear on my left side and my back has been hurting like crazy. But, it is slowly getting better so I just need to heal. If it was getting worse I would be worried. About three days after the accident I also suffered from the stiff neck and shoulder pain. My ankle is also swollen, bruised and grazed. But the main thing is, we survived. 

New Plan of Treatment

On Tuesday I was back at the hospital but this time for a scheduled appointment with my consultant. We first discussed the IVIG which I am feeling benefits from now that I’ve been having it for a year. Changing it to every month, rather than every three months, has made a big difference. 

Then we discussed all the new issues I’d been having and he told me that they are all side affects from my medication. I’ve been taking this medication for three years now without side affects, but now that the IVIG is in my system there seems to be a battle going on with the IVIG and my medication. So, the plan is to reduce the medication and adjust the IVIG so that I get the best benefits without the side affects. 

It sounds good to me. I’m quite happy to be pumping less drugs into my body, especially if it gets rid of the side effects.

Other issues I’ve been having can be put down to me lacking in B12 and folate. My medication can stop my body from absorbing these from my food so now I am taking supplements for four months to help. 

I am actually beginning to feel more positive. I know there are other drugs that can be used to help my condition, but as it’s so rare it’s hit and miss as to whether they work. So although, although I’d give anything to take something to make me better, the thought of taking even more drugs was making me feel anxious. I’m so hoping this works out, my consultant seems quite confident it will. 

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.