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The 7th of January.

Today I have been a much more comfortable temperature. Put the cashmere socks and Uggs on to begin with, and a polo neck Superdry jumper that is warm but REALLY ITCHY.

This morning I watched Aisling on Sunday Brunch while I wrote about yesterday (didn’t have time before dinner last night) and put together the bear I made the parts of already.

I got kicked out of the living room at the end of the show because Grandma came for lunch and seemed to be brewing a cough of some description. Can’t have me catching that days before surgery.

I ate lunch with everyone, just sat at the opposite end of the table to Grandma. Then I was back in the kitten room for the rest of the afternoon. They slept on my lap, and occasionally they woke up to watch terrible films on the Sony Movie channel. Godzilla from 1998 which is just hilarious, especially considering how scared of it I used to be, and S.W.A.T. which is action movie nonsense. I left them when I ran out of water. Fluids are more important than relaxed kittens.

The 8th of January.

It has not been quite as chilly today, thankfully. I stayed in my pyjamas this morning, as after I wrote up my blog post, I took off all my nail varnish prior to surgery tomorrow, then I went to have a big exfoliate and moisturising session for the same reason.

I decided to do all the moisturising in my bedroom, after last time – I stayed sitting up for too long with no support and it was excruciating to the point where my only instinct was to get to my bedroom and lie down. I thought I’d skip the pain this time.

After lunch, I sat with the kittens for a bit and watched Big Little Lies until Now TV had some sort of small fit and stopped working. I saw the first two and a half episodes. I really like all the houses.

Tonight I’ve got to make a list of stuff to take to hospital tomorrow and make sure I get an early night. I’ve got to bed up in time to drink a litre of water before 6am or my veins’ll be shit and after that time, I’m nil by mouth, despite me not having any sedation, let alone a general anaesthetic.

The 5th of January.

What is with the fucking weather? My feet are absolutely frozen. Stupid crappy circulation.

I slept better, woke up at a more reasonable time. This morning, I wrote up a blog post, then I started crocheting a donkey I got in a kit for Christmas. It is coming out much larger than I expected! Also, the wool they provide for the feet and nose feels like string. On the box, they claim it’s renowned for its softness when it is in fact really stiff and rubs on my index finger. Thank god it’s not used for the main body.

After lunch, I went to sit with the kittens and finish How to Get Away with Murder. Mommy and Daddy went to see the Blue Man Group, so I had that house to myself anyway and could afford to be antisocial. I had a very warm lap, but cold toes. In the end, I had to come back to the living room because I couldn’t get them warm. Can’t wait to put them in my nice toasty bed.

The 6th of December.

It’s too cold when my nose is running inside the house and I’m not ill. This morning I was dressed like a normal person because I thought the house would be warm enough but I was wrong. I had to change my jumper for the fleecey twosie one, and put on my cashmere socks over my normal ones, plus my Uggs. Then I was warm enough.

Lots of crochet today. I put together the donkey from the kit and he is quite cute, then I decided to make another bear from a different pattern. Started with a large version but I realised I would run out of wool so I unravelled it and started again on the small one.

This afternoon, because the weather was so horrible, I curled up with my wool and decided to watch Gone Girl. It felt appropriate. Mommy sat with the kittens so she could make friends with them as they haven’t really sat with her yet. Daddy and I had talked about going to see Molly’s Game, but when I went to book the tickets, I saw that the two back rows were already full and that doesn’t bode well for a good cinema experience.

The 3rd of January.

My ribcage is still sore today. I’ve been sleeping on my back, which should help but doesn’t seem to have.

This morning, I wrote up a blog post, and Mommy and I had an early lunch because I had a chiro appointment at half past one. Trine could feel that my entire right side was different, sensitive. Everything was really tight and knotted – I felt a lot of little releases when she leaned on me. Mommy had gone into Sutton, so when I was done I sat in the waiting room where I bumped into Becky! She’d been for a regular appointment, after taking her Grandma to Sutton for new mobile phone and to the vet about her cat, who is stressed because he’s had to move house.

Speaking of cats, I spent the afternoon with ours. Everybody came to sit on me at various points during my Netflix viewing, but mainly it was Amber. I watched three more episodes of How to Get Away with Murder, and during the last one, she fell asleep in my arms. It was very cute, but it meant that I was stuck. In the end, I had to move her because I had to pee. She was not thrilled.

The 4th of January.

Bleugh. I am tired. I woke up at six, fell back to sleep until seven, then I put the Today programme on in which John Humphrys was being a dick about the NHS so then I was angry and awake.

I used my extra morning time to crochet. Until lunchtime I watched Bones and made all the parts of a small bear.

This afternoon, I went to sit with the kittens some more. Today Ava and Autumn wanted to be my friends, so they got comfortable in various positions on or around my lap, snoozing and purring while I watched more How to Get Away with Murder. I have just reached a pivotal moment in the season and I had to make sure I continued to breathe. Very stressful!

That’s all I’ve got today. I’m so cold, I just want to curl up back in bed.

The 13th of November.

Sleep was not actually that bad, although I did wake up so cold, I had to drag my blanket over myself. I have the double thickness duvet on my bed now for winter, so hopefully tonight I’ll be toasty.

This morning, I went out with Mommy to do some shopping errands. First, we went to Aldi, because they have some decent crackers (Christmas, not Jacob’s) and are selling a cheap version of wool I like. Next, M&S for a pretzel and chewing gum (this was really just a bonus rather than a necessary trip), then we went to Boots so I could get a body brush to try to help my skin, circulation and lymphatic system.

After lunch, I have been sat with the crochet. My back hurts more than usual today – it’s like I’m having a delayed reaction to all the driving on Saturday. Every time I get up, I groan, like I am ancient. So I’ve sat watching The Blacklist, and just had to undo and redo an entire section of crochet because I wasn’t paying enough attention.

The 14th of November.

I forgot how heavy the double duvet is. Took me ages to get comfortable underneath the weight. It’s super warm though.

Today has not involved a great deal of excitement. This morning I used my new body brush thing and all the unsupported sitting made my back unbearably painful, so much so that I couldn’t finish moisturising afterwards, and I had to get Mommy to help do my legs. I’m not sure it’s ever been so bad that I couldn’t do what I needed to. Found out today that Dr. Antrobus has actually left (not ideal), but he had written my letter before he did, so it can get sent on to Dr. Blaney who can do the bloody steroid injections!

Afternoon was more of the usual – Bones, The Blacklist, crochet. Made another irritating mistake by being distracted. Nearly finished this project now – might get the last bits done tomorrow, but I’m seeing Vicky for sick person chats so we’ll see.

I am seeing Joe at The Glee tonight, which is going to be much fun. Distraction from life garbage.

The 30th of October. 

Another dodgy night – I think it’s because of the change in temperature. I had to drag my blanket over my duvet at one point because I was so cold. 

This morning, I did a lot of writing, before going and saying hello to the new tiny screamers. Bless little Callie, she just sits there looking at the other two, baffled. She does mew, just much more quietly. She’s so cute. Then I finished the accessory of the Christmas crochet so now that is 100% complete! Next I’ve got a decorative set to do, and two more presents. 

After lunch, I had an appointment at the hygienist. Thankfully it was Sandra, my usual one, so I had a much more pleasant experience than last time. We had a conversation about how we’re both already looking at Christmas jumpers, and she has given me a couple of toothpaste samples that are apparently not minty, so I shall give them a try. It would be nice to use an adult toothpaste. 

While I was in with her, Christine (who does Andrew’s appointments) rang and I am seeing him about my numbness next week. Hurrah!

The 31st of October. 

My back is dire this evening. I’m not even safe in my comfortable chair now. God, I sound ancient. But I saw that my immunology bloods are back now so hopefully Dr. Antrobus will talk to Dr. Blaney and he will just give me the steroid injections. I am desperate. 

I was at the chiro this morning where Trine did her best to stretch it out but she can’t alleviate the pain. She did some work to my neck to loosen some of the muscles that might be partly responsible for my numb arm, but my joints are all fine. Nerve conduction studies seem to be the way to go. 

This afternoon, I have been crocheting while watching season 2 of The Blacklist. Currently making Christmas gnomes. Also obviously lots of kitten petting. I have found one position that I can sit them in that makes them stop screaming. I just feel bad that I can only get them out one at a time! Not for much longer – we can flea spray them this evening, then in two days they can run around all they want.

 

The 24th of September. 

Poorly. I had a massive sleep, aided by Zopiclone, which was good, but I’m not well. My sinuses are full of crap on my left side – my head is so heavy. Most of my day, I have sat and crocheted. I need to write up a bunch of blog posts but I have just not got the energy. Sunday Brunch, porridge, coffee. Curled up in leggings and another enormous jumper. 

Grandma came for lunch, and we had my favourite, venison. But then I spent a couple of hours upstairs on my bed, resting my back, trying not to feel like shit. I didn’t fall asleep, like I have been known to when ill. Oh, I just want to go to bed. Stay in bed. I’m so glad this week is empty. I need to regain energy for Sunday. Harry Potter!

The 25th of September. 

Bleugh. Definitely poorly. I woke up with a sore throat again, and my head is full of cold. I think I might have what Daddy had the other week – streaming nose, going through tissues by the dozen, feeling like garbage. 

I spent my morning putting together all the blog posts I have missed since the start of my busy week. The house phone rang while I was working, and Mommy was out, stocking up on decongestants etc for me, so I thought I’d better answer. Luckily for me, it was Christine, calling to update us on her chiro appointment for her dodgy wrist, and I had a little sneezing fit at her down the phone. 

When Mommy returned, she has also got some chicken and vegetable soup for me, so I had that with my Fudgepacker brownie for lunch, which did make me feel slightly better. 

Rest of the day, I have been sat in front of the TiVo box, finishing off one crochet project and starting another, some little wintery dudes. 

Rellik is on tonight so I can’t go to bed early again. I’ll try to lie in in the morning but if my throat is as sore as it was today, that will be tough. 

The 28th of June. 

I am very confused. I checked myhealth this morning, and it said that I had a venoplasty date! The 19th of July. However my later on this morning, while I was watching the Pretty Little Liars finale (which I will get to in a minute), I got a phone call from Andrew’s secretary to let me know that I had a date and it was on the 12th! And she said that Tracey would ring and I’d get a letter, so I’ll just see what they say and if there’s a discrepancy, we’ll have to ring again. Either way, I have a date! Finally. 

So, Pretty Little Liars. First of all, I don’t know why we needed all the gratuitous sex scenes. Waste of time. Also, we didn’t need any of the scenes in the school with the new teenagers. Do not care. Then, mid-way through, when we had the Spencer’s twin reveal, I was quite pissed off. And TroianBellisario ‘s English accent was absolutely atrocious. She is such a good actress, it is bizarre that she thought that was a good choice. Apparently it is based on people from TOWIE/the fact that her character would have grown up on the streets, but that only makes sense if she was hanging out with the Artful Dodger and Fagin. So I was annoyed for a little while, but then I just thought “You know, this show is so ridiculous and stupid, why did I expect it to actually tie anything up?” so I stopped caring and just enjoyed the silliness. 

This afternoon, I wrote up a blog post, then I watched the iZombie finale (less shocking but I’m very interested in seeing where the next season goes) and another Orphan Black. Also my we’ve booked tickets to go and see Committee, the musical about Kids Company that Naomi has been developing. Really looking forward to seeing that!

The 29th of June. 

It’s definitely the 12th. I checked myhealth this morning and now it says the 12th too. So no phone call or letter but hey ho, we’ll go with it. Less than two weeks away. I will be counting down the days. 

I can’t really remember what I did this morning. I got annoyed with the repeated interviews on Victoria Derbyshire, so I went to sit with the kittens, and I suppose I just wasted a lot of time with them. They let me stroke them when they’re comfortable on the floor. Still not fans of being picked up though. 

This afternoon, I had a hairwash and listened to today’s My Dad Wrote A Porno Footnotes featuring Mara Wilson, and responded to Christine’s texts while she watched Pretty Little Liar. I tried not to give anything away in my replies. Then I went back to the kitty room where I watched the last three episodes of season 1 of Orphan Black. On to season 2!

It is too cold for June. I am absolutely freezing in my jeans and a jumper. Extra blanket tonight I think.