The rise

After what seems like an eternity I am beginning to rise up again.  I started back at work this week and so far I’ve been coping.  I’ve had a lot of support especially from family and friends but also at work too.  It wasn’t easy going back though and it was even harder as the week went on.  I felt I was getting drained quite easily (mentally at least) but I made it.  I am sure it will get easier from here on in.  I moved desks so I am closer to my friends and that has helped a lot.  Lots of banter from Matthew and Annemarie in the office mixed in with Nathan is great!  Chris and Deb chipping in too. I think I’ve managed to take on a different perspective for a lot of things.  Although it is very easy to see how I could slip back.  Sometimes …

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Tough but not that tough

This week was tough for me but not as tough as it has been if that makes sense. I am still feeling tired every night when I finish work and even dropped off early last night!  I am managing to get more sleep but still averaging around 4-6 hours a night.  I did have one 8 hour sleep but I felt worse after it.  Don’t know how that works! It’s been tough for Andrew and Sheryl too with their dog Tipsy being ill.  I didn’t write about it before as it was something that is private for them but now I think it is OK.  She’s gotten much better and managing to walk and run around now which is awesome news. Walking the dog every day is helping me loads too.  At least it appears to be.  He still has a lot to learn about pulling too much though!  Also, …

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Things are looking up

After a long and hard month things are finally starting to look up. Cleo has just had her 2nd week of treatment and the vet says she has improved greatly. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have a massive smile on my face! She is a fighter I will give her that. If only I had half her strength! She is on tablets this week (I forget the name) and some Diuretics. These are to ensure that as the drugs break down and get flushed out before they irritate her bladder which in turn means some accidents in the house. To be fair though, she makes it to the door and asks to go out most times. They seem to be working at present and if they did not then she would not be able to use this drug again, weakening her chances which we want to avoid …

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