Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Good News!

I am writing this on Tues for posting either at the weekend or Mon as I need to be sure certain people don't read it.
B asked me to marry him on the 5th January! We had been out for dinner to celebrate knowing each other for a year, afterwards we were snuggling on the sofa with wine and he asked me, I obviously said yes! We went shopping for the ring the next day, its not as expensive as its supposed to be (according to whatever % of the blokes salary it is supposed to be) but I think it is lovely.

We went round to Mum and Dads as soon as the ring arrived a week later and we went up to Brid, planned visit, this weekend to tell B's parents. So all the family have been told and most of my important friends, just B's friends to tell now! Its so much more real when you start telling people, and obviously when you get the ring on your finger! So far I have a few places to visit and would really like to get a venue booked as we are looking at May 2009 for a date which will apparently get booked up quick!

As for other things, our trip to Bridlington was good, although I wasn't very well on the way up there and we hit a queue a bit after J28 of the M1 so after a couple of mad dashes for the loo we decided that staying in a hotel was the best plan so we went back to one we had seen and set up camp for the night. I didn't get much sleep over the next couple of nights and as a result I am feeling shattered and have had headache after headache, hence why I left work at 1pm today and still have a horrible headache.

My symptoms are worse - L'Hermittes is reaching new levels of annoyance......... Still when I don't have a headache things aren't too bad. Although having never worn a ring before my ring finger feels very very strange, made worse by the fact I can't feel my hands properly still! Good strange though!!

I think thats about it for today (Tues 22nd by the way), oh saw my MS Nurse last week, nothing much to report, carry on as normal for now, oh the joys of MS!

Monday, 14 January 2008


This is Plum! She is a very cute syrian hamster and has an interesting habit of trying to turn herself into a small aircraft whenever she gets a new bowl of food........

Plum is around 6 months old and is a bit podgy (no will power just like me!!).

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Useless B******* woman......

Was ringing around yesterday making sure everyone had everything they needed with regards to my house sale. Yes, everything is going fine. 10 mins later, really sorry she (Lucy and yes I would love name and shame her) doesn't want the place anymore only she hasn't bothered to tell anyone. Really......when did you decide? Why didn't you tell anyone.....?? So I burst into tears in the office, pulled myself together, called Romans and Andy* is putting it on the market for me. Hopefully he is selling it as I type. In some ways I am just pleased something has happened as I was getting stressed about it.

I had to tidy and get rid of all the junk from my place as I wasn't worried seeing as Lucy didn't need to see it, that took me 3.5 hours at which point I went out to the Maidenhead MS 18-40 ish group for the first time. During the tidying I managed to fall down the last few stairs of my staircase and pulled my shoulder, back and hit my knee on the radiator at the bottom (I was concerned that the radiator moved...) hence I am at home recuperating with extra tiredness, enhanced symptoms and an achy back, shoulder and knee......

Other than that things are bumbling along. I saw Occi Health Monday, they think I should see an OH Dr after speaking to my Neuro so we can have a conversation about my job. I think I have already decided to change as I spend half my time putting pressure on myself about making a decision and the other worrying about whether I am making things worse, etc etc etc (I could go on...). Work is ok, just about have enough work to fill my time and its all experience!

Oh, my car passed its MOT yesterday, good bit of news at least. The fun part was changing the disc brakes.


Your Peugeot may have brake discs and pads usually associated with the 307 1.4. The discs are 266mm thick not 283mm thick as most retailers of parts seem to have on their systems and therefore the pads are also different to the registered part. Mine is a 53 reg (Jan 2004).

We eventually got the right parts and Dad fitted them no problem, just a shame that an hours job took nearer 3 with the tooing and froing....

Anyway, I'm off to get dressed (yes its nearly 1400..) and get some lunch.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Carnival of MS bloggers!

Yesterday the first issue of the the MS bloggers carnival was released! I was sent a message before Christmas and submitted a piece myself, I feel like a proper blogger now!!

Anyway, the link to the carnival is down the left side of this blog, please go and have a look. There are posts by all sorts of people about all sorts of things relating to MS. I have submitted my first post with a note at the end, B thought it was a good one and I agreed.

This is my second day back at work after the Christmas and New Year period and I am tired but doing ok. I need to be better and get to bed earlier as the only reason I am tired is that I didn't get much sleep Wednesday night - too much thinking going on I guess......

I had better get and do some work, been here an hour an not achieved anything!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008



Its just about New Years Day still and I don't seem to be able to sleep..... Didn't get to bed till 03:30 this morning and then listened to B snore for an hour before I kicked him out of bed (yes I do feel guilty but needs must and he can sleep anywhere). I then crawled out of bed (hangover free due to great restraint) around 11:00 following a broken mornings sleep. I have been half asleep all day, but now, 2 hours after going to bed I am still awake, wide awake in fact...... I now have a small glass of red wine to drink - I usually start nodding off after red.

I have pain in my right hand which is annoying and not helping with the sleeping. I have had it the last few nights and occasionally during the day. Seems to be when I have been doing something - like now, typing seems to bring it on a bit. I guess it is dull nerve pain and it seems to calm down if I relax my hand.

I should be meeting with my MS Nurse sometime this month, I hope I am anyway. Things are still running on, I am still off the road and getting very frustrated. I am worrying about when the right time to go back to work will be. I think my legs are getting there but my hands aren't right, slightly weak, painful and drop small or fiddly things - I think I'll wait!!

Not back to the office tomorrow though, have a bit more leave. Looking forward to having the day to myself, going to potter and organise my car as I need new brake discs (MOT due).

I am now going to give sleeping another go and hope my bladder decides what it wants to do, to pee or not to pee, that is the question.......hmmm.......