Friday, 21 November 2008

Kittens update

Ok, so I didn't manage yesterday but Friday isn't bad going!! So after all of the initial burglary stuff I realised that Pepsi, our female kitten wasn't very well. She had become very quiet, withdrawn, had weepy eyes and was sneezing. To cut a story short we took her to the vets and were told she had Chlamydia....... Off we trot with anti-biotics and instructions to take her back the next week, earlier if needed and keep an eye on Whisky. Well Whisky started to get symptoms over the weekend so B took them both in on the Mon and we then had anti-biotics for both of them......this also meant we had to delay their second round of vaccinations for a week. They both seem fine now and are growing into lovely (destructive) little cats!!

As for me I had a meeting with my rehab consultant and my manager to discuss reducing my hours slightly. This was done about 5 weeks ago and I am now working 6 hours a day instead of 8 to give me the chance to get home, get some light exercise, have a nap and then maybe cook dinner or tidy something as I really hadn't done anything in ages. Although I am finding that I am managing better because of the shorter days I don't think I feel better for it yet but I think that may be something to do with having a low mood, being anxious and not sleeping properly.

On that track I decided to give in and go to my GP and ask for help. I am having counselling through the MS Therapy Centre which she thought was really good but she agreed that I could do with something else so I am now on Amitriptyline. This should work as a four in one drug for me helping lift my mood, helping me sleep, doing something to my bladder and helping with the nerve pain in my bum and legs. All round good stuff!!

More to follow!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I'm back!!

It's been just over a month since I last posted and quite a bit has happened.... On that basis I may take small chuncks and write smaller posts otherwise I will get board writing and you will get board reading, if anyone ever comes back that is.........

Oh, on a quick aside it was lovely to read that Emma of Me, Myself and MS has had a baby daughter, Ava. Congratulations!!

So to my month. Shortly after my last post, during the night I woke to go to the loo at around 05:00, went back to bed and then heard a cupboard door, I thought, kittens don't open cupboard doors and so decided to go downstairs and make sure everything was ok. Well everything was not ok, we had been burgled. The kittens were in the living room, the TV was gone and the patio door was open. All wrong things. Fortunately the kittens were ok and the burgerlers were gone (I heard a car leaving when I got dowstairs) so other than the initial swearing and 'shock' no one was hurt.

I shouted for B, my handbag was missing so I went to confirm that the car I heard going was mine, which it was and then we called the Police. Over the first few minutes we worked out that my car, both laptops, the TV, my handbag (inc phone, wallet, keys, satnav, diary etc) B's camera and B's laptop bag were missing. It could have been worse as I disturbed them before they got round the whole of the kitchen but it was bad enough.

I had been off work the Monday and Tuesday due to a migraine and then didn't go in on the Wednesday due to having no transport. Needless to say being burgled has done nothing for my sleep patterns, stress levels or symptoms.... Having said that things are sorting themselves out now. I was sleeping better, I guess I'm now not due to having more people in the house at the moment and I have had my car back and have already part exchanged it for a used automatic astra. It's very nice, 7 months old, very easy to drive!!

The home isurance cogs are also turning slowly we may get our stuff replaced eventually!!

I think I'll leave that as chapter one of this last month and I'll try and add another short chapter tomorrow.