Saturday, 28 March 2009

Mice anatomy

So I still have the remnants of a cold, so have not been to oxygen therapy yet. I will have to redo a couple of sessions I had previously done which means I have to ask for a couple more half days from work..... The best laid plans and all that....

I am still having accupuncture which I am still sat on the fence about. I have had improvements in my migraines, my bladder function and my general level of tiredness but then I have had a cold and have been feeling generally grotty recently. Every improvment or otherwise I can put down to something other than the accupunture. I will keep it going until the honeymoon and see what happens.

I have also been given a pendant which is supposed to help with migraine but have yet to find a chain for it - must do that.....

Not sure if I have mentioned the mice, had a quick look back and can't see so I will do so now! We have, so far, binned around 13 mice. Initially we found about 5 in the kitchen one day, killed by the cats. We then started hearing noises in the loft so put 2 traps up there to see what happened. Over the course of around 4 weeks we have had about 6 mice, most of which seemed to have been killed outright by the traps. I have recently found a couple of corpses in the kitchen when I have got up in the morning, these corpses have comprised of head, spine, tail and intestines......really nice for first thing in the morning.... On the plus side B saved a mouse from Whisky Thursday night and let it go outside the fence. Apparently Whisky was growling at B for trying to take the mouse off him and Pepsi was hissing at Whisky as she wanted her turn to play.......

I have just decided on the piece of music I am going to walk down the aisle to - Alexander Glazunov's Concerto in E flat for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra. The first 30 seconds is strings and then the sax soloist starts. 1 down, now only the rest of the day music to sort....!

We are getting lots of acceptances for the wedding, the rsvp date is the 1st April so we'll start to ask people if they are coming or not at the end of the week. There are a few people who I am guessing have assumed we know they are coming, which is probably fair enough but I am going to check just to be sure!

It's coming up sooooo quickly!!!!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Pissed off again.....

I had a great weekend. We went out for B's birthday, had a lovely meal, drank to much wine and had some fun together! I felt terrible the day after, hang over, plus aching limbs (possibly self inflicted) and with a sore throat. Now the sore throat didn't make me think that I may have a cold or that that would be a bad thing when it came to the O2 therapy. For furture reference, any indication of a cold means pain under pressure.

This does mean that I have put the 2nd week of my O2 therapy until next week, hopefully the cold will go away and I will be able to get back to it then. As for today, well, I am still in pain and cannot hear properly but at least I have stopped feeling dizzy - meant I could get home.......

The rest of my day is a trip to see the nurse for a smear - something that always comes round, however much I would prefer it not to. Still with Jade's story in the news it would be stupid not to go. I'm not going because of that, just so happens I am due one.......

Might be able to find something for B's birthday in town, you never know.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Pissed off

I am supposed to be going to High Dose Oxgen Treatment (as the MS Therapy Centre calls it) today but I woke with pain in my tummy and the associated unpredictable bowels..... I decided that being locked in a sealed chamber under pressure with no quick escape route was a bad plan, not to mention the possibility of passing it on to someone else if it is a virus. I have also cancelled my meeting with the second ex colleague of mine. Very disappointed and pissed off.....

On the plus side, oh, no wait, there is not a plus side. Time to feel sorry for ones self.....!

We wormed the kittens last night. Needles to say it was stressful for all involved and vast quantities of treats were used as a bride so as to be forgiven..... The new tablets we've got are bigger than the ones from the vets, they are cheaper, but it's not worth it..... They ate the tablets in food last time, they weren't interested this time. They learn quick when they want to!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

I had my first session today. Don't feel any different, but then I thought I was getting a migraine this morning and it didn't materialise! It was a strange experience but it wasn't a bad one. I got a bit bored, will take sudoku and my MP3 player tomorrow as I found it really difficult to concentrate on a book. MP3 players are the only pieces of electronics that can go into the chamber, even had to take my watch off.

First of all they got be sorted - as a newbie they settled me in and showed me what to do with the mask, then everyone else filtered in and they closed the door. We went down quite slowly to half way, one of the ladies ear's hurt so we went back up a bit, then went down again to the full depth planned. My ears were very well behaved. The left ear, as usual, was a little slower to clear than the right but was much better than I thought it would be. Can't say I am looking forward to having 15 sessions over the next few weeks but hopefully it will be worth it.

Afterwards I met A, a friend from 'old' work, for lunch. It was really great to catch up with her, and I also got all the goss from work. Needless to say she advised me of a huge scandel and also said how horribly busy they always were and how bad morale is. I am realising I am better out of it at the moment! Still miss the people though. I am meeting another friend from 'old' work this week and am really looking forward to it.

I am also fitting in 2 accupuncture sessions and a visit to my GP this week.....

I started my day in Bride to Be having my first dress fitting. I is having to have quite a lot done to it, taking in the bust and taking it up. The dress has a lot of detail which will take them some time to do and is therefore costing quite a bit.... It has to be done so there is no point in worrying about the price..!!!!!! I looked great once she had pinned it up and my necklace really helps with the fact it is strapless and I now don't think I need straps, which is an extra cost averted!

Mum will need to come with me for my second fitting so she can learn how to do it up. I hope she likes it in the different colour.

Oh, forgot to mention that I will need to find some chicken fillets to fill out the bust a bit more....

Other wise things are going well, Mum has organised the favours and the make-up and we had our menu tasting last night. We have decided on a menu but the chef wasn't told (by the wedding planner) about my lactose intolerance so as yet I haven't tasted a pudding.... I was very disappointed but it wasn't their fault. They are going to make me a tarte tatin of some description, which I like!

Health wise I am not doing badly at the moment! General tiredness but nothing horrendous and am doing quite well in terms of symtoms and migraines. I had a migraine on Thursday, but hadn't had one since Wednesday the week before and, touch wood, have not had one since. And MS symptoms remain the normal background ones, I am pretty pleased!!

Sunday, 1 March 2009


My wedding dress is in!!!! It's about a month earlier than they said, which is great, they have more time to do the alterations - if it had come in at the end of March as they estimated originally it would have been a bit close to the wire. I have an appointment in around a week to have my first fitting so I have to organise my underwear. I'm not sure whether I will be able to wear a bra with it as the back is quite low, but we will see. I have ordered two bra's, two pairs of knickers and some tights from two different places; Honeymoon Collection and Marks and Spencer, so hope something will arrive by my fitting.

We have had the first go at our wedding list as well. It was quite good fun, scanning the items we would like, but it was also hard making decisions as to what to add...... We had a free cup of coffee and a cake as well! Perfect afternoons shopping. We have a few more things to add to the list, so will go back at some point in the near future - I am having my make-up appointment at John Lewis soon so maybe I'll do it then.

It's coming together!