I have been so busy the last couple of weeks.  In all aspects of my life.  Lets see…

Health: I went to see the consultant at the hospital yesterday.  The woman was horrible to me, told me she doesn’t believe my pain is down to endometriosis at all, but wasn’t interested in finding out what is causing it.  In fact, she implied that I was making it up.  Usually I complain that I never see the same doctor twice at the hospital…for once I didn’t want to!  This is the same woman who refused to discuss the surgery I want when I saw her three months ago, and my heart sank when I saw her name on the board in the clinic.  When I couldn’t help crying (I was just so demoralised by what she said), she decided to refer me back to the consultant I have seen before, then one who did laparoscopies on me and diagnosed the endometriosis in the first place.  My own GP has suggested giving this one last chance, then he will start fighting my corner, trying to get me the right treatment.  Of course, the stress ( and the trekking around to see people) isn’t helping with the pain. 

On a positive note, the cold I had has largely cleared up, and I didn’t even feel that bad at the worst point. 

Work: Is busy, lots of reports to develop as well as regular reports to run and publish.  We are having a lot of network issues, with servers and software crashing frequently.  For 2 hours this morning I couldn’t do anything at all!

The positive?  Tomorrow is my last day in the office until 5th Jan.  In fact, we are usually allowed to leave early on Christmas eve so it’s only the morning then I’m free for nearly 2 weeks.

Christmas: We have finally finished all our shopping – food, presents, the lot.  After the hospital yesterday we caught a bus to big Asda and bought the majority of our presents for other people.  We wouldn’t normally leave it this late, but didn’t have the money until I got paid yesterday.  Still, it is done.  Now we just have a mammoth task of wrapping presents, writing cards and delivering them all to people. 

Veg and Meat boxes: We ordered a large meat box, which arrived yesterday, to top up the freezer.  It was full of lovely goodies as always, including lots of bacon.   mmmm…bacon.  We also ordered extra fruit and veg, as we got our last delivery for more than two weeks on Saturday.  So I got 2 fruit boxes – this weeks surprise was a pineapple in each!  We also got a medium veg box instead of a mini one, so we won’t run out. 

Babysitting:  On Saturday evening we looked after a nephew and niece, so that A’s sister and her partner could go out.  We haven’t looked after Amy before, and don’t look after Liam that often.  Poor Amy was teething, so we spent plenty of time walking up and down and rocking her to get her to sleep.  Sadly she woke up frequently so it must have been really painful.  Liam was a handful, but what 3 year old isn’t?!  He’s just lively, into everything.  Our house isn’t very well set up for children that young, especially at the moment with xmas stuff everywhere, but he settled down to sleep eventually, clutching A’s hand.  Aaah, sweet! 

This evening and tomorrow will be swallowed by wrapping/delivering gifts.  Thursday will obviously be busy, being xmas day.  We’re off out for lunch with A’s mum and my dad, so hopefully it’ll be stress free.  Then eventually we get a few days to switch off and chill.  And I’m looking forward to that part!


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