Thanks so much for all the lovely messages. First of all, you are all right- I must not get back to things too early, until I am sure I am well. One week of rest will do more good than getting back too early. If you want to skip the whole “how my illness is doing” then skip down to the next bit! I know I was tired last week, but not really bad, and had a cold, but I obviously got a bit run down as after the upset stomach passed, the pains carried on. Anyway I went to the doctors today in the end and she confirmed that I also have a urinary tract infection (I had to wee in a cup which I do not think I have ever had to do before- awful! And then more awful as it was right on the desk while she was talking to me and all I could think was “that’s my wee in the cup on your desk”) and was given antibiotics. She did say she was pretty sure it wasn’t appenticitus (now I am awful at the doctors I get so nervous and panicky about things like that- I have to have a blood pressure monitor at home as it is always sky high when I go there) but of course that made me worry even more. Although today I am feeling better, not 100% but getting there. I did not go on a run today, and long days at work tomorrow and Thursday mean the first time I can exercise again will be Friday. So I am going to see how I feel, and maybe just have a walk on Friday and save my energy for Saturday. It will mean a week off but hopefully my legs will be energised. And I do not want to pick up anything else!
Now onto the exciting things!
I got some parcels in the post to cheer me up;
Some cosy tea to try out 🙂 I saw this ages ago in the vegetarian living magazine, and kept an eye out (and when I searched on the net I got loads of websites for tea cosy’s!)
a selection of raw chocolate and raw chocolate covered goodies.
Although it is a little bit like mental torture as tea and chocolate are two of my favourite things (Oprah style) but I have not been eating normally these last few days- I have only been wanting quite plain or savoury things. I tried a cup of tea yesterday, only to have more pain, and then I read on the internet that the caffiene can irritate so is not a good idea, and that water is best. Anyhoo, I am rather excited to start trying them out, although I think I will wait until I am 100% otherwise I will associate them with being ill. I used to love leek and potato soup, and then I had it once when I was feeling ill, and now whenever I think about it, it reminds me of being ill.
Now I spent a lot of time today reading blogs, and could not help but notice a valentines theme on so many. I have never celebrated it- it has always seemed a bit cheesy to me, and me and Andy have always preferred to celebrate on our anniversary, birthdays and so on. So we just had a normal evening planned. So many of my friends were posting on facebook about how upset they were that their partner did not get them flowers or whatever, and I much prefer it that we do nice things for each other all year round, when we have had a hard week or something like that.
Anyway, I am off to find my 7th pint of water or something silly like that- later dudes 🙂