my friend came over

my friend norma came over to visit me. it was nice, we had a good time hanging out. she wanted me to put a new book onto her phone. now that I’ve thought her how to use her phone to read audible books she’s flying it and is reading a lot. So I put the new maggie hartley book onto her phone. She stayed for about an hour and a half. i was glad she didnt stay longer as i am a little bit tired, and am planning on having an early night. i plan on reading in bed. i have an early start tomorrow morning. i am meeting dr. barry and my OT mark both appointments are in the morning. i have to be at the hospital for 8 AM. so an early night for me and I hope I will sleep. I told norma that if she reads the book before the weekend that when I come over to train her on saturday I’ll put another longer book on her phone then. she was happy with that and said she’d probably finish it before the weekend. ok time for a coffee now then call my mom for a chat.
carol anne

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10 things

going to share 10 things about me I was inspired to do this by another blogger, lets see if I can come up with 10 things ya’ll don’t know about me…

I’ve had two previous guide dogs. they were both female. goldie who was a golden retriever and Maisie who was a yellow lab. They both retired early.

My depression runs in the family. My gramma on moms side had chronic debilitating depression for most of her life.

I had meningitis when I was 7. Luckily it was just the viral one, not the bacterial kind. I was hospitalised for 2 weeks when I got it.

When I was 5 I got a rash all over my body and my mom thought I had leukaemia. We still aren’t sure to this day what it actually was but again I was hospitalised for it.

I learned to touch type at age 9. It is one of the few things I am thankful for that the school for the blind taught me.

When I was 21 I had a huge birthday party. Its a thing here to have a big party for your 21st. There were about 200 people at mine. We had a karaoke and a dj and lots of food.

I was anorexic as a teen. Nowadays we are more bulimic than anorexic but we still tend to restrict sometimes or do anorexic type behaviours.

I was hospitalised at age 17 for acute stress related disorder, which I now know was the very start of my ptsd symptoms coming out, I was later rediagnosed about a year later with complex ptsd and then diagnosed with did later on again after that.

I have won medals and trophys for gymnastics, I used to participate in them when I was little.

I am fiercely independent. Its a quality I admire about myself. If I can do something by myself, I will. I’m not against asking for help but I like to try things on my own too.

Prayers guys

my mom is in the ER. She has COPD and she had a couple of breathing attacks today so she went to her gp and the gp gave her steroids. She’s had two courses of steroids over the last month. Anyway when she came home from the gp’s she went to try to do her grocery shopping with my sister. But when she got there she started to have another breathing attack. So my sister took her to the ER. I think she’ll be there a while, she said they are very busy. I’ll update as soon as I have news but would appreciate if you’d pray for her.
carol anne

HOSPITAL

I’M SO NERVOUS. I DONT WANNA SEE DR BARRY THIS MORNING. I NEVER TALKED TO HER BUT I HAVE WATCHED. SHE SEEMS NICE, BUT…BUT… I AM NOT READY. I KEEP THINKING WHAT IF SHE SAYS WE’RE DOING BAD AND WANTS TO HOSPITALISE US? CAROL ANNE SAYS SHE WONT. BUT I AM WORRIED. I AM SO DEPRESSED. WHAT IF SHE CATCHES ON TO THAT. WHAT IF SHE SAYS WE NEED TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL TO FIX IT? I DONT WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. I HATE IT THERE. PLEASE PRAY SHE DOESNT SEND ME THERE.
PIXIE

Home from the hospital

we’re home! yay!
we got home around 11 AM. well not home, we went to our parents house.
we should have gotten out of the hospital earlier than we did, but there was a mix up with our prescription. so the doctor on call had to come and write out a new one for us.
its all fixed now though so that is good.
we’re going to stay here until Monday, we go back to the ILS course on Monday. We also see Eileen on Monday.
this afternoon we’re going to our friends house. She offered for us to come over for some extra support which was really nice of her.
nitro was so excited to see us. he wagged his tail and kissed us to death. it was sooo cute.
so yeah, we are feeling good, its good to be home.
carol anne

:-(

ug. i never went back to sleep.
i just couldnt. the woman next to me was snoring her head off all night. she still is.
its nearly 8 am now. breakfast is at 8.
i’m a little hungry. we havent eaten much since we went into hospital.
we’ve kinda lived on yogurts and toast and cerial.
i’ll be glad to go home today. even if we’re not fully ok yet, i think we’ll do better at home in our own surroundings.
carol anne

just a ramble

its almost midnight. i’m wide awake. so i guess that means another night of little to no sleep.
i have had my meds. two patients in my ward are snoring loudly…so even if i was trying to sleep, i wouldnt be able to.
i might read for a bit in a little while.
it feels so good to be back. my system really missed me, i know that. the kids keep coming up to me and hugging me and asking me if i’ll be going away again or not.
i have to keep reassuring them that its ok, i’m back now and hoping to stay with them.
home tomorrow, yay. cant wait. i plan on having breakfast then leaving early to go to mom and dads house.
nitro is really missing me. he has been good for my parents, but they said he keeps looking around for me as if i’ll appear at any second. poor puppy.
it’ll be good to get home. my friend norma asked me to come over tomorrow afternoon…so i will go and we’ll probably have food.
other than that i need to get my assignment finished for tuesday. although if i am honest i have no mind for doing it. i know sienna did half of it and so i am thankful to her for that.
carol anne