Update on mom

so turns out mom is gonna be ok, thank goodness.
they ran tests in the ER, she had a chest x ray and some bloods taken to see if there was a clot in her lungs. there wasnt. and the doctor said the x ray showed no signs of infection in the lungs either.
he told her she shouldnt have tried to go out this afternoon to get groceries, that she should have stayed home and rested after seeing the gp.
anyway, he said he’d send her an apt to go to the COPD outreach clinic, that will take about a week to organise.
So in the meantime he told her to contine to religiously take her inhalers, and also she is to finish her course of steroids.
I’m so glad she’s ok. Thank you for all of the prayers and kind thoughts you sent earlier today. They were very appreciated.
carol anne


on the up

so things with this headcold are looking up finally.
I am feeling a lot better. I have a little bit of a cough. but nothing major. I think its just the mucus breaking up in my lungs.
My nose is still a little bit blocked. But overall I am feeling a lot better. I think it helped that I was able to rest for the afternoon yesterday, and then last night when I got home from slimming world I went straight to bed and straight to sleep. Its 4 AM now. Just woke about half an hour ago.
At least I can breathe again now! That really makes a huge difference.
Today I’m being interviewed for a radio programme. The main tutor on the ILS course is being interviewed also. She asked me if I’d do the interview with her. The show we are being interviewed for is a show for people with disabilities.
am kinda nervous but also very excited about it.


just. ug. thats all i can manage. i’m so frustrated. i thought i was getting somewhere with this headcold. I thought it was easing a little. no such luck.

I made a lemsip. its now 5:30 AM. I managed to go back to sleep earlier, after waking at 1:30, I stayed up for like an hour then went back to sleep. But I slept fitfully. I tossed and turned and couldnt breathe too good.

It is not cool. I am so done with being sick. I just wish it was over.

My body is aching now too, so its not just my head and nose. My muscles ache, they feel weak. And I am hot and cold as well.

sigh. I’m not a very good patient either. I dont have patience for being sick. I just want an end to it.

Even nitros avoiding me tonight. He’s been sleeping. Normally he’d get out of his bed and come lie by my bed. But he didnt tonight. Guess he wants to avoid me too 😦

anyway. I better drink this lemsip. after this I only have one left.

I think I’m going to be on my own in class this morning. There should be another girl coming in but she rarely comes in. She is really bad at attending. So I might be by myself. Thats ok too though. I am able to work on my own and I actually prefer it.

I need to ring my gp’s office and order my meds today. I meant to do it yesterday but i forgot. I have to have the injection by next week as its due then. It takes 2 days for a prescription to be ready so I better get on it today.

Anyway. I’ll leave it here for now. Catch yall later!
carol anne


well its 1:30 AM now. I just woke up. I dont feel too bad. I had to get up and free my nose again, it was all stuffy still. But once I did that I didnt feel too bad. We’ll see how long that will last. Hopefully for a while. I ended up going to bed at 8, and I fell asleep right away. I did wake a few times for a few minutes each time. But nothing substancial. I just ate some fruit because I felt a little hungry. I’m still going to go to slimming world tonight even though I feel sick. I wouldnt miss it for the world. I have to see if I lost anything this week. Hopefully I did.
How is your night going?
carol anne

still feel miserable

so i still feel like shit. absolute crapola.
cant seemm to get warm. shivering with cold, then all of a sudden boiling up. but i dont have a fever.
so go figure.
i’ve been resting on my bed, just taking things easy.
taking lemsip and using an oil that you sniff to clear the airways in your nose.
feeling so freaking triggered. its a nightmare.
trying to stay present and adult so the kids arent set off.
its hard, though. very hard.
I took 3 lemsip today. I have two left for tomorrow because there’s only 5 in a box.
they are for cold and flu. I hope they will make me feel a little better by morning.
carol anne


well i know i said earlier i was gonna stay up. but in the end i didnt. i went back to bed. my head started hurting and i was really triggered with not being able to breathe. i stayed up for like an hour or so and then i figured i’d make an attempt to try to go back to sleep again. and it worked. well when i say it worked i tossed and turned and my phone kept blinging with notifications but i did sleep. then at 5 AM my friend rose texted me, and then rang me. she’s in a little bit of a crisis at the moment. she has bpd and anxiety and depression, amixture of all 3. she needed someone to talk to. i didnt really mind as i was just lying there awake anyway so its not like she woke me up. we talked for an hour. i hope it helped her. now i’ve just made coffee and got dressed even though its only 6 AM. at least my nose is clear right now, its not all plugged up. i hope it stays that way for a while. i have some time before breakfast as breakfast isnt until 8 AM. I will just go online and then at 7 let nitro out and feed him and stuff. i hope you’ve all had a pretty good evening and night, and if its still night for you I hope your trying to sleep.
carol anne

2 AM

hi everyone
i went right back to bed almost straight after writing and posting the last few posts. It was like 10:30 when I went back to bed and I went right to sleep again. I think I’m coming down with a nasty head cold. I feel very off. My nose is all blocked up and I am just feeling really blah. I woke unable to breathe properly and very triggered. So I have made some tea. I am hopeful that will help. I think I’ll stay up now. Between the nap I took from 7:15 until 9:15, and then again from 10:30 until just now, I think I’ve gotten enough sleep tonight. Thats almost 7 hours worth. That is really more than enough for me to function properly tomorrow. I wonder what gave me this cold? I dont think I’ve been around anyone lately who is sick with a flu or cold. So I dont know why I feel so bad. Well I’ll leave it there for now…Hoping your all having a nice evening?
carol anne