Ok, so I didn’t do so well with the blog-a-day challenge. There’s been a lot going on that’s taken all my energy and brain power so there’s been none left over for blogging. I won’t bore you with the details but when this song came on the playlist today I thought I’d share it along with a bit of an update on some of the other things that have been happening as people have been asking where I’ve been and what’s been happening.
I’ve been making good progress on the combination of treatments and especially the gammaCore – last week was 62% moderate/amber which is amazing and the first time amber has outweighed red/severe since starting this diary system in January.
I’ve been feeling more alive and able to do so much more than I was (as long as I remember to pace myself – that’s the hard bit!)
Travelling has been much more manageable with the gammaCore and I’ve been able to have some trips out and even a weekend away in the lakes with friends which was lovely.
A group of friends have offered to buy me my very own trike which is wonderful and coincides with the perfect model coming available this week. I’m really touched by their generosity and have been compulsively checking the trike company’s website to see when the ordering system goes live because I just can’t wait!
I’m beyond excited about the imminent arrival of my brother and sister-in-law’s baby, due this week. First grandchild for my Mum and Dad and first time my husband and I will be an Aunt and Uncle 🙂
I’ve started the counselling I’ve been waiting so long for – it’s been really good but uncovered a shed-load of grief relating to the migraines and the massive impact they’ve had on my life and the people around me. I’ve decided to deal with the grief head-on which has been quite a rollercoaster and left me a bit of a wreck but I decided I’d rather work through it and come out the other side than stay stuck where I was – more on grief and illness in another post on another day I think.
So that’s where I’m up to – moving forwards, enjoying the good things and celebrating the progress that we’re seeing while also trying to process the grief and all the complex thoughts and feelings that get thrown up along the way.
And so when this song played this morning I thought I’d share it, because sometimes we need reminding of the bigger picture and how our approach to situations can make all the difference.