Hello, Hello, Hello! 😀 It’s been a long time and I do believe I have a lot to catch up on my favourite Blogs as well as filling you all in with what has been happening my end and why it’s taking me this long to write anything in almost a year!
So last time I writ a post was back in September 2018 and I had been dealing with a lot of stuff and was not prepared for what followed next. At that time I was dipping high and low with depression and had gone a whole year without seeing or speaking to my Mum and even 9 months without seeing or speaking to one of my Sisters.
I really struggled as a single parent – which I was use to – but this time everything was getting on top of me and I felt directionless ? I also missed my chance at a new level for me to expand my newly earned skills and my dream course. I was gutted. I couldn’t find any volunteering opportunities within the industry I was hoping for and I found my motivation for food and life was beginning to lack.
I also became quite ill and it became a constant, painful and draining situation every few days where I just couldn’t function, eat, drink or even get myself up most days due to feeling nauseated, dizzy and constantly in pain with headaches and migraines. Now I’m still getting constant headaches and even nauseous at times and with this heat we are having I have even suffered heat exhaustion while having these episodes.
I have finally seen a specialist after constant headaches and sickness and nothing seems to be helping ease any of it. The specialist said I was suffering from chronic sinusitis which I hadn’t been treated for (for years) as every time I had a sinus infection I was told they weren’t sure if it was bacterial or viral so they didn’t see any point in me taking antibiotics for it and was told to take paracetamol and power through it… Which I do… Every. Damn. Day.
Also my Right nostril has never functioned for as long as I can remember. Can’t breath through it. Can’t smell with it. It definitely runs a lot but no way of sniffing or blowing it. And yet even when I have mentioned it to family and friends and doctors no one has told me to get it checked out or looked into it further and I grew up thinking it was normal. but the ongoing sinus infections I have had this year and sinus headaches – it has been all on my right side.
So when the specialist checked it and gave me antibiotics and inflammatory ibuprofen to take for 2 weeks to bring down the swelling and kick the infection, he also booked me in for a CT scan to see any underlying issues under the chronic sinusitis.
My follow up appointment to get the results was unfortunately cancelled days in advance and I have been waiting a few weeks to get a call back from them. The other day I received a letter with my new follow up appointment so hopefully will find out whats going on and if the CT Scan was all clear then where do we go from here? Because I can’t keep living this way.
But now It’s finally the Summer Holidays and I feel I am in a good place mentally and emotionally!
My little girl has finished Nursery/Pre-school and will be starting Reception at school in September as well as my son going up to Year 5!
I also have plans to catch that dream course I mentioned which will also start in September! Yay! Today I started my healthier living challenge and will start my home workouts soon. (don’t want to jinx it)
It’s also my Birthday on the 28th so I’m looking forward to that!
I’m getting a bit of a headache right now due to this heat and lack of hydration (I need to work on that) so that’s all for now. Fingers crossed I can get back into my writing and will have lots to say and hope to get up to speed with all the posts I have missed while I’ve been away.
Thank You for Reading 😀