Blogger’s Writing Block – My Struggle Is Real
I’ve only written blogs lately about products I’ve sampled. I love writing. I love reading. I haven’t been able to enjoy either for quite a while. I can’t remember what I’ve read, what I’m doing in the room, not even remembering why I’ve gone to a website. Writing seems to flow when I’m focused or have a commitment to fulfil. The struggle is real is a phrase that’s become so frequent from my daughter and her friend’s generation. It’s a fitting phrase for those with chronic illness because the struggles we have are real.
I have been asked to write a blog post on puppy updates and advise to give other op parents. I completely misunderstood but it’s a topic near and dear to my heart. Check out Ranger’s new Squirrel watching pose. We got rid of the bush so he has a better view for watching.
How have I been?
I saw my rheumatologist last Thursday and I got the cortisone shots in my hips. My follow-up kidney functions came back good but I have to get some more laboratory tests this week just to double-check. Since the shots have kicked in I’ve had a bit of energy every day so I can get something done. I saw my family doctor last week as well and everything thing I brought up, he said I needed to talk to my other doctors. It was a pretty frustrating visit for me as I’m still waiting for a referral to the pain specialist. I can’t get a change in my pain medications until I see that doctor and I’m still waiting for an appointment. Waiting for a specialist is absolutely crazy.
What have I been doing?
I bought this French Wine box from the LCBO to see how their new home delivery was. It was $12 and delivered by Canada Post. I ordered on a Sunday night and had it by Tuesday mid-morning. The Canada Post guys said that everyone has been saying how fast the shipping was. Everything was well packed and labelled that it was breakable. Because I was paying the delivery fee of $12, I grabbed a couple bottles of my favourite wines as well.
The Discovery Box includes Les Dauphins Côtes Du Rhône Reserve Red 2014, Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais 2008, F Lurton Fumées Blanches Sauvignon Blanc Vdf 2010, a set of 2 Ceramic Ramekins, a Cheese Knife Block Set, a set of Ceramic Chalkboard Cheese Markers and the LCBO France-to-Go booklet. The box also included an invitation to sample the newly released vintage on November 18th.
I’ve been getting some online Christmas present shopping done. It’s pretty easy now that the kidlets are older. My daughter asked for her Organic Chemistry book for Christmas, Umm okay then… That’s a first. My son asked for clothes or a laptop he can actually type on it.
My hubby caught me watching some Christmas movies yesterday. He commented how its only November but wondered if they had made me cry. Yep, crying at Hallmark movies, the commercials even make me cry! I did find that it made me feel more like Christmas is coming that it feels. It is currently another sunny day and pretty mild for November and I’m enjoying the sun streaming in. I’ve also found a tv series called The Librarians on Crave TV. It has Noah Wyle, Rebbeca Ramon and John Laroquette and well it’s the adventures of the Librarians and their saving History and artefacts. It’s quirky and silly but it’s a fun watch. I love history and the premise of time travel and even better, in January season three will be airing.
Fibromyalgia, what is it?
My fellow blogger friend, Ness from The Girl With Five Lads wrote a great blog post about what Fibromyalgia is. https://www.facebook.com/thegirlwiththefiveladsengland/posts/1816104628627260
For me Fibromyalgia was an “oh that’s Fibromyalgia in an off-hand sort of way from my previous Rheumatologist explained the non-lupus pain. The pressure points were like knife stabbing pains as the doctor pushed on them. My joints hurt all the time but those pressure points were insane pain. I’m taking Gabapentin in some pretty high doses but my doctor explained that because I can handle it that it can be increased.
I hope you enjoyed my update and my wandering out of hibernation of ignoring my blogging with mush brain.
Journey with me … mini2z