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So fed up with all my symptoms and no-one to talk to.

Alder

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Mar 27, 2021
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@Aldis Thank you, I'm pleased to read your op went well and you're seeing better. We do tend to take the workings of our bodies for granted until they go wrong, then realise how precious they are.

I have some good news as the psychologist rang this morning and gave me an appointment for Thursday. I will be working hard on my list of symptoms before I go. Things have worsened so much since I last saw her about 18 months ago. Not that she can fix anything but it will be good to be listened to and taken seriously face to face. She may have some suggestions for help.

More good news as my little cat _ not really little at 6.3 kg! - will have his own freedom day tomorrow. Stitches out, cone off and into the garden! He will be so happy and so will I. He was born and spent his first 5 weeks in the woods and always had his liberty so being kept indoors must seem like a punishment. Thank goodness the 10 days confinement are nearly over.

This tiredness is getting me down. Today I couldn't even call it a siesta as I had to go to bed before lunch after a busy morning. I got home and could barely stand, head spinning, just didn't have the enegy to get lunch ready so went to bed for an hour.

Yes, it is hot here, too hot for me. Each summer I find the heat harder to take. So my moving plans may mean looking further north to cooler climes. I know it's unusually hot for you in the UK too. Do you find it debilitatin
@Tricot
Very hot here now.
Glad your cat is now free to roam.
Well done Tricot for getting that appointment and best wishes that you will receive the support and help you need.

I am a little all over the place at the moment and mobility playing up. I am awaiting further physio and neurologist appointment but it’s a long wait! Have to be a patient with Patience!
Meanwhile sending best wishes and a further well done! I have a sense your loving husband is clapping you and saying well done! Keep going!
If you feel tired, then listen to your body and rest! We are pretty bad at not picking up clues and have our own agenda when our body says stop and rest!
So give yourself permission to do so!
Everything is better after a rest!
 

Cazzita

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May 12, 2018
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Hello @Tricot , how are you feeling today? Hopefully, it will be cooler tomorrow and we can all feel a bit more 'normal'. Hope you are okay x
 

Tricot

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Jun 20, 2017
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France
Thank you for your messages @ Cazzita and @ Alder. I'm pretty dysfunctional at the moment. Thank goodness I have to feed the neighbour's little cat as it gets me up, washed and out with the dog. Walking always does me good. I saw 2 deer in the woods yesterday morning, one was a baby and then 2 again in the evening in a different place! Plus one bird with a green chest which I haven't looked up yet. These are precious moments of joy.

It's so unsettling looking for a house. Sometimes I think I'm kidding myself that I can have a life in a new place. I have little flashes when I think it will be alright but mostly I'm just struggling to do the everyday things to keep me and my animals alive. That's quite enough to cope with. I think about new neighbours and whether/when there will be a day when they will find me dancing in the street in my nightie. Such different thoughts from last time we were house-hunting.

At least it's cooler. I'll feel better when I've found somewhere to live and can focus on that. I'm all over the place at the moment, literally and metaphorically! Thank goodness for Google maps.
 

Alder

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Mar 27, 2021
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Thank you for your messages @ Cazzita and @ Alder. I'm pretty dysfunctional at the moment. Thank goodness I have to feed the neighbour's little cat as it gets me up, washed and out with the dog. Walking always does me good. I saw 2 deer in the woods yesterday morning, one was a baby and then 2 again in the evening in a different place! Plus one bird with a green chest which I haven't looked up yet. These are precious moments of joy.

It's so unsettling looking for a house. Sometimes I think I'm kidding myself that I can have a life in a new place. I have little flashes when I think it will be alright but mostly I'm just struggling to do the everyday things to keep me and my animals alive. That's quite enough to cope with. I think about new neighbours and whether/when there will be a day when they will find me dancing in the street in my nightie. Such different thoughts from last time we were house-hunting.

At least it's cooler. I'll feel better when I've found somewhere to live and can focus on that. I'm all over the place at the moment, literally and metaphorically! Thank goodness for Google maps.
@Tricot
Nature is very healing and it’s always a delight to come across wild creatures . How wonderful.
Did you have thunderstorms? It’s cooler now thank goodness.
Hope your visit to psychologist went ok.
Indeed you have lots to sort out and moving forward into the unknown is always unsettling especially as you are doing it on your own! That’s jolly brave! In fact, incredibly brave.
Glad the looking after the cat has turned into a positive for you now. The getting up, the realisation that an animal is reliant on you and it gives you structure and
meaning. Last week it felt so problematic with the door keys/ locks and everything…. But you did it and it’s turned into a positive! Well done Tricot!
 

Tricot

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Jun 20, 2017
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Thank you so much @ Alder. You are full of kindness and must have been a wonderful special needs teacher. I hope you have a good day today.
 

Alder

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Mar 27, 2021
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Thank you so much @ Alder. You are full of kindness and must have been a wonderful special needs teacher. I hope you have a good day today.
@Tricot
That’s very kind of you to say that. But I believe in helping one another on this journey of life with all its many challenges.
Today has been a difficult one for me with a range of symptoms from thinking, speaking, walking.
If I think too much about it, I can feel a sort of panic within myself and project fears into the future.
It’s jolly hard some days to remain relaxed, to breathe deeply and to just accept the moment.
Today was not a good one, but hey tomorrow may be better.
I am meeting some old teacher friends tomorrow and we have not met up for a while because of the pandemic.
I wonder if I’ll cope! I’m not the person I once was… I get muddled in speech and have a heaviness of movement around me and I don’t always understand what’s being said either. I just hope that they will understand and not expect too much of me.
I have read that it is important to continue to meet up with people, to keep social events because it’s one way to help your brain function better.
Another way is to
excercise and I need to up this whilst waiting for physio.

meanwhile I hope you are able to find joy in the little things of life, the sweet animals and birds and the trees that surround us.
I have three foxes that visit me each night and they are just like dogs awaiting a treat.
I just love taking time watching animals and their behaviour! There is so much to learn from them and their ‘personalities’ come through if you take time to observe them .

Well that’s all for now. Sending you every good wish and thank you for your kindness towards me as we travel on this journey together! Night night.
 

Tricot

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Jun 20, 2017
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France
@Tricot
That’s very kind of you to say that. But I believe in helping one another on this journey of life with all its many challenges.
Today has been a difficult one for me with a range of symptoms from thinking, speaking, walking.
If I think too much about it, I can feel a sort of panic within myself and project fears into the future.
It’s jolly hard some days to remain relaxed, to breathe deeply and to just accept the moment.
Today was not a good one, but hey tomorrow may be better.
I am meeting some old teacher friends tomorrow and we have not met up for a while because of the pandemic.
I wonder if I’ll cope! I’m not the person I once was… I get muddled in speech and have a heaviness of movement around me and I don’t always understand what’s being said either. I just hope that they will understand and not expect too much of me.
I have read that it is important to continue to meet up with people, to keep social events because it’s one way to help your brain function better.
Another way is to
excercise and I need to up this whilst waiting for physio.

meanwhile I hope you are able to find joy in the little things of life, the sweet animals and birds and the trees that surround us.
I have three foxes that visit me each night and they are just like dogs awaiting a treat.
I just love taking time watching animals and their behaviour! There is so much to learn from them and their ‘personalities’ come through if you take time to observe them .

Well that’s all for now. Sending you every good wish and thank you for your kindness towards me as we travel on this journey together! Night night.
Night night @ Alder. Hope you sleep well and have a better day tomorrow. I'm sure your teacher friends will be understanding. You will be glad you made the effort.
 

Alder

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Mar 27, 2021
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Night night @ Alder. Hope you sleep well and have a better day tomorrow. I'm sure your teacher friends will be understanding. You will be glad you made the effort.
@Tricot
Thank you for your kind message.
I did manage yesterday and enjoyed meeting up with friends.
The more tired I got then the problems started to reveal themselves.
Ah well, it is what it is and I can’t do much about it! Acceptance makes you more relaxed.
I hope all is going ok with you and your cat is better. It must be time for your neighbours to return?
Take care . Will write again soon.
 

Cazzita

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May 12, 2018
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Hello again.
Glad to hear you are feeling a little better and yes, nature has it's own healing magic at times, thank goodness.
Hope you find the house that suits and that you love. xx