Friday, 27 September 2013

This week I rocked because..... Episode 7.


How does Friday come around so quickly? I swear it sneaks up on me each week. Mind you, no longer working and a week punctuated with coma sleep will mess with your ability to keep up with the space-time continuum. So probably not all that surprising. Plus being easily surprised does make life a wee bit more interesting. Ooo look it's Friday! Ooo look the coffee grinder is full! Ooo look.....!

The old brain hasn't been working on all four cylinders this week as evidenced by the fact that I have a stock of "I Rock" pictures sitting, waiting in a specific folder for today's posts, yet forgot entirely. Instead I had a "Oh shit! I need a photo for today's post" moment and headed out to the backyard with my phone, a pen and some sticky labels to hunt down a long suffering Thor for today's picture. The dumb is strong today.

Despite this, I have had some highlights where I pulled a rock star performance from my nether regions to shine for an hour or three.


This week I rocked because....
  • I wrote a Saturday post last week. I have no idea why I did this as Saturday is not known for it's huge reader numbers. But it went off on the forums and over over on FB. Seems a lot of us have difficulties with talking. Who knew?
  • I cleared off a garden path so that I can now safely make it down the slope we live on, to pick lemons from my lemon tree. This was something that has been annoying me for months. Every time I would head out to grab a lemon and I would be thwarted by the overgrown path of doom that required a machete and Indiana Jones to navigate. I swear I heard the onion grass mocking me from the centre of the path. Take that onion grass!
  • I made a batch of bone shaped biscuits, or Puppy 'crack' biscuits as I like to call them, for the mutts. There's not much Thor and Freyja wont do for a taste of those savoury titbits of China white.
  • I also made a batch of hotcrossless buns. I have no idea where the baking mojo came from, or why I thought my protesting body would agree to me making them. But I managed them and just embraced the following coma sleep, rather than ruing it's existence. 

So tell me, how have you rocked this week?

  • Feel free to share with anyone else who you think may benefit from recognising and celebrating, just how much they've rocked this past week.

Cheers
Michelle :)

Thanks to everyone who has been participating in TWIRB over the past 7 weeks. It's been great to see so many people celebrating the victories big and small over the week. So important to remember them in light of the day-to-day living with chronic illness.

I have had some messages from people saying they have trouble commenting on the blog. I'm not sure why, but it seems that commenting from a phone is playing up the most. I did have someone suggest logging in using Safari as an option. Not that I know how you log in using Safari. or what Safari is exactly, other than the go look at lions and giraffes version. But hey if you do, give it a go and see what happens. :)

This song by C2C featuring D Martin is one of my favourite pick me up/rock/celebrating songs. How can you not feel happy listening to this? And the dancing is just amazing. 

9 comments:

  1. I made it through my colonoscopy and endoscopy yesterday! Woo hoo! Also, I have to tell you that YOU rock. They think I have eosinophilic gastroenteritis/colitis to go with my eosinophilic esophagitis and I'm just groaning thinking great, another hard to pronounce rare illness that no one understands to add to my ever growing list. But reading your blog makes me feel SO much better about it because I know I'm not the only weirdo out there with a million "special" conditions. So thank you, Michelle!

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    1. Weirdos Unite! *insert fist bump*

      So glad you made it through the colonoscopy and endoscopy, or full-body flossing as I like to call it. It's never fun although often necessary. Bummer on another obscure disorder, I hope they can offer you some solutions this time round. xx

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  2. This week I rocked because despite my horrible fear of dentist I finally went in after 10 years and had 4 teeth fixed and a major cleaning done, and i didnt even throw myself into a panic attack despite the tranq meds not working and them finally having to put me on the gas cuz i was to "twitchy". I also was able to go out to my boyfriends for about 5 or 6 hours even though im battling a fever of 102 and today I refused to go to the emergency room for my heart palpitations and tachycardia even though i really wanted to because i knew it would be a big waste of time and money and all they would do is monitor me and give me fluids. I took care of myself and didnt let my fear take over. might not sound like a big deal but for me im very proud!

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    1. Wow Crysta I'm impressed that you went to the dentist. I dread going and for us the the nightmare of the locals that either don't work or send off a round of tachycardia. No joys to be found there, but rockstar effort for making it through. I am so glad you took care of yourself it can be really hard to quiet those fears and lets face it, this can get scary sometimes. So big internet high five to you for being an absolute rockstar this week! :)

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  3. "Hey kids, Rock and Roll, Rock on" the luscious David Essex

    Safari is the Mac 'search engine thingy' (think that's the right terminology) I have a Mac in replacement of my classic Mini I could no longer drive, it gets me 'out and about' in cyberspace instead. You rocked this week Michelle because your efforts in the garden kicked my ass into planting all the sad little veg plants that were lingering in my shed crying out to be in the ground, so Thank You for helping me to rock in a green-fingered way x
    Ps Crysta you rock big time, I have a real fear of the dentist so you are an absolute hero in my book for overcoming this!
    Pps Michelle I love your hounds and am so jealous as I miss the devotion of the canine species; the only furry friend I have is a grumpy, foul breathed moggy that, although the 'family cat' loved my daughter best of all and hates us because she left home without it. Everyone thinks she's cute (the cat) until they get close and she breathes on them, then sinks the claws in!

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  4. "Hey kids, Rock and Roll, Rock on" the luscious David Essex

    Safari is the Mac 'search engine thingy' (think that's the right terminology) I have a Mac in replacement of my classic Mini I could no longer drive, it gets me 'out and about' in cyberspace instead. You rocked this week Michelle because your efforts in the garden kicked my ass into planting all the sad little veg plants that were lingering in my shed crying out to be in the ground, so Thank You for helping me to rock in a green-fingered way x
    Ps Crysta you rock big time, I have a real fear of the dentist so you are an absolute hero in my book for overcoming this!
    Pps Michelle I love your hounds and am so jealous as I miss the devotion of the canine species; the only furry friend I have is a grumpy, foul breathed moggy that, although the 'family cat' loved my daughter best of all and hates us because she left home without it. Everyone thinks she's cute (the cat) until they get close and she breathes on them, then sinks the claws in!

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  5. I worked regular hours plus overtime, for a grand total of 10-ish! I'm exhausted, but I did it. Also, yesterday I attended a 5 hour training and became certified to work with abuse survivors, followed by working the city's homicide remembrance vigil. I'm super wiped out, but I kicked ass this week.

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  6. Oh i'm losing it, must have 'pushed the button' twice, sorry!!!!!!

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  7. URG! One of my fillings i so patiently didnt cry and scream out about is already lose and i have to have it done all over again next week. looks like ill be rocking next week too.

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