Just thought that I would write a quick catch up to to let you all know what I have been up to… which is not very much outside of the usual! Sometimes that is enough though, right?
I am still at work (three days a week) and that pretty much takes it out of me, so I have been a bit lazy in regards to keeping on top of things like yoga workouts and recipe making. I can feel the difference in my legs, in that they are much stiffer – it is funny how you don’t realise how much things help before you stop doing them, isn’t it? So I need to try and get myself in the habit of at least getting back to doing a few simple stretches before bed.
We are a little bit up in the air at the moment in regards to our house; as regular readers will know, we are having our our kitchen re-done, which means that we are currently living with a half ripped out kitchen and loads of
crap necessities all over the floor. For someone with a mobility problem, it isn’t the easiest thing to live with! But the joiner is coming on the 2nd of December and the plasterers and electrician before that, so the end is in sight, I am pleased to say. My husband has been fab at trying to keep everything in boxes but we really do have a lot of random rubbish that we need to get rid of.
One positive this week was the fact that it was my husband’s and my 12th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Luckily it was my day off work, so we decided to treat ourselves to a lovely meal out at a countryside upmarket pub. I feel a bit guilty as I went off my normally plant-based diet and had a portobello mushroom, caramelised onion and goat’s cheese burger, it was sooooooo good. My body obviously wasn’t used to the cheese though, as I ended up feeling rough for the rest of the day, with a bit of an upset tummy, so I was pleased to get back to my normal eating the next day. Twelve years though!! Although I was diagnosed with MS before we were married, I don’t think that either of us thought that we would have to deal with what we have been coping with over the past six years, since my symptoms have significantly worsened. MS now impacts on everything I do, which means that my family are affected as well. Chronic illness can definitely challenge the most stable couple – and I am so lucky to have my husband; he is my rock.
So, in between work, kitchen sorting and our anniversary I have pretty much been lying low; a few nights out to watch my son compete in some swimming meets, but mainly lounging on the couch, crocheting scarves and hats and binge watching Netflix. We have watched both The Sinner (thank you for the recommendation Rhiann!) and Mindhunter (FBI agents delving into the world of serial killers), both of which were fab. I would love to say that I have been getting organised for Christmas but I haven’t really thought about that yet!
Really hope that everyone is well, I know that there are a few of my online MS friends going through relapses and tough times at the moment, so I just wanted to send virtual healing hugs to you all xxx