Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 30th November 2014

In my life this week…


I’m so sorry I’ve been rather awful at blogging this past week. College is especially busy at the moment and my health is just plummeting, so I haven’t had the time or energy to write the posts I had planned sadly. I may have mentioned it a while ago, but because of my diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I was referred to the physiotherapy department of my local hospital, where I was offered 12 sessions of hydrotherapy. I really struggle with exercise/movement on land causing me extreme pain, and although it’s not easy in the water, I do find it less painful. Unfortunately they could only offer a limited amount of sessions, so my physiotherapist asked me to try joining my local gym on a swimming membership. It’s taken me a while to get round to it because my health has been so temperamental and college just seems to take over, but this week I finally managed my first session of swimming. Unfortunately it’s not ideal, as it’s lane swimming and that’s too much for me at the moment, but I managed to find myself a little corner of the pool to do some of my exercises in. I was in a hell of a lot of pain after, but I’m really hoping doing a little bit every week will help to strengthen my muscles a bit, and possibly help ease my joint pain.

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Christmas shopping

With Christmas less than a month away, I really thought it was about time I started my Christmas shopping. I’m so far behind this year, due to college and my health, and I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed by it all. I really struggle with this time of year – everyone expects you to be happy and jolly, to enjoy lots of food and to go to lots of social gatherings, but right not I don’t feel like doing any of those things and my mood is incredibly low. Still, this Saturday, my Mum took me into town in my wheelchair to do a bit of Christmas shopping. I have to say it wasn’t a particularly enjoyable experience. Being in a wheelchair was incredibly stressful. I was climbed over, kicked, had bags flung in my face and numerous people tutted at me very loudly for being in their way. Unless you’ve had to use a wheelchair, I think it’s hard to understand how vulnerable you feel, but I really wish people would just think a bit and realise that you are human too. I managed to do a bit of shopping, but still have quite a bit to do so I’m going to try and use the Internet for the majority of it now I think!

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Baby Shower

I usually tend to write this post on a Sunday morning, but this week that wasn’t possible as I was at my friend’s Baby Shower for my Godson-to-be! It was really lovely to celebrate with my friend – she has two girls already so it was definitely a novelty having everything in blue this time. I’m also incredibly excited because it’s the first time I will be a Godmother to a little boy, so I’m looking forward to spoiling him and my friend once he arrives. We had a lovely afternoon chatting, playing games and watching my friend open her presents. And now we just have to wait for the little man to make an appearance!

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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