Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday Spotlight - 11th January 2015

In my life this week…

Back to college

This Monday I went back to college after having two weeks off for the Christmas holidays. It was definitely a shock to the system waking up at 7am again after a couple of weeks of lie-ins! I feel a bit like I’ve gone back to reality with a bang. All of a sudden we have assignments and exams coming out of our ears and I’m already feeling absolutely shattered. I just keep reminding myself of my end goal, and the fact that it’s only 5 weeks until half term!

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Occupational Therapist

On Tuesday my new Occupational Therapist came round to see me to discuss where I am with my health and what she might be able to do to help. It was quite nice being able to talk to an OT, as it’s the career I’m going into, but it was also really helpful having someone who can help me problem solve some of the difficulties I’m having. She spent a good hour and a half with me, going through my physical and mental health problems and how they are affecting what I can do day-to-day. We discussed the fact that I really need a new wheelchair that I can self-propel and she is going to put in an application for me to get a made-to-measure chair from the NHS, which is something I never expected I would be able to get so that’s really positive. She has also given me a bath board so that I can still wash if I’m not feeling up to standing in the shower or getting in and out of the bath. We did also talk about the possibility of a stair lift and that’s something she’s going to go away and think about, but overall I’m so glad I was able to see her as these adaptations will hopefully make life a little easier for me.

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New Godson

One of my closest friends gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Thursday and I have been asked to be one of his Godmothers. I’m so excited to go round and see my friend and baby Jack – I’ve seen some photos and he looks just gorgeous! It’s also a great excuse for me to buy cute baby clothes because, let’s face it, who doesn’t like choosing adorable little clothes!

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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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  1. I've found the NHS care professionals to be very helpful too. They fitted a chair in a new walk-in shower apart from providing many things to help me. What I've learned this week is that I can get by without needing to shop or contact another living being apart from my husband. Of course, that makes me reliant on him. I hope I don't have to face the inevitable too soon. Keep positive.

    1. I'm glad you've found them helpful too Francene and it's good you have your husband to help you xx

  2. this is just too awesome, you are doing a great work here. i am loving it Lost and found