It’s been quite a while since I’ve last been here and as much as I’d I love to catch up with what’s going on with everyone, I have nowhere enough time to read all your posts so I’ve just browsed though some of them to get an idea of what’s happening with everyone. I’m glad to know that everyone has been behaving in my absence 😉
So what’s been happening my side? Since my last post, I wrote the big exam. As usual, it felt like an absolute disaster. The good thing is that everyone felt that way so maybe I’ll end up on the right side of the bell curve. I most probably should add in the fact that I actually dozed off during the exam. I suspect that it was the meds that I started taking because they make me super tired and if it was feasible, I would literally sleep every single day away.
Following on from that, I was supposed to see my neuro a month after the last visit to give him an update on how the meds are treating me. Clever me went and booked the follow up appointment on the day of the exam without registering this very important fact. About two weeks before the appointment, I called them to let them know that I wouldn’t make it so they put me on the cancellation list and made an appointment for the next available slot which is only in March. However, by the beginning of last week, I decided that this extreme sleepiness had to stop (I’ve even dozed off at work) so I called and told them that I really needed to see him. They said unfortunately they really couldn’t squeeze me in but I could call this week and they’d put me through to him.
So I called this week and I got my five minutes with him. Since the meds aren’t working any better than what I was taking before and they’re making me feel like a zombie, he decided that I should drop it completely and up the dose of one of the other meds. I haven’t gone to the pharmacy yet but I’m dreading this increase. This med, Keppra, made me feel so sick when I started taking it and I have a bad feeling that increasing the dose is also gonna make me feel sick. Fingers crossed it isn’t too bad.
I also broke my golden rule when it comes to doctors and I got him and his receptionist an anniversary/Christmas gift. They have been part of my life for five years now so I thought I’d just get them a little something. I got him a tie and cuff links and when I spoke to him, he asked if I expected him to hang himself with it. I told him that would save himself from dealing with me for another five years and we had a good chuckle. I got the receptionist a spa voucher which I think she’ll really like because she looks like she could do with some pampering.
On another health front, my teeth have been giving me problems, in particular my wisdoms. I went through a week where I barely ate because it was so sore. I went to the dentist who said she unfortunately can’t help me with the wisdoms and she referred me to the maxillo-facial surgeon, who I’m seeing tomorrow. I don’t know if I’m more worried that my wisdoms will be pulled out while I’m sitting in the chair or if I have to have surgery for it.
Work has gone into the crazy phase again. I’ve been working until about 2:00 each night and I’ve also been working weekends and even on the public holiday yesterday. We’re supposed to officially go on annual leave tomorrow but I don’t think that’s going to be the case for me. The way that things are looking, it seems like I most probably will be working over the weekend as well.
It is not all doom and gloom though, I do have some very exciting news. Next week Tuesday I’m heading off on a Eurotrip. I was supposed to spend December at home but during November I just changed my mind and decided I wanted to get away properly from it all. So while my parents and brother are in Taiwan, I’ll be spending two weeks in Europe exploring Italy (it’s true when they say that throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain means that you’ll go back to Rome. It’s only been two years and I’m heading back there), Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and England. I’ve never been keen on the idea of spending a day in a country then moving, I want to spend time there so I can explore but I decided I’d give this whirl wind tour a go.
I’m super excited but a bit nervous as well. I’m going on a Topdeck tour (it’s exactly the same concept as a Contiki tour, no over 30s) but I’ll still sort of be travelling alone. I definitely think there will be fun times ahead though so I can’t wait! 😁