I haven’t really checked in with you guys recently so I’m going to try to catch you up ASAP. So, what’s up with me?
After a very long (and oh-so-complicated) 18 months, my housemate has left. We had an on and off relationship for a while which ended with us being ‘just friends.’ Anyway, it’s been a month since he left; and it’s like this great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It had gotten to the stage where everything I said was misinterpreted by him – so we just kept fighting. I didn’t realise how hard it had become: I was trying to be so careful with what (or if) I spoke to him; whereas, when we first met, I remember how much fun, and how I used to feel when we were hanging out. I really hadn’t realised how much our relationship had changed until I was away from it (permanently).
We are supposed to still be mates BUT he posted my key back to me, didn’t help with cleaning up after him and his cat (it’s taken me a month to clean everything alone!) and hasn’t wanted to talk to me all month…I don’t need friends like that!
With all the cleaning, I decided it was time for a clear-out. I emptied my house out (as did some of my neighbours) and we had a multiple household sale. It was huge…and very hard work.
We ran around, the night before, putting out all of our signs. Then it was up at 6am. (I had practiced getting up early for the two days prior).
Although we all made some money and got to know each other, I really don’t think I’ll be doing that again!
Million Dollar Minute
Four days later (and more practice at getting up early), I arose at 5am so I could wake up properly, get ready and go to Channel 7 studios for the opportunity to appear on Million Dollar Minute.
I made it (and, for those in Australia, I will be on TV on Thursday 20th August at 5.30pm). I can’t tell you what happened – non-disclosure statements and all that – but I can tell you that, if you don’t watch on the 20th, you won’t see me again!
It was great fun and I met a lot of very clever people.
After all of that, I crashed (of course) and I really have had not the energy (spoons) to do much more than sit on the couch for the last 2 weeks. However, I am building up to some more energetic activities.
With the cat (and Simon) gone, I have decided that I would like a dog. I have never had a dog before and it has to be a particular kind of dog as I live in a 2 bedroom unit with, only, a small courtyard and I can’t walk particularly fast or long distances. I would prefer to rescue a dog BUT, with my particular requirements, this may not be possible.
I am religiously perusing the rescue dog sites (as well as nearly being ripped off by 2 interstate people who were looking to re-dogs).
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Daiichi Sankyo Research Study
Last week, I wrote about the Daiichi Sankyo research study. I have decided (after consultation with my GP) that I will be signing up. The first part is a blind study so I’ll be telling you about how I feel, if I am accepted – I have to give up my Lyrica and Sertraline (scary!)
LIVING WELL with FIBROMYALGIA
The next issue of LIVING WELL with FIBROMYALGIA is due out September 1st. It has been a VERY difficult issue as our contributors appear to be slowly disappearing so, sadly, unless I can get some more volunteers, the September issue will be the last one. If you want to write for us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now you’re all caught up. What’s going on with you?