Saturday

What can I tell you.
Thursday was a day every medical professional – including the chemist – seems to call ‘clean out day’. No meds. Just valium.
Sweet valium.
Must remember. Valium does not equal panadol.
Whopping headache. Check.
Neurofen plus. Check.
Got through the day. Check.
(I even managed to get my glasses and my back-up pair repaired)
*****
Friday.
First day of Zoloft.
Keep taking valium to manage the anxiety and side-effects of new drugs. Check.
Must remember. Valium does not equal panadol.
Whopping headache. Check.
Jittery and anxious. Check.
Permanently clenched teeth. Check
Neurofen plus. Check.
Made this cake (but with raspberries not rhubarb)
Got through the day. Check.
(I even managed to take Grover to the doctor because through all this he’s been sick as well. Ear infection. Check)
Bed at 8.30. Woke up midnight when Chef came to bed. Woke up at 3.30 when Grover woke but he went back to sleep. Slept to 6.30.
This represents the most sleep I have had in twelve months.
*****
Saturday.
Second day of Zoloft.
Keep taking valium to manage the anxiety and side-effects of new drugs. Check.
Must remember. Valium does not equal panadol.
Whopping headache. Check.
Jittery and anxious. Check.
Permanently clenched teeth. Check
Neurofen plus. Check.
Had a sleep. Check
Got through the day. Check.
Watching Surf’s Up with the family, eating Violet Crumbles. Check.
(I even managed to wash our sheets and Jasper’s)
*****

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  • BabelBabe

    hang in there, dear. thinking of you. meds alternately rock and suck – or perhaps it’s concurrently….

  • blackbird

    I’m pretty sure the Violet Crumbles are recommended in situations like these.

  • Badger

    Baby steps, dude. Baby steps.

  • Surfing Free

    Baking, cleaning, fixing, and taking to doctors – sounds like functioning normally to me. Keep your eye on the prize!

  • Eleanor

    Sounds like things are heading in the right direction. I’m thinking of you!

    And, hey, how does blackbird know what Violet Crumbles are? Are you giving away national secrets? Next she’ll be extolling the virtues of tim tams…please tell me you haven’t blabbed about…fairy bread!?!

  • Sarah Louise

    Wow. You washed sheets, that’s huge. (I’m serious. This from the woman who didn’t wash dishes for months.)

    Baby steps–and you are taking them.

    Is is okay for me to say I’m proud of you? Cuz I am.

  • Hilary

    Whew! I’ve been hanging to hear from you again, wondering if you are OK (depending on your definition of ‘OK’). It sounds tough, but as though you feel that the solution is in hand. So glad, if that’s the case. Wishing you hours of sleep and carefree-ness, if you know what I mean.

    Oh, and Surfing Free, did you mean to say ‘taking’ to doctors? Either way, bwaaahahaha!

  • Zoe

    ouch.

    *sends hug*

  • paola

    And you found the strength to bake!
    Hugs and peace