I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been feeling a little emotional over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been struggling with managing my ‘nerve pain’ which affects every aspect of life. I’m doing my best to keep going and have been seeking help and advice. My GP has increased the dosage of pain relief and I have a liver appointment this Thursday which will be spent discussing pain and infection long term management. After this busy bank holiday, I’ve encouraged myself to take a break from any high intensity exercise. I ended up going for a gentle walk today to get me out of the house. The plan is to completely come off the Tramadol, but I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon. I’ve accepted that this pain may be long term, so it’s made things a bit easier emotionally.
My first 12.5 hour shift is on 11th June so I’m doing my best to be ready for the increase in hours. Work is my main priority at the moment, along with health, but I’m feeling reasonably well, despite the pain. I just want to get back to full time hours. It keeps me busy, active, sociable and busy. Physically and especially mentally it has always helped.
So this weekend just gone, I went to London and spent re doing all the tourist stuff. My flat mate had a friend from Italy come over which gave us an opportunity to all spend some time together exploring London. 25,000 steps later, I was exhausted. I was staying at Harriet’s and Sam’s place (Sister and bf) so luckily I didn’t have far to go back home. Monday I met up with my cousin and visited The National Portrait Gallery.
One of the paintings blew me away. It’s called ‘The Ambassadors’ by Holbein the Younger. At the first glance, it looks like all the other paintings. It was the biggest in the room so that made it stand out enough for me to take a look. I then noticed a skull painted at a warped angle, this looked very futuristic for its time. I wondered what the painter was thinking and why it was there.
How crazy is that! I definitely recommend going to see it along with the other paintings. It’s amazing.
I’m working this weekend so I won’t be so busy, I’m slightly nervous though because I’m doing a 9hr shift this Saturday. It’s not so much to many, but to myself it’ll be a challenge. Bring it on. 😁
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