6/7th Feb 2016

Well although I have had this bloody cold it has been a lovely weekend. 

My parents Lesley & Ray came to stay for a few days. It was lovely to spend time with them. No plans, no places to be, just chilling. 

Sat morn we eventually got dressed and went to town to get a few house essentials and then lunch. Then it was back to the flat for a day of sport. It started with the battle for the top spot in the premier league between Man City & Leicester City. Next it was onto the rugby. The 6 nations. I love rugby, so it was France v Italy (France won…..just). Then The Calcutta Cup Scotland v England #carrythemhome!! Was a good match and we retained the cup for another year!!

Deb got back from work and we got sorted and went to the pub for FOOD. We bumped into Michelle, Lee and the girls as they were there at a birthday party. Also caught up with Jayne & Mark too. They are a great couple and we are going to have a night out with them soon.  I was shattered when we got home. 

Today was started with bacon sarnie. Win. 

Deb went and done the food shopping. I had the “parents are visiting, get out of shopping free” card. Win. 

It was a perfect Sunday. Rugby, Sunday papers and a roast chicken cooked by Deb. Mum gave Deb cooking lesson in how to make white sauce from scratch.  Dad bless him done all the washing up after. 

It was lovely to spend time with my parents and have a good catch up. All relaxed and stuffed from the roast they are now back home in Suffolk. 

Got to get back into gear tomorrow and get back into my exercise and rehab. It’s been horrible having this cold. 4days of no exercise. It’s been so frustrating. Time to climb the hills again.

Time to watch SuperBowl 50. 

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6th Feb 2016 (snot update)

I have pretty much slept for two days. So no stories to tell…..unless you want to hear stories of snot balls. Everything isn’t so blocked anymore but I’m still full of cold. I felt really bad last night as my parents are here for the weekend and I couldn’t stay up talking with them as my head hurt so much. On a scale of 1-10 I feel about a 6 today. So we shall see how we go.

Time for a cuppa.

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4th Feb 2016 

Not feeling on this planet at the moment. Sorry full of cold at the moment. It’s really bad as it is in my head and sinuses. The only way I can describe it is like this:

Any fit and healthy human when you get a cold you go from feeling 100% to say 70%, but for me and the same for several people who have had a brain injury, i’m only running at 80% so once I get a cold I drop about 50% and it’s horrible feel completely knackered and tired. 

I am so going to sleep like I have been doing all day and rest up and get better hopefully I’ll be back on here soon in a better mood. 

Time to spend some quality time with my duvet and Kleenex with an added dose of cold and flu tablets for good measure.

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2nd Feb 2016

WOW!!! What I hectic day I had. Infact this is a busy week for me. 

In the 1st a had my HaBiT group and there was only myself and Jeff again with Sarah and Margaret. We focused on concentration. Which is a problem area for me. Some would probably say it’s always been one of my weak points! At this moment in time in there is a lot of background noise I can’t concentrate on the particular a task. And if the telly is on I cannot try to read. It’s crazy. It can get you down if you allow it to.

So today I started the 3week animation course. I LOVE it!! It’s ignited my love for animation again. Hopefully I can move it forward in some way. We had the 5 different styles shown to us.  I remember Traditional (how Walt Disney started), Animation (how it’s done today), StopGo (like the Lego videos on YouTube)……3 out of 5 isn’t bad. I want to learn so much more. It’s just a bit of a shame that can only go for 2 out of 3 hrs as I have to get to Danesbury for my upper limb group. 😪 but if I don’t get to upper limb group then I will miss out on physio too. Upper limb group could you move to a wed please that would be fab.

In upper limb group we focused on the lumbricle muscles. The ones we use for picking up things. The shape you get if you make the gesture that someone is chatting a lot. I had a little breakdown. I say little but it was quite big and finished with a storm out. I say storm……more so a hobble-storm out as this is a very hard task for me to achieve thanks to my double jointedness!! I get very frustrated at how I can’t keep control of my muscles/nerves especially in my thumb, index finger and little finger. Ahhhhhhh!! I came back and concentrated and I’m slowly taking control of the little buggers.

This was followed with Physio. We works on strength for my legs. Up/downs to a chair, marching on the spot. We busted out a few ballet moves in the bars. I wouldn’t of succeeded at ballet because as my parents say……….I’m such a fairy elephant. Yeah I’ve never been dainty. The session was finished off with some work kneeling on the floor. 

Body=exhausted!!!

Dinner this evening was at the inlaws. Cottage pie and veg with Apple & Blackberry crumble for afters. Stuffed. Totally stuffed.

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