Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

Wow!! It’s been one hell of a hot week!!

I love to weather……………..but my head doesn’t.

After my aneurysm I struggle in hot weather. I become dehydrated quicker. Which is when the headaches start and my patience…………..well it ****s off!! But on the up side it’s also a good fluid indication for me. I think I’m drinking enough water through the day. A headache starts……..you know that little twinge you get, like as your hangover starts to rear it’s ugly head. So I know I clearly haven’t drank enough fluids so I best get some. I’ve had days where I’ve had 5ltrs of water………crazy.

Tuesday was an interesting day for me………..my memory had decided to have a day off that day……..well let’s just say it didn’t get up with me. There were some spuds in a saucepan on the cooker that I need to boil for Luna’s dinner later. So in my had I was like “right I’ll do them in a min then they will be done before I go to the gym.

Fast forward to me at the gym. I’ve only been the 20mins at the most. Sitting on the recumbent bike about 8mins in and then horror hits my face! Did I turn the spuds off? Do I even boil them? No I didn’t……….did I? Oh no Luna what if I haven’t? Luna could get hurt! No no no I didn’t cook them. Or did I? I’ve got to get home and fast. Now getting home fast is a slight issue when you don’t have the car, haven’t brought any money with you and have to wait for a train…………d’oh!

Needless to say once I got home I hadn’t even attempted to cook the spuds and Luna was sprawled out on the bed trying to keep cool.

The spud saga doesn’t end there no no no………….I was in my fitness class in the afternoon and again…….30mins in……….the spud dilemma starts again……..did I, didn’t I blah blah blah. If I hadn’t have managed to dig into my memory and figure remember that all I done was put the water in the pan I would’ve been on another race home. Which this time would’ve been worse as I would’ve been waiting for the bus!

So with all that happening and then the England match plus a couple of shandies. Needless to say I was shattered Wednesday.

Thursday was a gym day………a very good gym day actually. Well impressed with myself. Also things were starting to stick in my hand therapy. That has been hard this week. I haven’t challenged myself hard enough I know. I need to get tougher on myself and not loose my cool and get so frustrated when it doesn’t click. I also stuck little post it notes on every light switch, plug socket and door to remind me that I was to use my right hand to use any of them. Proper fail! No sooner had I stuck them up that I was making myself a coffee and went to the fridge and opened the door with my left hand! This is going to take a while to retrain. I spent a few mins that night fighting with light switches. By the time I got into bed my right arm was aching from trying to turn off the lights. I achieved it and was well chuffed but again I’ve got to retrain that impatient part of my brain that wants to do it all with my left.

Friday I went to a new class at Shawe Physio here in Hoddesdon. One of the men Mark, that goes to a Headway Herts group that I volunteer at as been saying for ages about a balance and mobility group he goes to. Mark keeps asking me to go and so I went this Friday. I have to say it was a good class, with balance tasks, stretches, games . I really enjoyed it. I definitely be going again. Plus I get to catch up with Mark. He is such a card.

Saturday we went to a festival called Back of Beyond. That was amazing. 7 stages, of house, soulful house, classic house, tech, rave and jungle. A great set up and it wasn’t that big only 2500 tickets. I loved it. We both loved it and will definitely be going next year. Hopefully there will be a group of us. They were showing the match too but the tent for that wasn’t very big and it was rammed. So we headed back to the pub. That was crazy. A great day had.

So we get to Today Sunday. A day of rest for me. A busy week has been and another busy week ahead.

Happy Sunday folks. Catch you next week.

Laters 💋

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