It’s Been A Long Time

Yes, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything here.

Peter and I went on holiday to Antarctica. It was the holiday that Peter had been worried about due to his concerns about how well I might cope.

It was an amazing holiday, for so many reasons. I was able to rest well during the journey from Manchester to Ushuaia and that helped me considerably by providing a good starting point.

During the first two days aboard ship there was a programme of lectures that we were invited to attend. I went to many of the organised lectures but, unfortunately, I kept dozing off during many of them. It was frustrating for me and and rude to the speakers (I made a point of apologising to each of them). When the landings ashore began, I immediately missed the first as I was so desperately tired. I slept for the entire time the landings were taking place. The fact that I slept helped Peter to accept my not taking part in that particular landing, thank goodness – it also helped me to accept that the tiredness is real and resting is not just OK, it is most definitely necessary. Of course, it was a pity that I had to miss seeing a place we had not been to on our previous holiday in Antarctica, but resting was a necessary evil.

I managed to take part in most of the landings and zodiac cruises but did miss one later in the holiday. I was a little disappointed but, generally, I think I did well throughout the trip. This may have been due to the increasing dose of Gabapentin that I have been taking – I don’t yet know. I am waiting to see how I fare now that I am home. In any event, I am due to see my GP on Monday 29 December for a review, so, watch this space.

In the meantime, yesterday was a fairly good day, despite only returning home during the late morning, at the end of two days’ travelling. Furthermore, today hasn’t been bad even if I did make a slow start!

 

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Bossymamma's Fibro Diary charts how I feel and how I cope with Fibromyalgia and the effects it has on me and my life. Writing it helps me and, maybe, reading it will help someone else. Bossymamma's Ramblings is exactly that! It may be me chuntering on about life. It could be a short story I've written. You never know, it might even be a poem! Little by Little by Bossymamma is about all things crafty.
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