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Why Wednesday could be better

  1. Grotesque weather! It’s like the middle of winter again grrrr.
  2. Headache.
  3. And I hate being cold.
  4. Headache.
  5. Not enough sleep last night – I kept waking up every hour or so. Most annoying.
  6. Headache.
  7. I got smacked in the face by Son#1 when I tried to wake him up this morning! Shame, I think he must have been in a really deep sleep and I scared the crap out of him.
  8. Headache.
  9. It’s “that” time of the month. Blegh.
  10. Headache.
  11. Never mind a Fat Day, I’m having a Feeling Like A Bloated Pregnant With Triplets Hippopotamus Day!
  12. Headache.
  13. Damn hair!! I really can’t control this mane anymore. I’ve had it! I’m going to break tradition and organise a second trip to the hairdresser this year.
  14. Headache.


But on the flip side, we’ve just had a very productive 2-hour meeting with a Client – an old friend whom I haven’t seen for AGES – so that was great. I love her energy ๐Ÿ˜€

And now I need to pop some more Panado and bury myself in wwwork … lots to do!

Happy Hump Day

Pinning my hopes on today

This afternoon I’m off to go and see a chiropractor … I reckon this is probably way up there on my list of Last Resorts to try and find some relief for my poor fuxored back, neck, shoulders and head!

So far, absolutely effall has helped so, yeah, I’m really pinning my hopes on this.

A couple of folk have recommended I go and see one of these people so I’ve put my skepticism aside and am taking the plunge. My rather negative attitude to chiropractors is inherited methinks – my grandfather was a medical doctor (professor) and Dean of UCT Medical School and he was always very old school – totally anti anything that wasn’t 100% scientific and all that. A lot of his beliefs have filtered down to the rest of us. Plus, I’ve heard some incredible WTF stories about chiropractors messing up patient’s backs permanently.

But, at this stage, I’m ready to give anything a try! Wish me luck …

The chap I’m seeing is a medical doctor though, so I feel a bit more comfortable knowing that but (My bad, he’s not actually) I have no idea what to expect.

I mean, do I have to strip down? Is it gonna hurt? Will I be ended afterwards?


UPDATE: 2.50pm

I’m back!

Good LAWD!! I seriously had no idea my poor body was so screwed up. Or that it could make so many loud cracking noises ๐Ÿ™

He said things were *very* out of place and my back, neck and shoulders were doing all sorts of odd things to compensate for the displacement, which then in turn creates the lame arm and adds to the headache story. He reckons I may have injured something many, many years ago (perhaps while dancing or playing sport?) and that my body has been trying to cope with the strain of the injury ever since and just getting worse and worse.

Makes sense, I guess …

Anyway, it’s feeling much better – definitely not hundreds, I’m still battling to breathe properly as my rib cage is not completely where it should be yet. He told me that I may feel really tired for a couple of days and I must just listen to my body and s-l-e-e-p (no argument from me there wah!)

I’m going back to see him on Monday.

And today is heading the same way

My back is seriously screwed.

My neck and shoulders are crazy tight.

My headache is well on its way to reaching monstrous levels of pain.

My body is already feeling drained.

I’m feeling so miserable and frustrated. I’m in a STINKING mood … oh yes, and I have a meeting this afternoon.


So todayโ€™s been a bit of a washout

And I’m not just talking about the โ€˜orrid rainy weather … Geez Loueeeeez! It’s October the day after tomorrow and we’re still stuck in bloody July weather here in the Mother City.

My day started just peachy – woke up 10 minutes before my alarm clock decided to screech at me, made tea, bathed, got dressed … and then it started … my bloody headache … grrrr. I took 4 painkillers. Nothing. I took 2 more an hour later. Still nothing.

Somehow, I managed to get through all the admin and accounts stuff I had to do but by midday I was in complete agony and I could hardly function anymore (I couldn’t even listen to music, it was *that* bad!), so I asked my Mom to do this massage thing on my neck that’s supposed to relieve tension headaches. It’s from a book that my Dad bought for me a while back and I hadn’t tried it yet because I KNEW just how painful it was going to be … I’m talking tears and stuff!

And I was right.

FUCK that hurt!! The most painful 5 minutes of my life ๐Ÿ™ And I’m supposed to have that done once a week. Hells … I don’t *think* so!!

After that I was ended. Seriously, I couldn’t see anymore and as hard as I tried to focus on my computer screen and try to ignore the fact that my head felt like it was about to explode onto the wall behind me, I just couldn’t sit up and work anymore.

So at about 2pm I went to lie for a bit (one of the benefits of working from home being called into action there) and actually crashed for 2 hours! Totally and completely passed out wah!! I woke up all groggy (and still fricken sore), made myself some grub and some tea and now I’m just chilling, trying to get a bit comfortable. My left arm is numb and I can’t turn my head ๐Ÿ™

What an awful day. What a WASTE of a day!

I’m so sick of this … I actually just feel like taking a sleeping pill and crashing till tomorrow. But then I’d miss House, so no can do.

Physiotherapy, acupuncture, clean diet, drinking water, exercise, spa massages, Body Stress Release … none of these things have helped. I think I need to take Melissa’s advice and find a good chiropractor.

I’m a mess ๐Ÿ™

Purple Thursday

Don’t ask me why. I honestly couldn’t tell you. It just is. Always has been.

For as long as I can remember, I have associated each day of the week with a certain colour … if you mention a day to me or I have to think about a day, I immediately visualize a coloured block.

And if I have to think about a whole week or more – either behind me or ahead of me – I see the blocks laid out in a pathway, getting smaller and smaller until vanishing point is reached.

Anyway, enough of my weirdness …

Actually, I think I’m a bit over tired – I had a pretty crap night thanks to a prolonged wailing cat fight down the road in the early hours of the morning. It didn’t involve my babies though – they were under the duvet with me. So, I’m a bit knackered and I woke up with a *killer* headache too. The perfect recipe for extreme irritability. Urgh.

And I stepped on the bathroom scale this morning. Beeeeg mistake! Uh oh – it seems like all my hard work from last week has now been nullified. Dammit. I need to get Operation Yellow Bikini back on track again, especially after seeing Mark and Melissa tweet about their awesome progress … feeling AWFUL *sob*

I also had one of those ghastly I’ve-got-effall-to-wear mornings. I’m SO tired of having to dress for these arctic conditions … I feel like such a frump! Seriously, I’m sitting here in a bloody SNOW JACKET! Grrrrr … I mean … Brrrrr … Lawd, I wish summer would hurry up already. I’m really looking forward to NOT having to blow dry my hair every morning (what a time waster!) and to putting a bit of colour back into my pale and pasty self.

Right, enough griping. I need to go make some coffee – gotta warm up a bit!

Later …