I’m still here!

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I’d post a quick update, I’ve been meaning to write for a while now and every time I sit down to start something else comes up and I’m off on a tangent!

It’s been a crazy week, my partner and I went on a little winter road trip to a gorgeous wee cottage for a few days and upon returning home I came down with a virus and ended up in A&E connected to a drip with a heart rate over 100bpm… more on both of those stories soon!

Anyway, just wanted to say I hope you’re all doing well and I’ll be back online with some proper blog posts soon.

Much love as always,

Jodie

Keeping Track

HELP! I’ve been trying to work out an efficient way to track my life a little more thoroughly and record things like food, exercise and symptoms so I can look back over the notes and decipher what things are good and bad, what things cause symptom flares, what things increase energy levels etc. etc. It’s seems kind of common for professionals and online recommendations to suggest you keep track of everything, from weight, to food intake, to symptoms, to exercise (or lack thereof) and everything and anything else you can possibly think of that is trackable.

It’s something that I’ve thought about doing, even attempted to start a couple of times, and it’s always been ‘too hard’. I know that I need to listen to my body if I want to live a ‘normal’ life but I’m not sure that I want to be listening to my body ALL the time. Not that closely. It’s not all that pleasant to analyse… To be honest, I’m kind of worried that if I pay that much constant attention to what’s going on it might actually make me feel worse about everything. As it stands now, I’m pretty much able to tune out all of the constant niggly symptoms and just get on with life. I’m not sure that I want to train myself back into the habit of noticing all that stuff…

Like I said, I’ve tried food and symptom diaries in the past and never seem to be able to keep it up for very long. Do any of you have any tips or suggestions? Apps that work for you? Anything! Do you track these things or do lean towards the side of not wanting to focus on all the bad stuff? I’d love some more opinions on this!

Monthly Reflections – April

First off, apologies for my lack of presence this month. I’ve been struggling to write to be honest and not for lack of trying. I’ve started a few posts but none of them have made it to the blog. Perhaps they will eventually, but for now they remain unfinished, floating around in the cloud. I think my mind is too cluttered and I’m struggling to gather thoughts. I get halfway through writing about one topic and suddenly my mind is elsewhere and I find myself on a completely different track heading off far into the distance. I won’t make any promises for this month, because I really couldn’t tell you what it might bring.

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Monthly Reflections – March

This month has been a hectic one, I can’t believe that it has been a whole month since I last sat down to right a monthly reflection. I’ve put my car up for sale and started looking at motorbikes I might like to replace it with, I’ve said farewell to friends who are moving overseas, I’ve helped with wedding planning as Maid of Honour, I’ve attended a hens’ party, I’ve caught up with numerous friends that I hadn’t seen in far too long, my partner landed his first full time job and now it’s Easter and I’m going camping! I feel like the blog has been a little neglected over the past four weeks so I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things and creating some kind of routine as life calms down again.

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