Time for another update!
-Unfortunately, I’ve been sick for quite a bit of this week too. After recovering from tonsillitis from last week, I ended up with acute pharyngitis and laryngitis. So, I ended up on bedrest and not being allowed to talk for three days. The doctor reminded me about something I often try to forget: as a type 1 diabetic, I am more prone to infections and take longer to heal and recover. He was really adamant that I ensure I give myself enough time to rest and recover and to not push myself into getting back to work, because it would make the recovery process longer again. This hit the nail on the head for me because I do try to forget about this, then try to push myself and end up getting more sick in the end. I guess this happens every year in what seems to be a time when my body fails to work properly between July-August. I end up getting tonsillitis, then straight after I get 2 or 3 more illnesses to combat because my immune system is down. And with my diabetes being an immune condition….it takes forever to recover. Yet, I feel so anxious about it…because I have to take so much time off, I get worried people think I’m “faking” being ill…so I then push myself to work harder, and then get more sick. I feel really bad for having to take time off. However, I’ve just recognised the pattern of it and am realising this is a one-year occurrence which happens, and to just be aware of it. And it’s true….as a type 1 diabetic, I take forever to recover or heal from anything. Proof includes: the ulcer on my leg only just becoming healed over after three years, me still suffering from acne after 10 years and the combo of illnesses I get at this time of the year. It does bring me down that I can’t really explain it well to people (and also because I have to take time off and recover), but at the same time I should be thankful for the health I do have…there’s many, many people in worse situations!
-I need to give a massive shout out to Ray. Over the two weeks (where I was hardly able to talk), he went out of his way to take care of me. Through learning some handy sign language (so we could communicate!) to trying to read my writing when I was communicating via notes, to communicating with people on my behalf and doing most of the housework while I slept off my sickness….he has been incredible. I am so extremely lucky to have someone so willing to take care of me and support me. I’m so thankful that he doesn’t think any of my illnesses are a pain to “put up” with, and I hope that I can be as supportive of him when he’s sick!
-We’ve been setting up a lot more of the house this week too. We’ve started getting into the gardening, and we’ll be looking to purchase some veggie seeds to start up the veggie garden soon! We’ve managed to also sort the lounge room…which means we only have the study and dungeon/man lab to go! It’s amazing having our own place to take care of 🙂
-Wedding plans: I really was getting worried about being behind in the wedding planning…however, once I checked off what we’ve done in my planner, we’re actually ahead! Over the weekend, I got fitted for a mock-up of my wedding dress (which is SO exciting!) and I’m so very thankful for my mother-in-law who will be undertaking the sewing project of making my dress! I’ve been told by many people (and seen for myself) that she is an incredible seamstress, and it’s really great that it’s a project that she’s really excited about too! J I can’t wait to see what the mock-up looks like! 🙂 On the note of people helping towards the wedding-I’ve been thinking about how many people have volunteered to help, or offered their talents towards our wedding…and I’m really grateful. Thanks so much to everyone who has offered to give a hand with anything…we really feel the love, haha 🙂
-Over the weekend, I set up my Wii Fit to restart my profile. What’s fantastic is that Ray’s going to do it with me-we’ve both set up profiles and are aiming to do this every day or second day, if possible. Once I’ve done the Wii Fit for a little bit, I’m going to add the EA Active programs in a couple of times a week! I’m aiming to get myself a little healthier for the wedding…I’m not aiming for a dress size, or particular loss of weight…it’s more about helping stabilise my blood sugar levels and being a bit more healthy. It’s great that I have someone who is going to encourage me with it 🙂
-This coming week, I have my photoshoot with Bexterity Pinup Photography! This was an engagement/anniversary/valentine’s present from Ray, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years! I cannot wait, and while I’m a bit nervous, I’m sure it’s going to be so much fun!
And that’s about it for now 🙂 Thanks for reading!