Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Barney Bear!

In my last blog, I wrote that there might be a little bundle of joy coming soon... and on valentine's day me and Al bought our little pup Barney home! He's a Portipoo (portuguese water dog X poodle), in photos he just looks like a black ball of fur haha. We've had him for a week and a half and we love him soooo much!!! can't believe I finally have a dog :D

My chest is pretty bad at the moment, along with my arthritis :( so yesterday I went up to hosp to see if I could get something to try and help my chest. I was short for time as we had a dentist app in the afternoon so the docs and I decided to try an oral med (septrin) for two weeks and if I hadn't improved then I'll go on IVs. If we weren't short on time, I'd probably be on IVs now but usually if you start IVs, you're up the hospital for about 6 hours, whereas if you just go on orals, you're there for around 3.

My results from lung function, sats etc were... lung funtion: FEV1- 63% FVC- 87%, O2- 97% and weight- 47kg. Lung function and O2 levels were ok, but I'm sooooooooooo gutted about my weight :'( it had taken me over 3 months of hard, hard work and constant eating of junk food just to put on that 1kg and within 3 weeks it has gone! So frustrating. My target weight of 50kg for my wedding looks less likely to be achieved at the moment.

My chest hasn't been helped by all my nebulisers crashing out on me either! Plus the cold after cold after cold I've been getting like everyone else :/ can't wait for warm weather lol :D I think Barney knows I'm particularly ill today as he hasn't left my side all day bless him <3

moan over lol...

I've now completed my dog course too. At the moment I'm recovering from it lol, but as soon as I'm better I'm going to start up and do some grooooming. Plus my bridesmaids are kitted out now and look beautiful :) xxxxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Had my written part of my dog grooming exam yesterday... AND I PASSED WITH DISTINCTION! So happy! Just have the two practicals left, then another written exam in a few months :) I'm also so pleased with how my chest has coped. There have been difficult days where my bones are aching and I'm coughing all the time, but generally my body has been good and allowed me to do this course in peace :D I've switched back to my Azli nebuliser (I alternate each month with Tobi) so I'm hoping it will give me a little kick in the right direction.

The wedding plans are coming together nicely too :D Most of the invites are done and some have been sent out... look out for yours ;) I'm trying to convince Alex to let us get doves to release after haha- he's not too keen atm but watch this space :P

Also, there may be another little surprise on it's way... (not a baby!)

Keep well xxxxx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hospital and dog grooming course update

Been very busy recently with wedding planning, my dog grooming course and general life. Went hospital last week and was surprised to find my lung function had gone UP! FEV1 was 72% from 69% and FVC was 97% from 96%. My weight had also crept up to 48.4kg :D 

The stats are good, but these last few days I've been feeling so rough. Aching all over and my chest is really bad, constantly coughing. Also my appetite has vanished and I can barely eat breakfast or lunch most days :( Got a feeling that 48.4kg is gunna drop :(

However, I'm not going to go on IVs or go into hosp just yet, I still need to complete my dog grooming course :) I'm about half way through at the moment, and I love it so much! Learning so much about grooming and dogs in general. Once it's completed though I think I'm just gunna collapse in a heap and sleep for a month haha. It has proven to me that there is no way Id be able to do a full time 9-5 job at the moment. Just doing 2 days in a row at the dog grooming course knackers me out so much that I fell asleep on the train home and missed my stop lol! My plan is to work from home where I can work on my own terms and times, with Alex's help :) That way, I hopefully won't get ill from working long days and over doing it.