I hope you’re all having a great week!
After three days of traveling back and forth and a full day of lectures I’m feeling pretty exhausted. It makes me dread exams but I’m trying not to think like that! Whilst on the subject of exams, I have a 16.30 exam, it’s 1 hour 30 minutes long and then I have 25% extra time and a 10 minute rest break… This means I won’t finish till about 18.30pm. By far the latest exam I’ve ever sat and I’m really worried that I’ll be shattered by that point and struggling to make it through. Any advice on how not to let the fatigue get the best of me?
This morning was up at the early-ish time of 7.30am and I started straight with breakfast:
Good ol’ weetabix mush with skim milk and frozen raspberries.
Then it was on to my last Old English lecture and seminar, one after the other. They covered the exam topics but instead of reassuring me, that sort of session always makes me panic. I have a LOT to revise!
I didn’t get a picture of lunch as I was busy working but I had lots to get through and another lecture (this time Language) at 3pm. I did however, manage to get a photo of dinner and for once it was still light when I took the photo!
Wholemeal pasta with pan-fried courgette and garlic, an old favourite and still just as tasty. I have to say, I’m pretty sure courgette is my favourite vegetable, although that’s no surprise.
Anyway, I told you I’d write about my hospital trip so here’s a little insight.
I had an appointment with my pain consultant and he’s probably the best and most understanding doctor I’ve seen. I’ve only had one appointment with him previously yet he clearly remembered me, and had read my file from cover to cover (and I can tell you it isn’t short!). He also took the time to listen to me and asked intelligent, significant questions so I didn’t feel like I was wasting my time.
Obviously, they still can’t tell me what is wrong with me, when I’ll get better, or indeed, if I’ll get better. However, we are at a point where we can take a step forwards rather than backwards. We’ve made two decisions, firstly I am going to see the clinic’s physio once I transfer to see if we can strengthen my weaker areas and stretch me out a bit. Secondly, I’m also going to have a meeting with the clinic’s resident psychologist for some CBT to help me with pain management. I am not sure whether either will be a huge help, I try not to get my hopes up too much anymore because there has been very little progress in the last few years, however I’m open to trying almost anything As long as it’s not harmful in any way, I figure I have nothing to lose!
How’s your week been?
Any late afternoon exam tips?
Do you have a favourite vegetable?