Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Got my lab results back, and all was benign, phew.

Did my lung functions, they were 107%, and my weight is steady and *touch wood* my stomach problems seem to have gone and found something else to do for the last couple of MONTHS so I'm still managing to stay off my medications for that...phew.

I'm getting to the gym, on average, 4 times a week at the moment, phee-ewww.

Got my exam results, passed, phew.

I have gone deaf in one ear bizarrely. I knew I had problems hearing the other day, but it wasn't until I put my headphones in and thought they were broken (I've broken two sets recently), so switched them around just to check, when I realised, oh no, the headphones were perfect, it's my ear that's broken!!!

I went to the doctor who looked in my good ear and told me, great news, it's one hundred percent clean and clear. He then looked in my deaf ear, hummed a little bit, said "interesting" and told me it was 100% blocked, he couldn't see a thing. I have never had hearing/ear blockage problems, so it's great timing, because I'm supposed to be travelling long haul on Tuesday, off for the summer, and blocked ears can lead to painful infections which carry symptoms such as high temperatures. Oh and did I mention I have life guarding on Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-7? Now what was I saying about great timing?? Oh well, it could be worse; I got a stabbing pain in my stomach last week and panicked it was my appendix!!! Luckily it wasn't, it was just a random, temporary stomach blockage of some sort I think. There's always something. It just means I'm finding myself asking people to repeat themselves several times until it gets embarrassing so I just smile and nod. Only once or twice has that backfired and it turns out, it was an actual question I was being asked. Oops.

Apart from the aforementioned deafness, I'm in the middle of running around like a headless chicken, preparing for travels, so that on Monday (when I leave) I will NOT be running around like a headless chicken, phew. They say if you want something done, ask a busy person. I disagree, I seem to be crossing two things off my list and yet it gets longer by the hour!

Anyway, there's nobody in my house this week, because everyone is away, so it's actually VERY nice and quiet. I went shopping today for some basics for travelling and came home with four dresses, two tops and two pairs of shoes. I need to learn to leave my credit card at home.