23:45

A small update from last week:

On Thursday I called the doctors surgery to ask about my blood test results. I had specifically been told to call and inquire if they didn’t contact me, despite the usual procedure of ‘if you didn’t hear back it means everything is normal.’ It turns out that everything is fine and all my blood tests came back normal. Thank God that there is nothing abnormal in this instance, however I will continue to monitor symptoms and keep track of anything unusual I notice.

My heart is calmer after hearing the results and I am grateful not to be in a position where my health is at risk. I look to carry on with my self care mentality in other aspects of my life, and hopefully move forward in my work or house front soon!

22:09

After a little break away in the sun; I have returned to normality and my usual routine. While being on holiday is normally a time to rest and relax, I have found that my body has not recharged itself until I got back into my routine. The excitement of being on holiday and exploring a new country takes its toll. I found myself getting stressed with planning both before and during the holiday, and ended up waking a lot earlier than planned every day I was away. Amidst long days out and coupled with broken sleep I was left exhausted by the time I hopped on the plane home. Not long after take off I completely knocked out and fell asleep!

After being back to work for a week my body has finally gotten back into my usual sleeping routine. I have managed to get back into swimming after a little hiatus, and also changed my eating habits back from the late Spanish meal times. Change is good every now and again but it is always comforting to come back to a ‘normal’ lifestyle.