It’s time to settle down with a cup of tea and hear some truths from this corner of the internet. I have not been feeling my best over the past week. I’ve been feeling frustrated, on edge and under the weather. There’s a few reasons why.
It all began with an amazing day at the races (blog post coming soon!) but what wasn’t so fab is that I got the worst sunburn of my life. Somehow between the strap of my dress and my sun cream there must have been a gap, so I managed to burn my right shoulder, and the pain… it lasted all week long and I couldn’t sleep on my right side at all. It’s hurt just to have clothing against the skin and it left me in a foul mood. It also looked so awful that my colleagues were gasping in horror at the sight of me.
I feel so guilty to have allowed this to happen as I know how dangerous sunburn can be. Everytime I looked at my skin last week I felt horrified and it really affected me emotionally.
Then, just as I was left unable to sleep on my right side, I developed something which meant I couldn’t sleep on my left side either. My left ear began to feel bunged up and I couldn’t hear very well through it. I had a constant headache and buzzing in my head. I went to see the doctor who said I had an infection and he gave me some antiobiotic drops. I have felt so out of sorts for days and my ear is so congested, I feel like I am living in a swimming pool.
The truth is though that the ear infection has got me down even more because it just reminds me that I have ongoing ear issues. Since late last year I have been coping on and off with chronic dizziness. I haven’t written about it because I have been hoping that it will go away, however that doesn’t seem to be happening. I have been referred to a specialist and I am coping as best as I can, sometimes on a daily basis.
During all of this I haven’t done any exercise and my diet has been awful, sugar has been my joy. I know I am a right grump but I needed to write all of this and say hey, it’s not always rainbows and fairies over here.
It feels better to get that out there! What’s been happening with you?