The Weekend Blog
8th February 2015
Let me sum up with week with the phase “A roller coaster of emotions”.
On Tuesday I had a steroid injection in my hip (Thanks for all the well wishes by the way! ). My friend Sharon came along with me and was fantastic support, because even after 8 operations and countless injections I am still a chicken.
The injection didn’t even hurt that much (it was into my hip muscle) but I felt really light headed afterwards and had to lie back down for a few minutes. It might have been a reaction to the injection but it probably didn’t help that I was so nervous before I went in.
I soon felt better and then we caught a taxi back to my flat for pizzas and Cards Against Humanity.
On Wednesday, I spent the majority of the day in bed. I was feeling a little low because I was in pain and unsure of whether the injection had worked or not. However, my mum soon cheered me up when she sent me a text saying that she’d book our trip to New York…
I’M GOING TO NEW YORK!!!!!
We are flying out early April for a 5 day stay. It’s my first time in America so if you have any advice for a Brit (especially about tipping, because I’m clueless) let me know.
Thursday was a slight come down when I received my mark back for a piece of coursework and it was much lower than I expected. Having read through the feedback I believe that I have been unfairly marked and have arranged a meeting to discuss with the lecturer. I’ve prepared my argument and it’s pretty strong, so fingers crossed!
On Friday my emotions were in a better place. Tyrone and I caught the train to Manchester in the afternoon ready for Phoenix Nights Live. We took a slow walk around the Northern Quarter before heading to Piccadilly Gardens to take some photos in the golden hour. Ty took some amazing picture and I hope to share some more next week.
We grabbed a quite bite to eat at Pizza Hut which Ty paid for, before heading over to the arena ready for the show. We had excellent seats which were totally worth paying more for.
The show was incredible! It really was a treat for all Phoenix Nights fans with the best sketches from the show combined with new material. It was full of surprises, including characters that I wasn’t expecting to see. I may write a more detailed post next week which will probably contain spoilers.
Also on Friday, I found out I had won Miss Pond’s giveaway and received a £50 Hotels4U voucher, which was pretty awesome news. Tyrone and I are now planning a weekend away after our exams finish to celebrate and relax before I have to join the real world.
Today, Tyrone and I walked in to town. I was excited to see if my injections had made a difference to my hip, but unfortunately it’s not feeling much better. I’m not sure whether they are still taking time to work or if they’re not working at all. I’m still trying to stay positive but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.