The Weekend Blog | Dentists & Doctors
16th January 2016
Firstly, thank you so much for all your well-wishes to my mum. Her heart surgery went really well and I was chatting to her on the phone by lunch time. I made her a post-operation goody bag filled with crappy magazines, biscuits, sweets, bubble bath, etc. so she can enjoy her time off recovering.
This week has been a tough one. Naturally, I was worried about my mum, so Wednesday was a stressful day. Then my neighbour and my his mates decided to be a little rowdy on Wednesday night. They woke me up numerous times between 11pm and 3am shouting and laughing really loudly, but I noticed there was no music, which means our complaining has made a difference. I was just pissed off because I’d had a stressful day and the last thing I wanted was to deal with him.
I had a dentist appointment on Thursday (I had to cancel the one back in December) and I’m pleased to say it went well. He was actually a really nice guy, checking I was okay the whole time, and in the end I didn’t need any treatment. Turns out that tooth I thought was chipped isn’t!
I’m spending this weekend inside because I had a steroid injection yesterday. As usual, it hurt so much, but I’m pottering around the flat today relatively easily. While I was at the doctors I decided to mention that I had been having panic attacks because of my neighbour’s anti-social behaviour over the last 4 months. I’ve been wanting to talk to someone about my anxiety for years but I think it’s a really difficult subject to bring up in conversation.
I’m glad I finally did though because he was so supportive. He has wrote me a letter to prove that my neighbour’s behaviour is making me ill so the next time his letting agency doesn’t take me seriously when I complain I can wave that in their face. He’s also prescribed me something to help me sleep.
So, although this week was tough, I learned that even when times are hard I can find inner strength when I need it most. I’m stronger than I think.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Adult colouring books are amazing for de-stressing.