The Weekend Blog | Dentists & Doctors

16th January 2016

Adult colouring book

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.

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  1. That image got my full attention. I so love adult colouring pages. They simply take my mind off things!
    I’m glad you have got a support for your complaints against your neighbours.
    I hope your mother recovers well from the surgery!

    • Glad you like it! It’s from a book called Secret Garden.

      I spoke to her this evening and she seems to be doing really well. πŸ™‚

  2. Susanne

    I’m glad everything went so well! Great news about your mother and tooth. I’m glad your new dentist was good and caring! That makes such a difference.
    Neighbours can be so incredibly annoying and stress-inducing. This is one of the big reasons why it’s totally adequate to save for a house also at a very young age! No more awful neighbours!

    • Holly

      Thank you. πŸ™‚ It really does help if the dentist is pleasant.

      I can’t wait to be free of neighbours. My dream is to own a detached house like the one I grew up in.

  3. I’m glad your mother had a successful surgery. It’s great the GP understood the situation and he helped. Maybe now something can be done with the neighbors.

  4. I’m glad things went well and that you’re resting up this weekend πŸ™‚ Love the adult colouring books, I have the Enchanted Ocean one and the Enchanted Christmas too! Hope your hip is feeling better x

  5. I need to get an adult coloring book. I miss coloring books! I’m glad your mom is doing good! Woot~! ^^