Hello Lovers! I’m finally back. It feels like forever since Heidielka was a part of my day! I think in my last post I may have said I was taking time off to get stuff sorted, and would be back when I was ‘better’. That was silly, because ‘better’ is likely to be quite a ways off, and I’m not too keen on suspending Heidielka for that long. So I’m back—good and bad—and here to stay. There will probably be the occasional empty day, regular cranky rant, and daily stupidity. I promise, though, it will be one hundred per cent me.
So what’s happened since I’ve been away? Quite a bit, actually. Here’s a quick run-down.
Since last we talked—okay, I’ve talked and you’ve listened—I’ve been to the doctor copious times, had bloods done a couple times, and spent lots of time on Google. What’s come of these many visits is, most importantly, a new doctor, who I absolutely love. But also the discovery that on top of ME/CFS I’ve also got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is basically an endocrine disorder effecting Menstruation, metabolism, and fertility.
This diagnosis has created a few knock-on effects. The biggest of which has been massive diet changes to help reduce the PCOS symptoms. I’ve gone super-low sugar and gluten free, gotten rid of all beauty products containing non-organic materials, and am desperately trying to reduce my intake of juice and carbs—two things I ingest daily. I’ve also managed to talk my family into a bi-weekly meat-free Monday, which I’m super-psyched about. AND…I’m slowly increasing my daily aerobic exercise, but more about that one in a later post.
I now pronounce you…
A neighbour and friend got engaged late last year and, when I briefly mentioned I was considering completing a course in Celebrancy, she immediately announce I would be marrying her. So, of course, I enrolled in a Celebrants course last week. I’m actually really excitedly waiting for the course pack to come so I can get started. It’s going to be so cool to be able to say ‘I now pronounce you…’!
We cleaned out the little shed behind our house about a month ago, and I uncovered the dollhouse I had as a kid. Having sat in a shed, covered with myriad other forgotten items for the last ten-ish years, it was rather sad-looking when we finally managed to drag it into the light. See:
It was a lovely dollhouse in its day, and probably one of my most-loved toys as a kid. So I’ve decided it’s time for a renovation, so I can pass it to another little girl to love and use just as much as I did. It’s at painting stage at the moment, so look out for regular updates on Chez Heidielka.
Hmm…that’s the big happenings from the past few months. Time to get on with regular scheduled programming, or posting, as the case may be.
What have you been up to while I’ve been away?