Belated Merry Christmas

I have come out of hiding now that Christmas is over. I quite like New Year, well I like drinking and partying ’till the wee small hours, but I don’t like Christmas.

 It was even worse this year as I ended back in hospital again just before Christmas. I collapsed and ended up being admitted overnight, the doctors’ think it was a combination of adverse side effects of the beta-blocker my psych started me on and a very low potassium level (due to vomiting). I’m OK now though.

As for life in general, I am attending the local day hospital on weekdays in the mornings to have an assessment over a longer period that can be sent to the substance misuse people in the new year. I am still taking my meds and I haven’t self-harmed in a while. I am sticking to only taking 4 sleeping tablets a week (mainly because my Mum dishes them out to me) but what she (and the professionals) don’t know is the amount of OTC sleeping aids I take on the other 3 nights a week. My codeine use has decreased but not gone away. In fact it seems to be a lot more sporadic and impulsive, which I’m not sure is a good or bad thing.

London is grey, wet and miserable. I’ve already vowed to myself to go on a long walk tomorrow and take some photos of the city. I love taking photos, I’m not particularly good at it, but I love it and it dawned on me that I have hardly any photos of the city I have lived in for all of my life (exclusing my under-graduate years) so I hope to remedy that one.

Ruth

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2 Responses to “Belated Merry Christmas”

  1. exactscience Says:

    The long walk and photos thing is a great idea.

    I went for a walk around Aberdeen last summer and took photos of the city. I did a similar thing around my suburb but have yet to hit up Glasgow, except beyond the Lighthouse. It may be a good excuse to break in my new boots. All dark and rainy photos look good in black and white.

    Glad to hear you are doing well.

  2. +PHc Says:

    Sorry to hear about your collapse, but glad to hear you are doing well.

    I have a little bitty digital elf camera I just recently starting taking with me everywhere. It does help me say what I need to say. And it helps to occupy me into it all, if that makes any sense. Sometimes makes me feel like I’m part of what’s around me in a way I don’t otherwise – and with some kind of authority of choice. And it’s kind of a hunt.


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