I’m very proud that I survived the UK heatwave without a migraine or passing out or throwing up (though I may have just saved the migraine for a few days later). With my various health conditions there was definitely a non-zero chance I’d end up in the Emergency Room, but I didn’t.
My self care has come a long way the past few years
I did end up sleeping on the sofa for two nights in the room as my bedroom is a converted attic and just collects heat like nobody’s business. The first night I tried to sleep in my room, but Sherlock kept panting, so I let him out so he could sleep downstairs, but he kept coming back up to cuddle. And I wasn’t sleeping anyway so I gave up and went downstairs.
Tuesday I just spent most of the day in front of the fan. It was too hot to play computer games, even, I couldn’t think straight. I just lay there.
I was getting up at 5:30am to walk the dog but even at 9pm or 10pm it was still too hot to walk Sherlock, but he needed to go toilet, so I ended up picking him up and carrying him to a patch of grass that was safe to walk on, but even though we were only outside 10 min he was still panting but the time we got home.
I did have a slight hiccup where I ran out of standard ice cubes mush faster than expected trying to keep the dog cool, so I went Aldi at 8am on the dot to try get some, but they were out. I ended up paying £5 and deliveroo-ing a single bag of ice for Sherlock. If it had just been me I probably wouldn’t ahve paid that, but. Got to keep him cool.
My work has announced an additional 4% pay rise, on top of what they’d already announced a few months ago. I dont think it gets up to 9% still (UK inflation, by some measures)(some measures have it higher) but I appreciate the gesture. Many workplaces are doing less.
Unfortunately I got declined for the fancy tea shop job. I need to start cracking down on job hunting I think
I still haven’t got that doctors letter confirming the EDS diagnosis, I keep chasing them about it. They told me I’d have it within a week. I need to add it to my PIP file.