Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Just a couple of weeks ago I was feeling really quite concerned about how drained and tired the virus I had was making me feel- it felt like a chronic fatigue syndrome type relapse and I was extra worried because of all the social events I had coming up and also the starting of the full time job in January. 

However, just in time for the first social events (a friend’s 30th and a masquerade ball last weekend), I felt my energy starting to return. I was still apprehensive about going out twice in a row when I was only just starting to get better but I did it and I had a fabulous time. I even managed to dance a lot at the ball without too much in the way of repercussions. The following week I just took it easy (aside from a visit into school) so by this weekend I was once again ‘ready and raring’ to go. This time it was a night with the girls Friday night (which thankfully involved staying in at our friend’s house, playing games and eating lots of food), then a carol concert and a pub crawl Saturday night- the latter of which was really good fun. Then last night I went out for about an hour to my Great Auntie’s as she was having a get together at her house in celebration of her golden wedding anniversary. 

And today- I feel almost normal- I had a reasonable lay in til 9am (but wasn’t asleep, I’d been awake since 5) and I don’t feel overly tired OR potsy. I am doing better than ever, it seems like each year since 2009 when I finally got diagnosed and on treatment, I have improved a little bit more and a little bit more. This year it’s thanks to the dietary changes I have made, cutting out sugar (except for special occasions) and going almost completely veggie, plus avoiding dairy almost completely too. 

These social events and all this busyness has given me a real confidence boost as if I can do all that at a time just after when I wasn’t feeling very good, it shows that I can recover from viruses now just as well (or maybe even better, who knows?) as a ‘normal’ person does. Since it was a virus that gave me Pots in the first place, it is really nice to not have so much of that fear of a virus causing a relapse or worsening of symptoms. These recent events have shown me that I can have a virus and bounce back to normal without any lasting worsening of symptoms, which is a huge relief given that I am going into full time work in a profession renowned for its germs! (Being around small children = endless potential to catch anything and everything going round!) 


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On Friday night it was my friend’s hen do. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have, because I LOST MY KEYS! This has never happened to me before and was VERY upsetting and stressful- I was walking around in a horrible packed, dark bar with people bumping into me, spilling drinks on me, trying to see my keys on the floor, whilst panicking, stressing and feeling annoyed and upset! I ended up walking right behind the bar to give my name and number and walking all the way back to the other bar we were in to give them my name and number, just in case.

I already hated the bar I lost my keys in as it is, because it is too hot, too crowded, too dark and there’s nowhere to sit! I hate it even more after that and WON’T be going in there again.

I had a final scout round but it was just impossible in the dingy conditions with loads of drunk idiots banging into me.

My friend R, who was helping me, came over later in the night with a key she’d found on the floor near us, but it didn’t look like mine and wasn’t attached to a key-ring. I held on to it though just in case someone had stood on it and it had somehow broken off. I knew it wasn’t the kitchen door for sure, but thought it could have been the other side door. (As they were the keys to my bfs place, I’m not that familar on what the other side door key looks like as we never use that door!).

R told us we were moving on to the next place then, but I was so determined to have one last good look for the keys that I lost the others in the process! In my turmoil I couldn’t care less, which was on reflection bad of me really, but luckily I have good friends so when I missed a call from Amy  two of them came back to find me and the rest had all waited outside. It all got too much for me then,  so I walked out crying. Well, at this point some of the girls who hadn’t realised what was going on asked what was the matter so I told them and one girl, J, said “Your keys didn’t have a me to you keyring did they?” and I said “YES! Have you seen them?” and she said “I found them on the floor in there! Hang on!” She walked off, and I was thinking the worst at this point- that she’d found them and just left them there- but joy of joys- she went to the bouncer who took them out of his pocket!!! 😀 YAY!

So I got my keys, she returned to the other girls, and I thought some poor person might be looking for the key R had given me, so I gave THAT to the bouncer, who joked he was like a jailkeeper with all these keys!

We then caught a taxi to the next club. Whilst we were waiting outside, J looked in her purse and then said to me “Oh my god I don’t believe this, I’ve found your keys and lost my own!” So then I said “Oh my god, it’s not just a single square shaped key with a small chain attached to it is it?” and she said yes!!! So I was like “You’re not going to believe it, R. found it and thought it might be mine and gave it to me, when you found mine I gave it to the same bouncer!!” so then me, her and a friend of hers got into another taxi to go back and fetch her key!!!

How bizarre is that? She found my key and gave it to the bouncer and I ended up with her key and gave that to the same bouncer!

So after having found the keys I was so relieved and thus happier, so went on to dance in the next club with them, but unfortunately it was way too hot, plus I’d also got my period, and after all the stress and excess adrenaline, I still didn’t really enjoy myself because I had to sit down while they were all dancing. 😦

Despite the fact it was not the fun night I had expected it to be, I made some new friends who I am looking forward to seeing at the wedding on Friday, so I am going to make sure at that party I will have all the fun I missed out on when panicking and stressing about the lost keys! And also, will be keeping my keys always in my bag from now on, never in my coat again!

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