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Blog entries by SockFiddler

  1. I haven't been around much - lots of legal shenanigans with Euan going on, and I'm not eager to post on a public forum about that (even if I don't use my own name). Suffice to say... busy times. HOWEVER, with all that said, I wanted to quickly write an entry about recent progress as I'm feeling...
  2. Wouldn't it be nice if, from the moment you made a renewed commitment to Doing Things Properly, Life figured it would give you just a few weeks to hit the ground running and get yourself into a new routine without any extra nonsense to think about? Some people fantasise about the perfect lover,...
  3. Not relevant to anything else, certainly not T2, but still something I feel is important to note... I didn't do my online groceries yesterday, nor did I do them today. This was deliberate, because I knew that I would also order some more tobacco and I felt it was time to run out for a couple of...
  4. I'm really torn on how to write about this one: my usual, brusque style will probably land me in trouble when it comes to this delicate subject, but I'm generally not a touchy-feely, super-romantic kind of girl, so I know I'm going to struggle a little with the language. Also, O Beloved Readers,...
  5. An odd few days - a very tough day yesterday, I'm still trying to arrange and frame my thoughts about what happened in a way that would make sense to anyone else (and myself in a few weeks time). It's still very difficult (after staring at my first sentence there for 20 minutes and realising...
  6. Argh. I might have dropped into ketosis like a winner, but my brain is not delighted: I'm waking every morning with a headache, and they're getting increasingly severe. I need an hour, 2 paracetamol and about a litre of water and then they clear up, but it's a miserable way to greet the day,...
  7. Okay, so it seems the aim of blogging every single day was a bit... unreasonable. Things are different these days, and after 3 consecutive, supremely difficult days with Euan in a row, I had nothing particularly good to report. I'm an old-fashioned girl: "If you've got nothing nice to say, say...
  8. I'd forgotten how difficult it is to get rolling on this path - the headache and the "meh"-ness has set in already and, though I feel cleaner already (and feet, coughing, other stuff) is already feeling better, there's a definite sense that my body is being forced into some new - and still not...
  9. Well, okay, it's maybe an overly optimistic headline, but certainly I've won a few battles with Dio - and all this in spite of everything outlined in my earlier post. I was expecting a thorough dressing down from the new DN (Allison - more on her later) about the need to take diabetes seriously,...
  10. (It's been a while since I wrote. To any potential new readers: Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Be warned: my language is occasionally salty and often quite candid. Sock xx) I don't know that it was diabetic burn out, per se, my loss of control and - therefore - management really had nothing to...
  11. Phew, it's been a while since I last posted anything, eh? To be honest, it's a little strange trying to write in the new place. I'm not a writer who has a "process" per se - and you hear about some crazy ones; I've met writers who have a full 2-hour routine to get their heads into Output Mode,...
  12. IN!

    There was a moment yesterday when I genuinely thought I was going to die. Now there's an opening statement, eh? I'd packed more or less through the night, Caroline and Oonah arrived at 9am and helped me with the rest of... everything. It turns out that "Done" is never actually done - I could...
  13. I have decided that I will die in the bungalow. No idea when, but I am at this point absolutely certain that I will never move house again*. Ever. Caro and Oonah arrive for the Final Push in 6 hours. The movers arrive in just over 7. Everything should be out of my house in 9 hours and in the...
  14. So I was banned from the Bungalow this morning, after getting just a single hour of sleep and calling Kath in floods of tears at 8am this morning. Friday was a disaster that left me in more pain than I've ever been in, and that pain persisted through the night, preventing me from sleeping, which...
  15. I hate that I'm not writing my blog so much - it's really good for me and I've noticed these part 3 days that I've really struggled to clear my mind ahead of sleeping. In fact, these last 3 nights, I've really struggled to sleep which isn't like me at all. However, no-one wants to hear the ins...
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