Four days, three hospital appointments, one GP visit, diabetic eye screening, eye test, weekly afternoon group therapy, and three nights of CPAP so far and I can’t deny I am worn out. It was nice to be out and about but getting used to my CPAP mask is still a work in progress. The junior doctors’ strike had no effect on my appointments and it was nice to show support to those picketing. 

I have new medication taking my morning pills to ten different preparations and a total of fourteen tablets, three in the evening and two at night. All things considered these pills although numerous are keeping me well and I have repeat prescriptions and daily medications artfully reduced to a clockwork exercise.

I lost the extended debate with my husband about carrying a mobile and despite the fact I have not had a mobile for over a year, possibly two, I have to now start carrying one. I don’t have many people to call but the phone will be there on my person for emergencies, particularly now that I drive around alone. My carefree, non-contactable moments will now be severely limited, but not too limited as I will steam ahead through my review requests.

So overall the week has seen me net new glasses, a CPAP machine and a new iPhone, making me excited about my new gadgets, tired from a lack of sleep and behind in my reading, well, not actually behind, just not as ahead as I would like to be. Here’s hoping this weekend is sedate and accommodating to my extended reading hours.