Week 21 now I am on the downward stretch. Or actually it is the outward stretch! I seem to be getting bigger every day. None of my trousers fit me any more. It is off shopping this morning so that I can find something other than tracksuit bottoms.
Saturday morningSeptember 2, 2006
Hmm, a lot of my post titles have had days in them recently. I have no idea why.
On that note what comes first, the title or the post? I usually have an idea what I am going to write about and therefore do the title first. What do you do?
We went out with people after work last night. As we went straight from work we didn’t eat before we went out so we did get rather drunk! I think we left at about 10 o’clock but it could have been 9 o’clock I am not sure!
Paul and I had a slight disagreement about whether we should have stayed out or gone home. He wanted to go but I wanted to stay and get very drunk. I was trying to fix it so that today I wouldn’t be able to lift my head up, so the fact that I am stuck indoors with nothing to do wouldn’t bother me as much. Didn’t really work though. Paul has a much worse hangover than I do.
So I am stuck indoors as the weather isn’t that great and I can’t walk far anyway. I wanted to go into Brighton shopping and go and see my friends this weekend but no chance as I just can’t get around. I might call Security Guard tomorrow and see if he is about for a drink and a catch up but Paul will have to drive me there and back so maybe not. I am just fed up really. Last weekend I couldn’t do anything because my back was agony, this weekend I have 7 stitches which I am afraid of pulling or something so I am housebound again.
Talking of my stitches one good thing has come of all these appointments and surgery and stuff. I have finally found out what is wrong with me and why these cyst / boil things keep happening to me. I have a condition called Hidradenitis Suppurativa which affects the sweat glands in my skin resulting in them swelling up and becoming very painful. My brother has the same thing, although neither of us have ever been told until now exactly what it is that we had. So I have had the recurring one removed that has been bothering me for a long time, which I am very grateful about (even though I am so pissed about having it done, in the long run it will make me much happier). The best thing about it all is that now I know what it is I can read up on it and finally do something about it! There are various treatments available, especially for me as mine is related to my hormones as well. So next time I go to the doctor I am going to take the information that I have found and speak to them about sorting something out to prevent me getting more.
It also says that smoking makes it worse so I am going to go to the doctor and finally get some help to stop smoking. I know that it will not be easy but if it makes me better then I will do it.