Sunday, 22 November 2020
Weekly Update #129
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
Hey, check me out! Only two weeks since I last joined the Sunday Post... I'm getting better.
Maybe soon I'll be back in a weekly routine? That would be nice.
I'm still lacking in motivation, still reading super slowly, and generally feeling lethargic and miserable but good news (?) is that it's not just the pandemic blues!
My thyroid is going haywire and can pretty much be blamed for all the shitness so that's a surprising relief.
The long story made short (well, as short as I can make it) is that I've had an underactive thyroid pretty much since my son was born. It went high after he was born, then low and stayed low - thus medication - and it's been pretty much stable and consistent for the past 8 years (after about 18months of it making its mind up as to what it was going to do). It gets checked annually at my medication review and it's always fine and the dose stays the same... But not this year. This year at my annual check it was super high, which was weird. They decided to keep my dose the same and recheck in 6 weeks thinking it was an anomaly. When that check rolled around it was super low... So, they've kept my meds the same again and are going to test again in another 4-6 weeks and then take it from there.
We don't know what's set it off yo-yo-ing again but it's off... The frustrating thing is that no matter what they try they need to wait 4-6 weeks to see if it's working because that's how things roll with the thyroid so this could rumble along for a while. I don't really feel ill effects when it goes too high (I don't even get the weight loss!) but when it goes low I feel so ill... I'm so tired, the brain fog is horrendous and my mood plummets. All I can say is that I'm glad the CFS is in remission or I doubt I'd be even semi-functional.
Nice excuse (reason?) to curl up under a blanket and refuse to move though! 😉
Now if the reading mojo would just speed up that'd be great...
Beyond that, my mum seems to be pretty much recovered from covid. She's still a bit tired but otherwise completely fine which is a relief.
The professor's mum finally got her surgery (and simultaneous reconstruction) and is doing well which is a massive relief. We were worried it would get cancelled seeing as Ireland has been in lockdown for the past month or so (and like everywhere else is struggling with hospital capacity) but it wasn't, so phew!
And now we're just preparing for Christmas... There's no denying it - it'll be a strange one!
But we'll take it as it comes. The important thing is everyone being okay and getting to see next Christmas, you know?
I've got a giveaway running in the sidebar, the Annual Black Friday giveaway Hop begins on Friday and (in case I don't post next week) there will be another couple of festive giveaways the week after! So... Lot's of opportunities to win gift cards or books!
Hope you're all doing well!
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Runaway Road by Devney Perry
One Winters Night by Kiley Dunbar
Ruthless King by Meghan March
The Wright Mistake by KA Linde
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
Cupcakes For Christmas by Kate Hewitt
Mixed bag of books these past couple of weeks and unfortunately none of them higher than a 3.5 stars... My biggest disappointment was The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans. It was one I really wanted to love but it had too many things that niggled me. 😔
Fictionphile asks, Has The Pandemic Influenced the Genres You Read?
We watched Enola Holmes last week and really enjoyed it!
Millie Bobby Brown is absolutely delightful as Enola and Henry Cavill in Victorian apparel? *fans oneself*
The little dude and I also watched The Nutcracker and The Four Realms and even though it was visually stunning, what in the ever-loving god was that about?! What was wrong with the original story of The Nutcracker? Why did they have to ruin it?! *sigh*
Binge re-watching Big Bang Theory and am almost finished. Again. We finished our last re-watch only in January... But familiar and funny is just the ticket at the moment.
I'm really in the mood for a The Musketeers rewatch too so that will begin this week.
Have a great week all!