Monday, November 10, 2008

Time is flying by at the moment. Thank you to everyone who expressed concern for me, I am ok, back to my usual cheerful self, just busy and lacking time to blog!

Life is back on it's usual rollercoaster of good, bad and ugly. One of the most daunting things about moving is packing everything up, especially so when you are very limited physically in what you can do. When it comes to actually moving I have plenty of lovely friends who've already volunteered themselves for the removal task force, but of course I still have to get everything packed up for that to happen. I'm trying to do small amounts every day, and I'm selling what I can on ebay. It's all going well, but means I just haven't had the energy to blog.

It was my birthday last week. The day itself passed in a blur. Initially I thought I had picked up some sort of bug but I soon realised all the symptoms I was experiencing could be put down to several days of increased instability in my spine and pelvis. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome tends to be thought of as something that 'just' affects the joints although anyone with the condition could come up with multiple reasons that isn't the case. Something I understand more now I understand the condition more is just how many other symptoms dislocating major joints can cause, especially relating to pelvic or spinal instability. I tend to find that if I've had multiple spinal dislocations or subluxes then problems with bladder and bowels go hand in hand.

Although my actual birthday was a write off for those reasons, I went out for dinner with Roland, Red, Ben, and a couple of other friends at the weekend which was a lovely night and more than made up for a few dislocating joints!

16 comments:

Rae!xx said...

Good to hear you are ok, well ok in Bendy world, just you take care though all this loading boxes..xx

Fire Byrd said...

Happy birthday for last week.
Even if you didn't get to enjoy it as much as you should.
hugsx

alhi said...

happy belated birthday.

Have I missed a post somewhere along the line? I know the house was that you are living in was up for sale, but is it sold and are you definitely having to move? Or are all these preparations in anticipation of having to move in the future.

Trixie said...

Happy birthday for last week honey! Have you found a house to move to yet?

Casdok said...

Belated Happy Birthday x
Hope you have found a great new home!

Marla said...

Happy Birthday! Moving is soooooo tiring. And even more tiring with health challenges. We have moved so many times.

Good luck!

Uncle Norman said...

Happy Birthday BG. Glad to hear you are feeling chirpier. I hate moving. Did it recently and vowed never ever again.

Nicey said...

Nice one Bendy, Happy Birthday hun, glad that your friends made it out to celerbrate with ya.
You take care with the move,
Laters
Nicey

cogidubnus said...

Bendy - a (belatedly) happy birthday to you...like alhi, have I missed something, or are you being precipitate? I thought you had some yime...

cogidubnus said...

Whoops I meant "Time"

Achelois said...

A very belated Happy Birthday BG. I have new or should I say second hand pc and forgotten all those email addresses etc I used to have. Am trying to think of way of letting you know new email etc. Empathy for your bad EDS day on birthday. I understand. Have just had a brain mri to see how bendy my brain is bet that ones a right laugh.
Oh yes, don't forget that pacing thing when packing lol. Thinking of you more than you realise. xoxox from one bendy to another.yuck just looked at preview hope it doesn't come out that colour in cyberspace!

Joie said...

happy belated birthday !

James Higham said...

Hope it was a very lovely birthday for you.

steph said...

I'm late as always, BG but I hope not too late to send you belated birthday wishes.

You know the more I read your blog, the more I learn about my own 'edition' of EDS. I so often ignore symptoms hoping that they'll go away and then I read about them here and realise that it's EDS to blame - again!

Happy packing but don't overdo it. Steph says! :-)

having my cake said...

Happy Belated Birthday x

Ms Ordinarée said...

Happy birthday again Bendy...I can never forget it can I ( seeing that mine is the day before!) I empathise with the spinal instability ( as you know) - my paralysis levels are screwy again and got to go to visit radiology friday...

Anyway, will speak soon..

Hugs

Ms O ( who is fecked, and so not been blogging/ in touch)