Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Joy of Pills

We all know medication has side effects. I am pretty sure I've blogged about this before. And it's not like I haven't been on this stuff before. But this time it is doing my head in somewhat. The sleep disruption - well, I can cope with waking up at 4 or 5am for a month or two. The weird feelings associated with eating - again, not the end of the world. The headaches, cold hands, mild paranoia - all bearable. But the memory loss? That is just screwing me up.
i FOUND my bloody portable hard drive with all my photos innit.
I went out this morning and had to come back twice for things I had forgotten. An hour ago I went out to the supermarket, taking a long windy route so I could walk round the dock and do a token bit of exercise. I left without my list and came back for it. Then after a 20 min walk I get to Asda, am within spitting distance of it, and realise I've left my wallet on the sofa. So I go to the DLR to get the train one stop back again because I figure that's enough exercise, and get on it going the wrong way. Then when coming back the right way, I almost got off at the stop I started at rather than twigging that I now needed to go two stops to make up for the wrong one.

Geez.

I think maybe I'm just tired. And side-effects do wear off, usually, after a few months so I just need to make sure it doesn't get any worse, at which point I have to haul arse back to the doctor and ask them to try something else.

I really want to get back into the habit of regular blogging again since I have missed checking in. I had a bit of a sock knitting binge while I was at my Mum's but since then have been mainly working on things for the house. This bowl now sits on the coffee table and more are planned for the bathroom.
Polka Dot Fabric Bowl
The ripple blanket for the sofa is only on it's third colour but is already looking good.
Ripple Blanket
I'm using the attic24 pattern which is free here although I have made a donation to show my gratitude - I like that way of paying for things. I'm also nearing the end of my ripple cardigan in left over sock yarn. I really feel like I have been knitting this thing for most of my life, but Ravelry tells me it was only christmas eve when I cast on. The day will come when I cast off and I can't say I'll regret it.

I'm planning posts on being down at my mum's and a few others on the new flat and so on. One thing that will need to be explained is the chocolate chickens.
White chocolate chicken
But then that is a story for another day.

4 comments:

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

getting used to new meds can be awful,and if things don't improve see yout doc!

Iris said...

Hope you are getting adjusted to the meds soon and will start feeling more like yourself! xx

PS: I love the bowl - did you make it? Is there a pattern?

bagqueen said...

I'm so with you on the tablet thing, though I tried to cut back last week, until my husband pointed out I was going a bit weird so maybe taking them was a good idea!!

The bowl is fantastic, did you make it with fabric wrapped round washing line then sewn together?

take care of yourself xx

PURLPOWER said...

Chocolate chickens? No explanation required dude, that chicken looks superace.

I've got a funny blog post coming up soon about memory loss (caused in my case by either fibromyalgia or the painkillers I'm taking to cope with it). Well I think it's quite funny. That's if I remember to post it....

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