Friday 11 weeks

Okay, so it’s been 11 weeks now, since I fell over breaking my elbow. These last two weeks have been horrible. So yesterday I went back to the doctors, and I’m being sent back to X-ray etc. sucks. I wanted to be doing much better, but I’ve stalled. 

I don’t know if it’s a combination of upping the exercise and the cold, or if I’ve just pushed myself too much. I’ve literally had to take a step back this week and not do what I was asked, because I couldn’t. I just couldn’t do the weights. So I’ve tried to just not let it stiffen up and keep both wrist and elbow moving, I know the physio will see it’s not done a back flip. 


So depressed. 


Writing, I’m doing fab, exciting stuff always on the go. It’s a good job or I think I’d have pulled all my hair out. 


Catch you soon. 



16889 word count

wow. I’m having such fun in the chat for Nano this year. I am struggling to write. It’s taking so much more effort, and my typos because of my arm, gee wiz. 

But, I’m happy, short one, tired now lol… 


Thanks to the American peeps too who dropped into our chat to take part in word wars, that was the best ever. 🙂 You guys can really type quick. 

Night all. 

D x x

tough week, but there is hope. :)

Hey everyone. 

I think we all get the holiday blues. So being back from Devon was the same for me. As I am off work with my arm being busted the initial build up to going away (seeing as we skint) wasn’t good. And neither was having little cash to do the things we really wanted, but it was nice to be somewhere different. 

Being back home though is pretty depressing, and I’ve suffered this last week more than anything. It’s been evident too, when people ask you ‘you’ve been quiet what’s up’ that normally notice the bubbly person you are. 

So some positive things did happen though. I’ve rung work to see about having a chat to them, return to work interview. And I’m hopeful. I guess we’ll see what they say about things then. Can’t worry over it too much. 

Money has been alright by the end of the month all bills were paid, and we’ve still been able to buy some of the things we’ve wanted too. Thankfully Paul did go full time when he did, or his part time wages would not have covered anything, but we’ve actually had an okay month on the whole. 


Yesterday was the first day of nanowrimo. Last year I went into it on a wing and a prayer, this year I’ve had 7 weeks to think about a plot etc, but have been wondering if my arm could hold up to the task of actually sitting down to write. Well the answer to that is ‘nope’. I did write 4386 words yesterday (with the excellent group in our regional chat room doing 15 min word sprints)  but I’m in a lot of pain this morning. Very stiff and sleep last night wasn’t that great either. 

I’m kinda hoping it’s just because I’m not used to it. And that I need to get used to it, it’s good excersise. But I don’t know. It’s just so damned frustrating. There are still things I just can’t do and it upsets me. 

I know cleaning my house is really doing my head in, I can’t do some of the things I want to there, because there is no strength to it. And physio only wants me to work on that from next time if my arm improves. I cannot express how upsetting this whole thing has been on my physical self and emotional one. 


The worst thing I’m terrified of falling over again, and scared to actually go out and do things. 




But day two of nano is upon me, something that will at least distract me. 


Speak soon everyone. And good luck with your word counts. 


Dawn x x 


There have been a good few too many things happening this last week. Mostly fish related stuff and then a few personal things. 

As usual, I will try and structure them all so that I can fill you in. 




Catching one of the sick fish on Sat to help treat him. I made the decision to move him to the QT tank that we have. Currently it houses 30 of my ‘baby fish’ so I then also made an even bigger decision to move some of the babies to the big pond. This was an agonizing decision having had a parasite problem. 


So, I spent all day on Sat prepping. Taking scrapes of a few fish from both ponds. This was all clear so I just gave the sanke (the sick fish) a really good salt bath before I moved him. This would hopefully get rid of anything nasty still on him, and with a bit of luck help prevent any cross contamination if I missed anything. 


Then I tricked the babies into a feeding frenzy and stuck my koi sock in to scoop up who I could sift through. Three big ones then went into the main pond with their rather large parents. Shock for them and I moved the sick sanke into the QT tank. He didn’t seem too happy at first. But today I am very impressed with his recovery and I have high hopes that he will be okay. 




Writing wise. 


Wow, what a whirlwind of a few weeks this has been. Since I joined scribophile I’ve made some great new friends. I’ve written a whole new chapter for TSK and I’ve worked like mad to get my own standard up… I am going to be working with E.J again soon and I hope this will still improve everything. I’m actually well into Chapter 10 now on the edits and this is brilliant news. 


——————— personal 


Yeah, been a sucky week. I don’t for the life of me know how I managed to do it. But I injured my knee yesterday. Getting out of the van at work funny. Or in standing on something curb. I don’t know, but it cracked backwards at an odd angle. Causing intense pain and well the result, even after going to the chemist for pain relief wasn’t good yesterday. The doc seems to think I’ve pulled the ligaments in the right side of my knee. Last night the pain was just awful and I barely slept at all. Today, the pain and the swelling is even worse. Although with resting it, it has gone down some this afternoon. 


Work, well I don’t think they’re very happy. I feel as guilty as hell, because I know how they operate as a small company. But, I’m stuck. I can’t drive. It just isn’t fair on me, or the van. I couldn’t change gear by the end of my round yesterday and crunched the gears twice. I never, ever do that. 

I must also admit one of the worst things is, living where I work. Even in the Doc’s I bumped into one of my customers. 🙂 I think he felt sorry for me though, bless him. And yeah, well docs hurt you when they push and prod you in places already sore… enough said. 


So rest it is, for a couple of days and see how I feel. I did have a knee brace, can’t for the life of me find it. Think I leant it out, so I’ve ordered one in at the local chemist. I hate, not doing anything… so I guess I shall just have to read : ( 

eeek…. I do hate being like this. I am just hoping there is no lasting damage. The doc already said I might need to go back in for another key hole peek at my knee. Last time they said that…. I as in surgery for three hours and then wasn’t allowed to even walk for 8 weeks after! don’t want to go through that ever, ever again.