Back to Life
It’s been a while since I’ve filled you in on the minutiae of my life so I feel it’s time to catch you all up on what has been happening in my world.
You may have noticed a lack of posts about our house build. That would be due to the fact that we have decided not to proceed with building and have instead accepted an offer on our land.
Why did we make such a u-turn? Quite simply, it’s bloody tedious and stressful and painful to deal with builders. I knew, deep down, that I just did not have the mental or emotional strength to go through with it and once I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, I knew that it would not be fair on any of us to push on.
So we have cut our losses and are now looking at buying an established house instead. Thankfully our expectations have changed in the last year and there seems to be more options out there for us. Let’s hope we can find something that will serve us for the next 10 years or so!
While we’re on the whole anxiety and depression issue, I headed back to my GP this week for a follow up visit. It’s been a month since I first saw her and she wanted to check how I was doing and how the medication was going. We’re going to keep monitoring things for another few months and I will start seeing a psychologist to really try to cut through my issues.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, I’m still not quite right and while I am functioning, I’m still not really living. I’ve been able to make some small changes to my life but the essentials remain the same. I am still busy, I am still a control freak, I still have a martyr complex and I am still a worry-wort. I doubt I can change my personality traits but I’m hoping to get some help to change my approach to dealing with stress.
I also have to see a specialist as blood tests have revealed that I have antibodies consistent with coeliac disease. I underwent a biopsy a few years back as I tested positive for them then as well, but the biopsy didn’t show up anything. My bloodwork this time contains higher levels of antibodies so it looks like I’ll have to have another biopsy to see what’s what.
In other news, Gilbert is stressed to the eyeballs after the strain of NAPLAN last week and has been finding it difficult to deal with the smallest of issues. Matilda continues to be obsessed with all thing Minecraft and Delilah is developing some definite and inconvenient opinions on her wardrobe (i.e. she refuses to wear anything that I pick out for her!)
So now you know what’s going on in my world, what’s the latest in yours?
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