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A Life Update
These posts won’t be a regular feature on the blog, but I will update you all, as and when I feel there’s something to tell you.
I do like to keep you informed about what’s happening and then hopefully blog posts and social media updates will make more sense and you’ll get to know me better.
So recently I’ve had a few medical issues going on. I was getting at least 4-5 migraines a week minimum. They were ruining my life and that isn’t an exaggeration! The medication the docs had given me wasn’t reducing the amount it was ever so slightly reducing the length of a migraine. Some days I’d lose the whole day to one, which I have to be honest was devastating.
When your trying to build a blog and a reselling business and you need to be active and on the ball having regular crippling migraines was awful.
Anyway, fast forward to now and fingers crossed I think they have finally found out exactly what migraines I’m suffering with, I had no idea there were different migraines! I have chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and it is usually treated exclusively using Indometacin (I take 75mg currently but this can be increased in needed. However, 75mg is working just fine at the minute!) since taking these I’ve only had 2 migraines try and start but they only lasted about 15 mins and it was more like a headache but only on one side, it didn’t progress into a migraine.
I’ve also recently had full blood tests done and it’s been discovered I’m severely deficient in Iron, Calcium and Folate so I’m on supplements and will tweak my diet and fingers crossed it will stop the fatigue and lethargy which has been causing me so many issues over the past 18 months.
My anxiety has been particularly bad with all these things going on and because I’ve not been able to do the things I’d planned out for the blog and reselling. Which in turn has made money tight.
Having all this going on makes it almost impossible to run a business consistently. So you end up doing what I’ve been doing over the last year or so and that is dipping in and out. I’d feel better for a day or two and work my butt off to try and catch up then I’d either get a migraine or feel totally fatigued and just generally unwell end up undoing all the work I’d just done. This made it so I couldn’t face social media that day; then a day turned into a week and so on.
As I wrote in this post consistency in blogging is essential, it’s an essential part of life in general really if you want to achieve things. I knew this but couldn’t stick to it, due to having these illnesses.
Don’t Give Up
Anyway, the most important thing now is to remember I didn’t give up! Oh, there were days when I thought I should and nearly did. I just couldn’t go through with it, being self-employed and working from home has been my one big dream my whole life and I’m not about to walk away from it now.
I know now, now I can see progress being made and now I’m starting to feel well, healthy, motivated and excited again, I know I can achieve what I set out the achieve when I first become self-employed, I can if I’m willing to work hard enough and put the effort in that I know it needs. I can let myself feel excited about what I can achieve instead of what I might have to give up.
Having suffered from various illnesses and bad mental health hasn’t just affected my fledgeling business, it’s obviously affected my family and what I’m able to do with and for them.
I want to get back to looking forward to days out instead of dreading them. I’m looking forward to spending time playing toys and games and visiting places and planning fun things together. I might even then blog about it!
I know now that I’m on the mend I can commit to building my business and enjoying my family.
It’s important to remember that even though I’m on the mend and feeling better now than I have in a long, long time I’m not going to overdo it. I’m making plans, yes, but I’m not going to overwhelm myself and put myself back just because I want things to move quicker than I can deliver them.
If you are currently suffering from anything similar to what I have or are just going through a tough time in general, please remember that it will pass, it might not pass as quickly as you’d like it to but it will. Remember to not lose faith, in yourself, in the doctors or the NHS. Yes, sometimes you have to keep on at people to get the results you need, but if it affects your health or your happiness you must keep at it and eventually you WILL get there.
There were times I got fed up, felt like giving up, wanted to hide under my duvet instead of facing the day, but I can’t stress enough, that things WILL change, they WILL get better you just have to keep at it and don’t give up or lose faith, you are worth it, your family are worth it and your hopes and dreams are worth it!
Are you doing ok? Do you want a chat? Or do you just need to get something off your chest to feel better, please either feel free to comment here or on my social media I’m always willing to chat your not on your own.