Health, Holiday, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

I need a holiday!

Sorry for my absence it’s been a mad couple of weeks. I’ve been extra busy at work because I have 2 weeks off from this Saturday and being self-employed can be a bit of a mare, trying to fit in all my clients can be hard and then having to turn down new clients is my idea of hell, especially as I don’t get holiday pay but you can’t please all of the people all of the time!

On top of the work madness 2 weeks ago I found a lump in my right breasticle, I didn’t panic as I’d had one in 2011 in exactly the same place which was a cyst. I immediately saw a Doctor who agreed it was more than likely another cyst (one of the joys of being peri-menopausal!) and yesterday I went to the Breast Clinic at the local hospital, had a mammogram and ultrasound, there were 2 cysts so the larger one was drained but the second one was tiny so was left alone.

Tuesday last week I developed cystitis (another peri-menopausal thing apparently!), so I drank cranberry juice and water like it was going out of fashion and by Saturday it had gone and I was fine…..or so I thought! So on Saturday night my eldest daughter Linzi and I did the 60k London Nightrider, it was much more pleasant than the two 100k Nightrider’s that I had done previously. Here we are at the start….

Nightrider 2015

However, I had never ached after the 100k’s (except for a saddle sore bum that is!) so when I started to feel achy on Sunday afternoon then got the shivers and slept all afternoon I thought I’d caught a bug. As the week went on the aching had slowly concentrated itself on my right ribcage and by yesterday afternoon I was in excrutiating pain and conceded that I needed to cancel clients (not something I do lightly because as self-employed of course I don’t get sick pay) and go to the Doctors. I took a sample of wee and it turns out I’ve got a kidney infection, so that’s where the cystitis went, I have antibiotics and thankfully feel much better although not yet pain free. I also have an upper lip covered in cold sores and I am in hayfever hell! For someone who is rarely, if ever, ill, this has definitely been a very bad couple of weeks 😦

Apologies I will now stop moaning about my illness woes and tell you the best thing about this week… I have work tomorrow and then early on Saturday I am off to the South of France, a little village in the hills of the Haut Var called Saint Martin de Pallieres to be precise.  Doesn’t it look lovely?  saint-martin-de-pallieresUnfortunately due to this weeks unforeseen illness I haven’t packed yet, neither have I dyed my hair, gelled my nails or painted my toenails, all of which I need to try to do when I get in from work at 9ish tomorrow night! Our Easyjet flight from Luton to Nice is at 6.10am so we have to be up at about 2.30am…..I think I may just not bother going to bed, luckily I’m one of those people that can always sleep on planes, no matter how short the flight I without fail fall asleep.

I have never before felt the need for a holiday as much as I do this one. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. Au revoir 🙂