Monday, 19 November 2012

Update and Studying

It's been a while since i've updated. Not a terrible lot to update on i'm afraid. I've been studying for my biochemistry final which is tomorrow. I think i'll do alright but science is not my strong suit...
Pain levels were down for a few days but came back with some heavy storms we had. Back was also sore, though this could be more related to my lessened movement (as i'm at home studying and not running around between home, school, and appointments). I'm officially unemployed, after finals i'm going to try and get a job maybe at a call center...

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Short Stack

It's study week, thus I am >.>.
Been eating badly, need to eat healthy.
Made some veg soup.
Fight with hubby.
It's all good now.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Reiki and the Sea

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are the once or twice a year adventures we would make out to Rye beach. It was always a fun day filled with slowly making our way into the freezing Atlantic ocean, picnicking up on the grassy area, and climbing the big boulders that were always gritty with sand and salt. The beach is where I connect to my inner self. It's where I put away some of my most harmful feelings. It's where we scattered some of my mother's ashes. It's where I feel at peace. 

Over here in Australia, the beach is where I spent a good chunk of my first time here. It's also where my husband proposed to me :). But I always feel that same peace and connection that i've felt since I was a child. Today my mother-in-law and I spent the day walking around the suburbs near the ocean. We were exploring the idea of having a multi-family dwelling, and the idea of living near the ocean has come up. It was a wonderful day to be walking around, and though I come home slightly sunburnt I feel serenity that I haven't felt for a long time now. It's like the ocean has washed away those things that were causing so much stress and i've been able to focus on how to solve these problems.

That and we went to a psychic fundraiser and I met a wonderful man named Charlie who gave me 20 minutes of Reiki and told me i'm a kind person :). As far as the Reiki goes, it really did help in bringing down my pain levels. he really was able to focus in on some painful spots, especially the knuckle on my big toe. The pain isn't completely gone, but it was noticeably decreased. Something I'll have to keep in mind for further treatments. 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Lyme and Uni

Feeling very tired. I had my last day of classes today, now two weeks for study and two final exams. This semester was much more difficult than last and i'm still not on the full time path for this degree. I'm not sure how long it will take me to finish it...if i'm averaging a year and a half to each meant-to-be-year than I guess about 6 years? Bummer.

I've also been looking into testing for lyme disease. It isn't really considered here is Oz, despite evidence showing that it does indeed exist here. So doctors who are knowledgeable and willing to treat it are few and far in between. The nearest one to us is three hours north on the Sunshine Coast. It's a differintial diagnosis for all the crazy stuff thats gone one with me though, so I figure it's worth a shot! Plus Bran and I have decided that we'll take a trip up there some time over the summer break and make a weekend out of it :) i'll see this special doctor and then get to spend the rest of the weekend on the beach, win-win!

On a different note, happy Beltane :). It's still odd to me having the seasons (and thus holidays) reversed, especially considering we were married on Beltane (May 1st in the northern hemisphere).