Life Happens #2

Posted 20th February 2017 by Wattle in Life Happens / 14 Comments

I have a list of reviews to write, and the notes to write them; but I’ve not quite got there yet. Oops! There is a Blog Ahead challenge coming up I believe and I will be taking part (once I get that post up haha!)

Things have been busy in my world. I’m not entirely sure where the last month has gone.

I finally got myself out of the public system when it comes to my kidneys (I love Australia’s public healthcare system; but since I can afford to not be in it, I’d rather go private – it frees up space for someone else), and was told entirely different things by my new specialist compared to the old. I don’t have a serious condition; it’s something that may eventually lead to one though. He’s taken me off half my medications (not necessarily a bad thing) and we’ll revisit everything later this year. I am cautiously optimistic.

Last week I had another skin cancer removed. Getting a bit sick of those, but there’s nothing I can do about it (they’re not caused directly by sun exposure, but by a medication I’m on). It wasn’t on my face this time, so that’s a win ๐Ÿ™‚

University starts again very soon. I went in today to sort out some parking and get my ID revalidated and it was a madhouse! Students eeeeverywhere! I usually study externally but I have to go in a few times each semester – this coming semester I’m studying one unit on campus; I’m not really looking forward to it but I have to do it!

Aside from that, I’ve been reading – slowly. I’m hoping to finish at least one more book before the end of the month. I’ll be spending some time on public transport later this week, which will give me some extra time to read.

I hope everyone is having a lovely February!

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14 responses to “Life Happens #2

  1. Aw man, I hope everything works out eventually! I know what you mean by life just sort of taking over a lot of time to where there is no room for reading and reviewing.

  2. I’m glad to hear you’re making good changes with your health stuff. Maybe your new specialist will help more ๐Ÿ™‚ I know how hard it can be to find good doctors.

    Ugh, I do not miss start-of-the-year university craziness lol. Good luck with your class on campus this semester!

    • I’m lucky to have a wonderful GP who I see fairly regularly, but it took me YEARS to find him! I’ve been seeing one of my specialists for 13 years now (yikes) so I’m hoping this new doctor ends up being a long term commitment too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Haha I already have readings that need to be done and semester doesn’t officially start until Monday, rude! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m hoping it all goes smoothly.

    • Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I just roll with it and do what my doctor’s tell me to, no point worrying about things I cannot really control you know?

  3. I’m sorry to hear that your medication is giving you skin cancer ๐Ÿ™ that sounds like you are dealing with a lot, I hope you get through it – happy thoughts sent your way. I hope everything get’s better soon hon.

    • Thank you! I’m sure all will be fine, I figure I would have got the skin cancers eventually but the process was just sped up by the medication. I’m lucky they aren’t considered ‘harmful’ and now I know what to look for, I get them looked at ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Gosh Bre you poor girl, mediation is supposed to help us but that’s one hell of a nasty side effect. Is that the medication he’s taken you off now? It sounds like the new doctor is making a lot of positive changes thank goodness. The public health system is so handy to have in place but I’ve found you get much better care by going private, especially with hospital stays. There shouldn’t be that much of a divide though sadly. I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend Bre <3 <3

    • No, I’m still on this medication for my super stubborn non-ulcerative colitis. I’m so lucky it doesn’t cause ulcers, it just makes me feel permanently nauseous, to the point I can’t keep food down, when it’s not treated – basically my body attacks itself because my immune system is nuts.

      The medication is an immunosuppressant (my specialist reckons it brings my immune system down to a ‘normal’ level) and I was *terrified* when I was told I had to try it; because the side effects can be pretty horrible (as in: end up in hospital horrible); but I’ve been so lucky! It agrees with me (just not my skin lol) I have to be super careful about germs and being around sick people (and sun exposure), but aside from that it’s been great.

      I have a theory the cancerous cells already existed and the medication has just pushed them along at a faster pace, but I could be wrong! My new doctor told me that if my kidneys were worse than they are, it would be the medication they put me on. So it’s helping two things at once ๐Ÿ™‚

      It always makes me sad when I visit a public hospital and compare it to my private hospital experiences. There such a big difference in most of them ๐Ÿ™

      Oops this was an essay! Sorry!

  5. Good luck with getting those reviews written! I think I am not joining blog ahead this time as I can hardly can find the time to write any posts except some reviews.

    Those skin cancers sound scary, but it’s good you got it removed.

    I hope your university study goes well! And yay for reading time on public transport!

    • I can’t believe March is already almost over, whaaat have I been doing?! I’m looking forward to April and all the public holidays we get around Easter time ๐Ÿ™‚

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