Saturday, 14 May 2011

This week I'm grateful for...


... minimal side effects from new medications - I'm ever so very tired but apart from that the effects of starting on the drugs has been happily nothing major.  And I'm getting better at swallowing those tablets too

... living in Australia - really, we are just so lucky to live here and have a relatively good government (compared to many other countries) and health system (again, compared to many others).  My medication costs $1000 per month, but I only pay $38.50 of it.  I am never going to complain about paying tax again.

... three day weekends - I'm taking Fridays off for a while, my first one off was yesterday and I slept until 1pm.  If I wasn't so tired I would be feeling lazy telling you that but by Wednesday it feels like every second person is mentioning how tired I look (most likely because I do, but not needing that reminder right now thanks!)  On Friday afternoon after the humungous sleep in I went to the chiropractor and he said 'You look like you've had a busy day'  Good to see that mammoth sleep did something for the bags under my eyes...

... doctors - who give me letters so I can take those Fridays off and use some of those now very precious sick days, thank goodness I have over 40 of them accrued.


Explore some more gratefulness over at Maxabella's  
 

6 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Hi. How are you going? Rest up, young lady. Take those Fridays off and don't feel guilty.

2paw said...

Oh yes, our health system really come to the fore when you are sick!!
Sounds like a perfect way to catch up after an almost week at school. There is nothing wrong with a sleep in.
I still hate taking tablets!!

AMY said...

Ohhhhhhh I would LOVE to live in Australia!!!
And YAY for Fridays off!
I'm a new follower.
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Maxabella said...

I'm so glad everything seems to be going okay for you! It's a great idea to take Fridays off. You need to rest and recuperate and treat yourself gently. You will beat this CML!!!! x

Michelle said...

Those Fridays off are made for sleep ins, reading in bed and daytime tv. Don't even think about getting in the kitchen ok! Take care x

Baa-Me Kniits said...

New things always take a bit of getting used to. Good on you for listening to your body and looking after yourself...I would have poked my tounge out at the chiropractor :-)

I tried to leave a comment on your new post but it is not loading for some reason? anyway it gave me the warm fuzzies.....kids are so cool and so are great teachers xx