Saturday 1st April, 2017

I can't believe it's April already. This year seems to flying by and it's mad to think we are already quarter of the way through!

I woke up just after 7 as I had an optician's appointment early. I had the usual morning aches and pains but I also woke with an awful headache. Hay fever has already started for me and the headaches that come with it. I love living in a small village out in the country but not the fact I'm surrounded by rape fields!

I got ready and headed out for my appointment. I try to avoid town's on my own or anywhere where you would expect crowds so I decided to book my optician's appointment with a supermarket as I didn't have to worry about the crowds of a high street or worry about parking.

I walked into the optician's room and was told the chair was broken and stuck on recline so I had to sit up with nothing supporting my back. The assessment itself was as expected. I've had a severe lazy eye since I was young but there's nothing that can be done to fix it and luckily my vision in my other eye is really good. The optician said he could try and help out my lazy eye but the lens would be like a milk bottle and I would struggle to find frames to fit them so he went with a light prescription.

On the way home I'd realised I hadn't actually eaten anything yet and I was low on energy. I'm so awful with eating breakfast as I don't have the appetite to eat first thing. I make sure I at least have a cup of tea until I feel hungry.

I briefly stopped off at the garden centre and grabbed a tomato plant. I really enjoy growing my own veg and it gives me motivation to get up and do something. Last year, we had an amazing amount of tomatoes from just one plant and I'm hoping we get the same result this year. I also picked up some Garlic Chives seeds (I thought they sounded interesting!). Our pepper seeds are starting to come through already after just a few days.


By the time I got home, I was really low on energy so I made some lunch and sat down. My back was now starting to feel the full affects of the broken chair so I grabbed my TENS machine. I bought this recently after researching pain management for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I'm currently not on any prescribed pain relief and Ibuprofen and Paracetamol doesn't offer much relief. The TENS machine has certainly helped but I feel I'm not using it to it's full potential yet. It's a feeling you definitely have to get used to and I'm using it on a max setting of 3 at the moment.

The boyfriend plays football on Saturdays so I usually spend the day writing, catching up on TV and generally relaxing after a busy week of work. EDS can be lonely but I've learnt to enjoy my own company. I've lost friends along the way but I have an amazing friend who has stuck by me and understands that I don't always have the energy to do things. When we do meet you, you can guarantee we have loads to talk about!

So for the rest of the day, I'm working on new blog posts and an exciting new venture which I can't wait to share with you all.

Hope you're all having a great, pain free day!

Love,

Kerry x

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