Thanks for comments, as always, I do appreciate them.
It's a good job I'm going for the pedicure and foot massage this afternoon, I need a bit of pampering. It's one of those days where everything is going wrong - well, it was yesterday too.
I've got tons of things to do, most of which are not going the way they're supposed to, for one reason or another. It's all a load of minor irritations, nothing earth shattering, but together they're all adding up to get under my skin and just generally piss me off. And give me gut trouble and a perpetual headache and terribly stiff and painful shoulders and neck from tension.
Got nurse appointment this afternoon, after the pedicure so hopefully I'll be a bit more relaxed and able to have a useful conversation with her. Got a lot to discuss - diabetes review, weight, sudden significant rise in BP and cholesterol. Weight isn't moving, hardly surprising given that recent events and lots of ongoing stress mean I can't stick to the diet, although I do try to eat healthily and low carb at least a couple of days a week.
Got a couple of appointments later this week, and a possible trip up to the Midlands as well for important family stuff....the ongoing aftermath from Mum's death. That's if I can fit it in.
Sleep continues to elude me every night - well, decent amounts of it I mean. I can't stay asleep for more than an hour or so at a time. I do things like listening to a meditation app on my phone just before bed, not drinking coffee after mid afternoon, using a lavender face cream and spraying my pillow with a calming lavender spray, practising relaxation and breathing techniques. All to no avail. I dare say it will get better when the stressful stuff reduces. Right now though, I'm really suffering from lack of sleep just when i need it the most.