I went out today!
This week has been really heavy and I was happy to go out with my best girl Emma.
We had lunch and mostly drank some fancy matcha latte and sat for a long time, having small talk in a small Café .☕ Of course I'm drained now and I actually became sick (the flu) right when I got home.
Which is annoying but also normal in this time of the year. 🙄(thxtho)
Now back to resting as next week should also be heavy, so I need all my spoons! 💕
The view going to the doctors on Thursdsy 😍
The appointment was fine, got my prescription refills, had a quick chat about why I'm taking them and he said we'd get into it all more when I was fully registered and made an appointment.
My last surgery didn't do advance appointments, you just had to call at 8am and hope your doctor was in that day, and hope there was appointments left at 8.01. When you got there they rushed you out as quickly as possible, wouldn't discuss anything, 'didn't have time' to read any notes and just wanted you out asap. The surgery was hugely over subscribed!
This one is out in the small village near my parents, I can make an appointment any time just by ringing, get my prescription handed to me before I leave the surgery and hopefully have doctors that are more wiling to listen. 2 of the doctors still there treated me last time I lived here, about 8 years ago, but they were good at the time and the new one I saw seemed nice.
A positive doctors experience for once, fancy that! 😂
Me and TestTubeAndy rockin the Anish Kapur at the #pem for #museumselfieday — we were on-site testing a new game for their amazing upcoming #Playtime exhibit!! There’s a giant car wash and you get to walk through a room of balloons so... you should go.
Tuh dengerin ikhwah, like manusia kita pasti baper kalau kita sudah berjuang untuk seseorang, namun ketika orang itu berhasil dia malah lupa sama kita 😫
So.. Gimana dengan Allah, yang setiap hari perhatiin kita.. Kita galau Allah nemenin kita, but ketika Allah panggil kita, kita lupa siapa Allah ... GAK TAU DIRI.
still, what i want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled--
to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.
i want to believe i am looking into the white fire of a great mystery.
i want to believe that the imperfections are nothing--
that the light is everything--that it is more than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and fading. and i do.
and shouldn't we all?
the ponds ~ mary oliver #play#spirit#light#darkness#maryoliver#xyzt#alltheflowersareforme#pem#peabodyessexmuseum#latergram#fbf
So here's something I learned shadowing the vet this week, and I can't believe I didn't know it till now! We were treating a beef calf for coccidiosis, and along with IV fluids for dehydration and all the usual treatments, she also administered Newcells. I had no idea why...but here's the answer!
Amprolium, the active ingredient of amprol, which is widely used to treat coccidiosis in many species, is effective because of its thiaminase activity. It uses competitive inhibition to block thiamine uptake in a certain lifestage of the protozoa Eimeria spp. (the disease agent), essentially starving it to death.
Simultaneously, because it is a thiamine analogue, it competes with thiamine to be absorbed in the gut of the host animal. When used at high doses or for extended periods of time, it's activity can create a thiamine deficient animal. As I posted about a while ago, thiamine deficiency leads to a serious condition called polioencephalomalacia (PEM).
So, the moral of the story: it's probably advisable to give a shot of Newcells (or something with thiamine/Vit B1) if you're treating animals with Amprol!
Happy belated birthday Bro, beta to be late than never. Tush, God bless your new age. Pof444clothings #Ambassador . One word for you is #Amazing . Your word then #PEM (Poverty Eradication Mission) Sustained me (pof444clothings) till #Now . #Grandma best friend then. #Mama do calls you(.............) We!!! knows that. Enjoy your new age bro . .......
I watched Unrest last night. I really hope everyone who has Netflix watches the film. It's such an amazing and honest documentation of life living with M.E. I feel really lucky to have never been affected by it quite as physically as many of the patients in the film, but cognitively and emotionally I could relate to every word. I know how it feels to try and join in and act normal in the moment, only to pay for it in an increase in symptoms later. And I know how devastating it is to watch everyone else move on in life whilst you're trapped in an exhausted, sickly body that doctors can't fix, or insist that it's psychological. And I was chuffed to see my shoes made an appearance from the Millions Missing protest in London! Thank you @jen.brea for articulating our struggles in such an open and honest way. 💖
There was a lot of snoozing in the sun today!
Viewed a house today and another tomorrow. Two very different places and houses but both tick lots of boxes. Hopefully when we've seen the one tomorrow we'll have a better idea of what we want. Weve had and still have got a busy week. Lots of appointments and things going on, turns out we don't do time off well and after 1 week of pottering about a bit, I'm itching to be getting on with things. I'm bored because I can't unpack or do anything, it's like being in a hotel with no Internet or TV 😂 I've rested a lot though and done things like crochet and play computer games, which I've not been able to do in forever, which has been great.
I've got an appointment at my new doctors Tomorrow, I'm worrying about that a bit, but it's my old surgery and 2 of the nice doctors are still there, so hopefully it'll be fine 🙈