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Documenting not dying since October 2013.

The 28th & 29th; I already look less like Quasimodo!

The 28th & 29th; I already look less like Quasimodo!

The 28th of June.

Dormousy again today. I didn't wake up ridiculously early, I had two coffees, and I haven't upped my gabapentin dose again yet so I really don't know why. Just want to curl up and go to sleep but I need to wait until bedtime. Closing my eyes will just make it worse so have to keep forcing them open until ten.

This morning, I got my blog post done, then tried to buy a ticket to see Desiree at the Glee in November. However, my debit card got declined and that seemed to be the third time that had happened recently, so I phoned Nationwide to find out why. I spoke to a very nice lady on the phone, and it turns out there wasn't a block on my card, I had just been a moron and not put my security code in correctly. Very embarrassing.

Rosemary came for lunch, so we had a nice chat about my surgery before she and Mommy went to the dining room to eat lunch, and I watched the first episode of season 5 of How to Get Away With Murder. It's been so long since I saw the end of the last season, I can barely remember what happened, so I kept having to look stuff up on my phone. I think I'll have a little revision session before the next one. Who is the person dying at the wedding? MYSTERY.

The skirt I had ordered was coming between two and three, so I spent most of that hour waiting for it. I took it upstairs to try on, but unfortunately it has come back down to go back in its box and be returned to Selfridges. Some of the sequins were turned round, and to be honest, in real life, it looks rather plasticky. It's a shame, because I thought it was going to be so great, but had I been able to look at it in the Birmingham shop, I wouldn't have bought it. Still, it means I get to keep my money and I don't have the dilemma of what I'm going to wear on Wednesday!

Doing all the steroid drops has made a huge difference to my lazy-looking eye in just a day. I already look less like Quasimodo!

The 29th of June.

The only hot day of June! I woke up at 5am, which I am now attributing to gabapentin because disturbed sleep can be a side effect too. Hell, anything weird that happens while I'm still increasing my dose is getting blamed on that.

I'd gone downstairs in my pyjamas, because I'd been awake for two hours and my stomach was protesting about not having been fed yet, so after breakfast, I went back to my bedroom to get dressed. I ended up spending the rest of my morning up there, because I did my core exercises, shaved my legs, had a whole body moisturise, rinsed and re-blow dried my hair, got dressed, then tried out some make up to see how my eyes coped with mascara, and which lipsticks I can wear with this hair colour. Very important things to know.

Returned to the living room for lunch and some tennis, then for most of this afternoon I sat in the back room watching Stormzy's set from Glastonbury. I took in an iced coffee and a mini Magnum, sat back with my feet up and bathed in his excellence. I think my favourite moment was during Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2, when he was not singing, just looking around at the crowd singing his words back to him, taking in every moment. So beautiful. It's all been said, but even if he's not really "your type of music", it is worth watching for the passion and stagecraft and pure joy that is on display. Do it.

Found Mommy watching some football, and I tried to pay attention but I was so sleepy, I think I actually had a tiny nap. Gabapentin. I woke myself up with some chocolate, we watched The Last Leg, then I had to go and get changed because even though the dress I was wearing is my favourite, the clasp was digging into my spine. It's so pretty but so impractical.

As you can tell, I've really embraced the warm weather. To be fair, I said something about going round the corner and was immediately told it was too hot for me to do that. Inside is where I belong!

The 30th & 1st; This is excruciating.

The 26th & 27th; It's nice to get good news from him occasionally.

The 26th & 27th; It's nice to get good news from him occasionally.