I travelled home yesterday after visiting my daughter and her poorly bloke for a few days. He's much better now and they seem back to normal. I left them with a cleaner kitchen and a functioning fridge - I unblocked the drainage hole for them with a crochet hook! Simple things that make you seem All Powerful to the inexperienced.
While I was there I was having some issues with withdrawal from amitryptiline. Usual thing - I think I'm about to lapse into a diabetic coma, have a stroke, or at the very least a burst aneurism - then it dawns on me that heightened anxiety and aches and pains could be a symptom of withdrawal. So I ask Dr Google and she say yes! Also, the mood stabiliser is starting to kick in and I'm starting to see glimpses of my old self I'd forgotten about. If you'd seen me on the train yesterday, crocheting in the sunshine listening to Stone Roses on the iPod and lugging my suitcase about you'd have no idea there was anything wrong with me.
Today though, I'm in post-exertional malaise with roaring tinnitus and a head cold to boot. I'm so glad to be back to my woodland views and lovely man, my resting routine and saggy old arm chair. I am so, so lucky.