K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. 18/6/2018.

This week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week set by K’lee, who has chosen; Bodies at rest, bodies in motion.

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Rules Here

And Here

Firstly the mobile in our garden hanging from the pergela in motion

Then Ruby at rest

Eldest son and eldest grandchild (uncle and Nephew) in motion.

A Bee at rest.

Bodies at Rest.

Ruby and Monty at rest.

London in motion.

Car in motion.

#CosPhoChal

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Song Lyric Sunday. 17/6/18.

Helen Vahdati said : Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is seconds/minutes/hours. Pick one or find a song that features all three!

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Firstly Snow Patrol and Chocolate with a very disturbing video about time !

Lyrics From A to Z lyrics

Chocolate”

This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home

With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of 25

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
It scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done it’s too late for that
What have I become truth is nothing yet
A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask…this time

Secondly 7 Seconds by Youssou N’Dour, Neneh Cherry,

Finally Clocks by Cold Play

Withdrawal . Nearly there?

I have been telling you all, about (I hope) the last few weeks of weaning myself off of Gabapentin. It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I have been on it for over eight years I have weaned myself down from four times six hundred mgs a day to one hundred mgs twice a day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quite. This week I am altenating between one hundred mgs morning and night one day and just one hundred grams in the evening on the alternate day. It is hard,harder than I thought. This last part is so hard I just want to reach for the pills. So you guys can help me by listening to me writing it out.

A big thank you for baring with me.

Well I have not said anything about how the withdrawal has been going for a while. So I thought I let you all know how things are going.

My mood is very low, I feel like crying most of the time so I do have to fight it. Everything upsets me, the tone of hubby’s voice, TV , adverts, reading blogs, writing blogs..you get the picture.

Pain, I am in a lot of pain , I am determined to fight it and am using every weapon in my Armoury to do so… But it is constantly there.

Exhaustion I am way past tired! Anxiety levels are very high, temper short! Spiders on and off. Sniffing, it’s driving me mad. I did think this would be the easy part.
Enough no more negatives. I am still standing, I am down to 100mgs of Gabapentin every other evening, from 2,400gms a day. This has taken me two and a half years to achieve.

The weekend was hard, a friend was ill on Friday evening and I was at her house until 1am , then Saturday I spent the morning with her at the hospital. Thankfully is okay she now but the sitting around did nothing for my pain and stress levels.. I am getting good at hiding these though.

Wednesday we went to London for Prime Minister’s Question Time. It was very interesting and the weather was gorgeous. But the train journeys and sitting in very cramped conditions for the PMQs for over an hour was painful and stressful.

Hubby did get a little miffed with me because he said I was ratty, miserable and a tad awkward. He took a photo of me on the train going home…. I do look “miserable” but I did try. I certainly did not complain.

I was actually tired and in pain. But hey it had been a long day enjoyable but long.

I survived.

Yesterday and today hubby been staying at our eldest flat on the south coast, helping him decorate it so he can sell it. I have done things at my own speed so I am feeling little less anxious.

The weekend looms and I know it will be busy. I am getting there but it’s harder than I thought. Hey ho I am nearly there!

Friends tell me I doing great at that I look okay … I just wish I felt okay.

Thank you for listening. 💜💜💜💜

Wordless Wednesday. London 💜

One Liner Wednesday.

We went to Prime Minister Question Time today at the House of Commons today. The Scottish Nationalist Party decided to get stroppy about Brexit …a thorny matter still. Ian Blackford was ordered by John Bercow (the speaker) to sit down… He refused so he was ordered to leave the House. Read about it here.

We saw all of this. Hubby turn to me and said.

“See I take you to Parliament and we witnessed History! ”

And we did!

This is part of LindaGHill’s One liner Wednesday.

#1linerWeds badge by Cheryl,

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18 Metaphor.

This is part of Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday.

The prompt this week is supplied by Jim Adams and it is: Use a song with a Metaphor in the title or lyrics. Do visit Jim’s post.

Well I have thought of two, one modern and one older.

Firstly Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee. From 1961. The lyrics are in the video. The metaphor is The rubber ball, referring to his heart and his love and the way his girlfriend treats him.

Secondly I chose another song with Rubber In the title. This time by Kate Bush from her 1993 album The Line The Cross and the Curve. The song is RubberBand Girl. It’s all about life and love pulling her this way and that!

Rubber band girl
See those trees
Bend in the wind
I feel they’ve got a lot more sense than me
You see I try to resist
A rubberband bouncing back to life
A rubberband bend the beat
If I could learn to give like a rubberband
I’d be back on my feet
A rubberband hold me trousers up
A rubberband ponytails
If I could learn to twang like a rubberband
I’d be a rubberband girl
A rubberband girl me
A rubberband girl me
I wanna be a rubberband girl
When I slip out
Of my catapult
I gotta land with my feet firm on the ground
And let my body catch up
A rubberband bouncing back to life
A rubberband bend the beat
If I could learn to give like a rubberband
I’d be back on my feet
A rubberband hold me trousers up
A rubberband ponytails
If I could learn to twang like a rubberband
I’d be a rubberband girl
A rubberband girl me
A rubberband girl me
I wanna be a rubberband girl
I wanna twang like a rubberband
I wanna twang like a rubberband
A rubberband girl me

Lyrics from A to Z lyrics

Wordless Wednesday: Ruby and the poppies.

Lune Day Five

At Kat Myrman‘s suggestion,along with Jane Dougherty, I’m trying out the Lune form this month. The Lune is a three line poem, either 5/3/5 syllables or 3/5/3 words.

Image from Pixabay

I can’t speak to you

Your ears shut

You don’t want to hear.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #204 Choice&Faith

This week Ron from Ronovanwrites has given us the words Choice and Faith for his Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Rules and Pingback Here

Read about Grenfell Tower here

Image Found Here

Have faith they told us

Choose betwixt safety or cash

We’re no more, just dust.

Withdrawal Update 2

I have been telling you all, about (I hope) the last few weeks of weaning myself off of Gabapentin. It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I have been on it for over eight years I have weaned myself down from four times six hundred mgs a day to one hundred mgs twice a day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quite. This week I am altenating between one hundred mgs morning and night one day and just one hundred grams in the evening on the alternate day. It is hard,harder than I thought. This last part is so hard I just want to reach for the pills. So you guys can help me by listening to me writing it out.

A big thank you for baring with me.

Well I got through the weekend, I actually found Sunday, a pill day harder than the Saturday which was a no pill day.

Strange as Sunday was the busier day having the hubby’s mother over for lunch as usual, walking the dog and keeping people happy. I would of thought it would of kept my brain off my symptoms…. But no.

Monday morning was not good but I managed to keep going. In the afternoon we took Ruby with us in the car and dropped in on hubby’s mother. Then went for a long walk with Ruby and on the way home we stopped off at friends. They asked us to stay for dinner which we did and had a laugh and set the world to rights.

I was in bed by 10.30 and slept fairly well apart from unsettling dreams.

Today is supposed to be a pill in the morning day but something in my brain was telling me not to take it. So here I am at 12.30 and I have not taken any Gabapentin. I am okay-ish, physical symptoms: cold-like symptoms, slight headache, a little shaky with joint pains, itching (the spiders) on and off. Phycological symptoms: stressing bordering on fear / angxiety , exhaustion.

The worse part is the depression it won’t lift and things that I usually can shrug off are weighing heavily on my mind.

Anyway let’s be positive I am here I am trying, and I can do this.

Thank you all for listening.

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