Thursday: magic stuff arrives. To be mixed in a small amount of cold water and be consumed, 3 or 4 times a day. It tastes horrible.. Girl2 laughs. I faced down a packed school hall, manoeuvering my way through hundreds of parents to find 10 teachers to tell me how well Girl1 is doing at big school. Spurs Fan did hours of queuing, and got to see 3 teachers. I did not run screaming from the hall to hide in the car.
Friday: boring things. Ironing, hot press sorting. Caught up on some blog reading and writing. No bed.
Saturday: dog walking, girl drop off and pick up. Reading a psychology book one of you told me about. No bed.
Sunday: still reading. Fascinating book. Bit of a doze.
Monday: waited for 2 hours at a drop in clinic without losing my head. Weightwatchers (a loss, a loss!). Coffee with people I don’t really know. Finished another book.
Tuesday: christmas shopping by the shedload. Hours on the internet with a credit card. Thinking about who and what for longer than three minutes. Walk. Support group. Grocery shopping- without a list. Not only did I remember to go shopping and that there had been a list, I even worked out what had been on that list. Medal winning brain power, right there.
Wednesday: NIRDP meetings (look what we’re up to- a small group of people with no resources other than brain power, hard work and great skill), note taking, thinking.
You may not know by the look of it, but that is the most productive and coherent week I’ve had in a long, long time.
I had a few wee lie downs, but that’s what they were, not 2 hour “dead to the world wake up like a zombie” naps.
I’m sticking with the possible placebo for another while.
Now, to try and answer all your questions…
It’s called ME-Relief, and comes from www.cfsandme.co.uk
It’s a powder, comprising L-Glutamine, L Ornithine and Alpha Ketoglutarate. These are amino acids which can all be bought at health shops as food supplements. Between them they prevent muscle breakdown, increase energy, improve brain function, and support the immune system.
Thank you all for not laughing at me, and for keeping your rational thoughts to yourselves. I’m pleasantly surprised at how this week has gone, and am almost afraid to hope for more of the same.