Week 43 Review

Danni in bed with short, messy, unwashed hair.

I did remember to take a photo this week, even if it was nine minutes to midnight on Sunday evening while writing the previous post. One day I might do something with my hair, like comb it or wash it 😛

The beginning of the week I was mostly useless due to payback. When I wasn’t sleeping I was feeling completely rubbish, and even handholds were very painful (though I still insisted on them as I need them). 

Thursday I finally started coming out of it, and after debating options, decided going on my computer was my preferred activity as touch was still too painful for practical things or being hoisted, but typing and moving a mouse I could do. Had loads of emails to sort out and I spoke to Sammie which was good. I also played WoW, probably for too long as I came off Friday morning due to pain, which then stopped me sleeping for a while. Whoops. I also realised that my digestive system had basically been on strike for two weeks, and made a plan with Johan that if I couldn’t sort it out myself that weekend, then we’d get the nurses in.

Luckily on Saturday it woke back up, and as I knew I’d be pretty constipated after over 2 weeks (even with eating less than normal due to payback) used a suppository to help things along. I am so grateful they work for me, and without anywhere near as much pain, nausea and vomiting as laxatives. Still not fun but it could be worse. As usual I was knackered afterwards but it was expected.

Sunday I managed more computer time so video chatted with Sammie, and watched Doctor Who. It’s a good thing I’m not scared of spiders! Spent several hours working on the last blog post, much of which was fighting with the lists as they kept breaking. It’s been a long time since I had to write lists out in html but the visual editor wasn’t working. Hopefully it’ll work better today. (Ir didn’t. I’ve reverted to the classic editor even though I like some aspects of the Gutenberg editor because constantly editing html is too much right now, but it has just been reported on GitHub so hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.)

  • Overall mood – Mostly good, with Thursday and Friday being awesome. High symptoms except Thursday and Friday.
  • Average daily sleep – 11 hours 20 minutes
  • Longest sleep – 17 hours 4 minutes, from Saturday evening to Sunday morning
  • Clothes changed – 0 (too much pain)
  • Wipe wash – 0 (ditto)
  • Water wash – 0
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 0 (I think I need to pick an easy fiction book)
  • TV watched  – Doctor Who
  • Streams watched – 0
  • Youtube watched – Caught up on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Music listened to – 0
  • Podcasts listened to – Episode 62 of Welcome to Night Vale
  • Blog posts written – 1
  • Penguins cuddled – Nicky and Isabella
  • Johan hand holds – Yes, even though they hurt
  • Johan hugs – 0
  • Time on Twitter – 11 hours 10 minutes (average 1 hour 35 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 19 hours 56 minutes (average 2 hours 49 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 27 minutes
  • Other –
    • Twitter is good for not feeling so lonely. And Bilbo pictures.
    • Reddit is good for entertainment when brainfoggy. And cute animal pictures.
    • Doctor Who was awesome. And scary. I would have liked to watch it with Johan but he wanted to go on his computer instead.

Game Stuff

  • Games played – 7
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Cross Stitch
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
    • June’s Journey
    • Pearl’s Peril
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 132
  • Godville Heroine Level – 60 (84% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 47.2%
  • Godville savings – 2 million, 122 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 0
  • Most played game – Animal Crossing (12 hours 5 minutes, average 1 hour 43 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Fishing event in Animal Crossing. Played a lot and managed to finish it with just under a day to go. Did use the gold fishing rod though.
    • Got Storms Wake to exalted in World of Warcraft. Only Proudmoore Admirality and Tortollen Seekers left to do.
    • June’s Journey is really fun. Pearl’s Peril is also good.
    • Gaming is awesome 🙂

Weeks 41 and 42 Review

Combining these as not feeling up to separate blog posts, and I’m rather late with them already. No photos as I forgot to take them.

Beginning of week 41 (starting 8th October) started well. Played World of Warcraft and got the Timelord title, which made me happy. Then on Tuesday we had a gas safety check that said the boiler was unsafe so it was turned off. And one of the care workers took a phone call in my bedroom and caused overload and I was nonverbal the rest of the day. That was not great.

Felt rubbish on Wednesday and slept through most of it, but on Thursday lots of things happened. I played a bit of World of Warcraft during the early hours as was feeling not as bad, and got a few achievements. The person to repair the boiler came out, and as it wasn’t just what they initially thought was the problem it took ages to get fixed. I also had someone out to check that my bed worked and is safe (they both are, though a bolt had fallen out of my bed somehow), which meant having someone in my room, under my bed and making the alarm go off on the air mattress pump. Had a new care worker for lunch and one I struggle with for afternoon call (and still no rota) so ended up feeling completely rubbish. Went to sleep early evening.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were okay, though sleepy, but come Monday I was feeling really bleh from payback. Most of the week I when I wasn’t sleeping I was either on Reddit (I seem to default to Reddit when feeling bleh) or playing easy games on my tablet. That weekend I was a little bit better, and managed to watch Dunston UTS v Gateshead and Doctor Who on the telly, and talk to Sammie a bit. I did get a rota that week which helped a bit as it meant I knew who was coming (except when it changed). Payback isn’t fun.

Week 41

  • Overall mood – Awesome at the beginning, Good in the middle, Okay at the end. High symptoms that got worse at the weekend.
  • Average daily sleep – 11 hours 5 minutes
  • Longest sleep – 15 hours 4 minutes, from Thursday evening to Friday morning
  • Clothes changed – 1 (Gender is a Universe top)
  • Wipe wash – 1
  • Water wash – 0
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 0
  • TV watched  – 0
  • Streams watched – 0
  • Youtube watched – Some
  • Music listened to – 0
  • Podcasts listened to – 0
  • Blog posts written – 1
  • Penguins cuddled – Yes
  • Johan hand holds – Lots
  • Johan hugs – Not yet
  • Time on Twitter – 9 hours 54 minutes (average 1 hour 24 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 22 hours 38 minutes (average 3 hours 14 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 33 minutes (average 4 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    •  Much of my sleep was during the day, which made things more interesting.
    • Reddit is best distraction.Missed Doctor Who as wasn’t well enough to watch it.

Gaming Stuff

  • Games played – 7
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Cross Stitch
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
    • June’s Journey
    • Pearl’s Peril
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 130
  • Godville Heroine Level – 60 (27% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 45.3%
  • Godville savings – 2 million, 16 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 1
  • Most played game – World of Warcraft (10 hours 37 minutes, average 1 hour 31 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Getting the title Timelord from Chromie was awesome. Also made more progress but haven’t saved her life yet.
    • Got a Three Drakes achievement from Wrath, and also got Order of Embers to exalted.
    • Accidentally did 10 man Firelands instead of 25 man. Got to exalted with the reputation but need to go back for more drops for the legendary.
    • Started new games this week, both hidden object: June’s Journey and Pearl’s Peril. They’re good, though I slightly prefer June’s Journey as it feels less overwhelming.

Week 42

  • Overall mood – Mostly Okay and Good. High symptoms all week.
  • Average daily sleep – 10 hours 33 minutes
  • Longest sleep – 12 hours 14 minutes, from Thursday morning to Thursday evening
  • Clothes changed – 1 (One day I’ll take over the planet Penguin top)
  • Wipe wash – 1
  • Water wash – 0
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 1 (Continued This is True book 1 – requires too much thinking :P)
  • TV watched  – Dunston UTS v Gateshead, 2 Doctor Who episodes
  • Streams watched – 0
  • Youtube watched – Lots on Saturday
  • Music listened to – 0
  • Podcasts listened to – Episodes 58 to 61 of Welcome to Night Vale
  • Blog posts written – 0 (was hibernating instead)
  • Penguins cuddled – Some, though Poseidon has gone explorinating
  • Johan hand holds – Yes, but more hurty than normal 🙁
  • Johan hugs – 0
  • Time on Twitter – 9 hours 24 minutes (average 1 hour 20 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 18 hours 6 minutes (average 2 hours 35 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 6 minutes
  • Other –
    • Weather changing on top of payback = very ouchy Danni
    • Was nice to see a very local football match on the telly. Johan wanted to go but it sold out. There was a slope and leaves on the pitch!
    • Doctor Who was awesome. I’m glad I was able to catch up.

Gaming Stuff

  • Games played – 8
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Cross Stitch
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
    • June’s Journey
    • Pearl’s Peril
    • Pocket City
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 130
  • Godville Heroine Level – 60 (51% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 45.9%
  • Godville savings – 2 million, 73 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 1
  • Most played game – Animal Crossing (12 hours 1 minute, average 1 hour 43 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Mostly in Animal Crossing when with it enough. Invited new animals to my camp, and collected enough Pokéballs to get all the items.
    • Tried out Pocket City. It seems good, though I think it’ll be a backup game.
    • Lots of June’s Journey and some Pearl’s Peril. Got a larger energy bar in June’s Journey which helps.

Week 40 Review

Happy Danni in bed, wearing a maroon headscarf with penguins on, and a black t-shirt with 6 penguins, showing various things you can be.
You can be anything you want to be, including a unicorn, a wizard, a rockstar, an astronaut, a king or a killer.

Still no rotas for my care calls. Most of the week has been spent anxious and panicky around the times of the calls. I’m not happy, but also not able to do much about it myself. Johan is planning on helping but he’s got other things as well (he did email the care agency but got no response).

Despite the anxiety about things I can’t do much about, I’ve mostly had a decent week. I have a new nephew who is very cute, managed to play lots of WoW (mostly in the middle of the night as that’s my best time at the moment), spoke to Sammie, and watched the new Doctor Who. Johan ran the Kielder Marathon on Sunday, and did extremely well, finishing in 3 hours 31 minutes 36 seconds and placed 44th out of 648. As it has gentle contours (read: some pretty big hills) he is really happy with this.

This cold is starting to get a bit annoying. I’ve discovered that I have septum perforation in my nose, which explains the whistling noise when I breathe. Not sure how long it’s been there but it can’t have been that long as the whistling has only been there about a week and I’d have noticed it. It probably doesn’t help that my nose is incredibly dry (as are my mouth and eyes) so it’s been difficult clearing it out (especially when I ran out of saline nasal spray). Another thing to add to the doctor discussion list but it’s definitely minor and maybe I could get some nose jewellery to put in it 😛 Hopefully at least the cold will go away soon.

  • Overall mood – Mostly awesome and good, excluding around the care calls where I went between okay if I had an idea who was coming and awful when I didn’t. High symptoms all week, probably because of the cold.
  • Average daily sleep – 8 hours 38 minutes (I wasn’t really sleeping well this week)
  • Longest sleep – 14 hours 23 minutes, from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning
  • Clothes changed – 1
  • Wipe wash – 1
  • Water wash – 
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 0
  • TV watched  – Doctor Who! Was excellent.
  • Streams watched – 0
  • Youtube watched – 0
  • Music listened to – Daughter of the Sea on repeat
  • Podcasts listened to – Episode 57 of Welcome to Night Vale
  • Blog posts written – 2 (catching up)
  • Penguins cuddled – Yup
  • Johan hand holds – Sometimes
  • Johan hugs – Too much pain and blehness
  • Time on Twitter – 8 hours 26 minutes (average 1 hour 12 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 21 hours 20 minutes (average 3 hours 2 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 1 hour 46 minutes (average 15 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Panic attacks are not fun.
    • New care worker on Sunday lunchtime came in yelling and woke me up. Ended up needing extra medication and feeling rubbish. Johan had to wake me up to watch Doctor Who (was worth it).
    • I’m so happy there’s a canonically disabled companion in Doctor Who! And that it’s dyspraxia! The new doctor is awesome as well. I want her rainbow top.
    • Worrying about a couple of people at the moment. Wish I could help them but being stuck in bed makes it hard.

Gaming Stuff

  • Games played – 5
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Cross Stitch
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 128
  • Godville Heroine Level – 50 (4% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 43.9%
  • Godville savings – 1 million, 960 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 0 (But worked on one)
  • Most played game – World of Warcraft (19 hours 16 minutes, average 2 hours 45 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Managed lots in WoW this week. Old raids I completed were Ulduar, Trail of the (Grand) Crusader, Ice Crown Citadel and Firelands. Ulduar and Firelands I did twice (before and after the Wednesday reset).
    • Got both Argussian Reach and Army of the Light reputations to exalted.
    • Completed the questlines to unlock the Dark Iron Dwarves, Lightforged Draenai and Void Elves. Not made any yet though.
    • Levelled my enchanting a bit more. It’s expensive so it’ll probably be the last profession to 150 Kul Tiran.
    • Animal Crossing was all about the bat flower event. I completed the hard mode on Saturday and have barely been in since.
    • Games are an awesome distraction from feeling rubbish.

Week 39 Review

Danni is lying in bed, smiling at the camera. They are wearing a navy t-shirt with a coral penguin on the front and a penguin neck cushion.
I’m awake, honest 😛

Colds are ebil. They both make me very tired and also stop me sleeping as long as I need due to blocked nose and sinus pain. Ibuprofen has been a big help this week.

This week was rough, not just because of the cold but also because the care agency didn’t send me a rota so I didn’t know who was coming. As each of my main care workers arrived, they did tell me when they’d be here which helped a bit, but it still wasn’t great.

Monday I felt bleh but I watched YouTube videos and read some of my book on my Kindle (which I then dropped again). Johan got a new toy (DSLR camera) and took a terrible photo of me that he says makes me look really ill. I’m not sharing that one 😛 Tuesday I mostly slept.

On Wednesday I played World of Warcraft in the morning and then before sleeping I got out of bed! It was only for 5 minutes so Johan could change my sheet (as it’s less painful that way than trying to do it with me in the bed) but it still counts! That evening I woke up again in time for the nice care workers so they changed the rest of my bedding for me so I had nice clean bedding to enjoy. that was definitely worth the spoons.

As Johan was having most of the week off, we’d decided a couple of weeks ago that Thursday we would cancel all the care calls and spend the day together. The initial plan was to go out somewhere, but the cold put an end to that idea. We then planned to watch a film, but on the day we couldn’t decide on one to watch. So instead we watched a lot of the Edinburgh Zoo Penguin Cam, then put YouTube on to watch BBC 2 Idents and terrible infomercials. We also spent a lot of time just chatting, and not having to worry about when the care workers were going to come and how long until the next call made it a very good day. 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are a bit of a blur, though I did play World of Warcraft when awake and with it enough, and also put lots of time into Animal Crossing on my tablet. I think I might slowly be starting to get over this cold as I’m not feeling quite as horrendous. I hope so as I’ve got plans and being asleep or out of it isn’t one of them 😛 Ideally I want to go out for Guy Fawkes’ Night in November to watch the fireworks, but we’ll see.

  • Overall mood – Good and Awesome! High symptoms mostly because of the cold, but it seemed to be a bit better by the end of the week (less waking up unable to breathe at least).
  • Average daily sleep – 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Longest sleep – 17 hours 45 minutes, from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon
  • Clothes changed – 1 (Navy penguin top)
  • Wipe wash – 1
  • Water wash – 0
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 1 (more This is True book 1)
  • TV watched  – 0
  • Streams watched – Lots of Penguin Cam
  • Youtube watched – Tons, mostly with Johan
  • Music listened to – Just the music in my head this week
  • Podcasts listened to – Episodes 55 and 56, and Bonus Episodes 1 and 2 of Welcome to Night Vale (while playing Animal Crossing as that was taking hours)
  • Blog posts written – 0 (felt too rubbish, but caught up now)
  • Penguins cuddled – Yes
  • Johan hand holds – Not enough
  • Johan hugs – 0
  • Time on Twitter – 11 hours 8 minutes (average 1 hour 35 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 24 hours 31 minutes (average 3 hours 30 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 30 minutes (average 4 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • I apparently spent 6 hours 39 minutes on Reddit on Wednesday. I don’t think I was actively using it that entire time, but based on what I was doing around some of those times I think I just forgot to close the app before resting. 
    • I have been getting hallucinations of people breaking into the flat, while I have sleep paralysis. This is terrifying. I figured out it was a combination of the vibrations of the air mattress machine on the end of my bed, and people in the communal hallway talking/opening doors/moving around, and normal sleep paralysis stuff. At least now I know this I can try and reduce the vibrations and reassure myself that no-one is breaking in.
    • My left hip is still playing up. Might need to see the doctor about it but I don’t wanna. 
    • Johan is the best husband anyone could wish for. Except his complete disorganisation. That’s annoying 😛

Gaming Stuff

  • Games played – 4
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 127
  • Godville Heroine Level – 59 (71% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 43.1%
  • Godville savings – 1 million, 909 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 0
  • Most played game – World of Warcraft (17 hours 54 minutes, average 2 hours 33 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Finished the fishing event in Animal Crossing, then 4 new animals came out. Just got them invited to my camp when a new flower event came out. Sometimes I wish it would slow down a bit.
    • New animals meant I got a lot of levels this week. There’s a robot frog!
    • New flower event is Halloween themed. This time we’re collecting different types of bats. I just finished the first part on Sunday evening. The second part comes out on Tuesday.
    • In World of Warcraft on Wednesday I defeated the last boss I needed for Perma-Pepe. Now I can have a bird on my head whenever I want!
    • I also found Pepe in Dalaran and Boralus. I’m skipping the one in Zandalar until I can get the guts up to go into a Horde city.
    • Did the Arathi quests and rares. Got a few toys and mounts, which was cool.
    • Got archaeology to level 950 and 7th Legion reputation to exalted. Working on fishing next.

Week 38 Review

Danni is in bed smiling at the camera. The image is tinted with a purple light.
Being visible for Bi Visibility Day (if only online)

Overall a good but quiet week. Lots of sleeping and rest, and then playing Animal Crossing or World of Warcraft when well enough. I’m so happy to be able to play as much as I do.

I’ve been slowly working on being propped up more and supporting my own head. This was going pretty well and then I caught a cold. Johan had it as well so I suspect he got it while out and passed it on to me (he tried to blame Sammie but it had been too long since we saw her for it to have come from her). Despite him having a cold he ran 24 miles on Sunday. He can be a silly sausage sometimes.

Spoke to Sammie quite a bit, and also one of her friends at the weekend who asked me for help with homework for some reason. Then I got told I know a scary amount about blood. I knew that medical obsession as a teen would come in useful eventually 😛 There’s some interesting stuff going on into artificial blood substitutes that are now on the GCSE syllabus which is cool. I had to look that stuff up because it didn’t come up 16 years ago.

Had a weird problem where I couldn’t get onto any of the This is True websites if I was on Virgin Media (home broadband) or Virgin Mobile, but I could access them from a VPN or Three (I currently have two contracts until I can figure out asking for a PAC without using the phone, but my phone takes two sim cards so it’s not a big problem). I’m not sure what the problem was, but it got fixed after a few days. Hopefully it won’t happen again as I really like those sites The newsletter is awesome as well – I’ve been a Premium subscriber for a while and it’s definitely worth it as I can read the stories at my own pace.

Sunday 23rd September was Bi Visibility Day. I’ve known I’m bisexual (or pansexual, but either term works) for as long as I’ve been attracted to anyone, though I was told it was just a phase when I was a teen. It can be frustrating sometimes to have people automatically assume you’re straight (though what a straight relationship would be when one person is genderless I’m not sure). I didn’t really do anything for it, but I did take a photo so I could pretend I’m not invisible 😛 It was good to see people talking about it though, as some people insist that you can’t be bi for some reason.

  • Overall mood – Good most of the week, awesome on Monday. High symptoms because of the cold I caught.
  • Average daily sleep – 11 hours 57 minutes
  • Longest sleep – 17 hours 40 minutes, from Saturday night to Sunday evening
  • Clothes changed – 1 (Penguin made of penguins)
  • Wipe wash – 1
  • Water wash – 0
  • Hair wash – 0
  • Books read – 0
  • TV watched  – 0
  • Streams watched – Method raiding and Trump (not the evil one) playing Hearthstone on Twitch
  • Youtube watched – Lots with Johan
  • Music listened to – Daughter of the Sea on repeat
  • Podcasts listened to – 0
  • Blog posts written – 2
  • Penguins cuddled – Mostly Nicky and Isabella as the others are explorinating
  • Johan hand holds – Daily
  • Johan hugs – Yes! I think we both needed it (I just wish it didn’t hurt so much)
  • Time on Twitter – 10 hours 36 minutes (average 1 hour 30 minutes a day)
  • Time on Reddit – 9 hours 19 minutes (average 1 hour 19 minutes a day)
  • Time on Facebook – 1 hour 40 minutes (average 14 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Johan hugs are the best!
    • Johan made us steak on Monday. It was amazing. 
    • Colds are ebil. I hope it doesn’t last too long.

Game Stuff

  • Games played – 5
    • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    • Cross Stitch
    • Neko Atsume
    • Godville
    • World of Warcraft
  • AC: Pocket Camp Level – 124
  • Godville Heroine Level – 59 (43% done)
  • Godville wood for ark – 41.9%
  • Godville savings – 1 million, 837 thousand
  • Cross stitch completed – 0
  • Most played game – Animal Crossing Pocket Camp (12 hours 19 minutes, average 1 hour 45 minutes a day)
  • Other –
    • Less WoW this week because needing more sleep, but still played a bit.
    • Decided I needed to get Perma-Pepe (an orange bird that sits on your head). I managed to do nearly all the bosses, then discovered one wouldn’t be up that week as it alternates with another. Until then, I have to get Pepe from my garrison every hour.
    • Wednesday was Pirate Day so did the activities for that.
    • When Warfronts were enabled for Alliance did them. No idea what I was doing but it was fun.
    • Finished the clam collecting event in Animal Crossing, and worked on the fishing event. That explains why it’s my most played game this week (that and everything loads so slowly).
    • I’m hoping for a Neko Atsume update at some point as I’m mostly just collecting fish for when more content comes out.