chibichan: → sailor saturn (bssm » glaive of power)
Hello guys! I'm writing from Andrew's house. Nothing super exciting has happened this week, but I thought I'd write an entry anyway. Much like the last entry, this is going to be divided in real life and fandom updates.

real life: andrew being awesome, my nausea coming back, more computer stuff )

fandoms: more big bang theory and mockingjay (SPOILERS) )

And now it's time for a meme! I saw everyone doing this, so I thought I'd give it a shot, too. Here goes!

meme )

That's all for today. I know it isn't much of an update, but I just wanted to write a quick update. I hope you're all doing well! ♥
chibichan: → usagi tsukino (bssm » she's so lovely)
I was going to reply to you guys' comments, but I then I realised that I would be writing the same replies about my health and so I decided to just write an entry about it.

So. I went to the physiotherapist on Saturday. She worked on my abdominal area and it was quite painful. She's pretty sure that my psoas muscle is really tight and that's what's been causing the nausea and all my other stomach problems.

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is, the cause of all these problems has been found and if it ever happens again, I know now that I need to go to the physiotherapist. The bad news is, I've had a session with the physiotherapist and I've been feeling weird ever since. That, and the problem might not go away as quickly as I hoped it would.

She barely touched upon my psoas muscle, she just touched the surface of my tummy and it hurt quite a lot. After the session, I was trembling all over (and I wasn't cold or anything) and I'm still feeling a bit sick. I'm still taking my medicines, which is getting quite annoying now, and I'm still not able to eat three normal meals a day.

But all of this bears the question - why did this muscle get tight? Well, it seems that, when I'm tense or stressed or worried, all the tension goes into this one muscle that causes these kind of problems. Some people get tension in their shoulders or necks - I get it in my psoas muscle, right near my stomach, which causes nausea, which then causes me not to eat. I guess this is just my luck.

At the end, the physiotherapist explicitly said to take some time off - just relax, do what I enjoy doing and just stop stressing over uni, essays and whatnot. She told me to rest, drink water and just take it easy for a while. Which I will do.

Let's admit it - I've been stressing and worrying all my life about different stuff - now it's uni and essays, but before that it was school, exams, grades... not to mention the times my mom has pressured me about school and now I'm putting pressure on myself because I want to make my parents proud. At some point it's just too much and the body can't handle it. I mean, I'm at the point now where I feel physically sick because of all the stress. I've officially done it - I've overworked myself.

I'm going to take some time off from university. I'm not going to drop out, I'm just going to take it a bit easier from here on. Now, I have an essay due in a week and another one due in three weeks. If I'm going to take it easy, I'm not going to make the deadlines, considering I still have some reading to do for my equity one (due in a week) and I have done absolutely no reading at all for my public law one (due in three weeks). I'm going to contact my advisor of studies and discuss about what to do. I've already missed a week of lectures and I'm not sure I'm going to attend this week's lectures at this point. I'll talk to my advisor and see what I can do about it. I was thinking of asking for an extension of my essays, so I will be able to submit them without going crazy. And then we'll see about lectures and tutorials. Maybe I'll be able to submit a note from the doctor or physiotherapist about my health and that will excuse me from being absent from tutorials, which are compulsory. We'll see. I'm not too worried about it now, tbh, and I shouldn't worry anyway.

Well, that'all about my health. Gossip Girl is starting again today and I can't wait! ♥ Next time I will hopefully start that meme I posted some time ago. :)
chibichan: → people (stock » i don't break even)
Hello, DW! I'm writing from Andrew's house. I just felt so bad, I couldn't stay at uni anymore. I mean, my room seriously felt like a hospital room - I constantly felt sick and I desperately needed a change of air. I wasn't going to lectures anyway and there was really no point staying at uni this week. What was I going to do - torture myself because I can't go to a commercial law lecture? I don't think so. So I hopped on the train on Thursday and went to Perth where Andrew picked me up.

I'm happy to say that I've been feeling better ever since I got out of my campus room. I'm very glad I decided to pack my stuff and go to Andrew's house. I hadn't seen him in a week, but somehow it felt a lot longer than that. I really missed him and I couldn't wait to see him. And I'm glad I'm with him now. He really makes me feel loved, even when I'm feeling super bad. ♥

I'm less irascible now because I don't feel as nauseous. I am, however, taking two medicines every day now. I got a headache a few days ago and took my usual medicine to make it go away and I noticed I felt less nauseous for most part of the day. The medicine I take for headaches is also good for muscle pain - and if my nausea is really caused by a tight muscle, then that might explain why I feel better when I take this medicine.

Anyway, I'm going to see the physiotherapist tomorrow and hopefully she's going to work on my tight muscle and make the nausea go away. I really hope this tight muscle is the source of the problem. I can't wait to go back to eating without feeling sick.

As for my essay, the reading is going well. I only skimmed through one of the chapters I had to read on the textbook because it was mostly about stuff I'd already done in contract law last year - so you can imagine how boring and repetitive it was. I'm going to concentrate on another aspect of law of equity for my essay that doesn't involve that particular chapter anyway, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Now I need to read only some cases and maybe a couple of articles and I should be okay. I sort of have an idea of what I'm going to write, I'm just a little nervous because I have to critically assess one sentence said by a judge - literally, one sentence. And the essay itself should be no longer than 2,000 words. So yeah, I kinda need to pick what I want to focus on and work on it. The lecturers have made it clear that they don't expect us to write an essay on the whole law of equity, also because it's impossible to do so in only 2,000 words. But I'm always nervous when it comes to essays, so don't mind me.

On a happier note, I bought the Kobo glo (aka the ereader I wanted so much)! I bought it from the WHSmith website on Monday, which was the day it came out here in the UK and it's currently on its way to me. ♥ It should arrive on Monday, or, if I'm lucky, I will find it outside my door on Sunday when I go back to uni! But I'm fine with either, really. I'm just so glad I bought it! I watched a couple of video reviews of it on youtube and it really looks like it's the perfect ereader for me. I can't wait to have it and start reading all the books I want to read on it! ♥

And that's pretty much all right now. I'll keep you guys updated on my health. :) Until next time!
chibichan: → people (stock » holding on your rope)
Hello, DW! My first lecture tomorrow is at 12am, so I decided to write a quick update on my health and other stuff.

I went to the doctor today and got a blood test. I'm feeling definitely better than I did last week, since I'm able to eat now thanks to the medicine. The doctor says I should keep taking the medicine until next time I see her, which will be next Wednesday. The medicine doesn't have major side effects, although it does make me sleepy whenever I take it - but I'd rather feel sleepy for a bit than not be able to eat anything at all.

So yeah, today I did yet another blood test. Tbh, I could have told the doctor I had a blood test in Italy already, but I figured, what the hell, let's have another one just to be sure - maybe they'll find something that my doctor didn't find in Italy. It was just a blood test anyway, it's not like I was in major pain or anything.

I'm sort of facepalming at my doctor back in Italy now, though. first my parents and now my doctor )

As for the weekend, it was pretty sweet. I stayed at Andrew's house, relaxed myself totally, played Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (I'm addicted to this game again after months - I'm getting pretty good at mining, too! My current goal is to learn how to cook wonderful stones and yeah, it's going to take awhiiiiiiiiiiiile. But I like challenges, lol!) and watched Leverage (that's right - I got Andrew addicted to Leverage! He bought me the DVDs of seasons 1 and 2 for my birthday and he really likes it. :D Now, if only his mom would stop calling it "the American Hustle"... it's not Hustle, ok? It's Leverage and it's freaking awesome! lol). It was a pretty good weekend overall. ♥

Andrew also spent the night in my room. He tried to sleep on the floor, since my bed is small for two people (but the room itself is pretty big), but because he had brought the wrong sleeping bag that wouldn't fit him, he didn't really sleep much (and the little sleep he got, well, it wasn't exactly amazing). I had to wake up early to go to the doctor, so I told him to stay in my room and get some proper sleep in my bed instead. He really wanted to go to the doctor with me, so I wouldn't be alone, but I knew he was very tired and needed to sleep some more. In the end, he admitted that he was grateful that I let him sleep, because he was exhausted, lol. I just think it would have been stupid and selfish to tell him to come with me, especially knowing he hadn't slept much. I'd rather he got more sleep and felt better later (which he did), than have him come with me wherever I go, even if I know it's just going to have a bad effect on him.

He was originally going to stay until Wednesday, but he went home tonight instead, so he can sleep better in his bed. Hopefully he'll get the train on Wednesday so he can come and see me, but even if he doesn't, I won't be too bothered about it, since I'm going back to his house this weekend.

Well... that's about it! It's a rather small entry, but I just wanted to give you guys a quick update. Until next time! :D
chibichan: → alice (misc » down the rabbit hole)
So, hello guys! My first week of lectures is officially over, so I thought I'd pop here and write what's happened/what's going on in my life at the moment. I'll try to write an entry at least every weekend, so I can also actually realise that time is passing... sometimes I'll come back to my journal and see that I haven't posted in over a month and I'll be like, "... where has this month gone?!", lol. XD But yeah, since this year I'm trying to manage my time better, I thought that doing this and updating my journal might actually be beneficial on some level, so... here goes!

So, I came back to Scotland on the 5th. I stayed at Andrew's house for half a week and then moved to my room on campus on Sunday night. I have to say, the first week of lectures hasn't actually been too bad. I don't have a day off during the week like last year, but it seems that this semester I have no lectures at 9am, which is nice. I do have a lecture of Public Law on Thursdays from 5 to 6pm though... when I first saw it on the timetable, I was like, "... who the hell puts a lecture of Public Law so late in the afternoon?!" lol. Public Law is famous among law students for being the most boring module of possibly the entire course, so the fact that it's been placed so late in the day is not exactly helping our attention span... if anything, it really makes you want to skip the lecture, lol. XD But apart from that, the rest of the timetable is okay.

I have already 2 essays to prepare (I'm not sure about Commercial Law, I haven't heard anything about an essay for it... yet), one for Law of Equity & Trusts and the other for Public Law. The first one is due in exactly a month, the other in a month and a half. So really, as soon as I finish one, I will have to start the other one immediately. There's quite a lot of reading required for Equity, so that will certainly take a while. I'm sure it will be the same for Public Law, but I haven't looked at it yet, so I can't say for sure... but I highly suspect it will be the same.

I must say, on paper all three modules for this semester sound kind of boring, but the lecturers are actually working hard in making the modules sound interesting and it shows... so I haven't really been that much bored in class. XD We have good teachers, so I can't complain.

Now, onto other matters - specifically health matters. Ever since I started uni (Monday) I've been feeling really drained, exhausted, like something was literally sucking the energy out of me. I thought it was because I hadn't slept much on Sunday night, so I let it pass, but then the symptoms became worse. Every time I ate something, I felt like I was going to be sick - regardless of what or how much I actually ate. I felt really bad for a couple of days - anything that I put in my mouth made me feel nauseous. I forced myself to eat some bread and cereals, because not eating at all would have made me feel worse, but I still felt pretty bad. I literally couldn't eat.

So, after getting scared, I promptly called the doctor and got an appointment on Thursday (yesterday). I told everything to the doctor, she made me do some quick exams to make sure that I didn't have anything horrible going on and then she gave me some medicine for the nausea to take an hour before I eat, so I don't feel sick and can actually have some food. She also booked me an appointment on Monday morning to see how I am and if I'm still feeling like this, then they'll take a sample of my blood and see if there's anything wrong.

I took a tablet last night before dinner (I only had a sandwich though, I don't want to eat anything too complex until I feel better) and one today before lunch and I didn't feel sick! :D Which is good. I didn't exactly have the healthiest lunch today - I had a small beef burger and a sandwich too, lol. In my defence, I was really hungry and I wanted to get some meat in my system (I think I've been feeling tired and light-headed because I'm not giving my body enough food in a day). I'll try having some meat again tonight with maybe some salad... and maybe even a bit chocolate (lol, I just need chocolate to get by! XD).

So yeah, we'll see how I feel on Monday. Right now I just want to sleep and wake up only to take the tablet and eat, tbh... which is probably what I'm going to do this weekend, lol.

In the meantime, I will forever facepalm at my parents. usual rant about my mom )

So that's the end of my health problems. Which means it's time to move on to other things... specifically boyfriend related! :D

Andrew has dropped out of uni, so he hasn't been here this week. He came to see me on Monday, but I was feeling pretty bad, so we didn't really do much... We went around town for a bit, but since I was feeling nauseous, we came back to my room and just watched some Scrubs. I haven't seen him since. I was planning on going to his house this weekend and taking the train after my last lecture, but apparently I'm more sensitive to travel sickness now, so I didn't really want to take the train and risk feeling worse... instead I'm going to take the train tomorrow morning, since I generally feel better in the morning. He's coming to pick me up at 10:15am, but I might actually take the train that arrives an hour early, just to be sure... Yeah, I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to illnesses, as you can see, lol.

As for fandoms, I've started reading Pandora Hearts! I must admit, I wasn't too captured by it at first, but I kept reading to see if something interesting would happen... And after volume 4, I was hooked! I'm now at the end of volume 6 and I really want to know what happens next! But right now I need to read stuff for my essays... Damn, I'm always discovering new stuff when school/uni starts, lol! XD

And that's pretty much it for my first week. I might write a quick update once I'm at Andrew's house - if not, I'll just try and update next Friday again. I shall keep up with my schedule this time! Now I'm off to watch some TV on my computer while I wait for the medicine to kick in. Until next time! :D

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