Where have I been?!

Where have I been?!

I’m sorry I’ve not been around lately, but a few things happened which meant I couldn’t be here so I’m here to explain that a little!

First off, my fiancé came home from working away – which initially meant I was only going to take a few days off.. but then I got sick.. and then I hit a big wall of depression (which hasn’t lifted yet, but is a little better than it was) and then my shoulder started to give me excruciating pain. I’m not entirely sure what this pain is.. usually I’d say it was my arthritic shoulder playing up, but this pain has lasted now around a week and no method of my usual pain relief is helping. I’ve tried my tens machine, heat patches, voltarol, ibuprofen gel and painkillers. Nothing seems to be making it better, except laying in bed.. which isn’t an ideal thing to do 24 hours a day. The pain isn’t just in my shoulder like normal, it’s in my neck and shoulder blade too. It’s either a pinched nerve, a bone issue, a muscle issue or really bad arthritis pain. Whatever it is, I hope it goes away soon. I’m on my own at the moment, again, so I’m struggling to do everything and take care of the cats and the house while I hurt this bad. Naturally, being in pain doesn’t help your mood.. so I’ve been VERY depressed. I’ve spent the majority of the time I’ve not been here laying in bed staring at either YouTube, Netflix or Amazon video on my phone. Sitting up hurts and I’m suffering through the pain to type this post before I retreat back to bed again.

I also was holding off on blogging until I resolved an issue I was having with the platform “Bloglovin’” I feel so stupid now for dancing around with this issue for a while, googling and getting frustrated with it. I eventually bit the bullet and contacted Bloglovin’ who resolved the issue immediately and told me that it is because I currently have no followers on Bloglovin’ and therefore it won’t update and show my posts. They manually updated it for me in the meantime.. but yeah, follow me on Bloglovin’ please! You can follow me by clicking the Bloglovin’ link in the right hand side bar. There are also other ways to follow me.. on Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and RSS.

Hopefully now I will try to post again a bit. I’m still in a lot of pain, though, so please keep this in mind. Living with chronic pain is not an easy thing to do and to be honest, I just want to lay in bed and cry. I know that won’t help, but that’s what I feel like right now.

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