Thursday, 3 October 2013

Am I Thankful on Thursday?

In short, yes. I'm sure you're all sick to death of me telling you how ill I am, and I am still ill, but I feel like I am well enough now to soldier on and get back into my blogging niche. It's quite funny really, at work my manager seems to think I run some super successful beauty blog, so all I can picture is this middle aged fella frantically searching the internet for Chelsea's Beauty Bonanza and not getting any results. I struggle to call myself a lifestyle blog at the moment, but I'm blaming illness on that. I do have some beauty-related posts planned for the not-too-distant future, so if you're into that sort of thing, then yay! 
Sight with glasses! & Dylan wearing them wrong!
Back to the thankful business, then. This week I have been mostly very ill. I mean, seriously. On Monday I went back to the doctors and had a rather dreadful experience. Before I go on, I have to tell you that I love our NHS. I think it is a great system, and it scares me so much that the government are chopping and changing it right before our very eyes and no one seems to have noticed. People have noticed that, hey, with less staff available due to low funding, people aren't getting the care they need, yet this is the nasty nurses fault, and not the fact that funding was cut and the amount of patients per nurse has dramatically increased. I digress, at the doctors I had my appointment at 4pm so I arrived around ten to, as you do. I then didn't see the doctor until 4:40 and when I got there she didn't explain or apologise for this. I do understand that she will have had a lot of paperwork to do and stuff, but it was just a bit rude. Then, after explaining my plight to her, she laughed in my face and made me cry. 

Regardless, on Monday night I got some new medication and despite reading all the small print, and searching online, I couldn't see anywhere if I could still use painkillers. So, like the daredevil I am, I had some painkillers. I went mental! Honestly, it was like some sort of warped Roald Dahl torture scene in my mind. I had a rather restless night, and after a few weeks of restless nights, it just sort of took the biscuit a bit. I've not had a painkiller since, and I think they're working better now. So, still ill, but definitely on the road to recovery. Finally. So I am thankful for that. 

I don't want to try out an essay for this post as I know other people tend to keep them short and sweet, so here are my other thankful things. 

Being back at uni and seeing the girls
Joe starting his job this week and really enjoying it
My new phone arriving!!
Putting contacts in and out slightly quicker than before
Fish & chips
Nearing the end of my book - it's taken me nearly a month to read, pitiful!
Writing in new notebooks
Having an umbrella!

Hope you're having a good week also, would love to hear of any exciting news you might have :)
Thankful Thursday comes from a series inspired by Lisette

Chelsea xo


  1. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better :o)
    There is something good for the soul about writing in new notebooks too!!
    M x Life Outside London

    1. Thanks Michelle, I honestly thought I'd be ill forever (me? exaggerate?)
      Oh yes, I just love buying them too, which is handy!

  2. I do understand your struggles regarding Doctors, although since I moved to Nottingham a year ago I've received the best care I've ever had in my life, including being seen 20mins early for an appointment when I visited the hospital a few months back! that was a great surprise!!

    I am appalled by the behaviour of your doctor - she is there to offer advice and support, not to scorn or laugh at your problems, whether or not that's what she feels like doing. I'd suggest writing a letter of complaint (because I'm THAT sort of person!) but just be sure to avoid her in the future if not (and if that's possible). You are the patient which means you are the doctors 'customer' and, as we all know, customers are always right!! I am glad to hear you are on the mend though, and I do hope you will be illness-free asap!

    Congrats on nearing the end of your book - I, too, am doing so with mine but I have 4 lined up so I'm not too sad about that! What did you read and how have you found it? (tweet me!) That's a lovely little group of things to be thankful for, Chelsea :)


    1. Maybe I should move cross country and take some of that! I'll definitely be avoiding that doctor at all costs, it was really very belittling and just plain mean. I shall tweet you about the book once I fiiiinally finish it - I keep forgetting to take it on the train with me, grr! xx

  3. I have had trouble with a doctor basically asking me why I had come to the doctors on a busy day and making me really upset. I just avoid that doctor like the plague now and I have heard other bad stories about them so I know I'm not the only one. It can be so disheartening though when all you want to do is get to the root of your problem. I hope you feel better soon and I think 'thankful Thursday' is such a lovely idea for a post :) x

    1. I think it's such a shame, maybe when they get so cranky it means they've been a doctor too long? Who knows! I'm glad you enjoyed the post, though, it really is a wonderful way to remind yourself of the 'little things' :) x

  4. I still can't believe she made you cry!! Did she feel bad at all? What a horrible doctor!

    It's taken me an age to read my latest book too. Ever since Harry Potter I just cannot get excited about books! It sucks!!x

    1. I don't think she feels any normal emotions, to be honest. I keep telling myself I need to read before bed but I never do it, I used to be able to read a chapter a night when I were a wee teenager haha :) x


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