Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Oh hello, I've missed you!

Hello dear readers, I took a little impromptu blogging break, but I've missed you all and I'm so glad to be back. There were a few things happening in the last week or so that just meant my attention wasn't focused on my blog and I didn't find any time to post (even though I had planned to!). Sometimes these things happen as I'm sure you all know, and I can't wait to catch up on everything all of my favourite bloggers have been up to (yep, that's you!).

On Sunday (1st December) it was my 25th birthday. I had such a wonderful day with Mark at the Harry Potter studio tour and I can't wait to show you some of my photos and tell you about it. Happy advent everyone!

I also met my best friend Leah's new baby, Belle Hope, for the very first time on Monday. Both mum and baby are so beautiful and I can't believe how well my best friend looks - you wouldn't believe she had a baby just over two weeks ago!! Belle was born on the 20th November at 7.46pm, I'm so proud of my bestie.

Health update
I'd like to take this opportunity to write a little update about my health lately, as I haven't done for ages and this is my little spot for keeping track of things as well as sharing them. I understand not everyone wants to read about this stuff so if not then skip to the end, I promise I won't mind!

I had my last ever appointment with my ear consultant (hopefully!) in October. I was discharged - hurray! At first I felt a bit disappointed with being discharged and not really knowing what happened to me. But I realised since that my consultant's diagnosis is all that can be said, that my tinnitus, balance problems and vertigo are side effects of my bout of labrynthitis in December 2011. For over a year now I haven't had a vertigo attack (touch wood), only slight dizzy episodes. My physio said that the best thing I can do is to live my life as I would, and if I need him he's only a phone call away. My hearing had stabilised in my last few hearing tests and definitely seems a lot better now. I still have constant tinnitus in my right ear, but it's something I've learned to live with. On a slightly less positive note, I've got to have another colonoscopy. I had one a year ago and to be honest the worst part was the preparation you have to go through beforehand and the way it makes you feel afterwards. I'm not booking that until well after the new year though so I'm choosing not to think about it for now! I've also got four spinal rehabilitation classes in January.

How have you all been? Are you feeling festive?! I'm loving all of the Christmas lights I've seen so far and had my first Christmas drink in Costa the other day, a chocolate orange mocha latte, delicious!

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  1. Hello, lovely to see you posting. Hurrah for discharged from Ear Consultant! <3

  2. Hannah! How are ya? That's great news about your friend's bubba, what a beautiful name too. That's good news about getting discharged and you're right, concentrate on Christmas before worrying about other hospital stuff! xxx

  3. Belated Happy Birthday! I hope your day was fantastic. I cannot wait to see some photos!

    That's so lovely about your friends baby! And that's great you're now discharged, I hope everything goes uphill for you from now on.

    xx Carina

  4. Wonderful post. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

  5. Glad to see you back girl! How exciting, if I liked babies I would be more excited but I do like shopping for babies. Their clothes are so cute! And as she is a girl that is even more fun. I hope everything sorts itself out for you medically! Sounds like you've had a bad time with it. Next time you are in costa the winter warmer apple juice is amazing!

    Emma x

  6. Hannah, it's so lovely to see you back on my feed. I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful birthday, can't wait for the photos, and how exciting you got to meet Belle (this is what I call my cousin - everyone else calls her Izzy!). I understand you feelings about being discharged - I have felt the same in the past; understanding of the fact that not more can be said/done but also slightly frustrated at that being the case. Excellent idea to give yourself time to enjoy Christmas and New Year before more hospital trips, one must always have the opportunity to relax!! xx

  7. Hope you had a lovely birthday Hannah and I'm glad to hear your health is on the up. <3 xxx

  8. Happy belated birthday! I've always wanted to go to the HP studios, so glad you enjoyed yourself!! :) As for you heath problems, I hope everything continues to improve for you. I had labrynthitis for a week once and it was just awful. Sending virtual huuuugs.

    Tara xo

  9. Happy birthday again Hannah, so glad to see you had a nice one & looking forward to the photos! :) It's great that your health seems to be improving too, though a colonoscopy doesn't sound like much fun at all, I think you're right to put it off till after Christmas & focus on enjoying that first. You've made me crave christmas drinks now too, my favourite is a gingerbread latte, but chocolate orange mocha latte sounds too amazing, definitely going to try that! :D

  10. Ahhh, happy belated birthday pretty lady! I had no idea! I hope it was the best. A trip to the Harry Potter Studios sounds amazing- definitely can't wait to see pictures! And congrats to your best friend on her new baby- what a pretty name! :)

    And I'm wishing and hoping for the best regarding your health. I hope things start looking up more for you (great news about not having to see the ear consultant anymore!) and will be praying that all is well. xxx

    I can't wait til next week- it's Finals week and then I have 3 whole weeks of break! I can't wait to have time to start on my doggie's scrapbook/take lots of pictures/blog/bake, etc. :)

  11. Festive not so much but I do love Christmas. Happy belated birthday to you.


  12. happy belated birthday! i hope you had a wonderful day, looking forward to seeing a post about it. really happy to see your health news, it's nice to see you've been discharged - i know there's still stuff to come, but it's a good idea to take christmas off and keep positive. everyone deserves to have christmas off from worrying about the not so nice things in life. i'll keep my fingers crossed for good news! massive congratulations to your best friend too, wonderful news! x


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