Back in June, I did a blog post called If we were having a coffee right now, and I really enjoyed writing it. I thought I could make it a regular feature. I’ll have to think up a good name for the feature, like Giovanna Fletcher did a few video called Coffee with Gi, or something like that. I need to think of something punny. Maybe you can leave your ideas in a comment.
So grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, squash or your drink of choice, settle down and let’s have a chat.
If we were having a coffee right now, I’d tell you: I’ve been to the doctors recently about the hair on my face that gets me down, and that was a mad bloody story. I mentioned it to my regular doctor who’s treating me for PCOS and she said she would refer to me to the dermatology clinic over the road. A few weeks go by and I get my appointment in the post, for the afternoon of 10th January. As I live about 30 minutes away from where I work so it wasn’t like I could just nip out, I would be gone at least an hour driving there and back, I booked the day off. Anyway, the morning comes and I have a missed call from the clinic and they ring me back to cancel the appointment while I was on the toilet. I would have just let it ring normally, but as I’d already missed a call from them I didn’t want to miss another one. So I answered and spoke to them on the toilet. One of the highlights of my life.
If we were having a coffee right now, I’d tell you… We’ve got a plan. I’ve been referred for a blood test to measure my hormone levels, I’ve been given some cream called Vaniqa, I don’t know if you have tried it before, but it doesn’t get rid of the hair completely from what I’m aware, it just slows down the growth but you still have to use hair removal products. I’ve been using it for two weeks now and I have noticed a difference, where I was shaving pretty much every other day, I last shaved four days ago and I could go another day before it would get really noticeable. I have to use it solidly for three months and go back and see the doctor. There we will go over my blood test results and I might be able to try a drug which I can’t remember the name of, the only issue is that it is a diuretic, which mean it will make me want to wee more. But I would willingly wee more if I didn’t have to have this horrible thing on my face. Plus, all the trips to the toilet will help me reach my step count.
If we were having a coffee right now, I’d tell you: I’ve noticed I’m reading a lot more than I used to, which is something I’m really happy about. I lost it for a bit there, but now I feel like I’m back on the book wagon, just need to stop buying books I’ll never read! I actually carry my kindle around my house and instead of watching the television, I’ll be sat reading. I find this quite interesting because I feel still sitting in the silence of the room. This is a new thing because I used to have to have back ground noise when I was reading, but now I am finding myself reading in a quiet room.
So that’s about it. Thanks for taking the time to meet me for coffee. What would you tell me over coffee? Leave a comment below, or send me an email.