This week has been a tough one. I don’t know what it is about this time of year but I’ve seen so many fellow parents writing about how tough things are at the moment. I’m sure the long run up to the summer holidays are to blame. My kids and I are totally exhausted, grumpy and in much need of a break.
The school run has become a nightmare, meltdowns have been a daily occurrence. Despite the heat we’ve been experiencing Daisy is annoyed because I won’t let her wear woolly tights. Jake is either running off or stopping to inspect every stick. I can’t keep up.
This week has also been tough because Jake has cried a few times when I’ve left him at nursery. This is so unlike him, leaving him there sobbing was heartbreaking. I’m positive that he’s out of sorts and it’s nothing too serious. I’m not sure if it’s the heat or if he’s coming down with something.
We still have a whole other week to get through and I’m hoping it goes quickly.
This week has also been tough on a personal level. For the last few months I’ve been experiencing some of the symptoms I had before my diagnosis of type-2 diabetes. I take medication but I will be totally honest, I’ve done very little to change my diet and lifestyle. Feeling ashamed of that fact I’ve put off seeking medical advice. Realising I was being totally ridiculous I finally saw a nurse last week. She was really good with me and I felt like she understood. I’ve had some bloods done which are due back soon so hopefully they will explain what’s going on.
I came away with a few more appointments than I bargained for but it’s all necessary. I’m finding my diagnosis tough, I hate that I have this horrible disease. I also know that it’s up to me to get in control of it and I’m determined to do that.