Monday, 22 June 2009

Bad luck

I've caught a virus - a bit of bad luck really, but it was kind of inevitable, considering there is something going around and everyone seems to be getting sick.

By a stroke of good luck I already had an appointment booked with my doctor the day I felt it coming on, so at least we got it early. It has been lingering a bit, but my doctor did say it might hang around for two weeks or so.

I'll just have to wait it out. I went away on the weekend to visit my boyfriend's relatives, and I think the trip may have exacerbated my situation, but I'm hoping a few days rest will sort it out. The doc has given me some herbal pills that should boost my immune system, and he's upped my vitamin C and vitamin D. All that should help.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

I survived a two day horse ride

You know things are going well (CFS-wise) when you survive a two day horse ride, and someone else does not.

This weekend I took a gamble and went on a two day ride in the high country. By the end of it, everyone else was sore, so I don't think I came out any worse off than the rest. One girl even decided not to ride the second day (although, to be fair, it was a preventative measure for an old injury) - I think everyone was surprised that it wasn't me sitting out.

It helped that I rode at a familiar place, and that the riding operator knew I wasn't 100%. He asked me if I needed a rest constantly. I never asked for one though. I did accept a lift in the vehicle at the end of the ride, when everyone else had to walk down a giant hill - but someone else also needed a ride. So, I think all in all, I can call it a success!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Going well

I've been having a fantastic time volunteering to help with various conservation-related field research programs. It's so great to be able to do this sort of thing again.

I've had uni assignments due this week, so I have been a bit behind with my walks/jogs; naughty... I will have to catch up once I've handed in my final essay.

Something worth mentioning is I haven't had to apply for special consideration for my final assignments this semester. Woo hoo!