Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Fed up of being obese

I'm fat, really fat - morbidly obese.

At the end of last year I was feeling really unwell, weeks of gastro distress, overwhelming fatigue and no motivation to do anything.  I had some blood tests, I am pre-diabetic and have non-alcoholic liver disease.  I finally reached a point mid Jan when I decided I need to do something about my weight to improve my health.  I owe it to my children to be the best I can.

I started a low carb high fat diet or 'way of eating' mod Jan.  My weight decreased and my energy increased.  I joined a gym too, mainly for the spa initially, but actually I really enjoy doing the exercise.

I've lost 22lbs, I still have many more to go but finally I am on the right track.  I don't know what the future holds for me but I do at least feel I am trying my best to be around for my children as long as possible - I feel that's particularly important for my son.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

School failing on paperwork

In September my 12 year old daughter first saw her paediatrician for concerns about autism.  We were sent questionnaires, the school were sent questionnaires and my daughter had a language assessment.
We saw the paed today for a follow up.  The paed didn't have any paperwork back from the school, the paed needs it to get a clearer picture of my daughter. I feel frustrated with the school for not doing their part to help my daughter, I will call,tomorrow to question what happened.  Today's appointment was not a total waste of time as my daughter will be referred for help with anxiety but it could have been more informative with the information from the school.
Perhaps it was an oversight, perhaps they don't see any problems so feel it's a waste of their time, perhaps they didn't get it or send replies which got lost before getting to the paed.  Whatever the case it's making a long process even longer and more stressful than it needs to be.