Wednesday, May 28, 2008


The blood test came back "entirely normal and so no further action is needed". I think that's good!

I do however need a new inhaler to get my asthma back under control. Stupid rain/pollen!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Strawberries & Passionfruit

I have started a new blog.

This one will continue to be for the fluffy/everyday stuff.

Over there will be where I talk about more serious stuff.

It's at

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I don't like needles

But that didn't stop a lady using one to pinch some of my blood this afternoon and taping a little bit of cotton wool taped to my arm... although I guess I did ask her to and she was a phlebotomist.

After several people in the past week have mentioned having issues with their thyroids, I thought I would look up what that meant. And the symptoms were rather familiar, so I concluded that I wouldn't lose anything by getting checked out and if I was right then it might explain why, among other things, I am *always* tired, even when I get a decent amount of sleep.
So, I was at the GP this afternoon (4:10pm). He said he thought it unlikely, but he sent me for a blood test anyway to check - for TSH, kidney, iron, potassium, sodium, liver and full blood count. I guess he thought while I was there we may as well look at lots of things to check those too. I had to go to the hospital for the blood draw, but they were open until 5 so I thought I may as well go tonight and then I'll get the results back sooner (about a week).

I'm not too worried. I've been tired for nearly as long as I can remember, so if it's simply that I don't get enough sleep then that hasn't changed, and if there's something wrong, it can be treated/fixed, etc.

And Stephanie... Here's how I did my favicon:

  • First I made a 16x16 pixel image. The maker I linked before is good for doing that.
  • Then I saved it as favicon.ico. I put mine in the images folder of the website, but you don't have to.
  • You then need to insert the following code into your Header section of the website:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="images/favicon.ico" type="image/">
    <link rel="icon" href="images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

    where the green bit is the location of the picture.
    I'm not totally sure how or why those work, but they do. I think you need them all because different browsers work in different ways.

Hope that helps.