so christmas was beautiful and lovely even if i was feeling a little poopier than i would have liked but HEY.. it wouldn't be christmas if i was well and feeling great :')
i was very spoiled yet again, got tons of cute little bits of chelsey & arran, we did shoe boxes for each other and filled them with cute things that were significant to us. the thought that was put into them was amazing.
my little car got spoilt off my mama & papa and she is now fully decked out fairy style ;D
she shall also be getting a hands free kit installed at some point in the new year.
i also got very spoilt indeed of my mama & papa.. i got tickets to go see phantom of the opera next year... can't express how excited i am, i really can't. i love phantom of the opera and LOVE musicals. i saw chicago in 2010 with my papa in the west end and it was amazing. chicago has always been my favourite but i feel like phantom of the opera is going to be very special indeed.
i got tons of jimjams & which is brilliant for me as i practically live in them. i quite possibly have more pyjama's and onesie's than i do clothes. i got a few new clothes, new perfume, new make-up & hair things, new pamper stuff and money! spent christmas late morning with my nana and my dad's side of the family and then had a lovely christmas dinner at home (courtesy of mama) with my mum, dad, beth and roxie. had a christmas late afternoon with arran and then spent christmas evening with my mum's side of the family at my grandma's. PERFECT & TRADITIONAL.. for me & i have a crackin' photo of me and my grandad on christmas night and he is dressed in my mum's moo-cow onesie :')
might just pop that little belter' up at the end of this post if you're lucky!
i haven't been too brill as you probably gathered earlier on in the post. i'm never well on christmas.. EVER! i haven't been too bad, however, i think perseverance, stubbornness & optimism have pulled me through the brunt of it! i had my clinic last wednesday (day after my previous post) and it went well. lung functions were up and my weight was good :) i was feeling a little viral but was told to continue with the orals as i'd only had a couple of days on them and to see how i got on, i was given the very unexpected all clear and an appointment in an even more unexpected 4 week. anyway, i carried on and left. the day after i felt horrid and was coughing tons of gunk up! determined that it was the orals working and getting stuff on the move and out! i stepped up my physio and even resorted to my mum doing the old paediatric percussion (patting) technique for a few days inbetween. things settled as my orals obviously made impact and i started to improve. i knew i had lost weight but had stopped my feeds due to excessive mucus and sputum in the mornings making me heave and gag, i knew it'd be a waste of time and unbelievably unpleasant for me to have to throw it all back up each morning during physio so i just left it out until it settled. i missed a few days but i am back on it now as my chest is better.. it's just not great though. i still have a week's worth of orals left so hoping they'll budge things down even more. usually i'm on my peach, rolling over needing IV's when my chest goes bad but i seem to be defeating this all by myself with the help of extra physio and orals. hopefully i'll start to improve some more as i seem to have base lined at a point that isn't my usual. i'm not getting worse but still not any better, we shall see what the final week of orals bring anyway :)
i hope you all had a brilliant christmas with families and friends and loved ones <3 i had a little moment on christmas eve where i remembered those who didn't make it to christmas this year and i felt really privileged and lucky to have my family, my roxie, my arran and my chels <3 <3 <3 <3
this year like every other year has soon flown by, i feel like they go faster and faster each year.. which is silly because they quite clearly don't :') not really.
2011 has been a good year i guess, bad thing & good things.
I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HOPE 2012 IS A GOOD ONE FOR US ALL... <3
enjoy NYE and be safe!!! :)
take care, soph xoxo
here are some photos that sum up my 2011 as best as i could :') .........
GRAND NATIONAL 2011:
TAKE THAT CONCERT:
ROSE OFF MARK OWEN (take that concert) :
MY 18TH BIRTHDAY:
FIRST CAR (L PLATES IS MINE AND IS NAMED VAL & TALLULAH) :
MY FIRST TATTOO:
FIRST GIRLY WEEKEND TO WALES:
MEETING MUSE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL:
ADELE - 21 TOUR
MY NEW CAR (BLACK MINI IS MINE <3 ... IT'S NAME'S MAVIS & THE CORSA IS ARRAN'S NAMED VOLDAMORT)
ME & MY GRANDAD ON CHRISTMAS DAY (as promised)