Thank You

After a day of shame less self promotion of my blog yesterday I received the largest number of hits I have ever had in one day, 100 to be exact. This morning things are zipping along nicely too with over 20 hits in the last hour. I am amazed at the response from Facebook, Neurotalk, Dinet, Twitter, UK Potsies and anywhere else I may have casually dropped into conversation that I have a blog!

This month I have had the largest amounts of hits on my blog since I started with well over 400 and we still have one day of May left!

Thank you for taking the time for read my ramblings and a very special thank you to those of you who were kind enough to leave comments. It means the world to me.

I found out yesterday through Twitter that May is Ehler-Danlos Awareness month so quite by accident I may have helped spread the word a little. I am just getting to grips with Twitter I am mainly self taught. My main problem is that the majority of things I want to say contain much more than 140 characters and the people I chat to struggle to keep up with my lightening fingers (if I am having a good typing day!).

When I started my blog in 2008 it was a way to vent my feelings about the hideous situation I was in. The incompetent Dr’s and  a work place where instead of trying to support me, my colleagues and superiors went out of their way to make my life miserable. It was also a way to combat the loneliness and isolation I felt being stuck at home all day everyday after becoming ill.

In the first few years I wasn’t a regular poster and it was very hit and miss. Its only really this year that I have fully embraced this world of Blog thanks to the support of people like my mum and Ellie my best friend.

My husband thinks its crazy that people from all over the world stop by and read my posts. He isn’t really into the Internet he prefers his PS3! Everyday when he gets home from work now he asks “have you been blogging today?” and “how many visits have you had?” In his own way he is incredibly proud of what I have done.

I want to share a little of a text message my mum sent me last night when I told her that the activity on my blog had gone mental

” Really, really well done! But I can’t believe the state of your feet!”

I know my mum is very proud of me and the way that I handle things but that text brought tears to my eyes last night.

So thank you again to everyone who has stopped by and taken a peek. I know I keep saying it but I truly mean it Thank you xx

Blood Pooling

The blood pooling in my feet has been quite spectacular for a few days now. So I thought I would share a picture of my revolting tootsies! The left foot has been allowed to dangle for five minutes the right foot has been elevated during the same time. I would have tried to last a bit longer but my foot started feeling prickly! So now you can see the various colours my lower extremities go when not elevated.