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

6 thoughts on “Thank You

  1. Hi Rachel .. well done and it's good that you're turning the blog on its feet ie having a positive take, despite your difficulties .. I'm sure more will come ..

    Your Mum sounds fun! Cheers and do hope the week ahead gives you some small breaks … Hilary

    PS Thanks for coming by my blog – always good to see you …


  2. Hi Hilary,

    Nice to hear from you. Thanks for your comments its always a pleasure to hear from you.

    I love your blog its so totally different. Positive and colourful. Your pieces on the Royal Wedding were marvelous _sorry I can't spell tonight!

    Rach xx


  3. Congrats on 100 hits in a day!!!!
    You're getting to be quite the blogger. It's funny the things people like to read. Good, bad, or otherwise. People can relate, we all have some sort of adversity in our lives, and we all deal differently.

    Just a hint, the next time you use the chili cream was your hands with vegetable oil afterwards, it helps to neutralize the capsacin. You can also rub the oil into an area after you've put it on if the spot becomes to hot. (I've learned the hard way!!)

    Thanks for the link to my blog, I really appreciate it!

    Keep those feet up and try to get some more rest!!!


  4. Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for the handy hints on the chilli cream. Its had to be abandoned as it brought me out in hives!

    I dont react too well to chili anyway and avoid preparing them as I burn so badly eben when they normally come into contact with my skin!

    I gave it ago can't say I didn't try! LOL

    No problem at all about the link to your blog. Its a good read!

    Rach xx


  5. Hi Rach, I love your blog, I really like to read about your Dr. visits and the things you learn, the differences between our health care systems and, well, everything! My favorite part was when your mom told the Dr. off. That was awesome.


  6. Hi Clover,

    My mum giving both barrels to the Dr is actually many peoples favourite post! She gets very embarressed about it!

    My mum is very polite and quite refined. On first meeting her you would never ever think that she had it in her! And then she comes out with a classic like that. She really was at her wits end and worried sick about me.

    Thanks for leaving the comment Clover, I am very pleased you enjoy reading my blog.

    Rach xx


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