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Here we go again - Dr Anthea’s Christmas news letter

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Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

So I appear to be here only intermittently but well... I do still think of you all,

So life at the moment is complicated we will rise to the challenge but it’s still tricky at the moment
We bought our first house last October we are hideously disorganised but getting there now, more or less,
This year has its own challenges, it monster started high school and attends a school for children that don really fit in other places, it’s a mixture of asd, and behavioural difficulties but he is setting in and loves baking he’s constantly bringing home biscuits and crumbles and the odd cake, baking seems to be his new joy and I’m happy he has found something he loves, he finally got his diagnosis of autism and PDD? - I think that bit is more explained by him being 11 with autism but smiley - shrug

Little monster is also keeping us busy he is at a new primary school which he loves and is a lot more organised than his last school which seems to suit him, he is still waiting for a asd diagnosis the consultant thinks it’s likely but is still waiting to make the diagnosis till he has more information, he is however a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic smiley - magic So it’s a careful balance of carbohydrates and lipids and insulin.
He has a libre scanner which really is magnificent and takes away some of the horror of regular finger prick blood testing- not that he lets us use fingers they are too sensitive so he has us using toes, we are used to the weirdness of it now I guess it’s been just short of 8 weeks and I need a new sharps bin,

I am still applying for nursing jobs at a higher pay band, I have an interview next week, I’m so very tired f the day to day on the ward where I am now, Recently we haven’t had a completely incident free shift last week I spent around four hours one night in restraint with a patient we are waiting on a forensic placement for, it’s exhausting and sometimes it feels like the system doesn’t care...

Joe is still working in school he got his Christmas bonus today - a box of Thornton’s chocolate, they used to give a turkey and a bottle of wine (which we regifted because we don’t drink alcohol and turkey is gross- but budget cuts mean this has been scaled back he is hoping to reduce his hours soon, he has just finished a few pots for the Harris museum in Preston which is great,

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/02/413186/functional-insulin-producing-cells-grown-lab

smiley - doctor Anthea


Here we go again - Dr Anthea’s Christmas news letter

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

As I think of you smiley - smileythat's why an email was sent you 12th Dec' smiley - winkeye


Here we go again - Dr Anthea’s Christmas news letter

Post 3

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

I saw it Prof that’s what made me think of posting here,
smiley - cheers


Here we go again - Dr Anthea’s Christmas news letter

Post 4

Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

It seems to take much longer now to get an autism diagnosis and that is not including the wait time. I wonder if he also has ADHD as that is a co-morbid condition. I hope that he is coping well with having his toes pricked for the sugar level test and his insulin injections. It's great that has a love for baking.

I hope that you will find a job that pays at a higher band.

Take care smiley - hugsmiley - cuddle


Here we go again - Dr Anthea’s Christmas news letter

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Anthea, since you became my friend here on hootoo (smiley - winkeyeand also Joe)smiley - smileyEven though life takes us on different routes, I still think about you both smiley - smiley

A friend is a friend whether next door or far a field. Contact might not be often, but memories and thoughts last years
smiley - smiley


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