Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Some of you might've seen me at the convention and are totally up to date, but some others might be wondering how I'm feeling with my leg being hurt and everything. This is why I'll write a small update.
Saturday morning a friend of mine found out that the hotel had a wheelchair that I could borrow. This allowed for me to move around the convention and still keep an eye on the eventrooms that I had to supervise. The wheelchair did take a big strain on my arms and I got tired very easily from having to move a wheelchair over a carpet (note: this was my first time in a wheelchair ever!). Also, I couldn't help move around chairs and tables and stuff like that. This led to me feeling very useless, but everyone around me told me that I was a big help already in supervising and providing the right information to the right people and stuff like that. I'll take that for truth then.
On the night from Saturday upon Sunday my leg actually felt like I would be able to walk again. Somehow the person who took care of me always shows up at the right time and this was true this time too. I bumped into her and asked her to check out my leg. She was actually in a very bad mood, but after checking my leg her face cleared up and she happily and hopefully asked me to try a little walk. I did and, even though I was still pretty weak, I could walk for a little while! This seems like a small victory, but at first they thought I would be confined to my bed all weekend, so not just being able to move around in my wheelchair, but actually be able to walk around a little bit was already a huge victory!
Sunday it just got better and better. I could hand in my wheelchair and walk around! I was still terribly weak and I had to watch out not to strain my muscles too much yet, but I could walk fairly well. This made it possible for me to help at the workshop (making Japanese bread; melon pan) that a staff member and I present since last year.
In conclusion, I still feel very weak, but in comparison to Saturday morning, I feel lots better. I'm scared of going to bed now, because if I cramp up again, I won't have First Aid ready to run upstairs. But I'll have to get over this, seeing I have a driving lesson tomorrow. I really hope I'll feel okay for that, because driving is always a little bit of a strain on my leg. I can't have my leg feeling all weak when I need to control the car. I'll see tomorrow.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Today started out great, as I arrived yesterday at the hotel where Abunai (the biggest Anime/Manga convention in the Netherlands) is held this weekend. So today I woke up on convention grounds and I was ready to take on the world so to speak.
Actually the whole day seemed to go fine. I had a 2 hour meeting and helped a bit with setting up the convention, but had a few hours of basically nothing after that. When the events started running, I was mostly supervising, as the events didn't need much help.
It was a great day and I was looking forward to the next two days as I would have more to do then... until disaster struck.
Around 2 am I woke up screaming in pain. My left leg completely cramped up. It hurt like no cramp I've ever felt before. My sister tried to massage it out, but it didn't help at all.
Finally we decided to call first aid. They had a good look at it and treated it. They said it was so severe it was even a bit over their heads. After some heavy pain medication they could finally get the cramp out (note: the medication was after a lot of very painful tries).
They did tell me I might be stuck to my hotelroom the rest of the weekend. I surely hope not! I'm devastated by this. The pain medication is keeping me calm, but I'm torn in two from the inside. I've really looked forward to Abunai! That's even an understatement. I can't imagine having to miss it. Please leg, get better!!!
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
After that, we went to the bakery museum. Seeing I have a certificate for ‘assistant baker’, this was right up my alley. In fact, it was my idea to go there! I have been there once before (my sister just said I went there more often, but was too young to remember it), but this was at least 10 years ago, if not 15… Almost everything was still as I remembered. Seeing I have an associative memory, this took me right back to the time I was a child and walked in here. I still loved it just as much as I did back then. Maybe even more, seeing I understand a lot more about baking now.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
A friend of mine has sunk in a very deep depression. I still haven’t solved all the events stuff. This Friday I was supposed to hold a (free) bingo, which was already postponed one week, when I found out that you have to notify this at City Hall through a form. Even when the bingo is free, but has prices. This form takes them two weeks to work through and file, so the bingo gets postponed again.
My best friend isn’t very happy at the moment either (for his privacy, I’ll leave the reasons out). And if all this wasn’t bad enough, I just heard that Aaron, who was maybe coming here for a holiday somewhere in December or January, unfortunately can’t make it anymore.
Monday, 6 August 2012
Friday, 3 August 2012
I'm glad though, because I was looking forward to some company. Also, this probably means that I won't be unwell for that long.
At the moment I have a terrible headache. My head is bursting with pain, it feels terribly heavy, I'm dizzy and my temperature has risen a bit. I HATE being unwell. I hope I feel better after I have slept a bit, especially since I don't want to miss the weekly autism meeting.