Last week I was bleating to my doctor
on how I was still feeling like shit.
She patiently explained how once your iron stores go very low
it takes a long time for them to get better.
The funny (not funny) thing is that I hadn't realised how bad I was feeling
until it got to the point where I started falling asleep
every time I sat down.
Anyway, slowly (very slowly) the iron tablets are working
and I'm starting to feel like me again.
I even asked my friend John for a copy of one of his new patterns
and started sewing on the weekend.
It felt so good to be being creative again.
There is something about mindlessly chain sewing pieces
that makes all the pieces in my head fall back into place.
And then for a side benefit,
there is something pretty to see after my weekend's stitching.
So the learning is:
If you have been feeling like shite for more than three weeks,
you should probably talk to someone about it.
Don't leave it for more than three months.
It takes a long (long) time to get back up to speed.