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Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

It's also OK for me to be selfishly bitter about my procedure being cancelled.
I fight so hard, every single day.
Knowing that people go into A&E with a small cut on their finger, and a mild headache (cases there when I was last in) and that they take priority SEVERELY ANNOYS me.
I don't make a habit of being bitter or selfish or annoyed, but I feel that it's valid this time.

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

On our way back home.
They can't find a single bed for me, and there are 70 people waiting in A&E to be admitted.
I booked 3 days off work for nothing 😩😩 Re-booked for the 5th (admittance on 4th) - Let's see how badly that goes!

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Nearly ready to go!

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Packing the essentials for my hospital stay.
#batman #lego #legobatman

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

How difficult is it to find a bulk pack of antiseptic wipes?
Apparently impossible.
Got another 90 vials of medicine on order, meaning on Monday I can collect all 160.
Also got my hospital bag (a cabin approved holdall for just Β£2.74!)

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

My new favourite desk accessories
Everyone at the hospital today was a total gem, and so helpful
We were scared I'd leave again without all my stuff, but they got me sorted
Sure it took 4 hours today and 2 weeks in total, but better late than never!
#sharps #needles #syringes #injections #swabs #gloves #lovely #dailyroutine #hydrocortisone #emergency #adrenalfatigue #adrenalinsufficiency

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

I have another 70 vials on back order, with the advice to now inject 3x a day.
Also awaiting more needles and syringes. Joy!

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Guess who's back
Back again

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Today I'm eating off an NHS branded plate, and I couldn't be happier.
I love my job some days 😊
#worklife #work #nhs #lunch #freefrom #wheatfree #dairyfree #glutenfree #beefragu #beef #pulledbeef #spaghetti #spaghettibolognese #spagbol

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Today is the day for a cute dress.
Today is brain scan day, AGAIN.

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

I work 40 hour weeks. I travel 10 hours a week. I study at college an extra 6 hours a week - for a DIFFERENT qualification to this. I have hospital appointments and treatment every single week. Yet STILL I managed a 78 on my first assignment of the year! I am so proud of me.
#openuniversity #chinese #mandarin #homestudy #study #college #business #degree #university #assignment #marks #grades #hospital #work #proud

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Back at work tomorrow, for a whole 4 days until I check back into hospital for more treatment. Treating myself to some elderflower pressΓ© and a good TV session.
#morrisons #thebest #elderflower #elderflowerpresse #hospital #treatment #inpatient #hospitalstay #tv #bingewatching #binging #lazy

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Why is it so hard to get a friend to go for a coffee? 🀦
If you're not a proper friend now, you need not bother once this shit is over.

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Back home and making a gluten and dairy free pizza! I'm hoping this will be better than the last one I tried (not home made) #glutenfree #dairyfree #glutenfreepizza #freefrom #pizza #olives #greenolives #blackolives #sundriedtomatoes #peppers #chorizo #milkfree #wheatfree #homemade #yummy #tasty #baking #yellowpepper

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Back home and making a gluten and dairy free pizza! I'm hoping this will be better than the last one I tried (not home made)
#glutenfree #dairyfree #glutenfreepizza #freefrom #pizza #olives #greenolives #blackolives #sundriedtomatoes #peppers #chorizo #milkfree #wheatfree #homemade #yummy #tasty #baking #yellowpepper

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Today there were no available breakfast items.
I couldn't take my pain killers because taking them without food makes me sick.
I settled for my vitamin supplements.
#Glutenfree #Dairyfree #milkfree #wheatfree #hungry #hospital #joy

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Mumma bought my penguin and a book 😊

Portia Hewins (@portiahewins)

Fluids, steroids, and a blood pressure that won't stabilise.
Oh, and all my new ward friends are leaving today 😒
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