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Sunday, 22 April 2012


I have just started on my first IComLeavWe (short for International Comment Leaving Week), a monthly extravaganza of blog reading and commenting and connecting with people across the world.  Very exciting.  

Visit http://www.stirrup-queens.com/2012/03/icomleavwe-april-2012/ if you are interested in finding out more or joining in next month.

Seeing off the dregs of a horrid illness.  Was in bed for half my Easter holiday before discovering I had a strep throat infection, a lovely course of antibiotics and another week off work later and feeling much better but still REALLY tired all the time.

In the UK recently, there has been alot of research into vitamin D and it's suspected that the majority of Scottish people are deficient, turns out I'm one of them.  Just got the blood test results through and my levels are half what they should be!  This is with taking a multi vitamin daily and being a fan of dairy.  Reading up on it, it seems that vitamin D deficiency can cause all sort of bad things (several that I suffer from) including depression and liver problems.  With OC being a liver condition, I'm hopeful that fixing my vitamin D levels and tweaking my other medication (long story I haven't gotten into yet) could bring down my chances of getting OC again.  

Probably not, but the wonder of positive thinking will make me feel better about even trying again and it's something I can actually do something about now rather than just waiting and hoping.

I think it's my best ever reaction to a bad blood test result lol.


  1. It's good your looking into every option. I hope it all works out for you.xo

  2. Hello from ICLW! This is my second month, and I have so much fun - hope you do too!

    ICLW #22

  3. In the Netherlands (which gets about as much sun as Scotland...), babies are started on vitamin D drops, 6 drops per day, at 1 week old. I've often wondered if I should be taking them too. It's just so...dreary...without the sun.

  4. I hope you are feeling better now.

    Sorry about your loss.


  5. How nice to find a fellow UK blogger. Stopping by from ICLW. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and the medical struggles you are facing.

  6. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Here from ICLW, I'm so sad to hear your story. :( But, I do think that Vitamin D is so important and so easy to not get enough of! (I've heard this from several fertility specialists too.) I know what you mean about being glad about a bad test result when it at least give you some answers. I'm hoping more Vitamin D really helps you.

  7. Hello from ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind words. I am so sorry to read about all of your struggles and losses. You are definitely in my thoughts.

  8. Hello! I'm here from ICLW. I have PCOS which is often linked to Vitamin D deficiency. I've heard enough about it throughout the infertility world that I supplement religiously. And I live in Southern California!

  9. I have a liver issue :( I live in WA State, lack of vit D is a problem here too....

    Perusing your blog via ICLW (#86)

  10. Hope your Vit D rises... and positive thinking always helps along the way :) Thinking of you xoxo

  11. I have low vitamin D too, despite the same things you mention. I'm glad you're using the bad news to make a good change!