10 Days Blackout Free!

Woohoo!

It’s now been 10 days since I’ve blacked out!

Maybe I’m cursing myself by celebrating and writing this but at this moment in time, I really don’t care! Haha.

It wasn’t long ago that my partner and mother worked out that I was passing out on average about once a week. That’s a lot of times to be losing memory! I started to become even more depressed and worried, I was calling in sick at work more, leaving the house less and so confused all the time as to what day it actually was and what I should have been doing. My repeat prescription got longer and I just had no hope in things ever becoming any better. If anything, I thought I’d just spiral further and further down into a black hole!

Last week I realised that I had agreed to work 10 early shifts in a row. That’s 10 days of waking up at 04:30! I didn’t notice until a work colleague pointed it out to me and I regretted it as soon as I saw the roster! When my partner found out, she was instantly worried. When I have less sleep and tire myself out, the chances of me blacking out get a lot higher. She made me promise that I’d try to nap after work and let my manager know if I started to feel too warn down.

I’ve napped twice, made sure I’ve prepped as much as possible in the evenings like food and my outfit for the next day, and taken painkillers as soon as I could feel my headache getting worse. I’ve even been out and socialised. I’ve been to my mums for coffee, I went out for a drink with my partner when the sun was out, and I’ve been out for food for my mums birthday. So as much as I was regretting this week, I’ve actually really enjoyed it and things have been as normal as possible – No passing out, in bed at a reasonable time and socialising as much as possible.

It’s now Friday, day 10 of 10 early shifts. I will be finishing work at about 14:00, maybe having a nap once I get home, then shower and pack ready for the weekend as my partner and I are going to our friends tonight and a group of us are going to Thorpe Park tomorrow! I’ve had a fair amount of coffee and an energy drink the past few days but I’m not half as worn down as I thought I’d be at this point!

Now, I’m quite a believer in fate and I have my fingers crossed that by being so chuffed and sharing this that I am not cursing myself ! I’ll update you as to whether I do blackout in the next few days or not but this is definitely a record so far!

#Forgetfulblogger

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40 Facts About Me

My blog focuses on my memory loss and blackouts but I’d also like to give readers an insight to me as a person, not just about being the Forgetfulblogger So I’m going to keep it simple and list .. facts about me!

  1. I’m 6ft3.
  2. I’m currently 25 years of age.
  3. I have a huge obsession with crisps.
  4. I write and perform my own songs.
  5. My mum was going to call me Danielle but thought she would switch it up a bit.
  6. I’m absolutely terrified of moths and butterflies.
  7. I’m dyslexic.
  8. Half Jamaican.
  9. I have a freckle on the palm of my left hand.
  10. I like dogs more than I like people.
  11. I have anxiety.
  12. I used to be left-handed.
  13. I played softball for Great Britain when I was a teenager.
  14. I heave at the thought of eating cauliflower cheese.
  15. My Nan was my best friend before she passed away.
  16. I’m bisexual.
  17. I met the love of my life at 17years of age.
  18. I prefer coffee to tea.
  19. I’ve performed alongside some huge artists including BabyD (Let me be your fantasy).
  20. I sleep in boys boxers.
  21. I have a slight fear of cats.
  22. I was born in Birmingham.
  23. Burger King is my fave fast food.
  24. I’d rather chill at home than go on a night out.
  25. I wish I was a DJ.
  26. I have a bloody huge forehead!
  27. The sound of a hairdryer and hoover help me sleep.
  28. I become close to a nervous break down if I see people with odd socks on.
  29. I like everything to be even and perfectly lined up.
  30. I can’t swim.
  31. I rarely have my back out on show as it’s covered in scars and marks.
  32. Born in a hospital which has now been knocked down.
  33. I prefer summer to winter.
  34. I’d rather sit in silence than ask for help.
  35. I never even knew what a blog was until a few months ago.
  36. I hate my natural hair.
  37. I’ve had many counselling sessions before.
  38. I can be extreeeemely lazy.
  39. I can drive but don’t have a full licence.
  40. I had to check online for some ideas to fill this blog LOL.