Well, there it goes. Another birthday passed, another year disappeared, another year I don't feel any older. It's crazy how time flies.
I spent most of my birthday feeling too sick to move, my lungs stabbing at me. I was in bed by 6pm, with not so much as a single birthday drink. As for my birthday cake, I'd gotten as far as baking two layers, but I was in too much pain and simply didn't have the energy to finish it. My blood pressure's been low lately, and it makes me feel very weak on my feet. So I stretched it to today, baked the other two layers of the cake, and put the whole thing together a day late. I don't get many opportunities to bake big cakes, so it was fun even though exhausting. It's two layers of orange cake, two layers of chocolate cake, sandwiched with choc-orange frosting and coated in dark ganache. I didn't put much (any) effort into garnishing it, but oh well. It was still an impressive cake. All in all, I'm not unhappy with the result.
The dietician was lovely when I saw her yesterday. She wished me happy birthday, as did my GP when I passed her in the corridor. I wasn't feeling too great, so we kept things brief. I've managed 900-1,000 calories each day this week, and as a result my weight stayed the same. I know I've been at a similar intake for a few weeks now, but my dietician doesn't want to push me while I'm so sick. Fair enough, and I'm certainly not complaining.
Speaking of which, I was back at the GP this morning. Mum's been increasingly concerned about my cough and pains, so we were there first thing. I have to get a chest x-ray, as well as blood tests to find out more about the infection, both of which I'll get done tomorrow. I've had this chest infection for over a month, and I'd very much like for it to be gone soon. I don't think I've ever had an infection for this long before, and it's completely exhausted me.
Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes via email and Facebook. Each and every one made me smile. Sorry I've been so horrible at commenting, and posting, while I've been sick.