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This week’s word has to be wrecked and no not the drunken kind.


I feel wrecked; like a complete wreck. So many things seem wrong this week and I know the majority are linked to the post partum period.

As I was crying over my breakfast on Wednesday (I kid not) hubby shoved my smiling little Piglet into my face and I didn’t know whether to kiss the little munch or shove her in the garage. I love the little bean but she hasn’t half got a lot to answer for.


Last Friday, whilst already full of cold,  I woke to a stabbing pain in the right boob which I thought was due to Piglet sleeping through and her needing a feed. There was no relief after her feed and on closer inspection I saw a red blotch and my gut feeling was it was mastitis. One swift trip to the GP confirmed this and I was started on a week’s dose of flucloxacillin. Evil antibiotics! The mastitis cleared up in 48 hours but the gut side effects have been rubbish, reflux and nausea and generally feeling just blah. The lowest since I gave birth and this is not like me at all.

My psoriasis has flared up like a bitch and my head has been very itchy and my elbows look really angry. I have also broken out in spots and I know this is hormones.


The icing on the cake was Tuesday afternoon and led to crying over my cereal!! Four years ago on honeymoon I tore my knee cartilage monkeying around on Muscle Beach in LA. Fast forward to the birth of the gremlin and I had surgery on this 6 months later with a long rehab. Perhaps I have had a sixth sense but I have been very cautious around this knee, especially with Operation 6 pack in full force. So to my utter dismay I knelt down to change Piglet’s nappy to feel a stabbing pain through the knee and lingering tenderness. Dr Google and some advice from the family physio is suggestive of a repeat injury, possibly not helped by my relaxed joints post Piglet. Gutted is not the word. In the grand scheme of things this is nothing major; a dodgy knee! Come on? But exercise takes me away from being “Mummy”for short times through the week. It defines me. I enjoy it and it’s a fab mood booster. Perhaps posting pics of my fitness regime was a bit too much pride comes before a fall?

I’m seeing a physio on Friday for an assessment and can continue with low impact and upper body in the meantime but I’m a nut for thinking worst case scenario! I’m praying I don’t need surgery again and all will be fine with some strengthening and rehab. I’m really hoping!!

So there we go. Wrecked is the right word, don’t you think?



  1. December 9, 2016 / 7:07 am

    Ah hon sorry to hear what a rubbish week it’s been and yikes about your knee! Fingers crossed for physio and hopefully not needing another op! Glad the mastitis cleared up though yuk to the antibiotic side effects. Sending hugs xx

  2. December 9, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Sounds like a tough week – mastitis is so horrible and so sorry to hear about your knee – hope that it gets better soon and you can get back to your exercise routine. Sending you big virtual hugs and hope that next week will be a much better one xxx #WotW

  3. Emily
    December 9, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Oh no. It sounds like you’ve had a rough time. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Lots of hugs xxx Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky #ThatFridayLinky

  4. December 9, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Big hugs hun, I know this week has been pretty pants for you but fingers crossed things improve. #WotW #ThatFridayLinky

  5. December 9, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Oh no, sounds like an awful week, and yep, it’s the right word. Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time of it, I do hope you get good news from your physio x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  6. December 9, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    Ah love. I feel even worse for cancelling on you now!! #thatfridaylinky

  7. Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA
    December 9, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    It’s difficult to appreciate how much we depend on a body part until it fails — teeth, hands, legs, feet . . . and, of course, knees. I hope it’s not serious and fixes itself with some rehab. Good luck! #wotw

  8. December 9, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Aww! Bless you! It sounds like a truly rotten week for you!
    I hope you feel better soon and things are good with the physio x

  9. December 9, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Sorry to hear you have had such a rubbish week, things seem to all happen at once don’t they. I hope it was good news for your knee today, hubby had both his operated on years ago and he’s always cautious of injuring them again. #WotW

  10. Clare Mumsy Midwife
    December 10, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Hope you’re feeling better now. It never rains but it pours!

  11. Nige
    December 10, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Sounds a hard week sarah hope you are feeling better soon hugs x Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  12. December 16, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Oh no I’m sorry to hear you’ve not had a great week. Hopefully your knee won’t need surgery and you can get it back in to shape with just the physio, but I’m sure it’s rubbish for you in the meantime when you want to get out and exercise and you have to take it easy. God my fingers crossed for you!