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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 32


Although we are now in Lockdown 2, we are also in week 32 since we first went into Locdown in March.  As many of you will know I have been taking part in a life in a Lockdown linky each week.  Where I answer the same questions as everyone else, on how life has been in Lockdown the past week.

You can see below how life has been in our household, how has your week been?

brown padlock on gray fence

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash

1) How are you feeling/coping?

As I am writing this (Monday lunchtime), I am fed totally fed up of the whole Locdown.  I am waiting on something important that if we were not in Locdown I could be there fore.  Plus,  I have a telephone meeting today with someone regarding C’s education and how she has felt since being ill, what she has not liked, what she has found helpful and what she wants to come out of her EHCP.  That is going to be fun.

I also had a complete meltdown last Wednesday, as I had been trying for a week to get C’s new meds as she had gone onto the increase and ran out on Thursday morning.  I phoned my GP Wednesday morning asking for them to arrange her prescription to be made up and sent to the Chemist.  She promised she would talk to the GP and ring me back.  At 5.30 I rang again, got the stroppiest receptionist ever.  I explained I had been trying to sort the prescription for a week, and I that I had spoken to one of her colleagues that morning. She said she could see no notes here and would speak to the GP on duty and hopefully get back to me.

I asked who the GP on duty was 10 times before she finally told me, then said he might prescribe it.  Something you do not do to a Mum who has a sick child, just weaned off one lot of tablets and increased another.  I took her name, told her it was a Consultants prescription and she needed the medication the next day.  Eventually it turned out we should have had more as per the prescription notes but not sure if the mix up was GP or Pharmacy but we got it sorted. It is just all a battle the whole time.

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

We had C’s birthday on Saturday, although no going out I made her cake on Friday and we all had a takeaway on Saturday. She has been in a bit of a crash since.

3) What do you think the coming weeks and months might hold for you (or the world)?

Pretty much the same as it is now.

4) If you could remind yourself something about this time in years to come what would it be?

Just how hard it is to do normal everyday things when there is a Lockdown.

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.

Flowers for a friends birthday

6) What is a unique (or not) technique you have used to get you through this time?

This last week it has been taking deep breathes at not being able to go and deal with things face to face

7) What is something your readers might not know about you?

I used to be in the school choir

8) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

FaceTime so I could say hello to my new granddaughter

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Who have been busy hosting this linky.

Life In A Break Down


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    10 November 2020 at 4:59 pm

    What a few days! Glad to hear C’s medication was sorted in the end though. There is NOTHING worse than a Dr’s receptionist… :/ Scariest people ever!
    We will always be able to remind ourselves of this moment in time, the great thing about blogs. However, I don’t think I can write an expletive filled blog post, so may just have to remember that one! 😉 Sim x

    • admin
      11 November 2020 at 10:49 am

      I hate dealing with the receptionists, they do think they are a law to themselves and I did end up telling her that. But by this point I had enough and was panicking she would run out of the tablets

  • Sarah Bailey
    10 November 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Oh gosh what a nightmare with C’s meds, I am glad you got it sorted in the end but what a mess!

    • admin
      11 November 2020 at 10:37 am

      Honestly, it caused so much stress just trying to do one simple thing but we got there in the end thankfully

  • Rhian westbury
    11 November 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I can’t believe what you’re having to go through just to get C’s meds, surely the receptionists should have a bit more compassion than just being stroppy. I hope things get a bit better for you x

    • admin
      11 November 2020 at 1:25 pm

      It is standard practice they think they are god, I think otherwise and argue. Have a feeling I am going to be doing the same again this week as they refused to prescribe one she is running out of until this week

  • Rebecca
    11 November 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I am so sorry you are so fed up, it sounds like it has been absolutely awful for you and this situation should not be happening right now, you should be able to get C’s meds!

    • admin
      11 November 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you, and I am now having to fight for another prescription she is running out of this week, that they refused to issue last week as she was not running out.

  • Kara
    11 November 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to C, hope she enjoyed her day.I despair of our surgery receptionists, you just cannot seem to get past them

    • admin
      11 November 2020 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you she had a lovely day, some our ok but others think they need to know everything and what the dr will or wont do. I saw red when she told me he might not issue the prescription.

  • Yeah Foodie
    11 November 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Sounds like it has been such a tough week for you and I know the lockdown is not helping situation especially in the hospitals with the extra procedures. At least C managed to have a nice birthday with the cake you made

    • admin
      12 November 2020 at 10:11 am

      It was a tough week, but she did enjoy her birthday and had a lovely day x

  • michelle twin mum
    11 November 2020 at 9:05 pm

    was in the school choir too and I loved it, I even had a couple of solos. Mich x

    • admin
      12 November 2020 at 10:10 am

      I never had solos I am terrible at singing as well but loved it

  • Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    11 November 2020 at 9:38 pm

    The lockdown and home working novelty has worn off for us as well, but we’re happier that the kids are at school as opposed to being stuck at home. Christmas cant come soon enough so we can see family (fingers crossed)

    • admin
      12 November 2020 at 10:09 am

      I think lockdown this time is making everyone fed up, fingers crossed they do not extend in December

    12 November 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I hope C had a lovely birthday on Saturday. Glad to hear the meds were sorted, it must have been frustrating to hear there was a mix up.

    • admin
      12 November 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you she did have a lovely day an frustrating wasn’t the word for it never easy x

  • Playdays and Runways
    12 November 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I agree with you I think the next few weeks and possibly months too will just be the same as they are now. Its very sad,

    • admin
      13 November 2020 at 9:38 am

      I think you are right, we saw a chart with figures yesterday and the lockdown is doing nothing to them at all

  • Nayna Kanabar
    12 November 2020 at 10:45 pm

    I can relate to every thing you have written, I think when we thought things were getting better we are now in a second lock down. I think with winter and dark evenings its getting harder.

    • admin
      13 November 2020 at 9:36 am

      It is getting harder we all feel the same in winter but with lockdown as well it is making it worse

  • Hollie Burgess
    13 November 2020 at 10:21 pm

    So lovely of you to buy your friend flowers, they can make such a difference to your mood!

    • admin
      16 November 2020 at 10:09 am

      I love sending flowers as they can make someones day x


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