Happy Caturday!Hope you've all had a good week :)
Just in case you're wondering why we haven't been around much lately it's because Mum hasn't been feeling very well. Apart from depression and anxiety, she has been feeling very tired lately and experiencing some shortness of breath. She put it down to being stressed but a blood test reveals that she is slightly anaemic, which is nothing new because she's always been slightly anaemic.
Mum has a genetic blood disorder called Beta Thalassemia Trait (also known as Thalassemia minor). This means her blood doesn't form healthy red blood cells. She was born with it, as are many many others in the world (mostly people of Mediterranean descent). As regular visitors may know, Mum was born in England but her Mum and Dad came to England in the late 1950s from Cyprus and are Greek Cypriot (they did not arrive together though, because Grandma and Grandad met in England).
Luckily, Mum doesn't have the more severe form of this disorder as she is only a carrier and so was her late dad. She explains it better on her blog.
The doctor has prescribed Iron pills for her and she is to take them for a couple of months. She's taken them before, quite a long time ago when she got very anaemic. She wrote a bit about this in her memoir.
As Mum didn't feel much like overworking herself, she decided to keep my art simple this week by using the Painnt app. She forgot the effect she used.
Of course, I have been taking care of my dear Mum and reminding her to take naps with me. I purr and show her love to help her de-stress too. She needs to take it easy and start taking more care of herself.