Saturday, 31 August 2019

One Daily Positive - Week 35 Dr's, dentists and new roads.

Doctors and dentist this week and Peter away for a couple of days in Saudi.

The weather is improving here, some nights the temp has dropped below 30c. I've been sitting outside early mornings drinking my tea and Bob's walks are getting longer.

Since starting a wheat free diet, I've been hungry, had indigestion and trapped wind, symptoms that are classic of my condition, but not symptoms I had until I cut wheat out my diet.

237 Sunday Popped out for coffee then set about rearranging the store rooms and Maid's room to create a nicer space for Pushkins, as she keeps making a break for freedom outside. She's nearly 11 and has been an indoor cat for the past two years. There are too may vicious stray cats outside fighting for the food left out for the neighbours. Pushkins is also overweight so it's a way of controlling her diet also. I've joined a facebook group #postcardsforkindness and picked 10 nursing homes in the UK to write to.

238 Monday Out to the Mall to buy Peter a new laptop/travel bag needed for his trip tomorrow. Spent the afternoon writing #postcardsforkindness a group I found on facebook with an aim of writing cards to the elderly in care homes who are often lonely.

239 Tuesday Took Peter to the airport for his work trip to Saudi then off to the dog park from 9am -1pm, meeting up with friends for a coffee and natter. The afternoon was spent sorting through years of paperwork, policies, investments and old bank statements.

Actual air temp was 42c. It took 20 mins for Bob and I to get home with the air con on full blast and the car temp only dropped to 48c.

240 Wednesday Follow up appointment with the Dr after last weeks endoscope, stopped for a coffee on the way home and posted my cards and letters. Had a horrendous migraine and took to my bed for the rest of the day.

241 Thursday Migraine not too bad at the start of the day, then a visit to the dentist for both of us, me for a deep clean and a wisdom tooth extraction and Peter for a check up and to get a tooth fixed. My migraine kicked back in full force and I took my emergency meds, killed the pain and managed some sleep. The cat and dog didn't leave my side.

242 Friday Side effects of meds were horrendous, sick, dizzy, cognitive ability impaired, we had to do a food shop and I had a coffee while Peter took the car to be cleaned, rest of the day spent on the sofa feeling sorry for myself.

For the past 18 months, we've taken a short cut through the sand to get to our house, 2 months ago they blocked it off and we had to find a new route. Today we drove our normal route on a tarmac road.

243 Saturday Feeling slightly better by midday so we popped out for coffee, car broke down in 42c and we needed a new battery, off to Marina Mall for a walk around. It's Thing 2's birthday and we recorded a .message on fb for him, his mum sent a lovely little recording back.

The last part of my trip to Australia - A week in Melbourne



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18 comments:

  1. I'm glad the weather is improving for you! It's not here. lol I thought about putting the heating on tonight.
    I hope your cat likes her new room. How lovely to write to the nursing homes. So kind!
    Oh no! What a rotten week with the migraines. I hope you are better this week x

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    1. much better this week thank you, cat is happy in her new room, well I can't hear her anyway at night

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  2. That FB group sounds wonderful. I will have to check it out. I love the idea of writing postcards to folks in nursing homes. My mom was in a nursing home for 3 years before she dies, after she had a stroke and severe dementia set in. She would have loved anything tto brighten her day.

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    1. I've popped a return address on the card, would be lovely to hear back from the residents

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  3. I'm glad the weather is improving for you. It has been horrid here. It is so cold. I hope the cat like her new room. Sorry to hear about the migraines, they are awful. Big hugs xx

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    1. And as the cooler weather here appears, I'm travelling back to the UK for 6 weeks

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  4. Sorry to hear you've been struggling with symptoms this week, it's never ending for you. #365

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  5. Another week of struggling, I suppose. I hope your migraine improves. you're doing a great act of kindness writing cards and letters to the elderly

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    1. Migraine cleared up now. Love writing the post cards, I have pen friends all over the world

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  6. Suzanne, the heat sounds horrendous, glad you had some cooler nights. Sorry to hear your migraines were so bad. Nice climbing space for Pushkins. And how lovely of you to write cards to the elderly, they will cheer up some poor souls.

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  7. I love the idea of writing cards for the elderly what a lovely thing to do. Sorry to hear about the migraine and meds, I hope things have improved for you. Good to hear the nights are getting cooler, we are visiting in a couple of weeks for our anniversary and my birthday. Could be a bit of a shock to the system!

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    1. It's cooling down here now, look forward to hearing how you find the heat

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  8. That is such a lovely thing to do to write to the elderly. You are right now they get so lonely...I once went to visit my neighbour who had terminal cancer in a care home...and most of the elderly were just sitting quietly and I felt for them.

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    1. I'm hoping some of the care homes write back

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  10. I seriously can't imagine that heat! I have been back in my cardigan here in the UK this week! I hope the effects of the wheat free diet and medications are less severe now #project365

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