Saturday, 10 October 2020

Week 41 - One Daily Positive

I haven't been eating properly the past month, due to isolation and eating out of boredom, also with a migraine the past week, cooking has been difficult, so I did some batch cooking and can go back to my routine of shopping fortnightly, as I can meal plan and picking up fresh milk and fruit etc when needed.

I had a hospital appointment Saturday for an iron infusion, been getting dizzy and breathless with more frequency and the migraines have been back with a vengeance. The car park was almost empty and parking was free which was a bonus as I had no idea how long I'd be in there. I was also asked to replace my cloth mask for a paper one, apparently it's a new directive. There must be some science behind it. 

278 Sunday Up early, bathed and dressed. Cooked a few meals, caught up with blogging and comments, took Bob for a walk along the Malvern Hills, grabbed a take away coffee and home for a roast and to sort through yet more paperwork.


279 Monday I booked to visit a National Trust Site at Croome, they've opened up more of the grounds so a much longer walk for us, the house only opens in the afternoons and they said someone will look after Bob for me next time I visit if I want to go in, as long as it's quiet. I put the first part of the curtain track up in the conservatory.


280 Tuesday Took bob for a walk and tidied up the bits and pieces from where I'd been scrap booking and putting up curtain rails. Our Daughter in Law and Grandchild visited mid morning till late, we went out for a walk in the afternoon, had lunch and dinner. I was exhausted by the time they left.


281 Wednesday Had to go into Worcester for a refund for the door that Wickes finally collected, they emailed and tweeted saying it had to be done in store. When I got there they said they couldn't refund without knowing where the door was, made calls and informed me the refund was processed yesterday. Not a complete wasted trip, I walked around town, had coffee and bought material to make the curtains for the conservatory. I pout the rest of the rail up and had to do some complicated maths to work out the best cuts from the 2 part rolls I bought.


282 Thursday Spent the morning blogging, then planted out some winter seeds and did some more work on the dolls house, had lunch, started reading another book, dinner, walked Bob, moved a bed to the spare room, lugged a mattress upstairs and cut the material for the curtains. 


283 Friday Had to go out to buy more header tape, so treated myself to a coffee stop, home to finish cutting, sewing and hanging the curtains in the conservatory, sanded the dolls house down ready now to start painting. Met a friend in the afternoon to walk the dogs together. Sewed all the curtains and hung them to check for gathering and length.


284 Saturday At Worcester Royal Hospital for an iron infusion, the rest of the day spent in bed or on the sofa, had a really bad migraine within an hour, which was expected from previous experience, the dose is being split over two weeks so hopefully it won't last as long or be as intense as the last time.


On the blog this week:

The unseen Pier at Bierbeck in Weston Super mare

My September Garden

Jobs for the garden in October 

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28 comments:

  1. I hope the iron infusion went OK. It sounds like you need it with you not feeling so great.
    That is nice of the people at Croome saying they'd look after Bob next time you visit so you can have a look inside.
    Lovely photos x

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    1. Thank you, feeling a bit better after the iron infusion this evening

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  2. I went to a shop and was given a paper mask as they didn't want me to wear a cloth one. I wondered what that was about!

    Sorry to hear the infusions give you a migraine.

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    1. I'm not sure whetehr paper masks work better or if they don't want you bringing stuff in on a cloth one, but that wouldn't explain why covid wouldn't stick to your clothing also

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  3. Presumably the paper mask is because it's disposable and they know it's clean. Hopefully the iron transfusions help.

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    1. I'm guessing that is the case with the masks

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  4. I hope you find a good routine for the iron transfusions that keeps the migraines at bay. I haven't been to Croome for years - I went not long after the National Trust took it over, but you couldn't see much at that point.

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    1. The house is till empty but they've done a few repairs

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  5. I hope the iron infusion went well. It sounds like you need it. That's nice of the people saying they'd look after Bob next time you visit x

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    1. Thankn you, hopefully the infusions will kick in soon

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  6. I hope things are looking up for you healthwise now! I miss shopping centres, never knew how much I enjoyed browsing until lockdown! #project366

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  7. Hope you're feeling better this week, Suzanne! Didn't realise the iron transfusion could trigger a migraine, it sounds nasty. With the masks, it's probably easier to make sure they are clean if they are single use ones. Bob looks stylish in his coat.

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    1. Bob loves his coat going on, sometimes when we get home he won't take it off. Yes iron overload like an infusion can trigger head pain

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  8. Migraines are such horrible things, hope the iron infusion helps you feel better overall. Lovely to get out for a walk around a National Trust place. Glad you managed to get the refund for the door sorted. #project366

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    1. ahhhh sadly door refund not sorted, should notice the difference soon with the iron infusions

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  9. Hope you're feeling better after the iron transfusion. I've never had a migraine but I can imagine how horrible they are. Take it easy - you always sound like you're dashing around all over the place doing a million things ! lol. Strange for them to ask you to wear a paper mask - not very eco-friendly, I wouldn't have thought !

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    1. sounds like i super busy but mainly i'm just walking from the house up the hills or to the local shops within a 2 mile radius of the house.

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  10. Hope you get to the bottom of your migraines, you still manage to get so much done despite feeling poorly

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    1. There's a lot of time in a day on your own to fill

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  11. Hope the infusion has helped without the migraines being too severe. Look forward to seeing photos of the new curtains, glad the refund was sorted even if it could have saved you a trip #366

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    1. refund still not sorted, it didn't process, curtain rail fell down and migraine still present grrrrrr

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  12. I hope your feeling better now. That was kind of them to offer to look after Bob for you to see around the National Trust house. Your town picture looks lovely with all the bunting, it does make the place look very nice.

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    1. The bunting really does liven a tired area up

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  13. Hope you are feeling better and that the iron infusion helped? Nice for them to offer to have Bob when you next visit. I am super impressed with making your own curtains. I have a machine but do not think I would be able to manage curtains. Looking forward to seeing them.

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    1. Curtains are super easy to make, just measure and sew straight lines

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  14. Gosh! Not often you seen an empty hospital corridor like that! Hope the transfusions have helped, but odd they wanted you to swap masks. That screams to me that cloth masks don't work at all! :/
    Glad your DIL and granddaughter got to visit and you met up with a buddy to walk the dogs, interaction with others in any respect is so important right now! Nicely done on making the curtains, I'm still getting to grips with crocheting in a straight line!

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    1. yes i'm guessing paper masks are more efficient. The hospital was eerily quiet

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