Sunday, 1 February 2009

Where did January go?

Well, thought it time i put in appearance!

In my last Entry, I tried to update, and explain my absence.

Sad to say, things didn't improve

I almost 'missed' Christmas and New Year....after speaking to my Surgery several times, and my medication changed four times. Was asked to attend Hospital on the 5th January. I was found to have an infection of the Skin. The cream I was given worked, but left me feeling very tired and weak. Sleep had been almost impossible. I have cancelled 5 medical appointments since the middle of November. Thought things were almost back on track, and I have six appointments during February. I'm due to see the Eye Consultant on the 3rd, and again will not be able to make I have been unwell for the last week, continual headaches, nausea etc. A rash had developed on the top of my Breast, and down the side, and a patch almost under my Arm. I went online trying to 'diagnose' myself. The Internet is a brilliant tool, but you can frighten yourself to death.... which I did. Allan took me to the Walk In Centre at the Hospital yesterday as they opened. Now it appears I have 'Shingles'. I explained my health condition to the male Dr, and as usual he had never heard of it (CICATRICIAL PEMPHIGOID). He did say he would have some reading up to do. I have explained this before, but for any new readers. My IMMUNE SYSTEM doesn't work, and my Body 'attacks itself'. I'm given Immunsuppresents, which results in being prone to any Infections around. I don't think you 'catch' Shingles. Just a result of being very run down etc.

Anyhow, I'm feeling pretty miserable this morning, and waiting for the 5 a day tablets to 'kick in'.

Most days I look fine outwardly, just very uncomfortable, and the Rash is out of sight.

I thought i would make an 'Entry' as Allan has gone walking in Derbyshire in the early hours. He was hoping to find some Snow. Actually, it has just started here with a few flakes.

He's' offered to take me to Waitrose later (my favourite Food Shop) but I think I'm staying put for today...But we will have our evening meal together, and he's offered to cook, but we usually do it together.

We did go over to my Friend Tracey a couple of weeks ago, and she is so much better now. She is waiting to decide whether she wants Breast reconstruction, after her Mastectomy last Summer. She lives just beyond Holmfirth, I'm sure many of you are fans of 'Last of the Summer Wine'..although we seem to be losing the Characters, and most recently Kathy Staff.

We usually call at 'Compo's' on the way back, wonderful Fish and chips!

Also you may remember the Lady who does my Feet had Lung Cancer. Sad to say, although she has never let me down....they have now told her it is terminal. She comes here every six weeks, and has been coming for 10 yrs now. she has booked me in again for March, I regard her as a Friend, and would hope they have got it wrong. She never complains, or talks about her problems, unless I ask...which of course I do.

Must go now, and have some lunch....hope to 'speak' to you all soon.

Speaking of lunch, came across this Butchers shop in Rothbury on our last holiday in the Autum

Apparently Charles and Camilla had been there!

'Bye for now