Friday, 20 October 2017

Day Twenty

Photo of the Day:


Prompt for today:  Witch Fashion


A pretty quick sketch, I don't really do witches and Halloween, so a lot of the themes for this month I've struggled with a bit.  

This morning I fancied making some fresh bread for lunch so put some in the bread maker



Soup and bread for lunch which was the perfect lunch for a chilly day.  


I took this the other day but forgot to upload it.  The pretty colours in our Maple Tree.

Out in the garden today:


Looks like the Fuchsia wants to flower again


Time and temperature


Some late Dalmatian beans.


More flowers!  I wonder if these will get a chance to turn into beans.


A bit of blue sky this late afternoon.


A shelf with some fairy lights I put in my glass bowl.  I might revamp this shelf tomorrow.

I have had a busy week and I think it caught up with me today as although I had plans to get quite a bit done, in reality I got very little done and ended up having to have a sleep this afternoon as I was just plain exhausted.  Three trips into London to see various specialists, one of them unexpected yesterday has really taken its toll.  However, I feel more positive about going in the right direction now, and have some treatment plans underway, so hopefully things will improve.  I have BOTH tennis elbow AND golfers elbow in BOTH elbows, which is very unusual.  That would be right!  It appears my muscles aren't working like they should, so I will be undergoing some extensive and long term physiotherapy and acupuncture treatments to see if this can be sorted out.  I had the first acupuncture treatment yesterday, they were able to fit me in.  Incredibly I was able to bend and straighten my right arm after the treatment without pain.  This leaves me with hope, even though it has reverted back to how it was by about mid-day today.  The problems with my elbows I have had since April, so it is not going to cured immediately.  The other pain of course I have had sooo much longer!  Of course my medical insurance doesn't pay for any of this either. I am starting to wonder what they actually do pay for!  Still it will be worth it, if I can start to resume living a more productive and pain free life again.   Looks like I will have to find some more things to sell - still that will also help with the de-cluttering!

11 comments:

  1. I am not surprised you are exhausted, it is no easy feat travelling in and out of London. I am pleased that you now have a diagnosis and hopefully the treatment plan you now have in place will help. Take care and have a rest over the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, I think I will be taking it easy over the weekend, despite the mountain of housework that needs to be done. I have woken up feeling very tired again this morning.

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  2. Freshly made bread and hot soup, followed by a photo of your beautiful maple tree... I could feel autumn, it was lovely warm and cosy feeling. Hope your pain starts to lessen soon xx

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    1. The soup and bread were lovely. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  3. Love the all the photos, but the Dalmatian bean is my favorite, and it sounds so hopeful on the pain front...Keep up the good work! Norvell

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    1. The Dalmatian beans are lovely, so I am hoping that they will get enough warmth to grow.

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  4. Glad they're getting some of your pain sorted out. Your soup looks good, I'll be so glad when it's soup weather here.

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    1. I am hopeful, so that is a start.

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  5. Mmm... bread.

    Wow - no fun with those elbows! I hope the treatment does the trick!

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    1. No, not been much fun around here at all!

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  6. What a delicious looking lunch! You could be a food stylist. I'm glad to hear that the recent medical visits have yielded some positive results. It sounds very promising. Take care.
    Steve

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