Wednesday, 28 May 2008

its four in the morning.................

and im sat in front of this screen.  i went to bed at 12,20    and  went straight to sleep,pretty tired.   and  woke straight up again at 3,15       bloody  nigh screaming.  i have got problems in my right ankle,it resembles a small football,a conbination of MS and arthritis,swollen,extremely painful,and  making walking  difficult.  thats an understement lol.  so,i got up and put the kettle on,made a cuppa,and here i am.  fed up.  going back to doctors sometime either today or tomorrow,i also got another chest infection,my cough won't shift  and seems to be getting worse.  one thing after another,the dr.did give me arthritis tablets  the other week,but  really don't touch  the ankle,only rest helps.  and that's  not  going to happen.  

saturday i  cut the grass, fed and watered  all the hanging baskets and pots   and tomatoes,which  are doing really well,first  fruit have set.  also,they all got sprayed  with spray n grow,a special spray  only available  ( as far as i know ) from QVC  the shopping channel,look it up online      its brilliant,its NOT a fertiliser,you still need to feed  but it causes the plants to  make better root system,to  feed more efficiently,you just spray the foliage,of basically evertthing,flowers,fruit,veg,whatever.perfectly safe and organic. i have been using it now the past 3 years and the results are  great.  huge difference.   sunday  was  cooler    typical holiday weekend weather         after lunch  went to bed  in lot of pain,   but  monday i had  all the housework to do,windows  cleaned,  usual jolly things. last  2 days  not really  done too much,its  been quite wet           and  yesterday we had a hell of a thunderstorm here in the early hours.

quick entry,going back to bed.  see if i can get another  hour or 2  before alarm goes off at  5,45       really  am feeling  down.  i spoke to  di,a fellow sufferer of ms, earlier entries  told how she had a sudden massive relapse,only just been diagnosed.  she really is suffering  bless.  and  is in a wheelchair.  i think myself lucky.  so far  im getting off light.   just  doesn't feel it  at the moment.    mums visitor comes this afternoon,so i am off to wells,  few things i need to do.   trouble is  walking about is  very painful.   really must take up drinking lol.   1 last  thing,  please  remember  lyn,a  good friend in your prayers please,she has had  health problems,and needs support.  thanks  jland.  take care all.


jjdolfin9 said...

Oh Mort.  I worry about you.  Sitting at the screen at 4 in the morning when you need to be resting.  I'm sorry you are in pain and still coughing as well.  Life just isn't fair sometimes, huh.  You MUST stop trying to do so much and rest more.  Will keep you and your friends in my prayers...your mum as well.
Hugs, Joyce

cayasm said...

Mort know the feeling well sitting up late can't sleep, sorry your health has not been good, must be so difficult to get around, even to drive, and this chest infection has been hanging around for a lontime about time the Doctor looked at that. Let us know what the Dr says. Glad you mums visitor is comming round today gives you a bit of a break, enjoy Well as much as you can.
Sending good thoughts to your friend Lyn.

Take care


jeadie05 said...

Oh Mort if only I had known you were awake I would have IMd you I was  awake then too, but that was because Maurice had pinched all the bed ,I got up ,not wanting to disturb him he has to be up at 4.30 for work ,I can go back to bed and catch up ,When you sit down does it help to keep the leg elevated ? yes do make an apointment to see the Doc about your chest ,it must be getting you down ,I will look up the plant stuff you reccomend on the shopping channel ,If the lady comes to see your Mum and you go to Wells take some pictures for me please lol ,give my love to Mum ,and yes prayers for your friend Jan xx

lanurseprn said...

Hi Mort. I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad right now. I wish I were there....I'd give you a big hug....ok maybe two!! I'd take you out to a nice dinner to try to forget your problems for awhile.
Hope you got some sleep. Being tired makes everything seem worse. Also, things always seem worse to me in the middle of the night. I just hate that.
Lots of love to you,
Pam xoxox

pamal3 said...

Aw my fav other man. I hope the ankle goes down and stops bothering you. I will keep Lynn In my thoughts aswell as you and your mum. Take It easy If you can and get your feet up on a stool with a cushion!. Right! Lecture over! lol. I will have to post some more entries with little nicies just for you! lol. I am still laughing at your comment!. Were you advertising again? Uhu. I think so! lol. Sleep well. Catch you soon Mort. Love Pam xx

jhorky said...

Ah, Mort, I am so sorry for your pain.  Alan slept in small  doses throughout the night.  He woke so much and he took benadryl to try to help but It didn't much.  Your Dr. needs to get that cough under control and you tell him Dr. Lucy said so.  lol  Please take care,  Mort.  Lucy

frankandmary said...

I'm not exactly sure how it works in the UK, but here, you & your Mother would qualify for aide care.  Someone to come in & help get certain things done.  Both of you need help.  I understand your desire to do the best you can for your Mother, but you have multiple medical concerns yourself.
I will be keeping both of you in my best thoughts. ~Mary
ps I do admire all you do Morton.

mjgm1954 said...

how sweet of you to remember others even though you are in pain you dear man.  bless you.   Mort yesterday i could not feel my pinkie toes on either foot. it was scary. i got out my foot massager and placed it in the bed and propped my feet on it. it felt so relaxing i went straight to sleep. today it seems they have more feeling in them Thank God.
i usually sleep in my recliner with my foot rest up so that my feet are elevated. seems to help the blood circulate and flow. i have always felt pity for elderly ladies who walk around with thick swollen ankles. i would avoid that at all cost. I am not brave like you!
i pray your doctor can lead you to relief.  stay well you!  sending warm healthy vibes from alabama , june

ally123130585918 said...

Mort I hohe are feeling a bit better now ~ and your foot and cough are getting better ~ I do think you do too much but can understand why you do ~ I am sure you push yourself to the limits ~ you always seem so busy with so much still to do ~ Hope your Mum is OK and keeping your friend Lyn in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

sybilsybil45 said...

Dear Mort, I am so sorry to see that your ankle is so bad. I hope that ypu are taking things a bit easier now. you MUST take more little bits and not too much all at once.  thete is always another day.  I am just back from 5 Days in Wales...more about that later  Love Sybil xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Mort, sorry to hear your not well. Good idea to see your doctor, there must be something stronger he can give you to keep in the house for when this kind of pain starts.
Hope you managed some sleep,
Luv Jaynee X

jacsher said...

It must be heart breaking and terrible to know when you work at something you love, that later you will suffer for it.  hang in there mate,  You must be a tough dude.    Jack