for a change the title of this entry isnt a crappy pun, summer has arrived at last. and it has been HOT. unfortunately,MS plus hot weather equals one bloody tired carer. but it is so lovely for the holidaymakers i dont mind. our shops in this part of north norfolk rely heavily on the tourist trade,and if they arent coming because of bad weather a lot will close. indded in Fakenham,a small market town inland,many shops have already gone. its getting a ghost town. if t wasn't for Tescos in the middle of town i think fakenham is going to soon be a town of charity shops and estate agents and 3 of those have closed there. says a lot about the housing market.
i took mum friday to do our shopping and the town centre was deserted,mind you i am sure many people were taking advantage of the glorious weather and went to the coast. least it made shopping in the supermarkets a pleasure. mum enjoyed the outing,makes a change for her to say she is hot,normally mum never feels too hot,she has the last few days.
on thursday i went and saw linda the Ms nurse again, she wants me to see Dr.M.now he is back off his holiday,as she wants me to try another 2 medications,i must say the 2 she put me on seem to be helping,and she has increased the dose of the baclofen by half a tablet a day. no side effects so far,and i do seem a bit better on them.we had a long talk, and all in all she is quite pleased how i am coping. i see the consultant next jan,although it is possible i shall be called before then if he wants another scan done sooner.
all week tracey has been on holiday,so no early morning carer for mum, although we could have had a replacement we decided against this,as last time we got 3 different ones and to be honest for 15 minutes a morning it isnt worth getting up so early. i managed. i always do. although o am going to write to my social worker,and ask for a few days respite if they will cough up some cash. a 3 day coach holiday would be lovely. where to? Yorkshire if i can always wanted to visit there and never been. sort carers out for mum she won't want to go in residential care,and i think it is the best solution. hopefuly i can get something sorted out.
the heat has made the tomatoes ripen fast and i have put 3 bags in the freezer. bloody things still dont have a lot of taste, even the smaller ones. all in all a big disappointment this year. the pots and baskets look lovely still,i have to water them every day in the hot weather or they soon flag and look awful. hopefully they will go through the summer really have been a picture.
i still arent reading many journals, but i am glad to see indigo has made an entry. good news hun,you have been missed. lucy i always try and comment on she is a lovely caring lady,if you never read her journal take a look and leave her a comment day-to-day-life-by-Lucille4364/ also june always asks how i am doing her journal MIDNIGHT is one i enjoy. who would be a mum lol and zoe Domestic Chaos i am glad to see is back on top form. i PROMISE fingers crossed lol i will get round to reading the rest of you as soon as i can.
well,it is 11.25pm and it reads 25 celsius in here my fan has been going all night,thunderstorms are on the way though. i hope everyone enjoys a great summer,take care all