Sunday, 20 July 2008

eyes down

i havent posted for a while,  and  let me just  say also,neither am i reading or commenting on many  journals.   please   dont be offended  anyone if i havent  dropped  by.   truth is  i just havent felt like it.  theres a jolly little side effect  of  MS,called  optic  neuritis.  and  ive had  it  lol.     how to describe it?? hmmm    think,sharp stabbing pain  behind the left  eyeball  as though  some  malicious imp  with a  pitchfork is jabbing away at  it.          somewhere  near.          in laymans  terms.     it  bloody  hurts. my  vision  was  impaired to,  bit  blurry.so  kept  at  home.  luckily  by  thursday  it had  calmed  down    (   thank god it only lasts a few days, although  its  bad  tonight again.) and i was able to take  mum to the  chiropodists.   she  was in heaven,lol    had a hunky  male  chiropodist this  time.  nice  bloke, mum liked  him  and  he  is  pleased  how  her  toe  has  healed.   the  gout  is  still bad  in  her  toes  though,it  always  will be  i  think  now.    on  friday  i  took her  to  the health centre  to have  her  blood  taken       and  i  was  pleased  to  find  that  although   Dr.M  is  away,lindas  letter  had  been  read  by  Dr.E    the  other  partner          and  he  has  prescribed  me  2  new  tablets  to  take        baclofen  instead  of  the  gabapentin  i have  been  taking           and  a  new one,pregabalin      i  shall  soon  rattle  lol.       i am pleased  tosay,unlike  the  last  tablets  linda  tried  me  with  these  seem  to  have  no  side  effects,  and            the pain in  my  ankle  and  legs  is  a  lot better,       so    hopefully  they  are  doing  some  good.    ( i  did  read  the  leaflet with  both            big mistake  lol.   though  i am intrigued,as  preabalin   does  say              may  cause  "changes  in sexual interest"  as  a  side  effect.   isnt  Gordon Brown  kinda  hunky??     ya think??   lol )  we  then  went  to  fakenham  and  shopped.   got  home  early       fish  and  chips  too          lovely. 

yesterday,although  eye  was  hurting  it  doesnt  stop  me  much.  ( and   it  is only  a  temporary   thing.   hopefully  it  wont  get  worse.please.      ) i  decided  to  have  a  clean,the  weather  is  lousy,cool wind,cloudy,showers,  and  i couldnt  get  out  in garden,  so  i          washed  kitchen  floor  and  bleached  sink,   bathroom  the  same,  and  then       i   shamppoed  the  carpets.   my  vax  was  going  for  ages.   lovely  clean  carpets.         and  a   very  knackered  mort.       today  i  just  cooked  lunch,roast  chicken,   you should have  came  to  lunch,plenty  spare.lol       and     then             yep          went  to  bed  until  5.       sleeping  a  lot  better   as  the  pain in  my  legs  is  not  waking  me.         touch  wood.

so,  i  shall  get  around  to  reading  your  journals  my  friends,sometimes  my  alerts  work,often   not.        one  that  did  was  indigo          of Raven's Lament      sadly  i  note   she  too  is  ill,and  is  taking  a  break  from journalling.      Indigo        i  for  one  miss  your  wonderful  entries            but  know  exactly  how  you  feel.       let  us  wish  her  every  good  wish,   and  may  she  come  back  soon.       you  are  a lovely  person Indigo.  God bless  hun.        as  for  you all,thank you  for  your  kind  comments.  they  help  me           more than  you  can possibly  imagine.  

just  one  last  thing,   those  tomatoes  i  am  growing??  nice  picture  last  entry?  big  red  toatoes??    tasty   mmmmmmmm.           they  are  bloody  awful.  lol.      my  neighbour  gave   me  the  plants,he  had  them  given  him,so  neither  of  us  know  what  variety  they  are.  suffice  to  say  its  a  shame  as  neither  of  us  want  to EVER  grow  this  variety  again.   they  are  tasteless     tough  skinned         prone  to  "greenback"  as  they  are  such  big  fruit.        you  get  the  picture??  lol          it  maybe  the weather  has  a  lot  to  do with  it,if  we  got  some hot  sun,it  may  help  the  flavour.           oh  well,  i  put  some in  freezer  today,   i  keep  them  for  cooking.    one tip.  tomatoes  freeze well,and  are  great  then  in  stews  ans  casseroles,   i  just  take  out  how  many  i  want,  hold  them  under  a  hot  tap,and  the  skins  just peel  away  easily.          see,   cookery  and  garden  tips.    well,   i  shall  be back  again  soon,  eyes   permitting,   until  then          take  care all      

18 comments:

dsonney01 said...

Glad to hear from you. sorry about the pills and the eye problems. I need new specs and unfortunately can't come up with the money right now. My pain is on the left side between the ear and eye, stress I believe and eye strain. Shame about the tomatoes. i was hoping someone had some good ones. My plants are so beautiful and full of little green globes. I doubt that they will mature before THE MOVE. If I see your imps I will poke them with my packing scissors! Love and hugs, Dannelle

jjdolfin9 said...

Was wondering where you were.  So sorry about the eye problem Mort, but glad the new medicine seems to be helping your legs.  Also glad to hear that mum's toe is so much better.  As for the tomatoes, I think I would pick them green and have fried green tomatoes.  That should help the flavor a lot.
Hugs, Joyce

lanurseprn said...

Hi Mort, I'm so sorry you are having eye problems. I can't imagine how awful that must be. I hope it resolves very soon.
Sounds like you've definitely kept your sense of humor about it all, though. You are such a sweetie. Take care of yourself.
Love ya,
Pam xoxox

shrbrisc said...

I am keeping you and indigo in my prayers I hope you feel better soon
hugs
Sherry

sybilsybil45 said...

Glad to see you again Mort. Was just saying to Mary yesterday that you must be under the weather...sorry about the eye problem hope it goes quickly..it is such a b... that MS...still now that you have the new prescription we will pary tha that does the trick pain wise.
I won't be around this week either as we leave in the morning 6.30 to drive up to Edinburgh should get there by 6ish I would think as we have to make a stop at Worcester to see Mike and collect Jacqueline's ashes.  It is going to be a very very hard week Mort so any prayers would be appreciated...will be back Frid/Sat. Take care friend.   ( I am taking MAry to Bristol Airport this afternoon for her holiday to Edinburgh she is away for 3 weeks.  I expect will miss her aftyer a week or two !! but it will be nice to have the house to myself and able to read a few books etc.) it is not so easy when folks are around and when she does go home around 6.30pm it is my time for the 'puter !!  Love for now  Sybil xx

jeanno43 said...

Sorry to hear you have been having eye pain due to the medication Mort.  I do hope it settles down.  Sounds as if the new medication suits you as your ankle is much better.  Lol at the change in sexual interest.  I shall tell Mike to put on steel drawers lol.  Shame about the tomatoes but I have often found that those large ones are tasteless.

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mjgm1954 said...

Yay!  You are back!!! So glad your doctor got you sorted out and on new meds.   You have been taking such good care of your mum. God bless both of you.
I freeze tomatoes too. usually when i buy one it gets cut and then the rest of it lanquishes in the fridge. so i throw it into a bag with the other bits and scraps of tomato and when i make a soup or stew , there they are! lol
Roast chicken, yummy!  you always seem to make the most delicious sounding meals. puts me to shame. lol
So sorry about the eye pain. I am sure it is worse than a toothache and those are horrible enough.  No wonder you arent able to read the journals or make an entry sometimes.  my vision is blurry because of the diabetes. later in the day it clears up. its not nearly as bothersome as what you experience. Bless your heart.  I will be keeping you and mum in my thoughts and prayers as usual.  sending a big hug, june

mjgm1954 said...

i forgot to say that i mentioned you in my journal entry today!

jhorky said...

Sorry about the eyes.  Just very good it clears up before you get hit again with it. Glad the pills are helping the pain.  Sorry about tomatos.  Thought I was going to get a basket fed ex'd.  lol  You take care Mort and I will probably be sending you an email.  I usually do as you knoiw.  Especially if I need gardening advice.   Lucy

ally123130585918 said...

Mort sorry to hear you are having eye problems ~ hope that dosn't last too long ~ glad the new meds are helping and the pain in your legs isn't so bad ~ good news about "Mums" toe healing well ~ Sounds like you have been as busy as ever ~ and the Dinner you cooked sounded delicious ~ Sad about your tomatoes if you find out what they are let us know so we won't grow them :o) ~ You take care of yourself ~ We went to Fakenham last Friday naturally visited the Chocolate Factory :o) ~ Ally x

jhorky said...

Had to add Mort, no wonder those tomatoes were passed around. The original owner knew why he did not want them .  LOL  Lucy

gitterdunna said...

So sorry about your eye. I can only imagine how painful. I've taken the gabapentin a couple yrs ago for sciatic pain that stabbed me in the left leg unmercifully. It worked and only too half of them and no more leg pain since. Can't say the same for lower left of back but just deal with that one.   You sure did a lot of work there:).......alice

jacsher said...

Terribly sorry you haven't been feeling too great.  YOu sound like such a trooper.  Probably having Mum to care for gives yo the kick you need to keep on keeping on.

Thanks for the tip on tomatoes.  I do not think I have ever heard anyone say they have frozen them.

hang in there.  It is just good to see you were fit to make an entry.

Jack

helmswondermom said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well, and I certainly hope that pain leaves you soon.  It's good to see you posting.
Lori

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Mort .... sorry to hear you have had that awful stabbing pain, but good to hear your ankle is feeling a lot better and you can sleep.  But if its not one thing its another isn't it ?!    Shame about the tomatoes - i do love home grown ones, but you can keep those Mort ....LOL......
Big Luv - Jaynee X

pharmolo said...

Mort,
Sorry to hear of the painful eye problem. Hope you can manage with all those pills. Wouldn't like to be in your shoes on that account. Keep well

mjgm1954 said...

just stopped in to blow you a kiss and say hi you dear man!  jun

jmoqueen said...

That's a shame about the tomatoes but I had to laugh at the side effect to your pills 'changes in sexual interest' LOL..................

I hope the pain will ease for you soon.  Hugs to your mum xx

Jenny

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