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