Friday, 8 August 2008

yep,that WAS summer.

so much for summer heat,as i write this  its  frankly  peeing it down,gale force  winds blowing,and  it looks like  bloody november.   ah,british summer time at its  best. although it should  get out later  the  forecast for the next few days is ermmmmm    rain.  which is a shame.Wells next  sea  has their carnival day tomorrow,a lot of  hard work goes into it,and  its sad  if its  ruined  by bad weather.  still,there are a lot  of holidaymakers about,albeit  looking rather fed up and bedraggled. here in Stiffkey  we have a camp site  down near the marshes,on what was an old army training camp during  World war 2,frankly  i would  rather  keep at home lol,but  it  was  full last  saturday evening  when i took a walk.   pity them today  though.i think i would  go home if it was me.

I saw Dr.M last  thursday, he looked at lindas reccomendations  but  has advised  that  one of the 2 she wanted  me to try,another pain killer,  has side  effects which he thinks will make me feel very ill,and as at the moment  i seem to be doing ok on the ones i am on,we decided  to give it a miss.   the  other,i have been trying.     it's a nasal spray  to inhibit the  need  to go to the loo in the night,MS sufferers tend  to have trouble  "holding on",or to put it another  way,if  ya gotta  go,omg  too late  lol.      a couple of times  i have had  to  get up  in the night,quick,and  then  the  pain  in  my ankle and legs  stop me going back to sleep,so  linda thought  it  may help.not  too keen on reading  the leaflet,but i thought  heyho,2 squirts,1 up each  nostril, off  to bed        out like a light      next  morning,i was up at my usual time    5.45    omg,but  tracey comes at 7  and i do like an hour  of peace and quiet  on my own first,  into  bathroom,and          oooo     dont  want  loo.  in  fact        no  sign.    which  is  strange.         and         why  are  my  ankles  so  swollen,pain  in the  right  one  much  worse.       cut  long  story  short,i  ended  up taking  one of  mums  water  tablets,  i  rang  Dr.M   at  11    and  said,i  cant  wee,lol           ah,he  said        think   1  squirt  in  future  will be  ample  for  you,best nick  one  of  mums  diuretics.      so,spray  is  sitting  in its  box           and  its  keeping  there.     i was in agony.lol. 

yesterday  i went  to Kelling hospital,linda  asked  the speech therapist  to see me,  and  i was with her  for  45 minutes.  she  had a long  talk,and  explained  that  the left side of  my mouth is  slightly  weak,i have a slight  tremor in my  lips,and  my  tongue  is  not  quite  so  mobile  as it should be.   explains  why  i slightly  slur  my  words   specially  when tired;        or  yack a lot.      also,i  swallow a sip of water  twice,as  my  swallowing  reflex  is  weak,which  is why i sometimes get  problems  swallowing,and  explained  i  do have to be careful  with  certain  things  i   eat. all in al,she  is quite  pleased to tell  me  i dont  have  too much trouble  at the moment,and is  ringing  me in october  to see how  i am.   i notice  i slur  my  speech,but others  often dont,unless i am feeling   tired. like  now.        been  doing  bit  to much  i  think.  baked  this week,cleaned,cut  grass,blah  blah.        taking  it  easy  today,just  going  shopping  to fakenham  in a short  while  and  thats  it.

lastly  heres  a  few  pics, the  hanging  baskets  and  pots  still look lovely,and  i have  been  really pleased  how they  have  done.

i am going to add some  more  in another  entry,  just  in case  i lose  this entry  i am  closing  it.  take  care  all.

12 comments:

specialadyfink said...

The flowers are lovely -looks like a BIG smile :-)
Hope you're feeling better...
connie

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jeanno43 said...

Wonderful flowers Mort. Glad you are getting the help that you need to deal with your condition.

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jhorky said...

Beautiful flowers.  Also it sounds like you are not to bad with the speech yet.  The swallowing we found with keeping smaller bites and chewing it well, Alan did best.  He slurred his words but it was not very noticable at first but like you say if you are tierd it will show up on just about everything.  It sounds like things are going about as good as they can for you and that is pretty darn good. Alan had to carry a catheter for the bathroom visits.  Didn't seem to mind but it bothered me.  Sounded painful but he reassured me it was not.  Take care Mort.  Lucy

lanurseprn said...

Sorry to hear the summer weather is gone for now. What a change! I wish that we'd have some rain. That would be great as we are dry dry dry!
Be careful with that spray. That sounds awful what happened to you! Maybe try 1 small short spray and see if that is better? I don't know....I just don't want you going through that again. Awful!
Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! I saw the next entries pics and WOW they are stunning! Come do my gardening, ok? You do a GREAT job!
Hope you have a good weekend.
Love Pam xoxox

jjdolfin9 said...

I'm glad to hear that you are getting some of the help that you need Mort.  Beautiful flowers Mort.  Take care my friend.
Hugs, Joyce

frankandmary said...

The flowers are lovely.  I am sorry you are going thru so much, but glad you are getting the medical attention you need.

Err yeah, one squirt will be enough ;0. ~Mary

preciousone25 said...

Those flowers are beautiful!!  Lovely colors!!  Sure hope you are feeling better soon.  I wish we had your weather, it's too hot here, for my taste.

Joann

sybilsybil45 said...

Oh Mort  what a wonderful display you have had  ...are having....Un fortunately my camera is still up in Scotland Mary will bring it back on Wednesday with er then I cna get a few photo's taken although most things are a bit battered with all the wind and rain we have been having...as you say...summer ?? what summer ?  I will be gla dto go to South Africa in October where hopefully Mary and I should at least get some warm weather... I long for it...  Gla dthat you are getting more attention an dhlep now Mort...that is good.   Keep smiling friend,  Much Love  Sybil xx

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helmswondermom said...

I hope your rain has stopped for a few days.  That can be depressing, having so many rainy days in a row.  Hope that one squirt of the meds works for you.
Lori

jmoqueen said...

Awww bless you for taking the wrong medicine ;)  It seems like you are having a lot to go through :(  Take care hun xx  Take it easy coz there's no need to rush

Jenny

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Mort ...
Baskets do look lovely ...... my tubs have seen better days as they say.   Such awful weather, no sunshine, what are we to do eh?     Glad to hear speech therapist was happy with you and will be keeping in touch.   Hope ankles are feeling a bit better and that in general you are keeping your pecker up (no that was not a reference to wet knickers ....lol)....
Speaky soon - Big luv, Jaynee X

pharmolo said...

Very colourful, Mort. Sorry to hear the MS is beginning to take its toll (beginning??). You keep a smile on, even if you're in agony from 'urinary retention'. Keep it there!