November 9th, 2009

Ow - look of shock on face


Just a quick note to say I am about to update you as to why I was M.I.A. this weekend -

Did I miss anything ... Any exciting news .... What have you all been doing?

Now I am about to tell you what's been happening here - and catch up with my 366 MEME as well (although, for the first time ever I will ahve to cheat!)

Link me to anything I've missed, please.
Ow - look of shock on face

What A Weekend!!!!

The weekend started off with a bit of an upset for Mum and dad - as I told them that I had made the decision to try to get a ticket to see James in London, even though it was ona Sunday.  Even the moral blackmail didn't change my mind.

So, Saturday progressed - cleaning for Mum and Dad in the morning .... Actually getting quite a bit done for them.  After dinner, Mum and I always go into Torquay - and as I did I had a stab of pain in my left (good) eye.  Hawever it was OK so we went in, I bought some boots and once homechanged into glasses as my eye was still sore.

As tea progressed, so did the pain in my eye.

So, I decided to go to Casualty.  The doctor I saw said I had some sort of infection and gave me cream and pain killers I went home - used the cream ... and pain, pain, PAIN!!!!!!  Dad drove me back as I couldn't think, let alone open my eyes .... Wow, incredible!

The doctor I then saw just gave me more pain killers - and an anesthaetic into my eyes.

So at least the pain had gone, but so had my vision - which is why I just haven't been on-line all weekend.

Pain had gone - but panic was in, I couldn't see the PC to get tickets for James - but I texted a friend, and had the promise that she would  try to get a ticket - so, all in all, I could now relax, while waiting for the following days appointment with the specialist.

Sunday morning - 11am ... 2 minutes silence, and also the appoinment time for the specialist!  A thorough examination and a diagnosis - a Chemical Burn!!!! 

How, When, Why?  Three very good questions!!!!

So more eye-drops, and pain killers and an appointment for Monday.

I slept some of the afternoon - but had a text message -

Yes, I have a ticket to see James ,....... Thank You spikereader - You are the best.  It meant a lot that I knew I could text you.

The funny thing is that until I was typing this I didn't actually know how much the ticket was!!!!  I still have to find out all the details, but I can't thank Caroyn enough.

Monday morning came - more rest, and a short walk with Jiffy, before going back to the hospital to find out that things are getting better.  I have another couple of weeks of treatment and have to have my contact lenses checked out, but all in all it is easing off OK!

Adventure before dementia

366 MEME - Day 268 - Remembrance Sunday

Every Rememberance Sunday I always wear these 2 broaches.

The silver one was bought by my Grandfather (who served 1914 - 1918) for his mother during the war. The other was bought by a close friend of mine for his wife when he went to serve in 1939. Ted died in 1990, and gave me this as a gift a few years prior to that. So, in memory of family and friends in both world wars, I always wear them both.


This year, I spent Rememberance Sunday at hospital - but it is good to share them with you.

Adventure before dementia

366 MEME - Day 267 - Remembrance Weekend

Normally on the Saturday of Rememberance Weekend I watch The Festival of Rememberance, from The Albert Hall in London - a very moving event. However this year I was in hospital getting my eyes sorted out.

So, thought I would share a picture of these medals - they belong to me, and were my Great-Uncles and Grandfathers -

The upper one is The Victory Medal
The lower one is The War Medal
& other is Granddad's 1914 - 1915 Star