Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Just One Dammed Thing After Another

Jenny hadn't realised that September 1st was a teacher training day and hadn't booked the day off work, so Oliver had another sleep over on Monday night and we had a day out yesterday.

I found Anker Wood after searching 'things to do near me'.  On the same site is a Dobbies Garden Centre, so, something for both of us :-)

Unlike last weeks outing there were not many people around at all and we had a lovely few hours exploring the mazes, (there are three), the parkland, looking at the animals and adding some wood to the camps already there, Oliver wanted to build a camp of his own, afraid not mate, were only here for a few hours 😂 He would have quite happily have spent all his time lugging bits of wood around, must be a boy thing.

This morning It's back to school and the start of year three, it's going to be a bit strange for everyone after almost six months at home

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately, not quite myself, and a bit down in the dumps if i'm honest.  I got a cold a few weeks ago, I think I caught it off Arty as he had a snotty nose one of the times I took him out, mostly I had the sore throat and dry cough, so you can imagine how it sounded to anyone if I went out!  Just a side note....if you have a cold don't have a menthol sweet and wear a face mask at the same time, your eyes water like billio, as I found out lol.

Just as the cold began to clear up I began to get a lot of pain around my elbow and down into my forearm, It was even painful to lift a cup.  After lots of googling, (because I couldn't get a phone appointment with a doctor for a few days), I found I had all the symptoms for Tennis Elbow.  When I did eventually speak to a doctor she agreed with my internet search!! and recommended taking paracetamol and Ibuprofen for a week, and no knitting, crochet or stitching, or anything that might put strain on my arm.  
Well as it's my right arm and I'm right handed that rules out just about everything!
I bought an elbow brace thingy off Amazon and, fingers crossed, not on my right hand cuz it still hurts a little to do that, it's slowly getting better.
With all my internet searching I did read that Tennis Elbow will usually disappear of it's own accord in most cases in six to twelve months.  So I've gone back to my crafting, wearing the elbow brace when I do anything and taking regular breaks as it does still hurt if I have my arm bent for any length of time.

On Monday I enlisted Marks help in the garden, me doing the lighter jobs and shouting instructions to him on what to cut back and I got stung by a wasp, sigh.  
Yep, probably payback for all the pointing and shouting at hubby.

Of course, I can't just get stung, I have to get infected too!

It gradually got bigger and bigger and I ended up calling the doctor again yesterday for antibiotics, which in itself was an ordeal because first I had to get past the receptionist!
He called me back within five minutes and asked me to send him a photo on the link he was going to text me.  At the time I was on my way back home from dropping Oliver off and the surgery was closing in ten minutes. 

Now this sting is on the inside of my left knee and I have trousers on, you can guess what coming next.  

All I can say is, I hope no one saw me wriggling my trousers down in the car while parked at the side of the road!

Bonnie has also been in hospital over-night because of a high temperature, that, thank goodness turned out to be because of what they believe was an ear infection and the start of a cold. 

And my daughter, Joanne, who follows me for infected bites was bitten by goodness know what while at the park and is also on antibiotics.

So yeah, Just One Dammed Thing After Another!



Purple Pixie Dust said...

My my what a hell of a time you are having. I do hope things get better soon. Sending you lots of hugs and love. Lynda Ruth

Yes, a few weeks back I had a nest of wasp in an old brown chair on my pouch and got stung twice and I got wasp spray and got them all and then got rid of the chair. No more wasp. I won that round. Dam bugs.

Poppypatchwork said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, not being able to craft would definitely make me kranky.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Goodness - you don't do things by halves!

Hope everything and everyone is better soon

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, what a time of it you're having. I'm sorry but I did chuckle to myself picturing you wriggling out of your trousers in the car to take a photo, I do hope no one saw you, haha. Anker Wood looks great, much better than a day in school. I know the schools around here don't go back until Monday and then they've got training days on Monday and Tuesday so they won't be back until Wednesday. Oliver looks very smart in his uniform. Poor Bonnie, it's awful when little ones are poorly, I hope she's feeling better soon, and I hope the antibiotics work for you and Joanne. Mick had some awful bites on his leg which he got when we had the allotment, he ended up having to have them dressed by the nurse every day. It's amazing how such a small thing can turn so nasty.

Sooze said...

Oh no, you must have felt like somebody had it in for you!

Re your last post...we live in Somerset, we've only been to Wookey Hole once and thought the prices were a rip off. On the other hand, we love Wells, the Cathedral and Vicars Close, it's one of my favourite days out.

crafty cat corner said...

Life seems to go like that, everything is great and then it all falls apart. I guess tennis elbow is a similar thing to frozen shoulder, I have had a frozen shoulder and that took about a year before it was completely gone. Where do these things come from? Do hope you feel better soon, what with all the C thingy as well to cope with. Your little Grandson looks a perky little chap. lo

Barb said...

What a lot of stuff going on! I hope you are all better very soon. I have never seen a bite get that red. I had tennis elbow and it did clear up on its own.

Jackie said...

You have had a rough go of it.

Hope everything clears up quickly.

God bless.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh goodness, I am so sorry to read all of this.
Hope everything improves soon and you start to feel better.

On a positive note the photographs on your post of Oliver and your outing are great :)

Sending good thoughts and healing wishes.

All the best Jan

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Oh dear Maggie, not fun at all.

Carol said...

Oh, gosh, Maggie--what a time you've had of it. My husband has been dealing with tennis elbow, too, but I haven't heard him complain about it lately so it must be getting better--it's been at least 6-9 months, I'd say. So sorry about the infected sting--ouch! I do hope September is starting off better for you ♥

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