I am getting very lax here but in my defence we have had a lot going on for the last couple of weeks. First we went house and pet sitting for a friend who lives close to where we used to live. It was convenient for us as we both had doctor and hospital appointments so it cut out a lot of the travelling. These are the pets that we looked after.
They are, top left, Chippy, bottom left, Tara and the parrot is Coco.
The dogs were very well behaved and the parrot was entertaining as it barked like a dog and mimicked its owners smokers cough.
I went to the hospital for skin tests and had 20 pinpricks on my for arm, each with a different serum on. After 10 minutes they measured the reactions to them and then the doctor told me that I was allergic to – wait for it – POLLEN, now wouldnt you have guessed I already knew that? She gave me a paper with a list of what I was allergic to and although I wasnt able to translate everything, the ones I was were: grass pollen, palm trees, pine trees, olive trees, banana plants, plantain and cat and dog hair. To be honest , I have spent a lot of time around animals and have never had a problem so I am ignoring that one.
This was my arm later that day.Very itchy!
Then we both had appointments with the doctor. I was put on extra tablets at night for the hay fever but they made me feel so ill that I stopped taking them after 3 days. I was also given a cortisone inhaler for a month but that gives me awful night cramps in my feet and legs, but |I am putting up with it for as long as I can.
Dave has another suspect patch come up, this time on his back , so it is back to the dermatologist we go again tomorrow as she thinks it looks like skin cancer again.
This week we have been very busy getting ready for our family coming next week.
I have, however, managed to finish the invitations for our vow renewal and made the other 3 wrist corsages. Now it is back to making flowers as I am going to need a lot more for my flowers, buttonholes and table decorations.
Just finished decorating a book fold that I did ages ago. There are 3 that I want to do that go together and I will put them on a triple pedestal that is in my hall. They will read
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