Thursday, 17 August 2017

That was the night that was!!

7pm last night after supper DB retired to bed and slept the clock round and more.  He did get up for breakfast but was soon back in bed. I phoned to speak to the Dr. She phone about 11.30 and has taken DB off the medication, he has to take codeine for his headache.......so a trip to the chemist to collect his new medication. We have to ring tomorrow to see what the blood test says.

Another night I did not sleep well, I did manage a nap this afternoon after lunch, but only for a short while. A council workman woke me hammering on the door, we had reported that there was a crack under the toilet window, it is going to get repaired.

DB was still sleeping when I went out to the chemist, he managed to wake up long enough to have a cup of tea and eat a donut. He is still awake now, how long for is another matter.

It had rained overnight, but after breakfast the sun came out and it has been a lovely day, not that I have seen much of it.

I am hoping for a better night tonight, the medication should have cleared DB's system and maybe the codeine will clear the headache.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Another bad night

I think I am going to have to sleep in the sewing room for a few nights, its getting ridiculous, it was after 4am again before I got off to sleep. 3 hours is just not enough. DB slept all night and spent most of it snoring....................

Blood test at the surgery this morning and then into Morrison for some shopping. I cannot believe I spent £13 on a half shoulder of lamb for Sunday!! I am not happy, looking at the receipt I had been charged for a kilo of lamb leg steaks, I ended up going back to Morrison and getting an £8.60 refund............so two journeys into town.

DB is still complaining of headache.......this afternoon he kept saying he was tired, so was I,but I still had to drive into town and get a refund for the meat. He starts taking 2 tablets a day tomorrow......

Its been a sunny day, quite warm this afternoon.

Cooked salmon for supper with new potato's, green beans and hollandaise sauce, we finished off the apple and blackberry for dessert.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A New Day

Better night last night, DB went off to sleep without too much wriggling.

Its a fine day, a load of laundry done and out on the line, also managed to do the Monday clean a day late.........

DB spent an hour in the garden this morning cutting back part of the hedge between us and a neighbour.

He seems to be tolerating the new meds, will keep my fingers crossed though when I start to increase the dose. Its really vile stuff nut if it works he should not be on it for too long.

My cancelled appointment for the cardiac consultant has come through for September, so I hope to get some answers about various things then.

There was some gratin last last night, so we will have it with the toad in the hole tonight. I stewed some apples and blackberries to have with custard for dessert.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday

Another bad night, took DB over an hour to stop fidgeting and settle to sleep, by which time I was wide awake again.

Up sharp and off to the Drs. Had to wait about an hour. Blood tests were back and everything is fine, but just to make sure we have to repeat it on Wednesday, give the prednisilone time to clear his system. The thinking is that it is coming from his neck, so a different medication which we have to start in small doses and work up. I am relieved that it is not thickening, or an infection in the arteries, but he still has the headache!!

I gave in and went to bed this afternoon, slept for 2 hours, I did not hear DB get up,  I feel awful now, thick headed. Fingers crossed I sleep ok tonight.

Supper prepped, just have to re heat the gratin and cook the tomato's and spuds, we will finish off the plums with custard for dessert.

No Monday clean done, will have to tackle the wet room etc tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunny Sunday?

We both slept for a while yesterday afternoon, I was in bed by 9pm last night, woke briefly when OH came to bed. Apart from getting up to the toilet it was after 8 when we woke.

Usual Sunday breakfast in bed. DB is out in the garden just now, no idea what he is up to and to be frank he can just get on with it. He was complaining again about his head aching...........its the Drs in the morning regardless.

No plans for the day except to sit and read, will prepare the pork for supper and thats about it.

Had a quick trip down to the surgery to put the complaint letter through the door, I want it there before we go in the morning, will be asking to see one of the senior partners.

Its quite warm outside, it was very chilly yesterday afternoon, it was a case of fleece jumpers on. Expect it will be the same today once the sun goes down.

Update.

Nothing much else to report, I have discovered that there was a smaller shed on the site before the one we took down, I have found a shallow concrete base which I need to lift, so spade and lump hammer going to be in use, I will use the rubble to make a soak away at the back of the coal house which floods if we get heavy rain. It will also help to level out the slight slope thats there.

We both had a siesta whis afternoon, finger crossed we sleep ok tonight. We need to be up early to be at the Drs by 9am.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Another bad night

4am this morning before I finally got to sleep. I ended up sleeping in the sewing room. No idea what time DB went to sleep, but we did sleep in a bit this morning. One of the side effects of his medication is insomnia, the dose he is on I consider to be rather high as well.

The results of the blood test did not come through, I am very annoyed, several times the NP told us she would ring us with the results yesterday, DB phoned at 5.45pm to be told that no way would the results be through that quick and the NP was not even in the building. I have written a letter of complaint for the practice, no way will we ever accept seeing her again for anything. The results should be available sometime on Monday.

DB has been in the garden for a short while this morning, I managed to get the ironing done, and have altered the strap to the bag.

Bacon fritatta and salad for supper tonight.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday

Another sunny day.

Yesterday finished with me taking DB to the Drs. he has had to go back this morning for a blood test, we will know the result this afternoon........I am keeping my fingers crossed its not arterial sclerosis that is causing his headaches. He has been given steroids, took 6 last night and 6 this morning......at midnight he woke me moaning about his stomach, I made him drink a glass of milk, the pain went off, he slept, I did not, was reading from 12 midnight onwards. No  effects from todays dose so I suspect he had indigestion.

G arrived just as we were going off to the Drs to start taking down the shed.


The empty shed.


What the site looked like when everything was cleared away.

We need to just level it out a bit, the council have to arrange for the chap to come and spray to make sure any Japanese Knotweed is killed off and then I can order the new shed and get it put up. We will have to relay the paths and construct a decent step, at least 2 of the slabs to the left are going to have to come up.. the new shed is 2 foot longer than the old one.

Once the chaps had gone I set to and cleaned the kitchen, wet room and toilet floors and hoovered the carpets in the living room and hall. I am going to see about getting a cleaner once a fortnight once I have sorted the shed etc.

We were going out for tea this afternoon, but our friends are coming to us instead, I feel safer with DB close to a bed just now, although he has been ok this morning apart from the headache.

E came round last evening with the cash for 2 of the bags, the last one I made, as I thought, the strap was too long, so I have undone the top to redo the strap and then re topstitch round the edge. I might get it done tomorrow.

I think I will be going to bed early tonight, 2 hours sleep is just not enough!!