Photos Copyright: Maggie May
Just going to the corner shop, I stopped and took photos as I passed my neighbours' flowering shrubs. The first is a rampant species of Clematis that looks beautiful and the second photo is of a Mock Orange Blossom that gives out a beautiful scent.
The day was brightened immediately.
I had good news yesterday when I went for my appointment at the hospital, as my CT scan proved to be clear. The pains I have been suffering from can be put down to arthritis, IBS or just plain old age. Its brilliant news, isn't it?
However, this good fortune is slightly marred by the way Harry is suffering right now.
On Monday, I asked him if he'd mind bringing a sack of compost from the garden centre so that I could do some repotting and he happily set off in the car. However, when he came home he was ashen faced, vomiting and in extreme pain from his back.
Yes, I know..... I am on a guilt trip because of it but he is an retired builder and is always going on about large sacks of things being no trouble at all. He forgets that he is not twenty anymore.
Well he has been off his feet since Monday lunch time and has had the doctor round and been on lots of pills that all seem to upset him. It is awful to see him like this and his appointment with his Oncologist has been brought forward to next week instead of May to discuss his recent bone scan.
In the mean time he cannot even be bothered to read a paper or watch TV and he isn't eating hardly anything and is still vomiting.
I can't believe the sudden change in him. So you see, my recent good news seems to be swamped by this new crisis with Harry.
Life is all about ups and downs in this household.
Since writing this post, I am pleased to say that there is an improvement in Harry and I hope it is the beginning of him getting into better health.