Monday, 31 October 2016

A surprise gift from my daughter.A bit of Autmn colour.

 You may remember from my last post that I have been having some health problems nothing major just a nuisance.I was chatting to my daughter on the phone this morning telling her what had happened when I saw the consultant on Saturday and she obviously sensed I was a bit down and half an hour later the bell went and this lovely bouquet was delivered via Interflora.What a brilliant idea and it has really cheered me up.More about my health later.

 We still have a bit of colour in the garden.Nasturtiums never flower where I plant the seeds ,they just appear!!!

 We have planted quite a lot of these cyclamen.I love their vivid colours.
 We have two very big trees in our not very big garden(and one that hangs over our fence).Both these trees have Tree Preservation Orders on them so we can't cut them down or even trim them with consent from the local authority.All those leaves are going to fall in our garden over the next couple of weeks!!!!!That will be a job and a half picking them up and will certainly burn some calories.
ABack to my health.I have always been told I have IBS.The consultant I have seenwho did the colonoscopy thinks I may have Bile Acid Malabsorption.The colonoscopy biopsy showed I have Microscopic Colitis ,so called because you can only see it with a microscope.He has put me on Colestyramine.It seems loads of people diagnosed with IBS actually have one of these problems.My fingers are crossed that when I get the dose right I shall be better than I have been for years.The downside I have to have a low fat diet.NO CHEESE!Holidays to France will never be the same again.I have an Endoscopy on the 11th November when he will have the full picture.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Games for the ipad?

 What happened to that?Havn't a clue!!It is a picture of Hay Day about the only game I play on the I pad.
I am sorry I havn't blogged in ages but I have had a really terrible time with my IBS keeping me close to home and very fed up.I was getting no joy from my GP or my hospital consultant and have ended up paying privately to see a different consultant.This Friday I am having a colonoscopy and to prepare for that I shall be stuck in the house.Lots of crafting and reading but I thought I might download some games for my ipad.Any suggestios,please?
 On the subject of reading I thought I would show you some books I have enjoyed recently.This one is set in Seattle.
 This book is based on a true story.It is about slavery and the real life abolitionist sisters,Sarah and Angelika Grimke.
 I am a great fan of Isabel Allende and this didn't disappoint.
Anne  Cholawo gave up a lucrative job to go and live on a remote Scottish Island.

Have you any recommendations?

I was very upset to read  of the untimely death of Helen's (Josie Kitten) husband.I read her blog and you really feel you get to know people so this has really affected me.