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Monday, 14 June 2021

No its not sore

 I was drying my face and looking in the mirror, when I noticed some sleep in the corner of my eye.  Using my finger to remove it I felt a cold sensation and my eye turned red. This is the second time in 2  years this has happened. But I do have a pronounced vein in that eye. 


As a spectacle and contact lens wearer I have my eyes checked at the opticians regularly. Furthermore, my father had glaucoma for many years prior to his death.  It's not sore and it's only people mentioning it that reminds me it's there.  I do wear dark glasses throughout the year to protect my eyes, as the optician recommended it, as it helps with age related macular degeneration which is more  common  in people with blue eyes. 

Bertie's op went well, he was 'out of it' the first evening but after that he was almost normal. He hated the lampshade, so we removed it and he has made no attempt to do anything to the wound, which is about and inch long with no external stitches and extremely neat. He was given a full bill of health on Friday and has one more check up on the 19th before he is signed off. 

The weather has been great and things in the garden are finally starting to grow. I'm concentrating on tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and beetroot.  I've got a couple of tubs with carrots in too. 

I met with some friends last week and we had a meal out which was booked ahead. Considering virtually every other table was empty due to covid spacing, it took ages to get served and the food to arrive. But it was worth waiting for and for those few hours life felt normal. 

The Delta variant (Indian) seems to be gathering pace and although the vaccination has helped,  its worrying. We have all been affected by  Covid in various ways. We just seem to see the end of the tunnel and suddenly it's no longer in walking distance. I'm craving normality, not for holidays or anything frivolous. Just so those who need appointments with people face to face can have them. Those that need a diagnosis, operation or treatment get it.  I've had some sad news regarding a couple of ex work colleagues whose cancer treatment has been complicated by Covid. One has sadly passed away and the other is once again waiting for another operation to remove more tumours. 

I've just had a frustrating time sorting my tax return. Everytime I speak to HMRC I get told something different. My normal return is simple but this is a capital gains one. I have resorted to using the webchat and printing the conversation after to prove what I've been told. Apparently most of their staff are still working from home, so asking for your call to be transferred to a supervisor is a waste of time. But in the grand scheme of things....


I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather. Back soon. Tx 


18 comments:

  1. I hope it doesn't take long for your eye to be back to normal, though it's a good thing that it isn't bothering you. Poor Bertie, it is a bit of an ordeal for them to wear a cone but at least he was okay after his op. Archie cried the whole night after he had the chop.

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    1. Once we removed the cone he slept right the way through the first night and was right as rain. Which I'm pleased about.

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  2. I just saw that the lockdown in England has been extended by 4 weeks. It must be soul-destroying because, as you say, just when you feel you can touch freedom it gets pushed back just a little further out of reach. I don't know that we have a choice but it's getting hard to keep pushing forward isn't it! Chin up to the walking wounded in your home!

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    1. Thanks Anna, neither of us are hurting thank heavens. The Spanish flu lasted two years so I'm guessing we have a way to go still.

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  3. Betty was a right cry baby for a few hours after her spaying, but then pretty much raring to go the next day, making it difficult to stop her jumping up on the furniture and wanting to run when out. Strange about your eye, just as well it doesn't hurt. Hope the redness goes soon. The freedom thing being pushed back is like waiting for my State Pension - never seems to get here!

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    1. I know what you mean about the state pension thing. One of the friends who came to dinner has just received her letter for her first payment in October. We toasted her, as it's become our tradition. She added 'I just have to stay alive long enough now!" 😂😂

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  4. Glad Bertie is doing well after his op. Sparky had a cone but he looked so depressed wearing it we took it off after a couple of hours. He perked up straight away and just like Bertie he never bothered with wound either.

    Tom's on his second isolation period in one month after coming into contact with somebody positive at school again. It's frustrating to say the least. xx

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    1. I feel for Tom, it's so frustrating. I understand the rules but it's all getting a bit much now. I dread another lock down winter.

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    2. Me too Tania, but I can see one on the horizon the way things are going :( x

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  5. Your eye looks rather nasty! Hubby woke up one day with the same thing. Wasn't painful but he went straight to his ophthalmologist who said it was a broken blood vessel and nothing to worry about. It went away in about a week.
    Hope Bertie is feeling better, poor boy. I saw a thing on facebook where instead of using one of those cones they used cut down pool noodles. That way the dog didn't bang into things but couldn't get at the stitches! Interesting idea.

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    1. Agree, the pool moodle things sound a much better idea. My brother had whooping cough when he was small and broke do many veins in his eyes. Sneezing is a very common cause.

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  6. Oh dear your eye looks like it would hurt, I am glad it doesn't.

    Glad Bertie's surgery went well.

    God bless.

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  8. Hope your eye gets better soon, good to hear Berties op went well.
    Sorry to hear about your colleauges, makes us realise how precious each day is. xxx

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    1. It certainly does. Great news about your job.x

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  9. Wow, your eye looks dramatic, I"m glad it doesn't hurt.

    Don't dogs recover quickly from surgery, I'm always amazed when ours bounce back after 24 hours and yes, they usually find a cone more distressing than any wound.

    My brother works for HMRC and he's still working from home, it's a good idea to print out conversations you have with them as proof they've been had ... I should do that with everything he tells me!!

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