Summer arrived on March 1st with my shorts going on. Yes it does get a Little chilly in winter months...barely 17c!! Life is good and can't believe we have been here almost 12 months.
The promise I made to myself before leaving Scotland fell in the first weeks. Hang up your garden trowel Pat!...no chance. We now have several native species of trees I planted including a Tenerife Palm. A protected species which comes complete with certificate of where it is grown and where it is now planted. Hibiscus shrubs, bougainvillea, bananas and many more. Tubs and pots filled with wonderful colours. Yup we are settled!
My long awaited eye op this week. Difficult and stubborn and surgeon was quite brutal in his determination to separate my lens from me. Anyway over now. I have 4 different drops to take...2, 4,6. and 24 hourly.. Check ups come every 2 days until next week.My world is suddenly very white but that could be the inside outside paint in our villa is..white!!
Waited 3 months for hip xray and that was this week too. Results back with GP before I got home! He is concerned as there is serious damage and to sij too. He said he would replace hip but surgeon won't yet. Going to monitor how I manage. I am on Tramadol which I don't like. So he doubled it. I don't want anti inflammatory. So he put me on them too. But he has a lovely kind disposition and we get on so well I trust him.
David meantime has had his MRI and has a follow up at pain clinic at end of this month. He will be getting another epidural at the same time. Yup exactly 6 months since last one.
He still takes Oxycontin and Oxynorm together with patches. I have listened to research about long term use of pain meds and firmly agree they do stop working. He has reached this point but coming off them scares him witless. I need to discuss this with pain cnsultant. Swimming in cold water has been recommended but he has lost his confidence.
Not all gloom. His beloved trains are at last being built downstairs. The old ones were dismantled when we moved and these are a new design. I think that has given him renewed inspiration. Certainly helps his depression and he hums his little head off!!
For those who remember Curlygirl she came out for an extended holiday. Difficult journey but enjoyed her time with us. Highlight had to be the whale and dolphin trip. She donned her snorkel and found an underwater world of such colourful fish too. Anyone else want to come on over? Always welcome.
So my Friends.....off to have a sit in deckchair in the garden. Only because I was told to rest by ophthalmic surgeon you understand!!!