Greetings from our sunshine island...well it isn't at the moment.
For us rain is like snow in England. We rarely get it and when we do it disrupts the whole island. Warnings for 3 storms were heeded and boy did it storm. Torrential rain which rushes down roads like rivers, closed both airports and thankfully...kept drivers off roads. Finish the rain off with gale forse wind. Half my garden furniture was in the pool the other half no idea.
Sadly tourists think they know better and venture out into dangerous areas. Lives were lost both on the coast with exceptionally high waves and in the mountains too.
Hopefully all is calm now but people coming out from UK on holidays are stuck. Airports closed and travel seriously disrupted.
So to David. He has been suffering with a sore and painful eye for some months. I was really concerned as uveitis can be a 'side' effect of Ankylosing spondylitis. Although his was painful when uveitis isn't. A number of trips to GP, assorted creams and eye drops prescribed, holistic drops from another source, and still no change. Off to optician who recommend eye specialist.
Back to GP who put 2 drops of something in his eye and promptly diagnosed cataract! Oh. We weren't expecting that. Urgent referal means June appointment. Now he will have to steel himself to lying flat on his back, with only local anesthetic, for up to half an hour. Very painful position and don't know how he will manage
He is almost off Oxycontin now. Been very long and slow but worth it. Pain no worse or better. He is though on strong CBD capsules which have helped enormously. Sleep is better when he eventually gets to bed. General well being? Not too good. . Completely off Bacclofen after research shows long term use damages muscles. Does use Oxynorm still as and when which isn't as often. But...he can do less and less as the Ankylosing spondylitis marches on relentlessly.
I have been asked to lead campaign for dropped kerbs on the island. Anyone who has ever visited the Canaries will understand disability access. There is little in the towns and none in the rurals. I like challenges! Gives me something to do!
Warm hugs to my many many friends