Feeling good. The sun is out and I am managing to get a few jobs done.
The last round of antibiotics has helped. I always cough up green sputum but the amount has lessened and I am coping. My mouldy man thinks I had a heavy mucus load (I love all the terminology). The pain has nearly disappeared I am just taking paracetamol when needed now which is great. I have even managed to go through the day today without an afternoon snooze! I am now waiting for a letter from the second of my telephone appointments with my endocrine man. (Will have to think of a suitable nickname for him) He is changing me to hydrocortisone rather than prednisolone. He hopes that will mean I don’t get the drop in cortisol I have been getting and reduce nausea and fatigue. I think our post is a bit erratic as I have not received the prescription yet. I suppose he was writing a letter as well and who knows at the moment how hospitals are managing to cope. I am quite amazed.
The garden is coming on and I am seeing a bit of colour appearing which is always good. Seemed to have a spurt early and now things have slowed down. None of my lupins have flowered. Every day I do a check, I have one that has a large flower head coming but it is a bit slow. I think they need a bit of sustenance.
The bees seem to like my poppies. I can’t wait for my lupins and snapdragons to flower then I will hopefully have more bees.
My book this week is Kill the Father. I seem to be reading Italian authors at the moment.
This is the first in a trilogy and for some reason, I read the second one first. The third one is on pre-order. I don’t think it comes out till October.
We have been watching a few films as well
War-themed. None of this is intentional. I think there have all been released at the around the same time. Might be something to do with VE day.
I have been busy doing bits and pieces for Aspergillosis Trust. Updating the website. We have some new patient stories and helpful information concerning Covid-19. I have sent a parcel to the USA and we have had 2 amazing fundraisers raising between them over £5000. Not too late to donate go to Apergillosis Trust Donations
All of us that have been shielding are now allowed to go out and meet someone and have a walk. I must be honest I am a bit wary as there still seems to be a large number of deaths daily but we were thinking we might drive to Runnymede and see if we can park there (if it is not crowded) and have a walk by the river. Taking a flask of coffee – might even have a picnic! It will be nice to see what is going on outside our little cul de sac.
Stay safe everyone and take care. x