I kept trying to have ago a few feet at a time every time i had a couple of hours digging and then was really ill for days at a time having had the good news that i do not have MS has been dampened with the frustration of still having all the symptoms with no explanation , severe fatigue landing me on the sofa for a few days at a time was really frustrating , with pains in my , hips arms and calves , each side mirroring the other so off i went back to my doctor , I saw another doctor this time who ordered some bloods , one of them was raised the esr one , so this new doctor after examining me said , I think you have a condition called polymyalgia rheumatica All the symptoms have been going on and getting worse for almost 5 years now , he said he didn't know why anyone else had never diagnosed it before , The treatment was to go on steroids for a week to see if there was any relief and there definitely is , unless it's because i have been resting , still doing lighter stuff , sewing , cooking etc but no heavy work , I have to go on them for three years now and will really have to watch what i eat having lost another one and a half pounds at weight watchers, but long term use of steroids causes weight gain and i really can do without that , Anyway back to my help in the form of my brothers step son craig.
He is 17 , has just completed a college course for bricklaying but like lots of this country's youth today can't get a job but he won't sign on and is doing odd jobs when he can get them , he is helping me and i am paying him a measly £10.00 per day but i need his help and he needs the money , today he worked really hard and made a big impression in the dig over of the garden , i can do the planting and the maintaining it once the heavy work has been done , so i am one happy lady today.
I haven't done much bargain hunting lately but i am hoping with the help of the steroids i will be able too, but here are a few bargains i picked up in the last few weeks.
A pair of unused vintage crochet edged pillowcases 20p.
A job lot of English lavender £1.40.
A set of four 1960s cushion covers.
Hoping to get back to blogging on a more regular basis now.
Coming soon , my bedroom revamp , its even better than before.