JANUARY- BETTER TIMES AHEAD?


January 1st

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope this is a better year for me.

2nd

Woke up with a violent headache. I have had a bad head for a few days but nothing like this. This is like someone squeezing my head. Paul took Summer on her walk. After some IBRUES I went back to bed. About 10-00am I got up, still a head ache but not as bad. Things got better as the day went on. I know there are a lot of virus's going round. So I hope I don't get one of them. Could be the tablets even. I have stopped BACLOFEN today. I was only taking one in the morning.

4th

Not a good night again pain and spasms.Very cold today a very sharp frost looked like snow first  thing. A lot of pain in my hip and right shoulder. Today I am sorting out the tiny baby clothes that Jamie-Lee wore when she was born. She is having them for a doll I have got her (Baby Anabelle) when she is a bit older.


 So tiny.
 That's a new born baby grow next to her she in tiny baby up to 5LB.
  Jamie-Lee a few days old tiny.

Now look at her, this was taken four days be for her second Birthday.

Bed late tonight well about 3am, I was watching a program- Katie Hopkins My Fat Story, a fit sun journalist who was under weight who ate herself stupid, to gain weight to prove if you eat more you get fat. Bigger people usually say they can't loose weight no matter how hard they try. The aim then was to loose it all again, in the same time it took to gain it. She nearly did it as well just a few pounds short. The weight she kept on everyone said she looked better than be for.

Lindsay has got Jamie-Lee a new bed, Lindsay thinks she wakes herself up by knocking her legs and arms on the sides of her cot. She is sleeping in it tonight hopefully she will sleep better it will help Lindsay so much as she doesn't get much sleep at the moment.

5th

I now weigh eight stone, just, in my pjs. Early December 2013 I weighed eight stone twelve pounds more or less.
Jamie Lee slept well and only woke up once briefly - keep it up Jamie-Lee.

 Jamie-Lee fast a sleep.


I slept quite well too, only a short night but I feel rested. I feel different to what I did a few weeks ago too. I hope this means the seizures have stopped for good, I hope so but no one knows.

In the afternoon I went into town for a few bits. First time on my own as well. On the way back I timed it right for my appointment with Dr Mehta, He is pleased with me and said I looked well. I told him I felt better too. I bought him up to date on the tablets and he said I can stop the DIAZAPAM too. I was taking just one at night, as between us we have bean knocking them down one by one. This one makes me feel heavy headed in the mornings, back to see him in a month.

7th

Today I am going back to Pilate's, the arm chair one as I call it. Some I do standing up though. I  enjoyed it and I did feel better and looser after it. We did some moves I have not done before and used a disc. We sat on it, and stood on it- its a bit like a balance ball feeling even though you are only a few inches off the floor its quite hard to balance its makes you use your core muscles of which mine are very strong.


HOME GYM AEROBIC FITNESS EXERCISE YOGA PILATES CORE CARDIO BALANCE WORKOUT DISK

I still would like to get back to my own class. I hope after five weeks at this one I can. Just rested in the afternoon a bit of a shock to the body after Pilate's and not doing them for a while. I have done a bit at home but its never quite the same.

8th

Not a good night, in fact the worst for a while. I went over on my foot just before going to bed. This hurt a bit but not enough to take anything extra. After about half an hour in bed the pain was extreme. I thought here we go again RSD making a mountain out of a mole hill again. The pain got worse and spread to every limb, and my head was spinning like a top. I took OXINORM, this did little to help I was having very strong spasms as well. A bit later I took two 400mg IBRUES this helped as well  along with the OXINORM. This made me itch as I have not taken too much since my stay in hospital. I settled to sleep about four thirty after Paul had made me a cup of tea.

Haircut at teatime at Helen's new flat. A lot better and bigger than the old place. We all had Chinese, nice but not as good as our local one.

9th

A better  night, I thought it could not have bean much worse but of course it could have bean. I did not end up in hospital this time.

A sad day today one of my friends died, Lindsay and I are going to his funeral. He used to work at the Cathedral and his son still works there, so it was held there. This was quite hard for me as it brings back my parents funerals. I did all right though the coffin was covered, apart from when it was blessed and being carried out, I shut my eyes and kept my head down. As funerals go a nice send off he would have liked it.


A quite afternoon watching the first series of Fringe even Paul watched some. He says some of the stuff I watch is crap but he enjoyed this. He got me this for Christmas, six seasons 101 episodes.


10th

A very windy day, we have weather warning in place with gales up to 100 miles an hour and also rain. Very rough on the common with Summer. Nice at the same time, cold to my face.

Lindsay and family are here later. The boys were mostly upstairs on the computer, Jamie-Lee played with Summer and Suey. She played with her pram as well and liked the new covers I had made for her. She said her baby liked them too.

Jamie-Lee's little pram and cover set I made.


11th

Not a good night, pressure headache again. My full body aches today. Very cold on the common I think snow is on the way again.

My brother and sister in law are are here for tea. Paul has got everything ready and I will be doing the washing up etc. We all enjoyed the tea and each others company.
When I had a bath later I noticed my knees were very swollen no wonder they hurt. I am often asked why they swell up, the answer because they can. RSD does not take pity on anything in fact it kicks you when you are down.

13th

Another rough night my legs and body jumping a lot, even when they stopped it still felt like they were still jumping. Not much sleep either. I have bean thinking about my sleep pattern or lack of it.
When I was in the hospital I was very drugged up and this knocked me out quite a bit. Now the drugs have worn off completely I think my body has returned to how it was be for the extra drugs.

I have knitted a little baby goat it only took a few hours to do.

Baby goat seen here with the other goat I made. These are for Sally.


14th

A very cold morning with a sharp frost, the common looked very pretty.


Pilate's again I enjoyed this session even though it made me hurt, I hurt for a reason and I did feel looser later. I still hope to go back to my original class next term. Did the ironing in the afternoon.

I have started taking MELATONIN again to see if it will help me to get into a pattern of better sleep and stop asleep most of the night.

15th

I am going to see Lindsay at her house for a change. When I got there Jamie-Lee said where's Summer. Suey was here Saturday so I think she thought Summer would come with me. Funny thing was I nearly took her. She was playing with some of her Christmas things. So for the next few hours we played with the babies, (her dolls) with her castle and more things as well. She showed me her new bed. She said I could sleep there and she could sleep in Mummy's bed. I did fit in as well. Lindsay's bed is very bouncy and she jumps on it when she can. Her favourite film at the moment is Frozen as with many girls and boys. We were singing the song Let It Go and laughing as well. She does not usually have a day time sleep now, so no rest. Lindsay said now you know how I feel, she is like this every day, full of fun and chatter. I said just the same as you were.

When the boys came home from school Jamie-Lee and I hid under her blanket to surprise them as they did not know I was coming today. Kisses and cuddles all round. I enjoyed my day with them all.

16th

Today is a big day for Jamie-Lee-- she is going to school as she calls it. Really its pre-school/nursery. Lindsay was not sure how she would be, a few tears and not wanting to go in. No- she was fine straight in and played with the other children. When I spoke to Jamie-Lee she said she decorated a cake, but Suey, there dog, ate it. I am pleased she enjoyed it, she'll go two days a week. I think it will help Lindsay and also Jamie-Lee. Lindsay can get things done and Jamie-Lee will learn to play, and share her toys with others her own age.    
 Jamie-Lee with her cake.


This afternoon I did a few bits in the garden and a general tidy up outside and also prepared the green house for spring planting. Quite a nice day very warm in the sun. I payed for it later as I ached so much.


18th

A very cold night, I woke up a few times cold. My temperature changes have bean quite bad this year so far. I suddenly start sweating just sat still or very cold to the point of goose bumps on my body. Weird RSD really messes up everything. I think as time goes on the pain does get a bit less. Not as violent. On the other hand pain is in more places than it was. A nice walk on the common that will sort me out. Very cold and frosty.. 

Lindsay and family didn't come yesterday, Lindsay was not feeling too good. I did see them all, the day before though.

A bit of snow about 11-00 pm big flakes. I thought they would settle, but not to be this time. Wayne has had snow over the weekend in Halifax.

20th

Lot of left hip pain in the night. 
I'm in town with Lindsay, we're getting Jamie-Lee some shoes. She was very funny in the shoe shop. She was trying on shoes that were too big and saying them nice. She also picked up a back pack and said it was for school.

 Shoes bought.
 Jamie-Lee in her new shoes.
Jamie-Lee with Tommy-Lee and her big doll on the chair.


We went to McDonald's for dinner, when the music came on she started dancing and asked us to dance which we did, she wanted everyone to dance. She fell asleep on the way home sleeping for two hours. Lindsay said she had not had a good night.

Had homemade lasagne for tea very nice it was too. My hips and wrists hurt a lot today. Elbows joined in later.

A bit of snow later.

21st

Average night with pain. Snow has not settled, a bit more fell mid morning while we were out walking. The wind was very cold but Summer never seems to feel the cold though.
Pilate's went well I was quite stiff when I went, after the session I felt a lot looser. I managed most of  the moves apart from the toes one on my right foot.

Wayne rang up and said we have a lot of snow in Halifax even the buses had stopped.

A bit of knitting at night, I am making my brother a pair of gloves. Like me he has a problem with keeping his hands warm. These are made from 80% wool so should do the job..

23rd

Not a good night, pain in hip and leg plus of course the foot. This hurts I think because it can.
When I got up I felt dizzy so I went back to bed for a while. After this extra bit of rest I did feel better. Very cold again on the common I think we will be getting some more snow soon.
A quite day for me today doing the blog and resting. Popped round to see Ben next door he is doing alright. I feel better than I did as well.

24th

A better night at last but still awake at 5am. Pain down left side, quite bad, pain levels have bean up quite a bit this last week. Maybe the cold, doing more or just the RSD or all of them.

We went to see my sister in law Pam, and brother in law Malc, Paul is fixing a new cooker for them.
Pam has really done well as she had a massive stroke and a brain hemorrhage a few years ago. She was in Sheffield hospital for a long time and also in Lincoln as well. She still has no use of her right hand, but regained use of her legs and can walk a short distant.

Lindsay and family not here today, little Jamie-Lee is ill, the same virus that Lindsay and the boys had. Aching limbs and a high temperature not nice at all. Get well soon Jamie-Lee. The boys will look after you like you do when they are ill. I hope they are a little gentler than you though, Little Miss.  

Not too good a day for me pain and more pain. I even went to bed for a few hours in the afternoon, I did not really feel that much better. Sat down the rest of the day. Bed about 1-00am took two 400mg IBRUES before I went up, I hope this will help.

25th

I could not settle extreme pain left side of head above eye brow. My heart was beating that fast it hurt. Painful spasms just about everywhere. I took 10mls of OXYNORM which Paul gave to me.
Hot sweating and not too good at all. I then had a seizure lasting about a minute and half, Paul said a full blown one with arms and legs going. I settled after this and had a cup of tea which Paul made. Awake a lot more the rest of night/morning no more seizures though. I was up about 10.30 still very much feeling the after affects. (Paul's bit...As the seizure started a million and one things were going through my mind, how many seizures do I wait until I dial 999, how long will she be in hospital, and its coming up too her 60th birthday I do hope she isn't in for it as she was mine. But thankfully she took it in her stride, didn't panic and soon got on top of it. Well done Gill)

We both took Summer for her walk I ached but was pleased I went, as sitting around with pain does no one any good--- least of all someone with my problems.
Later in the afternoon I had a lay on the settee and went to sleep for a while. My body is hyper sensitive again and a fair bit of pain as well. I try not to take extra MORPHINE as it messes up the normal dose and the body wants it all the time. I know things will calm down soon so long as I don't have any more seizures.

27th

Better night all round. My friend came round first thing to tell me her mum had died quite suddenly. She went very peacefully in her sleep. So not the best start to the day

We are both out today day at Sally's a bit late setting off, we got stuck behind a tractor as well. Things like this happen when you are running late. We got there and Sally was busy sorting out horse bridles.
We had a cup of tea and I gave her the goats I had made for her, plus Christmas presents.

 

She liked them all. I think the bigger goat is going to be called Dixon after the ward we were both in not sure about the baby one.
After Sally's, we carried on into Mablethrope as its very close by. We had fish and chips too they were very good and the fish was sweet. A look round but not much open as most closed till Easter time. A look at the beach and sea. Quite calm and peaceful, just what I needed after the bad news.

The journey both ways was good as well, a few spasms but lets face it I am not going to be like I was before RSD am I. Not sure if it was the fish and chip or just eating at large dinner as I had a bad stomach pain and bloating for the rest of the night.

28th

I was very stiff this morning and a walk with Summer sorted it out a bit. Joints are very tender. I have Pilate's later so that will help a bit I hope. Everything at Pilate's went well and it did loosen me up as usual. I was hoping to go back to my original class but Jo said its full at the moment.

After Pilate's I went into town. Paul dropped me off. I wanted wool to make Jamie-Lee a cardigan. I got her a doll from Oxfam charity shop for £3.50. This is a big doll and fits Jamie-Lees baby clothes for about three months old. The suit she is wearing was the one Cilla and Ben got her for her first Christmas when she was nearly four months old old. I was pleased as now she always has it to remind me of them.
 
 Perfect fit.
Jamie-Lee in the suit at Christmas.




29th

Today Paul and I are going to see Bev at Beeston near Nottingham. When we left the snow falling in Lincoln.
A good journey a good cup of tea and a chat, I was feeling quite relaxed. Soup and bacon sandwiches for dinner. The snow fell very quick here and soon there was a good covering. We were all saying how much Summer loves the snow so she will be pleased on her walk tomorrow.


Russ had an operation on his knee in the morning. We heard later everything went well and he was able to go home. Get fit again soon Russ.
When we got back to Lincoln there was no snow.
Very tired later I think the seizure I had Sunday took more out of me than I thought.

31st

Not a good night sweating a lot hot and cold. Joints painful today as well.


Lindsay and Tracy are here but are going out for dinner with Selina for her Birthday. Happy Birthday Selina. I have got the children for a few hours. Jamie-Lee is still not too good, a bad cough and runny nose. The boys are not much better. They were all very good. Jamie-Lee loves her doll calling her big girl and not a baby. I think most of the clothes were on/off thoughout the day and at one time had three sets on her. She found out she does not fit in her pram but we have a bigger one for when she is older.
 
 
 A bit too big, said Jamie-Lee.


The boys were mostly upstairs in the chill room. Jay-Jay had brought his laptop and Tommy-Lee his Ipad. Most of the time they were on them or colouring. Dinner was eaten and enjoyed by everyone the boys having seconds chips, sausage and chicken dippers.

Lindsay came back after a nice dinner of pizza and they were pleased to see her. A good day, nice to have the children I have not seen much of them this year- tired but happy and enjoyable day.


A mixed start to the year but a better one than last year. RSD is a hard thing for anyone that has not got it or heard of it to understand. How can you be running around one day and almost crippled the next??? RSD that's how-- when I try to explain I liken it to MS then most people get it.

I hope things are going well for you and the RSD is calm. Love as allways Gill.

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December- GOOD BYE 2014.

December 1st

Well we are in the last month of the year I can hardly believe it. This last year I have spent over a hundred days in hospital.

Not a good night I did not get to sleep till 3am then awake again at 4am. I just lay there not even feeling tired. Things went wrong on Novembers blog and I had to re-due over two hours work.
This gave me a bad headache that would not give in.

My friend Debbie came round in the morning to see me, she is a Geophysical Land/Marine Technician, she is very soon going to Africa again to work, she was there earlier this year.
A warm Christmas for her but she might even be back by then, she never really has a date to come back. Just when the works done.

In the afternoon Sally came to see me, she has broken the side of her hand and it is in plaster, the horse she was riding threw a wobbly and even though she managed to stay on for a while eventually the horse won. Poor Sally she needs to recover quickly. Her next event is starting the 15th December.
Her Sister painted this picture on her plaster as she was getting fed up with everyone asking how did you do that. Good painting don't you all think.


Sally's pot.


Good luck Sally Lincoln (Lincoln is the donkey I made her, he sits in the front of her tank!!) will help you
 
We had a walk around Sincil Bank as she had bought Charlie her dog. He remember me from last time at Sally's house. Summer and Charlie got on well after a few growls and barks. Charlie even gave Summer a kiss before he left.

2nd

My friend Bev is here today it was her Birthday while I was in Hospital so she got her present today a scarf I made for her and some candles, she got me some nice flowers. A good day just chatting and catching up on life.

In the night I had three seizures lasting two-three minutes total, then the spasms started my body felt like it was being shocked. Bad head as usual. IBRUS and OXYNORM twenty mls in total. Even then I could not relax at all. Went to sleep with my music on iPod.
Twenty two seizures since I came home.

3rd

Not the best of nights but far from the worst. I did not get up till ten, I feel drained I thing I might be in for some thing. My legs at the back of calf's hurt a lot and still a bad head. Slept most of the afternoon, had a bit of tea then asleep again. A very sleepy day.

5th

Still feeling a bit rough. I have decided to make Ginge a box to sleep in at night, it's all lined with fake sheep skin and took me about two hours, trouble was it was a bit small for him, he could not turn round. 
So it was start again with a bit bigger one. Ginge came in later and he makes a run for Summers basket, he makes in about five seconds from the back door. I am sure he thinks they share it. Summer does not mind one bit. I put him in the bigger box I had just finished and he loved it, turned round washed his feet and went to sleep. I was so pleased. Paul carried him out and put him in the passage bit between the shed and bathroom wall. He can come and go as he pleases though the bared gate



Mr Ginge in his new box.



7th
Ginge was still in his box when Paul unlocked the shed and he was still fast asleep.

Out to dinner today with Paul's IA members. This was good and I enjoyed it. I just felt a bit far away but pain wise quite good.
  






8th

A good night yes GOOD, I slept from 2am till 7am. I still feel very drained with this virus one minute ok the next not.

My friend John came to see me in the afternoon we had a good talk. I have never had so many people in one week.

Doctor Metha's appointment, he said I am looking better than last time he saw me. He thinks the IRON is working and this time it has not affected my stomach. I got a letter from Doctor Solinas today and I showed Doctor Metha and he thinks they have reviewed my case and it seems because my seizures are non epileptic they can't help me any further. So no Sheffield. So it looks like I will be referred to the Bath place to see if they can do anything about these seizures or at least tell me why they have decided to start up now. Doctor Mehta has reduced my DIAZAPAM so just one at night now. The rest the same. I see him again in a months time.

Poor little Jamie-Lee is at the Hospital she has hurt her arm. Lindsay was putting her to bed, the next thing she turned round and she was on the floor screaming and saying poorly arm.
They found she had dislocated her shoulder and pulled her elbow, it's where the joint comes away.
Lindsay said she screamed in x ray. They moved her arm around and it clicked into place. She came out smiling but still in pain but nowhere near as much.
She needs to go back tomorrow to check it again and make sure there are no breaks. Recover soon little princess.

Ginge's box had to be modified yet again as it was plastic and the heat from him and the cold plastic caused condensation. I managed to get a cardboard double thickness box. Its pretty much the same just a different outer.. 

9th

Good news no break for Jamie-Lee. Lindsay and the hospital think she put her arm through her cot from the outside and some how fell. They said this sort of dislocation is quite common in young children. She is not to be lifted by her arms or it will happen again. I don't think she will put her arm though her cot any more. She is still in a bit of pain but keeps smiling.

10th

I think this virus thing is still hanging on, I can feel pressure in my head and face. We need to go into town today. A few more presents to get, we had a Subway for dinner.
The Coca Cola lorry that appears on the television- Christmas is coming advert, was in St Marks Square. So we went and had a look. This was not lit up as it was day time. I think they should have come down the High Street at night like they do in the advert. This would have made it better I think.


 


Paul and I, it was very cold.

I got a call from Lindsay asking me to have Jamie-Lee as she wanted to take the boys to see the bus. After her accident she did not want her to get knocked or anything. Jamie-Lee had tea with us. We then played with the Doctors set, cooking set, big red bus plus a few more things. I enjoyed having her and she seemed happy. She wanted another toy the Scooby Doo bus, I said its upstairs, she said I know, do you know everything I said, not yet was the reply.


Jamie-lee looking after me.
Dr Jamie-Lee.
Jamie-Lee playing.


When Lindsay and her brothers came back they had brought her a present a light up windmill type toy she thought it was good. They also got a different light up toy each. They all went home. I was quite tired as she is a very active little girl.


12th

Still feeling the affects from this virus it seems to go- then return with something else. Today I ache, a dull annoying one. For the first time since I have bean in hospital I took Summer for a walk on the main common. Very frosty and cold but it was GREAT to be back.

I have bean trying to catch up on my TV programs I record and just finished Wentworth, what a good series it was.


14th

I took Summer again, my job I think now. Windy and cold but no frost.
In the afternoon I marzipaned my cakes and sorted out the cupboard that I keep all my baking things in. Later I paid for this I ached everywhere I hardly knew how to sit, after a relaxing bath my body felt more relaxed
I watched Grumpy Cat the movie it was ok but not brilliant but the cat does have a grumpy sad face.

18th

Fair night- but it took me a long time to get to sleep. Really bad pain on right side of head. Awake about 6am but managed to get back to sleep again, waking about 8am. Sleep on most night has got better but I do hurt more first off in the mornings. Legs and back the worse, at times it feels like my legs will give way when I put them on the floor. I am not that heavy not even eight stone yet. Putting the weight back on is hard for me. I hear some of you say lucky thing, yes I never have had a problem with gaining weight, but when I'm ill it takes more out of us skinny ones.
Summer had a bath and a good brushing she is loosing a lot of her coat as its still mild for December. A lot of dogs are moulting too. She will look very smart ready for Andrew to see her.

Andrew is arriving today from Amsterdam. Paul has gone to Birmingham to pick him up from the Airport. This time he is here for ten days. Wayne is coming Monday we will be all together for Christmas day Lindsay and family as well.      
When Andrew arrived Summer went crazy high fiving him and kissing him. They sat together having a cuddle.

19th

Not a good night a lot of pain and discomfort. Andrew and I had a few games on the WII I enjoyed it as its a lot better than playing on my own.
About teatime we got a phone call saying that Sonia was back in hospital and quite ill again. The same ward as well but in a side room this time. The same one I was in when I first went onto Dixon Ward. 

Summer was play fighting with Andrew as well so she was a very tired dog and I was very tired too. No rest tomorrow as the children are here.

20th

The children were very good and no falling out. Jamie-Lee was also good but quite demanding as she likes to change her toys about every five minutes. The toy cupboard is upstairs. Yes a lot of ups and downs.

21st

I iced the cakes they look quite good I think. One for us, two for presents.



After dinner we delivered all the family presents. A fair day but a lot of pain in knees and arms.

22nd

Wayne is coming from Halifax today, Paul is picking him up. Andrew is going to see one of his  friends at Gainsborough. I made him some mince pies to take.
My friend John came round and I gave him one of the cakes I made, he was very surprised and pleased.

Paul and Wayne arrived, Wayne looks well. We caught up on a few things.We are all going out for an Indian meal the same one Paul and I went to in November for his late Birthday meal. The Spice House.
 
 Paul and I.
 Tracy.
 Lindsay.
Wayne.
 Andrew.
 Me.
 No use trying to hide Tracy, we still have to pay.
 Now Wayne's trying to hide too.
In Indian mode.
Andrew and Paul.
Tracy and Lindsay.


23rd

Shopping for the last few presents, got the lot so I was pleased, roll on Christmas now.
We had the children for a while they were good but noisy. They were very pleased Wayne and Andrew were here and so was I. Another very tiring day but an enjoyable one.

24th

A good walk on the common with Summer and Andrew, very cold though. RSD pain in my foot while walking. Straight from a 4 to a 8-9 pain level.

Decorated the Christmas tree but not the best it has looked but its up so that's the main thing.


 

 
We took a tree for my Mum and Dad. Also a visit to see Sonia, she looks quite well now but not well enough to leave the hospital yet. She was very pleased to see us. Chinese for tea- then baking.
Everyone round for dinner tomorrow eight in all. So a lot of noise but it will be good to see everyone together.


25th

A good night sleep for a change, awake a few times but managed to get back to sleep straight away 
Paul prepared a lot of the dinner and joint effort to cook it. Everything was just right. Tommy Lee ate all of his and most of Jamie-Lees as well. So he thought it was very good. Jay-Jay ate all his. They all enjoy well cooked and simple food.

A lot of nice presents from everyone. Thank all very much.


 Wayne.
 Mr Ginge stayed with us for part of Christmas day.
 Paul talking to summer.
 Paul with a chip set Wayne got him plus a Blu Ray player.

 
Is that one for me?
 What do you think of my onesie from Paul plus socks Wayne got me he also got a boxed DVD set but I already had it, so an exchange will be done.
 Lindsay.
 Jay-Jay with a chocolate letter Andrew got them all from Amsterdam.
 Tommy-Lee with his new Ipad.
 Jamie-Lee and Andrew with the Doctors set he got her.
 Paul and I were the last to finish eating.
 Jamie-Lee likes her new pjs.
 Can I eat this now Mum.
 Myself and Jay-Jay.
 Jamie-Lee and Peppa Pig.
 Andrew with his Bullet Proof Coffee he has wanted to try for ages, Wayne got him it.

 Jamie-Lee with the train Wayne got her.
 Jay-Jay with his new laptop.
 Look at me I am a model.
I think Summer likes it.

Summer looking lost.
Jamie-Lee in her jacket I made her, she put it on her self straight away buttoned up as well. 
Lindsay with her new jeans.
Tommy-Lee was very pleased with his Barcelona football.
Andrew thinking??.
 
The famous Pyrah Christmas Sweet Trolley.


A good day but a lot of noise again. Weird how noise can affect RSD.  Great excitement all round, a good day for everyone. Lindsay is back tomorrow with Tracy as she has bean at her family's for Christmas. They are all here for tea so not as much work.

Nice Badedas bath later, this helped my aching body. Watched a bit of television then bed about 1.30.

26th

Bad night pain everywhere I was quite bother as it came on quite quick. I thought it was heading for another seizure. A very bad head pain like my eyes were being pushed out. I took IBRUES and OXYNORM. A while later the pain eased off and I was able to sleep .
Wayne and Andrew came with me and Summer for a walk cold but nice on the common.
I still feel a bit off it but worst has gone.

We all went next door to see Ben as he had not had his present yet. Ben was out for the day yesterday so he was feeling a bit worn out, other wise quite good.  Andrew also made him a selection of treats from Amsterdam plus a few of my cakes. Also took the other cake to my friends at the end of the street.

Lindsay and family will be here soon for tea, after Tracy comes back from her visit. Another nice day I hope.  
We all exchanged presents and got stuck into the tea everyone ate well. I am nearly eight stone now so with all the extras we have I am sure I will start the New Year on target.

 
 Lindsay in a new top and jeans we got her.

 Working something out, I love their curly hair.


Jamie-Lee looking thoughtful.She has got curly hair like the boys.

 
Tracy tucking in.
Wayne starting from the other side.
The children had picnic style.
Take one....family picture. Paul was not amused.
Take two.

About seven it started snowing heavy no one thought it would last or even settle. About two inches fell.

 The snowman Marta next door made.
 Snow on snow.
 



Paul was a bit worried as he is taking Wayne back to Halifax early in the morning. He has to go back to work. Still snowing when Andrew and I went to bed.

27th

About 6-00am Paul and Wayne set off, a very cold morning frost on top of the snow. The main roads were clear. They had a good journey. Safely there and back.

Andrew and I took Summer for her walk. On the the way we saw the ducks, looks like they are a bit confused --A beach ball!!
 Whats going on?
 Andrew and Summer.



 Me next to the old oak tree.


  Summer had a great time running though the snow and rolling in it.


Andrew and I are going into town shopping. We did well he got jeans, jog bottoms plus a few other things. I also got a few presents for Paul that he did not get at Christmas. We were both tired and hungry when we got home so hot curry and chips from the chippy. They soon warmed us up.


28th

Very cold start but soon warmed up when the sun came out, we still have a lot of snow.

Paul is taking Andrew shopping to Morrisons, for a few things that he can't get in Amsterdam. 
Took up and machined Andrews jeans that were a bit too long, everything went well. He is packing ready for his journey home. He always has too much stuff to take back. We usually end up sending him the rest.

29th

Sad day Andrew is going back to Amsterdam this morning.
     
 Saying bye to Summer.
Bye to me.
 Bye Andrew see you soon.


Paul is taking him to the Birmingham Airport. They left about 9-00am a bit later than planned. I had a phone call about two hours later, they were near the airport having some breakfast. So plenty of time, flight is about one o'clock. Have a good flight Andrew. See you next on Skype.

So I am having a quite day just me and Pup who is asleep. I think all this snow is hard going for her and tires her out after all she only has little legs.  

 
  Summer all tired out.


 Message from Andrew I am home every thing alright good flight. No snow here.


31st


Well a good night I even dreamt as well, about being in hospital. At least it shows I am getting a deeper sleep.

Lindsay and I went to see Paul's Nana her great Nana-  Jay-Jays, Tommy-lees and Jamie-Lees great great Nana. She was 98 years old yesterday. She is in hospital. When we got there she had gone home about an hour earlier she was only in overnight.

 Nana with Lindsay, Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee.
 This picture was taken in March this year.

 We also went to see Sonia, she is looking well but still not well enough to leave the hospital yet. 


A Happy New Year from me.


That's about it for this year the last blog of 2014-- not a good year for me and my family and friends. Next year I hope it will be better. If you have had a rough year I do hope yours will improve too. All the best to every one.
A Happy and Better New Year................Love Gill

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