Hello November. Yes nearly the end of another year.
The trees are loosing their leaves and some are looking a bit bare. Funny that just when we are putting on more layers the trees are stripping off. I wonder if they feel cold.

 These trees are in the park, a carpet of leaves.
 All bare.

A few days ago I knocked my leg on the bed end it hurt, but not too much (after all I am used to a lot of pain). Now it really hurts and has gone very hard with a bruise. Painful, this has made the RSD pain crazy and there is not many places I do not feel pain today. 



No Pilates today as we are having another go at the car boot, seeing we did well last time. The sun is out and warming up the day. I think it will be cold though.

A better day with more people, some people suggest a cheaper price and we take it, after all a lot of the things came from charity shop and were cut price to begin with. Some people want the things almost free. One lady saw that two baby grobags were priced at £3-00 each and she offered £1-00 for them both. New they are about £20.00 each. We did not take her offer. We watched and she was going from stall to stall trying to get things very cheap. Maybe she had a stall herself or was going to sell them on eBay.

I bought some little 5" dolls that I am going to dress and make a crib to sell or for presents. Already done three. 
A good day we made £75.00 profit so were well pleased. The rest of the things hopefully will sell from the window.


A cold dull day, cold on the common, soon it will be scarf and gloves time. As it was I had my hood up I soon get earache.

Went to see Ben next door he is not well, poor thing I asked him to ring, bang or shout if he needed me. I went back home as he wanted to sleep a bit more. His daughter will be round soon to check up on him. Rest Ben and get better soon.

I sorted out my craft cupboard and doing this blog also some more baby doll clothes knitting.


Wow Age UK so busy with in five minutes of starting I had made three cappuccinos. By the end of the day, I had used the machine around fifteen times. On one occasion while making a cappuccino, someone went in the fridge and knocked me and hot milk spat out at me. I need to concentrate 100% while making them. This person could have waited but chose not to. I shouted at them as I was not pleased as milk had splattered all over my legs, lucky I was not scalded. Not the best start to the day.

I ache a lot today the weather has turned colder again. As I have said before this affects my pain levels a lot. Bit of shopping in town then home.


Bit of a frosty start, cold but sunny on the common. A nice walk too.

Andrew my son is here in UK, Leicester (landing at Birmingham) for the weekend for an exhibition/ event.
He will not be coming here though as time will not allow it. Hope he has a good time here. He will find it a bit cold but saying that the weather is similar in Amsterdam. 
Quite a busy day for me, as it was a nice day with it being quite windy, I changed the bed and washed and ironed the sheets plus all the other ironing..


A damp start, nothing like yesterday, the sort of cold and damp that goes through to your bones. Not as enjoyable a walk today Summer did not seem to mind though. I am pleased I got the washing done yesterday.


A very sharp frost today and cold, cold the sun is out and that makes everything seem a lot better.
Summer acting like its Spring. Angela called in to see me. We are going to the pictures tomorrow to see A Street Cat named Bob, looks good. Since I have known Angela we have gone to the pictures more times in the last year than all past ten years. I know for a lot of time I could not go because of pain. I was not able to sit long enough to watch a film. Even now I suffer quite a bit,  some more times than others.

Today I am sorting out my cupboard with all my coins and better ornaments in. This has got very dusty, but my hands are not the best and I keep dropping things. I am not doing the Crystal cupboard or I would probably have none left.

Joy phoned she has a balance problem so not at Pilates tomorrow. Hope you get well soon Joy.

Ben next door has bean taken in to Hospital, He has become dehydrated, because he has not bean well and sleeping a lot and he also has a water infection. His daughter says he is comfortable and still giving her orders so he's still quite with it. Hopefully he will not be in long.


A wet very cold day, where has the sun gone, yesterday was so nice. Ben's daughter came round and said Ben is doing good. She said she does not think he will be in too long. He has bean put on a drip too. So that's all good.

Pilates okay shoulders a bit sore at times. I have physio tomorrow so hopefully this will help.

Angela and enjoyed the film "A Street Cat named Bob" a very good film true life as well. Well worth going to see. we both enjoyed it plus a sample of popcorn on the way out. A good day.


Physio today bean two months since my last session. The SLIDING CUPPING  I had last time was not as effective as the time before. I asked if I could have massage and ACUPUNCTURE this time.  I saw Jason the tutor, Bret, Nansen and Candy all second year students.  I had twelve needles around my shoulders and after a gentle massage by Nansen. All very nice but painful all the same. Jason asked me if I wanted to try out some HERBAL treatment-- I said, WHY NOT, anything that will ease the pain is worth looking at. After quite a long talk with Catherine and all the students, they decided they needed more time to come up with a plan and she would email me or ring when ready.

Joy lives on the same road as the college where I go for treatment, so I decide to go and see her. I rang but no answer, still I set off for her house. I rang the door bell, but I don't think any one was in. Looking through the window I could see she was not in her front room she could have bean in bed as she is still bad with her balance problems. I left a message and walked back into town to do a bit of shopping.

Home James I think, quite a lot of walking today around five mile or more.  My shoulders hurt but apart from that I am OK. Bit sore from the massage.


While I was going in to town a lady got very confused and crossed when it was red man. I had already crossed with green man of course. I heard shouting and things like she will get hit or squished. I turned round and saw the lady just stood there, her hands on her face. She had two sticks and weighed about seven stone, a wind could almost blow her over. No one moved to help her and cars were coming past her. She was shaking, I walked out into the road first putting up my hands to stop any cars. I put my arm around her and led her back to safety. She was shaking so much. I stopped with her a little while till she recovered.

I then carried on to Age UK getting stopped again by the Poppy day service. I ended up being a bit later for my volunteering work.

In our Wilkinson's I bought Halloween masks reduced from £4.00 to 20p so I got my three young uns one each, also Ben and Emie also a wand for Jamie-Lee what bargains.
Wow what a busy day hardly anytime to talk, or even fill up the coffee pots, we nearly ran out a few times very busy but that's good. A lot of the Poppy day parade people met up here for their dinner..

A good day apart from tripping over and hurting my foot. The person I tripped over was in the fridge and I turned round and went over her. I shouted at her but she is the kind of person that does not mean to hurt but things tend to go wrong for her as she is always in the wrong place. I said I feel like killing you but if I did you would come back and haunt me, she said she would. She means well bless her, afterwards she kept asking if I was alright and saying sorry.

Angela came by and I went with her to see one of her old lady friends. A nice change for me.
Paul was at the hospital getting his eyes checked, as he has a few problems.


Bit of a sore eye myself, it was all stuck up this morning, not the one I had trouble with a few months a go.
Very frosty on the common a nice walk with Summer lots of sunshine and quite cold. Also pain around the eye sockets on both eyes

I have now started to make the Christmas cakes four large and four small. One for us and the rest for presents.

Paul and I went to see Ben in Hospital he is doing well and hopefully he will be home soon.


The weather has gone barmy almost Spring like temperatures today. Not nice, very heavy air.

Going to see my friend Lyn today it was her birthday Sunday. A nice catch up chat as I have not seen her for a while. Also later going to see friends I work with at Age UK, Vera and John. They have bean asking me for ages to go. Angela picked me up and went too. She has bean before. A nice night there as well. Nice to get out and see people, something that does not happen to me much.  


Pilates again Joy went but still having problems with her balance so she was limited to what she could do, she said she enjoyed it though. She gave me a little doll for Jamie-Lee I think it looks a bit like her but has the blue eyes of Jay-Jay.

What do you think a likeness???


A day on my own Paul is out. I kept busy doing more cakes, only one more to do after these unless I think of any for presents. Knitting more doll clothes these are tiny, as for a four and half inch doll. They can be very fiddly more so when sewing them up. Jamie-Lee will have the best dressed dolls in town.

My eye has improved still a bit sore and so dry. At times the eye lid sticks to the eye a weird feeling.

The common at the moment looks very pretty with some of the trees almost a golden colour.

 Looks like a golden tree.

The Beautiful Lincoln Cathedral.


Age UK everyone has gone cappuccinos mad, making loads to day, plus hot chocolate as well. This is very nice as the chocolate is put in the milk and frothed up. This makes a very creamy hot drink. Just right for the cold of Winter. Busy again today my mind is not on the job though too much going on. We ran out of pie and most if not all of the puddings.

 I have a headache and hurt in all my joints. No, I need to focus and get down to work.
A people said I was not my usual self today I am not even sure I know what that is anymore. A lot of things going on at the moment with the family.

Lindsay has finally got an appointment at Sheffield in two weeks, I do hope this time they will arrange some form of treatment for her. I know a lot of it is risky, but leaving her surely is as risky if not more so. She cannot carry on the way she is. This is affecting the children a lot. Their other Nan passed away Wednesday, so a lot going on for them too.

Picked up my herbal things, a tea and some drops, they will explain more when I see them next time. This hopefully will help to calm down the nervous system. Good luck herbs you will need it.


Paul out today so just me and Pup, well most of the time its just me and her anyway, day and night.
Bit of a sore mouth and throat.

My brother and sister in law have had an accident going about 50 miles an hour, they were struck by another car not stopping at a junction. The car was spun round. Bev blacked out and David had trouble breathing.  David  had chest injuries and Bev hip and pelvis damage. she was air lifted to Hull (this happened near Louth so Hull was nearer) David went to Lincoln Hospital. Both were discharged the same day. I think a bit soon. They are very battered and bruised but very lucky to be alive. The car was not so lucky, a right off. The blame was on the other person involved and no blame on David or Bev, she was driving this time.
Recover quickly both of you. David has a landscape gardening business he will now need time off work.


Spoke to my brother, both doing well but very stiff and battered. Bev is very bruised David said. We will go and see them after a few days. David has bean quite affected by the accident as he saw the car coming towards them. Get well soon both of you.

Right now me, to start with there are too many things going on. I have a lot of pain in my body today.
My hands are like bananas, which makes things very difficult to do like knitting or sewing.
Bit of a sore mouth like a burn or something in the roof of it quite sore. Bean using mouth wash.


Got the children for the next few days. Lindsay is not good so its to give her a rest, they arrived for tea and all ate well as usual.  Lindsay has had a bad few days

Doctors for me, as eyes are extra dry and sore the drops I usually use are not helping much. I have bean given EYE GEL drops VISCOTEARS LIQUID GEL-- hopefully this will help a bit more.

Jamie-Lee slept in Wayne's bed as she calls it, settled now well. The boys in the top room, all good going to bed, maybe a little later than usual time, as we played cards.


Twelve long years since my dear Mum passed away.

Eye gel is better than the liquid, but tends to make my eyes a bit tight underneath as it drys. Hopefully my eyes will soon be back to normal dryness and not extra dry.  

Ben's daughter came round and said Ben has had two heart attacks and now has MRSA an air borne infection, quite hard to treat as a lot of ANTIBIOTICS do not always work. Poor Ben pick up mate and get home soon  I miss you.

On a good note Angela came round and bought me and Jamie-Lee chips and curry sauce. Good too they were. Jamie ate well, she is not at Nursery for a few days. A good day playing, but a few major melt downs as well.

Tommy-Lee is football training tonight at School and also for Hykeham Tigers. Jay-Jay's at his friends house.
All good on the first day.


Jamie-Lee picked up about 11am as I am going to Pilates. The boys will go home from school.  
Pilates went well a few new moves to do one I think will help my shoulders.
I went to the crematorium to put flowers for Mum, Dad and my Brother Phillip. Walking home after, very cold and raining. Making a little bed for a tiny doll about inch and half high for Jamie-Lee to go with the other dolls I have got for her. There will be a picture of everything I have made in next months blog.


Had a visit from Sonia's partner (I met her and him while in Hospital last year and have kept in touch). Her death affected Tony very badly, as it did me also. A nice chat, mixed feelings and sad memories of her. I had made her a donkey which she never saw. Tony took it, to put in her car. Nice to see him.

Went to see Ben in Hospital he is doing better and seemed quite cheerful. Now in room on his own because of the MRSA. Yes I was pleased to see him looking better than I thought he would.


Fair night I think I dozed in my chair for a little bit as the last week has not bean good and this has drained me. I hurt a lot and still have the eye socket pain plus a head ache.

Age UK very busy again and no accidents from me today. A lot of cappuccinos again not surprised at £1.40 a cup including toppings as well. No wonder they sell well. Shopping then home. Lincoln is still upside down with all the alterations that are in progress. When everything is finished it will be better, I hope.

Went to visit David and Bev- They are not doing too bad, Bev is black with bruising, sore and swollen, but pleased to be alive. David is very sore and stiff finding it hard to move. We took them flowers, chocolate and some Radox to help ease the pain for both of them.


Very cold start to the day frosty. I took these pictures around the park and on the common.

 Little Summer enjoying a run around.
In the Park.


Lindsay and the children here for dinner, it's a long time since they all had a meal here.
My mouth is still very sore, its looks like a big blister with patches of white on it. Lindsay bought me some AMBERSOL LIQUID as I know that helps. I did not get any while in town as I was sure we had some. Must have given it to someone else. Lindsay had a good day here these are very few at the moment.


Changed all the beds after the children were here plus ours. A good drying day for a change got them all dry and ironed. Very tired now might sleep better to night!!! Put the winter quilt on now, its a very light soft one. Feels like you are being wrapped up in cotton wool. Just hope I don't get too hot as my temperature changed have bean extreme to say the least. Well at least I am still walking around apart from after the bad and long seizures that is. I know a lot of RSD suffers are not so lucky. Is it luck though, or am I just better at managing the pain?


Pilates again--  Joy is ill so not here today. She has a chest, ear, and throat infection. Poor Joy get well soon, she has only just got over her balance problems or maybe it was the start of it all.

Anyway Pilates was good, but again like a lot of times, painful. The more I move the better it is to keep the RSD from advancing any further. I know I will suffer more now winter is here but, I intend to keep going as when I do stop and have to give in, my life will never be the same. I don't want this to happen, and push myself to the extreme.

Ben came home today, nice to have him back, at one point I did not think he would come home again well done Ben. After all he has had a bit of a rough time and bean in Hospital three weeks.

Went to the Pictures with Angela to see "Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them". Staring my little hero Eddie Redmayne. A brilliant film may be not the best for me as it was extremely loud and a lot of flashing lights. Not good for the seizures, I shut my eyes at the worst bits and put my fingers in my ears. Angela thought I was asleep at one point. She said after, now you tell me that this could have caused you seizures. Still can I said, but it was fine. Bused home then had Chinese for tea. A good day.
The display advertising the film "Fantastic Beasts" was there last time we went to see Bob Cat. I asked what would happened to it.  A girl said they either go back to the supplies or are thrown out. NO I said, not little Eddie. Any chance I could have just him not the whole display. So she took my name and number and said someone would be in touch. Maybe they will or just forget about it I thought. Anyway I was contacted, and asked how much I would give for him I said I thought he would be free. No there is a price on his head over three hundred pounds and rising. Woe I could go to London for that and meet him. Let someone else have him I said, I can still dream. Except I don't dream when I sleep. I thought it was quite amusing. Thank you anyway Odeon.

Well that's about it hope you have all had a few good times and not all bad. Soon it will be Christmas, a mixed emotion time for me, as Mum and Dad both passed, (2004 the same year I got RSD yes a very crap year) (apart from Jay-Jay being born that is) just before and just after. I was told get the first Birthday over and any Anniversary's and it would be easier. Not bean that easy for me.

All the best and keep warm if its cold where you are. I know I get a lot of warmer weather readers.
 All the very best Love Gill.

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