Hi everyone. Well, how are you all then? I hope I haven't missed too much from being absent for much of this week.
Many of you might know that the family have been here from France for this past week. The wonderful weather we had last week seems to have disappeared unfortunately, and it's been pretty rainy all this week here in Devon (now there's a surprise!).
It's not actually raining as I type this, but it's pretty chilly out there, in quite a stiff breeze. We're going on a boat trip from Plymouth Hoe this evening, so I guess we will be wrapping up pretty warm!
We're also hoping for sun tomorrow, as Emma's good friend is getting married, and (I think I mentioned this before), Emma is giving the bride away - quite an honour I think. This is the friend, you might remember, that had her Hen Night back in March, so that Kelly could go on. We honestly never expected Kelly to be here for the wedding, but she is going to go, providing it is one of her good days. I do pray that it will be so. Apparently, she said to Emma in the week that she just wanted to see Jude get married - almost as if she has been holding on for that :( She really has been SO brave, with all that she has had to go through. The Consultant told her a few days ago, that she should have three more months.
To be honest, I've also been pretty quiet because I'm not feeling on top form at the moment. Most of you will know the problems I have been having with my skin, and the dreadful irritation over the past year. Whilst I was on the Steroids, I was absolutely hyper and rushing around like a mad thing, feeling SO Good! However, you cannot stay on those for ever, and, just this week, I have been to the Hospital and I am now on Azathioprine. Apparently, the side effects can be quite bad, and I have to go up to the Hospital every week so that they can keep their eye on things, and I also have to have a blood test done every week.
I was so busy worrying about the more serious side-effects, that I just didn't give a thought to another side effect, and, that is, desperate tiredness! I read the leaflet this morning, and this is definitely mentioned. As soon as I sit down, I have literally been dropping off to sleep, and I am still sleeping through the night. I guess I will have to mention this when I go up again next week, as it could be quite dangerous, especially when I'm driving. My friend was talking to me the other day, and I just dropped off! LOL!! I tried to explain that I wasn't really bored by her conversation!!!
It was daughter number 2's second wedding anniversary on Tuesday. I still look back on that day as being absolutely perfect. The weather behaved, we had a wonderful Marquee in the garden, and everyone was just wafting around drinking Pims and enjoying a good old Devon Cream Tea!
Well, I hope that I will start to visit you all again next week (the family go home on Sunday) . Until then, I'm sending (((HUGS))) your way my friends.
Oh, I thought I would just mention about little Alfred. We are dosing him up twice a day, and it seems to be controlling things at the moment. The top Vet phoned here a few days ago to say that they think they CAN carry out an operation, so that will be the next step once he gets back home again. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post. It brings it home to me once again (not that I really needed reminding) that our blogging community really is so loyal and supportive, whether we have good news or bad news, and I, for one, certainly appreciate you all.