Hello.... This week here at the Summerhouse has been a bit mixed, so here I am trying to find the positives, part way through my week of many medical tests, but there is always something good to be found.
This week there has been cheery post from lovely friends
and gorgeous Sun Flowers too
I've been doing a bit of sewing
and have completed all my little felt birdies. Now what am I making? I here you ask, well they are destined to become a Birdie Bunting for the Summerhouse.
All these lovely things, flowers, birdies and good post have been a great distraction, as last Thursday, I had a phone call from the Doctors surgery telling me that I am Diabetic and it's so bad I will have to start insulin.
All a bit of a shock, the tale doesn't end there though, I already eat a really healthy diet, but after the Dr said how high my sugar levels were, I decided to reduce my carb intake until I saw the nurse.
I was issued with some leaflets on taking insulin by the nurse and she was saying this is all very odd we don't know whats going on, as your levels were fine six months ago.
She then took my blood sugar level and it was........... fine
completely normal, so she sent me home with a monitor and I spent Wednesday taking readings, again all Fine............ Yippee,
I saw the doctor yesterday and she said she has never ever seen this, it's like my pancreas packed up and went on holiday for a few months and now it's back!!!
So they don't really know why or how, but the theory is it's either the Lyme Disease or Auto immune as my immune systems so stirred up by what ever it is I have. My GP told me she thinks I may have a condition that has not even been discovered yet (well done Clare)
So what to do, I've been put on a low dose Diabetes medicine just in case, I'm even more seriously watching my diet and I'm going to monitor my blood sugars and hope it doesn't happen again or hasn't left to much permanent damage.
So anyone out there is this a Lyme Disease Symptom? So little is known here in the UK.
This morning I awoke to a swarms of Sea gulls swooping about trying to catch a swarms of flying ants, not the best shot, but they were up really high, so had to zoom a lot, there were so many of them, like something out of The Birds, even more so after I read on Facebook yesterday that the sea gulls were attacking people after getting drunk by eating flying ants eek
Worryingly this week I discovered signs of Autumn out in the garden, come on garden it's only July
So I thought I'd take you on a little tour around the garden, first we have to go down the steps to the Summerhouse and lawn, lots of things seem to be finishing but I'm still waiting on my sweet peas.
When I took my camera outside earlier
When I took my camera outside earlier
I discovered most of the plants flowering at the moment seem to fit one colour palette, I do love a bit of magenta, so if the garden must colour coordinate it's picked a good colour.
Back up the steps again, please mind the weeds, the gardens run away a bit with me ill and 'P' recovering from a eye op
Aww at least Merlin was waiting for me at the top of the steps bless him he's got hay fever with all this dry weather and pollen.
As for the rest of the week the test continue I'm having a 24 hour heart rate monitor as I type and Saturday I have to go and have a CT of my kidneys, my advise don't get ill it's no fun, I'm also planning on trying to keep cool in this heat and making up this cute little mouse. More on that next time, if it makes up OK.
Just before I go, do you remember the Seaside Bunting I made 'here' well currently it's up for auction with lots of other wonderful crafts and makes to raise funds for 'Invest in ME and Shelter' the auction is being run on Facebook by a wonderful group I'm a member of called Chronic Creatives I've put a link to the auction page 'here' if anyone fancies having a look, maybe even having a bid. This year the Auction is only open to UK bidder but go on, why not go and have a nose and perhaps even share the link on you're facebook page too, many thanks
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.