Friday, 14 August 2020

It's Been One Of Those Weeks!

It hasn't been a great week for me, on Sunday I woke with a blinding headache, I felt sick and dizzy and it felt as if I had a ball of fire in my chest which radiated though to my back.  I have a hiatus hernia with all the horrible side effects which sometimes comes with one. Some people have a hiatus hernia and don't even know about it but I certainly do, I have real bad gastric reflux and have to be so careful about what I eat.

On Wednesday I felt soreness on my face looked in the mirror and saw two huge red spots one of which is right next to my eye, the only thing I can think of is I must have been bitten, it's throbbing now as I write this.  I'm glad to say the GERD is a little better but it was Thursday before the headaches began to subside.  I think this must be the worst flare up I have ever had I am planning on asking for a referral so I can get some investigations to see how much worse this has got and see if anything can be done about it. I'm waiting for a GP phone consultation as I write this.

The GP has just phoned me, she told me it's the wrong time for referrals because of Covid -19 they will only take emergencies but I can have a blood test for Liver function if I like next Friday! You know if there was something seriously wrong you wouldn't stand a chance.
Then something happened which really saddened and angered me.  We have woodland near me and I only really discovered it during lockdown, what a beautiful place walking through there would bring peace to your soul.....

These photo's were taken during the lockdown period

I read a post on Facebook where someone had discovered a huge area of it had been cleared practically overnight.  This has triggered a huge local outcry the story made it to the local paper  please read it to get the full picture it's just a short piece, It seems the culprits are not known, the council are saying that they haven't given permission, it's known that the Beauty Spa want to build holiday lodges so they were blamed but they are denying it and say the land doesn't belong to them.

Seaham Hall Beauty Spa

Something doesn't ring true and the police are supposedly investigating  time will tell but nothing will restore the area and how much wildlife was killed or displaced doesn't bear thinking about.

Now I have to tell you about my phone fiasco, I decided to switch mobile deals online, after filling in the numerous forms I finally pressed the next button only to have the same page load up again with red letters saying enter a valid postcode, of course I already had done but did so again and filled in the various bit's where my information had disappeared only for the same thing to happen again and again and again, I spoke to online chat who seemed to think it was my fault and carefully explained how I should be entering the postcode which of course was exactly the same way as I had been doing.  I gave up on my laptop and tried with my iPad same problem, my phone same problem.

Today I phoned customer services now, as well as having a hiatus hernia and everything that goes with it  I'm also deaf so any phone call is a huge challenge for me but after what seemed like hours we managed it (why do they insist on reading out all the terms and conditions!!) and I have my new contract, I'm now waiting for my new Sim to arrive in the post.

I'm sure there was something else to moan about but I'll stop there if you have even managed to reach there haha.

Have a lovely trouble free weekend. 😘😘


  1. Sorry to hear/read about your health issues and phone....
    The pictures are lovely and the scenery perfect to relax !
    Have a shinny weekend !

  2. Sorry to hear about the rough week you've had. I hope things will get better for the weekend. Take care Linda.

  3. Oh dear, not the best week, but hoping all the bad things are over and things will improve. I hear you about inside issues, I have IBS, diverticular disease, and numerous food issues. When it gets bad, it gets bad. Hope the weekend is good.

  4. Oh no what a crappy week x What a shame that woodland has been ruined. It's good you got to enjoy it whilst you could x

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about that. I hope you will have a happy weekend!

  6. Oh dear, you haven't had a very good week at all. I hope you're feeling a little better now, it's been so bad for hospital referrals when people are needing treatment, some as an emergency. It's such a shame about the woodland, there was a campaign here to save local woodland which was earmarked for development. Luckily, common sense won in the end but you've got to wonder how long before they come after it again. Nothing's sacred these days. Glad you got the mobile sorted in the end, it's so frustrating when things don't work as they should.

  7. It doesn't sound like you've had a good week, Linda. What terrible news about the beautiful woodland and, as you say, whatever happens it can never be recovered.
    I hope your health problems improve. X

  8. Oh how awful that you can no longer walk through and enjoy the woodland. You have had a horrible week, Linda. Covid-19 has reaped havoc on people who need to seek treatment. I hope your medical conditions can get looked at soon. Hoping your week improves with each new day.

  9. Very sorry to hear you haven't been well Linda I hope by the time you receive my comments you will be feeling better! Beautiful photos but I was horrified to read about the woodland being is it possible!! Didn't anyone hear or see who were doing it? Somebody should be made responsible for this!! Get better soon Hugs Amanda x

  10. What a week you have had! So painful in every way. Your head, hernia, phone issues and the clearing of that beautiful land. I hope you are having a pain free weekend. Sending you positive thoughts.

  11. Oh Linda, it sounds like one sad thing after another! I'm so sorry you have to deal with the hernia pain. I hope you will be able to find some medical help for it. And how sad about the woodland. I cry if a tree gets cut down - can't imagine how infuriating to have a beautiful area like that ruined.

    At least you finally got the phone thing straightened out. I hope next week is much better for you. Hugs to you.

  12. What a terrible and a sad week for you, hopefully you will get better soon.

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  14. I can keep you company on the GERD thing. I suffer so much and like you say it isn't just a case of a bit of reflux, it makes you feel really ill sometimes. I get days when I feel completely out of it and just lay on the sofa like a zombie. Nobody would understand unless they suffered from it. I have Omeprazole tablets but know that they are not a good idea to get hooked on and only take them when I have a really bad flare up, otherwise it's the good old Gaviscone.
    I don't think there is a lot they can do for it, my Nephew has it and the only thing they can do it operate and he doesn't want that, apart from the fact that it isn't always successful.
    Clearing woodland always makes me sad. We have a railway line across the road from our house and the network have stripped it bare, no more wildlife of any kind. There were petitions and protests but to no avail.
    Guess it's the kind of world we are living in now.
    No worries about moaning, let it all go, lol

  15. Oh dear, so sorry to read you haven't had a very good week.
    Let's hope next weeks will be better.

    All the best Jan


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