What a wonderful birthday. The last person left at 10PM. Hopefully I can do it again in another 70 years.
What a wonderful birthday. The last person left at 10PM. Hopefully I can do it again in another 70 years.
There have been a few test posts of late. I received emails that the comment section of my blog was not working. Others said that they were no longer receiving notice of a new post by Follow It. It has been very difficult trying to pin point the problem.
So can you all please help me. Let me know if you are receiving an email with the link to my new post? Let me know if you are no longer reaching an email re a new post that I have published? FYI you can still always get my last by going to www.contessajewall.com. However if you are no longer getting that new post reminder please let me know.
If appears that the post I wrote on May 19th may have been the culprit. It has since been reposted on May 23rd. Click here for a link to that post. Did you all see that one? Did you try and comment and were unable to?
I hope that you can read that last post as it was bringing you totally up to date.
My last bit of health news is that I do NOT have Valley Fever 😀 That is good news. I am still coughing but much less. Hopefully it will all work itself out by the end of the summer. In other good news we all went for a long walk yesterday and today and I am fine with it. Not saying that I can do it every day, but certainly more often than not.
In other news. Colin finally got the RV windshield replaced. This was the third attempt and all went well. It has taken a year as it got cracked last April 2022 as we drove back from Mexico and the USA. Fortunately we only had to pay $250.00 deductible for the one windshield.
Our garden is growing very very well. We are already eating fresh lettuce out if it. Unlike last year we have no visible insects eating the tomatoes or the beans.
Originally posted May 19. Trying again today with a change on the title/
~ this was to be my Mothers Day post. So belated Happy Wonderful Mothers Day Wishes to each of you. How about we make Mothers Day last a week this year 😆 I really did think about many of you and wondered how your day was going. I hoped that you all had a wonderful special day full of love and some special moments.
~ last week I thought that I was ahead of this game of life and on track to post more often and to read your posts daily not just once a week. Once again life intervened. I wonder if by getting older that all my faculties begin to slow down. The mind is willing but time is passing much too quickly and I can’t keep up. Part of the problem is that at 8:30PM it is still light outside unlike the Isla that is dark by 6PM. There is a special reason that this week is over the top crazy busy and you shall find out in the next few days.
√ Check that I am back to kinesiology and into a great routine with daily exercises. I was so happy to see that I had not lost much over the past 2 months that I had stopped. Don’t know if you knew that, but my constant coughing just about did me in and I have been so tired. It feels wonderful to be on track again.
√ My face is almost healed but I still have many brown spots. But as I get older who cares? I will continue my leg vein treatment twice per year as that is important to my health.
~ We had a few days of lovely hot weather, perfect temperatures with blue skies and then the smoke started to come in. Four days straight now. We could barely see across the lake.Yesterday children in school were kept inside due to the smoke. No recess. I read an interesting article yesterday about how on March 23rd La Nina said adios and now El Nino is in charge of the weather patterns. Yes more heat in certain areas but over the top heat 😥 Life as we know it is changing much quicker that we expected and we are now fully involved in all these new and record breaking events .Click here to read the article. It really is worth five minutes of your time.
√ The Honey Locust needed to be trimmed and Colin was unable to get up on a ladder to do it this spring. Thank goodness he agreed to hire someone.
√ So back to me and my health. We have made the long drive to Summerland to see the chiropractor three times thus far. Colin is improving but my neck is not. Somedays I can move it and others I can’t. We did get to visit the odd leash dog park each again which was fun but the girls are spoiled and want waves and warm water to play in. But my neck remains an issue as does my coughing.
√√ Finally got my chest xray done and my long awaited knee xray. As expected my chest is clear but my right knee is showing worsening osteoarthritis. No she will not send to an orthopaedic surgeon but is instead sending me to a sports medicine doctor 😮 I have no idea how long the wait will be. But I insisted on getting a requisition for the blood work for Vally Fever. I did that last Friday and am still awaiting the results.
I see how much I have accomplished in the last nine days 🙄 No wonder I haven’t had time to read a book 🙄
I am trying to figure out if the subscribe by email is working. Did anyone get my last post dated May 19?
Life goes on. It seems that we are quite occupied each day. Sounds like it is time to start planning to go back to the Isla 😎
Just a few days ago on Wednesday May 3rd Colin and I both tried our hand at some special photos that evening.
Much better, mucho gracias mi amor.
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. It was raining and chilly here so we stayed inside and cuddled with the girls.
I am no longer going to apologize for when I don’t post. Actually this is a good time for you to subscribe by email to my blog, that way you will be sure to get each and every post that I write. Top right corner of the post. I have all these plans of to do’s for the day including posting, but I am just having to go with the flow. Please hang in there with me.
In my last post I said …life is not perfect it but it could always be worse. We are happy with where we are at the moment. Well if we could get just have a bit more heat from the sun then life might even be perfect. Well life did get somewhat worse. However we do have heat and sunshine. Blue sky and sun can’t help but make one feel better. Well if you add in a beach and waves, that would be perfection.
We were relaxed and enjoying life day to day when we both had an issue. Colin who had worked in the garden in the last post developed an extremely painful back. He actually is no better today ( 11 days later ). So the day we had the window washer in – gosh he did a wonderful job, totally perfect but for $300.00 it should be. This company does not do screens, they are an additional $5.00 each. We have 19 screens but our response was that we would do them ourselves. Colin was unable to mange on his own so I helped him. Near the end of the four hours that Cody was here he wanted to move my computer and computer table further away from the window. I went to help him and of course fell ( this was my second fall in the past 4 days.). I ended up with my head hitting the window and other damage to my chest and rear end.
The next day I could not move my neck in either direction. So Friday the 28th we headed to Vernon to see our chiropractor – this would be Colin’s 3rd visit with her and my first. We both suffered over the weekend. In July of 2018 ( thank you dear blog for having this information for me to refer to) while camping in Clearwater, BC, we met a couple who gave us a card for an excellent chiropractor in Summerland – a 90 minute drive in each direction from where we live. We were more than happy with our Vernon chiropractor but she was not helping us in these extreme painful circumstances. So Colin drove to Summerland on his own on May 1st and we both went again on the 2nd. We are still in pain and it will take time for our bodies to start to heal now that they have adjusted.
I quite like the doctor, he has been in business for over 30 years. Colin’s issues are his issues but I always share my ‘stuff’ with you all. He gave me the most thorough examination that I have ever had. He was shocked that my back was straight, totally straight, I do not have a curve to my back like you all do, that S curve. He discovered that the right side of my neck was stuck and could not turn, it was locked and pushed forward. In the middle of my back certain vertebrae could not fully open and close and interlock as they should be, there was a blockage. Movement was impeded. Also my right pelvis was locked and when I walked the right hip could not move. Hmm I wonder if that is the reason I keep falling and also have so much pain in my right knee 😮 Perhaps I won’t be falling so much now.
Was totally done at the end of the treatment and as we drove the 90 miles home I could feel my body reacting to the many adjustments that I had receiver. Best of all I could move my neck a few inches in each direction. This moving there is a tiny bit of improvement. The doctor told me that I likely have been this way for some time and it will take a while to heal.
He did give me permission to use our vibration machine, to walk and for me to get back to my kinesiology exercises. Sadly I have let them lapse since early March when my cough began. I finished the two week cortisone inhaler which did help a bit but I still am coughing. I have repeatedly asked for the Valley Fever bloodwork to be done.The last conversation I had was this past Monday with the locum at my GP’s office. She was very bottom line and said that Valley Fever was not treated in Canada and that there was no protocol for it 😥 Not true, I made several phone calls and there is a protocol and a blood test which is paid for by our medical system. All I need is the requisition. I am having another meeting with my doctor tomorrow morning for that request.
Meanwhile I still have not heard anything about my knee X-ray. The locum said it might be 6 – 8 weeks. At this rate I doubt that I will be seeing a specialist soon. Remember that I paid to have the knee xray and the MRI done while in Mazatlan but the Canadian system will not accept those documents so I have to start all over again. However the locum doctor insists on a chest x ray re the Valley Fever 😮 . That is a complete waste of time and money. So I asked for them to send the paper work to Vernon which should not take as long and to please add on my knee x-ray. I will be having the x-rays next Tuesday.
I saw something online that I thought my help my cough. It is called AirPhysio and I ordered it. It really works. Yesterday was the first time that I could take a deep breathe, I suggest that any of you that have respiratory issues have a look at the link. Kudos to those in Australia who invented this device.
I am tired of writing about being unwell but It needs to be documented. Yesterday I actually did start my exercise program again. The veins in my legs look good and my face just has some barely pink spots. It’s time to get out walking and join the world again 😎
Thanks for sticking with me. I hope ( and need ) to be back on track soon.
Meanwhile anyone looking for a new RV think about this one 😀