This week found me back at my GPs surgery (after a month long wait for an appointment!) for a prescription for a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) called Omeprazole. My continuing painful reflux is getting me down and I’m now desperate enough to want to try a new drug. The good news is that if I react badly to it I have the option of increasing my H2 blocker Tagamet, so all is not lost. I do have a reaction every time I take a Tagamet tablet (which is 3 times a day) but thankfully so far it’s calmed down after about 30 mins and it’s the price I have to pay to keep my stomach acid in check. I just wish I didn’t have to take any drugs at all as I am now so phobic about meds it’s a daily battle not to be petrified every time I put a tablet in my mouth (for those unaware of my reactions, I can take a drug for years and then suddenly become allergic all out of the blue so taking any drug is simply a game of Russian Roulette).
I’m also facing the start of root canal treatment on a back molar on Monday, so am looking forward to that like a hole in the head. If it goes badly I’m just going to have the tooth pulled and put up with the gap, which thankfully is right at the back so shouldn’t be visible but might impact on how well I can chew!
I’ve had a bad week for migrainy heads, currently being on day 3 of a thumper. I’m not sure whether it’s a migraine or just a crappy headache, which feels like it’s right at the centre of my brain. It’s making me quite nauseous though, so maybe it is a migraine. My nose is also really stuffy and my sinuses are sore, so maybe it’s pollen related being as though the weather is nice. Whatever the cause I’m now ready for it to jog on.
Yesterday we had a rare sunny, warm spring day here in the north of England so my Dad, my dog and I went to a local bluebell wood where the flowers are all currently in bloom. My dad dropped me off with my camera, so that I could take some photos for an hour, while he carried on walking with Bertie. The forest was spectacular and the few snaps I managed to get in the short space of time can’t possibly do it justice – it was worth going for the scent alone :-) I had a fabulous time………….until I slipped, put my hand out to save myself, bent 2 fingers right back and managed to sprain them and strain my wrist joint – what a clutz! My finger is now incredibly painful and strapped up, which is making typing this tricky. It was still worth it though to see one of nature’s most beautiful sights :-)