Thursday, 10 December 2015

It's always something . . . .



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Normally I would be doing a five things about me post this morning, but I'll be honest with you (as I always am.)  I am not feeling very well this morning.    Yesterday morning my left arm started really hurting.  I don't know why.  It feels muscular, and my elbow feels like it has been hit with a hammer.   On the way up to Manchester it was really bothering me.  (That and the horrific traffic!  Far too many trucks on the road for my liking!)  It gradually got worse through the day until I could almost barely stand it.  It kind of spoilt the Transfer meeting for me.  I really wanted to feel good about being there but all I could think about was the pain I was in.  I could hardly wait to come home.  Then on the way home there had been an accident on the M56 so there was a huge traffic queue which held us up for an hour or more.  When we finally got in I was in so much pain and exhausted.  I pretty much went to bed, but  not before I checked all our post.

Look what I got . . .


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 The most delightful Christmas card ever  . . .  from my dear friend Monique . . .  all the way from Canada.   She has captured the very essence of her sweet spirit in this . . .


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Her very own artwork . . .  oh I am blessed . . .  look at that delightful Christmas Tree and Gift crown she is wearing . . .  and the bejeweled M at her waist . . .  all the detail.   This is Monique . . .  so sweet.  I recognise the hair.


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Such a tender and thoughtful treasure for me to keep and to cherish.   Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  This was a tender mercy in the midst of what was a not so good day . . .  a little jewel.  Thank you Monique ♥  You made me smile.  You always do.

I have to go back to bed now.  I did not sleep hardly all night . . .  the pain.  It is still very painful.  I will try to get another hour or so sleep and then I think I will try to get in to see the Doctor.  Sigh . . .  I feel like Rosanna Rosanna Danna when I say . . .  "it's always something!"  I really hope I get this sorted before Christmas!

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In the English Kitchen today  . . .  Christmas Orange and Cranberry Cupcakes.  So delish!


Love you all.  Have a beautiful Thursday  . . . don't forget . . .


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And I do too!


9 comments:

Sybil said...

Oh dear Marie, I am so sorry you are in pain, please do call the Dr. If it's not any better in a few hours.....although with the way your Drs. Seem to act I doubt if they would know what was wrong!! But at least the could give you somthing for the pain. I have heard of people having...tennis elbow....not exactly sure what the symptoms are but perhaps that is what you have..we could look it up on line....
It was sad that your day was ruined by both the pain and with the traffic..there always seem to be something as you so rightly say....especially at this time of the year,everything seems to be magnified...either for good or bad !...praying you will get pain free very soon. God Bless xxx

Sybil said...

Marie, just checked out tennis elbow and your pain symptoms look as if it could be that...but see your Dr. And if he is negative ask him if it could be tennis elbow....sometimes they don't think of things you hear it so often.....they are in such a hurry to get you out of the surgery...
Have you tried over the counter pain killers ? That was one of the suggestions .....take care love you so much xxx

Suze said...

Oh Marie I am so very sorry that your arm pain continued into yesterday and spoiled your day. Do go to the doctor and see if you can get some help. God bless you and keep you safe in his love.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It truly is always something. I know what you mean. Hope that you soon feel better.

Marie Rayner said...

Sybil I have been given some anti-inflammatories to take, two a day and if it isn't better by next Friday to come back. I sure hope I am still not in pain by then. It was a nurse practitioner I saw. You only ever very rarely see a Doctor there. Thanks for your prayers. They are so much appreciated. I love you too! xoxo

Thanks Suzan! xoxo

Thanks Pam. Hoping things don't take too long to sort themselves. xoxo

La Table De Nana said...

Wow..that was FAST..I had read that for assured Christmas delivery..the cards had to be mailed my Dec 3rd I thought..I could be wrong..happy you got her:)
Marie for more than 1.5 yrs..I had a pinched nerve in a leg..it did go away..now an arm has the same thing..I tried to lift a king size mattress..and I immediately felt a weird pull down my neck..sure enough that was June..and the pain..is still there.I saw the physio before our trip..but..nope..time..time..time..yours will leave soon! just a silly faulty move..and there it goes..
Take care..and it is a pleasure to think of you:)

Marie Rayner said...

Yes, we were helping the Sisters in Wrexham clear their apartment on Tuesday. I carried a very heavy bag and I think I pulled a muscle or some such, plus it is the same arm I hit my funny bone with on Monday. The medicine is making me feel nauseated. Blah the card is truly lovely. I haven't had a chance to take my art classes yet. :-( xoxo

La Table De Nana said...

Marie..I listened to two..we have plenty of time..rest...take care..

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Monique! xoxo