Monday, 26 July 2021

Roses Around The Door


* thank you


I got home around 2 pm and found that I’d not stockpiled  antibiotics as I thought. It took me until 6 pm to  sort out a prescription from out of hours. 
I felt like shit until bedtime but I did sleep a broken , toilet visiting sleep
I feel better this morning
Washed out but better. 
I’m going to ask my urologist for long term antibiotic therapy.

I’m pottering around the cottage today.
The sweet peas look lovely on the wisteria arch with the  purple buddleia providing a striking backdrop. 
The climbing rose by the front door has burst into flower
 





I think I’m the owner of the only cottage that actually has roses around my door. Well to be honest roses and honeysuckle .
It looks lovely 
I’m a bit tired today…Dorothy and I mooched on the trendy couch…me reading , she snoring. 
Mary is upstairs on the bedroom window seat watching out for rabbits.


Then,only an hour ago.when I reviewed my junk folder emails , I saw that I was supposed to start an Opera Appreciation Course at the City Lit at lunchtime. I had forgotten about it as I was supposed to be travelling home from London today….what fun……every cloud has a silver lining ….

So fortified with a bucket of coffee, a big pee and another antibiotic I’m now set for some  culture 

* thank you to Keith from Sheffield for the t shirt you didn’t give me a return address for me to thank you properly ….I’m wearing it today x

61 comments:

  1. "The Gop"...sounds like a common term for a dose of what you have had this weekend.
    "What's up with John?"
    "Haven't you heard? He's come down with the gop".
    "Oh dear!"

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    1. The way you write them it sounds worse

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  2. Maybe, before you start taking long tern antibiotics, at least read about D-mannose. Even the NHS website now says it may be helpful
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-tract-infections-utis/
    It is a natural substance fermented from birch, and there are now suggestions it may help prevent weight gain
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323097
    The powdered form dissolved in water or even tea (there is not much taste to it) helped me, and my husband
    https://www.sweet-cures.com/waterfall-d-mannose-powder.htm?s=GS-UK-T&gclid=CjwKCAjwuvmHBhAxEiwAWAYj-JDEVqQ_K9iFH_OlYHg0kR0jHhhHJ-q4MU1MeK6HZWIGPRAPcC7jxBoCsroQAvD_BwE
    Have a look, when you have the energy!

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    1. Thank you so much for this ,I ve started to read around the info…and I’ve got an appointment with my urologist

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  3. They gave me a cystoscopy, the GP got all in a state about it after the infection had cleared up. I went as an emergency and then was told I had to wait 6 weeks. I paid and had it done privately. This was 10 years ago. The urologist was great and let me see my bladder insides. Very enlightening, beautiful healthy bladder.

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  4. You're looking quite svelt in your Sheffield T-shirt. I hope by now you're feeling much better. And your cottage is looking very cottagey! Roses and honeysuckle around the door - lovely. xx

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  5. We have a Honeysuckle at our Brighton home, and our previous tenant has let it get completely out of hand. My oldest is now there with a Centurion Tank to destroy it! It'll regrow.

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    1. Yes I never have the bottle 5o cut it back properly, good job my sister does

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  6. your cottage is picture perfect as are you in the sheffield shirt. glad you are feeling better.

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  7. A nice new tee, beautiful flowers, antibiotics and an opera course -- life is good!

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    1. Serendipity , yin and yang
      Back and forth ,
      Ebb and flow

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  8. The cottage looks wonderful. Your UTI remedy of antibiotic, painkiller and bulldog sounds just right. Glad you are home and hope you feel better soon.
    Urine infections can be so painful and debilitating and can affect life so much.

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    1. I haven’t had such a severe one like saturday’s for several years

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  9. It seems to be a really good year for roses. I picked some cream ones with some sweet peas for the kitchen table. Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Roses and sweet peas a lovely pastel combination

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  10. Rest well. Hugs from afar

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  11. Bet the air was blue with swearing when you discovered you didn't have a stash of the meds. Don't blame you. Glad you got it sorted and are on the mend. Rest up and get cultured (the opera kind, not the sample kind). :) Take care.

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  12. You sound better today. Hope you heal quickly!

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    1. I should bounce back on Saturday night I drank over 6 litres of Diet Coke and water

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  13. I adore that your rose/honeysuckle is actually over your door entrance area.
    UTI's affect so many more things than bathrooming.
    Good you are doctoring.

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    1. The scent on a summers night is glorious when the door is open

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  14. Opera! That's very highbrow. :) I've never appreciated opera much, beyond a few very popular arias, but it's entirely possible I just don't know enough about it. Glad you're feeling better.

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    1. I never knew that Opera was OFFICIALLY designed by a COMMITTEE in the 16th century

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  15. Barbara Anne4:32 pm

    Love your Sheffield tee (what could be more perfect?) and the charming and fragrant roses and honeysuckle around your door. A surprise package and blossoms to welcome you home!
    It's good to hear you're feeling better and hope the opera course is enjoyable.
    Take care!

    Hugs!

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    1. It was very interesting BABS , lot of information
      The history of how it came about ( by an Italian committee) was fascinating

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    2. Barbara Anne8:19 pm

      Excellent!
      I'm sewing today, putting borders on a colorful wall quilt that will end up at about 44" square. It's thundering here, too. Come on, rain!

      Hugs!

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    3. I’d love a small quilt on my wall
      Hint hint xx

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    4. What sort of quilt do you want on your wall? :)

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  16. Anonymous4:35 pm

    John,
    I have followed your journey from your marriage through your separation and subsequent divorce with joy,concern and admiration.
    Your honesty and your ability to make the small joys in life so interesting is what makes me come back for more,your husband will one day realize that he treated you very badly..not that you could tell it by what you write about him, your loyalty shines through your words.
    I've lived in Sheffield since the 1980s,and I love that you adore it so much.
    The gift was bought on impulse,I'm glad it fits. It's a thank you for showing gay men like me, in a nicer light.
    One day, after you meet up with Jane,and Mike and your lovely John, I would love to buy you a pint of Yorkshire ale and chat about Aunt Glad,Mrs Trellis and of course heartrob jason
    Best wishes
    Keith

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    1. Lol, thank you Keith, it was a lovely surprise and
      Thank you for your kind words . I do love Sheffield and as you know get back regularly . It would be delightful to catch up with you. What’s your favourite pub?
      Please email me
      jgsheffield@hotmail.com

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    2. Anonymous8:00 pm

      I am so glad. My local ( and most favorite pub) is the Lescar at Hunter's Bar.
      Do you know it?
      Keith

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    3. So not an ALL BAR ONE girl ?
      Keith I know the Lescar …..Sharrow Vale Road was an old stamping ground at one time..Mike lives just around the corner.
      Haven’t been for years.
      The drinks are on me

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    4. Anonymous8:07 pm

      I will buy dinner

      Keith

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    5. Anonymous8:20 pm

      Keith smiles
      It's a date

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    6. You need to email me first lol

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  17. That wisteria arch: LOVES IT!
    Glad you're feeling better!

    XOXO

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    1. My wisteria was dying back but the warm weather has reinvigorated it

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  18. Glad you're starting to feel better. Take care John.

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    1. I’ve got to be better work tomorrow

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  19. So much beauty to come home, too.

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    1. Beauty comes at a cost , ive spent an hour watering the lot

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  20. Bulldogs make wonderful footrests - better than a cushion any day.

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  21. A proud garden John! What a sight to come home too.

    But Dorothy's tongue melted me....and your gams.

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  22. I love the shirt and it looks great on you. I bet you are exhausted from your trip especially with that bad infection. I hope you get rested up and healed soon. Your flowers are lovely and I can almost smell the honeysuckle. Enjoy your class!

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  23. What a beautiful entry to your cottage. The scent of rose and honeysuckle together must be heavenly. I'm glad you are feeling better.

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  24. Your door filled with flowers is how I think of English Village Homes. So lovely.
    Hope you are feeling better !

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  25. You should know better and need to nip those UTIs in the bud. At some point antibiotics could be problematic if you use them a lot I'm sure you know and I've been warned. Do take care!

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  26. Keith sounds nice!!!

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  27. Hi John.
    I suffer from cystitis periodically. I take strong cranberry capsules twice every day also a glass of cranberry juice. I haven’t had an outbreak for a long time, cranberry is the answer.
    Marilyn.

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  28. There is limited research to support cranberry treatment but I’ve seen it work anacdotally

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  29. Glad your feeling better, your cottage looks so inviting with so many lovely flowers a nice place to come home to, and lovely gift in the post.
    All this and Opera as well enjoy !!!

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