Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Wednesday

 In the garden today ...


Hay fever kicked in yesterday and I ended the day feeling unwell with a blood pressure headache in addition to the sneezing and itchy eyes. It wasn't until I took my daily meds this morning that I realised I hadn't taken any of yesterday's tablets, so the headache was all my own fault! I don't usually take anything for the hay fever but the symptoms have appeared much earlier this year and are more severe than usual, so I may ask the doctor to prescribe something to help out. 

This morning it's the Nutrition Club this morning and, if I've remembered correctly, she will be discussing the properties of different herbal teas. I'm not really a tea drinker but do enjoy the occasional ginger tea so will listen in to see if I can pick up any useful information. 

After lunch, assuming the BP headache has gone I'd really like to drive to Westbury and Bradford on Avon to take my first photos for the SPSH but I've just checked the forecast which is promising a thunderstorm from midday. I do hope they have that wrong, but it could also explain why the headache hasn't gone away. If it is raining, then I will start sorting through all my music books and work out which ones I want to keep. I need to look for my National Trust handbook as well so I can decide which properties I want to visit this month. 

16 comments:

  1. Pretty blooms in your garden. I think the pollen count this year is extremely high both sides of the pond; Mr Man has been suffering with a number of sinus headaches. I hope that the potential storm dissipates so your BP headache goes away & you can get out for your photo adventure.

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    1. I don't usually have hay fever until almost July and then only mild symptoms, so this is a bit of shock to the system! Sinus headaches are miserable so I wish Mr Man well. x

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  2. Hi Eileen,
    The flowers in your garden are beautiful! I loved the pictures!
    Pity your headache. Hope it gets better soon and the storm changes direction ;))!!
    Hugs,

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    1. Thanks Ailime.

      I've given in and taken some painkillers so, for now, the headache has gone away. I think the storm is on its way - there are grey clouds to be seen!

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  3. I hope your headache has gone away and you're feeling better. Your flowers and photos are beautiful.

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    1. It's just about gone. We had rain but no storm so far and the pressure is lifting now, thanks.

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  4. You have beautiful blooms and flowers in your garden to give you joy when you don't feel well!!
    The weather this year is being annoying, it is very risky to plan some activities outdoors. On Monday we had a terrible thunderstom in the evening and after today's heat I think we will have another one... Spring is taking its time to bring us warm and sunny weather

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    1. Thanks Irune. It's very unpredictable isn't it. It's currently brighter than it has been all day so I don't think we'll get a thunderstorm now. Let's hope tomorrow is sunny again!

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  5. Your flowers look beautiful! I especially like the ones in the first photo. Sorry about the headaches and the hay fever. Hope the doctor can prescribe something for the hay fever. And thank you for the reminder to take my usual blood pressure medicines, etc.! I, too, skipped taking them, yesterday!

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    1. Thanks Bless. The one in the first photo is my favourite of all the new flowers so far.

      The headache has gone, thank goodness, and the hay fever isn't too bad today. I think the rain helped with that. I'm usually very good at remembering to take my tablets but every now and then I lose the plot and forget! I hope you've felt okay if you forgot to take yours.

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  6. Sympathy for the hayfever and headaches. Glad you beat them. I am just recovering from a truly terrible three-day migraine, and today was touch and go, too. I think the atmosphere had something to do with it. We didn't get a thunderstorm, but a bit of a shower in the evening. It's nice to see the sun at last, but regular (overnight!) rain would be welcome too. Don't want much, do I?! Lovely pics. We have some of the same alliums!

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    1. Any migraines are miserable but the ones that last for days are the worst. I hope you're getting your strength back again. We just had a couple of light showers but no actual thunderstorm but I know from experience that the pressure can trigger migraines, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was behind yours.

      If you can arrange for sunshine every day and rain every night you'll be a star. When do you plan to start this new career as a Weather Whisperer and will you do the UK as a whole or by county? Please do Wiltshire first! 🤣🤣

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    2. I am thinking of starting next week, and I'll be working alphabetically. Seems fair! :o)

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  7. Such beautiful flowers! I've got a bit of hayfever going on right now. Everytime I'm out walking I'm sneezing! I have to remember to pack tissues in my pocket as after I've sneezed I have to blow my nose lol.

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    1. Thankfully it's eased off a bit since the first day and now I just have the occasional sneeze. I don't know how you cope if you're suffering like that for the entire summer. You have my sympathy xx

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