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Thursday 1 October 2020

Sometimes Things Happen

 

When you are missing your top teeth, it can be hilarious to watch people’s reactions when they have been chatting away to you and then suddenly realize you are toothless!  But it can also be a bit embarrassing.

Last night a tooth parted company with my denture and I dropped them off early to be repaired, calling at the supermarket on my way home.  I was really happy to wear my mask!!




Sometimes things happen in our lives that we have little or no control over. 

A bit like shingles, which have made an appearance on my body for the third time in my life.  Thankfully, last year I had the vaccine and this bout is so mild that I hardly notice them.  The accompanying fatigue and headache are probably worse than the itch.




On a happier note, our weather is getting warmer and today has been a lovely spring day.  I dropped grand-daughter off at a friend’s home before lunch (it is school holidays at the moment), and will pick her up again some time later today.  The house was in a part of Hamilton that I was unfamiliar with, so I enjoyed driving around some of the streets afterwards and getting a feel for the place.  I even found a charity shop that I didn’t know existed!




Stay happy šŸ˜Š

Margaret.

 

 The above photos were all taken during springtime in previous years.


34 comments:

  1. The repair for a chipped front tooth failed early in the pandemic. I was so happy to wear a mask until it was fixed :) Just like you...

    So sorry about the shingles. I'm glad that the vaccine has helped.

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    1. I never thought I would find a reason to be happy to wear a mask when shopping!

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  2. Pleased to hear your shingles is not so bad after having the vaccine. Luckily, I have never had shingles but have known people who have and gather it is not at all pleasant. I have had the vaccine.

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  3. Surfing while feeling blah and found your blog. Cannot believe you have had shingles three times...once is plenty!( I was diagnosed at the beginning of August and got the anti-viral medication which is meant to lessen the effects and as the rash was on my my face, scalp and an eyelid I am pleased I got it in time) I have been thinking I am going mad, the itch is there but the headache and fatigue is so frustrating, and nothing I have read seems to indicate this would happen...it is spring I have things to do! I hope you recover fully soon.

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    1. Welcome Sue. I hope you soon recover as well. I have never had it on my face, that must be dreadful. The worst case I had lasted several months and I ended up receiving homeopathic help to clear it. Not a nice experience. The vaccine is definitely helping this time as the itch is nowhere near as bad. Get well soon :)

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  4. Heavens Margaret - you are in the wars. Shingles is linked to stressed immune system (and having had chicken pox at some stage in your life. Remnants of chicken pox apparently hide in the nerve root at your spine and come out again to cause shingles). It's devastating to get it so often, but I'm pleased to read the vaccine seems to have helped, because like you I've had it more than once (i used to joke it comes round like the Olympics; every 4 yrs) and like Sue get it on my face. Fortunately concerns about the risk of bell's palsey mean they are quick to treat it when it's on your face. I reckon I'll go for that vaccine when i qualify. We hope you recover quickly and without any lingering effects this time.

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    1. Thankyou Tigger. I think having had the vaccine has helped a lot.

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  5. How beautiful. It is a delight to me when I think of the mirror of seasons of there vs. here... I am sorry you have the shingles but glad they are lighter this time. My teeth were on my list for 2020 but I have put them off and stayed home instead! Take care!

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    1. I used to take inordinate care of my natural teeth but my family genes were against me and eventually they needed attention. I now have full dentures and have no regrets about getting them.
      Hopefully next year you will be able to have your teeth taken care of :)

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  6. Hope you get back to full fitness soon and how good to discover a charity shop!

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    1. I am looking forward to going back and exploring that shop when I am feeling better :)

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  7. My mum had shingles when I was a child, it was the only time she rested in bed, I was worried my strong mum was so ill, so I have a fear of them in my head. I'm glad yours attach was not so bad as your others. Now it's getting cooler here in UK, I am finding my mask more comfortable, I have home made ones where I use tea towels for the fabric and they are so soft.

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    1. The mask I used today is a silky soft commercial one. I'm not sure how effective it would be against Covid but it certainly helped my vanity this morning!

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  8. Oh Shingles - not nice - I have had the vaccine, but thankfully have never suffered from them!
    I could image the reactions from folk - just as well mask wearing is 'in' at the moment :)
    Loving your photos Margaret... we have had a stunning spring here with the blossoms too.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. It was a great day if you found a charity shop.

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  10. Hello,
    I love the sweet lamb. Beautiful blossoms and trees. I am going for my Shingles shot soon, I hope you recover quickly. Take care and stay well. Take care, have a great day!

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    1. The lamb was an orphan that we raised as a pet. His name was Lambie! (very original LOL)

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  11. Glad you can laugh about this! LOL!
    My Mum worked on Helgoland and suffered scurvy. In her 30´s already she had fake teeth.
    Hubby has two teeth implanted (outch!!), I luckily still have all.
    Beautiful pic of that tree - happy šŸ˜

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    1. Life is easier to handle if we can laugh at it :))

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  12. I have had chicken pox as a young child, and have had the shingles vaccine last year, so I hope the shingles will stay away! Your mask was a benefit in two ways this time.... anti-Covid and anti-no teeth embarrassment! Teeth are a real problem aren't they.

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    1. I remember having chicken pox also when I was a young child, and having mum cover me with calamine lotion to help stop the itching and prevent me scratching! She must have gone through bottles of the stuff!!

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  13. There are some pluses to the mask...I had a mole removed on my face day before yesterday...the mask covers it...it does not look terrible now. But the first day they always look kind of red and sore.

    Hope you get to visit the charity shop and tell us about what you see.

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    1. Masks are so useful! I hope your face heals up well, Rose :)

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  14. You made me smile about your denture and the mask. Glad to know there is another side to the whole mask debate.

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  15. I take my teeth for granted sometimes but mostly I'm pretty fastidious with them, I don't know how I'd feel if I lost one.

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  16. The photo of little lamb is priceless.

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  17. I'm sorry you have shingles for a third time. I haven't had them but my mom did and my oldest daughter did too. No fun at all
    Your mask came in handy didn't it!! My DIL just ordered another pack of 5 masks for me. She's convinced I need to wash them after every single use. So obviously I'll need quite a few. What's your opinion on how often to wash masks?

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    1. It is not compulsory to wear masks here (except on public transport under Level Two, and we are currently in Level One), so I have seldom worn mine - and never yet washed it!! I think if I thought I had been in a situation where there was a strong risk, then I would definitely be washing it every time.

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  18. Lovely photos! Glad you are not feeling too bad - I’ve never had shingles but know from others how awful it can be. I had a giggle about your tooth/mask!

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  19. Hope your shingles retreat as fast as they came. I had the Shingles shot also as I have watched people suffer with them :(

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