It was a late start to our morning when Kelly had yet another poor night's sleep due to Pruritus which is directly related to her Primary Billary Cirrhosis liver condition. She has been dealing with this for quite a while and the itching is not only lasting longer now but is increasing in intensity and area. She has been using prescribed medicines and creams but they only do so much for so long. Cold compresses and ice only bring relief for a short while. It's always worse at night and seriously affects her sleep. Normally up shortly before 6 a.m. she slept until 8 o'clock this morning which has to be a first for her. Kelly has an appointment at London's University Hospital for an ultra-sound in January with a follow-up phone call with her liver Doctor in February.
OUR PARK'S POND AREA LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Pheebs and I followed an overcast rainy 50F morning into Bayfield and back. Didn't have any desire to head off down any country roads. Noticed a lot of fishermen on the banks of the Bayfield River and around the south pier. They sure have a lot of determination those folks standing out there in the cold rain.
|FISHERMEN BUNDLED UP AGAINST FRIDAY MORNING'S ICY WINDS|
|DESPITE THIS MORNINGS RAIN I SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT FISHING|
|THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW ALL FISHERMEN ARE NOT MEN|
|'WELL BILL I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS CRAPPY RAIN AND I'M GOING HOME'|
|THIS SOGGY PERSON EVEN BRAVED THE ELEMENTS TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THE LAKE'S ROUGH WATER ERODING EVEN MORE OF BAYFIELD'S BEACH|
Pizza by the Square and I picked it up. Notice I said 'I'. Had Pheebs come along the two of us would have been wrestling over that pizza all the way home. Pizza was great. Forgot to take a picture of that square pizza George.
FRIDAY MORNING THIS BOAT OWNER HEADS FOR THE 'BOATLIFT' WHERE THEY TAKE BOATS OUT OF THE WATER THIS IS ONE OF TWO BOAT LIFTING DEVICES IN THE HARBOR THIS TRUCK BACKS A TRAILER UNDER THE BOAT LIFT, SECURES THE BOAT THEN DRIVES IT OFF TO ITS STORAGE PLACE BOATS ARE PARKED TIGHTLY TOGETHER THIS IS THE SECOND BOATLIFT IN BAYFIELD'S HARBOR I'LL BET THIS BOAT WILL BE THE FIRST ONE LIFTED OUT OF THE WATER EARLY MONDAY MORNING
|BOAT BOWS ABOVE AND BOAT BUTTS BELOW|
|ALWAYS LOVED BOTH HENRY MANCINI AND ANDY WILLIAMS VERSIONS OF THE THE SONG 'MOON RIVER'|
I think it's almost safe to say we won't be getting out with our little Winnie Spirit again this fall. Weather's not looking that good for the coming weeks so I think we'll just go ahead and winterize it and keep our fingers crossed for an early Spring when we can get all excited about our little rig all over again:))
MARY'S PAINTING ON THE LEFT AND MY PHOTO ON THE RIGHT
GROANER'S CORNER:(( At my granddaughter's wedding reception, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married longest. It turned out to be my husband and me. The DJ asked us, "What advice would you give to the newly married couple?" I said, "The three most important words in a marriage are, ''You're probably right.' Everyone then looked at my husband. He said, "She's probably right."
A man rushed into the doctor's office and shouted, "Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!"
The doctor calmly responded, "Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."
A woman answered her front door and saw a little boy holding a list.
"Ma'am," he explained, "I'm on a scavenger hunt, and I still need three grains of wheat, a pork-chop bone and a piece of used carbon paper so I can earn a dollar."
"Wow," the woman replied. "Who sent you on such a challenging hunt?"
"My babysitter's boyfriend."
We've already got a Tim's in Sundre, Ab. But now they are building a McDonalds (and Esso gas station) right next door! I'll buy you a coffee if your Tim's opens up first ;-)ReplyDelete
Wow, that artist has some talent! I think I'm lucky to be able to screenshoot many of your photos. The number of photos in my albums would shrink considerably if I took out all those screen shots of birds and flowers. Oh, to be there to hear the waters of the lake! Lucky you.ReplyDelete
I do hope Kelly get to feeling better.
The photos of your park's pond are spectacular. Mary your painting is lovely. Keeping Kelly in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
The Admiral is our favourite pizza from there. Wishing Kelly a good night's sleep. CReplyDelete
Has Kelly tried the prescription drug Hydroxyzine for itching? It works well for the itching BUT it does make me really sleepy when I take it. The blue ice gel packs from the freezer work but only on a localized area. Might be something she could ask about if she hasn't tried it already.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joyce. I do have Hydroxyzine and just switched to it from Benedryl. I use a frozen water bottle to roll on my arms but should try the gel pack. I take it you either have allergies or a liver issue. KellyDelete
Actually a kidney issue. Benadryl and I don't get along. Back when I was taking chemotherapy they gave me a lot of Benadryl before each treatment and it made me sleepy for a bit but then I couldn't sit/lay still, had to keep moving my legs etc. I get that reaction today from one Benadryl pill or even a sleep aid that had Benadryl in it. I hope the Hydroxyzine works for you. Itching is no fun!Delete