Sunday, 20 July 2008

Not a good night

Didn't sleep too well last night - for a variety of reasons. Decided it was past my bedtime at about 10 pm - couldn't even wait to see end of "Foyle's War" (love Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks). Too tired to read I settled straight down and was asleep before my head hit the pillow. All was well until about 1.30 am when husband woke me asking "did you say something"? "NO" I said and then he said "how's the itching"? (I'll explain later) "Shhhh" was my reply, with as much force as I could gather. Now he either thought I meant that it had gone and not to speak too soon or he got the real message because he just got straight back to sleep. HOW DO THEY DO THAT? I have mentioned to my dear one, on many occasions, that I'm a word of one syllable person in the middle of the night and only then if conversation is absolutely necessary, because any more than that and I'm awake! However, I did manage to get back to sleep, only to be woken by seagulls (of the herring variety - we live near the coast) at about 4 am. Well that was that! Did try to sleep again but was only tossing and turning so called it a night and was up well before 5 am. It doesn't really bother me - I quite enjoy getting up early - feel that it is my time of the day - before everyone else gets going.



But to explain the itching - sorry - I think I have an allergic reaction to something consumed over the last few days but its all a matter of trial and error. Apart from penicillin the only other thing I have had a reaction to was oranges when I over-consumed a few years ago. I can still eat oranges just take care not to be too greedy about them.

It began with a rash on the top of both arms and yesterday evening my heels started to itch!! Then I discovered it had started on the tops of my legs, so feel that it must be an allergy. So what could it be this time - possibly yoghurt or beans - I do have a varied diet - or (ghastly thought) even red wine, but certainly not oranges. So I shall have to give up on all three for the next few days and go on from there - hopefully I shan't have to try and contact my GP (never an easy task these days). And with any luck I'll be back to normal in a few days - hopefully before next weekend as we have a "do" to go to and I was planning on wearing a sleeveless dress (weather permitting).

Last night we had a wonderful sunset and this morning a beautiful sunrise - and the sun is beaming down as I write so I'm hoping to get some work done in the garden today.

9 comments:

Sunny said...

Enjoyed your BLOG...
My immune system has gone and can't take any antibiotics now...
But am slowly on the road to recovery...At the moment am at the library so can't download much....
really enjoyed your blog will try to get back to it.....
Have a great day
Blessings......

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Unexplained allergies are so frustrating. Hope it disappears soon and good luck. :-D

cheshire wife said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that you will be back again soon. Also hope that your rash has gone and that you are sleeping better. Men seem to be wired differently so that they don't have problems sleeping. If mine wakes me up or starts snoring I go into the spare bedroom. I reckon that I am entitled to sleep too.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Sunny - thank you for visiting - do hope you are still improving in health. A

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

D - thanks again - I'm not saying this out loud but yes, it is beginning to disappear. A

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Dear CW - good to meet you. Happily I don't usually have too much trouble sleeping but, if necessary, find that going downstairs and switching on TV sends me straight back to sleep! A.

rosiero said...

Hi. Thanks for calling by to read me. Welcome to blogworld - it will keep you busy writing your thoughts and reading others. As you say, you will wonder how you found time to go to work. Hope the itching gets better. By process of elimination, you will probably find the culprit. My mother discovered hers was from some new blood pressure tablets. Once she stopped them, so did the itching! Are you taking any new medication?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog too Anne. I can empathise with you re the retirement thing. My husband is two years younger than me and his bodyclock was out of synch with mine. I took up blogging and other pursuits and then he got cancer which was a dreadful blow and forced him to ease up with things. Now he is trying to find pursuits to fill his day too. HeyHo, we all look forward to retirement, but it can be hard work making a success of it.

By the way, I sincerely hope that it's not the wine causing the allery. That would be tragic!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Dear Rosiero and RAC
thanks for dropping in - doc and I worked out it must have been the citrus thing again. All is well. A x