Friday, July 9, 2010

The morning wasn´t as cool as I had hoped for so lots of flies followed us on our morning walk. But I never leave my mosquitoe hat at home nowdays so it was quite a pleasant walk anyway.

I left for the doctors appointment a bit early and that was a good move. I never thought I would get lost inside a building that isn´t especially big, but there´s nothing I can´t do it seemes. I´ve only been there once and it didn´t look as I rememberd at all. I opened a closed door and walked in to a big room, everyone in that room looked surprised. I had walked in to a psychiatric ward through a door that apparently should have been locked :-) :-)

When I finally came to the right place I didn´t have to wait especially long to meet the doctor. I explained what I wanted and she took notes all the time. I got the feeling that she is a very competent doctor. She tooka lot of my blood to see if there was anything else I could have too. It´s not unusual that if You hves one kind of rheumatism You probably have some other kinds too. After that she will send me to a rheumatisms specialist. She also made sure I got my strong pills again. So now I almost feel normal again :-) :-)

As usual I drove to the grocery store in Gudhem on my way home from work. They know i love very ripe bananas, so I got a big box full of them :-) Nobody but me wants to buy them otherwise and today I got them for free :-) They also sold me four boxes of strawberries for the price of one :-) They said that some berries could be bad, but so far I´ve only found two. I know I should have made jam of them, but I just love strawberries so I had started eating them already on my way home :-) :-) :-)

Do You remember I said I was surprised about how few horseflies we had here this year. I did speak a bit too soon I´m afraid. I understood how bad it was when I opened the door to the doghouse. There´s a window (towards north) there and on it I counted ten of them. So far this summer I´ve found two. I sprayed my mosquitoe hat with insecticide before walking away and that was a good thing. Then I only had to concentrate on my upper body to scare them away. I had my work trousers on and they are to thick to bite through. So I think I only gott bitten five times. Could have been much, much worse :-) :-) :-)

Now it´s time for another cup of tea and some digestives. I´ll also get out to visit You all before SciFi night starts at channel six :-)
Have a great day now!

We call this one for Nettle butterfly.


oldblackcatboo said...

Ha! That's kinda funny, you walking into the psychiatric ward! well, maybe not if it happened to me but...funny! Glad you got your pills, hope blood tests and everything comes out good for you!
Love the Bertil photo, of course!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
Wellmit was funny :-) and by the look at their faces I could see that they thought I would fit in well :-) :-)

If they find anything different in the blood tests that´s a good thing, because then we can fix it. If they don´t that´s a good thing too because then I don´t have anything else that needs fixing :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

I hope that psychiatric ward didn't give you a feeling like you were home. hahaha. That is a very curious butterfly you posted. Nettles? I've never heard of that before. I guess I will just have to visit Sweden one day. Or Norway. But not in the winter months. Enjoy the tea.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Christer,
I'm glad your doctor was able to at least make you comfortable while you are waiting for the results of your tests.
Howards knee replacement surgery is coming upon us fast and we have been told that you MUST go through lots of physical therapy for it to be a success. My late husband had a hip replaced and I don't recall his ever mentioning to me any physical therapy! I am wondering why not for the hip, but imparitive for the knee! They said if my husband didn't follow thorough it could be bad for his recovery.
I know you get out there and walk and even did it on crutches. I am wondering if the fall you took didn't do something?? Could that be? I hope not!! Good lucky, Christer.
Thank you for the Happy Birthday wishes to my son. I have daughters 40, 46 and 47. You must be right there in age with my Mary.
The one that live in the home I always feature in my posts.
I will be here to wish you a Happy Birthday 50th! You bet! :)
I enjoy those photo's of the country much! I miss living in the country...
Roads like that are hard to find in California. More likely to find them up North near the Oregon border.
Take care, Christer.
P.S. I am keeping my eye out for your book. :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Well they looked to be content with life :-) :-)

The butterfly larvaes are living on nettlesand i think it is an european butterfly. One of the more colorful we have here. These are the ones I often find indoors late autumn. They looks for places to spend winter and my home seemes perfect until I start using the fire heated stove.

If I should recommend one of Sweden or Norway I would go for Norway. It is the most beautiful country in the world! But it´s also one of the most expencive countries You can visit!! It´s much cheaper here in Sweden :-)

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Knees are so much more complicated than hips are! So he really must take the physical therapi really serious! The first days will be bad for him and he will most likly think things gone worse. But then suddenly he´ll realise that all pain is gone and life is really nice :-)

I had to have physical therapi too, otherwise I would have problems much worse than I have, but not as much as if I have had my knee replaced.

Strangly enough nothing happened when I fell. They checked it out when I got x-rayed some weeks later. It´s a bit fun actually, but all people I know that have had hip replacements has fallen soon after the operation :-) :-) and no one of us got any problems :-)

I´ll be 46 this autumn :-)
Have a great day now!

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Hoppas att du får tid hyfsat snabbt hos specialisten så du får börja men någon typ av behandling. Det brukar ju vara väldigt lång väntetid just för reumatiska sjukdomar.
Har faktiskt en släkting som har samma problem som du har, fast hans symptom var kanske lite värre innan han började behandlas. Sen har min bästa väninna här på Gotland också samma, men - än så länge - endast väldigt lätta symptom. Så hon behandlas inte alls.
Innan dessa två hade jag aldrig hört talas om att psoriasis kunde slå sig på lederna!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer! great pics! i especially like the one of your dog's tongue hanging out. teddy comes in from walks and her tongue is dragging on the floor. she immediately heads to her fan and almost sits inside of it. i am so glad i trained her to like fans. we finally got a bit of rain today. but we are still going to be scorching here for weeks. i can't wait for this summer to be over. this summer is very boring because we can hardly leave the house because of the heat. glad they didn't keep you in the loony bin! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Susie!
Läkaren varnade för en lång väntetid och sade att jag kunde utnyttja vårdgaratin om jag ville, men då kanske jag måste åka jättelångt bort. Än är inte problemen så stora så att jag tycker det är nödvändigt. Skövde är lagom långt bort.

Det är fortfarande en ganska okänd sjukdom, til och med de inom sjukvården blir förvånade när de hör om den ibland. Det är immunförsvaret som löper amok.

Ha det riktigt gott nu!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
My dogs has much the same problems with heat sa Teddy has, the double coating is to much really. But since we seldom gets Your high temperatures overheating isn´t that a big problem. When it gets to warm I´ll bring them down into the cellar, it´s always cool there :-)

You want the summer to fast forward and I want it to rewind :-) :-)

It´s a good thing I walk fast so they couldn´t start asking me things :-) :-) God knows if I ever had come out from there then :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

Diane-Sage said...

WOW Christer busy you are. I am afraid I would not do well with your flies...I hate any insects that bite YUK!
Hope you got all your strawberries eaten up by now.
Have a super weekend eh?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Diane!
No one does well with our flies :-) :-) :-) But it is this cold and rainy spring that made this a paradise for all these flies. The last nine years we´ve had dry and hot springs so all ponds out on the bog has dried. No flies then :-) But when I moved out here ten years ago we had a summer much worse than this!

No I have one box left and no more bad berries either :-)
You have a super weekend too!