Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Back again!!!

No I haven't been in for my op? that was due to be this Friday, but could very well be cancelled, I've had flu!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me? Flu??? I never get flu??? I'm always the last one standing and usually get a bit of a headache, but this time I was floored, totally and utterly.
I was fine Sunday morning, got up had breakfast, then we decided to do a surprise visit to K, gave her a ring and left about 11.45ish. I was quite cold but over halfway there and I had 2 fleeces on and couldn't stop shivering. Ache, I have never ached in so many places at one time.
We carried on cos K was so looking forward to seeing us, didn't do too much, went for a slow wander along the river, had a bite to eat then told her I had a very bad headache and left!!! Fortunately she was pleased to have seen us and was quite happy and cheerful when we left. I came home and went to bed and stayed there..................... by Tuesday I was crippled, my back and bed for long periods of time don't mix, so I had to get up, so sat in the lounge, plenty of fluids and paracetamol a warm fire and a good film or 2 or 3!
Phoned the hospital who want me to phone back Thrusday!!!
Today I'm still headachy, but in need of fresh air so have been up and down the garden, how much can change in a few days.

We had lots of rain and the temp really tumbled last night! I'm thinking of cancelling my op for different reasons, 'twit' head here, forgot to order the rubber glazing strips for the greenhouse glass!!! So the 2nd hand greenhouse is still glassless!!!! not very good for the tropical plants!!! The temp last night, in the other greenhouse went down to 5C which means it had to be about 3C outside!!!!!!! Getting a bit close for comfort........


the brugmansias are going potty, it always amazes me how many of them flower so late, especially as it gets colder!

These are up on the patio next to the new water butt, it is quite warm here and they are on the side which gets the winter sun.

Then my big Brug, as you know its my favourite. I have never, ever seen so many flowers on it before, it has been well protected by my baytree but sadly I will have to be quite brutal with it as it will never fit in the greenhouse otherwise. but isn't it gorgeous and the scent mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

then really great excitement, my variagated one is in bud, yeha!!!

then these are just a few of the rest I have that are also inbud

Both my red bananas are still outside (dangerous) but both seem to be happy as they are sending up new leaves, the 2nd one looks a bit erm! rude!!!! Sorry!!!

So I still have the cannas to get out but they are still flowering, dahlias too! Glaze the greenhouse, finish the floor in there, sort out the heating, clean and insulate with bubblewrap the small greenhouse, clean and insulate the big greenhouse, once the glass is in!!!! The pineapple lilies, need to be dug up, move my palms in, prepare the frame and chickenwire round the bananas for the straw winter protection etc. etc

So what to do? Well provided I'm feeling OK I shall leave the decision to the anethetist, (sp) the hospital said provided I don't have a temp or a tight chest?? I should be alright! I'm fairly fortunate not much slips to my chest! Its just my boobs that have slipped to my waist!!!!!

Oh! by the way, so far no one else has been 'got' by the flu!!!


Do you know where I think I got it? The hospital!! I was there Friday mid-day for my pre admission appointment!!!! 48 hours later I was down! Coincidence? or not?


A wildlife gardener said...

I do hope all goes well for you, dear Libby.

Your garden is continuing to flourish. I love all the colours of all the exotic plants in your garden. It is truly a garden of delights :),

farmingfriends said...

Sorry to hear that you had the flu. Hope you're feeling ok now. The brugs in your garden are stunning. Sara from farmingfriends

mrsnesbitt said...

Hope you are feeling better today, will be thinking about you tomorrow....waiting for a phone call...try and do something, knitting or similar, nothing worse than W A I T I N G for the phone!

Auntie Noo said...

Oh you poor love. Please do take care to make sure you are properly recovered. Last time I had the flu I was in bed for 3 weeks, and had another 2 off work....... never been so ill in all my life, so do please be careful. Plenty of fluids for you!!!

ChrisJ said...

Hospitals and doctor's waiting rooms are the big places to come down with a bug or other. Don't read -- or touch, the magazines! I put off going as long as I can, just because I know I'll come down with something else. We have to go in for flu shots in two weeks. I think I'll hold my breath and keep my hands in my pockets!

Incidentally I see a lot of these brugmansia on different blogs and wasn't too impressed, but your photos show them off really well. I wish they had another name for them. Something like angel trumpets (or something more creative than that).

RUTH said...

I always dread going to the doctors as you can guarantee you will walk out of there with a big! Hope you feel better; it would be better if you could get the op out of the way as soon as possible wouldn't it?
You certainly are the Brugmansia Queen...we fell to 0c last night and more cold nights to come so think it's bedtime for most of my non hardys too. Love the "rude" banana...great photo...LOL
Take care and keep us posted

PG said...

Gorgeous though your plants are, could I gently suggest you get this wretched 'op' out of the way if you can? Just, you know, to look after yourself first, so that you can be in tiptop condition to look after your brugs.

Allotment Lady said...

Oh poor you - I do so hope that you are kicking that flu into touch and that your op can go ahead and be out of the way.


Yolanda Elizabet said...

I'm sorry to hear that you had the flu, it's going around here as well. Your brugmansias look great, mine were sadly slug-eaten this year with hardly any flowers. No frost yet but maybe some this weekend!