Saturday, 24 March 2007

Follicles!!

Thankyou Donna for the lovely graphic ,Im thinking Spring ,but the weather here doesnt seem to be on the same waveband as me ! its cold and grey ....

Maurice has finally caught up with his holiday quota for last year and has gone back to work ,for three days ,then three nights and off for three ,so we are back in the routine again ,did I say routine ? oh dear what is that ?

I have been feeling awful this week ,more of that in a minute ,On Monday we went to see Aunty Kitty who seemed brighter ,she was wearing her green blouse and trousers ,I asked her was she wearing the green for St Patricks day ,she perked up and smiled ,so Maurice started to sing 'When Irish eyes are smiling ',I joined in and so did Aunty Kitty ,still very confused but at least a responce .

I went to the drama group meeting ,it was fun ,we have a few bookings to entertain Church groups WI groups and the like ,even my own over sixties club ,in December .Sketches were discussed ,and we are to do a Panto ! Cinderella ! some clever ladies are working on the format and script,Im sure it will be fun .

Now me ~Last week some time ,I became aware of a painful lump on the back of my head,didnt take too much notice ,until I was watching a TV drama  about a guy ,who had worked with mobile phones and was now dying of a brain tumour ! Oh dear ! When I was at work ,I would call up the residents each morning useing a mobile phone,it could take as long as an hour some days with the mobile at your ear for that long Hmm,during the course of the week ,more painful nodules appeared ,and I was itching like crazy ,so much so I was up on Wednesday night ,driving my self silly ,I found my nurses dictionary(Baillie're's)and another medical tome  ,and yes thats it ,I have shingles ,...Maurice was up before me next morning ,wanting to know what the books were all about ,so when I told him ,he said lets see what the Doctor thinks and promptly made an apointment ,The Doctor looked and  felt and announced I have Folliculitis ... hair ducts that have become blocked ....Guido posted an entry about people self diagnosing ,and Imthe perfect example of getting it so wrong ,and worrying myself to death ! (I even considered nits !)I have been prescibed Oxytetracycline,and must avoid milk,iron,zinc,and antacids,and as happens rarely it would appear! I must be kept out of strong sunlight ?(fat chance with the weather today !)    ! WHY ? oh here goes my imagination again LOL......,anyway end of whinge .

We took kizzie for her jab yesterday ,and the vet pronounced her a fit little dog ,she is keeping us busy ,but is getting the idea of going outside for the toilet or the newspaper near the door ,if we arent quick enough .She has a foot fetish chasing our feet and attacking,but will fall asleep next to my foot ,as she is now, as Im typing this ....so thats me pretty much up to date with my news ,Have a good weekend every one ,with love from

42 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad it's not shingles Jan, that can be really bad. I hope it clears up soon. If you have to avoid iron maybe you can tell Maurice you can't iron, he'll have to do it! Lol! Nah, you'll never get away with it! Kizzy's so sweet, they don't take long to house train if you're their with them most of the day. We want to see videos of your Panto at Christmas! Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

aniracj said...

I love the pics, so cute!!! We were pretty lucky with Sam, house training wise, as he had 'lived' in a shed with his mum and brothers( & sisters) since birth and were used to the outside so when we got him at 6 weeks he had a vague idea that outside meant toilet so bombed out the back door whenever it was open!!! So pleased you did not have shingles (naughty, naughty self diagnosing, slap wrist.... LOL!!!) you would have known pain!! Got that new Dove shampoo for us older ladies today (the one thats advertised to thicken our thinning hair, lol), will see how it works next week......doing a colour today though!!

kirkbyj05 said...

So sorry to hear about your 'foliculas -foliculees'  Lol!  I reckon we have all been a bit guilty of self diagnosis in the past and given ourselves a scare intot he bargain.  I'm glad that it wasn't shingles though Jan.  That is not sometihing anybody would want to have!  The pain is excrutiating!
What about your little lap dog Kizzie.  You might just find me coming down your way to pinch her when you're not looking.  Little pet angel!

Jeanie

pharmolo said...

You made the point perfectly Jan - hope it clears up soon.

madcobug said...

Kizzy is so cute. I have had a couple of those hair thingys before. They can be quite sore. My neighbor has those shingles now. They are around her waist area. My dad had them once near his eyes. Those are bad things. Have a good weekend. Thanks for sharing Kizzy's pictures. Glad she is getting trained. Hugs, Helen

sugarsweet056 said...

Sorry to hear you've  been "under the weather" so to speak. Kizzie is such a sweetie pie!
Have a good weekend, may be my last comment till post surgery as I have lots to do this wkend.
Hugs,
Sugar

nightmaremom said...

oooooooooh I hear you on the self diagnosis...  it could be horrible and depressing.  I'm glad you got to the Dr and found what the issue really is.  Take care of you
hugs
d

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,lovely to speak to you on the phone,I laughed at what Jeannette said about getting out of the ironing ,don't think that one will work !! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling too good ,hope the antibiotic works for you. Kizzie looks happy on Maurices knee.Hope you don't get wet and cold going to the Co-op.Take care ......Love you ......Jeanxx

blpltt said...

Oh, poor you Jan.  I can get anything, just by Googling it.  Good to know the doc. has pinned it down; I must say I've never heard of what you've got.  I hope it gets better soon.
Bunny xx

sybilsybil45 said...

I am sorry to read about your Follicles...never heard of them before..hope that it will clear up soon what a thing to get..Glad the Dr. was able to diagnose. Best keep clear of the "googling" !!!    That wee Kizzie sure is cute...my what sharp little teeth they look!!!.. I am away till next Friday to Hemsby on North Norfolk coast with friends I made on internet so will be keeping you in my prayers.
Lets hope the weather heats up a wee bit, Love Sybil x

msecz said...

Kizzie is a cute little puppy! so happy that your bumps are being taken care of and hope they leave you soon.. Hope your weather and ours clears up soon. Much happier when the sun shines :>)  Sandra

jckfrstross said...

glad you went to the doc:) enjoy your weekend

Deb

lindapaterson177 said...

Kizzie looks great! Lumps n bumps??at least a course of antibiotics will make them go away...good luck...
luv bella  xx

lsfp1960 said...

I've never heard of "Folliculitis". I wonder if people had that condition 100 years ago?  And if so, I wonder what they did for it?  Thank heavens for antibiotics !!   It wouldn't be hard to stay out of the sun here either...all we are getting is liquid sunshine.  That little pup is so cute.  Linda in wet & windy Washington state

oddb0dkins said...

I'm glad it isn't shingles. Reet's just had a bout of that and boy did she whinge! Keep taking the tablets Missus. B. x

drb1064 said...

Can we call you bumpy bonce now lol. That cute little doggy face hides a little ball of mischief with a terrifying growl lol. Don't know what that vet gave her but she was definitly full of bounce lol.
Debbie xxx

jeanno43 said...

Follicles to you as well Jan - lol.  Glad it was all sorted out.  I gave up getting the medical books out years ago as I always had yellow fever, leprousy or a million other diseases.  Sunshine, no fear of that mate.  Thanks for the wonderful phone call, I cannot tell you how you lifted my spirits.  It came when most needed.  Love you

jeanno43 said...

P.S.  Becky has a cat called Kizzie

susanebunn said...

I am so relieved that you don't have shingles.  They are so terribly nasty!  I know absolutely nothing about what you really DO have, but I am praying that the medication that the doctor has prescibed will sort you out quickly!

Oh Kizzie is such a darling puppy.  What a sweety!  I swear she's grown since last week!

Love,
Susie
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astoriasand said...

I bet Aunt Kitty loved that little sing song Jan.Good to hear there was a Responce from her.I am so happy you went to the drama group.Cinderella WOW I hope you make a main part would love to see the up and coming pictures if it does turn out you will be playing in it.When I read the shingles bit my heart dropped,as that is sooooooooo painful and more so in the head.I was relieved it know it wasn't shingles.I rememeber a friend and also my mother having shingles in there head and it almost sent them crazy,on the body parts is so painfull enough.I have read of the complaint you have.Though do not know of anyone who has had the same complaint.I do hope it soon clears up and you are not in too much agony.Weather same here dull and grey Grrrr.Kissy looks so bonny glad the vet thought she was fit and healthy.Just don't let her trip you up getting under your feet,we don't want lumps of a diffeant nature on your head.She is so tiny.I remember when my sis got her pup and when I visited I would forget she was there and trip over her.Silly Me of course, I suppose could only do that..Take care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...Jan, I'm one for trying to self-diagnose and that can drive you totally nuts.  The internet is great but can really lend to us playing doctor.

Glad your Aunt Kitty is rebounding a bit.  She is one tough lady.

Our weather is warm again but dreary and wet.  Better than cold and snow though.  Enjoy your weekend.  Love xx Chris

bronny42 said...

Hi Jan Kizzy is just beautiful what a lot of pleasure you will all have from him.  What a wonderful moment when you were singing to Aunty Kitty, I bet she throughly enjoyed it.  Its great to be a member of a drama group.  My Idris was a member of The Caldicot Male Voice Choir for 35 years and we had a wonderful time, travelling all over the country giving concerts and also a lot of the world.  I will tell it in my journal when I get time. Have a great weekend bye for now Kathie.

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan, I have to say I'm in love with Kizzie!!  Such a dollbaby!! I wouldn't ever put her down!
You have to take pictures of your Cinderella!!  I love that fairy tale and have a few porcelain Cinderella dolls.
Glad you had a nice visit with your Aunt.  Isn't it funny how she can remember a song from so long ago.  
I'm so glad your diagnosis was NOT a brain tumor.  I suspected a skin condition when I first started reading.   Good for Maurice making you a Dr appt.  I'm glad he's there to take care of you! LOL!  I hope it goes away soon.  
Have a good evening and a good Sunday.
Hugs...Pam xoxoxoxox

rachealcarol said...

Sorry you've been ill Jan, hope you're back good as new before long. :) we all do that with self diagnosis.  Kizzie is a little bundle of cuteness. Rache

cayasm said...

Thankfully you have the correct dianosis now good luck with that, life sounds interesting at the WI be nice t see you in some productions. Your new little fellow sonds adorable and lots of fun.

Take care

Yasmin

sarajanesmiles said...

So glad you don't have shingles Jan, or anything worse.  And hope you feel all better soon.  What a fright that must have given you!  No more self diagnosis!!  Loved the pics of your little Kizzy, she is sooo cute and tiny, give her a hug from me won't you.  Looking forward to hearing more about the drama group :o)
Sara   x

faircolleen said...

Oh Jan. . dont we drive ourselves barmy when something is wrong. . .seems I am on selfawareness 24 hours,its no good looking on the internet. . I convince myself I have it. . this is an illness in itself . . lol
So glad that you are ok. . Kizzie is beautiful.

kaydeejay5449 said...

What fun I had going back and reading about how Kizzie came to your home.  She's an adorable little pup, that's for sure!  I love the pictures of her in your red purse.  Jack Russell's are bright and bouncy!  High energy and a lot of fun.  I know she will bring much fun and love to  your life.
Hugs,  Kathy

lindaggeorge said...

Ooh! That sounds painfull, I hope it soon clears up. Of course, if thought I had Nits, I probably would have! They are rife at school, despite our best efforts and letters home.

Kizzy is just adorable. I'm trying so hard not to rush out and get a new dog now that Harper is gone but it really isn't the right time for us.

Get well soon.

Linda x.

rdautumnsage said...

It's easy to get yourself worked up over something like that. It seems these days there are more possibilites of things going wrong than ever before. I'm so happy that it was only that. Kizzy is quite the charmer, she is so small and sweet. (Hugs) Indigo

ally123130585918 said...

Jan so glad you don't have shingles ~ lol at you doing a self diagnosis glad you got it so wrong ~ hope the oxytetracycline helps and all will be well soon ~ Kizzie is a little cutie those little teeth of hers look sharp :o) love the pictures of her ~ Ally x

kategshepherd said...

Hi there, sorry to hear that you are not feeling very well. You sure it ain't fleas LOL. My little sister certainly looks like she has made herself at home good and proper. Sorry i haven't rang you, been in bed for two days with migraine, don't feel too bad now though. thank goodness. You take good care and i will speak to you real soon. Love you all three of you.

plieck30 said...

Well i'm sure glad your problem is nothing too  serious. I'm sure it is irritating enough. I don't think it will keep you down. You're a lively person. Have fun! Paula

wobblymoo said...

Sometimes it can be dangerous to self diagnose, hope your bumps disappear soon xx

wldconnie said...

I do not have a medical bookI did have years ago and diagnosed myself with all sorts of deadly diseases! I now go to the doc promptly when I do not feel well. Much the better idea! Hope you feel better soon. Love Conniex

irisclyde said...

Trust you to have funny follicles! I hope you're feeling better and I hope the sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures have reached you too. But keep out of the sun! :o)
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elainey2465 said...

awwww Jan your funny follicles sound painful! YOu will have to wear a hat when its sunny. Kizzie is so so cute!!! My dont you get a lot of comments!!! you are popular. Laine xxxx

egre328 said...

Self diagnosis is dangerous, I know because I am always doing it hehehehee................good luck though with the funny follicles.  Eileenx

tillywooat62 said...

so pleased that you havent anything to serious, now THROW those medical books away, self diagnosis is the worst thing possible, sorry that I am late with this comment, just browsing through must have missed the alert for this one, Kizzie is a sweetheart, bet she is upto all sorts of mischeif at the moment, bless her,
Love Lynne xx

frdbrow7 said...

I'm late too Jan as I didn't get an alert, now I know what you mean about the lumps you referred to in your latest entry!  Hope they are clearing up now.  Kizzie must be such a joy :-D

ttfn
Freda

gehi6 said...

I have never heard of what you say you have, Folliculitis.  I didn't know there was such a thing.  I think we all tend to diagnose ourselves.  I can even remember seeing a spot on my foot and wondering if I had leprosy.  Reading about leper colonies and the like caused my imagination to go in that direction.  Hope you get cured fast!  Gerry
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lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan! Kizzie is as beautiful as ever I see! Im sorry to hear about your folly..fillic...you know what I mean! I am catching up so I hope to hear you are feeling better again! Linda xx