Friday, August 28, 2009


While we were away in the motor-home a couple of weeks ago, I caught my thumb in one of the drawers. As the week progressed I felt soreness at the base of the nail on my thumb & figured I had bruised it, I was wearing nail polish - a rare thing for me ;) so I could not see if it was discoloured. The following weekend I sat down to remove the polish & found that my nail was infected underneath. I bathed my thumb in salt water but nothing much happened as the infection was right in the center of the nail but I kept that up as often as I could. Anyhow by Sunday evening my thumb was throbbing & all the bathing had done nothing at all!

Monday I called my Dr's office & got in to see him that afternoon, he used a wee tool that burnt a hole in my nail & let the nasty stuff escape ewwww & the Dr gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. Of course my thumb felt better right away and the infection appeared to be going away with in a day or so.

Today the Dr's office called to say that the results of the swab he took, have come back & that there were 2 bacteria under my nail!~!

So the Dr has called another prescription in for me - two antibiotics!!!

I spoke to the Pharmacist & he said that going by the two antibiotics I have to take, that I most likely have a Staph infection, now that is scary stuff!!

Here is hoping that this thing goes away fast, never to be heard of again!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Make tobacco prevention a part of health care reform

I just took action on preserving and protecting tobacco prevention funding in health care reform.

I urge you to take action yourself and spread the word!

Please write to your member of Congress today


Make Your Voice Heard!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Health Insurance Racket

Getting Rich by Denying Americans Care

UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley owns $744,232,068 in unexercised stock options. CIGNA’s Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Read more HERE & please share it with your friends & neighbours

STILL more to read here if you're interested..

Two little dollies

My dear Mother's younger sister Norah, celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year, this is her with my Mother on Mum's 90th in 2007

Aunty Norah fell recently, not once but twice and has fractured her spine near the tailbone, which I imagine is awfully painful. She has always kept in touch via letters no matter how far from home I have roamed & so as I was writing to let her know that I am praying for a full & speedy recovery for her, I realized that I should make her a wee doll to cheer her up.

So here is Norah's healing doll she is just 5 " tall..My Girlfriend Frankie turned the big 40 on July 30th so to mark her middle age -snigger- I made the 'Lordy, Lordy Frankie's 40' doll..

I do believe this one is clickable so that you can see the details & yes she is on a lean LOL that is because when I hot glued her to the base I didn't hold her straight -oh well ;)

Looking down from above

Come into my parlor....

...said the spider to the fly & we all know what happened next..
But this spider is only a teeny tiny fellow & the fly was as big as he was, isn't nature wonderful?

He had made a tiny web across the front of a petunia & I had to capture it on film - hmmm digital really isn't on film but you know what I mean ;)

You SHOULD be able to click to make this picture bigger & much easier to see this wee fellow enjoying his lunch

Just to see the whole scheme of things - he is that white dot on the petunia ;)