Health and Beauty

You may have noticed over the last few months I’ve not posted much about sewing or actual gardening. More viewing than doing. Well these have been challenging times to say the least.

For the last 30 ish years I have had a condition call Sarcoidosis, ( google if you want rather than me go into detail ). I have only had 3 flare ups in all that time but this one is the worst I’ve had. I had been losing weight over the summer and getting more and more tired, I am only a slight person anyway so the weight lose was significant. Me being me I try not to complain, more just get on with things, but it’s difficult not to give in when you are getting more and more frustrated because you haven’t the energy or the inclination to do the job in hand in the first place.

Matters came to a head a few weeks ago when my best friend came over and said ‘Sue you look dreadful, can’t you see somebody about this’. This is a proper friend who says it like it is and I am so grateful to her for being so bluntly honest. So 2 days later I was seeing my specialist and things got going. I am now taking an 18 month course of steroids and yesterday I had a biopsy in my nose and throat. All went well and the thinking is that it is 99 % sarcoid with a 1 %  ??.

I have been on the steroids for 10 days and I have to say that the gloom I was feeling has lifted and it will only be a matter of time before the energy levels rise. Other things I have to live with but I am ever the optimistic so life goes on, the planing for next year starts now, with lots of tearing out and replanting with Mr Malc at the helm and me doing the supervising we will win.

And for the beauty I have looked at my past pictures to find something to cheer me and hopefully you my faithful viewer on this my happy day.


Always a joy to have Granddaughters doing what they do best showing off to nana.


Norfolk in the summer, along with North Wales some of our favorite beaches.


Mr Malcs allotment earlier this year looking full to bursting and a brilliant tonic all this fresh produce.

Thank you for reading….NO sympathy please, as this is my way of getting out of my system my thoughts, feelings and the start of better times. Also more postings……. 🙂


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19 responses to “Health and Beauty

  1. Glad your friend visited and even happier that you are feeling better. One thing about gardening is that it either gets done in the fall or it waits for you in the spring. And, fabric sits patiently and never complains. So, just take your time recovering, enjoy looking at your beautiful granddaughters and your wonderful scenery. 🙂


  2. Well done for taking the plunge and seeing the specialist; enjoy autumn and do just what you feel you can, no pressure. We pressure ourselves too much. A garden is for pleasure not work.


  3. diversifolius

    Gardening is all about Optimism – There is always the next season and new flowers to look forward to! And there is the time to rest and then the time to burst and grow 🙂 We are such lucky people!


  4. Julia

    Glad to hear that you are on a treatment regime Sue. Good luck with continuing improvement. Roll on Springtime!


  5. Upwards and onwards Sue – may your granddaughters continue to bring you joy, Mr Malc’s allotment forever flourish, and you find pleasure in your garden as you return to health. Take care..


  6. Hard not to give you sympathy – really glad a good friend got you to the doctor. Nothing worse than feeling it’s all downhill. Anyway, I hope you will feel increasingly revitalised 🙂


  7. Sorry to hear about your problems, Sue, but I’m glad you’ve tackled them. Hope things improve quickly. 🙂


  8. I hope you continue to improve. The great thing about winter is that it gives you chance to catch up a bit in the garden.
    What gorgeous granddaughters you have. Lucky you!

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  9. Oh Sue I hope you continue to get better! Your grand-daughters are beautiful and I love all your pictures! I have two grandsons and love them and spending time with them! Sounds like you spend a lot of time with them too! 🙂


    • We do and grandchildren are always so different from your own children, we savour the times we have with have with them and we can spoil them…
      I am hoping by the end of the year I should see some improvement… then I can start planning the summer garden again…. 🙂


  10. Glad you are feeling better. Your grandchildren are a couple of cuties! We have none as of yet but I have a feeling it could happen in the next five years or so.

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