Doctor, Doctor, give me the news!~ Or, Mmm Cucumbers, wear ’em or eat ’em!~

Uriah hates the humidity! 

Most summers he seemed to enjoy the heat.

Well, he is getting older, twelve now. 

This summer he will only head out for a walk if he really has to, or when the sun is going down. Then, the puppy in him will come out. His head will go down and his nose will nearly rub along the ground. He will catch a scent and be off- in a slow flash. But once his face is buried in a hole, I have to literally drag him away. I learned never to do that, some of those little burrows are occupied, and getting sprayed takes away my taste buds. 

This past week, Michael had an appointment for his asthma, back, and head, lots of running around.

 I ended the week  with vision problems. On Thursday morning. I crawled out of bed and my vision was blurred, my eyes swollen and my face hurt, time to take me to the doctor. 

The verdict: allergies…

I loved when the doctor said, “Well, as you get older” (notice she didn’t involve herself in this aging process) “you will develop allergies you never had when you were younger.” (She really was beating those words up!)

I was so upset about getting old…  I forgot to mention, the eyeliner pencil I tried out earlier in the week.

Michael gave me the told you so… and a “Ha! He’s not old!” speech, as we drove home.

I needed eye drops, which my insurance wouldn’t cover. I could buy them outright for, $179.00 or wait another day until the doctor was contacted and changed the prescription. 

Thinking about it for a minute, and realizing my pocket change was in a jar in the back of my closet. I decided to wait.

While I waited for my eye drops, I relaxed in front of the television. I sliced up a cucumber and propped my feet up. Did I ever mention that the newest kitty, Kaoru, loves cucumbers? Well, she does, she jumped up next to me and we shared. She can really chow! 

 At one point I fell asleep with a cucumber on each eye, and she tried to steal them.

I would highly recommend putting cucumbers on your eyes; they helped cool the allergies and brought down the swelling. 

 I finally got the eye drops, and I may not have to use them at all,  because of those cucumbers.

What you lookin' at!

 I love this picture. I kept referring to them as ‘cows’ Michael set me straight, bulls, not cows. I wonder what they were thinking?

21 thoughts on “Doctor, Doctor, give me the news!~ Or, Mmm Cucumbers, wear ’em or eat ’em!~”

  1. I surely do know what you are saying my friend. I was told the same things about allergies as you grow old. I hate that word too. We are only old if we let ourselves feel that way. You know what they say about “Young at Heart.” LOL As always your story is excellent and fun to read, very interested, thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. awe ger allergies, horrid, glad the old one lol is still up for a hunt or two, hehe twelve eh, he doesnt look it, never thought using cucumbers on the eyes I get sore eyes a lot, maybe I will try that xx

    Thanks dear for all your kind comments on my new blog, really nice, and also thanks for the kind comments on my wee story hehhe its a marathon, tell Michael I said hi and the girls, and especially my pal Uriah, extra buscuit for the man lol, u take care dear, and thanks again xxx

    1. william,
      I wondered if you tried the cucumbers on your eyes yet? I was surprised at how cool they felt.
      Uriah, talked me into a longer walk yesterday, I could barely open my eyes this morning. I hate mold!
      Thank you for your wonderful comments! Uriah was glad for the extra biscuit:-)
      Gerardine xx

    1. Jingle,
      thank you for reminding me, I have been slipping in and out here. I need to get a different chair or set this computer up on a high table so I don’t have to sit in front of it. Have a great day!
      Gerardine

  3. Sorry about the allergies, I know how that goes. Cause apperantly I too am getting older! Sad that you spent the money on the eye drops when a vegtable helped instead.

    Love the mental image of the cat trying to steal the cucumbers! LOL!

    1. Heather,
      Thank you. The eye drops work faster. But I am allergic to a lot of medicines too, so I don’t want to over use them and not be able to later. Really happy with the cucumbers:-)
      Have a great day!
      Gerardine

  4. hey 🙂 can you help me out with something??

    can you tell me some good online poetry contests which i can enter? i’d love it if they were without entry fee, but i couldn’t find any like that.

    still love your writing as always 🙂

    1. infer khalid,
      I don’t enter any with a fee either. I will let you know when I spot any- that would make a great post- I will be in touch.

      If anyone else knows – can you post about it?
      Gerardine

    1. Trisha,
      You caught me in an insane moment.. I wrote out Mars… Really-right here;

      http://www.examiner.com/plant-life-in-chicago/gerardine-baugh

      Or you may have wondered, why I haven’t been on line a lot, I have trouble sitting for very long. This weather has been kicking my butt:-)
      My husband isn’t well, and I have to drive him to the doctors- Even Sanosuke, my cat has an ear infeciton- more doctors.. 13yr old, oops now 14 started school, lots of running there…I hope you are doing well, I need to stop over at your Blog.

      Have a wonderful week!
      Gerardine

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