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Life In A Lockdown Linkey – Week 37

It is Tuesday whch means it is Life In A Lockdown and talking about how the past week has been for me.  It was certainly a busy week.  So as I talk about week 37 grab a coffee and carry on reading.

1) How are you feeling/coping?

Fed up, it is a friends milestone birthday this weekend, and we had plans to meet up to celebrate.  But now the news of going into Tier 3 tomorrow all plans have been cancelled and put on hold.  I am just so fed up of it all now.  We complied all the way through and still are unable to make plans and see people.

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

It has been a very busy week. Last Tuesday I woke up in agony with my tooth.  You may remember back in lockdown 1 I broke my front tooth. Since then I have been trying to see my dentist but was being told they are just dealing with emergencies.  Last week I rang again asking for antiobitics as it was infected and had a lovely conversation with my dentist.  He agreed my tooth needed dealing with and I had been very patient.  So today I have a dentist appointment, although I think this is going to mean them taking my front tooth out totally.  All I can say is thank god for masks.


Also last Tuesday (it was a very busy day) I had two phone appointments for C.  The first was a Podiatrist, ever since she was little she has picked her nails.  No amount of telling her off, telling her to stop etc worked.  She now has ingrowing toenails on both her big toes.  On the 23rd December, I have to take her to have two partial toe removals bless her.  Both of us are not looking forward to it, but she does laugh at me having to redress and clean it, which I am not looking forward to.  I also have had to get her flip flops (in December) which she never wears. Luckily we have her wheelchair so she will not have to walk.

Also on Tuesday we had her Neurologist follow up appointment.  This has resulted in her medication being increased and her wanting an urgent appointment at the Eye Hospital to check the pressure behind her eyes.  Due to C’s medication waking early is not an easy task, but somehow we managed to get to the hospital for an 8.30am appointment yesterday.  After tons of tests she does not have pressure behind her eyes and her optic nerve is ok, the relief when they tell me that always makes me teary with relief.  They did not rule out another lumbar puncture though so am now waiting to hear from her Neurologist on the official outcome.

Finally meeting our new family member

As many of you will know, I have a new granddaughter who is now 5 weeks old, those of you who are friends with me on Facebook will have seen.  I took the decision to go and see my granddaughters, the eldest recently turned 3 so had her birthday presents and also to meet my new granddaughtet in person.  She is beautiful, although has a very serious look about her.  It was a great day seeing them.

As I knew we were heading to Tier 3 and had no idea what this meant for the important things like hairdressers.  I arranged for me and C to see our friend and get our hair cut yesterday.  We now have lovely hair all ready to sit and celebrate Christmas at home.

3) What do you think the coming weeks and months might hold for you (or the world)?

Lockdown, I can not seeing it going in any other direction

4) If you could remind yourself something about this time in years to come what would it be?

How much you miss simple things like going out for a meal or for a few drinks with friends

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.

Flip Flops and Flip Flop slippers and new pillows as ours were in need of changing

6) What is a unique (or not) technique you have used to get you through this time?

WhatsApp it has been a life saver to me

7) What is something your readers might not know about you?

I am a coffeeholic, I drink far too much of it

8) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

Seeing my gorgeous granddaughters and getting my much needed Nanny cuddles

Thank you to

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Who have been busy hosting this Linky.

How has your week been?

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  • Elizabeth Williams
    18 December 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Hope you had a positive dental appointment and that is the end to your dental problems. My partner had a severe infection in his tooth at the start of lockdown and it was difficult getting him help. I’m getting fed up of it all too, done everything correctly and missed so much but back to schools closed and pending lockdown here in Wales.

    • admin
      21 December 2020 at 10:27 am

      Dentist went ok, and although they are dealing with urgent cases he has agreed to see C in January. We have just gone into Tier 4 it is an ongoing nightmare

  • Rebecca Smith
    17 December 2020 at 10:36 am

    I am so glad you got to see your granddaughters – that must have been lovely! Glad you are finally managing to see the dentist too.

    • admin
      17 December 2020 at 12:45 pm

      I can not tell you how good it was to see them, and finally meet my new granddaughter who is now 5 weeks and still so tiny and give her lots of cuddles, while the elder one did give me cuddles but at 3 was far too busy. I feel so much better now I have been to the dentist x

  • Kira
    16 December 2020 at 8:48 pm

    We’ve been in tier 3 for the last run and honestly , I’m hoping and praying we get out of it this week!

    • admin
      17 December 2020 at 10:00 am

      It is a nightmare isn’t it, we had our first day yesterday, I had to go out to the dentist and honestly you would think it was a normal day

  • Kara Guppy
    16 December 2020 at 7:46 pm

    So glad you got to see your Granddaughters. I saw mine last week too as it was her birthday. Glad to hear C’s eye appointment went well and good luck with the nail removal

    • admin
      17 December 2020 at 10:01 am

      I am so glad I got to see them as well, we had a great day the 3 year old kept us entertained and the baby was gorgeous. I was so relieved no pressure build up just dreading next week now

  • Anosa
    16 December 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Oh wow, what an eventful week, hope the tooth gets sorted, I am yet to get a dentist appointment but I will keep trying.

    • admin
      17 December 2020 at 10:03 am

      It was an enventful week, and I finally got to the dentist who has put a temporary filling on my front tooth that looks so real, he was amazing. Best bit although they are only doing emergencies he is going to see C in January

  • Sarah Bailey
    15 December 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Welcome to tier 3! It’s a fun place to be (I jest) I’m so sorry it means you have had to not see a friend.

    • admin
      16 December 2020 at 10:05 am

      Thank you haha, it is a nightmare isn’t it

  • Kim Carberry
    15 December 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Oh no! What a rubbish time you’re having. Sending love and hugs. I hope the dentist went OK.
    Poor C. I hope she is OK after the op on her toes. That is good news that the Neurologist appointment went well.
    I am so glad you got to meet your new granddaughter x

    • admin
      16 December 2020 at 10:06 am

      It is a nightmare but we will get through it, I got my dates wrong and the appoinment is today. Neither of us are looking forward to her toes being done but it needs to be sorted. I finally got my Nanny cuddles


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