Hello Everyone, I am not quite in the pink of health but I am improving. I was feeling not too bad about my current circumstances after seeing the doctor for a pre-arranged check-up (not related to my illness) today. That was, until I got home ….

My True Love asked whether the doctor had looked in my ears? But no, he hadn’t. I told the doctor that I couldn’t hear well (ie. very limited), but he didn’t check my ears. There were other things to discuss that I could barely hear. My TL suggested that the doctor may have interpreted that to mean that I was just getting old and suffering from age-related hearing loss! Nothing to worry about that my hearing aids (left at home) couldn’t fix. My son suggested that the sloshing in my ear might be because I had puss on the eardrum. So I panicked and resorted to Dr Google. The prognosis is not good. I could have permanent hearing loss or cancer of the nose, or another two week wait to see the doctor for an ear infection that requires antibiotics now. I could have a prophylactic antihistamine and I did.

Needless to say, readers, it has been a shitty few weeks of flu-like symptoms. Since I was the only one in the family that was too busy to get a flu shot and the only one who succumbed to this horrible lurgy, then one and one is … I dunno. Anyway, I had my flu shot today.

Anyway, anyway, let’s have a flower photo to pink things up here.

Pelagonium rodneyanum – Australian National Botanic Gardens

Hope you are all in the pink. Take care, everyone.

Kind Regards.

47 thoughts on “Pinkish

      1. I think I may be turning a corner today. Steam and the Neti Pot have been my best friends this past week. All the smoke in the air here does not help. Wildfire season has started early. Thanks, Tracy.

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  1. I’m surprised the doctor didn’t ask what you meant by “I can’t hear well.” Ear infections are nothing to fool around with. I’m hoping it was just a precursor to your current flu symptoms. I’m finding that as a senior, I have to be aggressive regarding my own health care. Doctors tend to put things off to old age. Take care and feel better.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I will get better, am getting better. Just takes me a little longer. I am keen to get a ittle more fresh air because I think that will help too. My doctor is usually pretty good. I just had too many things that needed reviewing that we got distracted.

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  2. Hope you recover from both the ear infections and the flu very soon.

    I’ve only ever had the real flu once – in 2004 when Melbourne was hit with a flu epidemic. I was the only person in my 7 person office who got it. Took a whole month to get over that one. I’ve never had a flu injection in my life and don’t intend having one as I’m so sensitive to most drugs.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki. I had to get sick sooner or later I guess. I’m looking forward to getting back to normal. Bit dreary here today so I am having a home day.
      I tend to be the poster child for post viral coughs and fatigue so I like to be vaxed up to avoid that if I can. Take care, Vicki. This virus is rampant apparently, as are quite a number of other ones.


  3. It’s good to hear that you’re on the mend, Tracy – despite Dr Google’s terrible prognosis. Joubert was also on a course of antibiotics this week due to an ear infection causing quite the fever. It’s exam time at school and he just had to push through. I wish there was a way we could banish winter from the southern hemisphere…

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  4. I hope you’re feeling better soon and are able to get another doctor’s appointment even sooner. I also hope that Google’s diagnosis isn’t correct. One thing we learned when my husband was diagnosed with cancer is not to look things up on the internet…they always focus on the worst case scenario, and scare the beejesus out of people! I hope that is the case with you. Take care!!

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  5. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better generally. And I’m sure the ear infection can be cleared up too. Like you I have a usually unhelpful habit of consulting Dr Google and immediately assuming I might have the worst of several possible scenarios even if that is also the rarest!

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      1. Oh! Hopefully it will go away.
        Yes, Tracy. We all are fine but busy like hell getting repairs done in our flat. The work seems unending and is getting on my nerves now.
        My son cleared his 10th board exams with good grades.
        You are welcome.

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