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Monday, November 24, 2014

what I found and an update




An oak leaf in our yard.  There isn't an oak tree anywhere near us that I know of.  I wonder where it blew in from?  


One day last week I went for a walk around the yard and found a few things to photograph.  
There isn't much going on outside these days.  We have had some sunshine, cold, dustings of snow, rain and clouds.  I haven't been too far in the car to take pictures so the yard would have to do. 


This old plough tine which I unearthed in the yard last year is getting a nice patina to it.

The bird bath fairy might have to don her skates on this day.

The cement 'pond' (birdbath) isn't fit to drink from either.

There is frost on this mini pumpkin that I tossed into the garden.

The large pumpkin that I chopped in half has had its seeds devoured by the crows.

The frost got to these mini white pumpkins.

My little tree in the dining room brightens the gloom of the darker days and in the evenings.  I have it decorated with just a few vintage ornaments and sitting in a #2 crock.  The Santa face topper was on hubby's bedroom tree when he was a boy and I'm sure the rest of the ornaments were on their big tree or perhaps displayed on the mantel.  

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I saw the physiotherapist this morning and he did the Epley Maneuver for Vertigo on me 4 times.  Wow!  If you have never been dizzy before, this treatment is kind of freaky but I think it worked.  The first time I got so dizzy that my eyes started fluttering very fast like something from a horror flick.  It was really freaky!!  The rest of the times it didn't do that so he thinks the crystals went back in place to the middle ear where they belong.  At the end of each procedure, when I sat up, I was very dizzy and hung on to the bed for dear life!  I was quite nauseous and light headed afterwards for about 2 hours but am fine now and even ate lunch.   It wasn't a pleasant experience but if it works then so be it.  Hopefully I won't have to do this again but Vertigo can return unexpectedly just as it came unexpectedly.   It's amazing to think that there are tiny crystals in the middle ear which help us keep our balance and that  they sometimes get dislodged into the wrong canal.   A Mr. Epley discovered a method of moving these crystals back into place and thus restoring balance.  It doesn't always work but I sure hope this was successful today!   Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers about this.  I'll keep you updated as to how I'm feeling in a few days.

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Now, I'd like to wish my many blog friends in the United States a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day on Thursday.  I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.

Blessings,
Pam

36 comments:

  1. i'm so glad you already feel better!! i do hope it worked!

    as for your bath fairy, she looks to be pulling her cold toes up and out of the water. i don't blame her! :)

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  2. Pam, so glad the procedure seems to have worked for you. I was thinking of you this morning. My friend's (elderly) Mum had vertigo and they laid her crosswise on a bed with her head hanging over the side, got her to move her head
    in a certain way... I'm not sure of the details as I wasn't there. But it sounds similar to what you have described. Let's just hope it's gone, never to return!!!

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  3. Hopefully you will feel really better soon Pam.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. The treatment for vertigo sounds very uncomfortable. I sure do hope it worked! As for the oak leaf, I guess it must have been very windy there!

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  5. Let's hope this relief lasts for you. It sounds quite scary to go through. I loved the fairy and the impending ice to nibble her toes. And, your tree is the first I have seen in blogland, time to get mine up :-) xx

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  6. I also hope the procedure worked Pam, there's nothing worse than a dizzy feeling with nausea. Will you know for sure in the next couple of days?

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  7. An oak leaf. Interesting. It must have come floating in on the wind, as you say. And you did find bits of interest around the yard. Sometimes we just have to think more creatively. I am glad that your vertigo has left. So has mine. I took the decongestant for several day and mine finally left. I did see the chiropractor, but I think the little red pill helped more. It is an awful feeling. And yes, it may well return. I do hope that you have good week. As noted this is our Thanksgiving. We will have a very quiet one. Pretty little tree.

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  8. Do you get a warm feeling just carrying your camera like me...?

    I feel like a little kid gettin' away with something.

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  9. Hello Pamela, I'm SO glad to hear you feel better now. I had to look up the Epley Maneuver, it makes sense and if it works, that's great! I will definitely keep this in mind for future reference in case I have another episode. Let's hope we're both done with vertigo now. :-)

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  10. Nice treasures stolen your garden,we bought the birdbath inside the garage today taking advantage of a mild but windy day. I had vertigo several years ago, seemed to start from nowhere and lasted about a week. Hope the treatment works for you and you don't have to experience it again.

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  11. I hope your vertigo is gone for good but I know how it can come back so try not to bend over a lot because that can add to it. Have a wonderful week and I love that tree topper. It's so retro looking. Carol

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  12. Nice yard finds! I like the plow piece! I hope the treatment works for you!

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  13. Pamela when I comment on your posts I get an email in my email box saying my message was undeliverable. I was wondering has anyone else mentioned this to you. I treid to leave a message committing from my url it I got an Whoops! Error Message. Any thoughts you could share would be helpful.

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  14. You know Pamela, when I checked my gigantic pile of oak leaves at the curb - we raked and dragged them on Sat. - I did notice a few missing, haha! You can keep that one my dear and if you want more I'll blow them northeast!

    Re: vertigo - hope so much this has worked and you will feel better than ever real soon!
    Hugs - Mary

    P.S. You must be first with a pretty tree up - I don't even want to think about it until after Thanksgiving and our little beach trip at the weekend.

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  15. So glad the maneuver seems to have been successful! Isn't it just an amazing thing. Kevin had that done once too, and it also was a great success. So cool when something that 'easy' works! (I realize it didn't seem easy for you at the time, but it kinda is an easy fix.) :-) I love the tree in the crock. I think we're going to put a wee tree in the house and a large tree out on the front porch. Because of all the snow we already have, I suspect the Christmas trees are going to sell out fast!

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  16. I hope it worked. I've had it, and the docs said if I'd come in earlier, meds would have done the trick to clear it up. As it was, I'd let it run its course.

    Leaves can blow in from all over.

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  17. I'm glad to hear the Epley treatment worked for you. I hope it lasts. Vertigo is no fun at all. It's starting to look a little like Christmas at your place! Such fun.

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  18. That was supposed to read Darn crystals I am so happy that worked for you and may it never happen again. Hug B

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  19. Very good news about you Pamela . . . Hope the crystals are all back in place!
    By the way, I think that is an Oak from our yard here in Michigan . . . I was missing that one!

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  20. Well I'm sure glad its working so far and I'm sure it will continue to work...at least we shall trust the Lord to keep it working.

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  21. I'm glad that treatment helped you, Pamela! My husband's brother also suffers from vertigo brought on by inner ear crystal misalignment. He went for PT and that also helped him. LOve your photos and the interesting plough blade you found.
    Thank you for the Thanksgiving best wishes! I'll be very busy cooking the next few days and counting my blessings!

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  22. Hoping your treatment cures your vertigo permanently, Pam. I can't even imagine how awful that must have been and being in such danger of losing your balance and falling - especially with your icy weather. The ice is beautiful from the lens of your camera, though. I love the fairy bird bath with the graduated layers of ice - it is so beautiful. Your little tree is charming with your husband's Santa topper. Those sentimental things are so wonderful, aren't they? Thank you for the Thanksgiving blessings. I am hosting this year and have been running around with my head cut off, but am so grateful to have my family together. Enjoy your week and keep warm! Hugs xo Karen

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  23. Your little Christmas tree is so lovely, I really like the way that you stood it in the crock. Funny about that leaf, they really must travel a lot further than we imagine. I am so glad to hear that your vertigo is much better even if the treatment was not pleasant. I hope that it never comes back again. xx

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  24. Oh dear Pamela...how awful for you. I so hope you feel better right away. I so enjoyed the pictures! Wishing you a very lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving day!

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  25. Pamela, I'm glad you're feeling better and that the maneuver seems to have worked! I am intrigued with the oak leaf mystery - have you followed up on that? In any case, your photos are a lovely mix of autumn tones.

    Have a lovely Tuesday!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  26. That sounds like quite the procedure. Here's hoping it does the trick for you.

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  27. Pamela
    Oh, I hope that procedure works!! Being dizzy is so horrible....
    Love your little tree. It makes me want to get mine up now.

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  28. I'll have to tell my sister about that treatment. She has had a rough couple of weeks with strange vertigo. I have it every now and then..usually when my allergies get my sinuses messed up. I hate feeling whooshy. I love your cute little tree, and especially the adorable Santa topper.

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  29. I love your cute little tree and vintage ornaments are the best! What wonderful news about your vertigo! I work in a physical therapy office and we have a couple of therapist who specialize in this treatment. Isn't it just amazing? We had one particular patient who was treated just one time after the vertigo had kept him off his feet for weeks. He literally cried tears of joy and hugged the therapist after he was finished...less than 1 hour...absolutely amazing. I am so glad you got relief too! What a great time for Thanksgiving, regardless if you have already celebrated...there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for!

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  30. So sorry to hear about your vertigo. I have had 2 bouts of it (temporary) and the last one caused me to miss my grandson's graduation. I haven't heard of that treatment before, and I hope you will feel all better soon.

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  31. What a sweet vintage Christmas tree decorated with special ornaments that hold wonderful memories. Your little fairy needs a winter wrap and some boots. Glad that your Epley treatment worked! I hate vertigo.

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  32. I love your little tree!!! That's so special to still have the tree topper - looks to be in great shape!!

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  33. Hope the treatment works and you feel good as new!

    It is nice to have the twinkle of Christmas lights on these long evenings.

    Carolyn

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  34. I hope that takes care of your vertigo...sounds like it worked! Our bodies are so complicated. Love your pretty tree and lights. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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