Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My irises are starting to bloom...

This is a new iris to me...it was in a mixed bag I got a couple years ago. I think this is the first time it has bloomed. It is a beauty.
Some of the others are blooming, but I have not taken photos of them....I don't know why. I guess I have been in a kind of funk.

I haven't wanted to bore everyone with things...but hopefully one of them is over with. Roger had another spell of being broken out in this rash. I am not even sure how long it took to get over it, but probably at least 8 weeks, with three trips to the doctor. Maybe even longer. It just seemed like he was never going to get over it. He was in a lot of misery...even while we were in Tennessee. It was the nights down there....soon as we tried to go to bed, he would start itching.

When we came home he saw our doctor....he had just seen the nurse practitioners prior to this. And I am not saying anything against them...I really like both of them. A lot. But our doctor is older than both of them ...I am sure she has been a doctor longer than either of them has been a nurse practitioner. She ran a couple tests this time...which told her it was not lupus and not an allergic reaction.

Then there is me. My shoulder has been bothering me for months now. Started out kind of stiff...then there were certain things I would do that would hurt so bad. I kept thinking it would disappear just as mysteriously as it appeared. No such luck. I am not in constant unbearable pain with it....but moments of excruciating pain when I try to do certain things. And it is getting hard to find ways to sleep that it doesn't hurt slightly. Just enough to not be able to sleep.

Anyway, I had x-rays a couple weeks ago, then an MRI today...so will find out if anything is going on. We are hoping that therapy will do the trick. The doctor gave me a medicine to reduce swelling and pain, plus a topical ointment....and a couple exercises to do in the meantime. I think the medicine is already reducing the pain and I think I am getting more movement back...

Through this with the both of us, I hope we have learned to go to our regular Dr. when it is something like this...I bet she would have had Roger over his rash long ago, and if not would have been working on finding out what it is. She says if it comes back again, she is going to run more tests.

10 comments:

Neal said...

Rose, those are absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen that color combination before.

texwisgirl said...

the irises are very unique.

sorry to hear you've both been having troubles. i can't imagine how frustrating that rash must be - especially if they can't seem to find out what's causing it. and your shoulder pain too. i hope both of you will get better soon. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Iris, Rose. We have alot of different varieties but have never had that one. It is gorgeous.

I'm so sorry to hear about both of your ailments. Glad you BOTH went to the doctor. Hope the doctor will help you both... Please keep us posted.

Prayers for you both.
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

The flower photos are wonderful. Sorry you're having other troubles. It's so frustrating when it can't be diagnosed or fixed instantly!

Judy said...

I love that top photo...So beautiful! I've been slowly planting things around our yard, trying to replace the flowers I had in Illinois. I totally forgot I had some iris plants. I love this one.
I sure do hope you two start feeling better soon.

don said...

This is a beautiful and unusual blossom. I'm sorry to hear of your problems. I think you conclusion is a good one...when it time to see a doctor...go to the one you have known longer and who knows you. Best of luck!

Carletta said...

Your iris is quite full Rose - beautiful colors!
So sorry to hear you and Roger have been having the medical problems. Hopefully your Doctor will find ways to make you both feel better soon.

Tricia said...

I was thinking Lupus was what was wrong w/ Roger, but that's ruled out... Thank GOD... I've heard that's awful!

I'm so sorry you don't know what it is & you've both been hurting for so long... I'm sending prayers ya'lls way!!! =)

Beautiful Irises, btw! =)

EG Wow said...

Lovely bi-colour iris! I hope you are feeling better, that the tests reveal something so you can remedy it.

Gill - That British Woman said...

you must be at least a month ahead of us in gardening life, as my irises are no where near ready to bloom, infact I can't see any flower heads yet........

Gill

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