Oh Dear!

I am beginning to wish this year were over! Hardly encouraging, when it has only just begun.

I received my blood results ahead of time, and they were not good, my platelets were well below the standard and my monocytes well above, which although I always said it would not worry me…did! My father died from Leukemia, and this was how it started, I managed to get an emergency appointment with my family Doctor, on the 4th, my Birthday, he told me not to worry, as the result could well either be a blip, or an outright error, but he did concede that as they stood, the results could put a stop to surgery, he then gave me an order for more blood tests, and those I had last Friday.

As stated it was my Birthday during the week, 64, something I rather not be reminded of, but they don’t go away! Marcela took me out for lunch, and it was lovely.

Unfortunately until today, the weather hasn’t been brilliant, but that has had it’s bonus’ because I have been able to get some work done, a couple of hours each morning, much to the disgust of Marcela, who thinks I am taking unnecessary risks, working up a ladder. However as our neighbours had decided to massacre our flower hedge, by cutting it back to the fence, and in so doing cutting some of the main stems, I decided I might as well lower the whole growth, and make maintenance easier.
This is a photo of thier handiwork

So I have brought the height down from above the razor wire

Original height

I can now easily reach the top of the hedge / flowering plants, to keep them in check

it also surprisingly lets more light in onto the patio. My neighbour the other side of the one causing the damage, was also raising his concerns over my antics this morning, but as I said to him, this work wont do itself, and I am doing it a little at a time, which is frustrating, but at least it’s getting done.

This morning I also got my blood results from the latest tests, and they are all fine, so it looks as if our Doc was right, that is something less to worry about.

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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