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See you soon
So I called my dermatologist last week (I hadnt seen him in 6 years!) and was told that the first available appointment was in January. 2013!
His receptionist gave me some numbers of other dermos that they recommend and I called around. The earliest appointment any of them could give me was April!
I took one.
In the mean time he actually called me and consulted over the phone, he recommended I keep my April appointment and put me on his waiting list.
The next day the doctor I had the April appointment with called and said that I could come the next day as they had a cancellation. I grabbed it!
The reason I wanted to see the dermo is explained in this post. Go take a look and come back here.
My lovely new dermo suggested I go on a low dose of Roaccutane to sort out my face first. The HS may or may not be effected by the Roaccutane but we will only be able to tell after the four month course. If it doesn’t clear up the HS we may have to do a stronger dose for another four months.
I am so happy we may finally have a permanent solution to this. I am also very very aware of all the side effects to the Roaccutane and am willing to risk them. These skin issues have been around for over 20 years. TWENTY YEARS of dealing with this on and off and I have finally had enough.
So here is hoping to a permanent fix! Wish me luck!
Saw the funniest thing in the car just now…
The biggest meanest looking guard dog playing fetch with a guy on the pavement outside his house!
Big mean dog brings his chew toy to the gate, guy takes it and throws it over the wall, big mean dog fetches it and brings it back. Rinse and repeat.
Every time the guy tried to walk away the dog barked at him and shoved the toy through the gate.
The guy was pissing himself laughing but he kept throwing the toy back over the wall anyway.
He laughed even harder when he saw me watching (and laughing) while I was stuck in traffic
Made my day!
Sick kids will do that to you.
Aaron started last week with a cough and croup in the night, off to the doctor, who told us that nebulising him as we were doing was the way to go, he is finally coming right although he is still coughing.
Faith developed a snotty blocked nose on Saturday and was awake about 7 times and again about 4 times on Sunday and AGAIN last night. In fact this morning at about 3:45 Paul landed up taking her to the lounge since she wouldnt settle.
All of this has resulted in major sleep deprivation and general grouchiness in my house.
Hopefully both kids are on the mend and normal programming will continue soon!
I havent done one of these for a while so when I saw this on Wenchy’s blog I jumped right in!
Shot a gun
Gone on a blind date X
Skipped school X
Saw someone die X
Visited Sun City X
Visited Cape Town. X
Been to Victoria Falls
Been to court. X
Been lost X
Travelled to the opposite side of the country (by car!)
Visited Pretoria X
Swam in the Ocean X
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Played cowboys and Indians X
Recently coloured with crayons X
Travelled by train X
Sang Karaoke X
Sang a solo or duet in church
Paid for a meal with coins only
Made prank phone calls X
Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Had children X
Had a pet X
Been skinny-dipping outdoors X
Been fishing X
Been boating X
Been downhill skiing & made it down the hill without falling
Been water skiing
Been camping in a trailer
Been camping in a tent
Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
Flown in a helicopter
Flown in a hot air balloon.
Walked on a glacier
Driven a motorcycle/been a passenger
Gone to a drive-in movie X
Done something that could have killed you-but didn’t
Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life X
Met Nelson Mandela
Rode an elephant
Eaten biscuits or cake for dinner: X
and ice cream for breakfast. X
Stolen any traffic signs
Stolen any traffic cones
Been in a car accident X
Played bowls (old man’s marbles)
Play along with us. Mark all the things you HAVE done with an X
Update time for Faith, original post here.
TV programme: You watch anything that comes on CBeebies but you particularly like Tellytubbies.
iPhone App: You love pressing the home button on my iPhone and swiping your finger across the screen. Good thing I have a code or I would be in trouble.
Meal: You eat everything. You love food. At the moment you particularly like bananas.
Vegetable: Tomatoes and cucumber and carrots.
Breakfast: Toast and cereal.
Drink: You love sneaking sips of cold drink.
Toy: Your pink princess bike/car/walker thing.
You love: Your brother, the dogs (actually any animals), walking while holding someones hand, standing all by yourself.
Time for an update. The first post is here.
TV programme: You adore Boomerang. You absolutely love Tom & Jerry as well as Scooby Doo.
iPhone App: You still love Angry Birds.
Meal: Pizza! With black olives. I think this is never ever going to change although you do eat chicken nuggets quite often.
Fruit: Red apples and grapes.
Vegetable: YOu have started eating baked potatoes at aftercare, now if only you would eat them at home.
Breakfast: Any chocolate cereal.
Drink: Cream Soda.
Toy: You love your LeapPad!
You love: Your sister, school, going to Serendipity, playing outside.
So I have been a very bad little blogger lately and for that I am terribly sorry.
I have kept up to date on all the blogs in my reader though even if I havent commented recently.
So, a little catch up…
Aaron is loving school! He adores his teacher and the kids in his class and aftercare too.
He does swimming twice a week which he loves (I know right!?), Kindermusic every Monday and on a Thursday he does PlayBall after school on the school grounds.
He is growing like a weed and I need to do a big winter shop for him soon because nothing is fitting him anymore.
Faith is getting cuter and cuter every day.
She still only has two teeth and she only says ‘Ello and oof (woof) and only when prompted repeatedly. Yet she makes herself completely understood and understands everything you say to her.
She has a temper of note and screeches like a pterodactyl if she doesnt get what she wants.
She eats everything and anything, especially of its on her brother plate.
She is standing up all by herself and is walking beautifully if you hold one hand. Last night we taught her to walk holding onto her Disney princess car/bike thingy. She was very proud of herself.
Faith also does swimming lessons once a week and I get in the water with her. She LOVES the water and complains bitterly when we take her out the pool or bath tub.
Both my beautiful children are growing and learning and keep us on our toes.
On Sunday is my anniversary. SIX years! And I am still madly in love with my hubband. Even though he sometimes drives me absolutely crazy!
We went to the Drakensberg Sun last weekend for a mini pre-anniversary break, just the two of us. It was amazing and relaxing and we both missed the kids so we left a little earlier on Sunday morning that we had planned so we could get back to them
Ok, I promise not to take so long to blog again. Pinky swear!