Gerben’s Birthday & Throwback Tuesday #21

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It was Gerben’s birthday last Saturday!  Not a normal birthday of course, but he still had a nice one. What a shitty start to the week last Monday. The rash on my face, as a result of the maintenance antibiotics, only got worse. At the weekend it seemed like it was getting less but Monday night I even woke up from it.

Wednesday morning I took an allergy pill because I was getting crazy of the itching and started taking the hormone cream. Which is really such a bad cream for your skin. My forehead and eyes will take months to recover. I really felt so down. Also because Gerben’s birthday was approaching and of course I don’t want to feel half depressed on his day.

Lucky that the weekend got better

On Thursday I received an email from the lung specialist that the antibiotics could not really be the cause because I have not been taking them for a week and a half now. So I called the GP, who only wants to do this by email, send photos and then received an email that she cannot see it properly in the photos. Yeah….. I already called of my working out class, because I cried my eyes out and felt really low. 

In the afternoon my GP called and asked if I could come over. So I went there and she took photos for her niece, who is a dermatologist. But it appeared to be just a little bit red and itchy. But the GP thought it was very red and strange because the dermatologist would have thought that I would have a fever or feeling sick with a rash like this.

Gerben’s birthday weekend

Gerben had a day off on Friday and we went to the national park. Which of course was lovely on a weekday. Almost didn’t see anyone. We walked for an hour and a half. Well, Gerben did, I am in the wheelchair. It was such wonderful weather. Saturday was Gerben’s birthday! In the morning his parents came for a cup of coffee and of course eat pastries. We had not invited anyone else, but Paul and Celina came by to hand over a present and then the four of us had tea outside. I told last week that Gerben is into BBQ ing and he choose a new one for his birthday. 

After that Gerben went to the garage to take a test drive with a car. I stayed home because the groceries were delivered. But Gerben came by to show the car. We were not exited over that car. The rash on the face had decreased since Friday. So nice, but on the other hand I still don’t know what caused it and I am now without antibiotics. Sunday was a very boring day because it rained almost all day. So I worked out, and was grumpy for the rest of the afternoon. Couldn’t help it. But it got better when Gerben cooked a delicious diner!! And on to a new week!

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20 Comments

  1. 17th November 2020 / 18:22

    Happy Birthday, Gerben! I know it sucks to be celebrating when you can’t see anyone!

    Nancy, I hope that rash gets better soon! Take care, my dear!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Sheila!

  2. 17th November 2020 / 18:22

    I am sure it is so frustrating to not know what caused that rash on your face and compounded by all the difficulties getting medical attention. Sounds like Gerben had a delicious birthday though.

    • nancy
      Author
      17th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes he had and that was the most important thing!

    • nancy
      Author
      17th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  3. 17th November 2020 / 18:22

    Happy birthday to Gerben! I am sorry the rash has been so bad, and mysterious. I can see how that would be so distressing. I’m hoping it continues to decrease and just leaves.

    xoxo
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      17th November 2020 / 18:22

      It’s now much better! Thanks Michelle, I will pass it on!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you so much Kathtrine!

  4. 17th November 2020 / 18:22

    Happy birthday to Gerben! I do hope he still had a nice birthday in spite of it being low key.
    So sorry to hear the rash played up again. It must be really bad if you wake up from it and I can imagine you feeling low about it. Hopefully it keeps on getting better, although it must be annoying not knowing what caused it!
    Glad you were able to go for a walk in the national park. We also went to a nature reserve on a weekday. We’ve been hearing that lots of walking places are absolutely crowded in the weekend.
    I hope the next week will be a better one for you, Nancy xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      18th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes it is busy in the weekends. Don’t like that at all. I hope so to Ann, so far not…..lol

  5. 17th November 2020 / 18:22

    Happy birthday to your prince charming. Hope by now the rash has cleared up almost completely. I don’t know if you have ticks there but rashes can be associated with ticks and Lyme disease.

    You are an inspiration. So glad that you are able to take the wheelchair for walks. What a lovely area to visit. Nothing like fresh air and sunshine to make us feel better.

    Your lunch leftovers look so tasty!!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th November 2020 / 18:22

      Indeed, to be out in nature gives you so much energy!

  6. jodie filogomo
    18th November 2020 / 18:22

    That’s so frustrating about the rash Nancy. I’m glad it’s getting a little better but when you don’t know what caused it…ugh!!
    Happy birthday to Gerben!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes it sucks Jodie! Thank you very much!

  7. 18th November 2020 / 18:22

    Oh Nancy, I am so sorry you still don’t know why that rash broke out – that is frustrating! I hope it heals more quickly than you think, that would be a great surprise.
    I am glad Gerben still had a nice birthday despite all of the circumstances this year, the new normal pretty much stinks!
    Keeping you in my prayers my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      19th November 2020 / 18:22

      Oh thank you very much Kellyann, that is so kind of you!

  8. 20th November 2020 / 18:22

    Oh Nancy, I am sorry that you had a not so great week. I have been grumpy all the time lately, it seems. It is hard to snap out of it. I am sorry to hear about your rash and I hope that you are feeling a bit better at the time I am typing this. Wishing Gerben a very happy belated birthday from New York!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th November 2020 / 18:22

      Oh thanks love. I will say it to him!

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