2015 (written 7 August 2015):
It was really good to spend time in the garden today. It took much less effort to get there (partly because I had the car) and I wasn’t preoccupied with worries over who might be there and what they might think. I continued pulling mare’s tails from the brassica bed and it has gone from here:
with one row of (supposedly) spring cabbages to here:
with two rows of plants surviving. Unfortunately all the cauliflowers have gone.
I’m also disappointed with the red onions which had bolted so I lifted them:
although there are still enough for my mother and two of her neighbours to each get a bag.
The raspberries are not at all disappointing – especially since they’re growing wild with no intervention from me!
The moral of the story is clearly that if I’m going to be ill I need to do it in the winter! I’m glad to report that I’m well again though. I’ve been stable on my normal meds for over 7 days and was discharged from Crisis on Tuesday. I saw my own CPN (who is great) today and will be writing my complaint to the NHS over the weekend. It shouldn’t take five phone calls, a trip to A&E and a visit to the GP for someone to get help and I am convinced that if I’d received treatment when I first became ill it wouldn’t have been nearly as serious or long lived.