Happy Friday from my Garden!

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It’s been a strange week here at my house! Sunday night I felt like something was in my right eye. I didn’t think much of it until Sunday morning when the entire right side of my face started to hurt as if thousands of needles were being stabbed into it. From there I got some lesions and more intense pain. Luckily I was able to see my doctor on Tuesday morning. It turned out to be shingles! I also had to see an ophthalmologist because there was a speck of it on my eyeball. I got some heavy-duty antiviral meds and eye ointment to help me get better.

So I haven’t done much all week besides rest because it is really quite painful and my right eye has been very swollen. That makes reading and writing and anything else rather difficult. But fortunately I am slowly getting better. Once my vision improves I will catch up on all your posts and the comments you’ve left on my blog.

To end this post on a positive note I have a few photos from my vegetable garden from last week. I can’t even take pictures the moment!

Be safe and have a good weekend!

Heirloom “Arkansas Traveller Tomato”

Red Sails lettuce and Rattlesnake pole beans

Japanese cucumbers

Italian and Thai basil

Clematis climbing the camellias

The Wildflower Corner

Dahlias and Gladiolas

Rose of Sharon and the wind wheel from my sister.

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

26 thoughts on “Happy Friday from my Garden!”

  1. Your garden of wildflowers and veggies is bright and cheery. Sorry to hear about the shingles in your eye. My neighbor had shingles in one eye and her scalp maybe 10 years ago. She had a rough time and I was not old enough to get a shingles shot, so asked my allergist for a prescription for a shingles vaccine. I knew shingles was not contagious, but saw what she went through. I want to get the new-and-improved, two-part shingles vaccine down the road. I don’t want to mix and match too many things as last Fall, I got part one of the two-part pneumonia shot. My last pneumonia shot was many years ago and I was worried due to COVID, but it was out-of-pocket for some reason … $242.00 for part one – yikes. Take care of yourself Sabine.

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    • Linda, the shingles is finally resolving and once I get cleared by my doctor, I will get the vaccine for it. It’s not covered by the insurance, but after this experience I’m more than happy to pay for it. Especially if it means not getting shingles again.

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      • That is why I got it too Sabine – I watched Marge with her agony and just went ahead and got the vaccine. But now there is a two-part vaccine, which is much improved. I will get that next year. I got a pneumonia shot last Fall – part one last year; part one this year. Insurance only paid $42.00 and me $212.00. I am now on Medicare – hopefully it is a little more generous and I have less co-pay. It is worth it – my former pneumonia shot had been maybe 20 years ago and worn off.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your health issues Sabine! You tend your garden well,so lush! I miss the fantastic taste of a home grown tomato! They even smell great! The store bought one look great but taste bland!
    Rest up.

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    • Hi Missy! Fortunately I’m finally on the mend! Shingles is absolutely no fun to have. I always thought that only “old” people get it! Turns out many of the people who’ve had it weren’t old at all. As soon as I am able to get the vaccine I will roll up my sleeve, because you can get it more than once. I hope all is well with you!

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    • Hi Arlene! I’m finally getting much better. This shingles stuff is no fun! I’ve heard of people having to be hospitalized and am glad I didn’t get that sick. Either way, it makes one appreciate one’s health! I hope you’ve fully recovered from Covid!


  3. christine says:

    Dear Sabine your garden looks great! I love that name, “The Arkansas Traveler ” How you are all better soon. VERY soon.

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  4. I’m behind, too, Sabine, and so sorry to hear about your shingles. I had shingles by my left eye about 25 years ago. Man, did that hurt. I feel for you. I hope you are getting better. The good news (that they told me at the time) was that I couldn’t get it again for 40 years. But when my doctor asked if I wanted a shingles vaccine my response was “Which arm!?!” Take care. Your garden looks lovely.

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  5. Oh, that doesn’t sound like fun and can get pretty serious with eyes involved! My hubby got locked up in hospital with that … There’s always a risk of chronic pain. Get well soon & take out any stress of your life!

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    • Hey LuAnne, I’m slowly getting there! The last two days have been sooo much better. I’m taking a antihistamine for itch relief. I think the relentless, around-the-clock itching was the worst. I should get back to blogging and catching up to all the posts this week. Thanks for checking in. I hope all is well with you! πŸ™‚

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      • Yeah, we are doing ok. I got my booster and felt a little achy for about 24 hours (after 24 hours of feeling fine). I really feel for you. I know how bad shingles are. I am sending virtual hugs your way.

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      • Thanks for the virtual hug, LuAnne! I get my booster next week and even got my first ever flu shot. And as soon as I am symptom free I will go for a shingles shot!! I can hardly wait! πŸ™‚

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    • LuAnne, I’m alive and kicking! It’s been a stressful time here but I am hopefully going to start posting again shortly. I’m so glad spring is here and my hummingbirds are sparkling in the sun.I hope all is well with you! Thanks for checking in, Sabine πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ


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