- Our 19th Wedding Anniversary
This fell on Tuesday, and Ashley woke me up with a cup of tea, a magnum of Moet and a huge bunch of lilies. Before you all think how wonderful he is, though, I should probably tell you that later that day, Will told me that when Ashley had arrived home from work the previous evening (I was out at work), Will asked him if he’d remembered it was our anniversary the following day, which he hadn’t, so he had to hotfoot it back out again to do a quick bit of shopping!!
- Will’s Roaccutane Journey
I’ve asked Will if he’s happy for me to write about this and show the photos, and he said it was fine. He has had bad acne since he was about 12, and after years of antibiotics and a fortune spent on skincare products and supplements, none of which did any good, we finally decided to try Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) late last year. Because of the potential side effects (depression and worse, amongst others), Roaccutane patients are kept a very close eye on by the hospital, with 4 weekly appointments with the consultant, and lots of blood tests throughout the course.
Other side effects have included nosebleeds, dry eyes and lips, and the worst one – your acne can get worse before it gets better.
Will had his final appointment with the consultant last week, when he was signed off, having completed his course, and these are his before and after photos.
Before starting treatment – November 2014
About six weeks into treatment – Jan 2015
Treatment finished – June 2015
In Will’s own words, ‘it feels like a miracle’. He says it is definitely worth all the side effects. 85% to 90% of patients never get a recurrence of their acne. We are keeping everything crossed that Will falls within that 85% to 90%.
- Exeter Overnight Stay
We had a night away with friends in Exeter on Saturday, on a cheapy Travelzoo offer. It was such good value for money, and we enjoyed a lazy afternoon sitting in the sunshine drinking and chatting, followed by a gourmet six course dinner, which surpassed all our expectations in terms of quality. Really good. I’ve done a little vlog – not one of my best – I blame the wine! – if you want to have a look.
Broadband problems. So boring that I won’t go into detail, but the cavalry, in the form of BT Openreach, arrived on Friday morning, and fingers crossed, all has been well since then.
Water leak. Urrrggghh. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t a quick fix. The engineers are back for a second day today, and are rerouting the mains pipe. I won’t even tell you what it’s going to cost me, but suffice to say it’s enough to pay for a week’s holiday abroad. On the plus side, they are delightful chaps and bloody hard workers.
How was your week? Anything good (or bad!) happen?