Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Finished and half way through!

DB has finally finished the water butt arrangement behind the garage. In total, all the butts (front and back), can catch and hold around 1100 litres. We are going to finish it off with a layer of gravel to make the floor area more level:
I went to the doctor's about 5 weeks ago with some small bumps on my nose. I thought I knew what they were as I had one about 7 years ago. It was frozen off (quite painful initially). I wasn't looking forward to him suggesting I have these burnt off as there are around 6 or 7 of them, which were becoming more visible over a couple of years. Thankfully, he said they were too far apart and to begin with, to try some special gel - Solaraze, see information here

I have to use it twice daily for 90 days! Here is my nose after 35 days, just beginning to go red. Heavens knows what it will look like after 90 days, plus the 30 days recovery time!
I am also applying the gel to one area on the side of my nose, just under the area where your glasses sit as well as a small area between my top lip and nose. I have to apply my face cream as per normal then remove it from these area's before applying the gel. I'm not allowed to use sun protection on these area's until treatment is finished, nor make-up (don't use any anyway) and to wear a hat at all times when out and about in the sun.

Other than when I was a child or teenager, I have always worn a hat so am not sure why I've got them. You are most prone to them in areas of the skin that are always exposed, the face, tops of ears, arms, neck etc.

Anyway, thought I'd let you know, just in case you have something similar or don't protect your skin when out and about.





9 comments:

  1. My hubby used that stuff and it was excellent, his nose is now completely clear. I envy you all those lovely waterbutts xxx

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, I was beginning to wonder! Hope all is okay with you?

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  2. Thanks for the warning DC and hope your nose clears up successfully. I'm not a sun person, and will always opt for the shade when I'm sitting outside. Sun hats aren't my thing but I do wear one if we are on holiday as we are apt to spend more time outdoors than normal.
    Patricia x

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  3. that's very useful - thanks for that!

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  4. Patricia and Flowerpot: You are both welcome, sage advice methinks, especially when out on the water, or wandering around on a sunny day.

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  5. You are going to have plenty of water for your garden with all those butts!

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    1. Hopefully, although when it gets really dry and they are empty, we use bathwater on everything except food crops.

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  6. It looks really sore already, I hope it gets sorted quickly x

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    1. Didn't feel sore when the photo was taken but beginning to get sore now!

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