Blog post re-share: “64 Ideas for Self-Care When Life Gets Hard.”

A blog post re-share that I know you will like. This blog post will take you over to Janine Ripper’s blog post, “64 Ideas for Self-Care When Life Gets Hard.” There are plenty of good ideas here for you to try, if you are not doing them already.

Just click on the above post link and I hope you find some new ideas to try, as I have, for self-care.

Thank goodness everything is fine

Today, I made a trip to my dentist for an appointment I made last week. I was actually convinced I had another tooth abscess.
If you remember, I mentioned in a post somewhere, (which was probably a chit-chat one,) back in May when I had an appointment, at that appointment my dentist was concerned an issue of tooth troubles may start after him seeing a sore/ulcer there on the gum, which I was totally unaware of and because on examination I was in no pain, it was left to that.
Back to present,the last couple of weeks, I have been having a dull ache on and off, then towards last weekend, my gum area of the suspected tooth was very sore when brushing. For two days, while brushing, it bled a fair bit. Then for the next few days, I started to taste in my mouth the same as it tasted for my front tooth now on, when the abscess appeared there. So at this point, I was really convinced I had an abscess.
Today’s appointment has shown I don’t have an abscess thankfully. There was no swelling and no sign of infection. All I had was, soreness between this tooth and a neighbouring one, which I think it was the wisdom tooth. He cleaned around these two teeth, before I was sent on my way.

All I can say is, I am relieved and thankful.

My blood pressure update

I have been monitoring my blood pressure closely since I had a high reading at the doctors once, followed by concerns by a nurse taking a couple of readings.
It turns out after today, that the concerns given by the nurse were not needed once again. The doctor looked at past readings since seeing him and my daily readings I had taken since the last appointment with the nurse and he is happy. My blood pressure is OK.
Now I knew it would be, given my own readings, but I was not given the impression of this at my last appointment with the nurse, hence taking daily readings since then, which I explained to my doctor today.
My doctor had a rather puzzled expression after I said this and looked back at his notes for the last reading with the nurse and said it was fine that day.
All I am to do, is do my own reading now and again, which if I asked every two weeks ok? He said yes. But I imagine giving his face expression, he will be happy me doing it once a month too, like I used to, till I stopped doing it.
So he is happy and as you know I am happy, because you know how much I did not want to go back on medication.

Blog post re-share: The Perks of Being Alone – a Short Essay about Self-empowerment

A blog post re-share, about those that choose to be alone. The benefits of being alone and how we improve our self-esteem. It’s a personal journey for those that choose to live alone and coming across this post in my reader, because I follow this blog. I found this blog post a great, inspirational read. It is nice to read someone else’s positive perspectives on living alone.

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Hello Everyone and Welcome to JGC Blog.

Today, I want to talk about the positive aspects of being alone and how those aspects can lead to self-empowerment.

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Giveaway Time – One book to give away

Remember when I reviewed this book; “101 Ways To Live Well?”

book cover of 101 Ways to Live Well

Well I am deciding now that it is time to give this book away, as it sits on the bookshelf, unused and not referred to as I once did. Anything I see that does not get used, is clutter to me and I don’t like clutter as you know. So I would like to give this book away to someone who would like it here.

So if you would like this book, then please email me on:
making sure in the subject header of the email you write “101 Ways To Live Well.”
You do not need to give me address at this point. I will ask for your address, should your name be drawn.

I will keep his giveaway open until 6th July 2018, 9am UK time.

Later on that day, when it closes, if quite a few have entered, I will put all names into a bag and draw one name out. (The name will be announced in a new post, when they have informed me where to post their book.)

If no one has entered, this book will just be put in a donation bag I have one side for a charity shop. (I will mention also in a blog post if it turns out this happened.)

  • This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless where you live.
  • The winner will be notified by email and they will have 7 days to reply by, letting me know of their name and full address of where they would like to send me this book. Please make sure you give full address, i.e. USA, Canada etc… so I can address and post the book correctly, should your name be drawn out.
  • Once I have an official winner, I will announce later, in a new blog post their name and blog link, if they have a blog and I will update at the end of this post too.
  • As always, details given are only for the use of this giveaway and not shared to anyone else. Details will not be kept once the giveaway has ended.


Good luck to everyone that takes part.

Post Update: And the winner has been announced here: 

Winner of the Giveaway Time – One book to give away


My blood pressure

Since this post, “I feel I am losing a battle,” I have continued to monitor my blood pressure, as well as another nurse appointment that I had this morning, for them to monitor it.

Some of my blood pressure readings I have noted, which I took with me to the appointment today.

Like before, my reading taken by the nurse, was higher than my own readings. The nurse took a second reading and while one number dropped down, the other number went up, so the nurse thinks that I am having ‘white coat hypertension.’ This is when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90mmHg or above, when taken in a medical setting only.
The nurse was going to book me in for another blood pressure check, but I’d said I would book with the doctor, to see what he thought. (A particular doctor that forwarded me to the nurse.) The nurse recommended I take on my readings too, which I would have done, as I have done this before, as usually he will add them on my notes.

My appointment for my doctor is not till 18th July, so a bit of a weight, but I shall take my blood pressure every 2 days until then.

To read more about ‘White coat hypertension,’ you will find it here, over at Blood Pressure UK.