Redcliffe Pier

Sunday, August 8, 2010

TIME OUT FOR BILLY WHO?

It was house cleaning day yesterday. After tidying, dusting and vacuuming I needed some time out for a drink before getting stuck into the bathrooms. As it was a lovely sunny day I thought it would be a good opportunity to soak up some sun and lower my bilirubin count. "Billy who?" you ask. It so happens that I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome many years ago and now and then I get some symptoms like a pain in the liver and gaul bladder area. That usually tells me that my bilirubin count must be pretty high. Bilirubin count is the amount of bile in the blood. Gilbert's Syndrome is where the enzyme responsible for helping the liver get rid of the bile is not working. It is not an illness just a genetic malfunction. A doctor told me that sunlight helps lower the count.  So I climbed onto the new sunbed on the balcony, sipped my cranberry juice, rolled up my pants and showed my skin to the winter sun. Scared that my nose would go red, I hid it in my shirt. Looking every bit a weirdo, BB couldn't resist sneaking out and taking a photo. I thought it looked hilarious, just as silly as Betsy raking leaves on her birthday post. I dare you to post a silly photo of yourself.







22 comments:

  1. Hi Diane
    LOL, it's kinda cute. Gee, it's so nice that it's sunny - looks like summer where you are.

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  2. You still look good, Diane, even in your slippers. Lovely spot you have there.
    Hugs - Jan

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  3. Love the look Diane!
    Getting the vit D you need as well. No brittle bones for you.

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  4. Thank you for your kind reaction on my blog. I loved to read about the travels you made. The picture today is not silly at all, it is good not to be to serious and have some fun.

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  5. Hiding your nose like that you do look a bit Michael Jackson style. Wont be taking you up on your dare ... I don't even show my unsilly face in my blogs.

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  7. That would be a nice meme ! I envy you for the sun and your slippers are very sexy ! I bed no birds came near you, hahaha !

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  8. I think it is a cute photo, Diane! YOu can also soak up some Vitamin D while you are out on your lounge chair.

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  9. When I saw Betsy's photo, I thought, now why did I delete those silly photos of me? I have very few photos of me as I'm always at the other end of the camera and because I delete them because I don't want them aired.LOL! I love this photo of you, and LOVED the slippers. The type of things I wear in our SA winters. Good that you take care of Billy when he/she makes itself felt.

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  10. Hello from Finland! I looked at your old pictures where your parents built a house. I like reading the story about it. You have also nice pictures and stories here. I will read them in my free time. :)

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  11. Glad you have the good sense to take care of yourself - a little work and then a little rest in the sun. But your winter gear looks like my summer gear (apart from the slippers!)

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  12. You have a great sense of humor...and I'm going to take you up on the chanllenge. I say Betsy's photo, too, and thought it was such a hoot! Love it when folks can laugh at themseleves. It makes life sooooo much more fun!

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  13. Your silly photo looks rather lovely Diane. I'll have to check Betsy's photo out. Silly photos of me? I'll have to try and find some. Pretty deck to have so many trees around it.
    An English Girl Rambles

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  14. Nice slippers! That looks like a good spot for some sunshine in the winter.

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  15. I wish we had nice warmer, sunny days like that during our winters. I think your silly photo is cute. As for taking your dare I will have to think about it!!

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  16. You still have great legs Mum!! Wish I was with you in the sunshine too!

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  17. I posted a picture of me down on the floor playing with my great-grandbaby. If my granddaughter had taken a picture of me *getting up* off the floor, now that would have been silly! But she was too kind.

    That's pretty sunny for winter time there!

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  18. Hi Diane! Couldn't download the picture, but I'm sillily laughing anyhow... ;))

    Blogtrotter Two is back to the sea... ;). Make the most of it and have a spectacular week ahead!

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  19. I hope your billy rubin count had a count down. Did you have a nice snooze too. I love the winter sun to soak up some vitamin D not today, it is still raining...raining...

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  20. Oh YES----we can show some silly photos of ourselves, can't we? George has a really funny one of me --waking up from a nap... You should see my eyes.... ha ha ha
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. Okay, that does look funny. That is the way we used to sit when the dog let out some gas. One person would cover his nose and we would all see and then the smell would hit us and we all pulled up our shirts over our noses for 5 minutes!
    Nancy

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  22. I love your silly photo. I posted one once of me in a snorkeling mask--I looked like an alien. Once you get past 50, who cares?!

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