I know Fakebook has many downsides but it's good for contact and support with things such as SCS and KC ( are all medical things abbreviated?) . I'm in a couple of KC groups, I really wish they'd been available when I was first diagnosed and Jnr not long after. I can't get my head around the length of time the NHS expects people to cope with long term pain or conditions. I resent being asked for my "hospital number" when I ring up, perhaps being filed by name and date of birth would redefine us as actual people not "cases". Compared to many at the Eye Hospital I'm not doing too badly but selfishly on my part it all boils down to how it affects how you have to live your life and how long, in terms of years are you expected to live like this? I work around limitstions such as not being able to drive at night, and at the moment, not driving at all, needing good light and such. Thank dog for Mr Tubs who drives me everywhere and reads labels for me without being asked - shopping for clothes and trying to read size labels is another niggle, none major but I get embarrassed peering at stuff! The relaxing incisions I'm having done next week could probably have been done years ago - I've been " waiting for my eye to settle down" since 2005! Gordon Bennett, sorry, rambled on a bit there!
Bramble pony is much, much better She should be able to go out soon I've hung toys on her stable partition to keep her amused including Blue's dumbell and one of his squeaky bones. Blue sat and watched me tie them up with a look of complete bafflement on his easily baffled face! He looks at them every day now as if to say - well, I'm sure they used to be mine! During the day the rabbit goes into Porky's stable, Bram stands watching her for ages and they share a mutual love of carrots
Hoping the snow isn't causing too many problems, none at all in our Glen so far.
Soup makers are ace. Managed to destroy my first one but new one is a cusinart and doubles as a blender too Contemplating trying pear, parsnip and Parmesan today
((( Larry )))
((( Pippi tooth and calf )))
((( FC6, DL and OH ))) 5 months vascilating could have been 5 months of English tuition at the very least! At least FC6 has you to help her now and make sure the relevant whoevers actually do something. Is it just me or does it seem like we have to push and battle for everything these days? Just as bad here on this grotty rock, cuts left right and centre but all seem to be where the funding is most needed!
Oooff Larry! Ow ow ow ((( hand, hurty knees and associated ouches ))) and grrr to the doc who plastered your wrist! Probably came from our local " hospital"!
(((( Pippi's calf )))) a sore calf was a precursor to my jiggly Achilles so pos worth getting a massage or a bit of physio on it?
Mr Tubs has been fizzyouched twice and stripped, knee much better but I think he could do with another strip and a fizzy check. Nagging quietly to try to persuade him to go!
A phonecall from a very nice staff nurse yesterday ended up with me in tears! I never cry like that! No ECG or blood tests available on Thurs so pre op cancelled. I managed to change it to the day before the op and will fly over the day before. Flights, hotel, animal care all rebooked. Then we took the ossbox in for its Manx test - no MOT here, but imported vehicles have to be inspected before they can be re registered. Naturally it failed - on it's horn! Advisories ( despite it coming with a brand new shiny MOT) included 3 tyres nearing replacement, ditto front brake pads. As we've only had it since the end of November is it unreasonable to expect Marlborough boxes to fund these? I expected some wear and tear on the cab as it's done 127k miles but wasn't expecting to replace tyres etc when we've done less than 300 miles in it!
industrious morning chez Tubs fetching hay to stock up, then mucking out for what seemed like an eternity when we got back!
Mr Tubs is checking flights to Florida for dates post op, only problem is that if we do go I won't want to come back! Had to be dragged back here kicking and protesting loudly in November. Might just look into green cards and such. Megs would probably need two seats