No photos this time, glamourous or otherwise. On wading through hundreds of previous photos we realised how few we actually wanted to keep so didn't take any this time.
Had a call at 06.40 today from SM - 'I need to phone the office but I don't have the number' me 'What office?' SM - 'I can't hear you. I need to phone the office'. This went on for a while with my volume getting ever louder. Finally SM said that she wanted to know whether the carer was coming today. That would be the carer that stopped going about 10 days ago because she didn't need them to do anything. 'Well, I need them now because I have hurt my arm, so I want you to ring them' I don't think she was entirely convinced that I can't magic carers out of thin air, especially on a bank holiday weekend Silly me though - it didn't cross my mind to ask what help she actually wants (I'm not at my best at that time of day)! I'm working on the assumption that one of her friends would ring me (as they have done before) if she really needs anything. . .
Had a lovely week, lots of quizzes and met some nice people. Got back earlyish this morning - we were actually supposed to disembark at 6.45 but said 'blow that for a game of soldiers' and ambled off just before 8am. Took SM shopping this morning and to fracture clinic this afternoon - she is now sporting a fetching purple cast on her arm.
I see that I have missed some very important birthdays - belated felicitations to Daffy, Mr C and Cloggyland King
Would anyone like to give me a round-up of the high, and low, lights please?
Ah, that's a good idea Meldy, why didn't we think of that! Don't think I realised you were going to bimble around London again this year. Hope it goes well for you - and that you manage to get to the end with your tongue in one piece.
Don't worry DL, you don't need props in order to scare small children
Sounds as if you have a busy weekend planned Podds. Hope it goes well.
Well bricked Daffs.
Right, this is me signing off for the week, I'm certainly not taking the lappy with me. Play nicely while I'm away.
((((Dragon and HWMBT)))) hope he will soon be well enough to return home to your tender mercies.
Yes, I am a tad frustrated with the SCS. Bizarrely, every one of the electrodes seems to stimulate the same place. Namely the inside of my left knee (when I need it all down the outside of my leg). Very strange!
Took SM out for her usual coffee ( actually, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows for her!) and cake. Poor thing, so many everyday things are difficult for her at the moment and she is very sore - even her fingers are bruised, swollen and painful. Mind you, that would be better if she could be persuaded to wear the sling. . .
Lovely weather again today with a beautiful blue sky. Such a pity that it is going to change, all across northern Europe, as soon as we go away! I thought that privilege was confined to DL
I spoke to one of our friends today, her dad died last month and 2 of her friends also lost their fathers last weekend. What a rotten year it has been for so many people Have just seen that Victoria Wood has died today - what a shock!
It looks as if I have been absent for a few days. My note is on M...........eldy's desk.
((((Dragon and HWMBT)))) I'm glad he is being well looked after.
I always prescribe gin, whatever the ailment and whatever the time of day
We spent 5 hours in A+E with SM on Sunday. She fell while walking neighbours doggie and badly fractured her wrist (classic 'dinnerfork' deformity for those who know). The fracture was pulled and plastered in A+E and we took her home around 5pm. Hence missing the show we booked only the previous day. Mum is OK and not in much pain but needs more help than usual. She has carers going in twice a day to help her dress and undress (she was in pjs at 7pm today!) but there are things they are not allowed to do.
Yesterday I went back to Southampton to see my neurosurgeon and have the device reprogrammed. 16 electrodes to choose from and none of them could cover the area I needed! Hope is not lost - but is certainly fading fast.
There is a lot to do before Friday but, come what way, we are off on a week's cruise on the latest behemoth to hit the seas. I think it will be bigger than we like but we will have fun whatever
Lots of these (((( )))) needed for my WAISTermates I think.