He’s awake!!

I’ve just had a groggy voiced phone call but he’s awake and able to give me the name of his ward and extension number which was different to the one given to me earlier.
He said he didn’t know where he was or why he was there and sounds totally out of it but wanted to talk to me. I told him I loved him and to hang up and get some sleep.
He mentioned they might be sending him home tomorrow.
I’ll ring the ward later for more details.

In the meantime I have read all your comments and food suggestions, putting them in a file so that they are all together.
Thank you all so much.

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Update at a sensible hour!

I actually dropped Hubby off at 6.15 this morning as we made good time. This isn’t really surprising bearing in mind what time it was!
Reception was open so he was able to go straight in, and I came home.
Oh god.
The satnav told me to turn left but we’d turned left into the hospital and I could remember the road so took a right.
All was familiar, which is no main feat seeing as it was pitch black when we arrived and I was half asleep in the passenger seat.
Then it all went belly up.
Ms Sat Nav sent me on my merry way to DONCASTER. Continue reading

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Today is Tuesday 22nd September

Up at ridiculous o’clock to get Hubby to the hospital for 7.15, I shall probably not be my usual chatty self here on Pensitivity101. Rest assured I will get to my blog after I’ve caught up with some sleep, walked the dog and had lunch, though in what order is anyone’s guess! Bear with me regarding approving pingbacks for the 3TC.

Hope you’ve all had a positive start to the day. I don’t know which way up mine is!!
Keep safe

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Three Things Challenge #366

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day I list three things that may, or may not, be related.
The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish.
Have some fun with the words and invite us along by creating a pingback to this post. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. While you’re there, why not check out some of the other posts too!

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, so as pingbacks have to be approved manually, they might not show immediately if I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences. I will get there though, I promise!
Your support continues to be amazing, so my thanks to all of you for taking part.

Your three things today are:


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Ideas and recipes wanted

As you know Hubby is having surgery to repair part of his stomach and solve his reflux problems. It means he will be on a liquid diet for 3 to 6 months afterwards.
I am concerned about food and would appreciate any offers of recipes or ideas for meals that can be blended into soups, shakes, or smoothies.
We’ve invested in a blender (not a food processor) so can do small amounts to suit.

All we know so far is that he can only have clear liquids for the first few days, so we have ideas of black tea, lemon tea, black coffee, clear juice, water and oxo stock.

As always, I appreciate your input and feedback.
Thank you so much.



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Blogging Insights: #47

This week Dr Tanya’s questions are

How important is your blog traffic to you?

How often do you check your stats?

Which part of your blog traffic, the views, likes, comments or follows, is important for you personally? Which of these do you think is most important for your blog? (these could both be the same)

It’s nice to know that people read my blog, so traffic is important.
However, not all posts appeal to everyone so something I may have written that I was pleased with might not get such as good a response as something else.

I check my stats every day, but they are not the be all and end all of my blog. It used to be when I started as I didn’t understand anything else. Then figures started dipping and I thought I’d ‘lost it’ until I realised that the way they were being recorded had changed. I was still pleased that people read my writings though.

Comments are most important to me as I like to know what people think, even when they don’t agree. We all see things differently, but even if we don’t agree with the writer, there are ways of saying so without being nasty. I appreciate constructive criticism and take such comments on board. Likes are always nice though!

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You couldn’t make this up……………………

It has been our nightmare, the phone call from the hospital to say Hubby’s Op has been cancelled.
The phone rang this afternoon just before 1pm and I answered.  I recognised the number before she said who was calling and passed the phone across to Hubby.

It was not good.
He was asked if he’d had his COVID test, to which he replied yes, when, where and at what time.
There was obvious confusion at the other end as it would appear this was not the correct hospital for the test.
Hubby pointed out that he had been surprised at the change of venue too and had queried it, but it was correct that he was to go to a local hospital and they were expecting him.
The Op hospital could not find the results, or a record of the test being done.
Hubby confirmed that the hospital nurse had said the details would be sent on to the relevant department.
They didn’t have them.
Continue reading

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MLMM Wordle #207

Thanks to Yves for setting the weekly MLMM wordle.
You can join in here


Inure- to grow accustomed to something undesirable
Nadir- the lowest point


He needed a strong coffee with no added milk after losing his cool.  His hands were shaking when he slammed the phone down on its cradle and he hadn’t felt this nadir since being jilted by his lover at the altar four years ago.
Yet another setback and his anger ran deep at being expected to inure the current status of his health because some idiot had misfiled the paperwork.
His consultant had already lost sight of the issues he faced every day. The man had no idea of the pain and trying to get in touch with him or his cohorts to discuss it was impossible.
No doubt if he had the funding for private treatment, they would all be falling over themselves and the matter would be resolved in days.

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What do you see: 21st September

Welcome to Sadje’s What Do You See Photo challenge.

Image credit- Mohammad Hoseini Rad@ Unsplash

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a covered paved street. One person is sitting in a chair in the middle of the street talking to another sitting at the side walk. There is a truck parked in the street behind them. The street is lighted up well with lights hanging from the ceiling)

Road Block

‘You ever seen the driver?’
‘Yep. Told him he couldn’t park it there, but he didn’t listen.’
‘Any idea when he’ll be back?’
‘Can’t say I do. He’s been gone a while though.’
The two friends sat and jawed a bit more about everyday things and their families, then returned to the topic of the truck.
‘Do you think everything’s OK? I mean, it’s very quiet here and we don’t see a lot of traffic as a rule.’
‘That’s true, and if something as big comes the other way, there’ll be a jam.’
‘What do you think we should do?’
There was a pause as the elder moved his chair out of the way and grinned.
‘You ever hotwired a truck?’ he asked.

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Social Distancing

The image below is from the Google Hub Photo Frame and has been selected by fandango for his photoprompt this week.
Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #84
For the visually challenged writer, this black and white photo shows what is probably a high school football scoreboard and a single football on the football field.

The picture was meant as a practical joke about social distancing.
Instead it became a eulogy as the game didn’t take place that year, or the following one for that matter.
The virus had no discrimination and wiped out the entire team in both schools over a matter of weeks.
‘Unlucky,’  the experts had said.
The parents and staff thought otherwise, having been aware of a ‘before’ celebratory bash in which two who attended were infected.

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