Today is Thursday 22nd October

It’s a sunny afternoon and the first lot of washing has dried beautifully on the line.
I’ve also washed Maggie’s bedding and that is billowing in the wind nicely.

It’s been quite a morning, the most significant thing being Hubby’s INR is back in range.
Hurrah!!! After the big drop last week, we suddenly had a thought about the multivitamins we are both taking. Vitamins K and D are included but are also in the Complan and Ensure liquid meals he’s been having. Vitamin K is a definite no-no for anyone on blood thinners, so he stopped taking the multivits and is now where he should be.

Sitting in the car waiting for him, there was not much to see or people to watch as I was facing the wall. There are 214 block tiles on the front of the building, the bottom windows are hinged to the side (as they should be to open at a full 90ΒΊ as per fire regulations) and those on the first floor are hinged at the top. They all have vents.
I am so sad!!!!!!!!!

We did a bit of shopping and the supermarket was reasonable. No problem with parking and inside it wasn’t too busy. Observation for the day: no thin bleach.

Order of the day was to contact the hospital as no notes have been received either by us or the surgery, and Hubby’s telephone consultation yesterday didn’t happen.
He rang the direct number his consultant’s secretary had given him only to tune in to a recorded message to say the number was unavailable.
He’s had enough, and has sent a courtesy email to our lovely guy in PALS (who has been wonderful in getting things to the right people) to let him know the latest non-events and that he wants nothing else to do with the hospital. If anything else happens, he will insist on being referred elsewhere.

Lunch was the last of our stew, and this afternoon we have been outside bashing and nailing fence boards into position to stop Mr Badger coming through, just in case. Our greenhouse is empty except for a few leeks that seem quite content to be doing their stuff in solitude.

All in all though a good start to the day, mainly because I’ve been avoiding the news!
Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Today is Thursday 22nd October

  1. Liz says:

    Sorry to hear regarding the unacceptable service by the hospital. I’m glad you are contacting PALS about them.

    Enjoy remainder of your day.

    • Our contact in PALS has been marvellous. Sadly he seems to be the only professional there.

      • Liz says:

        Yes, PALS are marvellous. Where would we be without them? I used them once, many years ago. Mine was just about the lack of disability access, in all places audiology and what I wasn’t having luck with.
        I go further for audiology now. Disability access from day 1 and before I even was there.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Di hospita ls are a nightmare right now, keep chipping away, hubby needs to be looked after, I think they want us to give up! Don’t watch the news it’s depressing πŸ’œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜

    • This has been going on way before Covid Willow.
      They lost his notes two years ago, and the follow up service has been dire. No response to phone calls, emails, telephone messages, then out of the blue we get a call to discuss an operation date we’re not aware of. No discharge papers, nothing sent to our surgery, and basically the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing. They know more about his surgery in the A&E 40 miles away because they were dealing with it first but our wonderful GP (HHA) insisted he go elsewhere for his surgery. It’s both tiring and tiresome, but we are getting him help should he need it, just not from them.

  3. I’m very glad to read that things are calming down again, and perhaps returning to a semblence of ‘normal’. I’m glad also that your hubby is taking a proactive stand towards his health care. That kind of sloppiness ought not be tolerated, particularly if one is in the ‘after care’ of a surgical procedure. It sounds like the weather is lovely, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it while it’s around! You have a great day Ms. Di and loves to the Ms. Maggie!

  4. It is so hard when the people who are supposed to be taking care of our health seem like they don’t care! I had my yearly appointment with my hematologist, over the phone using the cameras. She is so awesome. My last appointment I had told her I lost my husband. This time about my son. She doesn’t rush out of appointments and asks how my whole life is, not just the bloodwork or whatever. I wish they were all like that!

  5. murisopsis says:

    I hate to be stood up! I hope the liaison will be able to untangle the medical issues to your satisfaction. Will the extra boards really prevent a determined badger??

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