It has been a day of catching up with our friends as well as ourselves, so everything is running late, including me for my ultrasound appointment this morning.
I lost track of time thinking it was twenty minutes earlier than it was and so we had 45 minutes to complete a journey of at least 45 minutes with a clear run, and you know what that means…………… hold ups with learner drivers, lorries, tractors, caravan pullers and roadworks springing up like weeds everywhere we go.
Hubby dropped me at the front of the hospital bang on 10.45 and I legged it as fast as I could to ultrasound, which was in the bowels of the building and as far as it could possibly get from the entrance.
I puffed into the department just three minutes late, totally out of breath and hurting from the rushed exertion, and was seen at 11 o’clock. Apparently there are pockets of fluid in my hands and feet that become inflamed hence the pain and swelling. The results will be sent through to the medical team now.
I decided to go to rheumatology to follow up on my MRI scan as to date I haven’t heard anything, and that department too was in the depths of beyond, but on the other side of the hospital with no short cut. At least I could take my time.
I am on their system, but can expect to wait up to 12 weeks for a scan, but the receptionist gave me two numbers I can call direct to leave messages which I shall do in a week or so to give them time for my results to be processed. Yeah I know, a bit optimistic, but the worst they can say is No.
I guess I’ve walked a good mile along hospital corridors today. It certainly feels like it and would have been a good walk for Maya!
From there, we went into town and the bank, then nipped into Greggs for a snack and cup of much needed tea. Maya has been really good for us, having a walk first thing, a walk round the hospital grounds, and then a walk in town.
Hubby had the rest of the cottage pie for his lunch and I did a jacket potato with ham and cheese for me. He had an INR appointment this afternoon and while he was out, I walked Maya with our friend and Kela, so she has had four walks today.
The INR is out of range again as we expected, so another test next week.
It’s been quite a day and I’m exhausted!