Catching up 31st January

It’s the last day of January and a busy one for us.
The shower tray manufacturer didn’t come back to us yesterday  so that will be chased tomorrow.
We took advantage of a ‘quiet’ morning and returned some of the materials we didn’t need so it was nice for money to be going into the account for a change!

First stop though was the garage to settle the bill for the MOT and full service yesterday.This came in within budget so we were well pleased and the only recommendation was the brake pads being replaced after 4000 miles on the front and 8000 miles on the back. As they have been flagged, we will get both done shortly then it is out of the way and won’t be forgotten.
I rang the doctor’s surgery this morning as my back has been so painful lately and my MRI isn’t until February 22nd. I got through relatively quickly and when I explained my problem, was given an appointment with a nursing practitioner who is as good as a GP at 2.15 this afternoon.
She was lovely and I feel I am finally getting some help. She said there was definitely a problem but she could not arrange anything faster than the pending MRI so she sent an email to rheumatology saying how the pain had intensified so that they were aware of it when they scan. She has sorted out the amitriptyline on repeat prescription and together with that, also prescribed diazepam for when the pain is really bad. She warned me this could be addictive so had only given me 5 days, though I could take up to 3 a day. I am pretty good with taking pills and asked about mixing the other two and she said they would be OK but obviously not to take them together. I can also take two amitriptyline at night if it helps.  What was even more impressive was when we went to the pharmacy on the way home, all of our meds, including the ones just prescribed, were waiting for us.
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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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14 Responses to Catching up 31st January

  1. An all-around good day ~ nice to read positive news. 😊

  2. Carol anne says:

    I take valum for anxiety sometimes, its not addictive if your careful, which I know you will be. Do you find the meds make you groggy? xo

    • So far, the meds have helped with the pain only which is good. I was on valium when I had my breakdown and it helped, but then I was on so many other meds at that time, I looked like a tube of smarties!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It sounds like you need a rest, be careful not to overdo it

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Hope today has been as good and your pain is soon under control 🙂

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    There’s a chair in my doctor’s surgery with my name on it….or there should be, seeing that I’m in there at least once a week 🙂
    Yes, it’s a blessing to have people who will go that extra mile for you.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Awesome that the NP was as good as the GP!! Sounds like she was really “on it” and made things happen. Such good news for a change!

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