I'm like you Janice; decided to try and relax and get into the christmas spirit. Have been singing with choir and next week we're singing in our local michelin star restaurant The Chequers so will be getting free canapes and mulled wine...can't wait...we'll literally be singing for our supper! Will be spending christmas at home then we've decided on a whim to go to Mull for the New Year so doing a sun dance everyday between now and then!
Doz- I'm just picturing you decorating with a hangover- you are a wonderwoman truly!
Janice- write that letter to consultant; the treatment that Phil's getting is sub standard and just not good enough; and now you've been told about your ostopenia. I wish I could give you both a hug so sending a virtual hug across the airwaves x I still haven't had the results from my op and its been over a month now; I was told it would take 2-3 weeks; the actual consultant told me 3 weeks. Was on the phone to the hospital last week and was told it may take up to 5 weeks! I feel like I'm the difficult patient always on the phone; but I just want to know because I'm worried.
Doz- you are also going through the wars; hope your frost burns are healing ok. I've started falling asleep in the chair; never used to when I was younger...is age creeping up on me!
Work has been dire this week, on call was hectic and of course no manager for advice; she seems to absent herself from the office on a regular basis these days so will be bringing that issue up at next week's meeting. I'm feeling ready for a battle so watch out!!
Take care flutterbies; we're all fragile underneath our wings xx
Just come back from a fab weekend in London seeing my daughter. Went to see East is East on Friday with Jane Horrocks (brilliant); river cruise to Greenwich on Saturday where there was a marvellous market selling everything-foods from around the world; jewellry, clothes (bought a hippified skirt); soaps (bought some african black soap); then Saturday evening we went to see Wicked and what a great show; we didn't realise there was so much humour in it. Sunday was quieter we went to see a wedding dress exhibition at the V&A museum - my favourite was Kate Moss's dress by John Galiano-absolutely stunning and so small!!
I then stayed in London for a 2 day course with work so got back late last; think I'll go into work late this morning! Roll on the weekend
Hope everyone is doing okay
You don't come to work to be assauleted; what's worse is the reaction or should I say non reaction from work. Take as much time off as you can Doz because you need to look after yourself both physically and emotionally; how far away is retirement???? I hope Vicky finds something soon. My son had a similiar problem when he left uni; there was just nothing for him and he went to lots of interviews but no jobs materialised. He got quite low and I was worried about him; in the end I persuaded him to do some voluntary work with the local wildlife trust and that was his saving grace psychologically. He so looked forward to his days with the group and being part of a team and luckily he eventually found a job but for a while I was very concerned about him.
Janice; one step forward and 2 back it seems; sometimes you have to chase the nhs; it isn't right though.
My op went fine yesterday and I was home by 2pm. The consultant didn't seem too worried that I had anything other than a benign polyp; it's gone to histology and he'll write me the results in 2-3 weeks time so feeling a bit more relaxed about things. He didn't think it necessary to take any more biopsies. There should have been 5 on his list but 2 of the ops were cancelled due to staff shortages so guess I was one of the lucky ones. I felt to sorry for the woman opposite me; she was elderly and in pain from arthritis. She was also on her own and the nurses asked where her husband was and she said he was on the golf course! She could have gone home quite quickly as she only had a local anaesthetic but had to wait in the hospital until he'd finished his round of golf! We offered her a lift home as it was on our way and her face lit up only to fall again when she realised her house keys were in her husband's car poor thing.
Anyway, I was taking it easy yesterday when the phone rang and it was an old school friend of mine who I haven't seen for 30 years though we've kept in touch by ltter. Anyway; she's coming to see me in 2 weeks so can't wait to see her; I wonder how much we've both changed!!
Take care flutterbies
So glad that Phil's beginning to feel better and that his wound is improving. You will get to Australia I'm sure of it; I'll click my red shoes 3 times !
Good luck on the 27th Doz; will you get your results the same day or will you have a wait?
I'm going into hospital tomorrow as a day case for my op to remove the polyp and have more biospies. Had my pre-op assessment last Friday and was told I'd need a week off work so that suits me the way work is at the moment! Be glad when its over though.
Janice- Phil's having a rough time and I so hope that the AB's kick in and get rid of the infection so that he'll feel better soon. At least he's home now.
Our daughter starts her new job today but she rang yesterday to say that she and her (I can say this now) fiance! are coming to see us in 3 weeks time so better get a bottle of bubbly in to celebrate their good news and I'll make a special dinner for us all.
I'm back to work today after being off sick with my fall and investigations; going back in at the deep end as am on call for the self harm rota today - oh joy!
Well, I eventually had my hysteroscopy yesterday afternoon. it is not a glamorous investigation; you have to take everything off from the waist down and put on a hospital gown. I walked into the room where the consultant and 3 nurses were waiting and the consultant said I don't know why we bother with gowns!! I said to him that I didn't much like the thought of walking into a roomful of strangers naked from the waist down! He did smile at this., honestly, I ask you. Anyway, the upshot is that all looked okay but I have a large polyp; so I have to go back in about a month to have it removed under a general anaesthetic and I'll also have more biopsies taken. BUT the consultant didn't seem too worried thank goodness so I feel a little easier and more relaxed.
I've had this week off work as I just couldn't face it all at the beginning of the week. My friend is the Practice Nurse at my GP surgery and when I told her about my fall and hysteroscopy she just told me to take the week off and she'd sort out a sick note for me; I felt so relieved.
Some good news..my daughter phoned me last night and asked if her boyfriend should phone her dad to ask for her hand in marriage!!!!!!
Slimming world here I come!!!
...and I'm still waiting......no results yet. I should have been going for a hysteroscopy tomorrow but the hospital phoned to rearrange it to next Wednesday; I was so frustrated, angry I just burst into tears; I just need to know my results. It is now 7 weeks since I first went to see my GP about this and I'm still in the dark. I'm not sleeping very well, I feel tired and to cap it all last night I was putting some curtains back up as we've had new windows, lost my footing and fell off the chair! I knocked my side and leg on the way down and now it is really difficult for me to stretch or bend my upper half so will now need to go off sick from work as don't think I'll be safe to drive let alone doing all the stuff I have to at work. Sorry for this major whinge but need to let it all out!!!
I'm still waiting on my results; I was promised 2 weeks which was yesterday so I phoned the hospital to be told that my results are in the doctor's pigeon hole waiting for him to dictate a letter! His secretary must have heard me sigh and said she'd see if she can get him to do the letter asap. I can't bear the waiting and not knowing. I have to go in for a 'look around' next Thursday so will be glad when that's over as they now do it under local anaesthetic; it's not a dignified experience! Am trying to keep positive.
Hope all is okay with everyone