Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a funny old day today

And a very good day to you all, I am starting to get this blog written early today as i am going up the hospital with pauline this afternoon as she has an appointment with a specialist about her Thyroid, so I am going to have little time to work on it this afternoon.
Hospital Consultant
Well I slept pretty well last night and was up and in the lounge with a coffee and the Breakfast TV news at 8.00 am. not a lot going on in the news at the moment, it all seems to revolve around the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, so that is the mane subject. The weather is very dull today but very mild.
Portsmouth at 8.30 this morning.
Well looking at the clock and it is now 9.40 and no sign of a carer, bearing my time for the carer is 9.00 am +/- 15 minutes. Jo is off today so it is a replacement carer and we had a meeting a couple of weeks ago with adult social care and the care company about the organization of the care company and they were told to let me know if a carer was running late but no phone call yet so I phone them and speak to someone on the phone who obviously has an attitude and tries to fob me off with all kinds of excuses to which I have to remind her of the meeting and the recommendations and also that it was my muscles that were not working not my Brain, so told her not to bother with the carer today and that I would refer back to Adult Social services. I bet they love me LOL.
Not impressed with care company response
One other thing that I have noticed today is that I am having trouble with open splits on my rear end, this happened about a year ago and it seems to have started again, it felt sore this morning and there was an open sore so as I cannot sort it myself I have phoned the district nurses and left a message, so hopefully they will get back to me and come round and sort it out.
Ouch, Ouch and Ouch again
Well it has been a very quiet morning, not really done a lot, had wheatabix for breakfast, played a few games on Facebook, and caught up on facebook postings, read the daily paper and caught up with a few bits and pieces like shredding some old statements and bills, sorted out the recycling from the rubbish and now I have just put dinner on as I will be having dinner early today.
Busy Paper Shredding among other things
I have not had a phone call back from the district nurses so they are obviously busy and will phone as and when they can as by behind probably is not a high priority case. anyway I managed to put some antiseptic cream around the area and that as eased the soreness, but it is awkward when it is so difficult with limited mobility of the arms and cannot see what you are doing.
It Works Wonders.
Well it is 1.40 and dinner is ready to be served up so I will enjoy that unfortunately cooking fresh food means I then have to wash up afterward, anyway now is time for dinner. Yum, Yum. well I had Scottish Salmon with a watercress and Creme Fraiche dressing, along with Potato, Cauliflower and Broccoli, and I really enjoyed it.
Todays Dinner, on the plate and now in my tummy.
and now that dinner is over it is time to go and get the washing up done and then get a shave and change ready for when pauline comes with the Taxi, and then it is up to the hospital for her appointment.
The Washing Up not a favourite pastime of mine
well the washing up is done, and I am shaved and dressed ready for when pauline gets here so I will get this posted early today as I do not know how long the appointment will take, so untill tomorrow I will say Cheerio.


  1. Your dinner looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day when you receive this message. I just wanted to let you kow am reading your blog just often not well inoff to respond.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments and also thank you for reading my blog. The dinner was very tasty, looks like another busy day today, hope your day is going well.