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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Another Day



I'm still really tired after the adventures of the day before yesterday (see The Troubles of Today 6 Oct) - and this whole tomorrow-today-yesterday thing is getting really confusing now! I will have to think of some other kind of heading soon...

I was made aware by comments from concerned friends on the last two posts, that it might perhaps be a good idea to repeat the facts that I myself suffer from chronic pain in neck-shoulder-arm, and that my dad has problems walking (among other things - it is a neurological problem). It was too far for him to walk within the hospital, and I can't push a wheelchair, and these facts combined caused A LOT of problems - which I really should have foreseen more clearly than I did (and protested more loudly than I did about the arrangements, or lack of, in this case). I probably would have, if I had had a bit more time to think than just finding out about the appointment half a day in advance... Hence I also had not seen the letter which said quite clearly that blood samples should be taken a week before the doctor's appointment. Home care staff missed that line, which made the whole extremely tiresome day quite meaningless, because without the test results the doctor of course could say nothing. This is what I had in mind in the last post when I argued that "worrying" a bit more beforehand, in this particular case, might actually have helped...

Yesterday, I tried to call home care to discuss how to avoid this kind of thing next time, but of course the Right Someone was on holiday for the rest of the week. (Aren't they always...) I did talk to Someone Else, but had better try again next week to get hold of Ms. More-Directly-In-Charge to make sure. So it's still hanging over me.

Today I was still feeling strangely extraordinarily stressed... It kept getting worse until in the late afternoon it dawned on me that I had forgotten to take my blood pressure pills in the morning.  (The fact that I forgot to take them still indicates stress...)

This was another depressing post to write and probably to read. I don't want to write stuff like this. I want to write fun-to-read stuff. I hope I'll be able to get back to that soon. Thanks for listening.

8 comments:

Rose-Anne said...

Due to being so busy of late I have not had a chance to read your blog regularly. I find it so interesting and learn so much about you and your lovely country. I love the Swedish pastries with coffee-I indulged many a time when I was there way back in 1975-76. Too long ago.I love your photography and it bring back many memories also of the walks I did when i was there and the architecture. I also feel for your dilemna with your Dad and your health. You have had a bad time over the years. Pain is not nice and I have it almost constantly in my lower back. I also understand the problem with care-went through this with my Mother. I tis so hard.You can only do what is possible for you.
Take care of yourself.

rae said...

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time lately. Here's hoping and wishing a lot of good things in your direction!

DawnTreader said...

Thanks Rose-Anne. I don't really expect anyone to be able to keep up with everything. I'm not able to do that myself! Glad to see you here from time to time though! I usually try to keep lookout for the "family" posts in your blog and even if I don't always look closer at every one of your lovely papercraft cards I enjoy seeing the thumbnails of them in my bloglist...:)

DawnTreader said...

Rae, thanks for your always positve and encouraging comments!

Scriptor Senex said...

In the UK there is a classic cliche - "A Dog is for life not just for Christnmas". It was designed to stop people buying pets as presents unless they knew they were going to be loved and looked after. What has this to do with your posting? Well, I like to think that a blog is for expressing ourselves in good times and in bad. Regrettably life is not fun all the time. So when the bad times come we should be able to share them without apologising. I hope things get better quickly but don't feel you have to put a brave face on it when they don't.
Take care,
John

DawnTreader said...

John, thank you. Basically I agree, although from the beginning I had very little idea what it was I really wanted with my own blog - if anything. I started the account to be able to comment on my penpal Rose-Anne's blog when she sent me a link. Then I thought, since I'm here, let's explore a bit how it works... I'm now very glad I did continue to explore!!! /Monica

Pan's Island said...

...always here to listen. *hug!*

DawnTreader said...

Thank you Pan. Glad to see you back to writing too. I left a message on your book post.

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