Thanks Jazzy and LL. No pain but my op has been cancelled again. The consultant was starving me and trying to get me into another hospital but it is here if I am lucky tomorrow. Steve is now asking our insurance company if I can have the op done at our private hospital at Solihull funded by his work insurance. if I don't get the op tomorrow here. Poor nurses are suffering abuse from a woman whose mother can't speak English and she is blaming them for her mother's pain when the woman who is my age refuses to obey the consultant's instructions and get out of bed and move a little. She screams if the physio touches her.They can't win. Another refuses most of the hospital food. Refuses to eat salads or most vegetables and then wonders why she is ill with diabetes. She says she lives on junk food and then wonders why she is a diabetic. The food is not bad. It is not the Ritz and there are about five choices of mains for lunch. Better than I expected and most of the nursing staff are helpful.
Hi, I had my op yesterday but was sick and dizzy so I couldn't go home today. Am feeling better and trying a zimmer frame and hope to work on crutches tomorrow. As soon as I am secure on those I will go home possibly day after tomorrow. Steve tried to get the house ready and made himself over-tired and he was worrying about me and not sleeping well. The consequences were he fell down the cellar stairs and has now a sprained ankle and cannot walk from the hospital car park to the ward anyway tonight. I told him to rest it and sleep downstairs on the sofa and he will be ok in two days. I could come home by cab and then he could help me into the house.
Badpuss, I'm so pleased that you have finally had your operation. It's not good that you are having problems with dizziness. Stick with the zimmer frame as long as you need, I believe crutches can be hard work. Your poor hubs! I hope he listens to your advice and rests his ankle, has he been checked out? Unfortunately, we are too far away for me to come and help. Just take care, the pair of you!!!
Hi ladies, thanks for your best wishes. I am now in my bedroom. Steve is ok. The cats have made sure I am here but are now cold-shouldering me. I think they thought i had gone somewhere enjoying myself. The hospital lent me crutches and everything else I needed and were efficient and caring the majority of the time. Some nice carers there.
Hi Badpuss. Glad you've finally had op, poor old Steve - going out in ankle sympathy with you. Hope he too is feeling better now. Sounds like you've had a similar injury to my mum - a Potts fracture when the ankle breaks and dislocates. She did her first one when she was in her 70's and her second exactly 2 years later. Full of metalwork, but at 88 still walks a fair bit. She has got osteoporosis so bones are bit more fragile, plus she is stubborn bless her, and won't take any help lol. Your cats will come round I'm sure! They too are good at sulking. Look after yourself - you are in the best place indoors in this bitter weather xxx
Oh badpuss, how awful for you. I'm so sorry. I hope you recover easily and get your holiday. My OS went to Vermont just before Christmas and the photos he sent back looked so beautiful with all the snow. I love snow so I'm sure you'd manage to have a good time even if you can't ski.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Jan 12, 2019 4:21:46 GMT
Hi Badpus. Been thinking of you and hoping you’re recovering well from your op. Your poor Steve too must have been tough on him, hope he has recovered from his fall. Are you able to move about? Weight bare?
Hi, I have been back to the hospital and had my stitches removed.That was painful without any anaesthetic but I had made progress and now have a boot instead of plaster so I can sleep better. No lead-bearing for four weeks and then I can swim and walk. So I could go on a beach holiday in late February. I am in my bedroom and have written the first drafts of two stories for anthologies and started part two of my paranormal novel. I am reading and reviewing books online and watching lots of tv. Seen loads of repeats including Bonanza and Rawhide and Gunsmoke which I remember from my youth. Steve is trying to come home and lunchtime and I can make tea in my room. I have a fridge for sandwiches if he is going to be out all day. The cats are guarding me in case I escape. They sleep most of the day in this weather and have a mad rush around each night up the stairs and into the extension. Steve had nearly completed the extension downstairs and we are waiting for the plasterer to plaster the bedroom so he can finish it. We are fed up with tradesmen who do not communicate. At least whilst we are not going out he can get home early and do building work.