Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Changing dates...

Well, mum was due an MRI on her back last Thursday at 9am. Then, whilst trying to find a way to get us there by that time, I remembered that she also had an appointment in a few weeks' time for an MRI on her head, at an equally awkward time of 6.30pm. So I rang the hospital appointments department and put it to them that it would be better for mum AND save them money if they did the two at the same time.

After an hour they called back and said, "Oh yes! That's a good idea!" D'oh! Why didn't anyone up there spot this on mum's file? No wonder the NHS is so strapped for cash! These MRIs cost about £800 a time!

They also found a better slot- 1.45pm. So we went last Thursday and had it all done. Mum was quite low afterwards. I suppose being shoved into a noisy tunnel for half an hour does bring it home to you that you're not well...

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We have postponed the move for a week. Nothing has gone wrong. But this way mum will have Easter at her regular church, and I thought she'd like that. Also gives us longer to pack.... today we are packing up all her ornamental dragons!

Things are starting to fall into place. A local cat shelter is taking the stray that's been hanging around for ages on Thursday. We were worried about what would happen to him when mum isn't here to provide food, a box in the shed and a hot water bottle on cold nights.... :)

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As ever, thank you all for your lovely messages and emails. It really is a tonic to read them. I haven't been on here for a few days because since last Thursday I seem to have a dose of tonsillitis. Bleagh! Seems to be easing up now. But for a while I felt I had been run over by a truck! Luvbug says I'm probably just run down, ....not run over ... :)

8 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Some times being run down feels like being run over - and squashed flat into the bargain!
Take care of yourself while you're taking care of your Mum.
Oh, and look out for those dragons...

Maggie May said...

Hope your bad throat is nothing serious and I hope your Mum's MRI scans prove nothing to worry about.
The dragons sound really interesting.

Nuts in May

Angel and Kirby said...

Being run down will make any thing feel worse. Those MRI's are loud and you feel so restrained. Postponing the move is probably a good thing. It gives you longer to pack with out feeling more rushed.

We are glad you found a solution for the stray kitty. You and your Mom would have worried about it!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sorry to have missed your last post. Don't let those twerps at the hospital get you down.
Sounds like somebody's arrogant offspring needs a lesson in what it's like to be human.
Love and hugs to you all. xxxx

Stardust said...

Hey... the stray one must be so grateful, I'm touched by your ability to love and give when you're already spreaded thin.

Things must look up when the big move is done, at least you're spared from all that travelling, I hope. Please hang on just a little more. Take care there.

Feronia said...

Glad the MRIs have been done, Helena - that must be a relief. They are a hard experience to go through. Hope your tonsilitis clears up soon. Good luck with the move and have a lovely Easter!

i beati said...

paying off vet bill and sendiong 1st installment this weekend. used up all the cards..sk

Julie said...

Sounds like a good idea to postpone the move. I hope you get rid of your tonsillitis and the move goes well and good luck for your Mum's MRI results. That's one of my mega fears, being put in one of those machines.