Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Computers, eyes and Ipods

This is just going to be a quick post. I don't really have the time to do a long one. Besides, I'm tired and want/need to go curl up in my nice, warm bed.

As my Mam (Karen) told you in the comments of my last post, we've had a few computer issues. Mostly centred around graphics card issues on Kelly's computer and the one of my Dad's that's here, and my laptop deciding that it's going to turn Jaws off when it feels like it, and that it really doesn't want to be used to connect to the internet... At least, not without a fight. So, we decided to put the laptop aside for me to use for things that don't need internet access (e.g. my writing) and a spare PC my Dad has that's good enough for me, but not really for him because it doesn't have the required memory or graphics or something to play the games he plays has been set up with Jaws on it for me to use. Thing is that because of other stuff going on it's taken until today for Dad to be able to sort the machine for me.


I was "meant to" see one of my specialist's assistants on Monday, but when we phoned on Friday we were told no appointment had been made for me. We finally got one for tomorrow morning though.

I'm packing a hospital bag before we go "just in case"... With how sore my eye is there's a chance the doctor may want me pulled in to hospital to go on the antibiotic drip or something. I hope not, but I figure we should be prepared.

There's also the possibility that my specialist is now back from his holiday and that it's him I'm seeing. In which case he may want me in for another op or something. We shall have to see what happens.


Since it looks like I'm probably going back in hospital my Mam and Dad let me have my birthday present from them early. It's a blue Ipod Shuffle. I've been using it to listen to the Kim Harrison audio books I mentioned in one of my posts last week. And I'm enjoying both the player and the story. :)


I've got a few scheduled posts set up so you have stuff to read if I can't get on here until next month. Most of them will be published on Samhain/Halloween... I think I have about half a dozen scheduled for that day.

And I'll get to your blog posts when I can.


Hope you and your family are all well.



AliceKay said...

You take care, Tori. I'll be thinking about you and hoping for the best for you. *hugs*

LadyStyx said...

Glad you got the computer issues sorted....well mostly sorted. A shame you have to split up your computer that way though.

Good luck at the specialist. I'll be keeping good thoughts that you dont need to go back to the hospital, but hopefully it'll be the last time for this particular issue.

Intense Guy said...

Good to see you back Tori!!


That iPod sounds like a really splendid gift.

...I too, will be hoping for the best and keeping my fingers crossed when you see the specialist.

KAYLEE said...

take care :(

Jess said...

This hospital of yours, to begin I thought it was just a one off. but now I'm beginning to think there are some real issues at that place!
I hope you don't have to stay and everyone turns out good, Tori.

Tori_z said...

Thanks for the comments all.

You get problems like this at most hospitals all over the place. The thing is that my specialist is away and because it's a specialist op nobody else wants to do anything because they're not sure enough of what to do. And the reason for the continued issues isn't their fault. They can't help it if the stitches come open as it heals.

I'm not sticking up for them as such. I mean, they have loads of issues they really need to work on. But at the same time this hospital is just another example of the mess the NHS is in. The government is so busy putting money in to anti-smoking bans that it's forgetting that hospital wards need more than 3 nurses on duty at a time. Especially when that ward holds a good 30 or so patients.

Punkn said...

It is great to see you back, Tori. I hope everything goes well with the specialist and that you don't have to stay in the hospital. You deserve a break!

Tori_z said...

Thanks Punkn. :)

Tori_z said...


I'm not splitting my computer tasks up as such. I can use this PC for writing too. I meant that the laptop was going to be a more portable way of writing without me having to use the braille frame (not easy to use) or the brailler (heavy and noisy).