Monday, November 17, 2008

My VERY wet Monday (LBE & FD)

I was under the impression I was seeing my specialist (Mr S) today. But on Friday I got an appointment to see the doctor I used to be under before I was refered to him (Mr D). The appointment is for next week (Wednesday 26th November). And I was confused as to why I was getting an appointment to see Mr D next week when Mr S is the specialist, and Mr S requested to see me... But there was no sign of an appointment from Mr S.

(Did you follow that? lol!)

So... I called them up to ask... They aren't sure why I have an appointment with Mr D, especially since the appointment I thought would be for today for Mr S is actually next Monday (24th November). So they suggested I go to the one for Mr S next Monday and ask while I'm there why I also have an appointment for Mr D. We have a sneaky suspicion it's just that I haven't seen him for six months (it was six months ago he refered me to Mr S) and someone just looked at the date of my last appointment and never bothered to check if I actually needed another. Sort of like how they keep insisting on taking me in to check my non-existant vision. If that's the case, someone's gonna be mega embarrassed when I point their mistake out to them.


Since I didn't actually have a hospital appointment, but Mam and I had gotten ready to go out, Dad took us to do a bit of shopping. We didn't do much, but it was nice to get out. It's just a shame that it was VERY wet and quite cold out, but the shops had their heat on full blast - as usual - which meant that with the constant change from hot to cold Mam and I weren't feeling too great.

Regardless of that though, it was a nice little outing.

I got Rachel (my sister-in-law)'s Christmas pressies while we were out. Not saying what they are though, because she sometimes reads my blog. So that means that both Carl and Rachel's presents are sorted out (just in need of wrapping). They're the ones that are most important to get sorted, because they need to be wrapped and up in Norwich in time for Christmas. Post doesn't usually take more than a few days, but as Christmas gets closer I know for a fact that the time it takes to sort post increases due to the increase in items being posted.

I also got myself a new pair of shoes. The ones I got just before Carl and Rachel's wedding are still in perfect condition, but since they're a heavy shoe, and they have laces, and I prefer a light shoe on my foot with velcro straps rather than laces, I decided to give them to Wayne (my other brother) and get myself a new pair. Especially since he's in desperate need of a new pair. We got those for me because it was the compramise I had with my Mam... I had those trainers, or I had dress shoes... And I knew my feet would be even less comfortable in dress shoes. So, I agreed.

Anyway, my new trainers are blue and white, nice and light on my feet, and have the velcro straps that I prefer my shoes to have (I have no trouble doing laces, but I can't be bothered with it... It makes putting shoes on take twice as long, and they can come undone and trip you up. It's just annoying!)

Then, on the way home, we stopped to grab some food. I knew we were near the KFC, and Kelly LOVES his fried chicken, so I promised him some. Since I was getting him KFC I knew he wouldn't be interested in dinner though, so I grabbed myself something too. I also got something each for Mam and Dad.

We ended up with a bucket of chicken for Kelly, a couple of burgers for my Dad, and a sub each for Mam and I. Wasn't I a good girl? We were stopping at McDonalds, but I still opted for a tuna, cheese and onion sub from Subway instead of the cheeseburger and chips I love so much. Yes, I'm proud of myself! Especially since my attempts to start watching what I eat better and work on getting rid of the weight being stuck on my back or butt for the past few months has made me put on isn't "meant to" start until the start of January. So I could have had the burger and chips. I think it helps though that I absolutely LOVE the Italian Herb & Cheese bread they do at Subway, so it's not all that hard for me to be persuaded that Subway is the better option. LOL! I did also have a bit of popcorn chicken (the only thing from KFC I can honestly say I like). But I ended up giving half of that to Kero when I got home so as to keep him busy while I enjoyed my sub. ;)

Interesting combination of food today... Egg and cress sandwich, popcorn chicken and a tuna, cheese and onion sub. *Shrugs* Well, I enjoyed it all. And nobody can say any of it was something I should feel guilty for having. LOL!


Apart from any walks I attempt with Kero I'm not going anywhere until Friday now. Mam and I are going to Swansea Friday. We both have appointments to get our hairs cut at "Tony And Guys" Friday lunchtime, and are planning on doing some Christmas shopping while we're in Swansea.

I'm going to be VERY tired after Friday... Even the little bit of shopping we did today meant I came home and slept for almost five hours. Not that I'm complaining. Actually, I'm pleased... That was the best sleep I've had without the aid of anasthetic or pain killers since.... Heck, I don't even know when! :)

It's just a shame the sleep happened so that I was up soon after 11:00 pm. LOL! Ah, well... Let's work on getting some sleep first, then we can work on getting it at the right time. ;)

Speaking of pain killers though... The pain in my eye has gone down so much that I'm not even bothering with pain killers. I get the odd twinge (especially if I sneeze) but since I hardly even notice it, and since it happens so little, I don't see the point in wasting the pain killers. *Crosses fingers and hopes it stays this way*

And the pain in my hand where the IV was has gone too. There's a nice little lump where it went in, but I think it's starting to go down a bit... And, besides, at least the pain is gone. It's not even been two weeks yet, so I can't expect it to be perfectly healed, can I?

OK... I think that covers everything... Enjoy the rest of your day! :)



ChicagoLady said...

Nice little outing you had! No wonder you were tired.

I'm glad you don't have the pain in your eye so much anymore, I think that's a good sign that it's healing. Keeping my fingers crossed still.

The Wife O Riley said...

What a nice day!

You're good, I haven't even started shopping yet!

Tori_z said...

Thanks... I'm hoping it means it's healing too!

I don't like to leave the shopping until right on top of Christmas because, 1). It makes it difficult to find the thing you "really" wanted to get for a certain person. And, 2). I don't like spending more time than I "need" to out shopping in December... It's too dangerou because of the people pushing and shoving and fighting over the last of whatever's most popular this year. I try and get some bits done before my birthday, and the bulk of it done between my birthday and the end of November.

Tori_z said...

*too dangerous

I really do need to learn to proof read... LOL!

LadyStyx said...

Sounds like a wonderful day out!!

MarmiteToasty said...

Sounds like you had a great day out....

Ive just eaten for me lunch (cos Im being good and am on a health kick up the arse) morroccan couscous with shedded salad mixed in it with a blob of chilli mayonnaise.... right proper healty and so filling..... :) aint I good LOL

And I dont even think about crimbo until 1 December lol.....


Tori_z said...

Yeah, it was.

I've never tried Couscous. I'd like to, but never gotten around to it.

Punkn said...

It is great to hear that the pain is gone! Wooohooo!

Sounds like you and your family had a really good day. I wish I was half as good you about getting shopping done. I hate to shop!

Intense Guy said...


It's great to see you are pain-free!!

Tori_z said...

Thanks Punkn & Iggy. :)

I don't really like shopping either. But I'd rather get it done now when most people haven't started so I can breathe while I do it rather than waiting until next month when everyone is shopping at once, and you can't move for people fighting over stuff. It's easier to try and enjoy it before all that starts than it is when all that starts. If you know what I mean.