So, the lady adjacent to me informs me that she drinks at least 20 cups of tea per day with 4 sugars in each, and if she has coffee she will have 8 sugars! She is in her 60s and is tiny! Call me the Sugar Polica if you like but surely that can’t be good for your body! Diabetes here we come? Maybe I am just jealous!
Thought I was being a smart arse yesterday when I had my new bag if fluid up at 2pm, thinking that it would run for 8 hours and thus finish at a reasonable time of day. Alas they have changed the fluid to run over 12 hours instead, so it finished at 4am!
Now, question of the day – why do hospital towels and gowns have ‘Hospital Property’ emblazoned all over them? I’ve got enough of my own dirty washing thank you, without pinching their towels and I really don’t think they have anything on offer that will significant,y add to either my towel or couture collections.
Exciting things are happening this morning – my video fluoroscopy – not seeN any telly all week, and my tubogram, although apparently I have appointments for both at 9.30. We will see what happens!
The lovely nurse who was looking after us last night said ‘see you Sunday’ as she left, so that doesn’t sound too promising, although maybe I will be allowed fluids by tomorrow so I’ll be able to escape to Costa with Kev. I’d also like to visit my friend Jenny who is on anothe ward, but I guess I’ll have to ask them if that’s ok as she has just had surgery and I may be deemed an infection risk to her.
The empty bed in our little bay became occupied by a Polish lady at 3.29am this morning. I’m not sure why they seem to revel I. Moving people around in the middle of the night. I was awake but I don’t think the others appreciated it when a really loud alarm went off on her phone at 7am when she had toddled off to the loo!
Tests now done. Wasn’t fun having a whole load of contrast shoved down my tube at breakneck speed! What they didn’t tell me is that the contrast they use can also be used as a laxative. Great, thanks guys!
We are down to two of us in our little bay now. It looks as though yesterday evening might have been spent making Christmas decorations.
We bumped into my consultant in the corridor yesterday and had quite a nice long chat. His parting comment to me was ‘I hope you manage to get home before I’m on the wards in January’s! Bloody hell, I hope so too!
Great excitement here this morning. A double decker bus managed to crash into the entrance just below our window. We were of course totally oblivious of this until the staff were talking about it this morning.
I haven’t yet made the Christmas puddings, having been putting it off due to not feeling that great. Hayden and Kevin have now been given the job this morning. I do hope they remember to make a wish when they stir the mix!