And it goes on …


The 2nd day back at work was really busy. One of my colleagues, who lives just around the corner had gone sick. Not the virus, but I think it may have been stress related. So the effect of that meant that the boss was working. It can be quite difficult when she is in, as … Continue reading And it goes on …

All over …


Well … almost “All Over”. I’ve just got to get through the copious amounts of “Happy New Year” messages and we’re done until next September/October when the whole farce starts again. I think I’ve said enough about me and Christmas over the years, so I’m drawing a line under it (see below) except to say … Continue reading All over …

Back on track … hopefully


My INR results came back today, and it had gone down to 2.7, which is around about the target date. The anti-coagulation clinic still wants me to be checked in a week, but strangely they have requested that I be tested on Wednesday instead of the more usual Tuesday. It’s not a problem changing the … Continue reading Back on track … hopefully

A little bit of a rant


Saturday was ‘Medication Review’ day. This in my opinion, is a bit of a waste of time. I’m currently on three types of medication: an anti-acid for my stomach reflux, an anti-coagulant for my heart valve and a beta-blocker to help my heart. Now the doctor has told me, and I have no reason to … Continue reading A little bit of a rant

And so the end of the first week…..


Well here we are, six days in and I really don't feel any different. It seems that is will make a difference being this age as things might start to get a little cheaper. More on that later. The 'big day' went as well as I could have hoped. I did not want any big … Continue reading And so the end of the first week…..

Struggling for a title …..


The title of this post actually says quite a bit. My postings are just about me and mine. There is nothing of any importance here … no themes ... no political agenda … just general rants. So often when I come to add a post title, I do struggle. Well it's the Bank Holiday, and … Continue reading Struggling for a title …..

Back to sort of normal ….


For the past few posts, I have been concentrating on my "Life changer" thread. That thread is now being wound down and I'll continue with my normal postings. So where are we now? Well because of the operation, I'm currently on sick leave whilst I build up my strength again. As I mentioned before, I … Continue reading Back to sort of normal ….

Life changer – Discharge Day


So now we come to the day that nearly spoiled the entire experience. I had been awake since 6am and my bags were packed and I had geared myself up for leaving the hospital. I felt that it could be a bit of an emotional day and was beginning to prepare for it. I had … Continue reading Life changer – Discharge Day

Life changer – “Day 2 + “


After a surprisingly quiet and reasonably comfortable night (which I can only put down to the morphine) I woke about 6:30. This became the norm for me, to wake at around the time I would have done had I been at home. Breakfast arrived at just after 08:00 and was asked if I wanted cornflakes … Continue reading Life changer – “Day 2 + “

Life changer + 114


You know how I said that "assessment went as well as I could have expected", well I may have been a bit premature with that statement. On Tuesday, K*** took a call from the hospital to say that there was a problem with some of the tests. I needed to get some 'body-wash' and some … Continue reading Life changer + 114

Welcome to another year


     Well 2013 arrived, and the expected, and dreaded firework trauma did not happen. We had given R***  1mg of his PRN medication at around 23:15, as a precaution. But we had none of the usual ‘incidents’ that we have had over that past four or five years. To be honest, there was not as … Continue reading Welcome to another year

Bloody fireworks


      One of R***’s problems is noise sensitivity. I understand it occurs with many Autistic people. It is not the volume of the noise, more the pitch or tone. He can have his video and computer at the highest volume level and not bother at all, but there are some types of noise that causes … Continue reading Bloody fireworks

The days get longer …..


It has been an stressful if not interesting week. R***'s medical team have decided that they need to reduce the dosage of one of his medications. To be specific, Lorazepam. He has been taking half a milligram every morning, Monday to Friday, with a full one milligram if needed (PRN). This has been working fine. … Continue reading The days get longer …..

It’s been a while


I’m struggling to find anything to write about really. Work plods on as usual, with very little change. There are a couple of courses coming up, but nobody seems to be that excited about it. There are quite a lot of changes going on with some of the other teams. That is causing a lot … Continue reading It’s been a while

New job gets closer ….


It has been a funny week or three. Funny as in odd/strange not as in humour. R*** has been better since resorting back to the old medication. We still seem to be living on an knife edge at times, but he seems to be having a lot more good times than bad. We also have … Continue reading New job gets closer ….