Monday, 28 May 2012


I arrived at ten at srh and was booked in and seen by the doctor. My belly wouldn't look out of place in a maternity ward so I will let you know once it is delivered. I had my first dollop of stuff and everyone has utmost faith that this will result in a few trips to the loo. I have been fast asleep all afternoon probably catching up from not sleeping last night. Theres a clock on the sparse magnolia wall. It has a second hand and I'm mesmerised by it tic tic, on a plus side the air bed is so much more quieter than the one at home.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

I'm nervous

Im still wide awake and very pleased sue is here. I have been reminiscing and we have found an original boxed set of afrika corps soldiers. My first set was thrown away by auntie chrissy when sue r and I were six or seven years old. So I couldn't resist. All this is taking my mind off for tomorrow. I might save them a job if the rumbling is anything to go by. To be on the safe side I am taking the new quilt off the bed. This time tomorrow it will be all over and I will be back to a flat tummy and breaking wind regularly.sue and I are praying for an uneventful night. Ellie spent all day outside in her hutch, sleeping, now however she is wired and sue is going to sleep in her car tonight. I had two enemas early this morning and we are still waiting for a result.

Saturday, 26 May 2012


I'm going into hospice on Monday for a procedure! Suffice to say this is going to be the big guns as all old wives tales have been exhausted without a proper result. I'm that worried about this procedure, which by itself may have the desired effect. An overnight bag being packed just in case it's necessary to stay over night. This is not the holiday sue and I planned. First it was to flint house and the right decision to cancel at the earliest opportunity was the right one. So the plan was changed to chez Grosvenor for the week whilst penny was on leave. I'm not sure that a hospice will catch on as a tourist destination. Although the colonic irrigation is a tried and tested crowd puller amoung the celebs. Seriously now, I have to give praise to the staff at day hospice, colleen and dr Toby and my GP dr Panton. The X-ray department gave millionaire service, straight in, x ray taken and out again in no time so I could get home quickly. Dr Panton has kept a close eye and stayed in regular contact, and managed to get me seen by dr Hudson in double quick time. I couldn't have asked for more. I am so relieved that I don't have to go to the hospital as I am quite sure I couldn't of stayed there. I may be off line for a few days.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


I have to share a classic comment today. I was sat with nigel and we were happily chatting away on our iPads. I'm not saying who but a friend who comes with me to hospice decided a lovely momentous and asked if she could take a photo, proceeded with, say cheese. Very amusing and nigel reinforced that fact that I'm full of poo, he was being polite which is quite out of character.

Thursday, 17 May 2012


Its official and there is an X-ray as evidence....I'm full of hot air. We are a little backed up In the drainage system which can prove to be really quite uncomfortable. Its all trial and error to get it back into sync again once we have cleared the original problem. I have cancelled my visit to flint house and will be having a quiet week at Grosvenor House instead. Buccuspam and a mereist sniff of oramorph helping lots today. Physio came, Becky, to help with moving and handling. Now we tried a slide sheet, it worked great I slid up the bed very successfully and then slid all the way back to where I was down the bed. So back to the think tank on that one. A little light relief on a very stressful day.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The power of prayer

Does the power of prayer work? Well the power of prayer was strongly tested yesterday. Fr Tom came to see me and reminded me that when we ask for healing it's not just the physical self, it is much more than that and most importantly spiritual healing. Then I received an email from Angeline and I know I am on her prayer list and my good friend Bob Lillyman popped by and we prayed together. The upshot is I feel great, so for me there is no doubt that there is strength in the power of prayer. What if I am wrong? Well friends have just had comforting words said to them and that is no bad thing. I have a meeting with a new care manager

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Busy week ahead

I have a busy week. Hopefully I will see bob tomorrow afternoon, if it's possible. Tuesday I have helping hands coming to introduce the new manager to Penny and I. Wednesday is hospice day and Thursday joy the palliative nurse comes. Friday mum and dad and that's another week gone in a flash. And I've started a new jigsaw with a lot of help from edith. Steve and julie popped in yesterday, it was good to catch up with them. Pete, the deacon and next door neighbour came to give me communion this morning, quiet afternoon needed. Jo and peter are coming over to do the garden this afternoon. I missed out on seeing Wendy's puppy, Skye yesterday through feeling sleepy.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Many of you know that I have not been on top form for a few weeks. I've had to cancel many engagements and I'm really sorry, i have just been under the weather. Penny is insisting on sleep after the morning routine of meds and shower. Dr Panton came on Friday and reassured me and prescribed some cream for the little irritant i have. My back ache is probably from laying around all day. The mattress is being replaced next week so I'm sure that will help. The air bed loses it firmness when due for a service and mine is over due. A very scary job had to be done today, submit gas and electricity readings for my bill!