Sunday, 6 July 2014

Saturday was lost in pain and aborted.

Thanks to my selfish necessities, Sat the 5th of July the 80th birthday of our present family matriarch and wife to yours truly; 'Rosemary'  did not eventuate as promised and any jollity's intended or hype expected on this great milestone in a persons life simply failed on a miserable note.
   Yesterday on waking my right wrist and forearm were in pain, this pain accelerated in the next couple of hours and I was advised by my Son Chris and Wife Rosemary to visit the 'Emergency Dept at our local hospital 15 minutes ride away. It was 12-10 pm when we arrived at the hospital, I went through the system ; such as physical assessment, blood tests, an ex ray  and a sample of liquid was taken from the joint by a big hypo needle and despite the anaesthetic beforehand the ensuing nauseating pain  during this simple exercise was not what one would wish for too often,.However , the Doctor made my day by returning to his task saying' unfortunately I haven't drawn out enough for the test, so there was another  painful performance. Shortly after at 5-20 pm  the sample was sent by cab to Gosford hospital 45 mins away, and from what was perceived from the conversation heard in the Doc's office it arrived at 7-10pm, according to the lab people at Gosford Hospital when the result arrived back at 8- 40 pm. A prescription was prepared and I was given this with instructions at 8- 50 pm . Chris who I had phoned earlier was waiting  for us in his car when we left at 9-5.
   On our arrival home we did our level best to make the rest of the day  more pleasing for the birthday girl . This morning on waking I took the  pills I was given and on rising had a thumping headache , I am now uncertain what caused  the headache . However , 80% of the pain has disappeared and typing isn't too difficult.
My wife wishes to sincerely thank the persons who sent cards and messages for her 80th Birthday.

Vest ....Back soon. ......Remember "Anything you are good at contributes to happiness."

9 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry - and glad that most of the pain has now gone.
Can you have a re-run of the birthday celebrations? And add my belated wishes to the pile please.

Vest said...

Thank you Elephants Child. This I shall do, and also try to make up lost ground on the 16th of this month - my 88Th birthday.

Rosemary Vella. said...

Sorry to hear of your pain. I wish Rosemary a belated Happy Birthday. Look after yourself. Best regards.

Debbie said...

Dear Uncle Les,


Thanks for the update you sent out to us. Sorry to hear you had such a painful day, I hope you continue to feel better as time goes on and despite the drama of the day, Auntie Rose enjoyed the latter part of the day with you.


Love and very best wishes


Deb xxx

River said...

So glad to hear your pain has mostly gone and typing is possible. I have pain myself, but muscular, RSI from too much typing. I hope you don't get any more of those thumping headaches.

Vest said...

Thanks Rosemary V, Debbie and River for your comment. Fortunately for me the pain has gone and things appear normal, I am avoiding lifting and digging in the garden I shall soon be giving my son Chris a few lessons on horticulture.

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

Happy late b-day and i am sorry you hurt. hope you are feeling better now. Things have been up and down here since may. we are going to my home town next month to do my moms memorial.

June & Malcolm. said...

Sorry we missed sending a card for Rose's birthday on Saturday. We hope she eventually enjoyed her day. June and I have just gone past our 70th birthdays and we hope to be as fit as her when we get to the next major milestone. How are you now, after your hospital visit? no more headache or pains, hopefully. We are away in the motorhome near Cromer at the moment, and having very changeable weather. The first 2 days we were sunbathing and now we are sitting in the van to keep warm. Going home tomorrow, so it will probably brighten up then.
Love to all,
June & Malcolm

June & Malcolm. said...

Sorry we missed sending a card for Rose's birthday on Saturday. We hope she eventually enjoyed her day. June and I have just gone past our 70th birthdays and we hope to be as fit as her when we get to the next major milestone. How are you now, after your hospital visit? no more headache or pains, hopefully. We are away in the motorhome near Cromer at the moment, and having very changeable weather. The first 2 days we were sunbathing and now we are sitting in the van to keep warm. Going home tomorrow, so it will probably brighten up then.
Love to all,
June & Malcolm