Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday is nearly over...

Today was a different day. My friend Jean and I went to a nearby town to an appointment, and then out to coffee at a place I hadn't been for over 4 years, and it was somewhere she had never visited before. So that was good. Change is good. We had a great time looking at upmarket shop windows! And getting out of this house was wonderful.

I cannot begin to describe how tired I get after a short walk, or how uncomfortable I am either. This is not pain in the head. It is very definitely in the leg. And there are moments when I hobble and gasp out loud. This is real.

Anyway. Once I was home, I flopped, and then Judy, who runs our housegroup with her husband, called round with flowers and a cake and card from the housegroup friends, and stayed to chat. That was a lovely surprise. More calls from friends, and I made the apple cake, and here I am.

I saw the GP yesterday, and she was wonderful. She didn't rush me, and we talked for a long time. She also recognised that the hospital thing is all mixed up with Geoff too - I am not going into that now, though, and that the strain on me is immense. So she is making some calls for me. I came home, and fell asleep on the couch and woke at 1am. It was a tough day.

But here I am, apple cake at the ready. Coffee too. Today was good. And I cannot begin to tell you what a relief it was to plonk the leg under the water in the bath for the first time in 2 weeks. I am easily pleased!


Linda said...

Well it sounds like a better day today Linds. I'm so thankful your doctor is taking things in hand. You really deserve to have some relief from all of this.
Apple cake, coffee and a nice warm bath sound like a great start to me!
Have a good weekend Linds.

Crystal said...

Ah, you sound more peaceful and contented today. I'm glad that you got out a little, had some friends over and then had a lovely bath. Simple pleasures are good :))

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wonderful that you were out and about with a good friend today. Your real life friends are some of the most supportive kind. Praise God for that!

As for this being mixed up with that sounds diabolical.

Have a restful weekend, Linds.

Chris said...

I'm taking some of your apple cake to my cabin, along with some very good coffee.

Feel free to join me anytime. I'll pull out the trundle bed I just added for you. We'll sit and relax in front of the fire and enjoy apple cake and coffee...

Mary said...

I really do think WE should take up Chris' generous offer don't you?

You don't think she would mind an extra do you - I don't eat much (I know, it's all comparative!)

What was the date I gave you when everything with the knee would be sorted? I think I still have a little while in credit.


Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

Yeah for a better day!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, it's been much too long. And I see all your going through, you poor thing!
You're in my prayers.
Take care,