Friday, November 09, 2007

The Week That Was....

Wow, what a week!

On the plus side, my mother phoned tonight to say my dad is slowly improving and will be moved to the local county hospital in Invergordon on Monday. It's a nice little new hospital, which replaced an old Royal Naval hospital pulled down in 2005, which has geriatric, elderly medicine and psycho-geriatric beds (new word in my personal dictionary - psycho-geriatric!). One good thing about this is it is only about 11 miles from my parents' village, instead of the 80 mile hike to Inverness' Raigmore Hospital. No word on when he is likely to be returned home, so they are obviously not altogether happy with him.
The gastric infection was actually picked up in hospital, so only right they treat him! No definitive word yet on his test results.

I have been struggling with one good leg this week (see here). My knee still ain't right, but it's definitely soft tissue/ligament damage and not a fracture - as I can put my weight on it, I just can't flex it so walking is difficult and stairs are nigh on impossible.
So it's a long healing time, particularly as my knees are weak anyway.
Monday I struggled into work only to give up at lunch time and limp home.
Tuesday I spent all day with my leg elevated and overdosed on anti-inflammatories, resulting in stomach pains that still bother me today!
Wednesday I had a big display at work for Road Safety Week, so I had to go to work - and spent all day on my feet (well, foot!), taking the strain on my good leg.
Thursday I spent all day with my leg elevated.
Today I had to go into work, so I took it easy and spent most of the day sitting at my desk, with colleagues running the occasional errand for me.

I still think Jacques Fruit Cider

and vodka

were an excellent combination and will have to try it again......


Tawcan said...

I hope your dad will be able to return home soon and hopefully your knee will feel better soon. It not to be able to walk around on both legs.

Sleeping Mommy said...

injured knees suck. I deal with it often as mine are weak as well. Hope they are better soon.

Michele sent me!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sorry to read about your injury...Do keep taking care of it, my dear..Have a good weekend.

Michele says HI, CQ!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hope your father continues to improve.

Psycho-geriatric is a good new medical term.

Michele sent me this way.

LadyBugCrossing said...

I think I may have to try your combination... it looks tasty.
Hope you are feeling better soon!

David said...

i am protecting my knees, and my liver... hehe

PI said...

I hope your father is better soon. it drives me nuts that they can pick up bugs in hospital. we never had cross infection in the fifties. My husbands family came from Invergordon and lots of family ashes etc are up there.
Knees are notoriously tricky. Try gentle massage in a hot bath.
Michele sent me and have a good painless week-end.

Nikki-ann said...

Ouch! I hope your leg heals soon.

I may have to try that concoction of cider & vodka... one day!

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

psycho-geriatric? is that like Crazy Old as in "Dude, that King Tut is crazy old"

I will send what good vibes I can your dads way.

Hello from Michele and I am pleased you think I am amusing at times :)

aka_Monty said...

I'm so glad your dad is improving and I hope he gets to come home soon!

Sucks about your knee, and I do indeed thing the fruit cider/vodka combination is just what the Doctor ordered. :) Feel better soon!

Michele sent me today!