Monday 22nd May 2017
Latin: 22 Lunae Maii MMXVII
0530hrs: Woke, felt sorry for myself for getting no response to me begging for help with the Chrome problem. Out of the £300 second-hand wobbly recliner and to the Porcelain Throne. I reread some bits of the ‘Emotions’ book while there.
No bleeding anywhere, an easier session and decided to do the ablutions while I was in there.
Only two cuts this morning (The new Bic razors you know?), shaving, had a visit from Dizzy Dennis.
Out and got the nibble bag ready for the nurses at the Blood Clinic and put the Anticoagulation Record Card in the jacket pocket so as not to forget it later.
A bit nippy this morning.
Got the computer on and made sure that Chrome would load and did some WordPress reading.
Did the Health Checks and took the medications. The only thing about the results that bothered me was the 14.82 Weight. Sys:155 Dia:85 Pul:84 Temp:34.9. With staying in, in case the Tech Man called for two days (He didn’t) thus not getting any hobbles in may have contributed to the increase in mass weight? I must remember to email Sam, the Tech Man when Chrome allows me to and inform him of the No Change situation with Google Chrome going unresponsive, even after all the work he’s done on it, and ask him to have a look again when he gets the time.
Made a mug of tea and started this dairy off. Then I finished off yesterday’s post.
Oh dear, the tummy rumbling is back again now, suddenly came on? And I have a long hobble coming up to get to the City Hospital Anticoagulation INR blood test session.
Had to stop doing this at this moment, or I will be late if I don’t get a move on now… Hope things (Google Chrome) will let me back on later.
Been no bother yet today?
Would you believe it, after typing the above, guess what happened?
Not feeling too good with the innards, hope I can get to the hospital without any hassle. Hehe! Thank heavens for the free Pensioners Bus pass.
I’d set off and up through the park passing and talking to the tree Copse as I went. (I know, sad innit?)
Up over the hill and right down towards Valley Road Dual Carriageway.
Not too cold at all this morning, and no signs of any rain imminent either.
On the hill hobbling down to the main road, I came across these giant daisies in a driveway of one of the houses.
I cannot remember seeing any of this giant variety of this species of daisy, the Asteraceae family ever before in England. I recall seeing some on a fishing holiday in Ireland at Athlone, though. Bootiful!
As I approached the dual carriageway to turn left down to the turn at the next traffic island for the hospital, the fifth Nottingham Pavement Cyclist came at me.
I had the camera out from taking the flowers shot.
Along the footpath near the turn-off for the blood tests, I saw through the railings, one lone Ladybird, or Lady Bug as the Americans call them.
Did the best I could to get a clear shot of it, but ended up with the one here on the left as the best I could manage.
Onward through the ground passing the GUM Clinic and right into the Anticoagulation Section.
Took a ticket and went to get the Crossword Book out of the bag. But I’d left it in the flat. So I took the ticket from the machine and ventured to a mini-shop and bought another one. I must have about six of them now. Tsk!
Got seated and waited for the number to come up. The book I had bought had odd shaped crosswords grids where there were fewer answers crossing each other so made it a little hard to get some of the answers. That’s my excuse anyway. Hehe!
Half an hour or so later my number came up, and I hobbled into the clinic. Once again no bother with the extraction, but a right job to stop it bleeding afterwards.
Out and over the road to the bus stop with the bus pass in hand ready. I would have liked to have had a crash helmet and knee pads on too. Boy, was it busy on that bus! Haha!
Got into Bulwell and walked to the cheapo shop where I found nothing I wanted. Limped to the Fulton Food Store to get the Sterilised milk – but they had none in stock. Not doing very well with the shopping today. They had none of the Bread Thins in either. I did get some battered fishcakes and fish fingers, though.
At £1 each on offers, so not all a waste of time, eh?
Out of the shop through the Market Place.
Not many folks around today.
Although I could hear many emergency vehicles sirens and horn somewhere nearby? Mind you, this not uncommon in Bulwell I have to say.
To the River Lean Bridge to have a talk to the Mallard Ducks.
Gave them some of the fodder I’d mixed for them that I know they like.
Birdseed, Cornmeal pellets, Sunflower seeds and Mealworm Pellets.
Oh, I do look after them, and in return, it gives me so much pleasure to see them gobble them up.
One white duck, a little larger than the others, did not join in the feast.
He or she was far more interested in something on the bottom of the river – and that is all I could in the photographicalisations I took of the bird – The Bottom!
I didn’t find out what was so tantalising the Duck in the river, though.
Went to catch a tram back to Nottingham, and a more perilous journey this one was. The tram was almost full when it arrived in Bulwell Station and dozens of ankle-snappers with mothers in toe with fags hanging out of their mouths and a varied vocabulary coming up from their oesophagus regions, shoplifters and yobboes competed with me for a seat… I lost!
Dropped off at the Theatre Royal stop and checked the time on the display. Twenty minutes until the next L9 bus. Not long enough to go to get some bread and milk, so I wobbled further down Queen Street and caught a 40 bus back. Another full bus!
A kerfuffle of sorts, but not an ill-tempered one at all. When it came to my getting off on Winchester Street Hill, Three ladies and a chap were getting off as well. But a lady who got on later in the journey had a for wheeled shopping trolley with her, and what a picklement as he had to move the trolley to make room the three trolleys the getting off ladies had. Still, they all managed it with a laugh, that was nice. The bus driver wasn’t too happy it took ages and a line of cars behind the bus up to the top of the hill by the time they’d sorted themselves and got off. Hehehe!
I waited as the bus departed to cross over where there is a central pedestrian island, waited further for the queue of traffic to clear and crossed over. To my surprise, the ladies had crossed with the chap and about fifty yards on down the hill already!
Down and onto Chestnut Walk and took this photo from under the tree.
I wondered if this one will survive the chopper when they start the alterations at the compound?
Met Penny’s husband Frank in the foyer of the flats. We had a chinwag and a laugh.
Up to flat number 72 and to the porcelain for a wee-wee.
Put the fish away, keeping some out to use for the meal.
Felt somewhat peckish, so I got the meal cooking, took the medications and set the timer to remind me when the fish and fish cakes were ready.
Ate the lot of it and still felt a bit peckish afterwards.
Did the health checks.
Drifted off into the land of nod in no time.
Woke a couple of hours later and put the kettle on to have a brew.
The sky looked nice, what is it they say? ‘Red Sky at Night – Shepherds Delight?
A small Whoopsiedangleplop with the washing up. Left the hot water tap running again. Blooming good job the plug was not in the sink!
Had a look at the TV magazine and found endless programmes I thought I’d like, took a while to choose which ones to watch… not that it mattered, I fell asleep again! Tsk!
Not a good one, off for a few minutes, waking up, nodding off again…
Eventually, I sprang awake with the need to make use of the Porcelain Throne, this woke me properly like when I stubbed the toe again en route. Hunger pangs returned, and I had a look what was available in the freezer for a second meal. Not had two meals in a day for years before.
Cooked some potato cakes, petit poi and had the last three tiny potatoes left from the first meal of the day. The cooked smoked crispy bacon was a day out of date, but smelt and looked alright to me, so I had them cold.
Even had a pot of lemon yoghourt with it.
Within minutes of consuming and enjoying this extra feast, the innards started rumbling and stabbing away at me. Huh!
Put the empty plate and tray to one side, thought about taking an extra Omeprazole as Duodenal Donald was starting to kick off too… still managed to fall asleep right through until 0545hrs!