Inchcock: Thursday 29th September 2022 – Cartoon, Ode, Diary

Cost Of Living Cartoon

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The Messiest of Days!

23:55hrs: I shot awake with a new problem on my mind… I’d realised as I lay there, unable to sleep due to the Thought Storms, that I’d got the Morrison order coming at the same time as I should be at the Doctors surgery this morning!
I tumbled my rhinoceros-like but wobbly body from the c1966 recliner and got the computer on to change the delivery time. But it would not let me!
I tried their helpline… Helpline? Ha! An hour later, after going through the reasons available that I could use, but finding none about delivery time changes, I got to a message centre on their helpline…Helpline? Ha! I explain the reasons for my wanting to change the delivery time to later in the day, whichever suits them. I even told them of my dementia and being partially disabled, thinking it might spark a bit of compassion and help. Then, later on, I was so glad to see a message from them in the inbox. “How kind of them”, I thought. This is the message I got back:

In a mess now, just don’t know what will happen or what I can do?

Did the Health Checks.
04:20hrs now, I must get the ablutionisationing done next.

The Blood Pressure was in the Hyper Red One again.
The pulse had shot up, likely due to my getting all het-up again over my damned cock-ups with the doctors’ appointments, then the food delivery from Morrison’s.

Started. The end hook came off of the shower curtain again, which meant to replace it; I’d need to go from the wet room through the hallway into the end room and get the step ladders. Through the hall, back into the wet room. Then risk an climbing up the steps, no doubt cutting my finger on the hook as door usual, then get safely through the climbing down the steps, and back through the hallway to the back room and replace the step ladders. Back to the wet room. I thought Sod that, not with the luck I’m having.
The teggie-cleaning went okay. The shaving was a smidge ridden. So many cuts that I lost count of them. Nothing serious, though.
I enjoyed the showering. It was Dizzy Dennis, Shaking-Shoulder-Shirley, free, and headbutting the panel. I wasn’t about to go into Smug-Mode…  Oh no!
I dried off without knocking anything off of the floor cabinets, no .

Started a new tube of Daktacort cream to use on Little Inchies Fungal Lesion. & .

Germoloided
At least there was no pain from this, just blessed, cooling relief. These tubes are now £6.50 each at Sainsbury’s. Humph!

Phorpain gelled both knees and then rubbed some into and around the ball joint.

Despite the cadaver colouring of my lower limbs, which I can worry about at a later date. (Well, maybe) The ulcers were the calmest they’ve been for years. And, the bloating had all gone now. Oh, and not a lot of bother from Peripheral Pete’s leg dances or any involuntary Hitler salutes either. So that was good!

Got dressed and went into the kitchen to make the first brew of tea, Thompson’s Punjana.
I tried a different setting on the Lumix this time. Hand Held Night. I was not overly impressed. The screen said it takes several shots together to reduce blurring. Mmm?

All done. Now to get the things I’ll need into the pockets of the jackets.

No Carer had called. So down to the lobby for the EasyLink bus. It did not show up. I waited half an hour. Had a good look outside in case they had gone to the wrong flats block.

Back up to the flat. Morrison food arrived. I got it put away, put away.

Phoned Meridian about medications they are sorting. Scary! Nothing happened, of course. Stripped of the outer clothing and tried to relax a bit. Put Deana’s flowers in the sink.

Rang EasyLink. They said the bus was due at 10:00hrs.  

I had to rush around getting the clothing back on again to get down again in time. I went through the link walk to see if Deana might be there, but she was busy elsewhere, on her own again. I got out and to the waiting driver just as he was about to give up on me. But he was a little early, bless him.

Got to the doctor in plenty of time. Went in and to the reception. It seems that I didn’t have an appointment today! What? Dr Vindla came to me as I was seated, waiting for a decision on what to do about me. She said she’ll do my flu jab, and took me into her room and did just that for me. Her lips curled, and a smile partly broke out as she stuck the hypo in my arm, sending me to the reception, saying I will be given another appointment for the Severe Frailty Checks. (The brilliant bit of this is that Nurse Nicole is giving the test! ♥♥♥ Yippee!
Thus, I was given a fourth appointment (since August) for the Frailty Test! For Thursday 6th October at 09:00hrs. What are the odds of it being changed again after I’ve arranged with EasyLink for a lift? Cragknangles! I put the date and time on Google Calendar when I got back to the flat. Getting there was delayed by Lidl and my Shopaholic tendencies!

I walked to the Carrington Pharmacy. And bought a tube of Germoloid without really thinking. It cost me £7.49!

Then hobbled to the Lidl store, where I got carried away a smidgeon, buying enough stuff to fill a large carrier bag. Getting on the first bus was a battle; it was crammed with passengers, and I struggled with the trolley walker and the bag of food.
Dropped off in Sherwood, and I limped over to the bus stop to catch the 40 bus up the hill to the flats. Got inside and managed to catch poor overworked Deana. Still on her own. She said she’s ring EasyLink for me about the lift tomorrow. Not heard anything yet, but still hoping to get lifted.

It looked a little healthier with the Morrisons and now the Aldi stuff in the fridge. Is that the right word? I’ve decided tonight to have the Frikadellen and sliced potatoes, with some tomatoes for the meal. It really is years since I’ve had these, back in the days before they even made Veggie-Frikadellens.

Phoned Meridian about medications they are still sorting, getting medications for eight hours ago sorted.

Esther turned up. I gave her an intimidating look that I could muster. (It didn’t work) and asked outright; How much will you be charging this week after helping yourself to my drinks and charging me £20 last week, because I’m short on funds! “Nothing!” she lied!
Later she moaned about the machines being broken down and how long it took her to get the washing done and mentioned a fiver. So, I gave her all the change I could find, only £4.70. Later she went through my pockets and found some odd coins – Cheeky-Poo! So I gave her the 30p I was short, and a penny extra! Hahaha!

The New Meridian lady came up to see me for a chat. Nice patient, gal. She took the flowers down with her for Deana. Can I remember her name? No! Which is surprising for an educated young man like me. Ahem!

I was showing interest in kicking off. She has been known to throw a few mini-shakes for an hour, not often – but then the barm-storming ball-joint-wrenching shoulder shuddering starts in earnest. I can feel her warming up[ for one now!

The ticker rate was slowing down nicely. That’s the thing that worried me an iota. Was a bit of a pest still. Reflux Roger was giving me some sharp bursts of wind and some rapid outbursts of wind. Although they are now getting less frequent. Having a nice female in the flat is tantamount to taking CBD, you know? For me anyway!

Oh, I forgot to mention this morning’s after-shower session with Glenda. Will suffice!

I had a bottle of Morrison’s Raspberry & Blackberry Spring Water on the computer side. It was refreshing and is now about empty. The Roast Vegetable Risotto will do for tomorrow night. I’m going to dine well. In fact, I’ll get cooking now! I got the sliced potatoes seasoned and into the oven.

Then, fifteen minutes later, I got the Frikadellens in the microwave, and I cooked them for two minutes. Getting the potatoes out of the oven, as per usual, and I burnt my right thumb... Which was better than the left one. Cause of the Peripheral Neuropathy being on my right side, it was a painless experience! Hehehe! I think the neurotransmitters must have been out of touch at the time! Got the meal served up, and the only thing OI did not eat or enjoy trying to was the crap Morrisons substituted tasteless Danish bread; they did the same last week, but I gave that one away. I wish I had this one now!
However, this meal attracted a Flavour-Rating of 8.9/10, all the same.

Sinead arrived as I was battling to stay awake to watch a ‘Heartbeat’ episode on Freeview. She was her usual caring self, bless her. Got the medication sorted and inquired what had gone wrong with the morning Carer, as no one had filled in or signed the log sheet?
We had a natter, and I offered her one of the Special Mini Bottles I got from Aldi today. I thought they were dead cute, and Sinead agreed, alcohol-free Aperitivo Rosso. This gal has class; I can see that! ♥

Back to the TV after Sinead departed, I was brokenhearted.

I fell asleep… Nice!

16 thoughts on “Inchcock: Thursday 29th September 2022 – Cartoon, Ode, Diary

  1. Sad to thinking about peeing in the shower to get warm water. Your legs had a better color, great looking chips. Nice you got out for some hemi creme

    • Power prices have gone up 45% since April over here Tim. Argh! It was on news last night.
      The feet are doing well, but the toes had £30 set-back this evening – The foot woam cut two toes this time! Said I’ve got two ingrowing toenails starting.
      Humph! Got soaked to the skin today, in the heaviest rainfall all year. Me! Someone who only goes out for medical appointments, and I have to catch it! Hahaha! Then the easylink pickup was over an hour late, (understandable in this weather). I had to wait in rear car park foyer, wet and cold. The auto doors opening and closing at will, even when nobody was near then?
      Then got in and the Warden was waiting to frog-march me to the foot salon. Hehe!
      And now, the dreaded weekend arrives!
      Still, never mind (He lies!)

      • She cut one last visit, Tim, getting better now, 100% increase. She never bat’s an eyelid, either.
        Hahaha!
        I told the meeting today about the rarce with transport, and at the Doctor. I got uproarious laughter from most of them in the room. The educator and a few others gave me dirty looks. Hehehe!
        Cheers, Tim, all the best to clan for me.

      • The educator doesn’t like you stealing the show. I still don’t understand what diabeties classes are good for.

      • Well, being as I can’t hear 70% of what he mutters, and have found many others, all elderly folks have the same problem, I’m not sure myself, Tim.
        I think today was telling us what to do as excersice, all from a book or computer. That’s what prompted me to tell them my problems and why it’s impossible for me to do any of these ideas I heard him waffling about (Admittedly it was only two of ten that I caught)
        And my fet are getting more and more painful since I got back from the slasher.

      • I can’t understand it, mate. The feet are really hurting more now, and Live been sat down for hours doing the blog?
        I’m not lucky am I? Go on,you can tell me. Hehehe!+

      • Cheers mate.
        Still bad this morning. Asked Carer Sam to take the bandages off this moring, and help me into fresh socks, which she did. Encouragingly mentioning “Gawed! I’m not surprised they are hurting the state of your toes!” You should see your doctor with those…” I quipped, well, I’ll take them with me then. Hahaha! I got a furrowed-brow look and no laughter.
        Cheers.

      • Aha, a chance for some amazing photos methinks again? You’ll have a job of bettering last years, Tim. I remember Carer Carol singing your praises when I showed her your site, Sir.
        Sorry to report the toes are in a right state. Getting out of the recliner this morning was the painfullest ever, and that was with Arthur Itis not bothereing me at the time.
        I’ve got tell you preview of what happened later, Tim; I’d been in the wetroom showering and shaving and walked into the main room to get th trousers to put on, and the Carer was in there!!!! I know know that I cannot hear the doorchime from within the wetroom! Red faced, I hastened behind the chair… and stubbed my already tender toe!
        I’ll do a report pn th next blog.
        Yours red-faced Inchcock! Hehehe! Wait till Bill reads it, Haha!

      • I’m sure the carers get lots of folks stepping out of the shower and flashing them. An occupational inconvenience of sorts.

      • Hahaha! I think you are right, Tim, she took it without fuss or bother, just turned amd looked the other way, and asked me if I alright when I stubbed the toe. Shenever mentioned it to me. Carer Sam I believe. Hehe!

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