Inchcock: Tuesday 1st November 2022

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Gave up trying to sleep again after the wee-wee. Decided to get the ablutions done, being as I was wide awake yet flipping well again!
Apart from one issue, the ablutions went fantastically well this morning! Only one minuscule cut shaving, and I was rushing things a bit. I wanted to get the Monday blog finished and posted before going to the doctor. I had a feeling, well, EQ told me, that things would go okay with the results of the Severe Frailty Test Results… meaning I take it that someone would take notice and action on the problem? The Easy-Link bus that Deana ordered had been confirmed for 10:00hrs, so I do not have much time to get the blogging in. And with Liberty-Global going down tomorrow, I wanted to catch up as far as possible. But I felt a spot of good fortune was on the way? That in itself is a kind of miracle… as long as it comes.

As I was considering which manner to use to get the socks on, I spotted and photographed my left leg’s ankle. I seem to have gone all pale suddenly? What’s more, the ankle ulcer didn’t look too good a shade of colour? I think there is a furuncle or two coming out as well?

I did the washing and medicalisationing and feeling good, and with foolish bravery, I used , a mistake if ever there was one! I ended up with a cut shin and agony from the right foot delicate, , when I had a trying to rearrange the sock that had attached itself to the toenail!
Of course, I just laughed it of. What’s a spot of agony to a man like what I am, a mere tribulation. Being such a pain-bearing, heroic, brave, handsome young man?

Tidied up in the wet room, put the bloodied paper towels in the bin, took them into the kitchen and deposited it in the big waste bag.
Tried to take a decent photo of the morning view. Failed, of course, probably through
having fun with tearing the toenail and shin cutting, which has led to such a loss of blood. Hehehe!
I made a brew of Thompson’s Signature tea and tried to concentrate on updating the Monday blog.
I made a mess of the next two hours and spent more time correcting things than writing them. I realised later that I’d missed the Health Check graphics and a photo of my bleeding toe. Humph!

Came in, and I shook his hand on welcome. That confused him a bit; haha! I proceeded to tell him how much appreciated him and Deana and would struggle even more without you two. I think he liked that, but there were no signs given, just a feeling I got.
Richard got the medications sorted and checked on the whiteboard he’s bought me the previous day, and I reckon he liked my having used it. He had a read and pointed out that I’d got something down on it twice, bless him. I’d got some bits for him out of the fridge into a bag, and he had to fly; he’s got an extra call to do again today. Bade him farewell and all the bestestest… and got back on the computer, and hastened to get the blog done and posted before I had to go out… it was close, but I got it done. Turned of the computer and started getting the things needed for the surgery visit ASAP. As I was doing the checks, and as the rain began to fall, I spotted this fly/flea on the outside of the kitchen window. I wonder how it flew up all that way? Did he need to rest his wings?
Off I went down in the shuddering lift cage to the main lobby.
I’d made it in plenty of time.
Eighteen minutes before the Easy-Link bus was due to arrive at Winwood Heights prison camp… I mean Winwood Heights Independent Living Complex. Hehehe!
I had a poddle around the foyers, settled at the front next to the main doors, got out the crossword book and had a go at it. I did rather well, actually, I solved about five more clues. Although it may have been three, five sounds like I’m cleverer. Does it not?
I moved into the outer lobby, so I could see if the Easy-Link electric minibus arrives. Which it did spot on time. The driver had a bit of bother finding somewhere to park, but he handled it with a certain aplomb, and I went out to the bus and got in. Well, it seemed the right thing to do. Har-har!

I arrived at the surgery!

The chap didn’t ask for any cash, so he’d been informed of my being on the accounts for monthly charging.
We were soon in Carrington, and he dropped me off in front of the surgery.
I hobbled as the rain started again into the surgery and reported to the receptionist. Who pointed to the chairs and said something I could not hear, “Take a seat”, presumably? So, I did.
Five minutes later, Doctor Vindla summoned me into her room.
She seemed a little more interested in what I was saying and asked about how my Anne Gyna was? A rare happening! Then I realised there was another woman in the room, taking notes? Student? NHS Monitor, regulator? I didn’t know. But it got the Doctor showing interest in my health for once.

Ah, EQ’s message, this makes sense now.
The Doctor told me I didn’t do very well in the Frailty Test. Would I like her to refer me to ———- I didn’t hear what she said, just answered, ‘Yes, please!’
She went on her computer, left the room, and returned telling me that I needed a —?— test before they (?) would accept you, and Nurse Nichole had made time to fit me in, go to her room straight away, and she’ll do it now for you. So I did. Not knowing what test this was.
But it was nice to see her again. It was a blood test she took.
Then I didn’t know if I was to go back to see the Doctor or go home? Cause no one had told me. Nurse Nichole phoned the Doctor and told me to go home. It’s no wonder I get confused. I’ve no idea who I’m being referred to for help, either.
So, out into the rain and I had a hobble down to the Lidl store. Prospectively financially fatal, me, doing this! Hahaha!
I came out a good few quid lighter. With some cans for the Carers and Wardens, fresh tomatoes, Frikadellens, yoghourts and other bits. The trolley was pretty full and out to catch a but back into Sherwood.

Took the first photo on Mansfield Road. Well, all three of them were taken on Mansfield Road.
The first was from lower down the hill, where the Haydn Road bus stop was.

The second down photo was taken near the mass of closed-down shops after I’d gone over the pelican lights to the other side of the road.

They are out of order I think I took this one getting off the bus. Nottingham’s famous deadly free electric scooters.
Four deaths this year so far with these. One rider and three pedestrians. But the Council members must be getting back-handed to keep them on? Just a thought, like!
I called at the cash point to get some readies. Then in the Co-op, I got some cobs, vegan butter, cobs, and imitation smoked bacon.
Then hobbled up the hill to the bus stop to the flats. I had the pleasure of seeing Margaret from Winchester Court, and we had a natter en route on the bus. ♥

Back at the flats, I slipped her a can of Gin & Rhubarb, said my farewells and walked through the Winchester Court flats link passage into Winwood Court.

Met Frank and Esther, and had a few words, then into the Winwood Court Foyer. Where I met Deana, slipped her a can of Gin & Orange.

With the cheesy cobs, I’d got from the Co-op proudly displayed on top of the three-wheeled Walker basket, I proceeded in a Northerly direction along the link passage to Woodthorpe Court.

I was doing so well; it worried me! Hehehe!

I got to the end of the passage and recorded the rain that had started again, pelting it down and windy with it.

It went a little dark too!

I got up in the lift and went to take a photo of the downpouring rain from the window near the waste chute room.


I took a picture that caught the rainstorm beautifully, I thought when I looked at it on the screen.
But another of the Mysteries of Woodthorpe Court, with the hobgoblins, spectres, gnomai, phantasms, ghosts, the grotesque succubae, extraterrestrials, ectoplasms, Fata-Morganas, that have been sent to taunt, irritate and terminate my already limited saneness of mind, occurred.
When I got into the flat, the picture was no longer on the SD card! How, why, does this happen? It must be something I’m doing wrong. A great photo as well. Schluberduberski! 

It took these shots of the rain as it was stopping.
Then made a start on updating this blog.

It was hard, slow work. I seem to be making more errors than getting things right lately?

I stopped for a break and took the large potato out of the slow cooker, added some cheese on top of each half, and got it in the oven, to cook the cheese.

Haahahaha!

Back to the blog again. I thought the break might have helped me to regain my concentration… Things got more farcical, not better!

Absolutely!

Then, around 15:00hrs, a sudden darkness came over everywhere within a minute!

I got the Lumix and took photos of it around the flat so you can see how dark it really turned.

It was eerie how quick it fell. Not scary or anything like that, but so unexpected. The changing seasons and clock changes might have had some effect on this little miracle?

That’ll be the changing of the clocks forward an hour. That I forgot all about and rang lovely neighbour Jenny to ask her the right time, last weekend. That was with the aid or insistence of my brain’s interloper, of course! Tsk!

Yet, looking at the picture where a window is, it looked so light outside?

My Cyber buddy, Billum, in Cincinnati, will know. He’s a bit of a boffin and clever with it, you know. A grand chap, a great partner in HRH Lisa-Petal, and a son to be proud of, Alan.

They show me care and understanding, yet they have so much to contend with themselves medically. I just thought it a suitable time to let them know my feelings and thank them for being them. ♥ Below is one of my favourite graphics that I’ve ever done.

Showing Bill and HRH Lisa-Petal in their make-believe time capsule, built in their underground laboratories in Cincinnati! Their senses of humour are so precious to me! Note the Dalek they took? Santar-Ha! Thanks!

Arrived in a good mood, and after giving me the medications by hand into my mouth, we had a natter. Shannon showed me, on her mobile phone, a photo of her baby in the womb. Bootiful! I think she said it is due in May… but I could be wrong. I insisted on her selecting a nibble and can of pop of her choice in thanks. The gal took the waste bags to the chute for me on her way out. ♥
I got something to eat, potatoes with cheese, tomatoes, sourdough bread, and two Frikadellens... which I am now going to eat! Hehehe!

Sorry that the picture didn’t come out very well.
Food Rating: 7.5/10.
Well worth the effort to make it.

I put the utensils in the kitchen bowl to soak and realised I’d not done the yet. So, I did.

WHOOPS – Up to Hyper- 2 again.
Tsk!

11 thoughts on “Inchcock: Tuesday 1st November 2022

  1. That’s a bit worrying that you don’t know what or who you are being referred to. Mysteries abound anyway, so what’s another. Good you got to see nurse Nichole. Is she still as lovely as ever? Decent looking meal.

    • Amornin’, Tim.
      I was a smidge confused with the visit, first the Doctor smiled at me!
      Then she showed an interest in my Angina!
      When hs said about the refering she sent me to see the treasure known as Nurse Nichole, and I thought I;
      ‘ll ask her when I get back to her room… but she told the stll visually attractive Nichole to send me home, she didn’t need to speak to me again… Now that’s more like what I expect from her. Hehehe!
      I think the lady sitting in the consulting room taking notes, made her want to seem more caring?
      Internet to go down today for ‘essential upgrading’ by Liberty-Global Virgin Media – I hope they can turn it back n after the work. Hehehe!
      Cheers.

  2. A quick note: a combination of a doctor visit (normal) and writing my first blog entry in months (yonks). Tomorrow we must travel to that dentist in Lexington, 75 miles south. Hope to catch up with IT in the early morrow.
    Cheers, mate!
    Wir sehen uns!

    • It’s all go, isn’t it mate?
      I wish you and HRH all the bestest with the visits. PRaing that something progresses with Petal-Lisa’s teggies. And you visit to the non-quack goes well… and that nothing goes wrong on the visits and they are completed safely. ♥
      I’ve missed your wit and banter, Sir, but understand completely the problems and frustrations of everyday life.
      Love to all, furries as well of course.
      Santar-Ha! The Librty-Global Media id going doen in an hour for the day, for so for ‘essential upgrading work’ (Scary!) They say they will be back as soon as possible – very vague! I have a Dr WHo DVD ready for when it goes down. Hehehe! Hope its got the Sontarans on it.
      Viel Glück, meine Freunde. ♥

    • It’s all go, isn’t it mate?
      I wish you and HRH all the bestest with the visits. PRaing that something progresses with Petal-Lisa’s teggies. And you visit to the non-quack goes well… and that nothing goes wrong on the visits and they are completed safely. ♥
      I’ve missed your wit and banter, Sir, but understand completely the problems and frustrations of everyday life.
      Love to all, furries as well of course.
      Santar-Ha! The Librty-Global Media is going down in an hour for the day, for so for ‘essential upgrading work’ (Scary!) They say they will be back as soon as possible – very vague! I have a Dr WHo DVD ready for when it goes down. Hehehe! Hope its got the Sontarans on it.
      The Asdf – Walmart delivery is now coming tomorrow. The DVT nurse and Meridian’s Tina might be calling on me today. Or not…

      Viel Glück, meine Freunde. ♥
      Thinking of you all, and sending messages through the ether. ♥

  3. We have those electric scooters here as well. That there were four deaths this year so far attributed to them is a bit of an alert! I see mostly children using them, and they seem unaware of road rules.

    • The Council seem intent on keeping them, Doug. When the lady died in March, they were amazingly quiet on the subject. Backhanders comes to mind. Much later they introduced a new set of them replacing the old ones??? The’re paying a company to maintain them at the 100+ sites they are based at – what’s that costing? Notingham, Sherwood, Bulwell, Beeston, Long Eaton, Eastwood, Basford that I know of, theres many more.
      I think every city in the UK has them, too, Doug. Elecricity prices have the ysay in the buget prices, gone up my 165%, and gone up again since then, and the scooters must need recharging each time they are used?
      I’ve been close to being hit by them, and few mobility four wheelers, in fact I was knocked over my one some years ago. The driver shouted out are you alright! I was winded and couls not answer, he just shot off. Humph!
      I hate them!
      Must be te same injuries happening all over, but no one in power ever suggests they are a bad idea?
      The internet has gone down a few times tody, but I expected it they are doing uppgrading. Hopethisgets through, Doug.

      • I can appreciate the danger. They make little noise and can surprise their victims in a second! When I go for groceries, the store has an electric riding shopping cart I use for lack of the physical strength to walk around the big area shopping. I go in at 6 am, opening time, to avoid all mor most shoppers. For the most part, there aren’t more than one other shopper at that time, rarely more, but I still am very careful at the ends of rows or if the rare fellow shopper and I are in the same aisle. Those electric mobility four wheelers are dangerous for users who don’t realize they can do serious damage to people they hit! I think they should require a license to drive, like a car. Where I live, there’s this fellow who drives his on the roadway with the car traffic! Though he has a slow-moving vehicle red flag mounted on it, it still isn’t an appropriate vehicle for the roadway. I hate seeing him when I’m driving my car because I never know if he’s going to cross into my path.

      • Well pointed out, Doug. I think along the same lines as you on this subject, Sir. Many over here do the same thing. Yet there is no law that they have to be trained, insured or licenced.
        The DVT nurse told me I could get a mobility scooter if I wanted one. but this would mean using it in the lifts, a danger there, only room for one scooter and others on foot would be waiting ages for a lift cage. Also getting in and out of the flats to recharge the scooter, there is a room )with well chipped and damaged door frame) for storage/recharging, but it would be hassle beyond belief, and like yourself, after seeing the way some people drive them, would it be any safer?
        On a lighter note, over a year ago, I was in Arnold, and saw a lady on a mobility scooter, with her black Persian cat in the front basket! I had to smile, as it lay there unconcerned on the furry pink blanket. I thought about you. Haha! Things deteriorated and I’ve not been able to get to Arnold since but somehow the memory reamains vivid. Jenny tells me that both banks in Arnold have closed down since, three food stores, Farmfoods, Herons and Fultons, both chemists (pharmacies), a butchers and other shops she can’t remember. Like a ghost town she says.
        I’d love to visit there again. But feel it would be disappointing if I did.
        Cheers, Doug, and Andy.

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