Inchcock Today – Tues 21 May 2019: A messy day – legs going all warped, dropping things, feeling… Well, never mind. TTFN

May 22

2019 Stroke 3

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Welsh: Dydd Mawrth 21 Mai 2019

03:15hrs: When I woke this morning, things felt comfortabler, and life appeared and felt a little rosier. And, I could still taste last night’s Cheesy Potato on my palette. Hehe! 

WD 255.0.0 But my earlier bright outlook was dampened as soon as I moved my limbs. The fingers ends were shaking when coming into contact with anything, (this did not happen at all yesterday) had returned. Moving the remote control, pen and putting the torch on the Ottoman, resulted in my dropping each one!

I got out of the £300 second-hand, c1968, uneasy on the eye grotty-beige, rickety recliner with relative ease. But bending down to retrieve the dropped items was not easy. Humph!  This caused my temperament to be obrumpent with frustration, after seconds earlier, feeling so… what are the words? ‘Optimistic, that things were improving.’ Ah, well!

WD 255.0.0 I needed to use the EGPWWB (Emergency Grey Plastic Wee-wee Bucket), and what a wee-wee came forth, of the LBHPWW (Long-Blasting-Hosepipelike-Wee-wee) variety of old! All over in a few seconds, but by gum there was a lot released in a hurry. Hehe! Changed colour too, a deepish orange today. (Well, it creates a bit of interest!) I cleaned the EGPWWB, rinsed, and made a brew of tea.

As I got the computer on, another wee-wee demand arrived, and off to the wet room for this one. Well, well, back to the SWWW (Short-Weak-Wee-wee) mode. But the colour remained orangeish. Washed and back to the computer.

I checked the Google calendar. Had to update the Carer calling times from 07:00>08:00hrs to 07:00> 09:00hrs. Add the Morrison Delivery and the next Stroke Team call. Then added the Audi clinic appointment for June!

Typing is more than a drudge and somewhat frustrating. The jumping fingers are making more and more corrections necessary. Causing adscititious hassle. Kine-Ahora!

2Tue01I went to make another brew of tea to replace the one that went cold. As I was about to take a photo of the view through the unwanted, extra glass to be cleaned and I can’t reach to do so, thick-framed, light & view-blocking new kitchen window, that needs the use of the step ladders to see anything below to photograph; and a crow flew into view. I got back on the computer and emailed the picture to the TFZ’s Lona. It’s not very big in the piccy, but she does love them, crows. An English bird for her. X

Knocking noises aplenty from up above.

08:00hrs: Carer Jay arrived. He soon had the Ankle-Support strapping on for me and was shortly off on his way.

WD 255.0.0 I started to finalise the Monday diary. A real hassle with the right-hand fingers being so jerky. Almost looked like I was having an electric shock. The right leg is sometimes almost stamping the foot on it own accord at times? After a week or two, (Joking!) I got it finished and posted. Hahaha! Only three wee-wees during the hours of my doing the diary, all of the SWWW variety.

2Tue07No signs of any interest from innards to use the Porcelain  Throne. Odd, this is!

I got some bobble caps and bamboo socks washed in the liquid soap powder.

WD 255.0.0 Quick change of subject here – I found the missing not working new hearing aids! They were in the white porcelain crock-pot in the picture at the back.

A 2Tue06natural place to look for them, but I didn’t on the earlier searches. Hehe!

Getting them dry is going to be a problem. I went down to the laundry room, but both dryers were in use.

So back up, and got them on the slow-airer-dryer thingy. I need to keep going and moving the clothes around to share what heat there was available. Tsk!

Knocking noises aplenty from up above.

Next, I got a good scrub up, shave, shower, etc. After the shave and teggies, I realised how bad the floor was in the wet room. So I got the mop out and gave it as good clean as I could. No Whoopsiedangleplops! Then got the shower.

The legs were not a pretty sight. Haha! Deep Vein Thrombosis, the cause?


2Tue05The knocking noises keep sounding on and off as I moved the clothes around and made a brew. It might be some noisy repair work going on.

I took a snap of the view from the unwanted, unliked, trouble bringing dangerous new kitchen windows.

Sister Jane rang, and I thought someone was knocking at the door and rang off. But it from up above again. Hehe! I rang her back to finish the chinwag so she could tell me of the stuff the Doctor had given for her eyes. The problem is called Blepharitis, I looked it up on Google and emailed the results to her. Hope it works out alright for her.

2Tue09WD 255.0.0 Moved the togs around the airer again. With the shaking hands, the things kept getting shaken and knocked off, and I ended up using some naughty language as I annoyed myself. Humph!

WD 255.0.0 Still there were no signs of any Porcelain Throne needs. But, the innards are beginning to feel somewhat bloated. Oh, dearie me!

Knocking noises aplenty from up above.

Caroline and Sonia from the Stroke rehabilitation arrived. A how-to-get-up-after-a-fall lesson was given. The leg was still shaking occasionally, but no problem. Caroline tried to call the foot lady for me. No connection? She will try again later, and let me know what’s what on Wednesday, bless her cotton socks.

Sonia off for two weeks for the kids holiday. Caroline is calling in the morning. The sweet INR blobotaminist, phlebotomist blood nurse, is calling tomorrow as well. She rang after the girls had gone, to confirm her appointment with me.

2Tue10aI got the nosh started.

Black beans with peppers and beef in the saucepan, balsamic vinegar, extra gravy, tomatoes and some chips on the oven. And some Polish sourdough bread thawed out from the freezer.

WD 255.0.0 I didn’t eat it all, the ever-changing appetite had gone back to the less-hungry mode. Although I started off, feeling peckish, this deteriorated to a ‘Not-Really-Bothered’ style. Huh! However, it was not the best tasting of noshes I’ve made, so it’s understandable.

2Tue10The washing up afterwards was a long session.

WD 255.0.0 No cuts, but I managed to drop the saucepan, big spoon and dining spoon while doing the pots. Got down to clean the floor afterwards, and amazingly I got up almost without any bother, although it took me a long time to do so. Hehehe!

I had to stay awake for when the Chemist brought the prescriptions for the Atorvastatin and the proton pump inhibitor, Lansoprazole. (Yes, I looked it up, Haha!)

WD 255.0.0 I failed to remain conscious and fell asleep. Luckily the headphones were not worn, and I heard, even without the knackered hearing aid in, the intercom ringing when he arrived. Javid did not look very happy, so I tried to cheer him up with a few quick quips, and a dimple-smile – which failed. Humph! Thanked him and added the medications to the evening dose pot, and imbibed them all.

WD 255.0.0 I got back down in the shaky, beyond its best, £300 second-hand, rickety, c1968, gungy-beige recliner. But sleep would not come. I suppose, with the lack of being able to get out and about having lasted for so long, I should not be surprised really. I hope to get out with the four-wheeled-trolley tomorrow with Caroline. I’ll ask her if it is possible for me to keep both aids, the three and the four-wheeled, so I can use the three-wheeler for going on the bus, and the four-wheeler for walking? I’ll see if I can muster up the cheek to ask Caroline.

It was ages before I nodded-off, which unfortunately gave the mind time to fret over anything and everything. Glumph!

TTFN each, have a great day folks!

Inchcock Today – Monday 25th September 2017

Monday 25 September 2017

0230hrs: Woke and fell asleep again – 0315hrs: Woke and nodded off again – Craig Cramp’s attack!

0345hrs: Woke, thought about things in a melee of confusion in my brain, fell asleep again – 0400hrs: Woke with the teeth aching bad, took an extra Codeine and fell asleep again…

0425hrs: Woke in a terribly depressed,  disconsolate state of mind. I was thinking amongst other things. Would any noise from that flat start off again today?

0440hrs: Out of the £300 second-hand recliner, had a wee-wee and to the kitchen.

The rain was belting down this morning, as I took this photograph out of the window and down below, I thought it looked like part of the Chestnut Walk might have been flooded near the works gate?

Depressed at the thought of the noise starting again from the flat above.D

I had to take the photo through the glass, due to my not wanting to get wet. I think it looked like a Stanley Workbench on their balcony?D

That I assumed would be part of the cause of all the constant noise yesterday? But surely this would not have been the workmen on a Sunday? You’d have thought they would have warned other tenants of this if it was them on the job. It was worse to contend with, due to my toothache I think. These noises have been going on for several days now, and it is getting to me, I’m afraid.

I made a mug of tea and got the medications taken and did the Health Checks next. I did not take any extra painkillers because I took one earlier in the night.

Sys 158, Dia 79, Pulse 82, Temp 32.9 and the weight 14.92.

Compared to the previous weeks, there was little difference. Last week’s at the bottom, the week before at the bottom.

Although the weight had gone down a bit for a nice change.

I’d started a list of things needed from the shops. Just milk, balsamic vinegar, tinned peas and instant potatoes up to now.

0540hrs: No signs of any Porcelain Throne activity being needed yet, a bit concerning this. Hehe!

I got the last of the potatoes into the Crock-Pot and seasoned them. The intention is to overcook them, then bash them up with some cheese and milk, so they can be eaten with the minimum of hassle to the damaged teeth.

Made another mug of tea and blow me down with feather duster… I found a packet of Morrison’s Cheese & Onion Instant Potato Mash in the tea bag cupboard! How I missed that when searching for some over the last few days, I don’t know. Tsk!

I did an order for a Morrison delivery, while I thought of it. Had to rush a bit, cause I want to catch the first bus to get the other bits in, hope the rain stops soon.

A session on the Emails completed.

Still raining.

Ablutions tended to, still no Porcelain Throne usage. Huh!

Had an excellent shave and did the teggies with the greatest of care not catch the tender front incisors. Black bags sorted and dropped down the chute on the way to the lift.

Limped down the road to the Obergruppenfurheresses Hut (The white one in this photo). Went in and Älterer Wächter Deana was in. I gave her the food from the fridge that I would not be able to eat or masticate while the teggies are so bad. I mentioned the noise from the flat above, and a knowing look came over her beautiful face as she replied: “Oh, yes, him. He likes to do a lot of DIY, leave it with me!” So I left it with her and departed for the bus stop outside.

Nora and Roy were there, and we had a good chinwagging session. Others joined us, and the City bus arrived, only two of us got on this one.

T’was a wet journey all the way into the City Centre and I did some Crossword catch-ups, and even finished one. Although I had to give up and cheat with the answer for one of the clues. Tsk!

Dropped off the bus and went into Victory Centre (Mall) and up to the Market. Called at a stall to see if they had any Balsamic Vinegar, no luck there.

I took this photo, as I hobbled down and along to Tesco.

Thought the TFZer gals might like to guess the prices if I cover up the tags on the one I use on their site? Bit of fun, like.

Got into Tesco and had a search for the instant mash. Had to ask an assistant, she showed me where they were. In an isle, I’d been up and down twice earlier. Sad innit? Hehe! Ended up spending a bit more than planned again. Value mash x2, petit pois x2, Garden peas x2, Caramelised gravy granules and Balsamic vinegar. Total £5.54. Paid the none-talking lady on the checkout and left the centre (Mall).

Out and over Mansfield Road, the rain was easing now. Called in the PoundWorld excuse for a shop, to see just in case the had any cheaper Balsamic vinegar on sale.  The didn’t. However, they did have some things of interest to me. Some Hellmans Australian BBQ sauce and American BBQ sauce. Tiny bottles, but I thought they might come in handy while I’m eating so much mashed potatoes, to flavour them with something different. They also had some Smedley’s tinned garden peas at 3 for a quid. So I got some of each.

The bag was now getting very heavy to carry.

Hobbled up into Trinity Square and to a photograph of some pearls in the jewellery shop window.

I can use this one on the TFZer site.

I went into another shop on the search for cheaper Balsamic vinegar, but no luck there, either.

I took this photographicalisation of the top of King Street. It shows people how tight things are for the bus drivers, who are continually delayed and I do not know how they manage to keep to their timetables at all.

Knowing this scene is repeated all over the City Centre, is why I try not to complain when they are late when I’m waiting for one to arrive anywhere. Over to the bus stop, and sure enough, the bus was late coming, only five minutes or so, though.

I got the crossword book out, and at the next stop, Lillie and Nora got on the bus and sat behind me. I asked if they could help with a clue about a type of ear-ring. ‘Loops’ she said straight away, bless her. This helped me get going with it nicely. But 4 down Virtuoso, still has me beat! Tsk! Last one, too! I feel I should know this one, but the brain refuses to cooperate. Haha!

We chattered away, and I mentioned the noisy neighbour. Lillie said she heard the racket as well. And she is one floor below me! When we alighted the bus at the flats, I had a job keeping up with them again. But credit where it’s due, they kindly held the list for me until I got there. Bless em!

The rain had stopped now. Another chinwagging session in the lift, fond farewells and into the wet-room, but only or a wee-wee. I am getting a bit concerned about the lack of movement in the Porcelain Throne area today. None at all?

Got the kettle on and checked to spuds in the Crock-Pot.

I thought I heard a dog barking outside, and thought it might be my loveable Greyhound. Opened the window and had a look down, but no signs of any dogs. I did note that the leaves were beginning to fall early though. Very sad for me. I don’t like seeing this. No idea why, but I am sad when this happens. I spotted something else down there, near the Chestnut Walk sign. Unless I saw things, another bit of Nottingham Street Art. Do you see it, please?

I got the things out of the bag and put away.

I’m looking forward to trying the new Balsamic vinegar on my next ‘Soft Meal’.

And the BBQ sauces might go well with mashed potatoes, do you think?

I had to absquatulate the kitchen and off to the Porcelain Throne… A false alarm I’m afraid. All wind and nothing substantial. Humph!

Noise coming from the flat above again – Grrr!

On with getting yesterdays diary finished. Yes, I forgot about it! What a Plonka!

Got the nosh served up, a bit of a battle with the preparations being messy and needing a lot of cleaning up afterwards.

The Soy Sauce I put in with the garden peas was well too sweet. But this simple tooth-friendly meal was alright otherwise. Easy to masticate too.

I pondered on whether or not to take a Senna with the medications, being as there have been no movements from the rear end for a few days now? I didn’t though.

The noise from up above had been far less, but still too much again today.

Settled to watch the TV, and was soon in the land of Nod.