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MikeyB
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Post by MikeyB » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:55 am

Life is just one damn thing after another.

Saturday morning heard a noise and a yell. Got myself out of the chair to go in the hallway and find Mrs B on her back on the half landing, having fallen backwards. I asked if anything hurt, and she said left shoulder. All that area was tender, so I phoned 999. Ambulance arrived 10 minutes later, and with much complaining of pain ( and after 5mg morphine) got transported to the local hospital.

Doc suspected a fracture, possibly at the top of the humerus. Now there’s no X-ray facilities at the cottage hospital at weekends, so pain killers and a sling were prescribed. (This is the standard treatment for this type of injury). So after a very stressful weekend, got transported back yesterday for an X-ray. That showed a minimally displaced sub capital fracture of the humerus. So, the Deathstar in Glasgow was contacted. After a while, they found a trauma specialist to look at the X-rays. He said collar and cuff, so that’s what was done. Review in the fracture clinic a week tomorrow.

The OT team came yesterday with a short bed rail so Sarah can use it to lift herself out of bed, and are coming back this morning to assist with a shower (sit down) and dressing. I’ve already been up in the night twice for pain relief. And mopped the conservatory floor, cos old Ben couldn’t get the door open in time, and pressed out all Sarah’s medication because she’s only got her weaker hand in operation. And moved the washing from the machine into the tumble dryer. And made breakfast.

So, I’ve been promoted from chief cook, to doing washing, tumble drying, shopping with a bag slung over the wheelchair, and other slavery. I’ve got to do the ironing later :roll:

Oh well, what the hell

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paul.m
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Post by paul.m » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:34 pm

I hope your wife feels better and recovers quickly .I should like to be a fly on wall watching you do all the work .
Paul

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Post by Bob1955 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:24 am

Sore one for Mrs B ...hope she gets well soon and back to her"duties" 😉, move to Glasgow Mikey, it will save you time and money. 😂

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Post by stuart13 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:45 pm

You're a right pair, Mike, you and your Mrs B.

I hope she recovers quickly and don't you go overdoing it.

Take all the help that you can get.

Stu :)

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Post by Richard2017 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:35 pm

Good grief. Never a dull moment...

Hope Mrs B feels better soon Mike. Good luck with the ironing in the interim. :)

Take care.

R
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Post by 26.12.11 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:54 pm

Good healing vibes for mrs b.
I think as you have proved more than adequate at doing chores you are now promoted to head housekeeper. Mrs B can now be a lady that lunches or binges on judge judy.
Sharon

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Post by MikeyB » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:13 am

Thanks for all the good wishes folks. Got into a steady routine now. The big challenge is creating meals that you can eat with one hand. The rest is just me being ordered about, so no change there then.

One consequence of this, after much pressure from daughter, is that it would be sensible to move south to be near family, so we’re looking to find a retirement type apartment. Not the warden controlled type of thing, but a nice two bedroom flat in a block with a lift, not far from daughter and a Michelin starred restaurant. Course, this will involve baby sitting. All on one level, a sight cheaper then a bungalow in the Ribble Valley by a factor of three, and restricted by the landlords to over 55s. Plus I could get a season ticket at Blackburn Rovers, and sit with all the other wheelchair crumblies at the side of pitch, and call the linesman a *****r without shouting. What’s not to like? Well, a crumbling NHS for a start. Nigel Evans for an MP. No Gales. Buzzards, but no Eagles. Peregrines, but few sparrowhawks.

Still, one door closes, another opens. A new adventure :D

By the way, Sharon, Sarah doesn’t binge on Judge Judy. It’s old Star Treks.

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Post by paul.m » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Good to hear your getting on ok but not sure if we should let you back into England after all the slagging off you have given us .
Paul

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Post by MikeyB » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:25 am

Don’t you worry Paul, I’ll just carry on the slagging from the inside rather than the outside. :D

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Post by Janey Dal » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 am

I’m sorry to hear about Sarah’s predicament! Not her accident - her living with you Mike :P :P .

Seriously I hope she is feeling better soon.

However the thought of you moving to England fills me with concern. Although I will take you to task about your slagging off the NHS in England because we have just recruited a Scottish Salaried GP and he says the systems in Scotland are in the Dark Ages. So there :P :P .

Hugs

Jane xxx

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Post by maz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:34 am

Mike is moving to England :shock: We had all better move on out up to Scotland!

Sorry to hear about your wife's accident :( . I hope the pain is beginning to settle. Nice that she has you to take care of her though. I am sure she will find it very frustrating :D
Marilyn

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Post by Janey Dal » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:42 pm

:lol: :lol: I think we should wait to see which part of England Mike moves to Marilyn!

If it’s anywhere near to us then we may need to consider relocating, if not I might just build a large fence round my property just in case! :P :P

Hugs

Jane 😘

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Post by MikeyB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:14 pm

Don’t worry Jane, we’ll be separated by the Pennines. Might as well be the other side of the planet, happily :lol:

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Post by maz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:11 am

Have to pay for nursing home care here. That has always been a pull for old folk to move to Scotland :lol:
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Post by 26.12.11 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:12 am

You have to pay for care in Scotland if you have assetts
Sharon

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