Friday, December 05, 2008

A message from our medical correspondent...

Last week was a bit of a medical related week for me. I started the week off with a bit of a sore throat which rapidly descended and set up home in my lungs. Breathing shouldn't be something you have to work at so I knew it wasn't a good sign. Anyway, having suffered with a really bad chest infection that lingered for weeks a few months ago I was eager to nip this one in the bud and send the bug squatters packing before they could claim rights. So, off to the doctor I trot who prescribes me the chemical equivalent of a fly swat in the form of antibiotics and steriods for my asthma and gives strict instructions to stay warm and rest. Happily this all seems to be doing the trick.

At the end of the week I had my ultrasound appointment to check out my thyroid lump, Hector. As usual when I get to the hospital it is like a rabbit warren and the sign posting is apalling. I spend several minutes wandering around and trying to follow complex directions from various people which I had no chance of remembering, but through a serious of asking and following and asking again I managed to home in on the ultrasound department just in time.

I need not have worried however as the appointment clearly included a 'long wait' in their lavishly appointed waiting area (plastic chairs and copies of magazines which are months out of date) where I languished for 50 mins. This explained the extortionate amount of £2.00 for 'upto 3 hours' I was charged in the car park. They obviously realised a short stay wasn't on the cards. The ultrasound was over quickly however, and now I just have to wait until next Wednesday to see the consultant. Fingers crossed.

13 comments:

Sarch said...

Here's hoping a praying for a good report BK.

kenju said...

And I second that motion, Sarch! Be well, Bob-kat.

Nikki-ann said...

Good luck! :)

The hospital in Shrewsbury charges £2 for all day... No wonder the car park is always nearly full, it's cheaper to park there than it is to park in Shrewsbury town centre!

Fizzy said...

Good luck with the results. Hospitals are built to be mazes. Mine has lines painted on the floor that you are supposed to follow as well as looking at the signs above your head... I can not remember the amount of times I have bumped into people also looking at the floor and ceiling at the same time.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Fingers definitely crossed.

btw, did I tell you I have a new home? http://blog.westofmars.com

I'm starting to forget who I've told and who I haven't, so update your links and RSS feed and everything, just in case I forget to tell you three more times... :D

Tanya (aka NetChick) said...

Me too... What everyone else said! :)

Thanks for playing along with the Meet & Greet this weekend at it's new home!

I sent myself by tonight. Have a great night!

Monica Hamburg said...

Hi, BK. Tanya sent me :) I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too.

Melody said...

What are we going to do with you BK??

Seriously, get well soon.

Dianne said...

I'm hoping for a good report too. Hector needs to get out of town!!

I'm glad the breathing issue seems to have easied.

Hugs my friend.

Linda said...

Praying you heal up soon, and that Hector is nothing but a memory soon...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

OY OY OY! Oh My Dear....I PRAY that you lungs get "Cleared" and that you will be better than "better", quickly. Do let us know when YOU know, what that Ultra Sound says....!
(((((HUGS))))) to you and Bob.

Mar said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you...
:)

R. Sherman said...

Our continued thoughts and prayers, of course.

Cheers.