Ticker to Goal

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Day out in London

I went to London today. My local clinic doesn't do many weekend or evening fills so I went to the clinic in Hammersmith. It's quite simple to get there as I drive to the tube on the edge of outer london and take the line all the way there. But this quite simple, straight forward plan had one very big flaw. The directions (given out by the clinic) were from the tube line were exit, go left past the car park, take the first right. Simple enough right? Wrong! They were an outright lie! I wandered around the block reading all the road names for 20 minutes. Finally, in the bus station, I found a map and worked out the way for myself. (New directions, exit, cross the road, walk down the road opposite, take the first right then the clinic is on the left) Funnily enough, when I arrived, I apologised for being late and the receptionist asked if I had come from the tube.

The nurse I saw said she was happy with my progress (all 4 lbs of it) and said she was happy to give me another "aggressive fill" and shoved 1 ml in without even asking me how much I was eating, whether I was following the rules etc. I don't know if this is because I was late for my appointment and she was in a hurry for lunch (but they hadn't had to wait for me because the receptionist was telling me how crazy it had been that morning) or if she's always like that but we'll have to wait and see how I can cope with solid foods in a few days.

In other news, thank you so so much for all your messages about my mum. She had "the procedure" done on Thursday and was in a LOT of pain. They had to leave the drain in for 24 hours to make sure all the fluid had gone and wasn't building up again. They found "several nodules" inside her lung and have taken samples. Her surgeon said they were rather worrying. (In my head, this is his way of saying it looks bad to him but he won't comment without official results). My ex (as he is one of my closest friends) has been told all of this but remains incommunicado! She came home today, feeling like "an overused punching bag" and she goes back for the results a week on Monday. Please keep us in your prayers.


Anonymous said...

I will keep your mom in my prayers.

It's me, Cheri! said...

Praying for your Mom and your family.

Andrea said...

Glad you were able to get a fill today.

I will be praying for your mom and for you.

Sam said...

I hope your mum will be okay and I am glad you were able to get a fill!

Ronnie said...

I hope you hear some good news about your mom, let us know!

MandaPanda said...

I hope this fill gets you to a good place and I'm praying for your mom. ((HUGS))