Thursday, 12 July 2012
So as you may have read the beard is sadly no more, combination of prickly kisses and general hobo appearance put pay to it..... sadly.
I think the final straw may have been the questionnaire I was asked to fill out by one of the psychologists. Basically it could have been summarised into are you alcoholic? I don't think this is given to all patients, just the ones who look like vagrants!
But seriously, a sample of some of the questions from it:- How many times in the last year have you injured people through drinking? And, my personal favourite, how many times in the last year have you needed a drink in the morning just to get through the day? Thankfully no to both! However, when Paul visited on Sunday, having been out to wet his new nephews head the night before, he had actually managed to fall back into the bathroom door and injure himself! I'll have to ask him about the morning drinking next time I see him!
I’ve also had my first foray off hospital grounds - we visited the Toby Carvery over the road to kind of celebrate Paul's birthday, it was a very impressive Yorkshire pudding indeed! and a nice change of scenery having spent all weekend in bed, due to wee bit of redness on the derrière. The staff are very cautious in case of pressure sores, so a change of cushion on my chair and a bit of bed rest as well as having my backside viewed by a bus load of people seems to have done the trick!
Oh and just to quickly jump back to the psychologist and pat myself on the back, she also did some tests to make sure my head still worked having landed on it in my accident and I got the highest score they've ever had, in the 'superior' bracket if I do say so myself! So if anything the knock on the head improved things!
They think the infection is all clear, but have managed to mislay my latest water sample, that'll be a nice thing for someone to stumble upon! ....as a result I've lost my private room : ( but I'm now on a much better ward with some younger people who actually talk! Although I can barely understand one bloke as he's that Geordie, I just nod and smile in the right places!
The all clear also means I can mix with the general populous and get more physio, rather than waiting for the leper session at 3! So I've been doing plenty of weights to try and build up the upper body, it turns out years of basically playing footy to keep fit is not ideal when your bottom half stops working, as you've got some really heavy legs to move around with some rather feeble arms!
Finally, fingers crossed on the Southport front still! Hopefully it'll be in the next couple of weeks but who knows! ...just got to make sure I stay infection free!!
Apologies for the essay! Love Mark x
.....oh quick appendix... A massive thanks to Jenna's wonderful friends for organising what promises to be a great event, all very much appreciated xxx
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