Good morning, everyone. Welcome to another weekend. It's supposed to be much nicer today, thank goodness. Indeed, the sun broke through for half an hour yesterday teatime which was extremely cheering so more today is a happy thought. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday turned out to be quite a busy day! I arrived at Broomfield Hospital bang on seven and there were already people waiting in the blood test area! Never mind, I had my Kindle with me so I read until it was my turn and a very pleasant gentleman did the necessary while we chatted about allotments and growing potatoes. He really cheered me up with his friendly conversation, bless him; I hope he had a good day!
On the way home I did intend to stop off at Springfield Hospital to hand over the pre-registration form I had filled in but I forgot, so after tuition (fun) I set out again and got it delivered.
Coffee with C was great with lots of chat and catching up. We were colleagues at school for a long while and she only lives over the cul de sac so why we haven't done this a long time before is beyond me but never mind, we have now.
The beginning of the afternoon was quiet but then another hospital thing arrived, necessitating a phone call to the pre-reg nurse by the end of which two more appointments had been made, one for a blood test (yes, another one) and an ECG and the other for yet another blood test and to 'meet the anaesthetist'. What with allotment and resuming tuition next week, plus the 12 hour blood pressure monitoring already arranged, next week is going to be pretty busy, isn't it?
I am very thankful that I have a lovely family which has rallied round and made sure I have someone with me for the 24 hours after coming home. Now all I have to organise is someone to take me to hospital on the morning of the op and, failing all else, I can always order a taxi, can't I?
On to today and I am meeting Beth at the allotment for a morning of muddy digging and weeding but, I sincerely hope, not as muddy as last Monday. I have some washing, drying and ironing to do and I'm starting to think about making sure I have some home made ready-meals in the freezer for post op to make my life easier.
I'm on the last lap of the cross stitch project so I need to dig out another one from my box soon. And I really MUST get on with my patchwork duvet cover and I have knitting too. No excuses for idleness!
Have a lovely day and may the sun shine on us all today.