New pension

Just heard from the Pension department advising me of my new pension as from April 6th, but what tickled me most was the postscript at the bottom of the letter. When I’m 80 (not quite yet) I would be entitled to another 25p a week. What’s that about?.

Weekend spent doing what I do much of the time these days. Talking to the animals. A few friends who drop by and reading.  It’s surprising out of all my “friends” who offered to help,not one has come forward to ask if I’d like a coffee or something. That says something.

As long as they’re okay don’t worry about anything else. It’s not going to happen to them.

I heard a while back that we should have lessons in getting old, because no one thinks they’ll get old and need help. Good idea.

This past weekend lost an apple which I couldn’t find, but my daughter found it under a heavy dining room table, and then would  you believe it my toothbrush vanished .  Went to clean my teeth and it had gone. I just cleaned my teeth with my finger and then off to Tesco to buy a new one. However I found it under the step I use to get in and out of the shower.

Dotty or what.


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Head Space

Following on from my conversation with the doc I had to re-acclimatise my head. Is it anything to worry about or is it a peculiarity to me?.

First thing that crossed my mind. What about the animals?. I have made arrangements but it’s still upsetting, because they can’t stand up for themselves.

Cough is still there but less.

Yesterday I decided I had to get some shopping. I was very kindly dropped off at the front door and then picked up again.

Today I’ve been trying to clear up the flat. Whilst unpacking I dropped an apple on the floor. I can’t find it anywhere. I’m going to have to ask my daughter to scramble under the table for me. I do hate having to ask.

Following my fall when I hurt my coccyx, I have found sitting a challenge.Evidently you need to sit on a ring type thing, something similar that some of us ladies might have sat on following giving birth. No such rubber ring in my flat so I’ve conjured up something that seems to work well enough.

I have one of those triangular cushions. I’ve bent it round and then placed a pillow at the back, so in effect I’ve a nice little hole in the middle. It does work and the pain is less when I sit.

Weather still grotty but promises to get better next week.




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I received a letter from the hospital advising me that the request from my doctor for an urgent appointment is being reviewed. If I received no phone call by the 14th March I should phone.

Naturally I phoned this morning and spoke to a doctor who explained that I had this shadow for some while and it was obviously deemed that it was not a problem. I had no idea that this shadow appeared on an xray last January. No-One had told me.

I was told that I would receive an appointment within the next four weeks for a discussion as to what should be done.

All very pleasant and professional,  as indeed everyone that I have met in the hospital are.

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Another twinge

Following on from my blog yesterday I have to say that I managed to get a good nights sleep. If you don’t sleep everything is an effort and you almost lose the will to live. Every time I find I experience a new twinge, I’m left wondering if it’s connected to the “shadow”.

Got up. All animals sorted inside and out. I like to feed the birds. Stripped the bed ready for my daughter to help remake it. Needless to say she’s not coming today. I’m going there so will have to remake the bed in dribs and drabs.

Duvets are brilliant but such a pain to change, and I hate to turf the cat out of the middle of it. That’s my excuse.

My grandaughter sent me a lovely message to say she will help out whenever she can, and I’m part of the family. I’m lucky. There are many less fortunate.

Still blowy out there but not as ferocious as yesterday thank goodness.

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The big C is a possibility

Following my visit to the docs with the persistent cough I had, I was asked to attend the surgery for blood tests and make arrangements for an X ray which I did.

Follow up appointment all well or so it seemed except I was deficient in vitamin D. All sorted with one pill a week.

Imagine my surprise when I received a text asking that I contact the doctor to talk about the X ray results which I did. He was busy with his patients but phoned back to say the X ray had showed something  that they weren’t sure of. Typical that I had something that was “different”. Needless to say sleep was impossible. Googled everything about shadows on the lungs. Didn’t help. Don’t Google springs to mind.

He has decided to fast track me so now a waiting game. I’m scared.

Anyone out there who would like to send a message would be great.

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Blustery Saturday

I was fortunate in getting a lift to the supermarket. I’m always pleased to get a lift these days.  I have sworn should I ever get any money that I would hang up my car keys and  leave all the driving to someone else. Very unlikely.

On my way in there were a couple who were discussing the weather. The lady said “it wasn’t blowing like this in our garden” she was so surprised that it was blowing a hoolie. Another accident. Out came this lady with her shopping trolley with her paper resting on the top. You’ve guessed it. It went sailing away.  She decided she wasn’t going to chase after it. Very sensible.

Feeling rather uplifted off I went to join the happy throng of shoppers. Do you realise just how many people talk to themselves whilst shopping.I do hope I don’t do this but I’m pretty sure they are probably lonely. I know I talk to my animals,  but don’t think I talk to a tin of beans yet, but who knows.

Take care out there today. Look out for trees that might have blown down.




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