Archive for June, 2007

Bastard NHS

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Excuse my language, but it is rather mild compared to how I feel right now…

My granddad has been in the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) at the Alexandra Hospital for 48 hours in just a nappy and nurses have treated him very poorly, this is an 82 year old man with known swelling on the brain. They have literally been shaking him about and generally mistreating him, even in front of family (including rudeness).

Turns out the nurses have been saying all day that he is fine, and waking him, grabbing his eyelids pretending that he has just opened them himself. He was finally transferred to Walsgrave just a short time ago and they are having to do emergency surgery as they have found a blood clot on the brain, it has moved his brain some 17mm, usual emergency operations occur with only 5mm movement. Words can not describe how I feel right now, and my disgust grows even further with the NHS.

Which reminds me, I need to book an appointment ASAP, god damn feet… they are lying about that too! – Sample handed in in April, passed tests on 16th March… errr, how?

The Bramley Cottage

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

… is the new Inn!

Great atmosphere, nice drinks at a good price, great beer garden and two IT Boxes…

…oh and did I forget to mention, how many nice ladies… all I need now is to pluck some courage from somewhere to hand out my number at least! Been having eye to eye with one all night, and what did I do… nothing, damn fool!

Grrrrr!

Granddad Latest

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

My Granddad is still in hospital, on a good note he has not had a stroke, but on a bad note he has knocked his head on the fall and is due for surgery to remove pressure on the brain at Walsgrave as soon as a bed is available or if he continues to deteriorate he will have to undergo emergency surgery.

Thanks to everyone sending their support, it is greatly appreciated.

Last few days…

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Here I am again, making a complete fool of myself!

I stupidly went on a walk with Sophie on Sunday, got jealous, ended up not talking and pretty much officially saying goodbye for the 3rd time I think now. It’s still really difficult but I need to get over her, I know I can do much better, just hard to believe at times. But only intentions I have now are to get my money off her and give her the money I owe her asap for my camera, need a fresh start and now is the time to look forward, be positive… ish…

I have much more important things to worry about though at the moment, my Granddad had a fall this morning in his kitchen, was lay on floor for a while, it was only by chance that he was found. He has possibly had a minor stroke now, how much shit does one man have to go through, he deserves better than this, always been fit and able, so to see him like this so sudden is unbearable. He is in a special ward at hospital for tonight, gets the usual million tests in the morning and we will see where that takes us. It may lead to a permanent residence at our house as it seems that he may no longer be able to look after himself.

Best wishes to the man who has inspired me so often, who’s been a Granddad and best friend for many years now.

Mom seems to be getting it hard at the moment too, with Granddad being ill and with Yuko, our Japanese student returning home after some 10 months with us, she seems to be really down and always tearful. Sometimes I can’t help myself and say stupid things, it puts a big smile on her face, but it brings floods of tears too… not sure if that is a good thing or not, but I am trying. Things will pick up, I am sure.

Have to be up in 5 hours, so I guess I should be going to bed, before I get myself the sack… Sorry Phil!

Going through changes

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

The last few months have been my most challenging moments of my life so far, there have been many up and downs and most of the time I have felt so low, so for those that have been around me, I am sorry and thank you for all those that have helped me through.

Things are finally on the mend;
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