Another day – another dollar as they say. Back to work today, which is always a bit of a shock when you have had a few days off, and probably even worse as it is Friday and I had to go to a hospital appointment this afternoon.
I tried to make short work of my email in-box this morning, being probably the most productive thing I could do with the half day before I set off to the hospital. Just over 100 emails in 3 days. Oh dear! Sad to say that most of them got deleted or moved into appropriate folders, some warranted an immediate reply, some I’ll deal with next week, but at least I now feel that I know what is happening, and it is not all bad!
For “breakfast” I had an apple mid morning (green/white). Lunch was a bit poor as we haven’t been shopping as yet, so I made a small Leerdammer cheese sandwich with tomato (red) and lettuce (green) and a bit of onion (white). I followed that with some yogurt.
OH came with me to the hospital for my MRI. It is just to eliminate any back problems which may be causing my leg issues – I feel sure all will be well and it will be diagnosed as compartment syndrome, but it is good to have everything checked out – just in case. So, I ditched all the jewellery – which is never easy is it? I took out my earings, took off my necklace, bracelet and rings – all of which stay on my person 24/7. Weird not wearing them! The place was very efficient, I checked in a little early, but got called through almost immediately as the previous appointment had not shown up.
I was changed into one of those evil gowns that shows your bum to all unsundry, and then got taken into the scanner room. I was laid on a tray, given pillows, a wedge under my legs, a buzzer to press in case of an emergency and a set of headphones so the nurse could talk to me and it blocked some of the noise. The trolley I was laid on was then raised and slid into the machine. I must admit to a bit of a panic as I was trapped in there, but soon settled. I got worried that I had forgotten some piece of metal, but soon realised that nothing nasty was happening, so I guessed it was all alright. Lots of noise as the scanner did it’s job, and the nurse told me I would have two scans, one of two and a half minutes, followed by one of four minutes. Somewhere in the background there was a mechanical ticking noise, so I spent the time counting the minutes by the ticks. It gave me something to concentrate on other than the fact that I was trapped inside a giant magnet!
A second lots of scans were done, so six lots of sixty plus thirty and I was done. All was well. I dressed and we legged it out of there as quickly as possible! We called at the supermarket on the way home, so I now have suitable fruit and veg rainbows to eat! Home and a handful of purple grapes were eaten on the way! Dinner – curry – what else! We had frozen left overs, so lovely lamb curry with peas (green), and rice (white).
Tomorrow I have a hair cut planned. I say planned because this will be the third appointment I have booked, with the previous two being cancelled as my hairdresser was ill. Fingers crossed she is fit and well, otherwise I won’t be able to see anything through this fringe! I am looking forward to a bit of a potter around town whilst I’m there, and iced coffee may well be on the agenda!
Have a lovely weekend folks!