Havent had enough strength to come on…difficult now, as I have had awful side effects from co-codamol.
Had the GP out on Thursday, due to the severe pain in my tum. It`s 12 weeks since my suprapubic catheter was fitted and the pain started that night! Kept having district nurses come dress and check it. The wound over-granulated and then ulcerated and is so raw and sore . Sometimes the tube gets pulled by accident and boy! does it hurt! On the plus side, it has always drained bootifully!
So doc put me on co-codamil for the pain. Examined me and said he could feel tenderness in my tum…tell me about it!
He said he would chase up the neuro`s report from 16th re the scan. He would also try to get my November follow up appt, with the urologist brought forward. Sis came to sleepover Thursday and we decided a trip out on Friday would cheer me up.
Carer Bev came 9am yesterday and we were all in good humour…we are x rated when we all get together and poor hubby has to keep out of our way! His blushes get blushes sometimes!
So, I was on Charlie commode, about to be wheeled into the shower, when I suddenly felt light headed, then dizziness and nausea followed…all very typical of my never ending menopause funny turns…11 years now!
When these attacks occur, all I want to do is lie down. I was telling the girls to hurry up and get me slung up, hoisted and onto my bed. They did their best,but it felt like an age, waiting for my bonce to hit the pillow. Right, within 15 minutes it had gone and I felt right as rain…well as much as any of us can, eh?
I had a bed bath and was dressed in my going out clobber. Fine. Off we went. Now as soon as my wheels hit the concrete drive…Percy Pig Pain let me know he was still lurking in my tum. Ouch! But no, we still go and the retail outlet (yummy yummy) was only 5 minutes away. We got there and began looking at their wares…they sell everything from a tin opener to a wedding outfit…oh, that
s a story for another time..............horrible one, actually,........I selected 2 red and white duvet covers and a shower caddy to replace the mouldy, rusty one that festers in my shower now........then we went upstairs to look at clothes.........sis picked up a couple of things.......one was a steal at £10......black and grey with diagonal stitching..............I chose 3 tops............now I dont usually try stuff on, but thought Id make the effort…the fitting room was tight and claustrophobic…I suggested to the sales assistant that she get one partition wall taken down to make a larger disabled friendly room…she said the whole lot would fall down…I let it go. The clothes hooks were high up, so that a be-wheelchaired person could never reach them…I suggested they be lowered…assistant walked away…nice!
Anyroad, the tops didnt look nice…at least not on my potato busting sack of a body!
As I got my own clobber back on, an old friend popped in to say hi…No it wasnt a human pal, but stupid wobbly, dizzy head! Sis saw my head flop and took me out into the sales room. I told her what was going on and she held my hand. I said I wanted to lean my head against her…did that…but she`s too slim and boney! She nicked a cushion from a near-by display and some flowers fell on the floor! I had my eyes closed, but she told me later.
It took 20 mins or so to get myself back under some sort of control and sis rang hubby to come get us. In her dash to get to me, she still had this £10 creation on and asked what i thought to it. I politely said,
You look a chuff! She agreed and took it off!
We got me home and into my recliner, fed me a light lunch and emptied me we bag!
Hubby took Chris home. About 5pm, I went to bed and needed the commode an hour later. As I contemplated me navel (some navel now…cant chuffin
find it!) guess who came for a 3rd visit that day? Yep, chuffin wobble head again! Rushed back into bed and slept on and off all night.
Chuff knows why, but around 4am, I poked myself in the spc wound and yeh, it hurt gallons!
Move on to 9am, Bev came, got me up and oh no…would you Adam and Eve it?Wobble called again! That made it 4 times in less than 2 days!
So I have decided it aint the good ol menopause, but the co-codamol…hubby googled the subject and yeh…dizziness, constipation, nausea, sleepiness…all side effects.
So I aint tekking `em now! Yup, pain is chronic mostly when I move.
I`ll be ringing GP Monday asap.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend chums!
much luv Pollx
ps, it`s taken an age to write this epilogue!