January 14, 2013

All In A Day's Bollocks!

Just added my first Magpie Tale in yonks, and it felt great.  I've had quite a shitty year so far (but thank you for all the wishes anyhow) and not quite feeling totally back on track.

   My youngest son Adam (GingerJesus  - who already has a new nickname from a particular bunch of friends, he upgrades them every two years apparently!) has been diagnosed with costochondritis, which is inflammation of the chest walls and really painful. During New Years night, I sat up in A&E with him until he saw a doctor, which was fairly quick and the place, fairly quiet. I expected to see a few knives stuck between shoulder blades given the time of year but casualty had but a flashing Christmas tree and me, strategically placed to help lull children to sleep, I imagine! Anyhow the doctor sent him away with medicines that were to help heartburn, not muscle pain and such. It was our GP today that prescribed him the correct medicine. It's a bit scary when casualty doctors get it wrong.  Mind you, he did have that misanthropist aura about him. I'm really feeling it for Adam, as he's had to put a stop on his band practice (drums) for now and just watch at his darts tournaments.

And moi I have been referred to hospital for a bowel investigation. Pains that I haven't suffered and moaned about much since my hysterectomy in 1996  (I still went to see Bowie just 2 weeks after!) have come back with a vengeanceThe quack reckons that either little tags and adhesions from previous surgeries ( I had endometriosis) have grown and started to wrap around my bowel, twisting and tugging on it. The plan is an investigation via keyhole surgery sometime soon.  Gee, I dunno - get one worry, treatment and the all clear and something else pops up to replace it!  
 
I did, however, have the best time watching Ross's band, Hotel India, headline the most sought after venue in Scotland.  King Tuts in Glasgow has sticky floors, dodgy toilets, horrendous bar prices (artists get it half price) and is underground. The atmosphere is amazing though and the PA system is cracking! The only thing we missed was mingling with the lads before they went on stage. Being the headlining band, the VIP room was open to them and it was requested they stayed there. It was a proud moment watching their entry from side stage.  They all decided to wear awful Christmas jumpers for the banter, too! Fairy won with his present, Xmas pudding and sleepy Z's number.

     To round things off, a music critic from Scotland's best selling newspaper, The Daily Record, was there to see the guys in action. He wrote the below article but I had to re-write it for clarity as my scanner is broken and the snaps didn't turn out too great either. But it's an even bigger boost when you've made it to the nationals. And if health and this dodgy ruddy computer holds out, I may just leave a slightly bigger dent in that swivel chair and regularly join in with the rest of society/mad people......


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8 comments:

Helen said...

My mother developed adhesions years after her hysterectomy ... escalating into something fairly serious. Don't delay the treatment ... take care!

Jon said...

I'm very sorry to hear that your New Year has started off badly, but that can only mean things will get better! My very best to you and your family for 2013.

What a great music review for the band!


Berowne said...

Refreshing, provocative...

Steven Cain said...

Isn't that just like Life... little bit of good, little bit of bad. Glad to see the boys getting such rave reviews. Sorry about all the doctor shite... Hang in there.

Katherine said...

Hi Helena and thanks for joining my blog... My year hasn't started off so well either, so I can sympathize with you somewhat. I too am experiencing some health probs and am having investigations done. I've decided to just take it a day at a time and try not to forecast anything sinister. It's so easy to anticipate the worst. I hope that it all sorts itself out soon and you get the help that's needed for life to return to normal. The same goes for your Ginger Jesus.

Garima said...

Its ok...don't get bothered too much about year starting not so well..!
Just don't be worried and just move on :)

Bee's Blog said...

Those adhesions are painful. I developed them a year after serious surgery to repair insides after a perforated duodenal ulcer which of course had led to peritonitis. They weren't found until I had exploratory surgery. Problem is there are no guarantees that they won`t come back even if you have the best surgeon. But the pain will go and that`s a major plus. Good review - a band to watch. Your son will be fine - just ensure he takes it easy as indeed you should do too.

Anonymous said...

So chuffed for the lads but you must keep your volume and chin up - who else have they got to stalk them.....?lol.....♫