Friday, October 01, 2010

Moving fast

BrickOutHouse had the appointment with Spinal surgeon this morning.
MRI and blood tests this afternoon.
Operation next Wednesday.

Tomorrow I fix up chipboard for sofabed and buy a mattress at Clark Rubber.

Sunday I have nervous breakdown.

But I might be okay enough to post on the wedding show which I was smart enough to tape and can watch for the laughs and there were plenty.

If you don't hear from me, I have my head under a rock hiding from reality.


River said...

I hope it all goes well for you and the BrickOutHouse JahTeh.

I have a few rocks in my yard, but they're all pebble sized, so if you like you can hide out here, but you'd have to be inside. Where the coffee is.

Andrew said...

That is quick service!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Gee! Why wait until Sunday for the nervous breakdown?!

Happy travels!
Adventures in Australia

Marshall-Stacks said...

Did he injure his spine in one specific act of heavy lifting?
Male-ness is dangerous.
Bless your good heart and
Hoping for his speedy recovery.

2. DO NOT, please DO NOT also attempt looking after your mother concurrently with BOH.
She has The Home - she does not need Errand Girl as well - are you listening to my plea?

Marshall-Stacks said...

Yes in case you noticed, it is 5am and I have laptop on chest in bed. wide awake and trapped in a house with a lunatic geriatric who cannot sleep unless 2 radios blare all night (of course I am wearing earplugs, but I can still hear the top-end of sound).

JahTeh said...

River, glad when it all over and he's upright and out of pain but dealing with medical bureaucracy is the pits.

Andrew, I knew once they saw him, it would be quick but it's private and he has no insurance so the bills are enormous but we have one of the best spinal surgeons in Australia so worth it.

Red, by Sunday I'll have run out of anti-breakdown chocolate.

Stacks, like me, it happened slowly with the motherlookingafter when we couldn't do anything about our health, any of us.

I still think you should turn off the sound and he'll think he's dead.

Jayne said...

Good to hear he's getting 'done' so fast.
Those 'cut now, pay later' surgeries are the best way, really.
A few nursing friends and I worked it out years ago it was cheaper than paying for private health insurance over umpteen years that you never use.
Now, park your posterior and have a day at home to yourself for yourself.
Take phone off hook, turn telly up loud and watch whatever you want, knit/sew/crochet whatever you want or just simply sleep.

Marshall-Stacks said...

Yes. What Jayne said.

I had blue ribbon top cover $67 per month when in 1993 I suddenly needed a lot of surgery and all the related things. I found that the 'Rebate' was 85% of The Scheduled Fee, and that everybody charged much more than the scheduled fee. The whole nightmare cost me $3600- above the rebate SO I CHUCKED HEALTH INSURANCE.

a reminder - what Jayne said. X X X

JahTeh said...

Jayne, it's okay if you've got access to money and we're using mum's (early inheritance for him)but I don't know what we'd have done without that.
As for rest, I'll do that after we get the bed organised along with the television etc.

Stacks, I was trying to keep it up on a pension until I found out that my tin knees were covered for replacement so I ditched it except for the extras, glasses, teeth, medication and physio.

Middle Child said...

I have got plenty of rocks as well -