Thursday, 24 March 2011

Things I have learnt this week

Long time, no post.  Sorry.  I hope those who went to the Aussie Blogger Conference had fun.  I hope everyone else reading their posts got to live vicariously through them. 

Me? I didn't go. I have had a headache since Thursday last week so I will probably be deleting a few hundred blog posts from my blog reader.  Not sure what’s going on with me but feel like crud.  Yep that very descriptive word says it exactly how I am. I hate being sick.

So on to the things I have learnt this week:

Doctors do not like it when you say you want to drill a hole in your head in the hope that it will stop your headache.

Your real friends aren't always the ones who have been around the longest.  Sometimes people really are just close acquaintances and they really don’t care.  Despite them knowing you are unwell and that you are going to the Dr they can’t be bothered to see how you are.

When Doctors who normally run on time keep you in their office for 30 minutes (making the two appointments after yours late) you know that they are concerned about you.

If you are told you may have something that could make you go blind, your family starts wondering aloud about Braille.  E.g.: how long will it take to learn? Are the type of books you read published in Braille, etc.

When you are told you DON”T have the thing that might make you blind the 20 hours wondering seem …. surreal. 

Apparently your blood pressure suddenly changing from normal to high freaks people out.

If someone lends you a blood pressure machine, you seem to use it a lot.

And lastly,

While sometimes my husband is a doofus he really does love me.  He is prepared to drive me interstate for something he thought I would be interested in and should go to (he heard about it through someone who works with) even though it would mean two 7 plus hour round trips with the kids in the car in 3 days.  Now that’s love!

I am seeing the Doctor again this afternoon.  Hopefully I will get some answers.  Then I will be able to get back to posting regularly again.

Of course if anyone wants to hazard a guess at what causes a week long headaches that 2 Panadeine Forte (for non – Australian’s that is paracetamol 500mg and codeine phosphate 30mg in each tablet) doesn't touch the sides of, high blood pressure (Stage 2 hypertension) and apparently low blood sugar, feel free to play along at home. 

Oh, by the way, I have hit $1,000 in sponsorship for the Leukaemia Foundation and Mr E. shaved the Mohawk off on Monday evening.  Thank you for your support!


Anna said...

Thinking of you E. I hope that you start to get well again soon.

Madmother said...

Jeez Louise, you don't do things by halves, do you?

Get better soon. xx

Kakka said...

Sorry sweet lady been a little slack on the blog front. Hope you knock that headache on it's butt. Nothing worse. Be kind to yourself xxx


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