My Day

This has predominantly been my view today – my cubicle in the Day Surgery while I wait to go into theatre for my spinal steroid epidural procedure.

It could not come a day too soon – I woke up this morning and could barely walk.  My left leg had given up and I was in agony, the kind of agony where there is no good position to be in.  I only just managed to hobble outside to feed the sheep and hens.  I had no words.

And this is my cup of tea and digestive biccies post-procedure.  All went very well and my left leg came home with me feeling much better so fingers crossed the steroids do their stuff and I can get back to what I consider is a normal life.

While under the needle, I kept myself going by thinking of yesterday – when we took our visitor to meet The Minions.  She did request this. It wasn’t by force.

Our visitor brought her lovely black lab, Willow, into the field with the promise from me that my lot were used to dogs.

Albie was very curious, perhaps too curious, but Willow’s behaviour was exemplary.

So, for Willow’s safety, she was taken out and tied up next to the field.

It was probably for the best.

God alone knows what the Minions would’ve taught a nice young lady.

They might’ve corrupted her innocent soul with their evil ways.

As ever, the Minions were very sweet.

The old ladies watched on.

And we escaped unscathed ready to do battle for another day.

(This afternoon, while I stayed in bed resting, they’ve all had their feet trimmed.  Apparently Newt was the utter worst – 26 whole inches of awful!)

At home, nursing staff are on duty 24/7.

10 thoughts on “My Day

  1. Judith Garbutt

    Hope you’re bouncing around like a spring lamb tomorrow, Frances! Seriously, I do hope it makes a massive difference.

  2. Sam

    Willow is a lovely girl and your picture is divine! I think this hoof nonsense got a rather large entry in Newt’s Big Book of Revenge. Here’s hoping your nurse BeAnne is what the doctor ordered. And that your back behaves.

  3. Terri

    Wishing you a speedy recovery! Greetings to the nursing staff. (Btw, Monster might be more appropriately called “Monsieur” — he’s so elegant!) Don’t overdo tomorrow or for a few days!

  4. Margaret Robinson

    My Dear Friend – Is it time to at east think about surgery? Waiting until the pain is there is not helpful and you’re young and vibrant, so perhaps getting something done on a more permanent basis would be more helpful. Realizing this is your choice to make alone, I just thought I’d throw it out there. You could come to the US and the all your friends here could visit and perhaps even offer up a place to recoup! Think of servants and having nothing to do until you’re ready!!!!! I’m jesting, as I know you’d rather be at home, but serious as to the surgery.

  5. Denny144

    We used to have a Springer Spaniel that would refuse to leave the bed if there was a sick person in it. She’d curl up tight next to us and not move. We called it getting the doggie butt treatment. Guaranteed to make you get well faster.

  6. Nancy

    I hope you feel better soon!
    Thank you for keeping us in the loop, but don’t feel bad if you have to take a few days off from the blog!

  7. Linda

    Wishing you lots of pain-free days ahead. (There are just SO MANY nerves coming off the spine, it doesn’t take much to set them off!).
    With that level of nursing staff, I bet you’ll feel back to yourself in no time!


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