Tomorrow Loometh

Tomorrow I am off, at the crack of sparrows (very, very early) to Aberdeen for my long-awaited MRI scan plus a consultation with a physiotherapist at the MSK Hub (Muskuloskeletal) afterwards.

I am not a fan of the word “hub” if I am perfectly honest.

Things seem to have changed since I last saw my Orthopaedic Consultant.  Once I have some answers to my spinal pain, I will know what I am dealing with and can hopefully move forward.

Tomorrow morning, OH is driving me to Sumburgh Airport.  We live 1 1/4 hours away and the plane leaves at 07:35 so we will have to leave the house at 05:15 to be there an hour early for check-in.

The thought of the whole day in Aberdeen is making feel sick.  Just having to get up so early is not going to bring out the best in me.

Daisy is going to hold the fort at home, ie feed sheeple, hens and hug BeAnne.

After my two appointments, I will fly home at 19:15 whereupon Daisy will collect me from the airport.

I would think I will be incapable of much, least of all staying awake.

But once home, I am home and I don’t have to move again until Christmas.

So that’s tomorrow’s plan.

If I sleep well tonight, everything will be far more bearable.

Sleep has been a bit of a stranger to me these last few weeks.

I wake up about 6 times a night for various annoying reasons.

But it really doesn’t matter if I sleep on the plane or on the bus to the hospital.  Everyone will wake me up when I get there.

So, wish me luck.

And let’s hope I come home with some answers and a way forward.

At the moment, I don’t seem to have one.

21 thoughts on “Tomorrow Loometh

  1. Teresa

    Best of luck and I hope they have some answers for you!

    Also, your ponies are so gorgeous and I want to hug them all.

  2. Cathleen

    I hope it all goes like clockwork, and they can find a way to make you feel much, much better. I really admire your stoicism and humour through it all. Good luck!

  3. Carol Espinosa

    Dear Frances, I hope this arduous trip has a good outcome. You’ve been in pain for a long time and it’s time for better results. I hope the going and coming doesn’t set you back too much. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

  4. Terri

    Safe travels, and best of luck for a solution to your chronic, debilitating back pain. Tomorrow, Just keep looking at these photos of your beautiful Thordale tribe, to cheer you on!

    1. carol

      from America we send much love, blessings and tons of good luck on this trip and getting home to your loved ones…..we love your site…thank you…

  5. Sam

    You are entitled to be cranky tomorrow, what with getting up so early to travel so far to get some sort of answer. Hoping you can sleep some, travel safely and get some answers and direction towards a better back. Mean time know your horses, ponies, Sheeple, dog, cat, family and on-line family are thinking of you.

  6. Judith Garbutt

    Fingers crossed for you for a positive outcome and a definite plan for the future. I hope the journeys are smooth and straightforward.xx

  7. Kerry

    Hello Frances,
    I got back in just after 7:30 having left Lerwick at 6.15 for my morning flight to Inverness. All flights were fine today so hoping the same for you tomorrow.
    Keep on keeping on – I really hope a good solution to your problems comes out of this scan,
    All the best

  8. diane in northern wis

    Thank you for such beautiful pictures. I wish you all the best with your long trip tomorrow, Frances. Hoping they will have some answers for you regarding your back pain. Sure hope you can get some sleep tonight or tomorrow along the way!

  9. Margaret Robinson

    We are closer to you than usual – in Hamwarden, Wales. Spending the night at the Gladstone Library (which you would love or do love if you’ve been here).

    Glad it’s an early start and a full day because you’ll be tired from all in Aberdeen and everyone (plus BeAnne) can take care of you! Best of lucky – MMR


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