Monday 10th November 2014
Up at 0300hrs, WC.
‘Inchy’ sore and leaking a little blood.
Down and got laptop started and made a cuppa.
Chest pains started, angina not good.
Feeling a bit down again. Despite Lynton emailing me that he is coming over to see me with his son next week.
Did the LOMM update posts and some graphics for Troll Free Zone.
Waiting for the Asda delivery, then I’ll get washed shaved teggies and WC then get changed to go to the Queens Medical Centre for my INT level tests.
When I came down from ablutionising (Is there such a word?) my left thumb was bleeding from all around the nail! No pain, no lesions?
I took some bits with me for the Nottingham Hospice Charity Shop to drop off on the way back from the Queens Medical Centre.
I set off and caught the bus (Raining you see) into town. Then got another out to the QMC.
The rain has lessened as I arrived at the hospital.
Only a couple waiting at the haematology dep’t and I was in five minutes later.
There was only two staff on. The new girl and a bloke brought in from another department – three staff off today she said! She also pointed out that I had blood coming from my left ear-hole?
Still she was happy could she could have first pick of the nibbles I took for them, including the fresh cream éclairs that tickled her fancy.
I was soon out and caught a bus into town.
Had a walk about a bit, got some DVD’s to add to the stuff got the Hospice shop.
Walked into town and as I rounded the corner, the first thing I saw was somebody being loaded into an ambulance.
That cheered me up no end.
The rain had stopped and the sunshine glistened. So I took a photo in the slab square.
Then walked towards the Sherwood bus pick-up point taking a photo pf an alley as I passed it. In this alley is a Barbers, a public convenience, a ladies hair dressers and a few other retailer. Not doing so well I’d hazard a guess by the lack of people around.
I caught the bus and dropped off almost opposite the Charity shop and took the bit in for them.
Then I had a walk back to Carrington, the angina still bothersome.
And I foolishly didn’t put any Phorpain gel on my knees cause they seemed okay at the time – When will I ever learn!
Nearly got ran into by a burke on a bike on the pavement as I turned the corner into my street.
Got in. WC’d.
Laptop on and made a cuppa.
It’s colder in this house than outside! Huh!
Felt that warm wet sensation in the region of my little Inch again, went up and checked. Bleeding. A good day for me bleeding today innit – me left thumb, me left ear and now my ‘Inch’ has started again. I checked the ear-hole closer and I think the wax or ear-drops might have hardened and when I put me hearing-aids in it might have caught it and pulled a bit off?
Tuesday 11th November 2014
I slept better last night, only waking up about five times I think.
Up and on the laptop drinking a cuppa by 0445hrs.
Not feeling on top form though, took some bags out to the bins to find someone had dumped their rubbish bags nearby.
Bit of an early dizzy spell.
Going to spend the day indoors methinks. Working away on the laptop and feeling guilty.
Gaws ‘eavens – the little ‘Inch’ is bleeding profusely again!
Crappo at times life innit?
Wednesday 12th November 2014
I was feeling nervous when I awoke at 0120hrs, apprehensive.
Checked out ‘Inchy’, bleeding again, applied some more Corticoid cream.
Had a rinse and cleared up the blood and came down had a sip of spring mineral water and got medications ready for the 0500hrs doses.
Can’t believe I do not fancy a cuppa.
Aware that today I have visitors coming to assist me, and I am very nervous at what they will find here at the hovel.
Updated this diary to here.
Lynton and his son John called, they were stuck on the motorway and would be a little later than arranged – nice that.
They arrived and I felt I’d known him for years.
We gossiped while they helped me get the laptop going so much better. We left it doing a clean-up programme and they drove me out for a bite to eat in Sherwood.
They kindly went into the Computer shop with me to analyse and understand what the chap was offering.
Then we went into a cafe, where they treated me to a bacon sarnie, and let me knick one of John’s potatoe waffles.
We returned still nattering to the flea-pit.
They helped again by taking away some of the rubbish I have accrued.
They will never know how much they have helped me today – bless em both with all my heart.
A cuppa tea and they were off with fond goodbyes.
Now John has got my Wi-Fi sorted I can use the laptop upstairs again, and it is so much quicker.
Had a micro-waved potato and sausages for me nosh.
Tired, but feeling happier than for a while I went of up to kip…
Thursday 13th November 2014
I sprang awake at 0130hrs and could not get back to the land of nod. Tsk!
So I decided to go down and bring the laptop up to work on me blog and post some photo’s of Lynton from his visit yesterday.
I got all the bit and pieces up okay – but could I find me camera?
Could I ‘eck as?
After searching the front room draws shelves floor etc and failing to find it – I searched the kitchen (that’s the only downstairs rooms in the house), then decided I had lost it completely. Bamboozled and annoyed with myself puts it lightly.
So, I decided to give up and fetch the things back downstairs. On my way up the stairs (An hour and a half after starting me searching) I saw the camera laying there – and naturally then remembered leaving it there last night to bring up later. (Huh, wotta plonka of the highest order!)
I managed to get em ready. Then tried to load the internet and the laptop beeped then froze on me. I had to press and hold the start button then reload/start the laptop.
But it’s been alright since?
Big mouth Inchcock! Grrrr…
Coreldraw9 keeps freezing, and have to force close the flipping laptop, done it three times this morning. Oh woe is me, well down now. Tsk!
Did some work on a new post for a while, during which I felt the dreaded warm and wet sensation from the little ‘Inch’. Bleeding again… Hey-ho. I can’t go to the clinic today because I’ve promised to go with Sister Jane to the hospital for her to have checks on her knees done. Bit of support yer know bless her.
Good job I got some graphics done earlier to use.
Also I said I’d try and take some photo’s today of the older parts of Nottingham for the TFZ group. So I’ll aim to walk to town in plenty of time to meet Jane at 1315hrs at her bus stop, then catch bus to the Queens Medical Centre, and take some on my way.
Spit and polished myself checked Inchy (dribbling) and got things ready to take with me to meet Jane, I hope?
Set off on my walk into town planning on taking some pictures en route for the TFZ’ers site – but the knees were so bad a diversion would have meant me being late to meet Jane and Pete.
I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of the poor chap who from outside of Pound World, who they had dressed up in s Snowman costume and had apparently been hired to wave at the children?
Got into town and met them, we then caught a bus to the QMC arriving in plenty of time.
They both looked in good form, but hearing is getting as bad as mine at times. We had a good natter while waiting and Jane was called in early for her tests.
They were completed in half an hour and we caught a bus back to town. I took some photo’s of them on the bus, I don’t think Jane was too pleased about it because the lighting on the bus changed her hair colour in the photo.
I hobbled along with them while they did some shopping,
Said our farewells and I caught a bus back to the dump.
When I got in all I as good for, was getting my head down after applying more pain gel to me knees. So I got me head down after applying more pain gel to me knees!
Friday 14th November 2014
Arose about 0330hrs and went down to make a cuppa.
I was going to do some porridge in the microwave, but stopped it as soon as the sparks flew from the sides of the door! I found the door edging was corroded. So, no hot food until I get another. (Being frustrated and depressed comes naturally and easily to me you know – Tsk!)
The laptop was upstairs so I returned to update and post yesterday’s diary and have a poddle on Facebook.
Feeling strangely depressed a tad again this morning, as if I just know something bad is going to happen?
The knees are still not very good, and the Angina… well, not good also.
Got a lot of sorting to do, the launderette; well I’ll have to manage for clothes until next week. Then I’ll have the struggle of carrying two dirty great bags-full down to the launderette. – Not Done!
I’ve got to get to the G.U.M. clinic to book another appointment. Not Done!
I want to get to the Nottingham Hospice Charity Shop with the bits for them. - Not Done!
I’ve got to go to the Computer shop to sort laptop. – Not Done!
I’ve got to sort out a new microwave cooker. – Not Done!
Got to sort the rubbish and put the bins out for collection. – Done!
Oh forget it… I can’t cope with the thought of it all. (Hehe)
I washed the little ‘Inch’ no blood showing at all. Until I pulled at him and it spurted out again. This time I could see the lesion as it filled with blood and then flowed out.
As I’ve said before, thank heavens for kitchen towels!
I went back down and put the bins put out for collection, made another cuppa and took me medications.
Then I returned to the laptop. Coreldraw9 is now working in a slow fashion thankfully.
Not feeling too well today, staying put indoors (Again}.
Took me yonks to get to sleep, hours! (Tsk)
Saturday 15th November 2014
Still not feeling up to par this morning.
I managed a decent four hours kip though.
0430hrs: Made cuppa and returned to sleeping bag and read some of the Blood Red Snow book.
0530: Made cuppa, started laptop to update this and took me medications.
Tried to take a photo but the new camera wouldn’t shoot? What have I done? Put the batteries on charge in hopes that this will solve me dilemma.
I looked briefly at the pile of washing up waiting for attention – and ignored them like any true professional loafer would.
Really want to get out today and take some photographs for the Troll Free Zone gals from America, Australia, Canada etc. But I’m feeling drained again. I’ll see how I feel in a bit.
Rumbling tummy has joined the Arthur Itis and Angina… good job I’m used to suffering yer know. (Hehehe)
Did a bit of Facebooking and posted yesterday’s Diary.
Cleansed and checked and creamed little ‘Inchy’ – blood spurting again. Getting a bit fed-up with this now.
Then again feeling so depressed with everything I’m not surprised I’m getting ratty.
Set off on my scenic route walk to town.
Bit dark but not too cold yet.
Took some photo’s en –route and in town, when the heavens opened and don came the rain. I felt so sorry for a Big Issue seller I bought her an umbrella.
The old library building, now part of Trent University looked nice in the rain. It was bombed in 1917 by a German airship, but soon repaired with great care.
Walked to the 99p shop and got some bits. Then to the Pound Shop for some long socks.
Then I hobbled to Primark for underwear to replace me bloodied ones that won’t wash out. Got some long sleeve T-shirts, my own fault for not going to the launderette that I needed these.
The workers were in the slab square preparing the Nottingham ‘You-can’t-afford-it’ Christmas stalls.
Then off to a cob shop so I would have something to eat now I have no means of cooking anything back at the hovel. (Double Tsk!) Good job they had some cheapo ones in fer me.
Took a photo of shoppers in the rain outside the Cob shop.
Caught the bus back to Carrington and pondered on whether I should get some chips to go with me sarnies tonight or not – I remembered how horrible the last chips were ones that I got from Pancho’s and decided against it.
Still raining, but at least the camera seems to be working. Glad something is!
Got in and WC, started laptop…
Well I didn’t actually, I tried – but nothing happened!
Oh dear, sadness and depression dawning again?
I pressed and held the Start button to turn it off. Gave in a minute and pressed again to try and start her.
Several minutes later message: Start-up is not responding do you want to (I forget the word) reset to a time the laptop last worked? Yes!
Many minutes later it came to life… Phew! But very slowly indeed.
So I got this diary done ASAP in case she conks-out on me again.
Posted it early – I never know when bad-luck will strike (Well I do really… always!)
Sunday 16th November 2014
I was up cleaning little ‘Inchy’ and changing me bloodied night attire at 0200hrs. Well pee’d off with it now!
Started laptop and made a cuppa and pot of porridge.
Toyed on the internet for many hours, having to restart the laptop a few times though. But Coreldraw seemed content not to crash. (Up to now!)
Hope to get out and take some photo’s later, but the weather is a tad foggy and not very welcoming.
The depression self-pity and Angina beat me today – Not doing anything but Internetting.