No picture today, it’s taking the last vestiges of my energy to get this out on time, sorry.
Teresa went shopping, I had to stay at home and try a get a first draft to the first task for my second assignment (yeah quite a mouthful).
The washing machine died and was old enough that replacing was needed – Teresa ordered a new one
We moved her “new” (but old in terms of years) desk from Kat’s room to her freshly decorated office. Found all the bits and I worked out what was needed to reassemble it – I’d had to do some disassembly to get it up the stairs, a task I could no longer do as I lifted it on my shoulders and it was incredibly heavy and unwieldy.
Anyway, know what to do and ordered some suitable screws and nails.
The new washing machine is due today, the old one is surrounded by mess and it’s plumbing is as odd as the rest of the house so I wanted to make sure it could be detached by the delivery people (we paid extra so they took the old one away)
Well, apart from the fact that the cold fill has a red tab and didn’t turn off that was successful. Fortunately, the installation guys had a blank they could fit so only small puddles of water (I now have such a blanking cap!).
To be fair the AO guys were brilliant, and Teresa now just needs to work out how to use it.
Spent some time with HR manager at work discussing my next assignment (on how the autism act affects employers and employees), late home so missed my afternoon nap. Not good was exhausted by 8pm and crashed out
CT scan at 9:20am, so up I get. All went fine, but we know that contrast knocks me out for a few days.
It did. On way to CT scan we took both Teresa and my cars in for their MOT. At 4pm we went back to collect them and for Teresa to look at new (second hand) cars as she wants to change hers.
She identified one possibility, but we will return on Thursday for test drive
The Dyson vacuum clearer died, Teresa ordered a replacement but refuses to get another Dyson since the founder moved offices to Singapore (I think), I don’t like them anyway.
We had friends coming over for a meal this evening. I offered to make my chicken and mushroom stroganoff, I did the basic cook in the morning so that the evening was a just the final warm through. Took me about 2 hours and I was so tired I had a nap BEFORE lunch. Then lunch and another nap. Did I mention fatigue plus the side effects of contrast?
Our friends arrived and we had a lovely afternoon/evening. The stroganoff seemed to go down fine as did Teresa’s pud.
However, I do know that the stroganoff will trigger diarrhoea. Pretty sure it’s the mushrooms in it that do it.
As guests departed, yup the stroganoff had worked, mushrooms I love them, but they are one of my kryptonite foods. Took a Loperamide because I expected “more” to come 🙂 . Later around 11:30pm after I had slept for a while, oh lots more where that came! Another Loperamide, the next few days are going to be tough as my body shuts down and poo disappears 🙁
Bit of poo, but not much, however Burlington is looking rather listless and seems to have some bladder control issues. I saw it yesterday and we booked him in to see our favourite vet on Monday, however seeing him this morning I decided to act now and by 10:45 he was at the vets.
Looks like it was a UTI as I expected and he got antibiotics injection and pain killers. By the time I got him home he seemed a lot happier
Then down into Pz for Teresa’s car testing. She seems to have decided but wants to think about it overnight. By the time we were home it was too late for my nap (second time this week) and I was shattered and early to bed!
No poo at all, starting to become concerned (still the case on Saturday so I had some of the left over Stroganoff from Wednesday, not much, but problem SORTED 🙂 )
We had a chat about Teresa’s car, and it was clear her preference wasn’t quite right for her and what she really wanted was the same as she used to have before the current car. A quick google and I found one at a garage in Bugle and whisked her over there. It was exactly what she wanted, unfortunately it sold by the time we arrived but an identical one is due in a weeks’ time, so she has put her name down against it.
Again, I missed my afternoon nap and I am incredibly tired.
If ever there was proof needed that I need those afternoon naps this week ticked the box, yes I can, and do, manage without it, but there is a price to be paid and I need to make sure that recovery time is arranged.
Also, there is no doubt that the CT contrast (iodine) does knock the stuffing out of me, no particular reason why it should but it does. Maybe it is the load it puts on the Kidneys to excrete it? Nobody gives me a definitive answer but there is no doubt it does – whether I’ve had a tough or an easy week makes no difference.
Fatigue, it is far and away the hardest part of my current treatment, but so long as it keeps me alive, there is no contest!
Poo, well it’s just a fact of life, like breathing, though less fun, it’s the fatigue that is so hard to cope with.
The Bean, Pendeen, 24-Feb-2019