I’m tired, dog tired.
Everyone is telling me to chill out. Fat Chance.
De-stress by removing all that is bugging you. OK everyone in the UK OUT!
Pain. Some of you know pain. Unremitting for a month.
Finally I go see the doc.
Hospital, cameras where cameras shouldn’t go. Result, negative.
Should be good but no one can explain the pain.
Back to docs, standard thing, antibiotics. Cipro, and I KNOW ex-mil know about that.
Result, same pain.
Back to doc. Pee in bottle. Result negative.
Surprising after 10 days of Cipro (not)
Help offered? Nil
Sleep? 1-3 hours a day.
Phone line to doc, you must relax, take OTC pain medication, cuddle a hot water bottle, take a hot bath? I live in a boat! So no bath then? Idiot.
4am, I’ve just got to sleep, dog wants out.
Call me old fashioned but I won’t let wife tread the pontoons at night, too dangerous.
Up, dressed, walk, scoop shit, come home, loads of pain.
More meds, codeine.
Christ what I’d give for an armful of morphine.
45 minutes have passed, numb.
What’s to bet the dog is on the bed, my side.
De-stress? You’re joking.
Aw sh’t, need a pee.
Up at 7am, docs again.
Wonder what excuse he’ll give this time for no help.
De-stress and keep civil? Little chance of that.
0623 woke up, tried to make it to the bathroom, WHAM!
Pain gone stupid level 11.
0645 wake SWMBO. Need help luv!
0715 in hospital A&E (note that time, the place was empty).
They start pouring fluids into me.
They ran everything they could, bloods (a gallon I guess), ultrasounds, CAT scan, prodded, pushed, weighed! Apparently for a person my build and age, I’m the right weight.
Pee in bottle please
And finally some real juice.
Wait, LONG wait, different juice, Wheeeeeeee!
5 hours later everything looks negative (which is good).
Possible reason for pain? First answer, dunno.
What’s today’s fad, craze, or new idea? Second answer.
Yep, I’ve got a gluten intolerance.
WTH is that and how can it appear after so many years?
Umm, you are old now, things change.
Thereafter whatever goes bad from now on “SEE YOUR GP!”
I escaped ASAP.
Except when SWMBO was told I had to change my eating habits the incredulous look I got was a picture! What she dishes up now is so carefully balanced and controlled (Slimming World), a fly wouldn’t dare fly close to a plate in fear of being vaporized. I’ve never eaten so controlled a diet made from fresh everything and she’s just been told I have to change my eating habits!!!
And that’s just the language.