Monday started with the news that there was only 1 river bridge open at Worcester due to flooding and I needed to get over it and back as I had a spirometry booked. The traffic was a nightmare but we got there. What really bothered me was I had to do it all again the next day. Well we did and I thought that would be it for the week but oh no! On Thursday night I was tucked up in bed and just nodding off when the phone rang, it was my 80 year old mum, she had fallen and thought she may have broken her wrist as she was a lot of pain and her arm was badly swollen.
I got myself sorted as quickly as my lungs would allow, jumped in the car and drove to her place about a mile away.
I took one look at her wrist and it was obvious something was amiss so off we went over that river bridge again to Worcester Hospital A&E. At least the traffic was non existent at 1 oclock in the morning and when we arrived the waiting room looked fairly quite. We checked in and waited 3 long hour's but eventually we were sent to X ray and then we got to see the Doctor. She confirmed what we feared, it was a classic break and they would put a temporary plaster cast on it.
We were then taken in to the plaster casting room where the doctor gave my mum a pain killing injection and handed her the laughing gas.
First the bones had to be realigned so the doctor and a nurse pulled on mums hand while another nurse put the plaster cast on.
My mum was amazing through it all, I found it hard just watching. The nurses then decided that they would keep mum for the rest of the night and would phone me when she had a proper cast put on next morning.
It was 7 oclock am when I got home and I was struggling to keep my eye's open by now so I went straight to bed as the rest of my family were getting up for work.
Later that day I fought my way back through the traffic cue's, over that dam bridge to the hospital, collected Mum and then back over that dam bridge again to Malvern.
Its been a hell of a week and I am well knackered so I've switched all the phone's off and locked all the doors and I'm not coming out for a some time.
Oh yes Mums doing fine but being a busy 80 year old she's going to go crazy while not being able to get out and about in her car.
Me well I'm just praying I don't have to go over that blummin bridge again for a while.
Tony. Tread carefully Healthunlockeders and avoid those A&Es there very busy.