Ho well what a day
Got to hospital for 8.55 went in sat down waited 15 minutes.
Questions nothing like Internet.
Went in said I had done a diray like they had asked me to do. Sorry but why would I want that, so you have a clue of my day to day life., you ask for one, just leave it there.
Sorry but gone are the days we read essays.
Give her my medical report . Ho leave it there I might glance over it later, hum
I am sorry but we have been told it's,more of a yes or no answer now not interested in anything else. Just fact.
Where have you parked your car said just out side door
How did you find the walk from there Not bad hard work but ok
Ho well that's just under 50 metered..( new they would have it measured out.
Who drove. My husband.
Do you drive your car. Yes
How far About from here to motorway about 1 mile I would say
What for To pick my friend up so she can help me go to jacuzzi sometimes
How often I try to go about once a week sometimes twice but I don't always manage to go. And I can go with out anyone .
My husband drives mostly due to pain and head fog. Sorry didn't ask you that.
Do I have a oven and a hob. Yes. Never asked if I used it. Interestingly.
Do I know how to use a microwave. Yes still never asked if I used it.
At this point I said I get all my hot meals made for me . Sorry not interested.
Can I make myself a drink . Yes but before she moved on I said that I use a very light kettle . Took no interest at all.
Can I dress my self. No I need some one to put my socks and shoes on if I wear them.
But I see you have no socks or shoes on just slip on crocs.
Yes makes life easyer it is summer winter it's different.
What type of house I live in and what bathroom like . Shower sink toilet.
Can I shower my self Yes apart from part of my leg and feet. Which my husband does. With the aid of a stool.
do I have a down stairs loo. No we bought a commode for this reason, thinking of having one put in pantry no where else to fit one. But you haven't got one no just a commode. That doesn,t count.
Now the best bit
Do you need help with your toilet needs and befor you answer I don't mean how you get there if you need help to get there just a simple yes or no can you sit on a toilet and can you get of a toilet. Yes but I do suffer from incontenace of the bowels some time and Evan had to get in a shower . I told you we are not interested in that well at this point I nearly got up and went.
Then all about medications, what effects they have on me.
This us a good one.
Have I ever attempted suiside No but only because of my family I have thought about it many times, but never attempted it. That does,not count.
Who are you see at the moment for your illness. GP because all others have said they have done what they can go away and learn to live with it.
She ask me to stand on my own without my stick but said I could hold on to table if I needed
Ask me to put my arms out bend me elbows cross my arms put my hands behind my head which I did but not without wobbling.
Then put my arms at my side pull them up to shoulder height. Which I could not do. Ho well might have got one point for that .
Then bend over and go down my legs as far has I could usually get to knees nearly but today I got this almighty,jab in my back started to shake and that was that.
Get on a bed and sit up with back rest and lift my legs. Couldn't straightened legs out
so she grab hold of one and tryed but it started to shake. Then she said lift my leg I couldn't so she lifted it and said push against it but all it did was shake. So she gave up. My husband helped me get off the bed.
Then she asked how I go on with tights. Said don't wear them can't get them on.
Then she said bend your knees as far as you can so holding the table tryed but didn,t get far. Just to pain full.
How do I put my underclothing on with great difficulty I said and sometime need help to get my knickers on.
I was in there 1 hour .
The interesting thing was she never ask if I could get out of bed on my own do I need help in the night.
Or do I need help with any thing else like can I wash and dry my hair ,
Do I need help with incontenace .
I have looked at the pip you fill in on the Internet and I would say there is about half the questions on there that wasn't asked at all.
Like this one I forgot.
Can I use the intenent. Yes
Can I plan a journey. Yes
Never asked if I could follow it which U.S. On the pip questions but I got that in saying that if it was somewhere I didn't know I could not do,it. Due to the stress and anxiety that it would cause he I would be a danger to other people on the rd so I don't Evan try my husband does it.
They will be a few I missed but that's the jIST of it .
SO REMEMBER THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED,IF YOU S**T YOURSELF AND NEED HELP .
You can't put your own socks on or shoes.
AND IF YOU ARE ABLE TO USE OVEN OR A MIRCOWAVE JUST THAT YOU KNOW HOW ONE WORKS.
Not holding any hope out because they don't seem interested in the pain . The upset of not being able to do things.
Before I came out I asked her if she would be reading through my medical reports .
The answer I wasn,t supprised at. I may browse throught them but pkease remember the decision it's mine,I just tick the boxes.
Hope this is a helpful
Then to top the day off very nicely my best friend rang to say her father had passed away this morning. He was 104 next week but it's never the right time.
I felt so bad because,I was worn out with this morning I couldn't make myself go and see her.