Work is confusing me at the moment! In one breath, I've got the admin team booking me more clinics than I'm supposed to do per week (and then lying to the boss when I query the decision with her, saying it never happened! I know I have fibro-fog, but it's not that bad!) and asking me to cover even more, and in the next, they're bending over backwards to allow me half-a-day's leave to take my OH to the GP. My boss is sending me abrupt, stroppy emails, and then telling me that she'll sort me out some carer's leave to stop me having to take all my annual leave to look after the OH, and that she'll swap clinics around for me to have Christmas Eve afternoon off! What exactly is going on?
In other news, my boss wanted me to get an appointment with a former colleague who is currently running a rheumatology podiatry clinic on a trial basis. I now have the 'correct' footwear (a nice pair of Sketchers Shape-Ups), so emailed her all of my medical history to date for her to use as the self-referral. She read it, and emailed me straight back, saying that it seemed very complex, and I've been left (to quote her) 'up in the air re. diagnosis and treatment plan', so wanted to know if I'd object to her referring me to the Rheumatologist in Walsall for a 3rd opinion! I've agreed - anything that might help at this stage has to be worth a try. So, I'm currently awaiting another rheumatology assessment.
The OH is recovering well from his op, although he displays an amazing level of disbelief that he's 'still sore', bearing in mind that he's less than 6-weeks post-op, has a 12" scar down his abdomen (under which lie spliced muscles, severed nerves, and manhandled intestines), and is a self-confessed wuss when it comes to pain of any sort! At least I can empathise; pain is something I'm rather familiar with! I occasionally lose my rag, when he's blowing things out of proportion and taking the smallest symptom to its illogical conclusion, but mostly all is well. He's convinced that the GP won't give him another doctor's note tomorrow, though, so I'm going with him to be the 'muscle' - he's only sleeping intermittently, not getting up until 11am turned, and tired again by 2pm, he's in constant low-level pain, and random severe pain - he couldn't work like that, and I'm fairly optimistic that the GP will agree. Ve have vays of making you agree ... *rattles thumbscrews*