So here I am sat on the sofa, no running again this week! Frustrated is not the word.
Had Scans this week and the stones haven’t moved, another 3 more weeks of drinking loads and then back to see if they have moved by then.
For those of you only following my blog and not my social, two weeks past Tuesday, I ended up in A&E in the worst pain I have ever felt. I was screaming in agony all the way to the hospital and through the Emergency Department until I got some Morphine. Wow! Its good. A Few tests and a few hours later it was found I had Kidney Stones and I had a few nights in hospital. I was looked after incredibly well by the fabulous NHS Nurses and Doctors (even the food wasn’t too bad!)
The NHS staff are pushed to the Limit, you can see that in their faces and you can see it by the lack of bed space, we were moved out of cubicles so someone else could have a private moment or bloods take and then back in to be assessed again.
On the Ward it was all go. Procedures being carried out in the wards behind curtains as theatre space was at a premium. How I wish our theatre spaces were open (but that’s another story) I was in a 4-bed room on the first night and shared it with 5 others in total.
Anyway, Since I got home, I’ve been extremely tired and its just not passing, I’m now waiting for blood tests to see what’s going on. I’m signed of work and I can’t do jobs with power tools round the house as that’s dangerous if the pain comes back. Not that I have the energy to do jobs, after the school run, I usually need a nap.
So needless to say, I’ve been off the running and concentrating on the Admin side of the project. I’m following up on leads for prizes for the raffle and filling in applications and keeping up with Social Media. I’ve been a bit quiet for a while but I’m picking up speed again now.
I have to say I’m being well supported by you all, your messages of encouragement, well wishes and Donations are really appreciated and have given me the drive to push on.
The Kiltwalk is in 5 weeks and Polly and I will walk across the Forth Road Bridge from North to South.
We are collecting donations for all 5 charities on the Usual address https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/12in12for5
But there is also a special Just Giving page for the Simpson Special Care Babies who covered the Entry for us and you can donate here for that and the Hunter Foundation will add 50 percent more onto top of your donation. Gary (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
So, this month has been a bit more Spring Rabbit than March Hare but lets April is a bit more positive.
I’d love to hit that £1k mark soon – maybe the end of the month is a bit ambitious but let’s see what we can do, Afterall I can’t do it without every single one of you!