Jaye’s Week… Stop the World…

Stop the World – I want to get Off!

Life simply isn’t getting any better, and in some respects, it’s getting worse.

Tensions are running very high in our house, very much due, I’m afraid, to the slow-moving mechanism that drives the NHS these days. And before anyone jumps all over me, I will add that I think they have done an outstanding job coping with Covid. The rest of the system may never recover, however.

It has been a year since Anita’s devastating heart attack. A year of delays, lost results and what can only be described as apathy. So busy saving the world, some patients are falling by the wayside.

Not to mention the song and dance every time we attend the hospital on those rare occasions. At the moment, we are waiting for an appointment for a possible stent to be fitted, as although Anita is coping brilliantly with her reduced mobility and general fitness, she could be a lot better.

I wasn’t expecting to throw my own hat into the ring too, and tried very hard to wait until a shred of normality looked like returning.

It was probably due to the extra workload, and definitely caused by all the stress, but my arthritis has been severely showing off, crippling my knees, and reducing me to a shambling wreck.

When I damaged my knee once before, pre covid, I went to my local A & E, had an Xray and an amazing injection that enabled me to walk without pain.

Yesterday I had reached the end of my rope, and thinking we were as close to normal as we were ever likely to get, I turned up at A&E again, only to be sent packing. Well, advised to attend a Minor Injuries Unit which was miles away!

Apparently, our Accident & Emergency Department are only accepting Life threatening emergencies.

Time to have a word with our GP. Not that you can actually have a face-to-face appointment anymore. You must wait weeks for a telephone conversation and so on. I think I will write a letter and see what happens.

In the meantime, the housework and gardening can go take a running jump!

13 thoughts on “Jaye’s Week… Stop the World…

  1. Let me say it for you … fuckfuckfuckfuck!
    My knees send yours their deepest sympathies and support. The rest of me sends hugs. 🙂
    I’m scheduled to have a D&C next friday and thankfully we seem to be in that bit of a hiatus between the Delta variant spreading like wildfire among the unvaccinated and the eventual hospital overload they’ll create. A week is a long time these days, and we both have our fingers crossed.

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      • I wish I could say yes, but honestly? No, I don’t think so. 😦 … the ‘normal’ of our youth, or ten years ago, or two years ago, is gone. … and that really sucks, because almost all of us never really had any choice, or say, in the matter. Money and power, in the hands of a few, created the lies, the schemes, the wars, etc, that have led us to where we are today.
        They have a very good PR machine that has convinced the world that, ‘we’re in this together’, and ‘we need to work together to find a solution’, but when it comes down to it, they’re still rich and powerful, and we’re still screwed.

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  2. I feel your pain and frustration. I’m in a holding pattern too, not knowing what I’m ill with, just that I’m ill. I waited about 4 months for a basic chest x-ray and have been waiting for a brain MRI scan since June. Basically, our wonderful NHS is overwhelmed and underfunded.

    I hope you both get the help you desperately need soon. Sending love and hugs xx 🙂

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  3. I’m sorry you’re having such a bad time of it Jaye. Stress is debilitating enough without adding your knee to the mix. I’m sorry also that things aren’t moving a bit quicker for Anita. I’m told that everywhere is trying to solve their backlogs and that some clinics are open at the weekend now. I had bloods taken last Sayurday and was shocked to find them working when they’re usually off golfing. All praise to the NHS for their efforts on our behalf with the Covid crisis, I have my fingers crossed that rumours are not true that the Government intent to allow privatisation of the NHS and turn us into a mini America where profit is their only thought.
    Leave the gardening and have a nice weekend.
    Huge Hugs

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  4. Always with Tranquillity! There is nothing urgent these days. from the bottom of my heart I wish you both a nice weekend! Dont hurry! 😉 xx Michael
    P.S .: After all, you live in England. Or did you really want to live here? https://www.google.de/maps/place/92693+Eslarn/@49.5818097,12.4506274,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47a00e0b45440e15:0x41eda32beb5d0c0!8m2!3d49.5820959!4d12.5193822
    Take a look at the introductory photo for this place, the “a.. of the world”.

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