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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Treatment
I have been a bit quiet this week because it has been treatment week. Today will be my last day at the hospital and I’ve found this week to be a slog. For those of you who don’t know, I get infusions for five days every three months. I thought they were going to be my miracle cure but in fact they just manage to keep me stable.
I don’t stay in hospital, I go to the day ward where I sit in a recliner chair while I’m attached to the infusion. When I’m done I come home and go back again the next day. I’ve been going there so long all the staff know me, even with my mask on. Last year they had an influx of staff from other areas of the hospital because a lot of minor operations having been cancelled due to Covid. Slowly, the staff numbers are declining again as they are moved back to their former departments. I always get well looked after while there though, and I am forever grateful that we have the wonderful NHS and available treatments like this.
This week I’ve tried to sum up a little of my days on Instagram. It’s hard to take photos in hospital though. They still have signs up saying ‘no mobiles’ but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use a mobile while there. I generally use mine to listen to my audio books. I worry about falling asleep because I know I snore, but when everyone on the ward has earphones in then I guess it doesn’t really matter.
The ward where I have my treatment has to be well ventilated and can be a little cold, I thought it would be better now it’s summer, but it’s not been the best of weeks. I do have to wait for Graham to pick me up and on Tuesday I waited inside because it was so cold, but on Wednesday I sat outside and soaked up some much needed vitamin D.
I will probably be a little wiped out over the weekend thanks to the side effects and the fact that I’ve had to go out every day. But next week things will be better I’m sure.
I can’t leave you without a baby pic, here is me with my great nephew last week 🙂
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?