Two more to add to the collection

Posted November 7th, 2008 by Rachel

Yep, two more to add to the collection…sick notes, that is. I realised this morning that I’d forgotten to send my initial sick note from the hospital into work…duh! And now I have another one to add to the collection as well – another two weeks from next Monday. Just finished photocopying them before I [...]

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All about me

Posted November 5th, 2008 by Rachel

Finding myself with a few minutes to spare tonight, I happened to chance upon one of those online personality test things. Usually they’re utter crap, but as I wasn’t doing particularly much else, and the results of the US elections haven’t started coming in yet, I thought, “What the hell!” This is what it said [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 2/11/08

Posted November 2nd, 2008 by Rachel

Not a bad day again yesterday. A bit of a headache, but mainly headache free. This morning though I woke up with the typical IIH morning headache, which panicked me a bit, though that may have been because I slept in late (10.30! It’s almost unheard of for me to sleep that late unless I’m [...]

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White rabbits

Posted November 1st, 2008 by Rachel

Damn! I forgot to say “white rabbits” this morning! I’ll probably be visited by a plague of locusts or such like now! I really must put a note on my PDA to remind me!

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Swiss cheese brain update 31/10/08

Posted October 31st, 2008 by Rachel

Well, the results I’ve been getting this week from my little INR machine have been somewhat different from the lab results that have been coming back from the district nurse checking my INR using a venous sample, as opposed to the capillary sample the machine uses. The result I got on Tuesday was 1.4 and [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 30/10/08

Posted October 30th, 2008 by Rachel

Well the district nurse came early this morning (before 10am) to take a blood sample to check my INR, so the sample should go off in the first collection to the hospital at lunch time, and I should get the result back this afternoon all being well. I tried to do a test myself just [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 29/10/08

Posted October 29th, 2008 by Rachel

Well today I managed to sleep in until 10am! That’s almost unheard of, even when I’m in my usual state of health. Initially I did wake up at around 6.30am, largely I suspect because I forgot to take my strong painkillers last night, and just took my usual bedtime ones. I didn’t think I’d get [...]

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Swiss cheese brain update 28/10/08

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Rachel

Well, all in all I’m not feeling too bad. In fact, considering everything I’d even go so far as to say that for this stage in the game, I’m feeling pretty damned good. I spent most of Sunday after I got home dozing on and off, and a fair amount of yesterday either dozing or [...]

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My swiss cheese brain

Posted October 27th, 2008 by Rachel

*** WARNING *** CONTAINS PHOTOS OF MY MOST RECENT “WAR WOUNDS” *** Well, after much drama and waiting for news, I finally made it into hospital and on Friday had the revision of my VP shunt. It turned out that the existing ventricular catheter (which is blocked and no longer works) was rather firmly attached [...]

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News of my departure was a little premature

Posted October 23rd, 2008 by Rachel

Well, I should be in the hospital by now getting drained of blood and having allsorts of tests and stuff (I was supposed to be there for 10am this morning), but I’m still here. Phoned this morning at 8.30 to check they’d got a bed for me, as per the usual instructions, and was told [...]

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