Wednesday 23 January 2019

Hello all
I thought I was run down due to worrying about my dad being taken Ill, I felt like I had a bad cold and chesty cough, I struggled through going to work, literally dragged myself to work, the next day I was suffering a fever in bed and just couldn’t make it to work I couldn’t even walk and was suffering extreme lower back pain in my right side , the OH convinced me to go to the doctors so we managed to get a late appointment, I struggled into the gp and after a few tests he said he thought I had pneumonia and that I would need an X-ray but no point going now as the department closes at 4pm, it would be upto me if I wanted to go to a&e and wait for an X-ray there , he advised me to wait and go the next day, prescribed me some antibiotics and sent me off ..
I managed to take the first antibiotics and the OH insisted on going to a&e to get X-ray’d as I was in so much pain breathing ..

We arrived at a&e and waited to be seen, I got called in after about an half hour wait, as soon as I walked through the door the nurse took one look at me and said why on earth are you not in hospital , that’s more or less the last thing I remember,  she took my blood sugar levels and they were through the roof, before we knew it I was being hooked up to an iv drip wired upto moniters and being transferred via blue flashing lights to Blackburn Hospital I was in a Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and spent 24 hours in resus, it’s a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes ... DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine.  treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin..

They found I was type 1 Diabetic, had pneumonia, and needed two blood transfusions for anemia .. I’m home now and getting used to injecting insulin and testing my blood sugar four times a day , still on a mountain load of tablets and antibiotics and off work for another few weeks yet, I have my first appointment with the diabetic clinic tomorrow so they can review my levels I’ve been struggling to get them right so already had insulin increased , fingers crossed I can get some more information at my appointment it’s all been a whirlwind the past couple of weeks. I’m also waiting for an appointment to have a camera inserted as they say I am loosing blood into my stomach so on tablets for ulsers too ! 

Thank you all for the well wishes for my dad.. he’s still the same, the heart attack has really knocked him he’s scared to go to sleep and refuses to go upto bed at night with my mum, they’ve never been apart and it’s taking its toll on my poor mum, they’ve been back to the doctors and they have put dad on anti depressants and diazepam, fingers crossed this helps for now as he is getting no rest at all ..

Back soon everyone 
Sammie xxx 

Monday 7 January 2019

Happy New Year Y'all 

Better late than never, in true Sammie style it doesn't rain it pours 
i'm glad to see that back of 2018
fingers crossed 2019 is better, the start hasn't been to great for us already ..

I had a phone call around 11pm the night before new years eve, its always a dread when the phone goes that time of night, it was Mum, 'Dads had as massive heart attack '
earlier that day mum had messaged to say Dad and Gav (brother) we cutting some trees down in my brothers garden, Dad gets bored and likes to do a bit for us kids when about, they were staying for xmas in London at my brothers..

So the following morning we packed up and got ourselves ready for a 300mile car drive to Croydon....the traffic was horrendous and should have taken us 4 hours 40 mins, it took 7 and a half hours zzzzz

We finally got there had a quick cuppa and then had to drive another half hour to st Georges Hospital in Tooting...poor Dad what a state he was in, this heart attack had bloody knocked him for six, he was absolutely black and blue all over where the paramedics had been working on him, attached to every bloody machine going, he was disorientated and confused and kept trying to pull out wires while setting all these different machines off, he had no idea who we were, and kept on crying :( so sad to see, ive never seen my dad in hospital or ill like that before it was a shocker, so that was new years eve, new years day we had to travel all the way home again due to work commitments and such, we spent the whole day with dad and set off around 7pm in the evening, he had rallied around a little, by now and was more settled thank goodness.

We hit the M25 and had been on it half an hour before some poor soul decided to jump off the bridge and onto the motorway three cars in front.....standstill for an hour .....we got home at  1am new years day ... the most horrendous thing ever  RIP to that person, i said a prayer for you as we drove past your body laying on the motorway ..

Back soon sammie xxx

Monday 17 December 2018

I’m not even joking ... urrrrrrgh 

As per its still blinking freezing in Lancashire, im working all day today and the boiler has still not been fixed, im absolutely frozen through even my xmas jumper isn't helping lol

I've not stopped eating all day today, maybe boredom, or the cold,  im working alone so no patients in, just answering the phone, booking appointments and sorting deliveries out.

I see the xmas veg have started to appear M&S at 40p a bag and Tesco's are 29p i've not seen what Asda and Aldis are yet, i shall be stocking up on potatoes and storing them in a paper primark bag and somewhere dark they've lasted a long while like that before..all helps doesn't it..

OH has recovered from the bug, missed the works xmas do but there was no way she would have made that in her state,  i ended up a bit iffy but thankfully no sickness, im awful at being sick  haha

I kept on waking up last night, i went to the loo four times, this is starting to be a regular thing and i couldn't tell you the last time i actually slept through the night, im wondering if a trip to the GP is needed ! then id be led there for ages thinking about Christmas and how im really not feeling it this year, must be an age thing ho hum

Little Lad is sorted but Big Lad needs a little something else, so hard when they get older, i thought it would be easier.. compared to Little man the pile is small but the things that are small cost allot ..heck probably worrying to much 

Little Lad has his Christmas class party today so went to school dressed in his smart shirt and pants, no school work today just plenty of party food and games..OH has gone to pick him up , i hope hes had a good day :) 

Big Lad breaks up from college on Wednesday, he's had so much work on im sure he'll be glad of the Christmas break

Hes doing Media Makeup at Craven college Skipton, travels there and back everyday on the bus a 2 hour journey..hes never complained once and is excelling marvellously .. he has his own Instagram channel as they all do nowadays haha as christmas and bloody gorgeous :) and yep thats makeup all done by Big Lad 

Back soon sammie xx

Saturday 15 December 2018

Ohh i'm so annoyed i wrote a huge post and then poof just like that it vanished 
i cant be bothered to write it again  haha 
so updating with bullet points 

Absolutely freezing up North all day yesterday but
didnt stop Nipper having his walk 

All warm again and snoring his little head off 

I had to go into town for a few xmassy bits and bobs, party bag things, and to return something to Next

A few bargains at Tesco were found 
This lovely Christmas arrangement should have been £10 we paid £1

Christmas wreath was 60p marked down from £6

I managed to defrost myself for the second time that day 
Started work at 2pm - the boiler was broke so again froze to death for the third time 

OH has been up since 2am with an awful stomach bug
ive been emptying buckets, disinfecting bathrooms, and cleaning up since then

We were going to have a sausage casserole for tea tonight but i think its fat chance of that happening lol

Still got Nipper to walk, shopping to do, its pouring icy rain, presents to wrap, tree to put up, and  im sure much more 

i better get cracking 

sammie xx

Thursday 13 December 2018

Id been on a cleaning mission yesterday before work in the afternoon..I've often used zoflora in the past and now took a liking to it again, i spritzed the house and cleaned the bathroom, next minute my cat Darcy had jumped in the bath sniffing around and started weeing down the plug hole!!! i just couldn't believe my eyes.. actually shocked at what she was doing..i hope she doesn't take a liking to this cleaning scent as i spritzed everywhere with it ..ooh gawd.. it did seem a bit odd so i googled it, many different answers, maybe just got took short, cystitis, urine infection, blah blah so now I'm worrying she might have something wrong, I've kept an eye on her and shes not doing it  anywhere else so ..fingers crossed..

she was going that long i managed to take a picture lol

just in case anyone's worrying i know zoflora can be dangerous for cats/dogs/animals, i never let them walk on wet floors or anything like that , at the time i had cleaned the bath and dried it all down with a towel 

OH treated us to the cinema last night we asked on facebook if anyone had a code or any offers and someone did so we got 2 adult tickets for the price of one, we also had a voucher to use up for the pub opposite the cinema so we used that and decided to have a carvery each, now no mater how lovely it was it probably wasn't the best choice of food before watching a movie, haha 

oooh dear ...i was too full...haha

we watched Aquaman, not really my type of film but it was actually really good and i did enjoy what i saw hehe

Working till 1 pm today just having a coffee and a penguin while updating, i need to go into town after work to the sorting office ive two parcels to collect, a few bits i need in the £ shop, then home and back out with Nipper hes at the groomers at 4.30 as he needs a few nails clipping..i think thats all for today folks..catch up soon Sammie xx
I had some bad news last night when we got home a school friend had passed away. he had an aneurysm on the Saturday and was declared brain dead on the Sunday, so awfully sad, RIP James.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Its so cold up North, they keep threatening snow but yet to see any just freezing rain and the odd sleet shower now and then, oh and the winds have been horrendous

Working a swap today so i can finish early and not miss Little Sons first nativity at school..hes a donkey... lol lets hope he gets on ok the teachers have said hes not too keen , so we shall see, he only turned four in June so one of the youngest in his class

First day of school picture .. like butter wouldnt melt haha ..

Ive been trying to get Nipper in at the groomers for two weeks even though he's walked where he's been so poorly his nails could do with a cut ..its been a nightmare trying to get him in, and he hates people touching his feet so im really dreading that ..meh ..

I've still to get the Xmas tree up, i have started with a few window stickers and re arranging everything ready but yet to get all the mounds of boxes out the loft..i must do thou .

Not sure whats for tea tonight, a rummage in the freezer when i get home, there's plenty in there albeit oddments im sure we can cobble something up, i really want to run this freezer down, not been shopping yet this week so need to see what can go with what and just buy the essentials, the cupboards are pretty well stocked so its just a few fresh bits and pet foods so hopefully a not expensive spend week .

Back soon Sammie xxx

Hello all I thought I was run down due to worrying about my dad being taken Ill, I felt like I had a bad cold and chesty cough, I struggled...