Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Not ...

...looking forward to this afternoon! Dad had a fall just over a week ago and he's been complaining about a 'sore' back. He's also had a tummy upset and swollen ankles. His back and his knees are the cause of his poor mobility and hence the odd fall so, for him to complain about a sore back is not unusual however, he's stopped doing little jobs he has been doing, because of it. We decided to leave it a few days to see if everything settled down and, although the tummy problem has gone, there was little improvement with his back and ankles so I made an appointment to see the doc - which is this afternoon. This morning I asked him if there were any other concerns he had 'cos, if we're going, we may as well get all concerns dealt with. I've now got a list - aarrgghh!!
His ankles no longer look swollen and he tells me that his back is somewhat easier (hooray!) but his knees are now playing up more than usual :o( He has a 'sore' on his bum and, what potentially is the worst thing and I'm too scared too look - he's got a problem with his feet. Apparently his toes are black! He now tells me he's had a problem for a long time with his feet and thinks he needs a chiropodist! By the sounds of it he needs more than a bloomin' chiropodist but I'm going to let the doc have the pleasure of deciding what needs doing - lol! I wouldn't mind so much but ........... guess where I went every month with Mum for the last year of her life? Yep, you got it - the CHI-ROP-O-DIST!!! He didn't want to be a bother, so he tells me, so didn't say even though he knew where we were going! He's very proud of the fact that the docs consider him to be a 'very uncomplaining man'. I consider it to be a real pain 'cos I'm not a mind reader and don't have a crystal ball! I know he's petrified that he may have to go into hospital but I can't make him understand that ignoring something and hoping it'll go away doesn't work and that he's more likely to end up in hospital if he doesn't get things dealt with in the early stages ........... aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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2 comments:

Greta said...

OMG Pam you need this like a hole in the head. Hope your Dad gets on ok at the docs. What is it about the older generation that makes them not want to trouble anyone?Think they are all the same in that respect though. x

Norma said...

Poor you Pam, looks like you're going to have your work cut out for you again.
Hope your Dad have got some satisfaction at the docs, cant say i like the sound of the black toes mind

Norma x