Thank goodness September is over

It was with great relief that I turned the page on the calendar this morning because September was chock full with medical appointments and incidents including two trips to hospital for Whale, several follow-up examinations for Bear after his week in the diabetes unit  and umpteen physio sessions for Bear and for me.

The bout of ‘flu – or whatever it was – was over by the weekend although Bear milked the opportunity to stay in bed and be waited on until Monday.  Actually, he is no problem as an invalid – not really demanding  at all. He enjoys his own company, watching DVDs, reading or dozing and hardly ever calls me for anything.

October begins with Bear in the Polyclinic for his second cataract operation and there are several more visits to the opthalmologist for Jay and me as well but the month in general looks much ‘quieter’ until Jay’s friend from America comes to stay from the 29th until the middle of November; something we’re looking forward to very much as it’s several years since we’ve seen her.

Since there’s nothing much else to say here’s a link to some amusing newspaper reports: which I hope will make you smile.

9 Responses to “Thank goodness September is over”

  1. tillylil Says:

    You are certainy getting your money’s worth out of the French NHS and they appear to be looking after you really well.
    Perhaps you should have told Bear he was still looking ‘peaky’ – he might have returned to bed for a few more days peace.

    • sablonneuse Says:

      We certainly have no complaints about the medical care here – and even Elaine comes over to see a specialist once a year because he has done much more for her than anyone at BUPA. Although she has to pay it still csts much less than a private consultation in England.

  2. Z Says:

    Yes, you’ve had a funny few weeks, in the not amusing sense. Let’s hope things go smoothly for a bit.

  3. Keith Says:

    I went for my annual eye test last week and found out that I have a tiny cataract now. Strange, I am not aware of it and my eyesight seems a good as ever. Let’s face it, we’re getting old! Aaargh!

    Regarding the newspaper clips, I saw some weird headlines somewhere years ago and I never forgot them:

    “June Babies flood London Hospital”
    “Three men held in cigarette case”
    “Abortion Clinic has 10 month waiting list”

    • sablonneuse Says:

      If you only have a ‘baby cataract’ now, Keith, it could take years to mature. It must have been well over ten years ago when I was told I had one and they were not keen to operate in England because of my severe shortsightedness. However, once they were done in France it was like havng a new pair of eyes.

  4. Pat Says:

    September seems to be the time for people to be serviced – in the medical sense – like cars – I wish I hadn’t started this.
    The newspaper reports were a hoot:)

    • sablonneuse Says:

      Well that’s the only sort of servicing that goes on in our house, Pat – and not just in September. 😉

  5. Little old me Says:

    yea you have turned the Corner, well here’s hoping. I loved the news paper cuttings

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