Thursday, 27 April 2017

cut it out

the doctor found a 'suspicious mole' when i had my skin check recently.  so made an appointment to have it removed.  after ringing the surgery to get the results as requested i had to wait 5 days for the doctor to ring me back and tell me it was a benign tumour.  yesterday i attended the same clinic to keep the appointment to have the stitches removed.  but the doctor said they are not ready to be removed so made me an appointment with the same doctor who did the procedure in the first place in two weeks.  yep.  two weeks.  that can't be right can it?  after waiting 1.5 hours to see the doctor, i had to wait again so that the nurse could redress the wound.  the doctor had to type out the report twice (he made a mistake with the first one) so that the nurse could do this.  he could have done it himself in 5 minutes.  i could have done it myself in 5 minutes.  i hate that clinic.

Friday, 21 April 2017

that's better

it's been a while since i last posted, lots has happened and i've been quite hectic with family and other things.  i had cataract surgery on my other eye which is settling down fairly well.  my eyesight is amazing except for needing reading glasses now.  nothing to complain about.  the surgery was completely different this time.  it took longer and the older doctor took over a few times.  their machine (i have no idea what it's called) was set up incorrectly so they fiddled with that too.  a very lovely nurse held my hand because i was extremely nervous, although, not as much as last time.  the nursing staff are wonderful and deserve kudos for their kindness and care.  

Monday, 20 March 2017

lunch at the temple

miss lan, graham and i had a lovely day out yesterday visiting the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple at Sellicks Beach which is a southern suburb of adelaide.  the statue of Quan Yin, the goddess of mercy, is breathtaking and a sight to behold as she looks out to the ocean and has the hills behind her.  the temple complex will be spectacular when it's completed in a few years.  it's a work in progress.  it's a long way from home and i haven't been down that way since my son and i purchased my beautiful grandcat benni.  it seems that a lot of cat breeders are down that way as when we purchased my beautiful vincent his breeder, Nancy, lived down there.  i digress.  we enjoyed lunch at the temple and went shopping/browsing at the noarlunga centre afterwards.  we were going to go out to dinner but were all too tired.  :)  next time.  here is a link to more information about the statue and the temple.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

have you ever heard of tonsil stones?

me either.  they are a thing, really.  my grandson and my daughter have them.  my friend Barb does too.  they are hard calcified 'stones' embedded in the roof of the mouth near the back of the throat. they smell apparently.  even the nurse yesterday had never heard of them.  maybe they have another name.  i mention this because my daughter was in hospital yesterday having her tonsils removed.  they thought they'd have to take her adenoids too but that didn't happen. she's had tonsillitis since she was small but the doctor always said it wasn't necessary to remove them.  she is doing really well, she's in a little bit of pain and can't eat or drink anything warm or hot.  i ordered them pizza tonight and she'll put some in the fridge and have it later.  cold pizza is delish.  she was nauseous yesterday but that's better today.  i remember getting my tonsils out when i was about 4 or 5 at the adelaide children's hospital.  the lovely old bluestone building is still there.  they used ether for the anaesthetic and i can still remember the taste.  it made me sick.  they promised me ice-cream after the op and i was disappointed because it was yuck.  there were other kids in the ward with me and we were out of bed most of the time.  i probably stayed in hospital a week or more, it was so long ago it's scary.  we are having a heat wave atm and i'm over it.  it's going to be cooler tomorrow, only 36 degrees and they said on telly that march is going to be hot and dry.