Monday, 13 June 2011

my sister

we are much closer since my husband and our parents passed several years ago now. our parents divorced and we were separated when we were kids.  her husband has a security business and she works along side him as she has all of the necessary licences.  their son also works in the family business but is leaving to work in roxby downs.  he plays footy and the football club there has offered him a job and accommodation if he plays for their club.  of course this is causing much angst firstly because he's an only child and has lived at home for all of his 25 years and secondly with the business. sis will have to take up the slack as most call outs/jobs require two people to attend.  my sister is a semi retired nurse.  she started nursing way back in the early 70s and has worked ever since.  she seriously hurt her back a few years ago and had to retire. she currently works in an aged care facility firstly working on their acreditations and is now also doing risk assessments, rosters etc. but it's 100 kms there and back.  she's doing two days a week but this constantly changes and her manager is going on leave soon and wants her to work more days.  she volunteers with a local charity two days a week. she is also going through a major home repair.  they are living in the lounge room as the front bedrooms are being treated for salt damp and are unusable.  the repair man has left them in a total mess while he undertakes  another job and won't return until next week.  she hasn't even unpacked properly from our trip yet as there's no where to put it as they are living out of boxes etc.  the front rooms were full of rubble and will need painting before the furniture goes back and the carpets cleaned.  did i mention that she's the tidiest person ever.  to the point of being a tiny bit compulsive, although she's better than she used to be.  she has a lot on her plate atm and to top it off the dr suspects she has legionaries disease. there have been reported cases in bali of late.  he didn't do a blood test last week when she was there just put her on antibiotics (two lots). wouldn't you think he'd do a blood test first? i thought that was something he'd have report the ama.  he said come back in two weeks but she can't get an appointment for three weeks which is the norm up there.  he's totally hopeless and she's going to finally find another dr.  she finally got him to prescribe a pain patch as the pain relief she's on has given her an ulcer.  she was taking mega doses of pain killers for ages and any dr in his right mind would surely try a patch or at least something else. he's finally booked her into the pain clinic in adelaide but there's a long waiting list. she's only been asking for about three years.  it's her own fault of course coz she should have given him the flick ages ago but that's easy to say and there aren't a lot of drs up there.


  1. Legionaries Disease is something that has to be reported as far as know, I always thought it was one of those diseases that you have to report....
    sounds to me like she needs a new doctor.

  2. she def. does Jo-Anne. not easy to change drs in a small community but enough is enough. :)


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