Saturday, April 18, 2009

That was the week that was.

Well Easter has come and gone. The 4 days' break that i was hanging out for since Christmas were pleasant. Helen was going to a Planet Shakers conference that was from Monday to Thursday. Unfortunately, she only lasted 1 day. She started shivering at the conference and went to the first aid office where she saw out the rest of the night and got back to her friend's place at midnight and woke the next morning feeling terrible. She stayed the morning at their place with her friend's mother until i got home. She walked in with a flushed face, showing she had a temperature and was unable to attend the rest of the week's conference. On Wednesday she made an appointment for the doctor to be told there weren't any appointments available until for 4pm Thursday! I was livid! I told Mark when he arrived home from work on Wednesday evening. Mark rang the Clinic to complain that Helen was sick and that Helen have to wait to see someone until well over 24hrs after she rang. The receptionist spoke to our doctor and said he will see her at 11.30 next morning. It turned out to be a throat infection and she is now on antibiotics and feeling a lot better.
Helen goes back to school on Monday and is glad she was sick in the holidays rather than during school time when she would have to catch up.
I now have a very sore neck that started last Monday. I went to a physiotherapist on Wednesday who manipulated my neck and i came out in more pain than when i went in.
This morning,(Sat)I made an appointment in a nearby suburb to see a doctor knowing we wouldn't get in at our usual doctors. I was told it was muscular and he gave me a script for panadeine forte and a doctors certificate for Monday and Tuesday. This is the first time in two years i have been unable to go to work! I have been employed for two years next month but only 6 months as permanent part time so i am now able to get sick leave and holidays but i feel i have to start all over again with getting sick leave.


kylie said...

so sorry to hear about your neck, jo. neck and back pain is so debilitating. you'll quickly start accruing holiday and sick leave again so dont worry about that!
glad to hear helen is on the mend.

it's too late to wish you a good weekend so how about a good week?

lots of love

Leah said...

I'm sorry too! But it's good you had the sick leave to take.

Sorry about Helen too. I hate when Ella gets sick! I have to hover and ply her with chicken soup and take her temp constantly until she's better...

I also hope for a good week for you guys!

Cece said...

get better soon, Jo. And thanks for stopping by.

kylie said...

hi jo
i dont have your email address, do you want me to send the invite to m&m to marks?

kylie said...

hi jo
i didnt answer you about china

we decided that he can go but then it was holidays and i forgot all about it. the deposit is due tomorrow so i have to get a wriggle on.
such a shame helen misses out on france but she can always go later

is your neck any better?

bindhiya said...

Dear Jo,
Hope you are feeling better by now..
I'll keep you on my prayers..
love to you and family

Suzanne said...

Hello darling. Glad I arrived at the end. If not, I would have been worried sick!

My love to Helen. I'm glad she's okay. My love to you for being such a dear care giver and friends.


Suzanne said...

Hi honey. Happy Mother's Day!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jo and Mark!

I hope your neck is better by now Jo. I hope you stay well for your next break from work- sounds like you work hard:)