Friday, June 19, 2009

Illness in the family

Sorry i haven't been around much lately. Helen has been on the computer and i couldn't be bothered asking her to get off. although i did ask her to let me check my emails.
Also Helen is still recovering from the influenza plus swine flu. We went to the doctor to see if she might have glandular fever. Results are in but it is no. she has borderline iron deficiency, thyroid levels are down and are being further tested.
I was getting panicky as her operation is 29Th June for her wisdom teeth.
I have applied for two days Carer's Leave. I wanted 3 days but work is having accreditation done on the 1st and 2ND July. I was told they might want to speak to me about how we clean the rooms and infection control. The other cleaner is Greek and her English is not always good enough so I bet it will be me. As i also clean the dementia unit i have to be careful with the infection control. They probably won't approach me. Needless to say the charge nurse got excited when i said Helen's op may be cancelled as she wanted me in the two days before. Of course my leave has been posted on the board for someone to fill in but of course no one wants to do it.
Adding to all of this Mark's blood pressure is high and he is on the highest dosage he can be on. Last week he had to wear a 24 hr blood pressure monitor. He started going to Gym every night this week which was a worry as i said that he should wait until the results came back. I said if you want to have a stroke or heart attack go right ahead.