Monday, 14 January 2013

It never rains ...

... but it pours.

As if the credit card fiasco wasn't enough hassle for the day yesterday, things got worse.  Colin started to feel more and more unwell and we phoned the hospital who said it was urgent that he came straight back in to the hospital.  So off we went.

We arrived at about 7 pm, but it seemed they hadn't got the right equipment so he was then referred to St James hospital.  8 pm found us in the A&E department at Jimmys.  By midnight he was all tucked up in a ward and feeling much more comfortable.  12.30 am found me back home, and of course too hyped up to think of sleep, so I had a slice of cheesecake, which may have been last night's tea or this morning's breakfast, I'm not sure which.  

Because we'd left home in a rush, neither of us had taken any money, but that didn't matter cos we knew we'd be able to park at the Nuffield in one of their 4 (I'm not kidding) parking spaces, and they were free.  Unfortunately, Jimmy's car park isn't.  I had to ring Mr & Mrs Nomad and ask them to come down with some money.  Then Mr Nomad suggested he took my car home, and he'd come back and pick me up when I rang.  It's as well we did that, cos it turned out that the car park closes at either 10 pm or midnight, depending on which sign you read!  So we got the car, paid the fee, drove to the exit, put the ticket in the machine, only to be told "sorry, ticket can't be read".  Whaaat?  Well Mr Nomad leapt out, harangued an attendant and got them to lift the barrier so we could get out. It's just as well they did take the car as when I eventually got picked up bu Mr Nomad to go home, it was after midnight, so if I'd kept the car there, I'd have been stuck till the car park opened at 6 am!  

Mr Fixit is now home again, with an appointment to see his consultant tomorrow morning.  So what with a disastrous Christmas and a not brilliant birthday, we're thinking of not doing celebrations for the rest of this year!  

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17 comments :

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh no I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that!!! What a day!!!

Barb said...

Hang in there!! What a rotten Birthday for you. Hope things improve and quickly!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Dear Heavens! You need a better healthier path straight away. You should really let your fairy godmother know! ;-)

Farm Quilter said...

You poor dear!!! ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

May things start going your way soon!

Hazel said...

You didn't need the hassle, did you?

Although I do appreciate hospitals charging for parking (or everyone would park at Good Hope in my town and saunter off to the town to do their shopping), it's the last thing on your mind in some circumstance! (email to follow!)

Glad Mr F's on the mend, though, and it sounds like the medical treatment was good!

BilboWaggins said...

Hope things continue to get better sweetie, thank goodness for Mr Nomad :}

Joanna said...

Oy! I'm glad Mr. Fixit has you to help him and that you have Mr. & Mrs. Nomad to help you. Praying and hoping that things will get better.

Lesley said...

I think you need quiet recovery time...for both of you. Take care and will continue to send prayers and positive thoughts.

sunny said...

You poor dear. After everything settles down, I think you should celebrate your birthday all over! Best wishes for Colin's recovery.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Sorry to hear of your thunderstorm. Ours comes in threes as well. Christmas sucked last year for me too, as I had the flu.

Lynn said...

I'm sorry to hear about the set back. Look at it this way, you're getting all the bad things out of the way at the beginning of the year. The rest of the year will sail by.

Linda said...

Wow! What a way to finish the year and start a new one and a birthday too... Not good! You need to have a do over! I hope things get boring really quickly!!! Sending good thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Donna said...

Some day (night?) ... here's wishing you guys got the rain over early in 2013 and are heading for sunny days.

Trudi said...

Hope all goes a little better this morning:)

Ann J said...

Oh my! - and I thought I was the one with the problems :-) Hope Mr Fixit is a lot better by now and gets back to normal very soon! Do take care of yourself also!!

Luv....Ann

Miss Nancy said...

Oh! What an ordeal! I am so sorry! Here is to sunny days ahead. Hope Mr. Fixit is resting and will how have that speedy recovery. Please take care of yourself as well.

Here is to a sunny day free of rainy events.

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