Jul 292016

We arrived at 3.15 at the hospital to be told there  was no one of that name expected and no bed. After some debate  the nurses found out we should be there but no notes no letter or anything about Malcolm had arrived on the ward. So we sat in the waiting room. 2 hours later  a registrar a lovely Chinese doctor came and told us all about the operation. It will start about 10,30 tomorrow after the doctors have their weekly chat and will last 10 hours. So I will not  see Malcolm on Friday at all as he will be kept asleep until Saturday. Also blood was needed to be taken to cross match 4 units for the op so that had to be done tonight. ( 9.30 . no blood taken yet) Why could that have  not been done in out patients? At 6.30 we came home and had  a lot to eat and drink as we were starving. We then returned to the ward at 8.00 and a bed was ready for him. We parted with many tears and prayers.

This is only for one night as from tomorrow he is in intensive care. Why could we not have come in at 7.00 tomorrow morning and not wasted a bed for one night? Well the nurse was still tracking down his notes and a doctor when I left. I am grateful he is ultimately in God’s hands as at least God knows what he is doing every moment .

On a l ighter note i then spent the rest of the evening making a centaur costume with the oldest grandchild.  More to make tomorrow. See you later.

Jul 262016

Well I was supposed to be, but I’ve had  a migraine 2 mornings in a row.  I’ve got the Sumatriptan tablets, but they take time to kick in and leave me blury for a while. Continue reading »

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Jul 252016

Sorry for the missing days. There was wifi at the campsite, but the PC would not connect (the phones would!).

We had a few good days of holiday. Down to Aberystwyth to see some of the landscapes for Hinterland / Y Gwyll. Continue reading »

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Jul 192016

It said it would be the hottest day of the year, so we headed to the nearest slate mine where it was 6oC all year.  I nearly had a panic that I had left all warm clothing back at the camp site, but I found a thick pullover.  It was a very good decision.

We also found an old Roman camp which for some reason has no signs  at all leading to it and a nice picnic spot by Llyn Trawsfynnedd. Continue reading »

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Jul 182016

We got here. We used the SatNav (known to us as Susan) because I wasn’t sure which was the best route.  Near Denbigh  I missed a turning, and in revenge Susan led me through a scary set of single track lanes before taking us through spectacular moorlands and down towards Cardigan Bay.

We got here, just below Harlech Castle, dead  on time and put up the awning.  We are getting better at this, only 90 minutes this time.   Don’t ask how long it took the first time. Continue reading »

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