Saturday, August 07, 2021

The personal from Mambo Number 6 Land

We received a letter from Mother a couple of days ago In years past it might have been ten pages but thankfully this time it was only two pages. Of course it full of the woes of her medical issues for an 87 year old. She can still amuse us though. Her writing margin drifted from left to right and it was quite obvious. In the blank area to the left she apologised for drifting right, adding just as well I don't drive, 

There has perhaps been a dereliction of doctor duty. In my opinion if she was given a certain heart rhythm drug, her thyroid should have been monitored. Thyroid problems are a known side affect and she suffered the consequences. The heart medication takes months to disappear from your system and stop affecting your thyroid. My mother may at times be a stupid old moaning woman, but in this case she was on the money. She knew.

Sister's wife is 45 and is having a hysterectomy at the end of this month. I've no idea why. Bone Doctor's  doctor dad had a heart attack a couple of days ago, a stent inserted and hopefully all will be well. 

Our youngest great niece is turning one year old next weekend. There is a party in a park and then dinner later. Mambo Number 6 should end by then, but who knows? We have booked three nights accommodation away. Should Mambo Number 6 be extended, and it is a pretty good chance, we won't be going and there won't be a party in a park.

Which of five essential reasons to leave home will we choose tomorrow? Food of course.

24 comments:

  1. Lots of medical mayhem this week. I do hope your lockdown is lifted, and that you can celebrate some positive things.
    Are you back to only one person shopping at a time, and if so do you take it in turns?
    And of course 'Mother knows best'. Particularly about herself...

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    1. Increasingly unlikely now EC. We are resigned to it not going ahead. R has mentioned this about one person shopping, but I haven't seen anything official. I would do the Dan Murphy's shopping while R did Aldi. We shopped together on Friday and today.

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  2. My mother never wrote a etter to me. Ever. I did write a few to her. As a teen we called them poison pen letters. Ours was such a crazy relationship. Never really close. Never gentle and loving. Quite sad when I learned that she did actually want another child.
    I do not write my daughter. I briefly text, but I am so afraid of rejection. So I keep it all inside.
    I wish Bone Doctor a speedy recovery.

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    1. Maribeth, that is unfortunate. I shredded years, a half metre pile, of Mother's letters because they were so personal, especially about family and friends. It was a sad thing to do to destroy history. You are not a moaning old woman. Write to your daughter, and especially your grandchildren.

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  3. A mixed bag indeed, I hope your mother gets sorted. And upsetting to hear about the #6 round. Enraging.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, each lockdown is just that bit harder to deal with. Yesterday I teared up probably five times for no good reason, except I know why.

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  4. I do hope your #6 is over in time for the party and time away. Does it really take so long for certain medications to leave the body?

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    1. Thanks River, but I doubt it now. It was a technical document so a bit hard for me to understand but the drug has a half life in your muscle tissue for 100 days. Does that mean it takes 200 days for your body to be rid of it? I don't really know.

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    2. Headline this morning reads 11 new cases in Melbourne, not near as bad as Sydney, be glad you don't live there.

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  5. Your mum does have her wits about her then, she made me smile with what you wrote.
    Hope the hyster goes well for sister's wife.
    That will be good to get the groceries it's an outing for essential food.

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    1. Oh yes, she certainly does Margaret. Yes, each day we go out for food but very cautiously.

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  6. I read this blogpost but only understood 50% of it.

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    1. YP, that is because you selfishly did not read my blog earlier. Bone Doctor and Sister are wife and wife, and Jo is their daughter.

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  7. I don't understand how anyone ever believed in Survival of the Fittest. Everyone you mentioned, and everyone I know, developed a dodgy heart, thyroid, uterus, diabetes, poor eyesight etc. If God designed the human body, she needs to revisit her handiwork.

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    1. Ever so true Hels. Mother started complainging about medical issues when Tradie Brother was born, about 1965 and hasn't stopped since. Everyone I know has issues, but we stay alive with these issues for a long time now. She did develop an imperfect animal.

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    2. She didn't foresee the human animal living far longer than the originally designated 20-30 stone age years. Rather short sighted of her, but she did create those brilliant enough to become doctors, scientists etc, which is why we have all lived on.

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  8. Drug interactions, or side effects, I thought that was only a problem in our fractured system of care. Take care,

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    1. TP, it really should not be like that, regardless of our systems.

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  9. What about bug infestation, is that one you can use to leave home?

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    1. I have an invasion of those tiny little sugar ants. They're annoying but probably would not buy you a leave, from your lockdown, if you had them there. I wish doctors would be more careful about drug interactions. Its almost like they don't even bother to check when prescribing.

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    2. I expect so Strayer. Generally ants don't seem to like heights, so we are ok. I too was given a conflicting medication last year, with consequences. A hospital pharmacist picked up the conflict.

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  10. Medical drama! I hope you're able to attend the party as planned.

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    1. Increasingly unlikely Steve. We are resigned to not going.

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  11. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be Andrew, fingers crossed for that trip you've booked. There are so many good reasons for women to have a hysterectomy but I won't go into that now, much to your relief 😀😀😀

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