This year has been a tough one so far. We have had a number of health issues, that we are finally starting to see the end of. Some planned, some not. Mum Mum had the surgery on her feet, which was completely planned and needed, and although it was not a fun process for her, I think in the long run it will be for the best. Mum Mum and Pickle Pie have had a couple of flu/colds that impacted them, slowing everyone down some. I was able to stay pretty healthy throughout that time, but two weeks ago all that changed.
On mothers day (the US one) I felt like I was coming down with a flu. It migrated into a sore throat that would not go away. I finally went to the doc and found that I had Strep. I got the antibiotic shot in the butt that ached for a day or so. Upside was that I started to feel better… until midway through the weekend when I took a turn for the worse again.
At the same time Pickle Pie decided that she wanted to start flossing which is not something any of us have been good at lately, so we all jumped on the bandwagon and started. Saturday night I was flossing along side her and a tooth that had a crown on it broke… came right out. On a Saturday night. Try getting a dentist to see you on a Sunday (ain’t gonna happen… trust me… But what a gap in the Dental market).
Added to that is the fact that I was due to be flying out first thing on Monday morning… which I rescheduled to Monday afternoon.
I got up nice and early on Monday to try and get into my dentist, only to find a voicemail from my mum (who was in N. Ireland at the time) saying that my dad had come off his bike (push bicycle… not motorized) and was in an emergency clinic with a concussion. I ran out to get him and bring him back home so that he could stay under supervision, then went to the dentist to get a temporary seal put on the tooth. Ran home, packed and went to the airport.
That night I brushed my teeth, flossed and the seal popped out. Good thing is that I had previously had a root canal so I was not in pain. My throat was still killing me, although I had recovered my voice as I had lost it for a couple of days the week before.
Home Thursday only to run straight to the dentist to sit there for 4 hours to get a new crown. Friday I went to the doctor and ended up with another course of antibiotics for Tonsillitis.
Health wise is looking up, and with the news that Mum Mum shared the outlook for the year is certainly looking up. I just wish that our benefits choices had stuck late last year, as we will be out more cash than we really should have been. But hopefully that will be reflected in our tax numbers next year.
Oh, and don’t get me started on travel woes on the last trip. 🙂