how did it go?
as always i wake up a couple of hours before hand due to the postural changes of slowly rising. had a headache which isnt pleasant on the day of an appointment. i expect a little due to expectation.
rosy was dropped off a doggie day care - my sisters for the day.
i know i have complained before about traffic, friday was no exception. as we passed park lane, opposite hyde park, there is a memorial dedicated to the animals of the first world war. due to the day 11 november, people were gathered around, plus three horses. just behind the concrete sculpture was a sweet little donkey with panniers on, made me smile.
from marble arch, its one straight road, 10 miles. we pass the men smoking from (i cant think of the names so will write a description) long silver pipes that are attached to some ornate piece of metal, plumes of smoke escape from their mouths. pass st johns wood, huge houses. out the other side to slightly less salubrious parts of london. burnt oak, lovely name.
onto the royal orthopedic hospital stanmore. a relic from the 1940s. only just being updated.
not many nervys followed me, my headache eased after i had a cup of tea. i found the rehab section, met another lady, a nurse came out and we made our way to the conservatory.
i began to feel tired, i thought perhaps i was nervous, i convinced myself that i was because i wanted to go home and curl up in bed with a hot water bottle. my eyes were closing.
when the four course leaders came in i listened to what they had to say, wasnt keen on the thought of mixed wards, would i realistically be able to cope? right then and there i thought not.
there was around eight others with partners/carers in the room. they asked questions. then individually we were called out to be assessed. nearly an hour later, a little saddened by what i had to recall healthwise i emerged to come home.
stopped on the way back for a cuppa, was getting dark, yet i was on alert. people will run out in central london, i was on edge incase they run infront of the car. im a terrible passenger!!!
when i got home, knackered, exhausted.
it will be a week before i find out whether or not im fit enough to attend. this will be a huge step for me. a challenge. i will really push myself to the limit of comfort. will i be able to do it? i dont know.
i have also set myself another challenge - yep up for a challenge me, before the end of year, im kind of determined to go to france for the day. the euros are going to be purchased this week, then on a spontaneous (planned ) kind of whim, were going to take off for the day.
will i be able to do it, i hope so. pictures will follow if task is accomplished.