Simon Wilson, Nottingham Poet

Back, and more grumpy than ever!

Today’s excitement.

Told the surgery I find their handling of my current situation unacceptable and will be pursuing the matter in writing.

Ordered a long shoe horn.

Had spare ribs for tea. They were left over from Monday. Under our new responsible eating system we are trying to eat less. That may be all I have, as I did shareΒ  a pork pie with Julia when she came home. I didn’t need it, but I couldn’t resist.

She also brought me a bar of chocolate. Green & Blacks Almond Milk Chocolate. It’s hard to tell whether she loves me or is trying to feed me to death. Hopefully the former. If she was trying to kill me she could have got more sugar for her money buying Cadbury’s.

That’s it really. I have done a little writing but haven’t been able to finish any submissions. Have also read a little, but only a little. Watched TV. I’m not sure this is helping me sharpen up mentally.

This is the first time in eleven days that I have felt there was light at the end of the tunnel, a feeling almost immediately squashed by the actions/inactions of the surgery.

Then there was in inaction of my bowels . . .

Normal bowel function has been restored after the Day of Inaction, as I have decided to refer to it. I did desperately need sleep and freedom from pain, but must remember that codeine and constipation are a constant danger. It’s bad enough being in pain without feeling that you are wrestling with your digestion. To give you some idea of my feelings, whilst maintaining decorum, I will merely mention that I am thinking about pine cones now. Large uncooperative pine cones.

That’s probably a good place to stop. My main regret about the day? Not having time to write a post where I could fit in the word costive. I may try that next week, as it currently describes me onΒ  a number of levels.

25 thoughts on “Back, and more grumpy than ever!

  1. The Belmont Rooster

    I am scrolling down your posts… Some medications definitely have a downside. I rarely need to go to the doctor, but if it has to do with pain medication is definitely essential (like when I had my kidney stone)…

  2. Clare Pooley

    So sorry you are still unwell. I am fortunate in that I don’t get side effects from CoDydromol etc. Richard does and his only way of combating them is to either not take the medication, or take Senacot tablets or drink lots and lots of water. Best of luck πŸ™‚

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I thought I was drinking plenty of water, but was clearly wrong. This is the problem with self-prescribed co-codamol. I will be less enthusiastic next time. πŸ™‚

  3. tootlepedal

    You have hit upon the down side of many pain killers. Codeine is a menace in that respect. At least you are making your readers laugh though they may be crying too. I wish you good luck in your battle with the surgery.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      There will be no resolution because the main fault is that decisions are made by people with MBAs and calculators. They don’t mind that a man who is sick over bank Holiday can’t get dressings. It’s cheaper that way.


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