Apr 29 2010

The head scan is go

Mr Stuff

I’m having a rubbish week so far, up early every other day which sucks, but today I got the appointment letter for my head CT scan and to my surprise it’s next thursday. So hopefully I can get that out of the way and something will show up so that my medical team can finally find out exactly what’s wrong.

But I also realise that the CT scan is probably the last shot in the dark that they can think of, after that it’s try to treat the symptoms better and hope that at some point it goes away.

Apr 20 2010

The Gastro Visit

Mr Stuff

I had an appointment to see my gastro guy yesterday and I really didn’t want to go, I just wanted to go back to bed and hide under the duvet until the day was done. But I made it along there with the help of Lisa and Mrs Stuff.

One of the reasons for the visit was to get the results from the recent tests all of which came back fine, not really what I wanted to hear but at least it kinda rules out anything really serious. Then I updated him on how I’m doing these days and how I’m becoming crippled with agoraphobia because of the symptoms, to which he suggested maybe a visit to a psychiatrist may help, I’ll have a think about that.

So moving forwards he is suggesting a new anti-nausea drug to my doctor, trying to get me referred to the pain management team and doing a CT scan of my head to see if there is anything wrong in there. There was also talk of acupuncture which Mrs Stuff has been trying to get me to do for a while, but I think it’s all rubbish and have been resisting the idea, but maybe now is time to give it a try.

Apr 17 2010

Having a bad one

Mr Stuff

For the last few days I’ve been feeling quite bad, with a few early mornings, but today I’m mainly feeling sad and down. I should be feeling better as I have a gastro appointment on Monday and he should have the results of the last few tests, but even that isn’t lifting my spirits.

I think the main thing driving it is just how useless I’m feeling these days, there just isn’t much I can do to contribute to anything that is going on around me. There is lots of work going into making our back garden nicer and there is nothing I can really do to help other than make tea, which is a necessary part of the whole thing but I really wish I could do more. But I can’t so I’ll see if my mood improves later, hopefully the nice weather may help, if not then I’ll go to bed early so that this day doesn’t last longer than it needs to.

Apr 17 2010

Chick chick chick chick chicken

Mr Stuff

We have some new neighbours a few doors up who are vets from the practice we take Pepper to, and as you would expect they have a lot of animals. These include 2 chickens and 7 guinea pigs in their back garden so obviously Pepper went to say hello.


Apr 12 2010

All Tattoo’d up

Mr Stuff

My mobile issues are all sorted now, I’ve got the new phone and my number has been transferred over woohoo. I did like the Nokia 5800 and was kinda tempted to get another one but I did have an awkward issue with it that put me off the idea, when the handset was cold the screen would be garbled which was really annoying.

So I looked about for a new mobile and came across the HTC Tattoo, an entry level Android phone, and I’m really liking it. It has loads of nice features including the very fine Sense UI where the home screen is spread across 7 screens, all of which are fully customisable so you can really play about with the apps and widgets available.

All in all I’m glad I went for this phone rather than spending loads of money to get an iPhone, which is good since I have it for the next 2 years.

Apr 12 2010

Easter Kitty

Mr Stuff

While I was taking pictures off my old phone I found this one which I had forgotten about. Mrs Stuff had made an easter bonnet for work, don’t ask why as I’m not sure myself, and Pepper decided that she liked it and the basket it was sat in.


Apr 7 2010

Temporarily downgraded to the max

Mr Stuff

As I previously mentioned I’ve been let out of my mobile contract with H3G early and am awaiting the arrival of my shiny new HTC Tattoo but in the meantime H3G want their old phone back, now. So I’ve had to downgrade while waiting for my new phone to arrive, not helped by the pesky bank holiday weekend.

Breaking down your old phone after spending so long setting it up is quite a depressing thing to do, but was needed so I’ve backed everything up and wiped the handset completely. But then I had to decide what to do in the meantime, and being a mobile developer kinda helped because I have handsets knocking about. But the only one that would take my 3 USIM is a rather nasty LG u8110, which is a right dog. But I should have my new handset in a few days so it’s only a short term thing, which is good because it’s quite a drop from touch screen smartphone to LG brick.