Sarah's Transition Diary .. weeks 353 - 356


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Day 2465 - Week 353 - Thursday 8th September 2011.

Day 2465. Thursday 8th September 2011. ( Drive to Scotland with kit !! )

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

09.45 .. I drive away from the office ..

20.08 .. I arrive at the hotel in Dundee ..

20.45 .. Chris and I head for the Indian ..

More to come ...

Day 2466. Friday 9th September 2011. ( RAF Leuchars set up day )

Memory Joggers ...

Dinner in a Thai restaurant in Dundee ..

More to come ...

Day 2467. Saturday 10th September  2011. ( RAF Leuchars OB !!! )

Memory Joggers ...

05.00 .. My alarm goes off ..

06.25 .. My route into the airfield is blocked ..

07.20 .. I’m finally at our trailer ..

08.10 .. I must eat .. I go buy a bacon bagget.

It should be the Saturday morning weigh in .. yeah right.

17.25 .. ish .. I’m off ..

20.00 .. ish North Cumbria coast in moonlight . .gosh it looks stunning, moon on the sea

23.10 .. I drive past the church where I believe Christine’s mum, Patricia, was recently laid to rest. I slow down and crawl past .. you know I felt a warm rush as I drove past ..

23.20 .. ish .. I arrive at Christine’s ..

Supper for 1 is served .. a large plate of Christine’s home made Thai vegetarian curry ..

01.15 .. We call it a night ..

More to come ...

Day 2468. Sunday 11th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

09.15 .. I wake up and look at my watch .. oop’s .. I get up and head for the shower ..

09.45 .. Christine arrives back, soon to be joined by her sister and brother in law ..

10.00 .. ish

11.15 .. ish .. We head off out to Mady’s ..

13.00 .. ish .. Van loaded with my kit, I say good bye to Christine ..

15.45 .. I stop for a quick bite of lunch before going to Claire’s care home ..

16.25 .. I’m with Claire .. she seems to be in a good mood, “where’s mummy” is the stuck record .. so I call Karen on my mobile, but Claire is reluctant to speak using my mobile, even on speaker phone.

17.00 .. I take Claire’s continual hint of “go home now” and leave .. 

My TomTom takes me off the M1 at J20 and then weaves me back and forth across it till I reach J16 where I rejoin .. not as much fun as it sounds in a transit van.

19.55 .. I’m in the office, dropping off the van ..

20.01 .. I’m on the road for home ..

20.36 .. I’m home !!

22.40 .. I head for bed .. a couple of quick nail repairs are needed.

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Day 2469. Monday 12th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm .. groan ..

09.02 .. I’m in the office ..

09.30 .. ish .. Jon walks in with Melanie, the new girl ..

11.15 .. ish .. Mel helps me unload the van .. an excuse to see where stuff goes ..

15.03 .. I’m on the road to Guildford ..

16.10 .. I’m in the Gynae department at the Royal Surrey Hospital .. as per usual, they are running “late” ..

16.20 .. My appointment time .. LOL .. << sighs >>.

16.30 .. I over hear a conversation with a nurse who explains the 15.20 is still waiting to be seen !!!

17.00 .. ish .. I hear a nurse calling the car park people to let them know a patient will be late so not to clamp her, I leap to my feet waving my ticket, she does the same for me ..

17.45 .. ish .. I’m invited in to see the doctor, yet again I’ve drawn the short straw and got the same junior as last time ..

18.05 .. I leave the department and head for home.

18.50 .. I’m home ..

19.20 .. Dinner is served .. cold sausages with salad, for dessert, some rather unpleasant strawberries from Waitrose. I think Waitrose who charge a fortune for their products should accept the English strawberry season is over and stop passing on this now substandard product !!

I start a hunt for camera invoices, for our claim against Air Canada. I’ve found the online invoice for my Pentax K10GP dated December 2007, finding the one for our old Pentax Optio S555 is going to be more difficult. I’ll have to see if the invoice is on my ancient office PC on “his” old email account, that account I haven’t maintained for last 5 years so it’s going to be a little historic.

23.20 .. I head for bed ..

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Day 2470. Tuesday 13th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

09.03 .. I’m in the office ..

12.40 .. Lunch .. PAB.

17.58 .. I’m finally on the road ..

18.51 .. I’m home, dinner is ready ..

Dinner is a ham salad followed by Strawberries and Cornish ice cream ..

A battle to register my new Santander card on line .. seems their website doesn’t like Firefox ..

22.55 .. Time for bed ..

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Day 2471. Wednesday 14th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

08.50 .. Oh bum .. I’ve messed up my journey in, didn’t see the queue to get onto the M40 East bound ( there had been an accident at the “Target Roundabout”) .. so have to drive on to J17.

09.10 .. I’m finally in the office ..

13.35 .. I finally get to eat my lunch .. PAB.

17.55 .. I’m in the car ..

18.48 .. I’m home ..

19.20 .. Dinner is served .. it’s a ham salad again .. follower by Bio yoghurt, oat granola and Bracknell
honey ..

Post dinner I put the TomTom onto the PC to try and block “Welders Lane” in Chalfont St Peters from my normal route plan, so as to try and avoid this mornings issue. I’ve tried before .. I try a different tack to see what happens.

23.45 .. I’m heading for bed, via my nail studio .. maybe.

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Day 2472 - Week 354 - Thursday 15th September 2011.

Day 2472. Thursday 15th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm goes off .. I was awake, woke moments earlier seriously dry ..

06.27 .. Up and at it ..

08.08 .. I’m in the car .. the TomTom has given me my route .. YEAH .. it’s gone my way ignoring Welders Lane .. oh what joy .. we’ll see if this lasts.

08.55 .. I’m in the office ..

11.00 .. ish .. We (Melanie, Tom & I) head for the warehouse to collect the elements of the OB kit we need to use for today’s mini “Town Hall” meeting with the chief executive.

12.15 .. The system is installed, ready to go.

12.40 .. Lunch .. PAB

12.50 .. I wander back to the “Play Pen” for today’s meeting.

13.05 .. The meeting has started ..

14.15 .. ish .. The meeting ends, we pack the kit up and cart it back to the warehouse, time for a cup of tea !!

16.15 .. Karen pops up on line on Skype .. she’s home early ..

17.44 .. I finally drive away ..

18.33 .. I’m home ..

I do a search for the invoice for our smaller Pentax camera, the Optio S555 .. I can’t find the e-mail from November 2003, but I do find the original box .. and it contains .. the printed invoice. Gosh, I’d forgotten we’d payed over £500 for that back then with an extended warrantie.

19.15.. ish .. I order a Chinese take away ..

19.45 .. I’m back with the food .. it’s washed down with some white wine ..

20.00 .. Main course consumed, time for the fortune cookies .. “SOMETHING ON T.V. WILL INSPIRE YOU TO DO GREAT THINGS VERY SOON” and “YOU WILL SAIL CALMLY ON LIFE’S CHOPPY WATERS” .. the first is a mystery, I have visions of the second one, one day !! .. << smiles >>.

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Day 2473. Friday 16th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm .. groan ..

09.15 .. I’m finally in the office ..

18.05 .. I arrive at “Merlin’s Cave” pub on the green at Chalfont St Giles. Boss Geoff buys me a drink, lemonade.

18.30 .. We head up the hill for Miltons for a curry, some are walking, I drive my car up. 

20.56 .. I’m on the road heading for home.

21.37 .. I’m home ..

23.15 .. I head for bed ..

23.42 .. I’m in bed .. nightie night.

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Day 2474. Saturday 17th September  2011.

Memory Joggers ...

07.10 .. The alarm ..

07.28 .. Karen returns with a cup of tea .. time for a brief cuddle ..

07.45 .. Up and at it ..

08.40 .. I dash down stairs in my undies to do the Saturday morning weigh in .. 14st 12 3/4lb ...

10.22 .. We are on our way, Karen driving Violet .. as we reach the main road I suggest to Karen again about going to see my mum quickly .. I get my ear chewed off ..

10.35 .. As we join the M25 I call my mum .. tell her the Claire situation and that we will possibly see her later.

11.07 .. We join the M1 .. all seems to be going well .. I get the laptop out. I’ve managed to leave the power supply at home .. DOH ..  so my time on it will be limited.

11.09 .. The TomTom chirps up “delays on your route is now 31 minutes, you are still on the fastest route” .. thanks .. moments later it’s hammering down with rain ..

The traffic is just crawling along or stationery for periods of time .. ETA is growing ..

11.55 .. A “Discovery” ambulance screams up the hard shoulder .. 

12.02 .. We pass the “scene” .. two cars with what appears to be no damage, two ambulances, two police cars and one “Highway Patrol” vehicle .. WHY?? .. an ambulance man is putting an empty stretcher back into the proper ambulance. We are off .. Mrs Schummaker is out of the bottle for a while.

12.08 .. We join the back of yet another queue at J15, just as our TomTom annunces the total delays are now 19 minutes ..

13.13 .. As we approach J23a, in another queue .. our usual Donnington services break is here, the TomTom is clearly going to be taking us across country afterwards. The laptop battery is nearly flat .. so I’ll probably take over the driving after lunch.

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Day 2475. Sunday 18th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

One thing about being a terrible hoarder .. you can find receipts for things you bought ages ago when an insurance claim ( Air Canada ) requires them .. think I've found another £600 worth today !!! Could have been a lot more I feel if Karen hadn't demanded a credit card receipt purge about 3 years ago .. :(

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Day 2476. Monday 19th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

16.40 .. Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

?.. has just had a company sponsored eye test. I was told my old companies sponsored Specsavers test of 3 years ago was complete Tosh .. but I knew that even after assurances from Specsavers that my glasses were correct, even giving me headaches.
To re-lense my old glasses (reactolites) especially for driving, £154, to have new £99 frames for reactolite driving glasses .. £159 .. smell a rat ? .. I do, I'm in the wrong job !!!

22.29 .. Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

19.05 .. Dr's appointment tonight found GP in "helpful" mood .. organising MRI on shoulder pre referral and was making all the right noises about the practise "helping you to get this regime stable for you what ever it takes" rather than the usual "we need expert guidance" .. shocked !! .. will be extremely happy if it happens .. :-)

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Day 2477. Tuesday 20th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

07.59 .. Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

.. is shattered .. got carried away last night doing a spreadsheet of our lost stuff for Air Canada, then laid awake worrying about what I've missed off .. please be gentle with me if I dose off .. ;-Zzzzzzz

23.13 .. Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

Our Air Canada lost luggage claim is ready to go Quebec .. how it'll be received we don't know .. I suspect they'll pay well short of the C$4,521 ( including 2 disabled camera's ) that my spreadsheet is showing .. time will tell .. :-( .. now to go sleep, for a day or two .. I suspect I won't make the Theale meal tomorrow.

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Day 2478. Wednesday 21st September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

I got a call from Air Canada at Heathrow this morning at 08.45 while driving past T5 on the M25, to say they believed they might have my suitcase .. they had a locked Delsey that was tag less and locked, came in this morning. I gave them the lock code, 1 in 1000 chance .. it opened !!! It arrived here at work while I was out, haven't checked contents .. but it's mine. Seriously beat up now, so might have to claim for that .. but should have everything in it !!

12.46 .. Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

With Facebook in it's death throws ( why does it change almost daily ) .. I'm looking into other networking places .. does anybody else have a home here too ???

Sarah Hélène - Google+

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

The news from work later this afternoon is that I'm probably flying back to Brunei for another "service visit" on 31st October, returning on 10th November .. now thinking I should add a week in Chonburi on the way back for a specialist service on my own younger parts by he who created them and warranted them for life!! An inspection and a little tinkering can never do any harm, as I always profess .. and could save me a lot of NHS hassle.

15.24 .. Facebook status for Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

OK so I got my circa 1986/7 Delsey suitcase back from Air Canada .. I suspect all the damage was done by mindless cretins in "security" @ Calgary baggage check in, who have completely "fucked" it. When I bought it it was the "Chieftain Tank" of cases, clearly they had big problems getting in to it, and why? The only thing visible disturbed was a pack of 4 AA batteries removed from it's holder. The question is, who makes luggage now of a similar bomb proof quality that will last as long .. I've got 5 weeks to acquire one !!

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Day 2479 - Week 355 - Thursday 22nd September 2011.

Day 2479. Thursday 22nd September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

If any of my "friends" here have signed up for google+ then please message me ( or leave it here as a comment ) your email address you signed up with, that is if you want to be friends on there .. finding friends on google+ does seem to be a bit harder if all you've got is a name !!

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Day 2480. Friday 23rd September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

The weekend is just a few hours away .. time to relax .. yeah right !!
Lawns to cut, weekly food shop, post holiday house clearing & cleaning .. redo my claim against Air Canada .. see my mother .. roll on Monday !!! ;-)

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Day 2481. Saturday 24th September  2011.

Memory Joggers ...

It’s the Saturday morning weigh in .. 14st 10 1/4lb ...

Saturday night, without Claire, must be Chinese night .. it is !! My first fortune cookie reads “TRIALS AND TROUBLES ARE ON THE HORIZON, BUT YOU WILL RIDE THE STORM WITH EASE” .. what ?? .. <<sighs >>. My second fortune cookie snatched before Karen could take it reads “YOU WILL SOON FIND THE POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW” .. yeah, promises, promises. Karen didn’t like the one I left .. “YOU’LL BECOME FAMOUS IN A FEW YEARS” .. damn .. I missed that opportunity!!

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Day 2482. Sunday 25th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

09.30 .. Up and at it ..

15.10 .. ish .. Out with the tent in the garden, the settee gets stripped of cushions ..

17.15 .. Karen makes a cup of tea ..

19.45 .. Dinner is served .. “chicken and chips” with a salad garnish .. dessert is Strawberries and Cornish ice cream.

20.30 .. I head upstairs to prep for the drudgery ..

21.05 .. I’m in that position .. it’s been 19 days .. it doesn’t go well .. << sighs >>. 

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Day 2483. Monday 26th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

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Day 2484. Tuesday 27th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

.. has managed to extract herself from a group I was enrolled into without my permission by a "friend".

"True Trans Friends", despite the mission statement, had plenty of male admirers and other "non transexuals". "Trans" in that context I take to have not meant "TRANSexual" .. what really hacked me off was the fact that DeeDee Casto enrolled me, and a lot of the other 1700 "friends" she'd claimed without permission.

I do have a lot of "Trans" friends who are not transexual, but all know how to carry themselves respectfully .. one of the first pictures I saw on this "support group" was distasteful to put it mildly, none of my "TG/CD" friends would do that for sure !!!

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Day 2485. Wednesday 28th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

From my Facebook account :

?.. has just opened some post. I've got an appointment for an MRI scan on my left shoulder .. it's for 4.55pm on SUNDAY 9th October !!. It's great that :
1. The NHS is now getting the MAX use out of equipment instead of just using "working hours" Mon to Fri .. but they could do 24 hour, surely ?!?
2. The appointment is at a time that is great for an employed person as it doesn't put my employer out !!!

From my Facebook account :

Has finally succumbed to installing Google Chrome, just to run Facebook on, so that in future, given recent news that Facebook cookies are active in your browser reporting information back even when not logged into Facebook, closing Chrome will allow be to do what ever I like in Firefox without Facebook spying on every click I make.

I have to admit Chrome has come a long way since the version I tried days after it was released .. but Firefox 7 ( ok I'm running the development beta program ) rocks my boat !!

Now all I need to do is remove all the Facebook cookies from Firefox .. blocking Facebook from loading cookies does stop it running .. so that's a starting point in Firefox.

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Day 2486 - Week 356 - Thursday 29th September 2011.

Day 2486. Thursday 29th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

Facebook status for Sarah Helene:

If WHO agree to change, if the rest of Europe follows this, that still leaves one big hurdle .. the UK government & NHS who ignores most of the worlds ( especially Europe's ) considered opinion, won't do anything, unless they can save money by doing so, probably to the detriment of Trans folks.

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Day 2487. Friday 30th September 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

07.59 .. I phone the doctors .. and join a queue of 14 ..

08.08 .. I’m off the phone .. premium phone line to doctors !!

08.25 .. An email pops up in my company e-mail box I’m watching on line, from Sophie at Dr Suporn’s clinic .. it’s good news .. they can fit me in providing I get there for the afternoon of 17th November ..

09.31 .. I arrive at the surgery ..

09.34 .. I’m called through to see the female doctor .. she takes a copy of the e-mail from Dr Suporn and does a swab of “down there” for testing.

09.58 .. The pharmacist comes to hand me my two items .. but wants to fill some forms in for me .. so takes me aside to a little room to discuss my current prescription list.

10.05 .. I’m on the road to work ..

10.33 .. I’m on the A40 heading towards the A412 junction .. there’s a crowd in the other carriage way .. a motorcyclist is laying in the road, a woman kneeling holding his helmeted head still .. his bike is a mess. Looks like a car has tried to use the cut through the central reservation between the Esso and BP garages. A police car suddenly screams up ..

10.43 .. I’m in the office ..

12.02 .. I go looking for the company ice cream van .. as I walk to the canteen Chris P turns up in the van on cue .. and switches the chimes on. I have to grin .. “11" reg ice cream van, in dessert camouflage colours playing the theme on its chime system .. the theme from “The Great Escape”.

Chris offers me the first ice cream .. Matthew is on hand to grab the moment .. that soon appears on his Facebook page, and I share it. Later he emails me the file so I can put it on Google+

Facebook account for Sarah Helene:

The company ice cream van made a timely end of season arrival at work, putting me at the front of the queue .. The theme from "The Great Escape" coming from the tinkly ice cream van "chimes" was a bit different .. :) Ice cream with chocolate source = big Cheshire Cat grin .. :-)

14.30 .. ish .. I start to repair the ENPS machine out of the news studio .. IT have provided me with a “used” HD.

17.00 .. The re-imaged used HD finally boots into life .. it’s showing a familiar BBC wallpaper so I know all is well. It’s too late to do anymore .

17.48 .. I’m finally in the car .. it’s the escape route d with the TomTom as she takes me across country down through Slough and Datchet ..

19.04 .. I’m home ..

19.15 .. I order a Chinese ..

19.48 .. Dinner is served ..

20.10 .. Main course consumed, time for the fortune cookies .. “YOUR HARD WORK WILL SOON BE REWARDED” and “TRY AND VALUE USEFUL QUALITIES IN ONE WHO LOVES YOU” .. the first .. I hope so, the second one raises a question, so who loves me ?! 

23.25 .. Time to head for bed ..

00.14 .. I climb into bed ..

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Day 2488. Saturday 1st October  2011.

Memory Joggers ...

05.03 .. I’m awoken by the sound of coughing coming from the bathroom ..

07.30 .. The alarm ..

07.45 ..

08.02 .. Up and at it .. a quick pit stop and it’s the Saturday morning weigh in .. 14st 10 lb .. OK I need to do something positive and quick .. that’s close to 28 lb over my clinic weigh in 2 ½ years ago .. but how ..

09.10 .. The phone rings .. it’s Sarah at Claire’s home .. allegedly she’s in a really good mood and they will be setting off in 10 minutes .. 

09.23 .. We head off in Violet .. it takes an age for the laptop to boot following installing Chrome on it at the last moment while doing this mornings updates.

09.39 .. We join then M25 .. it’s running very well, Mrs Schumacher makes an appearance ..

09.59 .. We join the M1 .. it all runs very smoothly, no hold ups at all .. feeling good.

10.48 .. We are at Northampton services .. no sign of the homes vehicle ..

10.50 .. The homes vehicle arrives .. Karen has not parked in a good spot, the homes driver has made it worse .. Karen moves the car so we can open the rear door wide for Claire to get in ..

10.53 .. We are on our way home with Claire .. she’s a bit quiet .

11.45 .. As we near the M25 turn off we join a queue of traffic .. we soon find the reason why .. a prang with everyone rubber necking ..

11.50 .. We rejoin the M25 .. it’s running well ..

M25 J16 .. We join a queue that last most of the way to J15 .. 10 - 20mph ..

12.23 .. We leave the M25 ..

12.37 .. We are home ..

12.55 .. Lunch is served .. Ham & pickle rolls with some vege crisps, some olives and some M&S Rocky Road bites .. washed down with apple juice ..

13.40 .. Post lunch .. I do some more updating to the diary, filling in some recent blank days with my Facebook posts ..

14.30 .. given up trying to entice Claire to go and see granny, the tent is put up for her benefit, but she won’t budge .. so I go and lay in it, then Karen drops some sweets in with me as a bribe .. I eat the sweets .. Claire still doesn’t budge.

I dosed of for a while, awoken from time to time by next doors new baby crying and acorns rattling off of next doors summer house roof.

OMG .. is this the break through I’ve been longing for ..

16.20 ish .. I hear a knock at the door .. thinking it might be Robert, Karen goes and answers the door, I climb out of the tent. It’s her sister Tracy .. with niece Roxanne to show of Roxanne’s first new car .. a 51 reg Fiesta in a metallic orangey red .. it looks pretty good. 

Roxanne hardly says a word to me, only when I’m saying things about her car .. colour, CD player etc

16.40 .. Roxanne drives away, not rolling back at all on the slope in our road .. just hope this gets built on in the future. The fact Tracy has come around here with Roxanne off her own back, rather than answering an emergency call for help a few months ago when we were trying to extricate Claire after a home visit .. I’ll take as a very positive move forward.

17.20 .. I order the Pizza ..

23.45 .. I climb into bed ..

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Day 2489. Sunday 2nd October 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

07.45 .. Looks like it’s time to get up ..

09.55 .. I’m in the bathroom ..

10.38 .. I’m back downstairs to dry my hair .. Claire is starting to be difficult .. so Karen goes and has a shower first.

12.10 .. I light the barbecue ..

12.40 .. lunch is served .. two types of sausage to choose from, in bread with a chice or 3 different sauces .. washed down with fruit juice.
13.25 .. Time to go .. Karen wants to go early .. this early though. Claire leaves our house happily .. without the recent battle. So we head off in Violet to Waitrose.

In Waitrose I’ve only got a short list, a basket will do .. 

14.10 .. We leave Waitrose in Sunningdale .. heading up the A30 to the M25 .. we have 38 minutes to kill according to the TomTom ..

I suggest doing a quicky with my mum on the way past Egham .. Karen thinks no .. but we ask Claire .. she says no. A few miles up the M25 when it’s too late Claire says “see granny” .. told you so.

15.41 .. We’ve arrived at the Northampton services very early .. despite Karen doing under 60 most of the way ..

15.43 .. Karen walks off to the shop to get some drinks for us ..

15.49 .. The homes car arrives but they don’t see us initially.

15.52 .. Karen is back, Claire happily transfers to the homes vehicle ..

15.56 .. Back on the road for home .. Mrs Schumacher is like a rat out of a trap .. << grimace >>.

17.24 .. We are home ..

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Day 2490. Monday 3rd October 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

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Day 2491. Tuesday 4th October 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm ..

08.10 .. I head for work in Sparkle .. give Karen’s car some longer runs while she’s off ..

08.57 .. I’m in the car park, and the car valet man is in . .I have a quick chat about Red .. if only I’d bought her in !!!

Tracy emails me across my flight schedule for my Brunei trip .. Noooo .. it’s wrong .. she calls the travel company.

After a while I get the corrected itinerary .. so I set to booking my flights from Singapore to Bangkok on 16th and 28th November .. for my return to Dr Suporn. All seems to go well, including the first use of my Santander Zero card, as I opted to pay in Singapore $.

However when the itinerary arrives .. it’s wrong .. a later flight to Bangkok on the 16th has appeared. This will screw up the suggestion by Sophie from the Suporn Clinic that I could possibly see Dr Suporn on the 16th if I arrived on the earlier flight.

Some frantic phone calls to AirAsia gets the problem resolved .. phew .. even if it’s cost me another £9.

17.38 .. I’m on my way home .. and it’s an excellent trip home ..

18.28 .. I’m home.

19.20 .. I go collect “fish and chips” .. except of course mine is chicken and chips. The “chippy” we have used in Lightwater for the last 10 years I’ve learnt to trust, never had a problem .. except tonight all the staff are different and the usual ½ chicken portion is no longer on the menu, only 1/4's so I have that and a jumbo sausage.

At home I discover something about my chicken .. it’s been fried and not spit roast as the old crew used to do ..

23.25 .. I head for bed .. as I’m sorting things downstairs I have a sudden and desperate urge for the loo .. I just make it upstairs .. oo .. er.

Gosh my stomach hurts .. something definitely hasn’t agree with me. Having washed and ready for bed .. I make it to the bed just .. but have to dash back to the loo.

00.35 .. I’m now empty .. but my stomach is really hurting as I get into bed.

I don’t sleep very well, with stomach ache and feeling really nauseous ..  

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Day 2492. Wednesday 5th October 2011.

Memory Joggers ...

06.10 .. The alarm .. but I slept through it ..

06.45 .. As I get out of bed and sit up I realise something is wrong .. my face feels “heavy” ..

I go to the bathroom, my face is swollen like it does if my fish / iodine allergy is triggered .. I go downstairs and take a 4mg antihistamine and go back to bed ..

09.10 .. Up and at it .. as I sit up my face feels a lot better .. but now I feel seriously hung over from the tablet I took ..

11.53 .. I’m finally in the office .. but gosh I feel terrible ..

13.05 .. I stop for lunch .. PAB ..

18.08 .. I’m finally on the road ..

19.02 .. I’m home ..

19.40 .. Dinner is served .. a bowl of Jamaica Jerk soup with some wholemeal bread, followed by bio yogurt, oat granola and honey.

21.10 .. A cup of tea with a giant chocolate chip cookie.

22.30 .. I’m heading to bed via my nail studio .. just spotted my left pinky without it’s reinforcing ..  ho hum.

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