Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My bad.....

I had to be up early today to get my Mum to hospital for a 7:00am admission for knee replacement surgery. My mother is not a calm patient, and I'd joked last night that she'd be standing by the door with her bag in her hand when I arrived at 6:30.

I set my alarm oh-so-carefully for 5:45am...and forgot that I'd switched it OFF. With the new blinds installed yesterday, the room was much darker, so I didn't get the usual it's getting light: must be time to wake up signal. Uh-oh. I woke up when it was reasonably light in the room, squinted at the clock and yelled OH CRAP! It was 6:25.

I didn't bother with a shower, just pulled on some clothes, ran a brush through my hair, grabbed my handbag and a water bottle and flew out the door. I got to Mum's fifteen minutes late, to find her standing OUTSIDE her front door, with the place all locked up and her bag at her feet. She was all but tapping her foot.

We made it to the hospital by 7:05, so no big deal. Phew.... Mum is (unbelievably) worse than me when it comes to having a pathological fear of being late.

Anyway, it all went well and apart from looking bloody awful when I saw her just after lunch, she seemed to be doing OK. She's a stubborn old bird and she'll probably be driving the nurses crazy in a couple of days.

So she's now the proud owner of a prosthetic knee to add to her five-year-old prosthetic hip. And she has a painful and relatively long rehab period to look forward to. Reminds me to keep up the training and taking my fish oil. Arthritis is a bastard.


Debstar said...

That reminds me, I left the glucosamine in the back of the fridge. I must put it at eye level where I will actually remember to use it.

ss2306 said...

I imagine I'll be one for knee surgery in the future - yuk!

Glad she came through it ok.

Did you remember to brush your teeth too or just your hair (lol)?

Flea said...

Hope your mum recovers quickly.

Sara said...

Look, you made it didn't you? Pfft, why be early when you can be JUST ON TIME?

However, it is reassuring to know that if you are my airport taxi, I won't be sitting around waiting. ;)


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