Archive for December 16th, 2007

Day 957 to 963. Monday 10th December to Sunday 16th December 2007.

Well, let me get the dp work news out of the way first. All change on the ITPS front. For various reasons, I am now not taking the Datacentre Management role. It’s a decision I am very happy with and a big weight off my mind. I have said I will give the company 6 months commitment to get them through the sticky patch of Nigel leaving, and then will review the status quo thereafter.

On the kp front, it’s been quite an eventful week, with a jam-packed week coming up.

On Tuesday, a photographer came to the house to take pictures of all kp’s scars (back of the head, fatty leg lumps, missing section of her arse etc etc….). We were just expecting it to be a 10 minute job, but it took him 20 minutes to set up his studio in the hall.

Big white backdrop and all ! Not the nicest experience for kp, but she battled through. In the afternoon, she had the first visit from the new physio (one of the many treatments sorted by Syd the Case Manager). She got on great with him and he really is a nice bloke.

Thursday saw the physio return for another session. Tuesday was mostly an assessment, as was Thursday. I arrived back about 6.30pm on thursday and he was still there. I was greeted by a kp in tears and a physio saying all the right things to cheer her up. I asked why she was upset, and the answer was…..

kp:- Because I have done so well.


I couldn’t understand at all, and had to have another 2 explanations to even get close to understanding the upset and even then I pretended I understood so as not to look too foolish in front of the physio.

When he left, we discussed it at length and basically, she was upset because she had done really well, but had it not been for the morphine, she wouldn’t have been able to do any of it. That was the nub of it.

He had had her on the floor. Oops. That sounds bad, let me rephrase. He had had her getting onto the floor. Lying on the floor, rolling around on the floor, now it sounds bad again. Basically, he had got her to get on the floor and move around a bit. By all accounts, she did really well, and the physio is genuinely a really nice bloke !

On thursday night, Jane came over to spend the night. We had the usual hoot of a night, JB having us in stitches as she does. They phoned Ronnie and tried to organise a January holiday abroad, but they didn’t get it completed on the night.

On Saturday, kp took a taxi over to Middlesbrough (for Sister’s Day). It’s an annual day where kp and her sisters get together for games and stuff. It’s a girly day and Adele and Abbie were there too. They had a great time, although kp didn’t feel too good about the day.

She felt like “she didn’t fit in any more”. I KNOW if you ask the sisters they will say she does, but she can’t help this feeling that things aren’t the same. Very sad !

Karen came back in a taxi with Ethan (10-year old great nephew) and he stayed the night. We had a good time with him. He was over the moon that I had found some cheats on t’internet for Grand Theft Auto and that the cars now flew ! It was comical to see him SOOOO excited.

And today has been mostly a day of watching flying cars etc….

Tonight, we’ll probably watch some tv, have dinner and then bed.

This week is a busy week for kp. All the new treatments are kicking in.

Monday – Occupational Therapist
Tuesday – Speech Therapist
Wednesday – Physio
Thursday – Syd the Case Manager
Friday – Hair Appointment and next
Sunday – Speech Therapy again.

Things are really starting to head in the right direction !

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