Friday 18 September 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Exhausted! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

This time last week I felt exhausted, we all did here. The first week of school and having Becky's 18th birthday really took it out of us. Getting up early was a total shock to the system and I thought this week would be easier but I still feel tired, there's nothing wrong with me, I'm fit and healthy, we've just had a bit of an off week.

On Monday I was all set to take Ellie to the hospital to have her hearing test. Ellie was diagnosed with Auditory Neuropathy when she was about 4 years old and we go every year or so to have a hearing test to keep a check on her good ear. 

The hospital rang on Monday morning to say the doctor had phoned in sick and they would ring next week to rearrange. I was stressing about going to the hospital in the first place and had spent the weekend worrying but building myself up for Monday all for the appointment not to go ahead. I went to bed that night feeling exhausted!

I was shocked as later on Monday afternoon they did actually ring to say we could be seen on Tuesday with a different doctor. The long and short of it is that Ellie's hearing is no different from the last time it was tested, she is still deaf in her bad ear and has amazing hearing in her good ear. I didn't get on well with the doctor who obviously hadn't read any of Ellie's notes and was rather pushy. I stood my ground, I might have left the room shaking in anger but it's all good. We're back in a year and we'll hopefully get to see the original doctor who I've spoken to on the phone in the past and not the stand in.

By the time we got out of the hospital it was gone half five and we walked back to the bus stop. We had thought about stopping at the bus stop at the end of the high street but that area isn't a nice place when the shops are all shut so we walked into the bus station and I'm glad we did. Just as we got to the bus stop a bus driver came over and announced there had been a bad crash on the Humber Bridge and traffic was at a standstill. Our bus goes from Scunthorpe all the way to Hull and has to go over the bridge, there is no other way across the river unless you travel all of the way around. Three of our buses didn't arrive but we finally got the bus just after 7pm and got home coming on for 8pm. When we got on the bus the driver was telling people he would take them as far as he could but they may have had to walk across the bridge which is about a mile and a half long. Eek! I was so glad our stop was before the bridge.

We made it home and it was ready meals for tea, I hate eating late but it couldn't be helped. I went to bed feeling exhausted again but relived that the appointment was done with.

I woke up on Wednesday feeling achy, I thought just typical one trip to the hospital and I've got Coronavirus. Stu said it probably wasn't, I had done a lot of walking and standing on Tuesday plus the two days of stress are bound to make me ache. So I had an easy day. It was a grey and miserable day so I was in no rush to go out. By lunchtime I felt much better. Phew!

Yesterday morning as soon as Ellie had gone to school I went back to bed and had a few hours of sleep. I felt much better for it. This week our weekly meal plan has not gone to plan. I am hoping to sort ourselves out for the last few days of it but Becky has her girlfriend coming to visit today and I don't think she'll eat fish and chips so fajitas it is. lol. They've not seen each other all week with them being in college on different days so they have some catching up to do.

I feel like this week has been a total write off but it hasn't been a bad one, just a tiring one. We're ready for the weekend and hopefully we'll get a couple of relaxed days and maybe a lie in too.


  1. Oh my, I did here you say that you'd had trouble getting home from the hospital, but it sounds like you had a couple of bad days as well. It's horrid working yourself up for a hospital appointment only to be told it's cancelled. I'm glad you managed to catch up on some rest and I hope the weekend goes well. x

  2. I think the mental exhaustion of worrying about the appointment, the difficult Dr and the eventful journey home, would be enough to make anyone feel worn out. Good for you giving yourself some time to recover. Next week is another week. #wotw

  3. I'm not surprised you're feeling tired this week with the excitement of all the birthdays recently and then the stress over Ellie's hospital appointment being cancelled and then going ahead. I'm glad that it went ahead and that there has been no change with her hearing but how stressful to have to deal with a doctor who hasn't read the notes and is being pushy. The wait for a bus sounded stressful too - no wonder you felt achy and exhausted after all of that. Hope that you can find time to relax over the weekend and recover from it all x #WotW

  4. There is nothing worse than getting worked up for an appointment. I am exactly the same, it is exhausting! Glad Ellie is doing OK. Hope you are having a lovely weekend to make up for a stressful week. Sending big hugs. xx