I am feeling quite pleased with myself for having swapped a late on call (which means a lie-in - yippee!) for a Saturday..which means I get a day off AND a lie-in, which is too fabulous. Work has been horribly busy, with many new patients just appearing as if from the sky at 5 minutes to 5 every day, who need clerking, blood taken and wounds looking at. We had one poor old lady with terrible rheumatoid arthritis, who had had most of her major joints replaced. Her knee joints had got infected, and were actually coming out through the skin, and now she will have to have both legs amputated at the knee.

We also get our fair share of IV drug users, who use up all the veins in their arms and then try to inject in the groin and end up with infections, heart valve problems, DVTs etc. The main problem we have is that if they can't find their veins, then we most definitely won't be able to..which means blood tests are a nightmare. It's also not the best idea to site an IV line, as its just one long stairway to heaven for them. Mr C's cousin works with IVDUs and has a totally different perspective on them, a more 'helping and healing' approach, you could say. But I say, so this is where my taxes go! Oho!

I have been knitting, although you wouldn't believe it from the stagnant state of the blog. Thermal rather destroys your will to live actually. I have finished the body which I am very proud of, but the sleeves are on dpns and are going veeeeery slowly. I caved in on my shortlived yarn ban and bought the gorgeous Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple pictured below. It is just lustrous. Isn't that a very onomatopaeic word? I bought it from www.dreamweaveryarns.com and they posted super fast and even marked it a gift! And it was super cheap as well. Shame they don't have a better selection though.

Thermal - that much took 2 months! The sleeves will take another two...

Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple

I'm going to blog about pattern and decor websites, which are my latest obsession next. Also my Spain trip - I'm sure it won't be as amazing as the Spain trip with Pink etc, but a holiday is definitely in order after 2 months of vascular surgery.

1 Comment:

  1. warm as toast said...
    honestly i let out a quiet aaaah! and my mouth watered at the photo of the pure and simple.. The grandparents are home! And they stripped the jungle of it's bounty and brought it with them. Come soon before the fattest juiciest lychees you ever saw have disappeared down our gullets

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