Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Distinctly better than it could have been!

I'm back, and I'm fine.

Jus very kindly took the morning off so that he could drive me to Willow View and hang around in case I needed to beat a hasty retreat. Luckily that wasn't needed! Every time I felt the panic start to rise, I thought of you all wishing me strength, and that really did help.

Things were actually very quiet there: many staff and patients "service users" were off due to the current norovirus/SRSV outbreak. I spent the morning with Gary, giving a seriously detailed medical history (they wanted everything, not just the psych stuff), then we broke for lunch. I said goodbye to Jus, and just as he left, who should appear out of the old hospital building opposite the Willow View entrance but giantpanda, youngatheart, Bethany and Chris? Lots of hugs and "Happy New Year!"s, and then I went back inside for lunch (sandwiches: I had prawns in Marie Rose sauce and rocket). Two large mugs of tea later, and I was about ready to provide the urine sample for my physical examination. I must have eaten more over Christmas than I thought I had, since I've actually put on some weight! Urine normal, bp and pulse normal, BMI nothing to fret about. Then Gary said I could go home if I wanted, since there were too few staff to run the afternoon's group sessions :(

Home I am, enjoying the relaxing effect of a cup of Twining's Calm tea (camomile, redbush, lavender and cocoa bean), by the kindness of the most excellent fascicle. It may sound a bizarre mix, but it really is more than "pleasant" (my general reaction to tisanes), and I also picked up a bottle of reduced-price valerian infusion from Boots. Tonight, I think, I should sleep well.

Now for a session of mild pandiculation, and then to start on Volume 5 of Jenny Nimmo's Children of the Red King series. I have resolved to read them unto the bitter end despite an ever-increasing feeling of same-oldness, which for me set in sharply after Volume 2. Unfortunately I really did like Midnight for Charlie Bone, the opening volume. After that, the inventiveness really did seem to dry up very quickly. Any differing opinions out there?
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