Saturday, 7 July 2018

First Class Mail



I had an oddly up and down day on Wednesday. I was on an even keel when I went to my seniors group but then I didn't have enough money on me to pay for morning tea. It's only a couple of dollars and I had it at home but not with me. A bit embarrassing for the leader of the group.
One of the ladies was looking pale and mentioned an off tummy. It was on her second trip to the loo that she yelled out for help. Mrs Hungary is 90+ and becoming quite frail but tough as old boots in the mental department. Glasgow born and a former nurse, I don't think much bothers her but this time her panic was palpable.
She was white and dripping with sweat, unable to hold herself up so I called an ambulance. Paramedics agreed that her blood pressure was extremely low and ran a saline drip before they would even consider transporting her. I haven't heard any more about her condition but I don't imagine it's good.
After that I had a very late lunch, my daughter Caitlin has been waiting for a chance to take me to a new favourite sushi restaurant. It was delicious.
Toward the end of the day I checked the mail to find this package from Linda of Practical Parsimony. Linda had told me she was sending something and it had been delayed in the mail. We were both starting to wonder if it would ever arrive!
Someday soon I'm going to be dining on Mesquite marinaded something (chicken? beef?) and it will remind me not just of a thoughtful lady in Alabama but all of my friends met through blogging.

Thanks Linda!

21 comments:

  1. Definitely an up and down day. I am glad that the ups were there - and they both sound wonderful.
    I hope Mrs Hungary get the support she needs, and love that the paramedics were on the ball. They are my heroes on so many levels.

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    1. The paramedics were both quite young but had perfected that very casual professionalism

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  2. Life is like that isn't it, the good and the bad. I received a gift from a blogging buddy this week too. I must blog about it soon!

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  3. I had a moment of panic after you said it arrived, wondering if you even ate meat. Next time, I will only use half the package because it is too spicy for me. Glad it worked to brighten your day.

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    1. Since one child has become vegan and one vegetarian we eat even less meat than we did but I do eat it and enjoy the little bit I have!

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  4. Those up and down days can be stressful.

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  5. Ups and downs seem to be the occasional norm.
    How nice to get a surprise gift!

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  6. Whatever would have happened to Mrs. Hungary had she not been at morning tea with people around to help her? She might be okay; a virus may have caused the drop in BP. Let us hope that's all it was.

    How nice of Linda!

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    1. Mrs Hungary is still in hospital and feels too weak to go home so she is going to respite care so I am pleased that I took the dramatic step of calling an ambulance. She has a tummy full of ulcers and didn't know about it.

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    2. I am so sorry to hear that - and very glad you called the ambulance.

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    3. Oh my -- yes, how fortunate she got the help she needed. I agree with EC -- glad you called the ambulance.

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    4. It was a horrible thing to happen and she is obviously recovering slowly but I'm so glad she knows now and can be helped!

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  7. I feel for Mrs Hungary. I do hope that she is comfortable. Glaswegian stoicism is one thing but how can one not know one has stomach ulcers? I'm surprised that the dill seeds are allowed into Australia.

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    1. I recently heard of a person in her twenties who didn't know she had an ulcer until she was vomiting blood. Maybe it happens m ore than we think

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  8. First Class Male is a term you could apply to one of the men who visit your blog. Probably not me as I am second class. I hope that Mrs Hungary is okay.

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    1. Maybe I should have a competition to decide who becomes "First Class Male" ??
      The mind boggles

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  9. Oh that's definitely me, I'm a First Class Male. You only have to see my taste in clothes to know that. Haha.

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    1. Child of a king and first class deck chair :P

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