Let’s do a little experiment! Let’s see if I can successfully substitute the F Bomb! (Helen’s favourite word!) With a substitute. Also starts with ‘F’!
Keep in mind my GP will gauge how I am mentally by now many times I drop the Fudge word! When I’m frustrated I use the Fudge word a lot and when I see my GP I debrief him on all the things incompetent people aren’t doing. We kind of case manage my care together which works well.
People with an ABI need a lot of sleep. I can’t recall when I last had a night of 8 hours undisturbed! Seriously, maybe never!
I go to bed late (or early) I think you can tell. Tonight I managed not to have my pre-dinner kip. It’s a miracle! And surprising considering the start to my day.
Went to sleep at 2 am.
Stupid neighbours think it’s OK to run their washer/dryer all night long disturbing my sleep!
So already on bad start!
Fudging asshat! Parks his Bogan car outside my bedroom window. Insists on warming his motor like it’s the 70’s and his car is vintage – it’s not! At 6.30am – Fudge!!!
Asshat! Goes back inside and comes back 5 minutes later.
Can’t believe I’ve put up with this 3 and a bit years!
Get back to sleep!
8.30am – there is a chainsaw!
What the Fudge???
But wait! Then a wood chipper!
30 minutes and it’s done.
Bet back to sleep after hitting the MEPACS ALARM!
(Diverting a 9.30 wake up)
Had put on my washing machine so again, disturbed sleep.
10.45am – my carer arrives early!
Discussed today with my GP the lack of follow-up by a hospital Orthotists to get funding application for a 2nd pair of shoes.
For say. If these ones get wet, get sweaty or die because they are my only shoes to wear with my AFO (Ankle Foot Orthotic)
“FUDGE ME!” I tell my GP when he asks how hard it is for the Orthotists to do it?
He smiles and I try to look a little repentant.
We already have a backup plan.
I have an appointment with a private Orthotists I’ve seen previously. He won’t have a problem doing the forms to get me the funding for both an AFO and a pair of shoes.
It’s just going to take some time!
And I guess the NDIS kicks in on the 1st of July!
Time for bed.
My first wake-up call is at 6.30am after all!
Strangely, my brain is all systems ‘GO’!