Yesterday I tootled off our local hospital for an x-ray. On my lower back. The Radiologist was lovely. I had to strip off apart from my knickers and boots. One look at my face she said I could leave the jeans on. Taking off boots to take jeans off and then put back boots would have taken me half an hour. (My jeans I had to push down when he photo was took.)
So with glamorous backless gown I was ready.
"On your back and on the bed."
Now I am 4 feet 11 inches. I can sit on my own bed and slowly and carefully lie down on my right side and swing slowly and carefully the legs up on to the bed.
Even with the bed lowered I could not sit on the hospital bed. How I got on to the bed I know not but it brought on the worst pain ever. Lying back the staff are not allowed to assist me by my clinging on to them as I go backwards. Health and safety. The pain was now almost unbearable.
After the photo was took she asked me to turn onto my left side. Now there is nothing to hold on to - she still cannot help me. Then she said I could have that done standing up. Great I thought. Now I will get the medical workers way of getting me up and off. Where they assist you via under the armpit? No . Health and Safety.
I got off and stood up. Again I dont know how I did it. She brought me a chair to sit on while I waited for everything to be set up for a standing patient. The look I gave her was enough. So I was left standing leaning against something. No idea what as I was in total agony. So when she was ready and said dont move I almost laughed.
Then I had to get dressed and depart.
When I got into the car park I had three attempts at putting the chariot in the boot and I just couldnt do it. Fortunately a lovely man spotted me and did it for me.
When I got home our gardener was in putting some trellis up and so he helped get the walker out.
I have been in constant pain ever since. Far worse than anything experienced before. Apart from child birth and you know thats going to end at sometime soon.
I hope the photos came out okay as there is no way I am going back again.
Even though she was lovely. Just following the Elf and Safety .....