Friday, 25 September 2009

steroids 2.3 PLUS a quick question

Last day of steroids yesterday. Had to wait a wee bit to get plugged in and ended up sat next to a poor lad who'd had THREE MRI scans - to be perfectly honest, one was enough for me.

The doctors had told him that they'd found 'something' on his scans but he hadn't been told yet. Not great. He was 'self-medicating'; he said that he was an alcoholic as it was the only he could control the pain in his skull.

Eventually the question came that I'd been dreading (we'd already covered my minimal football knowledge): "So. What are you in for?"

"Well, I've got Multiple Sclerosis and this is the third day of steroid treatment to get me over a relapse", I said.

"Oh God. I'm sorry mate. How long do you think you've got?"

Thanks for that, Debbie Purdy!

Steroid playlist, Day 3

They Might Be Giants - Turn Around
Guided By Voices - Glad Girls
Silver Jews - Tennessee
The Bad Plus - Tom Sawyer
Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia
Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof
School of Language - Rockist
The Coconut Monkeyrocket - Periwinkle Pussycat
David Bowie - Sound and Vision
Deerhoof - Rrrrrrright
Deerhoof - The Perfect Me
The Beta Band - Dry The Rain
Belle And Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
Quick question
How many times is it acceptable for me to be contacted by my employer when I'm signed off work? Had a phonecall and one email yesterday, two emails today, all of which could have been either (a) ignored or (b) dealt with by somebody else. What do you think?

1 comment:

Jackie Z said...

Ah I deal with the whole answering the bosses call thing all the time! its so frustrating. When I'm not working...don't call me damn it! This last hospital stint she called me everyday and emailed. I feel like if its important leave a message and if not, then understand I'm sick and trying to get better and leave me the crap alone!