Saturday, October 25, 2008

Phew

This half term holiday was never meant to be.

First Cambodia was cancelled; then we tried to go to Koh Samet but we couldn’t find any accommodation with vacancies (Thursday last week was a bank holiday so lots of people were having long weekends.) As a last resort we booked a hotel that I saw advertised in the complimentary magazine of Bangkok Airways on my return from Koh Chang.

We went down on Wednesday morning and were due to come back tomorrow. However, we came back yesterday…

Husband had been having some pain for the last week or so in the elbow of his right arm, this got worse and worse and crept up to his neck until Wednesday night he barely slept. And Thursday night he didn’t sleep. So Friday morning we packed up, and asked the hotel to please drive us back to Bangkok so Husband could go to the hospital.

He had an x-ray, which didn’t show anything wrong and then an MRI scan. We went back for the results today and his vertebrae 5&6 and 6&7 have discs protruding into the nerve. I have to say I’m relieved. I’m a doctor’s daughter and sister, which is a very hazardous thing to be: “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing…”

So that’s been what’s stopping me writing these last few days – not just the report coming back. Now that I know Husband’s not got anything more sinister, I think I’ll be able to start writing again.

11 comments:

sheepish said...

Pleased that hubby hasn't anything too serious and that you can now settle down to digesting your report, then back to the writing.

Debs said...

Your poor husband, being in so much pain, but I'm glad that they know what it was and that it wasn't anything dreadful.x

JJ said...

Thanks Sheepish. I am so neurotic, but that's just me, so I can't change it.

Debs, he was gutted. He hoped the magic wand could be waved and he'd be better instantly, but he's such a 'man.'

Leigh said...

Knowledge is so much easier to deal with, isn't it? And what a relief that it's not scary knowledge. Here's a hug: {{}} for you to share or keep, as you wish. And here's a prod: -> to get you writing again.
x

SpiralSkies said...

Not only your daughter-of doctor neurosis but an extra dollop of that writerly over-active imagination malarkey? No wonder you were worried.

Glad it's nothing too terrible.

Pat Posner said...

Ouch! Sympathies to hubby. Glad it wasn't what your mind was conjuring up!
Now it can be happy writing time for you.

L-Plate Author said...

Hope he's still feeling okay JJ. It's always so worrying when the other half is ill.

Good luck with the report too x

SueG said...

What a time you've had! I'm glad all is turning out okay, although I'm sure your husband's arm/back feels pretty awful. I hope he's already feeling better and that you're all more relaxed.

Carol and Chris said...

Glad it was nothing more serious hon....he'll be back to his old self in next to no time.

C x

B said...

Must be such a relief to know it's not serious. I'm relieved for you x

Captain Hook Resort said...

Very nice pictures.I have been there for a year and I want you to go with you at Koh Chang .if you want a lovely beach with just one place on it. I have been looking for a place to go in Thailand. Thank you so much.