Wednesday, 20 July 2016

To hospital and back.

The farmer has had the M R I Scan done on his shoulder this morning at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough - getting on for fifty miles away.   His appointment was for ten fifteen so we had to leave here at half past eight.

A trouble-free journey had us there in good time for his appointment.   I went to Costa coffee with two daily newspapers (The Telegraph and The Guardian) and was told that the farmer would join me in about an hour.

Two hours later he still hadn't arrived so I decided to go back to the depart ment and look for him, just hoping that we didn't miss one another on the way.

We didn't and the reason for his lateness was that a priority case had come in and he was very late going in for his scan.

After a sandwich in the Costa coffee shop we came home and just got home before there was an absolute downpour as we caught the edge of a thunderstorm.  (thank goodness the hay was in).   Now the air is somewhat fresher- can't be a bad thing as it was almost unbearable.

Now we await the results about whether or not an operation is possible (the Consultant doubted it).

17 comments:

Sue said...

That was a long day for you both. Such a distance to travel for an MRI scan.

Joanne Noragon said...

Best of wishes to the farmer to skip surgery.

angryparsnip said...

Hope there is no surgery.
Happy you go home just in time.

cheers, parsnip

Barbara Womack said...

Hoping for good news from the MRI!

Heather said...

Hope there is some treatment for the farmer to make his shoulder more comfortable, even if the consultant decides not to operate.
What a good thing the hay was in before the thunderstorm arrived. It has been more bearable here today but last night was so humid - very difficult to sleep.

donna baker said...

Guess they've already tried the steroid shots in his shoulder, which sometimes work. I do know two men who have recently had shoulder replacements and they have both done very well. He sounds too busy and physically active to suffer the pain and limitations of his worn out shoulder joint, if that is what the problem is. Maybe it is just a torn ligament or something easier to fix.

The Cranky said...

I hope the news you receive is good; glad the hay was in.

Rachel said...

I guess like lots of farmers with these type of things the farmer will be happy to grin and bear it. My brothers all have stuff suffered on the farm from fingers missing to falls from great heights, broken elbow (me) and all these things were regarded as nothing much and stay away from hospitals.

Countryside Tales said...

Hopefully an op will be avoided. No thunder here but it is very hot.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Still pretty muggy here but the skies are darkening

Robin Mac said...

I hope the farmer gets a satisfactory result from the MRI. The consultant's verdict does not sound very promising. My sister had here shoulder replaced last year and is very happy with the result. Interestingly, the replacement is put in back to front as this seems to work better for older patients!
We are having hot, wet weather over here too in what should be our winter dry season - record high minimum temperatures overnight in many parts of Queensland. Crazy weather.

Librarian said...

Good to know you had a trouble-free journey and made it home just before the thunderstorm could hit you on the road.
We've had one early this morning, I quickly did the round of my flat to shut some windows shortly after 4:00 am and went back to bed for another two hours or so of sleep. It was hot but pleasant yesterday (34 C) and is much chillier now, still warm enough for summer dresses to be worn :-)

Glad the hay is in, and I hope the Farmer's shoulder can be made pain-free in some way.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Waiting around in hospitals - I've done my share of that in my time. So far we've avoided storms down here and it seems pleasantly cooler this morning.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. I will pass on your good wishes to the farmer. As Rachel says - it does go with the job really - and as she also says - farmers seem to grin and bear it.

Gwil W said...

Doctor once told me I'd need an operation on my shoulder because I'd left it too long (9 months of being unable to lift my arm) , so I went for a scan and found I didn't need an op, and then after 10 sessions of physio with mudpacks, ultrasonics and massage I was right as rain.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

My father-in-law was a farmer all his life and in his early sixties had to have a shoulder replacement. He had worn it out. After a few months he was back to normal but without the pain/discomfort he had suffered for a good few years.

Elizabeth said...

Glad you are both home safe.
The wonders of modern medicine.
Hope they find some sort of treatment that will bring improvement.