Hi everyone :p
Negative for Covid-19 so I went ahead with the colonoscopy (sigmoidoscopy really, as I've lost 90% of my colon). There was inflammation but it doesn't seem to be as bad as last time, although I won't know for certain until the biopsies come back and I've discussed it with my GI. That presumably means the new medication, Stelara, is doing something, but I wish it was reflected more in improved symptoms :-/
Anyway, it takes 4-8 weeks for the biopsies to come back, so I've got a long wait. Also having a small bowel MRI scan on the *checks* 14th October, which sounds horribly familiar..... *checks again*. And it is: I've got a physiotherapy appointment for a painful arm on the same day, which I don't want to miss. *holds head in hands*. Why do these things happen to me? I'll have to rearrange one of them, which is a risky endeavour now that Covid is sky-rocketing in the UK
Decided I was wasting too much time on Geometry Dash (a phone game), so now I'm wasting too much time on Zelda: Breath of the Wind. I must admit, as someone who has loved every Zelda game I've played previously, this was not quite what I was expecting it to be. The combat system sucks harder than a black hole and there's other annoying elements too. But that said, it's an absolutely massive world and I've still not finished exploring it all after 3 months. The exploring and solving puzzles/riddles are the best bits.
@Karen - Lindengate treated me quite badly, in my opinion. For a start they never let me know what was happening since they shut back in March - no emails, nothing. The only reason I knew what was going on was because I was a member of their Facebook group. I never posted because I didn't actually recognise anyone there, except a couple of staff names - no gardeners seemed to belong to the group. I thought that was odd but didn't say anything. Finally a couple of weeks ago somebody posts in the group about
inviting some of the gardeners back, saying how well it went, etc.
I finally posted, complaining (politely) about
their lack of communication. Result: kicked out of the group without a word. A few days later I posted on Twitter and tagged Lindengate into it (meaning they would get a notification of my message) - I complained about
their lack of support. I then got the blandest, most impersonal, reply by text you can imagine: it was though a lawyer had sat down and drafted it. I was so disgusted by it, I never replied. Even my mum laughed at it and called it "weasel words."
So, that's where I am. No idea if I'll ever go back or not. I was making a small contribution via direct debit, which I've cancelled on the advice of my care coordinator's student (who I am seeing in place of my actual care coordinator at the moment). The small contribution didn't cover the full fee (which is properly extortionate imo, but that's another story), and Bucks County Council were wanting the full amount back in January/February - that never got resolved. At any rate, I'm glad I cancelled the contribution, 'cos what's the point in paying for a service I'm not getting? If I start again, I can always resume the contribution. But the full fee is too expensive for me, so if they want that much, I won't go back.
Anyway, sorry for going on! You take care too. *hugs* >.>
@Trina - Best of luck with your colonoscopy on Thursday! I hope it's nothing serious.
You make a very good point about
calling - I do think you can tell a lot from a person's tone. I just hate speaking on the phone so much, I never do it unless I absolutely have to. I'll give it two or three more weeks then I will steel myself to phone Lindengate to find out what is happening.
Okay guys, that's enough whinging from me. I'm off to bed after this <_<. Trying to get my bedtime vaguely back on track, i.e. before 3am, not two hours after.)