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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Pink Saturday, A thank you and a Gripe

Hi all

Another Pink Saturday.  Its been an awful week.  On Thursday mum a neighbour and I went shopping.  We had a lovely time and when we came back I had a rest as I was tired and my back was really hurting me.  Around 5.30pm I got a phone call from mum saying she wasnt well.  LIving three doors away I went straight round there and she was in a state.  She was kinda ok in herself but she said her left arm had gone numb and given she had had a stroke last August I phoned the ambulance.  They came and said that we think she has had a T.I.A which is a transistant infartial activity basically a blead on the brain whilst on the move.  She was making her tea at the time.  She had managed to walk to the phone and call me.  Her speach was ok but she was struggling with some words.  Her arm didnt stay numb for long but whilst the ambulance people were there she had new symptoms so they took her in.

Well, this is the thank you and a gripe.  The ambulance man and woman were brilliant, they were so friendly and helpful a massive thank you is in order.  The driver Sam said I could come and sit in the front with her.  It was a very insiteful journey.  Onto my gripe.  Sigh, I know not everyone does this so if you are a nice thoughtful driver who gets out of the way for a ambulance please dont take this as a gripe about you.  It is meant for the IDIOTS who either carry on and screach on their breaks til they stop dead, the plonkers who stop opposite a parked car or a driver who stops the other side of the road to let us through.  The car owners who park in a narrow street opposite each other and drivers using a mobile phone ignoring the sirens.  The driver has so much to concentrate on in the front.  She has to look at the whole picture.  She cant go too fast if the patient is in the stretcher and her partner is treating her moving around in the van.  I was appalled to discover that they only get 3 weeks training.  I was full of admiration for them, they certainly have it to put up with, they do a 12 hour shift and have so many days on then a weekend or something like that off.  I really couldnt do their job for love or money. 

Back to my mum, she isnt too bad at all, they are keeping her in to see why she had the T.I.A but should be home soon.  Hope you have a great Pink Saturday, thanks to Bev at
for hosting it. 


Marydon said...

G'morn Sara ~ Home Mum continues to improve. Gripe, not at all ... facts are facts ... maybe they'll recognize their selves.

Have a lovely PINK weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Tete said...

Hello Sara!
Hope your mum does fine and is home in no time at all.
Love your pinks collection- so pretty on the white shelves.
Thanks for visiting my blog and will be back soon to check on things.
Hugs- Tete
The gripe is appropriate- it happens in the states also. They won't realize how stupid they are until they are riding with someone they love and no one will move out of the way.

Rebecca said...

Cannot get enough of rose china-so elegant and beautiful! Happy PS!

Jean said...

Hope you are having a better day and I particularly hope your mum is doing better.

LV said...

Why everything tends go wrong when something happens. People no longer have respect for much of anything anymore. I trust your mom gets over this and you take care as well. It will be better days.

Maggie said...

I hope your mum is feeling tiptop soon. And your gripe should be shared; what is wrong with people these days?

Sorry for the late PS visit; yesterday just got away from me! Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Maggie @
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