The day started off ok. But went slowly down hill. Mavis decided to shred papers in the bin. I could hear the shredder squealing I thought that dont sound right. So I toddled into have a look , see if I could help.
It was jammed solid. Wont go forward or reverse. I took all the screws out but I could not seperate the motor. I spent ages with a knife and tweezers trying to unblock it. Eventually I ran out of patience and gave up.
We had to get to the hospital again. As it was now 11.45 and after lunch when we arrived we risked parking in the grounds. Yippee we found a space. So I dropped her off and Then I caught the bus into town and another bus into wincheap. I found Staples the Office supplier. I sorted a new shredder. And set off back on my busses to the hospital. When I walked into the ward area. Mavis was still waiting to go in. Oh ! This could be a long day. After mavis was called in they started on her. Next thing the nurse said to me would I like to sit in the conservatory. I took the hint.
Then mavis came in. They cant get the pict line to produce blood. They think it may have come adrift inside?? So we had to get down to Xray. Its all sorted she was told. But when we got there they didnt expect her. We sat for ages with nothing happening. So I walked back up to the ward again and spoke to the nurse. Has she been seen to she asked. NO I said its a bit sloppy no one knows what she is there for. Well thats not good enough she said, we only have a 30 minute window then we wont be able to continue with her chemo. We need the xray asap. So she came back to the xray dept with me. After a few minutes she came and told us. You are next. With it all done we made our way back to the chemo ward with 10 mins to spare. its now nearly 3 hours since we arrived. They are running late again. But the xray result was seen by a doctor and it was ok to proceed with 5 mins to spare. So we ended up the last patient left and it was gone 6 pm now. Thats an entire half day spent in the hospital again for a 1 and a 1/0 hour session.
We are home weve had our tea and Ive tried the new shredder thats ok. Its 8pm i am shattered and so must mavis be as well.
Tomorrow is another day.