Feeling under pressure
her family, but this was cut short by my coming back to Nottingham for a
hospital clinic appointment last Monday. L and her children came back to
Nottingham with us, so we've been very busy with them all in the past
week. In addition we had a full day with our other 2 grandchildren on
Friday, which was fun but exhausting. L set off for home mid-afternoon
yesterday, so we're back to our usual much quieter life at present.
My hospital visit went well ~ the consultant surgeon was very friendly
and informative. He's put me on the waiting list for an endoscopy in
2-3 weeks' time (to check me out for stomach acid reflux, ulceration or
possibly CA). I'm currently on omeprazole (Losec), which helps ease my
symptoms - he thinks I'll be on this long-term.
So as the Lord God said unto Moses: "Keep taking the tablets!"
(I hope God has a GSOH).
I think a lot of my symptoms are stress-related - I got similar problems
from time to time working as a family doctor when working under a lot of
pressure ... but nothing like the pressure of "Celebrity Masterchef",
where three finalists have been competing for "Masterchef of the Year"
in the past week or so. One of their amazing achievements was to impress
a group of top UK chefs, who share eight Michelin stars between them ...
for three amateurs to do that! Phenomenal!
For UK readers, here is a link to a few episodes of the show.
I found parts of these programmes too stressful to watch ... I had to
leave the room for several minutes at a time, and go and do something else!
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." ... or in my case,
the living room. :)