Still hibernating.

Just when I was about to post a blog about nothing happening this year and then something happened.

This morning my 80 year old Mother had a fall in her kitchen, she was unable to move so my brother called an ambulance. It took two and a half hours for the ambulance to arrive!!! After xrays at the hospital it was found that she has broken her hip. 😦  she is now laying in a corridor waiting for a bed on a ward to become available. What is happening to our NHS? Ironic that this should happen on “save our NHS day” when 10’s of thousands of people all over the country are marching to draw attention to the lack of support for our health service from the government. It is not just more money that is needed but a return to the service being “national” rather than a cluster of competing health trusts farming out services to private companies to make profit at the expense of the service users. Finally, us service users have to be responsible in our use of A and E and not go with minor ailments such as minor bumps and bruises, coughs and colds, or any other things we can either treat ourselves or have dealt with by a GP. The NHS is an institution to be proud of and we should all do our bit to ensure it survives.

Update February 4th 11pm

My Mum has just had her hip replaced and the hospital plan on getting her up and about tomorrow. πŸ™‚ She looked so sad and worried this afternoon and was very uncomfortable. 😦

Now back to my hibernation. 😦

I have more or less been housebound this year, partly due to the fall I had 2 months ago which is still causing problems with my back and hips ( made worse by not being able to play for sympathy as I haven’t told Julia about the fall) and also MS symptoms making it hard to move freely even to get on my buggy. I have probably only been out 5 or 6 times this year but when I have been out Hamish has really enjoyed himself.

What life is like when bed-bound with Hamish.




And recliner- bound with Indy. We were both having a dressing gown day.Β  πŸ˜€



Just so long as I have woofers life will be good, they keep me sane(ish) give me a reason to get up each day and out as often as I can. πŸ™‚


A couple of dogs in need of a home from Irish Retriever Rescue.


Scooter has had a difficult start to life but is in a good place now from where he can start again.



Bliss would be living with me if I was feeling a little healthier, I love older dogs and Bliss looks perfect.


As usual, click the name to go to their adoption profile.

I hope to be active enough to have something to write about soon, bring on the Spring. πŸ˜€



About Mick C Gorman

Slightly damaged old bloke who is plodding on with more than a little help from a great wife. I have been married for 35 years and have 2 grown up children. I did the usual thing and replaced children with dogs when the nest became empty, best thing I ever did (apart from getting married of course). Life has taken a few interesting turns so far but this Epilepsy thing beats the lot! I love lots of things but in the past have never really stuck with them long enough to be good at them, I am trying harder to be better at a few things rather than okay at loads of things. There is still plenty of time. :-D
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5 Responses to Still hibernating.

  1. leggypeggy says:

    So sorry to hear about your mum’s fall. Hope she is recovering. I remember you saying you fell. Shhhh! Hope that settles soon. Stay warm. Stay mobile.

    • She has just been put on a ward. There will be a “staff conference” tomorrow to decide if they will screw and plate the fracture or replace the hip as she been on the road to a hip replacement anyway. I think this falling over malarcky must be our family thing, one or other of us are always doing it. πŸ˜€

  2. paolsoren says:

    So good to hear from you again. I am getting to the stage where I take a lot of care going down stairs because I know a fall could do a lot of damage. I’d take Bliss if I was over there. What a beautiful dog.

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