Sunday, 29 June 2008

More Moving Tales

Co - codamol as pain relief no longer appears to help MyMan. The last time he saw the pain management consultant he was offered Morphine which he declined. As he has spent the last few weeks in constant pain he has been saving Co-codamol for a rare treat. It was obviously a disappointment for him when it no longer had the much desired effect.

I mooted the suggestion that he consider asking the family Doctor for a new referral to Wonford Hospital Pain Management Clinic for a re-assessment. Especially now he has X-Rays to show what is happening to his spine and the evidence of an untreated whiplash injury. He said he was reluctant to do so, that he didn't think he could stand the journey to the hospital. But when I tartly replied that maybe we should think of buying a new house opposite the hospital, he said maybe that 'wouldn't be such a bad idea'. He 'can see it does makes sense'.

It's the first time he has considered a possible move to a city or town. To be closer to the facilities he needs more and more often, along with the transport links, it seems sensible to me. I know that we would miss the country life style but it causes so many day to day problems. I'm not sure we shouldn't bite the bullet and make another large re-adjustment. While we are still young enough to adapt.

3 comments:

rosiero said...

Sounds sensible to me. As one gets older, it makes sense to be nearer to the town facilities, particularly the hospitals. You might not even have a need for the car if you are close to amenities, though of course you may need it to get OUT of the town and go elsewhere. I agree that if you leave these things too late, you are then forced to move out in haste rather than giving your new home plenty of time and thought. You also have time to make new friends and neighbours before you are too old and infirm to get out of the house!

Jay said...

I'm a firm believer in doing whatever you have to do to make life easier when you have health problems. De-stressing helps, rearranging helps, but if you need to move nearer to essential facilities then that may be the way to go too.

Can you rent for a while to see if you can both stand town living?

Henry North London said...

If that is what it takes.....