OK, y’all. Now I’ve finished my coursework (woo) and have a little bit more spare time, here’s a bit of a catch up on what’s going on in my life.
I’m still incredibly busy. I have a new housemate (Sarah) who I’ve known a couple of years. She used to share with a couple who started to split up and things got messy so she moved out. The place she got of her own didn’t work out, so she needed somewhere in the interim and knew I had a spare room so… She’s a really nice lass, but not as “blonde” as Kim so I doubt there’ll be as many funny stories to tell!
She brought a lickle kitten called Ed with her when she moved in. KK isn’t massively keen on this, but has learned to deal with it remarkably quickly. My only major issue is that Ed’s still doing the “litter tray first, ask to go out second” order of business and as a result my bathroom smells of stale cat piss. This is improving, but will take time.
The other major news, and main reason for lack of spare time recently, is that I’m seeing someone new (well, if 2 months still counts as “new”) and she lives in Newcastle. As a result, I’ve been up and down there every weekend, plus we went on holiday to Scotland a few weeks ago.
She’s called Louise, she’s a nurse (yes, she has the uniform; no, she won’t wear it “outside of work”) and she’s bloody wonderful, not that I’m biased in the slightest.
The down side to this is that as of October 9th, she’s going abroad for 18 months. So I am going to go from having no free time due to visiting her, to having no free time due to excessive masturbation. And from working spare time and extra hours to save up and go to New Zealand next year to visit her. Twice.
At least it gets me off my arse to go and have a holiday (or two) next year. This means I also get the chance to visit Belinda and Elaine, who live in Brisbane and who I’ve not seen in years. Unfortunately, I’ve already had the time off work confirmed (it had to go via the Board as I’m taking more than 10 days for obvious reasons) and one of my mates has arranged his wedding for the first weekend I’m away. I can’t change the dates without waiting 3 months for the next board meeting… Arse.
Shitty fucking medical staff
My little cousin (she’s just gone 4) has to have an operation next month to sure a bone problem in her ankle. My aunt noticed it quite some time ago, but every paediatrician, doctor and health worker she mentioned it to checked it out and said “na – nothing wrong with that”. Until recently when a new neighbour (a doctor herself) spotted it in passing and asked why they’d not had something done about it.
Now, this one little incident seems like a bit of bad fortune on the part of the umpteen useless bastards who were pointed towards the problem. I’d now like to bring into question the abilities (or lack thereof) of the inept, useless bunch of utter cunts who didn’t spot another problem she had when she wasn’t even a year old. Her hip wasn’t developed properly so she had no control over one of her legs. Again, my aunt noticed this – Louise (same name as my g/f) would kick one leg while she was having her nappy changed, but the other would just lie there.
Again, this was pointed out to the GP. Who waved it away. Then a paediatrician. Who fobbed it off. And another paediatrician. Who said it was nothing and that my aunt was just being silly. Until one of the nurses my aunt knew spotted it and had it sorted (result – child in bandagy thing for about 6 months, holding the joint together). And my aunt was asked why they hadn’t had this dealt with sooner as it would have been easier and less distressing for the little kiddy.
Needless to say, aunty went ballistic.
How the fuck do these people have jobs? At best, they’re unobservant. At worst, they’re criminally negligent. Were it my kid, I’d have sued them for malpractise, though is this possible when they haven’t done anything – even though that’s the problem? While I confess that I’m going to feel worse as this is my little cousin I’m on about, but what about all the other kids who go to see them? Louise lucked out, partly due to my aunt’s persistence with other people and partly out of luck. What else have they missed, even when it’s staring them in the face? How the hell can these people be allowed to carry on working, especially with children?
Am I over the top here?