21 January 2007

Just when I thought it was safe....

....to even think that the New Year was getting off to a splendid start, it didn't. Three days into the New Year and I get a call at work on my mobile...it's my Mum.

"Hello Heid, now don't be alarmed, but I'm at home and I've called for an ambulance". The coffee cup I was drinking from landed with a crash on my desk, breaking clean in two, its contents flooding my keyboard. "Oh my God Mum, what's happened?" After finishing the call it was all hands to the pump - my new Boss gave me a lift home, bless her.

It turned out that she was bleeding heavily - when I got home I found her in the bathroom, sitting on the loo, still with cordless phone in hand, looking very pale and gaunt. The ambulance arrived and we were rushed to A&E, then the Gynaegology unit of the Queen's Medical Centre, where she was admitted - she hates hospitals at the best of times, but a two-night stay didn't go down well at all. Her womb is the problem - it's been prolapsed for quite a number of years and was not a problem until now. There's a trip back to hospital on Thursday (25th) to find out what exactly happened and what can be done, but as you can imagine, Ma isn't looking forward to it one bit. I'm going with her because not only does she hate hospitals with a passion, but if I'm not there she won't ask the right questions. She'll just take whatever the Doctor says to her.

That's why I've not been on here just lately. I've also changed bosses at work - I'm now PA/Administrator to the new Director of European Programmes so it's a whole new ball game, but thankfully my new boss is lovely. My last boss was male - and was also a lovely kind boss, but my new boss is even nicer. Thank heavens for lovely bosses! I've been getting into work early and coming home after 6pm, and when I've come home and whizzed up something quick to eat, afterwards I've been looking after Mum, so it's all been a bit frantic of late. My stitching is severely lacking on the 'Phoenix' front too, which at some point I will rectify, but it's on the back burner for the time being. Anyway enough about me - I hope you're all doing ok - I've missed you, but huge apologies in advance if you don't see me on here quite as much for the next couple of weeks. I'll be back on track soon! xxx

12 comments:

stitcherw said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, what a rotten way to start the year. I hope that they are able to get her fixed up soon and that things calm down for you. Don't worry about not posting. Take care of yourself and your mom, we'll still be here when you're able to post again.
Sue

Carol said...

Oh no! I hope your Mum is going to be well - that was quite a scare! She is lucky to have you - you got there so quickly and took such good care of her :-)

Lili said...

Heidi, I PRAY with my poor faith and all my heart that everything turns out OK for your mother...
At least, things seem to be OK at work, and that's a good point... so you can concentrate on your mum.
Big huge hugs to you two.
Lili

Rowyn said...

What an awful way for both of you to start the year. Hope everything goes OK at the hospital, and that it's not long before she's on the mend. It's a good job she has such a caring daughter to help her through. Sending hugs your way.

Heidi said...

How awful! I am glad she got to the hospital in time. I hope everything turns out ok in the end. Its good she has a wonderful daughter to care for her. :)

catandturtle said...

I would have flipped too. I always worry about getting one of those calls. I hope everything goes all right with your mum. That is so nice you are close to help her. Ann.

Kip said...

I hope things are going well for you and your mum - look after yourself x

Singular Stitches said...

Oh, Heidi, I hope your Mum is on the mend soon. I'll send very good thoughts your way.

*HUGS* to you and your Mum!

Ali B said...

My dear friend Heidi - I am just so sorry to read via your blog that your poor Mammy has been so ill and I really hope that she is feeling better. I also want to thank you for those beautiful words you left me, they were heart-felt and I cannot minimise the bad time you went through last year - you are such a brave Girly, and I am very proud of you.

Have a {{{{BIG HUGE HUG}}}} from me, darling and here's hoping for a happy and craft-filled 2007 for us :-))))

BlissxStitches said...

It has been a few weeks since you blogged. How's your mother? ... and the new job? Thinking of you. (((HUGS)))

Bliss in Australia

Paddy said...

I keep popping in to see how things are. Hope all is well and to see you in my 'town' again soon.

**hugs**

Heather said...

Heidi I hope your Mum is doing ok and things get sorted quickly.

Take care and hopefully I will speak with you soon.

{{{hugs}}}