Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hubby Update

Okay, it's official. I HATE Fremantle. Hubby's appointment was 10.50am this morning. Normally, his appointments have been earlier, like 9am. At 9am you can find parking somewhere near the hospital. Apparently, at 10am, you can't.

We seriously drove round and round and round looking for parking for AN HOUR, while negotiating rubbish trucks, cranes, road works, cyclists, pedestrians and, for some unknown reason, HUGE trucks double parked on narrow streets. In the end I dropped hubby off and parked 1/2km away.

Hubby had already checked in and was sitting in the waiting room when I got there. A friend of hubby's niece was on the reception desk so we had a bit of a chat with her about how long we had still to wait. Apparently we were fourth in line.

Just over two hours later we got called in to see the surgeon. Well into another waiting room anyway. Only to be told that hubby needed an x-ray. Why they couldn't have done this during the 2 hour wait, we'll never know!

So off he treks to x-ray. Then back to the second waiting room. Eventually the surgeon comes in.

Bit of a chat later. Surgeon is a bit concerned that hubby is limping when he walks. However, the x-ray shows no issues, so the surgeon puts the problem down to muscle wastage. I ask about when hubby can start driving again and the Surgeon said when he felt that he was safe to.

Woo hoo!!!!!!

The Surgeon also wanted a blood test to ensure that there was no infection. So after thanking the Surgeon, we headed to pathology for a blood test (we'll get a call if there is an issue) and then walked back to the car.

I was impressed with hubby. It was probably the furthest he had walked since August last year.

We then headed to the Licensing Centre to get hubby's licence renewed (he had forgotten to pay it back in June last year). Last time I went to the Licensing Centre it took me 2hrs to get my licence renewed, however this time we were in and out of there in under 15mins.

So now hubby IS ALLOWED TO drive and is LICENCED to drive ... woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers everyone.


DaddyBear said...

That is wonderful news! Driving will give him a lot more independence and will give you a bit of a break! I do find it mildly amusing that you got through the licensing bureau in a small fraction of the time it took for you to park, get an xray, talk to the surgeon, and get a blood test. Usually I take a lunch and a book when I go to our motor vehicle office.

Jay G said...


Glad to hear he's solidly on the road to recovery - this is great news indeed!

Morris said...

Glad to hear he's doing so well, Julie.

On Fremantle oh boy yeah I'm with you on that one! When I used to do delivery work for Retravision I had to go there daily and developed a white hot hatred of the place. I think must have added streets at random while drunk.. heh

TheUnpaidBill said...

Great news!

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Yay! That's certainly worth the wait and the parking!

Soon, I hope, you won't need to deal with Fremantle at all!

When I was relearning how to walk, limping was easier than full strides at first - and I'd fallen into a habit of limping. The more I concentrated on walking properly, gritting my teeth at the pain and annoyance of being slower than a fast limp, the faster my walking stride got better. Hope he gets past it faster than I did!

Rev. Paul said...

That's fantastic - now he can chauffeur you!

Old NFO said...

OUTSTANDING! :-) I know the whole family is happy with that news!

TOTWTYTR said...

Good news all around. Glad to hear it.