Monday, 7 January 2008
We then had to wait about half an hour for a doctor to tell him that he had a chest infection so they will not be able to operate tomorrow as planned. My dad was given a prescription and told to wait for somebody to explain what he was to do next. After another long wait a woman told us that he would get a phonecall tomorrow to arrange another appointment for next week, so after 3 hours we were free to go.
We called at a local pharmacy to pick up his prescription: 4 items costing 62 euros!! I have warned my dad to cut down the smoking and not to drink whilst on the antibiotics otherwise they won't even operate next week. All this means that I will be prolonging my stay here in spain which may sound nice but I am spending money I intended to save for my holiday in august.
By the way the weather has been glorious for the last three days!!
Sunday, 6 January 2008
a) I have become addicted to Facebook and spend all my spare time on there
b) I have become lazy!!
My last post was written in Spain whilst I was on holiday with my son and this one is being created on the same computor here in spain.
I am here visiting my dad again because he is supposed to be going in for an operation on tuesday. He is a heavy smoker and has developed a blockage in an artery in his right leg so he is having a bypass done. He has to be at a hospital in Murcia for 9am tomorrow morning for a pre-op examination. If all goes well he will go back in on tuesday afternoon for the operation. We are not confident that they will operate as he has a chesty cough at the moment...due to excessive smoking!!
I came out here for a fortnight in november because he thought he was having the op then but all they did was inject his leg with a dye so that they could scan him which resulted in the discovery of the blocked artery.
So here I am again in San Pedro Del Pinatar on a one way ticket! I will book my flight home when my dad is well enough to cope on his own.
I left england last thursday during a blizzard at leeds/bradford airport. My flight was delayed for about twenty minutes whilst a very cold looking man aboard a crane jetwashed the snow off the wings. This made a nervous flyer feel very apprehensive, dont get me started on the turbulence over the pyrenees!!!
I have been drunk every night since I got here which has ruined my first new years resolution to abstain from drinking for a few months. I need to start going for long walks along the beach in an attempt to lose weight.
I am having a night in because we have an early start tomorrow so I am going now to watch a film that is about to start. More soon...I promise
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
A lot has happened recently so I thought I would share it with anyone who is interested in "blogland".
First up I have just got back from holiday, well last wednesday. I took my son to Spain to visit my Dad in San Pedro Del Pinatar. It was great to see my Dad again as I haven't seen him since last november. It was the first time Cameron had seen him in years so it was nice for all concerned. My Dad had hired a car for the fortnight so we were able to travel up to the mediterranean beach at Mil Palmeras which was great. On the whole the weather was nice and sunny although we didn't get up most days 'til lunchtime due to the late nights we were having. I was worried that it would be too quiet for Cameron as he is used to package holidays with pools and night time entertainment but he loved it. In actual fact I discovered what a good pool player he is....he beat my Dad a few times as well as a lot of the people we met there.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
I am still enjoying fun in the sun with Cameron and my Dad so I thought I would make you all jealous with a short video of my body-boarding in the Med.
We had a great day yesturday in the surf which had waves up to about six feet. We went back for more today but the red flag was flying so we couldn't even paddle...Cameron was gutted!
We are going out to a local restaurant for a slap up meal soon to fuel our day at the water park tomorrow.
Monday, 3 September 2007
Tomorrow I am taking my son to see his Grandad in Spain. I will be gone for two weeks so I don't think I will be posting unless I can get Cameron off my Dad's new laptop that I am personally delivering tomorrow! I can't see him doing two whole weeks without going on msn lol.
I must take this opportunity to appologise for not posting about my diet. I wasn't feeling too good last week after one hell of a bender over the bank holiday weekend. I promise to get back on track when I get back....I am also gonna stop drinking from september 23, the day after my birthday.
Happy blogging.....adios amigos!!!
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Breakfast: 3 shredded wheat with semi-skimmed milk( using it up before I buy the skimmed variety). A sprinkling of Tesco's own sweetner....it needs it!!
Lunch: tuna and sweetcorn on brown (tesco's finest!...I was there buying dinner) and a braeburn apple....I love these apples-sweet and crunchy!
Dinner: chicken breast (butterflied then pan-fried in a little sesame oil and chargrill seasoning), salad,couscous and coleslaw.
I had my dinner earlier than usual so by 8.30 I was feeling peckish. A quick walk to my local asian friend's corner shop and I was soon in the possession of a packet of Warburton's crumpets!
It says on the packet that there is less than 1% of fat....on closer inspection it also says : CARBOHYDRATE 20.9g(per crumpet) of which sugars 0.9g
What the hell does that mean? Well they are under the grill now so if they are bad for me I will have to find another healthier snack.....I do like cottage cheese and ryvitas....will buy them in next week's "big shop".
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
My blog friend Vi who runs a successful diet business (sorry Vi didn't know what to call it) has kindly offered to help me find a diet that works for me. Vi has suggested that I write a post everyday outlining what I have ate that day then she plans to advise me in the comments section. With me so far?
At least that will give me something to write about as my life is pretty empty at the moment....although I do take my son to Spain in two weeks time so I should have something to post in the near future.
Well here goes Vi....
Breakfast: A bowl of Tesco Finest muesli ( unfortunately it does contain dried fruit but I am not gonna throw it away) with semi-skimmed milk. One cup of coffee with two sweetners
Lunch: I skipped lunch today because I took Cameron to see The Bourne Ultamatum at 1pm.
Great film by the way...best in the trilogy!
Dinner: We were invited to Mum's so we were treated to a "sunday dinner" with all the trimmings. Roast Beef, carrots, parsnips, petite pois, cabbage, broccoli and of course yorkshire pudding all covered in gravy. "Northern boys love gravy".
You did tell me to include everything Vi so I have to report that I did have a slice of cheesecake!
Whilst waiting for dinner I did sneak in a couple of plums!
Well there you go....I look forward to your comments Vi and anybody elses will be more than welcome.
I have also told Vi that after my holiday I am going to be teetotal so I thought I would mention that.Obviously that will help with weight loss as I have been binge drinking of late.
So there you go Day One....