26 Mar 2010
Saw “In Bruges” last night. I’d heard lots about it and was looking forward to it.
Turned out to be a bit slow and dull.
Very few of the characters were worth caring for, R was concerned that something horrible would happen to the sweet and lovely, pregnant hotel owner. Apart from her though everyone was either a git or worse. I had no care whatsoever if any of them got shot or maimed or whatever.
Brugge looked rather nice though. Probably the prettiest town I’ve even been to.
18 Mar 2010
Hi all. I am around and about but v busy.
Stuff wot’s happened:
- Bunch of fillums seen, rented via Lovefilm.com which seems to be pretty good but there have been a couple of issues of discs not quite working properly. Nothing that stopped the things working completely but sticking on occasion and being a pain.
- Best was probably “Eastern Promises” by David Cronenberg. It’s about Russian mafia in London and is quite gruesome and unpleasant. Same director and star of “A History of Violence” (which is better, it did at least seem to have a complete story arc). If I didn’t expect there’ll never be an “Eastern Promises 2″ I’d say that the scene was set for that to happen.
- Currently have “In Bruges” to see.
- Spending a lot of time in Derby (for obvious reasons).
- Chocfest been to. Lovely to see so many friends again. Sorry no full review as I missed the show again. Hopefully I’ll get to stay for Lestival’s show.
- Worrying stories about Chocfest maybe not being carried on as most if the orgs won’t be around. Fingers crossed that younger Yorkies will take over. Hopefully things aren’t so negative and I just caught people tattling.
- Bad news re a friendly chap in York having had a heart attack. Good luck and best wishes to him. Get well soon Yo-Yo Monster.
- Work being a pain.
- Getting better after Labyrinthitis.
There’s prolly more to mention but that’ll do for now.
01 Mar 2010
If it is then it’s a bloomin good one.
I went to work this morning feeling good and happy despite the early hour.
First patient was dutifully waiting for me as I arrived at 5 to 8. I need those 5 minutes to get changed from the cycle ride there and set up the clinic and get the computer on etc.
Called him in and started work. Halfway through the session I started to feel very dizzy. I carried on and just got more and more dizzy.
Colleagues came to my rescue just after I ushered this guy out. I ended up lying on a treatment couch with my legs up and a BP monitor on me. My BP was fine but my heart rate was up in the 90′s.
One of the benefits of working at a GP place is that there are doctors around so I went to see one.
Verdict: viral labyrinthitis.
She sent me home for a week but cautioned that it might take longer. The web sites I’ve briefly looked at say anything from 1-6 weeks. And I don’t want to look into the longer term possibilities that some of them mention.
I’ve been having a bit of dull hearing on my left side for a few days and I wonder if that was the initial notice I had of this. I thought it was just a bit of wax which I couldn’t shift.
So now I’m in bed. Movement makes me nauseous, standing isn’t the nicest way to be and I’ve been told I shouldn’t drive. My bike’s at work (boss gave me a lift home) so that leaves me walking everywhere for a while.
Luckily I actually have some food in at the mo (gasps from many).
Oh and the mild blessing in disguise is that I am actually going to be at home now so this useless delivery company can finally get my radio to me with a fair chance that I’ll be in.