Sunday, June 1, 2008

Still Breathing

Last night I spent 3 hours at the medical centre waiting to be seen by a Doctor because my right arm had pins and needles and my fingers were numb!

When I finally got in to see him he decided to do an ECG and that's when I realised I was wearing a washed out, but very comfortable, bra! Oh the shame I felt when I had to lift my shirt for the electrodes to be attached (no wonder the first reading was bad). What's worse is that I have drawers full of very pretty, and very expensive, lingerie that I save for 'special occasions'. The truth dawned on me last night, I'm 38 and I spend most Saturday night's at home watching 'The Bill' - there's not going to be enough special occasions to warrant not wearing them now!

It wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't already embarrassed myself at the neurologists on Monday. It was my first appointment with the specialist so I assumed he would ask me some questions and organise a few tests. Little did I know he was going to do a thorough exam, which included him lifting up the bottom of my jeans to take a look at my leg - my unshaven, dry skinned leg! I would have loved to have explained that I have been wearing long pants since the weather turned cold so shaving didn't seem the necessity it is in summer, however I figured he was probably more interested in working out why I keep having 'seizures' than why I've been too lazy to shave my legs!

I am happy to say that after my shower this morning my smooth and hairless legs have been smothered in Chanel body lotion and I am wearing one of my Elle McPherson bra's that I normally only wear when I go out! Even the cat seems to have noticed as she's rubbed against me several times this morning and stopped to have a sniff at my legs!

I still have to go for an MRI and a trans-oesophageal echo-cardiograph, try saying that after a few glasses of wine, and I vow to be prepared for all eventualities. I will be shaved, moisturised, perfumed and wearing the best lingerie money can buy (the last one is a bit of an exaggeration but you get my meaning).

I am no longer saving the 'good' perfume for when I go out and the same thing goes with my china, what's the point of a dinner set sitting in the cupboard unused? I am happy to report that while I am writing this I am drinking my tea from a rather lovely royal doulton tea cup that I never use and I've discovered it's true what they say; tea tastes better when drunk from fine china!

So live your today, your tomorrow and every moment of life.


Danielle said...

That isn't good that you had another episode. I hope your feeling better.

Can't really comment on the underwear bit because only when mine fall apart do I get new ones. Even if my butt hardly fits into them any more!


June said...

I love you! You are my inspiration! You make me want to write about FOOD!