Had a routine check up, which I was weighed and their scales said 10.1 stone. I looked at her in shock and commented I was 10 and a half when I last checked. The nurse said that scales can vary, but I said that’s a big difference.
I checked myself when I got home and found I am now just a little under 10 and a half stone. So I have lost some more, but not as much as at the doctors, using their scales.
The scales difference is shocking I thought and when I bought the scales I had some years ago, I bought because they are supposed to be accurate and a bit like the doctors. So who’s scales are right? This could cause issues down the line where they say I am underweight and I say I am not.
Looking further into scales, I read this article, which I found very useful. I did not realise scales used by doctors were monitored by Trading Standards:
I asked the nurse what I could do if I found to be losing further weight, because I don’t want to go under 10 stone. She said that to make an appointment with my doctor first, who would then do the referral where I see a nurse, who I would then see to advise in how to keep my weight. This will be a new experience if I find I have to go down this route. If I do have to, I think this is done with the nurse at my doctors, if I heard correctly.
Pj’s and t-shirts
I treated myself to another set of pj’s. That’s it for this area now.
Those that know me, know I am not really a pink person, but these pj’s are a pastel pink and white. (Photo of bottoms looking a little more pink, than what they are.) The pj bottoms being pastel pink with gold stars and the top is white with Bambi on it. The words underneath Bambi are Live, Laugh, Love…
Another day I went to buy myself some new t-shirts. Nothing special about those. They just plain, but I know these will last well, as I have some already of this brand.
Following on from Chit-Chat early October, I checked on mum’s home and seen evidence to show the deteriation of my mum’s mental health, so I called in with that, along with mentioning a couple of other things that came to mind while at my mum’s home. I had about 20 minutes chat with a nurse, just off the ward.
I was contacted via text by the person who was going to be assessing my mum under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act, with it coming close to the days they can hold my mum there under the current section. My mum was assessed just over a week ago now and was detained under Section 3 of Mental Health Act.
The person who assessed my mum said that my mum was very unwell, delusional, refusing to take medication and not eating.
Now my mum is detained under Section 3, means treatment can be started, which I was informed of what that would be.
As much as I am happy for my mum to be sectioned, so treatment can be started and expecting this to happen, it doesn’t mean it did not hurt me to hear that. My heart was breaking when I first heard this by text, going home from my morning job. I sobbed all the way home. It just poured out and I could not stop.
You can find out more about the UK Mental Health Act, via this page, which will take you to Rethink Mental Health. All the different sections are there. You will need to scroll down for Section 3.
This is the first time my mum has been sectioned and I imagine when she realises she does have to co-operate, that this will be a shock to her too.
Dvd’s I have been watching:
- Avengers Assemble
- Watching the remainder of House M.D from where I last seen it all those years ago.
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- XXX (Staring Vin Diesel)
- 28 Days Later
- Vanishing on 7th Street
- Big Daddy
- Michael Jackson This Is It
Over 1 year
It’s over 1 year living where I am. My rent has stayed the same and possibly won’t change in the next few years.
I associate eventually landlords bumping up the rent and I am not talking a small increase, from past experience either.
So when chatting with a neighbour recently and we kind of came to the discussion of rent, I said that going by past experience I expected my rent being bumped up. He knows the rent that the tenant above me pays the same as me and the tenant has been there many years. So as I know he has same landlord as me, gives some reassurance for me that my current landlord is different.
Today, I will be having my flu jab. Once home, if not done it before, I will change my bedding and I plan to do nothing else. It’s a lazy weekend I plan to have.
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