I’ve Got Wood And My Doctor Is So Excited !!

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It’s fantastic to have friends and neighbours who drop everything to help. Thank you so much !! πŸ™‚


My doctor is so excited !!

November last year I was going through a series of tests in Ronda hospital, Spain, to find out why my hands were shaking. 5 days of Xrays, blood, you name itΒ  and they found nothing wrong with me. As a cop out, the old neurologist lady doctor said it was genetic and I was depressed. Go home and take these tablets for ever.

My young lady case doctor in the hospital (who I fell in love with when she ripped off my shirt one day πŸ™‚ )Β  she knew that there was something missing. A few months later I saw a different neurologist, a young lady ( whom I also fell in love with πŸ™‚ ) who gave me different tests and just knew what was wrong with me.

I scraped myself out of bed this morning and was making the first coffee of the day (thinking about you Katrina !!) and my interpreter rang. It is unheard of, for, on this morning, a Saturday, my young neurologist called my interpreter. She was so excited, almost wetting herself that her diagnosis of Lewis Sumner (CIDP) is correct !!

Because of that she is admitting me into a ward for a week or so of tests and a possible cure !! So in three days time, Tuesday, in I go again. I will be off-line, as there is no wifi and reception is poor in the hospital.

I hope there IS a cure !!


Are you excited about my wood or a possible cure ??


Ralph xox πŸ™‚


112 Comments on “I’ve Got Wood And My Doctor Is So Excited !!

  1. Ralph, you have people. It is good to have people. I’m not so sure you should get cured. You seem to be falling in love with a lot of nice lady doctors. When else would you have an excuse to hang with them. Besides, I bet your mother hoped one day that you would meet a nice doctor to marry!


    • So, so true Tim. I am so lucky to have so many friends around me who are willing to help in any way they can.

      From what I can gather from other sources these two doctors are pulling a lot of strings to put me in the front of the queue for treatment ….. or maybe they just want to see me again and keep me for a while πŸ˜‰

      Have a great weekend. Ralph πŸ˜€


  2. I saw the title (not the blog name) on my reader and started laughing, “what is Ralph up to now?” πŸ˜‰
    I hope this hospital holiday brings beautiful doctors and a cure your way!! 8)


    • Hehe πŸ˜† Yes. What am I up to now Katie ? Only you will know as I haven’t got a clue πŸ˜‰

      It’s not going to be a holiday !! My interpreter phoned this evening. The young neurologist is working today and Sunday. I will be undergoing a special treatment which means more tests including allergy. Goodness knows what her special treatment will be. (No. Not that !! I should be so lucky !! πŸ˜‰ ). It seems I could be in for up to two weeks so I hope you don’t get Ralph withdrawal symptoms my friend. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • 2 weeks! I don’t if I can manage. I guess if you come back safe and healing, it will be worth it. Big hug. 8)


      • What are we going to do ? I don’t think that I can manage either !! Big hug back my friend. xox


      • Thanks Katie πŸ˜€ With 20 hours to go I should be packing and panicking. I am not sure in which order to start πŸ˜‰ You take care too my friend. xox


  3. I’ll miss you Ralph. Wish you lots of excitement and that there is a cure!! Hugs, Heila


    • Good evening Ann πŸ˜€ Thank you so much, I am sure that I will need it. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hey Ren πŸ˜€ You are so sweet. Thank you so much. I hope you are having a lovely Saturday evening. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  4. I hope you keep straight of who and who you fell in love with (there seems to be a few mentioned here and perhaps others) πŸ˜‰

    I am exited to hear both – woods carrying labor intensive by your charming neighbors of all ages man, women and a boy as the possible CURE! Best wishes πŸ™‚


    • Hi YC πŸ˜€
      Whew. I never thought of keeping tabs on who I fall in love with. You are definitely in my top 20 …. πŸ˜‰
      I am excited as well. The log burner is sooo hot. Toni has put some potatoes in the oven a half an hour ago. I’ll take a photo when they are ready and add it to your comment thread. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Ha, you are right keeping tabs is not necessary.

        By the way, are you sure you want me in the category? I think the definition is only used for the opposite sex πŸ™‚

        Have a great weekend and lots of fun next time with the doctor.


      • ROFL πŸ˜† So funny !! You have been stringing me along for months, but what the heck, I love everyone ….. it’s a European thing !! Big hug πŸ˜€


  5. The wood is great, so no cold evenings in winter, and good news abou tthe shaking hands, at least they know what it is now. So it can be treated. Good luck in hospital and don’t fall in love with too many females there……


    • Do you know what, Ute, I was getting to the point of resigning myself to living with it. These younger doctors seem to be more switched on and up to date with the latest developments. So hopefully in a few weeks I will be able to get around unsupervised πŸ˜‰ Oooh, you know me, I will fall in love with anyone πŸ˜€ I hope you are having a relaxing weekend my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€
      Oh. I was going to send you a Xmas card and present. I’m afraid that it will have to wait. Please accept my thoughts instead. R x


    • Thank you M’lady πŸ˜€ I feel that there is something special going on to have such lovely people in the right place and all around. Take care my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  6. Take care, my friend – I agree with you, there’s nothing like a sweet female doctor – some of them, they make my hands shaking too… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    But seriously take care, Ralph, best wishes… πŸ™‚


    • Hi Drake πŸ˜€

      Thinking about it ……… maybe they ARE the cause of my problem 😯 πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much for your wishes. Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Thank you so much my dear friend Nia. Love your Angels. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  7. The kangaroos in the back paddock wondered why in heck I was hopping around, and then I told them about you and the good news from your paramour doctor(s). They started hopping up and down, also. I think they’re all females.

    You’re adoring fans will surely miss you while you are in the skilled and caring hands of those young doctors (I am SO jealous), and you know that we’re all hoping so hard that you can be cured. You must have such a big smile on your face!

    Can I be in at least the top 50 of those you love, maybe? I’m happy with a little crumb from your cake of love.

    The potatoes looked yummy. Did you eat every one of them??

    Have you started packing yet? In bocca lupo, amico. Besos e bendiciΓ³n. xxx


    • .
      Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€ Show your kangaroos this video as there is some kangaroo eye-candy in it πŸ˜‰

      Don’t be jealous of the young doctors as you are my Florence Nightingale. You are definitely in the top 5 of the ones I love ….. have a slice of cake with a cherry on the top πŸ˜€

      I had one potato and the rest went to the family downstairs.

      No I haven’t started packing !! Are you trying to get rid of me early ? hehe

      Have a great day boomeranging or whatever you do in Australia. Love and hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  8. That’s a lot of wood Ralph!
    So nice of Toni, Pedro & Ivan to help you.
    Best to you with your hospital stay. I look forward to your return home. And – I look forward to hearing about your adventures at the hospital. Take it easy & behave yourself. Don’t go around breaking all the female nurses & female doctors’ hearts πŸ˜‰
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


    • Hey Rosy, I like your new Hard Rock picture πŸ˜€
      That was a lot of wood !! I couldn’t help as my balance is wonky…. which is normal then πŸ˜‰ Great friends indeed !!
      Oh. *stomping feet & throwing a tantrum* Do I have to behave myself ??? πŸ˜‰
      Love and hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  9. I was so absorbed in you and the exciting diagnostic news, I neglected to say “What wonderful friends you have, to lend such a willing hand”. The cats probably think it was all done for their climbing pleasure. πŸ˜€ xxx


    • Yes, Yvonne, my friends and neighbours are really great. I couldn’t do much without them. Although it’s a cold but sunny morning the cats are out there sniffing around the firewood but have not climbed it yet. Do have a happy Sunday evening my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  10. Just plain awesome news about the medical stuff, i pray they do have a cure for it…will be sending prayers your way from across the pond….and what wonderful friends and neighbors to help with the wood, so now you will be warm and cozy for the rest of winter….bet the kitties will be happy campers….


    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Annie πŸ˜€ My main worry is the cats while I am away. I have arranged with my neighbours to keep them fed and warm. Should be okay. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Thank you so much for your lovely thought Sandra, but I don’t do awards. I would love to accept them but I just don’t have the time to post the extras which come with them. Happy Sunday my friend !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • I didn’t know that. You are still welcome to put the award icons on your blog, even if you don’t have time to nominate. I know how time consuming it is.


  11. I wish you a healthy life Mr. Ralph. May Allah bring all good to you and take a lot of care of yourself.


    • I hope you are having a lovely Sunday Afsheen. Thank you so much for your caring and beautiful comment. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  12. Um, how are you going to have a celebration party with all that wood on your balcony? Will be thinking of you in hospital and wishing you well. It’s good news that you have a diagnosis (and lovely young doctors).


    • Hi Gallivanta πŸ˜€ Come to think of it I could have my birthday party in the ward …… play Doctors and Nurses perhaps πŸ˜‰ It is good news, isn’t it ? Thank you so much for your thoughts. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  13. Hello dear Ralph, I wish you all the best and I will miss you πŸ™‚ ! How great that you are surrounded by so many lovely friends that means that you are special and have faith in that new doctor, for me it’s sound that she really gonna help you ! ❀


    • Hi Shiro, I will miss you too, as I will miss all of you πŸ˜₯ But. I will be back, a new man hopefully πŸ˜€
      The doctor is very switched on and she is going well beyond the call of duty to help ….oh….she’s pretty as well πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely day. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Thanks Beth. I’ll try my best. 38 hours to go !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  14. Tee hee, Yellow Cable is a guy! Who’d a thought it! Oh well, Ralph, I want to be in the top 20, too! Are there any perks for being in the top 10? I’d like to try to up my score, if there are some hoops to jump through! Your birthday is in almost a week, and you’re going to have to miss the party! Yikes! I’m going to miss you for 2 weeks! That’s a long time to be internetless. Lots of love and prayers to go along with the hugs and kisses. xoxo RVBFM πŸ™‚


    • πŸ˜† Well I hope YC is a guy and not a Klingon πŸ˜‰ Okay, to be in the top 20 you will need nothing as you are number 4 in the top 20. I am going to miss you too. Thanks for your love and prayers. Speak to you again soon. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Number 4. Amazing! Nice to know where one stands. Mt dad gave grades. I got a B, but poor Mom had an F, and e en though they had been divorced 20 years, it hurt her feelings. Take care MFR, and come back healed. Lots of love, πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜˜. Xox. RVBFM


      • B+ And I’m a 4. NO WAY! I don’t accept a B+, MFR. A or A+ that is it. I am NOT a B+. You forget Dad was not my favorite person. I never wrote to him, MFD. And I was still a B. My brother was an A, and he didn’t do ANYTHING! NO NO NO. No B+!


  15. Yes, I’m Über excited for you, Ralph. What fantastic neighbours you have! Holding thumbs for the cure. I’ll be thinking of you during your hospital visit, and praying for those nurses. πŸ˜€ xx


    • Hey Sylvia πŸ˜€ Your comment is really uplifting ….. a bit like a hammock πŸ˜‰ Seriously, thank you so much, you have twanged my heart strings πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  16. Best wishes, Ralph! That sounds like it could be very good news. Two weeks spent with pretty ladies and a chance for a cure? I hope you have a relaxing time away from your computer. In lieu of chocolates, I will be sending sweet thoughts your way (as I know you have a sweet tooth!). πŸ˜‰


    • Hello HD πŸ˜€ Shush !! Don’t tell anyone, but I will be packing some chocolates ..sh !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  17. While the wood is awesome and I love the slideshow (especially Samantha’s reactions), the possibility of a cure for your ills is thrilling! I’m going to miss you while you’re gone, dear Friend, but I’ll be waiting on pins and needles to hear the result of your hospital stay – hopefully the result you have to tell about will be a cure, not that you have fallen in love yet again πŸ˜€

    Hugs and more hugs, and much love,


    • Hi Lyann πŸ˜€ Thank you for your lovely comment. I am winding my blog down. 20 comments to answer and that’s it. I have started packing and then relax by the fire. I am not looking forward to the next few days but if there is a cure and I fall in love then it will be worth whatever they do to me in there. Big hugs to you all. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  18. Dear friend Ralph,

    If you are happy, than I am happy. I love seeing my friends happy (and healthy).

    Maybe the wood will help cure you. πŸ˜‰

    Your pal in the States,


    • Hello Nancy πŸ˜€ Happy !! Happy !! I hope you are happy as well.
      Oh yes !! A month of wood would keep me really hot πŸ˜‰
      I’ll miss you. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  19. So.. while they were carrying the wood up and down, and piling them in your balcony, you… were taking photos. It’s true. You’ve got VERY GOOD friends! πŸ˜‰


    • I just saw the writing underneath the slideshow… I hope you are:

      2) if not, that you find a harmless, fast & easy cure!
      3) & I send you a hug :).


      • Ah ha !! You did read the rest !! Hopefully in a few days I will be #1 with the help of #2 and your welcome #3 πŸ˜€ I will miss you Julita. A hug back. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Julita πŸ˜€ I walk around like I’m tipsy without having a drink. So I’m cheap to buy a round for πŸ˜‰ So I couldn’t help my friends. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  20. So happy for your cure Ralph! The wood is a lovely bonus and the view from your balcony is beautiful! Good luck!


    • Hi Debby πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Two more comments to answer then I am shutting down for a few days. Have a great week. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  21. I hope the cure comes as easily to you as falling in love does – hehe! I really do hope there is a cure, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you! Celeste πŸ™‚


    • I totally agree Celeste πŸ˜€ I have everything crossed for falling in love and ….. oh yes ….. a cure πŸ˜€ I will miss you, I’ll be back soon. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  22. Fantastic news Ralph! Best of luck with it all and I hope you meet new lovely people to fall in love with during it all πŸ™‚


    • I agree my friend. Falling in love would be a fantastic Christmas present. I’ve been a good boy this year …. well, sometimes πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  23. exciting times, Ralph! if I know you, you’ll sneak in chocolates and pass out your phone number while you’re at the hospital! remember to be a good patient, your birthday and Christmas are around the corner. πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Roxie πŸ˜€ Oh definitely !! Chocolates & phone number should work πŸ˜‰ Take care my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  24. Very exciting news!

    I can relate because I found out that I’m gluten intolerant–and my doctor was able to figure it out by my second visit, which is unusual. From what I’ve read, that diagnosis typically takes about eight years.


  25. oh! I am excited about all of it. Hope you get the golden ticket, and are as fiddle fern fit as you can be sooOOOooon.

    Who else can put together such outstanding walk-a-longs?


    • You are so sweet Charron. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  26. I am glad to hear you finally have a diagnosis and real option of cure! Pretty ladies in white coats sure help, so go on and make yourself as helpless when they are around as you possible can -:)!

    Take good care and come back soon !


    • Hi Daniela, my far off friend πŸ˜€ I do love your advice. I’ll try to be as helpless as I can. Got to go !! 4 hours of freedom left so I better make the most of it. See you in a few days. I hope you are having a great week. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

      Bye !!


  27. Good luck Ralph – what a great Christmas present… have a happy CHristmas with the prospect of a great new year, Violetta


    • Thank you so much Vesta and I hope you have a great Christmas too. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  28. Ralph Ralph Ralph.
    Coming back for some while and this is what I see. 😦
    Really hope that whichever nurse is treating you right now is as gorgeous as ever. =p
    God bless you and hope you get your quick cure as soon as possible. Miss trashing your blog.
    &much love to those amazing people around you!


    • Hey Bubbles. It’s great to talk to you again πŸ˜€ Oh, I don’t miss you trashing my blog as it’s nice and tidy now πŸ˜‰ I hope you are having a lot of fun, chocolates and chips. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  29. Yippy!!!! Doing the happy dance for you, sweetie. So glad you are going in for a cure and that you have some lovely wood to keep you warm on your return home. It’s so nice to have people who care and help you out. I’ll miss you dear. Don’t fall in love with too many of those pretty girls at the hospital. Love and hugs, Elizabeth


    • I miss you too Elizabeth and I thank you for your lovely comment. Have a happy. happy day. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  30. Hi Ralph,

    I am searching on Google to find out what Lewis-sumner syndrome is 😦
    I missed your post, so I am doing catch up. I hope the lovely nurses are looking after you.

    Very best wishes from
    Mrs Sensible and me


    • Hi PN πŸ˜€ A bit late in answering you. Sorry !!
      When you find out what this Lewis Sumner is, let me know and I’ll give him a good kicking πŸ˜‰ Lovely nurses is the name of the game. To heck with the cure πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€


      • Thanks PN. I’m in training ……starting with 2 fingers on this keyboard πŸ˜‰


  31. I’ll bet I’m not the only one wishing the 2 weeks would hurry up and scuttle by. Lots and lots of people are thinking about you, dear Ralphie. Lots of baci da Australia. xxx O:) (That’s supposed to make an angel, but I won’t know if it works until the Post button is pushed.)


    • Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€ No. The angel doesn’t work on WP, BUT it worked on me. I am so sweet now and can even play the harp πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  32. I’m glad you have wood, Ralph, as long as it doesn’t burn for longer than four hours!
    And I’m glad there is a cure. Although it sounds like they may have to tie you down since you fall in love so easily!


    • Hi Mary πŸ˜€ Oh, the wood keeps me hot all night and as far as being tied down I haven’t tried that yet πŸ˜‰ Happy, happy day to you my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  33. Wow! You have a great holiday! Your wood looks great and no wonder your doctor wants it, ha ha! (Hope it is a she, while we are joking…) You have a ton of friends here and lots of fun, too!


    • Hi Robin πŸ˜€ She, the doctor, had great fun stabbing me 6 times as you can read in the next post. I think I know where the wood came from πŸ˜‰ hehe. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  34. Ralph…
    Your titles are your trademark. And you have made all of us fall in love with you mate!
    Praying for cures for whatever ails ya but never change the best parts of you! πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Diane πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for making my 2014 a fantastic start. I agree totally with your last sentence. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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