Who Am I ? A Drip ?

OMG ! Please put some clothes on while reading this post !



I was 20 minutes in the waiting area of Ronda hospital, Spain, on 30Dec14 before going in for a consultation with my sweet Neurologist.


It’s amazing what I heard the nurses say ………


….. I had to put up with some waiting patients grumbling ….


….. and what I read on the wall.



To bring you up to speed I have been diagnosed with the rare CIDP Lewis Sumner. My hands vibrate especially when holding anything ……


……. and my balance isn’t too good !

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It’s difficult for me to do anything !


I have had 4 different treatments. None of them worked, some causing dreadful side-effects…..


……which were quite upsetting.



I went in. Sat down. She was on the phone.


It turned out that test results were missing from my file and it transpired that I have 3 hospital files under different names !


My first name.



My middle name.



My surname



Thank heavens I am not called Don (Spanish for Mister)  Ulysses Thomas Spencer !


Keep up !!


No wonder I have Lewis Sumner ! This latest Spanish hospital cock-up is added to my incorrect middle name “Citizen” on my house deeds and the 3 numbers for my Spanish house 131, 137 & 143 when I confused you in this old post.


At least my Neurologist didn’t blame me for this mess !



These are all my files in the government. police, medical Spanish system. There should really only be about 10 altogether !



My Neurologist was quite upset. This was the time to give her a hug.


After all she is human like you.

I would be upset if she did this !



As I live alone she recommended that I apply to Spanish Social Services for a carer/care giver. It will take about a year for them to say yes or no. If future treatments don’t work then I may need one.



Reality !



She told me that my next one-off treatment will be an anti-mag IV/drip.




I hope there is no side-effect this time.



I would be happy if the drip fixes me ……


…… and so will she !



If it doesn’t work this may be a possible future treatment



She gave me my IV/drip appointment date and time.



It’s at the end of January 2015 !



Let’s have a bit of fun ! What would you artists, cooks, seamstresses, etc. put in my IV/drip and what side-effects would I experience ? Make it as wacky and silly as you are !

What are you waiting for ?



Ralph xox ❤


Only one photo is mine. The rest, found on Google Search are not mine !

134 Comments on “Who Am I ? A Drip ?

  1. What is – the rare CIDP Lewis Sumner? Chocolate syrup – How ickey. I would put a huge dose of happiness, joy, love and laughter in your drip. Oh! And plenty of hugs! Those are the best medicines x

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      • Hi Ralph, that’s interesting. I have never told you before, and don’t comment about it that much, because I don’t like to give it the time of day in my mind too much, and I want to be known for being me and a business woman and entrepreneur, but I have Fibro for life. It affects the nerves and muscles, not in the same way. It’s worse for you. Anyway, as usual, I defy all conventions, do the opposite to what I am supposed to do to manage it and feel blessed that I now live life more fully and to the max because of it. Hugs to you my friend, and I hope you retain mobility and not just survive, but thrive with it as much as possible.

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      • I have Googled fibromyalgia, which I believe is what you mean. I do hope that you are not in pain as it says that’s one of the symptoms and now I understand why you have sleepless nights Sandra. I am so pleased to read that you are overcoming it in your own quirky way and may your efforts continue positively.
        Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Hi Ralph, yes, that’s what I am talking about. Although I mention it in my day job somewhat, I am allowed to sit down a lot there, I tend not to mention it too much as I want to be seen as an entrepreneur and business girl, rather than a girl in the p word. I can never overcome it as in the sense of not having it. I have it forever. It’s just my threshold of body pain is greater because of it. Yes, I have pain everyday. My legs are the worst affected area, from my hips down. I get pain in my back, neck and arms, but do a very few select exercises for those most days, to lessen the pain. I purposefully have a young mindset ( 24 most of the time) and this helps with the pain. I try to have my pain behind a certain line in my head; to manage it.


      • I think you are very strong and brave mentally Sandra. I didn’t realise it was so difficult for you so I do hope your business takes off. I will be thrilled for you when it happens. ❤

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      • Hi Ralph. I don’t talk about it much. I try not focus on the negative about it, but yes, living on my own can be hard, in the sense, I have to work to pay for everything, I have no choice. It’s kind of like a do or die mindset and attitude. I have no one to fall back onto, and no other income but my own. Thankfully I try to be as mentally strong as possible. I am blessed with a lovely brain and trying to use it a lot more these days. It will be super awesome for my businesses to take off, thank you for your encouragement and support. I really need them to, because I don’t know what state my body will be in, in a few years time, and I need ideally to be able to work from home, or mostly from home, should I need to. This is why I have to work so many hours. Even though I am extremely tired.

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      • No wonder you are tired Sandra ! At least you have your blogs built now. I just hope people will soon find more loose change in their pockets so that they are able to come on your courses and benefit from your teachings. I wish you well. Live long and prosper ! ❤

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      • I have to finish building my http://www.mentoring.com site. Then I am working on creating my http://www.worldofquiky.com site, that I haven’t started yet and lastly my http://www.embraceyourquirky.com site, that is partly done. Each site I do, usually has a blog facility. Some others I blog on once a month. Thanks my friend for your support and everything. It means a lot. It’s great to have you as my online friend. I live a young, quirky and unconventional life to manage my fibro. It’s also good for personality nourishment. I have got to teach tomorrow, so have to be up earlier. Going to clean my piggies, then bed. Night.


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