Saturday, 15 October 2011

The last two days have involved 4 hours of tests yesterday and today an MRI brain scan which I hate - I can cope with the incredible noise and the claustrophobic tunnel just about - it's when they put the cage thingy over my head that I just want to run for the hills. So I went in with an eye mask on so I couldn't actually see what was going on and I hummed my favourite hymns and prayers throughout.



Knowing that I am at the end of my tether cheeriness wise when it comes to this test my husband told me as I went in - "I'll take you to IKEA straight after, OK?"




OK? You bet!





So....






Reasons to be cheerful number one...






A trip to IKEA.







"Welcome to IKEA......!" Steve read the sign as we drove in adding.... " and suffer all ye who enter here!" He hates IKEA! But he was very brave and pretended to enjoy it! I got a few Christmas presents for friends and some goodies for us........




A bargain £2:89 throw, a small clear square vase for my bargain or garden bouquets and cuttings , a 49p red mouse mat, napkins, some red battery fairy lights for a plant in the dining room, and two candle goblets (can be used with tea lights later). the glass is a pale green.

Mmmm, I see a red theme going on......









Reasons to be cheerful number two...







As we ate lunch out - another treat after tests - I said to my husband. "I'm not sure whether to trust all these tests"



"Why ever not?"



"Well in the cognitive test they said my arithmetic is good."



"Well that doesn't add up," he grinned. "It was never good before you were poorly!"




Cheeky!!!!! (But true!!)







Reasons to be cheerful number three...







We drove home on an open stretch of motorway cutting through open fields. The sun blazed in a clear blue sky. It felt like mid Summer rather then Mid October. I turned the opera cd to full blast and wound the windows down.







The wind tangled our hair, the music blasted eardrums, the sun burnt my face and I felt young and alive and carefree.







And I looked at Steve and he was looking at me like I was loony but he grinned anyway :)




Happy weekend :)

L.x.

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
Joseph Addison

10 comments:

Jill said...

I was with you there, every step of the way. x

Lynn said...

Bless ya darlin' - thought of you round IKEA - our fave shop eh?!!
L.x.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Lynn! You are brave! I'm glad you got to go to IKEA! Smart idea to stick your head out the window. We all need to do that more!

Lynn said...

Thanks Pom Pom - I'm not that brave - I was close to backing out the test. Still it is done now and I think I will be fine when the next is due. You kinda get used to them I guess :)

Elizabethd said...

I think you're brave too. It's something I dread. My husband has had two scans and he says the noise is the worst. Sorry Lynn that you've had to go through this.

Lynn said...

Thanks Elizabeth - this was my second. I had it done at a different hospital and it was a bit better :)

Kim @ Lavender Fields Forever said...

Hope the results are positive for you Lyn.
Must try & get to Ikea before Christmas

Alison said...

Pleased you managed the tests, and yay to a compensatory trip to Ikea, my OH hates going there too, and he has only ever been once! We will need lots of book shelves so think he is resigning himself to the inevitable lol Ali. xx
P.S. it is 0406 am I have been awake since 0300 - I want to go back to sleep.

Mrs M said...

That's just the way I face horrid hospital things and dental nasties - singing hymns in my head! Do hope the tests are soon over and results are good. Your cheerful blog sends happiness to all its readers and I am sure we all send positive thoughts, prayers and joy back to you. Lesley x

Lynn said...

Hope you got back to sleep Ali :)