Do you ever have days when you feel dispirited? Well today has been one of those days for me. It began when I awoke too early to attend an hospital appointment. I am not as they say 'a morning person'. When I arrived at the hospital I was told my appointment was at another hospital just down the road and then when I got there I was told they'd made a mistake and it was at the original venue! They, the hospital staff, took it in great good humour. They even suggested it was good exercise? I appraised them that dashing up and down at my age in a stressed state was more likely to result in a heart attack rather than an increased cardiovascular performance. I was fuming.
Then my appointment turned out to be with a physiotherapist who looked all of twelve years old who used euphemisms like 'down below' when talking about my (here's another one) 'plumbing'. Anyway after a wasted half hour in which she explained kegels, an exercise to improve the pelvic floor, which I explain to other people on a regular basis. I was allowed out of the building with another appointment made for next month. At this appointment apparently she'll assess my progress and no doubt ask me more of the same repetitious questions. I kid you not I have been asked the same questions by two registrars, one computer programme and a physiotherapist. What is wrong with them? Isn't there a cross over of data or are they trying to catch me out giving duff information?
I returned home grizzling and ready to blow up at the slightest provocation but then I logged into twitter and before I knew where I was I was engaging in repartee and laughing my socks off. Twitter is not without its problems but for me it's a mood enhancer. Every day I tweet with lovely people who care for each other albeit at a distance and go out of their way to be supportive sometimes in a tongue in cheek, ironic way which I love. So the message is yes on occasion I do feel dispirited but connecting with others takes me out of myself and results in the restoration of my usual good humour