Clare is slowly making progress. She now has a dressing made of some PB7 zinc wet bandage that doesn’t hurt as much as she expected. Still in a lot of pain and has trouble standing or walking, continually groggy and light-headed from all the medication she’s on, and won’t be fit for much for the next month or so. I’m still having to do al the cooking, shopping, cleaning, etc. She still doesn’t have a job, of course, though it’s probably good that she didn’t get one before this happened or she’d probably have been sacked
She gets home visits from nurses, which is variable – the dressing on Wednesday was so painful I had to take it of and re-make one myself, which took about 40 minutes with lots of tears & a bit of blood, as her skin is like purple-black raw steak. The nurses that came round yesterday are going to put in a compliant, as the emergency phoneline I called to see if I could take the dressing off should have come round and replaced it – but instead they told me to take it off and wrap it in a bath towel. Which would have re-infected it again, of course. I’m trying to do whatever the medicos tell me to do but I instinctively ignored that one, which was nice.
I have a week off work from this afternoon, and am not going anywhere apart from Nodland & looking after Clare at home. I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired, even in some of my past jobs.
In unrelated news, my new domain vodex.net is under development, and it’s a good opportunity to re-organise its folder structure (stop yawning!) to a flat system, which in turn means I get to re-write my rather crufty menu-generating code. I’ve had a look around and nothing seems to fit my requirements – putting arbitrary URLs into an arbitrary level structure, with the menu ‘folder’ being expanded if you’re on the current page. (This happened last time, which is why I wrote my menu before). PEAR may do it, but not all web hosts support PEAR. In fact, it’s surprising just how poor many of the scripts existing actually are. Again, the promise of code re-use starts to fall a bit flat the moment you go off the traditional path.
BTW, train of thought this morning on way to work – did I ever say that I got in the paper for seeing a UFO?
(Search engines! This is an article from The Portsmouth News, 28 April 2004, describing a UFO sighting by John Field of Newcomen Road, Stamshaw.)
What the article doesn’t say is how hard I found it to get hold of anyone the local paper, TV station, local airports, or even the non-emergency police line on a Sunday afternoon. What if it’s been important? Oh, and it was definitely a pencil shape, not a triangle. Like a bizarrely-shaped air balloon with no basket.