I pity the (April) fool
I went to the specialist on Monday and they booked me in for an urgent MRI scan in Invercargill.
"you should hear from them in the next two days".
by Friday.. (my last official day at work was yesterday) nothing. Phoned them and they said I'm in on April 1st. Considering my flight is/should be on April 4th and after the scan there are the results to be processed and another specialist consultation, the chances of me being Sydney bound is looking like somewhere between slim and none.
Insurance-wise, not sure if the flight's covered. I booked the insurance on the same day I went to the doctors and thinking is was just hamstring tightness, never mentioned it.
Although I'm becoming more mobile, it still hurts to sit upright. They say it's because most of your weight is on the base of your spine when you sit down, and why they don't recommend a long plane journey (unless it's the Crunchie or Red Bull plane and I can wing walk it).
The alternative to staying here, doing nothing and waiting is to go up to Auckland and switch scanners/doctors. But how to get there with all my stuff? Oh the conundrums.
I'm getting my bed picked up today as I sold it before this happened. It'll mean me sleeping on a camp bed or floor, which may help with the old back. My bookcase has also gone.. my room is starting to look like something out of the Young Ones.
However, it's not all bad.. here's something to laugh at; a Moonwalking Mannequin Bird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM_oUJAhKsI
Love n hugs