0

1 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 1 March 2010 in Diary |

Ali very kindly dropped in today to massage the fluid out of my fingers and to manipulate my shoulder joints. This needs to be done on a daily basis so I suspect’ my lovely’, and Jane will have to muck in and help. It is so obvious to me that both of these operations are […]

Tags: ,

9

8 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 8 February 2010 in Diary |

I am beginning to have problems manipulating my electric toothbrush to clean my teeth. My hands are simply too weak to twist the brush in different directions. However I’m managing for the time being but I don’t think it will be too long before I have to get ‘my lovely’ to do it for me. […]

Tags: ,

0

13 November 2009

Posted by DMC on 13 November 2009 in Diary |

Visit today to Addenbrookes Hospital to see Maggie the occupational therapist for some different wrist supports to assist me to hold my cutlery has my left hand has become very weak.  Bill and Paul came to do a few odd jobs and amongst other things stuck my rubber (wicket gloves) pimpled material (provided by my […]

Tags: , ,

0

China and Thailand – Carer’s Comments

Posted by DMC on 11 November 2009 in Anecdotes |

Now the carer’s point of version of the same trip CATO Mark The life of his Carer in China and Thailand. October 20- November 5 2009 Hi all, I have now taken full control of his bottom. I cannot go through another episode like the one at Dubai airport. His bowels are now regular. In […]

Tags: , , ,

0

China and Thailand

Posted by DMC on 8 November 2009 in Anecdotes |

20 October 2009 Not a very auspicious start to our journey when the limousine driver couldn’t find the house. However, having persuaded Emirates to pick us up at six o’clock rather than 7.15, in the event, this did not turn out to be a disaster. I cannot imagine how, or why Emirates would have suggested […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

1

5 November 2009

Posted by DMC on 5 November 2009 in Diary |

After a good  night’s sleep, Mick and  I spent the day in my office beginning to catch up with more e-mails,  thank you e-mails to all those wonderful people who had been so kind to us on our visit etc. neither of us being prepared to recognise that there is anything approaching jet lag.  However […]

Tags: , , , , ,

1

15 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 15 October 2009 in Diary |

Lunch in London, at Mercer’s, in Threadneedle Street, with my publishers, Informa Group, and Professor Robert Merkin, who is collaborating with Dr. Julian Critchlow, on the Fourth Edition of my large tome, Arbitration Practice and Procedure Interlocutory Hearing Problems. It was good to meet Robert at last as he is one of the other big names […]

Tags: , ,

1

5 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 5 October 2009 in Diary |

My geriatric flu jab today but not swine flu. Apparently the vaccine will not be available until the end of this year. I just hope I don’t pick up anything in China or Thailand. Now my hands are virtually useless, permanently at right angles to my arms unless I am wearing a wrist support, I […]

Tags:

0

26 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 26 September 2009 in Diary |

With the Irish commitment out-of-the-way my thoughts have begun towards the lectures in China and wondering how well I will manage even with the good doctor’s support – certainly, there will be no liquid lunches on those three days! I suppose I started thinking about this as I sat, in a deckchair, in the warm […]

Tags: , , ,

0

11 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 11 September 2009 in Diary |

Lunch at home today with  a fellow MND sufferer and his carer. It was a very useful session in swapping ideas how to cope with our very similar disability — weak hands and arms. One thing he had which I did not was a ‘kindle’ (e-reader).  Of course, I have the Sony version which I […]

Tags: ,

Copyright © 2008-2021 D. Mark Cato's Blog All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.5, from BuyNowShop.com.