Adelaide and back again !

It is not an offence to  lie to trace connection investigators – they are not police. However, the police and the state government are looking to see if there are legal ways that the person could be

My precious ( again)

charged for all the millions of dollars damage and the disruption to lives that this lie caused.     However, it was not all so serious. I said that I went  back to get bread and the shelves were empty. Panic buying had started. Anyway, I went back down early the following morning – now wearing a facemask –  and because of the  performance of some people, there were police officers inside and outside the supermarket. Whilst waiting I talked to one of the Officers. I told her that there was never a point in my life where I ever thought I would be standing talking to a police officer whilst I was wearing a black mask…. Life is definitely strange. We organised with John to come over Thursday, Friday and check in and feed Benji. All being well, we should be home mid afternoon Saturday.   Cannot say I am actually looking forward to the hospital visit but not for any reasons you might  think. The temperature on Friday and Saturday  are both going to be over 40c and I have to drive on  both days. Just as well I have a good A/C in the car.

Flinders Drive and the entrance to the Medical Center

After a number of conversations about the fact that the Flinders Medical Centre is  generally unknown to me and I have no idea where I am going and that the traffic in that area is very heavy, we decided to go down tomorrow (Thursday). If we leave it until Friday morning, all it would take is one setback  or traffic delay and  we could miss the appointment and goodness knows when we would get another. Specialists are not an easy group to pin down. I spoke to John and he is quite happy to come over after work on Thursday and look after and feed Benji. He will also take him for a short walk. Same on Friday and he will look in on him Saturday morning. As I said, it’s not the best solution but  I really feel  a kennel would be a lot for him to  cope with. I have an old shirt all prepared ( I wore it for a couple of days) and will set it down on his bed tomorrow morning.

The drive down to North Adelaide was quiet and uneventful. We stopped twice, once for a break and coffee and the other for fuel, arriving at just after 2pm. I got Annabell settled in then I went into the city to do some shopping. We had a quiet Thursday and in the morning the hospital telephoned ( they have my mobile (Cell Phone) number) and asked if we could come in earlier as they had two cancellations. We did that and the people, doctors, nurses and support staff at the Clinic were wonderful and could not do enough for Annabell. I was really impressed!  By now I suspect that most of you realize that Annabell has cancer.  However, the good news  is that it it is confined to one area – has not grown and has not spread.

Somebody was glad we were home.

That’s the first good part.. The second good part is that the cancer is in the lining of the womb and  the  specialists (Cancer & Gynecology) now feel that surgery  that was discussed  is not necessary. They have another choice and we (collectively) have decided to take that choice. It will mean  back and forth to Adelaide every three months for the next year.

Friday was not as bad as we had feared. It was hot but it did not reach the predicted 41c. Likewise Saturday, but I thought it best to get away early before the heat set in. I also have to say that I achieved a first for me – I drove from North Adelaide to home without a stop – just under 400 klms. Left North Adelaide with a full tank of fuel. John was still at the house when we arrived at 11:40 and he stayed for lunch. To say Benji was glad to see us is an understatement. It is now Monday and I still can’t move without him following me to make sure I am not escaping again  :o) And if he is not with me he is with Annabell, guarding her.

12 thoughts on “Adelaide and back again !

  1. I think I must have missed a post. What was the lie that caused so much trouble?

    Anyway, sorry to hear about Annabell having cancer, but glad it is better than you were expecting and you had such a good experience at the hospital.

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    1. It was misdirection about where he had been while infected. That caused the state government to impose a statewide lockdown in order to contain any spread. The information he gave was not correct and when that was discovered the lockdown was terminated – it lasted less than three days but enough to cause the loss of millions in revenue, disruption and loss of stock. Annabell is good and s as I said, the hospital people were great. Truth be told, I think I was more worried about things then she was.

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  2. I’m with TippysMom – what was the lie? But as to mask wearing – I refuse to wear a black one! 🤣

    I had a feeling Annabell’s diagnosis was cancer; but I figured you would tell us when you were ready. I’m glad that it hasn’t spread from the one area and that you have a non-surgery option to treat it. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers. 🙏🏻

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    1. Someone gave an untrue answer to the contact tracers about where he had been and based on that answer the government put the state into 6 day lockdown to contain any outbreak. When the lie was discovered the lockdown was terminated after just over two and a half days but not before it has caused the loss of millions in revenue and stock loss. Contact tracers and not police so he cannot be charged. Ah well, it was interesting. I don’t like the sug=rgical masks and there is at the moment

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    2. Sorry, hit the wrong key on the keyboard and it posted the reply before I was finished. Only black masks in the shop at the moment so it’s all I have. The visit to Flinders Medical was good and the staff were really great, nurses, doctors and support staff. After the initial prodecure it will have to be checked every three months. It will mean a fair bit of travelling for me, but I can manage that. Annabell is good.I think I was more worried than she was .

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  3. Good news all around. Glad Benji survived your trip. He’s such a sweet and devoted little boy. All best wishes to Annabell. It’s almost always better to treat without having to endure a surgical procedure. 😍

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    1. Yes great news. No surgery necessary but a procedure that will require monitoring and adjusting every three months with an overnight stay in hospital, then back home. John says that Benji was great and he is more than happy with his dog door.

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  4. I’m glad it was better news than you expected. One of my friends was diagnosed with lung cancer two weeks ago and got the biopsy result today: slow growing type which doesn’t spread to other organs. So I can understand, a bit, the type of relief.

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  5. Yes, we were more than happy with the news and although it means that we will have to attend the clinic every three months for the next year. I know what is to happen but I’ll leave it at that. It means a lot of driving and travelling back and forth to Adelaide, but I can manage that

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