Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Delay for Ken's pacemaker.

Our Health care fund won't cover the pacemaker. I'm not surprised, as we are only covered for basic hospital costs, which is only the bed, whatever that means. So Ken now has to wait until his cardio. can do the procedure in a public hospital - which is possibly a few months down the track. He (Ken) isn't worried about the delay; he is just pleased that they have figured out a way to help his breathing.

We visited his Mum tonight, as we do every Wednesday. She is very frail now, as well as confused and sometimes unhappy about being where she is. We always take fresh flowers to replace what is in her room (usually what we'd brought the week before), and her face lights up when she sees them. Ken asked her if she would like to come to our place for lunch on Sunday (Easter Sunday) and she said she would love to, as SIL is going away for the weekend. When we got home, Ken rang his sister and told her we were having Mum here on Sunday because she would be away, and she said "What??? We aren't going away at all - I'd planned to spend time with Mum!" So Ken asked if they'd like to come here for lunch, and she said yes. But one can see how misunderstandings occur in families...luckily Ken and his sister talk things over all the time when it comes to their Mum, so they generally manage to sort things out.


Blogger Isabelle said...

Oh dear, what a hang-on for Ken. But presumably it's not urgent or it would get done?

Happy Easter!

Thursday, 01 April, 2010  

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