On ‘Cup Day’, Susan rang from the RPA, with a request, which involved me meeting another young lady, from the RPA, the following day; of course I said yes.
As you know, Susan always likes to come along to my appointments with Michelle, for a stickybeak, naturally, and she wanted me to meet Helen, after Michelle had finished with me.
I didn’t know, and couldn’t imagine what I was letting myself in for. 🙄
Come Wednesday morning, I duly arrived at the appointed time for my weigh-in and meeting with Michelle;
which met with many smiles as I’d put on some weight, not much just 20gms but taking into consideration, I wasn’t wearing my winter woolies, and big heavy jumper, it was more in the order of a kilo plus ! XD
After going through the normal grilling, with a great big smile of satisfaction Michelle exclaimed. “Good, we’re done!” or something along those lines, I was shell shocked! She did not need to see me again, everything was going along so well, and the improvement was so strong and steady, that all I had to do was keep going along the way that I had been, and there’d be no problems.
Frankly I was devastated, I’ve always looked forward to, and enjoyed my sessions with Michelle; and our audience of one, and now it was at an end. I must admit I felt sad.
Then it occurred to me that I am/was not the only person Michelle has to care for, there are many more, coming and going, all the time, and if she thought I was fine, and no longer in need of her help, then so be it.
She had cared for me for the last 16/17 months, whilst in and after my discharge from the RPA. and it would have been the height of selfishness, had I insisted on having our regular session, which I’m sure Michelle would not have denied me. Such is her worth!
It was now time for Susan to bring in Helen, and after introductions, I found out what I’d let myself in for.
It seems I was to be some sort of guest speaker at the end of a three day “Medical & Midwifery” Forum to be held the following Thursday at the Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital! As I’d previously agreed to do something for Susan, and this was it, there was no way out! Is it any wonder she’s got such a great big grin all over her face?->->->->->
Never in my whole life, and we all know how long that’s been, have I ever had to address an audience, let alone one with perhaps 80 or so people in attendance. But it was so; and Helen had the program/booklet thingy ordered with me listed for the last day, and the last speaker before the “Awards Ceremony” began, (at which all would be in attendance) as:
“Special Presentation – Mr. Brian Smith – A Patients Journey”
I was snookered!
Perhaps I’ll do a small follow up post for the amusement of some & the horror of others. 😈