On Thursday 09.11.17 I had to go to the hospital to have blood tests for my iron levels, to see if I need an iron infusion. It usually drops each year, hence the annual infusion. I was going to see the haematologist the following day. The day started off with my lovely friend and taxi driver picking me up, but first wanting some photos of him in the street with all the gorgeous leafy trees.
I have always gone to Melbourne Pathology based at the Melbourne Private Hospital in Parkville. I have non existent veins therefore it's impossible to take blood from me. I often need 8 to 10 tubes of blood at a time! Now that I have a port, it makes life easier for me and the person doing it. To cut a long story short, these idiots have changed management and some staff have left, so the answer was "no, not possible as the only person who does the port was at a meeting'!! I was furious. And this person is useless! Anyhow, an email for another day as I'm feeling like a challenge and will be filing a formal complaint. I love these kinds of challenges. I found an alternative, had the bloods done, chatted to half the hospital as I've spent so much time there I know a few people. Grabbed lunch, headed to level 7 at the Peter Mac hospital to get some sun and enjoy the view while I ate lunch. I was going to catch the bus and a few trains home, however as it was such a stunning day, I thought I'd have an adventure.
I started off from the hospital and drove in the electric wheelchair down Elizabeth St to the Victoria Market. Along the way, I came across an interesting building facade, and motor bike shop. I should say that I ONLY HAD MY IPHONE with me that day, and that is ALL I USED TO TAKE PHOTOS.
I haven't been to the Vic Market for a long time, and I love the deli section. I could eat that food all day long! I don't but the buzz at the market is fun, not to mention all the characters that entertain you as you go past their stalls and shops.
BELOW - VICTORIA MARKET PHOTOS. Luckily I'd had lunch!
After the market I was just going to go to Melbourne Central to catch the train home. However I came across a salon that did eyelash extensions, as well as threading for eyebrows. I've always thought that it was silly to get eyelashes stuck on your eyelids, however had a rough start to the week and just thought 'go for it'! You'll see photos of them, they look great! Threading is an age old technique of removing unwanted hair using a tread, with one side between your teeth, and the other entwined around the hands. It then twists up and down, and removes the hair. I had my eyebrows done because I can't see them anymore. With the left eye being legally blind, strong drugs and them being fair, I have no hope of shaping them. It was the weirdest but funniest feeling. It just felt like a slight pinch but it wasn't painful at all. It was over in a minute! Would recommend it. Oh, and there were men coming in as well!
BELOW - THIS WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON HOW THREADING WORKS. THIS IS A FUNNY VIDEO CLIP OF A GUY GETTING HIS EYEBROWS DONE.
I decided I was starting to get tired and cranky by the time I'd finished the lashes and brows. I was exhausted and needed to head home, and we had people coming over for dinner. I caught the train from Melb Central to a station near me, then I have a 15 minute drive on the back streets home The shots below are of my drive from the station to home.
BELOW - I SEE THESE TREES IN A FEW STREETS NEAR ME AND LOVE THE BARK.
One more look at those lashes, and my new prescription sunglasses.
In a wheelchair permanently since early 2010 due to a disease called NMO. I am loving getting out and about in my wheels. My blogs capture my journey.