... you have to suck it.
Yesterday I had the polyp removed from my mouth and am now supposed to eat only food with a custard-like consistency. After 24 hours of diet shakes I felt that I needed a little treat so bought some Lindt Chocolate balls and found that the urge to bite into them was almost overwhelming and somehow they are not the same when sucked. I had no desire to scoff the lot which is my usual reaction to the chocolate balls. As DT would tweet, "SAD".
I cleaned up the inflamed incision on my leg and found that there was a bit of suture sticking out (supposedly the dissolving sort and inserted on 17th February) and pulled it out. It was all in a tangle but slipped out easily; not so the other side of the incision It also had some suture sticking out but I was not able to remove it and it seemed to be attached somewhere down my leg so I have covered it with Fixomull Stretch to prevent it from catching on my trousers and tomorrow morning I have an appointment with the dermatologist.
I have a bad feeling about this and unless he can somehow pull it all out I may be faced with re-opening the incision and sitting with my leg up for another three weeks. Not a happy prospect and just when I thought that I was almost done with this gradual whittling away of my person.
Back to COTA today and my first client had the most peculiar set-up on his laptop. It looks like Windows 10 and he thinks that is what he has got but it was installed by a friend and I suspect that it is an illegal copy and it acts very strangely. The tiles do not work as they should and when we tried to open a text document all he had was Wordpad.
I like Wordpad and all its works so we opened and saved a blank document on desktop. closed it to demonstrate filing, naming and saving and when we opened it found that it had morphed into a spreadsheet and every time we tried the same thing happened. However, we found another text app - one which I have never seen before and we are going to have to work with that.
He wants to sort his pictures but when he opened the Pictures App he had a page full of duplicate photos of a red truck filling the whole page. I gather that this was a present from the friend who installed Windows 10. I really need to spent time working on the computer myself. It is very hard to teach someone how to do things on a computer containing a multitude of weird things and with no clue as to what is there. I think that next week I might take over for the time it takes to get into My Computer and see just what has been installed before handing it back to him to do some editing.
His homework is to open a new text file and add enough text so that I can show him how to edit but I am not holding my breath that he can, or will, do it so I will take in a flash drive containing something from my web pages or we might find ourselves spending the whole hour trying to install enough text to actually teach editing, saving, naming and filing.