Back for less than a day and The Turk is already driving me to distraction. For those of you who know The Turk personally know that he is one of those people who must be doing something – anything – constantly. Being an invalid really doesn’t work for him HOWEVER being a fecking prenses when he is hasta is something that he does with great success.
So right now The Turk has a dilly of a predicament. Daughter and I have arrived home from London with 3 suitcases that need to duly be unpacked, cleaned and then put away until next time. So this is where the predicament comes in. Does he tidy up the mess that Daughter and I leave in our wake or does he lie on the couch clutching his pillow to his chest and yelling “Allah” to anyone who will listen and let Daughter and I tidy up at our own pace? The mess is sending him quite deli but as the doktor has told him he cannot carry anything more than 1 kilogram he is unable to really do anything about it – well other than complain that is – so the mess will need to wait until I have finished catching up on the finale of Game of Thrones. (Edit – Holy crap Jon Snow)!
He is working that 1 kilogram rule pretty well to his advantage as well. He cannot carry any groceries. He cannot pick up My Hurley Dog’s panda chew toy. He cannot pick up that bread crumb that fell from his mouth. Yes peeps literally everything falls under the 1 kilogram rule in accordance with his Doctor’s orders (and yet he still sneaks upstairs for a cigarette and thinks I don’t know).
For a bit of fun I am currently conducting an experiment of great scientific importance. Currently residing on my bedroom floor is a small piece of paper, no more than about 3 centimetres in length. This innocent piece of paper is literally driving The Turk quite insane. He wants to pick it up. He tries to pick it up. He screams at the paper but the paper choses to wisely ignore his stream of insults. I am taking bets as to how long that piece of paper lies on the floor before The Turk gets on his hands and knees and retrieves it. I could, I mean I guess I could, you know, pick.it.up but … nah, it is definitely more entertaining this way.
With Daughter and I were away The Turk obviously drove the rest of the family up the wall with his demands as they were so happy to see us when we arrived home. Last night my sister in law literally cried when she walked through the door! I believe that he was quite the bastard to all of them and I must say that I was so glad that we have been away though the worst of it as I don’t think our relationship would ever have survived that kind of behaviour! In case you are wondering I was with The Turk during his stay in the hospital but after discussions with both The Turk and his family (and taking into account our recent less than stellar relationship) we decided is was better for all concerned (and my sanity) that Daughter and I continued with our trip to Londra.
I have said before that The Turk is morphing into his father and now having spent the past 24 hours in his company I declare that I am absolutely right. I remember watching my mother in law arguing with her husband and I used to think it was hilarious. She would yell and he would ignore her. Now I realise that what was really happening was that I was looking at my future. I yell and The Turk ignores me.
Feck my life!
Seriously speaking though The Turk had his by-pass surgery at Aci Badem Hastanesi in Adana. The hospital was very clean, The Turk had a private room and he himself said that the standard of treatment was as good if not better than his stay in hospital in Sydney. I understand (although you should confirm this yourself) that even though the hospital is ozel (Private) they will deal with cancer patients AND heart patients for next to nothing. The Turk spent a grand total of 13TL for the initial appointment (yes we also have private cover). There are Aci Badem hospitals all around Turkiye.
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