Thank you for comments. Briony, I don't have too much of a problem falling asleep initially, it's staying asleep I can't do. I can sleep for the first 2 or 3 hours and then that's it, it's constant waking up every half hour or so after that, or lying awake for an hour or more, or not going back to sleep at all. And I am always up early, around 4 or 4.30 am. Joy, the sleep course is for 8 weeks I think, the first week consists merely of keeping a sleep diary every day so they can see what my particular problem areas are and personalise the programme for me. I'm waiting to hear from the clinic now as to when I can start.
Viv, Mum has a commode chair, we got her one the last time brother and I went up to visit, she'd only just started using it a few days before she went into hospital, she flatly refused before. Seeing as the Council won't put a toilet/basin into her downstairs pantry cupboard, now sister's cleared it out and painted it, the idea is to have her commode and a wash stand with bowl in it for Mum. It's big enough for that, even if not for her (non-existent) wheelchair, which is the reason why the Council said they won't do the conversion. She does have and use a wheelchair outdoors, not indoors though, the doorways aren't wide enough. She manages ok, just about, with her walking frames - she has 2 or 3 of them.
Husband saw his GP again this morning, who tested his wee and confirmed there's blood in it now, there wasn't last week. There are also white blood cells aplenty, indicating the infection is still going strong. He's been given different, stronger antibiotics. The GP also checked his prostate gland and said it's quite enlarged. This doesn't automatically mean he has cancer, it may not be cancerous at all, but it could be the reason why he's getting the UTIs. Once the UTI is cleared up, he's to have further tests on his prostate - they can't do it now as apparently the infection and/or the antibiotics may mask the prostate test results. So another thing to add to the worry list. Oh well, life is never boring....sometimes I wish it was!
To change the subject completely.....does anyone else have trouble finding comfortable bras? I think there's nothing worse than an uncomfortable bra - except perhaps uncomfortable shoes. I'm a well-endowed woman and have to have underwired bras with plenty of support, I hate trying them on in changing rooms, which are often too small and too hot. In any case, you don't really know how well a bra is going to fit and be comfortable until you've worn it a while. I got a couple of new ones by mail order, I'm wearing one today and it's got such push-up powers my boobs feel like they're hoisted up under my chin 😳 . If only we could buy bras on a week's trial!