Oh Podds, how terrible for everyone concerned---the driver, your friend and her daughter, all the kids at school, the family of course, and the teachers and people like you who are having to deal with the grim aftermath. It is very heartening to see how in these circumstances the kids really do come through for you, but take care of yourself because this is a really hard one.
Sluggie, I don't mean to diss your hospital, but is there ANY correlation at all between what they write in (or delete from) their books and what they tell patients? They take you off the waiting list without telling you, they schedule a b.p, monitoring without telling you----but then when they cancel it they DO tell you? Weird.
As for the mini-Yums being university material, nope, I don't believe it. Not at all. Well, probably not....is it really true?!?
On a more parochial topic:I am in pain. On Saturday I put my back right out, no idea how. Did it once before, years ago: I had to to go China on business, and though it hurt like stink, I could hardly get dressed for laughing cos the only way I could get my clothes on was to lie on my back on the bed like a turtle with my legs in the air! This isn't quite as bad, but I'm shuffling about very slowly and turning over during the night is a real project. Ho hum.
FarFar, you are not 'an older lady'! Rather hard on the others in your age group to have you sneak in like that, I reckon
Daffs, good on you for braving the sales----although it sounds as if there wasn't much there to buy really! (Hope you got the boots, though
Pdr, like Meldy said, any start is a good start. One of the fab things about running is that doing ANY of it is good. Just keep at it, and pop in and tell us more about yourself.
Hi, Sharon, of course you can come in. Pull up a chair and make yourself at home! 'More of a plodder than a runner' would definitely apply to some of the rest of us (I think 'plodder' is too grand a term for me, actually) so don't worry. Some of us are fast, some aren't, some are Ironman, some never race. Doesn't matter, just keep Working At It Slowly and you'll be fine.
Sue, what a good idea to borrow Penny for a weekend to get a feel for how a dog might (or might not) fit in. It did occur to me too that if you would really like one, an older dog, or a very small one, might suit---or, of course, a retired greyhound There are plenty of dogs that need very little exercise but could be great company. But it does depend on whether you think it would work overall.
Podds, that is so sad. 14 years old. Geeze. You must all be feeling pretty awful.
And MC, not knowing to what extent such a young one will be able to recover is nearly as bad. But Sluggie's account of her nephew's progress is very encouraging, and as you said, at 13 her chances for recovery should be quite good. Fingers crossed---do let us know how she goes.
You home yet, Pippi, or are you still waiting in the clinic? Hopefully you got seen before too long, and all is well. Any more word on Mr P and the dizziness?
MC, if you were 'finding standing up challenging' then you were dead right not to try a half!! Hope you're starting to feel better by now.
Melds, love the idea of 're-gifting'! And something AFTER Christmas is such a nice idea. January and the first part of February can seem awfully long and dark once the hols are behind us, so a Secret Snowman or whatever would be a great idea!
Amandax, sorrry to hear things are so busy and difficult at work, but your boss must be so grateful to have you for backup. And your running doesn't seem to be suffering, Achilles notwithstanding! Would be good if they could sort that, though, which hopefully they are now doing.
Yums, you don't mean that mini no. 1 is coming up to uni?!?? I still think of him as about 9 years old! But you have two bright lads there, so maybe you would give him a bit of a push toward uni? Or is he they type that would be happier to get stuck into work somewhere and learn by experience? All roads lead to Rome.... Oh, and Happy Birthday Mummy Yummy! You are so lucky to still have her. xx
Just popping in to see how everyone is before turning in.
Sluggie, if you give the neurosurgeon til the end of next week you have been generous. If you don't hear anything by then, then as Podds says, you can go on the warpath. But I hope against hope that it won't be necessary.
DL, I'm sure you look fetching in painted nails, but why? Is FC doing a course as a beautician?
Podds, that kind of cruelty makes me feel physically ill---but Meldy is right, and the people who do this, especially at such a young age, have had something very wrong in their upbringing, whether it's having been abused themselves or at the other extreme having irresponsibly indulgent parents. Prison usually makes it worse; but reformation only works if there is consistent long term social support, which requires a different mindset from the individualistic, do your own thing mentality that prevails at the moment. Wish I knew the answer.
FarFar, glad you managed to get out for a run, you'll feel better for it. But it sounds as if the work stress levels are right up there at eh top again
Meldy, sounds like another lumpy duty rota----I don't know how you adapt to all the different times! Thanks for the stretch, which I will go try now. Just a couple of days of consistent stretching have definitely helped so I'm pretty sure the hips/lower back are the source of the problem. Not keen on a physio because last time they just told me the problem came from walking in hills and there was nothing I could do about it..... but since even simple exercises are helping, I'll stick with those for a while.
Pippi, it can be almost a relief when someone says clearly that you need to stay home. So do as you're told now ---Sluggie's idea of just taking the rest of term off is a good on! How is Mr P? Have they amy more idea what's bringing on the dizziness?
(((Daffs)))) a dental infection is never any fun, hope the antiB's do the trick and you start to feel properly well again pronto,
Black Friday isn't happening over here, so I will admire from a safe distance ll of you who braved the shops! I've spent 10 hours today baking for the church Christmas fair tomorrow, then choir rehearsal, so I now need some shut-eye! Sweet dreams allxxxx
Westie, your birthday weekend sounded fab! Lovely the whole family was there. And glad the eye has been sorted and you're on the mend already.
MC it's good to hear you sounding more upbeat. You weren't feeling that well for a few weeks there, but sounds like that's all behind you now. Hooray!
Pippi, you're deffo not 100% yet, so good that they are still taking good care of you. It takes a while to bounce back from this stuff. Any more word on Mr P? He must be SO fed up with those dizzy spells by now.
((((Daffs))) cos you're in the wars a bit. A dry hole (I think that's the right term) is not a nice condition, so hope you follow through and go back to the dentist tomorrow. And you're right, working out a leave period is horrible. But you haven't got long to go now. And so sad to hear about your friends' daughter---that does put it all in a different perspective.
DL, hats off to you for managing to chug whilst on business travel! And they must have been glad to have you on hand to help them deal with 'the big O'! But I hope you made it home tonight; hotels lose their charm after a while.
FarFar, you are clearly a techno-wizard. I can barely get my laptop to talk to my printer! Know what you mean about popping in and not posting; think it's partly because most people are also on FB. But I really love the lounge, so I will try to do better myself!
((((Daddy Spence's throat)))) Hope things improve, Spence, keep us posted.
Well done on that OB, Blithe! Especially in this carp weather, you should be well chuffed!
Podds, whatever you were doing with your old people, they will hugely have appreciated your time and energy. Never mind the cheesie John Lewis Christmas advert, it can be really lonely if you're old so well done you. (And did you get hold of your union rep?)
Sluggie, it is outrageous that they have bumped you off the waiting list like that, without consultation or permission!! No wonder you're incandescent with fury. Maybe best to calm down a bit before you act, but they really have to put this right. xxx
Meldy, I like the logical flow of 'I'm going to training day so I will bake lemon drizzle muffins'. There is an existential coherence to that which is most pleasing (Transl: only you, Melds, only you....!)
Cold here too: Mr C has generously closed the bedroom door to the garden at night! Question: 2 years ago shin splints thatmade my whole leg so sort it hurt to climb stairs. 2 months of physio sorted it, but it's back. I'm pretty sure it's faulty biomechanics, and I think in my right hip. Anyone know any good hip stretches? Tried chugging (first time in 4 months ---and as I hoped it loosened things up a good bit, but I still need to fix the problem so any advice gratefully received.
But the Sinterklaas atmosphere is in full swing here, great fun! And two weeks after that it's Christmas, so busy days Will try to get in here more regularly, I do miss you all if I don't! Sleep tight all.