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Good news, bad news
Tue 22-Feb-11
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maggenpie
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smileThe good news is my OH
went into respite for a week so I could go see my mum for her 87th
birthday. The bad news is I still have a dog, ducks, birds and fish
that need looking after. The good news is my DD came to house sit.
The bad news is she has ME and can't cope with more than keeping the
animals tended, so I came home to a mountain of dirty dishes and a
weeks worth of dust and dirt. The good news is I got to spend some
time with her before she went home. The bad news is T had a nasty
fall just before I collected him, so we had to spend three hours in
A&E. The good news is his injuries are minor. The bad news is he
has to go to a follow up clinic 16 miles away tomorrow and we don't have a car. The good news is our son
has changed his work hours so that he can take us there and back. The bad
news is the clinic says to expect to wait an hour before being
seen..... So why not give everyone later appointment times? Grrrrr! aargh

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Ruthie, that sums up all the frustrations of today ........

big_hug  to you, and good luck for a short waiting time.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Wow, Ruthie, what a dicotomy! Take some knitting or a book, or summat! Hope OH is all right. Here's some hugs. big_hug  big_hug big_hug I have plenty, the people on here have been giving me lots.....

Tue 22-Feb-11
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Thanks for the hugs girls. X rays showed up something funny going on with his bones. Probably side effect from all the drugs he has to take, but we'll see what the specialist says tomorrow. I'll definately be taking things to do, for one thing I'm really bad at sitting still and for another I've developed something of a hospital phobia after too many visits over the years and always bad news.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Look after yourself, Ruthie - very important! smile

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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and here are some from the blokes as well big_hugbig_hugbig_hugkiss

MOS

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Watch out, Ruthie, for MOS and his stilts - he now knows you need some hugs !!!! laugh

(still luvs ya, MOS! laugh )

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Oh Ruth, what a time, hope things aint too bad at the hospital.

Tue 22-Feb-11
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wave Oh Ruth my thoughts are with you and OH.  Hope things go smoothly tomorrow.  Big big_hug for you.

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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Good thoughts for you tomorrow and lots of big_hug big_hug big_hug big_hug big_hug.

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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Big big_hug  big_hug  big_hug from me too Ruthie.  At least you are not thinking in terms of all bad news, well done!  And good wishes for today.

I'll try that again!

Wed 23-Feb-11
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Hope all goes well at the clinic today Ruthiecheers

Wed 23-Feb-11
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Well the good news was we arrived in good time. The bad news was that meant time to kill before the appointment was due. The good news was the cafe was open so we had a cuppa. smile

The bad news was that meant a trip to the loo and T taking a wrong turn and wandering off through a door marked "staff only". The good news was I caught him before he got very far into forbidden territory. eeek

The bad news was the clinic was indeed running late. The good news was we only waited 20 odd minutes! Hoorah! The bad news was T had fallen fast asleep.... zzzzz yawn

But the best news of all is I got lots of hugs from you lovely people. smile smile smile

Thank you everyone, you are all so kind.

 

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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Sorry, only just caught up on this embarassed.  What a rollercoaster couple of days, you must be exhausted, emotionally and physically.  Hope you and yours have a settled few days now at least.

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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Thanks Sue, at least its all pretty minor this time round. He's had some horrendous injuries in the past.

I keep looking out the window hoping to see some stilts, but nothing yet. big_laugh

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