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by Justamo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Yes, Christmas Day was peaceful and uneventful Veema, and the high spot of the day was watching French & Saunders who never disappoint. Peter was more or less comfortable all day and I was so relaxed that I was horizontal most of the time. Boxing Day was a bit more bumpy, and today was one long epis...
by Justamo
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I think this the first time in 50 years that I haven't cooked a proper Christmas Dinner. I had bought some salmon of various kinds (smoked, raw and flaked) so that we could have a treat of sorts, but in the event we had an egg sandwich and a biscuit. (Cue violins). Peter feels grim. I have stopped g...
by Justamo
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Usual waiting times for procedures
Replies: 20
Views: 35963

Re: Usual waiting times for procedures

PLEASE DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THE PREVIOUS POST, something a bit odd about them.
by Justamo
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Trevor's Story
Replies: 278
Views: 148205

Re: Trevor's Story

Sandra, it's people like you who make dealing with this just a tiny bit more bearable for people like me.
With love, Mo
by Justamo
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed in May 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 24169

Re: Diagnosed in May 2017

Hello Tina. Peter had 10 fractions of radiotherapy and within an hour of receiving the first treatment he was desperately sick. He had very severe radiation gastritis and one day they had to abandon treatment and rehydrate him via a drip. He didn't complain of the kind of pain or bloating that you a...
by Justamo
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Didge, you made me feel quite homesick talking about Selfridges. I've lived here since 1970, but my first job was in South Audley Street, on the corner of Mount Street. I used to walk up to Oxford Street in my lunch hour and although C & A was my budget I used to aspire to Selfridges and window shop...
by Justamo
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

You see ? Seek and you shall find. Just ask a PC person for the answers to life, the universe and everything. (with apologies to Douglas Adams) I will check out the Equfleece website immediately. I had almost decided on charity shop raincoat lined with some fleece but will reserve judgement until I ...
by Justamo
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I callously abandoned My Patient today for a quick sortie in Tesco. The sortie in Tesco only took 10 minutes but the drive there and back took forever. They were all out today: weekend drivers, lane dodgers, squiffy Christmas-lunch pedestrians, cleansing department heavies with their refuse trucks, ...
by Justamo
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I am a bad parent. I have spent several weeks explaining to Boo that Santa only comes to Good Cats, and that nicking stuff out of the fridge while I turn my back is a Mortal Sin and means that Santa will pass him by. My friend sent a parcel, addressed to Boris, and it was delivered via Hermes. (Othe...
by Justamo
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

At the risk of repeating myself (which I do all the time anyway), you are the loveliest people. I have the makings of a gourmet Christmas lunch in the freezer, excluding the little Union Flags to wave while Her Madge does her speech (Gawd bless yer Mum). I have always catered an Irish Christmas - fe...
by Justamo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

GP eliminated infections on Monday, even he said it would be 'nice' to get a lovely tidy diagnosis like a urinary infection but everything was OK. Boo and I are in bed, Peter has been up to the loo a couple of times but seemed barely awake. My friend's mother saw a little blonde girl in the corner o...
by Justamo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Last week, when everybody was compos mentis, we had The Conversation with Peter's GP, and duly have a DNACPR form on file. All quiet on the PC Front at present, Peter has been topped up with his increased dose of painkiller, so I'm watching stupid videos on YouTube but will go to bed presently. I ca...
by Justamo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

. . . Just had a convulated conversation regarding the advisability or otherwise of putting chocolate in your central phone hub.

No, I don't know either, but he's gone to sleep now and I will monitor the situation once he wakes.

Seemed OK up till now.

M
by Justamo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336934

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

This afternoon My Patient has graciously waved goodbye to a visitor, and has settled down comfortably under his quilt for a short rest before I serve a carefully planned light supper which will feature prawns and some rice. And if I had any valium I would be chewing them like Smarties (other choc sw...
by Justamo
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: A new Forum here?
Replies: 14
Views: 17592

Re: A new Forum here?

There is no doubt that health anxiety us a truly awful condition, and I feel very sorry for those who suffer from it. However, forums of our kind can enable sufferers to make themselves worse. When I first began to be concerned about Peter's symptoms I did lots of searches on the net. I was astonish...

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