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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:17

The hospital phoned. Tests on monday are confusing, so can Dad just pop back for some more blood tests. As Monday took five hours , two ambulances, a large costa coffee bill, and a parking bill, my sister has phoned back and requested the community matron come out and take the blood samples.  The hospital has now decided that  they will admit him for assessment. So at least Mum will get a decent nights sleep.

While waiting for another phone call, I has a cold call from Anglian windows. When I snapped that my father was dying, I was expecting a phone call from the hospital, so would they just sod off, the phone went click. Fastest I've got rid of them in months.

 I think I could develop that one for cold /nuisance callers.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:59

We used to spend hours looking around the shops for pressies for rest of family. usually these were returned after xmas. For instance, my sister usually bought me slippers (which I don't wear), but the last year she bought me a teapot and selection of teabags. (I havn't drunk tea since I was 4 ).

We have finally abandoned buying presents for anyone over 18 and just buy for the children.

The spare money, we buy something for ourselves that we really wanted.


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 22:09

Thats brill, panda. He will be able to get you a nice crimbo pressy. Every little helps.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:54

Dad is deteriorating day by day.  I have spent 5 of the past 10 days either accompanying him to doctors, hospital, seeing dieticians and physiotherapists. His heart failure is stable, but he will not eat any solids at all now, drinks very little and moves as little as possible, despite, everyone asking him to eat more, drink more, and do a little exercise. walking 10 yards with a zimmer frame would be good.

he tells them all he will,and then he goes straight to bed and turns the telly on at full volume so he cant hear us asking him to drink.

I get so annoyed with him, because all of the deterioration is self inflicted. We've tried cajoling, coaxing, nagging, and threatening. I finished with giving him a pad of paper and asking him to plan his funeral because that will be the next thing. He's running my mum ragged, and she's getting no sleep because he sleeps most of the day, but is awake at night. The other night he wanted to get up and have a shave at 3am. Apparently he had been planning it for three days.

She thinks he need two weeks boot camp, where he is forced by strangers to do something. He will do it for strangers, but not for family.

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:35

I can send you some Rosa glauca seeds, if you PM me your address.

Cheapest houseplants ever

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:10

Colocasia is Taro. The roots are eaten. Not the same as a banana plant.

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:38

Horse manure should be stacked,and covered with a tarpaulin or similar, and rotted before applying around plants. It should have no smell. Fresh manure will burn soft green shoots, although I believe the lumps, as it leaves the horse, are ok around rose bushes, as long as it doesn't touch the stem.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

I had several seedlings from jacqueline postill, but every time I tried to lift one to pot on for a better position, it died.


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 23:03

Did I read recently that Children in need had 90 million quid in reserve? about 4 years fundraising? and that the financial managers got around a million last year for their services in managing it?

If anyone has any spare cash, this girl needs some urgently. Her parents want to send her to America for proton beam therapy. They are willing to sell their house, but I don't believe that should be necessary. The NHS will take eight weeks to think about it, which will be too late.

There is a link to a fund raising page.

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 20:15

I have cut mine down and lifted, even though only the tops were frosted. They then have to be kept dry in the crowns or they will rot.

If they are large you can prop them upside down so any sap drains out of the stalks. This can be in a garage or shed.

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