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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:41

Dove, when I asked the Disrict nurse if they supplied ...what we used to call 'draw(er)sheets' she said we are lucky to get a nurse call these days, most of their info is relayed over the phone, she said they talk us through it!

Like yours, my mum has always put of minor ops until they become major ones, its infuriating but I am learning that its no good wasting energy on what might have been. She is an adult, so must make her own decisions, which is ok until something happens then she panics and goes to pieces!

It seems we are all thinking the same about our loved ones and its comforting to know that.

I have  learned, just lately that it is their life so why should we take it upon ourselves? 

But of course we do, because we love them.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:14

Someone was askng about white foxgloves, I still have seeds left, I hate to throw them away. How silly is that?

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:01

So sorry to hear that Verdun, the problem is that when they are not active the lungs get full and congested. Where we can clear anything, they cant.

My mum has had penacillin but although the pain has gone she is coughing up allsorts, she thinks thats good because she is shifting it, as she says!

I suppose your mum will have to be taken by ambulance to the hospital for that?

Some one sent me a little card that said:

The Good Lord doesnt send anthing that he thinks you cant handle' or words to that effect, 

I wonder if he can come and get my mum out of the bed so I can wash the sheets befoore I go shopping, cos I cant!.  Sorry if I offend anyone xx

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:19

Thank you RB, I will read it tomorrow, No pm's on this tablet. I am supposed to be reading on it to unwind!!

What could I choose?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:14

My favourite book is the A-Z of plants, its never far from my reach.

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Posted: 03/12/2014 at 23:43

I wish I could help you as well, I know a bit about how you must be feeling. At least I have both my parents under the same roof as me. My washing machine is on everyday, most times twice, never ending round of sheets and underwear. The days when they are cantankarous are the worst, sounds like your dad is doing that now! I am sure you are feeling very frustrated, thats how I feel, if only they would be advised.

I am able to get out in the garden for brief spells, if you can just try to overlook the work out side, and I do know that is hard, but everything will sort itself out eventually.

Do you have anyone who might rake the leaves for you,  my daughter is coming up this Saturday to help. 


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 18:46

My daughter left one in the loft last year, it grew a long stalk and frightened the life out of her when she went up there.

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 18:35

I have just put mine in tubs, they are flowering already.     


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 18:32

Although I am busy because it all falls to me, I, like Lesley am really glad I am an only child. When my OH's mum was ill in hospital they all had to ring each other everytime one wanted to do anything. 

If anything was bought they all felt they had to chip in, I was used to buying a present and giving it without other people wanting to give me 2.00 towards it. Maybe I just dont understand how big families work, that's what my OH said.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:55

Susan, did I send you white foxglove seeds, I still have some left.

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