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Posted: 05/12/2014 at 12:10

Oh Ln

I think you are a very strong woman but also feel you need a day R&R - is there no way you can get respit even for a day.

Have you contacted SS as regards an assessment - I feel it may give you some time, 




Posted: 04/12/2014 at 16:31

oooh = a dog or a puppy?

We will have another one but not until I can see the end of the road, hopefully around Easter. look forward to hearing about it's arrival etc. House is certainly empty without the wagging tail, mind you it could clear the coffee table with a wag

It's my birthday

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 15:59

Love that  picture Lizzie - realy made me smile 

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 12:10

Ho Forks

If its any help Lyn, when my Mum became hard to handle, and in lifting her OH's back became very bad we had a social service assessment - not to do with nurses. Have you had one/ Within a few days we had a commode (oh goodness it made life easier) someone to come and help get her out of bed and to wash and dress her. Also on their remit was to change the sheets.It wasn't much but oh boy did it relieve the pressure because in that time they were with her I had a short space of time to revitalise (walk round garden, have a luxury bath etc) Did have to pay somethinhg (she was assessed) but it was worth it.


Any way my thoughts are much with all those caring for the really elderly. Fidget and don't know how to help you but remember you are in our thoughts..

As to me - after more biopsy's I go and find out what's to be done tomorrow. All of you fingers crossed please that it is the more minor op.


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 13:39

Good Day

Dull and cccccold day here. Temp has slowly battled its way up to 4*.

Been to dentist, scale and polish.

Done a little shopping (literally) searching fro little itsy bitsy things for GD advent calendar

Am not venturing outside, so guess its HW

Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 13:33

My raised bed - clay soil - the mix was 50/50 soil and something else eg compost, mushroom compost and manure. But they do drain.

It is unusual to have a raised bed that 'floods' I can only think as others have said that you have not suitable drainage holes

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 12:21

Thanks Frank

It's the uncertainty that is getting me down - I just need to know what is going to be done

Verdun, thoughts are with you. Was in that 'place ' end of last year beginning of this so I sympathise. I found being cheerful with her helped,(me as well) and had the sadness and helplessness out of her sight. x

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

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:05

Good site that one - thanks for posting the address - now in my bookmark folder


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:01

I posted earlier today I'm sure but it doesn't seem to be here. Don't know what I said now - I'm sure it was scintillating

Any way after a busy morning, log delivery frost proofing pots should have done ages ago. Was roundabout -2* this morning and it lingered.

Any way phoned a new log supplier (one last year was rubbish) and he delivered within an hour - how good is that? Qualitty of burning will be tested later.

Have raked leaves and OH has mowed them and put them in leaf cage

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 13:14

So sorry Fidget - you are having a rough time of it. My thoughts are with you, but please don't on the Norovirus -none of us on herre need it.


At the hospital on Friday the MRI showed area for further investigation, so off for ultra sound and possible biopsy. Thing is every time I have to have an investigation the op is put off for a week, Should have it by Christmas though. Now on Hormone therapy.

Still feeling positive but do have low moments, usually in middle of night when there is nothing else to think about!

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