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Re: My Journey Continues

23 Jan 2015 08:16 in response to jules54

Good morning Jules,

I see you were burning the midnight oil last night. Pleased you are hoping to order your new washing machien today. Mrs B loves the new one we bought some months ago now. Mrs B said, "Its so simple to use even an idiot like me could probably use it", thats not to say I will howeverLaugh.

When I went to see my youngest grandson, he ran up and gave me a massive hug; really made me feel welcome. I have another two meetings next week so still keeping busy. I am luck Mrs B doesnt mind me keep going out. While writting this I am eating a bag of cashew nuts as I have now finnished all my chestnuts.

Glad you have at last got some news on your mothers social service help. I hope this one is more appreciative of your mothers needs and also the affect it has and is having on you. Hope your grandsons hospital trip can help solve his problem. I have now had three e-mails thanking me for my speach last week which were much appreciated.

Anyway, take care Jules, I have to help Mrs B now with the hoovering. Have a peaceful weekend for you truely desrve it, big hugs, Brian

Re: My Journey Continues

23 Jan 2015 08:16 in response to jules54

Good morning Jules,

I see you were burning the midnight oil last night. Pleased you are hoping to order your new washing machien today. Mrs B loves the new one we bought some months ago now. Mrs B said, "Its so simple to use even an idiot like me could probably use it", thats not to say I will howeverLaugh.

When I went to see my youngest grandson, he ran up and gave me a massive hug; really made me feel welcome. I have another two meetings next week so still keeping busy. I am luck Mrs B doesnt mind me keep going out. While writting this I am eating a bag of cashew nuts as I have now finnished all my chestnuts.

Glad you have at last got some news on your mothers social service help. I hope this one is more appreciative of your mothers needs and also the affect it has and is having on you. Hope your grandsons hospital trip can help solve his problem. I have now had three e-mails thanking me for my speach last week which were much appreciated.

Anyway, take care Jules, I have to help Mrs B now with the hoovering. Have a peaceful weekend for you truely desrve it, big hugs, Brian

Re: My Journey Continues

23 Jan 2015 20:56 in response to jules54

Good evening Jules,

I hope after your late night last night that you are not too tired to appreciate going to bingo tonight.  As for ordering a new washer, there is nothing sad about that at all - - don't forget I am a man and so the purchase of any kind of new, electrical appliance is something to get excited about in my eyes.

Hannah was sent home yesterday but she has to go back as an out patient on Monday to have the test she was meant to have four days ago.  She has to self medicate until then using this Morphine substitute she has been on.  I will update after that although it will still take a week or so to get the results after that.

I do have work to do at home but hoping to get it done in no more than two days so I can relax for the rest of the week.  I am certainly spending a little time with a bottle of beer I was given at work to enjoy while I have a good catch up with Claire in a few days.

Good luck with the builder looking at your fence replacement tomorrow and having the car moved. So many changes for you to deal with Jules although my step mum has made quite a few changes over time since Dad died which has helped her to cope.

Take care as always.

Garf. xx

Re: My Journey Continues

23 Jan 2015 22:55 in response to jules54

Oh Jules forgive my post on my site to you .....I am so sorry not to have known of your hubbies departure.  You know from the support you have given me how well I understand your current situation and my heart goes out to you.  My site tells of my joirney through this uncharted place you find yourself in.  It is difficult but you will come through.

All my thoughts and a big virtual hug

Ian x

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 07:23 in response to woodworm

Morning Brian

Am sure my neighbours think I burn the candle at both endsHappy.  I love the early mornings (probably a throwback to not being allowed 'lay-ins' as I grew up) so am very often up by 5.30.  On the other hand I also like the late evening (could it be these are very peaceful times of days!!?) so apparently can manage well on short sleep hours.

Early trips to the launderette will,however, soon be a thing of the past as I have new washer/dryer coming next week (think my children are happier than I am( ha ha) as they really could not understand why it did not bother me not having one!  Still from a financial point of view it will pay for itself within a year.

My last week of leave next week is looking busy again but its a blessing to be able to sort some affairs out before having to fit them in around my hours.  At solicitors on Monday, at the care home for Mum's visit and now re-assessment meeting with new social worker on Tuesday and having Zack for the afternoon on Wednesday (eldest at Great Ormond Street for investigation into 'rocking during sleep' where he will be monitored whilst sleeping (induced) to ensure no underlying medical reasons.  It will be a delight to be awarded lots of cuddles and giggles for 'playing'Laugh.

I have mixed feelings about returning to work after a month off (its hard enough going back after 'a normal holiday' but no doubt will soon be back into the swing of things (will have extra cover at first so they are continuing to 'look after me'.

GP phoned yesterday to see how things are and I go back to her the day after my return to work so she can 'monitor' my 'mental state'!!!!!!!!  She should have met my Dad - practical and stoic - and whilst grieving myself, still feel quite able to bring comfort to others who are hurting due to hubby's passing.

Well, best go ramble with my other forum buddies.  Hope you and Mrs B have an enjoyable weekend.Jules x

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 07:23 in response to woodworm

Morning Brian

Am sure my neighbours think I burn the candle at both endsHappy.  I love the early mornings (probably a throwback to not being allowed 'lay-ins' as I grew up) so am very often up by 5.30.  On the other hand I also like the late evening (could it be these are very peaceful times of days!!?) so apparently can manage well on short sleep hours.

Early trips to the launderette will,however, soon be a thing of the past as I have new washer/dryer coming next week (think my children are happier than I am( ha ha) as they really could not understand why it did not bother me not having one!  Still from a financial point of view it will pay for itself within a year.

My last week of leave next week is looking busy again but its a blessing to be able to sort some affairs out before having to fit them in around my hours.  At solicitors on Monday, at the care home for Mum's visit and now re-assessment meeting with new social worker on Tuesday and having Zack for the afternoon on Wednesday (eldest at Great Ormond Street for investigation into 'rocking during sleep' where he will be monitored whilst sleeping (induced) to ensure no underlying medical reasons.  It will be a delight to be awarded lots of cuddles and giggles for 'playing'Laugh.

I have mixed feelings about returning to work after a month off (its hard enough going back after 'a normal holiday' but no doubt will soon be back into the swing of things (will have extra cover at first so they are continuing to 'look after me'.

GP phoned yesterday to see how things are and I go back to her the day after my return to work so she can 'monitor' my 'mental state'!!!!!!!!  She should have met my Dad - practical and stoic - and whilst grieving myself, still feel quite able to bring comfort to others who are hurting due to hubby's passing.

Well, best go ramble with my other forum buddies.  Hope you and Mrs B have an enjoyable weekend.Jules x

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 07:34 in response to jules54

Have a lovely day Jules won't you? Good luck on the drier - it will save you trips to the launderette = and then you won't know how you coped without the drier!!  Glad things are busy for you = I always think its best and keeps me from being idle. My mum is back in her old nursing home aat last after being re assessed by the hospital people half a dozen times - would she tell them off if she had her mind. She is still very  weak though - but at least we know she is safe.

Yea = it is funny returning to work after a break - First day - the worse day = thats the saying in work here!! But I am sure it will be fun to catch up with all your friends and hear whats been going on. We will be thinking of you these days as ever Happy and hope you keep safe and well. I like to wake up early and early morning I find peaceful and creative - its lovely  just to listen to the radio at that time and feel the darkness in the bedroom until I get up.

Well, things are not too bad personally, we are waiting for tests as has become our life routine! Work becons - Saturday is jolly busy in the Supermarket and we await a new boss - Yuk!!

You take care and all fond wishes

Steven xx

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 07:37 in response to GARF

Good Morning Garf

Whilst Hannach has no answers and still has to self medicate (hope that is helping with her pain). I am sure she will be much happier being allowed to be at home until they conduct the needed test (a great shame they could not do it when originally planned though).  It might well be worth her family talking to PALS representative at the hospital in question as it sounds as though they feel let down by the system  and need someone on their side to look into it.

Hope the 'busmans' side of your home leave is done and dusted quickly and that you enjoy your catch up with Claire (is she down or you going up?).  Hopefully you will get some relaxing social time with Mrs G too.

For your excitement only(Wink) my new washer/dryer is to be delivered next week so can stop saving all my pounds coins and 50p's to feed into launderetet machines!! and spend them on something else (probably on guttering repairs!).   My bereavement grant is being put to good use - new brick wall to make end of garden secure(being estimated today and my son in law is over-seeing this and the sale of hubby's car (what do I know about such things ha ha!!!!)).  I am so lucky to have the kids close by and we are continuing to comfort each other in these early days of loss.  Our son is away this weekend on a stag do for his best mate (he is best man in a couple of weeks so hope he does not lose the bridegroom whilst across the channel!).

Well, the sun is now up and looks like we are having a lovely day ahead to maybe I will get into the garden with the grandchildren later (I need to refil the bird feeders and they can 'try and help').

Take care of yourself. Hugs  Jules x

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 07:46 in response to haff1

Hi Ian

Just lovely to see your name appear on my thread and suspect its just as hard for you to post but I really appreciate the message.  It was a long three years for hubby and I take much comfort in the fact that he is now free from the clutches of his disease which took his happiness away.  I am surrounded by the love of my family and friends (and the ongoing support of virtuality buddies) and now, like you, my life must be lived to the best of my ability. Early days still but so many memories to cherish and share with others - a few late nights of 'story-telling' along the way.

Sending hugs and best wishes and hope all is well with you and Julie in your new life.  Jules x

Re: My Journey Continues

24 Jan 2015 10:04 in response to jules54
Good morning Jules, Have to say, that your talk of a new washer/dryer, also got another of your forum buddies quite excited too! Wink Ashamed to say, I've had a lie in this morning (used to be an early riser like you) but just lately, I seem to keep waking up in the night and then dozing back off only to find it's gone 9 when I finally awake! Good job I'm not back at work or I'd be sitting outside the Head teacher's office for bad time keeping! Happy I hope you get your new wall sorted soon - it's often getting quotes that proves to be the longest part of the process! Your son-in-law sounds a treasure. I hope you have a peaceful and restful weekend in readiness for all things you have to do next week. - still holding you in my thoughts, Jules, as you take each new step. Take care lovely forum friend, much love, Jo xxx

Re: My Journey Continues

25 Jan 2015 10:13 in response to jules54

Good morning Jules,

I expect you have been or are going for your usual Sunday morning walk and allthough it's a bit cold, Its quite a nice morning for a walk otherwise. Took Mrs B out for a ride yesterday but I had a couple of lights come on my dashboard so had to cut it short. Electrics are playing up so if the fault doesnt clear up will have to get it checked out.

Bet you will be glad to get your new WASHER. Our old one used to sound like it was going to blow up the last time Mrs B used it as the bearing had gone. I have another cancer meeting tommorow afternoon so hope it will be okay.

Take care Jules, still thinking of you, Brian

 

Re: My Journey Continues

25 Jan 2015 10:18 in response to woodworm
Hi Jules, I will be very interested as to how you find the new drier works. I found they ruined knicker elastic and have chosen not to use mine for many years. Whatever did they call the thing we used to have in kitchens , big pole, raised by pulley system? Kathy xx

Re: My Journey Continues

25 Jan 2015 10:43 in response to KathyS

Hi Kathy,

Just saw your post to Jules and read your comments about knicker elastic. You said you didnt use yours anymore but didnt say wither you ment knickers or the drier. Sorry Kathy

I have finishes all my nuts and Mrs B has told me, If I send for some flowers for her for Valentines day, she might make me some more cheese straws. I am convinced you ladies take  a course on pyscology for you always seem to find a way to wrap us men around your fingers so to speak. I told Mrs B it was blackmail Deviland all she did was to laugh. So I have had to give in yet again Kathy. Us men can never win. Cry

Take care, best wishes, Brian.

 

 

Re: My Journey Continues

25 Jan 2015 11:08 in response to woodworm
No Brian, you naughty boy I don't use the drier as such, plus as its on the wall being a shortass I can't reach it. Talking about knickers my girls friends refer to g strings as dental floss for the ass. So needless to say we don't support them or they wouldn't support us as the case. How does Mrs B handle you? Don't answer that, best wishes. Kathy x

Re: My Journey Continues

25 Jan 2015 14:37 in response to brighteyes

Hi Steven

I am a lot happier knowing my Mum is currently in the safety of her residential home.  Re-assessment Tuesday with new social worker (she has paid her own way until now but funds are limited - she has been a resident for over 2 yrs) so will see how that turns out.  Although she suffers will bi-polar mental illness she still has her 'marbles' and will certainly tell them what she thinks!  Sadly if they consider her to be able to cope with 'carers calling' they will transfer her out of residential home.  To be honest trying not to think of worst case scenario just nw but cannot bury head in the sand!

Have started to sort paperwork again (this could take up all my spare time for a while!!) but hoping that trip to solicitors tomorrow will take away some of the hard work.  My daughter is coming along so not facing things by myself (like having second opinion).

Popped into town today and have a few new treats for the garden birds so will put them up tomorrow. Gives me lots of pleasure watching them through the patio doors and the robins are particularly tame (have been known to sit on my chair in the summer). A little wren was very busy on the bird table this morning (sure sign is was a cold and frosty start).

Hope you had a good weekend.  Regards Jules x