where is everyone?

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where is everyone?

Postby peanut1 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:25 am

I noticed that the boards have been exceptionally quiet lately and I've not seen Ann in a while. Wondering what's going on.
I do see that Steve is holding the fort. thank you Steve!

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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Rustsmith » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:39 am

I can tell you that Ann is traveling this week and probably does not have access to her computer.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Yankiwi » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 am

Maybe they are out shopping! I noticed the slow traffic too. Best wishes for Christmas to everyone.

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Re: where is everyone?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:41 am

I am here! I had a travel prep day from h-e-double hockeysticks, then a travel day from the same, then a ...well, you get the drift. Thankfully it is all back to normal again. I do think it's usually quieter around the winter holidays. So many people traveling, preparing for company, holiday parties, etc.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:58 am

I think it is he holiday season that affects traffic, people are busy with other things.. It is generally also quieter on a weekend.

And of course, things happen. For instance.... one month ago we had builders in. Part of the work was taking out a bath and replacing it with a walk in shower. New ceiling ad wall coverings.Two weeks ago I stumbled in the bathroom and felt myself fall backwards. Automatically put my arms back to use the bath to save myself... What bath ?? I fell into and across the shower tray hitting my head and shoulders onto the rear wall. Limbs/hips/lower back landing heavily on the raised edges of the shower tray. Within a couple of days I couldn't use the stairs, I ached generally and had awful sharp pains in my joints down into the legs. Couldn't sit to rest or RLS kicked off. Walking off the RLS was unbelievably painful to hips/knees/neck/shoulders. Tryig to lie in bed and rest was a nightmare (even if there were no RLS symptoms) because it hurt my joints so much.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:36 pm

Betty!!!!! How are you?????
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Yankiwi » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:53 am

Betty, that is truly a nightmare for anyone but doubly so for someone with RLS. Hope you are recovering!

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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:45 pm

Thanks folks, I'm more or less ok. Just a bit sore now on hips and knees but that is an ongoing issue anyways.

To add to the mix, my husband got a short notice hospital call offering him a cancelled appointment to go in the next day to have his gall bladder removed. Here in the UK that is an opportunity definitely not to be turned down.
Excellent, keyhole surgery successfully done the next (Wednesday) morning and discharge mid afternoon. Being him, he couldn't wait on the ward and went down to the front door to await my pick-up. Ten minutes from the hospital I got a call from one of the doctors, dear husband had collapsed at the front door. Fortunately paramedics were nearby and he was 're-admitted'. Tests showed nothing, all clear, so it seems it may have been a drop in blood pressure, an after effect from the general anaesthetic..... and also his oxygen levels were low.

Happily he got home last night, and yes, he waited on the ward until I arrived. Now on 'light duties'.
I am now Matron in the Light Duties Nursing Home. And she can be a crabby old girl !! Just kidding.

None of us know what is around that next corner. He could have hit his head as he fell.
Everyone take care of yourselves.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:32 pm

Excellent reminder of how fleeting and fragile things can be - just as they can be enduring. You never know.

May the holiday season be a reminder to all of us to be grateful for the good, generous, gracious, and giving in our lives (couldn't stop myself that alliteration, lol, once I got started).
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:27 pm

''grateful for the good, generous, gracious and giving''
Just love that :)
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:20 pm

Polar Bear wrote:''grateful for the good, generous, gracious and giving''
Just love that :)

:thumbup:
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby debbluebird » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:05 pm

Oh Betty, I hope the two of you are feeling better. He probably has a a lifting restriction for awhile. I have been losing my balance some lately. We must all try to be as careful as possible. I am almost done with my bending restrictions, but I have been dropping everything. Using my reacher to pick stuff up.

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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:37 am

deb - have to say that just 7 days on, my dh is recovering from gall bladderkeyhole surgery wonderfully well and feels he is just about back to full fettle.

However.... he did find that the waistband of his jeans was just a bit too close to one of the incisions for comfort. On Boxing Day/26 December I popped over to one of the larger supermarkets that was open and bought a pair of track bottoms/joggers so as to provide an elastic waist. He is most definitely not a 'track bottom' type of person but it was comfort that we sought. I could only find a pair that had cuffs at the ankles. Well, yes, he found comfort. There was also enough room around the rear end that could have stored several bags of spuds and they tapered in very closely at the calves. The crotch was somewhere near mid thigh. Not an attractive look. Within an hour the fabric had stretched and sagged in every direction. Given that he doesn't own a pair of trainers the best look was found by just wearing his slippers.... he never wears his slippers.

Cheap (very cheap) and cheerful (actually more like hysterical) is about the best description I can think of. Definitely not for public viewing.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:39 am

deb, do take care of yourself. It's good to hear that your bending restrictions are almost done. A reacher is a wonderful aid but it'll be great when you can manage withut it.
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Re: where is everyone?

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:04 am

Thanks for the laugh!
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