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Unfortunately spent close to 12 hours at local hospital with the missus. She went to bed with an extreme headache and this morning phoned 111 for advise, they said go to local hospital, which we did. Had to wait 2 1/2 hours for a CT scan to be checked, the area of her headache is where a cyst is, which on her last MRI scan was the size of her eye. She's in hospital tonight,maybe next day as well, she's due a lumber puncture to find the cause of her headache. Bit pissed with the wait but only people I blame are the politicians who get into power and screw up the NHS, nurses, doctors and reception staff have been brilliant.
On a different note, the old lady next to her bed started a fight with the nurses on her ward, what an end to a not so perfect day, feel knackered and trying to get over a cold as well.
Hope tomorrow goes ok!!!!✌✌✌

I hope all goes well.
 

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Unfortunately spent close to 12 hours at local hospital with the missus. She went to bed with an extreme headache and this morning phoned 111 for advise, they said go to local hospital, which we did. Had to wait 2 1/2 hours for a CT scan to be checked, the area of her headache is where a cyst is, which on her last MRI scan was the size of her eye. She's in hospital tonight,maybe next day as well, she's due a lumber puncture to find the cause of her headache. Bit pissed with the wait but only people I blame are the politicians who get into power and screw up the NHS, nurses, doctors and reception staff have been brilliant.
On a different note, the old lady next to her bed started a fight with the nurses on her ward, what an end to a not so perfect day, feel knackered and trying to get over a cold as well.
Hope tomorrow goes ok!!!!✌✌✌
love and best wishes Cranky, you can buy foam ear plugs for her from most chemists if she's on a noisy ward. xx
 

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Hope she'll be OK, Crankyoldgit.
 

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Unfortunately spent close to 12 hours at local hospital with the missus. She went to bed with an extreme headache and this morning phoned 111 for advise, they said go to local hospital, which we did. Had to wait 2 1/2 hours for a CT scan to be checked, the area of her headache is where a cyst is, which on her last MRI scan was the size of her eye. She's in hospital tonight,maybe next day as well, she's due a lumber puncture to find the cause of her headache. Bit pissed with the wait but only people I blame are the politicians who get into power and screw up the NHS, nurses, doctors and reception staff have been brilliant.
On a different note, the old lady next to her bed started a fight with the nurses on her ward, what an end to a not so perfect day, feel knackered and trying to get over a cold as well.
Hope tomorrow goes ok!!!!✌✌✌
Hope all goes well, and best wishes to you both! :group:
 

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Leaky roof, perhaps?
Some water got in through the garage, but only a little and nothing to worry about. Besides, in humid, rainy weather, the house tends to be locked up with little fresh air getting in, so airing out the house on a daily basis is usually a good thing...
 
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Morning, thanks everyone. The missus texted me last night that they moved her to another part of the ward, so hopefully she's had a quiet night. Will she her this morning and see what other chaos she's caused !!!!
Good news. If she's a midnight snacker, tell her to ask her nurse if they've got any left over sandwiches, I did that every night when I was a ward patient (and her hospital ID wristband should get her discount in the customer café if you're allowed to wheel her down there yet. And grab her a load of salt and pepper sachets from the café because ward food is bland. I also bought jam individual portions so that when roast chicken was a lunch option, I could pretend it was cranberry sauce and I was having a Christmas dinner.
 

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my missus came home from hospital in the last couple of hours and hopefully find out from our GP, what's what. Just to say thank you all for your good wishes, it's good to have people other than our friends to get our frustrations with the world and personal lives out there. So big thank you.
 

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Last week I secured an early finish for today as I had something to do. This morning I thought of reminding the boss but then thought naaah, see if he remembers!

He didn't remember and began delivering an almighty rowlocking when I rolled up to sign out and apparently slope off early.
I said 'We arranged this last week!' to which he replied 'Oh yeah, I forgot, as you were!' and we laughed.

My colleague Kieron was nearby. He said 'What was THAT about?'
I said 'Well t'Boss is about to say 'Sorry Scargy, have some chocolates!'
Kieron wondered where HIS chocolates were as he gets told off every bleedin' day.

Nobody had any chocolates. Apart from the free sample Maltesers I'd been given earlier and secreted in my rucksack. Took those home for Techy.
I love my job, and my boss is a sweetie.
 

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Earlier today I was walking ZebraPup2 around for some socialisation. I'm supposed to be the epitome of calmness while she encounters anything that she doesn't understand.

All going well until a great big slab of snow slid off a roof just feet from where we were walking, making an almighty and unexpected noise as it did so.

I showed ZebraPup2 it was nothing to be scared of...

... once I recovered from the shock, that is.
 

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Earlier today I was walking ZebraPup2 around for some socialisation. I'm supposed to be the epitome of calmness while she encounters anything that she doesn't understand.

All going well until a great big slab of snow slid off a roof just feet from where we were walking, making an almighty and unexpected noise as it did so.

I showed ZebraPup2 it was nothing to be scared of...

... once I recovered from the shock, that is.
They so learn from your reactions, so it's good that you were cool:exercise::wink2:
 

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Today whilst Mr Zebra and I were out shopping, I decided to treat myself to a new pair of earrings. It has been years since I've worn any but I thought they might be a bit of a confidence-booster.

Got home to try them on, and realised they would only go part-way into my ears.

Have the holes closed up? Dammit. Might need to now pluck up the courage to get my ears re-pierced (if that's possible) and go through the whole 'new piercing' process all over again.

:frust:
 

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Today whilst Mr Zebra and I were out shopping, I decided to treat myself to a new pair of earrings. It has been years since I've worn any but I thought they might be a bit of a confidence-booster.

Got home to try them on, and realised they would only go part-way into my ears.

Have the holes closed up? Dammit. Might need to now pluck up the courage to get my ears re-pierced (if that's possible) and go through the whole 'new piercing' process all over again.

:frust:
They do close up over time, AFAIK.
 

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Earlier today I was walking ZebraPup2 around for some socialisation. I'm supposed to be the epitome of calmness while she encounters anything that she doesn't understand.

All going well until a great big slab of snow slid off a roof just feet from where we were walking, making an almighty and unexpected noise as it did so.

I showed ZebraPup2 it was nothing to be scared of...

... once I recovered from the shock, that is.

One scare won't do any harm. Animals, like children, can tell from your reaction how scary something is. As you'll've immediately calmed down t'pup will still be confident.
 

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One scare won't do any harm. Animals, like children, can tell from your reaction how scary something is. As you'll've immediately calmed down t'pup will still be confident.

Depends on the dog to some extent but yeah. ZebraPup1 is extremely confident and nothing scares her. ZebraPup2 though, missed out on her important socialisation in the 2-3 month period of her life (while she was being passed from pillar to post from one home to another :mad: ) so when we got her at 3 months old she was a nervous little bundle, unsure of everything.

We've worked very hard with her and she's come a very long way, but now at 9 months old although she's a heck of a lot more confident than she was at the start, there are still some things that she just doesn't understand and we doubt she'll ever be as completely at ease as ZebraPup1 is. But the good thing is, she no longer gets scared of things she doesn't understand; she now looks to us for advice and will carefully approach things rather than backing away. We can definitely see the difference in how she handles things.

The best thing we did while getting her to become less scared was to always have a laugh at things that scared her. As soon as we start giggling at something, she knows it isn't that bad after all. (And you really have to not care what people around you think!)
 

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Depends on the dog to some extent but yeah. ZebraPup1 is extremely confident and nothing scares her. ZebraPup2 though, missed out on her important socialisation in the 2-3 month period of her life (while she was being passed from pillar to post from one home to another :mad: ) so when we got her at 3 months old she was a nervous little bundle, unsure of everything.

We've worked very hard with her and she's come a very long way, but now at 9 months old although she's a heck of a lot more confident than she was at the start, there are still some things that she just doesn't understand and we doubt she'll ever be as completely at ease as ZebraPup1 is. But the good thing is, she no longer gets scared of things she doesn't understand; she now looks to us for advice and will carefully approach things rather than backing away. We can definitely see the difference in how she handles things.

The best thing we did while getting her to become less scared was to always have a laugh at things that scared her. As soon as we start giggling at something, she knows it isn't that bad after all. (And you really have to not care what people around you think!)
The same but different, an old friend when a todler was scared by a dog, his mother said to him " don't be scared by dogs, dogs are nice - its wolves you should be scared of". To this day he is fine with dogs but has a phobia of wolves !
 

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We kept dogs when t'kids were growing up. When Escet was small one of the dogs scared him and he cried. About six months later the same thing happened and this time he laughed. Growing up, y'know.
 

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The same but different, an old friend when a todler was scared by a dog, his mother said to him " don't be scared by dogs, dogs are nice - its wolves you should be scared of". To this day he is fine with dogs but has a phobia of wolves !
Dogs are wolves!
 

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Got my ears re-pierced yesterday. Not quite as painful as I'd feared. And as a bonus they were able to do it in the existing holes so I haven't ended up with new holes next to half-closed-up ones.
That reminds me of a shop in my home town when I was a kid that had a sign in the window, " ears pierced while you wait ".
 

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Slinked off this morning to visit the walk-in clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital - three and a half hours later slinked back to Work. Bulging bloodshot eye wasn't the cause of the headaches, but at least I could rule it out. Went to Morrison Pharmacy this evening to get some over-the- counter eye drops recommended (but not prescribed) by the Doc - £15.30 - the embarrassed Pharmacist couldn't look me in the manky eye.
 

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Slinked off this morning to visit the walk-in clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital - three and a half hours later slinked back to Work. Bulging bloodshot eye wasn't the cause of the headaches, but at least I could rule it out. Went to Morrison Pharmacy this evening to get some over-the- counter eye drops recommended (but not prescribed) by the Doc - £15.30 - the embarrassed Pharmacist couldn't look me in the manky eye.
Get well soon Bad Bungle and maybe get some sunglasses, ( people might think your a rockstar ).
 

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Tuco,

Just recovered from an eye problem, Actually an upper eyelid. all gone away now, took about a week.

But today I was considering a serious 'dilemma' that those among you of a sensitive nature will understand.

My wife bought me a ready made prawn thingy with a pasta and sauce base. It was nice in a 'ready made' sort of way.

But there is a snag. She microwaves them.

Now, I like prawns. But when microwaved they take on the consistency of a well worn tire.

And sadly, she is ...volatile. A month of prolonged silence is not out of the question.

I was trying to think of some approach that will not offend her when requesting a change in the shopping. Something like...

Darling, you know I love you dearly and would like you to have my babies .... What, You already have ?... sorry, slipped my mind. But could you please (pretty please) stop buying ready made prawn meals.

In you collective wisdom, do you think this may work ?

INT21.
 

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Tuco,

Just recovered from an eye problem, Actually an upper eyelid. all gone away now, took about a week.

But today I was considering a serious 'dilemma' that those among you of a sensitive nature will understand.

My wife bought me a ready made prawn thingy with a pasta and sauce base. It was nice in a 'ready made' sort of way.

But there is a snag. She microwaves them.

Now, I like prawns. But when microwaved they take on the consistency of a well worn tire.

And sadly, she is ...volatile. A month of prolonged silence is not out of the question.

I was trying to think of some approach that will not offend her when requesting a change in the shopping. Something like...

Darling, you know I love you dearly and would like you to have my babies .... What, You already have ?... sorry, slipped my mind. But could you please (pretty please) stop buying ready made prawn meals.

In you collective wisdom, do you think this may work ?

INT21.
Did you forget to buy her something nice on Valentine's day?
 

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Get well soon Bad Bungle and maybe get some sunglasses, ( people might think your a rockstar ).

Thank you. Forgot to mention the photosensitivity. already wearing prescription sunglasses at work (dangerous on the Underground) and yes people think I'm a freak - but in a cool way.
 

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Tuco,

Just recovered from an eye problem, Actually an upper eyelid. all gone away now, took about a week.

But today I was considering a serious 'dilemma' that those among you of a sensitive nature will understand.

My wife bought me a ready made prawn thingy with a pasta and sauce base. It was nice in a 'ready made' sort of way.

But there is a snag. She microwaves them.

Now, I like prawns. But when microwaved they take on the consistency of a well worn tire.

And sadly, she is ...volatile. A month of prolonged silence is not out of the question.

I was trying to think of some approach that will not offend her when requesting a change in the shopping. Something like...

Darling, you know I love you dearly and would like you to have my babies .... What, You already have ?... sorry, slipped my mind. But could you please (pretty please) stop buying ready made prawn meals.

In you collective wisdom, do you think this may work ?

INT21.
You should know her better than me, so can't really say, maybe other forum members could help ?
 

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Did you forget to buy her something nice on Valentine's day?

Rubbery prawns are an all-season thing. No special occasion necessary.

INT21.

P.s. I've never bought a Valentine's day gift. Or received one.
 
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