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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2018, 22:57 
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I don't know why there are times like these, roversgirl, or why some people seem to be totally lacking in, well, everything. Wishing you much better for the future!


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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2018, 23:00 
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That's not good roversgirl. I'm not good with loud noises but two days worth is truly awful. I would think you are due an upswing in luck soon and hope that it arrives quickly. How rude and unfeeling of your friend! I think your post is remarkably moderate considering. Hugs


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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2018, 23:14 
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Thanks, both! Luckily the electricity got fixed so the food was saved. :) OTOH, my colleague is now on sick leave (stress-related) and next week our board is in town. The less said about the music (quality included) the better... :lol:


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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2018, 07:14 
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Glad the electricity's sorted.

People can be very inconsiderate about noise :twisted: .

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PostPosted: 08 Sep 2018, 11:35 
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Commiserations Grembles for all your problems post-brain haemorrhage. I can understand what your going through to a limited extent, because I had surgery for a benign brain tumour in 2011 and much of what you're describing reminds me of the recovery time.

My personality certainly changed - in most ways (I think) for the better - although you'd obviously have to ask someone else, who knew me before and after the op, for their opinion about that!

And for about 2 years after the op, I was aware that my memory and thought processes generally were affected. My memory (particularly short-term) was very poor and I was aware that my brain seemed to process things much more slowly than before.

It did improve over time and I hope that the same will be true for you. In the meantime, be kind to yourself and take full advantage of whatever practical or emotional support you are offered. For the first time in my life, I had 8 months of professional counselling during that season, which I found incredibly helpful, although I realise it's not appropriate for everyone.

I was also fortunate to have a very supportive team at work and a sympathetic boss/employer. Be honest about your limitations, otherwise people will expect too much of you.

And being classed as disabled, even temporarily, can be an advantage. It's the main reason I got an interview for my current job, although I got the job because I was the best candidate. I don't really consider myself disabled, but my ongoing long-term condition is classed as a disability and employers generally are required to make 'reasonable adjustments' to accommodate people with disabilities.

Which reminds me - have you had a work station assessment since your circumstances changed? You should be offered one to see whether there are any practical things that can be done, special equipment provided or other adjustments made to your work environment.

Hope you continue to improve.

My whinge this week is that I had to work late yesterday (I normally finish an hour earlier on Fridays), because my colleague, who doesn't work Fridays, left me an urgent job, which had to be done by 4pm (or 3.45 as I found out later). Fortunately, I finished most of it by 3.30, so I took it straightaway to reception, so that the envelopes could go on the last inter-campus minibus of the day to main campus, because all outgoing post has to go through that process.
(Sorry, that seems like a very clumsy sentence - hope you can understand it, if you've read this far!)

After that, I had to go back to the office to finish the job off, which took me another hour. There are only 2 buses an hour to the campus where I work and I could have caught one half an hour before the one I usually catch if I'd rushed, but I decided it wasn't worth it.

I'm glad it's the weekend.

The good news on the horizon is that I have a 31/2 day week this coming week (can someone give me a shortcut to do a half sign?), because I have a hospital appointment on Tuesday afternoon and have booked Friday off. And next week will be a 3 day week, because I've booked the Monday off and then have an all day hospital appointment on the Friday.

After that, it's Freshers' Week, so it will be hectic.

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PostPosted: 08 Sep 2018, 14:54 
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cal562301 wrote:
(can someone give me a shortcut to do a half sign?)


Alt+0189 if you are on a computer - I tend to just go to Word and enter what I want and then copy and paste.
On a phone I don't know that there is a way - I can't do it on my iPhone, though I can get accents by holding the key and choosing the version I need.

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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2018, 15:04 
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the appointment with the oncologist keeps being put back. From seeing her at 10:30 am, I'm now seeing her at 1:30 pm.

I keep thinking that there will be another letter tomorrow, putting it back even further.

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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2018, 13:59 
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abbeybufo wrote:
cal562301 wrote:
(can someone give me a shortcut to do a half sign?)


Alt+0189 if you are on a computer - I tend to just go to Word and enter what I want and then copy and paste.
On a phone I don't know that there is a way - I can't do it on my iPhone, though I can get accents by holding the key and choosing the version I need.


Thanks, Ruth. I tend to post on here from a computer, as I have trouble logging in from my tablet. I've never tried from my phone, although I do now have one with the internet.

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 05:30 
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abbeybufo wrote:
cal562301 wrote:
(can someone give me a shortcut to do a half sign?)


Alt+0189 if you are on a computer - I tend to just go to Word and enter what I want and then copy and paste.
On a phone I don't know that there is a way - I can't do it on my iPhone, though I can get accents by holding the key and choosing the version I need.


Half sign on an android phone - on the keyboard, access the numbers/symbols keypad, then press and hold '1' and fractions will appear - slide your finger to the fraction you want.

For Windows, I use the 'character map' - I've got it 'stickied' but it can be reached via the programs menu under Windows Accessories -> Character Map.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 10:31 
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bythebrook wrote:
Half sign on an android phone - on the keyboard, access the numbers/symbols keypad, then press and hold '1' and fractions will appear - slide your finger to the fraction you want.


I expected that to work on the iPhone, too, as if I hold an 'e' it gives me options for all the accents - but it doesn't :(

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 16:29 
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I saw the oncologist last Tuesday. another thorough examination, and still no sign of cancer returning.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
'Life,' said Marvin, 'don't talk to me about life!'


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Jennie wrote:
I saw the oncologist last Tuesday. another thorough examination, and still no sign of cancer returning.

Excellent news. :)

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Good to hear that.

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 18:17 
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Very good news.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 20:12 
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That's brilliant, jennie - thanks so much for the update :-)


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Jennie wrote:
I saw the oncologist last Tuesday. another thorough examination, and still no sign of cancer returning.


Fantastic news Jennie :D

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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 14:00 
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fantastic, Jennie

Minor whinge - I've signed up to re-learn German and discovered that:
a) we need CDs and an activity book which are not specified in the course outline
b) it's "interactive" and from experience I know I don' t learn this way. Let me see it written and tell me how to pronounce it and I'm fine, give me a n alphabet (written) and I can cope but not the way today went (btw I've managed both NT Greek and Biblical Hebrew not to mention a term's Old English so I'm not a complete moron though today I ended up feeling like one).

c) we already have a class loudmouth


I shall stick it but...

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Do cooks ever actually try their recipes before sticking them online? I'm attempting to make a lemon drizzle cake, first time ever and the method says to bake it for 45 - 50 minutes,which I've done. It's nowhere near cooked. I think it'll take at least an hour!
So many comments on the site along the same lines makes me think the person who posted the recipe can't have tried to bake it themselves or they'd know it takes at least an hour to cook.

On an unrelated note - RIP Denis Norden :cry:

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All the really good oldies are dying now. I think that's the end to real wit and comedy. Nowadays it seems that it's bad language that gets the applause.


My own tale of woe.

I asked at the surgery for appointments for my annual diabetes review. I stipulated a nurse, meaning qualified RGN.

I got an appointment with someone named Maureen. At the appointment, I told her that my blood needed to be taken out of the back of my hand via a cannula. The veins in the crooks of my elbows are useless. I end up with a lot of pain and huge bruises.

Even the specialist nurses at the cancer centre were unable to get blood out of my veins, and they do this all day, six days a week.

She persisted in trying to talk me into her using a syringe on my elbow veins. I refused. It's my body, I've had it for 73 years, I know what it will do and won't.

I asked her about her qualifications. She refused to tell me.

I insisted on the cannula method. She made it as painful as possible, but the blood was flowing all right until she pressed down on it, on the plastic wings or butterfly, and I could see the blood was not flowing as the vein above the insertion point was distended.

I asked why she was pressing on the cannula, her reply was that it would make the blood flow faster.

I just told her that I would not go through that again and one vial was all that she was getting, and to remove the cannula immediately.

She had no alternative but to do it. I left the surgery absolutely fuming, and determined never to see her again.

I don't know what any nurses on here think about it, but I'd dearly love some comfort about the whole process.

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I have given up having my blood taken at my local surgery. Much relief on both sides as the people there know they won't get any out of me but are obliged to try. After having 2 healthcare assistants, one diabetic nurse and a Doctor try one time without result they agreed I would be better off going to my local Walk in Centre part of which specialises in Phlebotomy. It is an extra bus each way but so much easier. I don't dread going like I used to.They still have trouble on occasion but nothing like it used to be.


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