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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 22:05 
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What does she do if businesses bring in cheques from customers?!

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PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 23:10 
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Alison H wrote:
What does she do if businesses bring in cheques from customers?!

A lot of the big businesses don't take cheques any more - and possibly some of the small ones as well!

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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 06:02 
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fio wrote:
Alison H wrote:
What does she do if businesses bring in cheques from customers?!

A lot of the big businesses don't take cheques any more - and possibly some of the small ones as well!


I have a cheque book and when using it once to buy firewood, I noticed that the previous cheque was written exactly one year earlier - to buy firewood from the same supplier. I now pay online for my firewood, so my cheque book has had even less usage! Soon I'll forget how to write a cheque :(


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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 12:18 
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I still use a cheque book when paying for things like window cleaners (if I'm out and don't pay cash when they come) and gardeners who mow the lawnsa couple of time a month. I don't do online banking - set it up once but got caught for a fraud somehow, no idea how nor could the bank work out why, though they spotted the fraudulent transaction and blocked it.


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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 13:07 
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Commiserations to Noreen, and anyone else with banking woes.

You may remember that a few months ago, I reported that my bank had debited a cheque on my account which I knew was over 2 years old. The good news is that I did eventually get the money credited to my account, although I had to go through a lot of hassle to achieve that. The amount involved was only about £10, but it was the principle involved, since under UK law, they should not have processed it.

I accept that someone somewhere made a mistake, and we're all human, but they seemed to think that because it was such a small amount, I wouldn't think it was worth the hassle - most people probably give up long before I did, but then I always was stubborn! :lol:

In other news, I'm fed up with my local CPAP clinic. I had to change the appointment I had for next week, because we'll be incredibly busy at work. However, I need a new mask for my machine. I've rung up three times in as many days, and the person on the phone said that a technician would ring me back. No phone call.

I really wanted to sort this out this week, while I'm off work. The hospital is in a neighbouring town, but I know they will send it over to my local hospital for me (or someone else) to collect, because that's what they always do. If I don't get through to them, I will have to ask a friend to pick it up for me.

When I lived down south, the hospital in Oxford used to post out replacement masks, but they don't do that in this area, because I asked the first time I needed one. Fair enough to expect you to collect, but they could at least ring back when they say they will. :banghead:

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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 13:26 
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Sympathies, cal. I do think that's one of the most annoying things - when people say they'll ring back and don't. Hope you can get the CPAP mask sorted out soon - the machine isn't a lot of good without it, or even with a badly fitting one!


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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 16:14 
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I sympathise, Cal. The pain clinic, where I have been having annual back injections for the last ten years, refused to continue last year once I was diagnosed with untreatable - and agonising - tendonitis in the hip. Then, in early Feb, the pain consultant called me in for a discussion with herself and a pain management nurse, and between them decided the consultant would give me a caudal injection (into the spine) which would hopefully help both back and hip. Well, I waited, and I waited, and I waited... and finally, encouraged by my hip consultant, phoned them this week and asked was it ever going to happen. Guess what? I'm hopefully having it next week!

I still have no idea why it's taken so long, though the excuse was a patient backlog. Right! :roll: I also have no idea why the hip man couldn't have got them moving, as it's the same hospital. Since the hip man's injection into the bursa didn't help the pain, let's hope this will, enabling me to walk more than just a few yards, and to sit comfortably for the first time in a year. Even the morphine I took for six months never did that! Just messed with my mind to such an extent that I had to give it up. :dontknow:

Ivohenry, we no longer do on-line banking for exactly the same reason.

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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2018, 20:19 
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Hugs to all those with health problems.

I have got on fine with on-line banking but when sorting out my mother's estate I had all sorts of problem with one of the "Big Five" getting access to a relatively small amount of money. Eventually, after a lot of complaining, I was offered compensation of 250 pounds which I accepted though saying, for the sake of others, it would be better if they improved their processes. They then sent me a cheque for 275 pounds - so they didn't even get that right but I decided not to complain about it!!


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PostPosted: 17 Aug 2018, 10:01 
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Crossed fingers for you Mary and Cal. Good luck with the job hunt Joanne.

Meanwhile in the land of screwed up shoulders... My GP has now referred me, which is good. But as the referral has gone through the local clearing house, goodness only knows who I will end up seeing or when I will see them.


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PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 11:48 
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The good news is that I picked up my new mask on Friday afternoon, although I did have to ring the hospital again on Thursday.

This time I got through to a really helpful young man, who actually asked the technician (who must have been close by) whether they had the mask I needed in stock. Fortunately they did, so it was sent over to my local hospital. The young man concerned was actually working at the clinic there on Friday, so I got to thank him personally for his help, which was nice.

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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2018, 15:49 
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Hugs to everyone who needs them! Cal, glad you got your mask! Exile, hope the referral comes through ASAP. I am struggling to make a deadline that I've missed by several dayys because I've had a series of illnesses - so it's going to be a long night. More worryingly, am cat-sitting for friends (who got cat 3 weeks ago) and the cat is not really eating... I've tried different foods, cleaned everything out, and spent a not inconsiderable amount of time with him to get him to relax. I think he's just missing them and wondering if he's been abandoned again, but I am looking forward to their return!


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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 19:59 
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It has been a while since I posted and in a way that is a good thing as it means that I've continued to recover from the brain haemorrhage last December, and I know that I am, in the grand scheme of things, very lucky as I am so well but...
(You knew this as coming)
In the past week I've had it brought home just how much I am altered by what has happened.

First of all I had a check up with the specialist and he explained to us how lucky I am to be where I am, but that what happened is classed as a catastrophic brain injury. It also entitles me to list myself as (hopefully temporarily) disabled on things like job applications. He has very kindly written a letter to my place of work explaining all this and that it *has* to be taken into consideration at the forthcoming restructure.

Secondly I met up with some friends who I haven't seen in 5+ years and they were all surprised how much my brain processing and thinking had changed. One 'friend' likened it to her mother's early symptoms of dementia.

Finally my sister, brother in law and nephew came to Norwich for the weekend (they stayed in a hotel so I wouldn't be too overwhelmed which was very kind) but whereas last year I was up for all sorts of fun and games with them this year I needed regularly breaks and rests and we had to scrap some of the fun things we had planned as I was too overwhelmed by the noise or too tired to cope. We still had fun but it was quite subdued really and it has taken me 2 days to recover (I Had to bail on joining them yesterday as I felt too poorly) and my headache is awful again.

I keep trying to be positive but this past week or so has flattened me. I feel very self indulgent having a big whine here but I really needed to vent,

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 20:16 
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Commiserations, Grembles - so disappointing for you when something like that happens, though I suppose it's unsurprising after what you've been through. Glad the specialist has written to your employer, and very best wishes for more improvements. Meanwhile, please take care of yourself, and gentle hugs if appreciated.


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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 20:23 
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Hugs to everyone who needs them! Grembles, all my sympathy. Coming to terms with that all sounds like a lot. Do you get offered any other type of emotional or psychological support? Pain managementt was hugely helpful for me in coming to terms with changes to my body and my limits as a result of different health problems.


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Grembles - all my sympathy, what you've been through sounds horrific and very upsetting when you had to cut down on doing things with your family. I hope you continue to improve and your consultant sounds lovely. I hope your work listen to his advice.


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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 22:34 
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*Hugs* - that's a lot to cope with, all in one week. Glad the consultant's so helpful.

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2018, 15:52 
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Hugs to everyone who needs them! Grembles, all my sympathy. Coming to terms with that all sounds like a lot. Do you get offered any other type of emotional or psychological support? Pain managementt was hugely helpful for me in coming to terms with changes to my body and my limits as a result of different health problems.


Thank you all for the hugs, support and advice. Today the headache has reduced somewhat so I feel more positive.

I've not been offered any psychological or pain support through the hospital,or my GP, but one of the drugs I am on that controls the pain somewhat is also used for anxiety so perhaps that is why. Most of the time I'm fine and so haven't proactively pushed for anymore help but perhaps I might have to ask about this next time I see a dr. A 9 month headache is starting to get me down. There's only so long you can kid yourself with the Pollyanna game after all.

Again thank for the kind messages


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Glad the headache has reduced a bit! If you happen to have questions on the pain support, happy to answer them if that would be useful!


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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 17:01 
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I'm so sorry that you're still in continuous pain, Grembles.

if you want help with the psychological aspects of this, you'll have to ask the doctor for a referral. it's not a matter of course, it's that you have to press for it, and make sure that you're adamant about it.

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Hugs to everyone who needs them! The electricity in my studio is gone. I can only get it fixed on Monday (cannot get electrician in before). All my fresh food will be ruined, I can't use the laundry downstairs, and there is an extremely irritating street festival blaring music 9 am - late both days. And to top it off, I had lunch/sight-seeing plans with a friend who just... ignored my message to follow up and cancelled. (I think she's just gone with the others without me). :(


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