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Date: 16.07.2020
From: Lois

Subject: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Guys, started a new thread as our friendly posters have tagged onto our post.
Hope you are both well
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Date: 17.07.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , sorry been a while , we are ok sort of , the virus just leaves a nasty few things like post viral fatique , my son is worse than I am , just blad I had my immune suppressants to stop the worst of th virus & now they are starting trials on the drug Xeljanz to treat moderate covid ,

hope you guys are well , lucy been thinking of you , we got some idea what you are going through , but still got the stuff to clear , my brother died in 2010 , he was single so we was all next of kin , he had only a small flat & was easy to clear , wish we could have done the same with in-laws stuff or done what you have , I live now in there part of the house as cant get up the stairs , the house is to big & so is the garden but to much to do to move house

Lois , pleased you have had chance to see your Mum , must be good for her , & hope she stays well

stay safe & best wishes xxx
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Date: 18.07.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I saw Mum yesterday. It was really good she looked well. I went with my two brothers and hubby. She was ok very chatty for about 15 mins then went off into her own world. We stayed for over an hour as there wasn't any one else visiting until the afternoon.


Colin so pleased you and your son are getting there. It does take a long time to get back to your old self after Covid. I hope it won't be to much longer for you both.

I know about emptying out someones home not good. I did my mum and dads bungalow then I had to do mums flat. Not the two best experiences. Lucy made the right choice. I feel for her so much. The treatment she has recieved from that care home is a disgrace. Bless her.

I have seen my three children now. Not supposed to we social distanced in the garden. I am hopeful that at the end of the month we will be given some kind of normal. Lockdown has been over 4months for us. I know its for our own good but I just want a bit of freedom now. Safely of course. Got masks gloves sanitizer at the ready.

Take care x
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Date: 23.07.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Guys,

Hope you are both doing alright. Pleased that you got to see your Mum Lois. We are now allowed out on buses etc from tomorrow and of course masks in shops. Just don't understand why it has taken them four months to do it.

Hope you are over the virus Colin. We went down to get my brothers house cleared out last week, it was a shame to have to all his stuff dumped and it cost 400 to get the house cleared, it was just a one bedroom he had. He had a new single bed and it was a good one, although his neighbour took the mattress. I'm still angry with the care home Lois, and I think they played a part in his death, he had no fluid or food for days as far as I could tell and yet the hospital said when he was in that he was eating fine and the care home kept saying he couldn't swallow and yet on the Friday before he died one of the staff said he was walking past eating a banana and that was the last he had as far as i know. When i asked about a drip for fluid they said they don't have them.

Weather has been so wet here although think tomorrow to be better.

Take care xx
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Date: 23.07.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, clearing your brothers flat must of been tough. 400 costly. What isn't costly. Still I think what you have done was the right choice.

Lucy I would be upset with the care home as well. You got so many mixed messages about your brother. Bless him. Did you manage to get the things you wanted?
Lucy put all that in a box and just remember the good times.

I think I will be out of lockdown officially next week. I did pop to the garden centre today. Masked up and gloves I felt like a bank robber. LOL
I need a bit of normal. I have booked a hair appointment for the 19th August.

Iam seeing Mum again onthe 3rd August with my daughter. I hope the rain stays away that day. The weather is strange we had a lovely day then it rained about 5ish.

Well Lucy take care XX
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Date: 23.07.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , hope you both are well & staying safe

we are slowley getting over this , I am having a bit of breathing problems , dont know why & sometimes my oxegen levels are very low ie 72 & think will need to get it checked out , my son been left with some nerve problems around his neck , & causing problems with arms , one strange virus , he started helping out for a children's cancer charity to get back into work

Lucy , I am so sorry about your brother , cant believe a care home can be like that but the one we used was not any better , the small ones seems to be ok & dont deal with anyone that is ill , you hear of some being brilliant & staff living in during this virus so to protect everyone

Lois , pleased things are getting back to normal , seeing your Mum etc

guy take care xxx
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Date: 24.07.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin , this covid has so many after affects it is real weird. I hope your chest will be ok.
Your Son doing a great thing helping with a childrens cancer charity. It will help him I am sure.

Colin I do class my self as lucky with my Mum's care home. The staff so far have been great. I hope this continues.

Take care Colin x
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Date: 26.07.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, I hope your breathing is better today. Is it your asthma that is causing it? perhaps best speak to your doctor if it's still bothering you, that's if they are seeing patients, it's still just telephone appointments with ours.

Hope you are alright Lois. No, I didn't get my brother's things back and they didn't call me back, perhaps I am being unfair on them as it must be difficult for them too, just wish he had had better nursing care at the end but as you said it's best to forget it now and put it to be..

I don't know what's happened to the summer this year up here, we have had so much rain these last few weeks.
Hope you are allowed regular visits to your Mum now Lois.
Take care xx
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Date: 26.07.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, so pleased to hear you are feeling more positive.

I am booked in again for the 3r d of August only thing that will stop it is the rain. They will shut down again if the local area reports high rates of covid.
So keeping fingers crossed.

The weather doesn't know what it wants to do.
My daughter came today she had picked up our meds.
We did manage to have a Sunday roast in the garden. Just trying to get a bit more
Normality. We social distanced. It was nice to spend a few hours with her. She works such long hours.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 04.08.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , hope you are all ok(ish) , much the same here at moment , son started charity job two days a week but gets him out the house & covers for the charity for those working full time,
I am waiting for a chair to be delivered , this one is wrong for some reason & they had to get one made , could have done that a few years ago ,

Cornwall is packed out with tourist but I have not stepped outside our house for six months now , not seen anyone apart from nurses etc , it must be very hard on anyone living alone & cant get out ,

Lucy , hope you are well , dont expect you to feel better for a long time , life is crule sometimes ,

take care xxx
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Date: 05.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin glad to hear your Son has started his charity well done to him.
Colin believe me you are not missing anything staying home and safe.
I went to a small garden centre the other day. I felt anxious the whole time. Most people were being cautious wearing masks the whole time. Then you get the ones who didn't bother at all.

I saw Mum again Monday. She looked ok. They are having trouble getting her to eat. She has lost more weight she is already underweight. She is also angry all the time. She did say to me all this virus is taking so long and I hate it. Maybe it is having a bigger effect on her than I realised. It is all really sad.

On a brighter note at least the weather is good.
The Tourists I guess are needed for the local economy but lets hope they all stick to the rules. I don't know how that will happen on the beaches.

Take care Colin. X

Lucy I hope you are doing ok. Thinking of you.xx
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Date: 05.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I hope the new chair helps Colin. A comfy bed and comfy chair makes a big difference.

That's good that your son is feeling well enough now to get out.

Cornwall is beautiful so I guess it's natural people want to visit but perhaps you are safer staying indoors until the crowds disappear.

I have put a complaint in with the care inspector as I still can't get it out of my head the way he looked at the end, I feel if he hadn't been given anti-pychotic drugs he may still have been here. I didn't realise that care homes don't use drips when they need fluids or meds.

I had a call from the hospital about the ankle replacement, just to tell me that they have started surgeries again and they have not forgotten about me, i asked how long but she couldn't say, probably months yet but to be honest i am worried about it.

Hi lois, I do feel for the people in care homes, just glad that you can now see your Mum. Glad to hear that you are getting the nice weather, it has been raining here for weeks and some places are flooded now, it does get you down a bit. We went back to Troon where my brother lived for a couple of days, we had a day that wasn't too bad but the rain yesterday and today was torrential, I wanted to take my grand daughter away for a couple of days before she starts school next week. The hotel had everyone well spaced out at mealtime and we stayed in a little mews cottage so weren't really around anyone and the staff all wore masks.

My daughter has a terrible burn mark on her leg, she is diabetic and it was caused by little pads that she bought that are used for removing hair, her ankle is a right mess, I couldn't believe she used them as they are like sand paper. She is now on antibiotics and attending the nurse at the clinic, I just hope it heals ok. I thought she would have had more sense at 42.

Take care and speak soon, oh and enjoy the sunshine, you are making me jealous lol xx
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Date: 06.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, you have every right to complain. I hope you get some answers at least.
Sometimes you just need to put your mind at rest.
Lucy these kids never seem to grow up really. I hope her leg heals quickly.

You know you need that operation I would be aprehensive but you will be so much better after. It wouldn't have been so bad if you hadn't had so much time to think about it.
Sound like you made the best of your little break. Your Granddaughter is growing up quick. Is she still staying with you. I dont see my grandchildren at the moment i do miss them so much. My eldest granddaughter is 21 0n the 15th she is coming round tomorrow to pick up her degree certificate. She studied law just like her Dad. She got a higher grade than her Dad but we won't talk about that.lol.
I won't even be able to give her hug.
I see the little ones on whatsapp but its not the same at all.

I will try to blow some sunshine up to you.
Lucy take care xx
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Date: 06.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Yes, she is still with us and to be honest it is hard at times, she was fine to start with but is now getting quite naughty, just hope she settles down when she starts school. she can be so sweet and looks so cute but she can also be very hard work. My daughter has mental health problems, it was all quite sudden and a shock when she became ill and I hope some day she can get her back, she seems ok at the moment but not well enough for her to return to her.

We had a dry day today for a change and I even managed to get a washing outside and dried and tomorrow is forecast to be nice, so that's a bonus. I do like to see the sunshine and a blue sky.

My goodness, your grand daughter is 21, that is great that she is studying law, what a clever girl. You must be proud.

I think I best get to bed, I have been so tired lately. Take care and enjoy the sunshine, and do try and blow some up to me. xxx
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Date: 07.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I didn't realise that your granddaughter was permanently living with you. It must be hard at times but what a fantastic Mum and Nan you are.
Mental health issues can knock anyone sideways. I hope your daughter is well enough soon to care for her little one again.
School should help her. She will be full of it I'm sure. New friends to play with. She will probably be tired as well after her long day.
Glad you had better weather today.
I can't sleep it is still hot. Its not all good when the weather is hot. Lol.

Best wishes Lucy xxx Take care.
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Date: 07.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Thank you Lois, I hope so too, she lives just round the corner so she sees the wee one every day.

I was listening to the forecast today and it looks so hot where you are. The sky is very cloudy here today and very humid. I don't like it so hot at night, makes it hard to sleep. I had my fan on last night in the bedroom

Enjoy your weekend and stay cool xx
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Date: 07.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy,
Thats good that she sees mum every day. Bless her. It must be tough on all of you as i said yesterday I wish your daughter a speedy recovery.
It is so hot here too hot for me. It is 34 and rising. Tonight it is going to be 22 so no sleep for me. I have a fan in the bedroom. It just goes so still at night.
When it rains I will moan about that as well.LMAO.
Take care Lucy when the little one is at school remember to take some you time with your hubby.
X
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Date: 07.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I hope so Lois, although my middle daughter is going back to her work next week part time, she is a teacher and we have to collect her wee one from nursery 3 afternoons a week so will have her until her Mum comes home.

My oldest daughter had to go into hospital this afternoon as the infection in her ankle has got worse and the nurse at the clinic messaged her doctor, it is a worry as she is diabetic, just hope they can manage to clear it up. It seems to be one thing after another.

It is so clammy here tonight, I actually thought someone had put the heating on. Thank goodness I have a light duvet on the bed, although a sheet probably enough tonight. xx
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Date: 07.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy you really do have a lot on your plate.
I am sorry about your oldest daughter. At least in hospital she will get stronger antibiotics. I hope she is ok and is home soon.


I saw my granddaughter today. She told us her brother who is 18 is waiting for an operation on both of his big toes. He has had infections in his toes for two years on and off. It all started with an ingrowing toe nails. Because he won't leave them alone this is the outcome. They will remove both toe nails clean it all and remove the dead skin. Kids what would we do without them.lol.

It is so hot here. We have a fan on not much different thou. It is going to be22 degrees all night so not much sleep going to be had.

Take care x
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Date: 08.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Oh that is warm Lois, I hope you manage to sleep ok.

That sounds sore, I hope that removing the toenails sorts it all out for your grandson.

My daughter got sent home tonight from the hospital, they are saying they think it is a burn and not an infection, they have told her to stop the antibiotics and if it gets any worse she has to go right back in.

Off to bed now, think we have to have sunshine tomorrow...yeah!!!

Sleep well xxx
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Date: 08.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy, hope your daughters leg heals soon. I don't know what to think any more. The trouble is people are not being treated the right way at the minute. Now she has been seen properly lets hope it all goes well.

I didn't sleep until gone 2 but i did sleep until 8 so not too bad. It is not so hot today and there is a breeze. Hope that sun is shining for you.

Take care
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Date: 09.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Beautiful day. Picked the Damsons yesterday having a try at making Damson Gin. Plus the rest Damson Jam.
Picked my first Cucumbers yesterday along with tomatoes to add to salad. At least my hard work is paying dividends.LOL

Made gooseberry jam and blackcurrant. The grandkids love it. I bet the Gin will be shared with the eldest two grandkids.

I have a lovely neighbour I share with her and her husband. Hes awaiting his marmalade. Homemade is really good but a bit long winded. I did say I would just need to get the oranges.
Oh well watering the green house is next.
Speak soon.x
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Date: 09.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

The temperature has climed to 32 degrees too hot for me. Sitiing in the shade. I really don't want to be inside.
Hope you have the sun also Lucy.
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Date: 09.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Oh my goodness Lois, that is hot, best be careful and sit in the shade. It was very warm here yesterday but nothing as warm as you had it and today has been nice, sunny with a bit of a breeze.

Lovely, home made jam and marmalade, sounds lovely and the gin will certainly add a wee kick to it lol.

I painted a table yesterday that was in my living room and was getting a bit tired looking and today a wee chair of my grand daughter's. I tried Frenchic paint for first time, it is so easy to use, no stirring and no smell. I find painting relaxing and love seeing the end result and it was lovely doing it outside when it was warm, although in the shade.

My daughter's leg is still so sore, they told her on Friday they will call her tomorrow (Monday) and give her an appointment to be seen at the burns unit. I just hope they know what they are doing as three different nurses had said it was an infection and it is hard not to worry especially when she has type 1 diabetes.

Enjoy the jam and take care in the sun xx
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Date: 09.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, i like painting furniture as well. Takes your mind elsewhere. I upcycled a welsh dresser to put in our summer house. Just that satisfaction of a nice piece of furniture saved..
I hope your daughters leg is not too long healing. Must be a worry for you.

I sat in the shade all day needed to put some plants in containers but lucky we have a gazebo to sit under.
I am laying on my bed with the fan going so muggy and still in the 20s again.
Maybe a storm is needed to cool it down a bit. Heres feeling hopeful.

Well i suppose I need to try to sleep.
Nite x
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Date: 10.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, did your daughter get her call about her leg?,
It is 10:30 and 23 degrees. So hot for sleeping. Just laying on the bed watching tv.
How is your little geanddaughter coping with this hot weather. My grandkids seem to coping just about. So hot for them.

Not much news just wondering how your daughters leg was doing.
Take carex
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Date: 11.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Thank you for asking. The Royal called her at 9am this morning to say that she has to go to the local clinic tomorrow, not ideal as she thought that they would see her there today. They took a sample at the clinic last week for infection so hopefully she will get the result of that tomorrow. She has herself worried sick, she is as bad as me for reading scary stories on the internet. I will let you know tomorrow what they say.

It is humid here tonight too Lois, the fan will be on again tonight. You must be finding it very uncomfortable, no duvet tonight i bet.

My grand daughter is starting school on Wednesday, she is quite excited about it, They start at 10am until 2pm for the first few days, I just hope she enjoys it. I still remember my first day at school, I went in very happy as I had been told I would have toys to play with etc and wondered why some of the children where crying. The next day all the children went in quite happily and I was the one crying lol. Hopefully she will go in happily.

I best get myself to bed, I had bought a load of book from ebay but I am so tired when I go in that I am lucky if I manage a page or two.

I am thinking of your home made jam, I think you should send me some lol. Would be lovely with some home made bread, you could make some of that to go with it.

Hope you manage to sleep with the heat.xxx
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Date: 11.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy I was still tossing and turning at
4 this morning. I woke 7.30 that was it. The humidity today is awful and I hurt everywhere.
My neighbour bought me some really lovely victoria plums. I have made crumbles and some more jam. I gave her jam and apple sauce to go home with. So two happy ladies.
Good luck with your granddaughter with school I am sure she will be fine.
Please let me know how your daughter gets on.
I am hopeful we will get some rain my gardens could do with it. I just heard the hose go on and my other half had hIS head under it. LMAO.

My Mum has an appointment at the hospital. The care home have left it to me sort out about how she is getting there. I am semi shielding and will not be going anywhere near a hospital. I am fed up with the way people thinking this is my job. I don't have power of attorney over her health.
The letter went to them I didn't know that until they mentioned it when i phoned today about a visit.
The problem is you can't get Mum in a car and the carers can't go with her any way. So i called the hospital today. They are not picking people up because of covid. I hae been left with no answer at all and this appointment is so important.

I will have to ask my younger brother to take her but I know what the answer will be. I am trying not to stress.
Take care x
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Date: 11.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I seem to waken very early now Lois, usually around 5am for a visit to the loo and then I toss and turn until it is time to get up and like yourself I hurt everywhere, not so bad when I get up and move about.

Those plums sound lovely, Lois, I wish I was your neighbour lol. Our house is a bit alone, about 50 yards or so from nearest neighbour.

My daughter has to go back on Thursday to get her dressing changed, they are calling it a chemical burn. The nurse from the Royal is coming to see her on Thursday, i thought it was today.

That isn't fair on you Lois, they take the money and just do what they have to do. It is becoming ridiculous that people can't be treated because of the virus, that's the reason they gave to my daughter for not seeing her at the Burns unit.

Oh my daughter has just come in so chat later xx
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Date: 11.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, your poor daughter i hope they help to get it sorted for her.
Lucy I waited all day for a call back. I will ring again in the morning if i get no joy i will ring her social worker and let her sort it out. They are saying if Mum goes for a hospital check they will isolate her for 14days. I am going to check that. It seems a bit over the top.
Considering they are trying to tell me it is safe to go to the hospital with her.

I think we would be great neighbours we could put the world to rights in no time. LOL.

Speak soon.x
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Date: 12.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up
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Date: 12.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

That is what they used to say to me about my brother Lois, they sent him to hospital 3 times in the last 6 weeks or so of his life and then said he had to isolate for 14 days, although they couldn't keep him in his room as he liked to move about.

Very warm here today, seemingly we had bad thunder storms during night but I didn't hear a thing.

My grand daughter started school today and came out very happy saying she loved it, long may it last.

My daughter has to see the nurse from the hospital tomorrow at our local clinic. I have told her if it isn't any better to get referred to a burns specialist.

I think we would be great neighbours too Lois lol, we would certainly get all affairs sorted. WE could be the new L&L Party. xx
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Date: 12.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, aww so glad the little one enjoyed school. It takes pressure off when they are happy.
I hope tomorrow will bring good news about your daughters leg.

The Consultant is doing a phone consultation with Mum and the care home. Lets hope the sort it out. You will here me up in Scotland if they don't.

It is so humid it is making my joints hurt and is very unpleasant.
I am off for my third shower before bed later.

Speak soon.


COLIN how are you. Well I hope. Take care
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Date: 12.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

That is a good plan, Lois. I think this seems to be what will be happening for a while. At least your Mum won't have to isolate, would it be possible for you to take part in the phone consultation and if not you could maybe call the doctor beforehand with your concerns?

It is very humid here tonight again, most uncomfortable.I will be going to bed shortly and hope I manage to sleep, I can't believe I slept through the storm last night, People have been talking about it and how loud it was. I thought I was a light sleeper too, I think I sleep sound for a few hours then toss and turn for hours, it will be the same tonight with the heat.

Hope Colin is ok as it has been a wee while since he has been on. Sleep well xxx
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Date: 13.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, well after another sleepless night the temerature has dropped. I can hear the thunder getting closer. The sky looks full of rain.
I'm holding on to my hat I think when it does storm the rain is going to be heavy.

I am going to let the telephone call happen and see where we go from there. I need to stress less. It will get sorted believe me. The girl at that care home that deals with the medical emergencies hasn't let me down so far so fingers crossed.

Let me know how your daughter gets on today.
X
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Date: 13.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, just had confirmation my Mums Consultant is going to be ringing me on the 19th not the care home. I hope it is right.
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Date: 13.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, I am pleased to hear that, at least you will know what is going on. I think that's better and any questions you have then you can ask.

The nurse from the hospital saw my daughter at the clinic this afternoon and said her leg seems to be healing, I was so relieved to hear that, she told her she will need to get it dressed twice a week for at least a month. They are treating it as a chemical burn. It is still very painful but as long as it heals then what is a bit of pain lol.

My little grand daughter came rushing in to tell me people were dancing at the park across from us and she wanted to go, my daughter took her over and it's Irish dancing, the girl was kind enough to say she could join in, they have a class just round the corner but because of the virus they not going there until September she hopes, so think she will be wanting to join them.

Take care xxx
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Date: 13.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy, how lovely that they let your granddaughter join in. Seems like she will be signing up forafter school activities.
I like watching irish dancing. I went to see riverdance years ago. One of the best shows I have ever seen.

Good news about your daughters leg. I am sure the pain will be a reminder not to do anything like that again. Poor girl. It doesn't bare thinking about.


It is so mmuch cooler tonight. We had a storm this moorning. Nothing since.

I am not mentioning to the care home the Consultant is ringing me. I don't want them changing it. I know it sounds a bit underhanded buf sometimes how it is.

Take care x
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Date: 15.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi lucy and Colin.i had a letter from Cardiology today. It is an offer of a small wireless box that sits plugged into the electric in my bedroom.It can read my pacemaker to save me visits to the hospital and pick up anything that may be wrong. They were going to start using them next year but because of Covid are introducing them early. Then send all readings back to cardiology data base. I have agreed straight away anything to keep me away from the hospital.
Any changes needed to the pacemaker would have to be done in the hospital of course.
Technology is running way ahead of anything I know.
I am quiet excited. Small things and all that.
Take care
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Date: 15.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Oh that sounds good, lois. Technology really has come a long way and if it saves trips to the hospital then that is a bonus. I think they will be reducing and cancelling as many appointments as they can now.

It was my birthday today so we went along to the local Italian for a meal, it was lovely and nice to get out. I just feel we can't hide forever although it is still a worry and we have to be careful

Take care xx
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Date: 15.08.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , sorry not been on for a bit , much the same here , still left with some problems with my breathing because of this virus , my oxegen levels are not great around high 80s most the time , son still not right with post viral fatique

was my birthday few days ago & one of my late brothers on the 12th , was thinking of going for a jog & go down on the beach but woke up & stayed put ,

trying to catch up on your post , Lois did not know you had a pacemaker , sound a goo idea what they offered , thier treatment of your mother is shocking , but they all seem to be like it .

And Happy birthday Lucy , hope you are doing ok , hope the school works out , not sure I think its a good idea , we dont have much virus here now but packed out with tourist (emmets) as we call them & sure they will spread it a bite

guys take care
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Date: 15.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Happy birthday Lucy. Happy belated birthday Colin.

Lucy i was unsure as well about going out but we have to try to get some normal back. Glad you had a good evening out.

Colin you did put a smile on my face going for a jog. The most I can do is go for a stroll.

Colin I have had a pacemaker for 11yrs. Got a new one not long ago. It is a family thing we have shares in the business
Mum Me and my eldest brother all have pacemakers. Now my younger brother is having issues. So looks like he might be going that way.

The trouble with Mums appointment is she cannot get in and out of the car. So ambulance pick up is needed this has been cancelled because of covid. They want people in and out an an ambulance can take hours to collect patients. Hopeful I will get it sorted Wednesday.

Colin sorry to hear you and your son still have ongoing issues due to covid.

Well I should be getting to bed so goodnight and sleep well.
XX
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Date: 16.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Happy belated birthday Colin, I would have loved to have had a jog with you in sunny Cornwall lol. That would have been a lovely birthday present. Sorry to hear that you are still not right with your breathing, I hope things improve soon.

I must admit that I am a bit concerned with the kids now back at school. My daughter is a primary school teacher and I look after her little one three afternoons a week as she is at nursery in the mornings so I have germs probably coming from the school my daughter works at and also the nursery and the one that lives with us is now at school so I must admit I am concerned with the germs that may come in from them all. I too think it is all very risky and maybe too soon.

Hope your weather is a bit cooler now Lois and that you are managing to sleep better. I still have my fan on although it has got cooler at nights here too. I can't believe we are into mid August now, time does fly.

Take care and speak soon xx
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Date: 16.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy,
I understand your concerns about the little ones bringing germs into the house.
I worked at a childrens nursery for 10yrs I never had so many colds before or after I worked there. LOL kids sre germy but as long as the schools are keeping to the rules all should be well.
I haven't seen my two youngest grandchildren for over 4 months. They are at school and my Son just won't bring them here because of me. I just miss them so much. I talk on skpe but its not the same.

We had a storm today and the rain was unbelievable. Everwhere was flooded.


Our central heating and hot water has broken down. Luckily we have an immersion heater so we can keep clean.
No definate date yet for repair they are so busy. We have air source heating. Don't ask me I'm not sure how it works. It's complicated. So it needs a specialist engineer.

Speak soon x
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Date: 17.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up
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Date: 22.08.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

lol snap , btw got bug at moment , atleast can be this bloody virus but still need antibiotics , lol got think they tried hard with 10 big post
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Date: 22.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

LOL they can post as much as they want. We will always bump up again.

Sorry to hear you have a bug
You are not having a great time of it lately. I hope you will turn the corner soon.


Mum is having her pacemaker changed in 2months time. The consultant was really helpful. No choice but to get it changed if her battery goes flat she will die she is so dependent on it. Because Mum is up and mobile they have to do it. So the decision was taken out of my hands.
I saw her on Tuesday she seems happy enough but is real picky with her food. Something the staff will have to sort out.

Lucy I hope you are ok.

Speak soon.
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Date: 23.08.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hope it goes well with the pacemaker , dont know much about them , my father had one but dont think he had it changed , he blacked out when driving so they fitted one , but he died about years later from cancer
we all here had this bug , hoping it will only last a week or so , had a year of it with everything , son enjoying helping out at the charity shop , they was short of staff because the virus ,
here we got a problem with drugies , to get something from the chemist you got to queue & they be asking for money & pestering , the council seems to think its alright to send them here + most towns have closed the DSS office & they come here to collect their money

ok rank over , take care xxx
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Date: 23.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Sorry to hear that you have another bug Colin, that's the last thing you need. Happy to hear that you son is enjoying the work, just hope he doesn't bring any more bugs into you. It's hard to avoid though, unless we hibernate and don't see anyone at all. I'm not feeling great but think it's the RA, my shoulders are hurting and I feel tired and a bit unwell (probably a flare).

We have a hotel about a ten minute walk from the house and they put what we were told homeless people into it during lock down but someone else said it was prisoners released early that they moved in but either way there has been a few break ins in the area, I should say attempted break ins as they were caught and they had been staying at the hotel so I know where you are coming from Colin.

That's good that they are looking after your Mum Lois, I hope they can get her some nice food to entice her to eat more.

Well another rainy day here, it is ridiculous the amount of rain we have had, very hard to believe it is still August, with us being in the West we get so much rain and today I just feel like curling up with a blanket and watching a film but that won't happen, This is when I find it especially hard with the little one, and she can be a right wee devil.

Take care and look after yourselves. xx
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Date: 23.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin and Lucy,
So pleased your Son is enjoying helping in the charity shop.
Colin I know exactly where you are coming from. Where we used to live they built a block of homes for care in the community patients or so they said. They filled it mostly with drinkers and drug addicts. They were so much trouble. Eventually the council decided the homes would be used for the disabled instead. So much better.

Hi Lucy we have had a lot of rain as well my joints are playing up so much. It must be hard for you at times with the little one when you feel unwell. I guess you wouldn't change it for the world. I know when my youngest two are here it is like a tornado landed. LOL.
I went to my daughters today my hubby was doing a couple of things for her.My eldest son popped in. We had a really nice day her neighbours were chatting over the fence gave us some indoor plants they had grown. We call them money plants. Not that they grow money.
My daughter made us a lovely dinner. We have just arrived home PJS on. Cup of tea thats us done for the evening.

Well take care speak soon x
Lucy forgot to ask how is your daughter's leg?
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Date: 23.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, My daughter had to go back to the out of hours last night as her dressing had come off, although I think she may have been tampering with it as she said she was in agony. They dressed it again and she has to see the nurse again tomorrow and also has a telephone appointment with the hospital tomorrow, hopefully it is improving but a burn is horrible.

Sounds like you had a nice day with the family Lois, now wouldn't that be nice if we could grow money, although i think the biggest gift of all is having your health and that is what money can't usually buy although it is helpful lol.

I haven't been across the door today, I made a nice roast dinner, hubby and my daughter took the little one out on her bike, I was glad of the break to be honest. I feel a little better tonight, perhaps I just needed a restful day. Can you remember when a Sunday was classed as the sabbath day and shops were all closed? How times have changed, although things have changed considerably with this virus so goodness knows what normal life is now lol.

Take care xx
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Date: 23.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy, burns can take a long time to heal. Lets hope it heals soon.
I can remember as a child Sunday was classed as family day. Everyone had to be home for Sunday roast and Sunday tea. How times have changed you are right.

Who knows what our new normal will be. Better I hope.

XX
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Date: 24.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Good morning guys....just bumping up x
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Date: 24.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Morning. Have a good day!
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Date: 24.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

It is becoming so annoying with those posts. Was a lovely day here today but heavy rain and wind forecast for tomorrow xx
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Date: 24.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy I would of thought the moderator would keep an eye on the forum. I am fed up reporting it to him/her. I will email again. They are annoying but if they were taken off quicker they would give up.

We also had a beautiful day here we have the same storm on the way. Getting fed up with the rain I dont know who to report that too. LOL.

I slipped in the garden today and I have hurt my back again. It seems I am not picking my right foot up as far as I think I am. My daughter noticed my foot drags sometimes. I guess it is all coming from my back.

Tommorow I am going to look at a sofa my daughter wants to buy. She also wants a new table and chairs. She needs a second opinion because she is going more modern.
I just hope my back is a bit easier in the morning. Still out of the car into the store not really much walking.
Take care X
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Date: 25.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

It's a shame as it probably puts people off using the site and why they come onto an arthritis site goodness knows, free advertising I suppose.

Oh I hope you are ok, I am always terrified of falling as I wouldn't get up again and I always break something. I think I do the same with my left foot as that legs now shorter because of the hip operation.

It's a right miserable morning here, very wet. Hope your daughter finds something she likes.

Take care and hope your back is ok xx
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Date: 25.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, good day shopping new sofas bought. Now we are looking for new table and chairs she didnt see anything she liked. Looking i line now. I feel whacked out.

Ifeel really stiff today I struggled a bit but no way am I going to be beaten.

It rained all morning here the wind is awful. Summer needs to find its self again

Take care.
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Date: 26.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Oh that is good your daughter got what she wanted. Shopping does tire you out.

Perhaps all this rain is contributing to your stiffness. It's another wet day here, it would be nice if we could maybe get an Indian summer now although can't see it happening where I am.

I'm feeling sore too but been worse so shouldn't complain.

Take care xx
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Date: 26.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up...they are really going to ton with these posts
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Date: 26.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy,
I am sure the weather isn't helping. It wasn't so bad here today. The weather is strange this year.

I have reported the posts. I will do it again if it's not done soon.

Take care x
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Date: 28.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi , well the rain is relentless. I am hurting everywhere.
Well I have my pacemaker reading box. All set up sent my first reading ok. It is small so not intrusive in the bedroom.
My Mum will have one when her pacemaker is redone. I think they are amazing.

Not much to say apart from have a good bank holiday. Maybe we might get some sun.
Take care x
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Date: 29.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy I forgot to ask how is your daughters leg?
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Date: 29.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Trina has removed all the messages again.Lets hope they give it.
Thankyou Trina.
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Date: 29.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Well done Lois, how do you contact Trina? Hope all is well with you. It's a better day here today (no rain). Not been doing much, just went to M&S got a dine in and a few bits of shopping.

Ankle sore tonight so just taking it easy although I best go and get the dinner organised, just a case of putting it into the over.

Take care xx
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Date: 29.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

meant oven lol x
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Date: 30.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, if you need to contact Trina on the home page left hand corner is a contact us email. Just click on it thats the email address.

Pop in the oven job done I like those dinners. If I make stew or shepherd's pie I make extra for the freezer.
I like M&S dine in meals. So easy.
I like a day off now and again after 50yrs I think I deserve it LOL.

I'm good still sore but that will always be.

Lucy try to rest that ankle as much as you can. I know it's difficult with a little one to take care of.

Speak soon x

Colin I hope you and yours are all okish.
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Date: 30.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up AGAIN. They have been at it again Lois, I tried doing what you said but it saying I need a GMail account to email and it's google I have my emails with. Hopefully they will get fed up as what the heck does anyone on an arthritis site need with their rubbish. IDIOTS.

Hope you are having a restful Sunday xx
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Date: 30.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I have emailed Katrina again asking is there anything that can be done.
I am not surprised people come for a chat and then leave.
It is such a shame this used to be a busy forum.
I was thinking about bsk the other day. I was wondering what happened to her. My mind thinks it knows but I am unsure. Do you remember her?

Anyway on a better note the sun is trying to shine. How is your daughters leg.
XX
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Date: 30.08.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Yes I remember bsk well, I just hope she is ok, it would be lovely if she came back on and some of the others too. I remember Lynn and Lara and a few others, would be lovely to hear how they were doing now.

My daughter is still having a lot of bother with her leg and still finding it very painful, she gets it dressed twice weekly. I can't help but worry about her, she has had quite a few problems with her diabetes. Eye operation etc. I just hope her leg heals.

The sky was beautiful tonight here, it looked like it was on fire, hopefully be a nice day tomorrow.
xx
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Date: 31.08.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy I know I worry about my kids all the time. I hope her leg heals soon the poor girl. Burns are so painful.

We have had a really nice day here. The sun has been out all day. It wasn't hot more like a warm spring day.

I did some weeding and dead heading my back feels like it is so damaged. It is hurting so much. I am so fed up with it. I can't go for a run now LMAO.

My dinner is in the oven so I can put my feet up for an hour.

Take care and try not to worry.
XX
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Date: 01.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping ip
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Date: 01.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

That's the worst part of gardening Lois, it's hard on the back. The weather has certainly cooled down here and the nights are now getting dark, winter will be here before we know it.

I went for a wee swim today, the first in 5 months, I have put some weight on so am trying to get a wee bit exercise as it can't be good for my ankle carrying extra weight.

I am sitting here having a cuppa tea and now going to get into my bed.

Hope Colin is ok.

Take care xx
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Date: 02.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I can't remember the last time I went swimming. On holiday I think that was a long time ago.
We sat in the garden yesterday as my son and daughter came. We went in at about 4ish the temperature just suddenly dropped. I have noticed how it is getting dark earlier. Winter is close as you say.
What a year so far. 2020 we won't forget in a hurry.

I am doing washing today so far sunny out.

Take care speak soon.x
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Date: 02.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I am suffering for it today Lois as my shoulder is very sore. I struggle getting into the pool so have to take my stick down the steps then I leave it at the side. I was wandering what was wrong when water was pouring down my leg later on in the day then realised the pool water had went into the holes in the stick. I thought I had wet myself lol.

My daughter will be here any minute with my wee grand daughter so chat later, another wet day here xx
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Date: 02.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, you made me laugh Thought you had wet yourself.
After soreness is such a nuisance for us. The same happens to me when i do anything different.

Ahhh bless the little ones bring so much joy.

XX
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Date: 03.09.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , hope you are ok ,
we are alrightish , son still helping out at charity , he is still not right after hiscovid earlier this year , I about recovered but left with some lung problems , how the boss got away with nothing is strange as we are not the most careful people
my brother-in-law coming down from Bristol , he works for NHS out of hours services , we not seen him this year , was coming down just before lock down but we called it of because of the risk .

Lucy I wish I could swim , do they have a hydropool in your area , they are very good & so good with our joints & lois we got a garden here you could do , our gardener is being selfish & not working , or recovering from cancer with opp & chemo , just think there are people worst of than ourselfs , my niece is going a run to raise money for McMillan nurses

guys take care xxx
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Date: 03.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, pleased to hear you are okish. That is so nice you son doing his bit for charity. Well done to him.
Covid is odd my sons girlfriend was so unwell with it but no ons else in the house had it.
My son used to run for the childrens cancer charity after a friends young daughter passed away. He raised a fair amount of money.
Hats off to your niece a very worthy cause.

I can just about keep my garden straight.
We have a very big garden 350 foot long.
Then we have the front garden as well.
Oh dear the poor gardener. That C word is awful. Lots worse off.

Take care x
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Date: 04.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guys well I am not a happy lady. Mum is having her pacemaker battery change on the 30th of this month. Great so I ask my brothers can you go i have been advised to stay away from hospitals.
My eldest brother said all good I will go with her. Form to sign and just so she has someone she knows. The next morning he does a 90 degree turn around. All the reasons he can't go. Not one of them good enough. So the care home will send someone. My brother rang me to say he will pay the bill I said no its fine. I was furious. I never ask my brothers to help and I won't be in the future.
Rant over.
I hope you guys are fairing better than me today.
Take care xx
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Date: 05.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guys sorry for the rant yesterday just needed to get it off my chest without any judgement.
Well the sun is shining today. Not too warm thou.
I hope you have a good week-end xx
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Date: 05.09.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lois , no problems you can rant all you like , I want to sometimes but not allowed to , got to ask the boss first , got no idea whats invilved with changing batteries but with her other health problems she could do with someone there with her

I the bosses brother came down from bristol for couple of days & stayed at Mevagissey , seen one of my brothers twice & they are the only people I seen since mid feb , apart from some nurses etc , was good to see someone , strange we having had this virus but still dont know if we are safe , the anti-body test dont work afer a couple of months , dont know if we can have the vaccine when it is out but would be pleased if things went back to normal

take care & carry on ranting !! xxx
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Date: 05.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin I find it hard I haven't seen my youngest gradchildren yet. My son is going to sort it for us but he has to explain no cuddling or kisses. The are back at school so we have to be careful.
So glad you have seen some family we all need normal.

I have sorted it with the care home Mums main carer is going with her. I feel bad but what can I do. I am going to arrange a visit before she goes. I am worried about her so maybe if is better for me not to be there. I didn't like the procedure at all it was pretty painful. I don't want her picking up my stress.

You take care Colin. xx
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Date: 05.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, I'm sure your Mum will be fine with the carer, she knows that you are there for her all the time. Sometimes families can disappoint. I have been there with mine.

Hope you are getting over the virus Colin, it seems to take its time.

Well I had a call from the company that were doing my brother's headstone to say they had erected it and to go and check it was to my satisfaction. So today we went to check it out and the first thing i noticed was it was much smaller than it was meant to be. I am going back tomorrow with a measuring tape but i know for sure they have made it much smaller than I asked so no doubt there will be problems when I call them on Tuesday as they are closed Monday. The man from the company called me yesterday to say they had put it up and to inspect it before paying them, although they were given a 500 deposit when ordered but it is definitely smaller than I was told. It was something I wanted just right so I am very disappointed.

I wasn't in the mood for cooking when I came home so we had fish suppers from the place across the road, it is a good fish and chip shop, it it new people that took over a few months back and much improved, although very fattening lol

My daughter that is a teacher has a bit of a cold, she said there is so many things going around her school, chicken pox too, so no doubt she will be carrying the germs into us as I have her little daughter 3 afternoons a week. I must admit it is a worry.

Take care xx
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Date: 06.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy I am over my brother to be honest I should never have asked. I thought maybe just once.

I am really sorry about your brothers headstone. This is so important that it is right the first time.
Try not to stress measure it then have a chat with them. I hope it all sorts its self out for you. X
The little ones are so germy.I used to work at a childrens nursery and I always had colds and sore throats. I used to say it's part of the job.
I guess it is worrying for you that it might be brought back to you.
My youngest son won't bring his two little ones near me now they are back at school. I haven't seen them since February.
I said they will be teenagers before I see them. I miss them.

Take care and try not to stress too much as my Mum always used to say it will all come out in the wash.
Xx
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Date: 07.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, I will call tomorrow when they open and see what they say. We went yesterday and as I thought it is a good bit smaller than what we asked for.

My little grand daughter had a bit of a cold the other day when we were looking after her and now I have it. I've been coughing quite a bit and not feeling good, I sweated a lot during the night. Hopefully it will pass soon.

Your son is probably right in not bringing the little ones now they are at school. I was just saying to my husband that they seem to expect too much from us, the little one is no bother when her Mum is at work but it is risky for us with our illnesses and the germs that they bring back with them. I just hate refusing them but it may come to that if things get any worse.

Another wet Monday here but I won't be going anywhere today, I will be taking it easy today xx
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Date: 07.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy,
Sorry you are not feeling so good. I hope it passes soon. Lucy make sure you put yourself first. And of course your hubby. It's not good for you to pick up all and everything. It is hard saying no but sometimes we have to. I am sure they will understand.

I hope you get the headstone sorted out. It is a shame if there were crossed wires somewhere.
Take care Lucy I hope you feel better soon.
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Date: 07.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Thanks Lois, I will let you know tomorrow what they say. I am a bit worried as I wasn't given a copy of the order form but I know what was agreed. Hope all is well with you. xx
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Date: 08.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Just as I thought Lois, they are saying the size that is up was what the woman said it would be and that is a lie but I can't prove it, it was foolish of me not asking for written confirmation. I have checked prices and the price is about right for what we got so I don't suppose I can complain too much although I feel they have been deceitful in telling me it was a different height.

I'm sitting here in my dressing gown and it after 12, i'm still not feeling very good, I just hope it isn't the virus as there has been a big increase here in cases.

Take care xx
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Date: 08.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy just as i thought they would say. To be fair I am with you as long as they haven't overcharged you .some times we have to take a deep breath and let it pass.
I am sure you have done your brother proud.

Can you get a test done. I hope you have not picked up the virus.
Rest up I know its hard with a little to take care of.
Wish you well take care x
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Date: 09.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Good Morning...just bumping up.

I'm hoping it's just what my daughter and Grand daughter has had Lois, my daughter got tested and was negative. Hope you are ok xx
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Date: 09.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I am glad your daughter tested negative that must give you a little peace of mind.
The trouble is when our immune systems are rubbish anyway everything seems so much worse for us. I have noticed even when I get the slightest thing wrong it knocks me sideways.

I am ok Lucy plodding on.
You take care x
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Date: 09.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up
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Date: 10.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up. I just can't believe they areback.
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Date: 10.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, They are right pests, surely they can take the hint, no one on here is interested.

Was quite a cold day here today, winter is on it's way. It would be nice if we could have a few warmish days before it comes but not looking like it here.

I had my little grand daughter this afternoon, she will be two in January, she is a little angel and so good, not like the older one, she is a right handful, she is sitting next to me at the moment making a racket so I best try and get her into bed.

Take care, night night xx
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Date: 11.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up again

Hi Lucy, well they have really gone for it this time.
Children are all so different it must be hard for you at times.

Our weather is not too bad at the minute.
Just as well our next door neighbour is having an extension a small one. Kitchen extension and bedroom above. It started last October and they are still banging today. It is the longest build ever. It is getting on my nerves now everytime i think they are done a week or so later they are back. Just get it done!!!
We were told 12-16 weeks. So out in the garden it will be again today.

Lucy take care I will report the forum pests again
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Date: 11.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Yes, they are becoming ridiculous Lois. I see Colin's post has been lost, he is in hospital with suspected sepsis and pneumonia. I hope he recovers quickly.

Very wet again here, puddles everywhere. Oh I can imagine the noise would be annoying especially after so long. speak later, little grand daughter needing changed xx
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Date: 11.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I didn't see a post from Colin.
I hope he is ok and wish him a speedy recovery. He has had it rough for so long it just doesn't seem fair. I feel for his wife and son what a worry for them.

The weather here is dry but a bit chilly. My daughter and eldest son popped in today.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 12.09.2020
From: COOLIN W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guy's,hope you both are OK. Had a really bad day yesterday, and tempt from over 39 to 35.3 but had a bad effect on my heart, but a lot better today, been told I got pneumonia with secondary sepsis, was not well enough for CT scan so hope over the weekend, guys take care, find this hard on. My phone xxx
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Date: 12.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, Sorry to hear you had such a bad day yesterday, I hope now that they have your temperature down things will start to improve. Is your wife allowed in to visit you? I hope the staff are looking after you well and it won't be too long until you are home again. Take care and we are thinking of you, try and keep us updated. xx
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Date: 12.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, so sorry you are so unwell. Chin up best foot forward as they say.
I hope you are feeling better today.
I guess you are being looked after well. You are in the best place fingers crossed you will be home soon.
Take care xx will be thinking of you.
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Date: 14.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Bumping up. Hope you are feeling a bit better Colin. Hope all is well with you Lois. Quite warm here today and no rain...yeah. xx
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Date: 15.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, good to hear you have some nice weather. It is really hot here
I am doing ok a bit disappointed Mums care home is in lockdown again. I was hoping to see her before her little op. I have booked a skype but not the same.
I am really sore in my joints tonight. I think it is the humidity.

Well take care Lucy xx

I was hopeful we would hear from Colin.
I hope he is well. Thinking of him
X
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Date: 15.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Oh that's a shame that your Mum's home is in lock down again. Are you not even allowed to see her outside? I hope that changes soon. There has been an increase in cases here and they are saying not to visit other households. There will be so many businesses unable to survive this.

I'm really needing to get my hair cut, perhaps I will try for next week unless things get any worse.

I was hoping Colin would have come on to let us know if he got the scan and how he is feeling. I hope he is getting better too Lois, he has had so much to deal with.

I am going to bed now, I seen to get tired much earlier now, I used to be a late bedder but not anymore.

I don't think it's to be warm here tomorrow but at least the forecast is saying it will be dry, at least I can get a washing hung out if it's dry.

Take care xx
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Date: 16.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I think it wont be long before we will be shielding again. To be honest I'm not shocked.
No visits at all with Mum they have done the right thing for sure. I just miss the visits and I know Mum does, that makes me feel worse.

I have a hair appointment booked for next month I am hopeful it won't get cancelled.

I am worried about Colin he has gone so quiet. I hope he is ok. You are right he has been through so much. His wife must be so stressed she also has had a tough time lately.

Well I am struggling today so I am going for a shower and then taking it easy today.
Take care hope that washing dries. Lol
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Date: 16.09.2020
From: colin w

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi sorry guyi , quick update , had a bad weekend , maxed out on oxegen , temp very high and close call , temp has settled but long way to go , they found the bacteria in my bloods but.still very unwell , Will update later this week xx
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Date: 16.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Thanks for letting us know Colin. I've been thinking about you. I really hope you improve soon. You are in the best place but hope it isn't for too long. Take care xx
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Date: 17.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, good to hear from you.
Sorry you had a bad week end. I hope your recovery is speedy for you.
Will wait for your next update.
Thinking of you and you take care. XX
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Date: 19.09.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guy's, quick update, told I got double pneumonia with secondary sepsis, a lot better than I was, off oxegen now, did max out at one point last weekend, going to be sent to a Community Hospital today, it's bit of a distance but no visitors allowed, take care xxxx
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Date: 19.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, I'm so pleased to hear that you are getting better, you certainly don't do things by half measures. No wonder you felt so bad with all that going on. I hope the community hospital look after you well and it isn't too long until you get home. It's a shame that you can't get visitors but at least you can speak to your wife and family on the phone. Take care and keep in touch to let us know how you are getting on xx
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: Colin w

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Well the community hospital went well not, they don't want anyone needing rehab for some reason and I am until they find some where but not far off going home anyway, hope you guys are good xxx
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, firstly so pleased to hear your are on the mend. So much for your body to go through you must be a real tough cookie.

What a mix up with the community hospital. So what does this mean for your rehabilitation.

I think you will forge ahead at home. Maybe you will get care at home. Who knows with the covid on the rise I am sure they are emptying out the hospitals ready.

Take care xx Best wishes to your little family you have all had a tough time. Xxx
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Thanks ☺️ the need for jumping or something
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

No doubt it is because of the virus Colin (any excuse) they are saying my daughter's leg is a leg ulcer now and with her being diabetic it is taking so long to heal and she is in a lot of pain with it but they say she can't go to the hospital to get it seen to. Our doctors are not seeing anyone at all and it worries me that so many illnesses will become serious because of the virus as people are not getting the care they need. Really hope you get home and get some help at home, at least the nurses came in to take my blood during lock down, i'm going to the clinic tomorrow for B12 and blood checks, strange the nurses can see people but the doctors surgeries can't.

Hope you are well Lois, my ankle is very swollen but the weather has been decent the last few days so that's something to be grateful for.

Take care xx
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: Cambourne Village College student

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hello,

Sorry for writting in this thread but it was the only active one I could find.

I'm a year 11 student currently working on a project for my GCSE's this year. My project aims at creating a product that aids the movement of people who suffer from mobility affecting diseases such as arthritis. Currently I'm trying to gather information about what problems do these people face in their everyday lifes, big or small, and what they would like from the product.

I would like to ask for your stories and personal experiences and any replies would be very much apreciated. I aim on using those replies as basis and evidence for my project. Please post your reply as a comment.

Thank you
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Date: 20.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi, There are many different types of different types of arthritis. I have Rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease and it affects many joints, it causes inflammation, stiffness and can affect mobility. At the moment I am waiting on an ankle replacement and I use a walking stick for stability. Regardless of what type of arthritis a person has it causes pain and can make doing every day things very painful. It can affect people of all ages, even children can be affected by it. I am not sure if this is of any help to you. Good luck with your GCSE's.
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Date: 21.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, your poor daughter she has been given a different diagnosis after all this time. You both must be fed up with it all.
It looks like another lockdown is on its way. I am sure that's why Colin got sent home.
What is going to happen about your daughters leg. Surely they will look after her still.
This is all so worrying. I am glad I stood my ground about sitting in a hospital all day with Mum. I do feel guilty but my Mum.needs me around.
I'm taking her some new clothes undies and pjs tomorrow.

Well I guess I should go and load the dishwaser.
Take csre xx
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Date: 21.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, My daughter attends the local clinic twice a week where the nurse changes her dressing but it is going to be a long process as it is deep in her leg, she sent me some photos of it when they took the last dressing off and it looks horrific. It is really getting her down, I really feel for her.

I think you are right, we have been told that we will hear what further restrictions will take place within the next 48 hours. It is a worry and probably get worse when the winter comes in. They say that vitamin D can help, I get it in my calcium tablets anyway.

Are they allowing you into see your Mum Lois, or do you have to hand her items in?

Hope things are improving with you Colin.

Take care xx
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Date: 22.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy,

No visits with Mum that all stopped 2 weeks ago. Funny you should ask that I have just come back from dropping her new underwear and some winter jumpers. I thought a few little bits might cheer her up.

So glad your daughter is getting help with her leg. I feel for her too, it has been going on so long.

I'm sitting in the sun right now taking in the last rays before the rain tomorrow.

Speak soon xxx
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Date: 22.09.2020
From: Cambourne Village College student

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Thank you very much for the response, this really helped!

Thanks again
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Date: 23.09.2020
From: C Webb

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

There are some big rheumatoid forums on Facebook and Versus Arthritis is the biggest UK forum, would you be a place to try, or contact the Rheumatology DEPARTMENT AT Truro, there was a friends of rheumatology, hope it goes well
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Date: 23.09.2020
From: Colin w

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I am back home at last, knackered but pleased to be out, came home late Monday night, they was thinking rehab but chanced there minds.

Can't believe how thing's went wrong after I went in, but need time to to recover, take care
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Date: 23.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, so glad to hear you are back home. To be honest being home with your family will be so much better for your recovery.
You really did have a tough time. You do need to take things slowly and take time to recover fully.
I wish you well and take care.
Just let us know now and again how you are doing. ,xxx
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Date: 23.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, That's good that you are home, probably safer at home. I hope now that you are home they will still be looking after you. Will the nurses come in to see you? Take it easy and look after yourself.

Hope you are doing alright Lois. The cases of corona are rising fast here, just hope we can avoid it. How is your Mum doing? My daughter is in terrible pain with her leg and I feel so helpless as she is in tears with the pain.

Was quite a nice day here, like an Autumn day, sunny but fresh.

Take care and stay safe xxx
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Date: 24.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, the virus is on the increase here also. People are still dying and the younger ones carry on as normal. I was reading about your two universities that have outbreaks. I guess it will be around for some while yet.
We are off to get our flu jabs done today.

My Mum they said she is fine I haven't seen her though. I will be seeing her on Skype on the 28th.
Can your daughter take pain killers for her leg. The poor girl it has been going on for so long. I wish her well. I don't know anything about ulcers I only know they take ages to heal.

Take care Lucy speak soon. X
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Date: 24.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Well flu jab done pretty painless. Just another job ticked off.
Hope you guys are ok.xxx
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Date: 24.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

That's good Lois, we haven't been offered it yet. My husband and daughter always get it but I didn't get it last year so not sure whether to get it or not as with the infusions it can make it a waste of time (the infusion removes B cells (memory cells) so by body maybe wouldn't remember getting it if i got flu. I have a telephone appointment on Wednesday with the Rheumatology so will see what they say.

My daughter has been getting food delivered from Hello Fresh so she referred me for a free box, it came today, they send all the ingredients and a recipe card to follow, it was actually quite nice so I may order again.

My sister in law is in a hospice (husband's sister) her son called yesterday to say the hospice called him so he has travelled up from Coventry, I couldn't believe it when she called me today, she was very difficult to understand, she is very weak so I think she will pass away very soon,I think she was calling to say goodbye.

Hope you are doing alright Colin.

Take care xx
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Date: 24.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

PS. I meant to say Lois, they have now prescribed tablets for nerve pain for my daughter, as they said that is what is probably causing her pain, she took photos of it when getting it dressed and it looks awful, it is very deep. xx
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Date: 25.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lucy thats good your daughter has some form of pain relief.
Bless her it sounds awful. I feel for her
I feel for you as well.
Take care XX
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Date: 26.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

It is so cold here my other half has just light the log burner.
So today the shopping has arrived. Put that away. Had a shower. Clean PJS on and netflix here we come.
Chilling out day.

Take care have a good week-end xx
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Date: 27.09.2020
From: Colin w

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guy's, hope you're well, I am getting there, bit slow but no rush, still tired, had physio and they are doing a assessment, gave. me a brace which helps and trying to lose some weight

Lucy, there is a drug called out pregabalin which they give diabetics to treat nerve pain, not easy to get because they use it to boost the effect of illegal drugs, but it helps along with getting her legs up

Lois hope your Mum stays safe, wish we knew if people like your mum is immune to this virus now

Take care and stay safe xxx
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Date: 27.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Pleased to hear that you are improving Colin. Is the brace for your leg? it's understandable that you will be tired after what you've been through, just take it easy and look after yourself. I'm sure your wife will be taking good care of you.

My ankles are getting very sore again, the Rituximab does help but it must be wearing off now and not due again until December, just wonder when I will hear about the replacement.

I can't remember the name of the tablet they have given my daughter Colin but it's not pregabalin, if the one she has doesn't help I will say to her to ask for pregabalin.

It's a nice bright day here Lois but getting colder too, the log burner will be so cosy on the cold nights.

Take care xx
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Date: 28.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi, Colin so glad to hear you are getting there. You are absolutely right no need to rush. Take it s bit each day. So glad you have a brace and you are getting after care.

Lucy, that is the drug my GP said he will put me on if Gabapentin doesnt work for me. Well at this very moment nothing is working this is my second day on the sofa. I hurt everywhere and my feet are a nightmare. I will give it a couple more days then I will have to call my GP.

I hope your daughter gets some pain relief that works well.
It has been nice here today sun beaming through the window.

I skped Mum today it was awful. She started crying when she saw me and said can I get her house next door to me.
She said they are good to me here but I miss my family. I kept it together but it was really hard.

She has her procedure on Wednesday. I am worried about that as well.
Well my dinner is nearly ready so I better go and feed my other half. He has been in the garden all day cutting grass and tidying away some stuff for the winter.
Take care both XXX
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Date: 30.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Just popped in to let you know my Mum had her pacemaker battery changed today. She is back at the care home and is doing fine. Another worry over.
I hope you are both ok.
XX
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Date: 30.09.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Was just thinking that your Mum had her appointment today, I'm glad it well went. I hope she has settled a bit more now, I feel so sorry for people in care homes not seeing their families the way that they should.

I had my appointment over the phone today with my consultant. He wants me to go back on the methetrexate. My ankle has been so sore so I will try it again although it didn't help before so will be surprised if it does.

I have been so tired lately and come 10pm I'm ready for bed. I was always a late bedder too but can't stand the pace now lol.

Night night and take care xx
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Date: 30.09.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, give it a go anything is worth a try. So any news on surgery date.
I used to be a night owl bit not any more either. I need my bed around 10 as well.

I can tell the rain is back I hurt everywhere.

My Mum said when she got home can I have a wash clean pjs and a cup of tea.
She did say it was a little bit sore. Yes I remember it well. I hope they have painkillers for her.
Still its all done now.

Take care xx speak soon
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Date: 02.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi guys hope you are both ok.
The forum is begining to get busy again.
Have a good week end
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Date: 02.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Awe, your Mum likes her home comforts just like the rest of us, bless her. Hopefully she has recovered from it. Are you allowed in to see her?

My sister-in-law died this morning (hubby's sister) she was 82 and had been in a hospice for the last few weeks.

My ankle has been so sore but no word on the operation yet, this virus has put a stop to everything it seems. I was reading today that there are going to be more accidents on the roads this year as they won't be able to grit the roads as often as they usually do. I really can't make sense of that one.

Have a good weekend. xx
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Date: 03.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, sorry about your husbands sister. Not matter what age they leave us it is still a wrench at the heart.
No visits to Mum I took her some flowers on Thursday. She was up and about so that was good news.

I guess all non urgent operations will be cancelled. Which is not good for you.

I dont know why they wouldn't be gritting the roads unless they don't have the grit.
Who knows. Everything seems to wrong.

Well it is raining here and it seems it will be in for weeks maybe that will keep people indoors. Who knows.

Take care xx
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Date: 05.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Hope all is well with you. That's good to know that your Mum is up and about, she is doing great for her age. It's just a shame things are the way there are just now.

It has been a decent day here, quite sunny. I haven't been across the door today though, I had bad pains in my stomach during the night and terrible indigestion so I didn't sleep well.

It is my little grand daughters 5th birthday on Wednesday, she is so excited at going to be 5 lol, pity there can be no party this year.

It's my sister-in-laws funeral on Thursday, her son lives in Coventry so he and the family
will come up on Wednesday, he said that twenty people are allowed to attend.

I hope Colin is ok as it has been a wee while since he has been on.

Well it's my bedtime now, if I manage to read a few pages of my book before I drop off I will be lucky.

Stay safe and sleep well xx
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Date: 06.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, the weather here is none stop rain. We had thunder earlier.

How exciting 5yrs. It is a shame no parties. I am sure you will all give her a lovely day.
I will be thinking about you all on Thursday. God love her.

I was thinking abour Colin as well.

I read when I go to bed it helps me fall asleep.

Indigestion at night time is so awful. The price we pay for what we eat. Lol.

Take care speak soon xx
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Date: 08.10.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , sorry been so long , tried posting on my phone yesterday but failed , having problems breathing so asked for doctor to come out , at 7pm yesterday phoned them again asking why they did not come out , anyway gave me some nebules and antibiotics and promiste to call today , which not sure they will

Lucy sorry your family is having such a bad year , just hope there is no more your family will have to suffer , & hope soon you can get you ankle sorted

Lois , please your mum got her pacemaker sorted & hope they sort visiting again

guys take care
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Date: 08.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin, sorry to hear you are having breathing problems. I dont know what is going on with GPs at the minute. I know it is difficult times but people still need medical care.

This year is going to be a year to remember for all of us all different reasons of course. I really hope next year is a better year for everyone.

My mum is on anti depressants now because she is missing her family so much. She stopped eating at one point. Her appetite is back but she is so low in herself.


Well Colin it was really good to hear from you. Take care xx
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Date: 08.10.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Lois , I am sorry your mum feeling depressed , its so hard on people who sheiled & live alone , people like myself who cant get out even if they want to , and those stuck in hospitals/care homes & not seeing love ones

I seen the doctor & checked me over & think I got a blood clot on my lung , CT scan tomorrow & on blood thinners , next is to check my legs for what is causing blood clots , but breathing is a lot better

take care , all fun & find next thing in medical book xxx
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Date: 09.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Oh dear Colin at least Dr saw you and treated you straight away. At least you are getting the treatment you need. I hope the blood thinners have done their job.
So glad your breathing is better. I have asthma and I know exactly how it feels when the breathing is hard.
Colin take care and please let us know how you get on. xx

I am sure Mum will be ok. It is her 95th birthday on the 5th November we are hopeful we might be able to see her from the garden at least. Watch this space.
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Date: 10.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

I hope you are feeling a bit better Colin, sorry that your breathing hasn't been so good. I hope the antibiotics are helping. You haven't had the best year either.

Hope you are ok Lois. I think everyone is feeling a bit down at the moment. I hope your Mum is alright.

Was quite a good day here today, I'm hoping it stays dry next week as my little grand daughter is off school for the October break.

We have had another partial lockdown, restaurants, pubs etc have all closed again.

Going to bed now. Take care and look after yourselves xx
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Date: 10.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I think most of the country will be in lockdown soon.

My grandchildren are off as well. Hopefully it will at least stay dry.

To be honest I am ok pain easing off a bit. I have been monitoring my blood pressure it is a bit all over the place. I am going to try to get a phone consultation with my GP on Monday.

I need to make dentist appointments i broke a tooth now hubby has broken one . So much fun being had.
Then hubby broke his glasses today oh well might as well have it all. Lol.

Take care sleep well xx
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Date: 15.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, Hope you are doing ok. Oh no, I hope you have managed to get a dental appointment. I suppose it is classed as an emergency but our dentist isn't doing routine check ups. It is starting to annoy me that doctor's and dentists won't see patients, I think that is ridiculous. It means so many people will be missing things that are urgent and could cause more deaths. That's just my opinion. At least the opticians are open here as I had my eye test last week at Boots.

I have a blood monitoring machine too and my BP seems to vary a lot. I was getting worried as I had a lot of high readings and called doctor a while back and she said to monitor at different times of the day and it seems to be a bit better.

Hope you hubby gets his glasses sorted.

Hope you are ok Colin.

Take care xx
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Date: 15.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I had a telephone consultation on Tuesday. I had a chest infection. I wasn't worried I knew what it was . My hubby passed it on to me. I have to say it was a new GP he was really nice. Gave me some new cream for my psoriasis and it is working a treat.
My chest is feeling much better hubby and me have a emergency pack of antibiotics to keep for any further infections.
I have bought a blood pressure machine as well. Make sure you rest a while before you use it. I was doing the cuff up too tight and it was reading really high.
I also bought an oxygen reader for my asthma so I can check myself.
What we have to do. No drs to be seen just getting ridiculous now.
I skped my Mum yesterday and she cried again and said she was lonely and was missing us all. Lucy I don't know how I kept it together. It is so cruel for them all in care homes.
Now it looks like a full lockdown might be on the cards again. I have noticed it is quiet bad oin Scotland I hope your area is ok.
We are low where we are at the moment. How long that will last who knows.
Lucy take care xx

Colin I hope you are Ok xx
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Date: 16.10.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

hi guys , trying to catch up on whats going on ,

I spent friday last week in hospital , down for 15 min CT scan & endded up in A&E , at least they checked every thing , my GP thought blood clot but no , had flu vaccine day before had asthma problems & they thought my problems was asthma , getting better now but still not right

lois do feel for anyone like your Mum alone in the carehome but every where , no visits in hospitals , its cruel on them , those realy sheilding like myself sees no one apart from carers & nhs staff ,

as for the kids at uni , I would lock them all up & catch the virus , or be vaccinated because they will never do as they are told & would allow them to have a pretty much normal uni experiance
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Date: 16.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Colin,good to hear from you. You have really had a tough time of it. Good no blood clots. Colin I know all about asthma I have just had a chest infection and my asthma is still not good. Just rest when it is bad and make sure you take inhalers when you need it. I have learned not to keep waiting in the hopes it will settle on its own. I am pleased you feel you are getting better now.
It is tough when anyone has to shield. We haven't really come out of shielding properly. It makes me nervous to be around people.

The young ones think they are invincible. I suppose we all did.
The trouble is they are mixing with all and everybody. You are right lock them down for a while.
At the minute our area is good but it wont be long before it isn't.

I am trying to see what can be done for Mum's 95th on November 5th. Nothing I bet. I will keep you posted on that one.

Take care Colin xx
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Date: 17.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois & Colin, Sorry to hear that you have both have been unwell. Glad to hear you got the chest infection under control Lois and a new cream for your psoriasis.

That's good that you had everything checked Colin, just take it easy, after what you have been through it can take time to get over it all.

Your mother has the same birthday as my daughter Lois, I hope they allow you to see her on the day, as Colin says I too feel it is cruel. It is outwith our control though. They have closed most things here as there are high numbers of the virus here. I have been doing online shops at Tesco and noticed that they are getting harder to get.

That's good that you got your flu jab Colin. We have no idea when we will get ours. I even called Boots today as thought if I could pay I might get it quicker but they said that there is a shortage and they are not taking any bookings just now. I have my infusion due in December and my grand daughter gets the live flu spray in her nose on 2nd November at school and that worries me a bit but not a lot I can do if they don't have it.

My ankle is really hurting now, I use my stick when I go out but even at that I am finding it hard. I have no idea when I am likely to hear now about getting it replaced. I am a bit frightened too of getting it done so not sure what is best lol.

Take care and stay safe xx
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Date: 18.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, I got my flu jab done in my Tesco. You have to book on line and there is no charge if you qualify age or health issues.
Our GP gave us an appointment but Tesco had appointments weeks earlier. Not saying much for GPS when Tesco offer a better service.
Lets hope your infusion isn't disrupted as well as your ankle treatment.

Covid is rising everywhere. All these stupid people protesting Lead on by Jeremy Corbyn's brother. Man flu they are calling it well its not just men getting it bloody idiots.

I had a call from the care home today. Just letting me know Mum is doing well and is eating again and has put a bit of weight on. I have to call on Monday to chat about her birthday.
The care manager that called today is really lovely. It is her daughters birthday on the 5th of November as well. Celebrations all around.

Take care Lucy. I will let you know the outcome on Monday xx
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Date: 19.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, I tried Tesco but they are not doing it here at the moment, I think there is a shortage of it, I don't know why. If I don't hear very soon then there is no point when I have the infusion in December.

I hope the call went well today and they will allow you in to see your Mum on her birthday.

It's a damp miserable day here, been raining all day.

Hubby is away to collect the little one from school so they should be in any minute so will chat later Take care xx
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Date: 19.10.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lucy, they are still getting vaccine down here. Sorry you have a problem getting it done.
It has been ok here today weatherwise. I have been in trouble with my joints today.

I spoke to the care home today and we can see Mum through the office Window on her birthday. Better than nothing. They are going to do a birthday cake for her at tea time. All the residents will be there. So thats good. Hopefully she will have a good day.
I have been buying little bits that she talked about having as a young girl.
Lavender perfume-soap and the old fashioned powder with the fluffy puff.
I managed to find her a ceramic heart with 95yrs on it. I am going to send her a bunch of balloons. It is so hard trying to find things that she will identify with. Just hopeful we don't go into full lockdown and it changes the care homes mind. Fingers crossed.

Hope your hubby didn't get too wet. Winter seems to be here now.

Take care chat soon.x
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Date: 19.10.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New chat lucy colin and lois and anyone else who wants to join in.

Hi Lois, I'm not sure if the shortage is all over Scotland or if it's just this area, as I think some people have managed to get it.

It's a shame you can't get into see your Mum but as you say it's better than nothing and perhaps you will still be able to speak to her. That is a lovely idea getting her things she liked as a young girl. It will bring back nice memories and i'm sure she will have a great day. It's funny how seeing something we remembered as a child can bring back memories. I remember as a little girl going to my grandmother's house and she had willow pattern plates and when I see them anywhere it reminds me of her.

I can hear the rain outside, that's all day and night it's been on.

Take care and speak soon xx
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