Crikey. Wonder if there's any country that doesn't have problems with its health-care system.
Speaking of which, Heather, how's your bro doing in France. I seem to recall a possible health coverage issue with Brexit? Lindybird: Not bored by stories of G. I do hope they can find what's ailing her now... I wonder if there's a blood condition lurking under all the other stuff that's making her so weak. Glad your specs survived the hairdressers. Do they have no rehab hospitals for hospital-to-home transitions. I guess we need them here because you're almost out the hospital door the minute you wake up from anesthesia! :-) bjane: Reassuring to know you're not struggling to cope all by yourself and how nice that your daughter has such a good attitude and that things seem to be okay with the aides (such a worry sometimes). Take care. AQ: Can't imagine why 8 hours stuck in an ambulance on a ramp wouldn't aggravate any condition!
Good grief, AQ. That's terrible. But we do have queues at Admissions sometimes, and people left for hours on stretchers in corridors because they're waiting for a bed. Sorry it's so hot. I get all limp and just want to sleep when it's that bad. Bjane, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter and her struggles. She sounds like a strong minded person, and maybe takes after you! We have a Red Cross Service where people can hire a wheelchair or a shower stool or other small equipment for a very small sum of money when they only need it temporarily. I worked for British Red Cross for some years, in a secretarial post, but was expected to help with the issue of these items, but we all mucked in and helped including my big boss who was in charge of quite a lot of manpower and departments, but who could be found in quiet moments re oiling the wheelchairs! ready for the next use. Annette - It's according to what you've been in hospital for. If you've had a major illness or accident, there are rehab hospitals but the main problem I'm talking about is mostly the elderly and frail who have no one at home to help them. There are supposed to be Social Services who aid people but they are too stretched -- it's been sadly neglected and now has become a big problem. It's been colder and wet today. Very wet predicted for Saturday.
Quiet on here today, after our morning posts! We've been extremely busy: house to clean and various objects needing rounding up from around the house, to take on holiday. Went into the loft this evening to find my boxful of shorts etc, and found another mysterious cardboard box behind it. Couldn't resist a peek. It contained books which our children had enjoyed, plus some lovely china plates and mugs (decorated with Peter Rabbit, and other nursery characters). Had no idea it was there! Have rescued everything to be washed and sorted. Maybe the dishes would be nice for the expected new baby. No idea why it didn't come to light when we 1st started having grandchildren.
Tried on my shorts and at least some of them fit me..... dieting is definitely on the cards, but not until we return from our hols. OG - Sorry you've not been feeling too good. Hope the injection helps.
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OG: Hope things went smoothly with Mr. Fix It and that you feel better tomorrow. That's one happy little fella at 5 months. :-) Lindybird: Like Christmas then, discovering all those old books and kiddie cups. It should be easier to lose weight once the weather gets warmer so you should be able to fit into the rest of those shorts this summer. Good luck! AQ: I really do feel for you in that heat and hate to hear that old/great trees are in danger. Those can't be replaced..... Meanwhile, our local reservoir/lake - Lake Cachuma - is now at 63% capacity, which is brilliant after all the dry years and the Sierra snowpack is at 153% of normal. All with more to come. Did you read that an "Australian" fish washed up here, right at Coal Oil Point where the Gray Whale Count is held. It was a 7ft x 5ft Hoodwinker Sunfish, never seen in the Northern Hemisphere (oh but it was dead). Here's the link: www.keyt.com/.../1044089218 I'm just amazed it made it all this way in one piece. The annual Gray Whale Count started two weeks ago but has been hit and miss with all the rain and wind we've had. I went down this afternoon but was there for only 30 minutes before it started raining. We did see one lone whale though, which did a little breach as it disappeared into the gray....
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