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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby yomptepi » 17 Jun 2018, 00:47

I just had a call from my younger brother. My mum has had a fall and broken her ankle. All sorts of problems as she is on anti coagulants and morphine. Eight paramedics and a helicopter took her to Chichester hospital, where she is now comfortable. I cannot imagine how she managed to fall , as she can hardly stand up. My sister is in a mad panic , but i think it is going to be OK. Surgeon is going to deal with her ankle in the morning. Luckily the morphine is dealing with the pain. She will be furious when she realises she is in that wretched hospital again, as she swore she would never go back after the last time...

Just when I thought everything was beginning to settle down, it all blows up in my face again. Oh well.
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Postby Jeemo » 17 Jun 2018, 08:59

hope all goes well M.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 17 Jun 2018, 09:33

Your poor mum, Yomp. All the best to her and you.
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Postby Samoan » 17 Jun 2018, 14:31

So sorry to hear about your Mum's fall, Yomp. Good wishes to you all.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 17 Jun 2018, 14:46

Likewise from me, Yomp.

We are headed up north today to our friend's cabin in the woods, so if you don't hear from me in a week from now it means I've been eaten by porcupines or trampled by deer or molested by a trout. I've got lots of fortifying booze, but the wilds of northern Ontario can be an unforgiving place.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jun 2018, 17:40

yomptepi wrote:I just had a call from my younger brother. My mum has had a fall and broken her ankle. All sorts of problems as she is on anti coagulants and morphine. Eight paramedics and a helicopter took her to Chichester hospital, where she is now comfortable. I cannot imagine how she managed to fall , as she can hardly stand up. My sister is in a mad panic , but i think it is going to be OK. Surgeon is going to deal with her ankle in the morning. Luckily the morphine is dealing with the pain. She will be furious when she realises she is in that wretched hospital again, as she swore she would never go back after the last time...

Just when I thought everything was beginning to settle down, it all blows up in my face again. Oh well.


When I was going through my divorce and dad, it sure seemed like that. It gets better - different, but better.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jun 2018, 17:24

Put an offer on a more doable retirement place in Eugene, OR.

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Postby yomptepi » 18 Jun 2018, 18:59

They had to move mum from Chichester to Brighton, as the surgeon there is more specialised in elderly trauma. Up until this evening they have just been keeping her comfortable, as they are wary of giving her anesthetic as she has a slow heart and no blood pressure. I just got a text from elder brother saying she is out of surgery and so far so good. I don't really know what to do , as so far visiting would have been futile , as she is totally out of it. Just a waiting game. And the small problem that I have to give my company van back tomorrow, so I have no way of getting to Brighton...or anywhere come to that.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jun 2018, 22:30

yomptepi wrote:They had to move mum from Chichester to Brighton, as the surgeon there is more specialised in elderly trauma. Up until this evening they have just been keeping her comfortable, as they are wary of giving her anesthetic as she has a slow heart and no blood pressure. I just got a text from elder brother saying she is out of surgery and so far so good. I don't really know what to do , as so far visiting would have been futile , as she is totally out of it. Just a waiting game. And the small problem that I have to give my company van back tomorrow, so I have no way of getting to Brighton...or anywhere come to that.


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Postby yomptepi » 18 Jun 2018, 22:45

I am looking at one tomorrow.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jun 2018, 22:47

yomptepi wrote:I am looking at one tomorrow.


I was kidding.

About the guitars, anyway.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jun 2018, 21:54

I had to go into my bank for a wire transfer to pay the title on my new place. My banker was English, from Birmingham. I asked him if he was happy about the World Cup results yesterday and he said in England, they'd get the afternoon off to watch it. He asked me, "What's wrong with your country?"

Next match is Saturday or Sunday at 5 am against Panama so he's all set.

He married a Fremont, CA girl and he's been here for the last three years.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2018, 23:28

I can't even think straight. That fucker and his separating kids from their parents and detaining them in these 'camps' policy (and then blaming it all on the Democrats and our failure to not 'close legal loopholes') should be the last straw. What more will it take for Americans en masse to realize he's the anti Christ? People have been talking about this for days but because I've got other shit going on in my life, I've pushed it to the back of my conscience. Only today has it risen up like a bubbling cauldron of Freudian stew to fuck with my awareness.

I feel like doing bodily harm to someone. Guess who it is?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Jun 2018, 23:33

Matt Wilson wrote:I feel like doing bodily harm to someone. Guess who it is?


John Coan?

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Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2018, 23:44

Coan has been bitch slapped by me enough. We have a routine - if he's mouthing off, I bring out my hand, which is wearing the pimp glove. If he continues to give me lip, I slowly remove the fingers of the glove, thus warning him of my intention to strike - kinda like a rattlesnake. Usually, that does the trick. But on the rare occasions when a further show of force is needed, I have to actually remove the glove and proceed to bitch slap. This is not something I enjoy doing, but sometimes an example needs to be made.

You see, John, a pimp shouldn't have to take off his glove. I don't like it, but when I do, I have to administer the slap to any ho in the vicinity. Like a samurai who only draws his sword when he needs to, and then only to kill, or a gunslinger who draws his gun only to shoot.

It's a nasty business, you see.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Jun 2018, 16:34

Matt Wilson wrote:Coan has been bitch slapped by me enough. We have a routine - if he's mouthing off, I bring out my hand, which is wearing the pimp glove. If he continues to give me lip, I slowly remove the fingers of the glove, thus warning him of my intention to strike - kinda like a rattlesnake. Usually, that does the trick. But on the rare occasions when a further show of force is needed, I have to actually remove the glove and proceed to bitch slap. This is not something I enjoy doing, but sometimes an example needs to be made.

You see, John, a pimp shouldn't have to take off his glove. I don't like it, but when I do, I have to administer the slap to any ho in the vicinity. Like a samurai who only draws his sword when he needs to, and then only to kill, or a gunslinger who draws his gun only to shoot.

It's a nasty business, you see.


Understood.

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Postby pcqgod » 22 Jun 2018, 16:42

My ass-end of nowhere south Texas town made the national news for two completely unrelated reasons this week!
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Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Jun 2018, 16:47

pcqgod wrote:My ass-end of nowhere south Texas town made the national news for two completely unrelated reasons this week!


Hemorrhoids?

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Postby Toby » 22 Jun 2018, 17:18

Like Yomp I have an elderly parent in the wars. Collapsed on Wednesday on the bog and couldn't walk. Luckily I was there but he's nearing the end I feel. Currently he's in hospital awaiting an operation next week. He's pragmatic about it all but I think he just wants to leave before it descends into full time care, which is what we're nearing.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Jun 2018, 17:26

Toby wrote:Like Yomp I have an elderly parent in the wars. Collapsed on Wednesday on the bog and couldn't walk. Luckily I was there but he's nearing the end I feel. Currently he's in hospital awaiting an operation next week. He's pragmatic about it all but I think he just wants to leave before it descends into full time care, which is what we're nearing.


I remember visiting my grandmother in the residential facility for the last time. She was near 90 and I asked her how she was feeling. She said, "I'm tired. I just want to go." And I knew she didn't mean home.

From there it was a couple of days. I kinda appreciated that she felt that living had gotten to be too much of a struggle to keep going.

This was a woman who used to cut her backyard weeds with a scythe and I felt like she deserved to go on her own terms. And in large part, she did.