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The Worst Thing Today

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun August 8th, 2010, 2:19 am

Poked myself in the eye with a booklet. Corners of the pages too. Had to happen on the weekend. When it rains...it really rains.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed August 25th, 2010, 7:02 pm

Migraines are back.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Wed August 25th, 2010, 7:54 pm

Got stuck in heavy traffic coming down the interstate leaving town on my way to work for awhile. The rest of the way was smooth sailing...

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun August 29th, 2010, 12:46 am

Water stain upstairs. Roof leaking. And it was just replaced. Lawn mower died. Door needs replacing. Along with windows, floors etc. etc.

I've lost my fight. I just dont give a damn anymore.
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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun August 29th, 2010, 12:36 pm

Horrible news. My stepmother's best friend has died, very suddenly, of peritonitis. She went into hospital with pain, they X-rayed her, found something, sent her home again instead of dealing with it, and she died.

Stepmother is devastated, they had known each other from childhood and were like sisters. I am very upset because she was so lovely and it was all totally preventable.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sun August 29th, 2010, 3:42 pm

That's terrible, Miss Moppet. What on earth did they send her home for? Poor lady.
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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun August 29th, 2010, 4:50 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:That's terrible, Miss Moppet. What on earth did they send her home for? Poor lady.


This particular hospital apparently has a very poor reputation and was supposed to be making improvements, but obviously not. There's going to be an inquest, and they will have some explaining to do. She was in her 50s. I am finding it all a bit hard to take in.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun August 29th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Wow, how awful! Huggles Missy Moppet!

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Postby EC2 » Sun August 29th, 2010, 5:46 pm

That is utterly shocking. I am so sorry to read this.
Hospitals are a real lottery. My daughter in law's in hosp at the moment with her newborn daughter who was premature and needs neo-natal care. The maternity unit where she is, is fantastic and I praise it to the skies. But there are other parts that are dire. My son's girlfriend who is living with us at the mo, has just finished year 2 of her nursing degree and we get an insider's view, which is sometimes :eek: :eek: (funny faces, but not meant in a funny way).
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun August 29th, 2010, 6:08 pm

Thanks Madeleine, SM & EC.

"EC2" wrote:That is utterly shocking. I am so sorry to read this.
Hospitals are a real lottery. My daughter in law's in hosp at the moment with her newborn daughter who was premature and needs neo-natal care. The maternity unit where she is, is fantastic and I praise it to the skies. But there are other parts that are dire. My son's girlfriend who is living with us at the mo, has just finished year 2 of her nursing degree and we get an insider's view, which is sometimes :eek: :eek: (funny faces, but not meant in a funny way).


I'm so glad to hear your DIL is being well looked after, EC. I couldn't agree more, it's a lottery. Last year I had to have a d&c and was a bit nervous as I had always been to private hospitals, but fortunately my GP had referred me to a consultant in Queen Charlotte's in south London, which is excellent. I was incredibly impressed - the only unusual thing was having to walk to the operating theatre carrying my pillow, but I didn't mind that! Everyone was tremendously kind and efficient and they seemed a lot less anxious to get me out of the bed than the private hospital was on one occasion. A friend of mine told me Queen Charlotte's is excellent for women's health and maternity - but she herself had her baby at another North London hospital who tried to tell her she wasn't in labour when she was. She was advised by her MP that she could sue them but refrained because of the stress of it all.

There is something very badly wrong with public services in the UK - I wish I could believe things will change, but I don't.


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