Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by Fiz on July 15, 2018, 05:45:11 PM »
FIzz, apart from on here, I don't mention my health issues elsewhere.  Everyday someone at my workplace would ask how I was.  I just smiled, and, said, fine.  It was a courtesy, they didn't want to know how I really was.  My friend's husband keeps a record of his meds on his iPhone.  He loves showing others what he's taking now.  I hope the car is exactly what you want, and, need.  What make is it?

I think I'll be the same as you about mentioning pain in future when people ask. I think you're right when most people ask they're wanting an I'm fine answer. It surprises me because when I ask people how they are, I am genuinely wanting an honest answer.

I've chosen a Mazda 3    2.0 litre SE-L nav.  I hope it's as good as I'm hoping. The hatchback boot is definitely big enough for Tizzie which was a criteria and I wanted the average mpg to be over 50 which this is. It ticked all 4 boxes for me. And loving bright colours I've chosen the soul red. My PIP award is until May 2022 so when my 3 year lease of this car ends in August 2021 there'll be less than a year left of my award which is needed to start a new lease so I will be housebound once again for quite a while as I requested change of circumstances in March and only received the award letter Thursday so 4 months after my claim. But it's no good worrying about things that far ahead.
12
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by Fiz on July 15, 2018, 05:26:55 PM »


When you consider that at present there are a load of fitter people cycling about 100 miles and finishing at 30-40 mph and they will do it day after day with only 2 rest days in three weeks.  If footballers could do that the World Cup would have been over in a week, not a month.

Some people from the group went to watch the start of the Tour de France because it starts 3 miles from the site we were staying on while we were there. I'm surprised more didn't go. I'd have gone to watch them set off had I not had to walk or stand or be in crowds lol.

I had a great visit to the garage yesterday. The motability man told me appointments were needed whereas the woman who answered the phone on Friday had said no appointments were necessary  >doh<. He had back to back appointments for the next 90 minutes but I said I'd wait, my friend who drove me was happily crocheting by the free hot drinks counter and she was happy to wait and it's rare for me to have a lift available.

I said to the man that I knew exactly what car I want if that helps, as I'd need less time than people who wanted to decide from all the cars in the showroom. So I made myself a black tea and my friend sought out the best chair for me and we waited but the man collected me after only 20 minutes and the paperwork only took 15 minutes.

The car I've chosen has rear reversing sensors but if you wanted front sensors that's a higher grade/deposit car plus only the model I've chosen has full lumber adjustment in the drivers seat which is one of the 4 reasons I picked this car. I sat in the showroom model and every single control or button to operate anything was within reach without me having to move my body at all so I feel reassured that along with mine being automatic so I won't be leaning my body changing gear that the car will be the best for least pain that I could possibly have. I could see most off the bonnet, enough for me to judge how much extra I can't see would be anyway. I'll be nervous driving again after so long but I'm incredibly excited too.

Are you all melting? My bedside fan has been on all day today, I wouldn't have managed without it. I've been resting my back today and it's helping. I keep forgetting what day it is at the moment.
13
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on July 15, 2018, 02:10:12 PM »
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

In real life we are forecast rain tomorrow in God's Wonderferfull County  + I'm scheduled to go to the cinema + I hope we get a good  torrential down pour
14
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on July 15, 2018, 12:07:58 PM »
Oh Ally, what a stinking rotten thing to happen with your SCS gizmo  >thumbsdown<  Surely other people must have accidents with them from time to time, though? (ie, I don't see why you should be charged the full amount for a replacement)  And I'd be surprised if the hospital didn't keep spares...

Tend to agree with you about the England footie team - I think they should be pleased that they got as far as they did!  But as soon as they moved up the levels, there was bound to be more pressure on them.  I don't know if anyone else will be watching the final with Croatia v France: will probably catch the second half once I've had my post-lunch snooze, and hope it doesn't get settled by penalties... Croatia haven't won the World Cup before so will be rooting for them as the underdog (even if they did beat us!)

So hang on to your patience, ATurtle, not long to go and it will all be over  ;-)

15
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on July 15, 2018, 11:59:11 AM »
quiet
16
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by ally on July 15, 2018, 09:47:46 AM »
Congratulations oldtone.  I've looked into volunteering recently.  I'd now been offered two jobs.  However, I'm still waiting for the GI testing.  Despite my husband ringing the hospital,  I'm on a waiting list.  Meanwhile, I've seen a haematologist, who is in dispute with my GP about my anaemia.    I've no idea who to believe?  Does a haematologist  know more about blood than a GP?  So far, my GP hasn't discussed my blood tests with me at all.

Yesterday, my husband bundled the washing into the machine.  On opening, I spotted my SCS controller on top of the washing.  I've lost all my programmes, and, it's ruined.  Without the controller, I can't switch myself off, nor can I crank myself up.  I'm left as I am, which means I can't lie down in bed without zapping myself.  I'll need to get to the hospital tomorrow morning.  I'm not sure if I'll be given a controller straight away,  or, switched off completely,  and, made to wait for a new one .  Of course, my pain levels will rise.  Worse still, the controller is £1.000 for a new one. I'm hoping I won't need to pay out. 

FIzz, apart from on here, I don't mention my health issues elsewhere.  Everyday someone at my workplace would ask how I was.  I just smiled, and, said, fine.  It was a courtesy, they didn't want to know how I really was.  My friend's husband keeps a record of his meds on his iPhone.  He loves showing others what he's taking now.  I hope the car is exactly what you want, and, need.  What make is it?

To everyone else, I hope you're all as well as can be. I do like football, but, wasn't obsessed as some were about England.  I had my doubts about it coming home.  Too many expectations.

17
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by Monic1511 on July 15, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
Only 1 more match - the final today, mind you the Scottish League cup has started again. Iím more interested in how Croatia produced so many player, Scotland can barely get a team together
18
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by huhn on July 15, 2018, 07:30:05 AM »
speechless
19
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by ATurtle on July 14, 2018, 08:48:33 PM »
Row
20
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by ATurtle on July 14, 2018, 08:47:58 PM »
Is this silliness of groups of 22 primadonnas running around a simulated field after inflated simulated pigs bladder over yet? 

When you consider that at present there are a load of fitter people cycling about 100 miles and finishing at 30-40 mph and they will do it day after day with only 2 rest days in three weeks.  If footballers could do that the World Cup would have been over in a week, not a month. 
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10