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Monic1511

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
Only 1 more match - the final today, mind you the Scottish League cup has started again. I’m more interested in how Croatia produced so many player, Scotland can barely get a team together

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #16 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.


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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #17 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  ;-)


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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2018, 06:27:21 PM »
Unless things have changed,  I was under the impression that pip claimants were sent for a year earlier than their award date ends?.  Therefore, you may be reassessed in 2021.  Hopefully, that may mean another motorbility car, as  soon as the first one has been returned.  Perhaps  MonIc, or, someone else can verify this?  I hope your new car gives you a few years of happy motoring


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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2018, 08:58:10 PM »
Ally you are correct that claimants are sent the pip renewal a year to 18 months before the current award ends.  If you got your award on mr or at appeal send the decision notice back with any renewal as the renewal says “are you better or worse” and dwp compare that to their original decision not the revised decision made later, just another thing to remember.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2018, 07:22:21 AM »
Oh that's good news. And a form asking if I'm better or worse feels doable rather than the horrendous whole application form and face to face assessment. And my spine consultant actually states that my back condition will never improve, which made me cry at the time but would be useful then.

Today the garage man will fax through my forms to motability, tomorrow they should return to him approved and once I've received an email copy of the car order form and checked they're ordering the car I want, the car will be ordered to be shipped over from Belgium. I wonder why loads of Japanese right hand drive cars are sitting waiting to be ordered in Belgium, I suppose that country has the space to store them. I didn't expect to ever feel excited about having a car, I felt really ambivalent about even applying for the PIP change of circumstances I'd never have done that if I wasn't being pushed and encouraged to by my CPN and GP respectively. I still have no idea where I will go in it, I panic at the thought of going anywhere. But I ran out of medication yesterday and I wouldn't have had I been able to get to the chemist on Saturday. The chemist should deliver them today. So that's one place I'm sure I will go.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2018, 10:08:44 AM »
Cars are usually shipped from the far east to Europe in huge bulk carriers, mostly just between two ports rather than dropping off part loads on the way, to minimise expensive port and handling charges,

I suspect Belgium, probably Antwerp, is where Mazda distribute all their cars for Europe from, left or right hand drive.


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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 10:11:44 AM »
The Sunday Express had an 'exclusive' about progress on the Downton film. I said very much the same as Fellows told us on Thursday.

Reading it I got a rather warm satisfied and slightly smug feeling of having scooped the national press.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2018, 06:10:05 PM »
Yup, shows you could do their job!

I'm not into period dramas so haven't watched Downton.

I've been upset today and also need back rest so I've been sieving through iplayer/ITV hub/4  etc and found precisely nothing I want to watch. That's unusual, I usually find something.

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2018, 02:56:05 PM »
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

I think all of the foot ball player's should wear tights + Tu-Tu's because a game reminds me of Swan Lake as they are all Diva's worthy of putty medals (pathetic)

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Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2018, 09:25:27 PM »
 >lol< at the thought of the players running round the pitch in Pretty Polly's and ballet skirts  >lol<

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...I've been sieving through iplayer/ITV hub/4  etc and found precisely nothing I want to watch. That's unusual, I usually find something.

What, even with the World Cup and Wimbledon all done and dusted??