Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » December 19th, 2018, 10:06 am

:D :tu:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » December 19th, 2018, 10:20 am

Oh that is good news! Especially so close to Christmas. :tu:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » December 19th, 2018, 10:21 pm

My work colleague is going into hospital tomorrow and is having surgery on Friday for her cancer. Apparently it has spread and is in her kidneys and lungs. We all finish work on Friday so will probably not hear any updates till we go back in the New Year.

I am also lighting a candle for my brother in law's family as they lost one of their dogs today. B had eaten something he shouldn't and it blocked his intestines. He died during surgery but it turns out he had cancer and wouldn't have lived much longer anyway :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » December 20th, 2018, 9:01 am

Oh Cheezy, what a horrid double-whammy.... so sorry.... :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » December 20th, 2018, 9:39 am

Oh Cheezy :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » December 20th, 2018, 10:14 am

So sorry CJ :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » December 20th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Sorry from me too CJ. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » December 20th, 2018, 1:27 pm

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby aero280 » December 20th, 2018, 4:02 pm

That's not pleasant. Best wishes to your friends.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » December 21st, 2018, 2:31 pm

I shall be lighting my candle tonight in memory of the Lockerbie crash. I remember that night 30 years ago - all the more because DD was travelling home from France for Christmas and her plane was very late - no reason given. We didn't even know which airline she had taken from paris becausee oi had been a last minute deal. I think it was about 2.ooam when she eventually got home. At least she did get home ..........
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 5th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Wil be lighting a candle tonight and raising a glass of Merlot (a running joke) in memory of a friend who was diagnosed with MND 18 months ago and finally died yesterday.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 5th, 2019, 5:17 pm

Oh Sue... so sorry.... :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » January 5th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Sorry to hear you've lost a friend Sue.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 5th, 2019, 8:03 pm

So sorry to hear about your friend Sue. I hope her passing was as peaceful as it could be. :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 5th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Sue = :hug:. Always so sad - and much too young. :hug: :hug: :cocktail:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 5th, 2019, 9:58 pm

So sorry Sue :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » January 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Busybee wrote:So sorry to hear about your friend Sue. I hope her passing was as peaceful as it could be. :hug: :hug:

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I'll second that, Sue. Sending you :hug: :hug: from around the globe.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » January 5th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Sue many :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » January 15th, 2019, 12:09 pm

I have just had the dreadful news that a lovely young man we know has died in a surfing accident in Sri Lanka. He was in Sri Lanka when the tsunami struck in 2004 - he lost all his possessions and was taken care of by the local community. Jon was a very talented photographer with a passion for food, on his return to the UK he set out to produce a book to raise money for the people who had helped him. The Local's Cookbook was created and has been mentioned in the Guardian and other top flight publications. I would ask that you light a candle for Jon and his family and friends - a light has gone out in our lives. Maybe some of you would like to buy his book - the profits go to the people that he took to his heart. He died doing one of the things he loved best in the place that he loved. RIP Jonno we will miss your beautiful face and your lovely heart.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 15th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Oh dear ….. I am blubbing and I don't even know this lovely guy :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 15th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Such sad news :( :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 15th, 2019, 1:26 pm

So sad, it looks as though he lived life to the full and was much loved. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » January 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:Oh dear ….. I am blubbing and I don't even know this lovely guy :cry: :cry: :cry:


You would love him - everybody did. He was the most beautiful human being - mad as a box of frogs but simply lovely. He died doing what he loved best.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 15th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Very sad for anyone to die young but I suppose it's positive that he died doing something he loved so much. He sounds like someone who will without doubt live on in the memories of everyone who knew him.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 16th, 2019, 6:23 pm

I will be lighting a candle soon in memory of the only grandchild I will ever have. Rebecca died 27 years ago today, only living for 20 minutes and born at 25 weeks. My daughter has never really recovered ….. :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 16th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Patsy :hug: :hug: and for W..x
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » January 16th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Oh Pat. So sorry for your daughter. And it must be awful for you too. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » January 16th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Patsy, that's really sad for both of you :hug: .
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 16th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Oh goodness Patsy, that's a terrible thing....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 16th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Patsy and W :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 16th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Oh Pat :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: . That is so very sad for Rebecca, W and of course you. Some things are just not possible to get over even for someone as strong as you. so an extra :hug: :hug: for you. I have lit my candle.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 16th, 2019, 8:33 pm

Pat :hug: :hug:.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 16th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Patsy :cry: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » January 16th, 2019, 10:03 pm

No wise words but :hug: :hug: for all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » January 16th, 2019, 10:27 pm

Pat :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » January 17th, 2019, 8:37 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for everyone.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » January 17th, 2019, 10:17 am

Patsy :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 17th, 2019, 10:03 pm

Patsy, :hug: :hug: for all of you.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 18th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Thank you everyone …. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 25th, 2019, 6:05 pm

We have had a bit of a disastrous holiday. We went to Gran Canaria with my parents, lovely hotel etc, but mum who isn’t in the best of health and more or less confined to a wheel chair caught a really bad cold/flu bug. I have been on tenterhooks since Sunday trying to get her up and eating so that she was fit to fly back last night.

We are safely home but Mum has been hospitalised and started on kidney dialysis. We all knew this point was coming but the downward spiral was so fast and really quite upsetting. I feel tremendous guilt that I took her abroad (even though consultant said she was fit to go) but I really wanted my dad to have a break, and that I didn’t get her home any quicker. My logical brain knows it’s not my fault but I’m feeling very emotional at this point.

I’m praying that she responds positively to the dialysis. All our lives are going to change a bit as the reality of dialysis three times a week plus thirty mile round trips to hospital kicks in............still it’s the reason we moved back home so I have just got to suck it up and take it on the chin.

I almost don’t want to commit this to text, but I’m scared that this is the beginning of the end.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 25th, 2019, 6:24 pm

Oh BB. You need some hugs from friends :hug:. :hug:.

Do please accept that your poor mum could have caught a bug like that anywhere. This kind of change is so hard but you are a dear and close family and will give each other lots of love and support.

Virtual candle lit to light your way through uncertain times. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm

Bless you and bless all your family. :hug:
You’ve done nothing wrong ... I often wish I’d persuaded my Aged Ps to let me take them on holiday as they became frail, but I didn’t so hey ho ... it is what it is.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 25th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Agree completely with what earthmaiden and Suffolk have said

My very best wishes to you all I :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 25th, 2019, 7:28 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: from me BB
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » January 25th, 2019, 7:31 pm

BB any :hug: from me too. I hope your mother improves soon. Not your fault at all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 25th, 2019, 7:37 pm

Dear BB, you have done noting wrong. After Mum died we brought Dad down here because he so much wanted to come, The GP said it was fine even though Dad was on oxygen. We managed it but he too was hospitalised when we got back - also kidney problems - undiagnosed by the previous medics!
However he loved most of it and looking back, especially after all the flack I got from consultants, who were way out of order, i am glad we did what we did. So don't feel guilty. Feel glad you did what you felt was right for both ofthem :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 25th, 2019, 8:08 pm

Sending love and :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: from us too. Never easy to cope with with.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Goodness me BB. I am so sorry to hear what has happened. :hug: What a kind and caring person you are! And so glad you shared this with us at this difficult time so that we can do what we can to support you through this difficult time. Much love to you all. Stay strong. Don't ever beat yourself up. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 26th, 2019, 6:09 am

So sorry to hear your sad news BB, the others have said it all really so don't beat yourself up, you did what you did with all the best intentions, you did nothing wrong.......have some more of these :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 26th, 2019, 6:58 am

Thank you all for your kind wishes and wise words, Wildies are wonderful.

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