Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 26th, 2019, 8:03 am

I hope today feels a little bit brighter :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 26th, 2019, 10:50 am

Another virtual hug coming your way BB. I can only echo what everyone else has said. Even if this is the beginning of the end (and I very much hope not) I'll bet your mum wouldn't have missed her trip away and will have no regrets that she went. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PurpleLuv » January 26th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Thinking of you BB & kick any guilty feeling to the kerb side along with your faulty crystal ball.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 26th, 2019, 5:18 pm

PurpleLuv wrote:Thinking of you BB & kick any guilty feeling to the kerb side along with your faulty crystal ball.

Sending love to you all.xxx


That made me laugh out loud Purps.

Been to see mum, unfortunately she has now developed pneumonia. She really looks unwell, but I feel a ton better having just sent a blistering email to the Director of Nursing regarding the lack of joined up care. I find that despite her pneumonia diagnosis and the writing up of a medication schedule she hadn’t received any antibiotics in 18 hours as the ward and dialysis unit both thought the other was administering them! I worked in the system for 30 odd years and am a huge defender of the NHS but sometimes it makes me want to scream with frustration. No excuse for this lapse, it just shouldn’t happen, especially with an electronic patient record.

Anyway, tomorrow is another day.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » January 26th, 2019, 7:17 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: BB
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 26th, 2019, 10:10 pm

Oh Bb :shock: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 30th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Mum is responding to treatment for the pneumonia, and they are discussing reducing her reliance on oxygen, so small positive steps. She is having daily dialysis and as a result she has increased appetite, which is a relief as she last ate a meal eleven days ago!

Unfortunately we haven’t been able to visit her as the hospital is closed due to noro virus, I can’t see it being open again until at least the weekend. It’s a bit isolating for her but fortunately she has a mobile phone with her, not that she often answers it! But at least if she wanted to talk she can. I know she will be panicking about the noro, the one thing the consultant told her to be careful about was getting D & V, as that would cause her limited kidney function to fail, but as that has now already happened I don’t know if it’s a factor or not.

We are plannng that she will come home at some point so I have spent the morning going through Dads kitchen cupboards and binning anything out of date as dialysis patients have to be so careful as their immune system is shot. I was bemused to find that they had six kilos of soft brown sugar, it survived the cull as sugar doesn’t go out of date! What they could use it for, i am not all together sure?

Thank you for all your kind words.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » January 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm

That sounds promising. Many :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Bizarrely I am working my way through mum's massive stock of brown sugar.. It's clearly a generational thing

I am psyching myself for the Service of Thanksgiving tomorrow, which is for my friend of 20 years who died of motor neurone disease on 5th January. I'm not sure what has happened about the interment, but it seems to have been family only. Just hoping that the snow doesn't disrupt any travel plans
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 30th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Seems that small steps are being made in the right direction BB :hug:.

Hope that tomorrow goes smoothly Sue. :hug:

I shall probably be remembered as a brown sugar person too. Usually if I am planning to make something which needs it and I forget to check if I have any so err on the side of caution :oops:.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 30th, 2019, 6:18 pm

StokeySue wrote:Bizarrely I am working my way through mum's massive stock of brown sugar.. It's clearly a generational thing


My parents were the same! They had gallons of dried fruit too for some reason.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby WWordsworth » January 30th, 2019, 7:19 pm

During the sugar "shortage" in the 1970s I was a Saturday girl in a supermarket.
We were selling 3 times the usual volume of the stuff.
The cupboard in Mum's front room contained 52 bags of sugar at one time, probably the reason for the shortage.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 30th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Hope mum continues to improve BB
My candle is lit tonight because it is 19 years ago today since my mum died, She was just short of 90. I always picked the first snowdrops to put with the candle but unfortunately snowdrops do not bloom here so I've put a little spray of winter jasmine in her vase today.

I can't believe that, after 19 years, I still have the urge to ring her most mornings.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 30th, 2019, 9:37 pm

Rats. Candle lit. A gingerbread one. :hug:

Whilst arranging my nan's funeral flowers, my mum shot off to the phone and dialled her number to ask her what she thought would work well. We all sat there stunned after we realised she was no longer there to ask for advice on such things. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 30th, 2019, 9:40 pm

Rats :hug: Teresa :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 30th, 2019, 10:14 pm

Would have been Dad's 99th Birthday today as per his passport but really tomorrow as the Russians got it wrong when they released him from the Gulag and gave him his necessary papers.......

:hug: for your Mum Rats.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 30th, 2019, 10:29 pm

Rats :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 31st, 2019, 12:45 pm

Hugs from me too Rats. :hug:

I find myself often wishing I'd asked mum about something (usually family relationships or similar). Many is the time I heard her say the same about my granny.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » February 1st, 2019, 9:04 pm

Found a bunch of these in the hug-pot for various peeps:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » February 2nd, 2019, 8:05 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for everyone that needs one. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Sian » February 2nd, 2019, 4:35 pm

Candle lit last night for Katerina, back in Jim's arms...

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 2nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

Rest in peace together dear Kathy and Jim. You were much loved.

Sincere condolences to Little K and Stuart. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby nursemimi » February 2nd, 2019, 7:30 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for all those that need them :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » February 2nd, 2019, 7:36 pm

suffolk wrote:Rest in peace together dear Kathy and Jim. You were much loved.

Sincere condolences to Little K and Stuart. :hug:


And don't forget their little dog, 'Arry.

I would love to have met Jim - he was such a funny guy on here. :cry:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » March 13th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Today - my late Stepdad would have been 73.
Can I have a candle, plz?
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » March 13th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Thinking of you and yours Grassy :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 14th, 2019, 12:04 am

Grassy :hug: To your Step dad, my Love Hearts cherry candle which has been burning all night and has filled my flat with a beautiful aroma. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » March 14th, 2019, 8:26 am

suffolk wrote:Rest in peace together dear Kathy and Jim. You were much loved.

Sincere condolences to Little K and Stuart. :hug:


Sincere condolences from me too, together again forever :luv:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Gruney » March 14th, 2019, 10:56 am

suffolk wrote:Rest in peace together dear Kathy and Jim. You were much loved.

Sincere condolences to Little K and Stuart. :hug:


Please add my name to that.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby uschi » March 16th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Gruney wrote:
suffolk wrote:Rest in peace together dear Kathy and Jim. You were much loved.

Sincere condolences to Little K and Stuart. :hug:


Please add my name to that.


I miss them, too.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby WWordsworth » March 16th, 2019, 9:29 pm

For the city of Christchurch.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » March 16th, 2019, 11:39 pm

WWordsworth wrote:For the city of Christchurch.

Yes, they've suffered a lot in the past few years. Although the earthquake was a long time ago now it's taken a long time for them to recover from that.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » March 17th, 2019, 8:37 pm

WW & Rainbow - virtual candles will be lit for Christchurch and the people of New Zealand. How anyone could have so much hate inside them that they would commit such a hideous crime.

Youngest was just a 3 year old FGS!

I mean - WHY?????

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 18th, 2019, 12:26 am

Candles lit tonight for all. So many needed are we going to run out of wax :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » March 22nd, 2019, 8:06 pm

I have a candle lit for Libby Squires the Hull Uni Student whose body was found in the estuary :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby WWordsworth » March 22nd, 2019, 11:05 pm

Yep
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » March 23rd, 2019, 12:29 pm

Cheezy_Jazzy wrote:I have a candle lit for Libby Squires the Hull Uni Student whose body was found in the estuary :cry:


We don't have candles but :tu: for this.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby uschi » March 25th, 2019, 2:23 pm

slimpersoninside wrote:
Cheezy_Jazzy wrote:I have a candle lit for Libby Squires the Hull Uni Student whose body was found in the estuary :cry:


We don't have candles but :tu: for this.

Same here, poor thing!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rocky » March 31st, 2019, 8:49 pm

I don’t think he really needs one but my lovely OH is having back surgery tomorrow on the bottom three discs of his spine. I’m not with him so thought a candle might help!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » March 31st, 2019, 8:53 pm

I will be holding him in my thoughts tomorrow Rocky. Any way you can swing some time over here whilst he recovers?

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rocky » March 31st, 2019, 8:58 pm

I mean he doesn’t need a candle - not as suggested above that I’m querying medical diagnosis :oops:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » March 31st, 2019, 8:58 pm

Everything crossed for tomorrow Rocky
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rocky » March 31st, 2019, 8:59 pm

Busybee wrote:I will be holding him in my thoughts tomorrow Rocky. Any way you can swing some time over here whilst he recovers?

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Thank you. And yes - hopefully. We had a holiday booked that we have cancelled and I will try to come over for a week. I’m feeling a bit of a bad wife not to be there tomorrow but not a lot of point and his parents are with him
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » March 31st, 2019, 9:18 pm

Sending love, best wishes and hugs. You'll get plenty of chance to be a good wife when it's really needed! :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby EmWilk » April 1st, 2019, 6:23 am

Hope everything goes well Rocky and it sorts out the awful pain he's been having. You're absolutely not a bad wife!!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » April 1st, 2019, 12:14 pm

Rocky :hug: hope things are going well. Sending very positive thought to you and your OH ( and his mum ).

It’s the sort of op several members of my family have had and they’ve done really well, so I hope things turn out just as well for your OH. Don’t beat yourself up for not being there now ... he’s not on his own and there’s little you can do at the moment other than hold his hand, and I’m sure his Mum can do that ... you’ll be there for all the nursing, fetching and carrying that’ll be needed when he’s recovering.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » April 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm

Hope all goes well Rocky and that he feels 100% better as a result of it... :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Bubbles » April 1st, 2019, 12:19 pm

Very best wishes for a successful surgery for your OH Rocky. Sorry you're not able to be with him though! :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » April 1st, 2019, 12:53 pm

Fingers crossed for your OH Rocky. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » April 17th, 2019, 8:06 pm

I am lighting a candle for my work colleague and friend she lost her mum last night. It is only 18 months since her husband died. Also for my hairdresser who lost her best friend last week she was only 48 :(
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