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Catch Up Time 
2nd-Jul-2015 08:43 pm
Yoda - Keep Calm
Sorry ... I seem to start all my posts like that!

Thanks for the Birthday wishes .... I hope I managed to catch up with them all.  Sadly my birthday wasn't great as Mum was taken ill.  I had to take Dad to see the Dermatologist, and that clinic was running an hour late.  He got the all-clear, which was good news.  When we got back, mum was very wobbly, so rather than the Chinese take-away, I ended up making dinner.  In the afternoon I opened Tim and Nick's pressies.  Both my brothers know me well .... jewellery!  I have yet to get anything from Mum & Dad  ... but there again, that's not what life is about.

I went back to Exeter that night late, but after 1/2 hour in work I had a call from Mum to say she had collapsed.  So I ran, calling an ambulance on the way.  I then spent the next 3 days trying to get her to eat, and to drink.  We had to call out an ambulance another twice as she fell and I couldn't get her up.  She is now fine, but still feeling very week.

Jiffy had his op on his rectum on the Friday.  He had a small growth, which has tested as benign, although the vet warned it may return.  He was very sore for a couple of days, and then the heat increased, so he is flaked out again.

I did quite a lot of gardening, so that was back-breaking, but nice to be out in the fresh air.

Yesterday I had a rough day as I think the the stress, and the broken nights suddenly caught up with me.

On non-health notes, my computer had totally died, so I am back to square one, having to slowly upload everything.  I was really thankful I had taken out cloud cover.

Hope all is well with you all
*hugs*

PS - Hope you like the new icon, my brother bought me a t-shirt with that logo on.
Comments 
2nd-Jul-2015 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oh Deb - I'm not surprised that the stress and the broken nights caught up with you.

I wish I was closer so that I could parent-sit for you now and again.
5th-Jul-2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I have tried to make life easier this weekend ... thank you for the thought ... there are certainly stresses that most people forget about.
2nd-Jul-2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
<3 your icon - makes a good t-shirt too.
((**HUGS**)) you tight.
At the moment things are almost normal here; not with you I'm sorry to hear.
as she fell and I couldn't get her up happened to me and my dad with my mother. I googled after that and bookmarked links.
http://www.ellviva.de/Gesundheit/Ruecken-kraeftigen-Bild.html
http://www.vitaconnect.net/video/sturzprophylaxe/aufstehen-nach-sturz-8 = has a video even if the rest is in German. Maybe you'll find something @YouTube. It helps indeed to get up again if the person who fell can still move.
*hugs*
5th-Jul-2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for those links ... I have learnt a lot at work, but that's for set areas, and for others to be there, so it's good to see those practical help.
3rd-Jul-2015 07:14 am (UTC)
So sorry your mum is going through a bad patch, but good news about your dad and Jiffy.
5th-Jul-2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's been a stressful few days.
3rd-Jul-2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Deb my dear you simply have to get some respite, please please please talk to Social Services because if you break down who will care for your parents?

Glad that Jiffy is on the mend
5th-Jul-2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
I have had a lazier weekend ... know that I have to take care, as hitting rock bottom again last week, reminded me of my own health.

Jiffy is as mad as ever.
4th-Jul-2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
Hugs and belated birthday wishes. I hope things get better soon for you!
5th-Jul-2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you

It has certainly been a tough couple of weeks.
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