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June 01, 2014


Valery Valentina

Rehab? don't they call it convalescence?
My mother's diagnosis was changed, as the polymialgia R. was supposed to improve dramatically with pred.nison and hers didn't, so wasn't.
She wears fingerless gloves now to signal people not to touch her hands.
Ha, list to keep father alive. Can he warm soup? That is how my father would survive.

That donkey looks like a movie star indeed.
Yay for paperwork!
In that list of wc's I'm missing the Sphinx!


Life is much easier when parents are available to take care of each other. Or when they learn to take care of themselves. That in-between part, where they require the aid of their children, is confusing and distressing for everyone. Hope your mum is feeling better soon.

Hurray for packets that arrive, donkeys in ditches, and toilets with exceedingly formal names! The things that make life more rich...

Valery Valentina

And, what a brilliant idea of blaming the Vitamin B for Hunger.
I'm taking a multi vitamin pill, so I'm not surprised I'm multi hungry ;-)


Vitamin B is hard on the stomach and increases stomach acid, which makes you feel... hungry. Or ulcerated. Um.

I would pay GOOD MONEY for a lavvy called 'The Universal Leveller'. Shut up and take my money. Take it.

I live in terror of my parents needing me. Isn't that awful? I've nursed my mother after major major surgery a couple of times and ME NO LIKE, chiefly because I had to tie her to a chair to get her to stay still and rest and stop pulling her stitches, and then the neighbours talked. So hugs.

Also, happily arrived packets!


Thank you all. You are great.

The Sphinx, excellent suggestion, Val! HAHA!

May: the light, it illuminates! That makes sense. Looking after your mother sounds very difficult. [Hopes fervently that May's mum will have no need of further care ever, due to amazing, robust health. Or maybe there could be robots to look after the parents? Then we could just visit. I am totally relying on robots for my own frailties. AMEN.]


So glad to hear the packet arrived safely. Yet more progress! Hurrah!

Having recently shopped for toilets myslef, I must concur that the names are ridiculous.

I hope your Ma is feeling better soon.

(Scuttles off back to bed due to the plague of the office flu, hoping fervently post is coherent).


Thank you, Andie. The office flu! Extreme urg. Get well soon!


I went to a plumbing showroom and got to have the experience of someone talking about the benefits of various models without using words like excrement or urine. Strange stuff.

YAY PACKET! Good sailing. I hope it went in a little steamer trunk.

Nice ditch donkey. He looks velvety.

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