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Post by Kitkat on Wed 7 Jan 2015 - 17:41

@Feather wrote:The latest---

I over balanced in the living room on Monday night, fell from full height to the floor with a thud. I spent all day yesterday in A&E . My right ankle is broken. I have to use a zimmer!! My pride is hurting more than my ankle. Zimmers are for the aged and infirm, not for me!!
I have to return to A&E next week to have the hard cast put on. It looks as if I will be like this for some time. Chica is afraid of the zimmer and will not have walkies for a while unless someone else takes her. Still, it could be worse: I can still get full use of my computer. :thumb:

Oh dear, Feather. surprised    "Over balanced" ? ...  Not heard it put that way before. giggle  They call it "one too many" where I come from. pirat  wary

Seriously, though, that can't have been very nice for you... rock

I've just come back from hospital myself.  Stress Echocardiogram test.  Can't use the treadmill (because of my mobility situation), so I had to have some kind of stuff pumped into my veins instead so they could take the photographs. Haven't got the results yet, but I'm pretty sure everything's OK in that department.
5 hours hanging around there today.  Wasn't so bad though cos I've got a new gadget now.  (Probably what you might call a "younger person's zimmer" ... )  geek - or even a practical but fun getarounder...  I guess you could do with something like this at the moment, Feather.  Chica would fit just nicely in the basket!
My Christmas pressie to myself this year (it's called a Rollator):



Makes life a whole lot easier. It's actually perfect for my current needs - the seat is exactly the right height, and no problem now with the inevitable queues and waiting times.  It's got a removable basket and a place to carry my fold-up walking stick and folding Mister Grabbit. And it folds up itself so can fit nicely into the car.  What more can I possibly need? geek

The only "problem" that arose today was when I went to get up off the bed (a painful activity at the best of times) and the doc handed me over my folded-up walking stick which I needed for the process.


One touch and it instantly springs out into one piece ...  (James Bond style) ...  Doc was standing just a little bit too close and unfortunately I hadn't warned him what to expect ... very nearly maimed him for life!  Just missed stabbing him right in the short 'n' curlies.  obgob
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 19:57

@Feather wrote:The latest---

I over balanced in the living room on Monday night, fell from full height to the floor with a thud. I spent all day yesterday in A&E . My right ankle is broken. I have to use a zimmer!! My pride is hurting more than my ankle. Zimmers are for the aged and infirm, not for me!!
I have to return to A&E next week to have the hard cast put on. It looks as if I will be like this for some time. Chica is afraid of the zimmer and will not have walkies for a while unless someone else takes her. Still, it could be worse: I can still get full use of my computer. :thumb:

Poor you Feather.  rock catlick   I suppose that means no gardening for a while either?  I know! :idea:  Maybe you could get KitKat to lend you her new fancy rollater and go whizzing round the flowerbeds with Chica's lead attached for his daily walkies in the garden.  pirat

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Post by Stardust on Mon 12 Jan 2015 - 11:07

Despite your trials and tribulations, with such a bad start to 2015 for both KK and Feather, I hope the rest of the year will be full of brightness and love for everyone.

Feather, I'm on a parallel road to yours; the more I read and hear, the more doubts I have which make the balance swing towards there being nothing after death. There's never enough proof, and always too many who don't believe and want to persuade us that only they know the truth (i.e. that oblivion awaits us).

When we begin to loose depth we need to concentrate our thoughts on love and light and remember happy days, even if this means forcing our minds to obey. Many of us have had "signs" but as time passes we forget - perhaps we should keep a special notebook in which we write all these down so that when we begin to despair we can read what we've written and remember the magic moments when we've experienced a sign or presence from those gone before us.

There are things in my own experience that are unexplained and which tend to there being a continuation after this life and that a loved one can stay with us as a sort of guardian angel (not the person I'd have expected, but then we don't usually get the "signs" we expect either). Because I feel the presence of this person in times of need, it reassures me again when I am sad and lost (we all feel this way sometimes, when darkness seems to loom and hide the light, when the heart is heavy with the burden of loss and we long for a hug and loving words from a special being).

Nobody knows for sure what lies after this life so we cannot rule out a beautiful Paradise beyond all we can imagine. We should be optimistic and positive in our choice of what to believe.

I hope you feel much better soon, and that all your worries will be swept away.

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Post by Feather on Mon 12 Jan 2015 - 11:33

Hello,Stardust. I'm so very glad to hear from you. We are kindred spirits I think. We seem to come to the same conclusions and think in the same way. What you write always comforts me.
That is because I know you have thought deeply about it before posting. I thank you for your optimism. It does rub off on me. We have never met but you are important to me. We are far apart physically but in no other way. Thank you for being you.xxx.


PS---A flash of lightning just knocked out my computer and I thought I'd lost this post to you but it was still here when I restarted it.



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Post by Stardust on Mon 12 Jan 2015 - 16:37

The feeling's mutual, Feather. I think the connection may go way back, before our time; I get the feeling it's very old.

Lucky the lightning didn't damage your computer. In fact, lucky you didn't get an electric shock. surprised

Spring will soon be here, the days are getting longer and the sun's still up there in the sky.

More soon, I hope. I'm glad you're posting again and I hope your spirit will soon be singing with the birds, soaring over the trees and rooftops, bouncing on the clouds...

Give Chica a cuddle for me.

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Post by Feather on Mon 16 Feb 2015 - 11:56

Hi, everyone. I go to the hospital on Wednesdeay of this week. Hopefully, the cast will be removed from my leg. It will be such a relief as it reaches all the way up to my knee. It's so hot in bed at night that it's disrupting my sleep. I'll have to do as I'm told re the next stage. I imagine I won't be allowed to walk very far for a while. I have to have physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles which haven't been used lately. Seemingly they weaken even in a few days of non use.

I'm looking forward to finding out this week who murdered Lucy Beale in "East Enders". Sad, I know,but I love my Soaps because they make me forget my own concerns for a wee while.They are a great escape.

It's a lovely day here in Orkney---calm and sunny---but there's no sign of my Spring bulbs yet.It's usually March when they sprout from the soil. The garden is dormant yet. Most of my plants are in the ground now but won't flower till later in the year. That's ok. I can wait.

BTW--I tried and failed to post a photo of Kirkwall Bay here this morning. I don't know what I did wrong.xxxx.



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Post by Jamboree on Tue 17 Feb 2015 - 5:21

@Feather wrote:I tried and failed to post a photo of Kirkwall Bay here this morning. I don't know what I did wrong.xxxx.


We'll just have to make do with this then.



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Post by Feather on Tue 17 Feb 2015 - 8:35

Hey, Jamboree, thanks for that. Smile 

I don't know where in Orkney that is but I like it.
I'll try again with my photo.



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Post by Feather on Tue 17 Feb 2015 - 9:53



THE ITALIAN  CHAPEL BUILT BY PRISONERS OF WAR IN  WW2.



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Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 Feb 2015 - 17:10

All of those photos are so beautiful.  Tranquil ... and spiritual.  I'm sure that's not the case all year round of course, but I so agree with Jamboree - you are very lucky to live in such surroundings. 
I can really appreciate that, because I have had the similar privilege - growing up in a most exquisitely beautiful part of the world, my spiritual home - County Wicklow in Ireland.   It's far too long since I've been able to go back and 're-charge the batteries' sigh  .... but I hope to be able to do so some day soon.
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Post by Feather on Tue 17 Feb 2015 - 17:18

I hope you fulfil that dream,kitkat. Ireland is beautiful. sunny



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 12:07

@Feather wrote:I'm looking forward to finding out this week who murdered Lucy Beale in "East Enders". Sad, I know,but I love my Soaps because they make me forget my own concerns for a wee while.They are a great escape.

So, the truth is out now!  Were you surprised, Feather?  I was quite shocked! Jane's the very last person I would have thought.  Shocked
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Post by Feather on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 16:06

But it wasn't Jane. She was only covering for Bobby--the real murderer.

I think that was a copout. He was never in the list of suspects so the whole thing was a cheat imo.
Not only that but it is also totally unbelievable/unrealistic.

I am disappointed and angry. GRRRR.



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 16:58

Whaaa ???   I must have missed something then! 

The drum beats came when it was announced that it was Jane!  Must've been an extended episode or something that I didn't know about. crybaby
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Post by Feather on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 17:05

There was a further episode at 9.25pm the same night which showed what happened the night Lucy died. Seemingly Bobby did it because "Lucy made everyone unhappy".



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 17:07

I just found this for a fill-in, explaining it all (ish).

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s2/eastenders/feature/a630290/soap-spy-why-eastenders-bobby-beale-killer-reveal-makes-sense.html#~p4R7tjeiKrEHvH


I'll definitely have to record tonight's as I'll be out (going to Bingo  wary ).
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Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Feb 2015 - 19:03

Ah, I found this also:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31544838

(a recording of yesterday's two episodes - including THE one which I missed... what an eejit!)

Need to watch that before the playback of tonight's recorded episode. 


Yes, it is pretty sad, isn't it ................  shtum  


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Post by Feather on Fri 27 Feb 2015 - 9:04

The cast is off my leg but I'm still on painkillers. It's at its worst first thing in the morning. It burns, is itchy and swollen. I don't know when I'm going to be able to walk the dog again. My next check up is on Wednesday of next week.That'll be two months since I fell.



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 27 Feb 2015 - 16:44

Everything seems to be at its worst first thing in the morning.  Be nice if we could just cut out mornings altogether. giggle   Ah, at least you can compensate by enjoying the beautiful sunrises you must get around your part of the world. happyheart   And when you are better and fit to get your legs walking again, both you and Chica will appreciate your walkies all the more.

I have actually seen people in one of the parks near me taking their dogs for a walk in their wheelchairs!  Yep, they seem to go in a group.  Some have those electric scooters, some self-propelled and some have people pushing the wheelchair.  There are also special organised dog-walking groups, or just people group walking groups in some of the open spaces around here.  Ha-ha - I saw where one was advertised on Streetlife, they were looking for people to join a group to "walk for health".  Someone expressed an interest and asked if it would be okay to bring their dog with them - and they were told NO!  The "organiser" told her to go join one of the dog-walking groups - in other words "stick to yer own".  Then a load of doggy-lovers joined in responding to it, and it got really quite nasty, ending up in a "them and us" type of thing.
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Post by Stardust on Mon 2 Mar 2015 - 11:31

Early mornings here are about the only time it's quiet. I love sitting with a cup of coffee playing solitary scrabble or reading while almost everyone else is still asleep. Or standing at the window watching the sky change colour before sunrise. Zen time!

I hope the hospital can give you medication to ease the burning/itching and relieve the swelling of your leg, Feather, it must make you miserable. Let's hope you'll soon be better and enjoying sunny walks with Chica. happyheart

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Just saw in the ShoutBox that your friend Marion passed away, Feather. My heartfelt condolences to you.



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Post by Feather on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 13:25

Thank you,Stardust. I have been so sad since she passed away. I don't quite believe yet that I can't pick up the phone and talk to her. I've written a short poem in her memory. The form of it happens automatically, whether short, long, rhymed or unrhymed. I have little control of that. I trust that it will always be appropriate to the subject matter.

The Change.

A light has gone out,
Melting from dim to dark.
Morning will see no change.
Betrayed by time, we live
In misty memory.
She was that light.
It radiated fromher eyes
In love and friendship.
She was essential to happy times
Of smiles and laughter.
Now it is we who need her courage,
Her acceptance of what
Each day may bring.
Stay near us, gentle spirit,
And guide us home.

For Marion, who changed my world in her passing. 1st March, 2015.




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Post by Feather on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 15:28

I'm on a winning streak re my ankle. I've just come back from a walk on the sands of Scapa Beach with Chica.I enjoyed it no end---no pain!!

yay



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Post by Kitkat on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 16:30

@Stardust wrote:Just saw in the ShoutBox that your friend Marion passed away, Feather. My heartfelt condolences to you.
@Feather wrote:Thank you,Stardust. I have been so sad since she passed away. I don't quite believe yet that I  can't pick up the phone and talk to her. I've written a short poem in her memory. The form of it happens automatically, whether short, long, rhymed or unrhymed. I have little control of that. I trust that it will always be appropriate to the subject matter.

The Change.

A light has gone out,
Melting from dim to dark.
Morning will see no change.
Betrayed by time, we live
In misty memory.
She was that light.
It radiated fromher eyes
In love and friendship.
She was essential to happy times
Of smiles and laughter.
Now it is we who need her courage,
Her acceptance of what
Each day may bring.
Stay near us, gentle spirit,
And guide us home.

For Marion, who changed my world in her passing. 1st March, 2015.

Such beautiful, meaningful words, Feather.   flower

@Feather wrote:I don't quite believe yet that I  can't pick up the phone and talk to her.

Really, there is nothing to say that you cannot "still pick up the phone and talk to Marion" - and you might even be happily surprised to find that she 'hears' you - and you may even notice that she 'answers' in a variety of ways.  happyheart  Just keep a lookout for the 'signs'.  Wink

So glad your ankle is on the mend now - not half as glad as Chica, I would imagine. Very Happy
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 19:10

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Feather. The words of your poem are very moving -- and powerful.
I agree with KK's words too, about still being able to talk to our loved ones -- and noticing the comforting signs that let us know they are still around. x

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Post by Feather on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 23:21

Yesterday I got £170 from Jackson's Jewellery reps who were in Orkney for the day. It was for 2 gold rings which had come down to me from 2 men of generations back. I don't even know who they were. Also I got rid of 2 gold bracelets which belonged to my Great Aunt, Lizzie, my father's father's sister. I remember her well.She lived till she was 90. She was tiny and all fur and pearls but told some of the bluest jokes I had ever heard. Very Happy



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