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    Re: Army Garrison April 2021

    Hope this one works..........kept getting page not found and 404 whatever that is.
    Not do much depressed but incredibly lonely. I know I should be grateful I've got Mr. JC upstairs but that was agreed way back that he would be doing office hours.
    Yep I nip in with coffee for him but I never know who he's on the phone.
    Its not so much depression just pure and simple loneliness. The flurry of zooms, facetime, phone calls have disappeared. And you know I like a nap but even I can't do 24/7. Its something to get dressed for, slap a bit of make-up on and have a natter with others who understand.
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    I never understood loneliness until Joe was really ill and I was proper alone...we were in the midst of the worst wave of the pandemic so except for the phone which I HATE I was alone with my thoughts...dunno if that's loneliness per se but it was an unfamiliar feeling to me...however ..I rediscovered walking..so either with the mutt (made all the difference when he started walking well with his harness..but he can't walk for very long) or without I took to fast walking a few hours a day...it was so therapeutic...in fact I still do it most days..Will replace it with swimming when the water warms up...so far only paddling to my knees!
    Will the company in the group be enough for you?
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    That looks really good JC! Brave of you to give it a go too. We are allowed to meet up with others now, so hopefully the group and catching up with your friends will help.

    God workplaces can be toxic cant they? That poor woman and her husband. Shocking. At ours we have this thing call Teams and the manager can watch on some software who is on the phone or picking up calls, then she can post shouty messages telling folk to pick the phone up! Always makes me jump and I am not even on the phones!

    Bridge I do hope you can sort it. So hard to be fighting for basic rights all the time

    I am starting my weight loss journey tomorrow. For some reason I feel a bit panicky about it, scared of failing perhaps. Anyhoo, feeling like a bloater so gotta be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
    I never understood loneliness until Joe was really ill and I was proper alone...we were in the midst of the worst wave of the pandemic so except for the phone which I HATE I was alone with my thoughts...dunno if that's loneliness per se but it was an unfamiliar feeling to me...however ..I rediscovered walking..so either with the mutt (made all the difference when he started walking well with his harness..but he can't walk for very long) or without I took to fast walking a few hours a day...it was so therapeutic...in fact I still do it most days..Will replace it with swimming when the water warms up...so far only paddling to my knees!
    Will the company in the group be enough for you?
    Yeah me too Molls. I had to walk Rosie when MrS was laid up - I've kept it up as much as I can. It is THE best thing for getting rid of a bad humour.
    Also the few days in work I couldn't be without - different conversations, talk to young people, non-Irish nationals all with their customs & little quirks and us with ours .... we laugh at each other.
    I can feel MrS starting to become 'old' - using the 5k restriction as an excuse. Does that make sense? His world has become soooo small. I know we can't break the shaggin' 5k but I would take a chance mid-week just to see the sea or the mountains.
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    Don't let him...(get old)...got a sniff of it when Joe was sick and even then I just couldn't bear it...I still think of him as the gorgeous blonde tanned specimen I met nigh on 50 years ago...nope not going to let him...have him organising insurance and tax on the bike today....yay!!!
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    Hi folks. I could use some prayers. My mother, Alice had a stroke last night. She is in a skilled nursing facility. They wanted to take her to the hospital but we’ve decided to opt for comfort care. Keeping her in her bed and administering pain meds as needed. She’ll be 94 in September. She is legally blind and has severe hearing loss. I am now in discussion with the administration staff to see her. They say I cannot due to COVID restrictions. The current directive is no one other than medical staff are allowed in the facility. I clearly see a distinction between doing things right and doing the right thing. Thanks for reading this. I haven’t slept and I will continue to fight for her and to visit her. Blessings x

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    Sorry to hear about your mum techie...I sympathise ..Joe was in hospital for nearly 2 months and I couldn't visit..was convinced he would die and i'd never see him again..I couldn't even bring him home because he was in ICU...would you be able to bring her home and hire a nurse to administer medication? Not ideal but probably the only alternative? so difficult during this pandemic...sending love to you and her xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by techie View Post
    Hi folks. I could use some prayers. My mother, Alice had a stroke last night. She is in a skilled nursing facility. They wanted to take her to the hospital but we’ve decided to opt for comfort care. Keeping her in her bed and administering pain meds as needed. She’ll be 94 in September. She pop is legally blind and has severe hearing loss. I am now in discussion with the administration staff to see her. They say I cannot due to COVID restrictions. The current directive is no one other than medical staff are allowed in the facility. I clearly see a distinction between doing things right and doing the right thing. Thanks for reading this. I haven’t slept and I will continue to fight for her and to visit her. Blessings x
    Oh Techie, so sorry to read this. Surely they should be able to let you in on compassionate grounds. US seems to be further ahead with vaccinations. They have started to let family into loved ones here now as most nursing home residents are vaccinated. We did read of some harrowing cases of families outside just looking in the window earlier in the pandemic. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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    @techie...........our dear, dear Techie, my heart goes out to you. One of my favourite names Alice. Just a thought but why not drop her address into our PMs and we'll inundate her with cards.
    There has to be a way to see her even if its just a wave through the window. Have you a handkerchief which you can dab with your favorite aftershave on that she would recognise to her as you. She can hold onto that.
    The elders in care homes over here are now all vaccinated. In fact most over 70s are done and dusted.
    My In-laws are in their 90s and have a cleaning lady. Once she's gone my Ma-in-law re-does everything she's done.

    Would you believe it but that Peer support group started donkey's years ago in Ireland and is slowly making its way around the world.
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    Evening,
    An irish group, dont think Ive heard of them before @JackieClaire. Were there many there?

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    No they said accept it or resign. So I approached the union and have a meeting with them next Monday. Once I stick my head above the parapet it will be on. Target on the back. But I'd rather do that than be a sheep and take whatever they dish. I'm too much of a cranky old bitch for that.
    Its all a big game, planning your next move, waiting for theirs, whos calling whos bluff .. go down with all guns blazing

    Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
    a few years back - her husband also works for the same organisation - and he was bullied so badly that he hanged himself -- in the staff canteen - with the bullies names written on a whiteboard -- but did SHE speak up --- my god it was slaughter -- and they backed down completely -- timid middle-aged women from horrific harridans ?
    OMG Molly, thats horrific!! That poor man and your buddy too. Did they all get away with it?
    Thats almost as bad @starty, teams!!
    I feel like my workplace is unusual - its mostly normal, with normal people. Plenty of slack-jawed idiots outside of our department of course.

    Im so sorry to hear that @techie, we are all thinking of you here. We will do a window visit to the hospital my FIL is at this weekend.. its not much, a real life wave, but it will make his day. Alice is a beautiful name.
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