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Re: Family Matters

Post by PanBiker » 03 Sep 2018, 16:38

Wow! You are going to be busy. I hope everything turns out as well as it can.
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Re: Family Matters

Post by Stanley » 04 Sep 2018, 02:48

My dad once told me that if there was a big pile where you could park your worries and take your pick of the others in the pile you would almost certainly take your own back and be grateful. Reading the posts this morning I think he was right! I am so lucky! (How long can it last?).
Best of luck to both of you. In my mind's eye I am reliving the moment during the flight when your step daughter realised she was bleeding..... That would definitely be an 'Oh Shit' experience! Give her my best please.
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Post by Marilyn » 04 Sep 2018, 04:04

Your wife sounds like a lovely woman with an amazing sense of duty, China.
Hope everything works out well in the end.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by chinatyke » 04 Sep 2018, 07:49

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My dad once told me that if there was a big pile where you could park your worries and take your pick of the others in the pile you would almost certainly take your own back and be grateful.
Best of luck to both of you. In my mind's eye I am reliving the moment during the flight when your step daughter realised she was bleeding..... That would definitely be an 'Oh Shit' experience! Give her my best please.
Thanks. The saying in our house was "Count your blessings - there's always somebody worse off than you" and that is true.
Marilyn wrote: Your wife sounds like a lovely woman with an amazing sense of duty, China.
Hope everything works out well in the end.
She is, and she never panics.
Thanks, I'm sure Xiaolei will be OK, it just takes time.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by Tizer » 04 Sep 2018, 11:07

I hope it all gets sorted for you quickly, China. As the saying goes, `Keep calm and carry on!' :smile:

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Post by chinatyke » 04 Sep 2018, 12:51

Thanks Tiz.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by chinatyke » 04 Sep 2018, 12:53

PanBiker wrote:
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Wow! You are going to be busy. I hope everything turns out as well as it can.
Thanks Ian.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by chinatyke » 06 Sep 2018, 16:06

Quick update. Xiaolei was released from hospital today and she and her mum moved into an apartment they've rented for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks she'll have a check up at the University hospital and hopefully be fit enough to fly home. She came for her father's funeral and didn't manage to get within 2000 miles of his hometown.

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Post by Stanley » 07 Sep 2018, 02:19

Good. Father wouldn't have minded as long as she is well!
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Re: Family Matters

Post by PanBiker » 18 Nov 2018, 10:26

Family day today, kids and grandchildren coming over for a walk down to Gill, all I can manage at the moment. Then back to ours for a roast dinner courtesy of the communal pig. It's six years today since our Dan died.
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Re: Family Matters

Post by Marilyn » 18 Nov 2018, 10:46

Gosh China. Her recovery took a while longer than thought.

Panbiker...hearts are with you.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by chinatyke » 18 Nov 2018, 12:47

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Gosh China. Her recovery took a while longer than thought.

Panbiker...hearts are with you.
Ditto to that for Ian.

As for Xiaolei, she flew home on 25th September, so just about 4 weeks. She was examined by another surgeon in USA who told her the operation scar was longer than expected and an artery in her cervix must have been involved for her to lose so much blood. It wasn't something you could put pressure on to stem the bleeding. She was lucky to survive. Well done, Air China, I can't thank them enough. Anyway, all is well that ends well. She is even making plans to come to China again soon.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by Marilyn » 18 Nov 2018, 19:47

Ah...China...I have just noted the date on that last post I responded to. :good:

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Re: Family Matters

Post by Stanley » 19 Nov 2018, 02:53

You don't forget these things Ian..... It's Boxing Day for us.
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Re: Family Matters

Post by PanBiker » 28 Dec 2018, 11:40

Sally went down to Stratford yesterday on the train and will be back today with our Ruby. She will be with us until a few days into the New Year. No doubt we will get the Silsden pair for a return visit at some point as well. :biggrin2:

I was going to get the vacuum out but looking at the stocking available for when Ruby arrives, I think I will wait a bit. :smile: :extrawink:
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Re: Family Matters

Post by Tizer » 03 Feb 2019, 10:18

These are brilliant ideas for helping anyone with dementia or who is simply getting increasingly forgetful. Mrs Tiz and I can confirm that such things work from our experiences with our parents. For example, her father had to be constantly reassured that he hadn't run out of money and that the nursing home wasn't going to put him out on the street. He would often say `It's my last night here'. For my father we had to put up a special digital clock/calendar which showed the day and date and words like `Morning' or `Night' in big letters because his body clock no longer told him. He would still think it was night regardless of what he could see out of the window. The white board lists will be a great help for dementia patients.

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Re: Family Matters

Post by Stanley » 04 Feb 2019, 04:53

A brilliant idea. When I was doing the LTP I realised what a difference the interviews made to my old respondents. Once I got them comfortable with the process they often used to start a weekly session with "I' been thinking about last week and I remembered.....". The process of helping them to dig into the past improved their cognition every time. I proposed at as a therapy in care homes but nothing ever came of it. I have multiple examples of stroke and dementia victims whose short term memory was non-existent but once triggered they became voluble about the past. I'm therefore convinced that my constant preoccupation with history is good dementia therapy for me!
Margaret flies back to Oz today..... Lovely of her to take the trouble to check on me and she told me yesterday that it has done the trick, she no longer worries about me!
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Re: Family Matters

Post by Cathy » 04 Feb 2019, 06:08

Oh... Bye bye Mags. :smile:
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Re: Family Matters

Post by Stanley » 05 Feb 2019, 04:17

She boarded the Perth flight at 22:00 last night Cathy so she's nearing home. The marvels of modern communication, I am with her at 35,000ft above the Indian Ocean.......
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