Frustration Thread 4

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:32 am

Elections are over. Merkel and her posse won :(.
Well, I actually hadn't any doubt they would become the strongest party (yet again), but I thought others might out-coalition her.
The results we have now are actually worse than expected.
CDU/CSU don't have the majority of votes, yet their preferred partner (FDP, liberals) are out of parliament for the first time in 60 years (big source of schadenfreude there, at least) so they can't form a coalition with them.
SPD has not enough votes even with the Grünen, so that's not an option. They can't and won't allow die Linke into the coalition. So the only things left are a coalition of CDU and Grüne or CDU and SPD. The former is unlikely to happen and the latter we had 4 years ago, which was not so great + if they form a coalition now they can do whatever they please, because opposition would be nonexistent (or rather not able to do anything about it). Together they have enough votes to alter the constitution :shock:.
Perhaps frustration is not the right word here. Concern would be more like it.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:42 pm

Really sorry CB. :( That has to be very stressful.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Mrs Merkel has a nifty collection of handbags which might meet with Dotsie's approval.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby michelanCello » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:43 pm

ChristianBecker wrote: Together they have enough votes to alter the constitution :shock:.

Pfff, constitution! We have one that changes every week :roll: :P we have a party that has a 2/3 majority (not a coalition, ONE party), guess what a nice place this country is to live in :lol:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Joolz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Blackberry Smoke are coming to the UK :D :D :D For one gig in that there London :x :x
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Took some wallpaper off and the plaster fell off, now I have to find a Welsh plumber who knows quite a bit about gardening, cause I have a leak in the wall/ceiling join. :x :evil:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby michelanCello » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:12 pm

At least you can see the stars at night...?
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby chillicamper » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:58 am

NHS planning :evil: It's not very clever sometimes. My mum needs a heart valve replaced. She's waited a few months to see the surgeon. Yesterday she and my dad spent all day at the hospital having the pre-op tests, being told what to bring in to hospital, being given the special soap you need to wash yourself with, being asked if you have a cold etc. Then at the end of the day, she meets with the bed manager to see when the op will be - you'd think within the next week or two given the pre op assessment - yes??

Errrr - No! Sometime after Christmas if she's lucky. I mean for ***** sake why bother hauling her in to hospital, putting her through the test, asking if she has a cold :roll: if they can't do the op til 2014!

And on top of that, the surgeon confirm that because of the type of op they cant to it keyhole, so she's got to have the full open up job, which she's had once before and was dreading. Now she's gonna be worrying herself silly for months rather than weeks.

Just so angry at the incompetence - all the test results will be null and void by next year and will need to be done again.

The worst bit is, my mums so tired that I can't see her fighting the system to get the op pulled forward :(
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby wicked woman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:47 am

That's awful chilli, so unkind. :cry: Feel so sorry for your mum and all of you with the extra strain.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:55 am

The NHS system seems to be all about itself and the ill people are just an inconvenience :(
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:25 am

Yep, I'm still waiting to hear from a specialist about my joint pain. Sorry to hear that Chilli. Maybe there will be a cancellation and she can get it done sooner.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:59 am

Chilli that's awful! :evil: Why put her through all that?

Tony, sorry you still haven't gotten help. How long have you had the joint pain now?

Dug, sorry about your wall and plumbing.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

I hope your specialist hurries up a bit, Tony.
Sorry to hear about your trouble with the NHS, Chili - this must've been very tiresome and frustrating. :/
Best of luck with fixing the wall/ ceiling, dug.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby wicked woman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:06 pm

janet wrote:The NHS system seems to be all about itself and the ill people are just an inconvenience :(

So true.

Sorry you are still waiting to sort out your problem Tony, when my back went into spasm regularly the doc referred me to the physio. Took ages for the appointment then all she did was teach me a couple of exercises. Fortunately i could just about afford to see a chiropractor, and still do though not so often. Going private is not an option though for most people, especially for the serious stuff.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:29 pm

Sorry to hear that WW. I was very lucky last year after I fell downstairs and bashed my back. I struggled for months before the practise nurse persuaded me to see a doctor again. When I first did it the doctor only told me to take paracetamol. The second GP gave me a short course of a heavy-duty anti-inflamatory drug and refered me for physio. The surgery employs a local therapist who runs her own private clinic specialising in sport injuries. She's at the surgery 2 afternoons a week and completely free if you're lucky to get an appointment. I had three half hour sessions over a couple of months when she assessed my problems very accurately, taught me some exercises, manipulated the problem area and did some brilliant massage treatment. It was fantastic and i can move around now as well as, if not better than, before the fall.

I really hope everyone gets their aches and pains sorted out. It's awful to be hurting all the time :(
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