Frustration Thread 3

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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:54 am

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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:25 am

Bloody coffee maker has just given up the ghost. Looks like a trip to Tesco is on the cards. :roll:
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:32 am

get a cafetier tony, they dont tend to break down :D
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:38 am

chris.ph wrote:get a cafetier tony, they dont tend to break down :D

I've got two, chris and two of those stove top machines, but I like to have coffee on the go all day long without having to fart around. It's part of my routine - I prepare everything before I go to bed and then turn the machine on first thing when I wake up, while the computer is connecting to the Internet, so by the time I contact Sharlene (as she's on her way to bed) I have a fresh cup of coffee in my hands. :)

I don't like instant and I'm not that fond of tea. Coffee is my drug of choice. ;)
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:57 am

Del wrote: :o
Ohhhhhhhhh .... THE DOG!!!!!!!! PHEW!

Jan... stop analysing the wee doggie... she's a DOG. Just treat her the same as Toby , so he knows where he stands too. And she woll settle in with the right rules that she will observe with Toby and get used to. It takes time but routine is a great healer. So is time.

Well - durr! :lol: 'Course she's a dog but a disturbed one as she's come to us a bit like an under-stimulated captive zoo animal and already has one bad habit of constantly twirling around in mad circles when she's bored and now the scratching/biting getting out of control as you have to forcibly stop her doing it sometimes.

Doesn't seem to be any rashes or insect bites (we have midges in the swamp our lawn is at present :roll: ) and her flea protection's up to date so it does look like its 'stereotyping' and attention seeking of some kind. We're taking her to the vet anyway if only to clear up if it's just some chronic skin condition, but as the skin she's worrying is a healthy pink but showing bare patches as she's chewing away her fur gradually it does look like we're going to have to keep on reassuring her and try to distract her out what's really an annoying habit. Toby looks to be finally starting to bond with her and looking concerned when we have to tell her off so hopefully that'll help a bit if they start to play together more - just she's not very good at it yet. :?
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:26 pm

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chris.ph wrote:get a cafetier tony, they dont tend to break down :D

I've got two, chris and two of those stove top machines, but I like to have coffee on the go all day long without having to fart around. It's part of my routine - I prepare everything before I go to bed and then turn the machine on first thing when I wake up, while the computer is connecting to the Internet, so by the time I contact Sharlene (as she's on her way to bed) I have a fresh cup of coffee in my hands. :)

I don't like instant and I'm not that fond of tea. Coffee is my drug of choice. ;)


christ you can tell you were in the army tony :lol: :lol:

i only drink proper coffee as well but i love my cafetiere but i only drink one or two cups a day but they are one pint mugs ;) :D :D
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Phoenix » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Why is technology so confusing?! Or more accurately, why is my body so damn contrary that finding suitable technology is so hard?! All I want is to be able to text/type/go online without killing my hands/shoulder/head/brain *sniffle*

Tis why I haven't been around much lately (I still lurk and read posts though :) ), as even mobile phone is getting tricky to use. I'm trying to look into the possibility of some sort of tablet with standalone keyboard and mouse... Without spending a fortune.I think there needs to be someone out there making gadgets just for people with contrary bodies like mine!
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:53 pm

What is the problem, Phoenix? Arthritis, or somesuch?
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Phoenix » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:What is the problem, Phoenix? Arthritis, or somesuch?


I'm not really sure what's going on with my hands and arms, but have a physio assessment next week that I hope will point me in the right direction. Seems to be a mixture of joint pain in the fingers and maybe tendon pain in my thumb and arm. Combined with being bed-based and having some info and visual processing problems that get worse the bigger the screen I use. My current thoughts are that a tablet being set on my over bed table (which tilts) wouldn't be as close to me, if I increased the text size, and then I could have a proper keyboard on my lap. In theory there are apps and things that enable you to send text messages from your phone via your tablet, which could help the texting issue. But I'd still need to upgrade my phone and it would have to be compatible with the tablet and I have no idea if any of it works in practice! And I might need to win the lottery :P
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Del » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:09 pm

Hi Phoenix. Lovely to see you again.

Yes. There are programs and apps to make this easier for you. I know the people to contact here, bit I also know that there are a lot of major companies in the UK too. In fact I was scheduling lectures from some of the guest speakers who travelled to Australia to present the programs to teachers and rehab specialists here.

I will look into it for you and PM you about it
when its not 3am and I am not on my phone.

Apple took the initiative and understood the huge market for apps and programs and unfortunately most are written for the iPad.

Loads of programs hun. Loads. A lot where you don't even have to use a keypad... just speak. Or massive shortcuts.

As I said. Will see what I can find out for you.
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:40 pm

Del's the Queen in this situation.
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:37 pm

I think my sister may have slipped off the deep end.
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:09 pm

Should find out what's going on with the above today. B.i.l. is really sick, has acute bronchitis. The doctor said he wanted a chest x-ray, because there's a mass on his lung. He knew there was a mass because he couldn't hear b.i.l.'s heartbeat, the mass is blocking it. They just moved to another state, b.i.l. is semi-retired, sister has just started working out there, no insurance coverage at the time of the visit, so b.i.l. didn't want to pay out of pocket for the x-ray and wouldn't do it. :roll: They are very comfortable, there was no reason for this.

Ok, so all valid enough for my sister to be upset and worried. However, she's been in tears for days and has become convinced that he has something life threatening. I've asked lots of questions, gotten some conflicting answers and as far as I can tell, he just has the symptoms of acute bronchitis, which is really awful and can make you really miserable. Also, she's just not always sounding rational. A few of you may have noticed that I occasionally get a bit high strung over certain things. :oops: :roll: So, I know it when I see it. And she's saying misleading things, such as he was "disoriented". Now to me, that means you're dangerously confused, don't know where you are kind of thing. Upon further questioning it was really just that he was fuzzy headed because he was really sick.

She has, in her mind, elevated this to a have to get to the ER now, life threatening situation. The last couple of days she's tried to get him to go back in and he's refused. She did not tell me that he actually has a follow up appointment for Tuesday, just found that out from his sister last night. His sister by the way is flying out there today, without his knowledge. Whether she knows it's without his knowledge, I don't know, but he's going to be furious. I can't tell how he is, because my sister would not allow me to talk to him. She also mentioned talking to an attorney to get him declared mentally incompetent so that she can make his medical decisions!!!! I told her that was waaay out of line. As of yesterday, he was up and around, eating and working. At least with his sister going out, someone else will be able to judge what condition he's in.
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:36 pm

Catch-up wrote:I think my sister may have slipped off the deep end.

I meant to ask you what that meant as it's not a term I'm familiar with.

I can understand that she's frightened and that she's probably has convinced herself of the very worst possiblity, let's just hope that she's totally wrong. It seems to me that your B-i-L isn't making things any better with his refusal to take tests etc. It's going to be fuel for your sister's paranoia that there's something seriously wrong that maybe he's hiding from her.

I think they both really need to know what is actually going on - it's the not knowing that's causing all the upset. :?

Fingers crossed that it really isn't too serious.
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Re: Frustration Thread 3

Postby Catch-up » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:06 pm

Ugh. And it's just not improving.
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