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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby TinatheConfused » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:44 pm

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:29 pm

Oh jeez Tina. :( I am so sorry you went through all that. I hope you stay pain free now!
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:23 pm

I was catching up with another mom from riding last night. She was telling me that her grandmother had passed away just before the holidays, her father had just had a stroke and was trying to recover from it and they'd just had their first "separated" Christmas. I asked, "Separated?" And she explained that she and her husband had separated. I was very surprised! She said he had anger issues and just wanted to be a bachelor. He has very little contact with his girls now, and keeps ending up in the ER with panic attacks. Have to say it serves him right to have the panic attacks! What an idiot! He wants to live a bachelor's life?! What does he think is going to happen, playboy bunnies showing up at his door? What a joke. He just thew away his family and he'll probably die alone. His wife is wonderful, beautiful and funny and his girls are so sweet. What. An. Idiot. But, she says separated is better and there's no arguing with that is there?
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Dotsie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Stupid and irresponsible. You can't build a beautiful family and then just walk away :evil:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Broccolee » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:45 am

Yup,happens all the time,Dotsie.Take it from me. Sometimes you also get what is known as the big parcel,when they muck up your family first and THEN walks away.

Catch-up,Sounds like you've been having a Bad time.Hugs and keep on.That story of your friend sounds awsome.Poor thing.Maybe she needs a morning off and a big cup of coffee.

Tina,you are so brave,poor poor dear,going through all that pain.It seems doctors have a thing about kidneys though.Maybe the lessons about kidneys are mostly on monday mornings.
When I was pregnant with my eldest,I was still rather petite,so there wasn't much room for baby to grow into,so he squashed one of my kidneys,damming it up,so to say.I was in bad pain,and,being only 21,and it being my first pregnancy,awfully scared.I went to my doctor first,who sent me to ER,who let me wait 4 hours..I hadn't had anything that day and was feeling rather woozy.Then finally they put me on a gurney (probably to stop me from keeling over and being a mess in the waiting room)and let me wait another three hours,after which I was near passing out from pain,when they finally gave me Tramal i.v.

I think they wanted to knock me out,I was crying all the time, I thought I was going to lose Baby.They put me in a room and left me there for two days on drugs.I can still remember the colors!
Then I woke up between changing needles and told them I didn't want any more drugs,it must be bad for baby,and demanded to see a doctor to tell me what was the matter with me and how the baby was doing.It took another day for a god in white to see me,in which time I was peeing blood and no,didn't get any pain killers any more.Well,that was what I'd said to them,right?Then they transferred me to another gurney (not very carefully) without more than basically telling me what they were going to do,and took me to an Op-ward,let me wait for another two hours before unceremoniously jamming a tube up my kidney via,erm,the bottom entrance without any,let me repeat this,any pain killers or any drugs at all.Then they told me to get up from the gurney by myself and go to the toilet.
They did a scan then,to see if the tube had arrived where it should,and only when I insisted,did a scan on baby too.
Then I got antibiotics to clear up the inflammation and only half a day later was finally allowed to eat and drink something.
So I do know sort of what pain and Angst you must have been through.

Big hugs,and hope you feel better soon!You kick those idiots asses good and proper,and give them one from me for good measure.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Penfold » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:05 pm

That sounds absolutely terrifying Broc. :o

I always thing that doctors, nurses, and surgeons could save themselves a lot of time grief (and allay the patient's natural fears) if they would just spend a few minutes explaining what they think is going on. Fortunately, this is what they did for me when I was seriously ill and hospitalized a few years back, so I am speaking from experience. :)
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby chillicamper » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:49 pm

That sounds awful Broc :shock:

I'm trying to warm up after fighting with Karen's car. Why do cars always go wrong when it's blooming cold to work on them. It's snowing here again and we have 4-5 inches of the bloomin stuff on the ground. Karen had a power steering light come on on the dash and the PAS stopped working. Grrrr. Seems to be a common problem on older Fabias and it can be caused by a number of things. I've spent a while wiggling/cleaning those connections that I can get to. Why do modern cars have so many sensors, wires and electrickery :roll: :roll:

Think I got it working again, but for how long I don't know. It would be nice to change the car this year, but that means finding enough money and I don't think we will get a huge amount for this one as a trade in. Where's a lottery win when you need one :think:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Broc that's horrible! How could they leave you for so long and not talk to you?! :evil: Yes, we've had an unpleasant surprise or two here recently, but overall, we're ok. I was just so angry when I heard what my friend and her children were going through.

Chilli, really sorry about the car problems! They do always seem to happen in the winter don't they?
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby wicked woman » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:02 pm

chillicamper wrote:That sounds awful Broc :shock:

I'm trying to warm up after fighting with Karen's car. Why do cars always go wrong when it's blooming cold to work on them. It's snowing here again and we have 4-5 inches of the bloomin stuff on the ground. Karen had a power steering light come on on the dash and the PAS stopped working. Grrrr. Seems to be a common problem on older Fabias and it can be caused by a number of things. I've spent a while wiggling/cleaning those connections that I can get to. Why do modern cars have so many sensors, wires and electrickery :roll: :roll:

Think I got it working again, but for how long I don't know. It would be nice to change the car this year, but that means finding enough money and I don't think we will get a huge amount for this one as a trade in. Where's a lottery win when you need one :think:

Modern cars have computor chips! And have to be put on a machine to have a chance of finding what's wrong. Leading to huge bills. Wires are better. At least you have the possibility of finding the problem.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby chillicamper » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:15 pm

wicked woman wrote:Modern cars have computor chips! And have to be put on a machine to have a chance of finding what's wrong. Leading to huge bills. Wires are better. At least you have the possibility of finding the problem.


Modern cars are just trying to be too clever by half :lol: Karens car is 11 years old but still has sensors left, right and centre and you have to plug it in to read all the error codes to tell you whats wrong :roll: In theory its still just a matter of methodical checking of wires and circuits etc. But everything is hidden away so you need specialist tools to get to half of it :roll: Give me my camper to work on any day - at least it's fairly simple and I can understand most of the workshop manual :lol:

Catch-up wrote:Chilli, really sorry about the car problems! They do always seem to happen in the winter don't they?


Yup - it's the law, an old charter or something :lol: - car problems wait until it's so cold you can't grip a spanner or screwdriver after 5 minutes.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Tiffany » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:45 pm

Frustrated, yes, I sure am.
Had tried every shop I could think of to get a copy of The Compleat Ankh-Morpork, no joy. Off to Exeter yesterday, surely Smiths there have a copy. Salesman checked & said yes, they did, but it wasn't out, so he goes to the stock room & brings me it. I'm just about to tender my Christmas voucher for it, when my daughter notices a damn great rip in the cover over the spine. No wonder it wasn't on display, needless to say, I didn't buy it. It has to be Smiths as that is the shop the voucher is for. I will have to order it, then go & fetch it from Plymouth, what a pain.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:50 pm

It's easily available from Amazon or Waterstones website and a lot cheaper than Smiths
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby chris.ph » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm

tiff hasnt got an amzon voucher mad
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:55 pm

Good point Chris. It's also on the Smiths website and she can spend her voucher there

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/Products/The-Compleat-AnkhMorpork+Hardback+9780857520746
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