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5 minutes ago, Josy1953 said:

I have  been shopping this morning so I dropped some groceries and treats off for them that I picked from M&S.  I was doing a drop and knock but she opened the door as I was getting in my car.  She said that her husband is in bed and struggling to get up even to go to the bathroom because he feels so ill, she is giving him paracetamol to bring down his temperature, the children are both fine.  Yesterday she said that she was going to book a test today because she felt so poorly, the symptoms that her husband has are similar to her chemo reactions but she had a really bad headache which was one thing that her husband had complained of but today she says she feels fine so not bothering to book a test.

My sister's and I feel awful because none of us can go to help her or get the children to give them a break because they are all having to isolate.

I honestly think your niece should be persuaded to have a covid test done. Much better to safe than sorry given her health at the moment and her weakened immune system. I do understand just how awful you and your sisters are feeling at the moment and how frustrating it is not to be able to help as you feel you should, but all you can do is as much as is safely possible at the moment, which is what you are doing. Please take care and try not to worry too much, you're doing all you can for her.

Avril

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1 hour ago, Adawn47 said:

I honestly think your niece should be persuaded to have a covid test done. Much better to safe than sorry given her health at the moment and her weakened immune system. I do understand just how awful you and your sisters are feeling at the moment and how frustrating it is not to be able to help as you feel you should, but all you can do is as much as is safely possible at the moment, which is what you are doing. Please take care and try not to worry too much, you're doing all you can for her.

Avril

She has called the cancer centre because her mum was of the same opinion as you and the advice from there is to not go for a test because she has already been exposed to it through her husband and if she does start to get unwell she is to call them and someone will be sent to her home to do a test.

 

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1 hour ago, Josy1953 said:

I have  been shopping this morning so I dropped some groceries and treats off for them that I picked from M&S.  I was doing a drop and knock but she opened the door as I was getting in my car.  She said that her husband is in bed and struggling to get up even to go to the bathroom because he feels so ill, she is giving him paracetamol to bring down his temperature, the children are both fine.  Yesterday she said that she was going to book a test today because she felt so poorly, the symptoms that her husband has are similar to her chemo reactions but she had a really bad headache which was one thing that her husband had complained of but today she says she feels fine so not bothering to book a test.

My sister's and I feel awful because none of us can go to help her or get the children to give them a break because they are all having to isolate

Sending our very best wishes.

Graham.

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2 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

I had to do the test myself in our car at the testing centre  and bar a little gaggle and nose pain it was not too bad.

If she has had any symptoms it is worth getting a test to know if she has covid.

Graham.

The cancer centre have advised her not to go.

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17 minutes ago, Josy1953 said:

The cancer centre have advised her not to go.

In that case, the uneducated advice I was going to offer would be an error. Of course she must follow expert advice and not go. 

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So pleased your daughter’s result was negative Avril, I agree it seems worse this lockdown, perhaps because we haven’t got the nice weather this time.

 

Best wishes to you all Josy, it’s so hard. Keep fighting Graham.

 

I’m having a strange lockdown birthday today. John and I have had a nice walk and I’ve had a long phone call with my sister. Best of all though our son bought our grandson to our gate for some waves and giggles. Bless him I’m sure he thought it odd he wasn’t coming in! My mum also had her lump removed from her face first thing at a local clinic, in and out in half hour so that’s a relief.

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4 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

My daughter's covid results came back negative, so that's a huge relief. This second lockdown isn't doing her mental health much good though. We managed to get her through the first one, but this time feels like it will be more difficult.  When will this damn thing end??

Avril

Hang in there sis,only a short while to go and a vaccine on the horizon.We're making a break for it Friday,booked 3 appartments in Tuscany,Switzerland and France,also the Chunnel.Just hope the Ities accept our printed off forms.As with most things here they are a bit ambiguous and open to interpretation.Won't be happy until we've crossed the Swiss border.I feel like Steve Mcqueen in the great escape,I'll have to get a motorbike,cheers,bro.

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11 minutes ago, P&O SUE said:

So pleased your daughter’s result was negative Avril, I agree it seems worse this lockdown, perhaps because we haven’t got the nice weather this time.

 

Best wishes to you all Josy, it’s so hard. Keep fighting Graham.

 

I’m having a strange lockdown birthday today. John and I have had a nice walk and I’ve had a long phone call with my sister. Best of all though our son bought our grandson to our gate for some waves and giggles. Bless him I’m sure he thought it odd he wasn’t coming in! My mum also had her lump removed from her face first thing at a local clinic, in and out in half hour so that’s a relief.

 

 

animated-happy-birthday-image-0089.gif.21461691dea99ca251794cf344b35d5f.gif  Sue   :classic_biggrin:🎂🎂:classic_biggrin:

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40 minutes ago, P&O SUE said:

So pleased your daughter’s result was negative Avril, I agree it seems worse this lockdown, perhaps because we haven’t got the nice weather this time.

 

Best wishes to you all Josy, it’s so hard. Keep fighting Graham.

 

I’m having a strange lockdown birthday today. John and I have had a nice walk and I’ve had a long phone call with my sister. Best of all though our son bought our grandson to our gate for some waves and giggles. Bless him I’m sure he thought it odd he wasn’t coming in! My mum also had her lump removed from her face first thing at a local clinic, in and out in half hour so that’s a relief.

Happy birthday Sue,

I saw a lady in M&S this morning who had a few short on that said "It is my lockdown birthday today".  Some enterprising  person must be making a killing.   🎂🎁🎈

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1 hour ago, pete14 said:

In that case, the uneducated advice I was going to offer would be an error. Of course she must follow expert advice and not go. 

 

1 hour ago, Adawn47 said:

She can send for one. That's what my daughter did.

Avril

I think that we have all become armchair experts on Covid over the last 10 months (I know that I have) and so we all tend to offer advice.  I now think that she did the right thing in checking with the experts in the cancer centre because they must have had other patients in the same / similar situations.  Anyone who is currently undergoing treatment for anything should take expert advice on these situations rather than do whatever they would do in a normal world.  

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Gosh there seems to be lots going on here on this forum today. Graham, glad you are feeling better and Avril, glad your daughter tested negative. Happy Birthday to everyone today, it’s my sons birthday as well, he is 32 today, I don’t feel old enough to have a son that old. 
 

Michelle 

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5 minutes ago, Josy1953 said:

 

I think that we have all become armchair experts on Covid over the last 10 months (I know that I have) and so we all tend to offer advice.  I now think that she did the right thing in checking with the experts in the cancer centre because they must have had other patients in the same / similar situations.  Anyone who is currently undergoing treatment for anything should take expert advice on these situations rather than do whatever they would do in a normal world.  

 I agree with you. In these trying times when people are experiencing difficulties, it's only human nature to try and offer a helping hand or some advice.

Avril

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4 minutes ago, Josy1953 said:

 

I think that we have all become armchair experts on Covid over the last 10 months (I know that I have) and so we all tend to offer advice.  I now think that she did the right thing in checking with the experts in the cancer centre because they must have had other patients in the same / similar situations.  Anyone who is currently undergoing treatment for anything should take expert advice on these situations rather than do whatever they would do in a normal world.  

That is so very true.  We all try to help as best we can, some with a lot of knowledge of particular subjects, but every situation is different, and when it comes to medicine in particular it’s only personal advice from one’s own GP or Consultant that really counts.

 

I’m in an online forum catering for a particular rare medical condition, and you wouldn’t believe the number of people who’d sooner follow forum advice than Specialist advice.

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3 minutes ago, Harry Peterson said:

That is so very true.  We all try to help as best we can, some with a lot of knowledge of particular subjects, but every situation is different, and when it comes to medicine in particular it’s only personal advice from one’s own GP or Consultant that really counts.

 

I’m in an online forum catering for a particular rare medical condition, and you wouldn’t believe the number of people who’d sooner follow forum advice than Specialist advice.

 

4 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

 I agree with you. In these trying times when people are experiencing difficulties, it's only human nature to try and offer a helping hand or some advice.

Avril

Fortunately my niece is a nurse herself and is sensible.  At the beginning of the first lockdown she was working 12 hour night shifts on the Covid ward so she is well aware of what she should or shouldn't do.  It is just extremely unfortunate for her that she is going through this during a pandemic but she has a positive attitude most of the time.

 

I agree Avril that it is human nature to offer help whenever we can and it is right that we should.

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56 minutes ago, brian1 said:

Hang in there sis,only a short while to go and a vaccine on the horizon.We're making a break for it Friday,booked 3 appartments in Tuscany,Switzerland and France,also the Chunnel.Just hope the Ities accept our printed off forms.As with most things here they are a bit ambiguous and open to interpretation.Won't be happy until we've crossed the Swiss border.I feel like Steve Mcqueen in the great escape,I'll have to get a motorbike,cheers,bro.

Have you thought of writing a book about your 2020 covid  exploits and your eventual harrowing escape through Europe,  closely chased by hordes of Italian officials waving reams of paperwork? The stuff of nightmares.

Seriously bro, I hope you finally make it home this time, but take care both of you and stay safe.

Sis

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18 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

Have you thought of writing a book about your 2020 covid  exploits and your eventual harrowing escape through Europe,  closely chased by hordes of Italian officials waving reams of paperwork? The stuff of nightmares.

Seriously bro, I hope you finally make it home this time, but take care both of you and stay safe.

Sis

Thanks for making me laugh

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44 minutes ago, Peanut006 said:

Gosh there seems to be lots going on here on this forum today. Graham, glad you are feeling better and Avril, glad your daughter tested negative. Happy Birthday to everyone today, it’s my sons birthday as well, he is 32 today, I don’t feel old enough to have a son that old. 
 

Michelle 


A good day to have a birthday! 😉

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2 hours ago, P&O SUE said:

So pleased your daughter’s result was negative Avril, I agree it seems worse this lockdown, perhaps because we haven’t got the nice weather this time.

 

 

 

I’m having a strange lockdown birthday today. John and I have had a nice walk and I’ve had a long phone call with my sister. Best of all though our son bought our grandson to our gate for some waves and giggles. Bless him I’m sure he thought it odd he wasn’t coming in! My mum also had her lump removed from her face first thing at a local clinic, in and out in half hour so that’s a relief.

I hope had a lovely birthday Sue. They are different  this year but we can still celebrate them in our own special way.😊

Avril

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Happy Birthday Sue

 

I suppose lockdown birthdays for 2020 are in the majority by now?  My littlest granddaughter was one of the first in mid-March.  Arrangements all made, excitement building but No, she had to become 6 without her friends

 

Ho hum; it’ll all work out in the end but possibly not as quickly as many think and certainly not as soon as we all hope (tomorrow!)

 

Best wishes for your family Josy.  Good to hear your good news Avril

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57 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

I hope had a lovely birthday Sue. They are different  this year but we can still celebrate them in our own special way.😊

Avril

It was my birthday on Saturday. Our celebration was an Indian takeaway from the posh restaurant, rather than from the normal one. We managed to celebrate our 45th Anniversary in a nice hotel for the weekend. We had Cote de Beouf. Perhaps we should have had a takeaway Ruby.🤣

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39 minutes ago, zap99 said:

It was my birthday on Saturday. Our celebration was an Indian takeaway from the posh restaurant, rather than from the normal one. We managed to celebrate our 45th Anniversary in a nice hotel for the weekend. We had Cote de Beouf. Perhaps we should have had a takeaway Ruby.🤣

 

Hope you had a good Birthday and congrats on 45th Anniversary spent in a nice hotel.:classic_biggrin:

Why do English hotels try and palm you off with foreign food like  Cote de Beouf ?:classic_unsure:

I would have asked for a nice juicy Rib steak instead :classic_wink::classic_smile::classic_smile:

 

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