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long road 08-10-2023 09:00 AM

Morning NP!

You up to anything fun today?

It is was it is waiting for the doctors to come round to find out if I get to go home today but as I am feeling breathless again not super hopeful.

My lungs need to get with the programme. I thought they had decided they would mostly behave as its 2 weeks since I needed hospital. But they have decided to rebel

nonperson 08-10-2023 09:28 AM

Nothing fun. Need to try and get some cleaning done...

And on that theme I need to note that my new Dyson is amazing!

I hope you get out of there soon =/

Elmer 08-10-2023 09:42 AM

Morning :)

I hope your lungs start behaving a bit better and you can get home soon Jen, it all sounds super scary and frustrating

New Dyson is exciting NP, I hope it helps a bit with having to clean

I also need to clean but eh, might just not.

one_step_closer 08-10-2023 10:03 AM

Morning everyone.

Did you see that a chip shop somewhere employs someone dressed as a seagull to chase the real seagulls away?

Oh no that's really not good, Jen. *hugs if ok*

I hope you get some cleaning done, NP, and do some nice things too. I like to listen to music when I hoover but my new headphones stop the music and put the speaker on if I start singing which is annoying.

I hope you can do something that feels good, Lio.

I have changed my bedding and washed my hair.

long road 08-10-2023 10:06 AM

Maybe you can pretend you Dyson is a race car or something to make it more fun. New hoover is definitely cause for excitement.

We need to clean but neither of us are at home so currently get a free pass on cleaning!

Current news is I have to stay in for at least 24 hours. It's the opposite of fun but it's not so scary at the moment having had so many lately, like I know the drill you know? Now if it was worse than normal that could get scarier.

Can you clean only essentials Lio? Like only wash up if you have no clean mugs etc.

Ninja Lindsay hugs are gratefully accepted.

Lol at the the seagull mascot I wouldn't fancy that job, you might get mobbed!

Well done in your chore conquests Lindsay

one_step_closer 08-10-2023 10:14 AM

I'm glad things are not so scary at least, Jen, and I hope it stays that way.

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 10:15 AM

*tells off LR's lungs* I hope the staff are looking after you.

Morning everyone else.

I'm not feeling as zonked today as yesterday. It's about 45 mins since I took my morning diazepam.

Zurg 08-10-2023 10:21 AM

Omg Lindsay, so that means i can be a pretend seagull AND be paid for it???!!?!?! Oh boy, oh boy, count me in :D
I love seagulls. They are so feisty and yet so cunningly amusing.
Sorry to hear your lungs are angry again, Jen. Maybe you should use a scare tactic on them and threathen them with beginning to smoke cigars or something like that if they don't get their **** together soon….????
I approve of all of your chores but i also approve of the possibility of not doing them and relaxing instead!! :)
Having a coffee break atm. For once i am not in a panic with stuff i need to get done. This may change at any given time so i am trying very much to enjoy this moment of feeling organised and on top of things.

long road 08-10-2023 10:24 AM

Staff are alright and currently partner is still here. Am on MTU at the moment so now they want to admit me will probably be moving to either a bay on AMU or to ward depending on where there are beds etc.

My lungs don't have a good report card currently.

I never smoked think now would be a bad time to start Zurg XD don't think the threats would work alas...

Coffee ftw. I haven't had any coffe this morning as NHS coffee is like the worst kind of instant. The tea is good though so sticking to that.

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 11:12 AM

I'm glad you're feeling on top of things Zurg.

LR on our ward we have little sachets of douwe egberts decaff.

Elmer 08-10-2023 11:39 AM

Ooh people are being pretty productive today :)

Seagulls are terrifying and also excellent

I hope they move you somewhere relatively nice (for hospital) Jen

Not zonked is always good!

I have got dressed and rearranged my desks to hopefully make a better study space :)

long road 08-10-2023 11:56 AM

I am both Jealous and not jealous Tamo. Better class of coffee but no caffeine. Hmmmm....

Watching seagulls is fun, fighting a seagull for food items not so fun. My partner got bit by one once when it nicked his cinnamon roll. Now I think about it we have had a lot of seagull related altercations.

Still on Medical Triage Unit at moment as no beds free. Looks like I probably end up staying on AMU which is frantic and not the best ward rather than moving up to respiratory where they know me and its more chill. Unless I end up stuck in for more than a day anyway.

Feng Shui your desk Lio! Environment is important for studying. But try not to procrastinate too much on the tidying part of sitting down to study!

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 12:52 PM

Hey guys!

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 01:02 PM

I'm lucky lr, my morning visitor brings me proper coffee so I get my caffeine fix.

Hi Cacoethes!

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 01:04 PM

Proper coffee is good! We went to costa for breakfast this morning!

How are you?

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 01:06 PM

Not great. But I see from your r/v that you had a great time yesterday :)

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 01:12 PM

Sorry to hear that tamo
I hope better times are ahead for you soon

I did! Much needed!

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 01:17 PM

What are you up to this afternoon?

long road 08-10-2023 01:19 PM

Yay for birthday fun Beckie!

Sorry you arent feeling so great Tamo being stuck in hospital sucks. I have only been here like 10 hours at this point Nd I am already going a bit stir crazy. Mind you have been i and out a lot this is the fifth admission on a month.

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 01:23 PM

That's not good LR. I hope they can come up with something to keep you out of hospital.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 01:26 PM

I have work at 5
Barely slept so i am regretting picking up this shift!
It's only until 10pm though. Might get to go earlier if it's dead

Hospitals do indeed suck

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 01:27 PM

Can you get a few hours sleep now?

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 01:56 PM

Nah. I'd wake up groggy and blah!
It's fine. I'll get through it!

long road 08-10-2023 01:56 PM

Well I stayed out for 2 whole weeks. We reckon Covid have just exacerbated things this time.

Beckie I feel coffee is the solution to your problem

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 02:04 PM

2 weeks is pretty good!

Yes, you are probably right!

one_step_closer 08-10-2023 02:27 PM

Hope work goes ok, Beckie and you can have a good rest tonight.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 02:33 PM

I'm likely to be worried about tomorrow, but hoping I'll be SO tired I'll just zonk out

How's your day going?

one_step_closer 08-10-2023 02:36 PM

Hopefully you'll get a bit of a break from your worries through sleep. Remember to post if you want to talk through your worries.

My day is going ok but I'm struggling.

Is anyone going to be watching Big Brother? My brother is looking forward to it and I used to watch it with him but don't think I'm interested any more.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 02:40 PM

Thank you
I'll take the olanzapine which should knock me out

Sorry to hear that lindsay
Sending hugs if wanted!

Nah. It was a novelty after one or two series, all those years ago.
And now it's just the exact same thing. Every time.
Feel the same about I'm a celeb

one_step_closer 08-10-2023 02:42 PM

Thank you for the hugs.

Was it on Big Brother that they had a challenge to see who could stay awake the longest?

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 02:46 PM


If you put me in there when in a manic episode, I'd smash that!
But I would also cry over burnt fruit bread (R.I.P)

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 02:59 PM

Confession: I've never watched Big Brother. Or I'm a Celebrity.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 03:01 PM

You're not missing much

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 03:53 PM

Hot chocolate time.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 03:59 PM


I just had a coffee. Idk if it has helped!

long road 08-10-2023 04:09 PM

I would say have more coffee but that is not a sensible idea! Maybe try eating if you feel able.

I have been moved to a bay where both the HCA and the nurse have the same name which is amusing.

Cacoethes 08-10-2023 04:12 PM

Time to go now anyway!

Well, at least you only have to remember one name!

tamobhuuta 08-10-2023 05:55 PM

The chocolate was ok. Would have it again.

long road 08-10-2023 06:04 PM

Yay good hot chocolate!

I wasn't very hungry at supper but had some of my sandwich and some ice-cream. Have cake and a banana for if I get hungry later

long road 09-10-2023 07:02 AM

Good Morning my Wonderful Internet Friends!

You all very special and I wanted you to know that.

Cacoethes 09-10-2023 07:42 AM


Aww Jen <3
So are you!

It actually came up on my memories that ages ago, my mum got me a peppa pig bday card, and it said 'you're so very special'. But she put quotation marks around special and then wrote 'in a good way'
Cheers mum XD

Elmer 09-10-2023 08:35 AM

Morning :)

That's very lovely Jen, same to you

Happy birthday Beckie! Hope it all goes well today and you get a chance to celebrate a bit more

Cacoethes 09-10-2023 08:38 AM

Morning Lio!
How are you?

Thank you! :-D

Elmer 09-10-2023 08:55 AM

I'm alright. Got a few bits to do today and I've promised myself I'm going to finish reading the first chapters of both my textbooks.

Any plans for after your appointment?

I hope everyone has good days :)

tamobhuuta 09-10-2023 09:25 AM

Happy birthday Cacoethes :)

nonperson 09-10-2023 10:07 AM

Oooh, happy birthday Beckie!

one_step_closer 09-10-2023 10:50 AM

Morning everyone.

Same to you, Jen!

Happy Birthday, Beckie!

Hope you manage to do things, Lio.

How are you Tamo and NP?

tamobhuuta 09-10-2023 11:46 AM

I'm ok. Had a nice visit from my dad.

I've been moved to the women's corridor which is good except I'm nearer the Hub so it's much noisier.

Zurg 09-10-2023 12:21 PM

Happy birthday Beckie :D
Hi all. How are you all today?
I was briefly down town for a blood sample. Now i'm tired. I must be getting old….

Cacoethes 09-10-2023 12:53 PM

Thanks guys!

No real plans. Been for coffee with L before she had to go to work.
Gonna pop up to work later to drop off a work friend's bday present and maybe meet E for a drink.

Good luck with your things Lio!

How are you np and lindsay?

Noisy rooms are annoying tamo!
Glad you had a nice visit

Any plans for the rest of the day zurg?

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