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TO BRING YOU UP-TO-DATE

I STARTED THIS PAGE IN SEPTEMBER - HOPE THAT I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO POST IT !
MODIFICATIONS TOOK PLACE ...........

YUP ...... I'M STILL HERE ..... !


THE BAD NEWS :-

THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR WAS MARRED BY A GENERAL FEELING OF 'BAD HEALTH'. BUT THEN, WITH ME ENTERING MY NINTH DECADE IN SEVEN MONTH'S TIME, IT IS TO EXPECTED !

HAD THE AMBULANCE IN AGAIN IN OCTOBER. MY EYES WENT FUNNY & I HAD A BAND ROUND MY CHEST. CALLED IN MY NEIGHBOUR & SHE CALLED THE AMBULANCE. HAD ECG & AOK. JUST A PANIC !


THAT'S ANOTHER OF THE EXTENDED FAMILY PASSED AWAY THIS YEAR AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. NOT MANY OF US LEFT NOW.

THE GOOD NEWS


MY DIABETES SEEMED TO BE UNDER CONTROL WITH ME HAVING A GOOD DIET. I DID STOP ALL DIABETIC MEDICATION & THE TESTS WERE AOK, BUT AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, MY READINGS WENT UP & I NOW TAKE THE 'MINIMUM' MEDICATION.

I NOW HAVE AN ADVOCATE WHO HELPS ME TO DEAL WITH OFFICIAL BUSINESS & HAD A BEFRIENDER WHO CAME IN & HAD A CHAT WITH ME EACH WEEK. I ALSO HAVE VISITS FROM MY COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE, WHO KEEPS AN EYE ON ME. I HAD THE "DIMINISHED COGNITIVE TEST" & DID OK. WONDERS WILL NEVER CEASE !

MY MOST RECENT CPN VISITED ME WHILST SHE WAS "HIGH ON POT" !!
CAUSED ME QUITE A BIT OF ANGUISH UNTIL "THE PENNY DROPPED".


IN PREPARATION FOR MY "DIMINISHED COGNITIVE  ABILITIES"  I HAVE APPOINTED A POWER OF ATTORNEY. THOSE WHO NEED TO KNOW; KNOW WHO IT IS.



I ALSO HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOUR, BERYL, ACROSS THE CORRIDOR, WHO  I HAVE BEEN HELPING TO LEARN THE COMPUTER. THIS HAS TO BE MY "SWAN SONG" IN HELPING PEOPLE, AS MY GETUP & GO ... HAS JUST GOT UP & WENT ! WE ALSO HAVE A GOOD CHAT ABOUT OUR LIVES ...... ALL VERY INTERESTING. THIS HAS MADE IT UNNECESSARY FOR  MY BEFRIENDER TO VISIT.


I'M STILL A BIT OF A RECLUSE. I ENJOY MY OWN COMPANY & NOW THAT I'M BACK TO NORMAL, I HAVE MY WEE HAUF THREE TIMES A WEEK. I GET MY SHOPPING DELIVERED, SO RARELY GO OUT. MY BUGGY  GOT SO LONELY I SOLD IT FOR 300! BUT ... EVEN THAT CAUSED ME STRESS AS IT WAS INFERRED THAT I HAD OBTAINED PECUNIARY ADVANTAGE BY DECEPTION.
NO-ONE TRUSTS ANYONE ... WHY !?  ANYWAY .... I SPENT THE MONEY ON A LENOVO LAPTOP WITH WINDOWS 8. (USELESS!!) - BUT GOOD VALUE FOR 400. I ONLY HAVE FIVE COMPUTERS NOW !

NOT BEEN PLAYING MY 3,300 WORTH OF KEYBOARD AS MUCH AS I SHOULD - (SEE PHOTO ABOVE) - DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF MOTIVATION, BUT I REALLY ENJOY IT WHEN I HAVE GOOD GO !

THEY ARE BUILDING 50+ HOUSES IN THE FIELD NEXT TO US. THE PILE DRIVING HAS BEEN A BIT OF A NUISANCE & WE ARE A BIT WARY THAT WE MIGHT GET A 'FERREL' FAMILY MOVE IN. WHEN YOU'RE OLD ..... YOU WORRY.  THEY HAVE GIVEN US 3000 FOR THE DISTURBANCE, BUT THE NEIGHBOURS CAN'T DECIDE WHAT IT SHOULD BE SPENT ON. I SUGGESTED USING IT TO REDUCE OUR HEATING CHARGES FOR A YEAR. THAT WOULD SAVE US 11.40/MONTH EACH.

"THAT'S ALL FOLKS !" .............. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR




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