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    Oh, Barry, the Four Candles sketch is one of my...

    Oh, Barry, the Four Candles sketch is one of my all-time favourites. I don't think anyone could touch the Two Ronnies for word play. I saw them at the theatre in the 70's and they did a wonderful...
  2. Thread: collection

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    Sheila, what a good amount. I think you and your...

    Sheila, what a good amount. I think you and your family will find comfort knowing how generous people were in Mick's memory.
    Wishing all of you strength through this difficult time.
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    Like you Barry and CC, I remember watching 1970s...

    Like you Barry and CC, I remember watching 1970s American comedies - Happy Days was my favourite and I also enjoyed watching the spin-off show 'Joanie Loves Chachi' and 'Mork and Mindy'. I don't...
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    We didn’t have tills as the money was placed in a...

    We didn’t have tills as the money was placed in a tube where it was air fed to the cash office and whilst waiting for the change you had time to talk to the customer. Tills were introduced at the...
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    Also, I remember half penny sweets and my mum...

    Also, I remember half penny sweets and my mum getting green shield stamps from the co-op.

    The Co-Op gave dividend stamps, Kayleigh. It was Tesco who gave Green Shield Stamps. I remember my mother...
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    Ha ha ha! Doug, when you have the best you don't...

    Ha ha ha! Doug, when you have the best you don't need anything else...
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    Hi Kayleigh, If I had to choose one I would...

    Hi Kayleigh,

    If I had to choose one I would really struggle... Maybe Ursula Andress / Honey Ryder. The trouble is that, even at their best, none of the Bond Girls could hold a candle to me!...
  8. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Kayleigh, Thank you for asking. We haven't...

    Hi Kayleigh,

    Thank you for asking. We haven't actually set it up again yet. It has been a challenging week, not helped by still not having any carers coming in. I'm hoping to get my son to help...
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    I'm enjoying all this banter about James Bond -...

    I'm enjoying all this banter about James Bond - it is cheering me up no end!
  10. Thread: Pain/Agony

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    Oh, Chrissie, your situation makes me feel so sad...

    Oh, Chrissie, your situation makes me feel so sad for you. I really don't know if talking to your Gran would help. That gives her the chance to vent at you, which is likely to make you feel even more...
  11. Thread: Pain/Agony

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    Hi Chrissie, It makes sense but I think you need...

    Hi Chrissie,
    It makes sense but I think you need to remember that you are the one who has done so much for your Gran. It's understandable that she likes to see you BUT would she want you to have...
  12. Thread: Pain/Agony

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    Hi Chrissie, You are doing a fantastic job of...

    Hi Chrissie,

    You are doing a fantastic job of overseeing your Gran's care, but you MUST take care of yourself. You cannot continue at the level you are doing without it having a serious impact on...
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    Hi Helen, I understand your worries about...

    Hi Helen,

    I understand your worries about Mum's living arrangements. However, she may not need residential/nursing care at this stage. In many local authority areas there are schemes called...
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    Hi Chrissie, Sorry to hear that your Gran is...

    Hi Chrissie,

    Sorry to hear that your Gran is unwell. I wish her a speedy recovery. Giving her a pen and paper was a good idea - I hope she will use it as communicating with the staff will make her...
  15. Thread: Ventilation

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    Thanks, Terry. The pump is on the floor - I...

    Thanks, Terry. The pump is on the floor - I couldn't stand the racket when it hung on the end of the bed! :)
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    Thanks, Ellie. I saw the respiratory nurse today...

    Thanks, Ellie. I saw the respiratory nurse today and she was pretty sure she knew what was causing the problem. She thinks that it needs a longer tube to the mask, so that it can lie flat. She has...
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    Hi Vicky, Was it explained to you both that...

    Hi Vicky,

    Was it explained to you both that the diagnosis can be 'possible', 'probable' or 'definite'? I was given a 'possible' diagnosis in November 2018. In May 2019, my MND had progressed...
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    Hi Vicky, I meant to include MOSI - the Museum...

    Hi Vicky,

    I meant to include MOSI - the Museum of Science and Industry, and Bolton Steam Museum.
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    Hi Vicky86, Do you know the sorts of places he...

    Hi Vicky86,

    Do you know the sorts of places he likes to go? In the meantime, how about:
    The Imperial War Museum
    Avro Heritage museum (aircraft)
    Dunham Massey
    The Manchester area MNDA group
  20. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Kayleigh, As I had a care package before I...

    Hi Kayleigh,

    As I had a care package before I went into hospital, it should be fairly straightforward to have it reinstated. The CHC assessment will go at its own pace.

    I've decided not to use...
  21. Thread: Ventilation

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    Thanks, Kayleigh, The meeting with the social...

    Thanks, Kayleigh,

    The meeting with the social worker went well. She is going to do an assessment for CHC funding because of my increased care needs.
  22. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Ellie, Thanks for the suggestions. The...

    Hi Ellie,

    Thanks for the suggestions. The straps are not at all loose. Nothing is flabby (except me!). The hose is well supported and yes, I am using a humidifier.

    The respiratory nurses are...
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    Hi Scotty and welcome to the forum. You had a...

    Hi Scotty and welcome to the forum. You had a frustrating route to diagnosis, didn't you? It's good to know that you have plenty of support.

    There is a wealth of knowledge and experience on the...
  24. Thread: Hi all

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    Hi Richard and welcome to the forum that everyone...

    Hi Richard and welcome to the forum that everyone would rather not need. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It's a h*ll of a thing to come to terms with. Both you and your wife are very welcome to...
  25. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Kayleigh, Well, I'm certainly hoping that...

    Hi Kayleigh,

    Well, I'm certainly hoping that the provision of care can be sorted soon! And on the subject of using the Nippy, it has been making some peculiar, and loud, noises which stopped me...
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