MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 7:22 pm
had a crap day today
not as bad as some of you have had but still annoying.
Father develops heart pains and is being kept overnight in the hospital. I burn my hand and oh yeah my Pcut’s stepper motor decides to mess up when I have a bus to do with an annoying deadline so looking for parts now. as I said not as bad as your days but still crap.
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 7:30 pm
I have had a very good day Micheal,
You have my sympathies though, hope things work out OK for your Dad, and you have a better day tomorrow
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 7:35 pm
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 7:50 pm
Tomorrow’s another day, St. Patty’s Day in fact.
Hope your dad will be OK.
I have had a sh!tty day myself if it’s any comfort.
Were you ever in a bad mood and grouchy for no reason?
I’ve been like this all day!
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 8:03 pm
My 8 month old son, my wife, myself, my monster-in-law and father-in-law all got bronchitis (SP?) last week, this gave my father-in-law a mild heart attack last week Tuesday and he is still in hospital, worse thing is they don’t even want to do an angeogram (SP?) because he now has a kidney infection, it is his 3rd attack and they cannot operate any more, he is OK now and will be coming home soon, hopefully
and 2 days after I get over bronchitis I am getting flu.
On the up side I got my first 2 jobs this week so am really happy about that, 1 is finished so watch out soon for a pic.
I hope your dad recovers and things start to look up for you.
just try and always remember that it could be worse, glass half full kind of thing.
good luck mate
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 8:06 pm
Micheal sorry to hear about your dad hope he’s ok every thing seems to happen at once when it’s happening to you, take a deep breath a step back and start again, bless to you and take very good care and like jill says tomorrow is another day.
MemberMarch 16, 2007 at 8:11 pm
Warren: Thanks and hope your family get better.
I know it can get worse. few minutes after making first post blasted chimney went on fire cause sister chucked a pile of papers in the range. Its just lots of little things just do not seem to be going right this week.
MemberMarch 17, 2007 at 2:57 am
Michael and Warren, sorry to hear of the health issues guys. Been there myself last year.
Only thing kept me going is the thought that it has to get better sooner or later 😕
Not much help to you now tho.
Take care both of you. 😛
MemberMarch 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm
Hope your Dads ok…….
MemberMarch 21, 2007 at 6:42 pm
MemberMarch 21, 2007 at 11:36 pm
I hope your dad is on the mend Michael.
Yesterday a very good friend, a few years younger and a lot cleaner living than myself, suffered a heart attack. He’s in hospital and will be ok but it got me wondering whether I am doing the right thing by flogging myself to death, and whether I should take it a bit easier.
Then today Gordon Brown increases taxes to make my work even less worthwhile and I begin to wonder whether it is all worth it.
Maybe it’s time to retire.
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 12:00 amquote John Childs:
as long as you don’t retire from UKSB’s mate.
We need an old guy to keep us young guys and gals on the straight and narrow….
😳 I’ll get me coat 😛
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 12:22 am
I had a phone call today from an old friend of mine who "matter of factly" told me that two weeks ago he’d had another minor stroke!
This sort of thing puts a lot of things in perspective and makes me wonder "what are we all here for".
I’m not even sure why I am posting this or what I am trying to say!
Maybe it’s a case of "you only get one life" – so do the best you can with it.
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 12:31 am
Trouble is Phil, and John. by the time we realise that we only get one life, most of us are to old to enjoy it. My mind is only 21, but me body is 35, so cant do as much as I used to…. I wish
any way just enjoy life slower, I know people a lot younger than I, who are old men, not physically, but mentally…
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 2:01 amquote Phill:
Phill, I’ve had three clients in the last 6 months;
One decided life was getting too hard, so he’d retire so he and the wife could enjoy life. He closed up his shop, went home and made plans to tour australia. He died 7 days later from a massive heart attack;
The second runs a very successful real estate business. He decided to sell the business and live off his investments. He had been feeling unwell for a while, went to the doc, and they said he needed a stint in his artery because they were blocking up. On the operating table, he had a massive stroke, and is now is paralyzed on the one side.
The third decided to downsize, so moved his business to home, so he could enjoy more time closer to his wife. The day after he moved back home, his wife dropped dead from a heart attack.
Having my father have a stroke and heart attack, plus open heart quadruple surgery, makes me realise that everyday is important, and working or not, its good to appreciate those that mean anything to you. I spend a lot more time with my wife and kids than I did. I love my job, but have found a better balance now. I actually take holidays too. Never thought my business would survive if I left it for a week or two. But, it does, although it is not easy to come back to a big workload sometimes.
Time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all, no good worrying about it, it will only bring on a stroke, stress or something else. It can happen anytime, retired or not. There is an argument of course, that the stress on a newly retired person is greater than when he/she worked. Trying to live without a regular income etc after many years of ‘being in control’ can also take its toll.
I guess what I’m trying to say in a rather long winded fashion, is its good to appreciate and look after our health as best we can. But also to know what is important to us… money is not everything after all.
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 11:37 am
I had a accident in 1996 up until then we were doing OK , But all of a sudden NO income, SHOCK HORROR, GUESS what it dose not really get better. We lost our house. Through STRESS my darling developed LOPUS, She never had a sick day in her life. Now can not spend any time in the sun ,unless covered. And feels sick everyday now. I Dose myself with 200mg of morphine every morning so I can try and do stuff. We are finding this sign business a bit slow though, I was a painter & decorator by trade ,but can not roll ceilings and that sort of thing anymore.I can only do things for 3or 4 hours before the pain gets me. I some times get the sh1ts ,and people wonder why. Believe it or not i don’t dwell on it to much now.But for a couple of years i hated the world.Ive always worked and enjoyed it till this happened. (well most of the time) . Well i wrote this after reading some of the other comments. Not meaning to offend anyone,And there is a lot worse off than me. The old saying (I complained about not having any shoes ,Until I saw a person with no feet). All the best every one GRAHAM
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 7:09 pm
crikey, i was about to whine about my supplier sending me crappy foamex sheets yesterday (ie unusable) and failing to deliver the dibond replacement (they got no more ivory foamex in stock) today, for a job that’s being collected in the morning,
but after reading all of the above, i feel pretty lucky again !
Mike, hope yer dad gets better soon,
warren, ditto for your father in law, and family
phil, don’t worry too much, just keep smiling as always 😉
Shane, unbeleivable (had it not been from someone i think is as straight as a die !), but wise words you’ve writen.
Graham, can certainly sympathise there, my uncle developed lupus, they gave him a massive dose of steroids which left him with brittle bones, hip replacement at 30, he’s needed it done again for the past ten years, he won’t go out in the sun etc either, just hoping my kids, who love to visit him, spur him into having the op again (he doesn’t want to go thru it again), meaning at least that he’ll be more mobile, who knows,
me ? well i have ‘langerhans-cell-hystiocytosis, a poxy childs problem in the main (usually outgrown in a few years max), I was diagnosed about 10ys ago, but had it a good few years before they sussed the problem, not normally much of a problem, but it does mean i’m one in 850,000 adults, not quite the one in a million my mum used to tell me though !!
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 9:38 pm
Oh well, just to add to this thread of woes……..
I woke up with raging toothache this morning and had to visit the dentist. Anybody know what the going rate for the Tooth Fairy is these days? Jenny needs to know. 😀
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 9:58 pm
John according to local radio it’s about 3 quid 🙄 🙄 mind that wont buy you much will it ? I wonder what you can buy with 3 quid these days :lol1:
MemberMarch 22, 2007 at 10:09 pm
Thanks Lynn. Jenny is really pleased.
She’s been racking her brains wondering where she could get hold of a sixpenny piece. 😛
MemberMarch 23, 2007 at 12:32 pm
3 quid!!!…. thats $au9 in our money. Don’t tell my kids, I give them $1 and then tell them I expect change!!
MemberMarch 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm
I’m glad Emily is way past losing teeth now …………. the current rate here is £5!!!!!!!!!!! 😮
I used to put a £1 coin under pillow 😀
MemberMarch 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm
It’s all academic.
The Tooth Fairy didn’t show. 🙁
MemberMarch 23, 2007 at 5:50 pm
poor John bet you stayed awake nite waiting 😀 😀
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 1:55 am
father out of hospital and had a stent fitted. His going around more and more on his own now. has to eat the dreaded rabbit food now and I’ve been warned to loose weight as I’m 2 stone heavier than him and family history of heart attacks.
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 6:15 am
Pleased to hear about your dad Michael. Give him our best wishes.
My mate is waiting to hear when he will get his stent. Hopefully at the end of this week or the beginning of next. The beauty of that is that it means he should be back on a bike in time to come on holiday with us in the middle of May as planned.
Losing weight isn’t the answer to everything, as the medical mafia would have us believe, but it is a good thing and well worth the effort. I did three stones in three years and do feel better for it. I ought to work on packing in the smokes now. 🙁
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 10:19 amquote Micheal Donnellan:
Glad to hear about your dad Michael.
I’m also from a family of heart disease on the male side of the family. Most of my uncles on my mums side died before 50 from heart related problems. I’m 47 now. With my dads stroke, heart attack and quadruple bypass as well, my doctor told me I’d better get some weight off – 30kg actually 🙁
I’m already 17kg lighter and can do things that used to be that much harder before. Just bending down to do low areas used to make me puff. Now I’m doing stuff easily compared to before. I’d recommend it to anyone now. (nothing worse than a reformed dieter they say :lol1: )
Just got to get off the last 13kg and I’ll be fit as a fiddle, probably die of starvation though 😳
My wonderful wife has gone on the diet as well to encourage me…. shes lost 20kg 😛 Down 4 dress sizes…. costing me a fortune with buying us both a new wardrobe 😕
Give it a go mate…. you’ll not regret it. My Blood pressure is fantastic, Cholesterol is perfect, and I sleep better 😛 Lots of benefits.
John, hope you give up the cigs too. Can’t be any good for you 🙂
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 10:26 amquote Shane Drew:
Where I notice the biggest improvement is that it is much easier to do my bootlaces up now. 😀
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 10:39 amquote John Childs:
I found it so hard before that I gave up on bootlaces John. It was easier to get boots with elastic sides. :lol1:
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Michael really good to hear your Dad is on the mend, John I gave up the smokes last may ,after about 35years,NOT easy but my wife gave up with me so we helped each other. Still today I would love a smoke,But I’m not going to let it beat me.Shane If you get any thinner I wont be able to see you in your photo. Any way keep up the good work everyone.
Graham from underneath. 😀
MemberMarch 28, 2007 at 12:39 pmquote graham stewart:
Graham, I hope to see you at the Gold Coast sign show in May (not able to make the Sydney show unfortunately).. Hope there is not a stiff breeze in the hall, I’ll have to hang on to the furniture by then, so I don’t blow over 😕
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