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hi , just to let you know today outcome was better than expected. No further spreading, been taught how to cough with a pillow on my chest , I have excuse spelling , a small nemothorax on left lung. Not allowed out for a week and light duty around house . Two weeks supply of antibiotics but if it doesn't heal itself which it should, in hospital for a couple of days and have a tube inserted into left lung

bp slightly elevated and O2 levels are passable white cell count was higher than normal but ok to say what my body is fighting. So no mountain climbing no windsurfing and no marathon's 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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sassy59

Pleased your outcome wasn’t as bad as you thought it might be. Take care and take things easy. Xxx👍😎

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You and me both . Totally exhausted now waiting for JD time to calm down and restxxxx

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Suzie42

That's good Dave. Look after yourself

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Will do and thanks 👍🏼🙏

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helenlw7

I’m glad that the outcome was better than you thought it would be. Coughing with a pillow on your chest sounds intriguing

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It's to stop you coughing intensely and causing any damage

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doc1947g in reply to

And it makes your coughing more effective.

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Well in honesty one thing about using the pillow technic is I'm not collapsing on the floor like I was . Before the cough would take control then out of control and I would black out due to lack of oxygen apparently

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doc1947g in reply to

The use of pillow has many reason d'être.It spreads the effect of the coughing all over the chest and help preventing pneumothorack.

It makes your coughing more effective,

I am 75 y.o. and ex-respiratory & anaesthesia-assistant in the 70's to 2000.

The pillow coughing had always been used.

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Finally get an answer that I can understand . Thank you I asked the oncologist and unfortunately the language barrier got lost in translation . This is the problem dealing with things in a foreign country with people who you don't understand or they don't understand you . Thanks for the information

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Wonderboy6

Brilliant news, daveyboy,keep on rocking, mate.

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Will do buddy but very gently 😂😂😂 won't be doing no bunji jumps for a couple of weeks 😂😂 and the elephant wrangling going to have to wait a bit too 😂😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

I will do all that for you, daveyboy, sos you don't get into trouble, lol

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Thanks I like fulfilling my duties and if the elephants don't get wrangled they get out of control and run rampant 😂😂😂😂😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Look them straight in the eyes and tell them to go look for a leopard 🐆 or two.

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Wonderboy6

Off to see my lovely 😍 👌 nurses now. 💕 take care all.

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And you buddy no bum pinching well.limit it 😂😂😂😂

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😂😂😂😂 so happy to leave them in your capable hands 😂😂😇😇

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Told them to give it all up and marry me,but none of them listen 🎶 bless them all.

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Guess they worked out your a hand full 😂😂😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Well, that's it then, nurse angels 😇 😍 ❤️ dressed 👗 my legs 🦵 😜 no one wants to pack it all up and m👍army me, 🥶s

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Wonderboy6

I meant marry me, oh well, such is life. Sobsob, lol 😆

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Keep chipping away at them sooner or later you will capture one 😂😂😂👍🏼

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Good 👍 morning to you and others, daveyboy, hoping 🙏 it will be a good one. Bit cloudy but 🌞 ☀️ 🌤 is out, got the day off from everything but medication. So, am intending to enjoy it.

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Good man make sure you enjoy your day I'm waiting for COVID test coming I have symptoms apparently so getting checked out so is my mate .

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

It's best if you know you have it, I always want to know everything as far as my health is concerned.

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I know buddy and totally agree with you ☺️

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Huge toad in the hole, mashed spuds, peas. Mummy.oh,forget asparagus.

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Completely off food at minute I'm sat in my shower after emptying two large bags of ice in it sucking on a ice pole 😂😂😂😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Wow, sorry 😞 to hear 😅 that, you sure have a busy life with your illnesses,dont you.

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I'm bloody sick of my health right now wish I could walk to the beach walk into the sea and keep walking 😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Don't even think about it, daveyboy. Not much of one, but you do have a life. You also have many people rooting for you, you know that. You are a very popular person on here, people love you for your gutsy outlook on your illnesses.your ability to make people smile is unique. Don't throw it all away. Please.

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You understand better than most we have days like this buddy it's just how you feel sometimes. It's not helping because the system out here for dealing with terminal illness is way different and is family participation . I'm alone here so it's a lonely road to travel apart from emails phone calls and on here . My answer to anyone with serious illness if your looking at moving abroad alone don't do it . Seriously don't do it . Having beautiful weather is fantastic but being able to get proper medical treatment and aftercare is more important .

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

What you say is correct, daveyboy ,I have to take chronic pain 24/7and that turnes into chronic sheer agony. Sure, I have, as my doctor once said, enough pain treatment to fell a horse 🐎 but it only takes away half of the pain,I sleep sitting up,while trying to find a position that's even remotely comfortable. A good night sleep is about two and a half hours.of course it's torture and depressing, but I for one will never give in until I am ready to call it a day.

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It's a fine line we walk but we go down the road every day buddy . We have bad days and good it's the life we live .

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Now and again, I used to, in hindsight, think I wouldn't have all this, if I hadn't had the heart operation that kicked all of this off.one thing I learned very early on,the heart 💔 sure does not like to be touched 💔 for sure. Still, what is, is.we get on with it.

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Yes and getting expert's at doing so anyway as I told my friend today I'm going no where until I get my pink tutu back from the drycleaning

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Raving mad, totally insane, but a great bloke with it, lol

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Wonderboy6

Going down to the village hall, local kids are doing a musical 🎼 play of bugsy malone, should be fun. Get a restful night, daveyboy, catch you soon mate.

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Wonderboy6

Byeee.

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Chow

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Ok enjoy tonight buddy sounds like a good one 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Sure will. See ya later.

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Digger0

Any excuse for light duties round the house! Glad the outcome was better than you expected. Onward and upwards

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Hey I live alone so I don't make any mess I know I gotta clean it up 😂😂😂

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Greenthorn

And JD by the thimbleful.

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Mmm thimble mmm well while on the antibiotics I can only lick the outside of the JD bottle 😂😂😂😂

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Greenthorn in reply to

So long as your tongue doesn't encircle the bottle. 😜

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No. Cap stays on and I just lick the label mind you after a few days I may have eaten the label or licked the print off 😂😂😂😂

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Patk1

Gd to hear better thn expected.x

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leo60

So pleased this morning went ok and that results are better than you thought 👍 Hopefully the antibiotics will help you feel better too! Anyway, give them a good go, you don't really want to have to go to hospital, unless it's air conditioned of course 😂😂! xx

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Lots of covid in hospital so don't really want to go full stop 😂😂

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leo60 in reply to

No! I guess not! So what's the plan for today then? A bit of gentle baking? I am making a Pavlova for my daughter to take for supper at a friend's this evening and a little gardening if I have any energy left 🤣🤣 xx

in reply to leo60

Well being I have to go easy on duties and I'm at home for the week not even allowed to go to the beach , I'm making a dozen chocolate muffins for my friend who took me to my appointment today and will be checking me twice daily . 👍🏼😂😂

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leo60 in reply to

Oh that's good! Well deserved muffins, I would say😃 It's great to have someone you can rely on xx

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Yes that is true . Mind you think he's only in it for the muffins 🤣🤣

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leo60 in reply to

I'm sure not! xx

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😂😂😂

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Muffins made and ready for my friend to collect minus one 🤣🤣

Task completed
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leo60 in reply to

And don’t they look amazing!! I wouldn’t have been able to stop at one! Once I’ve opened/tasted one, that’s the lot gone 🤣🤣 They do look delicious xx

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Must admit I did enjoy the one I had but my friend ate two on collection said he would bring the plate back later so guess they won't be around for long 😂😂😂😂

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leo60 in reply to

Well my day went awry! Daughter bought ( I am ashamed of this ) a packet (yes, I know 😱) of brownie mix to do for her pudding! AND, as if that wasn't enough, it's been raining all day! No rain for weeks and weeks, but when I want to go out there🤷‍♀️.It always happens, kids break up and it rains for the rest of the summer!! Hope you are taking it easy now, feet up and relaxing

😃 xx

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Can't believe boxed brownie mix 😂😂😂 that's Satan's work that is 😂😂😂😂 it's always the same when you want to go out and enjoy a walk it rains ah well the joys of the UK 🤣🤣 sorry I am still in shock boxed brownie mix 😂😂😂 xx

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😧😞😔🙄 I am honestly shocked and disappointed, she cannot be my daughter!! xx

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I would definitely hide away forget the walk spend the day in the kitchen with your daughter and give her a cooking lesson 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

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She has now gone off for her meal. I spoke to her (lovely) husband and expressed my concerns. He said that it is due to her living in my (baking) shadow! How very tactful is he???!!! Normally , to be fair, she is pretty good, we have had many days in the kitchen together :) Just me for supper then, going to do something prawnish! xx

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You can't win them all , so your a prawn lover . Make yourself a nice prawn omelet mmm light and filling 👍🏼 love prawns so versatile xx

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Going to be with veg! Love love love veg!! Xx

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Not very nice picking on your baking . Perhaps he can't cook 😂😂😂

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leo60 in reply to

If Laura is living in the shadow of my baking, I think it means mine is hugely better?!?! 🤞🏻 Xx

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Hey brownie points sorry about the pun 😂😂🤣 xx

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Ready to go

Chopped veggies
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Very professional I do all that in the bath 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 joking apart it is getting me hungry but good on you 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 put mine in the post 👍🏼

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It was yum xx need to sleep now 😘 xx

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Good feed good sleep good night 😂😂😂😂xxx

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I am really pleased your outcome was better than expected, just take things easy Dave. Have a good day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

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I was a little surprised but I'm still not out of the woods yet just got to wait and see how this week goes xxx

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CDPO16

Better than expected news is always good and I hope the antibiotics do their job and that admission to hospital won't be needed. Do take it easy but if your mega high temperatures materialise that won't be too hard to do. Glad you are getting good medical care Dave. All the best xx

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Thank you yes if it hits the temperature they expect I wouldn't be outside anyway 👍🏼😂😂

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Alberta56

So glad your appointment was not too bad. Your cakes look absolutely delicious. I've tried to convince myself I don't like cake/ feel no urge to eat it, then you go and post pictures like that.😢😢😢. Good job I was never a great cake cook. 😁😁😁Hope the antibiotics will do their work, so you can get back to JD pdq. xxx

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Tell me about it I e almost licked the label off already there's must have been a dribble of JD run down the bottle I could taste it on the label 😂😂😂😂

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Cakes are easy to make ok I guess easier to eat if in front of you 😂😉😂😂

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Alberta56

I used to have 3 idiot proof cake recipes to trot out for fetes, bazaars, school events and visiting relatives. I never mastered scones (except as building blocks) and my sponge cake was strictly cheating. My mother in law was a superb cake cook, so I always felt overshadowed. Rest of her cooking was lousy (meow, meow). She overcooked everything.

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Well I'm on a mission I'm hunting down marzipan as my dear friend has challenged me to make a battenburg cake mmm so I've told him to find the marzipan and it's as good as done . The last year in college we were set tasks in cooking and mine was to make a baked Alaska . Well I did it and even though I say it myself perfection . I managed to get a grade 1 CSE for that 😂😂😂😂

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Alberta56

Well done.👍👍. I used to make my own marzipan (mother in law would have had a fit otherwise) but it's a fiddle. xxx

in reply to Alberta56

Some ingredients are hard to get here . And 90 percent of the cake here is made from semolina.

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Walkwalkwalk

That’s good to have a better outcome than was anticipated so well done. I now hope that your gentle lifestyle for a couple of weeks while the antibiotics take effect is successful also.

After all of this JD awaits you. Give up on the label licking your baking is a good replacement for now.

Here’s to success with the antibiotics!!

Grace

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed because to be honest I'm so tired of feeling like I do. I always put on a mask and hide how I feel I always have a smile even though I feel like screaming. Today being one of those days but tomorrow is another day.

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Yes. Take care 👍

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👍🏼

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HollyBoyd

That was pretty good news yesterday, not what you expected. Just take it easy for the next couple of weeks and let the antibiotics work. Those muffins look moreish. I have excelled myself today and baked 2 banana loaves, couldn't waste the bananas! Take care Davey xxx 😊

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Good on you keep going next a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting please 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 yes good news but still not out of the woods .xx

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HollyBoyd in reply to

No, but you are trying and being careful with your health. Sorry, choc cake with icing too much trouble! 😊

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Maybe trouble but very tasty when finished plus you don't have to share if no one knows 🤣🤣🤣

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HollyBoyd

😅

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Plan ahead and find a good hiding spot 😜🤣😂

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HollyBoyd in reply to

Okay think about it 😀

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That's what I like to hear 😂😂

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Cloudancer

Well done you.!

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👍🏼

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Trishe

So pleased the outcome was better than you expected, Now do as they tell you and only light duties, you have to look after your heart, muffins look delicious, take care Dave.Trish.

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I am doing everything I have been told but today got a high temperature nausea and sore throat I'm getting a bit worried . My mate is bringing me a couple of COVID tests just in case but leaving them at door just in case and is doing tests himself

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B0xermad

That's a good outcome for you considering what you have,rest up and take care

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Had a temp this morning sore throat nausea then oncologist called me the radiologist who dealt with me tested positive for COVID so waiting for a COVId test

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B0xermad in reply to

That's not what you need right now davey I really hope you don't get covid on top of your conditions.

in reply to B0xermad

Pulmonologist and oncologist both said I'm more risk of worse case scenario because of the condition of my lungs . Hey ho it is what it is keeping everything crossed at moment .

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B0xermad in reply to

I will keep my fingers crossed for you to x

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Cheers

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Izb1

Pleased for you that the outcome was better than expected but worried about your oncologist having covid, how are you feeling now? and was your covid test negative . Take care x

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Just had a negative test and it could be heatstroke according to the pharmacist who came out to do test

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Izb1 in reply to

Rest up then and take it easy x

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I am doing big time 😊👍🏼x

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Stratos20

That’s good news. Rest up and be kind to yourself 😊

in reply to Stratos20

Will do 👍🏼

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Firefly25

Keeping fingers crossed you test negative 🤞and pleased result of your visit was better than expected. Look after yourself and take care 😊x

in reply to Firefly25

Yes negative test but got to do test for a few days to make sure

Mavary profile image
Mavary

Can your friend not bring you a frappe. Hat flavour do you have. I tried a coffee one once. I quite liked that. Although I don’t like milk.

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I always have a normal coffee frappe no milk but extra sweet best way

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Mavary in reply to

I like a black coffee, no sugar and a chocolate biscuit with it.

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Today if you were here in 44degrees it would be black coffee lots and lots of ice 😂😂😂😂 I've been sat in my shower with two bags of ice tipped out on floor of shower

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Mavary in reply to

Aww! That’s not nice. I can’t stick it either. It’s a little bit dull here today. The sun does come out but not for long. There’s quite a breeze too. It’s 19.3 by my back door. So nothing like your temperature where you are. I hope it cools down a bit for you soon. It’s coming up to the end of July now. Another couple of months and it should go down a bit. I always thought I should move to a warmer country but I’m not made for it really. 24 or 25 degrees and I’m happy.

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The heat never bothered me but now it's extream heat even the Greeks complaining. Breeze is hot air . Hence sitting in shower on a floor of ice 😂😂😂

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Mavary in reply to

I don’t doubt it. It must be really unbearable. Have you not got air conditioning?

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Greeks won't even run their Aircon it's expensive to run electric went through the roof here aswell. Last year summer bills were around 45 to 50 Euro now looking at 250 to 500 euros . A Dutch woman round the corner from me had her Aircon on she got her bill yesterday 1250euros .

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Mavary in reply to

I’m not surprised. It’s bad over here too. At the moment I’m on a fixed tariff until next October. I had it fixed for two years. I hat to think what next year will bring if it’s the same. I just wouldn’t be able to run anything.

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I know and the poxy hand out government giving out is a joke and doesn't cover a year of expenses

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Mavary in reply to

Oh no it doesn’t cover the extra you’ve got to find. There’s going to be people who live in their houses in the winter that either heat but not eat or eat not heat.

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But the government can send billions to another country . While it's own people starve or freeze or both

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Mavary in reply to

Very true. We send billions to other countries. They are trying to help people but the trouble with some is it just encourages them not to do anything anyway. A lot of people in this country are poor because they don’t want to go to work.

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Yes true but the genuine people suffer through it all

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Mavary in reply to

They do because they treat everyone as if they cheat the system. So that’s why people like us suffer.

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So very true never a truer words spoken

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Hotels get a concession from the electric company and the government so Aircon costs squashed

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Mavary in reply to

Over here you would have got money towards it. The government are giving about £1,000 to people who are disabled or poor.

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Mavary in reply to Mavary

That’s because electric has soared so high because of the war and Putin. The whole world is suffering because of it.

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Hell yeah to that . The money I get covers my medication and rent and obviously food but I'm on a budget this is why I make three days meals because when electric bill or water bill comes in I don't buy food and live out my freezer . I don't get the extra money from government even though I'm in the right benefit catagory

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Mavary in reply to

Why wouldn’t you get it?

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No idea , nothing come through yet but will see in coming week's I emailed ESA to ask if I qualify for it no response as yet

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Mavary in reply to

Well good luck. I hope it comes good for you.

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👍🏼🤞🤞🤞🤞

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You watch winter time the hospitals will be full of hypothermia cases

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Mavary in reply to

I’m sure they will. I lived through the cold when I was young and survived so let’s hope we can all cope. We used to have icicles inside the windows as well as out.

in reply to Mavary

I can remember that when I was a kid 🙂

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watergazer

Look after yourself. Time will pass and you’ll be out for a frappe’ x

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I fell asleep in the shower just woke up toes gone crinkled but all ice melted off to suck on another ice pole 😂😂😂

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watergazer in reply to

Back to rain and 17 degrees here. Manchester way

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I'll swap you for a couple of days 👍🏼😂😂

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soulboy118

I bet those restrictions on your life are a pain ,well you will soon be back to your own windsurfing mountain climbing self 😁

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My life is full of restrictions but some are meant to be bent 😂😂

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soulboy118 in reply to

Bend away m8 , it's what we do 😁

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We have to . My JD is my only vise so not giving that up 😂😂😂

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😟🤔🙄

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What is that look for my lady 😂😂

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Maggie_Mae

Oncologist got you on a lockdown for a week. Earlier posts says no JD .. avoid temptation

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I am doing I'm more interested in ice poles at moment and no no JD ice poles mmm now there's an idea 😂😂😂

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SORRELHIPPO

Will keep my fingers crossed that you can have JD soon, otherwise you will have to try levitating it through the top of the bottle.

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No I'm not reliant on it it's just a treat . I think a little of what you fancy does you good but in moderation .. some it's chocolate some it's going to a disco or driving a fast car I can't even drive a fast pair of legs 😂😂😂

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SORRELHIPPO in reply to

Mine is Snickers Bars, had major abdominal surgery, knew would be 1 week nil by mouth, then1 week liquids, then if OK 1 week pureed food. The surgeon caught sight of a Snickers Bar on my bedside table and went nuts (excuse the nut). He ranted on about the fact I would be going home before I was able to eat this. I politely replied, that it was there for when i could eat pureed food, and I would just suck the chocolate coating off, and keep the nuts for when I got home. So glad I had it there as my first pureed meal, was mashed potatoes (a watery white pile) pureed parsnip (a watery orangey pile) and pureed gammon in a white sauce with herbs (a watery grey pile). Visually disgusting, did not taste much better, so glad for chocolate to lick of the bar.

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I'm not into sweet things I'm a pure carnivor 😂 I make cakes for others to enjoy not myself I get the pleasure of making them . I did smoke but trying extreamly hard to stop but I've weened myself to a vape with no nicotine so im a none smoker as the oncologist put it 😂 so my only vice is one small glass of JD in the evening to unwind

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Ergendl

So glad your outcome was better than you expected. Well, who needs to go mountain climbing with the weather as it is :)

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The only mountain climbing I'm interested in right now is climbing inside a really nice cool one . Way too hot here. Greeks are even saying it as never been this hot before . Climate change strikes again 😂😂

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