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Taking Time Off

MichaelJHHeart Star
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A number of you have picked up I am not on the forum that often.

In the background I have a few issues going on:

i) A pressure sore on my stump developed a small blister. This burst and requires frequent redressing because of oozing and bleeding. It is thought that this may be a spur growing on the remnant of the tibia but needs further investigation.

ii) I am now on Fluoxacillin and Dioralyte having suffered bad stomach problems for a while. This has left me so exhausted that somebody suggested I was doing Zoom meetings with a Sleep Club! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

iii) Still trying desperately to sort out get back to independent living. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

Anyway with all this going on I need to take a break and recharge my batteries. Hopefully I can come back with some good news!

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Hope you get everything sorted Michael. Take care and look forward to catching up with you later.Wendy x

Take care. Weโ€™re rooting fir you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Wishing you all the best. Hope you get things sorted soon - from what Iโ€™ve learnt about your strong character on here, Iโ€™m sure you will!

Wishing you well Michael, will look forward to you getting back on the forum when you feel ready. Really miss your input and great knowledge, plus the terrible jokes๐Ÿ˜‰ Take really good care


MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to 080311

What kind of antibiotic do you give to an Italian?


What's the opposite of antibiotic?

Uncle biotic

080311 in reply to MichaelJH

Said I would miss your terrible jokes and then you come along with 2 beauties. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Gladwyn in reply to MichaelJH


Wishing you well Michael xx

We will miss you but perhaps its time to recharge, have a lovely break in the sunshine. Take care, Sue.

'Life' likes to throw spanners in our works - hope yours are soon sorted and you're back fully recharged and living independently!

Take care Michael.

I will miss your spirit and sense of humour. Hope you can get things sorted and come back to us recharged soon. Enjoy the sunshine while its here.Frances

Micheal. You get yourself rested and recharge. You have a lot going on and as you know your going to need all your strength both physical and mentally. I am sure you will do whatever is required.

Take care buddy and stay safe


You have a good rest and get things sorted, looking forward to seeing you back on the forum when you are ready.

Joan x

Michael, sorry to hear you're having problems. I'd certainly agree that taking time out to focus on yourself is absolutely the right thing to do.Hope you soon make progress and looking forward to you returning with some good news.

Best wishes


Good luck Michael, hope you have a proper rest and a speedy recovery!

Take Care Hope you are on the mend soon

Thanks for taking time to update us

I was wondering if you where ok

So sorry to hear this. Wishing you well.

Wishing you all the very best, take care x

Take care Michael xx

Hope to hear from you when you feeling better x

Sorry to read this Michael. I do hope that you manage to get all your medical Issues sorted- you are always such a beacon of light on this forum - sound advice (through a lot of experience) coupled with your wicked sense of humour - you will be missed. Get better soon. We are all thinking of you and wish you well.C x

Hey Michael, sorry to hear that. I was going to say take it easy and hope you get back on your feet soon then realised I had used a plural. (Feet). ๐Ÿ˜œSorry, but then again I know you have a great sense of humour. Seriously, take time out and get well soon. Best wishes.

Wishing you all the best Michael hope things improve for you take care

Michael sorry to hear that. Take care.

Take care of yourself Michael, very best wishes ๐Ÿ˜

Time for you to look after yourself rather than giving everyone else your positivity- take care & hope to see you back & on top form soon

I wish you well, look after number one, youโ€™ve been through so so much and kept a positive attitude throughout, gave others invaluable advice and kept us smiling.

Time for you now.

Letโ€™s hope we can all have some virtual parties when you feel better ๐Ÿค— x

Take care Micheal. Your replies helped me early on, when I first came to this forum diagnosed with heart failure. I hope things improve for you soon.

Hi Michael I was only thinking the other day that we hadnโ€™t heard from you lately. Take care and fight back, hope to hear from you again soon. Keep smiling, it confuses people!

Take care of yourself and take all the time you need. You have been a huge support to many of us and your jokes never fail to make us smile.Look forward to the odd joke again when you are ready! Jane

Life is very precious as we all know from our experiences. You take all the time you need and know that the love and support that you obviously get from this forum will carry you through. Take care x

Although I donโ€™t write on here often your replyโ€™s to other have often helped take care off yourself

Sorry to hear about the on-going issues Michael. I hope that there are significant improvements in all aspects very soon.

All the best, Gerald

Take time to look after yourself, Michael.

Hi Michael,You were an inspiration to me when I first joined the forum. Iโ€™ve missed your contributions recently. Iโ€™m so sorry to hear you have more problems. Iโ€™m hoping and praying that you see an improvement soon. Sending lots of positive energy and best wishes. Keep smiling!

Take care, sending best wishes and a virtual hug x

Hope you get sorted soon Michael. We are missing your jokes. Take care.

Hoping that things improve very soon. All the very best of all things to you.x

Good luck, keep going. x

Hope you feel better xxx

All the best Michael!


Wishing you strength and peace as you recharge your batteries.

Look after yourself, Michael. See you back here soon xx

Sorry you've had such a rough time. Hope you feel better soon ๐Ÿ’• xx

Hope you are feeling better soon. Save up the the jokes for later๐Ÿ˜Š

Wishing you well with everything Michael. You will be missed, but time out is important & you need to heal & regain strength. Best wishes x

Poor you Micheal you've sure gone through the mill since I've been a member and a fan of yours. I hope you get sorted very soon and keep your chin up all the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜‰

All of our good wishes are on their way to you. Look forward to your wise words and jokes in the not too distant future.Jan xx

Very best wishes Michael, take good care of yourself please.

An old Inuit song.

I think over again my small adventures, my fears.

These small ones that seemed so big.

For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.

And yet there is only one great thing.

The only thing.

To live to see the great day that dawns.

And the light that fills the world.

080311 in reply to Cruger

That is so right and so utterly beautiful. Thank you for posting.


Absolutely the right thing to do. I'm also taking a break from the forum as we have so much going on at the moment. Hopefully a break will recharge both our batteries.Take care Michael x

Sunnie2day in reply to Lezzers

((HUGS)) to you, Lezzers, you're missed here:) Hoping things improve soon for you both.

Good luck, Michael. We miss you on here.

Miss your sound advice and support.

Look after YOU. The rest will happen when it happens. Thinking of you. I only pop in occasionally at present as it doesn't always prove therapeutic for my health anxiety!! We will miss you and your wise words but your health more important.

Hoping things improve for you soon.

Take care my friend, just get well and get yourself sorted out, we on the forum will wait for your witty remarks when you feel up to it. Keep safe. Ruth

Take care Michael.

Take care and hope you start to feel better soon, enjoy the lovely sunshine and recharge your batteries x

Hi Michael. Indomitable is always a word that comes to mind when I read your posts. Best of luck with the recovery and I look forward to seeing you posting again soon.

Best wishes

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