Cyber Family 200
That's the story.
This is four generations together. L to R me, Jason, Alfie and Gary.
L to R - Connie's mum, me, Connie with Alfie, Patricia and Jason.
Over the last couple of days lumps of foam rubber have been appearing all over the flat and I have been at a loss to work out where they were coming from. This morning the mystery was solved as I caught Barney taking chunks out of the base of his corduroy bed. Somehow he had managed to get the zip undone and get at the underneath........ There's never a dull moment here at Chez Forbes these days!
Recently one of you ladies posted about having Cataract treatment and although i have trolled through the posts i cannot find it. as my wife Gwyneth is having trouble with her eyes she has been diagnosed with same. problem is she has had conflicting reports from "Vision Express" and another optician. would be grateful for any advice. I wonder if it better if i sent her privately or would i just be wasting my money and time plus causing her some pain Regards to you both J.D.
Thanks for your prompt and useful advice. one thing more is it painful ? if so how long for ?
He did a first-class job, I can read without glasses now so it was a pretty good deal all round.
If you are not squeamish.. you can watch a video on you tube of the op
I went to my optician and that started a sequence of visits to Doctor, Optician, followed by a series of visits to various consultants in different locations. None of them agreed with any of the others. I had/didn't have etc MD - it was wet/dry/yes/no until I was sick of trailing about. One effect was that straight lines (door edges - window ledges etc all appeared wavy. In addition my left eye had a weird blind spot so when reading a line of print seemed to have a hole in it. Not a blur, fuzzy or anything like that but a complete absence of anything there. All subsequent visits on the merry go round produced the same result - no one knew what was wrong or could it be cured or what.
Then I ended up at the local hospital in Oldham where I saw a woman who was rated the top consultant in the North West. She saw things no one else had but I have no idea what she was going on about. Then she said she'd like to see what was going on behind the eye for eyes are apparently part of the brain. She said it would be interesting to know and would I go and sit on a chair in the next corridor and a nurse would come for me and explain what would happen.
I followed the directions, to the left to the end of the corridor, turn left, see the two chairs and sit and wait. Then a plumpish nurse appeared and took me into another room. It was when she got to the bit where she said 'at this point you have an injection and I must explain that it can kill you - but don't worry - it doesn't happen very often'. She must have been deafened by the slamming of the door as I left.
I wasn't convinced by anything I'd seen or heard so just carried on regardless.
Oddly enough over the years since then the wavy lines have lessened in waviness, the blind spot has disappeared and, although my left eye would not be enough for driving on its own it has enough vision that I do not need to declare it to the DVLA saying I am partly sighted.
MD is when the Macula at the back of your eye starts to have blood vessels bursting. If 'Dry' then it develops slowly as I said but if wet the process can simply carry on at such a speed that blindness results. It can of course take weeks or months for that to happen.
The opticians we go to has one man who seems to know what he is doing and after hearing my tale said that I was very lucky. His reading of the situation is that I must have had the wet type but that it had simply burned itself out in a very localised spot.
Do I feel lucky? Just thankful that it has never gone worse and that it only got as far as it did.
Pamela I was May Queen in 1954 I will have to find a photo.
I have just received a letter telling me I will be 25p a week richer in two weeks time when I am 80, dont think the amount has ever changed over the years. Not sure what I will spend it on!!!
Barney, now 17 weeks and 2 days, continues to be a joy and a delight. Yesterday we learned to play 'fetch' which was great fun!
Vicky, just in case you hadn't seen it, The French Open is now on on ITV4 (Channel 24). Dan Evans is on court at the moment.
My daughter Jackie who is a Paramedic and her partner were sent on a call yesterday, It seems a Middle aged daughter had phoned the call centre saying her 85 year old Mother had called and said her Vagina was giving her awful pain. Jackie and her mate drove to the house on the blue lights. The daughter was already at her Mothers house and apologised to them saying it seems her Ma. meant her Angina. why the Daughter did not cancel the call is a mystery. Just another of the false alarms that the Ambulance crews have to put up with
Nice to hear from you but please don't ask me to go skinny dipping to retrieve your computer - I'm well past that - in fact I don't even have a bath these days - just a shower and we've had safety handles installed so we can hang on to them. Patricia also has a seat to put across the bath to make it even better for her and I nick it so I can reach my feet better. Other than that we are, I suppose, holding our own in that we aren't going worse. We are doing our own shopping as all our relatives who have been doing it for us are now back at work but we can handle it quite well. Got a new microwave yesterday but had a staff member put it into the car and our son got it out and set it up for us.
I hope that you and Gwynneth are doing well and hope you get your eyes sorted soon - nothing worse than faulty headlights. It's a damn sight worse than deafness which, happily, at the moment is not too bad apart from you can't lip read through a mask and some people have voices which don't come through my hearing aids clearly enough. I think I'll have to buy some better ones than the NHS type but it's where to go - so many firms to choose from but Specsavers do have a good offer so might give them a visit.
I'm intrigued about the 'Countdown' reference! Don't keep me in suspense too long - think of my heart.
Take care my old friend - both of you - cheers for now,
PS - love the story about the old lady and her vagina.
I can pass your phone number on to her if you want Terrance ( maybe when Patricia is out "Roller Blading" Regards again Pal
I have not contacted them at all as i have seen so many complaints for instance like yours and other members i just think it is just a waste of time. I have been trying to reply to T.C. for months with no success. maybe they should buy a new rubber band and change the Hamsters wheel. Regards J.D.
Thank you for you concern, she has broken a small bone in her right foot and will have wear a boot for about 6 weeks at least and so will not be able to drive. as you know i have had to hand my licence in so will be getting just about all our groceries delivered by "Ocado" a bit pricey but it is Marks and Sparks.
Have had a phone call on our house / main line phone with the first five numbers 00151 Gwyn having investigated further it seems that folks have had calls from this number saying "Your computor has been hacked " and then asking for their details credit card ect. another lady was asked the similar question saying £6000 had already been taken from her bank account via her computor. She has observed that at her age she does not posess a computor. But do be on your Guard.