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Message 83969 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 10:47:48 UTC

I am temporarily unavailable to all. My long time partner Holly suffered a heart attack this past Sunday, she's in the hospital.
Even when she's back, we'll have a long recovery path ahead of us. So I am taking a temporary leave of absence, at least until she's home and we're in a more normal rhythm.

My signature reflects the same sentiment.
The rest of the moderation knows what to do with all you unruly rabble. :)

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Message 83971 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 12:04:44 UTC

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Take the time you need. I hope and pray that Holly will make a good & speedy recovery and that you get the rest you deserve and need.
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Message 83972 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 12:52:21 UTC - in response to Message 83971.  

Jord,
Take the time you need. I hope and pray that Holly will make a good & speedy recovery and that you get the rest you deserve and need.

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Message 83973 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 14:32:15 UTC - in response to Message 83972.  

Jord,
Take the time you need. I hope and pray that Holly will make a good & speedy recovery and that you get the rest you deserve and need.

Same msg from me.

Yes.
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Message 83982 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 8:09:28 UTC

Wishing you and Holly the very best of all possible outcomes.
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Message 83983 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 15:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 83969.  

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo :/

I'm so sorry :((

*big hug* Thinking of you both.
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Message 83985 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 17:58:35 UTC - in response to Message 83973.  

Jord,
Take the time you need. I hope and pray that Holly will make a good & speedy recovery and that you get the rest you deserve and need.

Same msg from me.

Yes.

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Message 83993 - Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 12:50:43 UTC

Sorry to hear that Jord. It's not nice being stuck in hospital, especially over a holiday period. Hope Holly is home for the holidays & recovers.
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Message 84008 - Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 13:58:57 UTC

The news isn't good. Holly will have to stay in the hospital during Christmas, perhaps even through the new year celebrations.
All her room mates could leave, she cannot. Due to fever, side effects of the new medicines and her heart being not good enough to go two days unsupervised. it's a shame.
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Message 84009 - Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 14:29:28 UTC - in response to Message 84008.  

Well that's horrible. For her and you :((( and wider afield ... did you know my cooking is really quite dreadful when my fingers are crossed? I don't mind if it helps though, you know...towards her being well enough to come home sooner than next year :)

I do hope they work...
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Message 84013 - Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 17:52:02 UTC - in response to Message 84008.  

That really sucks, my best wishes for both of you.
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Message 84015 - Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 18:04:16 UTC

So sorry to read your news. I continue to pray for you both.
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Message 84024 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 6:09:24 UTC

Jord, wishing Holly and you all the best. Christmas in a hospital sucks, had that with my Mom years ago.
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Message 84026 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 10:15:46 UTC

Merry Christmas all.

Yesterday the doctor in the hospital said she might be going home today, if...
Today she heard she isn't, so it doesn't matter what the 'if' was. Bastard.

We were made happy with a dead sparrow (Dutch proverb: iemand blij maken met een dode mus, meaning promissing someone something great, that finally seems worthless, fobbed off)

I'll go there later with some food. And hope she'll be glad to see me. She wasn't earlier on the phone.
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Message 84027 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 12:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 84026.  
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She will be pleased to see you :) She might even say so! ;) Super-grumpy calls with other halves (whilst they're cooped up in hospital) are a sign they're getting better enough to have the energy to get frustrated at someone. That's your job.

Addressing the dead sparrow proverb... there's a song about if from the 70's I think... hold... on ... yes, there it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lx8c3-djc8

It's by Roger Whittaker... if that helps ... not everyone's taste of course

another edit ... it doesn't mention dead sparrow gifts at all though... I'll let everyone get on with having as nice a Christmas as it's possible to now :)
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Message 84028 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 13:33:43 UTC - in response to Message 84027.  

She will be pleased to see you :) She might even say so! ;)
No, she isn't and didn't. Not even a smile, only the grumpy face and after I showed what all I brought, a lengthy complaint about that. I walked out of the room, told her to app me when she feels more hospitable.
I'm sitting in the hallway, but don't think I will hear from her.

At home only the Back to the Future trilogy awaits me. Not looking forward to that.
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Message 84029 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 14:27:22 UTC

How frustrating for you both :-(
Hope she gets over the "hissyfit" quickly.
3 x BTF should help to take your mind off other things.
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Message 84030 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 14:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 84027.  
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By the way,
It's by Roger Whittaker... if that helps
I have now taken you out of our will. No one should be subjected to that. It's like torture, but then worse. You do know these are public forums, where anyone can read?!?1/1?

I sat with Hol for an hour, but we were through talking about everything. So instead of the 3 hours I had planned to be there, I managed all of an hour.
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Message 84031 - Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 23:52:06 UTC - in response to Message 84030.  

Oh.

I was thinking more in the terms of it being appropriate to the spirit of the proverb rather than something you'd remotely enjoy, you know... in the circumstances.

I probably should have made that clearer.

I do hope tomorrow goes better than today.
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Message 84035 - Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 7:58:35 UTC
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I have to apologize to all and Holly about my outburst. She's just bored, I can understand that. And they're not really friendly in the hospital, first telling her there's a good chance she goes home with Christmas, so when she's all geared up for that, hearing she wasn't just ripped her space-time continuum away from her and she had to pounce the nearest thing to her: me.

I should've understood that more. :)

Edit: just found Holly's tea cup where she parked it 9 days ago, on the table behind the modem & router. I made a picture of what grew inside the cup. Barely managed to keep my lunch in while cleaning it out. Gross barely covers it.
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