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remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:On Boxing Day, I visited my mum. Noticed she was a little tired and confused, but put it down to the excitement of Christmas.

Last night my eldest sister called me to apologise for not being present on that day, and asked whether I'd noticed any change in our mum. I told her what I'd seen and asked why she thought she should be. confused She was suprised that no-one had told me, but let me know that our mum had fallen ill a couple of days before Christmas. She didn't go to the doctor until after Christmas because she didn't want to be in hospital then, so I think she didn't mention it to me because she didn't know what is was then. The tests confirmed that she'd had a transient ischaemic attack ("mini-stroke"). frown

She's at home with medication, but today she told my 17 year old brother to leave home by tomorrow because she cannot support him. Although he doesn't know what else he wants to do, he's coming to live with me temporarily, so hopefully we can help him get onto benefits/a job and find him somewhere more permanent. I'm sorry this has happened between them, however, I think it's best for both of them as they have both been very depressed over the past year.

Anyway, that's the start of my new year. I know you will understand if I can't post much here in the next few months while things calm down. I'll come back as often as I can and will still be on the old PM, e-mail and ICQ.


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.




All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831

sending many hug s and well-wishes your way

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.


Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh my god! Why does she feel that he can't support him? TIA's are caused by a treatable disease. I hope someone can talk her out of following up with serious decisions made on that day.

All my support to you and your family, Spanner.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:all my love and support to you...

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:You poor thing, what a horrid thing to happen to your mum, especially over Christmas.

Sending some happy thought for a upturn in your year to you.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:hug hope it all works out ok.

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.


Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140

Hope things work out, remember we're all here for you if you need us


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

the one and only, just like chesney
Location: here
Member Since: 8th Jan 2003
Total posts: 295
Posted:hug hug hug

birds might be able to fly,
but weasels dont get caught in jet engine's


Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:hug hug

Monkeys monkeys and bananas


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:hug hug hug hug

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:The same thing happened with my da,
He's still on meds but the symptoms have cleared up altogether (just finished installing full new set of hall and garage doors with him)
Scary as hell, and it shakes your world more than any quake could..
...but its callled transient for a reason

Best of luck, and do try and keep in touch : hug)


remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Thanks everyone hug kiss ubblove

Well, my brother has been here a few days now and things are going fine. He's going to wait a week or so to chill before we begin arranging things together. Saw my mum, she didn't feel able to drive that day but apart from that she was recooperating well. smile

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.



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