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Not been on much lately my mother has just had a knee replacement so been busy looking after dad and sorting stuff out for when she came home. She had it done on the 29 th April and came home on the 3rd of May her 83rd birthday, she is amazing walking with 2 sticks already and although in pain she is doing well her generation are amazing its a case of ‘well i’ll just get on with it’!! There seems to be no help either she was sent home with a huge bag of pills 2 sticks and a leaflet on excercises to do. The occupational health nurse rang her up yesterday she was supposed to see her in hospital but never went, (mind you she may be the only one for all we know) mum had had to measure everything before she went in from the height of the toilet to the height of her chairs, she is finding the toilet the worst thing as its quite low but cannot have anything like a toilet seat as she hasn’t had a hip replacement, apparently you get nothing for a knee replacement even at the age of 83. I am not complaining about the treatment she had whilst in hospital they were great but surely she could have a toilet seat!!! Not much to ask after a lifetime of working hard and paying taxes and N.I.

On a gardening note now i have got that off my chest! I got some more plants this morning some double Petunia..Priscilla, i think there is one more parcel to come a rose with a free pair of secatuers! I am not doing as many this year as i have had a rough time lately with the Menieres so am keeping things simple…well trying to curb my enthusiasm for plants!!!! (its not working very well lol)

These are nicotina seedlings i saved some seed from last year,
The cupids dart plants i bought are coming on i need to get them in the border.

The lillies are coming on a treat now, looking forward to the flowers :)

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Sk I' m sorry to hear about your Mum and I'll PM you as have much experience of O.T./NHS as my Mum has had both knees and a hip replaced over past 3 years ! Lilies are looking healthy. : o ) )

6 May, 2010


Oh thankyou Shirley would be much appreciated

6 May, 2010


hi SK,sorry to hear about your mum but glad she is on the mend yes they are a strong generation i know as my mum and dad are 83 and wont have anything done for them ,it annoys me sometimes they are too independant, but really could do with the help...your plants are looking great ..:o)

6 May, 2010


A good quality raised tiolet is available to buy from as little as £18.95. Sewingkilla. One of the reasons they were removed from most supply lists several years ago was because they are so cheap to buy? Take care and try not to over do it yourself!

6 May, 2010


Hope your Mum continues to make a good recovery, SK. Your plants are looking good. Are you sure you're keeping things simple!! :)

6 May, 2010


Lovely photos and hope your mum is on the mend soon, know quite a few people who have had hips and knees done, and after a while can move quicker than me.

7 May, 2010


My best wishes to your Mum for a speedy recovery from her Op! Your plants are all looking healthy and you have lots of Nicotina to plant out. I have resolved to only sow half packets of seeds next year as they all seem to flourish and I am running out of space!

7 May, 2010


thankyou for all your good wishes, mum is doing well,
PP i know what you mean i always sow too many!!! will swap some with my neighbour :)
i even found some Nicotina are coming up in a plant pot!!!

7 May, 2010


hope your mum makes a speedy recovery.. my mother came out of hospital last summer after a fall, and she was given a frame and a toilet seat that goes over the toilet ......hope you get a bit more help...

7 May, 2010


Glad to hear your Mum is doing well....tell her to keep moving the knee for full recovery...many people stop too soon due to the pain!

10 May, 2010

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