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    Its fine.
    Its been 22 yrs now.

    He was a big man,6 ft 5 and 25 stone.
    A fighting man in younger days.
    locals were gobsmacked when he did what he did ,
    so many ppl said to me "but he was such a big strong man"
    hmmm , evidently not so cos if he was,he'd probly still be here


    Dear Dad,

    Tis your birthday today.
    you'd have been 65 today
    if you hadnt made an early exit :(

    We've made you a cake anyways,
    i guess we'll have to eat it for you to,
    again .

    The yrs pass but my memorys will never fade


    Im forever thankful of The midwive's knowledge, experience ,calm energys and faith.
    I realise at times hospital is nessacery and that must be such a hard decision to make.
    at the same time as monitering both mum and babe and appearing totally calm.

    Top respect to Midwive's and the amazing job you/ they do.

    I've just watched that Home Delivery programme .
    It bought it all back.
    Wow !!!

    there was very little intervention until it was needed. !

    Thas how celyns arrival was and they truley were the most empowering moments of my life so far.
    So so opposite to the older three's entrances.

    I was repeatedly advised against home delivery and told that my Gp does not support or attend home births.
    I guess that's her choice but the two NHS community midwive's involved in my pregnancy and labour were amazing.
    So supportive,being led by my body language (with hardly any intervention,no monitors,internals etc,no opinions,rights or wrongs. I laboured away over the kitchen sink.watching the deer over on the hill.
    It was calm,quiet, different to hosp labour.
    I couldn't thank those midwives enough.
    Thier knowledge,experience, attitude,the way they looked at me and instantly I trusted them.
    They helped me realize that I could do it.
    They sat calmly back,allowing me to do whatever my body told me to
    The female bod is a remarkably clever thing when worked with and listened to.unyet
    Many hosp deliverys seem to be working against gravity,with mum strapped to monitors led still on a bed :/
    Home births have been around since time began ,
    HOW can anyone( other than mother nature or a surgeon " decide" where a baby can/should or will be born :/

    Also Bob is perfectly within his rights to have a chaperone/safe person with him during his appts .
    However many proffesionals prefer to speak one to one with the patient only incase they may be holding anything back from their chaperone.
    It often works the other way tho and if Bob is known to you through work then im certain you can speak on his behalf in explaining why he NEEDS a chaperone atm, of course this would need a signed letter of authourisation from Bob unless somone is acting as his "Execeteur" i think its called.
    Will dbl check this now.

    If Bob requested you stay in the room with him and the dr/Nurse ignored this request,
    Bob is within his rights to ask to see a different Dr/Nurse,
    or you could on his behalf(with his permission)
    pref one who kinda gets a grasp of his needs and difficultys :/

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ NHS (lack of decent)Mental Health Service's !

    Very important "Bob" classed as a vulnerable person ?
    ie has anyone ever raised a POVA alert re Bob ?…ar_disorder_self_help.htm…standing_bipolar_disorder

    There's a few links to have a read through.
    Discovering and becoming involved with the first site yrs ago saved my sanity/life..seriously.

    After a long and very bumpy (at times) journey of self discovery. aswell as tests,questionairre's,observation ect Diagnosis (if ness) gets made ,only then does the "proper" treatment and condition management plan get put in place (usually) .
    Pers i believe this is wrong as ppl die whilst awaiting diagnosis/help/understanding,simple as :(

    Bi polar can be all enveloping,totally character changing be that manic or suicidal at its worst,invisible and non affecting at best...and Everything in between.
    It has no rules,boundarys ,fear or guidelines and often danger and pain feel good.

    Many lay ppl dont understand the extent to which Bi Polar can affect (drive/shape/change) somone they know or love.
    Many others however live daily with the consequences that can occur when Bi Polar is ignored/not addressed/goes undiagnosed/mis treated or dis respected/ignored post diagnosis .
    It often makes relationships( private,personal or buisness) very difficult.

    Sufferers often turn to drink/drugs to calm the thoughts and slow the hyperactivity...self medication !
    maybe if ppl were correctly diagnosed/treated in the first place they might not turn to the street substances..much trial and research has gone into this subject and is available if you google it.

    Its a very selfless and selfish illness that needs learning about by the sufferer and their loved ones/carers/family/employers ect.
    there is much stigma(often wrongly) attatched to having a diagnosis of a serious mental health problem.
    Too many assumptions made by too many ppl who sadly really often have no idea of how the suffer is feeling inside :(
    Riddled,evil,paranoid,suicidal,hyperactive,anxious,grandos idealation are just a few of the many many words i could use to describe how Bi Polar feels at its worst.

    self help is often very helpful/rewarding..with the sufferer finally begining to understand why what happens happens and what triggers him.... but that usually runs alongside any ness medications and poss pshycotherapy or pshycological intervention/treatments and can ONLY be done when Bob is ready.

    NO ONE can make him better :(

    HE HAS to make big steps himself, wanting to get better and being totally honest with the proffessionals and that is so hard/scary when you have trust issue's or difficultys meeting new ppl or feel misunderstood ect.
    and if he is as suicidal as you say it could end with him being sectioned for his own safety :(

    i Cant stress enough how much the support groups( be it acsessed in person/online/phone support/suicide watch text support,whatever)helps.. it was the one discovery that helped me more than anything else.

    ive been a Bi Polar outreach volunteer for yrs ,
    if "Bob" wants to chat, or more info on more places/ppl that can offer support and understanding
    get him to pm/email me if you like.

    The quickest way,
    Place the coal in the burner/fire and hold a blow torch under it.
    Thas one of many ways i light fire.
    Depending on what if anything is available( kindling,paper ect) to do it the non lazy way.

    haha, glad you mentioned the trev field :pp

    Tis why its closed half the yr.
    When its wet everything heavier than a sheep sinks

    (Unless you choose ya spot verrrrrrrrry carefully)

    in fairness to Stardust,she was told to park by there.

    But you :rolleyes:
    ya daft bat,why did you do that ?
    your truck was tucked in nicely there ass backwards ,wasnt it ?
    or did you turn it round to mend the door :p

    March 1st come sooner ,cos i cant wait to get back home


    WoW !!!!!

    I still have the pics of when i went n viewed Trundle prior to you buying it and the day we picked it up.
    HOW different is it now :clap:
    Well done that man.

    I spoke to an exsausted Skye a little while ago and have been asked to give an update on Ren's operation/condition.
    as she cannot get online atm.

    The op was a major one,bigger than previously thought nessacery .
    There were some complecations,
    But the Drs had not been round tonight so Skye dosnt know the full details yet.

    What is known,
    Surgery was longer than originally planned and incuded bone grafts from Ren's pelvis aswell as metal in his back.
    and he was in unbearable pain when he came round :(
    so tonight is sedated and in ITU .

    Very sad news indeed :(

    Im sure Skye will get online and update everyone as soon as she can.

    In the meantime,
    Please folks if you have any spare positive vibes or energy's send them their way.

    My heart goes out to them both.
    as i remember all to clearly my ops and have tonight re read what i wrote during those times,
    tough tough times that i wouldnt wish on anyone.
    Least alone Skye & Ren, two of the most beautiful,genuine ppl ive ever met.

    Having just spent a few days with them i saw,as always, the love between them is so strong, magical,it lights up the room just as it made the field sparkle every time they entered it :wub:

    My thoughts are with them both tonight as always
    x x x

    Dickie's make ladie's overalls.
    After month's n month's of poor Becs suffering saggy fanny itus,
    Santa found her some lady fit oveys
    fair play she looks lush in them :thumbup:
    they were about £25 off the Dickie's website
    but well worth it i think,
    safety coated to protect from oil,fuel or acid spills,
    showerproof and you can feel the quality.
    my rateing 11/10 ,
    can thoroughly recomend them.
    ooh and thermals to go underneath them also on the Dickie's website.

    Bec's will be 17 next week,
    in Aug 11 she left school n started her dream job.
    Apprentice mechanic :)
    she has always always said she'd be a grease monkey and she is .
    so far,since sept.
    she's saved and bought a car with a knackered head gasket.
    She's changed the head gasket,by herself,following only verbal guidance from her mentor.
    She's still only 5 ft 2 and a size 8, she's dinky ,petite and blonde and working in an all male garage enviroment and her message to you Janna, is this
    " if i can do it so can she,shesh,she's had babies,
    mechanics is piss easy by comparison "