Thursday, 22 May 2008

Last Installment - Done And Dusted - Part IV

Ok........... Not such good news at the hospital today, trying to keep me head above water here, trying to deal with this as best I can and keep sane, and a heart wrenching email from a dear friend today, soemone that I hold dear in my heart and havent heard from for a while - its been a very very difficult day...... Back to hospital tomorrow, told to take a bag in with me with 'stuff' just incase......... to say Ive now had enough is such an understatement, maybe time now to bail out....there is only so much ones heart and soul can endure....

anyways...

Those that know me, know how very private I actually am, so sharing so many snippets of meself this past year with so many people has been a tad strange...not the daft stories of me life, but the little private bits........and at times a little unsettling to open up so much, ya see, Im usually 'well ard' and Ive opened up way to much of meself to certain people, and now its come and bit me on me fat arse....

But, I need to put up the conclusion of me hospital trip, LOL@trip.... sometimes I crease meself up.... just need to finish this round so me lads get a complete picture when I am no longer around.......

Right then, rubbing me hands together, lets get it written..... lets get it done and dusted.....


After being expelled from one end of the ward, and then whisked back to theatre on the Saturdee night, the following day was sort of ok, the old dears were so lovely, and they well took the piss out of me cos the reading material I took in was NOT the norm LOL....... me chicken books for a start, also everytime I got a message on me mobile from one of me maties or one of me lads the message tone is very loud and its a COCKERAL sound lmfao....... it actually sounds like a real cockeral in the room, it so made them laff every morning a little after 6.30ish when me maties would start texting me.... they said my corner sounded like a farmyard.... They was also intrigued by me love of Ebay after I explained what it was and everytime someone put something down they would say, dont leave that there long or Mel will Ebay it.... daft sods lol



This was Margete that was opposite me, her oldest son won Master Chef off the telly a few years ago and owns a nice eating place in town and he would bring in wonderful scrummie chocolate cake and he would always bring me in a slice cos he said I made his mums days more bareable LOL.... well anything for a bit of well proper chocolate cake....

I am a right proper people watching person, and I love to just listen and observe people without saying much, I often get a feel for people within a very short while, and there were many characters down the end of the ward where I now found meself....

Take Hairflick.... well, thats not her real name, but she was a moaning whining german (and hairflick is what me and me matie Sharon names her, cos it sounds like a german name lol) she was well getting on me tits, she moaned about everything, about the food (which was actually lovely with 4 choices of dinner and puddings), about her op, she was a right up her own arse woman, and really looked down her nose at everyone around her, she was early 70s but looked nowhere near it, more like early 60s but jebus, she could moan for England...... so much so that Margrete, opposite me, would roll her eyes and pull the ajoining curtain across a little so she didnt have to look at her, and then she would make funny hand signals and faces to me across the ward, about hairflick..... we didnt like hairflick, one day she moaned about being taxed on all her 4 pensions which really got me goat and I so had to just make a little comment..... hey flick, I said, you should be grateful that you have 4 pensions to see you through old age, I bet some of these lovely little old ladies only have state pensions and would love to be in a position to have 4 pensions, I hope your making the most of the money and doing good in the world.... she didnt like me much, but then I aint easy likeable lol...... Im famous for sticking up for the underdog here in this village, Im famous for sticking me neck on the line and fighting for the rights of those that need a voice.... ok, so, some call me gobby, but I would NEVER see someone be taken advantage of and not voice an opinion LOL..... and I so dont think hairflick had come across someone that stood up to her before..... she was nothing but a bloody bully and that came across very clear in the following few days...... hence everytime I answered her nasty mean moaning comments with a little dry humour and wit with a serious side, margrete opposite and Audrey to the left and Carol to the side would all cheer LMFAO..... and dear old margrete would punch the air with her fist LMRSSO..... well, sorry but I just couldnt sit back and let this jumped up hairflick bully these old people, even the nurses would look at me and smile and wink LOL....

So a people watcher I be......... take Audrey for instance....... Audrey had been in Haslar for 3 weeks already, her op had not gone according to plan and her swelling just wouldnt go down and on the Monday they were going to take her back into theatre in the afternoon, so she was starved of food and drink all day and when they wheeled her bed out, I thought to cheer her up I would sing.....'Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye' which had her in fits of laughter cos the porters began to sing it to lol and she waved as she was wheeled off.....

Well Audrey was back in just over an hour, looking pale and frightened, I knew how she felt having been whisked back to theatre on the Saturdee evening...... they wheeled her bed back into position and I thought something was not right, she was sitting up and I could see she was on the verge of tears....... I noticed hairflick was staring and before she could say anything I said...... oye hairflick, just leave her be..... the nurses were busy and didnt notice that Audrey had tears flowing down her little old wrinkled face.... but I did, I noticed..... she just looked across at me and burst into floods.... so I put me dressing gown on and gathered up me IV drips and me blood drain over me arm and grabbed me walking frame and hobbled across to Audreys bed and plonked meself down on the chair by her bedside...... sigh........ she just looked at me and sobbed and sobbed, I took her hand and let her cry until she was spent, she said they took her to theatre but couldnt do the op today cos of a heart problem and she had to wait 4 more days until certain meds kicked in, but they knew that before she went down, so why did they have to starve her and put her though that only to realise once down in theatre... I let her spill it all out, all the time holding her hand and looking her in the eye.... bless this dear little old lady, she was so scared and frightened and now hungry and thirsty..... I asked the nurse if they could go check in the fridge at the end of the ward cos I didnt want me sarnies at lunchtime and see if they was still there so that Audrey could at least have something to eat and drink.... which they did..... anyways....... whilst I was sitting there the 'main man doctor' came to see Audrey to explain that they need to draw some blood to test again......... so I said I would leave them to it and Audrey squeezed me hand so hard and asked if I could stay, to which the doctor said, sure, if thats what ya want, so he drew the curtains around the bed and poked her veins in her arms with no success.....and ya know what Im like, so I says, have ya tried the vein in her ankle cos Audrey was a druggie back in the 20s and she would often shoot up in the ankle vein.... which I said with a dead straight face....he smiled and then looked at Audrey and she said, Mels correct LMFAO..... he then said, I cant get a vein so I will have to try the vein in your groin.... oh my.... oh my..... I turned to Audrey and asked if she wanted me to leave.... she said, please dont..... so I sat there as this drop dead gorgeous black handsome doctor tried the vein in 85 year old Audrey's groin, and as he was drawing the blood I says......... now Audrey I bet its been a few years since ya've had anyone fiddle about down there in ya groin area near ya landing flaps........ to which she laffed so much the bottom set of teeth slipped out and the Doctor shook with laughter.... it was the first time that Audrey had laffed or smiled all day..... she laffed and laffed and laffed, and the doctor turned to me and just said....... fank you, you know that laughter is the best medicine and I think you have done more for Audrey today then any tables or medicine I could of prescribed....... sigh..... maybe Im in the wrong job lol

Monday Evening I was gagging for a shower, there is only so many washes with babywipes one can do, jebus I so needed to wash me hair and stand under proper running water....... so I had a plan.....



This is the leg I had to drag to the bathroom and try and keep dry LOL.....

I gathered up me wash stuff and hang it with me big towel over me walking frame, took down me IV thingie and me blood drain and made my way to the bathroom at the end of the ward...... the nurse said, where ya going, the loos and sinks were the other end, so I says, I know there is a huge bathroom the other end with a huge old victorian bath in that I could lean over and wash me hair...... ok she said, just be careful and DONT get ya bandages wet and DONT drop ya IVs or ya drain and DONT fall and if ya need help then pull the red cord...... yep I had a plan lol....yeah see, there was this HUGE old fashioned dated bathroom with this HUGE old bath in the centre of the room with a hoist chair, it looked like something out of a mental institute, remember this hospital was over 200 years old and some of the old stuff was still there lol........ jebus this bathroom was creepy.... but I so had a plan.... there was also a shower in the corner of the room.... which I planned to suss out........ so I washed me hair over the bath and then thought how nice it would be to sit under a shower and have a proper wash...... so..... LMFAO...... I put me thinking cap on and realised it was possible lmfao.... I dragged a chair over to the shower and put it IN the shower..... and I plonked meself down on it lol..... I then hung all me drips and stuff on the shower rail LMFAO..... and thought it I stuck me leg out of the shower then it wouldnt get wet.. right?.... laffing typing this...... so I reached back and turned on the water with me showergel in me hand all ready to have a quick shower, me leg wouldnt get wet cos I was sitting on a chair with me leg stuck out of the shower curtain ....... WRONG lol......oh my it was just so funny, sitting there under the shower with me face upturned into the water, it felt soooooo good.... I was beginning to feel soooooo clean...... I must of sat there for a good 10-15 minutes LOL.... but when I looked up the water had run down me body and down me leg that was sticking out of the shower and had flooded the whole of the tiled bathroom LMFAO..... this bathroom was about 20 foot square and was now under about 2 inches of water LOL..... holy shit...... I carefully stood up, well scared not that I would slip and got dried as best I could whilst standing on one leg cos no weight baring on me dodgy leg and whilst standing in 2 inches of water...... the IV got pulled out me hand as I tried to mop up some of the water with some paper towels all the time saying shit shit shit shit over and over to meself like some demented fool......

Someone knocked on the door and asked if I was ok to which I said YEP FINE.... to which they said then why is there water pouring out from under the door into the hallway and down the stairs LMFAO........ oh jebus..... they had to go and get the key to open the door cos I couldnt hobble through the water to open the door incase I slipped LMFAO........it was like a clip out of the film 'One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest' ...... the young nurse so did laff, luckiely she was the little Asian nurse that I reckonised from a few years back and she just looked at me and laffed and laffed with a concerned look on her face.......first she asked if I was ok, and then WHAT THE HELL WAS YA THINKING trying to have a shower....... I asked her not to say anything to the others.... and she just kept shaking her head and muttering things like 'only you Mel' and 'Why does this not surprise me' all in her lovely little asian accent..... so I looked at here and said....... please dont dob me in and 'I will love you long time' LMFAO (I had heard that saying on a film about Tye Brides lol) and then we both just creased up laffing so hard and she made me sit on the wet chair whilst she found a mop and bucket and it took 30 minutes to sort out the bathroom LOL BUT, at least I felt clean for the first time in almost a week......



The little asian nurse had to take off all the dressings and sort me out LOL.....



She also decided to take the drain out, which they think on reflection was a mistake hence so much swelling and stuff now.....

I didnt eat an aweful lot whilst in hospital, not that the foods was not nice cos the little I did eat it was scrummie, I just didnt feel up to eating, maybe it was the drugs I dont know....... but one day cos I hadnt eaten for a day I thought I just fancied a jacket potatoe for me dinner one evening, so thats what I ordered....... oh my...... when the dinner trolley came round I opened the silver domed lid on me plate expecting a bowl with a lovely crispy jacket potatoes with a nice blob of butter to mash in the spud....... I must of laffed to loud in a weird sort of way cos a doctor came running over to me bed as if I was on fire LMFAO......



You will see why he was laffing so hard in the next picture and explanation lol

I plonked the silver lid back down whilst laffing and saying, its a fish, its a bloody fish, I didnt order a fish, but they have sent me a bloody laffing fish...... the doctor bloke looked puzzled, I didnt think fish was on the menu tonight me said.... well they have sent me a laffing fish I said..... just you look..... so he lifted the silver lid and looked on the plate and then looked at me and said..... you really have lost your marbles, what are you on about, a fish?..... its a fish I say, he laffs and says, no Mel its a jacket potatoe LMFAO........



Now if that dont look like a laffing puffer fish then slap my thigh and call me Arthur.... and when I turned the fish/potatoe around and pointed out the features of the eyes and the smiley mouth that is when he laffed and laffed and I grabbed me camera and took the above photo of him LMFAO...... he wandered back to his desk shaking he head and muttering something under his breath LOL

There are so many other stories from the following days that I stayed in hospital.... but I would just ramble on and on for pages and pages and bore everyone to tears.......

Like the story about when they took me down for Xrays or the story of the missing flowers LOL...... or the story of how I had to learn to inject meself in the tummy everyday for a fortnight, starting with a few days in hospital only to find that there was something in the injection that had pork product in it which of course Im very allergic to LOL.....

But I will wrap this up now..... me matie Wendy came to pick me up on the Thursday, and oh my, it was just the funniest, cos I had no bend in me leg and trying to get me in her car with 2 of her kids was just the funniest thing ever, and now matter how hard they pushed and the doctor shoved they couldnt get me in LMFAO.... I ended up laying on the back seat of her car with me leg stuck straight out between the front 2 seats on top of the handbreak LOL...... I was glad to be going home, if not a little scared cos I knew that I was no me own then, with no one to really fall back on...... drugged up to the hills with a list of WHAT NOT TO DO's and an appointment card......

That was 5 weeks ago, and things have so not gone well...... but somehow I will get through this....... if not, there is always the option of a short rope and directions to a tall tree, and that at this moment in time looks like a pretty good option.......

So I dont know where I will be in he coming days, next week is school break, it was school break 5 weeks ago when I was in hospital, all those weeks and no step nearer running around...... its frustrating and depressing....... and next week most of me maties will be away camping or on holiday for the half term break, so I aint told them that I might be back in hospital, so again I will have to face whatever happens this time completely on me own......

But, first I want to fank everyone for your good thoughts and wishes whilst Ive gone through the mill...... and those that sent me a card or a letter or an email, that made me smile and laff and dragged me out of my pit of dispair, then I thank you from me soul, and for the few little parcels that I have received, from people that barely know me.... fank you..... ya see, just a kind word or a simple card to someone that feels scared and alone, can make such a difference to their day.... so I fank you all from the bottom of me heart..... Susan especially........ and Jolie.... you know, what Im talking about.....

Its just those little simple gestures that makes such a difference..... well to me they have....... whilst trying to cope with a few upsets from those that I love and have other things on their minds....

See what I mean, just ramblings of a mad crazy scared old crimple woman.....

Twaddling out......... oxo

42 comments:

Katrina said...

Oh, my goodness, Marmie--what a burst of sunshine you must have been in that hospital ward! You are one amazing lady. I'm sitting here laughing and wishing I could reach across the ocean and give you a big old hug!

Cindy said...

I hope you don't end up having to stay in the hospital again,though I'm sure the old ladies would be thrilled to see you again. You have to be the liveliest person they've been around in a coon's age.
And hey- what's that about "boring" us? Are you nuts?! We just about live to visit your blog and see what you're up to. Margie got on my bus today and the first thing I asked her was, "been to Marmy's lately?" Toni gets on my bus and the first words out of her are, "did you read Marmy's latest?" You have no idea how many people think you are someone extra special!

Lisa said...

Well, Hell's bells, Marmy! What will you do next?? Seriously, girl, a TV crew should follow you around recording your antics in hospital! It would be a hit!!

It's a good thing you can't reach that tree just yet. I know with a bit more chocolate in you, and flashing that sexy, yellow thigh with that high-tech zipper of staples pointing the way to your landing flaps at unsuspecting passersby, you will be back in fighting form real soon!

Hey... email me your address (all proper-like with postal codes and such.) I am concocting a little something with you in mind!! My addy is LisaAlso (at) aol (dot) com.

Jen said...

I couldn't stop smiling at your stories and thinking how grateful all those other ladies must be that you brought a little life to their hospital stay. If you were only closer, I would be first in line to help. But from here, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

Pamela said...

You should write a book... and get rich. That's what you should do!

Coral said...

Pamela is right, your lads would be so proud!

good luck my friend - you are doing okay - you can get through this!

xxxx

Tori_z said...

Sounds like you've given a lot of people a lot of memories that'll keep them smiling for the rest of their lives while you were in hospital. :)

Believe it or not, I understand what you mean when you say about feeling alone. And, I understand why you're feeling so down. But don't go doing anything silly. I mean... Well, you know what I mean, I'm sure. Giving up is not the answer. *hugs*

I hope everything starts to go better for you soon. Good luck at your hospital appointment *hugs*

JBelle said...

well. This has been something. By Christmas, you'll barely remember the details and will be dancing and hopping around effortlessly. Take care. I'll be checking in for you.

Ol' Lady said...

Keep your chin up...all of them :o
You have to stay around to amuse everyone so don't go lookin for any trees!!!
Don't know about anyone else but I do know that I need ya...

Frum Helen Back said...

You just better not use that little rope Marmie cause I would really miss reading your blog stories. Wish I lived near you so I could help. Actually I would just panic and call 911 but I would be there for you. Hang in there girlfriend. You can make it.

ChrisB said...

I was just thinking this would make a wonderful reality TV show (and I see lisa has the same idea). Anyone who can make others laugh while feeling low deserves a medal. Fingers crossed you don't have to stay in after your hosp appointment:)

cast in the name of god, ye not guilty said...

Hey! None of that "short rope, tall tree" business!

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.

Isn't that what you Brits are so good at??

<3 <3 <3 Melody Ann

LadyStyx said...

Oh you dear sweet woman, you had me both laughing and crying this time. Im sorry to hear things have you feeling so down *HUGZ*. Just know that you are someone very special. Im so glad I followed the crumbs in from Tori's blog so I could meet you.

Oh and yeah, I know it's not ~supposed~ to be funny but it is, really. I dont know what it is precisely. Maybe the way you handle situations that would stress me right out or the slight difference in language (American English and English English are definitely not the same at times). Whatever it is, you've become a bright spot in my life.

Maggie May said...

You were a really good friend on that ward. You had me in stitches under that shower! Also your remarks about the doctor examining your friend! What a naughty girl you were.
Anyway you seem to be doing OK now!
You need to write that book, you know!

JeanieSpokane said...

Wow, Marmie - I cried for your friend, I cried for you, then I laughed over your attempt at a shower! Oh, that's something *I* would do. We just have to all band together and think really positive thoughts about your silly leg. Heal. Heal! HEAL!

Feel better?

Love you!

Jeanie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My dear, wonderful, witty, peculiar, joy-filled Ms. Toasty!

God bless you. You continue in my daily prayers!

green libertarian said...

As others have mentioned, I laughed so hard it hurt, I cried so hard it hurt. You are so very very wonderful and cantankerous and funny and warm and... everything. YOU.

Here's hoping you are on the road to recovery.

xo

The Lehners in France said...

Toastie, you must have been a breath of fresh air on that ward. The though of you in the shower had me in stitches (no pun intended). I truly hope things go well for you over the coming weeks. The rope and tree is not an option, as I have a silkie who is laying at the moment so she'll soon be sitting. I've got some Sussex eggs to put under her, so you need to hang on in there and visit my chicks.
Lots of love Debs x

Akelamalu said...

Oh Mel I haven't blogged since Wednesday so consequently have only just read you're going back into hospital. I hope they manage to sort your knee out properly this time honey. I'll be thinking of you.xx

laughingwolf said...

dang mt, sure hope they 'fix' what's ailing you... your posts always make me laugh, and the world would be such a duller place without you

blessings, and continued prayers for a full recovery

thx for the visit, too :)

Mei Del said...

marmie as usual your spirit is amazing and i'm sure that is what will get you through this whole ordeal.

Kati said...

Good grief Toasty!!! You had me damned near crying for poor Audrey because I can so understand how very frustrating it is to already be feeling poorly then to be told you're to be starved, when you know that what they want to do to ya is not an option and being expected to buck-up under all the pressure. I'm so glad that you were there to keep that woman company and give her some much needed sympathy!!!!

And Hairlick, Wow! She sounds like a real nasty piece of work. I hope you gave her something to think about with her bad attitude versus your good one.

And as for the woman across from you who's son's a chef.... *grin* Mmmmm... chocolate cake! You continue to amaze me with how easily you make friends. You say that you're not much likeable, but I think you're HIGHLY likeable to anybody with some common sense. I think it's the folks who are shallow & self-centered who don't like ya. And they're not worth having as friends anyway, those shallow folks.

Ooooh, and I got SUCH a chuckle out of your shower adventure. Glad the nurse got a chuckle out of the whole ordeal as well. *wink*

KAYLEE said...

awww i cried thats all my thoughts are with you!

raymond pert said...

Oh! It's hairlick. I had it all wrong. I thought your name for her was harelip and I thought they'd put an elderly version of that baby from Dingleberries in your ward and I was thinking you should be nicer to the poor old deformed bat. Now I get it. I'm a bit looney when I read your stories and I get things mixed up.

MarmiteToasty said...

OK - THE HOSPITAL IVE BEEN GOING TO POST OP IS THE QA HOSPITAL IN TOWN FOR ME OUTPATIENTS APPOINTMENTS AND ME PHYSIO, ITS THE MAIN HOSPITAL AND IS THE SISTER HOSPITAL TO HASLAR BUT SO MUCH NEARER TO GET TO (14 minutes in me lads car).... I WENT FRIDAY BUT SAW A DIFFERENT CONSULTANT WHO WANTED ME ADMITTED SO THAT THEY COULD MONITOR ME OVER THE WEEKEND COS AGAIN ME TEMP WAS SKYHIGH.... no wonder I feel like shit lol.... BUT.... MY CONSULTANT WILL NOT BE AROUND TIL TUESDAY, SO I TOLD THEM I AINT SITTING IN NO HOSPITAL JUST TO BE MONITORED ALL WEEKEND, WHEN I MIGHT AS WELL BE AT HOME and THEN SEE ME CONSULTANT ON TUESDAY... they was not happy but I didnt see the point and just staying in hospital being more bored and down then I already am.... so I CAME HOME......

anyways....sod it aye....

~(((katrina))))~ ya see, I cant be anyone but meself, usually at first Im quiet and a tad shy, yes shy, and then I just slip into being meself lol - and oh what I would do for a real hug right now.... just someone to hold me tight and say it will be ok....xxxxxx

~((((cindy))))~ LOL@you and your bus maties.... and hey, I so aint special.... or I wouldnt be on me own lol....xxxxx

~((((lisa))))~ even though I LOVE savory things, I do like meself a nice slice of chocolate cake lol.... I am growing a conker tree in a tub in me garden for to be placed on me grave when I die, but its only about 2 1/2 foot high so that tree is to short for jumping out of with a rope.....

I only send me real address if I know someone is going to send me a real live baby pet moose ;).....xxxxxx

~((((jen))))~ some of them laffed so much I thought they might have a heart attack, but I would like to think that I lightened their days a little, and when I was right proper poorly on the Saturdee they was real lovely to me....as real loverly as one can be stuck in a hospital bed LOL....xxxxxx

~((((pamela))))~ now you sound like Sharkie use to sound, he wanted to be me agent lol..... I couldnt write no book, I can only right me twaddling rubbish about me life....xxxxxx

~((((toriZ))))~ its ok, Im hanging by a thread of sanity.... just dont no one snip it thou....xxxxxx

~((((JBelle)))))~ well the summer looks out of the question.... by crimbo I will probably be insane and of no use to anyone.... what a waste of a year ....xxxxxx

~(((ol lady))))~ all 4 of me chins are now resting on this computer table lol...... love you girl....ya DONT need me, no one actually needs me lol....xxxxxxxx

~((((((helen)))))~ whilst there is a thread I'll be hanging....xxxxxxxx

~((((Crispy)))))~ LOL it would be the most boring telly show on earth lol.... well, sometimes I put others first, ok all the time I put others first, no matter what the circumstance or how Im feeling in meself....xxxxxx

~((((cast))))~ Im trying.... Im so trying....xxxxx

~((((ladystyx))))~ well stop with the crying for gawds sake.... Im glad you found this blob too....and yeah, you lot do speak/type funny with a strange accent lol.... people say when they read me blob they can hear me accent, I cant see it meself.....xxxxx

~((((maggie may)))))~ well Edna and Margrete and Audrey was in floods of tears when I said me goodbyes, daft old bats.... and no book lmfao what are you like for gawds sake.....xxxxxxx

~((((jeannieS)))))~ Ive cried and cried for me friend until me face is like a wrinkled old red tomatoe...sigh.... the shower was just so very very funny, so much so that I was laffing at meelf to meself like some lunatic LMFAO.... but jebus, you should of seen the mess in the bathroom and in the corridor outside lmfao.... why me, why does it always happen to me....xxxxxxxxxx

~((((((((Saintly)))))))~ 'peculiar' bloody 'peculiar' whats that mean LMFAO...... much love to you dear man......xxxxxxxx

~(((((((((((((((((MrGreen))))))))))~ oh my, how I have so missed you, I have tears seeing you here.... and hey, no crying, let me do all the crying for you........'canktankerous' you are as bad as Saintly.... whats that suppose to mean lol...... its 3 steps forward and 2 steps back, to say Im scared is an understatement.... wish you was here to hold me hand.... sigh....... love you Green.....xxxxxxxxxx

~((((france)))))~ oh my you will have chicks, we now have a resue rooster so we are also hoping, but thats another story..... and as regards the tree, well I cant make it up to the woods as yet, so maybe thats a good thing.... I know Im certainly being tested AGAIN in life......I want photos of your silkie, Mabel is our silkie.....xxxxxxxx

~((((((((((ake)))))))))~ I didnt go in, I didnt see the point of just sitting in a hospital bed in the QA for the long weekend waiting til me consultant comes back on Tuesday..... lets just see what he says by then......Ive managed all these weeks at home on me own, so I didnt see the point, except it would of been nice to have someone cook me dinners LOL.....xxxxxxxxx

~((((((((((Wolfie)))))))))~ LOL@duller...... I was thinking maybe it would be 'safer' lol.... :) smiling at you......xxxxxxx

~((((mei del))))~ yep me spirit, is that like in a bottle of gin, cos thats the spirit I could so murder right now lol......xxxxxxxx

~(((((kati)))))~ well I wanted to pack Audrey up and bring her home - when Im out with me maties (jebus thats been a while) and I see little old people on their own, Im always telling me maties that I wanna invite them home for tea and crumpets and a chat and me maties are always rolling me eyes at me lol....

HairFLICK not hairlick lmfao..... hairflick was the name of the german officer on that well funny telly programme from back in the 80s called 'ello ello'... oh your a doodle and wont know what Im on about, but Ake and a few others will lol.....

I think I make sort of friends with people cos I just chat to anyone and talk to everyone on the same level, be it a top surgeon or a chef or a tramp even, remind me to tell you about our village winter Tramp that I talk to LMFAO....no class or money distinction in my eyes.. everyone is equal..... well, except for 'Hairflick' lol she was a scumbag lol.....xxxxxxx

~((((kaylee))))~ well stop with those bloody tears for gawds sake.....xxxxxxx

~((((((((((((MrP))))))))))~ I always feel so honoured when I see you commenting here.... and its HairFlick not Lick lol and oh my goodness that photo on the Dingleberries has been on the way to long, I think we now all get the picture.... and listen, there cant me anyone more loopy then me at times.... Im useless and most things and quite a bit of a failure in life lol.... so you are allowed to be a little mixed up at times......always always makes my day to see you here.....xxxxxxxxxx

The Lehners in France said...

Toastie, if you go to my site scroll down my labels on the "RHS" to "slide" you will find slide shows of the animals. There is one called "welcome to chickendom" It's got photos of Marie and Simone (silkies) with last years babies (not silkies, but eggs from my neighbour.) Hover the mouse over the slide to stop the photos.
Good luck on Tuesday. Fingers crossed. France ((x))

Mei Del said...

speaking of chickens ... driving down to winch, i like to use the small A road off J7 of the M3, dunno what it's called and you won't believe it, i saw 2 chickens running about on the grass verge by the road. I immediately thought of you and your chickens, lol. they must've escaped from the chicken farm nearby haha. the darling asked me why i didn't stop and bring them home - what is the man on? Can you see me stopping my car and trying to cathc chickens, if i had you with me i' might've had half a chance, lol.

Flowerpot said...

Sending big hugs and I do hope life and your health improves very quickly. Keep your spirits up, Marmite. We all need people like you.

buffalodickdy said...

I sure hope you start healing proper- and soon! I know you like to make light of your troubles, but I know you would like to put this behind you and start enjoying what passes for "normal life" in your world.. Take care!

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((((france))))~ ok, first I thought RHS stood for Royal Horticultural Society and I couldnt find it lmfao.... but I sussed it out as meaning 'right hand side' - I found the photos and Ive looked at every single one of them.... oh my, what a beautiful house you have and what land and animals.... jebus to say Im envious is an understatement, but not in that nasty jealous way but in a 'bloody hells bells you have the life I would love' sort of way........ just LOVED all the photos..... you and your bloke make such a beautiful couple.... fanks for letting me into your world a little.....xxxxxxx

~((((mei del))))~ oh my, how very funny, you should of given me a ring and I would of scooted up and collected all the chickens lol..... funny now how people see chickens and think of me lmfao.....we would of at least have such a laff trying to catch them lol......xxxxxx

~(((((flowerpot))))))~ fanks you, Im frustrated and fed up and cross with meself and pissed off and sad and needing to be mobile, Im scared and frightened that 'this is it' and I dont think I could live with it if it was, not now..... and nah, people dont need me, Im 10 a penny.....xxxxxxxxx

~((((((((((buffalo)))))))))))~ MMmmmm ya can read between the liens can ya.... this is the hardest thing Ive had to deal with, usually Im 'well ard' but this time Im 'well scared'....

I thought I had a had something to focus on, like a goal to aim for, but that seems like its been whipped out from under me feet, so thats put me in a right proper spin..... fank you for being you....xxxxxxxx

Tori_z said...

I wouldn't have wanted to spend the weekend in hospital "just to be monitored" either. Not if the consultant isn't even going to be around.

Hope your temp's gone down some now. *hugs*

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

Moose babies!


For you!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

“Main Entry: peculiar
Pronunciation: pi-‚kyül-y„r
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English peculier, from Latin peculiaris of private property,special, from peculium private property, from pecu cattle; akin to Latin pecus cattle— more at fee
Date: 15th century
1 : characteristic of only one person, group, or thing : distinctive
2 : different from the usual or normal: a : special, particular b : odd, curious c: eccentric”

Yep, I choose the right word!


[:-)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm sorry to hear it hasn't all gone as well as you'd hoped. You're obviously very strong, though, and I know you will fight through it. I'm thinking good thoughts in your direction.

(Very) Lost in France said...

MarmiteToasy - keep the faith. I know how it feels to be ill for ages and not feel like you are getting any better. But you will, honest. Before too long this will all be a distant memory.

I wish I'd had you in hospital with me when I was in last time. Let me know if you are in again and I'll get myself admitted (committed?) too. Take care xox

The Mistress of the Moonlight said...

Marmie, you are a NUT! I loved everything but the photos of your staples. YUCK! I hope that you do well. My friend Cindy and I do both believe that you should syndicate your blog. You are so FUNNY! M

The Mistress of the Moonlight said...

Oh dear, I just realized that I commented on the wrong posting. I hope that you feel better soon. You are probably tired of being sick. Keep the faith, this too shall pass. M

jolie-jordan said...

If ever they need to put a needle in my groin please hold my hand too.

You would be good medicine for anyone.
Love...Jolie

jolie-jordan said...

You are welcome my gal and I do know what you mean. I agree that spud looks like a fish. You must be an artist too. (s)
Never change Marmie.
xxxJolie

Bina said...

Oh my goodness. I don't even know where to begin. I can't believe you told that doctor that old lady used to do drugs in her ankle! How do you think of these things? I wish I had your wit!!!

And you tried to take a shower and thought you wouldn't get water everywhere? And WHY didn't you take a picture of that???? I would have loved to see that flood!!! LOL

And your staples actually looked pretty darn good! It amazes me how those things can hold such a large incision together.

I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but things will get better, and you will get better. I wish I could be there to help you out, keep you company, and cheer you up. You are such a special person and you are always cheering other people up, I really hope you start to feel more like yourself soon!

Wishing you well.

Lena said...

Toasty - you will be going down as one of my life's heroines. You are so inspiring and honest. A complete credit to your boys. I'm glad that little camera followed you everywhere.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((toriZ)))~ well it did seem a waste of time, except, it might of put rest to many fears and doubts....xxxxx

~(((((((((((pixie)))))))))~ oh my, what can I say, I LOVE EM... fanks....xxxxxxxx

~(((((((((((((Saintly)))))))))@ ok, I will add that to the list of other names I get called LOL.... xxxxxxxx

~((((((Charles)))))))~ I might have to change me name to 'peggy' ... :) lets just wait and see......xxxxx

~(((((very)))))~ well if ya ever in hospital give me a ring and I'll come keep ya company lol....xxxxx

~((((((moonlight)))))~ well Ive saved the staples to give as a prize in a future competition lmfao..... and hey, Twaddle is just me everyday rubbish, aint of any interest to many lol.....xxxxx

~((((jolie)))))~ knowing you, you would ask for a groin needle just for the cheap thrill LMFAO....and oh my am I glad you can see the fish in me spud :)....xxxxxxxx

~((((bina)))))~ I didnt risk me camera in the bathroom cos of the steam and moisture.... otherwise there would of been wonderful photos lol......xxxxx

~(((((lena))))))~ oh stop with ya heroines lmfao....... may heroin the drug :)......xxxxx