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5 hours ago, Rincewind said:

Awful. One of my younger brothers passed away today. Had a call just around midday yo say he was in the CDU at Glenfield hospital> Got a taxi down there and arrived not long after one. He was suffering with lung and breathing problems and they were trying to find a single room. Just after a nurse came into the room we were in and told us he had gone.

He was rushed in last night and it two or three hours for someone to see him. Whoever said the NHS was not in crisis cannot use it. When my sister in law and niece arrived they took them to one said and said it was 50 50. He was 63.

Sorry you've lost your brother. The NHS is in a shocking state. I'm living through it now 

if i wasn't with my wife 24/7 I dread to think how she'd be treated (or not)

there are some great people fighting to deliver great care. But it's a tough gig for them 

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5 hours ago, Rincewind said:

Awful. One of my younger brothers passed away today. Had a call just around midday yo say he was in the CDU at Glenfield hospital> Got a taxi down there and arrived not long after one. He was suffering with lung and breathing problems and they were trying to find a single room. Just after a nurse came into the room we were in and told us he had gone.

He was rushed in last night and it two or three hours for someone to see him. Whoever said the NHS was not in crisis cannot use it. When my sister in law and niece arrived they took them to one said and said it was 50 50. He was 63.

Thouhgts with you Ken

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Thanks everyone. I've been ok but now it is hitting me. I am ok surrounded by people but on the way and back out I have been emotional. Also when people hug to console. 

I was with the regular poker crowd. We never played but we raised a glass. Others were more upset than me. Well more emotional at hearing the news.

I have thoughts of having a poker night with proceeds going to the Glenfield CDU but planning will have to wait. An anual one would be a fitting tribute to a great man and great poker player.

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New trees going in today to replace Doris's handiwork ...    Bad back a calling !!

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15 hours ago, Jon the Hat said:

One should be certain about these matters:)

 

Well done.  Still in Maidstone?

Yes. Well, in bearsted so very close to Maidstone. I would say I'm 100% but I've already gazumped someone else and what is good for the goose....

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Played in a poker tourney at the games club I go to. It was for Children in need event. Came second. Nothing for second. Tried to win for my brother but I was happy at how I played. I am sure he would have come close to winning.

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Belated condolences Ken. We've never agreed on anything but I feel for you on this.   

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On 3/21/2017 at 07:27, The People's Hero said:

Yes. Well, in bearsted so very close to Maidstone. I would say I'm 100% but I've already gazumped someone else and what is good for the goose....

Looks like a nice part of the world!  Congrats, hope it goes through.

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Had a nice PM from MattP re my brother.  He really is not that bad a fellow.

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41 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

Had a nice PM from MattP re my brother.  He really is not that bad a fellow.

Us right wingers are generally decent folk you know :)

 

I hope you are ok today.

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3 minutes ago, Jon the Hat said:

Us right wingers are generally decent folk you know :)

 

I hope you are ok today.

I'm OK. I truly do not view people left/right black/white or any other category. I view them as people first and after meeting Matt I find him very agreeable as I am sure most on here are. I think Matt exaggerates his views to liven debates up.

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6 hours ago, Rincewind said:

I'm OK. I truly do not view people left/right black/white or any other category. I view them as people first and after meeting Matt I find him very agreeable as I am sure most on here are. I think Matt exaggerates his views to liven debates up.

I've got a South African mate who is pretty racist, no two ways about it. I challenge him when I can be arsed but it's not something that sits well with me. I thought he was a **** at first but he's a good friend to me and his heart is in the right place. Might sound strange to some, but that's just how it is. I learn more from being his friend than I do from being friends with someone who shares my views. Point being he's still my mate, political views don't make a person.

 

Hope you are keeping well, Ken.

 

Myself and a colleague started doing some site preparation for a barn conversion we are undertaking for our new office. Miserable weather with it raining from half 10 til we finished but I loved being out of the office!

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Latest MRI shows the abscess on the wife's brain hasn't increased which is great news. Now we hope it starts to reduce.  A good day for once!

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