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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #255 on: February 11, 2019, 01:15:52 AM »
Hi Ian,

Unfortunately, that's exactly what has happened. I was in rehab learning to get around on my knee scooter when things started going backwards.

Things turned slightly pear-shaped last week as the wound had become infected. I was moved back to the big hospital and underwent further surgery last Friday. The infection turned out to be pretty bad, and after having had it all cleaned out, I've been on iv antibiotics since.

News a bit better this morning as an inspection of wound suggests the treatment is working, but I'm off to theatre again on Wednesday for another internal inspection.

At least I'm spending a fair amount of time on the forum!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 01:17:03 AM by Bealman »
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #256 on: February 11, 2019, 02:12:21 AM »
Hi George

Good to hear that you are moving forward again after what sounds like a very disappointing and scary setback. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you for the Wednesday results. I'll have another beer or two on your behalf this afternoon.  :beers:

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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #257 on: February 11, 2019, 03:32:25 AM »
All tentacles crossed (until I need them again) wishing you a speedy recovery  :beers:

Back on topic ;) my bus stop user experience has been considerably improved by the realisation that I can get real-time info about where the bus is on my smartphone, which is important for the one route which does not originate at my local bus stop, as it doesn't have a service information display and the nominal 6 buses an hour service can result into a 25 minute wait if one is unlucky due to traffic and the uneven intervals between buses, which means I have traditionally avoided that route
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #258 on: February 11, 2019, 04:44:41 AM »
Unlike my present situation, that's pretty cool!  :thumbsup:
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #259 on: February 11, 2019, 09:08:11 AM »
Hi George,

Sounds horrible but glad it's getting better.

Good luck on Wednesday. I had an accident in 2005 where my foot twisted completely backwards and was in hospital for 3 months as there were a few problems too but got there in the end.

On the plus side, it gave my liver a well deserved rest and when I came out, everyone in the pub said that they'd never seen anyone come out of Hospital looking so well.

 I found out about 6 months later that my mother, knowing me well, had gone to the pub while I was in the hospital to say 'when you visit him, he's going to ask you to smuggle beers in so I'm begging you, for an old lady and loving mother, please don't'. I did ask them all and they never did. At the time I thought it was bang out of order  :veryangry: but bless 'em.

I'm probably not helping much but just to say you'll be fine.

Take care, get well and you'll be 'bowling' in the bar before you know it.

Cheers weave  :beers:




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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #260 on: February 11, 2019, 09:38:48 AM »
What a nice post, weave. Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Posts like that cheer me up and are much appreciated when I'm lying here feeling sorry for myself.

Cheers!  :beers:

Actually when I was in rehab last week, Mrs Bealman was smuggling in the odd beer for me, but now I'm on strong i/v antibiotics, I have elected to put a hold on that!

Thanks once again,

George  :beers:
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #261 on: February 11, 2019, 09:41:13 AM »
I hope things continue to improve for you George and you can soon get back to 'your' bus stop.
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #262 on: February 11, 2019, 09:49:48 AM »
Cheers, David!  :thumbsup:

I very much appreciate it, I assure you.  :beers:

All the best,

George
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #263 on: February 11, 2019, 10:52:12 AM »
I'll have another beer or two on your behalf this afternoon.  :beers:

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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #264 on: February 11, 2019, 02:27:10 PM »
Ha bloody Ha. No doubt the last bus service past this stop will have been cancelled too  :D
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #265 on: February 11, 2019, 08:27:28 PM »
Our local hospital gives free infections with operations too. Think of no beer as an investment, all the locos you can get from the money saved. :). How's the motorised wheelchair coming on? It could be converted to run on alcohol too. :beers:
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #266 on: February 11, 2019, 08:35:25 PM »
That's one way of looking at it, I guess!  :beers:
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #267 on: February 11, 2019, 09:17:11 PM »
How's the motorised wheelchair coming on? It could be converted to run on alcohol too.

And with the correct gauge, it could be converted to run on rails too! (Trying to imagine George going up and down the ward in the chair going "Choo choo").  ;D
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Re: My local bus stop
« Reply #269 on: February 11, 2019, 10:07:16 PM »
Sorry Iím late to note you have had a health problem George. My very best wishes for recovery. :thumbsup:

Am sending copious sheets of cardboard and blue gaffer tape instead of grapes. :D
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