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  1. Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......
    19 points
  2. Margie is right. I keep popping in to see how you all are. Thankyou all so much for your posts. I'm afraid we are not very well the pair of us. This must be the 'Long Covid' that we hear about because we seem to make an improvement and then drop right back again. Which is where we are now. I have had to go back to bed and Chris is downstairs horizontal on the sofa. I like the peace and quiet , and he likes to be where the tele is. We will eventually get over this but for now we have no energy or umph between us. First thing on my day and last thing at night, I check yo
    18 points
  3. I really wish that more people were afraid. For their own safety. I don't think anyone who hasn't witnessed in reality a person down on their hands and knees gasping with a chest full of liquid trying to drown them with each breath they take, can honestly not be scared. That was me, four weeks ago for nearly two weeks, and watching my husband carted off to hospital to be given oxygen, and having to go, frightened without me. The people who aren't frightened might just change their minds if they have to endure the very frightening reality of Covid 19. Five
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  4. Trying a new way of speaking today (i am a laryngectomy) usually have to press a button called an HME (Humidity moisture exchanger) but today am using an HME that you don;t have to fumble about with ..pressing etc...tried about a year ago and wouldnt work for me....however trying again this morning and all ok so far.....makes such a difference in fact feels almost normal.......Voice very deep and strong..wife says Sexy lol....just hope it continues...makes me feel better Physiologically.....fingers crossed.......
    14 points
  5. On seeing q.8 in Marys pub quiz my mind went all the way back to a Monday early in March 1948, I was on demob leave after my 2 years Nat. Service and needed to go to the National Insurance Office on Derby Rd. to become a civilian again. First surprise of the day came when my father said he would take the day off work to ‘show’ me where it was? So off we walked along Meadow lane. to catch the 43 trolley bus along Arkwright St., Carrington St. Lister Gate Albert St. Wheeler Gate then the ‘dog leg round’ Queen Victoria’s statue then on up Chapel Bar onto Derby Rd. and our stop at the RC Cat
    14 points
  6. I'm sorry I am not posting much just lately, but have been through a few months of ill health. First Covid 19 that knocked us out for two months and now Pancreatitis, which is still very painful. It has taken my fun away for a while, but going to phone the Docs again on Monday and find out if I am going in the right direction. I still love Nottstalgia, When I left Nottingham in 1966, it was still the old City, but shortly afterwards, the demolition started. Places I had known all my life, just disappeared and because we started married life with very little dosh, there was no car for a f
    13 points
  7. Don't think I've posted on this thread before but maybe being admitted to Stoke hospital with a heart attack on Monday justifies it No big deal really and not as dramatic as it sounds. Admitted Monday. Stents fitted Tuesday. Recovered Wednesday, Home Thursday. Light work outside yesterday. Keeping fit and healthy made it possible to take it in my stride. Several months of being physically on the limit with the building project caught up with me. Just 82 y/o fuel lines deteriorating and fortunately no blown cylinder head. Feel great. Life is good
    13 points
  8. Home at last been a long 5 days in Kings Mill thanks all for your support .meant a lot........lovely to be home...got to get fit again... missed my lovely woman who spoils me.....i dont deserve her...........
    13 points
  9. Had me cataract surgery done yesterday. Not a bad experience, but I'm running around like a one eyed pup, reading NS with right eye only due to patch over left eye. Get the patch off later. Looking forward to it. I can see light and shapes throught it. So the eye is still there.
    13 points
  10. All done and dusted Bridie sorted me out.......Gave my ego a boost as well...she asked me if i would be a volunteer and speak to new Laryngectomees on a regular basis....apparently there's been a big increase in people having the Operation i had...I would have to go for some training to make sure i give em the right information....... Told her i'd be honoured and delighted to help....it would also motivate me too to get some sort of life back....Since my OP I must admit ive suffered emotionally.so it would also benefit myself.....i'd love to help people who are g
    13 points
  11. A couple of the things about Nottstalgia I'm most grateful for is the variety of things I've learned and hopefully the many new friends I've made. I realise that some I've never met but it's like having a pen friend of sorts. I would never have written to anybody, apart from the odd birthday or Christmas card. How else would I get contacts in Australia, Canada, USA, France and Italy and any other place I've missed. You get a great buzz when somebody responds to your posts and you can soon build up a rapport with folks who you could walk by in the street and never know. I love the friendly bant
    12 points
  12. I'm back now from an experience i hope never to be repeated. Eight days ago I was rushed off to hospital with severe Pancreatitis, and from then I have been on a different planet, still waiting for my brain to begin working again. Thea pain was unbeleavable and the trip with Morphine was frightening. Just wanted to say where I had been, and I feel so poorly it will be a while before I am back to normal, but, I know there is improvement so give me a couple of weeks and I should be back to nomal,so for now I will read your posts and join in later. x
    12 points
  13. Well we braved a cool April evening and sat outside Piccolinos, Weekday Cross this evening and had a very nice meal and drinks. We had dressed appropriately but they’d put heaters by the tables so it was fairly cosy. I doubt we would have bothered to venture out but friends rang last night and asked us to join them at 6pm this evening. Had a bit of a rush to get out as we’d had my elderly aunt round for tea and cream cakes this afternoon. Her two sons, my lovely cousins, brought her over for a change of scenery, even though we shouldn’t be mixing indoors she needed company and a distr
    12 points
  14. Had the phone call & no cancer detected. More tablets to take to reduce the swelling but I can manage a few more tablets OK !
    11 points
  15. Early family outing to Skegness....Uncles Aunts Grandparents cousins..all went for the day by train..about 1950........ Me with my Grandad and Uncle Sonny riding pillion........
    11 points
  16. Whilst having my morning coffee I have been ruminating over the past extrodinary and horrendous year. When we first heard about the virus I think we presumed it would be like SARS and just affect China but be brought under control and wouldn't be a problem. Then we started seeing the first pictures from Italy, Still seemed a long way away and it didn’t seem like it would affect us. Then as the pictures got worse and worse and the death toll started to mount we had a discussion about getting face masks. It seemed an overreaction at the time but we decided to get a box each “just in case”. Li
    11 points
  17. Fishing with Trina.... Gunthorpe 1964
    11 points
  18. Trent Bridge 2010 Trent Bridge 1950
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  19. Yes there was most definitely Robert Hirst. He called himself Spence at that time because he loved The Spencer Davis Group. And he adored Sam and Dave. He wasn't in the best of health Davi'sW in 2013. He had Parkinson's Disease. He fought hard and ended up in a care home in Scalford near Melton Mowbray. He sang some Elvis to the residents and danced a bit of rock and roll with the staff too. He made them all very happy and himself too after he had battled with depression and anxiety on top of the stages of Parkinson's for the last 20 years. He very sadly passed away on January 30th 2021.
    11 points
  20. Finding this thread so interesting I had to get my laptop to reply. Come on Invision, get your act together and fix your software. It was better before you 'upgraded' it than it is now. I may have said what I'm about to say on other threads if so please forgive. The old memory is not quite as good as it was. I nearly became a ten pound pom in the late 60s. I was all set to send in the letter when my late wife vetoed it. (More in a moment) I think the ten pound pom scheme was good, but I wonder if it was also a bit dangerous in that folks could sign up and go
    11 points
  21. Today is my 8th Nottstalgian Birthday. On 28th December 2012 I was bored and began googling the names of clubs etc that I used to frequent in my teens and early twenties and fell upon Nottstalgia. I've met some lovely members at get-togethers, renewed a friendship that went back to the early 1960s and it's been an interesting and informative 8 years where I've learned a lot about Nottingham that I never knew before ...... but I'm more bored this year than I've ever been. I want some normality and freedom, the chance to meet friends, go for a drink at the local, dine out, go to the theatr
    11 points
  22. Don't know which thread so chose this one ! Can't post a card or meet anyone, some I'll never meet, but I'm sending you all Best wishes for Christmas and Healthy New Year, from us both in Sussex.
    11 points
  23. Thankyou Lizzie. I keep popping in to NS throughout the day, but I'm afraid I haven't got any staying power at the moment, This virus has really knocked us about. I don't know if it our age but there is a lot more to it than we expected. Our daughter/granddaughter are both fine now, but we are far from it. Chris is now on antibiotics for chest infection. The coughs are horrendous, there is no let up day and night. We have no strength between us, can't even walk from one room to another without getting exhausted. We are just hoping for some improvement soon, it wou
    11 points
  24. Here it is. Take it away, Ben! His name was Ben - Oh! He was a grocer. He'd slice your bacon with a squeeze. Slap and tickle with your cheese! "Let's see your haslet. Don't tell me husband!" Those women queued down Denman Street...and it weren't for potted meat! But when the blinds came down Our Ben would hit the town. Loafers, Levis and liberty bodice, Oh, boy did he look sweet? Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's. Dots, Shirleys, Pams, Lizzies and Karens He's got crackling...under the cou
    11 points
  25. I was a teenager during the 60’s. Couldn’t have been a better time to be a teenager, the music, the fashion, the mods and rockers (although I was a “mod” I had boyfriends who were mods and rockers), going to Skeggy and watching the scuffles between the two with my friend (our boyfriends made sure we were out of the way). Going to London and going to Carnaby Street (which I must admit we thought was actually a bit “naff”) although we did buy stuff from there. Going into Biba and buying a very expensive skirt, blouse and long line top combo. Having my hair cut so that it was shorter on one side
    10 points
  26. Great day yesterday.....two of my Grandsons (9 and 6) spent the day with us...not seen em for about a year........i'm not an openly doting Grandad but i do love em to bits.......they spent all day playing on the Garden...mostly football...so decided to see if i'd still got any of my old skills.........much to their pleasure (and mine) i had.......... They loved it and couldnt stop laughing...I'd put my shorts and football socks on and was actually running with em...didnt think i still could.... They chanted ''Grandad'' ''Grandad'' so obviously played to the cro
    10 points
  27. Been Gadding about all morning......... Doctors........all good news Speech therapists for me Lary........all Positive Dietician.......put on half a stone CT Scan results......All good ALL IN ALL a good morning with Nice ladies.........
    10 points
  28. Found this image. You can zoom in. I think it’s excellent. https://uppercutproductions.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/NottinghamSnow/index.html?fbclid=IwAR14aNbpCQYYo5vMNkT5jIVSHGfoDnab-FcLpohvIv2BrsBlrsIFfQaHCXc
    10 points
  29. Telephone call from Hospital this morning , covid test on husband is negative so he ready to go in for his op tomorrow
    10 points
  30. Well 3rd. try seems to have worked but as the saying goes "wine cannot be appreciated whilst the cork is in the bottle" I'd better see if it's true screen shot windows 7 Yes it's true so if it's not to late here's to a Happy &
    10 points
  31. By Request then.............. Like all other aspects of my Teen years,at Marsdens,loved doing deliverys to customers on the Granville with big Basket..no gears and hardwork up the hills of Bestwood estate........ This Particular friday morning i only had 4 deliverys to make...and they were some of my favourite customers....there boxes fitted easily into the Basket...... The first was Mrs Griffiths on Gainsford crescent..big family and lovely with it....... Morning Mrs Griffiths.. you ok ? Not bad Ben...you want a cuppa? Go on then,
    10 points
  32. G'mornin' ya'll Finally got on the laptop. The whole header of NS is only half there. Probably why I can't find the three dots. More positive notes. I am reading this without glasses! Had my second cataract surgery on Monday a.m. The difference is amazing. Everything is much clearer and brighter. Colours look like new. Gotta use drops for the next couple of weeks and see my own eye doctor on Monday for followup, but I can live with that. If your eye doctor ever recommends this surgery don't hesitate. It works great and is less uncomfortable than a visit t
    10 points
  33. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas to you all. Hope we all get the opportunity for our vaccines as soon as possible (That is for those who want them) Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2021. Thankyou all for your friendship again during the last year and for your well wishes during the last 6/7 weeks that Chris and I have at times felt very ill and frightened for our future. I will always look in at the beginning and end of my day, just to see what is happening with you all. Best Wishes Miducks.xxxxx
    10 points
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  35. Emphasis on the 'Was'. mmmm. mmmm This Covid 19 hasn't taken my appetite away at all. Well not now we are recovering?
    10 points
  36. Thanks for enquiring Jill. We took him for a check up at the vet on Monday morning, even though he was quite a bit perkier by this time. His teeth are fine., as is his heart and there is no mass in his abdomen. He had lost quite a bit of weight but I presume that was because he hadn’t been eating. She gave him a painkiller and an anti nausea injection to see if they would help. We brought him home whereupon he ate a big piece of boiled fish and had a drink of rainwater (his favourite). So no idea what had been wrong with him. He’s fully back to normal now I’m pleased to say.
    10 points
  37. I could write a book on my poor eyesight and how it affected my life. 15 ops at the last count and waiting for another. When checked at the W'ton Eye Infirmary last week I was able to read the next to bottom line on the chart and half guessed the bottom line with my right eye. Amazing when considering that the eye was -24 myopic as a young man and had two detached retinas repaired and cataract removed! Retina in left eye is badly damaged. Can't see the chart! Next op will try to get some daylight into it to help my balance and awareness of surroundings. If I had been born a few years ear
    10 points
  38. This clique ( a small close-knit group of people who do not readily allow others to join them), is not actually a clique at all. What you find if you can be bothered to look is a group of people who share a common interest and you are welcome to join any of the myriad posts that are under comment and discussion. As the News of the World once boasted - All human life is here. Please leave any bad attitude at the door. Thank you
    10 points
  39. I don't know about anyone else, but when the media speaks of the elderly, old age pensioners or senior citizens, I am not thinking they mean me!
    9 points
  40. This could have been one night at the 'Locarno''..back in 1960..Teenbeat for 14 to 16 year olds. .........................................Eu up Mavis............on yer own ? Might be........(chewing her 'Beachnut) Still gewing out with Big Ron ? Might be...you still with Sandra ? No...aint seen her since she started work... Where she work? ''Stumps on Haydn road..meking Cricket Bats.......... ''Ha Ha funny....yo do think ya funny don't ya....... '' Only like to see ya lovely smile Mavis....... Oooh wer....yo really fancy yersen don't ya..... No
    9 points
  41. Good News today our Grandson Issac passed his driving test first time today we are so proud of him,when he was born he only had five percent to live.
    9 points
  42. In the early hours of the night, British 6 Airborne landed in Normandy. 77 years ago tonight. As far as I( can tell, Cpl William Bartle of Goodliffe St in Hyson Green was one of them, the first Nottingham soldier I can find to land there. Not far from the Merville gun battery, which could have caused astounding damage. For all of the brave soldiers who fought that day, please raise a glass. I will.
    9 points
  43. I love Skegness. I have lots of lovely memories of going there with my parents when I was little, exciting memories of going on impromptu day trips as a teenager, our honeymoon there and then taking our children and dog there for day trips. I still feel a bit of a buzz when I go to Skeg even now. Maybe it’s because of the memories of times that have gone forever... but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Skeg, Ingoldmells (where we had a static caravan when the kids were young) and Chapel St Leonard’s. I always like to go and have a chat with the donkeys on the beach because
    9 points
  44. Great morning.....Swift bike ride.....15 minutes.......then put some decent clobber on and a drive into Bulwell......... Plenty of people sun shining ey-ups galore...Market nice and busy...bought 3 T shirts for a fiver...all shops fairly busy...bought a paper just to say hello to the lovely staff..who made a fuss of me...... Then into one of the 'Charity shops' bought a shaving mirror'' and a special looking cup for my coffee at home...... Then into a nice (new to me) Cafe called i think 'Fromes' sat outside had an Espresso'' and nice chat with a
    9 points
  45. Thanks for the Good Wishes, I'll pass them on. Highlight of the day was at 3pm. when the 'Portal' device (Xmas present!) on the TV lit up and my Daughter in Law had programmed a family meet up, son & wife,2 grandsons & wives, the 2 great grand children and then our daughter in Arnold joined in so we had 5 pictures on the screen for an hours chat. They closed the chat when the light started flashing again and our daughter & son in law down in the Isle of Wight came on for another 50 minutes chat, very thirsty time so good job I had a couple of bottles open.
    9 points
  46. AND THERE WAS UPROAR IN HEAVEN! A recent snippet from the Celestial Gazette His Grace, The Dalai Chulla, Nottstalgia's erstwhile Bard, Has been in Heaven some time now And studying very hard. He's passed examinations and The Master of all Fates Has given him promotion: He's Chief Bouncer on the Gates. The Meet and Greet was easy: "Ay Up, Miduck! How Do?" The uniform is natty: Flowing robes of saffron hue. The Elf and Safety's simple: Don't trip over your attire... Now he's got a flash sustificate! St Peter can retire. Since His Gr
    9 points
  47. Improving and maintaining our fitness has never been as important as it is now, during the ever extended Covid period. It does not matter how restricted or unfit we are, there is always something that can be done to improve matters. Lethargy is a killer, both physically and mentally. It is a proven fact that a bit exercise and raising the heart rate for a while will break us out of our stupor and energise us. Makes us feel better. For those that can, a brisk walk is good but don't fall into the trap of thinking that 'that is it' and then spend all day in front of the telly or playing with
    9 points
  48. Hello everyone, I am wishing you all the happiest Christmas that you can have and the hope for a better 2021. The reason for this early message is that mum is poorly and my days are mixed up. I didn't want to forget as I have had lots of support from you all since I lost Alan, which I have appreciated very much. Gem xx
    9 points
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