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  1. Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......
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  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. Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in so many ways that i never imagined.....the last two years i have changed from very outgoing to very insular.....many things i used to take for granted (that we all do ) i can no longer do,,,and its simple things like making quick remarks that lead to nice conversations with friends and strangers alike.......plus physically i cant do the things i did before ,like lifting,,,can't drive on long journ
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  4. Heaven is a nicer place this morning.....my Mother-in law' passed away a few hours ago,,,God bless you my lovely Rita.......... She really was a special lady,,we never had a wrong word and were always laughing.........She lived in Peterborough and my Wife was with her ,,, Edit.........Rita would love a like.....x
    18 points
  5. 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
    15 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. No idea what will come up when I submit post.?????? here goes. Two ode luvbods.
    14 points
  9. My Mother circa 1951..........enjoying Chicken leg,, on Sea wall in Rhyl Me and Grandad,,on way to watch Notts cricket Trent Bridge.........circa 1950 Me and my lovely Dad........Rhyl 1950 ish And again early morning walk on the Prom.............. Mam,,me,,Dad,, and uncle John who ive mentioned pre' a bit lol.........Skegness 1949 ish
    14 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mam and Aunt Gwen...........Long row 1949,,edit......Carrington street.. Skegness 1946....cousin Doris,,Mam,,Me,, and GrandadS Skegness 1946,,,,with Mam and Dad,, ya like me POM-POMS?
    13 points
  14. 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
  15. benj, I have been sitting here trying to find some words of comfort for you, I really want to say something but my mind is playing dumb. Your post has made me feel so sad, to read that you are not feeling outgoing anymore. It must be very frustrating for you. Since the day you joined NS, you have been such a positive and enthusiastic member. You have tickled us all with your tales and positive attitude to life, and having met you, found you just the same in real life. It's easy for anyone to not realise the implications of your life changing operation, if never been
    12 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
    11 points
  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. My day has ended with relief and a lot of emotion. I wasn't quite sure where to post this but finally decided here. A week last Saturday my husband came home from work with a high temperature. He'd been to the drs a couple of days before who diagnosed a possible urine infection which needed to be tested the following Monday but as my husband had this infection he rang the dr to explain about the high temperature. Dr gave advice what to do and he rang every few hours to check on his temperatures. This continued until Wednesday when finally he had to report it. We got a phone call from ASL
    11 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Telephone call from Hospital this morning , covid test on husband is negative so he ready to go in for his op tomorrow
    10 points
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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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  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. What a lovely lot you are,,,thank you for all your kind words...........getting ready to go into Bulwell...and you've made me put 'Anusol' on me Dentures instead of 'Polygrip''........lol
    10 points
  39. This photo was taken in August 1926 at Skegness. My mum and dad are on the left of the picture and are aged 25 and 24 respectively
    10 points
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. My husband has just phoned me. He's had his op and is now in bed gradually defrosting. He had an epidural. I wasn't expecting to hear quite so soon so it was a surprise. Now he thinks he can do everything again as he used to......Noooo sorry you're going to stay put for a while your not indispensable. He should be home before the weekend.
    9 points
  43. 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
  44. Next delivery was Mrs Taylor....who lived 2 doors from me on Andover road .......knew her all my life...even Babysat me when i was a little un....a very formidable lady had 5 kids all much older than me.... Morning Mrs T got your Grocery's (i said,,knocking on her open back door...)) Come in Ben...put me order on side of sink..and Kettles just boiled,,,so make us both a cup of Tea..no sugar in mine.... Her youngest son Trevor had been in a bad Motor accident a few months before and was badly scarred for life...i asked how he was,,and enquired about all the family...over
    9 points
  45. We have our up's, and we have our Down's, We have words, discussion, sometimes a little heated, but each time we go to a meetup, we are all best friends. WELL DO YOU KNOW YET WHOME I AM SPEAKING OF? Us nottsaligiaen's SO!!! Lets Raise our Glasses (some-thing-in them) to all of us Long may we all contiue to post and Meetup. A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL and Hopefull A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! STAY SAFE ALL OF YOU xx
    9 points
  46. Yes friends, our little Jack is now resting peacefully 4 foot beneath one of our flower beds. I’ve just not felt like logging on here for a couple of days. Yesterday morning the very difficult decision was made to let him go. He’d not been interested in food (for only a couple of days though) but he was looking so sad and sorry for himself. This, together with the blindness, was terrible to witness, stumbling up and down steps and bumping into things. He’s continued to sleep in our bedroom or on the landing but In the early hours of yesterday morning he’d got downstairs and gave
    9 points
  47. These posts demonstrate two very important facts. 1. We are all still here and able to read the posts here. 2. We are all still here and able to make posts on here. Long may that continue.
    9 points
  48. Been on to the Home Office today about asking for a visa extension for my wife. As usual I got the routine stuff about each case is evaluated individually. This is a big difference from just a big NO. I sent every document I could think of in support of this. British Airways are being decent too. Airmiles (Avios) accepted now. Believe it or not, with avios, it will cost 55 pounds to get her on a flight from Moscow. They are asking for proof of a quarantine address. No problem there. I will get her back.
    9 points
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