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Paying by phone. Here it's spidipay  my daughter got it during lockdown, now my son has it but we don't. Must say it's very handy because you don't have to faff  about taking card out and paying either with contactless or otherwise then sometimes your pin escapes you. Your phone is nearly always with you for various things where sometimes wallet or purse isn't.

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Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

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

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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 journeys alone,,can't speak on the phone,,cant 'laugh out loud'', can't whisper sweet nothings to my beloved wife,,who has been on this journey with me,,and without her i would have never managed,,,.........Don't know what the future holds, but i'm just glad i'm still here,,to find out...........thanks for reading this,, was hard to say...........''have a nice day''

Edit....Also,,just like to thank the lovely members of Nottstalgia,,,for all the banter and friendship.....

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I can't believe it's two years, Ben! Where does time disappear to?

 

You've done fantastically well and you still cheer the rest of us up! Not lost your sense of humour either.  You're an example to us all! :rolleyes:

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Ben the thing that kept you going was the thought of all them Ladies out there who havent had the privilege of you chatting to them, keep it up mate. Reading of your exploits keeps me smiling. 

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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 there ourselves, but please know that you are in our thoughts benj, and you are as charming on paper as in spoken words.

 

Love to both you and Donna, and I sincerely hope I haven't gushed too much. We all love ya benj.x

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Ben, it's very difficult to know what to say, but I'm sad that so many things have changed for you.  Just to add that you brighten up NS, as you're the funniest person here (funny ha ha, that is, not funny peculiar, as we used to say as kids).

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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

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Beekay, that is something never considered, I would be constantly checking to see it was still there.  Aunties new toy is being delivered today accompanied by a very brave person who is going to show her how to use it.. With both of them wearing masks and any other safety measures needed I could probably sell tickets. If you don't hear from me for a few days I will be hiding in a dark cupboard till I recover.

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My thoughts are with you Ben. Gotta admit, two weeks ago I were terrified but things are improving. As previously stated, there are people on here, who have more serious ailments which pale mine into insignificance. Very best wishes mate and my sincere respects. B.

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15 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

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

Shudder to think where the polygrip went.

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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.

 

 

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Checked my fuel gauge in my car this morning,  it was only a quarter full , so I filled it up. This made me think when did I last put any in it, my son said he did it in March for me at the start of the coronavirus problem,  so it appears I must of been following the guidelines and not going out much. No wonder fuel prices went down, no one is using much.

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Ben, You may not be able to strike up conversations with strangers like you always did, and you must miss that so much, but with the power of the internet you can connect with us lot and still have the banter, and a laugh. We all love your memories from work and leisure, you have a fantastic memory for names, locations and dates, your op didn't take any of this away from you, thank goodness!

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I keep a logbook on my truck, each fill up, date, odometer reading, cost and gallons, oil change date and service dates. Have done for years. Gives me an idea if somethings not working right. At present I'm getting around 17.7 miles per gallon, not bad for a full sized 5.5L pickup truck.

Although my old one could get 21mpg on long journey's and it had a 5.7l engine and five speed manual gearbox.

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Ben,

  Nobody knows how well or not so well you've coped because you've stayed cheerful and entertaining throughout.  

 All I can do is reiterate what your mates on here have said, keep strong Ben, you've done so well up to now. 

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Ben sorry you're feeling a bit like you can't do anything anymore like you used to but if it boils down none of us can do everything we used to. You have gone through a great deal but you keep lots of us amused and that counts as a lot of courage and damn you for interrupting my sweet nothings, chatting up ladies, laughing out loud and many other things . You still have your sense of humor and your sense of wanting to do things but can't. You have turned up trumps as they say.You never know there may be other things that you didn't realize you could do. Go for it Ben. Keep the stories coming.

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