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  1. I get it.

    When Dear Relative passed away in the hospital with me present (a moving experience), the nurses came in and gently asked what to do even though there was a DNR statement. The professionals need to be careful.
    In our case however, the question was swift but quiet.


    All my respect to White Rose.


  2. John, it's a gas! :D


    From what you've been saying and joking about, your vision seems to have improved greatly. :)

    I'd say do regular checkups (eye pressure etc.), and if anything happens while in Greece hop on a flight to that excellent clinic in Hamburg.


    No more excuses - work! We need more insurance! :D


    Now for the teeth blog...


  3. Guys, let Rennie scream.

    He lives in his own little world, with his own little beliefs and dare I say projections.

    IMHO his health issues didn't get any better from that, either.

    There are TTers who attempted to help him, and he turned on them.


    (Just like he will jump on me now for posting this and call me every name the book - only I won't see it because he's firmly back on ignore. Heh. :) )


  4. *clap clap clap*
    Good on that lady's daughter!!


    At the same time, it's so sad that in most of the US, my body no longer belongs to me and we need to resort to these tactics to legally protect us... :(



    On 8/15/2022, 9:02:41, kathdonn said:




  5. On 8/15/2022, 2:22:42, fraufruit said:

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has called for the Espionage Act to be repealed just days after the Justice Department revealed that Donald Trump is under investigation for possibly violating the law.
    “The Espionage Act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment,” tweeted Paul:...


    That would actually be funny (in a twisted way) if it weren't so sad... we truly have become a banana republic.


  6. Without telling any details without John's permission, he's currently at home and applying lots of eye drops as per doctor's orders, and doing well.

    I did a medicalese to English translation of the doctor's letter for him, and advised him to be patient and accept any improvement he can get in the next months.

    And he's in work mode -  jogging my elbow about some bills I need to submit to insurance. And we are trading stupid jokes because humor helps to deal. :D


    He just now very briefly mentioned better vision than before the procedure - I immediately fired off a bunch of questions and am hoping he'll let us know the whole story!

    Where's my popcorn! :D



  7. 20 hours ago, john g. said:

    Went to an eye doc today, a wonderful Egyptian guy. No wonder his place is always full - such a reassuring manner about him!

    " I'm paranoid about my really red eye. Tell me all will be well."

    He did some tests! " All will be well in maximum two weeks when the gas has left your eye."


    " How will I know?"

    " Close your eye! Can you see a red wave?"

    " Yes."


    " When you no longer see that, the gas has gone and you can fly at the end of the month."


    John, here's a page that gently explains what gas was used to fill your eye (and keep everything nicely in place), and how the body gradually replaces it with the natural fluid. The red wave or line you saw is the border between gas and fluid, so the refill seems to be proceeding normally. *knock on wood*


    Looks like they used the gas that gets replaced in a few weeks.
    All the best.


  8. 22 hours ago, fraufruit said:

    How soon will you know the result, John?


    Just to add my medical two cents here - it can take weeks before he knows the results, and months to reach whatever level of vision is possible. This takes time to heal and adjust.
    (I will spare you all the details, but this was a lot of important and finicky work done.)

    Keeping my fingers crossed!


  9. 3 hours ago, john g. said:

     Nicole on Crete has hired a couple of specialists ( whom we have known for years ) to install a new AC unit.

    Even yesterday, our main contact swore they would be on time at 9 this morning.


    So, Nicole just phoned our main guy ( nearly 9.50 Greek time ) and asked when they would be arriving. " Our guy " ( with the sounds of the local cafe in the background ) laughed and said: " Greek system, Nicole. We will be there in two minutes."

    They are still not there. Basically, there is no respect for other people's time here. They don't call to explain, they don't apologise.


    To be very honest, we struggle with the exact same problem in my corner of the United States!
    Same problem - calls rarely returned, appointments many hours late or dropped completely without a word of apology... and it's not just us, everybody in the area has been complaining for years!


    (There are many reasons for the lack of qualified service people/contractors/plumbers/electricians etc., one of which is normal people cannot afford to live in the area.)


  10. 3 hours ago, robinson100 said:

    Thanks for the update, Metall!

    Glad to hear he is doing well, even if he isn´t up to running a marathon right now :)

    I guess if he is up to giving insurance advice, he can´t be doing too badly, can he?!



    He enjoyed the distraction, said the hospital was quite boring. :)
    He'd rather work, handle the house sale, help Nichole  etc.


  11. I just spoke to John in the clinic on Skype!

    He sends his love to TT friends and enemies alike :D and is in good cheer.

    He needs to lie down a lot today and move carefully when talking short walks (no pushups! no bending over! no sports!), also was cracking jokes and giving me insurance advice again. ;)

    John will be be going home (German home) Thursday latest it seems.


    I'll leave all the details to him when he turns up later, just told him TT is back up again (thanks, MAM).



  12. 2 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

    Sounds like a suicide note to me.


    I hope not. But she's still around, visited TT today.
    No matter where the truth lies in this highly dysfunctional family, she needs to *get out get out get out*.