Posted on 15/11/2011 11:58 AM
I saw a hand-basin on a stem that you can pull out and push back to the wall. It was great - but I need one about half the size to fit into my tiny loo as there is not space for a standard small basin in the room.
Posted on 15/11/2011 11:52 AM
Hey hossy, what a good idea. I have fleas, well the cat actually has them and I borrow them occasionally to give them a little feed.
right, warm water and a lamp it is. brilliant.
Posted on 13/11/2011 2:40 PM
my doggie has Labrador in her, but she does not enjoy being near to cats at all. My two do tolerate each other, but never get very close. When I am in another room the two of them do sit in the kitchen, the cat on his chair and the doggie on the floor, for company.
Posted on 13/11/2011 2:33 PM
I was thinking about the leg pillow. I wonder if I can try one out in the shop to see if my legs fit. I might try lying down in the aisle!!
Posted on 13/11/2011 2:28 PM
Oh I am so pleased that you are managing OK.
All the very best.
Posted on 12/11/2011 5:25 PM
space-ship-shaped Christmas light display.
Posted on 12/11/2011 5:19 PM
photograph of a giant-sized dog and a teeny weeny pussy-cat. The cat has one paw out to the dog and is having a very serious talk. The cat's words are underneath. have fun.
Posted on 12/11/2011 1:18 PM
Come on hossy, I'd also like to admire the dogs loo - maybe I will show it to doggie to try to get her to follow suit.
(is there a doggie one of these smileys?)
Posted on 12/11/2011 1:08 PM
I am so grateful to you for responding to my previous correspondence. I would indeed like to help deaf and disabled people more than I have been able to do so far. Would you like me to come with you on your campaigns so that everyone can be made even more aware of what daily life is like for people like me. I am educated to degree/post-graduate/etc level and would love to use the skills and knowledge that my training and experience in work have given me.
I'm afraid that I cannot drive to appointments due to **** so could you please make a car and chauffeur available when needed. I also have food sensitivities and cannot eat .../have to eat .... . I assume that your housekeeper will be able to supply me with a packed lunch and evening meal when we have engagements as I do have to eat at regular times otherwise I become even more ill.
I will, as you will realise, have to take some days and half-days off to go to hospital and clinic appointments/undertake dialysis, but I am sure that you will be able to work your schedule around these important other appointments. On the days when I am too ill to go out of the house I will tell your chauffeur when he comes to pick me up; sorry that I will be unable to give you more notice than this, but my disability/chronic disorder is like that, totally unpredictable. Still, I expect that you and your contacts can be flexible enough to re-schedule these meetings at times when I may be available - else how can I help everyone to really know what disability is all about.
I'm really looking forward to working with you in your campaigns to increase awareness and improve communication between disabled people and AB's. (Oh, bye the way, incase you do not know, AB's are the 'able-bodied'. Disabled people call them that because they are all the same - they can move around when they want to; it is just a friendly, pet term.)
All the very best. I will phone you in a few days to make arrangements bout when I can start, although not sure when I will be well enough to do this,
Please feel free to copy and use as you like.
Posted on 12/11/2011 12:51 PM
They want everyone in employment. They want everyone to volunteer. They want mothers to stay at home for the first few years. They want everyone to work until they are 66, 67. They want to cut back on giving people expensive drugs. They want to measure the happiness quotient (are they still going to survey us all on this?). They want pensions and benefits to be lower. They want students to pay more. They want poorer people who use hospital facilities to take out insurance whilst people in private industry who earn more than the average have health insurance paid for by their companies.
They want to stop to think how possible all of this, and more, is.
I volunteer at all sort of things. Most of them I can do them when I am well enough, whether in the day or the middle of the night. I am a productive useful human being. Just because I cannot run the marathon does not mean I am not contributing to Society.
Loopy is contributing to my life by posting her wisdom and knowledge on here. She supports me and lots of other people. She is of benefit to society, as most of us on here are. Without people like us Society would be a poorer place, not in terms of money but in terms of colour and happiness.
Sadly some people think that the only important thing in life is lots of money.
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:01 PM
I agree about the separate spinners.
I nearly got hold of one from someone who was moving. But she found it needed some work on it, gave it to a friend to mend, and it got stolen. So I have no spinner.
I would have loved another spinner, they are just so efficient.
Posted on 11/11/2011 7:56 PM
It is no good, I just have make another comment. They are only talking about people who have once worked, who have an acquired disability.
Have they ever looked at disabled people who have never worked? It appears that there are many AB people who have never worked - 3 generations in some cases is the urban myth. But if this is so, why is there an expectation that all disabled people are capable of paid work.(One Size Fits All Theory)
Posted on 11/11/2011 7:49 PM
"12. However, as part of its product offering, UnumProvident goes one stage further and actively works with the claimant to help return them to work. UnumProvident recognises the value of early intervention, active case management and rehabilitation. We are convinced that our approach works, and currently around 15% of all our claimants are able to return to work, a rate which we believe is far in excess of that achieved with recipients of incapacity benefit."
OK so that means that even with Unum, wonderful company that it is, 85% of disabled people they are dealing with do not "return" to work.
How successful is their programme? (rhetorical question)
Posted on 10/11/2011 7:01 PM
Hey, I might well remember that you said that!!
Can I please plug into you electricity though - b...y cold in a caravan in November.
Posted on 10/11/2011 3:18 PM
I cannot locate the fireworks thread, so I am having a moan on here instead.
Every night someone different has a firework party around here. It is now over 2 weeks. My poor doggie is just so upset, she really hates it. I have no idea where she is at the moment - cowering somewhere around the house I expect. Usually she just rushes into whichever room I am in loo, kitchen wherever, and snuggles up and tries to hide.
Why are the people around here so insensitive.
Posted on 10/11/2011 3:12 PM
Oh dear hossy, I do not like the sound of that. Can Robomum keep a look-out for the dog for you?
Are you close enough to visit and just pop in and see if the dog is OK?
What a difficult position you are in. Hmm, maybe the RSPCA could pop round for a friendly chat about how to make sure the dog is eating properly, or some excuse like that.
Posted on 10/11/2011 3:04 PM
Well I suggest that you ask for this person to be your permanent contact for booking transport. They will never make this mistake with you again, will they?
Posted on 10/11/2011 2:52 PM
I wouldn't be without my tumble-dryer however much it costs.
It costs a lot more for me to forget that the washing is out and it blows over in the mud and then I have to wash it all again. I take out the washing when it is still a bit damp and hang it up inside to dry for few days.
As for the spinner on the washing machine - I would use the higher spin speed but take the washing out immediately if you can. That should save it getting too creased by sitting about in the damp washing machine.
Posted on 10/11/2011 2:46 PM
Posted on 09/11/2011 7:47 PM
There'd be some good quotes from, oh what is it called, you know the radio programme that used to be called 'does the team think'.
But I forget them as soon as they are said and I have laughed or shouted at the radio!