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Monday, 19th February 2018

The 19th already - this month is flying by.  Not been a particularly happy couple of weeks as my friend Anna has been having some horrific physical problems. She says her lungs are like Swiss cheese, they are so badly damaged.  We knew it was serious as she has been having trouble breathing and was so exhausted all the time as consequence.  Worst case scenario really. It's never going to get better, there's no cure and she is on oxygen for at least 16 hours a day. She has this machine that pumps it out all the time and has to wear a plastic breathing tube which is long enough to cover the whole flat.  She has some small bottles of oxygen that last around two hours for going out, but that is so limiting - it's just horrific. i was so shocked and simply stunned. i don't think i'm over it yet. She is starting to get help, like the oxygen pump, but needs a lot more.  Some is already in hand and i need to keep checking to make sure more help will be forthcoming, like DLA.  That will help financially and with her mobility issues.
Sorry, it's hard not to unload when you're stressed.  i'll think of other things.  Friday Five will help

1. Do you believe in fate?
Sort of - you do have a lot of control over your life but need to cope with what the Fates throw at you
2. If Karma was to visit you now, would it be kind or kick you in the butt?
Oh, i think it would definitely be a kick in the rear - who would escape that!
3. Do you believe you have lived another life previous to this one?
No.  i would like to believe in reincarnation but it's a bit too far of a stretch
4. What do you believe in with an unshakable resolve?
In this metaphysical area? You have to live life like there's no tomorrow and just do the best you can with the cards you're dealt
5. What one factor influences your life the most?
Not sure there is just one factor. Influence comes from many directions but on a physical level, it has to be diabetes.

Some of these memes are very personal, aren't they?  KazzyCee's latest asks about first actual love.
How old were you the first time you made love? Was it a mistake?
What do you love about yourself.

For myself, i have to say to the first - i honestly don't remember, only that i was over 21 and in retrospect, yes it was a mistake.  It is very hard to say what you love about yourself.  i like that i'm slow to anger and broadminded, but cannot say i love that.  It's an odd question.
i'm going to see 'The Shape of Water' tomorrow afternoon.  Sounds fascinating.
Well, i must go out and collect my pills from the chemist; hope the rain holds off for a bit. It's rained a fair bit overnight.
Have a scintillating week!  Oh, new shoes to cheer me up!

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kazzy_cee
Feb. 19th, 2018 04:48 pm (UTC)
The Shape of Water is a quirky but ultimately quite endearing film. We enjoyed it.
lovejames
Feb. 20th, 2018 12:26 am (UTC)
:D i'll let you know
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