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BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019

keberoxu 05 Jan 19 - 06:21 PM
Stilly River Sage 06 Jan 19 - 11:55 AM
Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 12:13 PM
Backwoodsman 06 Jan 19 - 12:50 PM
Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 12:56 PM
Stilly River Sage 06 Jan 19 - 01:10 PM
Steve Shaw 06 Jan 19 - 01:25 PM
Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 01:50 PM
Jos 06 Jan 19 - 02:33 PM
Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 02:44 PM
DMcG 06 Jan 19 - 02:52 PM
Jos 06 Jan 19 - 03:12 PM
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Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 03:56 PM
Jos 06 Jan 19 - 04:45 PM
Senoufou 06 Jan 19 - 05:07 PM
keberoxu 06 Jan 19 - 08:21 PM
Steve Shaw 06 Jan 19 - 08:40 PM
Stilly River Sage 06 Jan 19 - 09:17 PM
Senoufou 07 Jan 19 - 04:14 AM
Dave the Gnome 07 Jan 19 - 04:51 AM
JennieG 07 Jan 19 - 06:02 AM
keberoxu 07 Jan 19 - 08:42 PM
Donuel 07 Jan 19 - 10:01 PM
Senoufou 08 Jan 19 - 03:41 AM
Tattie Bogle 08 Jan 19 - 12:01 PM
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Tattie Bogle 08 Jan 19 - 04:20 PM
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Jos 08 Jan 19 - 05:10 PM
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JennieG 09 Jan 19 - 01:15 AM
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Senoufou 11 Jan 19 - 03:53 AM
Jos 11 Jan 19 - 04:24 AM
Senoufou 11 Jan 19 - 04:37 AM
JennieG 11 Jan 19 - 05:54 AM
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Senoufou 17 Jan 19 - 05:16 PM
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Jos 18 Jan 19 - 03:49 AM
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Senoufou 18 Jan 19 - 11:09 AM
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Mrrzy 06 Feb 19 - 09:07 AM
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Subject: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Jan 19 - 06:21 PM

In the continued absence of Mudcatter Liz the Squeak, and a few others,
there have been several years with no Mudcat Recovery Ward.
In fact, since newbie me joined, I don't think there has been one.
The only Recovery Wards I have encountered on the Mudcat, have been threads that went to sleep.

Look, I'm not wishing ill health or misfortune on anybody.
'Specially not on me!!!

But having said that ...
maybe we should have a place for Mudcatters
who are shocked and stunned by such events as
obit threads that occur in clusters, so help me.
Is it just me, or
have there been 'way too many obit threads at once?

And people coming down with stuff,
and taking a turn for the worse ...

so how about a thread for those who need to recover?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 11:55 AM

Nurse Ratched nailed the door shut on her side - the route into the recovery ward is through the coat closet from the Mudcat Tavern - the one to the left of the bar. I see you struggled mightily with a pry bar to loosen all of the nails she put in the door through the frame. You have a couple of splinters. If I were you I'd quietly tiptoe over to the first aid cabinet and clean and cover them with Polysporin and bandaids yourself - Ratched is famous for using stinging iodine on wounds.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 12:13 PM

What a lovely idea keberoxu! I too have noticed the number of folk on Mudcat who have been ill, are ill at the moment or have problems in their lives.
Here in UK, January is a difficult month - dark, dreary and Christmas is over and done with.

In the Mudcat Tavern, as SRS says, there's a lovely place for quiet rest and recovery. The Old Lady and the Smiling African Man are still around, so come and sit on the huge sofa for a while and have a little chat, make use of a listening ear or have a refreshing doze by the log fire.

If your state of health allows you to have buttered crumpets and a nice pot of tea, the Old Lady will put the kettle on and serve you. African Man is excellent at toasting crumpets!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 12:50 PM

Crumpetsand proper tea made in a pot! I'll be there !;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 12:56 PM

Oooh lovely Backwoodsman! Look forward to seeing you there!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 01:10 PM

I made a batch of gut-friendly oatmeal with minced up figs for extra calcium. Dish up a bowl with a modest amount of honey or brown sugar, topped with organic milk. I'm a tea drinker but I don't believe I've ever had a crumpet.

Walks quietly past the curtained area where Jessup friends and family have gathered, and hums along with the song someone is singing to soothe all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 01:25 PM

Dammit, John, proper tea is theft. You're no Marxist, then...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 01:50 PM

Hahahaaaa Steve! Very good!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 02:33 PM

Is there no end to that smiling African man's talents. I'll be joining you on that sofa shortly.

PS. I trust the tea is made with proper tea leaves - no plastic tea bags needed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 02:44 PM

He's very, very good around the house Jos. Very handy, neat and tidy - a rare quality for a bloke!
I've plumped up the cushions for you, and yes, the tea is made with real tea-leaves. Would you care for a crumpet? Or there are slices of my homemade coffee and walnut cake if you prefer? Or a sultana scone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: DMcG
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 02:52 PM

I could do with a change of diet. My brother in law is a chef and gave us an enormous and excellent Christmas cake amongst other goodies. However there is only my wife and I here, and she is on a strict diet in preparation for an op, so I pretty much have to eat the whole thing. Anyone care to take some slices off waistline hands?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 03:12 PM

Would I care for a crumpet? Or slices of homemade coffee and walnut cake if I prefer? Or a sultana scone?
Do I have to choose? Well, OK, if I have to choose it'll be crumpets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 03:19 PM

Well I'm going to have some of Stilly's delicious-sounding oatmeal-and-figs, and one or two (or three) slices of DMcG's brother's Crimbo cake!
(Diet? Moi?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 03:26 PM

I have just put my mulled wine recipe on the 'What are we eating' thread. How about some of that as well?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 03:56 PM

Ooooh yes Jos, great idea. That should get everyone on the mend and cheered up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 04:45 PM

I am now feeling very mellow. My Christmas tree is naked apart from the fairy, who will fly down at midnight, and the tree in its pot will go back into the garden until next December. What the tree thinks of this annual palaver I know not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 05:07 PM

How lovely that your tree goes on from year to year and doesn't die and get shredded for mulch material Jos!
I think the Mudcat Recovery Ward tree has been replanted in the Tavern garden, and there is now a pot of gorgeous delft blue hyacinths sitting on the central table. That should make everyone look towards Spring.

Now, who needs a bedpan? Anyone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 08:21 PM

Tea and oatmeal sounds lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 08:40 PM

I won a tin of Quality Street in my mum's care home raffle just before Christmas. And I mean a TIN, not one of those pathetic and shrinking supermarket plastic versions. But my sister's been down for a couple of days. She spent an hour or two with me mum on Friday, along with a large tin of Celebrations. So, on Saturday, there I was with mum as she offered me the Celebrations. Eager I was as I prised off the lid - but do you know what? There was not a single bloody Bounty or Malteser one left. Not a one. The two best ones in the box for chrissake. My sister had sat there and systematically cleared the tin of both those, and had not eaten a single one of any of the others. Unbebloodylievable! So last night I thought twice about producing the Quality Street tin. No way, José. It's still hidden, still intact as I speak, and my sister is now safely back in Huddersfield. Jays, she might have swiped all the Purple Ones before I got a look in!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 09:17 PM

Sounds like the Mudcat Tavern crowd has all squeezed through that closet and into the Ward. Keeping your voices down and some singing for those in here who aren't well is entirely appropriate. And watch out for Ratched. The cats are all welcome to cuddle on the feet of any patient beds, and there's a special dog curled on Amos' bed. Give Maggie a pat if you pass by.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 04:14 AM

Ha Steve, I absolutely loathe the Malteser and Bounty ones! That tin would have been safe with me.

Old Lady has brought dog treats and cat treats for the pets on the beds. And a treat for Squiddy in the jello pit out there. Is Chongo around? She has some bananas.

Steve, doctor says it's time for your enema my dear. I'm just preparing the enema trolley...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 04:51 AM

With friends like that, who needs enemas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 06:02 AM

I'll have a slice of that yummy Christmas cake, please! I lurve Chrissie cake.

And a decent coffee, if anyone is making it......if not, I will do so. Not a tea drinker, me; don't like the smell, can't stand the taste.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 08:42 PM

Today I feel as though somebody pulled the plug.
I even felt too fatigued to get behind the steering wheel
and drive the car.

Better take it easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 10:01 PM

An enema will give you a great feeling of accomplishment.
Better than pulling the plug is to up the morphine drip.
All I know is that everyone has bio rhythms of fatigue, depressions and energy spurts. Drama queens make them sound worse than they are.
No drama Malala would tell you the same thing. :^1


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 03:41 AM

No-one here is a 'drama queen'. If one feels poorly, one feels poorly.

Keberoxu sinks onto the very comfy sofa, puts her feet up on the footstool and warms herself by the log fire. The Old Lady fetches her a lovely hot buttered crumpet. Another pot of tea and one of excellent coffee are carried in by the two Siamese cats. There is coffee cake and a Victoria sponge on a very posh lace doily.

Steve is having his enema in a side room. He needs it due to constipation after the Liverpool match result...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 12:01 PM

Definitely in need of some TLC from the Mudcat Recovery room, having caught the current respiratory virus on Boxing Day: missed all the parties, and I have been very poorly! If there's any space on that lovely sofa by the warm and glowing fire (move up ya b*ggers!)I'll come and join you for a nice cup of mint tea and a slice of that coffee cake. Happy to have Siamese cats snuggle up for a stroke and a purr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 12:27 PM

Everyone moves up and poorly Tattie sinks into the comfy sofa. Smiling African Man brings mint tea and coffee cake on a fine porcelain plate (Royal Crown Derby)
Paracetamol is dispensed (2X500mg)
Siamese are purring loudly and soft music plays. (any requests?)
Old Lady distributes tissues and some very nice sweets/chocolates.
Forget post-Crimbo diets for now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 01:40 PM

I had better stay off that sofa
if I don't want to start snoring. I have got an ugly snore.

But moving to a cot means attracting the wrong sort of attention.
If you know what I mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 01:52 PM

Old Lady administers Magic Anti-Snore tincture. One teaspoonful and no more snoring at all.
Keberoxu has a lovely little nap after Old Lady puts soft snuggly throw over her knees.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 04:20 PM

Tattie is now purring contentedly - no, not snoring. And she LOVES those snuggly fleecy wraps: they have one in her daughters house which will easily cover 2 or 3 adults and a coupe of kids.
Request: the cat duet: Cat Duet
Er, well mebbe not so soothing! (Reaching for ear plugs!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 04:23 PM

P.S. Kind thanks to the African gentleman for the mint tea and cake.
And I did bring a drum of "Roses" to add to the recovery. Sorry, but the "Heroes" have all gone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 05:10 PM

I believe you can get boxes/tins of chocolates with nothing except lots of big purple ones. But my family usually give me something more exotic with only very dark chocolate (they know I have expensive tastes).


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jan 19 - 05:17 PM

I used to love Green and Black's dark chocolate, but realised it was that (and runny/blue cheese) which caused my vertigo. I have to avoid both nowadays :(


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 09 Jan 19 - 01:15 AM

Many thanks to the Siamese kitties for the excellent coffee, and the yummy munchies!

Love the Cat Duet. We were treated to an excellent rendition a few days after arriving in Toronto last October by a countertenor and a tenor; have heard it many times, but those two men (particular the countertenor) had a lot of fun with it. They even put on fluffy cat ear headbands to get in the mood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jan 19 - 07:18 PM

Mee-ee-ow! Toronto and the tenor and counter-tenor sound brilliant.
Recovery slightly improving since NHS admitted that green jello in my sputum sample actually contained bacteria and not just viruses! Amoxycillin, I love you! Now I really DO feel like more cake and mint tea and Siamese kitties!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 10 Jan 19 - 11:33 PM

It was indeed, Tattie Bogle!

Always good to get a proper diagnosis, then the healing can start.

Bugger me down, yesterday afternoon I tripped and fell on the brick path in our back yard. Now have a skinned right knee which doesn't like to be bent, a bruise on the inner side of my right wrist (which is not terribly tender, thank goodness), a sore left foot with a specially sore big toe, and a very hurty left thumb.

But none of those bits have fallen off yet, so that's a bonus.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 03:15 AM

JennieG, until your report I'd been feeling extraordinarily mellow over here in the corner. Lovely feeling. You jarred me awake. (Glad no bits fell off)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 03:53 AM

A large van arrives and delivers two more huge sofas and some footstools, plus lots more comfy cushions. These are arranged near the fire so that all the latest casualties can find a roomy place to relax.

Tins of sweets and chocolates are dotted around on side-tables, and the Siamese cats trot in and out with more tea and coffee.

Smiling African Man brings a large tray with various cakes, and some home-made sausage rolls and Cornish pasties for those who prefer savouries.
Poor JennieG! Thank goodness you didn't break any bones though.
And Tattie, hopefully the antibiotics will get your chest better very quickly.
More crumpets anybody?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 04:24 AM

Hurray for Smiling African Man - just when I was thinking "That's too much sweet stuff, I need something with less/no sugar and a bit more salt", he comes up trumps. I'm a S.A.M. fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 04:37 AM

I'm a bit of a fan too Jos. He really is very good.
One thing he loves doing is hoovering. He hoovers and hoovers. Our house is spotless.

S.A.M. plugs in the special Mudcat hoover (it's completely silent) and gets rid of all the crumbs. He then sits down beside Old Lady and indulges in a Cornish pasty. It isn't halal sadly, but he pretends it is! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 05:54 AM

Thank you, Ebbie and Eliza! Pretty sure nothing is broken, just soft tissue injuries.

Bugger of it is, our uke group has a gig on Sunday 20th so fingers crossed that my hand/thumb will be all right by then.

Mellowing out right now with a nip of Sortilege.....maple whisky, brought back from the recent trip to Canada. Can't buy it here, sadly. Can't even buy it in a lot of Canada, but Northern Ontario/Quebec - yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 10:47 AM

That'll take the sting out of the injuries, JennieG, and hopefully the kind attentions of the Mudcat Recovery team will get you fit for your gig.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 11:57 AM

Thanks, Celestial Nurse, for the tincture.
It's wonderful what a night of sound sleep and sweet dreams can do.
Moving off the sofa so somebody who needs it more than I
can get some rest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 04:46 PM

Hi, everybody! As almost a permanent resident due to effects from two cancers, bad burns, diabetes and a recent ulnar fracture, I can tell you that a lot of the same crew still work here, Nurse Ratched and her boyfriend down in Radiology, X-Ray Ted, Hurty Gertie over in therapy, Ex-female boxer Bedpan Dora of the clean-up staff, Dr. Lance Boyles, and more. Alas, my former love interest, armless therapy nurse Intervenous De Milo transferred over to Our Lady Of The Inconceivable Conception across town, but look around you and see what old and new faces are still around the old Horse-Spittle.

Actually, the closing of the link from the Tavern to the Ward was a mutual thing agreed to after the young squidlets managed to invade the Ward and wreak havoc. Since Squiddy is now a happily married father, we don't have to fret over the attempted romance of The Squid and Nurse Ratched. The back chronicles of the Ward are still in the Mudcat Archives for those who are new to the Ward and those who are merely nostalgic......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Jan 19 - 07:20 PM

Laughter is the best medicine as Severn has just so comprehensively proved!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jan 19 - 02:46 AM

I agree Tattie. That was hilarious Severn! My favourite is X-Ray Ted!! Hahahahahaaaa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 05:32 PM

I favor Intravenous De Milo, myself.

I hear that the dog Maggie, and her recovering human Amos, no longer require a hospital bed but are now in the rehab wing.
JennieG, hope you are mending well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 05:50 PM

The Recovery Ward has had a large sauna installed. Everyone can sit in there on the wooden seats in their bathing costumes, get lovely and warm in the steamy heat, and sing some nice songs together.
Afterwards, there's a large bubbly hot jacuzzi with seats all around. More songs there too.
Old Lady and S.A.M. have big fluffy towels at the ready.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 07:00 PM

Severn sorry to hear your standing in the Mudcat Recovery Ward has dropped to second place. Here's wishing you well in recapturing first place in misadventures, bad drug reactions and diseases.

What are your plans? There are ads on TV that say the drugs Invocanna and Farxiga for diabetes gives people gangrene of the genitals, if you need some let me know. In your quest for gold in the Mudcat Recovery O'Limpings you have a real challenge in overcoming the current champion Amos. (letters and cards can be sent to his room. Address is also found in mother of all BS threads)

Well buddy remember the keyword is Recovery. I wouldn't want you to overdo do it. I for one revere our pun king to be H W and wise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 08:48 PM

Oh yes, the armless Intravenous de Milo (that took a moment or 2 to sink in, after I realised it wasn't about that pseudo-Ovaltine called Milo, either of which would be good therapy for those on the Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019, provided it was laced with your SOC (Spirit Of Choice)
And how I would love to meet Surgeon Lance Boyles: could he by any chance be a relation of Mr Laudable Pus? Or Miss Staph Aureus?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 09:11 PM

That should ave been Staff (Staph) Nurse Aureus!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jan 19 - 10:27 PM

Don't forget the cafeteria workers Sam&Ella !


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 15 Jan 19 - 12:18 AM

Doing well now, all bits are intact, and uke practice is happening.

Thank you all for the good wishes!

It's definitely true what the Readers Digest said all those years ago.....laughter is the best medicine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Jan 19 - 11:08 AM

Thanks to James Herriott and his short stories about dogs,
I know about Laudable Pus
(yes, that story IS a memorable one).


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Jan 19 - 04:49 PM

If it was James Herriot, could have been Laudable Puss!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 17 Jan 19 - 04:40 PM

Just to let you know the bathing suit area has been newly designated "Sauna o Beach" I thought some of you were still celebrating Xmas until I realized that you were singing "O,
Tanning Balm". A similar misunderstanding once resulted in a balm scare over in Gilead.....

The quality of the food seems to have gotten worse ever since Chef Eatie Gourmet suddenly got sick and "Dishpan Hans" from the cleanup end of things had to temporarily take over under emergency conditions. Even the Green Jello tastes a little soapy. I guess no one told him that the "Wash Your Hands Before You Return To Work" sign also implies rinsing them......

Also beware of "Ernie The Gurney", who takes the hallways at a run and already has a few "X"s marked on the side of his vehicle.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Jan 19 - 05:16 PM

"Ernie...he drove the fastest milk cart in the West." and now I see he's whizzing along with a gurney.

Cod liver oil, rose hip syrup and concentrated orange juice are being dispensed to the poorly ones. "Come along now, cod liver oil is delicious! Open wide..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 17 Jan 19 - 05:44 PM

Our complaints to Nonetta Bull, out nutritionist, have been in vain......

I checked over the duty roster, and here's who's left over from past Wards:

Tanya Hyde, the lovely dermatology nurse

Carla Bunkle-also in dermatology

Betty Beye-anesthesiologist

Rabbi Shotz and Pastor Pryme-chaplains

Cathy Terr-nurse

Chlorina Waters & Ethel Fewell (a/k/a Ethel Mermaid-Therapy Pool lifeguards

Otto Pilate- Director of Security

Abraham Bortz-OBGYN

Major Malcolm Function (USMC Ret.)Hospital Adminis-traitor


Check your back threads. I think they go back to 2004 or 2008. There's bound to be more. Who's taking care of YOU?......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 03:42 AM

Behind a white door lies the 'therapies suite'. Reflexology, crystal healing, acupuncture and crying therapy.
Old Lady is in charge of the latter - she's just received her first bank statement after the Crimbo spend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 03:49 AM

"crying therapy"?

Please, nurse, can I have the laughter therapy instead?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 04:05 AM

Certainly dear Jos. Old Lady will perform her interpretation of the W African dance the Mapouka (bottom-wiggling type of thing) followed by The Floss. You'll be convulsed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 06:42 AM

Perfect - that'll do the trick, thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 11:09 AM

To the list of available vitamin-boosting doses is added a tablespoon of Radio Malt. Anyone like some of that? (those old enough to remember it)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 02:26 PM

I don't remember. Maybe too much single malt? Oooh, but I do remember Virol? Can it still be got?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 03:02 PM

I don't remember Radio Malt, so it's not an age thing.
However, you can still get several different brands of malt extract (with or without cod-liver oil). You can use it to make a malt loaf, or spoon it into your children if you, and they, are so inclined - it might be nice stirred into hot milk as an Ovaltine substitute.
If we are going to have it in the recovery ward, can we have the version without the cod-liver oil?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 04:02 PM

My two friends called Susan had Virol, but my mother swore by Radio Malt.
I must have been a paragon of virtue, as I adored anything she dosed me with. Just after the War, the Welfare State made efforts to ensure rickets and malnutrition were avoided in children, so we had all these tasty (to me!) things to supplement our diets.
I loved greens, cabbage and sprouts too. And even secretly ate raw liver when I could sneak some out of the larder. Weird child.

Now where is that Steve? Old Lady has ordered in some very expensive wine for him to taste.
And it looks as if more comfy sofas should be ordered, as snow is forecast and poorly folk will want to sit by the fire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 19 - 05:07 PM

When I was a child we had government issue orange juice - concentrated, in oblong-shaped medicine style bottles. Much nicer and more nutritious than the orange squash we had when we were older.
My children had Virol (which in our house was called 'sticky-brown-medicine') - a big spoonful each every day.
What I really REALLY liked was gripe water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 Jan 19 - 04:22 AM

I used to love the odd Farley's rusk Jos. My sister was born long after me, and I'd pinch one of the baby's rusks to munch when mother wasn't looking.

I remember those glass bottles of orange juice. Lovely stuff.
What did gripe water taste of? I don't think I ever tried that.

We had National Dried Milk (silvery tin with blue on) which I seem to remember was later found to be deficient in some vitamin or other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Jan 19 - 08:27 PM

Heads up, all. I visited the great outside world recently
and there are some nasty sneezes and coughs making themselves public,
after the annual year-end holiday family smothering rituals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Jan 19 - 04:33 AM

Ha yes Keberoxu. And the pre-Crimbo crammed shops, with everyone coughing and sneezing sans hanky!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Feb 19 - 09:11 PM

We have two convalescing longtime Mudcatters:

one in North Carolina, just discharged from hospital/rehab
and
one in Rhode Island, who slipped on the ice
and needed surgery on one shoulder.

I wonder
who's watching the Super Bowl as I enter this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 19 - 10:31 PM

As the song says, "It ain't me babe, no, no, no it ain't me babe." The SB score will be available on the news shortly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 03:58 AM

Speaking of hankies, I've recently become aware of that hilarious cartoon with 'Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo'. I watched a tattooing programme on TV and some crazy chap wanted Mr Hankey tattooed on his bottom.

Now my question is, why is he called Mr Hankey? What do hankies have to do with poo?

And speaking of tattoos, would anyone welcome a small tattoo parlour in the Recovery Ward? Any requests and what would one like?
No prizes for guessing mine. A large crumpet, two Siamese cats and maybe a very small Mr Hankey. Lots of space on my ...er...rear end.

(But is it very painful?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 07:49 AM

No tattoes for me, thanks: I'm more into tatties.
Have been away from the ward for a while in the serious Burns dept, as is usual for this time of year in Scotland. Fortunately the cough has gone after the double strength Amoxicillin!
Never heard of Mr Hankey, but there is a very funny song by Davie Robertson called "The Hanky Song": chorus:
"There's nothing marks a man in life as plainly as his hanky,
A gentleman's is clean and white, but mine's is ayeways manky".


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 02:12 PM

There were some players in the Super Bowl
who could do with a Recovery Ward visit ...
I don't mean just the losing team ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 10:49 PM

You have to keep washing the panky out of your hankies. Just ask Nurse Ratched and X-Ray Ted. She's been trying out her X-Ray Teddy, an early Valentines Day gift. Thank God he's been keeping her occupied. I doubt anyone has found a love match for Hurry Gertie over in Therapy, so I still come out hurting more coming out than I did coming in. I tried to beg to the Men's bathroom to hide at Therapy time, but they've been stationing Bedlam Dora outside Mg room to thwart any escape attempts. This place has taken the concept of Crying Therapy to new heights (or is that Depths?), and I hate to see and hear a brown man cry, with the exception of Bobby Blue Bland......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 11:58 PM

I can recall a classical pianist here in Oz who rejoiced in the name of - can't vouch for the spelling, it was quite a while ago - Sonia Hanke (pronounced Hanky). Himself used to joke about "what's on ya hankie"......

The Lurgy has made a visit to our house, Himself is fine but I have succumbed. Not the worst case I have ever had, but not the best. Gave quilt group a miss this morning, I reckoned the other women didn't want me coughing and croaking all over the table.

But this, too, shall pass!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 03:38 AM

A large cylinder of Anti-Lurgy gas has arrived. One blast from the attached mask and all Lurgies are instantly cured.

Sonia Hanke will play Beethoven's 'Emperor' 5th piano concerto later, when she's collected a clean hanky from the Tavern linen room. (There's a large concert grand piano in the adjacent Music Room)

X-Ray Teddy is available for cuddles if one books a session.

Old Lady has made a large nut-and-chocolate sponge with real cream filling and a very nice quiche (home-made pastry, not for Muslims as there's lard and butter in it)
Smiling African Man is already helping himself to an enormous slice muttering "Bismillah" something-or-other (which I think means'Sorry God')


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 05:06 AM

Shouldn't laugh but......

In our local rag this evening there was a story about a bloke an hour or so north of here being kicked and trampled on by a horse - ouch, not good. He was taken to hospital - good.

The hospital released a bulletin saying that he was in a stable condition.

I couldn't help it......I didn't just laugh, I had hysterics. Made me cough but it was worth it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 05:14 AM

Pwaaahaaahaaagh Jennie!!! They could also have said he was 'feeling a bit better' but he might have bridled at that :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 02:22 PM

That was supposed to say Bedpan Dora.

I've never met a Lurgy before. Was his name Al? Do you wish him sent to the Coughin' Corner? Or even the coroner?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 02:42 PM

Ha Severn, it's not the cough that carries you off. It's the coffin they carry you off in.

I'm still smiling at your 'Otto Pilot'. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: open mike
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 04:00 PM

Well, this has been another rough year and I am definately in need of a visit to the recovery ward. As if having my house burn down was not enough to contend with I have also been diagnosed with malignant melamona and am dealing with the aftermath of surgery to remove a couple of pesky moles on my back. A much larger portion was removed than I had expected and with over 20 stitches, I am restricted in my movements in order to promote healing. Gonna step into the recovery ward to lick my wounds...and have some tea and crumpets! Is there any   marmite on site? Put another log on the fire! Let's have a song~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 04:23 PM

open mike is warmly welcomed by Squiddy, the Siamese cats, the Old Lady, Smiling African Man and all the recuperating guests.
Tea, crumpets, cake and a huge jar of Marmite are set before him, and a soft cushion is gently placed at his sore back.

But Old Lady has her eye on the Marmite - she adores the stuff and will probably nick some later.

Singing (a bit difficult while scoffing all the food!) will start any minute now.
Suggestions for the first song?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 04:43 PM

open mike, Big Top Time, Cirque d'Prevail
I've heard of go big or go home but when your house burns down where do you go? When your body betrays, you've gone over the top big time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Jos
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 04:52 PM

"surgery to remove a couple of pesky moles on my back... Gonna step into the recovery ward to lick my wounds..."

I know a cat can lick its back, but ... this might be interesting to watch (once you have eaten enough crumpets, of course).


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 07:58 PM

Sorry to hear about your melanomas, Openmike, and your house burning down: was that in the recent California wildfires? Hoping for all of the best for you.
As for a song, since Marmite has been mentioned, you could do no better than one of our fellow Mudcatters, Kevin McGrath (McGrath of Harlow) with his "Marmite Song" on how to find this delicacy in a supermarket: chorus "The Bovril's with the gravy, and the Marmite's with the jam."
So here it is, sung by the late Frank Harte: Marmite Song


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 09:56 PM

That's her SECOND house that has gone up in a California wildfire. But who's counting?

I made a big batch of chicken teriyaki and rice on the side. The orderly will roll a cart down the aisle with plates, plastic utensils, and a pot of each. Help yourselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 04:21 AM

Gah! I seem to have given openmike a sex-change! Sorry about that, I didn't realise you're a lady not a bloke!
May I please have some of that delicious chicken teriyaki SRS?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 05:15 AM

Well......bugger, Laurel! That's not good.

How about singing "Skin cancer blues"? It's in my repertoire.....Solar melanoma blues Sung to the tune of "Nobody knows you when you're down and out".


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 09:07 AM

(Plaintively wailing [get that reference?])... Do we haaafta wear attire in the hot tub?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 10:00 AM

One can wear what one likes in the hot tub Mrrzy. Or nothing if one prefers. The Old Lady would probably be a terrifying sight without clothes on though, and cause all the convalescents to suffer a relapse, so she will wear her large, baggy swimsuit.

I've just listened to the Marmite Song - excellent and very funny.
It seems to sum up how life is organised doesn't it? "The Bovril with the gravy and the Marmite with the jam."

Husband always finds it odd searching for his pate d'arachide* in Tesco and finding it with the jam.

(*There should be a circumflex over the 'a' but despite lots of kind folk on here explaining how to do it, I haven't mastered my laptop yet in 'foreign'.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 05:59 PM

sandra hobbles in with a strapped left knee & permanently sore right foot - it's not easy, you know, limping on 2 limbs ...

gets out broken old fiddle to play a sad tune(less) & sings tunelessly - I was born badly put together according to my first physio all those decades ago ... & a slight twist to left knee when getting up just before Christmas meant ouch!! & lots of physio exercises.

poor me ... pour me some butter on a few crumpets, or better still provide a dipping bowl of hot butter so I can dip them

yum! I instantly feel better, & will feel even better when the excellent Mudcat musicians & singers get going ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 04:17 PM

Financial Director Kent A. Fordham has assured me in a letter that my insurance is still paying for all this, so I'll be sticking around for a while longer. That's good, because I don't want to have a MRI lapse, as I have one coming up. MRIs are made of this.

I looked out the window to the parking lot the other day and saw Dr. Aiken from Pain Management get into a fancy sports car whose custom tags read "OP8", which I found a little disconcerting......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: open mike
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 10:52 PM

OH, APPARENTLY THAT MELANOMA SONG has disappeared..well, that is what melanoma should do ---just go away!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 03:24 AM

Poor you indeed Sandra. I'm so sorry you're hobbling around like this.
Have some of the Old Lady's nut-and-chocolate cake to go with the crumpets.
Severn you'll be the death of me. I just love your puns! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 11:54 AM

I need someone assigned to butter my crumpets...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 04:38 PM

Darn, Laurel! It was there when I checked......it is funny.

The Dreaded Lurgy now has me well and truly in its grippe, couldn't even make it to the end of choir on Thursday night. I left early. Was able to hum but as for singing - forget it. My voice is shot at present. Lots of sore muscles and ribs from coughing.

But never mind. This, too, shall pass.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 05:23 PM

lyrics found!

Subject: RE: LYR ADD - Skin Cancer Blues - John Dengate
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Sep 15 - 02:45 AM

just before The Big Crash I posted this song & it disappeared into the Great Big Hole & was never seen again.

I just found the words (white paper in a plastic sheet protector - how many of those do I have???) so here it is again & the words below have been pasted from my very own copy.

The Skin Cancer Blues (1994) by John Dengate (aka. Solar Melanoma Blues)

Once I had the skin of a newborn child,
Pure and smooth and undefiled.
My blue eyes sparkled like the morning dew
And on my back, just a freckle or two.
Out in the sun with never a care;
Back and belly and head all bare;
No sunscreen, no shirt, no shoes
And now I'm singing the skin cancer blues.

chorus

Oh, it's no mismomer,
Singing the solar melanoma blues.
Fifty-five summers of Australian heat
And now I'm walking down Macquarie Street;
Clutching my referral ...
Must defer to the medical code.
I'm telling you, without a doubt;
They burn and freeze and scrape and cut them out!


I hope they're not malignant ...
I get indignant if I hear that word.
The doctor says; "Son, you'll be fine,
Those beggars on your back - they're all benign".
Be a sensible chap, though:
Buy yourself un petit chapeau (That's a little hat ...)
If I kick the bucket, don't blame the booze;
Sing me to salvation with the skin cancer blues.

chorus

Oh, it's no mismomer,
Singing the Solar melanoma blues.
Fifty-five summers of Australian heat
And now I'm walking down Macquarie Street:
Clutching my referral ...
Must defer to the medical code.
I'm telling you, without a doubt;
They burn and freeze and scrape and cut them out!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 08:07 PM

And that was 100, Sandra.
So here's to us all for better health in the next 100, and piles (no, not haemorrhoids!) of very buttery crumpets!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 10:18 AM

Hear hear Tattie!
Old Lady is having a little snooze on one of the big comfy sofas, having sat in a hot jaccuzi for a bit too long and come out all wrinkly.
Hope everyone is feeling a lot better today, and is making progress.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: gnu
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 05:29 PM

YEEHAW!!!

From Facebook...

Amos Jessup shared a post.
4 hrs ·


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: gnu
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 05:37 PM

daly.jessup@gmail.com
Journal entry by Daly Jessup — 4 hours ago

Amos Jessup asked me to et everyone know that he's doing well. He has improved at least 75% since the Big Fall, and continues in slowly get better every day. He wants to thank all the people who have so kindly expressed concern and encouragement. He just came back from an assisted walk up the block and back. He's started playing guitar and singing with friends. He feels that through time, he is going to recover 100%.

Love,
Daly


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 01:52 AM

That is excellent news, gnu! Thank you for passing it on.

Today I arose from my bed of suffering and pain to kick out a medley arrangement of a few old waltzes for our uke group......but in doing so managed to lose a whole line of 'Mexicali Rose'. Never mind, it has now been reinstated and all is well.

I just wish this summer cold would go. I am so sore from coughing and so miserable from lack of sleep due to said cough.

But this, too, shall pass. Eventually.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 07:52 PM

Great news re Amos, Gnu!Thanks for passing on Daly's news.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 07:53 PM

I have never been more entertained and feeing guilty for being healthy than here in the Rediscovery Ward.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Feb 19 - 04:21 AM

Excellent news about Amos - very pleased to hear it, and thanks for passing it on gnu.

Jennie, your Lurgy sounds like the one I had last year. Cough blooming cough cough cough. I ended up with one lung making a strange hooting sound when I breathed out. It wasn't an infection, just the tail-end of the endless blinking cold germ which had gone on for weeks. I called it 'The Haunted Lung'!

Donuel, don't feel guilty about being healthy. Smiling African Man and Old Lady are in the best of health at the moment, but are enjoying hanging around tending to those less fortunate, as best they can.

Would you like a toasted crumpet and a nice cup of tea Donuel? Or perhaps you could do a bedpan round? :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 14 Feb 19 - 07:32 PM

I can't get out of this place. Now, it's a bout with pneumonia.Hurty Gertie over in therapy is eagerly waiting for another crack at me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Feb 19 - 07:22 PM

And I am fully recovered, but can I stay on as a ward orderly? (Or as described in one medical report - "This patient is an axillary nurse" - to which the reply is - Which axilla (armpit) does she specialise in?)
Preferably no bedpans but very good at hospital corners and mouth toilet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 04:01 AM

Of course Tattie, you can be an axillary (!) nurse. Armpits need a lot of care and attention hee hee.

Pneumonia needs careful nursing Severn. Anyone with that should be monitored constantly. Warm wishes for a swift recovery.

I was a temporary 'axillary' nurse (love that Tattie!) at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmar every year during the long summer vacations at University.

I absolutely adored every minute, and didn't mind one bit the poo, sick, blood and wee that I had to clear up constantly.

Bedpans in those days were steel, not the papier maché things one gets now. They had to be sterilised in The Sluice. And given to a patient warmed, with a stiff shiny square of Izal loo paper folded around the rim to carry it.

My pet hate was the blooming Laundry Store. One of my jobs was to count all the stuff in there, re-fold and restock etc. Boring.

But one magic week I was detailed to assist the Theatre Orderly in cleaning and tidying Theatre One. Magic. I saw all sorts of amputated bits and pieces lying in bowls for transport to the Medical School.
The odd gangrenous leg, ovarian cyst etc. Most interesting.
I had to wear scrubs and natty white rubber wellingtons, and mop the floor.
I reckon I missed my vocation. Teaching was brilliant, but nursing... fabulous!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 07:42 AM

When I feel good I know "this too shall pass"

I shouldn't have carbs, sweets and comfort food.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 08:03 AM

Perhaps Donuel you would enjoy a nice salmon salad, with Spring onions, baby lettuce, cherry tomatoes and some tinned sardines? Quite healthy and no sweets/carbs to worry about. If you would like this, the Old Lady will happily bring it to you on a fine porcelain plate.

At this moment, I'm tucking into a lovely Ginsters chicken and mushroom pie, with spinach leaves, a Greek yoghurt and some small pink grapes. And of course, a nice cup of strong tea!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 07:05 PM

I thought I posted this previously... ?

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amosjessupsgang/journal


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: JennieG
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 07:10 PM

All is good, the Dreaded Lurgy is edging out the door as we speak. Haven't coughed much for the past couple of days, just a bit in bed at night - I have noticed the cough is worse if I lie on my left side, so I try not to. My ribs and muscles are thankful.

Enjoying a coffee now, one of only two that I have daily now (used to be four or five) before heading off to shower, dress and face the day. It will then be nearly lunch time......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Severn
Date: 18 Feb 19 - 02:03 PM

Not sure I'll make my radio show tomorrow night. Even if I feel any better, we are expecting a heavy snow. Thank God for co-hosts.....

Wait! Is that InterVenus DeMilo I just saw walking down the hallway talking to Aaron Boye the orderly?......


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Feb 19 - 05:10 PM

Sardines from Sardinia? I thought we ate them all. Sardines do not absorb as many pollutants as larger fish. Salmon? Salmon is the dessert of seafood yum.

Reading your body: I can tell my body temperature by the degree of discomfort in rolling my eyes upwards and my blood sugar by the degree of ankle nerve pain. Needing to lay on your left side has indications of its own.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 04:05 AM

Tinned sardines and smoked salmon Donuel. Nice and oily, and very rich in vitamin D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Recovery Ward 2019
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Feb 19 - 07:22 PM

Vitamin D reminds me of sunshine.
Remember sunshine?

I was a grown person before I heard the UK phrase
"oppit sunshine" ...


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