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BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
Cherish people you love, even people you only occasionally see. If you haven't spoke to a loved one for a while give them a ring, don't ignore your neighbours when you see them. I've had my best mate going from struggling to walk to being on a ventilator in critical care in under a week. CHERISH ANYBODY THAT MEANS ANYTHING TO YOU. SENDING PRAYERS MATE AND LOVE TO ALL ❤
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Adding my prayers to yours.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,715
    Indeed a dear friend since my schooldays (so for over 50 years) is currently in Addenbrookes in a very serious condition ... a kind and creative man he has made a huge positive contribution to the lives of individuals as well as to the wider community. 

    Yes, ‘cherish anyone who means anything to you’ ... and also be kind to everyone ...even on forums ... you don’t know what strangers may be dealing with. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    He came in the room last week and I said you OK mate and he said no I feel dizzy and my legs have gone very week. I said let's ring the ambulance and he stubbornly said no wait till later. Anyway about an hour later he wanted to use the toilet but couldn't stand up so I rang an ambulance. They came and apart from leg weakness he was OK in himself they told him he may have had a minor stroke, move on a few days they think it maybe motor neurons disease. They stopped his epilepsy tablets and he had a massive fit this morning which he has not yet woke up from hours later 😢😢 thank you for your prayers 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,715
    edited October 2019
    Kindest thoughts to your friend and all who love and care for him ... also to his medical team. 

    Sleeping after a major seizure is quite usual so try not to worry too much about that. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,910
    It's always later than you think
    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,925
    I put my trust in medicine, not in the superstitious claptrap of "prayers"
    Devon.
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,052
    Sorry to hear about your friend Marc and I hope he recovers. It puts everything into perspective when this sort of thing happens to those we care about.
    SW Scotland
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,715
    edited October 2019
    Hostafan1 said:
    I put my trust in medicine, not in the superstitious claptrap of "prayers"
    I’m not religious either ... but I see nothing wrong with sending kind thoughts. 

    My friend who is so ill is a Christian and the co-founder of an international festival (mainly Christian but accepting those of all faiths and none) of philosophy music and the arts ... I know he would welcome prayers, even if I’m not the one making them. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,910
    Me too, Hosta, but if people get comfort from prayers while medicine is doing it's best, there's no harm in it. Some people's mental health depends on having something 'other' to hold on to and there's nothing wrong with that. We all find our own way to deal with things. 

    I only get cross when a habit of ostentatious praying gives someone preferential access to Government or other 'real world' privileges. Or if the prayers take precedence over the medicine.
    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
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