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Meanwhile... [May. 13th, 2009|10:02 am]
Tony Grist
...We've been having some nice weather. A little windy perhaps.

...I've been to see the doc about my blood tests. My bad cholestrol is way down and my good cholestrol is up- and I'll need to go on taking the tablets for the rest of my life.

...I've been following the parliamentary expenses scandal with (unChristian) glee. Clever old Daily Telegraph to string it out over so many days! My favourite claim is the one the Tory grandee put in for cleaning out his moat. 

...We've been watching the last two seasons of Six Feet Under. It's both a 21st century Dance of Death and a painfully acute account of the way we live now.   Michael C. Hall is amazing.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2009-05-13 10:34 am (UTC)
My favourite claim is the one the Tory grandee put in for cleaning out his moat.

Do you know that even made the news here in Spain?

At our age, tablets for the rest of one's life is just another part of the routine.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-13 12:15 pm (UTC)
It's a fascinating story. It just gives and gives. The Telegraph is promising revelations that will blow our socks off in tomorrow's paper.

I'm on three differnt tablets at the moment. I guess, for my age, that's not too bad.

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[User Picture]From: sovay
2009-05-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
Michael C. Hall is amazing.

I've seen him on Dexter. He really is.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-13 02:31 pm (UTC)
I need to catch up with Dexter- one way or another.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-05-13 01:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your MP's might have some of the same bad habits as some of our members of Congress and the Senate. Yes?
Pills? Oh, yes. Most of my neighbors are on a regular medley of them with all kinds of specific instructions as to when to take what, and with or without food. The only real question that comes to mind is: How does a very elderly person whose memory is not 100% keep all these instructions straight?
I dont think I'll have to worry much about that, because the people in my family dont take a lot of pills in old age. I'm 68, and so far I only take one tablet a day - for the acid reflux (GERD).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-13 02:39 pm (UTC)
One way of coping with lots of pills is to sort them out in advance. We have pill boxes that hold a week's supply- with two compartments for every day.

British MPS are allowed to make claims for expenses, but some of them (perhaps a majority) have been abusing the privilege- claiming for frivolous and non-essential items and even manipulating the system to play the housing market. The Daily Telegraph has managed to get hold of the details and is publishing them over several days.
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