Re: Update from Ron Smith

Kris,

Allegedly it does have one! Lol Well some people think it is anyway and it even has a beach, although not recommeded for getting a tan for about 99% of the year!

Marion,

Here's a recipe for you. I used pretty much the same recipe and used veg stock instead of meat and it looked just like the bowl in the second photo on this site. Tasted pretty good and dad loves it, just the thing for these colder days. Plus his specialist recommend eating lots of soup so lots of soup is just what he's going to get!

http://www.scottishrecipes.co.uk/scotchbroth.htm

Best wishes

Gavin

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Thanks Gavin...I make a Beef Barley Soup similar to this.  But, was is a "swede"?  Hmmm....this sounds so good.  I feel all inspired to make this.
Best wishes back,
Marion

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Marion

Just imagine a big, squarish, box, that is larger than the volume of it's contents.  Ignore thoughts of eye-candy.  Honest


I'll let Gavin guide you through the food area, but a Swede is a small white turnip.

Kris

I assume you will stick to the west coast when you return to Scotland.  There is nothing much wrong with  the Ferry if you want to be near Dundee!


Take care

Ron

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Ron,
I noticed on one of your recent posts you said you were up at 4am this was followed by a number of people who are up at odd times of the night. So again I am asking why the chat room is not used more often.  With a whole lot of us living in variious time zones across the world it would be nice to know there was someone out there to talk to when we cant sleep.

peace, love and good vibes  Wendy

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Wendy....don't mean to butt in before Ron has a chance to answer you.  I do have a suggestion and Ron may come up with something better yet.  How about putting out the word:  On this date...at this time...I would like to chat.  Post it on this board and re-post a few days before, then another reminder on that day.  I would love to see the chat room used.
Marion

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I tried getting in the chat room one late night looking for someone to talk to, but I'm not sure I did it right.  Couldn't find anyone.

Marion...beef barley soup.  OH BOY...one of my faves.  In fact, just had some with my mom tonight.  I like it really thick.

Jolene

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Jolene....Oh, you had some beef barley soup.  I am inspired to cook some also.  Regarding the chat room:  you probably did it right.  Most likely, you were the only one.  Remember, it is not staffed. We really should make more use of it.
Take care,
Marion

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Good suggestion Marion,

I will check out the time differences and post the day before when I am going to be on.  I usually leave it on during the day, if the server does not go down. But then my day is a day in front of the  USA  and night is day down here.

peace, love and good vibes  Wendy

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Marion and all.
My probems with the chat room are:

I'm shy, so would worry that the only person there would be someone I don't really know well.  so "chat" would be a bit stilted.

I can't determine when I am going to be in the room, so arranged chats are a bit dodgy.

I am not a good typist, so, how good do I have to be?

How does time difference affect this?  The UK is 5 hours ahead of the Eastern US seaboard but 8\9 hours ahead of the West.


Ron

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Ron....if you want to it is possible to stay in your time zone although, if you are up at 4 am your time and can't sleep then you are right on track with others also.  In fact, some time ago, Kris chatted with us and watched the sun come up.  But, of course, I am not suggesting that. 
I don't think that you need to be particular good at typing although, the one chat session attended by me became quite jumbled.  Everyone was talking to everyone.  I suppose that could be worked out a bit better.
We can work on it. 
Marion

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Dear Ron,
It worked said  "Ron has left the chat room"  Yea we did it.

peace, love and good vibes  Wendy

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Great - cheers when I left LOL!

Well Marion we managed an enjoyable chat.  The big test will be if it works next time.

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Oh wow...I have been up the entire time and never thought about going to chat.  I don't want to miss it next time.

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This has been a strange day.  I have slept a lot, 2 hours or so after every attempt at eating.  Get up again and shine for about an hour, then need to go back to bed.  OK, my body clock is way out of kilter, but it is disconcerting.  Anyway, went to bed for "normal sleep" and thought I could do without sleeping pill and codeine .  Big mistake as I suddenly became wide awake.  Chest became quite tight so hardly had any oxygen and was convinced that this was to be the last episode in my life!  Got up around midnight and immediately felt better and then took my meds.  Must have fallen asleep sitting upright and when I woke chest and breathing pretty good and slacker.  So trying the same again.  Anything to get through another night.

I can see that this is not helped by the lung mets, although Beatson do not think it is too bad.  My thought is that I need to get oxygen from NHS.  Speak to GP about it next week.

Hope this does not cause fear and dread.  All I can say is that when I did wake up I felt really refreshed, relaxed and a bit more positive again.

Take care

Ron

PS.  I never realised how refreshing Baby Wipes are.  Personal views and preferences change dramatically.

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Dear Ron, sorry you had such a stressful day. Hope tomorrow is much better. Yes, we have found baby wipes to be invaluable.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Ron....could it be that the upright sleeping position allows more oxygen to flow to your lungs? Just a thought.  Sure am glad that you are feeling better. 
Best,
Marion

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Ron,

I am sorry you had such a lousy night hope tonight is better.

peace, love and good vibes  Wendy

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Ron,
So glad to hear that when the meds kicked in things got more regular. And yes, that did frighten me so here is my turn to frighten you...behave! I am hopefully going to Scotland next month to get my first peek at my new godson and I would hate to have to track you down and offer violent threats to your body if it doesnt settle down and let you get some good ole sleep.
You take care of yourself friend.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Hi Ron,

Glad to hear that you felt a bit better on Saturday when you woke up. Hope you're still feeling better and positive and managing to get some sleep, and maybe even a haggis pizza!

Best wishes

Gavin

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How are you today, Ron?  I'm so sorry to hear you had such a hard time at the weekend.  I hope you're suitably intimidated by Kris' threats of physical violence wink & are continuing to feel better.

Jx

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He should be frightened of me. I lived in Glasgow for a long time including a several year stint in Maryhill. As well as teaching in some of the inner city schools there. So I think I might have learned enough to take a good whack at Rons tumor. He better be scared!

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope