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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:24 am    Post subject: Real World News - OT! Reply with quote

Today my sister Louise celebrates her birthday and her first duty for the day was to tell the rest of my family that my Mum (97 year old Barbara) is now in Yeovil Hospital. She is refusing food, her condition is deteriorating. Receiving oxygen, IV antibiotics and fluids. She is comfortable yet weak and tired. Prognosis - Ready for departure. Am I ok with that? Yes but with a heavy heart.

Will she choose Heaven or Over the Rainbow Bridge? She's a Banks, think about it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so sorry to hear, philip. no matter how prepared we are, it's never easy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes knowing what's coming can be more difficult than dealing with something unexpected. My sympathies, Philip.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully it sounds like she’s well cared for. Our warmest thoughts to you and your family.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts are with you and your family Philip.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The time of waiting is always difficult, as is the time of departure. It's not easy to be far away, feeling helpless.
Sending you comforting thoughts and strength in this hard season.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having gone through a similar experience just a few years ago, I know how difficult it can be. Hopefully, the support of your voiceoverist "family" will bring you some comfort.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prizes for guessing the identity of my first Skype caller!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edna, the tree warrior?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave someone or other?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So very sorry, Philip... even when you are somewhat prepared, you're never prepared.

Sending strength to you and yours...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Philip, but I am glad your dear mother has had such a long life with loving children. Best to you and yours.
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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to a severe case of "I thought YOU were going to tell him" I discovered about an hour ago that , Barbara Annie Mary Banks, my 97 year old Mother died at 0010 UK time. I am raising a glass right now to a courageous life well lived.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so sorry for your loss, Philip. A glass is raised to Barbara here, as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our warmest thoughts for you and your family. She sounds amazing and I hope your best memories of her will sustain you in the days ahead.

Bruce and Emma
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