Posts by Cecelia

  • Up Front: I Walk the Line, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    I'm glad it worked so well for your daughter, Hilary. When my mask was being made I saw the mobiles for children overhead. The technician said they tried to make it fun for the kids.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Walk the Line, in reply to Morgan Nichol,

    Great to see that.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Walk the Line,

    Emma, your radiation department sounds almost identical to Auckland's although we didn't have daffs on our corridor line. That's a nice touch.

    I had the mask and the meds: used to take a dose of Oxynorm before going in and Ondansetron on coming out. With a tongue depressor in my mouth that stuck out of the mask, it was a struggle every day until my jaw stretched and relaxed. I had an alphabetical list I'd go through over and over for the 10 minutes or so of treatment.

    But the staff were so nice. No one was grumpy and the receptionist greeted me each day like a long lost friend.

    I associate that time with the 30 trips over the bridge to the hospital: volunteer drivers, friends and family and all the car conversations we had.

    We had the yellow-clad volunteers, the vile coffee and the huge jigsaw but no knitting:) An American woman who was treated in the US said they used to have a "hugs lady" who would come around and distribute hugs to people who wanted a hug.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 14…,

    It's the Hosking-talk that got me:)

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Access: You Can Call Me Brave Now,

    I wish you well for your operation and hope you keep us posted. Bravery is a funny thing and I think you've nailed it here in your explanation.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Seriatim,

    What did you object to in Braunias? I've just watched it and thought he spoke as he writes. Love his writing.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Moments of wonder, a feeling of disappointment, awe at the streaming - and I now know how not to pronounce John Roughan's name.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to UglyTruth,

    UglyTruth, could you explain what you mean by your last sentence. Do you mean that a CGT is fair but the proposed legislation is tricky or hard to pin down?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to UglyTruth,

    I think political parties are going to have to reach out to the public in different ways, starting soon after this election. I don't know exactly how but there needs to be a new paradigm. We desperately need interesting political discussion in the media. John Campbell is brilliant at some things but there's a lack of follow-through on political issues. Seven Sharp is ridiculous. Media Take is hidden from the wider public. Now that it looks as if the public are going to vote John Key back into office, I will do anything to help Green/Labour advance progressive politics in the next three years. Our country! Our environment!

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to sandra,

    Forceful, Sandra, a cry from the heart. You express everything I feel except that many baby-boomers like me are not blue-rinsed Nat supporters. A week or so ago I went to a Grey Power meeting with the candidates where most of the questions were hostile to the government and the Green candidate got one of the warmest responses.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 527 posts Report Reply

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