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Forum: Advice 23-04-2014, 17:03
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By MarellaK
I am RC and have friends and family in England...

I am RC and have friends and family in England and Ireland - the arrangements are quite different in both. In England, usually the funeral is up to a week or more after the death whereas in Ireland...
Forum: General Discussion 20-04-2014, 10:59
Replies: 40
Views: 1,558
Posted By MarellaK
I can't speak for GPs but, in my experience in...

I can't speak for GPs but, in my experience in the acute hospital setting, many foreign trained doctors working in hospitals occupy ''staff grade'' positions, meaning they are cheap to employ and do...
Forum: Pets 16-04-2014, 11:28
Replies: 27
Views: 5,948
Posted By MarellaK
This thread is 4 years old. That particular...

This thread is 4 years old. That particular poster probably isn't even here anymore and I personally find your response more objectionable and unnecessary that what was said in the post you're...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 20:00
Replies: 85
Views: 2,181
Posted By MarellaK
The nurses did ok under Labour until the last...

The nurses did ok under Labour until the last couple of years before they left office (when the recession hit) and, even then, at least we still got some sort of rise even if just a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By MarellaK
A doctor can sign the form without talking to...

A doctor can sign the form without talking to family members, it is perfectly legal. However, it is ''best practice'' to consult with family members and explain why the DNAR decision has been made,...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 11:49
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By MarellaK
It is not illegal for doctors to make decisions...

It is not illegal for doctors to make decisions on whether patients should be resuscitated but it is good practice to discuss this decision with family members. In the absence of available family,...
Forum: Pets 14-04-2014, 11:10
Replies: 139
Views: 10,414
Posted By MarellaK
I'm so sorry, it's the most awful feeling in the...

I'm so sorry, it's the most awful feeling in the world knowing you'll never see your cat again.

It took me weeks to reconcile myself with my decision, one minute I would regret it and want my cat...
Forum: Pets 10-04-2014, 16:27
Replies: 139
Views: 10,414
Posted By MarellaK
Sorry to read the update. :( I think it's always...

Sorry to read the update. :(

I think it's always good when cats are still eating. I know the signal for my decision to end my Tabitha's life was when she stopped eating and lost complete interest in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 18:19
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
The US is definitely not metric so not the whole...

The US is definitely not metric so not the whole world, as you say. I prefer the British way of trying to keep some distance from Europe, at least they try to maintain their independence, unlike...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 16:42
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
It's a bygone era but still as recent as the...

It's a bygone era but still as recent as the 1980s, not really all that long ago. I don't think there are many nuns left in Ireland now and fewer and fewer priests. I used to cringe at the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 15:40
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
Well, it's obvious who's protestant if they don't...

Well, it's obvious who's protestant if they don't ever attend mass and sit out of the religious lessons in the Catholic school which they are compelled to attend because the only other choice would...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 15:31
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
Well, my family members certainly don't share the...

Well, my family members certainly don't share the same heritage as their spouses but the marriages are very successful.

I agree about political views though. I could never be with someone who...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 15:18
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
Not everyone does. Both my Irish Catholic...

Not everyone does. Both my Irish Catholic brothers are married to women of different cultures (one Indian, the other Vietnamese), my cousin is married to a Jewish girl, another cousin to an English...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-04-2014, 13:25
Replies: 210
Views: 22,016
Posted By MarellaK
I don't understand the blood transfusion theory...

I don't understand the blood transfusion theory proposed by some posters. Blood is tested for type and rhesus status for identity purposes, other elements of blood such as electrolytes, blood count...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 08:36
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
There are many Irish people who don't really care...

There are many Irish people who don't really care that much either - or at least only mildly, rather than obsessively, interested. As one reporter mentioned on the Andrew Marr show, relations between...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 22:53
Replies: 85
Views: 4,401
Posted By MarellaK
The biscuits and chocolates are nearly always...

The biscuits and chocolates are nearly always gifts from patients. Placed at the nurses' station, everyone has access to them, including the doctors (in ITU our doctors do more of the eating than we...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 22:07
Replies: 85
Views: 4,401
Posted By MarellaK
I personally never comment on subjects I have no...

I personally never comment on subjects I have no knowledge of. The only threads I ever post on are about cats, other pets, Ireland, the NHS, nursing, the odd TV programme and the occasional dip into...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 21:13
Replies: 565
Views: 16,536
Posted By MarellaK
Was he the older, short, rotund, doddering one? I...

Was he the older, short, rotund, doddering one? I must admit I wasn't expecting the Irish president to be so old and so small. He seems quite sweet though.
Forum: Pets 08-04-2014, 20:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By MarellaK
Thanks North Downs, that's very kind and...

Thanks North Downs, that's very kind and thoughtful of you. I hope so too - my vet was called to a personal emergency when I arrived at the surgery so I've had to reschedule for Friday. I didn't...
Forum: Pets 08-04-2014, 14:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By MarellaK
My late Tabitha was a prolific hunter who...

My late Tabitha was a prolific hunter who literally brought in hundreds of mice over many years (and 2 rats) but definitely under 10 birds in all her 16 years. Mice are much easier for cats to catch...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 13:33
Replies: 85
Views: 4,401
Posted By MarellaK
Indeed, I've had that too. I've told them in the...

Indeed, I've had that too. I've told them in the past they're not paying us nearly enough for what we have to put up with :) And we've not had a pay rise for the past 4 years and none forthcoming...
Forum: Pets 08-04-2014, 10:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By MarellaK
Well, we're obviously just very different people....

Well, we're obviously just very different people. I am prepared to take certain risks but I minimise them as best I can. Others are free to have their own opinion and views but I'm not going to...
Forum: Pets 08-04-2014, 10:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By MarellaK
My 3 cats need to wear collars because my cat...

My 3 cats need to wear collars because my cat flap is magnetically operated. It's becoming more difficult to procure standard collars nowadays (unless they're flea collars which I don't want), most...
Forum: Pets 07-04-2014, 18:45
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By MarellaK
I agree about the cattery solution. I was lucky...

I agree about the cattery solution. I was lucky in that when I moved, the house I was moving to was very near my brother's who was on holiday with his family. On the morning of the move I brought...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 14:41
Replies: 85
Views: 4,401
Posted By MarellaK
But we still work a 40 hour week, the same as...

But we still work a 40 hour week, the same as most full time workers do. Some weeks this may be 60-70 hours but the average over the month is 40 hours/week (minus the unpaid overtime, of course).

We...
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