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The week away with mum continued and we had such beautiful weather. Not too hot during the day and coolish evenings. Some pleasant walks along the beach which was certainly different from the ocean side of the island. One morning we went for a drive to Montville and decided to have some morning tea over looking the ranges.

I also caught up with a person that I hadn't seen since I left John Martins back in 1992. John Cooper used to work for Commodore Computers back in the mid 80's and then went on to be with Atari. Talk about a blast from the past. He now lives on Bribie Island enjoying retirement.

The two weeks mum is up here seem to go so quickly, and before you know it, it's time to put her back on the plane and send her home again, but not before she made another curry for the staff at work.

May 22nd will be a night to remember for all the wrong reasons. Gai and I were watching Escape to the Country and discussing the English countryside when suddenly her speech went all funny. After doing a few quick tests on her it was ambulance time as I decided that she was having a stroke. The ambulance was here within 5 minutes and they quickly assessed her.After about 30 minutes she had strength back in her left arm and leg, and after another 30 minutes strength enough to walk to the ambulance.

Off to Gold Coast Private Hospital and in through the Emergency Department. A few tests and eventually into a ward about 5 hours later - 2.30am. Over the next few days were more tests and Xrays and it was discovered that her right cartoid artery was over 80% blocked. So Thursday was operation day. What was meant to be a 35 minute operation ended up over three and a half hours, several days in ICU and then finally to a ward.

Clive spent his birthday in hospital visiting Gai enjoying some hospital food. Gai was allowed home on the 29th May with strict rules of rest and to take it easy.




View across Pumicestone
Passage.


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Out for a walk
at low tide.


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Walking out on
the sand banks.


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Cheeky
Lorikeets.


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Getting close to
the 200k.

Mornnig tea
with mum.


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Muffin and a
cup of tea.


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The view was
quite spectacular.


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Back at Pumicestone
Passage.


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Time for
another walk.


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Clive at
his crocheting.


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Inside Bribie
Island Hotel.

Enjoying dinner
at home.


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Smile
Gai.

Mum makes
a curry.

Waiting for the
flight back home.

Into her
lift.

About to
board.


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Whisps of colour
through the spirit.

Another blanket
in progress.

Gai's in hospital so
bears jump into the bed.

Resting
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The sign says
it all.

Finally
200,000.

In ICU after
the operation.


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Birthday breakfast
by myself.

The gift basket
from work.


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The flowers were
amazing.


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Happy Birthday
Clive.


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Sunday 28th
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Briusing starting to
come out.

Looks worse
than it was.

29th May. Resting
at home.


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Another blanket
is finished.


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Junk from
Gai's artery.


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