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RE: [IPk] MRI Scan

 Pat have you ever thought of providing on line therapy? but then I suppose
that's what this list is doing
anyway to some extent.

Mum of Sasha

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Pat Reynolds
> Sent: 05 December 2003 12:07
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] MRI Scan
> Belated best wishes, John.
> I think your therapist has something.  I was speaking to someone today,
> about a change in the organization, and I said 'and when you are no
> longer with Surrey County Council, it will make a smoother transfer' -
> and he was shocked -  'is it that obvious that I want to leave!!!' I
> explained that he would leave, retire, or die in post, and whichever it
> was, he would no longer be in the job.  He really was shocked.  But it's
> something which I think as a diabetic and as an archaeologist, I just
> 'know': we are all going to die [ok, if some religious beliefs are true,
> we will not all die, some/all of us will get something else instead, but
> it sure isn't going to be eternal service for Surrey County Council].
> The mistletoe/pump/wearing a seatbelt/other measures we take to edge the
> odds of a longer life, and better quality of life in our own favours
> isn't a denial of the universal truth of death, but simply an
> acknowledgement that life is a pretty good thing, and we'd like some
> more, please.
> >it's great to have someone paid to hear you
> >ramble on about your thoughts and problems
> Isn't it just!  I am paying for it (called a PhD), and I also get it
> free through a thing called an 'Action Learning Set'.  This is a small
> group  who have been trained in listening/questioning - we do 'it' for
> our work problems and thoughts.  The ALS has, in particular, helped me
> to realise while family and friends _are_ there to talk to, they all
> have agendas and stakes in my decisions, and therefore talking with
> 'outsiders' has values which they cannot provide.
> Best wishes,
> Pat
> (dm 30, 508 2+, has just discovered an engraving by Bruegel from the
> 1550s which I think has in it the fraction VIII/0 - a mathematical
> equivalent of 'we are not in Kansas anymore').
> --
> Pat Reynolds
> email @ redacted
>    "It might look a bit messy now,
>                     but just you come back in 500 years time"
>    (T. Pratchett)
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