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renfrewshire radical

CJ's on the drugs

Some of you will be aware that CJ has been having problems with a undiagnosed pain which has laid him low for the last month or more.
He was taken into the Southern General Hospital at the weekend. He's being treated for the resulting symptoms of his pain, being unable to sleep, s(h)it or stand for any length of time.

Well, he's a lot better, on morphine, and was getting a MRI scan to find the source of his pain.

I went to see him on monday night and he's out of pain and feeling more himself than he has for a month.

Keep you posted until the man can do it.
Onny

I'm delighted the analgesics are working and that he's feeling better.

Mind you, I never thought I'd see the day when 'Govan man on drugs' was worthy of a dedicated thread.
Celyn

Oh, NO!  That all sounds very horrible and indeed painful.  I am glad you told us, Mr. Raddy.

It is good to hear that he is getting better. And I do hope  this improvement continues, with treatment in hospital and the right medicines, and then home  very soon.

Still, I like Onny's comment too.      cheers   Straight from the Cynics 'R' Us department.      

Get well soon, CJ.     Now!     At once!
Shuggy Vara

No so sure ah wantae hear thit CJ's feelin hisself under eny circumstances. Send him manhugs fi me awrasem.
renfrewshire radical

News from yesterday, he went for his scan, but even a double dose of morphine was not enough to let him lie still. They're having a re-think. Keep you posted. Raddy
weejan

lying in those scanners is uncomfortable even when you don't have any hurty bits.

hope CJ is a bit better today x
alphabetty




Reminds me, David Cronenberg didnae like'em either!
East Coaster

Get well soon....
Rid Sonja

He's had a steady stream of visitors and he's had poor wee Mrs CJ run aff her feet trying tae supply him wi a constant amount ae soor plooms and cake fur his delectation.

Ah'll hiv tae take thon wee wimmin in hand and gie hur a glass ae wine n a nibble the night when she comes hame..  bounce
Onny

Hame? She'll be oot oan the ran dan. Hur wi' an empty annat.

bom
Polwarth

That man'll dae onyhing fur a bit cake and a lie doon!

Gie him mah very best wishes.
Celyn

Rid Sonja wrote:
He's had a steady stream of visitors and he's had poor wee Mrs CJ run aff her feet trying tae supply him wi a constant amount ae soor plooms and cake fur his delectation.

Ah'll hiv tae take thon wee wimmin in hand and gie hur a glass ae wine n a nibble the night when she comes hame..  bounce


You will, yes!   AND make sure that thon wee Mrs. CJ, puir wee oppressed wumman that she is, takes care to have enough eat and rest for herself.

No news of CJ?  A cyber get-well-soon, and cyber fruit and newspapers and all good wishes and all that to him.
Onny

He seems to be getting a bit better. Mutterings about being out in time for Girvan were heard.
Onny

Hearing of CJ's improvement fair cheered me up earlier so I thought I'd share a wee happy tune.

Some weel-kent and some sadly missed faces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekIOOYvPrfA
Rid Sonja

He's continuin tae improve and was almost speedily moving around the ward.  He's been ordered to exercise his leg muscles which have atrophied a bit due to lyin in bed for so long.  He asked - and wiz granted - the use of his wee parlour guitar.  It seems that he caused a wee stir last night giving a performance in tunes and songs.  "Ah'm blessed tae be in hospital n be listenin tae a  guid player singing guid songs!" said Angus McGlumpher fae the next bed...

bom
Rid Sonja

Thon wee youtube ferr takes me back, Ony!   bounce  bounce  bounce
Polwarth

Rid Sonja wrote:
He's continuin tae improve and was almost speedily moving around the ward.  He's been ordered to exercise his leg muscles which have atrophied a bit due to lyin in bed for so long.  He asked - and wiz granted - the use of his wee parlour guitar.  It seems that he caused a wee stir last night giving a performance in tunes and songs.  "Ah'm blessed tae be in hospital n be listenin tae a  guid player singing guid songs!" said Angus McGlumpher fae the next bed...

bom


Jings - see that man?  See any audience wull dae?  
Ask Mrs CJ tae gie him a smackin kiss fae me...!
Onny

Polwarth wrote:
Rid Sonja wrote:
He's continuin tae improve and was almost speedily moving around the ward.  He's been ordered to exercise his leg muscles which have atrophied a bit due to lyin in bed for so long.  He asked - and wiz granted - the use of his wee parlour guitar.  It seems that he caused a wee stir last night giving a performance in tunes and songs.  "Ah'm blessed tae be in hospital n be listenin tae a  guid player singing guid songs!" said Angus McGlumpher fae the next bed...

bom


Jings - see that man?  See any audience wull dae?  
..............................


Especially a captive audience. Still, I'm told they were so appreciative they asked the staff if CJ could be rewarded with a single room.................... preferably in the Vicky.
Celyn

Rid Sonja wrote:
... He asked - and wiz granted - the use of his wee parlour guitar.  It seems that he caused a wee stir last night giving a performance in tunes and songs.  "Ah'm blessed tae be in hospital n be listenin tae a  guid player singing guid songs!" said Angus McGlumpher fae the next bed...

bom

Reminds me of an old friend who, in the hospital when the docs had finally agreed about brain haemmorage,  wanted so much to have his guitar - "oh but please, M, my good pal, my ex-wife, please to bring me my favourite guitar to the hospital.

I don't think he even planned to play it - I think he wanted to hug it goodbye.  Heh, but he lived and is fine.    Smilie_PDT    Many long years since.



Onny wrote:
..
Especially a captive audience. Still, I'm told they were so appreciative they asked the staff if CJ could be rewarded with a single room.................... preferably in the Vicky.


Or the Clutha or the Scotia.  

Get well soon!
alphabetty

Perhaps we should rename this forum the Catskanners.
Celyn

Yeah!       bounce

And also bring in a few wee friendly Lab retriever doggies to do the .Lab tests.

And a zebra.  I don't know that they have any famous healing properties, and I'm guessing they don't, but shoving a wild zebra into the hospital room would surely make all the patients run away home where life is safer.

If  zebra is fully booked up and unavailable, then perhaps a llama, if local NHS agrees to pay.
Creeping Jesus

Finally got a mobile internet dongle and a wee laptop.

Thanks for the good wishes anat. It disny look like ah'm gettin oota here for a while since they still canny identify the cause. Merr tests loom.

It's fuckin sore though.

More later. Ah've been off line for ages an ah've lotsa catchin up tae dae.
Celyn

Oh.  Well, that's bad about staying in for longer but internet access should help pass the time till they identify the mystery lergy.
Ox ya Moron

Haw Celyn, did ye mean mystry LURGY ur CLERGY?

Ah hink thi last hing CJ's needin jist noo is a strange dug-botherer.
Creeping Jesus

Quite the opposite Oxy. Ah could dae wi a good fight.
Ox ya Moron

Wuidnae be a ferr fight jist noo, CJ. Ah appreshyet thit yer ain spine mebbe compromised but thur's ur aw missin...
Celyn

I'm not sure if they put up a fight anyway.  

When my dad was in getting his heart poked about and filled with bits of pigs, some clergy type appeared and apparently wittered on about how much he was looking forward to getting away to his caravan for a nice long weekend.  Dunno how that's meant to be of interest to anyone  stuck in hospital attached to tubes and stuff but at least he never returned after that.
Polwarth

Zachoo sweet talked the medical personnel intae lettin you play on yer laptop, CJ?

Yer a smooth operator, richt enuf.

Jist sit/lie thur, enjoy the attention and get that wonderful wumman, Mrs CJ (great wumman that she is) tae waft aboot, bringing you grapes, and ither comestibles..

You've hud yer pals worrit, that's fur sure.  Yer such a POSEUR...! blackeye
Onny

Worrit? I'll give you that but he's a bonnie fechter.
Rid Sonja

He's been so inundatit wi grapes n froot parcels thit he's been passin the excess aroon the hospital wards.  Mrs CJ his been trundlin up n doon the 40 -odd stairs tae his ward takin him peeces n jam n rolls n ham, newly pressed jammies n tee-shirts, dvd's and computers n dogons annaw.  Nae grapes but!   bom
Polwarth

That wumman's a saint, sosheis! flower
Creeping Jesus

She certainly is. She sat through the meeting this afternoon which outlined why I'm moving to Neurosurgery tomorrow.

Kinda glad she was there.
Polwarth

Sometimes, just sometimes it's the quiet wee wumman that you want at your side, CJ.

Strong thoughts being sent oot.  Wan o' yer pals is keeping us informed - and I'm grateful for that.

Love to you both.
Rid Sonja

Ach, wee Mrs CJ even went oot this mornin tae the shoaps when the sun wiz shinin n the sky wiz bloo.  She's come back wi delectashins fur CJ tae!  bom
Polwarth

Well, I for one think it's great that the wee quiet wumman wiz oot inra sunshine an gettin a wee bit air.

Hope she's gonnae enjoy summy they delicacies hursel?
renfrewshire radical

I'm gaun ower tae Govan on Tuesday tae see that Mrs CJ, pair wee sowel that she is, has a day o' pamperin'. I'm gonnae order in a six pack o' lager, and wee bottle o' Bucky (Govan Port) and two deep fried battered pizzas. And I will insist she leaves the washin up tae wedensday!
East Coaster

Once again, please all accept my good wishes...especially for today.
Although I've only met C J two or three times outwith this forum, he is obviously one of the "good guys".
Polwarth

He really IS, EastCoaster.
And, he even brings hissel tae speak tae me - a native of Morningsaide...  cannae say ferrer than that, eh no?
Celyn

TWO whole pizzas?   I is impressed.    Smilie_PDT

I hope CJ's surviving the hospital food.  Still, with a guitar and a laptop, things should be fine.    Get well soon!
Rid Sonja

Aye, EC, he is definitely one of the 'good guys.'  And wee Mrs CJ, fur aw her appearance ae bein no very bright, his aiways measured the man above aw urrers in hur estimation n ah've learned to look deeper where she points.   bom
alphabetty

cheers I'm just so glad the op is over mate! Bet you are too cheers
Celyn

Seconded!       Smilie_PDT

Keep on getting better, even when they cut you up to look at your insides.    Smilie_PDT

As long as they do it properly and don't, after operations are done, find that "Oh no!  A wee spare bit! Where did that come from?"

Cyber grapes and and flowers and all that.    Smilie_PDT
Onny

I can't but say how delighted I am to see CJ looking so well. I think I'd expected to see a Bergen minus the canvas stretched across his back.

Warm thoughts tonight as ever.
Shuggy Vara

Narry perra pj breeks seen elsewherr, bit at leest yir smilin and readin. Keep oan thi mend.
Creeping Jesus

Thanks for the good wishes guys, here and elsewhere.

It wis nearly lights oot - or mebbe endin up gettin sneered at by some of the more twisted inhabitants of certain postcodes fur attendin public events in a wheelchair.

As it turns oot, although I have no idea whose legs ah'm werrin, the physios are determined I shall walk again an wull be roon later tae annoy the fuck oota me wi a hing called a pulpit walker that makes ye go like Steve Zodiac impersonatin Ian Paisley.
Shuggy Vara

Jesus in a pulpit - whitivver next?
Celyn

Is a "Pulpit Walker" something like a Zimmer frame, support for walking till your legs get back to the idea again after being stuck in hospital bed for a while?   So, seeing as how popular lore always has it that a positive attitude is good, mibbe you might want to emulate Mr. Zimmerman rather than that scary git Paisley.   (Is he even still alive?)  Well, you've got your guitar, so that's a start.  

For the sake of all that is good or sensible in the world, please don't come out of the hospital being Ian Paisley.             Because then all sane and good people will chase you right back in again and you wouldn't like that, oh no!    :eek:

Oh and if you do need a wheelchair for a while, remember what fun can be had in a wheelchair.   You know how car drivers can be vicious and bad towards cyclists (and pedestrians)?   Aha, people with wheelchairs can get away with being very scary and dangerous to pedestrians and absolutely everybody.     With impunity.  So if you have to be in Tesco or similiar, or just going along the street, anybody you don't like, you just ever-so-accidentally happen to run over their toes.   Smilie_PDT   (N.B. I do not mean to suggest that wheelchair users actually do this:  it's just that it is what I would do if I were in a wheelchair.  Because I am not very nice person.)

Oh, keep getting well, and do everything the medics tell you to do.  With the possible exception of eating the food, 'cos I'm very sure the food that wee Mrs. C.J. brings in is a whole lot healthier.
weejan

The whole point of hospital 'food' is to make you want to go home as soon as possible.

anyway, I am glad to see you looking well after your trials and tribulations. What about getting one of those quingos till you're sorted for walking? They look quite good on the adverts.
Rid Sonja

Having seen the pj's in question elsewhere, ah think wee Mrs CJ diz a sterlin joab keepin thum lookin so sharp and thereby making CJ look so well turned oot in his bed.  The comic he's readin wiz a present fae anurra ae wur members who likes tae encurrij CJ  an hiz particular brand ae humour an no Mrs CJ (who's faur too refinit fur such banter, as yese aw know, hur beein a true lady annat .    bom  bounce )
Rid Sonja

Quote:
It wis nearly lights oot - or mebbe endin up gettin sneered at by some of the more twisted inhabitants of certain postcodes fur attendin public events in a wheelchair.


And ah'm sure ah'm no the only wan who's aware ae the irony ae a couple ae sed sorts ae folk hiv recently frequentit (wan returner; wan newby) a place thit hiz itz very ain, respectit, wheelchair user. Ah just luv that, soahdae, an ah'm sure thit evrybody therr loves it tae! Ah'm sure thur aw very pwoud ...



drunken
Celyn

Very glad to see CJ posting again, even if it is because he's "still banged up" and miffed at missing Partick folky thingwie in the "Shameless Plugs" bit.

So how's it going?  All very good wishes annat.  Clearly they ("they" being the medics and nurses of Great Powerfullness)  haven't stopped you from using laptop, so simply to see CJ posting again is good.    It won't be a speedy recovery, but getting better even slowly, that's all fine.  Well, admittedly for a given value of "fine" - one that includes pain and annoyance,  Oh wait, it's never called "pain", is it?   It's "discomfort".   Smilie_PDT  (I always wonder about this, 'cos I'm damn sure that doctors do not scream out "oh, I think I might be experiencing a slight bit of discomfort" when what they mean is "Oy, oh shit, that's bloody sore, so it is".)

If CJ has to stay in hospital for a while, and misses things he'd like to go to, then I wouldn't be at all surprised to see an announcement somewhere soon of a hospital folk festival.  

Pay at the door.  

Ticket Price - £X  

Payment can also be made in (actual non-hospital) food*

All welcome**  






*"Food" does not include any more bloody grapes.

**"All" does not include hospital padres or similar.

Very best wishes for recovery, and if there was ever a good time to be stuck in hospital away from the world, this might be it. Insofar as not having to encounter all these jolly happy "queen jubilee" celebrations, I mean.  Smilie_PDT  Although I somehow think that Glasgow won't really be full of such shite, but you never can tell.

Awrrabest!   Smilie_PDT
.
fairisle

Aww,  A've no visited efter been away for a while  and find that CJ has been going through a rough time, I'm sorry tae hear aboot that.
Gled yer oan the mend tho, so I hope yu'll continue tae make a speedy recovery  and go fae strengthe tae strength.    
Mibbie the nurses dinnae wannt yea tae go, the've grown too fond of yea , so they keep tellin the doctors when he comes roon the ward thit yer no ready tae go hame yit.
See they nurses when they git the gither .

Dis Mrs. CJ no sneak in a pint o Guinness fur yea?


Awrra best

Fairy. flower
Creeping Jesus

Actually it's time ah made it public an here's as good a time an place tae let it oot.

Ah'd been keepin it under wraps for a while till family an a few others were appraised o the situation, - which is a reason ah've no been aboot much - an no answerin PMs as it turns oot Fairy. Ah'm sure ye'll understand.

The way Ah'm huvin tae sit the noo makes it awkward tae type an aw, so A'll be brief.

Ah'm dyin folks.

The thing on mah back turnt oot tae be a cancer derived fae the melanoma in mah eye.

Thir's other bits o it in mah lungs and thir's still some on the spine.

It's an aggressive cunt that sneers at treatment. If it wis jist the bits in mah lungs, prognosis is an average o 6-12 months. The presence on the spine throws a spanner inty that prediction.

Those close tae me wull know ah've been preparin for this fur 5 years, an wanna the advantages o cancer owwer gettin hit wi a bus as a means o shufflin aff yer mortal coil is that ye usually get get a wee bit  time tae discuss things wi yer pals afore ye go.

Ah'll no be up fur much the the the day, but ah wull be in an oot.

And elsewhere an aw.

See yese efter.
Onny

As you say, it's not exactly a bolt from the blue but sad news none the less. My thoughts are with you and yours.
alphabetty

That took a lot of guts to post, this is going to sound extremely selfish but I'm glad you did. I've been very angry with the world over the head of your news for a while. Now you have posted and it is out in the open you have managed to once more, in your inimitable fashion, help other people. You are a fine example of a man, make no mistake.
fairisle

CJ, I know we haven't even met,  just here on the forum, but I am very sorry to hear of your illness, my thoughts also go out to wife and family.
Alphabetty is right, you are very brave to talk about it here as it will help others.

my kind regards
Rid Sonja

As many of you here know, I am the one that CJ has spent the last 27 years with, and what a wonderful adventure that journey has been to date. I'm fully expecting that the adventure isn't over until the fat lady sings - and that day is not today!
East Coaster

My thoughts are also with you both...
Redlornie

alphabetty wrote:
That took a lot of guts to post, this is going to sound extremely selfish but I'm glad you did. I've been very angry with the world over the head of your news for a while. Now you have posted and it is out in the open you have managed to once more, in your inimitable fashion, help other people. You are a fine example of a man, make no mistake.


Spot on Betty. Spot on.
Celyn

Shit, fuck, damn and blast.   Very brave post, CJ.   One is never clear what to say, but I promise to cut out the Pollyanna shit now.

Is there a chance to move from hospital to home (if suitable arrangements can be made) or a hospice thingy?   At any rate, Mrs. CJ will be a strong voice to fight your corner for whatever choices you want to make.

I'm very sorry to hear this:  I hope they keep you sorted out with enough painkiller drugs and whatever comfort possible.
weejan

I am so sorry to read this news and am lost for words.

But I would like to say that from my recent experience, I agree with Celyn. You can have a hospital bed brought to your home as well as other useful items. Ask if there is a care service available, we had 24 hour care and district nurses as well as visits from a Macmillan nurse which made a big difference to the family. RS will be able to get some sleep if she knows that someone is sitting awake (although it is a bit odd having strangers in your house whilst you are in bed). Take all the help that is offered, you will appreciate it.

I want to say how grateful I am to both of you for the helpful advice that you have given me over the past few years, when I was poorly and then my husbands last illness - although we have never met, I knew that you were on the end of a private message to keep me going.  I will never forget your kindness, thank you so much. xx
Rid Sonja

Thank you WJ.

I'm glad that any small thing that we did helped you through a very difficult and hugely stressful time.  You will understand how I'm feeling at this time, I'm sure.
mcintyre

CJ,RS and family. My thoughts are with you.
whityewantn

Ach, CJ.  Ah huvny the words when Ah hear as sumthin like this...

Ah jist hope thit bein surroundit an supportit by loved yins an the wider community helps.
Ox ya Moron

Fuxake, annybiddy'd hink thi auld eejit wis awreddy brooned.

We huv some seeryus pertying tae dae furst. Plans ur afoot as Ah type, so be prepairt tae no miss oot oan thi event ae thi season. Ah wull keeps yese aw posted wi develupmints as Ah get tae know thum.

BTW, Ah'm furst in thi kew fer a shot in thi wheelcherr. Ah've seen it awreddy, he hud it planked ootae sicht in thi cludgy oan thi ward. It's awfy shiny.
Onny

CJ's saved up his baw-bee's then, eh?
Celyn

Ox ya Moron wrote:
Fuxake, annybiddy'd hink thi auld eejit wis awreddy brooned.

We huv some seeryus pertying tae dae furst. Plans ur afoot as Ah type, so be prepairt tae no miss oot oan thi event ae thi season. Ah wull keeps yese aw posted wi develupmints as Ah get tae know thum.

BTW, Ah'm furst in thi kew fer a shot in thi wheelcherr. Ah've seen it awreddy, he hud it planked ootae sicht in thi cludgy oan thi ward. It's awfy shiny.


Does it have "go-faster" stripes?  And mibbe sharp blades on the wheels to make sure no-one gets in his way?      And possibly a tacky sign saying "my other wheelchair is a Porsche".      bounce
Celyn

And fluffy dice!    (I wonder if anyone ever made fluffy Rubik cubes.  That would be sort of cute (well, for five minutes or so).

Oh wait, no point in CJ doing it up like a car, should be a bike, really.  All righty, a basket a bell that rings and things to make it look good.
Ox ya Moron

Ah seen him oan Sundy. He's huvvin a hard time ae it jist noo. He wis hopin tae get hame this week an then he got a infecshin thit stertit messin up his kidneys. Atween thi pain killers, thi aunty biotix an thi stuff fer levellin his temprichur, he wis a bittae ootae hings.

Ah'll see him afor thi weekend an update yese.
Winnie

Hot off the press - all being well over the weekend, our boy is getting home on Monday. He's still spiking the odd temp but the home care team should be able to deal with that, along with family and friends.

And check out the "shameless plugs" section for the big event....
alphabetty

Winnie wrote:
Hot off the press - all being well over the weekend, our boy is getting home on Monday. He's still spiking the odd temp but the home care team should be able to deal with that, along with family and friends.

And check out the "shameless plugs" section for the big event....


Excellent news!
weejan

that is very good news.
Celyn

Winnie wrote:
Hot off the press - all being well over the weekend, our boy is getting home on Monday. ....


cheers  cheers  cheers   Very good!
Ox ya Moron

Ah hear thi auld bugger wis sent hame yesterdy efternoon. They'd prolly hud enuff ae his shenanigins doon at thi suffrin genrul. Ma news is thit he's a wee bittae wabbit but pleased tae be awa fae thi aw thi sick fowk.

Ah'll mebbes see him masel later thi day so Ah'll update yese when Ah can.
Celyn

Oh, that's good about getting home!
Winnie

Ken has agreed that I give you a wee update. He's at home being looked after by family and friends. He hasn't been so well the last few days and is clearly becoming less well gradually. He did tell me to pass on his appreciation for all the kind thoughts and good wishes. It does look very unlikely that he will be able to attend the testimonial concert but he is up to speed on how this is progressing and is very grateful to those who are giving up their time to organise/play on the 28th.

I shall convey your good wishes to the man himself when I see him in the next day or so.
weejan

thanks for the update Winnie. it is much appreciated x
Ox ya Moron

S'no easy tae say, but wur pal left us this efetrnoon around 2:30. Thur isnae anurrer wan an thur's never likely tae be, so thaim as knew thi auld curmudgeonly bastirt wur thi lucky yins.

Ah'm gonnae miss him.
Celyn

Thanks for letting us know, but how painful for you to post.   :(    Shit.  I thought he'd have more time.   I'm glad he had some time out of hospital and at home.   How terrible for Mrs. CJ. and everyone.
fairisle

So sorry to learn of this sad news.
My sincere condolences to his wife and family.


Fairy, [ that's whit CJ called me],  so I'd like tae be remembered as 'fairy'.

 
East Coaster

Very sorry to hear this news.

Please could you all accept my conolences especially Ken's family and close friends,
Onny

I count myself one of thi lucky yins. We'll no see his like again.

My thoughts are with the CJ family and freens, assorted FirstFooters, wha's like us ers and Catskinners everywhere.

The hale city's quiet noo.
alphabetty

I second everything everyone has said. I am one of the lucky ones that knew him. I'm still lucky because I know Mrs CJ. I've been away from Glasgow and one of the things that used to make me laugh and cheer me up when I missed it was remembering all those fabulous nights around the CJs. I used to make him play and sing the song about the WPC with the stick. I still don't know the title, but CJ would oblige and sing it and I would leave that place with a sore jaw from laughing. What a guy he was,a gentleman and a scholar. I'm gutted.
Ox ya Moron

alphabetty wrote:
I second everything everyone has said. I am one of the lucky ones that knew him. I'm still lucky because I know Mrs CJ. I've been away from Glasgow and one of the things that used to make me laugh and cheer me up when I missed it was remembering all those fabulous nights around the CJs. I used to make him play and sing the song about the WPC with the stick. I still don't know the title, but CJ would oblige and sing it and I would leave that place with a sore jaw from laughing. What a guy he was,a gentleman and a scholar. I'm gutted.


Yer song wuild be WPC Sadie Stick, Betty. It's by Mike Absalom. Thurs a strong rumour thit he's tryin tae get tae Glesa fer the 28th July, so's he kin recite a wee poyem.
alphabetty

Thanks Oxy.
Ox ya Moron

Funeral wull be at Craigton Crematorium next wednesday (18th) at 2:30.

Sponsors wull be Kleenex tissues an Viz Comic.
weejan

I am so sorry to hear this news but at the same time, I'm glad that he didn't linger on and have a lot of suffering. Cancer is a bastard.

sending love to all xx
tricky

Sad news

My condolences to all Kenny's family. I never got to meet him but chatted via PM on First Foot a few times years back.

I mind saying to him that I'd often popped into the bar at St Andrews on Wednesday nights circa 2003 and mentioned a few folk playin and singin there that I thought were also members of FF.

Anyways, I told him there was a big fella I still couldnae place, bit baldy, plays acoustic guitar and sometimes mandolin and sits beside Steven Clarke often...

"Cannae think who that is..." CJ/Kenny says...

Years later I saw picture of Kenny and realised it was him and he was just pullin ma leg...

Back in the FF days his picture posts and stories often had me laughing out loud, resulting in funny looks from my wife...
whityewantn

I'm gutted to hear this.  CJ was a voice of reason in this crazy world we inhabit for too short a time.
Ox ya Moron

Sumae yese wull mind firstfit? Wull Ah cannae say jist how it happint but Uncle CJ rides agin...

http://www.unclecj.co.uk/
Celyn

What a good memorial!  Smilie_PDT  I just read the Govan shortbread one.
Onny

Looks like the work of a certain wan' legged Lebanese tae me.

Regardless, well done and sincere thanks to whoever.
Celyn

Well done, the wan-fittied Lebanese, then. cheers        I am enjoying reading some old bits of sage advice.  All so very clever and sensible, I really do think something like the "Sunday Post" should print them in its advice column.

(Can't remember if that was Francis Gay or the Hon man or the "doctor" or what, but I do think it would up their circulation figures a bit.)
Rid Sonja

Tomorrow I take my last journey with Ken.  Thereafter I must walk without his steady, gentle presence at my side.  

There will be many good, generous, kind and true friends to help me say a goodbye.

I see that some false friends are attempting to make themselves feel better by extending me good wishes and thoughts.  They won't..They may think they are worth more than my utter contempt but they're not.  They are merely shit beneath my shoe: a pariah to me.  They will always be such.
Celyn

But you have had many many journeys with Ken.   All very good and valuable memories.  He is not dead:  he lives in you and young Miss RS.

Wishing you strength for tomorrow and for the years to come.   Smilie_PDT
Rid Sonja

To the plank of wood Neil and all of the other worthless 'I was a friend of Ken' wannabees over in the Byre:

So the fucker will 'make allowances' for me, will he?  Fuck right off with a ragman's trumpet as Ken would say!!  And I'm a 'bitter nasty bitch'.  Oh yes I fucking am nasty, you supercillious bumpkin!  Ken was always the better , more forgiving person between the two of us.  Where he would shake his head sadly at the stupidity of you lot, I just knew you had proven your unworthiness to be called 'friend' and that, with such foundations to your collaborations, you all deserved each other like peapods in a bed.  

No way are any of you welcome in any dedication or tribute made to Ken. I have no interest in reading any of your hypocritical and affected 'condolances' while you continue to take nasty little swipes at him and about FF.  That any of you think you have any place on the site  that Fittie produced in honour of his good and loved friend, Ken Caird, just shows the level of  depravity and stupidity to which you will happily descend.  You don't get to artlessly call yourselves Ken's friends coz I know just how monumentally untrue that appellation is.  You were never true friends when he was alive; you can only ever be fucked faced arseholes now that you try again to rewrite history.  Rewriting history IS something you ARE all very good at, mind you.  But not this time.  

Fuck right off the lot of you - and, unlike Ken, I am going to tell you what to think on this one instance:  I want you all to think you are worthless individuals who wronged and maligned a very decent, honourable man who had integrity beyond anything any of you can comprehend.  It'll be a difficult exercise for you all,b ut maybe the practice will help you to learn to think better.  Then again, I'm thinking that's probably an unattainable outcome for all of you.   How surprising - not!
Rid Sonja

I see the CJ thread's been deleted 'without explanation or comment' in The Byre.  Good move Dosser!  But you cannot honour CJ in whichever shape or form.  You can only hope to attempt to make some sort of recompense in your own minscule psyche to help yourselves feel better. It won't help.  You can't buy the kind of friendship and loyalty that Ken offered you all.  Know that and live with it.

I do not forget nor forgive any of you, but especially do I remember Dosser's personal glib hypocrisy behind the scenes during the time when Ken refused to leave FF to the likes of himself and the insect that is Clash.  Fittie left FF in Ken's hands for very good reasons - reason's that you and your ilk will never understand due to your Lilliputian outlook on llife.  Small folk can often surprise me - but small-minded folk always remain hidebound. Guess which category you lot come into: no matter how much you try to disguise it, it will always be exposed in the end.
Rid Sonja

I'm sure friends will understand just why  I was so incensed by the various hypocrisies exposed by false friends and why I was absolutely opposed to allowing them to think they had any place within Ken's huge circle of friends who are genuinely affected by his dying.  They were a cancer which I was determined to have excised from that wonderful plenum of people to whom Ken meant so much.

I will now return to my presently 'normal' self.

Thank you all  here who have expressed sympathy and regret.
Rid Sonja

Ken's obituary was published in yesterday's 'Herald'.  It's a fine tribute to him.  

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/obituaries/kenny-caird.18225215

Of course it leaves out the almost constant twinkle in his eye and ready laughter; the way he tilted his head when listening to you; the way he held his plectrum between his lips while he sorted out his synth controls; the way he walked with his feet splayed at 45 degree angles, carrying the tricks of his musical genius; his hat tilted jist so to shield his eyes from the sun; his quick wit and love of silly songs; his critical thinking abilities and his in depth understanding of logical fallacies; his love of cooking Chinese food, sea-food and curries;his love of sharing food and beer and cocktails that he had devised; his always walking barefoot in the house; his disdain for wearing labels on the outside of his clothes..... and sooo much more...

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