The Council and the green bin

Just the week before my husband died , someone helping me in the garden put some soil weeds and some stone pieces

Into the green recycling Bin

I did not realise until the men emptying the green bins did not take ours. I asked the local authority if they could do it and they absolutely refused because they wanted me to take out the stones

I had  just come back from visiting my husband  and I now knew he was soon die so so I got a piece of

did not go to see him till 5 pm instead of 3 p.m. he har severe heart failure and and could not eat.

He was really starving  and on the Thursday he had developed a severe chest infection but although it was a GP  led unit they could not call a doctor until after 6 when they were told to ring 111.

And the doctor came at 10:30 p.m.

This place was not suited to a very sick man and at 9 pm Sunday evening he was taken to a hospital about 5 miles away where he died on Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in A&E but it was very very good indeed.

I went home with my sister about 6 p.m. after two of her children came of up to the hospital.

If you are going to arrange the funeral. There is something called one stop I want the phone or something like that and you’ve found this place and give them all the details and they notify anybody who needs to be notified such as the local council the public library your GP and I can’t remember the rest but it’s very good

So sometime during that week I thought that I must try to move the green bin my work of art from the pavement in case a blind person walked into it. I can’t see very well myself so I try to remember.

When I braced myself and gripped the handle I nearly fell over because the bin has been emptied but it was not the day for it.

and wrote on it with a marker pen m

This work of art has been created for you  by the council.

5 weeks later I rang the council to ask them why I was still paying the the the full amount of council tax since my husband

I couldn’t move it back into the garden I’ve it was very heavy and it was Friday afternoon so no chance of getting someone else to do it.

I didn’t know it woulr be the last time that I would see my husband on a Friday as he died the following Monday

Over the weekend I discovered at the place  he had been sent to was not a hospice but  a rehabilitation centre.And Gotham to walk to the gym and walk up and down even though the heart told me it was will be impossible for my husband to walk to the front door without great suffering

He had been there for 2 days when that incident occurred and the next day the Saturday is sister was coming down from York

. So I couldn’t go to see my husband until the afternoon and when I was getting ready the sister from the ward rang me and verbally attacked me for visiting my husband too much. I had him once on Thursday 1 Friday and not at all on Saturday so  I was a little bit taken aback but did not go to see him till 5 pm instead of 3 p.m. he har severe heart failure and and could not eat.

He was really starving  and on the Thursday he had developed a severe chest infection but although it was a GP  led unit they could not call a doctor until after 6 when they were told to ring 111.

And the doctor came at 10:30 p.m.

This place was not suited to a very sick man and at 9 pm Sunday evening he was taken to a hospital about 5 miles away where he died on Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in A&E but it was very very good indeed.

I went home with my sister about 6 p.m. after two her children how to come up to the hospital.

If you are blgoing to arrange the funeral. There is something called one stop I want the phone or something like that and you’ve found this place and give them all the details and they notify anybody who needs to be notified such as the local council the public library your GP and I can’t remember the rest but it’s very good

So sometime during that week I thought that I must try to move the green bin my work of art from the pavement in case a blind person walked into it. I can’t see very well myself

When I braced myself and gripped the handle I nearly fell over because the bin has been emptied but it was not the day for it.

5 weeks later I rang the council to ask why I was still paying the the the full amount of council tax since my husband has died  he was no longer living there not even his body was there

I was understood by a young man who told me

You have probably got another man bybnow

I said it is less than 6 weeks since my husband died and for a person of my age it might be a bit longer to find a new partner. I told him

I have not really had time to look out for another man but when I get one I assure you you will be the first person to know about it in a meantime stop charging me when you know perfectly well he’s dead.

I mean who are these people in the civic centre that can talk to you like that?

What on earth has happened to the British people?

Well since then we’ve had brexit and we’ve had Boris Johnson in ill more than one role to my mind unsuccessful

Now we seem to have politicians who even 10 years ago would have  been laughable.

So if your husband or wife or anyone else in your family is reaching the end of their life make sure that it’s a hospital or a hospice they go to not a clinic to rehabilitate people who have had their hip replaced.. the truth of the matter is is my husband an old person and they did not want him a hospital bed for the last 5 or 6 days of his life and they managed it because A and Enis not a place where you need admission to the hospital it was not registered as being in the hospital. However I have no complaints about it except he was in a cubicle in which it was hard for one person to get on either side of the bed and one of his closest friends went away because he is a large man not fat but large he has told me he regrets not being there when my husband died and it was a very beautiful death

The main problem was when I went home he was not there

I sometimes wonder where the people have gone on who would have taken the place of Ed Miliband  Jeremy Corbyn band Theresa May. I didn’t liie  her spending the £1000 on some leather trousers but it might have been to keep her legs dry in the rain

2 thoughts on “The Council and the green bin

    1. It’s very hard now for many people and then we have the the natural catastrophes like losing a loved one. Thank you very much for your comment Michael

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