On this forum we recommend that you "Buddie up with someone . ! This means that it would be good to find someone on the site that you "talk" to often & agree to check on each other in the event one or the other is not heard from for an unexplained duration of time ( such as hospitalization ) . "Buddies" agree to go beyond the norm when being concerned about a member . It would be help full if each "Buddie " had a list of the the following pertaining to each other . 1) Full name Of Member & members alternate contacts information 2) a telephone # 3) address 4) an alternate person( with names & #'s ) to contact ,such as a spouse or partner children or grand children I don't know about you but when I'm sick I like to isolate & a nice pm or if necessary a call from a Buddie can make a huge difference in my attitude on any given day. So think it over ! P.S. One can have more than one Buddie
Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Feb 9, 2012 19:37:21 GMT -5
I don't mind being someone's buddy if needed. I know you guys all know each other for a long time and I am not in a position of being hospitalized in a long time as I am an early COPD symptoms, but if a new person would like to have someone - then I'm your girl! ;D
This is such a great idea - hope it works out for everyone!
Post by skate4life on May 20, 2014 18:17:42 GMT -5
Jackie mentioned today about the Buddie system in her post on over the fence and that Barb offered last month. I don't remember seeing it so I went to the link Jackie gave. But we also have several Barbs so I don't know if the offer still stands or from whom.
If you think it would be a good idea for me (I'm in pity party mode...)you can email me.
Okay. Do you want to send me some info on you so if I don;t see you on here I can call you on phone. I live in Ontario Canada but have free long distance. My phone # is 519-353-5595 and my name is Barb. Hobbs.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on May 23, 2014 11:10:06 GMT -5
Please remember folks that the Buddy System INCLUDES a family member and they have to be aware/advised of how it works and who to contact etc. Keep the info on your fridge or somewhere obvious for them.
I don't have a buddy being the new "kid on the block" and all. If someone wants to be my buddy that would be cool. I don't have many friends those I do have seldom check on me in real life. I should mention I live in Maysville, Ga. Population maybe 1400, and NO traffic lights! Just stop signs and a police force of 4.