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Title: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on January 15, 2010, 05:18:26 PM
Happy!  :bounce:

The bin men have been!  :clapping:
We'd over 4 weeks worth of recycling and 3 weeks worth of ordinary rubbish piled up. Mind you they put it all in the same lorry so I've sorted my waste and washed out bottles and tins for the last month for nothing.  :bang: :bang:
Still, I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures.

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 15, 2010, 05:27:42 PM
Mine came today too Catweazle - the last visit was on the 16th December just before the first lot of snow hit! Here though we still had both our lorries - grey bin and green bin  :na: :na:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 16, 2010, 12:31:08 AM
Crikey, we went 2 weeks without the bins being emptied - I thought that was bad enough. Same as you Catweazle, it was all put in one lorry.


How am I today?
Well I think I may have got a job at last. I wont know officially till Monday but the feed back from the recruitment agency are pretty good, so fingers crossed girls.

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 16, 2010, 08:36:17 AM
That's good news Cazi - will keep everything crossed for you!!  :great:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on January 16, 2010, 08:44:41 AM
Ooo Cazi I really hope you get it. Let us know.
I can't find anything suitable to apply for. Searching for local jobs online is a nightmare - like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I'm feeling good so far today - I can see GRASS!!! It's pouring down but I don't care as long as the white stuff is going. This is our fifth week with snow on the ground. Enough is enough! (sorry Taz  ;)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on January 16, 2010, 09:47:12 AM
Cazi, I really hope this job works out for you - I will keep everything crossed for you.  Sending hugs.  :love:

Libby
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 16, 2010, 09:59:31 AM
Yes - Catweazle - we only managed five weeks as well  :(  Never mind - perhaps we will do better next time  ;D ;D  Think I should move to Finland.

I know what you mean about looking for jobs online as two of my sons are still out of work at the minute and in desperation I have a go, now and again, at finding them something, anything, but to no avail.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 16, 2010, 07:44:25 PM
Hope the bath eases the aches and pains. Sounds like I felt last week after shovelling snow!

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 17, 2010, 12:21:24 AM
Thanks Taz, Catweazle & Libby Babe. I will let you know the outcome.
I can strongly recommend enrolling with a recruitment agency, they get companies & businesses contactng them, advertising jobs that you don't see on web sites.  :-X
Believe me, the government website is good but the jobs that are advertised on there are only because the agencies don't have anyone on their books to fill them.

Now then Fleurie, what is this fertiliser called lipasma?? what is the N.P.K.? Is it 18:18:18 or maybe 14:7:28 ? sorry but that is what I use to export, fertilisers.

I could never understand the scientific side of it but I hope the olive crop is better this year.... oh & your aches & pains have eased after your bath.

Love Cazikins xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on January 17, 2010, 09:26:25 AM
Cazi great news about your job, hope all goes well.. :-*

We have full sunshine here which had lifted my spirits no end.. :ola:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 17, 2010, 12:38:35 PM
I've been at it with the yard broom so a cuppa is called for.  Hope the job turns out to be successful, at least it gets your 'foot in the door' as it were.  As for the bins, our Council told us via Neihbourhood Watch that everything is going to Landfill this week so I took in my recycling bins ...... most paper and card goes into our compost and we don't have many tinned foods these days ....... I will put the glass bottles out in 2 lots 'cos it looks like that is all we've done since the snow arrived  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 20, 2010, 09:03:35 PM
I got the job & start on Monday.  :)

Not heard of Lipasma Fleurie,  I did use to sell organic liquid fertiliser but mainly in the uk. We did have a client in Cyprus but they didn't take much from us just mainly soluble fertilisers.
Oops just realised you're in Greece not Cyprus (meno fog brain).
I use to ship to Thessaloniki, we had a customer in Pellis/Skydra.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on January 20, 2010, 10:03:24 PM
Great news Cazikins  :congrats:  Good luck for your first day on Monday

moo
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 21, 2010, 08:27:21 AM
Good Luck!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on January 21, 2010, 04:13:22 PM
Well done Cazi, we'll be thinking about you on Monday  :great:

I'm having a weird head day today (the third in a row). I refuse to let it get the better of me so I went to the supermarket and swayed around the aisles like someone who has taken to the liquor. I pretended to myself that I HAD had a drink and that was why I felt so unsteady. Needed a few deep breaths here and there because it made me feel jittery but I made it.

I hope it's gone tomorrow....  :sigh:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 23, 2010, 05:53:35 PM
Hope you feel better today Catweazle.
I do know that feeling very well.
xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on January 24, 2010, 07:24:21 PM
You ask the question "How are you Today?"

My answer would be bloody horrible.  I could fall asleep on a clothes-line at the moment.  I've been taking HRT and flushes have reduced but I can't shake off the tiredness.  If I'm a passenger in the car then I could fall asleep as easy as pie, even if it's 10 in the morning and I've only been up an hour.  I don't understand why, I keep telling myself that as I've not slept properly for years I'm catching up but I don't want to waste all these hours with my eyes shut.  Unfortunately, I worry about it and it makes me feel worse.  My eyes feel sore all the time, sunlight is bright and I squint a lot and it wouldn't take much to make me cry ....... At 58 I hoped I'd be feeling much better.

I see my Gynaecologist in 3 weeks to check on the HRT dosage (as I'm only taking half dose at the moment as I only started it in November) so don't know whether she'll increase it or look at an alternative.

Anyone got any advice?

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 25, 2010, 08:19:55 AM
If you need sleep have it.  Listen to your body.  It is not wasting time, sleep heals  ;) ..... I remember that draining tiredness of pre-menstrual days, when I felt I had to lay down where ever I was.  If you are hungry you eat, if you are tired sleep......... ?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on January 25, 2010, 09:35:34 AM
I slept much better last night so a bit more positive today ..... and the sun is shining which really helps.

I had a strange "do" a few nights ago - I woke, as if from a bad dream (which I could not remember !!!) and I felt like the whole of my body was shaking - as if I was having a fit.  Really weird.  I think I've been worrying about that episode.

Onward and upward don't they say - take each day as it comes.

Thanks for your input CKLD

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on January 27, 2010, 01:04:26 PM
Hi Meggie, I've had that shaking thing before, very scary!
Being really useless today. I got the hoover out 3 hours ago.......emptied the bag an hour ago.....it's still sat there! Need a bloody bomb up me  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on January 27, 2010, 01:15:14 PM
Had loads of night sweats, no sleep and feel knackered, just gonna wash my hair, hope that perks me up...plus its dark grey and miserable, roll on Spring.. :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 27, 2010, 02:30:19 PM
Is that the hair colour or the weather ..... if it's the weather then like-wise!  And the builders opp have a fire which is drifting all over the estate and my house begins to smell of woodsmoke ....... I'm quite low today although I havelots to keep me occupied  ::) - time for a cuppa!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 27, 2010, 02:56:06 PM
Been decorating today, trying to get the house ready to put on the market.

Why is it that I get more paint on me than on the bloody door. The house now stinks and Ive got a headache from the fumes. Moaning again. >:(

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on January 27, 2010, 09:18:35 PM
Hi Viv

Don't worry about paint getting splashed around - hubby says that you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!!  The place will look lovely when you've finished - have you found another place to live.

You're not moaning - just sounding off.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 27, 2010, 10:12:57 PM
Hi Meggie

No I we have not found anywhere to buy as yet. Looked at a good few but nothing taking my fancy at the moment. I hope the market picks up soon as I dont want to have to wait too long. Down sizing a bit as the kids are getting older and sort of come and go.
More decorating tomorrow.
My only worry is if I make it look too good I wont want to move at all  ::).

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on January 28, 2010, 02:51:04 PM
Yay!  :bounce:  Managed to peg some washing out today for the first time this year (first time since early Nov come to think of it). I love the smell of washing that's dried on the line.

Otherwise I'm feeling a bit fed up because there's no job vacancies to be found, I've got palps today, and a sore finger  :(  (why does something have to hurt every single day ???)
Still, my dizzy head's better so I'm grateful for that  :)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on January 31, 2010, 08:31:58 PM
Today I am walking like a hunched old woman because I hurt my back last night in bed. And No, it wasn't a Lesley Ash moment as you might be thinking! All I did, was turn over from my back to my side. Except my top half turned but my bottom half stayed flat on the bed. Lower back extremely painful today.

Everything is a struggle. Couldn't get in the car. Got in , then couldn't shut the door. Couldn't get out of the car. Can't get up off the settee, couldn't go to the loo properly 'cos straining hurt my back (sorry-too much info)

Hubby is trying to be nice ::) For example the potatoes were boiling over and he came in FROM the kitchen and asked if I needed help to get up off the settee to go to them!  NO - just take the bloody lid off and turn the heat down.  :beat:

I have a hot water bottle behind me for comfort and am hoping it will feel better tomorrow.

moo
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on January 31, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
Hi Moo

Back ache - the only time I get back ache is if I do aerobics or similar which is rare.  It sounds agony - sorry you are suffering.

It amused me to read the bit about the spuds !!  Good old hubby, it's like having to lead a child isn't it.  I think they are all the same unless they trained as chefs ...... but then you'd have to run around after them clearing up peelings etc., wouldn't you?  Talk about banging your head :bang: against a brick wall.

Hope you soon feel better but take it easy.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 31, 2010, 11:52:53 PM
Exhausted!! Have just got in after helping one of my sons move flats. We have been on the go since three this afternoon. How did anyone fit so much stuff into one flat? I am now the proud looker-after of an exercise bike (in the hall) and the spare room is now full of boxes which wont fit into the new place - stuff which I thought I had seen the back of 10 years ago when he moved out! Ah well - off to have a bath I think. I am going back tomorrow to finish off the cleaning in the hopes of saving him some "penalty money" from the landlord. He had lived there for six years so there must be some wear and tear expected surely?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 01, 2010, 02:22:06 AM
Fed up pissed off miss my Bobbles
Fanny better than Sunday not back to OK but nearly there
Made appt to see my Old Family Gp
I know he wont send me for silly over the top tests
I think maybe a new cream fingers crossed that might work
Other than that fed up pissed off miss my Bobbles hes back Friday night
Cant come soon enough for thiis bunny
Hope evryone has a lovely day Mionday and the old fanny etc is all tickety boo
Ok so it wont be but I hope you all feel beterererererer than today
Hugs Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 01, 2010, 11:36:49 AM
Oh dear Suzi - you do sound down.  I've seen all your messages on this site - life can be a bitch sometimes can't it.

Hope you soon feel much better and the week flies by for you .... then Bobbles will be home again.

 :bed:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 01, 2010, 12:08:08 PM
Where's he gone SuziQ?


As for moving, I remember the first 3 months of marriage we accumulated 33 new items  ::) ..... including a tea-strainer.  No T-bags then  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 01, 2010, 03:00:23 PM
Why is it that the kids grow up, you give them everything you've had stuffed in your cupboards for probably 20 years (their possessions of course) when they leave home and somehow, they always end up back at yours.  I don't get it.  It could be difficult if you've just "down-sized" !
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 01, 2010, 06:10:50 PM
It is a cunning plan to get parents to hold on to the family home so that they always have somewhere to come back to if they need to I reckon! I have a microwave, a toaster, electric guitar, amplifier, two speakers and a box of cuddly toys(!) in the living room at the moment. There is no more room in the bedrooms upstairs as the other son who has left home hasn't ever sorted out his cupboard which is full of his ..... toys, games, old controllers, pc boxes etc etc.....

I returned today to do the final cleaning up - it was strange to see it all empty - I would have loved it for myself!! His reason for moving was  Rent £800 per month, Council Tax £130 per month, Gas, Electric, Service Charge £120 per month. I reckon he has done well to keep it for six years. His new place is a house share - much smaller, not so swish but only £450 all bills included so he will have some money again.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 01, 2010, 08:11:19 PM
My eldest moved in with his girlfriend and I let him take most of the contents of his bedroom. He was my first (and only) to go as yet, and my heart was broken. We decided to turn his room into an office with a sofa bed for when he came back to visit. Went out and bought all the stuff and OH spent the day putting it all together. Next day HE FELL OUT WITH GIRLFRIEND AND MOVED BACK HOME. It cost me a blooming fortune.
A room full of furniture
Lost deposit on a flat (he is a student)
Van rental 2 WAYS

So now I am storing stuff all over the place.
Dont you just love them especially BOYS  ::) ::) ::)

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 02, 2010, 10:39:04 AM
Squirrels all  ;)

Chilly today.  Lack motivation.  Fed up with the new buildings going up opposite, noise, lorries, more noise, parking problems ........  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 02, 2010, 01:40:54 PM
Hi Meg Hi Clkd
hes gone to New South Wales then on to Victoria
Its work but he went Sunday 5am so he could spend the day and night with his sister
She lives in NSW and lost her husband 2 years ago so he goes down and she comes up here
I dont mind I used to fly 12.000 miles to see my brother before he died
But I miss him xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 02, 2010, 01:45:30 PM
Of course you miss him - does he bring you a pressie when he returns  :tulips2: ?

I'm depressed today  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 02, 2010, 02:25:12 PM
It seems to be a "down" day for me too.  Got up OK and made Lemon Curd, prepared meal as we have friends over this evening then went outside into bright sunshine to give our neighbours a jar of LC and felt really strange - as if I was in a dream and was about to fall.  It's knocked me for six as it a couple of months since I last felt so strange - it certainly made the old intestines churn but now I feel really tired and a little shakey.......very strange

Sorry you're not so good today CLKD and Suzi will soon feel better too  :tulips:

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 02, 2010, 05:01:23 PM
Oh NOOOOOOO! It's snowing again!!!!! I was feeling ok up to now. Dammit I hate the stuff.  >:(


Meggie I sometimes have funny turns if I suddenly go into bright light. It does shake you up a bit doesn't it. Just chill out for the rest of today and you'll probably be right as rain tomorrow.

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 03, 2010, 02:23:43 AM
Sorry Clkd
that your feeling low today I really think theres no rhyme or reason it just hits
I hope your feeling a bit better when wake up today feeling less rubbish
Yes he does bring me pressies loads of them hes a lovely man Im so lucky
I suppose that this Av and vanshing fanny is as nothing compared to millions
Lovely day today sun shinning the boy rang from work at 9am to check on Mum
BOBBLES HAs rang 3 times to tell me he loves me I am blessed but just feel lonely
Its odd I miss my family when Im like this not Bobbles or David but my home in Cheshire
Tell you what I do when I get really down OK I know Im whaffling here but feel like talking
I start by leaving my Dads place and I walk all the way to Liacard looking in to the windows of the shops in my mind
I then go in to Cherry Tree precinct have a cupa at sayers and a cheese and onnion pasty YUM
Then I walk around Primark now this is all ijn my head but it makes me happier to know its all there DAFT hey?
Oh I wish I was there Id love some lemon curd we cant get it here and now with not being able to bring things on the plane I cant buy it and bring it back with me I got in to trouble last time for having 2 marks andsparks coffee swiss rolls
OH GOD Id been with my cousin and wed been insulted by 3 Asian chaps a couple of days before I left UK they were very insulting
This customs chap talked to me like they did I went nuts I Upeneded my suit case told him to go through the lot and have a good look at my bras and knickers I said might give you a cheap thrill OHHHHH hells bellls I mean i could have been fined etc
But this is where the good old Ozzie spirit comes to the fore 3 chaps came around the this BUMPTIOUS little man and said GO
He scuttled away I was crying the ladies in the customs wer saying hes a pig love take no notice the customs men said
Hurry up love get your case go home your OK and dont forget your cakes Poor Bobbles had been standing there for an hour
Its not like me Im really a give in sort of person I dont row but when I get angry Bloody hell as my bobbles says RUNNNNN
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 03, 2010, 02:27:36 AM
OH VIV
didnt anyone tell you they HOME
They are like pidgeons BOYS they go and as soon as anything goes wrong
THEY COME BACK
Thing is he must love you and as for the rest its only money
I always think if money can solve a problem then its not really a problem
From one Mother who son HOMED at least 3 times to you Viv xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 03, 2010, 08:51:41 AM
Thanks Suzi.  Another reason not to fly  ::)

I've been low in the night, my thoughts woke me.  I think some of the reason is the time of year; the rain; lack of sunshine; and that my friend has a puppy which reminds me I am unable to own pets due to anxiety; and reminds me of the little cats I had to take to the rescue centre because I was too ill to look after them  :'( and I am unable to cry which would do me good and cleanse my soul  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 03, 2010, 09:12:47 AM
Oh nooooooo!! Are you saying that all three of mine will keep homing? Will have to downsize quick!!

Taz x  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 03, 2010, 10:10:53 AM
Sorry your feeling rubbish CLKD
Nothing anyone can do either is there!
I take it your not in good enough health to have a small dog or a cat?
What about a BUnny? No dont laugh I had one they are lovely
Even a hampster can bring joy I loved my hammy and I was mid 20s not a child
What about a budgie they are sweet and you can teach them to talk
Winter is a bad time I think its a medical fact just think though soon snowdrops
Dafodils trees sprouting leaves the smell of the grass The sky that white that only England UK has
New life new beginiings cuddle yuor pals puppy be happy for her and I bet you will feel happier
If you cant cry you cant I dont cry much ever when I do its only for a few mins we are all different
It is healthy though to have a good weep again its something to do with chemical and the brain (have a job finding mine)
Cuudle up read Jane Austen eat chockies have a chineses takeawy if thats your bag watch a DVD or Video
Ring your pals have a coffee morning have some toats with the lemon curd YUM and thinnk of ME
With many hugs Suzi Q :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 03, 2010, 10:13:51 AM
OHHHH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Back home they will trot saying MURRRRRRM
Downsize all you wanttttttt
No matter it will be I can sleep on the settee MUM
HAHAHAHH Love it when I know Im not the only one
 :'( :congrats: Im sending this so you will be prepared hehehehe
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 03, 2010, 12:23:09 PM
Thanks SuziQ - I am unable to care for a cat or dog here due to anxiety making me ill.  We do have 4 chickens which don't cause the same problems.  I am pleased for my friend but it reminds me of the whys and pain that pet ownership causes me.  I am quite sure anxiety is the reason why many young animals end up in rescue places 'cos new owners can't cope.

It's 8 years since I found out this terrible problem.  I usually push it to the back of my mind but it haunts me still.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 03, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
Suzi

I was secretly delighted when he came back. We have always got on so well. He gives the best cuddles. He also drives me nuts, he always borrows my car and thinks it runs on fresh air. He is like a gigantic mouse and eats all the cheese in the middle of the night. I would not swap him for anything.
Mothers and sons  ::)

CLD
Could you not be a dog walker for someone that works, or for an old person. Then you have a reason to get out and no long term worries that come with having a pet.The rescue centers also appreciate all the help that they can get.
Hope you feel a little better soon. This is a miserable time of year. Too early for spring, and fed up of winter.

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 03, 2010, 03:21:31 PM
Hi Suzi

Hope you are feeling better today.  You say you love Lemon Curd - have you ever tried making it?  It's so easy.  I could give you my recipe if you like?

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 04, 2010, 08:30:18 AM
I agree Viv.  The weekend was full of sharp frost and sunshine - since it's been dull, dismal, drizzly ........ I dog walk for neighbours who work long hours.  It certainly helps having shared responsibility. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 04, 2010, 10:14:13 AM
Meggie
Id love the recipe if its not to much trouble
Thank you Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 04, 2010, 12:12:34 PM
Granma made lemon curd, I'll see if she put her recipe into the cookery book she gave me .... that's if I can remember between here and the kitchen where the book is kept!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 04, 2010, 12:51:31 PM
Meggie
Id love the recipe if its not to much trouble
Thank you Suzi Q

Hi again Suzi

MICROWAVE LEMON CURD
Grated Rind and Juice of 4 lemons
40z (100g) Butter, diced
1lb (450g) Caster Sugar
4 Eggs, beaten

1) Mix Lemon Juice, rind, butter and sugar in large glass bowl. Cook in Microwave for 4 minutes until butter melts.  Stir well.
2) Stir in beaten eggs.
3) Cook for 5-6 minutes whisking every minute, until curd is thick and creamy
4) Stand for 5 minutes whisking occasionally
5) Pot and cover

Makes about 2lb - I make half quantities as the Lemon Curd only lasts a few weeks.  It's so easy to make.

GOOD LUCK - hope you enjoy the produce
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 04, 2010, 03:04:02 PM
See forgot  ;D but I have fed the chooks, collected the egg I left behind yesterday which I forgot about; washed the kitchen floor and fed the dog.  Time for a cuppa anyone?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 04, 2010, 04:15:49 PM
I'll have one please, decaf no sugar.

I've just got back from having my endometrial biopsy. I was a very brave bunny in fact I think I'll give myself one of these  :medal:
It was a bit uncomfortable and I'm bleeding a bit but hey ho it's over and done with now.
Will get results within a month by letter.

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on February 04, 2010, 06:38:30 PM
Well done Cat :hug:

My Mom used to make lemon curd and bread..ohhhh a door stop slice of bread with thick LC... god that takes me back a few years.. ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on February 04, 2010, 07:07:31 PM
Spoil yourself Cat!  :tulips: :tulips:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 04, 2010, 08:28:40 PM
Thanks girls

I'm feeling a bit raw now my painkillers have worn off, a bit like I've had a good seeing to if you know what I mean  ;)  ;) (without the pleasure though).

I've just eaten half a bar of plain chocolate so I'll probably have sweats tonight now but I don't care. I needed a bit of comfort food.

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 05, 2010, 02:55:38 AM
Thanks Meggie
for the recipe Im writing it down go to get some jars and stuff see how it goes
Suzi Q

Hi Viv
when my son comes over on  sunday just him as his wife goes to her Mums
Then my little world is complete
He lyes on the settee feet up saying MUUMM can I have a drink (coffee or OJ)
He chats to me then does the BBQ with his Dad its really comforting
Hes phoned me every morning this week and every evening to make sure im OK
He can be a right swine at times but hes my swine
Roll  on 23rd Mum and Son go to the Tamla Motown Concert My Xmas present 50 years of Motown all the LIVING stars are singing
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 05, 2010, 11:37:51 AM
Phew that's a relief - it's when they roll out the dead singers you need to worry  ;)  I remember Motown and how new it sounded and how when our school hall was done out and the lights low, how different it seemed from in the day-time.  Babylove, my baby love .. oh oh oh oh baby love  :-*

I feel a bright lighter in mood today.  Helps that the sun is shining and birds are singing.  Off to the dentist later though  >:(

I can hear F1s testing - it's *that* time of year!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on February 05, 2010, 01:13:06 PM
I love Motown. Quite envious of you SuziQ.  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 05, 2010, 01:43:14 PM
Low back pain  >:( - I've had to take pain relief as I am locked up, can't sit for very long.  I did wash the floors on hands and knees yesterday ....... and have forked over the hens' run this week to get rid of the mud and find them worms ....... my neck aches, my low back is in spasm - wonder whether it's bad enough not to sit in the Dentist's chair later  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 09, 2010, 06:29:28 AM
CLKD
your a BALM POT facy doing all that crook (sick as the ozziess say)
Hope your feeling better today and the suns shinning birdie chirrioing tweetie twettie tweet tweet
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 09, 2010, 06:37:10 AM
Hi Terriw
yes while all the kids in Primary were dancing away to the new group the Beatles
I was dancing to the 4 tops then Smokey Robinson then got really down and listened to sam and dave
Jnr walker and the all stars and Otis canr forget Otis but my fave even though he was a nutter was MARVIN GAYE
I was a little MOD and Mods didnt dance to Beatles Rolling stones etc Black music with the odd group like the Who and Kinks
Remember the Small Faces I was going to marry either Steve marriot or Ray Davies out of the kinks
First time I saw Bobbles it was like looking at Ray Davies he still looks like him today 6/4 and a bit quite slim
The most mazing blue eys and huge long eye lashes where mine have gone all thin his are still jet black same his eyebrows
His hair though is the same haircut style and colour as Richard Gere and NO HES MINEEEEEEEEEEEE
Oh and so far the fannys perfectomondo today why?
Suzi Q :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 09, 2010, 08:10:48 AM
Oh give me Alan from The Hollies any day  ;) - back improved over the weekend enough to be able to do some gardening.

I need a small filling otherwise teeth are fine.  Off for brekkies.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 09, 2010, 12:47:24 PM
Oh i SO glad the back better today
Sorry about the filling though
As for the Hollies I likeed Graham Nash
Have all the Crosby Stills Nash and Young albums
Here in Brissie in the Botanicals last year they had an open air concert Cstill Nash etc
It was so funny they played fantastic sang fantastic but they looked OLD
OK I know so did we but the audience was all ages up dancing sitting drinking beer and wine on the grass
OZZ is 100% almost everywhere non smoking the latest one is no smoking in cars that have people under 18 in $500 on the spot fine
No where rest pubs sporting venues buss trains ferrys even on platforms most shopping centres even the outside ones
You cant smoke with in 4mtrs of a shopping centre or a shop door or office door You cant smoke on the beach between the flags
You cant smoke in childrens playground unless your 10mtrs away from the play stuff they are MANIACAL more so than the USA
But in this concert half the place where smoking and some of the audience were hells angels who was going to tell them to stop
It was fantastic 10.000 people having a bloody ball from 10/70 no fight no drunks just a laugh cos no little hitlers walking about
I had A fab day AV wise till tonight went to the loo and BURNNNTTTTTTT this is getting daft thinking of scissors hehehe
Hope your feeling even better tomorrow take good care Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 09, 2010, 01:37:29 PM
Oh that's taken me back; open air concerts, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ........ never saw them 'live' and yep, they look really older  ;D

Sun has been out this morning which has lightened my mood.  Went to see my f riend's puppy for a romp and play .......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 10, 2010, 07:44:35 AM
Good glad you went and yes
\Memories all concerts open air are the best
Suzi Q 8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 10, 2010, 11:43:06 AM
Qeuasy  >:( - I haven't slept well this week.  I'm extra tired.  Been to the supermarket and dashed round with the trolley ....... that cup of coffee is laying heavy in my gut ...... so much to do, so little energy  ::) birds are singing though  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 11, 2010, 11:32:41 AM
Sorry Cl
HOpe your feeling better today and the brids are chirruping xxx
YES Im going on Saturday not going to cancel Im in too much peeeing pain
XXXXX
Have a lovely cool walk for me I so want to come home be there soon
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on February 12, 2010, 06:53:19 AM
Oooh CLKD, I too had the hots for Alan (forgot surname) in the Hollies.
Been in the wars this week. Managed to put my back out (trapped nerve) just picking up a bucket of compost on Sunday. Silly cow!. Searing pain in my hip, got into the kitchen, next I knew, came round on the floor. Doc came out, nurse coming twice a day to give injections. Still painful, can't sit, can't sleep. I wish I could sleep standing up! Hubby been such a f&&%%%%%ing ars$hole all week. I've been crying (sometimes sceaming) with the pain and all I'd like is a cuddle, a hug, some sympathy. He's looking after me, doing as least as poss, and begrudgingly (spelling?). He went to bed at 8pm last night as I've disturbed his sleep......shame. Supposed to be going to a Valentines party on Sat, I can't go, he's sulking now. I told him to go on his own but he won't do that as HE'LL have to drive won't he??????? Why can men be such selfish b@stards at times? :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :angryfire: beam me up scottie!!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 12, 2010, 09:11:53 AM
Oh poor you.  It's a week since my back hurt due to picking up the puppy and not bending my knees  ::) - some men are fearful of their wive's illnesses, my Dad was USELESS when ever Mum was poorly but would do anything to help others outside the house .......  >:(

I am tired. Not sleeping well.  Now I can't get out of my drive due to lorries delivering building supplies to the housing project opposite  :cuss:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on February 12, 2010, 11:55:50 PM
I'm good today - had a good week at work..hurrah.

I heard from my mate that she had a good review after her visit with her oncologist....hurrah, no more chemo for another month (which she was hoping for).

And hey it is the weekend....hurrah
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 13, 2010, 12:08:41 AM
 :clapping: :ola: :banana: :bounce:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on February 13, 2010, 10:14:37 AM
Cazi great news on both accounts.. :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 15, 2010, 04:30:58 AM
Wonderful news :ola:
Suzi Q :congrats:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 18, 2010, 08:21:57 AM
Miserable.  I'm going to have to go out.  The builders have machinary running full pelt at a level which hurts my ears, 2 lorries have been and gone already this morning  >:( . Hubby needed to get off OUR drive earlier so had to ask one of the builders to move his vehicle, Hubby got 'the look' ...... hopefully the builder will realise that we drive a VOLVO with a towbar attached and we ain't afraid to use it  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 18, 2010, 11:14:52 AM
Sorry you are having problems with the builders CLKD. Do you know what sort of lorries they were? I love trucks. The Iveco Stralis is my favourite  :bounce:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 18, 2010, 11:21:02 AM
Noisy ones  >:( now it's snowing hard and settling  ::) and tomorrow I've got to travel to the auction house to put Lots in to sell so hoping it's dry by then.  Can't see the woods half a mile away but the flats are still visible ..........

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 18, 2010, 02:00:41 PM
Crikey CLKD - the UK are really having it bad .... weatherwise.  When we came over on 17th December it was snowing - by my reckoning that's been 3 months of rain, snow, sleet and cold, cold days and nights......and I understand it all started before our trip.  What a drag.  I really do think it ought to be possible to hybernate - animals do it - feed yourself silly for 3 months before (that would be Oct, Nov, Dec) on ANYTHING ... chocolate and the likes, then live off the fat, whilst asleep, until Spring - this way you'd have completed the "New Year Resolution Diet" in your sleep.  A good long sleep would be nice....as long as we awake feeling good.

What do you say?

Take care driving and good luck at the Auction.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 18, 2010, 04:29:26 PM
Feeling pleased with myself cos I braved the hairdressers this morning. I have a thing about going to get my hair done. I get very anxious usually but I was fine! (good old rescue remedy  ;) hehe)
Yipee :bounce:
I'm making progress girls. Just need to step up the job hunting efforts now. Now that is scary, going back to work....

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 18, 2010, 06:04:03 PM
Hi Catweazle - glad the hairdressers went well - I put this off too, then when I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards I have to go for a total restyle.  I've never used Rescue Remedy myself - I do have some but it's still in the box - not a lot of use there I suppose.

Good Luck with the job hunting and I'm glad you are feeling more positive.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on February 18, 2010, 08:52:40 PM
I had a day off today to help hubby start decorating the bedroom. As he's a decorator anyway, I just have to help move furniture, rub over walls with sandpaper (I SO hate that sound) and clean down paintwork. Oh and make tea of course.  Hubby will do all the rest.

I have in mind a grown-up, hotel style bedroom, shades of choc brown and vanilla. We have some bedroom furniture from B&Q due to arrive in March, in walnut and vanilla. Hope it all goes to plan.

Went to Aldi on the way back from taking son to Jobcentre to some get fruit trees they were advertising for 3.99 each. ALL GONE! I'm so disappointed - I wanted 2 cherry and 2 plum for our allotment.

Son tells me my eye has gone yellow. I woke up last Thursday with what I think is called Pink Eye? My right eye had a large patch of blood in it. I've read it's a burst blood vessel - nothing to worry about but it has looked horrible. Its only just fading and now apparently looks yellow.

moo (yellow eyed, tree-less, decorators assistant)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on February 20, 2010, 12:19:04 AM
Feeling pleased with myself cos I braved the hairdressers this morning. I have a thing about going to get my hair done. I get very anxious usually but I was fine! (good old rescue remedy  ;) hehe)
Yipee :bounce:
I'm making progress girls. Just need to step up the job hunting efforts now. Now that is scary, going back to work....

Catweazle x

Well done Catweazle, you'll get there in the end. One day at a time.

I have had a fairly good week, my new job is going well but after next week it will be crunch time. The lady that I am doing maternity cover for leaves & I will be on my own. I am a bit nervous because the handing over period has been a bit up & down. I know I can do the job - but, (bless her) she is foreign & there has been a language barrier. She speaks good English but her interpretation (sp) has been a bit off sometimes.

Oh well I shall just have to find my own way & make do the best I can.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on February 20, 2010, 08:37:15 AM
Cazi you know you can do it, you worked hard in finding a job, and you like it.. so you are half way there.. :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on February 20, 2010, 08:41:26 AM
I've had another sleepless night, lots of sweats/flushes, just realised i forgot to change my patch yesterday, so thats not helped, off to Kent tomorrow for 6days, its our Son's 40th B.day, so gonna party, IF i can keep awake..also got another period started yesterday, last one only finished a week ago, so feeling a bit rough, maybe wine & cake will cheer me up.. ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 20, 2010, 05:21:13 PM
Thanks Meggie and Cazikins, progress can feel painfully slow at times but at least I'm still heading in the right direction so that's the main thing.  :)

Rosebush - sorry to hear you're having yet another bleed on top of your sleepless nights - you must be really cheesed off by now. When do you have your D&C? Did you find out what's actually causing the bleeds yet? Is it the HRT?
I hope you have a really good time at your son's next week, you deserve a break!

Cazi I'm sure you'll be just fine when you go it alone at work. Sometimes it's easier when you just have to get on with it. Or as my son would say just blag it!

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 22, 2010, 05:27:12 AM
Ladies spring will soon he here 7 weeks to Easter
HOPEFULLY WE all will feel better in the sun
Hope everyone today is better than yesterday
Hugs to all
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2010, 07:43:36 AM
Thanks Suzi - I will forgive you as I have had a lovely, long Winter to enjoy but generally talk of Spring and sunshine strikes terror into my dark-night-loving heart  :bat: :bat: :bat:  but it is better news than you thought because Easter is less than six weeks away!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 22, 2010, 10:24:49 AM
After Easter hubby and I will be going away  :clapping:

Too early to tell how I feel.  Need to finish the filing, wash my hair, check the chickens have water ........ what's for lunch?  Nothing in our fridge except butter, cheese and Actimel  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ann123 on February 22, 2010, 11:58:23 AM
Today is good, had a lovely weekend in London celebrated 20th wedding anniversary.

For those of you who read my personal stuff last year "husband affair", I don't want to update it and bring it back to the top of the list! But just to let you all know that we have moved house, getting on really well, I still have my "moments" when I feel the need to have a dig and bring it all up again, but hoping that these will get less. A year will have passed in April and that will be a landmark. We have been through xmas, my 50th, my daughters 18th, our 20th anniversary, all good milestones to pass. Sex life is better than its been for years and as good as it was 20 years ago, got to be a bonus!!!!! Of to Australia in 4 weeks for a well deserved holiday.
 :) :) :) (this time last year I never thought I would smile again) - thanks for all your support, great to talk anonymously!

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 22, 2010, 02:59:36 PM
I haven't been to London for over 20 years.  What did you go to see?  It's only 40 mins by train but I don't like travelling where I'll be shut in with others  ::)  ....... I ought to be filing ......... or hoovering ......... or  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ann123 on February 22, 2010, 04:36:36 PM
went to see a play called "bouncers" it was on in a very small theatre, only about 12 in the audience, it was like being in someone's front room!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 22, 2010, 07:32:46 PM
Now that would suit me.   ;)

We had home grown fried eggs and chips for T ........ now off to make a cuppa.  Not much on the box this evening  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 24, 2010, 06:58:03 AM
MOTOWNNNNNNNNN yessssss
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 24, 2010, 10:18:20 AM
Queasy.  Tired.  Flash-backs.  Off to make a coffee and check the chickens then relax ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 24, 2010, 11:11:41 AM
Very good today, the sun is out and everywhere looks so much more interesting - don't like being shut inside, I change into a hot-house plant, flushes increase and I feel low so I'm glad Spring is on the way.

CLKD - sorry you're not feeling too good - have you had a good "chat" with the girls today and are they friendly and do they follow you around?  Not got ours yet - possibly next week.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: sarah k on February 24, 2010, 11:23:35 AM
feeling dizzy (the meds for my ears seem to be making the dizzys worse ) felt very anxious at 5 this morning managed to get back to sleep felt bit dizzy when i got up sinus playing up again then had a migraine (thats why i must have been feeling anxious usually happens before one comes ) ..and to top that off the snows back again ..love the snow but ive seen enough of it now ..

CLKD... hope you feel better as the day goes on  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 24, 2010, 12:33:11 PM
Our chooks follow me when I have a box of live meal worms for them  ::) - no eggs yet so words will be said later!

There is NOISE - builders have had a cement mixer going since 8.30 a.m.  :bang: :bang: :bang: as well as  a radio blasting above the noise of the mixer - I am tempted to ask if they have a Public Service Licence for the radio  :cuss:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny b on February 24, 2010, 03:34:46 PM
So sorry you are not having a good day the building work is more than likely causing you some tension i know when i feel anxious i like it to be silence is golden

Not having the best of day feeling anxious got pain in left shoulder and wicked indigestion feeling out of sorts no idea why bit shaky tired ,Although i have been to work this a.m and now have 11 days of wooooooooooooohooooooooo hubby is home also decorating bathroom smell of paint annoying me but think its one of those days when every thing will   oooh well time to relax i hope all i got to do is keep making the tea of to search bookcase soon find a good book what more can you need feet up cuppa and a good book blisssss     
                         
 for you clkd  :hug: hope you feel better soon
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 24, 2010, 05:38:39 PM
The builders are STILL THERE with the radio blasting out ...... hopefully once it gets dark they will go away  :bang: :bang: :bang:  I must go and check the Plans to see how long they are allowed to work into the evenings, I thought it was 4.30!

Hubby's making beef burgers so the smell of onions, garlic, meat frying, is wafting up stairs.   :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 24, 2010, 05:46:40 PM
Around here CLKD the working hours are 7.30 a.m to 6 p.m. 

Taz
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny b on February 24, 2010, 05:55:24 PM
Hubby being a builder seems to think its 5.30 not sure though  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on February 25, 2010, 06:46:52 AM
Had a lovely day in work with the babies
Wish Bobbles wasnt going away on Sunday though
But less than 8 weeks and Pareee here we come
Suzi Q
fanny not to bad to day either! :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 25, 2010, 08:02:06 AM
This is the info I found http://www.runnymede.gov.uk/portal/site/runnymede/menuitem.02e029e5c2f3c9a6da50d0f9af8ca028/  but not sure if different districts have different rules. I don't think so. What we all have to remember though... is that once all of our homes were building sites - a fact pointed out to me by an elderly resident when I was bemoaning the fact that the field opposite my house was earmarked for building!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 25, 2010, 11:00:05 AM
I asked one old man when we first moved in here what he thought about the Estate being built behind his bungalow.  "I sold the Land duck" he said: went on to live until he was 93 - it's his orchard that is being built upon, he died 3 years ago.

Another field behind our house is already being built upon; ugly houses with fake stone frontage and court-yard gardens; then there is a house on a large plot beside which is another field, a sign went up yesterday telling us that the next plot will be built upon soon.  Not that anyone is rushing to buy in this village despite it being 'special' or what ever the Term is that the Estate Agent's use .......

I have a dry throat, queasy tum, however, birds are singing, windows are open to the fresh air, 2 eggs already this morning ....... tomorrow is HOLIDAY  :gym: :gym: :gym:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on March 10, 2010, 08:31:23 AM
Feeling off balance today, did yesterday as well.
It's making me feel anxious.  :(
The question is do I brave ASDA or not? ??? I need to get mother's day cards/gifts.

It's one of those days when I'm glad I haven't got a job yet  :(
Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 10, 2010, 08:46:38 AM
 :hug:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on March 10, 2010, 01:04:38 PM
I went to ADSA. I thought sod it I'm not gonna let meno win  :valkyrie: Had a double dose of rescue remedy before I set off.

And guess what - a gorgeous guy winked at me! We'd been following each other up and down the aisles like you do in a supermarket. He was prob in his forties but very tasty  :-*
Hee hee made my day. Forgot all about meno then!

I've come round now and am feeling much brighter. Thanks for the hug Bixby  :-*

Catweazle 1-0 Meno  :)

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 10, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
It's because we back ourselves into 'got to buy that because .........' thought pattern.  I try not to let our cupboard run down of stock, we have lots of loo rolls, tissues [for the dribbly mouth at night  ;)], gifts and cards I buy well in advance ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 11, 2010, 05:28:52 AM
wWHOOOO HOOO CAT YOU SLY PUSS
Wel done go girl meno smeno hehehehe
Suzi Q 8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2010, 08:06:21 AM
It's been a week of waiting since M-in-L was rushed into Hospital on Monday, firstly thought to have had a stroke which turned out to be oedema on the brain which has been treated with anti-biotics; until an MRI yesterday p.m. showed an abcess causing brain pressure so she was 'blue-lighted' to Addenbrokes at 9.30 p.m. for surgical drainage.  Now waiting again for the next step in the saga.

I don't know whether she will remain in Cambridge or if once stable she will be returned to the Hospital she was admitted to, anyways, we don't know yet what prognosis is, how much long term treatment she will require ......

Case is packed-ish, Hubby keeps lifting socks etc. out to wear  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 11, 2010, 09:13:31 AM
CLKD - Sorry to hear about your M-in-L, it's a very distressing and upsetting time for the family, I hope she goes on OK.  Hospitals, hate going to them and so relieved when I come home - another one for the stress levels.  Keep us informed how things are progressing and I hope she'll soon be well enough to return home.

 :foryou:

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2010, 11:06:54 AM
B-in-L got a phone call from Addenbrookes at 4.17 a.m.  ::) to tell him that Mum was going into Theatre to have a biopsy taken from a tumour ........ he got another call at 8.00 a.m. to say she was back on the Ward and sleepy after the anaesthetic - so we are no further forward with knowing what is causing the stroke-like symptoms  :bang: :bang: :bang:  he is going to phone the Hospital at T-time unless they contact him earlier.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 11, 2010, 12:27:49 PM
Sorry to hear your news CLKD. It must be a real strain waiting for news. I hope you hear something positive soon.

Viv
 :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 11, 2010, 12:37:10 PM
Hope it all works out OK - it's a worry when any family member is ill - we are all thinking of you and yours.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 11, 2010, 01:00:04 PM
All good thoughts and big hugs
Hope everything works out OK
Keep positive and try to get hubbie to rest as much as he can
Thinking of you with much affection
Suzi Q :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2010, 02:14:53 PM
Thanks.  I'm very restless.  Like the calm before the storm?  Gut is a little queasy.  Off to watch TV this afternoon.  Would like to doze but I am too tired to sleep.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 11, 2010, 05:01:38 PM
Sorry to hear that CLKD - if your mother in law has got a brain tumour then the stroke like symptoms will be caused by the tumour pressing on parts of the brain I would have thought. Has your husband been to see her yet as these things can worsen rapidly in an older person. Sorry to be blunt but there is not always time to stand back and wait. If they took her into theatre in the early hours of the morning then things are not good I'm afraid. I hope that you soon find out what the next step will be.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on March 11, 2010, 06:08:17 PM
CKLD so sorry to hear your news, really hope your MIL gets through this, early morning surgery means she must be really poorly, but hope surgeons acting quickly has helped your MIL.. :-*  Let us know when you here anything..x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on March 11, 2010, 08:38:38 PM
Thinking of you and your family and sending get well wishes to your MIL

 :foryou:

moo
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 11, 2010, 09:06:36 PM
All the best CLKD.  :foryou:
My F-in-L recently spent a couple of weeks in hospital and it was touch and go for a while. Although I was obviously worried about him, it was watching OH worrying that was the worst and it did make my IBS flare up so take care of yourself.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 12, 2010, 09:25:11 AM
Thanks girls.  She was taken to theatre in the early hours because that's when the slot was available, also it took over an hour to 'blue light' her between the hospitals.  It's the silence that annoys me, they won't tell my B-in-L anything over the phone so we don't know whether it is a tumour, a blood clot, an abcess ...... even though they phoned him at 4.17 a.m. to tell him she was then going to Theatre  :bang: :bang: :bang:  we can't visit as there are 'bugs' in the hospital so NO one is allowed in.

We will go this weekend and thrash out what is required.  Hopefully we can take a list of queries and speak with the Sister or Consultant tomorrow or Monday.  They did tell B-in-L that people make a 'full' recovery from this procedure even though they wouldn't lighten us to which procedure she has undergone ..... however, 'full' might mean different to what it means to me.

I had a panic attack in the night, laid and thought 'here we go again' whilst Hubby slept on.  I need to find the rescue remedy!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 12, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
Which hospital is it CLKD?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Dreamer on March 12, 2010, 07:20:45 PM
What a worry CLKD, and frustrating not being told what exactly the problem is.  It's Addenbrookes isn't it that your MIL is in?  That's just down the road from where I live.  I know they have restricted visiting times at the mo but didn't realise that some wards were closed.   It is an excellant hospital, (a couple of my friends work there) she is in good hands.
Dreamer
xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 12, 2010, 07:26:09 PM
If it is Addenbrookes CLKD then it seems as visiting is restricted but there is a number you can phone to check the ward is open http://www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes/infection_control/winter/protect_yourself_and_our_patients_this_winter.html

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 16, 2010, 10:42:23 AM
Having a giggle!   Many of you will know that I carry a plastic bag when 'out and about' in case I feel sick, well i grabbed one for over the weekend, hospital visiting and all that: went to put shopping into it this morning and the bottom fell out  :rofl:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 18, 2010, 02:11:33 PM
I lack TOTAL motivation today.  The sun is out, I should be in the garden 'doing'; the house needs Hoovering, I ought to be 'doing'; the treadmill awaits ........ but my brain is tired  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 19, 2010, 10:26:24 AM
Having a giggle!   Many of you will know that I carry a plastic bag ..................... the bottom fell out  :rofl:

I was in the supermarket last week and pulled 2 large plastic bags off a roll for my fruit and veg.  I filled the first with oranges, lifted them to the scales for pricing and the oranges rolled around the floor.  Hubby called me some choice names, under his breath and burst out laughing.  To add insult to injury I transferred said oranges into the second bag and the arse fell out of that too !!  Recyclable bags are bio-degrading already !

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 19, 2010, 12:20:42 PM
 ;D  ......... I will certainly make sure that the next bag is wholesome, just in case ...  have taken stuff to the auction room this morning ready for the sale tomorrow, watch this space  ;) .  Am tired.  Dreamt A LOT in the night.  Had cold steak, home made chutney and mango slices for lunch, feel well stuffed  8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 20, 2010, 07:25:28 AM
Well Ive been on Vagifem 5 weeks tomorrow and its not working as well as it did for the first 3 weeks
As soon as i went from every night it eased off working as much
NOW about 30 presaries in its gone iffy again
IM sore at the opening not anything like it was but its returned
I want to go for a wee not as much as i did before
When I go for my first wee I dont burn but ut feels stingy not much but I can feel it
I am trying every ohter night starting Wed last then last night woke this am irritated type feeling
OH dont get me wrong its wonderful compared to what it was but not as wonderful as those first 3 weeks
Wonder if it will get worse again? Wonder if this is normal Bobbles says give it a go but its been 5 weeks tomorrow
If it had been the other way around Id not be pissed off but it was fabo almost and someday 100% for those 3 weeks now!
85% average and my bits are still getting smaller and I had hoped the vagifem would have stopped it
Any advice ladies? is this normal? I do feel better dont get mw wrong but those first 3 weeks were so wonderful
As soon as I went to every 3rd night IT F it up then every second night now see how it goes
Im wondering if the vagifem could have stopped working so soon?
Suzi Q only 4 weeks and 5 days to go better than 6 weeks ago but not anything like as good as I thought Id be xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 20, 2010, 08:45:24 AM
Hi suzi - I think the only way you will get proper relief is from full HRT. I know that you have said you can't have it due to family history but recommendations have changed over the years and unless it is you who has heart disease then family members having it means that you just need to be kept an eye on as far as I know. Maybe it is different in Australia - after all you can still get your benzo drug whereas it is not prescribed here - but I reckon it is the only way you will get proper relief. All the HRT's I have looked at do not stop you having it because of a family history of heart problems - if you have a heart problem then this is different. If you read the guidelines on Vagifem they are the same as for proper HRT - the same risks are involved but you have been prescribed it so maybe you can have the "proper" one? http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100002706.html

Have a think about it and explore the possibilities.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on March 20, 2010, 08:45:53 AM
It's baffling, isn't it Suzi?    When I started Vagifem it didn't seem to do anything for a few weeks (don't keep a diary like you, not sure how many) but then it was pretty near normal.  Now this last week or so it's become a bit sore on one side and opening again.   I'm doing it just twice a week and nearly up to the time I have to have a break for a month, so not happy it's got sore again :(
I'm going on holiday in May and was hoping it would be all ok then like you're hoping it will for your big trip.  Who knows :-\
Have a good day
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 20, 2010, 02:46:40 PM
Well I feel like absolute s**t.  I am so tired, emotional, disorientated and for some reason feeling frightened......possibly because I feel so out of control and want to feel good.  I seem to dwell on things when I'm feeling so down.  Is it hormonal or not?  I just don't know.  I just want to feel calm, alive, positive and energetic ...... and I don't................HELP !

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on March 20, 2010, 04:38:18 PM
Hugs for you Meggie

 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I think most of us will know just how you feel. Some days you just have to ride it out I'm afraid.
I don't have as many bad days as I used to but it's taken nearly 5 years to get where I am. I try and go with the flow when I'm feeling cr@p, I don't expect too much of myself and basically take it easy till I pick up again.

I've been really tired today. No idea why, but I've had a kip this afternoon.  :catscratch: Feel a bit groggy now so I might have slept a bit too long  ::). Never mind at least I won't need to go to bed early tonight.

Hope you feel better soon Meggie

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 20, 2010, 05:09:03 PM
I used to be able to doze off in the afternoon but have lost the knack  >:( when a Good Sleep would lift my tired head.

I also find myself remembering what I ought to have done but didn't, usually it springs to mind just as I'm dropping off to sleep  ??? ... I have lists of lists of lists ...... but lack motivation.

I've been to the auction today  :P  :whist:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 21, 2010, 08:19:14 AM
Meggie sorry your feeling crappy hope this weeks better for you? :D
Cat I think your right you do have to take one day at a time its learning that trick though yes? ???
Oh Cres sorry your side bits hurting again I looked on the site and on USA chat sites about Vagi and it does seem to Be ok then dip :-*
Friday night put the second of every other so Wed Fri and again tonight
Today bloody wonderful rode the motor bike for 6 hours OK bum numb but otherwise no sore ness no ache nothing no weeeing nothing
So maybe for me for now every other night see how it goes I am having Btests in 2 weeks and go back on the 17th April
Bobbles has said though If I need to go before hand he will leave work early and take me
Hes so busy last week away Syndey Melbourne hes kust left now for Perth WA 5and ahalf hr flight
He comes back is away 2 days next week Then the week before Easter 2 days away
HES AWAY In NZealand Sun to Thur the week before we leave We leave Tue 20th April so the poor sods flying here there and every where I worry aboiut him he was 57 last week not 47 but he loves his job what do you do?
CLKD jon the club cant be bothered but I will move like a rocket week before we leave and then go OH GOD iM shattered hehehe
Hope your MINLAWS OK?
Hugs Suzi Q :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 22, 2010, 09:30:51 AM
I really don't know what is going on in my head.  I can't motivate myself, have no energy, as I'm feeling so sluggish the questions are going round and round and making me feel much worse.  I had a crying bout a few days ago ........ just when things started to improve.  I've now got to the point where, other than do the housework and potter around the garden, I don't do any exercise - to be truthfull motivation is caput!  Although I'm not gaining weight on the HRT, I'm trying to reduce my food intake as I need to lose weight for my Son's wedding in August but at the moment, I can't even think past today. 

I had an absolutely awful nights sleep, dreaming, moving around, wind, my middle looks like I've gained about a stone and when I went out to feed the chickens my back ached too.  Everything is an effort. 

If I could communicate better in French I'd go back to the doctors !!!  Communication is one of the down-sides to living here and I'm not learning the language fast enough.

To top the lot my IBS has flared up and I have awful catarrah - you know, the sort that runs down your throat and makes you feel sick.


Oh, Woe is Me !!

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 22, 2010, 09:35:52 AM
Meggie - how about asking an English person working in a French estate agent to go to the GP with you?  To ask the questions and make sure you get helpful answers.  Or find an ex-pat club ? 

Be kind to YOU!   Making sure you stay well hydrated is important.  Yesterday I ate crap: one round of buttered toast with honey; 2 buttered crumpets for lunch and a small bakewell pie; bakewell pie with cream in the afternoon; several cups of tea.  No fruit, no veg., no proper tea but half a chocolate muffin at 9.00 p.m.  ::).  Must Try Harder!

Writing down your list of chores so that it's out of your head might help.  Anything you do manage you can give a Big Tick to  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 22, 2010, 11:27:52 AM
Poor you, Meggie
 :hug:
I'm having a grotty patch too - damn IBS! Trying to remember that I had a really good week about a fortnight ago and believe that it will improve again but it's hard.  :-\
Take care
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on March 22, 2010, 10:30:29 PM
Meggie
I live in France too and my French is really crap! When I go to the docs I write down everything I want to tell him and do a google translate. It's not perfect but it helps. My doc and me usually end up giggling at my bad French and his (not as bad as mine) English. If he's trying to tell me something I don't understand I ask him to write it down and then go home and translate it (or give it to hubby who's better than me at French). He's told me about a homeopathic remedy that he's heard is very good for meno symptoms, you take just one pill every 3 weeks. When I see him again I might try it. I don't hold out much hope but I'll give anything a go!

I've just watched "Married, Single, Other" and been bawling my eyes out ever since, can't stop! I'm day two back on the Serenity cream and I remember this happened last month. Obviously the hormone fairies again.

Hope you're feeling a bit better today. :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 23, 2010, 08:43:10 AM
Hi annifanny

Thanks for your help - I googled my symptoms and questions for the doc once when I was feeling particularly wretched and the doctor wrote the answers next to each question and gave me a prescription.  It was quite funny.  The problems arrise when doc asks me a question about a particular symptom and I don't understand.  We do laugh I must admit and we do get by but sometimes it all seems so involved.

As for "How am I today?"  I've got a terrible head-cold, hubby has man-flu !!  can't stop sneezing and I could do with a horse-bag to hang under my chin ..... to catch the drips!!  I've got the Zovirox at the ready as my lip is very sore and there's a good chance of a coldsore developing, it usually does.

Otherwise, IT WILL GET BETTER

I daren't watch Married, Single, Other - I know I'd be in pieces.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on March 23, 2010, 09:16:15 AM
I watched 'Married, Single, Other' last night and found it extremely sad and as though it has been written to have maximum effect at the end and it certainly did that.  I felt really subdued for the rest of the evening.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 23, 2010, 12:16:47 PM
How do you say Please in French or ask for 2 cups of white coffee?
Hppe things life and everyones feeling better today than yesterday
Springs coming thats got to help
Sorry for everyone who feels rubbish lets hope with time it all will pass
YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on March 23, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
have stopped crying..at last!

Deux cafe au lait s'il vous plait.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 26, 2010, 06:54:28 AM
Mercy buckets
hehehehehehe
thank you xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 29, 2010, 08:46:43 AM
I am feeling good today - for a start Monday is my day off so I enjoy being able to get all the jobs done at a more leisurely pace rather than crammed into the mad rush before leaving the house. Also, yesterday we went to Winchester for a coffee and a "people watch". The farmers market was in full swing and the sun was out and we had a great stroll around all the stalls. I bought some Goats Milk Soap with added cinnamon. We walked through the cathedral grounds and along the river. Went in the oldest pub in Winchester, The Royal Oak, and had a sunday roast. I bought OH a Crew sweatshirt and he bought me some new Converse trainers (not sure the fuschia pink was a good idea but they do look striking if nothing else) and then we drove back home. Bath, candles, bed, then darts up the pub. I reckon it was good because it was spur of the moment and not planned really.

Also last week we went to two gigs - Frank Turner on Tuesday and Chris T-T with my son supporting on Wednesday. Good fun. Bit tired though.

I hope everyone else is having a good day too.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 29, 2010, 09:29:00 AM
Hi Taz

Sounds like the weekend was an excellent one for you.  We've had a pretty good one too.  Weather warm and bright although we did light the log-burner around 6 pm.  The Cantons (regions) around Arzacq donated towards a Defibrilator and we went to the Presentation after which we attend the obligatory meal.  Courses as follows:-

1)  Garbure (traditional soup of this region)
2)  Pastry case filled with Cepes (mushrooms) and peppers
3)  Steak with chopped potatoes cooked in duck fat - crisp and yummy
4)  Brebis Cheese with salad
5)  Desert of wafer case, coated in chocolate with Ice Cream, Strawberries and whipped cream
6)  Coffee

Together with a constant flow of wine and bread of the region ....... and Champagne too.  All for 16 Euro's - around £15 in old money..... and it wasn't subsidised either.

Sunday - WE GOT OVER IT !!

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 29, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
 :clapping: :clapping:

I was getting on well with cleaning the bath etc but now a friend has phoned and invited me round for coffee and it would be impolite to decline  ;D ;D  so will do that after a trip to the Post Office

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 29, 2010, 10:42:34 AM
Tired.  Watching the drizzle.  At least the builders have gone from opposite, something to do with Restrospective Planning Permission  :P birds are singing through the open windows, 1 egg so far, lots to do ....... how am I, don't know yet  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 30, 2010, 02:51:51 AM
I am feeling good today - for a start Monday is my day off so I enjoy being able to get all the jobs done at a more leisurely pace rather than crammed into the mad rush before leaving the house. Also, yesterday we went to Winchester for a coffee and a "people watch". The farmers market was in full swing and the sun was out and we had a great stroll around all the stalls. I bought some Goats Milk Soap with added cinnamon. We walked through the cathedral grounds and along the river. Went in the oldest pub in Winchester, The Royal Oak, and had a sunday roast. I bought OH a Crew sweatshirt and he bought me some new Converse trainers (not sure the fuschia pink was a good idea but they do look striking if nothing else) and then we drove back home. Bath, candles, bed, then darts up the pub. I reckon it was good because it was spur of the moment and not planned really.

Also last week we went to two gigs - Frank Turner on Tuesday and Chris T-T with my son supporting on Wednesday. Good fun. Bit tired though.

I hope everyone else is having a good day too. Glad you had a great time and weekend xxxx

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on April 01, 2010, 11:44:54 PM
Tired.  Watching the drizzle.  At least the builders have gone from opposite, something to do with Restrospective Planning Permission  :P birds are singing through the open windows, 1 egg so far, lots to do ....... how am I, don't know yet  ::)

Cheer up CLKD it may never happen  ;). Things could be a lot worse.  :)
Hope you feel brighter soon.
Love Cazikins x
 :cat48: :cat48:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 02, 2010, 07:36:50 AM
I'm feeling good as, despite the anxiety feelings, I actually went with my husband to drop our eldest son off at Heathrow for his flight to Florida. Had to get up at 3!! Didn't go to bed until 1 and really think I would have been better to just stay up. I reckon it mucks your adrenaline levels up starting your day that early! We picked up my middle (central) son on the way and he suffers like I do - same sort of nervous tummy etc - so he got in the car and knew immediately how I was feeling. It's strange as when they were growing up I never showed how I felt - using self-taught CBT to counteract difficult situations - and when he began to suffer the same sort of nerves I used to chat to him to take his mind off things. Today, once we had picked up my eldest son, my middle one started talking to me about everything and nothing and before I  knew it he had taken my mind off the anxiety. When we got out of the car at the airport I gave him a hug and he said "Mum, you really did teach me all I know" which made me smile. I also smiled when I watched them both devouring cookies and drinking hot chocolate with cream at 5 in the morning!

Anyway, the flight is on the runway as I type this and my son texted to say he got an upgrade from economy to business class so he is well pleased.. that and the thought of seeing his girl again! These long distance love affairs are very difficult.

Hope everyone has at least one good thing  happen today.

Taz x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on April 02, 2010, 08:24:05 AM
Your middle son sounds lovely, Taz :)  Sure they all are of course :)
My son is married to an American so I do know how you feel about all the flights etc.  They did live over here for two years but have lived back in the States for many years now, I miss him loads, he was the moody, can get depressed one of my children, like me!
Take it easy today, lack of sleep makes me feel sick nowadays!
Happy Easter!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 12, 2010, 03:03:30 PM
I am feeling GOOD!  :ola:

I've had 4 days on the trot now where I've felt normal - like the old me!  :o
It's amazing. After 5 years of feeling 'not right' practically all the time I felt I just had to post this cos I've never had such a good run before  :parti: 
There's HOPE ladies!
 
Catweazle x :bounce:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on April 12, 2010, 03:28:43 PM
 :bouncing: :banana: :clapping:
That's great - long may it last!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 12, 2010, 06:03:29 PM
Hi all

I've had a few good days too - I put it down to the sunshine - it makes us want to get out there and absorb it.  OH is rotivating the garden ready for me to plant the seed potatoes tomorrow morning.  I've been outside most of the day and can tell - my face is hot as the sun has caught my cheeks.

I hope many more of you out there are feeling much better.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: manypaws on April 12, 2010, 07:44:52 PM
Hello all
Yep Ive had a couple of good days too  must be the sunshine  :banana:

We have been fighting with flat pack garden furniture all weekend    :cuss:  if I never see another flaming allen key again it will never be to soon   felt like falling on it at one ppoint and ending it all  ;D  can you comit harry carry on an allen key I wonder  ???

But the garden looks lovely now  so bring on the sunshine

Manypaws
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 13, 2010, 07:28:44 AM
Yesterday I felt like I was still travelling after all the mileage done over the w.end: 2 and a half hours to get to the hospital, 2 hour journey back so we stopped off overnight.  Still ached from the neck downwards so took pain relief mid-afternoon.  Hubby ached too.  Sitting in traffic obviously didn't help on Saturday.

Sun is shining, blue sky, washing is out ...   no blow today but the sheets will be aired.  1 egg so far.  robin is at the window so must dash to feed him ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 13, 2010, 07:44:09 AM
I remember that feeling well CLKD - you do get used to it though. I used to pop up to see my parents twice a week for a while before living half the week there and half the week here. It was two and a half hours in each direction. Used to leave here at around 9.30 to allow the M4 to clear a bit, arrive at midday just in time to start the lunch, do the housework etc fit in doctors visits and leave there around 7. I was ok the next day but the day after I would get the aches and pains.

Taz  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 13, 2010, 08:52:49 AM
Thanks Taz2 - I'm queasy this morning  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on April 16, 2010, 11:12:59 PM
I am feeling GOOD!  :ola:

I've had 4 days on the trot now where I've felt normal - like the old me!  :o
It's amazing. After 5 years of feeling 'not right' practically all the time I felt I just had to post this cos I've never had such a good run before  :parti:  
There's HOPE ladies!
  
Catweazle x :bounce:

Really pleased for you Catweazle - see we're getting there  :bouncing:

I'm feeling more like normal since I have been back at work, still not the the woman I was 3 - 4 years ago but a darn sight better than last year. I think it is because I have some confidence back, I know the old me is still there but I had to hide away for a bit & I am slowly emerging again - a different person for sure but one that I can live with.   :)
Feel bloody knackered though every day, but now it's for a different reason.

Love Cazikins xx
 :cat48: :cat48: :cat48:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on April 17, 2010, 03:23:29 PM
Hi girls! :)  Just come in from the garden and the temp is 23C - we're talking England!!!!!  Isn't that fantastic.  They said it might get to 18 which it was mid morning and it went up even further. 

Am going away for a mid week break Mon-Fri so if this holds it will be great. 

Went on an 8 mile bike ride this morning and last Sunday I did 18 so it's good to be back "in the saddle". 

Re the meno - I am still on HRT and it's supposed to be a no-bleed one (the nurse always says that each time she changes it) but it isn't. ::)  I feel pretty well at the moment and try and stay positive.  This latest HRT is not as good for me as the first one I went on because I do get VERY hot at nights but nowhere near as bad as pre-HRT.      Hope you're all enjoying good weather too.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 17, 2010, 07:47:51 PM
18 & 8 miles  :o  .. can't manage 8 yards yet!  Have been sitting in the sunshine though.  Reading the dailies.  Watching the chooks doing chickeny things .......... so fairly relaxed!  8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 17, 2010, 09:00:57 PM
Too blooming cold in Scotland for sitting out today. We definitely got a reminder that its only April. I did feel sorry for the people I saw in shorts today. They were blue with the cold. Temp here was 10 degrees at its best. Brrrrr

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on April 18, 2010, 08:00:56 AM
Fed up and P off
Other than that Im hunkey bloody dorey
Suzi Q xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on April 18, 2010, 09:20:33 AM
Why are you fed up and P off, Suzi, is it the flight problems?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 19, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
Isn't the British weather mad? I caught the sun at the weekend 8), now this morning it's sleeting!

Am off to the supermarket now to do a bit of panic buying  ;)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 19, 2010, 12:15:31 PM
Panic buying is OK so long as you don't then sell at extortionate prices to neighbours  ;)

Been in the garden, tired now.  All around are builders, builders and more noise, dust, radios  :beat: :beat: :beat:; can hardly hear the birds singing  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 20, 2010, 01:15:46 PM
Feeling good now ladies, just had a call from son no 1 stranded in Turkey. Good old Thomas Cook have put them up in a 5 star hotel, all food and drink paid for!!! They can't believe their luck. It costs more per night there than the whole holiday was. They've just to check each day to see when they can fly home but they're in no rush now  ;D

Massive telly in the room, huge bed, he thinks his birthday has come early!

I feel very relieved that they're ok and being looked after.
Phew! Can sleep tonight now (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sleep002.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 20, 2010, 02:53:22 PM
That's good publicity for Thomas Cook too.  It's a humanatarian issue, if this were 3rd World European countries would be rushing to help 'cos it looks good ..........

I'm OK today.  Once I got through mid-morning I perked up  :peace:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 20, 2010, 04:21:46 PM
That's good news about your son Cat - bet he's enjoying himself!! My godson is stuck in Moscow at the moment and is still trying to drink the Russians under the table  ;D ;D  He calls me his Oh-my-GOD-Mother and says I taught him all his important life skills  :drunk: :drunk:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 21, 2010, 07:29:53 AM
Overwhelmed.   :(  I woke in the early hours chewing over what needs doing and how much time it will all take.  Hubby wants to go to an auction tomorrow and I can't get it into his thick skull that we really don't have time as we are going away and need to pack the case.  I want to sell stuff before we buy anything more; I want to sort my bracelets etc. and sort out what I will wear in future and what to sell ....... now of course as dawn breaks I can't remember what was bugging me ......... :bang: :bang: :bang:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 21, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
travel light CLKD and still go to the auction. If you are only going for a weekend it only takes a few minutes to throw a couple of things in the case. You will get used to it - if you are going every weekend - it will become second nature. I used to get home from work, sort out the pets, make a cup of tea while packing the cases, drink the tea, go to the loo (again!) and off I would go. It will be a fine art I promise you!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 23, 2010, 09:22:33 AM
I'm tired today, been up since 4.30 thanks to Mr Catweazle snoring his head off (he's got a cold - aw diddums (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick010.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)).
I've just had a call from son no1 still stranded in Turkey. There's no prospect of them coming home in the immediate future. He reckons there are about 8 planefuls of people waiting for flights! I've tried phoning Thomas Cook but can't get through  :bang:. Looks like they're just going to have to sit tight, but it's the not knowing what's happening that's getting to people (me included!).
His phone bill is astronomical so he's bought a turkish phone card today. He rang O2 to see if there was anything they could do about the call charges but they weren't interested in helping. Typical, money grabbing sods  >:( They'll be raking it in at the moment with all these people stranded.

So I'm feeling a bit glum (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad016.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 23, 2010, 10:06:16 AM
I'm not feeling great today - probably because we've had a restless night, waiting for the alarm to go off at 5 a.m.  Hubby and step-son have gone back to the UK.  Step-son has been "stranded" due to the Volcano thingy and they've finally managed to get a ferry this evening ...... but it's a 10 hour drive, 4 hrs on the ferry, 4 hours to his home, a nights kip then hubby starts the return journey.  He should be back with me by midnight Sunday but it's strange being here alone.  When I got up at 5 I stayed up as the chickens needed to be let out at 6.45 - I didn't see the point of going to bed to get up again .  I then had an hours sleep but feel jaded at the moment.  I'll have my lunch and get my head down - will probably feel much better after my "siesta".

Catweazle - hope your Son gets back safe and sound.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 23, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
It's OK when we're young  ::) but older might not be wiser  ???

At least you can choose when you have your siesta until Hubby returns.  It will be good bonding for the pair of them!  Haven't decided how I feel - yet.  Birds are singing, sun is out ....... busy packing to go away ........ *ought* to tackle the ironing  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on April 30, 2010, 11:57:08 PM
I'm just glad it's the weekend..............
And it's a bank holiday  :bouncing: :ola:

I'm settling into my new job (3 months now) & I can't say it's been easy, in fact it's been a real hard struggle. There have been times where I nearly walked out because of the lack of self belief in myself, lack of concentration & just fitting in with a new team etc. Blimey they do things differently these days  :o. but somehow I have coped.
I am on a 6 month contract (maternity cover) & I think I am finally, slowly, finding my feet & stamping my mark.
It hasn't been easy by any means, after being made redundant at the age of 52, & after NEVER being out of work since the age of 15 it has been a hard struggle but I am getting there...........oh & it is so nice to have some money in the bank to spend on ME. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on May 01, 2010, 07:28:17 AM
Well done Cazi - you have every right to be proud of yourself after going through a horrible time over the past few months. A lot of people would have just sat back and not bothered to find work but you went out there and did it - despite all the horrible meno stuff and lack of confidence. You deserve to spend the money on you!!  :congrats: :ola: :banana: :spin:

As for it being the bank holiday weekend - I don't work Mondays. Monday is MY day when everyone else disappears and leaves me to it. I know it sounds awful but I resent the fact that this Monday I have to share MY day with other people in my house - they will just get in MY WAY!! I reckon I should get Tuesdays off when there is a Bank Holiday Monday  :)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 01, 2010, 12:09:51 PM
You could go out Taz ... or buy the family tickets to Alton Towers-type place 'espeically for them on their BH'  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on May 01, 2010, 12:35:12 PM
Yes I do go out CLKD - as for Alton Towers have you seen the price!!!  ;D

It just means that all the jobs I like to do at the beginning of the week so I can concentrate on work don't get done and then I am playing "catch-up" all week and that means that I don't like being in a messy house so I have to go out to the pub each evening and you can see what evil ways I am getting into and it is ALL because there are Bank Holidays  :drunk:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: skip on May 01, 2010, 01:15:19 PM
i'm having a bad day. my bipolar aint too cracking at the moment, and my daughter, aged 9 is really ill. just been on the phone to NHSDirect about her. Have to ring back if her temp rises more or doesn't go down in next hour or so. She's asleep/passed out? on the sofa at the mo :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on May 01, 2010, 01:24:13 PM
So sorry skip
 :foryou: and one for your daughter :foryou:
Haven't got children so know nothing about their illnesses, I'm afraid. Just do what NHSDirect says but don't hesitate to call out someone or take her to a drop-in centre or hospital if you're still worried later.
I do remember having some pretty bad fevers as a child, though. Usually tonsillitus in my case. Must be scary to watch but try not to panic. Even harder when you're not feeling 100% yourself, of course.  :hug:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: skip on May 01, 2010, 05:15:33 PM
temp was 39.9. danger zone is 40. we've managed to ge it down to 39.3.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: SueBee on May 01, 2010, 05:24:50 PM
I feel sick....my gp has changed my antidepressants and they are making me feel queasy all ready  :'(

Skip hope your daughter will feel better soon

Sue  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: skip on May 02, 2010, 06:31:25 PM
thanks, she's a bit better today. fever has gone at least anyway.

i've had a tough day again, crisis team psych nurse has been out, been every day for past 3 weeks... last chance before admittance to the psych hosp.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on May 03, 2010, 12:14:32 PM
Hi Skip

Glad to hear that your daughter is better today but sorry to hear that you're having a tough time of it.  I hope that things soon settle down for you and you will feel much better.

 :hug:

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 03, 2010, 12:55:19 PM
Sue I felt sick on some of the ADs so was unable to tolerate them.  How are you today?

We've been out and about but the wind is COLD  >:( so I've cleaned out the stick insects, fed the pond fish, dug over the chicken run .... all the Monday-type jobs that I do every week and Hubby is asking 'why are you so flustered, you've got all week'  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 13, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
Oh we got off to a bad start this morning ........ lets back track to yesterday afternoon, I took a box of porridge oats and put them all into the live meal worm tub to keep them sweet - this morning Himself shouts upstairs "Have you seen my porridge box" well of course I had: yesterday.  When we were shopping 2 weeks ago I asked whether he needed to buy any more and was told he had plenty   ....... so that's what was in mind when I was using them, I knew he had more ........ wrong  :poke2:

thank goodness for  :vibe: last night  ;) - must do it more often as a back-up for when I foul up  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on May 13, 2010, 03:20:48 PM
Do you mean thank goodness for your vibrator CLKD and that if you "foul up" you are allowed to give your husband a rest from his duties?  ;D ;D 

Taz x   :ange:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 14, 2010, 08:19:49 AM
 ;D  ..... he's over it now I think.  I bought 2 boxes of oats yesterday ...... so he can have his oats and stop complaining  8)

Still a bit queasy.  Am having a HUGE FIE OUT and taking clothes not worn for 2+ years to our local hospice shop.  Books next week  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on May 14, 2010, 08:42:49 AM
Feeling a bit better today after my disappointment over not getting the job I was interviewed for on Monday. The main reason I'm feeling happier is because today I go to Whitby for a week. Woo hoo!  :bounce:

I'll be walking on my favourite beach at Sandsend before I know it. That'll recharge my batteries. Just one downside - I'm having yet another long period - 16 days and counting. Dammit why can't meno leave me alone for just one week  >:(  Have packed the spatone iron sachets along with a carrier bag full of sanitary stuff ::)

See ya all laters (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet024.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on May 14, 2010, 09:33:24 AM
Have a great time. Really envy you walking on the beach - any beach!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on May 14, 2010, 09:36:55 AM
Thanks Bixby! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Catweazle xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 15, 2010, 06:46:34 PM
Still queasy at times.  If this doesn't sort itself by the end of May I'm off to the GP ... though I don't really have any symptoms .. anyway, Hubby has been decorating and we have been to a garden centre for a browse this afternoon, he cooked roast chicken with vegs for tea and is now applying the 1st top coat of 'dewberry' on the porch walls .......... sun is shining, birds is singing ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on May 15, 2010, 08:20:54 PM
The smell of paint always makes me feel sick. It used to bring my kids out in a rash when they were small.

Went for a long walk with OH and the dog today. Saw a heron in our stream and 2 swans on the shore. Its very windy here and it blew away all the cobwebs. Wish I had put on an extra jumper though, it was cold. At the moment we have some kind of very large military war ship "parked" outside our front window. As it gets dark it looks really pretty when its all lit up  ;D ;D
I'm sure that's not how its supposed to look.
Been feeling a bit down and dont know why. The walk did help though. Fresh air nearly always helps me.
I think its because we have the house on the market and have only had two viewers. I think it will be a while before I am packing up  :(

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 16, 2010, 07:53:45 AM
All those sailors  ;) ........ is it parked there to keep the bolshie menopausal women in order  ???

walking always helps.  Yesterday Hubby was too keen to get on with the decorating as he is away today, I however wanted to be out and about away from the constant chores here ....... it took a while to penetrate that actually I WANT TO GO OUT  ::) I felt so much better once we'd been to the garden centre .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on May 16, 2010, 08:30:45 AM
That sounds nice CLKD but why couldn't you go on your own? He could have got on with the decorating and his other chores and you could have had a potter around the garden centre - two things sorted at the same time - or am I the only one who thinks like this? Maybe he was thinking "actually.... I WANT TO DECORATE"

Taz  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 16, 2010, 02:07:04 PM
Not him  ;)  - anything in the way of decorating is a chore.  I am here alone all week.  I need him to take me out and about so that we both get away from the house for a few hours.  I've been to another centre this morning and had a lovely time, came back with auriculas but forgot the potting compost  ::) ........ 4 eggs today, sun is shining, off to find a mango to eat ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on May 21, 2010, 11:11:33 PM
My hubby has had this week off work & promised to decorate the hall way & spare bedroom...has he done it? err NO.
The skirting boards - yes
The ceilings - The hall only  >:(
The walls..... ;D ;D ;NO

However he has done the gardening (did we say that was a priority..no). It does look good though girls  :)

He did the hoovering for me today, which was nice as I was at work all week thinking to myself bugger have to do that this weekend.

My hubby hates decorating & D.I.Y - & I hate doing housework, cooking & ironing. We both avoid our responsibilities as much as possible but we get by & support each other..oh & respect each other, & that is so important I think.

We make a bloody good couple.  ;D ;) ;D :D 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on May 24, 2010, 08:21:34 PM
Cazikins your post inspired me to take up my paintbrush and paintpad this afternoon and I have made a start on the hallway! It's been bugging me for ages cos it looks a bit shabby. I found some paint in the garage that I bought last year (had to stir it up a bit - it had all settled out).
I can't be bothered with the ceiling or the woodwork (hate all that rubbing down etc) so I have just slapped some emulsion on the walls and I have to say it's looking good so far :) Whether I'll be able to finish it before my dicky old fingers play up is a different matter.

I'll crack on with it tomorrow if I'm not aching too much.
D'ya know I think I'd rather paint than do housework. It's definitely more satisfying.
Maybe you and hubby should try swapping roles  ??? ;)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on May 31, 2010, 12:30:07 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Oh well done Catweazle, good for you. My small hallway looks like the black hole of Calcutta, I hated it but now it looks brighter & more chearful, so I am happier  :)
I hope you aren't aching too much... :-* :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on May 31, 2010, 06:36:08 AM
Thats what I want for my birthday present in June
My (our) bedroom painted its a yuky BEIGE and NUT colour and I hate it
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on May 31, 2010, 09:20:23 AM
well I am having a slightly jet lagged day, got back from holiday on Sat morning and nowadays it takes me longer to get over time difference.  Been over in the States, some of the time on our own, some of the time with son and family.   Had a longer than normal journey out due to ash, 10 hrs instead of 8 but was ok coming back. 
Still trying to read some of the stuff I've missed :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on May 31, 2010, 09:22:08 AM
Welcome back Crescent!  :ola:
Glad you didn't get stuck anywhere - hope you had a good time.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on May 31, 2010, 11:58:27 AM
OK.  Chilly wind.  Lots of chores done over the weekend ......... off to some open gardens this afternoon ............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on June 01, 2010, 01:25:55 PM
Beds floors ironing washing cleaning the spa filter YUKY
Back to work tomorrow for a rest
Suzi Q
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 01, 2010, 02:53:03 PM
Hoovering, tidying, cleaning, chatting on the phone, listening to the radio, feeding umpteen cats (I only have one but have five others visiting today as it is raining and their people are at work) trying to do the last few reports for my NVQ.... changing beds as my middle son is coming home for the night tomorrow. 

Suzi -  :rofl:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 01, 2010, 03:11:10 PM
Grumpy 'cos I'm hungry  ::) I've been using my new VAX thingy and it works  :o ...... it even hoovers up dust ....... I'm putting off the filing though.  Drizzling hard outdoors.  Feel not too bad apart from tendonitis from the thumbs up the wrists  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on June 01, 2010, 03:36:14 PM
My shoulder's aching  :(
I painted the hallway last week, just did the walls hoping that I could get away with not painting the woodwork. WRONG!!! The door and skirting all looked yellow next to the new walls so I've had to do them.  >:( I've got a little sanding machine called a 'Mouse' which is brilliant, but the dust gets everywhere. I wore a mask thingy but when I took it off it looked like I'd been snorting drugs cos there was white powdery stuff all around my nose  ;D
There are NINE  :o doors leading off the hallway/stairs/landing. I've done 4 so far and my right arm is complaining big time.
It's all Cazi's fault for putting the decorating idea in my head (just kidding sweetie  :-*). However I have discovered some fabby water based gloss paint that doesn't smell AT ALL and dries really quickly. So the job's not quite as bad as I thought it was going to be (can't stand the smell of oil based paint  :sick02:).

Catweazle xx

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 01, 2010, 06:36:54 PM
Hubby has a Mouse too, he did our stairs down when we lifted the carpet and found piranha pine underneath ....... they look fab now but the dust  ::)  ....... we have 8 doors upstairs; and ....... 6 downstairs  ;) fortunately solid wood .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on June 01, 2010, 08:18:22 PM
Tired and grumpy today. Went to mums this morning and took her dog to the vets. Then did a bit of her ironing and hoovering. Came home and made lunch for 5. Son had a pal to stay over. Went shopping with daughter pm and OH shouted at me for reversing the car the wrong way. Kept my mouth  :-X but ohhh the things that I could have said.
Fed up running about after them all. Want some time to myself. I want time to do my hobbies. I have a beautiful dolls house just waiting to be painted. Its been waiting for 18 months.

Sun is shining and all I can do is washing.
Fed up Fed up Fed up

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on June 01, 2010, 11:12:23 PM
I can sympathise with how you are feeling Vic - I feel like that a lot myself lately.  I know it is all part of being a Mum but it can be exhausting at times.  My kids seem to be more demanding the older they get (my son is 18 and my daughter is 11), they certainly make me worry more than they used to.  I am lucky I don't have to look after my parents - they are both fit and well thankfully.

It is good if you can get some me time but I know how hard it is.

A couple of weeks ago my daughter was away on a residential trip with school and my son went to stay with my Mum and Dad for a couple of nights and hubby and I escaped to a hotel for a night and had a day to ourselves, just shopping, pottering, enjoying the sunshine and each others' company and it was wonderful - neither of us realised just how much we needed some time away from all the responsibilities.

I sympathise with you and hope tomorrow is a better day for you (or should I say today).

Libby xx 


Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on June 02, 2010, 04:55:53 AM
Hey Babes
treasure these times these are the best times of your life
It goes so fast live in the moment and just think of all the women who never had the joy of children
They are little shites at times BUT they are all out little shites much loved even when they are ahhhhhhhhh
Hugs Suzi Q :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 02, 2010, 07:38:50 AM
It's the lack of thought that gets me down ......... and irritates  ::) - too early to decide how I am  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on June 02, 2010, 08:06:07 PM

It's all Cazi's fault for putting the decorating idea in my head (just kidding sweetie  :-*). Catweazle xx



Should have got your hubby to do it Catweazle, like I did.  ;D ;D

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on June 02, 2010, 08:13:52 PM
Cazi, I'd still be waiting this time next year.

His motto is why do today what you can put off till tomorrow....  ::)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on June 02, 2010, 08:21:47 PM
Cazi, I'd still be waiting this time next year.

Catweazle x

Catweazle, I've been waiting 18 months for OH to get this done.  ;D

I was watching 60 minute makeover this afternoon - how the hell can they decorate 3 rooms in 1 hour, wish one of those DIY blokes was my hubby..... no I don't.... not really.

xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 03, 2010, 07:51:29 AM
Queasy.  Have a long dental appt this morning   :poke2:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 03, 2010, 08:05:47 AM
What are you having done CLKD?  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on June 03, 2010, 08:47:57 AM
Oh sympathies, CLKD - I had an implant done on Tuesday so it must be Dental Week this week.
What were you having done?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Margarett on June 03, 2010, 09:16:20 AM
Sore(and stupid!) after falling backwards off the kitchen worktop yesterday and banging my head and hurting the base of my spine. Good luck at the dentists CKLD.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Deefor on June 03, 2010, 09:40:49 AM
Hope it all goes well at the dentist, CLKD.

My chest hurts.  It's one of those weird things - feels like something pulling, and at its worst can make me feel quite sick.  I've been to the GP no end of times, and I've had x-rays and an ultrasound - I'm assured it's just one of those things, and most of the time it doesn't bother me.  I think it's playing up today because I'm fighting something off - I just feel generally bleurgh and achy.

Hope I perk up by this evening - Mr D has booked up to take me to a Polish restaurant in Cambridge...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on June 03, 2010, 10:41:55 AM
Sorry CLKD, misread, thought you'd already been.  Hope it went ok.

Deefor, could it be those intercostal (?) muscles in your chest that you've strained?   Know people who have done that with bad coughs and it's taken ages to calm down.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 03, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
Oh we are in the Wars  ::) - I fell 2 weeks ago, flat onto my chest ...... bruising took a few days to come out  :( : dentist is lovely. very kind.  knows what he's doing.  Had to top up the liqnoicaine though  >:( but prevention is better than cure: old filling out, new one in .... treated meself to an ice-cream with chocolate flake afterwards  8)

The mouth is returning to normal  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Deefor on June 03, 2010, 04:38:39 PM
Glad your dentist was kind to you!  And that you were kind to yourself.  ;)

Crescent, it could be, although it's been going on for years now.  Current thinking is that it's costrochondritis (sp?) - inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs meet the breastbone.

Whatever it is, it's a pain!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 04, 2010, 08:30:52 AM
So far so good.  Sun is shining.  Cases out ........ washing and ironing to sort ....... birds are singing ......... :whist: :yipi:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 04, 2010, 09:22:56 AM
Had a good couple of days.  Appointment with Specialist last Tuesday p.m. and I can continue with HRT.  Cysts in each breast have halved their size - it's a huge relief.  Although flushes are still 4 or 5 a day she's reluctant to give me more HRT so I've to try and "manage" the situation.

It reached 32 degrees yesterday, in the shade.  We re-erected the pool and it's almost full - if it's warm enough this evening then I'm going for a dip and some aqua-aerobics.  In future the pool will stay filled ....... but we had to put a concrete base underneath.

Hope you girls are all well.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: LindyLouLou on June 04, 2010, 09:31:24 AM
After having a good couple of days - I have woken today feeling bleugh and achey (exactly as Deefor describes) and the chest thing which feels like getting a cold - but doesnt come!  Hopefully will perk up as have the in laws coming for lunch.  Hope your meal goes well Deefor.  How lovely to have a pool Meggie - every year when we get a few days of sun my husband talks about it - but that's as far as we get.
Lin x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Juno Esk 2 on June 04, 2010, 09:46:52 AM
Feeling really good today - only have to work a half day and then out to lunch.  Once that's finished I am heading to some shopping (mainly groceries) but maybe to search out some more bedding plants for my tubs.  Still have at least 2 to do ... must get those old bulbs pulled up!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 04, 2010, 10:20:56 AM
That's great news, Meggie. I know you were hoping to be able to stay on HRT.  :congrats:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Deefor on June 04, 2010, 10:42:27 AM
Meal was very nice, thank you!  Polish portion sizes, though - oof...  :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 04, 2010, 11:12:37 AM
Meal was very nice, thank you!  Polish portion sizes, though - oof...  :o

Not being "in the know re Polish food" what did you have to eat and don't they have very big portions? 

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: LindyLouLou on June 04, 2010, 02:06:10 PM
Oh silly me - doh - your meal was last night!  Glad it was good
Lin x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 04, 2010, 02:46:13 PM
Sun's shining.  Washing is blowing.  Hair is drying ......... not long to go now  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 04, 2010, 05:57:19 PM
I have been out and about today. OH picked me up and we went for a drive around all the Hampshire villages which we live so close to and never visit. Had a lovely lunch in The Derby in Odiham and then a walk along the river. We went past a church where they were gathering for a wedding and didn't see a guy stood by the bench next to the river. Got the shock of our lives when he suddenly started rehearsing the bagpipes (no, that's not a euphamism for something naughty) and OH nearly fell in the water! It was extremely loud and it set all the cows off in the neighbouring field. They all came rushing up to the gate mooing away.

Came back through various other villages and stopped off in Old Basing where there is another lovely pub right by the river. It was a nice relaxing afternoon and we finished it off with an ice cream and a cuddle (a euphamism). Am now back at home where I found 5 hungry cats waiting for their tea (only 1 was mine).

No chores done today but, do you know what, it doesn't look any different than it would if I had spent the day tidying up as by this time it tends to have got all cluttered up again anyway!

Taz x  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on June 04, 2010, 07:03:56 PM
Ye gods i'm hacked off! Couldn't handle the flushes and sweats any more, so went to see the doc today and begged for low dose hrt. I shouldn't really be taking it due to family history and being high risk...but f***ed if I can handle any more of this  :( My fibromyalgia is really bad right now and after spending the last couple of days as a wee sobbing sore wreck i'd had enough. Told the doc i'd take my chances as my quality of life right now is piss poor  :( Have spent a bloody fortune trying herbal/natural alternatives and nothing was working. He's given me the Estradot 25 patch and will continue on the Ortho Gynest pessaries for maintaining the ladygarden. Pick the patches up tomorrow...chemist had to order them in. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: LindyLouLou on June 04, 2010, 07:31:13 PM
Good luck wee rascal! Really hope things improve soon
Lin x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 04, 2010, 08:13:13 PM
I agree quality is important! 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on June 04, 2010, 08:22:27 PM
Thanks...it certainly wasn't an easy decision to make. Things are crap enough with the Fibro and the side effects of the various meds I'm on, so anything that can bring a bit of blessed relief is very welcome.


Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 04, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
Hope it works out for you Catherine. I definitely think quality is what matters and I hope HRT helps you as much as it has helped me.  :-*
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 05, 2010, 01:52:42 PM
In limbo  ::) we were supposed to be at a tournament today but it's been cancelled.  So we're up to date in the garden, the chicken run has been adapted - again - ; I have cases to pack but not until tomorrow ....... it's warm and sticky! 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on June 05, 2010, 02:42:35 PM
Sweltering hot here today  :o So using that as an excuse to eat ice lollies.

Been out to collect my Estradot 25 and have slapped on my first patch....must admit....I felt like sucking the estrogen out of it as soon as I got the packet in my sweaty grip  ::) Had a pants night last night...sweated my way through 3 nighties, 2 sheets and a towel. I reckon I must be like a wee dehydrated husk now...where the hell does it all come from!  ;D

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend  :foryou:

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Deefor on June 05, 2010, 03:51:18 PM
'Tis warm here, too!  Off to M-in-law's tonight for dinner - at least I don't have to cook.  There's only me, Mr D and our son going, though - our daughter flat out refuses to come with us.  She'll do almost anything rather than spend time at her Nan's.  M-in-law is quite good about it, but we do have to be quite firm with her about the fact that she has to contact my daughter directly, and with my daughter about making her own excuses - M-i-L does have a tendency to expect us to persuade her to come, but we can only do so much; we keep reminding her that she's an adult now, and makes her own decisions. 

Meggie, traditional Polish food has developed from the years when they had very little available to them, so they had to make the best of what they had - and they have developed some fantastic recipes!  There's a lot of pork, and a lot of cabbage; fantastic soups and stews, too.  One of my favourite dishes is Hunter's stew, or Bigos - it's based on Polish sausage, sauerkraut, and traditionally whatever meat or game was handy at the time.

But they also have a tradition of very hard physical work and are very generous people, so portion sizes are ENORMOUS...!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 05, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
Deefor - thanks for clarifying the food question, sounds very interesting.  Glad you enjoyed the meal.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 18, 2010, 11:43:22 AM
Tired.  Trying to get the dining room filing sorted, floor cleaned, new table mats on ....... but my head feels muggy.  Builders are making noise++  >:(; a good sleep would do me good, I was deeply into a dream whtn the alarm shocked me awake this morning  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 18, 2010, 01:41:53 PM
I'm tired today too.  We've been gardening this morning at a neighbours and I've been housekeeping too.  Their little cottage is a holiday home and they come over every 3 months or so.  It's a haven for field spiders and as it has a beamed ceiling they leave their webs everywhere ....... so my job is to make sure I get down as many as possible as it's no fun sleeping with spiders above.  As we registered to work here Feb/March, we feel good that we are paying something back into the French system ... I had to use the hospital facilities 2 years ago when I slipped on the garden, resulting in a double fracture - tib and fib.  They were wonderful and 2nd to none.  This evening we will start to wind down for our 17 day trip to the UK, - we fly tomorrow evening.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 18, 2010, 01:45:22 PM
Hope you have a great time  8) - know you don't usually post when you're away so look forward to hearing from you on your return.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 18, 2010, 02:27:38 PM
Have a great time.  Drizzling now but sunshine is expected :-)

I'm bored.  Rarely am I bored.  But being too tired to sleep and with noise from the builders in front and behind  >:( ...... need to drift off to re-charge the batteries.

I've been cleaning ... can you smell the polish  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on June 18, 2010, 05:25:47 PM
I can smell it from here! Do you know, I used to have a friend that hated housework and rarely did any. When she had guests due she'd stick blobs of furniture polish here and there so it smelt like it had been polished!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 18, 2010, 05:27:41 PM
Now that idea I like! ;D Mind you, I'd have to actually buy some polish first!  ::)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on June 18, 2010, 05:28:29 PM
"Fed up to the back teeth" is the honest answer :'(

You may remember I fell over last weekend so have had a horrible week while I'm healing.  A few weeks ago my friend came round and we decided that we and our hubby's would go out for a meal tonight.  She decided the date and we both wrote it down.  We also agreed we'd be in touch during the week to decide where to eat.

Week went on and I heard nothing. I rang her last night & her adult daughter said she was out and to ring her mobile.  I did tell her that it was to arrange for tonight in case I couldn't get her Mum.  Left a message on her phone to ring me about tonight.  Heard nothing so rang twice this morning & left messages.

Hubby was rushing round all day to get  his work done (self-employed) so we could get out early evening.  She rang at 5 and said she forgot all about it and anyway her partner wanted to watch the FOOTBALL! >:(  I couldn't hide my disappointment and said I'd had a c**p week and was really looking forward to going out.  She said "well sorry but you know what it's like."

Well actually NO.  ::) Only serious illness would ever make me cancel anything so late in the day.  I HATE letting anyone down and if any of my friends ask me to write references for them, make them something, house/animal sit, go out with them ... I just never let them down.  I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable cancelling an arrangement because my husband wanted to watch motorbike racing or something. (He's not into football).  Blooming football!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 18, 2010, 05:39:47 PM
What a bummer Pennyfarthing.  Fancy giving up an evening out with friends to watch 22 men kicking a bag of wind around a football pitch !!

You have an evening out, just the two of you, and sod 'em.  After such a crap week you deserve one.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on June 18, 2010, 06:18:13 PM
Thanks Meggie.  I've just showered and am about to put some decent clothes on for the first time this week and we are indeed going out and taking DD. We are hoping we can find a football-free zone! ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 18, 2010, 07:03:21 PM
Hopefully you'll find a nice peaceful place as all the other eejits will be watching the match! Passed a lovely country pub last week which said "good food and football free zone". What could be better?  :)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 19, 2010, 04:20:56 PM
We're a footie-free zone ..... but you may have to do some weeding  ;) ......... we've been out to a competition, I've lazed in the car, had  a sleep, read the papers, chatted to people - same again tomorrow.  Now have to decide what's for T!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 24, 2010, 01:17:33 PM
Tired++ - too tired to sleep
Weary
Lots to do and not enough energy
Queasy
Fed up  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on June 24, 2010, 01:28:02 PM
Today I am hot and bothered....and not in the good way  ::)
Feeling sore...so sitting with my feet up and hoping to nod off for a wee bit at some point.

*CLKD*...huggles!

Catherine x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 24, 2010, 04:57:34 PM
Today I am baking hot and you know how I hate the summer! The three way valve in the school heating system has failed which means that when we are heating hot water it is sent through the radiators as well. The school has been absolutely boiling for two days now while we wait for the engineer to come and fix it - he is waiting for parts. We could turn the hot water off but regulations stipulate that hot water has to be available for hand washing at all times. In the winter it failed altogether and we froze!! I have tried to turn the radiators off but they are all stuck - it is an ancient system.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on June 24, 2010, 06:53:30 PM
Plumbing problems  ;D are no fun in any form.

I am tired and grumpy and have been snapping at the kids all day. Hubby has been keeping his head down so he has avoided most of it. I need a holiday or a rest or just someone to make me a bl**dy cup of tea once in a while.
It seems no matter what I ask my lot to do, nothing ever gets done. Snapped sons head off when he left saucepan and bowl next to sink because he could not be bothered to empty the dishwasher. He said I never asked him to. Could he not see for himself and just do it.
My head hurts, I have a really heavy period, and I generally feel crap.

Sorry all
needed to get that off my chest  :(

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 24, 2010, 07:02:02 PM
 :foryou: CLKD :foryou: wee rascal :foryou:  Taz2 :foryou:viv
Must admit I'm feeling good - last day of my "feel-good" HRT tabs for this month but only felt yucky a couple of days last month so trying to stay optimistic!  ;)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 24, 2010, 07:02:54 PM
Sorry Viv - yours didn't work - will try again!   :foryou:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on June 24, 2010, 07:05:38 PM
:foryou: CLKD :foryou: wee rascal :foryou:  Taz2 :foryou:viv
Must admit I'm feeling good - last day of my "feel-good" HRT tabs for this month but only felt yucky a couple of days last month so trying to stay optimistic!  ;)
Bixby x

Awwwww...ta muchly petal  :)
I'm really pleased to hear your feeling good...long may it last!

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 24, 2010, 07:06:05 PM
Hi Viv - you need to do what I started doing when I began to feel like that - if you can that is. I started going away for weekends or even a week on my own. It was bliss. Just myself to see to. No need to cook if I wasn't hungry. No need to tidy up either after myself or anyone else. Going out and coming home to the bathroom still in the same state! It was a real sense of freedom.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on June 24, 2010, 07:36:18 PM
Taz You have no idea how much I would love to do that, but what with kids, OH, and my Mum, its just going to have to be a dream for the moment. We are going away for a week in August but its self catering and sometimes I feel as if I just change kitchen sinks. I am determined to try to get a rest this time. Too often I come home tired from my "holiday"
Our schools break up for the holidays next week so at least I will get a bit of a lie in.
Just need a good nights sleep. I keep having really vivid nightmares at the moment, then I waken up and cant get back to sleep. They are so vivid they seem real. Last week I dreamed I had lost the dog. When I wakened up I could not believe I was lying in bed while my poor dog was on her own and lost. I actually wakened up OH and told him we needed to get up and look for her. He was not best pleased and pointed to the dog who was in her bed in our room as usual. That was me awake for the rest of the night worrying about what I would do if I really lost her. Daft? or what  ::)
Last night it was a dead naked girl in a bathroom, and all I could think of was she was thinner than me and my OH was getting an eyefull.

Thanks for the flowers Bixby  :)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 24, 2010, 08:25:26 PM
Make sure you don't take any cooking ingredients and then insist on eating out! It's nice to be able to get a snack when you want - toast etc. - that's why I like self-catering but that doesn't mean you should provide every meal like at home. And definitely NO washing-up!  8)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 25, 2010, 07:20:15 AM
Or take pre-cooked food which requires heating through in the evenings?

I used to dream that our cats had escaped from the house.  We had 36,000 vehicles passing our garden daily.  So pussies were kept inside with lots of toys to keep them amused.  One night I was calling the little girl cat 'cos in my dream she was racing down the garden to the road - I woke with her sitting on my chest, rubbing noses and purring gently, "I'm here Mum".  She was the gentlest wee soul I ever met .........

This morning I'm tired.  Ratty.  Lots to do but can't be bothered ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on June 25, 2010, 08:54:10 PM
I was alright until I got dive bombed by a stag beetle, however it has been too hot to do much housework so have been watching the football.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 25, 2010, 08:55:16 PM
I had a deep, long sleep this afternoon.  Refreshing.  No dreaming.  Got on with the chores once I had woken up at 3.15 ...... hot outside so actually washed the kitchen and hall floors, hoovered, tidied ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 25, 2010, 10:43:11 PM
I've been trying to re-do wall displays at school. It is all part of the new initiative to create "working walls" which means we are not allowed to display children's work (apart from in public areas within the school) and all wallboards in the classrooms need to be of benefit i.e. maths walls, literacy walls, science walls. I have been up and down stepladders all day and still didn't get it finished!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 26, 2010, 07:28:55 AM
Oh for heavens sake - all these "new initiatives" must drive you mad.  :madeyes:
The ones that annoy me most are ones which worked well years ago, were dropped and are then presented by the next bright young thing as a wonderful new idea.  :bang:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 26, 2010, 07:56:19 AM
Hi Bixby - you mean all of them then!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 30, 2010, 11:07:16 AM
overwhelmed

the house is a tip
there is stuff waiting to go to auction but hubby can't go for weeks++

the builders have their machinary working, the radio blaring, private mobile phone conversations going on

I feel like walking away  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on June 30, 2010, 11:14:09 AM
You want to see my house CLKD. Son no 2 is back from uni (graduated with a 2:1 bless him), and he's brought mountains of stuff that's dumped everywhere with nowhere for it to go.  >:(
Am also half way through decorating the lounge so I can't escape mess!

There's nothing else for it, I'm off shopping.

Go for a walk CLKD, that'll cheer you up, always does me.

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 30, 2010, 09:22:55 PM
I cleared out the fish ponds ............. weeping inwardly .......... it makes me SO MAD that the Council *will not enforce the Rules*  :bang: :bang: :bang:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on June 30, 2010, 09:53:07 PM
You have lost me CLKD.

What rules ??

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 30, 2010, 10:46:58 PM
What rules CLKD - surely your fishpond is your fishpond. It is not the right time to clear them out but I know that you understand that. Has something happened?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 01, 2010, 07:41:54 AM
Yep.  2 new houses are being erected opposite ........ the dust on Monday was blowing towards my washing on the other side of the house ........ the workmen don't use protective gear, ever, so they were cutting bricks without gloves, masks, eye-goggles ......... yesterday the plasterers had the radio blaring from inside the properties but: machines were going all day; they had to shout above the noise, if they wanted to use their mobiles they walked up and down outside our windows shouting above the noise, the radio was on as loud as possible over the noise of the machines ............ they were there at 7.10 a.m. on Saturday throwing bricks into a plastic drum etc.; and the Council aren't there at weekends ...... I was overwhelmed by noise, inconsideration, dust ..........

I wasn't safe enough to drive away, couldn't anyway 'cos a lorry or vans were parked too close to our drive - I almost lost total control over the whole issue by 11.00 a.m.  :cuss:

so cleaning out the fishpond was therapy in a way ...........

as for today, well I smiled at a poppy open to the early sun ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on July 01, 2010, 08:07:54 AM
Yep.  2 new houses are being erected opposite ........ the dust on Monday was blowing towards my washing on the other side of the house ........ the workmen don't use protective gear, ever, so they were cutting bricks without gloves, masks, eye-goggles ......... yesterday the plasterers had the radio blaring from inside the properties but: machines were going all day; they had to shout above the noise, if they wanted to use their mobiles they walked up and down outside our windows shouting above the noise, the radio was on as loud as possible over the noise of the machines ............ they were there at 7.10 a.m. on Saturday throwing bricks into a plastic drum etc.; and the Council aren't there at weekends ...... I was overwhelmed by noise, inconsideration, dust ..........

I wasn't safe enough to drive away, couldn't anyway 'cos a lorry or vans were parked too close to our drive - I almost lost total control over the whole issue by 11.00 a.m.  :cuss:

so cleaning out the fishpond was therapy in a way ...........

as for today, well I smiled at a poppy open to the early sun ...........

I can see that you're finding this a bit upsetting and overwhelming and I feel for you....but what you're describing is really quite standard practice as far as construction jobs go. They are noisy, dirty things. I don't really see what you'd think the council would be able to do about that? They're not going to be able to stop folks talking on mobile phones or using machines etc. I'm sorry it's getting you down.  :(

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 01, 2010, 10:09:32 AM
Thanks Catherine.  I accept that there will be machinery but talking on mobile phones outside my front window is not on - all the workmen have cars so could walk/drive away from the area rather than shouting above the noise of the concrete mixer.  Radios are not an essential part of the  building trade and if it's really necessary they could all buy a personal radio ..... and not have theirs on so loud that they have to shout above all the building noise!

Anyone else warm this morning?  It's muggy here and I feel quite queasy .....

Post arrived about an hour ago, 1 catalogue stating pre-view Autumn/Winter collection  >:(

I could sleep for a week .............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on July 01, 2010, 04:16:45 PM
I reckon a radio is standard practice on all building sites. As for talking on their mobiles - if they have to leave the site each time they need to speak to someone then the job will just take longer. I know that this has upset you a lot CLKD but you  knew it was going to happen so try not to let it get to you. As we have said before - we all live in houses, flats, bungalows and at one point our much loved homes were a building sites upsetting someone somewhere. Why not invest in some earplugs or turn up your ipod? I used to make friends of the builders round here and ended up making tea for them all day before I went back to working nearly fulltime. I met some lovely people I must admit and got some useful phone numbers too!  Most of the time they don't want to disrupt your life but they have a job to do and it is impossible to build without dust and noise. As long as they don't start work before 7 in the morning then the Council will not be interested. Sorry  :(  At least you had a nice smile at a poppy today.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 01, 2010, 08:57:49 PM
7.30 weekdays 8.00 a.m. Saturdays  ::)

What's an iPod?  ???

Ear-plugs ........ why should I this is MY house I want to enjoy whilst I still have breath in my body  ::)

Only 2 people over there today, more peaceful.  I've had some interesting e-mail exchanges with the Council too  :poke2:  .....

Today has been humid; I've been pottering ......... off for my bath!

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on July 02, 2010, 12:39:35 PM
They have been building an extention over the back of our bungalow & I must admit it has been a right pain in the butt with the noise. I know they have every right to do so but at 7.30 in the morning they start up the disc cutter thingy wotsit, this goes on for a while then they start the electric saw. This has been going on for months now. I hope they throw an extention party for all their neighbours when it's completed.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on July 02, 2010, 03:39:12 PM
We've got to have some repair work done to the back of our house and conservatory (through insurance  :)) and I was so pleased when they said the hours would be 8.30 - 4.30. Much more civilised!  ;) When we had our kitchen and downstairs loo done last summer, they started at 7 a.m. :o Luckily the plumber in charge of it all is a friend so we gave him a key and he let himself in but being woken up at that time every day was a killer, especially as I was pre-HRT and having sleeping problems anyway.  :-\ We're not morning people, often work evenings and don't wake naturally till at least 8 a.m.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on July 02, 2010, 03:42:43 PM
My worst experience with builders was 5 or6 years ago when our next door neighbours put another floor on their house.  It took about 3 months and during this time we got burgled one afternoon.   I was only out of the house for about an hour and don't have a regular timetable so felt someone must have been watching.  I returned and my front door was deadlocked from inside although I didn't initially realise this.  Anyway to cut a very long story relatively short - the burglars had smashed one of of our back downstairs windows in to gain access, all our windows were shut and locked.   And must have gone out the same way as the other doors were still locked.  During this burglary 4 or 5 builders were working next door up high on the scaffolding totally overlooking our house and back garden, but apparently didn't see or hear a thing! ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on July 05, 2010, 07:44:08 PM
I had to laugh today when I went to the supermarket.
There was a married couple (about the same age as me) & I looked at the lady & thought to myself " You're about my age I wonder if you are suffering with the meno like me", well about 10 seconds later I heard someone blow off, the lady turned round & looked at me all embarrased, I smiled at her & she laughed & asked if I heard it, oh yes I said & giggled, she said I have never done that in public before, how embarrasing, don't worry about it I said & we went down seperate aisles. I then heard another windy pops noise coming from the next aisle & the lady was giggling. We met up at the end of the aisles & she said oh no you didn't hear that one as well... she blamed it on the fish & chips she had just eaten in the cafe. It's nice to know I'm not alone.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on July 07, 2010, 07:28:13 PM
Just getting back into a routine of sorts after 17 days in the UK.  It will take me a time to respond to the threads - it looks like there's loads to read.

Cazikins - love the bit about the woman shopping in the supermarket - I bet her face was red!!

Crescent - Someone came into my house 10 years ago and took my handbag off the table in the kitchen - I was in the lounge watching TV - some folks have a bloody cheek.  I lost all my Christmas money, credit cards etc.,  According to the Police it was most likely an opportunist - the cards turned out strewn in a field next to a local school.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on July 07, 2010, 08:19:26 PM
Wecome back, Meggie - hope you had a great time.  :foryou:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on July 10, 2010, 12:49:56 PM
OMG...I'm just back from my local farmers market and feel completely  :drunk:
The "local" winery...Cairn O Mohr (well named...one glass and you care no more!) were having a wee tasting session and I partook of a few wee tasting cups. I am an utter lightweight when it comes to alcohol....despite owning a bar/rest for years  ;D I'm the cheapest date around!
The winery specialize in fruit wines and they have some kick to them, around 13.3% volume for most of them. I've spoken to the lady that runs the stall on many occasions...so today I felt obliged to try the wee samples as I was chatting. After "sampling" the Strawberry, Raspberry, Elderberry and a summer special Cider...I had to come straight home  ::) was either that or start a sing song!
I'd heartily recommend them though to any of you ladies that like a wee glass of wine and would like to try something different. Just Google the name and you'll find their website.

Slainte!  :drunklaf:

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on July 11, 2010, 01:56:56 PM
Hi Wee Rascal

I know what you mean re the fruity wines - There was a micro-brewery a mile from our home in the UK.  We regularly used to visit and one day I had 6 glasses - all different, strawberry, raspberry, cherry etc., etc., and at one point I fell asleep.  I remember people disappear to the loo and the next I knew they were all back again.  The barman suggested they loan us a barrow to get me home in - I thought I was OK to walk, until I got outside and the cool air hit me.  I couldn't stand up properly ........ the wine was 13.5 % ABV.  The walk home took an age - 2 steps forward, 1 back !!

Tee Hee - Hic !  Hic !  Hic !

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on July 11, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
This reminds me of many years ago when I lived in a small village in the Lake District. The lady at the local Spar would let me have fruit that had "gone over". I made some pear  wine and OH was very enthusiastic! I gently suggested one night that he'd had enough and I got the response "don't tell me when I've had enough!" You should have seen his face when he attempted to get down the stairs next morning! :drunklaf: He's never forgotten it, and more to the point, neither have I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on July 11, 2010, 09:03:55 PM
*Hic*...so glad it's not just me then!  ;D

Bottoms up!

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on July 11, 2010, 09:30:00 PM
Never tell a man he has had enough to drink. My experience has been that they will have one more just to prove you wrong, and as all ladies know, that is just not possible  ;D ;D

Viv
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on August 18, 2010, 10:10:11 AM
Ohhh I've got the jitters because I've just booked for me, hubby and son no2 to go see the comedian Rhod Gilbert in December. I really, really want to go, so why am I jangling? I keep telling myself it's only a gig for goodness sake  :bang: :bang:

Damn meno >:( I never used to be like this!
I think I'll have to go for a brisk walk to try and burn up some adrenaline!  :bunny:

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 18, 2010, 11:25:20 AM
I am the same Catweazle as I have booked tickets for Frank Turner in Southampton on 7th December. I really want to book some for Oxford two nights before as well and then there is Brixton Academy on the 12th..... I just know that I will be sitting there just before it is time to leave wondering why on earth I thought it was a good idea. We will go though and we will enjoy it - wont we?? Who is Rhod Gilbert by the way - sorry to show my ignorance but I am not very hot on comedians.

I am itching like mad today as I had a lasagne last night and the rash is gradually coming out - I reckon it must be coeliac. Everything I have eaten today has contained gluten so goodness knows what I will end up eating if I am diagnosed. I may get slimmer again after all!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on August 18, 2010, 11:49:48 AM
Wecome back, Meggie - hope you had a great time.  :foryou:
Bixby x

Sorry Bixby - not ignoring you but I missed this question.

Yes, had a relatively good time and since this visit have been back to the UK for my Son's Wedding on 7th August.  That was brilliant.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on August 18, 2010, 03:44:52 PM
I am the same Catweazle as I have booked tickets for Frank Turner in Southampton on 7th December. I really want to book some for Oxford two nights before as well and then there is Brixton Academy on the 12th..... I just know that I will be sitting there just before it is time to leave wondering why on earth I thought it was a good idea. We will go though and we will enjoy it - wont we?? Who is Rhod Gilbert by the way - sorry to show my ignorance but I am not very hot on comedians.

I'm in good company then Taz  ;) 
Of course we'll enjoy it - when we get there, it's just the anticipation isn't it.
Rhod Gilbert is a welsh comedian, this is a funny clip from Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISGykO6Z7U&feature=related

I've calmed down now but come December I'll no doubt have the jitters again  ::)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 19, 2010, 09:18:00 AM
Kicking myself  :kick:  because I was toooo tired to take me medication last night so now I feel sick, headachy, tired, weary, light headed ..........  :bang: :bang: :bang: oh that didn't help either  ::) ...... I slept really heavily which happens if I don't take the medication, had very busy dreams and am suffering ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 19, 2010, 09:40:50 AM
I love that Rhod Gilbert, we watch comedy road show all the time. Brilliant. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 19, 2010, 12:38:58 PM
... am suffering  :'(
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Post by: Eddie on August 19, 2010, 12:48:55 PM
 :hug: Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on August 19, 2010, 01:48:31 PM
Have fun Catweazle, you'll enjoy him, I've seen him several times on TV.

I had scrambled eggs for lunch & somehow managed to cover my top with egg white, it went all down my boobs...yuk. The shell on FIL's fresh eggs always need an extra bashing but I think I bashed it a bit too hard.
 
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Post by: Taz2 on August 19, 2010, 02:16:01 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by: Cazikins on August 19, 2010, 02:55:26 PM
Thought you'd find that funny...
xx
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Post by: CLKD on August 19, 2010, 06:18:45 PM
Better than sticking your hand into the nest box and finding an egg only partly shelled  >:( with Madam outside declaring that she's just laid a lovely fresh egg ....... yep, it's stuck to my fingers, down my jeans, on the straw  ::)

Thanks for the hug Eddie  ;)
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Post by: Pennyfarthing on August 19, 2010, 07:33:32 PM
Not too bad.  Been to hospital for pre-op assessment as I'm having Hysteroscopy & D & C next week.  Having a general anaesthetic.
Apparently the biopsy they took was fine but the lining of the womb is thicker than it should be.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on August 20, 2010, 07:05:31 AM
Not too bad.  Been to hospital for pre-op assessment as I'm having Hysteroscopy & D & C next week

Hope all goes well next week.

Meggie
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Post by: wee rascal on August 20, 2010, 07:17:41 AM
I'm going out to get my eyebrows waxed today....hoping that'll cheer me up a wee bit. Then off to supermarket to clip a few folks ankles with my trolley  ;) ;D


Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 20, 2010, 07:42:53 AM
 :o waxed?  Hot or cold treatment?

Better today as I took my medication at the proper time  ::)

Hope the hospital treatment goes well PennyFarthing  :foryou:
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Post by: wee rascal on August 20, 2010, 10:37:56 AM
:o waxed?  Hot or cold treatment?

Better today as I took my medication at the proper time  ::)

Hope the hospital treatment goes well PennyFarthing  :foryou:
Hot wax to remove stray hairs...I dont tweeze them myself and just get them tidied up at the salon every 4 weeks.
Makes a real difference  :)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 20, 2010, 06:31:42 PM
That Vagifem seems to have a lot to answer for  >:( ...... any chemical addition can cause symptoms I suppose ...... [off to the BarBQ, fire's lit, gazebo is up  ;) ]

Friday and we are on days off from work  :hapij:
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Post by: wee rascal on August 20, 2010, 07:06:37 PM
What a great idea.  I can't pluck mine now - can't see without glasses and can't pluck them with glasses in the way and DD has left home.

I'm not bothered on a day to day basis but for DS's wedding I might have them waxed. How far in advance would you recommend it?

My piles hurt today.  Since Vagifem they are more uncomfortable.  Could it be the oestrogen in the tissues around there?  Increased blood supply or sumpink?

Larky, Would get it done a few days in advance as it'll be a wee bit red afterwards and you're advised not to put any make up or stuff on for 24 hours. It's literally a few minutes and then that's you for a month or so until next time. Depending on your individual growth of course. It really makes a difference...brightens the face up. Costs £5 at my beauty salon.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on August 24, 2010, 07:22:03 AM
Feeling a bit proud of myself.
Yesterday I drove to Harrogate to look at a car - it was a 60 mile round trip.
Some of you may remember my posts last year about having major jitters when driving, it was so bad some days I struggled to drive 2 miles to the supermarket. However I refused to let my anxiety beat me and and with the help of Yogini's brain diversion techniques (making up phrases from the letters of car numberplates for example), and rescue remedy of course, I am almost back to normal!

I'm having the car (actually made a decision myself  :o), so I've got to drive there again next week to pick it up, but I know now I can do it!  :bounce:

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on August 24, 2010, 10:38:38 AM
Well done Catweazle  :clapping: that is a lot more then I can manage.
A very dear friend of mine lost her battle with cancer last week  :'(, & the funeral is about an hours drive away & it's a place I've never been to be before. I don't think I'm up to the driving & hubby has offered to drive there but I don't think I can face the upset of it all in one day (funeral, long drive, etc), plus hubbys driving is a bit too fast & furious for my liking.

Larky, I think you have made the right decision, get someone else to do it & then you can sit back & relax.

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on August 24, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
Larky I'm just the same - I wouldn't dare drive abroad. If someone asks me which is right or left I have to stop and think which hand I write with (I know I'm right-handed!).

Cazi I'm so sorry to hear about your friend  :hug: I know she was special to you.
Will hubby come with you and just drive a bit slower for once? I know my OH drives like a bat out of hell on the motorway and I hate it. Or do you have a sat nav that you could take? It takes a bit of the stress out of not knowing where you're going. I used one yesterday when I went to Harrogate.
I think if you really, really want to go somewhere you somehow find the strength if you dig deep.

Take care
Catweazle  :-* xxx
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Post by: Cazikins on August 24, 2010, 09:00:51 PM
Cazi I'm so sorry to hear about your friend  :hug: I know she was special to you.

Take care
Catweazle  :-* xxx


Thanks Catweazle, yes she was very special to me, she did manage to reach her 50th birthday last month which she enjoyed, plus she did pass away at home rather then at the hospice & I'm sure her dear little dog was with her (well & a close relative). She was a lovely lady & a very dear friend.
Think I will get hubby to take me next week, so long as my IBS is under control that day (it's a burial at 11am).
Love Cazi xx
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Post by: viv on August 24, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
Cazi

 :hug:

If you cant go on the day then light a candle or go for a walk and think about your friend. You dont have to be there for it to be a special day. I am sure your friend would understand.

Take Care

Viv
x
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Post by: Cazikins on August 25, 2010, 01:23:42 PM
Thanks Viv,
I really want to go but it seems a bit silly because when she was poorly I never went to see her, we just use to email each other late in the evenings. She lived on her own (apart from her dog) & I think she use to get lonely & we use to chat about our day etc.
Lighting a candle for her is s lovely idea - thanks again Viv.

Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 27, 2010, 04:57:42 AM
Caz
Im sorry about your pal so very sorry
If you can go go If you cant then light a candle
Say a prayer
As it says in the good book
Find a quiet place do not make a show of your devotions
To me that means the man upstairs doesnt care if you pray in bed its all the same to him
Your pals not there anymore but if you can manage it it shows how much she was cared for
Funerals are about respect for the falmily left behind for the person who died and a way of completion
I didnt go to my brothers or Mothers funeral I was here in Ozz you cant get a much closer relationship
I just went to the local church lit a candle and prayed I think that was enough
Love and hugs
Suzi Q :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on August 27, 2010, 07:49:02 AM
Hi Caz

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

The people we care about leave a huge void in the lives of those left behind.  It takes time to adjust to not having them around but we all deal with things differently and if you are not able to attend the funeral then that's OK.  Memories are very important and can never be taken away from you.  Hold them close and remember the good times.  I am sure that by being there for her you helped her through such a difficult time.

Plant a Rose in Rememberance if you wish.  Do what you want to do, not what others expect.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 27, 2010, 07:55:10 AM
Hi Caz. Sorry to hear about your friend, do you know her family well enough to go with them to the funeral? It is really daunting to do this on your own? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 27, 2010, 09:00:58 AM
How am I today? Pissed
I dont know if the Vagifems failing or what?
Im not weeing more than 6 times  a day (yet) no burning no ache no cuts(yet)
Just a sort of soreness around my vaginal opening its not much
But its there has been for a few days now Im fed up as we are off a week on Wednesday
Ive had the off day or 2 over the last 6months but this has been since last Friday
Some days OK some days a bit less than Ok but every day Im aware
I had the most brilliant 3 weeks forgot all about my AV now this?
Dont get me wrong its only about 5% but I think its the fear of it coming back
I tried on sites to see if this can happen I found one women who said 6mnths and it stopped working end of!
Buggar anyone else out there had this? Did it fail?
Help Suzi Q :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 27, 2010, 09:48:42 AM
Maybe Suzi, That's the theory behind the time out. You know, mind somebody said g.p. wanted them to stop for a break?? Eddie. x
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Post by: Crescent on August 27, 2010, 04:54:08 PM
Oh Suzi, just wrote to you on another thread and then found this!  Totally understand your fear - I'm like that about the VA and cystitis infections, every time I have an 'off' day down there I start worrying.   Had a funny feeling all last Saturday, the 'toothache' feeling again around the labia and got all twitchy which wasn't good as we were staying with friends and it made me want to go home :(

Do you think it would be worth trying something like Ovestin again?  Know it wasn't as good as Vagifem for you before, but now you are not starting from the same point, if you see what I mean?    Your VA is so much better than it was so it's a totally different situation now.  Hope it all calms down as know this will be in your mind getting ready for your holiday.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on August 27, 2010, 09:28:57 PM
Hope everything sorts itself out SuzuiQ before you come to Europe.  :hug: :hug:. I can't really add anything to what's already been said but I do hope it doesn't spoil your trip as I know you have really been looking forward to it. Maybe once you get here it will all settle down.

Thanks for all your support regarding my friends funeral. I've decided not to go. I will not know anyone, I never met any of her family or other friends apart from one, & she can't make it. I don't think it is right for the family to see a complete stranger getting upset & I know I will not be able to keep my emotions in check.

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 27, 2010, 10:06:11 PM
I'm sure that the fresh weather here will help Suzi. If only to feel the meno in the arctic. (http://bestsmileys.com/cold/8.gif)
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on August 28, 2010, 08:21:28 AM
I don't know about failing, not sure if it is doing much and have not tested it out yet (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/sex/t1520.gif).  All I know is that I still need to use the BioFem outside and just inside.

Can't be bothered now, will think about it some more after holiday.

I just love the images which you all add - entertaining and always brings a smile.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on August 28, 2010, 08:55:00 AM
Cazikins - well done for making the decision which is right for you. I haven't been to a funeral since my dad's over 20 years ago. I know that I will break down completely at any funeral and don't feel it's fair on others so I know exactly what you mean. Your friend knows that you loved her and you supported her when she most needed it which is all that matters.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on August 29, 2010, 08:14:17 PM
Today I'm sore  :(
Was in hospital yesterday for an operation to help with a damaged nerve in my arm and hand. Turned out to be a bit more damage in there than they thought and ended up with some bone removed from my elbow and the nerve repositioned.
The pain's terrible now...the nerve is "protesting" about being moved, so had to up my Gabapentin which i'm not happy about either. Nerve pain is bloody awful.
I'm consoling myself with a nice hot ginger cordial just now.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Lady-Vibes/457983__a_cup_of_hot_tea.jpg)

Catherine x
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Post by: Bette on August 29, 2010, 08:17:01 PM
Ouch - poor you  :hug:
Did they say how long it would be until you see some improvement?
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on August 29, 2010, 08:36:49 PM
Well...improvement's not really going to be significant actually. The operation was more to curtail deterioration. The muscle tone that's been lost can't be regained. If I didn't have the op i'd have eventually lost all feeling in the hand. As it was...i'd lost grip strength and three of the fingers were losing feeling. The pain...well....nerves take a while to repair/settle down....so will just have to put up with that right now. Back to consultant in 4 weeks time to see how things are going and start physio.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 29, 2010, 08:41:15 PM
Oh i had that nerve pain after my Breast red, dragging stabbing pain, but never did anyone advise anything for it. Urgh. Eddie. x
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Post by: Pammie on August 29, 2010, 10:55:16 PM
Sorry to hear about your hand and arm Catherine.  I do hope the operation helps to improve things and that the present pain doesn't last too long :hug:

I seem to remember someone posting about ulnar nerve compression (never heard of it before I read about it here) in their hand or hands... was that you?  The reason I ask is because I've had some problems with mine and when I looked up the symptoms it rang a bell with me.  I have some arthritis in the joints of some fingers, but over the last nine months or so I've developed some numbness, most particularly in my ring and little fingers and mostly in my left hand.  My GP has fobbed off my OA as wear and tear and nothing can be done about it... but I know I'm losing a lot of strength in my hands and feel I should be a bit more persistent and see another GP in the practice who might take it a bit more seriously.  Sorry for the waffle.

Pam x
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Post by: wee rascal on August 29, 2010, 11:29:52 PM
Hiya Pam  :)

Yes...that was me. I've got nerve damage in both arms but the right one was significantly worse.
Definitely force the issue with the docs...that's an ulnar problem you have there. It won't get better by itself and needs attention. I had the same problem....have had this for more than 2 years and only now getting it sorted thanks to changing GP.
Go get em girl!

Catherine x
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Post by: Pammie on August 29, 2010, 11:49:49 PM
Thank you for that info Catherine... if you hadn't posted about your experience - I would have allowed my GP to fob me off and I too would have put my symptoms down to OA.  I'm going to have to see another GP at my surgery and get a second opinion.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on August 30, 2010, 12:00:35 AM
Hiya Pam  :)

Good...you do that. They should at least refer you for nerve conduction tests and that will show if there's a problem with the nerve and just where it is exactly. Then it can be decided best way forward. Surgery isn't always necessary...may be given a splint to try for a bit.
Don't be fobbed off...that's their job to help you.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 30, 2010, 12:28:24 PM
OK - Hubby and I have had a good week around the antique shops in various towns, we've done chores around house and garden, visited his mother in Hospital and have enjoyed sleeping in ........ back to the Grind on Wednesday though  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 31, 2010, 05:49:57 AM
Well the sky is blue lovely wee puffy clouds temp 24C last day of winter here in Ozz hehehe
1st day of Spring tomorrow feel the heat rising in the morning even now
Fanny ok today so fingers crossed hope evry bodies bits a bobs are well today
Hope everyone whos sad has a happier day today
Take good care Suzi Q :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on August 31, 2010, 07:03:44 AM
Suzi, Have a safe flight. Love, Eddie. x
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Post by: Pammie on August 31, 2010, 11:44:41 AM
Happy Landings Suzi! - glad everything's ok with you.

Pam x
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Post by: wee rascal on August 31, 2010, 11:52:02 AM
Take care Suzi  :)

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii269/theogrit/sign%20or%20English%20smilies/2sgn106vacation.gif)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on August 31, 2010, 12:16:15 PM
How are you today Catherine? - is the pain any better?

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 31, 2010, 01:32:05 PM
Thanks Ed Wee and Pammie
8 more sleeps and Im off a week tomorrow I get the big bird GULP!!!!
Hope everyone is OK today?
Catherine how are you feeling hope the pains eased off?
Hugs Suzi Q
Ps wot am I going to do for 28 nights no meno matters???????
I will miss each and everyone of you but I will drive you nuts with GUESS WOT WE DID hehehehe xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on August 31, 2010, 02:19:43 PM
Have a safe trip SuziQ, don't forget to drink plenty of water on the plane and slap plenty of moisturiser on regularly.

ladyjane xxx
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Post by: wee rascal on August 31, 2010, 02:49:34 PM
Oh Suzi...I'm sure you'll think of something to do when you're away from here  :)
Just don't come back walking like John Wayne!  :bed: :veil: :jiggy: >:D

Pain is feckin awful just now...sick of walking around in a drugged up stupor. I shall now console myself with a hot choccy with cream on top  :)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on August 31, 2010, 03:44:43 PM
Hi Suzi

Have a safe journey and enjoy the trip. 

We visited Albany 5 years ago to spend time with OH's Brother who was very sickand sadly passed away during the first week of our visit.

We loved Albany, not sure about Perth and Singapore Airlines were superb.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 01, 2010, 06:26:19 AM
Catherine
Im sorry sweetie your in such pain
Isnt there any help u can get ?
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2010, 07:03:49 AM
Hope you are feeling a bit better today Catherine. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 01, 2010, 07:31:33 AM
Hiya Suzi  :)

Was told before my operation that ther weren't doing it to "sort" things...just to stop them getting any worse. The nerve had been too damaged for them to to do anything more than release it and move it to a safer place. It was a case of leave it....and eventually lose all feeling and movement in some fingers, or have it done and be able to keep fingers mobile but put up with reduced strength and numbness/pain. After many scary times when I'd lost the feeling and my fingers were "clawed" I went for the op.
The pain right now...only stuff like Gabapentin will touch it as it's nerve pain. I'm already taking 1500mg of that a day just now...it does help...but i'm doped up all day...it makes me sleepy, dizzy and sick feeling. If I've anything I need to get done that requires a clear head...I just cant take them and so will have to accept being in pain. No amount of paracetamol/ibuprofen/codeine or anything like that makes a difference to nerve pain. The nerve is in "shock" right now from being dug out, squeezed back into life a bit and repositioned somewhere new. Having fibromyalgia doesn't help either...that's just another complication and the general anasthetic has caused the fibro to flare up right now. It's a case of waiting for the nerve to "settle down" again...however long that will be and just keep taking the tablets.

*Eddie* thanks petal.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2010, 07:45:12 AM
Catherine, You'll need to take it easy, surely stuff that needs done can wait, or get someone else to help, my Mum had the op for tennis elbow done to both years back and i remember how much pain she was in, also i think she was told not to move them at all for a while. Just thinking of you. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 01, 2010, 07:50:27 AM
Hiya Eddie  :)

I'm taking it easy...I promise  :)
I'm still in my jammies and not planning on doing anything too energetic today.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2010, 07:51:16 AM
That's good, i'll be checking back up on you later. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 01, 2010, 03:26:15 PM
Hope you're still taking it easy Catherine.  Did they say how long the nerve pain will last for?
 
I must say you write very articulately for someone who is "doped up" so to speak.

Take care :)
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 01, 2010, 03:42:20 PM
Ahhhh...thank you Pam  :)
I go online in between dopey sessions if poss. I tend to be worse between 10am-1pm, 4.30-7.30pm and 11.30pm-morning  ;D

I need to put the pooter away when i'm taking these damn pills...I bought a trouser suit on Ebay this morning..for no damn reason at all  ::)

I don't have any sort of timescale for pain, nerve recovery's a slow process...I see the consultant in 3 weeks to review things and see about physio.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 01, 2010, 07:06:25 PM
Fine.  Hubby and I watched Panda Watch on Channel 5 earlier  :-* :-* ahhhh ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 01, 2010, 07:12:38 PM
Much more fascinating than what I was watching - Tony Blair on BBC2 :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 03, 2010, 07:12:55 AM
WHOAAA - I cannot believe how ill I have felt!  It's several years since an anxiety attack like this one  :'(

Nausea across the belly button region
Feeling of want to dash to the loo
Can't eat
Can't think
Trembling
Adrenaline surges up and down my arms and legs so much that the thighs feel bruised
Fear that this won't go away
Nausea so that nothing tastes 'right' and smells are accentuated

The reason: I rescued 2 male quails yesterday without asking Hubby so worried all afternoon what his reaction would be.  It's 2 2 many to look after.  Hubby seems OK about it and I did sleep.  I woke at 6.20 a.m. with that anxiety surge which has left me reeling.

I've sprayed rescue remedy onto my tongue: no effect.  I've taken an extra beta-blocka which after 20 mins is beginning to work.  Even so my morning cuppa tastes 'odd'.  It was in the back of my mind to  :-\ and I want to curl up, try to sleep until these awful feelings go away.

I had this when I bought a dog; a hamster which had to be re-homed; when I rescued 2 cats which had to be returned  :'( - but after 6 years of coping I knew anxiety was awful but the physical feelings had gone ........... do I never learn  >:(

We are going away tonight. What if ........... I ruin the weekend ....... at least it's foggy and when the sun does break through the weather will be warm.  

Hubby is now suggesting buying females so that we can have quail eggs  ::) but it will be a week or several before I even go that route.  I coped with the chooks because we talked long and hard about it, this was a snap decision on my part because they were being bullied; but that's the way of the Wild ........... lunch anyone?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 03, 2010, 07:28:43 AM
Head feels strange and don't know whether it's anxiety or the effect of the beta-blocka  :'( I'm pacing back and for round the bedroom wondering what to pack.  Daren't go to the loo in case I'm really ill.  Can't finish my cuppa.  Know Hubby will be on about eating ........ had lots of plans for tomorrow  :( but the thought causes another surge ......have shopping to do but can't drive ......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 03, 2010, 07:34:51 AM
Poor you CLKD- have a  :hug:
Fear that this won't go away - that is one of the worst things, isn't it? But you know that it will, so just keep telling yourself that. Be gentle with yourself today - sleep if you want to - and I'm sure you'll have a lovely weekend. I had an IBS "blip" when we were away for our anniversary recently - hoping too hard that it would all be wonderful, I suppose  ::) Still had a great time - as OH kept saying, didn't spoil anything (other than I didn't get to enjoy all the exciting meals I'd promised myself - he was quite happy, as always, with "basic" food!  :-* )
Hubby is obviously pleased with the quails so you actually did good  ;) and sometimes I think that having a set-back and surviving it can make us a little less scared and less likely to react that way the next time - or at least, less strongly.
Bixby x
P.S. Can you get a banana or slice of toast down? Just saying what you would be telling me!  ;D
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Post by: wee rascal on September 03, 2010, 07:46:35 AM
Hello CLKD  :hug:

Sorry to hear you've had a crappy start to your day. As Bixby said....just be kind to yourself today. Try to put "the weekend" out of your mind right at this moment and concentrate on one thing at a time. Starting from settling yourself down and trying to eat a little bit of something if at all possible.

I hope things ease off a bit for you soon. Take care now.

Catherine x
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Post by: Eddie on September 03, 2010, 07:59:23 AM
CLKD. Like Catherine said, don't worry about the weekend, there's one every five days or so. You've taken the meds, do they work on an empty tummy? Prioritise today, first things first, help yourself, does your hubby know how you feel? If you have gone back to bed then that's prob for the best, short nap to restart the body. Fresh approach. Good luck. Eddie. x
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Post by: Rosebush on September 03, 2010, 09:07:18 AM
CKLD I agree with the girls, you did a kind thing saving the quails, and hubby is okay about it, but maybe not knowing this,  plus the getting ready for the w/end as made you anxious, so rest up and let the meds work, also try and eat something..really hope you feel better later..let us know.. :hug:
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Post by: CLKD on September 03, 2010, 09:43:08 AM
Thanks.  I've managed to eat half a large banana and a ginger biscuit and had a cuppa with a friend which is our usual Friday morning catch up.  The anxiety surges are less.  Quail are fed and watered.  Chickens fed, cleaned, watered.  Washing done.  Case half packed.

Roll on Monday so I know how I've been  ::).  It shows me how vulnerable I remain  :(
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Post by: Bette on September 03, 2010, 09:50:27 AM
Yes but it also shows that your coping strategies work so don't lose heart. How would we cope without bananas and ginger biscuits?!  :)
Bixby x
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Post by: CLKD on September 03, 2010, 12:46:10 PM
I managed a round of toast with honey just before noon then fell asleep waking feeling cold and shivery, laying on the settee wondering when this will end.  It  has taken until now to climb upstairs and find a cardi  ::) .......
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Post by: CLKD on September 03, 2010, 01:01:59 PM
One of the button has stopped working  ::) the one that says 'show unread posts since last visit' so am trawling through the Forum  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on September 03, 2010, 04:23:32 PM
CLKD how are you ?? are you still okay to go away for your weekend..xx
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Post by: Meggie on September 05, 2010, 09:16:33 AM
Absolutely k******ed !!

Why do I do this? 

We have friends and family arriving on Tuesday (for 3 weeks)and I'm just about ready for them and what have I done?  I've uprooted the 2 bedrooms to achieve more storage for their things, turfed out all of my oddments of fabric and made 12 cushions to throw on beds and chairs plus 4 cushions for the outside furniture and two huge pads for the outside benches ....... and I wonder why sweat is running down from the top of my head to my boobs !!! 

BLOODY MENOPAUSE - I'm so HOT, HOT, HOT !!

Hope the rest of you are OK - I think I'm getting everyone else's share.

Meggie
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Post by: Taz2 on September 05, 2010, 09:18:09 AM
It sounds as if your guests are going to have a wonderful stay Meggie - and as for you getting our share of the sweats well, I reckon there is more than enough to go round so please don't feel selfish  ;D ;D ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 06, 2010, 05:53:59 AM
OK Im off Wednesday lunchtime flight is 3.35pm
 6.35am Wed morning your time your time
Im scared now terrified to death made a will today
Got the neighbours to sign it got all the insurances out for son just in case GULP!!!!
Packed my clothes disinfected everything that moved or moves tried to keep busy busy busy
ITS like Churchills Black Dog its just there I can feel the lifting off and the turbulence
Tell you what happens to me when Im scared like now I sleep
Friday night bed and sleep at 10.25pm last night Sunday BED AT 9.30pm and I slept till 7am today
\ I cant think ive ever gone to bed that early in my adult life
So todays a scarey day tomorrow will be worse Wednesday I will be in bed till 11am shaking with fear hahahaha NOT GULP!!!
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Post by: Taz2 on September 06, 2010, 06:04:57 AM
How exciting Suzi - I know the flight is nerve-wracking for you but that's a little blip compared to the happiness you will feel once you touch down in the UK. I am sure you will be fine. Just remember to log in as soon as you can as we will miss you.

Taz x  :)
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Post by: CLKD on September 06, 2010, 06:58:23 AM
There's no such thing as a 'little' blip, at the time it feels hUGEEEEE  >:(  :'(

We reached our destination on Friday evening without too much hassle, slept sort of OK and Sat. morning went to Cresswell Craggs where I knew I could get out of civilisation; lovely and peaceful as we were there early; drove to Chatsworth but the Fayre was busy so we stopped at the Garden Centre for lunch - no problems: drove to Bakewell and had a good afternoon.

Sun morning it's there again, couldn't eat brekkies but managed a cuppa.  Spent the day gently whilst hubby did his 'thing' even managed a cuppa in a cafe - but by 4.30 the familiar adrenaline surges were back so we drove home.  Slept intermittently.  Could go either way today  ???

[My 'unread posts' button still doesn't work  >:( ]
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Post by: Taz2 on September 06, 2010, 07:28:57 AM
What happens when you click on it?

Taz
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Post by: CLKD on September 06, 2010, 08:23:43 AM
All the 'to read' posts disappear and I have to trawl through each section  ::) ....... and then I note that not all 'new' messages are showing so I miss some  ???
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Post by: Libby Babe on September 06, 2010, 09:32:03 AM
Feeling very emotional today.  :'(
Took DS to Uni yesterday for the first time.  He seemed fine and actually chased us away as he wanted to be left to 'get on with it himself' I think.  I am very proud of him because he is generally very shy but did really well.

Today I took DD to Secondary School for the first time, all smart in her uniform and looking so grown up.

My kids have done me proud.  :clapping:

Should be relaxing today but unfortunately because we have been so busy all weekend the chores have piled up (mainly washing) but it needs to be done.

Waiting for a text of DS when he gets up (could be a while yet) and looking forward to all DD's news when she comes home this afternoon.

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Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 10:54:07 AM
Best to keep busy today of all days. I am sure both of them will be just fine but us mums just worry anyway.

 :hug:

Let us know how it all goes for both of them. Dont worry if you don't hear to much from your son, that's a good indication that he is enjoying himself.


Viv
x
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Post by: CLKD on September 06, 2010, 12:27:35 PM
Keep busy. 'cos sure as eggs is eggs they' ll return with a load of washing, plus friends, plus friends' washing  ::)

The 'button' is working again .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 06, 2010, 01:13:55 PM
OK Im off Wednesday lunchtime flight is 3.35pm
 6.35am Wed morning your time your time........................

Hi SuziQ

Just want to wish you a safe journey - I was the same when I flew to Perth 5 years ago then I figured, if anything is going to happen then I can't do anything about it-wherever I am, it will happen.  I hope you manage to enjoy your trip and will soon be on-line to let us all know how you are.

Bye for now and have a lovely time.

Meggie
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Post by: Cathypops on September 06, 2010, 01:50:11 PM
CLKD,

Whoa!!!!! The coincidences are weird. I used to live a mile away from Cresswell Crags. Back then I used to walk there regularly. There was no visitor centre then and me, my brother and the dog used to wander in and out of all the caves.

Wonderful memories and I have some great photos!

Cath
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Post by: CLKD on September 06, 2010, 06:55:53 PM
Caves are all barracaded over now.  I think groups can pay to go inside though.  I found it peaceful.  A haven after Friday's awfulness.  The visitor centre is worth a visit!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 07:12:34 PM
Just about everything aches today. Apart from the usual (knees and back) now its my elbows. Its not the funny bone area but the inside if you know what I mean. Washing my face is agony and even the skin is sore to the touch. It has been this way, off and on, for ages but now it seems as if its here to stay. I cant take anti inflammatorys so I am a bit stumped as to what to take or rub on. I have tried a topical rub with no joy. They are also a bit swollen.
Is this meno, or just part and parcel of getting older, and would have happened anyway, or what.

Viv
x   
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 06, 2010, 07:14:57 PM
The elbow thing is not meno Viv. It sounds like what I get with fibro - is it both elbows?

Taz x
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Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 07:21:29 PM
It started with one, and now both are effected. I started to notice it when I was changing gear while driving and was rubbing the inside of my elbow against the car seat. When I am not moving my arms it does not hurt at all, but certain movements like face washing, where you have to apply pressure, hurts like hell.


Viv
x

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Post by: Taz2 on September 06, 2010, 07:36:55 PM
Sounds painful - tennis elbow is pain on the outside and golfers elbow is pain on the inside. Not sure whether that helps or not. My husband is a fervent golfer but he has developed tennis elbow  :D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 07:39:54 PM
I have had tennis elbow in the past and yes I did play badminton and tennis. I dont play golf ( cant get on with the fashion)  ;D ;D
 I think I might have to take myself to the GPs although the only thing they ever give is pills.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 06, 2010, 07:43:32 PM
You can get a cortisone injection. My tennis elbow is back, Taz i was hoping it was meno, it's been away for years now although i've always been on anti-inflams.
Eddie. x
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Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
The cortisone injections only last a few months I think.
Whats the side effects of the injections.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 06, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
I'm not sure, i've never had one, my mum's had loads and she seems to be okay, a bit tender for a day or so. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 06, 2010, 07:55:15 PM
Well if they get much worse then its something worth considering, although I would like a cure. Ever hopeful as usual  ;D ;D


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 06, 2010, 08:39:13 PM
Can they operate? My mum has had both elbows done for tennis elbow, but the success rate isn't high. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 07, 2010, 08:22:37 AM
Could it be polymyalgia rheumatica?  I think a chat with your GP/Practice Nurse for advice?  Sometimes the inner skin that I can't get to aches or itches  >:( .......

I could go either way on the anxiety front this morning. Routine altered again  ::).  I can hear birds singing though  :-* and a chicken has announced that she has laid an egg ......... at least I slept without dreaming last night  :)
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Post by: Eddie on September 07, 2010, 09:06:11 AM
My anxiety has just gone, let hubby have my cat today, kids missed school bus, had to sit here and simmer quietly whilst they faffed about for bus fares, they will be an hour late, but hey ho. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 07, 2010, 09:19:08 AM
Weather is horrible here for the first time in ages. Spent 40 mins on the telephone to get a GPs appointment for my daughter. She has been feeling sick off and on for days. She has never really picked up since she had chicken pox, and I dont know whether she has picked up another bug or this is a left over from the "pox".
She is just not herself and is getting anxious about missing school, she says she feels very nervy and is quite tearful. Its not like her at all as she is an upbeat kind of girl. So off to the GP we go this afternoon. Hope he has some answers for us.


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 07, 2010, 10:40:49 AM
Viv - sorry to hear your little girl is "out of sorts" - let us know how she goes on at the GP's this afternoon. 

Also, the weather is dire here (SW France).  Yesterday it was 35 degrees, this morning, after a night of thunder and lightening, it's 20 degrees and hammering it down. 

Our friends were due to visit for 2 weeks holiday and their flight has been cancelled due to Air Traffic Control strike (for next 2 days).  They've managed to get on a flight on Saturday (Ryanair only fly to Biarritz Tuesday and Saturday) but they will have lost out on 5 days holiday - so unfair.

Meggie
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Post by: Cupcake on September 07, 2010, 11:00:12 AM
Sounds like a post viral thing Viv. Very debilitating.
As to injecting tennis elbows, they really only like to do them 3 times as you can end up with muscle wasting. You can get what they call an epicondylitis clasp, which fits round your forearm and the muscles work from lower down and allow the tendon to settle.  Takes a LONG time tho.
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Post by: CLKD on September 07, 2010, 02:02:12 PM
Maybe your daughter has low blood sugar Viv which can cause anxiety surges and restlessness. Has she eaten properly since she had the 'pox?  Certainly a trip to the GP is a good idea as it can be reassuring to know what is 'within normal limits'.   :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 08, 2010, 06:33:33 AM

Frustrated !!!

We had a terrific storm last night. 

The winds were so strong that the hanging baskets were blown down and the plant troughs were thrown off the walls.  I have to start tidying up this morning.  Hail the size of large marbles was hitting the front of the house and, as I was outside trying to grab everything that might move, I was well and truely "pelted".  There was very little thunder but lightening every few seconds - as if there were a number of storms at the same time.  Nature !!!  It's much fresher today though and it could have been much worse.

We half expected to get up this morning to see the hen house hanging in the woods at the back of the house but "The Girls" are OK.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 08, 2010, 06:41:09 AM
I was Facebook chatting yesterday with a friend who is out in Sydney at the moment and they have had terrific storms too - patio furniture blown off her balcony and torrential rain. I am so glad your girls are ok.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on September 08, 2010, 01:33:13 PM
Wonder if Suzi is flying over UK yet, hope there is not anymore storms, while she is airbound.. ???
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Post by: Rosebush on September 08, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
 :rofl:  Not sure were she was heading first, here or Paris..
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Post by: Pammie on September 08, 2010, 04:38:44 PM
If Suzi landed at Heathrow - I bet I could pick her out in a crowd ;D - from her own description of herself - burgundy hair, punky/hippy clothes and hush puppies :o  - and I know she won't mind my saying it.  
Yep, I think that's someone you're not going to have a dull evening with ;)

Suzi are your ears burning?

Pam x
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Post by: Pammie on September 08, 2010, 04:40:32 PM
Love your little "toon"  Larky - spot on!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 08, 2010, 08:16:06 PM
Doctor seemed to think it was post viral. He has given her a couple of things to settle her tummy and has told her her to drink much much more than she does. She is eating OK but not great. He wants her back in 10 days if there is no improvement to do a blood test to see how her immune system is. That will be fun  :(. She does not fancy that at all, but does agree that she will have to go and get it done if she does not improve.

OH was at the dentist today and ended up having 3 bottom back teeth out (OUCH)
He has been very quiet and although he did not want to eat he has had to as he is an injecting diabetic. Its so much more difficult. The trusty bottle of Lucozade was used today just to keep his glucose up.

I have done nothing but play Florence now for weeks. Daughter and son with C Pox and now hubby with teeth. You can have too much of somethings I think.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 08:31:17 PM
Yep. Know the feeling. My oldest is off school just now with very sore throat, swollen glands, headaches etc, going to ask g.p. if it could be the dreaded glandular fever! New boyfriend, so possible. Also hubby had a toe nail removed today, so is being nursed, and will be tomorrow too, then back to work on Friday.
Eddie. x
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Post by: viv on September 08, 2010, 08:36:26 PM
Oooo the kissing thing. I forgot about that one.

I don't do feet. I have a real thing about them. The only feet I like are mine and I find mens feet really horrible. Dont ask me why as I really don't know. I have not had any feet trauma  ;D ;D I just hate them.

I think mine are just ganging up now. I wonder what would happen if I moaned just as much as them. Although I have to say OH is not a moaner, but I have felt sorry for him today. He is watching the TV at the moment (with his eyes shut)  ;D ;D


Viv
x
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Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
i can just picture that, my hubby says he's just looking at the inside of his eyelids. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 08, 2010, 08:50:03 PM
Yep, the eyes are shut and they are sleeping, but when you try to change the channel they waken up and claim they were watching "that"  ;D ;D
I have to do something else at night because if I doze off then I cant sleep when I get to bed.

This is the something else  ;)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 08:52:06 PM
Me too, but i think i'm spending to much time on comp, it's very addictive!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 08, 2010, 08:54:41 PM
The TV is rotten, the hubby is asleep, the kids are in their rooms. What else is there to do of an evening. There is only so much time that you can spend on the phone  ;D ;D


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 09:10:53 PM
Very true. We are both sitting up in bed, i'm using older daughters laptop, hubby is googling car panels or something on younger daughters laptop, their both in bed early for once.
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Post by: Pammie on September 08, 2010, 09:44:51 PM
Speaking of glandular fever Eddie - my son had an appointment with GP for blood tests today.  She gave him a read out of his blood and liver function test and some of the readings were were way out there.  For instance one of them (sorry can't remember which) was 760 and the normal range is between 0 - 40 :o.  But she said she has seen it in the thousands and people have made a full recovery.  She said she didn't think he had hepatitis as he wasn't jaundiced and his appetite is healthy.   Anyway they did more tests, the results of which he will get next wednesday and if the figures are down, they won't see him for another month, but will keep monitoring him until he's clear.  
So we're quite a relieved family tonight.  Fingers crossed he grows from strength to strength now.

Viv,  sorry to hear your daughter has been so poorly - I do hope she makes a full recovery.  Let us know how it goes.

Pam x  
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Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 09:55:15 PM
Pammie. Obviously i'm hoping for no results, but it would just be like the thing to have it in here, then ignore all the signs. She's been shattered for weeks now, not at all like her. I'll get her iron level results tomorrow hopefully, last month they were bottom of the normal range, a months iron tabs but still no better.
Eddie.x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 08, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
There's an awful lot of coughs and colds around at the moment - so hopefully it won't be GF.  But yes, have everything monitored - take no chances.   
   
Take care,
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2010, 10:10:38 PM
Fingers crossed that your son is strong enough to beat this. No hepatitis, that's good.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 09, 2010, 07:41:55 AM
Glandular Fever - nasty one this.

I remember, 40+ years ago, a school friend being away for 3 months - it really took its toll and he couldn't catch up with his school work.  Eventually his parents paid for a Tutor to come to the house and help him.

I hope the blood test results show it's not.  However, from experience Viral Infections can last and age and return with a vengence.  Nasty little critters.

Let us all know how it "pans out"

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 09, 2010, 01:29:25 PM
The structure of my day has gone to pot! :sigh: - oh well, good excuse to come on here for a few mins with a cuppa and biccie.

How are you feeling today wee rascal (Catherine) - hope the pain has lessened somewhat.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 09, 2010, 02:02:22 PM
Hiya Pam  :)

Och...I'm p****d off  ::) My wound isn't healing properly and the nerve pain's bad. The fibro has flared up big time...that's an after effect of the general anasthetic. If I was a horse i'd be taken out and shot i'm sure.

On the bright side...sun's out today  ;D

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 09, 2010, 04:09:07 PM
Not surprised you're p****d off! - sounds very frustrating not to say agonizing.   Have they said why it's not healing properly, or haven't you been back for follow up consultation or GP appt. as yet?
 
I'm definitely going to mention my own possible ulnar problem when I next visit GP.

Hope you'll get some relief soon.  Can't do anything for you unfortunately - but can send you a big group  :hug:

Take care.
Pam x     
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 09, 2010, 04:57:34 PM
Hiya Pam  :)

I've been to practice nurse and she's looked at it and gave me more dressings. It's not an infection she says...just taking it's time. The fact that it's the elbow joint is probably part of it as it's getting bent/unbent all day.

I see a specialist Ortho guy in 2 weeks time and we'll see how we go forward. Needing the other arm done as well...but not until i'm happy with this one.

Definitely see your GP about yourself though.

Thanks for the huggles...much appreciated  :)

Catherine x
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Post by: Cazikins on September 12, 2010, 11:19:21 PM
I hope it gets sorted Catherine  :hug:

I've got to have a smear tomorrow afternoon & I'm dreading it  :o. I've been putting it off because of all the other tests I've had but I finally plucked up courage to book the appointment.............. I just know it will not go smoothly, there will be a lot of "wriggling" etc to get it done.

Why oh Why  is it so bl**dy difficuilt.??
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 12, 2010, 11:34:32 PM
Ohhhhhh...don't envy you there  :-\
So glad I got my cervix taken away with my hysterectomy...no more smear tests!
Hope it goes well and it's not to uncomfortable and traumatic for you.

Huggles aplenty!  :hug:

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 15, 2010, 07:53:59 PM
Thanks for the hugs Catherine.
Do you know what?, it was one of the easiest smears I've had for years. Yes it hurt 7 bit & was uncomfortable but she must have used so much KY jelly because it went in smoothly. She said she could see the threads of my mirena coil. I asked her to check for signs of VA while she was down there & she reported back that all looked healthy & no signs whatsoever.
Glad that's over with for another 3 years.
Love Cazikins xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 15, 2010, 08:13:46 PM
Hiya there  :)

Great news!  :bouncing:

So glad to hear everything is ship shape down below....will really put your mind at ease.
Have some more huggles!

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/weerascal123/hugs/hugs2050.gif)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 15, 2010, 08:17:39 PM
That's great Cazikins!  :congrats:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 16, 2010, 08:31:18 AM
Sore feet and back, but still singing songs from last night, it was AMAZING, we even nicked some posters on the way home. The Script were SO good. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 16, 2010, 08:47:05 AM
Sounds like fun was had!

I'm tired.  Feel hung over  ::) .....

Off to make more phone calls ............  :whist:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 16, 2010, 08:50:52 AM
Can you not get a hotel booking or have you got a venue that doesn't provide catering? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 16, 2010, 11:38:33 AM
I came to the conclusion this morning that a lot of my non ME related issues are quite simply ageing issues.  But I don't want them, I want to be free of them but the doctor/consultant/chiropractor/dentist are not miracle workers and cannot reverse my aging process.

I resent the difficulties and the niggles and the aches and the pains and want them gone and rant and rail at the medical profession who cannot do this for me.

I have now got myself to the point (almost) of accepting that I am almost in my mid 50s, I have ME/CFS, I have a family history of osteoarthritis and who am I to think I should be problem and pain free and young and carefree.

Acceptance is a long time coming but it has got to come otherwise I am denying myself quality of life. I think I am on the point of moving into a new life stage.

Wise words Missus  :hug:

I feel the same way. I'm fed up looking back at my life and wishing that I was able to do all the things I used to do before fibromyalgia took hold, the bilateral nerve damage, the hysterectomy and damn menopause. I thought I was invincible, super fit and healthy. I took it all for granted.  :(

I'm NOT going to be showjumping/eventing horses any more, running and going to the gym every day, hillwalking, running a busy bar/rest and juggling an equally busy social life while still trying to do the mum thing. I'm 38 yrs old and feel about 68. I'm angry, p*****d off and fed up and I need to get past it or it's going to suck the life right out of me. One day at a time has to be the new plan...every day I get out of bed and the pain's not as bad as it could be....then that's a good day.

Today is a good day.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 16, 2010, 01:10:00 PM
Great post Larky and great follow on Catherine!
I'm not religious or even "spiritual" but I find comfort in this prayer (which I say without the god word)... just really using it as a type of mantra.  

(God) Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference

I believe this says it all really.  There are things I will never be able to change, so I am accepting them.
  
There are things which I need to change and I need the courage to change them, to speak up for myself and particularly where an accurate diagnosis is required (for instance I may have something more than simple arthritis in my hands, I may have an ulnar nerve problem.. which cannot be ignored or I will lose most of the use of my hands).  So the next medical person I see about this - needs to pay attention to what I'm telling them ;)
 
And then I need the wisdom to know what can realistically be changed or improved.

All my various "ailments" go to prove that I have lived long enough to get them.  I am lucky that I have lived this long - and I hope to go on even longer.  

Pam xx

 

  
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on September 16, 2010, 04:49:58 PM
Had a bad night, loads of flushes from 3am, got up at 4am, hubby got up at 6am, then sent me back to bed, i tried to sleep again, but although tired out, i felt to much awake :(

I just cannot remember what happened to my 50's, and feel aggrieved that the meno has stolen 10yrs of my life, my retirement has been nothing like i planned..if i had been ill, maybe i could have accepted that more..but to lose 10yrs to blooming meno, which is still with me into its 11th year, makes me want to scream..IF there is an after life, please let me come back as a man..  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 16, 2010, 05:12:09 PM
Had a bad night, loads of flushes from 3am, got up at 4am, hubby got up at 6am, then sent me back to bed, i tried to sleep again, but although tired out, i felt to much awake :(

I just cannot remember what happened to my 50's, and feel aggrieved that the meno has stolen 10yrs of my life, my retirement has been nothing like i planned..if i had been ill, maybe i could have accepted that more..but to lose 10yrs to blooming meno, which is still with me into its 11th year, makes me want to scream..IF there is an after life, please let me come back as a man..  :(

Huggles for you  :hug:

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 16, 2010, 08:15:09 PM
Hi Larky & others who may be interested. You may find this a useful read. It was posted by Poppins & I found it quite enspiring.

http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=4853.0
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 17, 2010, 06:57:04 AM

Meno women into battle (http://yoursmiles.org/psmile/military/p0249.gif)

CHARGE !!!!!!

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: poppins on September 17, 2010, 08:51:00 PM
Hi Ladies.
Its really quite strange to pop back and find my post has been quoted, but im pleased it has been of some help again :)
Its good to catch up with how you are all getting on.
Im still plodding on with meno symptoms, still flushinig madly, but fluoxetine has helped by reducing the intensity of them and the frequency but still get them 2 hourly >:( this has been going on for nearly 3 yrs... and reading your post rosebush makes me realise i may still have an awful lot longer to go. It seems they are just part of my life now, not something to be railed against...which i know makes them worse :sweatdrop:
old age may be creeping up on us but it doesnt mean we have to 'think' old. Im planning on doing a tandem parachute jump for charity in the new year and then a friend has persuaded me to be a volunteer for the olympics in 2012. Meno is not stopping me living life to the full :ola:
ive had a really sad time at work these past few weeks with a colleaque loosing her 28 yr old son, and several very young people loosing there lives to cancer as well as another colleague whose duaghter is on the front line in Afganistan and has told her mum she doesnt expect to come back alive :'(
this all makes me really grateful..for all the meno symtoms, my arthritis, my thyroid probs, my coeliac...at least ive lived long enough to get them :)
any way nice to catch up Im off to finish of my glass of wine :drunk:
love to you all
 :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 17, 2010, 09:04:50 PM
Its been a trying time for me recently. Moving house (my choice ). Two grown up kids with chicken pox, mother breaking her hip.I could go on and on but I wont.

My sister says "what does not kill you makes you stronger"
Not sure about that one.
 OH says his family motto is (is latin so please excuse the spelling).

Nil Carbarumban Illigitimmi

Which roughly translates into,
Dont let the b***ards grind you down.

Upward and onwards ladies, upwards and onward.
Maybe if I say it often enough I might believe it.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 20, 2010, 07:16:19 PM
... mystified!   CLKD - how come I never see your name in the Users Online section?  - I then look up and you've posted!  Are you magical?  or am I too slow or stupid? :stupid: 

Pam x 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 20, 2010, 07:27:40 PM
You can hide your online status in your profile under settings Pammie.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 20, 2010, 07:36:56 PM
Oh I see... didn't realize you could do that.  Drat! I was hoping she was magical! 

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 20, 2010, 07:56:07 PM
Ha ha - magical and mystical  :lol:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on September 21, 2010, 12:37:45 AM
Pammie, have you been checked for TOS - thoracic outlet syndrome.  Basically the brachial plexus, near the collar bone, under the pect muscles gets sort of trapped by tight neck or peck muscles.  Many docs miss this diagnosis and my biggest symptom is the ulnar nerve is often numb or tingly - let me know and I will get more detailed if there is a chance or Google a good site (usually a physio-therapist is best - better than docs who just do surgery).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 21, 2010, 02:21:34 PM
No I haven't really been checked for anything Trey.  I explained my symptoms of numbness and almost sudden lack of strength in my hands about a year ago and my doc just said it was wear and tear.  And although I certainly have osteoarthirtis in some fingers, that does not account for the other symptoms.  I will have to make an appointment with another doc in the practice, because I need some answers.

I have looked up thoracic outlet syndrome and will definitely mention it at my appointment - and also if I am referred on.  You also mentioned physiotherapy - I am going to ask if I can be referred to one, not just for this but also for the other pain/aches I have in my skeleton.

Thank you for the information Trey... much appreciated.

Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on September 21, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
Pammie, If you are standing in your normal posture are your ears more forward than your shoulders - a head forward posture?  Someone else would have to have a look and tell you - hard to do with mirror.  TOS was not even accepted as a diagnosis when I first go it and some terrible failed surgeries were done for it a bit later.  Surgery is almost never needed for TOS.  Physiotherapy works by stretching the muscles on the side of the neck (scalenes) and the pecks (chest and under arm) to relieve the nerves being trapped.  Weakness, tingling, especially of the 4th and 5th finger are classic and sometimes the entire lower forearm just feels tired and in some cases cool.  Good luck with this
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 21, 2010, 07:17:24 PM
Asked hubby to check that out Trey.. and he said my ears and shoulders are properly aligned.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on September 21, 2010, 07:36:40 PM
That's good, but still could be TOS.  Head forward  causes a lot of stuff, glad you don't have that issue.  The problem with TOS is that it is often mis-diagnosed as carpal tunnel and folks have surgery and still have the problem, that's why I mention it.  A good therapist would know.  The self tests do not always give results as one part is neurological (me) and another in vascular (not me).  Having anything with 4 and 5 digit is a big clue.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 22, 2010, 08:43:46 AM
Fine so far. Had a sleep in until 8.00 a.m..  Birds are singing.  Off to collect the dog later then set to with more sorting, washing and ironing ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 22, 2010, 11:10:45 AM
You conjure up lovely images of where you live CLKD :) 

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 22, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
We have woods near by, lots of grass fields where dogs can run freely ..........

Not getting motivated, it's too sunny to do indoor chores and too warm to do outdoors ones  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on September 22, 2010, 01:27:20 PM
Warm? It is freezing up here and pouring with rain. Have turned the heating on.
Bramble
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 22, 2010, 01:38:40 PM
Beautiful day down here on the south coast (sorry Bramble  ;)).
They say on the local radio station that today will be the last warm day though.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 22, 2010, 02:21:03 PM
 :scottie:  can we all join you and Max!

I've been weeding, now it's warm enough for a snooze ..... but must press on with tidying, cleaning, washing up .....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on September 22, 2010, 06:41:13 PM
Beautiful day here 22c and went to the local "big house" ie Burton Agnes Hall with the SIL and then had a nice big glass of wine in the garden to enjoy the last of the summer sun.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 22, 2010, 06:55:46 PM
Comfortably tired.  Nice cuppa and a snooze would suit me fine.  Ah well, meeting with Hubby tomorrow to look at some clothes  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 22, 2010, 08:28:09 PM
Ah well, meeting with Hubby tomorrow to look at some clothes  ;)

Clothes for him or you CLKD?.  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 23, 2010, 07:17:28 AM
Me ...... something other than black  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 23, 2010, 10:04:50 AM
I'm just so GRUMPY because my coeliac biopsy wasn't done! But on the upside it is raining here too which always gives me a lift  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 23, 2010, 10:06:08 AM
I can understand the grump then Taz!

Watching the rain wondering where the brolley is so that I can go and meet Hubby ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on September 23, 2010, 10:08:18 AM
Rain has stopped and I have the house to myself ALL DAY while OH takes SIL back home, YIPEE! So I am feeling quite serene!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 23, 2010, 10:11:43 AM
Taz did you go to the wedding?  or did I miss that episode?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 23, 2010, 12:38:17 PM
Ooops sorry - yes I did go to the wedding - will post it under the private lives section - not for sexual content but just for more privacy.. you never know who is lurking..

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 23, 2010, 03:14:15 PM
Got it!   Today I'm tired.  This evening we are going shopping as I didn't find anything really suitable when I met Hubby earlier  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 23, 2010, 03:51:39 PM
I'm just so GRUMPY because my coeliac biopsy wasn't done! But on the upside it is raining here too which always gives me a lift  :D
It wasn't done?? I thought it was negative. Did i miss something? Eddie .x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 23, 2010, 03:57:09 PM
Eddie there's an update from Taz on this on the Endoscopy No Sedation thread :)

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 23, 2010, 04:49:15 PM
Hi Eddie - when I phoned the surgery for the results they said that everything was clear but what they didn't know was the coeliac/malabsorption tests hadn't been done.

taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 24, 2010, 10:26:37 AM
I'm still smarting from a call from my Sister 2-3 days ago.  She told me "My Husband is in Hospital having suffered a Heart Attack" - pause - "well not actually a heart attack but we thought it was at the time [Friday]" - pause with me not saying anything ..... "well actually ........ " then went onto tell me that it wasn't a heart attack and what it actually was.  In the meant time I'm thinking "Why are you telling me this now, we have been busy clearing out a family home and arranging a Funeral" ...... then my Sister said "I told you because you need to know in case ....... "  in case of what?  I know that narcissitic people want to be the one in crisis if another family member has sorrows  >:( so I kept my cool.  Didn't say a lot.

I could tell she was back peddling ..... still I didn't say anything but have written today telling her that we wouldn't travel there if anything did happen to her husband because we are in the throes of sorting in the other direction.

She also told me "I wish my boys [2] are setting up home then they could have any furniture left over, we would come and collect it" ......... as Hubby told me she would be way down on the list of 'give aways' in fact it wouldn't cross our minds to offer her anything at all!  We are still waiting for her to collect 'stuff' following my Dad's death almost 4 years ago!
 :bang: :bang: :bang:

She had to be the Centre of Attention from 8 months onwards .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 24, 2010, 11:46:59 AM
It must be very difficult CLKD when those childhood issues are still being played out today.  The catastrophising (sp?) language is very telling - my MIL used to do that - ring up with the worse case scenario and finally we would whittle it down from "I think so and so has cancer" to "well they looked very poorly the other day".  And like your story it was always when something else of major importance was happening in the family.

Don't fret - try to let it roll over you. (hugs to you)

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on September 24, 2010, 12:14:43 PM
I so know where you're coming from! I'm thinking of you, stick to your guns! And look after yourself :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 24, 2010, 01:23:42 PM
Thanks Both! 

Off to post in my 'noise' thread  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 24, 2010, 03:09:47 PM
.... a bit run down, but otherwise good.  
I just thought I'd relate that I had a very bad dream the other night and one of the forum ladies was in it.
It was ladyjane actually - have no idea why :-\  we don't interact that much on the forum - so why she should be somewhere in my subconscious is a mystery.    She kept trying to warn me about something and sand kept blowing off her face!  I was terrified in the dream, but felt comforted by her  - and I was terrified when I woke up.  
I don't suffer from nightmares - so it was baffling, but all scientifically explicable I'm sure.
Anyway sorry for the waffle folks.  Ladyjane hope you're not offended by my telling this - you were the "good guy" in the dream - so I've obviously picked up a good vibe from you lol!!

Pam x  
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on September 24, 2010, 03:53:12 PM
Wow I'm a seer now!!!

I have been told I am a natural healer but I have did not believe it, probably because of a  course I went on last year on that was run by an author of a book that I wanted to be all true, but when I met her I thought she was so odd that I never went back. The tried to make me stay but I just had a bad feeling about it.

I have been having a strange dream for the last two nights about my sister ( I can't remeber ever dreaminmg about her) I rang her today just to check she was OK, of cause she was except she could hardly talk because of a bad chest infection that was making her breathless.

I think your brain just picks up on bits that you have read or thought about during the day and plays it through at night.

ladyjane xx

(Seer of the Sands) LOL
 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 24, 2010, 04:54:27 PM
I think whatever is going on subconsciously gets mixed up with whatever you may have been doing last thing at night.  So I may have been on the forum and perhaps something you said in a post may have stuck in my mind.
It could have been anyone, it just happened to be you.  I'd love to believe there's something more going on - but I'm too boringly rational for that I'm afraid.

But isn't it funny how we can "identify" someone in a dream, even though we've never met them.  Or even more strange,  people we know well or family members never look the same in dreams, we just "know" it's them.  Funny old things dreams :D

Anyway off to do some cooking.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on September 24, 2010, 05:12:48 PM
Sorry about my awful spelling, must have been the wine at lunch time, we had a fantastic meal at a rather expensive Italian restaurant and then went on to look at the roman ruins at Ribchester.
The caffeine from a very strong good cappuccino is just starting to set in and my teeth feel as if they are vibrating, don't think I will be sleeping very well tonight without help, its so unfair I love coffee but just can't tolerate it now.

Still we had a lovely day.

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 24, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
Your day sounds lovely Ladyjane - I hope you do manage to get some sleep tonight. If not don't try to fight it - maybe go to bed a bit later than usual?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on September 24, 2010, 06:06:27 PM
You are right Taz I should, but I have gotten into the habit of going to bed early and listening to talking books, I love them and sometimes find myself looking forward to bedtime just to get back to the story. They do relax me and around 11.30 I am sleepy, but there is a problem, thats the time my partner wakes up,  he is on on the computer, shredding paper ( I hate that noise at the best of times ) he even irons!!! and I can hear the thumping of the iron, it all jars me awake, a good shot of adrenaline and I am wide awake,  with a strong shot of caffeine too there is no hope.

He does try to keep the noise down but we are in a house where the floor boards creak dreadfully too (thats next on the list for fixing) so at nightime you can hear every movement.

Think I should have posted this in the "Noise" thread.

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on September 24, 2010, 06:34:41 PM
Hi Ladyjane,
I 'suffer' with a late night partner too, although the idea of my husband ironing at any time of day or night is making me smile!
I use ear plugs because they are the only way I get sleep whilst he is still moving round the house, usually until about 1am.  Have you ever tried them?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 24, 2010, 06:37:50 PM
Oh send him over, I was supposed to iron that pile of clothing ........  :thankyou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 24, 2010, 08:37:54 PM
 :-X :-X Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 24, 2010, 08:58:14 PM
Ladyjane don't worry about your what you call your "awful" spelling ... I didn't even notice... don't suppose anyone else did either.   It's the content of the post that's important.  I sometimes fly through things and only notice when somethings on the board that I've made spelling mistakes - c'est la vie.

Pleased you had such a lovely and interesting day.

Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Chrissy on September 25, 2010, 01:06:14 PM
Hello ladies,hope you are all well and not suffering too much with the ever growing list of our symptoms  :) Been feeling better lately,2 years since my last period and symptoms are improving  :) Having a great day,going to my sisters later,my twin nieces have both had baby girls this year,they are gorgeous,i can't keep away from them lol,i love newborn babies...In the meantime,we've just bought my 11 year old daughter a piano as she wants to learn to play it,blimey the noise! Well hope all of you have a great day and don't let these symptoms get you down...Love Chrissy...x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 26, 2010, 07:44:21 AM
Hi All

Not been on here much, of late.  We've had family and friends staying with us for the last 3 weeks so it's been "all go".  And now all is calm - we are on our own again.

The only thing is, having family here has made me want to see my Children and Grandsons again - probably a Skype half hour is what I need? 

I hope to come over to the UK mid May 2011 (which seems a long way off) as my Son (who got married on 7th August) has happily announced that they are having a baby - YIPPEE ..... I never thought the day would come.

Now I'm going to wash my hair, slob around the house in my jim-jams for an hour or so and enjoy the quiet.   

Probably a little siesta after lunch might be nice too ? :bed:

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 26, 2010, 11:15:52 AM
Hi Chrissy, "spoke" to you on another thread - but so glad to hear that you are feeling better and that your symptoms have improved over time.  A lot of what I call my "basic" meno symptoms have improved too.  Good to know that someone is surviving through all this, it engenders hope,  so thank you for letting us know.

Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Chrissy on September 26, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
Yes Pam,i think there's hope for us all  ;D..My lovely hubby and grown up sons have really helped me through all this,they used to take me out if i had a down day and my 5 lovely grandchildren have kept me busy,i get out a lot with friends and family,it really does make a difference to do things new,oh i do get the odd symptom but can cope with them now..Here's hope for you all and thank god for this forum  :)....Chrissy...x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 27, 2010, 07:11:45 AM
It's far too early to decide  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 27, 2010, 07:21:46 AM
Early? Early? It's gone 8 for goodness sake  ;D ;D 

I am fine today - apart from Kliovance problems. I decided to take myself off to Suffolk for the day yesterday. Didn't finally  make my mind up till 10 but had a great time, even though it poured with rain most of the day. Managed to put some flowers on my mum and dads grave as it would have been their 58th wedding anniversary today and I hadn't been up since April. I treated myself to a lovely roast dinner in "my" local up there and visited a few relatives, plus Old Eric who has just had his 93rd birthday and is still going strong. I didn't want to come home. Left there at 7.30 in driving rain which lasted for the first 100 miles but then it was completely dry for the rest of the way.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 27, 2010, 11:00:30 AM
Good for you! It would never cross my mind to travel that distance alone, it's all I can do to get into town and back, 8 mile round trip  ::) ......... there's a bit about Walberswick river crossing in the Telegraph today ........

It's raining here.  Washing machine is going round.  Decided to change our sheets as I can't remember the last time  ::) what with the travelling back and for over the last 2 months.  Thank goodness for the line in the garage!

I would like to sleep but I know that's avoidance.  Be glad when next Tuesday is over and we can look forwards properly.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on September 27, 2010, 04:20:58 PM
Taz don't mind doing 30 miles on my own, but 100  :o i would panic if something went wrong..but so glad you got to go to your parents grave, and catch up with old friends :) i love a Sunday pub lunch with family, we do this about once every 6wks.. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 27, 2010, 04:31:46 PM
I'm a Billy No Mates I reckon. I have no trouble driving anywhere by myself it's when I have to take other people along or have other people waiting at the destination that I get panicky!

CLKD - you will feel better once Tuesday is over. Thanks for the Walberswick tip - off to have a search now!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on September 27, 2010, 06:20:18 PM
I rather like journeys on my own, as long as I don't get lost which does happen :-\
But daft though it sounds, it makes me feel all 'grown up' - told you it sounded daft :)    But when I go out with my husband he always drives which is fine but I quite like the feeling of being in charge myself.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 27, 2010, 06:41:58 PM
Relieved that Hubby didn't get a nasty stab wound from the Global knife which exploded earlier, he was cutting a piece of steak and the knife gave way with a huge crack!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 28, 2010, 10:19:42 AM

Feeling good - hope you are too.

Booked Santander to Portsmouth for Christmas visit to see Daughter, Son and Grand-children as I couldn't wait until May when the new baby is due.......will go then too but will fly.

Been outside gardening - Autumn seems to have arrived - it was only 15 degrees outside this morning.  We've filled the wood shed in readiness for lighting the wood burner and OH has been cutting up Pine in the wood at the back of the house to re-stock for next year.

"Ginger" one of our chickens (who is taking antibiotics) laid her egg first thing this morning - OH lifted it out of the nest box, all warm and damp so, we can keep the rest of the days produce to eat.  It's such a shame we can't eat her eggs for a month but on the Vet's instructions, DISPOSE OF THEM.  Chemicals in the ab's I understand - no good to us humans.

Omelette on the menu.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 28, 2010, 10:31:45 AM
Aww, hugs to you Larky... hope pain gets better as day wears on.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on September 28, 2010, 11:16:40 AM
Another bad night..no sleep..feel a bit better now, just had brekki..now to tackle some chores..
 :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 28, 2010, 11:53:12 AM
ONwards and upwards ------- perhaps  ::)

Had a dull headache by last evening but slept OK.  Pottering today it's not nice enough to hang the washign outside but the ironing is done!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 28, 2010, 01:16:47 PM
My piles are hurting  :'(

Ouch - I know how you feel - really drags you down, doesn't it.

Hope you soon feel better Larky

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 28, 2010, 02:19:30 PM
My Sister has had surgery on her piles but fortunately I've never suffered.  There is a cream which can shrink them apparently.  Another cream to do another task in our already stuffed full medicine cabinet  ::)
 :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on September 28, 2010, 02:51:26 PM
I'm in a strange mood today. Not down exactly, but a little wistful, and "couldn't be bothered with anything except sitting at the computer and listening to the radio".

 Can't decide what to do for dinner, wish I didn't have to decide; thinking that if I was on my own I'd make do with bread and a tin of soup, just like my mum did, but I don't think the family would like that very much. A little bored; plenty of household chores to do, but couldn't be arsed. That's the trouble with only working part-time - there's always tomorrow to get things done.

I'm going to set up "Procrastinators Anonymous"...

And it's so DULL outside. I like the Autumn, don't mind Winter, but only when it's sunny.Sigh. :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on September 28, 2010, 04:33:39 PM
Hi Teen

I think we all feel like this sometimes.  As mentioned on one of the other threads, when I feel like this I list the things I would like to achieve and cross them off the list as I do so.  It doesn't matter how many items you cross off the list, it's the sense of achievement when you complete a task.  It sounds a little childish but it works - I make lists when I'm planning for a holiday too so that I don't come back home to heaps of jobs.  Try it and see what you think.

As for Dinner - good old Sausage and Mash with Onion Gravy.  A real Autumnal meal.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on September 28, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
Thanks Meggie, I'll do that tomorrow.

Tonight I did chilli with rice, forgetting to do potatoes for my husband who doesn't like rice, and forgetting to do him a separate portion of chilli without garlic as he doesn't like it! (Well, I've only known him for 29 years) In the end he didn't eat the dinner at all, and is doing his own thing!

I hate fussy eaters. Me. I'll eat anything.

I think I'll go to bed early, get this day of nothingness over with. :bang:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on September 28, 2010, 06:44:46 PM

i woke up 6 times during the night, bloody menopause.   :hotflash:

Sandie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 28, 2010, 10:29:03 PM
Been an ok day.  Had an evening appointment with GP.

How are you keeping Catherine?  Have you made any more progress recovery-wise from your op?

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on September 28, 2010, 11:02:31 PM
Hiya Pam,

Not been good at all...not really posting anymore as I'm just not up to it just now. I come by to have a wee read now and again though. Fibromyalgia had flared out of control and to be honest i've no fight left in me.
Thanks for asking...I appreciate it.

Take care

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 28, 2010, 11:14:23 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that Catherine... I miss your posts.  Any spare energy you have must go into your family... and I know your kiddies are still quite young - so it must be very hard for you at times.  Still it's nice to see that you're still about. 

I'll be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts until you're ready to post again.

Take care of yourself,
Pam xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on September 29, 2010, 07:14:07 AM
Yes, take care Catherine, We're all thinking of you! :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 29, 2010, 08:34:59 AM
Headachey.  Wondering what to take for the big week so putting clothes etc. on the bed in readiness.  Dreamt again last night  ::) which leaves me feeling tired ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on September 29, 2010, 09:22:14 AM
Hi peeps - off to work in a while - but back at lunchtime :)   I'd love to go for a nice long walk today, but don't have time.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 29, 2010, 10:40:28 AM
I've had a long walk: around the Supermarket  ::).  Rewarded myself with a lemon cheesecake ;-)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 29, 2010, 12:24:30 PM
I don't get mine until next Spring.  Being on the short side I have to stand on tip-toe in order to get a good grip of the plate!  ::)

I'm grinning from ear to ear having walked into our bedroom with the dog's lunch to find him completely relaxed, upside down snoring gently  :-* ....... paws akimbo, ears hanging over the edge of the bed expect to hear a bump as he rolls out later  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: scruffyangus on September 29, 2010, 01:16:39 PM
I feel low today. If anybody finds my missing confidence could they please return it.....  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: scruffyangus on September 29, 2010, 03:46:19 PM
Thanks Larky that did make me laugh.   :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on September 29, 2010, 04:47:44 PM
I feel low today. If anybody finds my missing confidence could they please return it.....  :(

It wasn't on offer in Morrisons sorry.   Could you make a list of all the good things in your life? And then hit the chocolate! Sorry, it's no fun being down. Does this just come and go? Or has it been going on for a while.
Last week I felt unable to cope with anything, today I got the things I should have done last week done in 15 mins. Hopefully it will be like this for you, xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: scruffyangus on September 29, 2010, 06:03:17 PM
Hi Cupcake,  No it can come and go, it was just one of those days where I was questioning myself on how to do things! If I don't think about doing things I know what I am doing,  If you know what I mean!  You just do things automatically no problems.  Onwards and Upwards (hopefully) xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2010, 09:59:13 AM
I get mornings like that!  Because we have a busy week as from Monday and I want it all to be over at least until Wednesday, I want to get the case packed etc. but there's no point until Monday afternoon so the place is full of stuff to take which means clutter.  Plus we are moving some furniture in  -  whcih means clearing out the old desk unit  ::) -  and resiting the desk unit which means moving the computer desk in a couple of week's time ....... clutter++

Anyone got a match  ::)

How am I ..... can't decide yet  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 30, 2010, 06:39:45 PM
Why Larky?  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 01, 2010, 07:36:28 AM
Piles bothering you still?  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 01, 2010, 10:27:06 AM
Wondering where everyone is!  ???
Horrible day here - heavy rain. Was lovely yesterday - glad I made the most of it and took the dog for a walk. He'll have to make do with the garden today!
Builders are drilling a hole in the lounge wall for the ventilation do-da we need for the wood-burning stove. That should be fitted today. So another lot of dust to clean up. Mind you, I go to work at 1 and OH doesn't go till 4 so hopefully he'll clean up!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on October 01, 2010, 11:29:28 AM
Hope it all sorts itself out for you, Larky. 
You are usually so upbeat and I love your avatars so take care :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on October 01, 2010, 11:30:52 AM
I don't mean avatars, do I ?  :o   I mean Smileys?  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 01, 2010, 01:19:12 PM
I love the Smilies too  :-* - hopefully once the financial issues are sorted the weight will lift a little?

It's raining.  There's flooding in one part of the Estate which never happened before new housing was built on the other side of the road  >:( so have written complaining e-mails to the Parish Council, Anglia Water, StreetDoctor ....... it's wet, wet, wet +++ so the chickens' run is sodden, all the shrubs which I usually love so much are shaking water everytime I go into the garden  ::) - think it's a sit in front of the TV afternoon here  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 01, 2010, 05:15:04 PM
You said it Larky - sensory overload.  I thought my brain was going to explode yesterday with the demands put on it.  I work part time, but have had to cover for a colleague who is ill - so I'm certainly overloaded with stuff to do at the mo.   
Bright side - work is just a couple of streets away, everyone is nice and easy to get on with and having to do some extra overtime means an extra few bob  :)  gonna treat meself with that ;)
And yes, tomorrow will be better - it's Saturday... yipee day off!

Haven't had much time to look through the threads - but hope everyone's ok otherwise.

Pam x

 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CazzaT on October 01, 2010, 05:54:40 PM
Pouring down with rain here too, hasn't stopped all day. I' m feeling a little better today managed to get to my hairdressing appointment which I had to cancel last week cos off feeling so rough anyways got my ole grey bits covered up  :D
Going to be a difficult weekend, it's the 2 year anniversary of my dad passing away so got my mum coming to stay hopefully it will be a little easier being all together. :(

Cazza  xx

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 01, 2010, 07:23:21 PM
Anniversaries of the passing of a loved can be so difficult Cazza, especially the first couple.
It's good that you'll have your mum with you to share the load.

Take care of yourself.
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 01, 2010, 08:56:14 PM
You need to be gentle with yourselves, Cazza  :hug: :hug:
I remember the 1st anniversary of Dad's death when Mum didn't seem desperate to see me - knew it meant that we were healing and could start to relax and remember the happy times. It does happen, although seems impossible at the start.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 01, 2010, 09:02:10 PM
It does get better with time CazzaT.
It would have been my Mum's birthday a couple of weeks ago & I took Dad to the crem to lay some flowers down - even though she always use to say "flowers are for the living not the dead". It is over 5 years ago that she passed & for me the first 2 years were the hardest.
Be easy on yourself.
Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 02, 2010, 09:16:57 AM
I can't really add anything to what has been said apart from that it does get easier. For the first few years after my mum and dad died (5 months apart) I would travel up to suffolk (around 300 mile round trip) once every two months to lay flowers and have a chat to them. It is seven years since they died and I realised last weekend that I hadn't visited since March for various reasons. I went to see them last weekend - it rained the whole time - but I did catch up with friends. The important thing is you will do what you have to do while you have to do it and gradually things will become easier.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 02, 2010, 11:02:43 AM
I'm a bit upset & confused today.
I switched my computer on this morning & there was an email sitting there from my friends email address (the one who had passed away in August.  :'( :'(. There were several of her friends copied in, but there was no typed message, just a link to a blogspot of some sort. I have not yet connected to the link as I'm sure it is some sort of scam. I just wonder how people get the deceases email addresses & would want to do something like this.  ??? ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 02, 2010, 11:22:35 AM
I have found this Cazi http://www.seasonsecurity.com/a/a-deceased-persons-email-addy-being-used-to-send-mail-to-friends-so-they-sell-cialis-55802.html    Don't know if it is the same company?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 02, 2010, 12:01:08 PM
That must have been an awful shock, I think it's despicable.

It's a beautiful day here, sunny, no clouds and just enough breeze to dry the washing without it being unpleasant to sit in.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 02, 2010, 12:50:42 PM
These scams are computed generated in order to send more scams when people respond.  Using a Mac means we don't get many as the software stops them!

tired.  aching.  looking forwards to a friend coming for afternoon tea later  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 02, 2010, 02:51:35 PM
Oh that's just awful! You're right Larky, it can be very toxic.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 02, 2010, 05:49:57 PM
My friend had this happen from her lap-top and infected another friend's mobile phone and company computer system.  We however run an Apple ;-)

Friend's been for tea, gone home full and happy  ;)  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on October 02, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
I'm fed up >:(
Had an internal wire suture come loose and punctured the wound from my elbow surgery, so had to get that removed. The worry now is that the nerve will make it's way back to where it was trapped before. Hopefully it's "bedded in" where they'd moved it.

Fibro is bad and i've now been diagnosed with patella femoral arthritis. My right knee is either grinding and locking or it's going away from me. Will be using a walking stick for the time being, while we try various things to help with that.

My OH has the patience of a saint, bless him....i've been a real crabby cow recently. He surprised me with a rather snazzy purple patterned lightweight walking stick he'd ordered online. My fave colour and really snazzy and girly looking. I burst into tears when he gave it to me  :wub:. He told me that "his wee lassie should be dazzling folk" ...gawd I love that man!

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 02, 2010, 07:20:49 PM
Aw bless him! Would that we all could have men like him!

I'm sorry that you're having such a rotten time, but that man of yours will get you through it!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 02, 2010, 11:16:55 PM
I have found this Cazi http://www.seasonsecurity.com/a/a-deceased-persons-email-addy-being-used-to-send-mail-to-friends-so-they-sell-cialis-55802.html    Don't know if it is the same company?

Taz x

No I don't think it's that one Taz - this one is called uwotyhavico.blogspot.com
I haven't checked it out & will delete it soon.
Sad Bast**ds whoever gets a kick out of it.
xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 03, 2010, 03:41:48 PM
Oh Catherine, your OH sounds wonderful! He obviously loves you lots!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on October 03, 2010, 03:46:49 PM
Oh Catherine, your OH sounds wonderful! He obviously loves you lots!
He's a star...i'm incredibly lucky to have him in my life. After 2 crappy marriages, i've finally found "the one".  :)

Of course...he's lucky to have me too  ;)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 03, 2010, 03:47:37 PM
But of course! :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 03, 2010, 05:27:43 PM
Sorry to hear you've had a setback Catherine.  I do hope the nerve settle where it's supposed to.  
I really like the sound of your OH,  and your purple patterned walking stick sounds like the biz.  Just because you're incapacitated doesn't mean you can't be incapacitated in style ;)

I hope your luck changes soon... take care.

Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 04, 2010, 09:53:36 AM
How long is it since your op Catherine? (sorry I haven't been paying attention)

It's a beautiful day here. The library van will be here in 20 mins, and this week I shall try and get books I haven't just read  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 04, 2010, 10:13:55 AM
Oh Catherine, your OH sounds wonderful! He obviously loves you lots!
He's a star...i'm incredibly lucky to have him in my life. After 2 crappy marriages, i've finally found "the one".  :)

Of course...he's lucky to have me too  ;)

Catherine x

Too right Catherine- they say that behind every good man there's a wonderful woman.  I go along with this.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on October 04, 2010, 10:32:50 AM
How long is it since your op Catherine? (sorry I haven't been paying attention)

It's a beautiful day here. The library van will be here in 20 mins, and this week I shall try and get books I haven't just read  ::)

hiya,

Had the elbow op five weeks ago. It was in a bad way before they operated and the purpose of them going in was to stop further damage. It's not made anything any better but hopefully it's halted degeneration. I still have "use" of the hand, which was all I was worried about. I've no real grip strength but can do bits and pieces and that's the main thing.

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 04, 2010, 10:57:48 AM
Ohh. Sounds like a slow process. Hope the pain is more bearable now.

I'm feeling tearful today, wanted to bubble at the hummimg bird video, Jeremy Kyle and now This morning. The girl with Oh i forgot the name, but if anyone saw it you know what i mean.  :'( :'(
Eddie. x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 04, 2010, 12:52:24 PM
Have a good old bubble Eddie! :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 04, 2010, 12:59:49 PM
Thanks Teen, Think i'm just nervous.  :-X Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 04, 2010, 01:35:57 PM
For Eddie - I won't be on here for a couple of days as I'm doing double shifts at the moment... so I just want to wish you the best of luck for tomorrow (I think it's tomorrow?)... I hope everything goes well for you.
The biggest part of my job is admin... so I may be able to sneak back on for a couple of minutes in the office :)

Take care.
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 04, 2010, 01:39:47 PM
Thanks Pammie, Tomorrow it is.  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 04, 2010, 01:55:22 PM
Good luck Eddie, we will all be thinking of you.
Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 04, 2010, 02:48:22 PM
Good luck from me too Eddie.
I am sure all will go fine, and just think of the end result.
Make sure your two girls spoil you when you get home, you deserve it.


 :hug:

Chin up, it will all be over soon.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 04, 2010, 04:21:52 PM
Good luck Eddie  :foryou:
We'll all be here waiting when you get back  :hug:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 04, 2010, 04:56:00 PM
Good luck Eddie!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 04, 2010, 04:59:15 PM
Good luck Eddie - we are all holding your hand.... - I have washed mine specially  ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on October 04, 2010, 05:57:47 PM
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/weerascal123/gl3.gif)

Thinking of you Eddie...big huggles  :hug:

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 04, 2010, 06:10:24 PM
Thanks everyone. Just had last meal, slops now for a while.  ;D Gotta be there for 7.45, don't know if i'll get home or not? But just looking ahead to no reflux. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 04, 2010, 07:06:12 PM
Good Luck Eddie - hope all goes well.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 06, 2010, 08:24:36 PM
Does anyone know how long Eddie will be in hospital for?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 07, 2010, 02:44:13 AM
I'm home, got in about 6 last night. Can't sleep for shoulder tip pain. I've had all the pain relief i'm allowed 'till morning.  :( Everything went well, well apart from the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 07, 2010, 05:23:42 AM
Welcome home Eddie! Glad all went well for you. :tulips2:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 07, 2010, 07:12:17 AM
Hi Eddie

Glad to hear you are back home and put this episode behind you. 

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 07, 2010, 08:04:46 AM
 :foryou: Eddie.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 07, 2010, 05:15:33 PM
Hi Eddie - glad you are back and hope that you will soon be feeling much better

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 07, 2010, 05:27:05 PM
Hi Eddie - pleased to hear it's all over for you.  You can tell us all about it when you're well enough.
 :foryou:
Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: wee rascal on October 07, 2010, 05:58:44 PM
Hope all is well with you Eddie and you're being well looked after and pampered. :hug:

(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/DTL%20Welcome/white-3.gif)

Catherine x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 08, 2010, 01:28:48 PM
Pleased it all went well, here's to a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CazzaT on October 08, 2010, 08:51:45 PM
Welcome back home Eddie :foryou: glad all went well, hope your gettin lots of pampering.  :hug: 


Cazza  xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 09, 2010, 11:12:23 AM
Suffering !!!

Although I am using HRT, I can't seem to cool my body down for long.  My face and neck are the worst - I get so hot that I feel like I've been crying - the skin around my eyes feels sore and tender and my skin feels clammy......and I feel so tired.

I went outside earlier to cut back some plants and as soon as I started, sweat was pouring down the side of my face.  I'm only on half dose Oestrodose Gel and see my Gynaecologist in November - probably need to discuss with her.

Has anyone else suffered like this?

Meggie  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on October 09, 2010, 07:40:37 PM
Meggie,

have replied to you on HRT Good or Bad

Sandie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 11, 2010, 10:30:34 AM
Well, that's almost a week, and i'm away to get my dressing changed again, still got pretty bad shoulder pain, tramadol doesn't take it away. :( But as yet no HEARTBURN or REFLUX, but think i have a bladder infection, keep getting the feeling like i'm weeing a little bit but there is no sign, but there is a smell, need to drink gallons of water! But finding that quite hard. Will keep up later, i've been kept occupied with phone calls. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 11, 2010, 01:41:10 PM
Gradually getting back to 'normal'.  Still annoyed at all the noise in the locality.  The noise most prevalent in the Fens were the Church Bells or the tractors and trailers collecting pumpkins for £1.00 each.

Chickens cleaned out.  Quails fed and watered.  Lunch had.  Tired ........ :yawn:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 11, 2010, 01:45:05 PM
Did you have time to pop into the Pumpkin Festival? I have never made it but it sounds fun.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 11, 2010, 08:28:07 PM
Enlighten me?  Pumpkins were everywhere, on the sides of the roads for sale, in farm years, still in the fields  ::)

I'm a bit woozy, Hubby opened me a bottle of lager earlier and I think I drunk too much too quickly 'cos I've been thirsty since Thursday.   :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 12, 2010, 06:19:28 AM
Is he trying to get you drunk CLKD?  ;D

Here's info about the pumpkin festival - it's been running for around 10 years I think.. http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/fens/things-to-do/spalding-pumpkin-parade-2010-p57901/spalding-pumpkin-festival-2-8-october-p57901

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 12, 2010, 07:26:37 AM
Thanks.  That's a fabulous photo of King's Lynn on the front of the page, where I was born eversomany years ago  ;)

Not drunk.  With being tired I soon became woozy.  Had a deep bubble bath then a long sleep.  Woke with the alarm at 7.00  >:(  ::).  Spent yesterday in our garden so must clear away the final case, put clothes onto hangers and tidy our bedroom.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on October 12, 2010, 08:08:06 AM
Really tired today after bad night with sweats, so gonna do nothing...well i always say that, then push myself to do something..  ???  Oh i have lost 2.5lbs so thats a nice start to my day anyway..Hope we all get some sunshine later.. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 12, 2010, 09:29:00 AM
Just getting over the Eply Maneuver, it was not the best of experiences, having the horrible dizziness and and eye swiveling induced was frightening. I felt worse for a few days afterwords and you are told to sleep sitting up for the first four days and not to move your head, that I found out was impossible!

I did think it had worked as I have not had an episode, but this morning I woke up and turned to my right and it happened again briefly but I hope it was a blip,
one good thing is that the ringing in my right ear has almost stopped.

I have to ring them in a fortnight if the episodes continue, and they will repeat  the maneuver. I will know what to expect at least next time and lets hope his rambo like eye camera mask will work so he can record my eye movements, he was most upset that it didn't LOL.

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 12, 2010, 09:37:20 AM
I used to get vertigo many years ago it was AWFUL  :foryou:

Have managed to find gifts put away and forgotten, it's Hubby's birthday soon and I was concerned that I haven't been shopping but phew! off to find paper, glue and labels ;-)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 12, 2010, 10:25:44 AM
Feeling better today, still got shoulder pains, blood pressure was down yesterday 148/85, over did the eating a bit yesteday. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 12, 2010, 10:49:00 AM
I hope those who feel poorly feel better as the day wears on - Larky and Ladyjane :-*

Glad you're feeling a bit better today Eddie.  Onwards and upwards.

Feeling ok myself... well so far anyway ::)

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 12, 2010, 10:53:03 AM
I'm FED UP

After careful consideration for what and how much I'm eating I've actually gained weight over the past 2 weeks - BUGGER.

So sod it, I am who I am so there we are - so I've just made a fruit cake !!  How many slices should I cut it into girls ?

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 12, 2010, 10:54:24 AM
Depends how big the cake is? Big slices, it's full of goodness. Enjoy.

I've lost 5lbs since last Tuesday.  :o Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 12, 2010, 11:02:02 AM
I'll have a slice please Meggie :) ... and pop the kettle on for a brew while you're at it.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 12, 2010, 11:13:21 AM
Sorry to hear you're feeling rough, Larky  :hug: You could have ended up with a cold even if you hadn't gone out, though - would be sad if you stopped doing things you enjoy "just in case" but must be hard when you have ME to contend with.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 12, 2010, 11:25:58 AM
Hope you don't fell down to long Larky, it's hard to imagine you without a smile.  :( Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 12, 2010, 12:07:09 PM
OK then you lot.

The cake is a double recipe size so I've cooked it in a meat tin.  It has Sultana's and Cherries in it and 3 fresh eggs.  It's around 2 inches deep and cuts into about 30 pieces so on a first come, first served basis - HELP YOURSELF.

LARKY - As you are feeling "off it", I've put a piece to one side for you - in case you don't get through the stampeed.

Meggie

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 12, 2010, 01:04:27 PM
You are going to love me for this one LOL but it does remind me of school days and one certain boy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIkUiD8N81k

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 12, 2010, 01:11:25 PM
Heres another one  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S336ejq_m8&feature=related

I use to play the guitar and was in the theatre club in Singapore, I played and sang this one at a talent contest, it brings back so may memories.

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 12, 2010, 01:23:45 PM
This was meant for track of the day!!!!!

Sorry about that LOL

x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 12, 2010, 01:35:51 PM
Good choices, that Bryan Hyland has a wonderful voice ...... makes the bottom of my stomach wriggle  ::)

Fed up with clearing 'stuff'.  Need Hubby's input now before I throw anything else away  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 12, 2010, 02:14:44 PM
I can see some teeth, is that a gorilla? 

xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 12, 2010, 02:48:41 PM
Lowland gorilla?  Looks like my B in Law  ;) ..... not hungry today, hope I'm not sickening for something .......  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 12, 2010, 03:11:40 PM
She looks so sad.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 12, 2010, 04:12:56 PM
Ok - now I'm worried about my eyesight!  :o Can't see a thing in that photo!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 12, 2010, 04:17:23 PM
Maybe you've got the brightness down Bixby.

Looks like your brother-in-law CLKD? .... must be a handsome devil and obviously very popular with you ;D

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 12, 2010, 04:23:54 PM
Well I can see the pen, the glass, the sun on green stuff out the back but nothing IN the pen. Are you lot having a "wind up Bixby" laugh?!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 12, 2010, 04:31:25 PM
I can just see her if I put my face right up to the screen - I think it's because it's sunny in here  :sunny: I'll look again later when it's dark.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 12, 2010, 08:47:14 PM
Clever gorilla if she uses a pen  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 12, 2010, 08:57:10 PM
I can see her now the sun's gone!  :) She's lovely  :-*
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 12, 2010, 09:02:49 PM
It is sad though... she looks bored... poor Biddy :(    They are fascinating to watch in their natural habitat.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 12, 2010, 09:30:08 PM
I have mixed feelings about keeping such highly intelligent animals in captivity. How would we like it? On the other hand it's sometimes the only way to keep a species from extinction. :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 12, 2010, 09:33:27 PM
Anyway, "how you are you today" this thread asks.

I've got a cold, but I'm feeling quite upbeat and bouncy. Must be because the Old Man is away for a few days so I have the bed all to myself and can get a good night's sleep for the next few nights! ( I get about ten good nights a year.) ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 13, 2010, 07:40:53 AM
"I get 10 good nights a year" and how much sleep  ;)

I'm still not hungry.  Have a long list of phone calls, letters and chores today.  Starting with washing and putting away hubby's new toy  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 13, 2010, 08:50:54 AM
Hope you feel better soon, Larky. Get on that sofa with a duvet, put on the tv and - as Mum would say - make sure you drink plenty!  :foryou:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on October 13, 2010, 09:08:52 AM
Yep, mind if I join you Larky? Luckily I'm not at work today so can chill out as my cold's really hit me. Sniffle. Should have gone to bed early last night, but I tend to stay up late when I'm on my own.

CLKD - Yes I get about ten good nights a year...of sleep...What other kind of "good" night is there?  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 13, 2010, 09:18:40 AM
Just had breakfast, trying to tell myself that this victoria plum yogurt IS really nice. It's not working. :( My glass of water is nicer! Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 13, 2010, 11:36:23 AM
I find plum yoghurts have a sort of dry texture  ::) much prefer home made plum jam and a yoghurt separately ......

Been shopping.  Had a cuppa with the neighbour who looked after our chooks whilst we were away off for lunch now then wrap Hubby's birthday presents and write cards
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 13, 2010, 08:12:25 PM
I ordered some bedroom furniture on line today from Homebase. My dad bless him gave us some money as a thankyou, & we put it towards it. We have been meaning to get some for 2 years now when we decorated but never had enough money.
So in 3 weeks time we shall be getting a wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets & a 3 drawer chest, & all with black gloss doors....ooh wont I be posh.
Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 13, 2010, 08:56:45 PM
Hi Cazi
Was thinking about you a few minutes ago - lying on sofa, watching tv and eating choc and suddenly thought of you with your carrot sticks and wondered why you hadn't been around for a while.  ;D Nice to hear from you again! Are you still off the fags?!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 13, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Hi Bixby, I got bored with the carrot sticks & cottage cheese. I am now on peanuts & crisps during the evening & chocolate & biscuits during the day. It aint easy this giving up smoking lark.
Thanks for asking.
Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on October 14, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
Cazi i do love a little bit of dark choccie, i have the 85% cocoa from Holland & Barratts.. :) shame the carrot sticks don't taste choc-latey.. ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 14, 2010, 03:36:19 PM
Oh Larky  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 14, 2010, 04:15:21 PM
You don't look ok Larky! ;D   Get well soon :)

I think I'm coming down with a cold too... hope not :-\

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CazzaT on October 14, 2010, 06:08:59 PM
Hope this is not catching   :-\

Get well soon Larky  :foryou:

Cazza  xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 14, 2010, 07:14:11 PM
:shakes page very hard:  ;D what is your secret recipe for shedding that cold ?  Whiskey and lemon perhaps  :drunk:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 14, 2010, 07:24:28 PM
Coffee with brandy sounds OK - although the whiskey and marmalade ice-cream I tasted last week would work too: put kettle on  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 14, 2010, 07:32:58 PM
Hope you feel better soon Larky. I'll pour you a hot toddy to help you feel better.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 14, 2010, 07:40:19 PM
If its the same kind of cold that I had a few weeks ago it hangs around for ages (sorry). The cough that I had lasted two weeks.
I have not had a cold in ages but this one knocked me for six and then at the weekend for no reason that I can think of, I was sick for the first time in 5yrs. I dont do being sick very well at all. I was fine the next day, but had nothing to eat that was different from anyone else, so cant figure it out at all.

I hate being sick with a passion, but it did not last long thank goodness.

Hope all of you with colds feel fine soon, you have my sympathy.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 17, 2010, 12:44:25 PM
Hi Larky

Hope you are feeling much better today.  It's just typical isn't it - the cooler weather arrives and the bugs breed big time. 

I'm fine.  The weather is beautiful - 24 degrees at the mo.  I've had a manic morning making Chutney - Apple, Apricot and Ginger (4 jars) and Curried Apple & Leek.  I'm also cooking a huge leg of lamb (just fits in the oven) and Tart Tatin (which I think is similar to Caramel Apple Granny which I used to have at Restaurants in the UK).  This afto we'll be "lolling" in front of the TV.

Happy Weekend (what's left of it) to you all.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 17, 2010, 04:11:59 PM
Hi Larky

Feeling grumpy is most probably part and parcel of the virus you've had.  Snuggle down and stay warm. Relax and take your time - it will be hectic enough, soon enough.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 17, 2010, 04:13:37 PM
Trying to keep clear of all the gut bugs doing the rounds  >:( this is when I think a burka or purdah would be beneficial  ::) ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 17, 2010, 05:17:49 PM
I have come down with a nasty throat and chest virus and have lost my voice, first one for over a year, not a clue where it has come from.

My BPPV seems to have been fixed by the Eply Maneuver though so pleased about that.

Nearly time for my next Lemsip don't what else to take for it.

ladyjane x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 17, 2010, 05:47:15 PM
Sorry to hear about the virus, ladyjane  :stretcher: but great news about the BPPV  :congrats:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: madge on October 17, 2010, 08:26:44 PM
I am happy I have heard from my soldier son who at the  moment is far away in a not so friendly place its his job and I know, but it feels so good to hear his voice. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 17, 2010, 08:32:52 PM
Oh Madge that is lovely!  Does he enjoy his Job despite all ........

We've had a busy weekend. Now going to run a deep bubble bath and take magazine for a long soak and read then  :bed:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on October 18, 2010, 07:02:31 AM
Exhausted again after another night of hot sweats, been up since 4.40am, i swear my blood was at boiling point.. :'(

Hope everyone who's poorly feels a little better today, and Madge so pleased you have spoken to your Son. :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 18, 2010, 08:46:22 AM
Rosebush, You asked me how much Clonindine my Mum took, she takes 1 x 25mg morning and night. Not very much, the label says 2 x 25 morning and night? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 18, 2010, 09:10:18 AM
Rough. Had an IBS flare-up during the night. Probably bought on by getting emotional about my mum. It's her 92nd birthday today. A cause for celebration, I know but I find it so hard watching her age. She's doing well in many ways but getting forgetful and less confident which I find very upsetting (thankfully she doesn't.) OH has just gone to pick her so she can come here to open her presents. Then I've got to get a train down to London to work there for the day. Talk about bad timing - just hope I don't have an "episode" on the train or in the taxi. Thankfully will be with 3 good friends so know they'll look after me.
I know I should be grateful that my problems are small compared to many on here but at times like this I HATE IBS and meno!  :'(
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on October 18, 2010, 09:12:55 AM
To everyone today whos sick lonely missing children hubbies pals
LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 18, 2010, 09:21:40 AM
Oh i hate it when you are woken by your bowels. Happy Birthday to your Mum Bixby, i'm sure you'll make her feel special. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 18, 2010, 09:30:08 AM
Have bought an ex-display bird feeder thingy for Mum and her Man Friend for C.mas although they will get it earlier 'cos it needs assembling.  Snuffly this morning, think it's the winter alternate warm/cold body feelings making me splutter and sneeze  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 18, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
So glad you could speak to your son Madge :)

Bixby - hope you feel better soon and that your Mum has a Happy Birthday.

All with bugs n'things take care of yourselves xxx

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 18, 2010, 04:13:59 PM
Me, I lurve Wilkinsons and the close 2nd is Poundland - love getting loads for my money.  Usually when over in the UK I buy heaps of double sided tape for my card making so, when the shelves are empty it's probably because I've been !!

Hope you all soon start to feel better - bugs and all that.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 18, 2010, 06:33:07 PM
Apparently I've won an all inclusive caribean cruise ...... put the phone down on the recorded message though so don't know when  ;D

Chilly.  Tired.  But not bad for a Monday  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 18, 2010, 06:57:52 PM
 :lol:  I did follow one through almost to the bitter end with the assistance of the [name escapes me] oh Trading Standards Office - the Company sent me the Contract and Schedule it all turned out to be a Time-share.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 18, 2010, 07:13:59 PM
Sad day for me.My brother in laws brother passed away in the early hours. He was 74 and had asbestosis which is not an easy way to go. We were all very fond of him and he will be very much missed. He was an engineer and as a hobby he was a driving instructor. Many moons ago he taught me to drive and I dont think I have ever laughed so much. The funeral is on Thursday.
He was a very special person and I will miss him.


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 18, 2010, 07:15:35 PM
So sorry to hear that Viv. I remember you posting about him. At least he is free from pain now. I hope the funeral goes well (if that's the right term) and that your happy memories stay fresh in your mind.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 18, 2010, 07:20:11 PM
They will Taz thanks.

Its my brother in law that worries us all.He was so close to his big brother. They saw each other all the time and even stayed in the same street most of their lives. What he will do without him heaven only knows.
They were inseparable. He will feel this more than most.

Viv
x   
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 18, 2010, 07:24:46 PM
Sorry to hear that Viv.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on October 18, 2010, 08:46:27 PM
Sorry to hear your news Viv  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 18, 2010, 08:59:20 PM
Sorry to hear your sad news Viv.
I have neighbours who live a couple of doors along who are brothers in their eighties now.  They are lovely old gentlemen and one of them is deaf.  They are so interdependent that I worry what one would do without the other should the worse happen.   

Take care
Pam xx :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 19, 2010, 09:33:39 AM
People often surprise others, having been deeply in the situation they have looked forwards well before friends/neighbours.  Will it be a 'black' funeral?  Sorry for your loss.

I'm tired.  dozey.  Slept all night but dreams wear me out by morning  ::) ........ off to consult the list of chores  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 19, 2010, 09:39:26 AM
I've got toothache, well not quite, it's a crown with pain, so prob abcess, i phoned dentist, they can't see me untill 26th Oct!! "We have a waiting list of patients in pain!" Arghh, i want to scream at her. Phone doctors, spoke to nurse who will speak with my G.P. see if they can prescribe antibiotics. I know it's a long shot, but i'm in pain, haven't been able to eat or drink anything yet.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 19, 2010, 10:07:25 AM
Going to try a cuppa, bone dry. Eddie, x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 19, 2010, 10:09:53 AM
My thoughts are with you Viv.

Eddie, do you have a Dental Access service in your area? They will usually fit you in very quickly.

It's a beautiful sunny (if cold ) day here. The weather forecast on the local radio has just mentioned "the S word" for the hills tonight! ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: madge on October 19, 2010, 10:11:22 AM
So sorry to hear your news Viv,hope it helps you knowing that people are thinking about you at this sad time.

The Legacy oF Love Will Always See you Through.

 :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 19, 2010, 10:21:47 AM
Hi Viv

You've got a difficult few days ahead and I want to say that I, along with many others, are thinking of you. 

The lead up to any funeral be it family or friend, I find to be very traumatic.  Somehow the event in itself begins the process of closure and gives us permission to begin to heal.  Sometimes it takes a long time but it is an individual process.  Allow youself to just "feel", adjustment will happen in its own time and cannot be rushed.

Be brave, don't worry about tears, they are healthy and much better than bottling things up.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 19, 2010, 10:24:09 AM
Viv, You know we are all thinking of you, and Taz. This is a sad week.

Cupcake, We have The Dental Hospital. Scary place, never heard of manners or kindness. Still not heard from G.P. though, would pain relief work for an abscess??
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 19, 2010, 11:50:40 AM
Take Nurofen until you get the anti-biotic prescription from your GP.  Most dentists won't do any 'work' until the infection has settled.  If all else fails, off to A&E?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on October 19, 2010, 12:04:01 PM
Going back to bed, up to my eyeballs with this virus even my teeth hurt!

ladyjane xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 19, 2010, 12:09:48 PM
My very good G.P. has left Rx for liquid anitbiotics, Nurofen? I took two tramadol, hope it works and doesn't make me drowsy, need to drive to get antib's and not really meant to be driving yet. I wonder if it's been caused by apparatus in mouth from Hosp?? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: BK on October 19, 2010, 12:45:09 PM
Viv, I'm so sorry to hear your news. I really feel for you. I lost my Dad in February (and my Granddad the previous October) so I really do empathise with the awful upset you're going through.

Thinking of you...

BK
xx :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: BK on October 19, 2010, 04:12:38 PM
Thanks Larky, that's really nice of you. It may have been eight months since losing Dad but the pain never goes away. Don't cry every day now but when I do it still feels just as raw.

On a cheerier note (and this might sound like a very silly question) where are lots of the girls finding these different funny faces and symbols to add to their messages (like the little 'chat' one you've just included)? I can't see any of them on the 'more' section above. Or am I being a thicky?

BK
xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 19, 2010, 06:14:08 PM
Went to my hospital appointment today.  Glad to have it over and done with.  Will post over on Other Health Discussion how I got on.

I've got plenty of co-codamol going begging Eddie, strong ones 30mg codeine in each :D.  If they don't stop the pain, you'll be too high to care either way.   I can't stomach them... they make me feel really nauseous :sick02:
Hope your pain has eased up during the day.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 19, 2010, 06:16:24 PM
Thanks Pammie. I'm the same with cocodamol, hubby takes them for migraines, but if i take one i need to sleep it off! Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 19, 2010, 07:19:55 PM
Co Coda-anything makes me  :sick02: so I take extra Nurofen for short term use.

Tired.  Chilly.  Hugging a cuppa  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 19, 2010, 09:25:51 PM
Hope your tooth settles soon Eddie, toothache pain is like no other.

The funeral is a cremation, and will be enormous. He was so well known and liked and people are coming from all over. I was hoping to sit at the back, but it seems that is not to be. Although we are not family ( exactly ) we are to be in the second row of seats.
Son is coming straight from university and we will meet him there and we are taking my niece who needs to be picked up from work.
Its all very complicated and I worry about getting our timing right. I dont want to be too early or too late. Silly I know.
Then its off to a hotel for tea and sandwiches.
I will be glad when its all over.
I washed my car in his honour today  :).He taught me to drive and always liked a clean and shiny car.
So I soaped and polished just for him, I know he would be smiling at that one as my car is always filthy.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 20, 2010, 07:37:35 AM
Sounds like your well organised Viv.

I never slept much last night, shortest episode of checking clock, falling over and wakening up 6 mins, got my period so maybe that's why.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: BK on October 20, 2010, 10:15:14 AM
Thanks for the 'smiley' tips Larky, I'll give it a whirl.

Viv, I hope all goes well for you. Take care.

BK
xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 20, 2010, 01:02:40 PM
Viv I dreaded being at the front at M in L's funeral recently but at least you have one service, we had the Church then graveside ..... but I was OK as I used my rescue remedy for a couple of days prior the Service.  No one else will be watching as they are in their own grief, my worry was suddenly feeling queasy and needing to leave or someone fainting behind us ...... there was a bee on the flowers on top of Mum's coffin in Church half way during the Service and I wanted to giggle  ::)

today - not too bad, so far - sky is blue, air is chilly, 2 eggs so far .......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 20, 2010, 01:05:53 PM
Eating CLKD eggs,  ;D ;D scrambled, lovely.  Still in pain, prob take a few days to get antib's to work, although they make me feel sick. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 20, 2010, 02:35:03 PM
That's too close for comfort  ;) - how do you get some of 'my' eggs  ???  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 20, 2010, 02:37:34 PM
Didn't really enjoy it, bet your fresh egg are so much nicer than what i had. I was so looking forward to it though.  :( Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 20, 2010, 09:30:26 PM
I have got my second head cold in a month. I am really quite resentful of the person who gave me it (no matter who they are)  ;D ;D

I rarely get a cold so this is a bit much. I think I am a bit run down so I am going to start a good multi vit and hope things pick up soon.


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 20, 2010, 10:05:06 PM
You probably are a bit run down Viv... you've been through a lot lately and it can take it's toll on the immune system.  Do take care of yourself.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 21, 2010, 08:49:40 AM
Hope you feel better soon Viv.

My tooth ache? is getting better i think, i manage my porridge and tea with no pain, but still so sensitive if i happen to touch bottom teeth off top ones. OUCH. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 21, 2010, 10:31:45 AM
 :o Eddie - I suffered toothache a few years ago ....... how many anti-biotics do you have left to take?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 21, 2010, 10:36:18 AM
Eddie, try this. Put your thumb and first finger together, lengthways and you will see a crease. If you feel with your other thumb at (after separating your finger and thumb) you should find a very tender spot. Then you press on this spot and rotate your thumb or just press and release 20 times. It's an acupressure point which should help with toothache. xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 21, 2010, 02:14:24 PM
BORED!  off to watch TV ..... I did try to doze earlier by my mind was racing with all the things I should be doing  :bang: :bang: :bang: but I can't be bothered.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on October 21, 2010, 03:56:24 PM
Had a day were i really had to push myself, so tired...now home and just gonna rest.. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 21, 2010, 03:58:19 PM
That sounds like a good plan Rosebush.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 21, 2010, 05:19:35 PM
CLKD, It's liquid antib's, disgusting yellow stuff, not banana flavoured, i've got to take it for 5 more days, 4 times a day, makes me want to throw up, it's like they emptied capsules into a suspension. Vile.

Cupcake, Thanks will it work for abscess? I't above a crown?

Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 21, 2010, 09:40:10 PM
Eddie

My dentist is a bit "new age " and is into homeopathic treatment. She would recommend Hepar Sulph. Its a miracle cure and I really mean it. Dont know how it works, and really dont care, it just does. I have told so many people this and it has really helped. I have a LOT of crowns and its been my savior for a long while.
Try it, it really works.

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 21, 2010, 09:54:00 PM
Thanks Viv, I'll just go google that. Hepar sulph? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 22, 2010, 11:55:29 AM
Should work, it's better if you massage the opposite hand to where the ache is. Shame I can't pop round and put some needles in. OH had toothache years ago and was chewing paracetamol ! He was pale. I put 2 needles in and within 20 mins he was painfree (mind you he reacts strongly). The tooth dropped out 3 days later!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 23, 2010, 12:18:57 PM
Today I'm good. 

Working outside on the garden most of the morning, taking up the tomato plants, peppers and digging up 100 Leeks.  Have Chutney in the slow cooker - it will be on until this evening, probably 6 hrs or more.  I intend to relax in a warm bath later ........ when I've cleared up all of the chaos of chopping up veggies for the chutney !!

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 23, 2010, 02:22:49 PM
I lurve chutney! I have 3 different sorts maturing.
I'm good today too! I FINALLY worked out how to SELL things on ebay instead of buying them!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 23, 2010, 04:14:59 PM
Hubby has made some chocolate cup cake thingies which I can smell cooking in the oven, along with roasting pork and vegies  :)  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 23, 2010, 04:22:22 PM
Sounds yummy! Mine's gone into work.  ;D 

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 23, 2010, 08:29:38 PM
Your chutney's gone into work or your Hubby/OH?

Off for a deep bubble bath.  Thirsty so have drunk some lager quickly so head is now dozey  ::) ...... hate this time of Sat night 'cos it means we're nearly into Monday  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 24, 2010, 12:16:45 AM
That's why I go out at that time on a Saturday night. Mind you I love Mondays as it's my day off!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 24, 2010, 11:13:46 AM
Slow bowel  >:( want to go but can't  :bang: :bang: :bang: otherwise the sky is blue, air's clear, don't feel too bad after a long lay in .... though Hubby would have  :bed: I wanted to  :hug:  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 24, 2010, 12:11:24 PM
It's miserable and wet here and we didn't get up until Tonto Time (Ten to Ten) - must be the weather !

Making huge pan of tradional soup today (Garbure) and then we'll have home made apple pie and custard.  There's Duck in the soup so it's a 1 pot together thingy and can't be arsed making roasties etc.,  Soup is comfort food when it's bleak outside and OH will love the desert.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Margarett on October 24, 2010, 03:22:59 PM
It's a lovely day here, but cold. I have just been taken out to lunch by my DH as it's our 36th Wedding Anniversary today! It was lovely. Back on the diet tomorrow though!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 24, 2010, 04:37:21 PM
Happy Anniversary.  :foryou: Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 24, 2010, 05:33:26 PM
Happy Anniversary Margarett - glad to hear you had a lovely meal to celebrate.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on October 24, 2010, 05:42:38 PM
Spent 6 hours in the garden today laying crazy paving. Regretting it now as I am all stiff and sore! But at least I have a big tick on my list!
Bramble
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on October 24, 2010, 05:47:58 PM
Went to a wedding anniversary lunch at a very nice hotel and it was a treat not to have to cook I can tell you!

Had BIG prawn cocktail, roast beef, yorkies and all the veg, creme brulee, coffee & cake and I am fit to burst.  I will have to get out for a very long walk tomorrow to make up for it. ;)

The chutney sounds lovely Meggie.  A neighbour gave me some Gooseberry Chutney she made and that was super.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 24, 2010, 05:56:49 PM
......The chutney sounds lovely Meggie.  A neighbour gave me some Gooseberry Chutney she made and that was super.

Must admit it is good but at the rate we are eating it, we'll have to buy shares in Andrex !!  No Laxatives required at our house at the moment !

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on October 25, 2010, 08:29:38 AM
LOL!
I'm feeling good. There has been a hard frost, and we have blue sky and sunshine. I realised yesterday it's a year since I had to stop work with anxiety and depression, I feel SO much better.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 25, 2010, 10:39:22 AM
LOL!
I'm feeling good. There has been a hard frost, and we have blue sky and sunshine. I realised yesterday it's a year since I had to stop work with anxiety and depression, I feel SO much better.

Hi Cupcake

Glad you are feeling much better. Blue sky and sunshine makes so much difference.

Stay positive and take each day as it comes.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 25, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
I feel so much better today.  I have had a very low, negative weekend with worry and anxiety, mostly about the government's shake up of the welfare system (which I agree with) but wondering what it will mean for me.

Gave myself a good talking to and realised I can't change the outcome and I will only make myself ill so I have put it away for today  :)

Hi Larky - sorry you've had a rough weekend.  As you say, try not to worry about things you can't change.  99% of the things we worry about never happen anyway.

There's panic over here (France) because they are trying to change the age for a Pension from 60 to 62.  A full government pension is available at 66 years.  Up to a few years back, you could take Company Pensions here at 50.  Why can't people see that if there's no money in the "pot" then it has to come from somewhere.  Yes, they can have the Pension at 60 but they'll have to take a reduced payment.......or donations to the fund have to rise substantially.  It's a real mess, everywhere it seems.  Here though, they sure do love a good Protest March !!  Unions are still allowed and very strong.  It will be interesting to see what happens. 

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on October 25, 2010, 04:02:59 PM
Enjoying a sit down while the meal is cooking.   Dog walk first thing, work this morning, came home and hoovered and hung the washing out (in glorious sunshine).  Then I went for a very brisk, timed walk.

Then I've made something nice for tea and I look forward to eating it soon. ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 25, 2010, 07:09:08 PM
Ring worm I think  >:( - will get Hubby to look later.  It may be soemthing that will clear with some ointment as I haven't been close to any animal which could give me this  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 25, 2010, 08:14:33 PM
You don't have to have had contact with an animal CLKD - but you do have contact with dogs who can harbour it so that may be the cause. You can get it from another person or from the soil if you are gardening. http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Ringworm.htm  My husband has had it a few times - always after he has been handling soil in the garden.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 26, 2010, 08:22:50 AM
Thanks Taz2 - went to show hubby last night and the dry patch has gone ...... didn't know it can be contracted from soil, I had it from cows when I was about 17 and the Pharamacist gave me a white powdery ointment to put on.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 27, 2010, 09:30:01 AM
Walked to the Surgery to collect my blood test results from 2 weeks ago, cholesterol 7 everything else within normal limits ' hale and dandy' apparently!

Bored.  Lack motivation.  Need some excitement to get me through the Autumn  ::) - it's too wet to garden, housework keeps repeating itself  >:(, friends are at work or not in contact ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 27, 2010, 09:33:06 AM
My toothaches is getting less, my routine appt is tomorrow for two fillings  :'( I would give them a piece of my mind if i could afford it! And if i was brave enough!
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 27, 2010, 10:26:02 AM
We have a check up tomorrow  :-\ not keen on that chair and we have another Dentist as 'ours' went Private after promising he was unlikely to do so!  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 28, 2010, 08:34:06 AM
I have dentist at 11.00, wanna run away and hide, then i'll see if optician can see me today, long overdue eye test, but blood pressure was a bit unstable. Oh the joys. I hate getting the pressures done, with the puff of air. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 28, 2010, 10:14:23 AM
You'll be sitting in That Chair right now then  >:(   :foryou:  our appts aren't until 4.30 p.m. .......

Freezer arrived at 7.15 a.m. - the men had been up since 4.00 to get here from Worcester  ::) ..... this afternoon I can plug it in, switch it on and let it warm up.  Later we can move it into position having emptied the current model etc. etc. etc.....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 28, 2010, 05:01:19 PM
Well the dentist was b****y awful, i explained about my abscess, had xray done, got injections for fillings, by the time he was ready to start on them my heart was racing and trying to escape out of my chest, my whole body was trembling, i had told him i was getting anxious, but i can usually control it, not this time, he asked me if i was okay? I couldn't get any words out. What's that all about? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 28, 2010, 05:06:04 PM
H Eddie - I have recently started getting the heart racing and dreadfully anxious feeling from the injection itself. My dentist has changed me to another type (I think there are two different ones) and this has calmed the heart rate right down. It may be worth mentioning it next time.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 28, 2010, 05:08:54 PM
Could well be the injection, i can usually control my nerves, i don't like the dentist at all, but i've managed extensive root canal treatment years ago and wasn't anything like this. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 28, 2010, 06:37:05 PM
We saw 'our' Dentist today.  Quick clean round, 2 x-rays to check for under filling problems [none] and TCA in 6 months. 

Freezer moved and filled.  Hubby scrapping out the ice from the old model.  Can't stand the NOISE  >:(  off to a meeting later
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 28, 2010, 08:45:25 PM
Eddie
I have hated the dentist for years now. I really need two new crowns but I cant face the impression as it makes me gag. I wish I could just have an injection to calm me down but still be able to walk out the door ten mins later with no side effects. I am getting a bit self conscious about my teeth and have adjusted my smile (when I remember). Its only a couple at the side and its gum shrinkage, but ohhhh how it bothers me.

I hate the bloody dentist, you would think in this day and age they could come up with something that did not involve torture.  >:(


Viv
x
 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 28, 2010, 09:48:33 PM
Viv. My crowns at the front are suffering too, slightly different shades and the gum is starting to show a wee bit. I was toying with the idea of a bridge a while back, but today really frightened me, i think i'll just keep what i've got for now. I was thinking about a sedative too, but i need to drive there and back.
This is the third time i've had an attack like this this year, when i resigned from my job, hairdressers then this. Think i'll get some rescue remedy for future use.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on October 28, 2010, 10:10:05 PM
Eddie - poor old you!  The older I get the more I hate dentists.  It never used to bother me (when the kids were small it was nice to get in there for a bit of peace & quiet! ;D).  Not any more, I HATE going.

Hope you feel better soon. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 29, 2010, 09:45:27 AM
Tired.  Should be busy but I'm on here instead  ::) off to let the chooks out, check for eggs and feed the quails.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 29, 2010, 11:44:07 AM
Not been on a lot lately... lots of anxiety due to one thing and another.  But feeling a little more peaceful today.
Hope all you good ladies are in the pink.

Pam xx

Good to hear from you Pammie, sorry you have had a lot of anxiety but hope things are improving now.  :-*

I'm having a good day. Our new bedroom furniture arrived this week & so far hubby has managed to assemble one of the bedside cabinets... it took him 3 hours  ;D ;D. so one more to go plus a 3 drawer cabinet plus a wardrobe. I can't moan at him though as he does work full time & can only do it in the evenings & weekend.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 29, 2010, 01:17:27 PM
I don't want to think about all the scraping the dentist did yesterday, but my infection has improved dramatically  :o Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 29, 2010, 01:19:25 PM
I'm so pleased Eddie, toothache can be a real bummer  >:( .......  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 29, 2010, 01:22:12 PM
Thanks. Also for the first time in about 10+ days, didn't have a headaches on wakening this morning.  :o :o You would think i'd be bouncing about, but na, sitting here looking at my messy house.
Got a Halloween party tonight, don't think i'll go.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on October 29, 2010, 01:43:26 PM
Not been on a lot lately... lots of anxiety due to one thing and another.  But feeling a little more peaceful today.
Hope all you good ladies are in the pink.

Pam xx

Good to hear from you Pammie, sorry you have had a lot of anxiety but hope things are improving now.  :-*

I'm having a good day. Our new bedroom furniture arrived this week & so far hubby has managed to assemble one of the bedside cabinets... it took him 3 hours  ;D ;D. so one more to go plus a 3 drawer cabinet plus a wardrobe. I can't moan at him though as he does work full time & can only do it in the evenings & weekend.


Thank you Cazi :)  Yes things look like they may be sorted out eventually.. nothing to do with people in my personal life, but nevertheless something of a serious nature.  May be able to share it at some point in the future.  
Glad your bedroom furniture is beginning to take shape... you'll be snoozing in style soon.

Pam xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 29, 2010, 02:38:31 PM
Eddie - Dentists, I don't think anyone enjoys the experience it's just that not everyone talks about it.  I hope you will soon be feeling much better but don't the check ups come around quick?  I noticed earlier in the year that I had receeding gums (top cannine) and when I went to the Dentist he did a special filling so that it couldn't be seen - I was quite impressed as I thought it might mean the teeth had to go.

Pammie - Hope you'll soon be feeling much calmer and things will settle down, in time.

Meggie

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on October 29, 2010, 04:46:31 PM
Larky, I heard about the web problems today, well done your girl.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 30, 2010, 07:37:39 PM
Had a good day with Hubby.  Collected some demi-johns via Freegyle, went to find a wine shp as he wants some Glucose but the shop ain't there any more  ::) , drove to a couple of antique shops and had a nice lunch out. 

Am looking after a kitten  :-* ..... tiny, 6 weeks old, playful  ;D - owners will be back later to collect  >:( :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on October 30, 2010, 11:47:15 PM
Hubby has now built the 2 bedside cabinets & the 3 drawer cabinet, so just the wardrobe to do tomorrow/today... ;D. I did help him, well I handed him the correct nails & screws etc.
Can't wait to get the old furniture out & the new lot in.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on October 31, 2010, 08:42:26 AM
Oh Larky like you i feel so tired, fed up of night sweats so got up at 5am, then realised we had not altered bedroom clocks, so it was 4am..sat in lounge with glass milk and watched Tv..and would you believe it i was freezing cold, the heat seems to leave my body as soon as i get up.. >:(

Hope you have time to relax today, it is so nice to see family and friends, but it can take its toll, making folks feel at home, drinks, food, conversation etc, ..xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on October 31, 2010, 11:42:08 AM

Like Larky & Rosebush - My "Get up and Go" has got up and gone !!  Within an hour of getting out of bed, I could go to sleep again.  I feel like my eyes just want to close but I have to motivate myself or I will sit about all day.  Must do at least one positive thing......I'll decorate the cake I made yesterday as friends are coming over for a piece later this afternoon.  In the meantime, I'm looking forward to speaking with my Son and his Wife via Skype and the grand-children too.  Looking forward to seeing them again at Christmas.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 31, 2010, 04:20:56 PM
Oh I have days when my eyes and brain want to sleep but my body feels OK.  >:(  Days when I really need to push myself, if I try to sleep my mind races away.  It's not even like lethargy  ::) but seems like I need to 'catch up' on sleep ........

Have been to an antiques fair today, now watching the evening sun-set .....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 31, 2010, 08:40:31 PM
It's always good when they get back safely. Put your feet up - you've earned it!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 01, 2010, 11:13:10 AM
I am beginning to get nervous  :o ... I am arranging an event which will take place on Saturday.  My first attempt at this type of organisation  ::) and not many people are buying tickets  :(.  So if anyone would like to attend  ;) good evening guaranteed, bar will be open, raffle will take place, buffet for those buying advanced tickets ....... I'll be a shivering wreck by Saturday  ::)

This morning though, sky is blue, chickens are lazing in the sunshine, dog is sleeping on our bed, but the NOISE  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 01, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
CLKD - sounds you're going to have your hands full.  If I could be there, I would be - hope all goes well and the event is a huge success.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 01, 2010, 11:32:13 AM
Thanks!  I'm looking forwards to seeing the duo as we haven't been in contact for 3 years, due to their travelling and our commitments.  But oh why did I say I'd do it  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 01, 2010, 12:21:39 PM
I'm sure it will be a great success! You've just got cold feet.

Beautiful day here. Books from the library van, then to the next village to post 4 parcels. My first venture into selling on ebay! Now I'm worrying about them going astray!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 01, 2010, 12:56:31 PM
Cupcake, I've sold quite alot on Ebay. Only once has a parcel gone missing. They say you are insured for upto £42.00, but when i tried to claim for my missing parcel i was only entitled to postage cost.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 01, 2010, 03:48:05 PM
Dont feel so good today.
I have been trying to motivate myself to see if it will pass but no luck :(

I have had a vague headache for the past two days and its wearing me down. I feel as if I am coming down with something, just don't know what.
I had my flu jab last week so at least its not that.(Could it be side effects from that)

Off for a cuppa and a sit down as I am not achieving anything today.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 01, 2010, 03:51:03 PM
GPs will tell you that there isn't a reaction to the 'flu jab but my mother in law only had ;flu twice in her lifetime [she would have been 83 last Thursday] and it was after the jab - which strangely she only ever had twice!  I have another friend who always reacted to the jab and he has stopped having it.  GPs get paid a tenner for each one which is why they push for it ;-).

Not too bad a day so far  8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 01, 2010, 03:56:12 PM
I paid for my flu jab as I dont qualify for a free one.

That would be just great, £9.50 to make me feel like c**p.

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 01, 2010, 03:56:55 PM
Hope you feel better by the morning  :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 01, 2010, 05:30:51 PM
Most people do get a reaction to the flu jab - this is the body's way of fighting it off I think. Isn't that how it works? You put a little bit of it into your system, your body detects it and makes the antibodies and when you come into contact with the full blown version you have your little "soldiers" all ready to fight it off before it can get a hold. That's how I have always seen it anyway.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 01, 2010, 07:55:36 PM
Apparently it's a dead vacinne though so apparently hasn't any side effects  ::). 

Tired.  Looking forwards to my bath.  Nowt on TV  >:( but I haven't opened our post yet today so off to the settee to see what arrived!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 01, 2010, 08:13:22 PM
This is from the NHS website about the 2010 flu jab.

No vaccine is 100% effective, however,  people who have had the flu jab are less likely to get flu. If you do get flu despite having the jab, it will probably be milder than if you haven't been vaccinated.
The flu jab doesn't cause flu as it doesn't contain live viruses. However, you may experience side effects after having the jab, such as a temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards. Your arm may feel sore at the site where you were injected. More severe reactions are rare.
The flu vaccine only protects against flu, not from other viruses, such as the common cold.

So even though it is "dead" it still has side effects. It does work in the way I thought though - so I got something right in that it activates your immune system to produce the antibodies which is what makes you feel rough for a few days http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/cold-flu/flu6.htm

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 01, 2010, 08:17:37 PM
Thanks Taz

I think it must be something elseas I had the jab almost a week ago. I did have a very sore arm for a few days, but I just feel off today. A good nights sleep will help I hope, Oh and a week at a health spa would do me the world of good  ;D


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on November 02, 2010, 08:41:45 AM
Hi everyone

Sorry I haven't been around for a while.

My son was home from uni last week and we realised he is having more problems that we realised, mainly with his timetable.  Anyway I phoned the uni and between us we managed to sort it out.  He has now been in touch with his personal tutor and has been able to access his student e-mail account and they are now going to help him catch up.  He had missed a couple of days on the induction week and hence missed out on all this valuable information.  He seems more relaxed and less worried when he went back on Sunday so fingers crossed things will be better from now.

How am I?  Well struggling to keep my blood sugars under control (I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in April/May this year (but I believe stress can be a major factor) and also trying to wean myself of HRT and am now taking Kliovance instead of Elleste Duet conti which I have been on for over 3 years.  I am starting to suffer some of my original symptoms (palpitations, shakiness etc.) so this is not going well.  When i get time I am going to go back to the GP and discuss all this.

My daughter is doing well at secondary school which is great.  She had to have 2 of her baby teeth out last night and was very brave.

I had my first ever flu jab a couple of weeks ago and have since discovered that it also include the swine flu vaccine which I was not very happy about as I would not have had this by choice.  I didn't have any obvious side effects after it which was fortunate.

Other than all this life is just plodding along.

Just wanted to pop by and say hi to everyone.

Bye for now

Libby
xx





Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 02, 2010, 09:03:23 AM
Hi all

It's only 10 a.m. and I've attacked a number of jobs already, which is most unusual.  I've put away the washing, sorted out some bills, posted some letters and cleaned the bathroom.  The day looks like it could warm up this afternoon as there's a heavy mist and the sun is trying to shine through - I hope it does - we all feel so much better when the sun is out.  I'm of the opinion that if I get loads of jobs out of the way and off my list then I can sit down this afternoon with my Kindle and read a good book !!

Hope you are all OK.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 02, 2010, 10:38:35 AM
Hi Meggie - you and me both! Today is my day off work but I too have cleaned the bathroom! Also I have cleaned the kitchen floor, tidied up, put some washing in the machine and got some more ready for ironing, fed the cats and birds and make a docs appointment for later today. I have to go and do the big food shop though which is always something I put off if I can help it - I have put it off for a week already and as my son is due back from Stafford tonight I really should stock that fridge up.

However, as I am now sat on here I may not get the rest of the jobs done. I also have some homework to do for a course I am on tomorrow - what is it about this time of life? I never used to put things off all the time - no motivation!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 02, 2010, 11:38:03 AM
I get on OK with chores until after lunch when I seem to lack motivation, having taken a break for preparing and eating I slow down considerably  ::) ... then lay awake thinking of everything I ought to have done  :(.  I've paid some bills, put tickets and posters out for the 'do', emptied and filled the dishwasher; jeans to put into the machine for a boil wash though doubt if there is any 'dry' outside.

However: onwards and upwards.  Chickens have laid one egg so must put  a date on that, need to sort out some raffle prizes for the 'do' on Saturday, feed the quails, write a letter to Mum .......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 02, 2010, 11:56:31 AM
You have done well CLKD - I have still not gone shopping but have got everything ready and am going in a minute.. or two..

What "do" is it?  Am off now - honest  ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 02, 2010, 12:02:08 PM
I am arranging for a duo to entertain us on Sat., they are called 'quicksilver' and very good  ;).  Getting nervous now  ::) in case no one turns up.  Otherwise, fairly OK!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 02, 2010, 01:32:44 PM
I am sure that it will be fine CLKD. Is it in a local hall and is it a fundraiser? I am sure we would all come if we were near enough  :)  Is it this one http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/quicksilver/ ?

I am back now from the supermarket shop. While on my way round with the trolley I met someone I knew from a few years back. She was telling me that she was only now working two days a week and when I asked why she said "Well, at my age, you need to cut down a bit" She is 57!! When I said that I was almost 57 and was doing courses etc and trying to increase my hours she was flabbergasted. "Ooh" she said "but you are nearly 60"  Later on she had to take her jacket off as she was having a flush and I asked her about HRT. "Oh no dear I can't have that now. My doc says you can't start it after 50" she said and then we discovered that we had the same Doctor!! How does that work then? She put me on HRT at 53 but this lady was told that as she was over 50 she couldn't have it. Amazing, really, the differences.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 02, 2010, 02:25:57 PM
Nope  ;) it is a fund raiser for the local sports club to keep the roof over our heads  ::)

http://www.quicksilveruk.com/16%20Double%20Yodel%20Clip.mp3 - give it time, it gets funnier ;-)

Sometimes it's what the Medical profession are 'pushing' at the time  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 02, 2010, 03:30:11 PM
Feeling a bit better today. I think its my sinuses that have been giving me gyp.So treating that with some success.
Its my little girls  ;D 16th birthday today. Cant believe she is getting so grown up.
We are just having a family dinner tonight with a BBQ on Sat (weather permitting) and then off to our local firework display.
The dinner of her choice tonight is homemade pizza. Everyone likes a different topping so hope my memory holds up.
We have one more surprise prezzy for her. She went to a gig on Sunday to see SUM 41. She ended up on stage for most of the night and then got some great pics taken. Her dad has taken one of the pictures and tweaked it to include the bands name and the date of the concert and is off to our local printers to have it made into a poster. We are also getting a smaller one made for her pal who is also in the photo.
Hope she like it.


Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 03, 2010, 10:21:31 AM
Am feeling a tad stressed today!  :madeyes:
We're having a new front door fitted this morning. The workmen turned up at nine as promised, proceeded to remove the old door and frame, then discovered that the new door doesn't fit!!!!!!  :o :o :o  YIKES!

They've disappeared off back to the workshop to make some 'minor adjustments', so I'm sat here on guard with a ruddy great hole in my house! I hope there's no bogeymen about - I feel quite vulnerable!

Hope they come back soon!  :-\

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 03, 2010, 10:38:41 AM
Viv that's a lovely idea!  I'm sure she will love it!

CatW - I'm sure you will be fine.  So long as it doesn't rain or blow hard [like it did here last evening  ::) ] I've had to scoop up lots of leaves this morning for our compost.

Too early to tell how I feel  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ladyjane on November 04, 2010, 03:56:42 PM
Just got back from the hospital after having my second Eply Maneuver and it has worked, I am completely free of the BPPV after almost three years. I am so thankful. So if anyone else is suffering with the dizzies and all that goes with it I highly recommend the procedure.

Now I an starting to get tender finger joints ( with clicking at the top of the small finger joints) and don't know what is causing it so thats next on my list to sort out. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be?

ladyjane xx

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 04, 2010, 04:08:52 PM
That's great news Ladyjane.  :great: I've suffered with the dizzies in the past so I know how awful it can be.

As for the tender finger joints - I get that too. Usually my middle finger, top joint. It can be very painful indeed, feels like fluid has popped out of the joint or something. I wish I knew what caused it and how to fix it. I hope somebody comes up with an answer!

Catweazle x

Front door fitted and looking good btw. Phew!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 04, 2010, 04:33:42 PM
Glad the front door is in place especially with this high wind!

As for finger joints, yep the fluid can dry up so the tendon over the joint clicks!

Tired again.  Last evening I slept from 7.15 until bath time, then straight to sleep until this morning.  I'ts my head which is tired, the body seems fine  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on November 04, 2010, 09:33:18 PM
I have had the tender finger joint in the past but haven't had it for ages now. It would come without warning and there would be an excruciating sharp pain when I tried to straighten my finger. In fact, I couldn't straighten it until I had wrapped a bag of frozen peas round it for a few minutes (I knew those peas were good for me ;D)

I can thoroughly recommend the frozen pea treatment for painful finger joints - I even kept a small plastic bag of peas in the freezer especially for when it happened.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 05, 2010, 05:27:40 AM
I send hugs to everyone and hope the weekend and next week are good for you all
PS can someone just say please make Suzi Q Vagi work again xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: toastie on November 05, 2010, 06:31:00 AM
Suzi Q - You are always thinking about everyone else and  I love your positive outlook - so I hope you have a great weekend and next week  too and please please make Suzi Q Vagi work again !

toastie xxx  :tulips2:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 05, 2010, 07:06:37 AM
TOASTIE :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
 :foryou: :thankyou: :sunny: :peace:
IM trying hard to be positive to see it as a blip 8 day blip?
Still Im here and alive which is more than some yes?
Have a brilliant weekend
Hugs Suzanne xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 05, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
Watching the drizzle.  Listening to the builders' noise.  Wondering what to eat for lunch ........ need to sort raffle prizes to take for tomorrow evening ........ [the 'do', remember  ::) :P ], need to tackle a pile of ironing but can't be bothered  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 05, 2010, 03:54:40 PM
I've finished doing just about everything for the day now thank goodness.  I put the radio on when I'm ironing - otherwise the mind numbing boringness of the chore chews my brain up :D  Gonna have a biccie and a cuppa now :)

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 05, 2010, 08:00:11 PM
Every night this week after my evening meal I feel queasy  >:( - whether I'm over tired or not exercising enough or not drinking enough actimel-type thingies .......  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 05, 2010, 11:31:48 PM
THank you and yes the old dreaded meno fog hahaha
We can get away with so much looking blNCKY SAYING PARDON MEMEMEMEMEMEM
iN HIGH DUGEON
I hope the weekend got off to a nice start mine did saw pals which is always nice Im blessed with my friends I so lucky
Hope Bomy night was good foreveryone and once again I thank you and my fanny does xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 06, 2010, 02:29:24 PM
Good. It's a beautiful day, been over to Mum's and she's well. Now wasting time on here when I should be cleaning!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 06, 2010, 02:50:16 PM
Biding my time until the 'do' later, woke OK at 6.00 a.m. then that dreaded gut roll began.  Didn't last too long but I keep getting the lurch now  ::) >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: cojan on November 06, 2010, 03:03:38 PM
Just finished a huge pile of ironing so I feel great. That and the fact I can't do any cooking because hubby is decorating the kitchen, - what bliss. Must find the menu from the chinese take-away  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on November 06, 2010, 03:58:37 PM
Slight earache and tickly throat which I've had a few days.   :(  However, have been over to my Mum's and taken her out (hairdressers, shopping etc) and I don't mention it to her or she thinks I should be wrapped up in bed!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 06, 2010, 04:09:32 PM
................ Must find the menu from the chinese take-away  :D

Yummy - I could murder a Chinese Take-away, not had one for 3 years.  Not the thing in France, sadly.  They don't know what they are missing.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 06, 2010, 04:16:04 PM
Made sweet and sour veggies with brown rice for lunch - yummie.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on November 06, 2010, 04:55:33 PM
Good luck with the "do" tonight CLKD. Hope it goes really well. :party: :whip: :party09:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 06, 2010, 07:36:57 PM
Had Chinese earlier - yummy  :P

Hope the do goes well CLKD.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 07, 2010, 11:40:52 AM
CLKD - was it a good night ??

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 08, 2010, 03:27:52 AM
Hope the night was good for you
Hope the weekend was good for everyone
We had a ride on the bike with 30 other bikes
We rode in to the Country the sun was shinning the smells lovely
Little lambs nuzzling MUM just a wonderful day and no funny fanny yeeeee
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 08, 2010, 11:02:32 AM
OH thanks Girls - yes, I think I was the youngest person there  ::) ........ about 25 people came, Hubby took £61.00 on the raffle, over £170.00 was taken over the Bar and there was enough food.  The duo had to work hard initially but once the audience relaxed they seemed to enjoy the singing and chat, certainly several came up afterwards and said they enjoyed themselves.

We even put Strictly on the TV before the gig started for those who felt they were msising out  ::) ......
Tired yesterday. Busy today.  8) RAINING hard  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 08, 2010, 11:04:15 AM
Well done CLKD. Time to relax now. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 08, 2010, 01:26:33 PM
Well done CLKD  :foryou:
I think it's amazing how far you have come - from what you've told us, it's clear you've had a real struggle at times in your life and you should be proud that you're able to do this sort if thing now.  :medal:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 08, 2010, 03:32:17 PM
Oh thank you  :-* - I'm even thinking of approaching the Committee with another entertainment idea ........  ::). 

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 08, 2010, 08:21:46 PM
Still have Very Big Grin all over my smacker-rooooo and the duo enjoyed themselves too and have said they will come down again  :gym:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on November 08, 2010, 08:25:11 PM
Pleased to hear that the night went so well. Give yourself a great big  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 08, 2010, 08:28:40 PM
I have done.  Hubby was pleased it went well too, he was Master of Ceremonies  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on November 14, 2010, 01:03:09 AM
Yes well done CLKD  :clapping:
You should be pleased with yourself.  ;)

This week I have been sorting out the bedroom as we had new furniture delivered last week , blimey what a palarver that was putting it together.
Hubby had to sort the nails out from the screws  :o & then assemble it - I just tried to stand back & support him with the "other bits"" but somehow we did it & our bedroom, at last looks brilliant.  8) 8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 14, 2010, 07:21:23 AM
Nice one Cazi  :)

I've been bleeding for England again this week  ::) so the job hunting's on hold (again). Still, I get very good blood pressure readings when I have these mammoth bleeds  ;D and I can eat anything I want and not put any weight on (every cloud and that.... :)).

We're off out for the day tomorrow while hubby's car goes in for MOT & service (need to take his mind off it, bless him  ;D) so I just hope the flow bates a bit by then or I'm going to struggle!

Catweazle  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ~Angel~ on November 14, 2010, 09:32:38 AM
Still bleeding but not so heavy and not feeling as washed out as I have been!
Tidying to be done as Im out for the day with my gooooorgeous man tomorrow  8)


Sue xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 14, 2010, 10:36:09 AM
Sorry to hear that Larky - have a hug from me  :hug: but, if it's contagious, not too close a one - ok?  ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ~Angel~ on November 14, 2010, 11:28:25 AM
Feeling poorly  (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/faintingsmiley.gif) (http://www.millan.net)    (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/croaksmileyf.gif) (http://www.millan.net)

Feel better soon  :bighug:


Sue xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 14, 2010, 04:13:21 PM
Sorry to hear you're feeling rough Larky have a hug  :bighug:

Hope you feel better soon  :tulips:

Catweazle x
PS where do you get your smileys? they're fab!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 14, 2010, 10:00:40 PM
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you Larky.


 :hug:


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ~Angel~ on November 15, 2010, 07:43:20 AM
Not long out of bed hopefully my bleed will stop today....not seeing my fella today after all (work commitments for him) so bit down but ok.


Larky....hope your feeling better today  :-*


Sue xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
Tired but happy after a day trip to Cardiff yesterday. Have to work today though but not until I've taken the cat to the vets for a "pre-op hydration" test! He should have had his thyroidectomy last week but was found to be too dehydrated - clever puss!!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 15, 2010, 09:21:40 AM
Been away for the weekend.  Stayed with B in L and wife, actually slept both nights  ??? ....... didn't get irritated with anyone.  Went out for a meal as Mum will be 84 tomorrow ........ back to the Grind this morning.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 15, 2010, 11:07:23 AM
First of all, many congrats on your success CLKD, already thinking of another idea  :) you ARE gaining in confidence.
Hope you're feeling better Larky.

It's a beautiful day here, cold but blue skies and sunshine. Took my ebay parcels to the PO and now waiting for the library van to come. Fridge on the blink  >:( OH has just spent 20 mins on the phone to some farflung land trying to get some help) .Have to defrost the whole thing (the freezing bit is frosting up), then turn it on again! It's been like this since last wednesday  >:( but of course I've been "nagging, it might go right" ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 15, 2010, 12:48:40 PM
How's the cat Taz?  :catscratch:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 15, 2010, 12:51:22 PM
Glad I got I've got doc's appointment out of the way :)  Ahhhh what a relief.

I think my washing machine is about to throw in the towel.  It sounds as though it thinks it's a cement mixer.  

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 01:23:22 PM
The cat is "all systems go" for tomorrow's op.  :-\

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 15, 2010, 01:54:00 PM
Did you leave him there ready Taz?

Overwhelmeed  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 02:24:56 PM
No I have to take him at 8 tomorrow. The worst bit (as all pet lovers know) is the starving for 12 hours. He sits there with such a look on his face - puffs his chest out and looks all cute and lovely as if he thinks I haven't fed him because he has been bad. It's like he's sort of trying to wave at me saying "Ahem. What about me? Feed me? My dinner? Hello - I'm here look - feed me? You've fed the others. Cooeeeeeee here I am!" and all through the night he will keep patting my cheek and saying "Helloooo. Jokes wearing a bit thin now. Feed me please, pretty please. I promise I will never drop a frog in your slipper again or throw up on your newly awarded certificate of excellence in safety training...."   

Anyway I hope that he copes with the op ok. It's always a worry. He has to stay in there tomorrow night as with a thyroidectomy his calcium levels have to be checked for the first few hours. He's a great cat and no trouble. He belonged to my dad which is why I am a little bit twitchy about having him operated on. Still, it will be better for him not to have to have pills every day. He hates that so much he has partly  moved in over the road to escape!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 15, 2010, 03:12:20 PM
 :hug: been there, done that ...... our Siamese used to lift my eye-lids with his paws or lips and say, it's 5.00 a.m. and you're late with breakfast again  >:(  :-*  :cat48:    :cat88:  purring like fury and I'm sure he giggled 'cos once I'd stirred he usually got his own way  8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 03:14:08 PM
I know what you mean CLKD - I don't mind when I can actually feed him (and the six others who materialise during the night!) but it's when I get up at 6 and the vet's appointment isn't till 8 and he is begging me for grub. It seems a very long two hours!!

Taz x  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 06:09:49 PM
Thanks Larky - it's always tough when the animal isn't actually dying if you know what I  mean. He has to have pills and hates them and we think he is only around 10 years old so may have a lot of years left. I am still worried he may die under the anaesthetic though  ::)

Hope you are feeling better x

taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 15, 2010, 06:16:43 PM
Oh Taz, it's always awful when you leave an animal with the vet. Our old cat had thyroid problems, we couldn't get him to take the tablets, it was like feeding the lions at the zoo ??? He was 18 by that time, so surgery wasn't an option, so we left the tablets off and he lived for 4 years!
Cats are very resiliant, they look moribund one day and they are up and about the next.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 15, 2010, 06:56:10 PM
Thanks Cupcake - if he was older then I would be tempted to do the same I reckon! He has had the tablets for around three years now and we are all fed up with it! He started visiting across the road and because he is so thin they thought he was a stray and took him in. They renamed him "Jeremy" and the neighbour came across and asked me (as "the cat lady") whether I had any idea where he had come from as they were going to take him to the vet to be checked for a chip and they were going to keep him if he was a stray. It was very embarrassing to have to say he was mine! Never mind we had a laugh about it in the end and they still call him Jeremy!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 15, 2010, 07:47:03 PM
Usually the Vet will do a blood test to make sure that the kidneys are functioning so that the suitable amount of anaesthetic is given.  It always was the worry for me that I wouldn't have time to say 'goodbye' if I left one of them  :'( :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on November 15, 2010, 10:55:22 PM
Good luck with the cat Taz, I hope everything goes to plan. Your description of an unfed...trying to be oh so cute... cat was very touching and reminded me of my own cat (recently deceased bless her furry little soul) :'(


 :hug:

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 18, 2010, 09:29:19 AM
Taz. Howz the puss?

I'm in a quandary, i've still got pain in my gum, no abscess, but some infection, Dentist has xrayed and scaled the gum area, and still it persists, i don't know what to do now? If i wait which is uncomfortable, will it develop into an abscess?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 18, 2010, 09:37:53 AM
Ring the dentist and enquire?  Tooth/gum pain is awful  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 18, 2010, 09:39:53 AM
They are so busy, but i may have too, £18 for xray £20 for scale, to show nowt. There must be something there though.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ~Angel~ on November 18, 2010, 11:34:16 AM
Feeling pretty good at the moment.....skins a bit itchy (I have Psoriasis quite severe at mo) and just waitingn for plumber come fix me leaky loo  ::)

Sue xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 18, 2010, 12:11:56 PM
I can tell it's vagifem day! But I've persuaded OH we should go for a walk along the seafront, so I should be tingling when we get back.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 18, 2010, 12:39:57 PM
I missed vagifem day last week, i was wondering yesterday before i used it why i needed to pee for Scotland?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 18, 2010, 05:04:46 PM
Weather Warning!!  Apparently cold winds coming from Scandinavia may bring snow to the North and East of England late next week :o   I do hope we're not going to get a severe a winter this year too.

Yes, tooth/gum pain is awful Eddie - and sometimes it's referred pain from somewhere else in the mouth.  I do hope you get it sorted soon.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 18, 2010, 05:19:14 PM
Pammie, Not more referred pain, that just wouldn't be funny. I can feel it through the crown, if my bottom tooth touches it, could that still be referred pain?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 18, 2010, 05:29:51 PM
Well I had excrutiating pain which I could have sworn was in an upper molar - but the dentist insisted that it was perfectly healthy and sorted out lower molar - then pain in upper molar completely disappeared.  The mouth is so full of nerve endings and everything is connected to everything else in it - it can be a real puzzle and sometimes you need a really good dentist to solve the mystery.
I hope they find out what the problem is soon Eddie.

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 18, 2010, 05:31:29 PM
I will need to go back, just finished with fillings etc and it's still here, but after anxiety won the last time it's off putting, the cold air is really annoying it.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 20, 2010, 12:38:40 PM
Feeling sorry for myself.  :(
Had to go for an emergency appointment at the dentist this morning. Not only have I been bleeding for England this week, I developed a very painful tooth yesterday - so painful I couldn't even bite together.  :o  Rang the dentist at 9am and got in at 11am - very impressed with that! I've had to have a nerve taken out and a temporary filling put in. I've to go back in a few weeks for a proper filling, provided everything's settled ok. He said if I'd left it till Monday I'd have had an abcess  :o
I hate going to the dentist with a passion, so I'm quite proud of myself really cos I didn't have an anxiety attack (did last time 2 years ago). I did the breathing techniques I learnt from my self hypnosis cds and they really helped me through. Phew! thank god that's over for now.

Have a good weekend everyone

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 20, 2010, 12:54:17 PM
Well done Catweazle  :foryou:

It's amazing how pain can help with a dentist visit - if you have nothing wrong then a check up can be really scary but if you have really bad toothache then you can somehow manage to summon up all your reserves to get it sorted. I hope it settles down well.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 20, 2010, 04:52:23 PM
Well done from me too, Catweazle - just think of the pain you've saved yourself by being so brave.  :-* Hope you stop bleeding soon but meantime just congratulate yourself on how far you're come with coping with anxiety.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 20, 2010, 05:04:05 PM
Thanks girls you're lovely
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 20, 2010, 06:26:39 PM
A bit disappointed in myself.  :( Saw mum today - many of you know that she and Xmas are my 2 main anxiety triggers. She spent the last couple of Xmas's with my auntie which she really enjoyed and which helped me, although I still had a bad time last year with anxiety and IBS - which she doesn't know about. Then today she announced she'd be spending the day with us. Felt ok at the time but once I was home, had a bit of a panic attack. Adrenaline rush, hot flush, had to rush to the loo, the usual pattern for me. I did all the right things - ate a banana, did my relaxation exercise, took some lemon balm tabs. Feeling "ok" now although a bit weepy. Know I should be pleased I coped with it and it didn't escalate but just wish it hadn't happened  :'( A bit of a wake-up call, I suppose. I really am grateful that HRT has helped me and that I'm so much better than this time last year but this makes me realise that peri is still there waiting to ambush me. Sorry to complain but it does haelp to share this, doesn't it?  :-\
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 20, 2010, 06:43:09 PM
Hi Bixby,
I know exactly where your'e coming from but I don't have the answer.  For example I've 2 friends coming tonight, they invited themselves and I can't be A***d.  I bought this flat last year, they came to see it & supported me when a neighbour was being a pain BUT they are the type of cpl who try to 'get me involved' with things eg - He will say "Don't tell E but..., then she will say "Dont tell T but..." .  I dont need it ! >:( I don't want them here but I promised them they could see the flat when it was finished and I'd moved in...hence tonight.
He will text me and will ask how I am etc, am I ok? but the msg's just keep on coming, my friend says ignore them & I do but when he sent one saying "Are you ok, you didn't reply, I'm worried that your'e seriously ill"  I had to reply.  If I changed my number I don't want them turning up.  So I suppose I'm just going to have to be continally 'busy' aaarrgghh. :sigh:

All I can say about your situation is that you tell your mum (she is your mum and loves you) how you feel and that at certain intervals throuhout the day you will need some space to yourself. I think you should tell her about your IBS and anxiety, chances are she will know exactly how you feel, you never know ?  Chances are she already knows without you even telling her ??

If we think of anything useful we need to tell each other, maybe two meno heads  make one 'normal' head ????????????
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 20, 2010, 08:35:14 PM
Thanks Lou. She does know all about my IBS and my peri problems but is inclined to worry and is at an age when she could do without the pressure. Keeps saying how wonderful it is that I'm better now and doesn't really understand that it's not "over" yet. She had a relatively easy meno, was very supportive of me last year but obviously thinks (and really wants to believe) that I'm ok now. The thing is that she finds Xmas difficult too and is quite vulnerable and needs lots of support so I want to try to support her rather than unload my problems onto her. i know we'll get through it - OH will be wonderful as always - just wish this b****y peri didn't affect my IBS but know I should be grateful that I'm not suffering as much as many on here.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 20, 2010, 08:49:22 PM
Don't be disappointed with yourself Bixby - from your posts, you always come across as such a loving daughter.
Take things one day at a time and try not to project problems for yourself onto Christmas day.  Just let the day come around - and when it does take it one step at a time and you might find in the end that you have all had a lovely day.  Easier said that done I know. 
 :hug:   
Take care,
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 20, 2010, 09:00:08 PM
Thank you Pammie.
The thing is that when I was with her I was thinking quite positively, telling myself that it would be ok, that I could do this etc. etc. It was only when I got home and had the "episode" that I realised that subconsciously it was getting to me. That's what annoys me about my IBS - I feel that everything's fine but my tummy knows what's in my subconscious and obviously feels that it should tell me!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 20, 2010, 09:06:59 PM
I know exactly what you mean - I hate it when my brain is telling me one thing - but my subconscious is telling my tummy something different.  We're such a tricky species!  The thing is you'll probably find that it's only temporary and will pass. 

Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 23, 2010, 11:08:56 AM
Hi Bixby

Such a mix of emotions are associated when our parents visit and there's enough pressure at Christmas as it is.  Are you a "Planner" - Would you be comfortable with listing everything you want to do up to Christmas and everything expected during the day itself?  Cross off the things on your list as you go and relax when everything is completed.  You should be able to enjoy the day too. 

IBS - I have it too.  Sometimes it can take me a whole week to get over it - I hate the roll of the tummy and the run to the loo - it waiteth for no man and I reckon I ought to have shares in "Andrex".....soft and fluffy !!

Try and enjoy the day - my parents are no longer with us and I do so wish I could have them here to enjoy the occasion.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 23, 2010, 11:36:20 AM
It is physical.  Which is what I could not get the psychologists to understand!  >:( those feelings are real, they have a knock on efffect and I cannot put them off by remembering how I felt when I was 'well'  >:( :(.

I would rather people tap on the door unannounced and take me as they find me.  Having to plan gives me too much thinking time!  I remember accepting an invitation to speak to a collection of ladies and was really enthused; until I put the 'phone down and immediately thought 'What HAVE I done!'.  So to cope I wrote out my speech, told myself that the dogs would be more important than me, asked a couple of dog owners with dogs to meet me at the venue ........ that was in the July and the talk wasn't until the September  ::) .. I wrote and re-wrote/ read that speech until the anxiety went away so that by the time Sept arrived, we had a lovely time [and there wasn't a lady in that group under 85!]
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 23, 2010, 11:56:41 AM
Thanks Meggie.
I feel a bit guilty complaining as I know many wish they had their mums around to share Xmas with. It's just such a horrible time for me as all is does is remind me of the people that aren't here to share it. Have chatted to OH about it today and agreed that I'll prepare some food in advance so he can "finish it off" on the day if neccessary. It'll be ok as long as Mum doesn't get "blue" spell and want to stay but we'll cross that bridge if/when we come to it.
OH is so good about it - really wish I could do the real Xmas meal thing for his parents too but it's just too much. Tbh, they're not really bothered anyway and if it wasn't for Mum we'd all just pretend it was just another day.
The good news is that the IBS didn't really kick in this time and I was OK once the anxiety attack passed. So that's progress!  :)
You are so right, CLKD. It is physical - and I find it so annoying when it kicks in when I really know that there's nothing to worry about - why can't I convince my tummy of that?!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 24, 2010, 08:18:10 PM
I heard on the news that yes, 'it' has hit the north/east and is headed to Hull and below  ::)

I'm bloated today  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 24, 2010, 08:22:59 PM
The snow gates at Glen shee are closed, shame i'm on this side of them.  ;D ;D Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 24, 2010, 08:25:25 PM
Got your shovel out then  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 24, 2010, 09:01:11 PM
And my wellies :P

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 25, 2010, 08:07:42 AM
Saw the snow on sky keep warm ladies 8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 25, 2010, 08:26:57 AM
My girls had their ski suits out last night.  :-\ But they just wore the fleeces over their school stuff and the gloves. Bring it on.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 25, 2010, 08:36:49 AM
SuziQ - that's where snow usually starts, in the sky  ;)

I feel queasy.  Bloated.  Tired.  I was awake most of the night waiting for the snow to arrive  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 25, 2010, 08:45:26 AM
I was awake a lot of the night sat on the loo with a bowl  :sick02:

I should have been on the last day of a course today and without attending I don't get my certificate  :(  Still I am feeling better now. There has been so many bugs going around school. We have the sick one the diarrhoea and sick one the "real" flu one and chickenpox.

I was just thinking that over the past three years while I was on HRT I have not had any colds or illness. Since not being on HRT for the past seven weeks I have had a horrible sore throat and cold and now this. I think I read somewhere about HRT and the immune system although that may just be because you get better sleep.

Sorry CLKD - I will keep my germs to myself - don't worry they wont get over to you. :)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 25, 2010, 08:51:44 AM
:flaps page hard: poor you there really is NOTHING worse ............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 25, 2010, 09:03:00 AM
Thanks CLKD - I know it seems as if there is nothing worse and that is how I used to feel but I have learnt, especially over the past two years, that there is far worse that can and does afflict people. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be feeling better. One good thing is that my colleague, who is on the course with me, gets to have two lunches  ;D

Taz x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 25, 2010, 09:07:38 AM
SuziQ - that's where snow usually starts, in the sky  ;)

I feel queasy.  Bloated.  Tired.  I was awake most of the night waiting for the snow to arrive  >:(

SMARTY PANTS hehe
Hope your feeling better today?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 25, 2010, 11:00:52 AM
Better now I've eaten but my bowel is slow  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 25, 2010, 11:25:42 AM
Will swap with you if you like CLKD!!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 25, 2010, 11:55:57 AM
A happy compromise would be good.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: allysonone on November 25, 2010, 12:03:07 PM
Lot of bugs around Taz. My eldest has had same. Stay warm and forget the job x :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on November 25, 2010, 12:07:31 PM
Ugh poor you Taz! :tulips:
Son no2 had the sickness/diarrhoea bug a few weeks ago (he works in a primary school). He thought he was going to turn inside out poor kid. Hope it doesn't last long! 

My mouth is still very sore after my emergency dental treatment (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) so I'm feeling v grumpy.
Dentist took the nerve out but it feels like it's still there. And the bit where the needle went in for the local anaesthetic is just soooo sore. I'm fed up of trying to chew on one side. I keep forgetting and then OUCH!!!!

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 25, 2010, 12:10:42 PM
Ooh Catweazle, I hate the lingering feeling where the needle was. Hope it wears of soon. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 25, 2010, 06:10:48 PM
Hope it's settling, Taz. I had the sickness one recently and was relieved in the night when I got past the "hourly" stage - knew it was "slowing down" the 1st time I made it to 90 mins!  :tulips2:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 25, 2010, 06:24:38 PM
Thanks Bixby - thankfully it was not as bad as that this time. Am left feeling like I am going down with a cold now but do feel much better. Have just had a cuppa which has made me feel alive again!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on November 25, 2010, 06:53:45 PM
Glad you're feeling better Taz. Why does sickness always happen at night I wonder. It's horrible lying in bed knowing that you're going to be sick sometime soon but just have to wait till your body is ready! You get that horrible feeling like something heavy as lead sitting in your stomach and you just want to get it over with don't you? Once you get to that salivating stage though you know it's going to pretty soon!

I'm hardly ever sick but when I am, I must admit to finding it quite frightening and I often cry - what a baby!

To everyone who's been feeling poorly lately, hope you all feel better soon.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 25, 2010, 08:32:04 PM
I'm the same - I hate the fact that I am out of control of any of it I reckon. You just have to let nature take its course. It has caused me problems in the past with worrying about it happening when I stay at someone's house but I have found through talking about it on here that it is not an uncommon worry.

I am feeling better now thanks. Very frustrating being home for the day but not feeling like getting on with anything though!!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 25, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
Have you started your new HRT yet?
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on November 26, 2010, 12:56:01 AM
Ugh poor you Taz! :tulips:
Son no2 had the sickness/diarrhoea bug a few weeks ago (he works in a primary school). He thought he was going to turn inside out poor kid. Hope it doesn't last long! 

My mouth is still very sore after my emergency dental treatment (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) so I'm feeling v grumpy.
Dentist took the nerve out but it feels like it's still there. And the bit where the needle went in for the local anaesthetic is just soooo sore. I'm fed up of trying to chew on one side. I keep forgetting and then OUCH!!!!

Catweazle x
Hope your feeling a bit better today keep out of the cold xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 26, 2010, 07:22:27 AM
Thank you Suzi - I have to go to work today and am feeling much better. Seems to be turning into a throaty cold and cough. First, though, I have to take Winston the Cat to the vet for an X-ray on his swollen paw which wasn't swollen before they operated on his thyroid. I have budgeted for the £230 for the op but not for this complication  :(. I have been taking him to the vet every other day for the past 10 days for antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic jabs. He is not amused and is even more fed up now as he hasn't been fed because of the X-ray this morning. They wanted to put him out but I have asked for him to be done conscious if possible as two lots of anaesthetic in 10 days seems a bit risky to me. So..... haven't had time to get the new HRT yet so, Bixby, in answer to your question "no I haven't started it yet - big fail"

Taz x  :thankyou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 26, 2010, 08:15:54 AM
I HATE being sick ....... why does it happen at night, probably because the stomach is full after a day's food.  To add insult to injury.  When I feel nauseated it's around my tummy button but that's not where the stomach is, is it?  The stomach is higher up?  That heavy feeling is common with me :shudders: .......... glad you are improving!  "flaps page hard"  ;)

Two early to decide, but can hear the birds singing; have to drive to town later for a quick visit, collect the dog, already anxious about it  ::)

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 26, 2010, 08:45:22 PM
Feel a bit like that myself today CLKD but i've not been sick, I'm just glugging and feel full up and hot but don't want to eat at all.  What's wrong with us all - can't we have just ONE DAY where everthing is ok ? ::) ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 26, 2010, 09:48:56 PM
Been OK since mid-afternoon  :P .. Hubby is on 4 day leave so we have time to lay in, perhaps  :bed: .... chores to do but in our own time  8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 28, 2010, 09:28:08 PM
 :'(  Hubby and I went out last night but I can't find my engagement or dress rings, nor can I remember when or where I last wore them  :( ....... I have so many jewellery boxes, a safe, a lock up cupboard but everywhere apart from the safe has been hunted through several times  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 29, 2010, 08:41:47 AM
Does he know you have lost them and is he ok about it ?
You will never find them panicing so chill out, they will come to light is a really 'normal' place.  I once lost my purse, and guess where I found it ?...in the fridge ! (after putting shopping away).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on November 29, 2010, 08:45:20 AM
Hope you find them CLKD - they must be there somewhere.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 29, 2010, 08:49:18 AM
I hate loosing things, but more than that I hate being asked "where did you last see it/them"
If I bloomin well knew that they would not be lost would they.
Also "it will be in the last place you look", well of course they will, otherwise why would I carry on looking if I had found them.
Phew
One of those days I think  ;D ;D


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on November 29, 2010, 09:01:01 AM
I'm feeling most peculiar today. I had one of those dreams that you can't quite remember, but it was disturbing enough to make me wake up feeling disorientated  and a little upset, and now I feel very low.

I've got a headache, I feel sluggish and my ankles are puffy. Any tips on sorting myself out?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on November 29, 2010, 01:48:36 PM
Thanks! Feeling better now, and my ankles have gone down!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 29, 2010, 06:02:58 PM
 :) Brilliant  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 29, 2010, 07:28:41 PM
You need to sort the puffy ankles out pronto  ;) ........ Hubby used to tell me 'it's just a dream' but it was never 'just', it was enough to make me scared to go back to sleep !  We've been out and about today ..........  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 29, 2010, 08:17:03 PM
I have had a very mixed up sort of day. Went Xmas shopping this morning and got most of the things on my list but after that the day went downhill. I should have known when I woke up this morning feeling grumpy I should avoid family ie Mother and sister. They have totally annoyed me today. I am thoroughly fed up with being told what to do. I may be the youngest, but for goodness sake i am 50, and I can make up my own mind what I can and cannot do. Unfortunately I told them both, so relationships are a little strained.
Oooo I am am so mad I could spit  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
An early night is called for I think and I hope I waken up feeling much calmer because at the moment I am still on my very high horse.

Viv
x Sorry, needed to get that off my chest ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Snowghost on November 29, 2010, 08:37:22 PM
Aw Viv sounds like you've had the crappiest of days, hope tomorrow's better for you *hugs*
I've had mega sore boobage today; a sure sign that i'm in for the monster of periods yet again, have felt tetchy and horribly hormonal, glad I was off work today, tomorrow I shall have to bite my tongue and smile sweetly through gritted teeth.  :angryfire:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on November 29, 2010, 09:42:43 PM
And I've got dyspepsia. Burp. Pardon! :-[
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 30, 2010, 08:36:35 AM
Today - well, I'd feel much better if it wasn't so b****y wet everywhere.  We squelch down to the chickens and let them out, squelch back, squelch to get wood out of the wood-stack for the log-burner, squelch down to the pool-house to take stuff to store - all in all it seems like it's going to be a long, hard Winter.  However, I really feel for those of you in the UK who are experiencing snow - we'll no doubt get a sprinkling here but it usually only lasts 1 day - the mountains (which we can see from our terrace) are covered so soon there will be people skiing.

Viv - sorry to hear you have dyspepsia - it can be so uncomfortable can't it and the odd burp can creep out when least expected and usually when you are with people.  Hope it soon settles down.  Fall outs with the family, tell me about it.  After my Father passed away one of my Sisters was so nasty and cruel and to this day, 3 years later, things are strained - it will never get back to where it was when he was alive, sadly.

Teen & CLKD - Have you ever woken from a dream with all your limbs twitching, life a fit?  Mum used to say it was a "haigey bout" (whatever that is) but yes, so afraid to go back to sleep and the whole day gets thrown out of kilter.  

Now I'm going to settle down with my knitting pins as I can't do anything outside.  I've almost finished a 5ft square shawl for the forthcoming "granny" event and want to take this gift over to my son and his wife for Christmas.  Although I say so myself, it's beautiful (the shawl I mean !).

Here's a  :hug: for everyone, to help the day run smoothly.

Meggie



Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 30, 2010, 08:38:28 AM
Viv,
Where are you spending Christmas Day ?  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on November 30, 2010, 08:53:45 AM
Where am I spending Xmas day.............well.

For years I have cooked dinner at my sisters house and have increasingly hated it. I did say earlier on in the year I was not doing it again and nothing would make me  :) then my brother in laws brother died and I was talked into not changing things this year so I gave in and said yes I would cook again. But there have been further negotiations......so no Xmas dinner to cook and I am a happy bunny. We will go to sis house in the afternoon to see everyone and give our prezzys and then home to have dinner in our own house. I am so pleased that I am not stuck trying to please everyone in someone elses kitchen.

Feeling much calmer today thank goodness, I slept last night and that has helped a lot.
Hope everyone has a good day today

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on November 30, 2010, 09:11:15 AM
I'm glad things are looking less stressful Viv. I moan about Christmas but it's never been stressful in the way that it is for some. I'm just bored with it all and depressed by it.

Meggie, it's me with the dyspepsia. I've been burping since Sunday, have had a headache and neckache since yesterday, and today my ankles and face are slightly puffy. No bad dreams last night though!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on November 30, 2010, 09:34:41 AM
Well done for re-negotiating Xmas, Viv and for standing up for yourself.  :congrats: There is more to life than pleasing other people!  8)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on November 30, 2010, 10:58:16 AM

Meggie, it's me with the dyspepsia. I've been burping since Sunday, have had a headache and neckache since yesterday, and today my ankles and face are slightly puffy. No bad dreams last night though!

Sorry Teen - well cocked up here eh !! Moral of story is to look on Forum more regularly and add my input ..... instead of spending days knitting.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 30, 2010, 12:30:08 PM
Oh you knit away Meggie, those chooks will need little socks if this continues!  Hubby is mooching - 2 days off and he's in my hair  ;D and this is the Practice Run into retirement in the Spring .....  ::) I've had pork dripping on hot toast and am out to feed the wild birds - again!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: allysonone on November 30, 2010, 12:34:29 PM
Where abouts are you CLKD.Im assuming rural  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 30, 2010, 02:37:49 PM
We have more snow now, my hubby just drove up the street towing a bmw 4x4, funny. He has pulled 18 cars out of the street now and the posties van. We ran 5 neighbours to Tesco for essentials and now he has taken another neighbour to the docs for her C-section wound check. Yesterday we took all my Mums neighbours for shopping. Thank goodness he's not at work! Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 30, 2010, 04:08:52 PM
Your OH sounds like a treasure Eddie.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 30, 2010, 04:43:34 PM
North of Oxford and rural.  Roads are clear.  Paths aren't  ::)

I am feeling anxious.  Hubby returns to work int he morning  :'( and we've had several days toghether doing chores  :) so I feel bereft already.  He's currently framing a water colour which we will sell at Auction next month.  Personally I couldn't be bothered but we've been to HobbyCraft and got the stuff and he's busy  ::) 8)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on November 30, 2010, 05:25:11 PM
Cupcake, They all have their moments, usually in full view of others. lol. So pleased he won't read this. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on November 30, 2010, 06:01:29 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pammie on November 30, 2010, 06:34:22 PM
Eddie your hubby is an absolute diamond.  So good of him to put himself out like that - rare these days unfortunately. 
Pam x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: allysonone on November 30, 2010, 06:34:59 PM
love oxford. My 2 sisters live there. We have had 7" snow today
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on November 30, 2010, 06:56:41 PM
Larky,
Did your shopping come ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on November 30, 2010, 07:27:18 PM
7" !  that is snow we are talking about ..........  ;) yep I can see you said 'snow'  ???

Looking forwards to my bath time!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 01, 2010, 03:07:34 PM
Have started writing the C.mas cards  :o  :xmas: only 1 smilie with a hat on yet  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 01, 2010, 03:24:51 PM
As I've posted on another thread, they've all got hats on now  :cuss:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 01, 2010, 04:48:35 PM
 :xmas: only this one so far.  Once Hubby is home safely, oh heard the handbrake go on this moment, I'll be absolutely fine ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 01, 2010, 06:17:16 PM
I haven't got any hats on mine

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on December 01, 2010, 06:56:21 PM
 ;D F5 - cooool, new to me? Eddie .x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 01, 2010, 06:59:33 PM
What does F5 do? Does it remove the hats?!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 01, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
My hats have appeared anyway  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 01, 2010, 07:24:46 PM
So have mine  :rant:
Only joking - but it will be a good challenge to see if I can avoid using them - bet I won't manage!  :valkyrie:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 02, 2010, 10:44:58 AM
I don't use a PC ;-).  I logged out and back in hey ho! hats everywhere  ;D

well, nearly everywhere  ;)

I ache.  Slipped whilst carrying a bucket this morning and beginning to ache all over even though I didn't hit the ground  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 02, 2010, 11:06:10 AM
Get that arnica out, CLKD  ;)
I'm using a different laptop today and no hats but expect they appear in my posts to everyone else?  ???
Snowing heavily here but happy as OH has finally accepted that he can't go to work. Can't get car out and was looking at trains but they're not running either so he has had to admit defeat!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on December 02, 2010, 11:11:50 AM
Getting fed up with the snow now. It was ok for a couple of days but the novelty has worn off now. Can't settle to do anything.
Bramble
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 02, 2010, 11:13:49 AM
Trying to convince myself that I should get on with some cleaning I've been putting off for months.  :-\ Spent ages on here yesterday!  ::)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 02, 2010, 02:54:33 PM
Fine.  Nearly time to take the dog home, will need to  drive half way there and walk the rest as the Estate roads are treacherous ......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: allysonone on December 02, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
Hope you are alright CKLD. Arnica worked for me but i actually landed although quite elegantly. You probably are aching because you stiffened up.Ive just walked to the shops and it was hard going. Very nervous about falling. Conditions are terrible  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CazzaT on December 02, 2010, 03:39:17 PM
Brrr cold and still the odd snow shower about here side roads are more treachorous than the pavements at least the snow helps you grip when walking. Nipped to get some milk and the shop was bare with everybody panic buying and delivery not arriving, the shop assistant told me a lady had taken 6 loaves of bread  to put in her freezer and people have just gone mad-she thought it was quite amusing. I didn't  >:(  I think it should be rationed within reason and then there is some for everyone especially the elderly who live local and can't get into nearby towns. Never mind I will have to get the marvel out till tomoz   :)

Feeling quite a bit festive, might put chrissy tree up tonight. :xmas:
Have a nice soak in a hot bubbly bath CLKD and then ask  your OH to give you a massage  ;)

Cazza  xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on December 02, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
Cazza i agree about shops rationing as well, but i fear all they want is cash in the tills..

If anyone has elderly neighbours please check on them.. :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 02, 2010, 07:39:34 PM
Apparently the pumps are running out of diesal and petrol on the East Coast 'cos tankers can't get  ::) ... I'll pass on the massage thanks  ;) but the bath will be taken around 9.00 p.m. .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on December 04, 2010, 12:10:51 PM
Bought some strong bread flour yesterday just in case the shops run out of bread again. Does that count as 'panic buying'?
Bramble  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on December 04, 2010, 01:03:34 PM
No bramble,
it's called using your loaf -Sorry couldn't resist the pun  :) :rofl:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on December 04, 2010, 05:15:45 PM
Very good!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 04, 2010, 05:30:50 PM
 :rofl:
we've had  alazy day after a brief shopping trip to buy the C.mas beef ...... chilly so heating is 'up'.  Hubby has his head in the oven sorting out the roasting vegies ......

Been watching the tennis from the Royal Albert Hall, usually I can't ABIDE tennis but the veterans with Mr Bahrami is great!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 05, 2010, 02:22:06 PM
Feel fat, just eaten a wedge of Ch.mas Pud with cream poured over ....... need a doze now  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 05, 2010, 03:05:58 PM
Wow - your Xmas beef is going to be REALLY slow-cooked, CLKD!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 05, 2010, 09:09:58 PM
 ;D ..... ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on December 06, 2010, 05:45:33 AM
Monsoonal rains here hope its like this for Xmas
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 06, 2010, 09:29:12 AM
Too early to tell ....... ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 09, 2010, 09:33:04 AM
Went to see Rhod Gilbert last night in Huddersfield. My god what a hoot I never stopped laughing for over 2 hours. I'm feeling quite proud of myself because 6 months ago I could never have contemplated going somewhere like that. I remember at my son's graduation ceremony in July I felt very anxious and out of it, and needed to sit near the exit 'just in case' (have felt like that for 5 years since meno symptoms started). But last night I felt normal!!!  :bounce:

Soooo hoping the end is in sight after all this time, ladies.

Catweazle xx
PS TAZ - were you ok at the gig/s? - I remember you saying you were going around the same time as the Rhod gig

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 09, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
Well done you!  :congrats:
Have been smiling to myself about your 1st post on this thread - just missed our 2nd bin collection this week and have got loads of recycling too - a combination of the stuff they collect and the stuff I take myself. Trouble is, even if I manage to get the stuff to the bins, they'll probably be full to overflowing!  ::)
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 09, 2010, 07:22:31 PM
Managed to take the recycling - and the bins were empty!  ;D Mind you, plenty of black bin liners beside them filled with plastic bottles  >:(
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 09, 2010, 07:28:42 PM
I remember all that from last year Bixby - well done in taking it! We have been so lucky here as regards the snow - that's not  my opinion of course being a Winter Wonderland person - but I appreciate that it really mucks up peoples lives and livelihoods and I only like it because I have a lovely warm house and only have to drive around 5 miles to work and don't rely on trains or buses.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 10, 2010, 08:53:41 AM
I need to get on, Look at the TIME  ;D ...... be back later! 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ~Angel~ on December 13, 2010, 05:38:56 PM
Full of cold  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 13, 2010, 07:19:24 PM
Awww have a hug  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 14, 2010, 08:57:56 AM
So far we have managed to avoid 'the cold' .......

So far today I have achieved not much at all but I'm rearing to go  :poke2:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on December 14, 2010, 07:28:54 PM
I've had a strange day. I went Christmas shopping and all those Christmas songs playing in the shops really got to me so that I felt the tears well up.

Then in one shop they weren't playing Christmas music, but I heard a particularly miserable James Blunt record that always gets to me. I had to go into the toilets to get away from it and have a good sob. Luckily there was no-one else there. Then I went for a cup of tea and felt a little better.

I managed to buy most of what I needed, and once on the bus on my way home I felt okay, and have done since.

I'd like to ban that song! Don't even know the title, but as soon as I hear that plaintive voice of his I want to howl! ( No, it's not "You're beautiful".)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 14, 2010, 07:39:39 PM
I HATE musak and have stopped shopping in places where it's played at any time of the year, told one shop person that next time I would bring my air rifle and shoot out the speakers - please do he said, we're sick of it too  :cuss:

Queasy tonight.  I have 4 slices of crispy bacon on toast, a cuppa - then an hour later a truffle chocolate ........... now I've got wind  :-X.  Hubby seems to be getting a cold, should have kept me Gob shut earlier  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 14, 2010, 07:45:47 PM
My son got compared to James Blunt once in a review - he was most insulted  ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 14, 2010, 09:14:19 PM
To quote Catweazle - Happy! 

The bin men have been!   
Just as well as snow is forecast again for Thursday!
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 14, 2010, 09:54:03 PM
Hooray Bixby!  :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 15, 2010, 08:39:52 AM
was posting and my session timed right out  >:(

so - have handed the bin people their boxes of biscuits to have with their morning coffee - they work Hard all Year

have pleased a friend when I let her know that I keep all her hand-made cards to bring out each year - she is really chuffed

off to make a list of chores  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 15, 2010, 08:52:40 AM
To quote Catweazle - Happy! 

The bin men have been!   
Just as well as snow is forecast again for Thursday!
Bixby x

The bin men finally came on Monday (3 and 1/2 weeks worth of rubbish to collect), and guess what - they've just been again, TWO days later. (Wednesday's our usual day.) :bang: 

The lads this morning were scratching their heads cos there were no bins out (must've been a different team on Monday).
Hehe I bet they're wondering what day it is.  ;D

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 15, 2010, 08:56:04 AM
Think it was a different team which came to us - very posh new lorry - private contractor, maybe?
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 15, 2010, 11:26:18 AM
Our Council [which has My Council all over their logos  >:( ] have contracted the collections out, the first lorry arrives at 7.15 a.m. .....  :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on December 15, 2010, 01:39:32 PM
The bin men finally came on Monday (3 and 1/2 weeks worth of rubbish to collect), and guess what - they've just been again, TWO days later. (Wednesday's our usual day.) :bang: 

The lads this morning were scratching their heads cos there were no bins out (must've been a different team on Monday).
Hehe I bet they're wondering what day it is.  ;D

Catweazle x
Hehe, I love this Catweazle!! I've been reading all the sad/worried/panicking threads and this has cheered me up enough to pull myself together and go and get busy. Thank you!!  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 15, 2010, 01:49:47 PM
Have a look at the "Funnies", Nillers.
http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,9.0.html
Keep you laughing for hours!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on December 20, 2010, 10:47:19 AM
We finally got the blue bins emptied on Friday, but the black domestic waste bins haven't been emptied for over 4 weeks now! Hope they get done before xmas?  >:(
Eddie. x

I feel like my mind is in 5th gear, but my body is stuck in 1st.  :( :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 20, 2010, 03:23:13 PM
OK today.  Hubby is home safe.  He's done lots of chores and helped me open presents and cards  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 20, 2010, 07:07:10 PM
I'll be ok once my toothache goes!

Glad he's home safe CLKD. My OH is sat in a "proper" coffee shop in Middlesborough at the minute watching the world go by.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on December 20, 2010, 08:30:36 PM
Have you been to the dentist Taz.
I always get twinges when the dentist is closed for more than two days. Crazy or what. ;)


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 20, 2010, 11:11:28 PM
Yes I have been to the dentist because I had toothache which was getting deeper if you know what I mean. I have an abscess in the gum and have been prescribed Flagyl which isn't one of the nicest drugs but hopefully will do the trick.

I get that feeling too - as long as you know that a dentist is available then everything will be fine but the minute they are closed then toothache strikes.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 21, 2010, 11:38:54 AM
Ow, that's painful Larky,  :( Hope the ab's work quickly.  :pills:
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 21, 2010, 11:46:58 AM
That can make you feel so wretched. Hope you soon feel better Larky.

taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 22, 2010, 01:43:14 PM
The first time I had sinusitis was one C.mas morning, we were due to travel away and I felt AWFUL - like having a hang-over without the booze.  When I bent my head forwards to put on socks  :madeyes:

Today I'm fine.  A little bit of pain in my sinuses which I hope won't turn into tooth ache  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 23, 2010, 11:44:35 AM
How is the tooth Taz., can't find your other thread  ::) - I still have a dull ache across my sinus above a cracked remaining back tooth ....... hoping it's the cold weather causing it and not infection  :-X

Otherwise: onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 23, 2010, 11:56:00 AM
The tooth/gum is getting less painful but I only have two flagyl left to take. I have phoned the dentist and they have left a prescription out for me "just in case" but have advised that I should wait and see rather than keep taking them. I have another seven days worth.

Thanks for asking and I hope your tooth settles down. I expect it's the cold weather. The infection ache is different I find - much deeper and ouchy :)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on December 23, 2010, 12:42:16 PM
Commiserations to everyone with toothache, sinus probs. It really wears you down, hope you are clear for the Big Day  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on December 23, 2010, 05:08:56 PM
Ooh, pore things!  :o Hope it all clears soon... and since reading your posts my nose has blocked in sympathy, but I'm ignoring it! x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 23, 2010, 06:36:50 PM
Got an unwanted christmas present today - my piles are back! (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/toilet/t9706.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-toilet.php?page=) Either that or I ate some broken glass yesterday without realising  :o
Ah well at least my cold's gone. And I've had my root canal filling so my toothache's gone at last  ;D

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on December 23, 2010, 08:09:46 PM
Sorry to hear about your piles Catweazle, I hope they go away soon & it doesn't spoil your Christmas.

I hope everyone elses aches & pains go soon too.

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 23, 2010, 08:33:20 PM
So your top end's ok then, Catweazle!  ;D
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on December 23, 2010, 08:34:26 PM
Yep it's just her bottom.  :steamed:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 23, 2010, 08:58:25 PM
Hehe yep, top end's fine it's just me bum! Wouldn't you know it I've needed 3 'evacuations' today - I'm normally a once a day girl (sorry if too much info  :-X). Blooming typical, just when it feels like I'm passsing razor blades  :o :o

I've got my germoloid suppositories and cream at the ready. Thing is it's ovestin night tonight as well. Hope I don't get me ends mixed up!  :o

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on December 23, 2010, 09:00:51 PM
Just make sure you put the right thing it the right hole Catweazle, otherwise it could be very messy & rather painful.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on December 23, 2010, 09:18:13 PM
Ooooo that sounds painful.

There is nothing worse. I find a bath with tee tree oil is helpful. Failing that go and sit in the snow.  :o


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lozz on December 23, 2010, 09:41:16 PM
Hehe yep, top end's fine it's just me bum! Wouldn't you know it I've needed 3 'evacuations' today - I'm normally a once a day girl (sorry if too much info  :-X). Blooming typical, just when it feels like I'm passsing razor blades  :o :o

I've got my germoloid suppositories and cream at the ready. Thing is it's ovestin night tonight as well. Hope I don't get me ends mixed up!  :o

Catweazle x

I posted on another part of the forum last night as I also have the dreaded piles.. must be the time of year.. all baubles.. red berries....
Its not good ... and I normally have one poo a week with the help of a suppository  ::) and coz I have a bout of IBS I am going a couple of times a day and where mine have popped out they are bleeding badly aswell... loads of information that I know you really didnt want to know  ;) I am hoping Father Christmas bring me some new knicks as have ruined 4 pairs of mine  :(

thought I'd share my joy with you all  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on December 23, 2010, 10:06:17 PM
Has anyone found that their piles leak a sort of watery fluid when they are really bad. I get this off and on when they are really bad. Sorry if this is just too much information. Is there anything that you can do for this.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 24, 2010, 08:24:08 AM
Oh Girls I do feel for you ......... my sister had her piles 'tied' a few years ago.  It's not something I have ever suffered from, the itchyness there is enough  :-X

Too early to tell.  Have lots to do and not enough time ..........  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 24, 2010, 08:45:19 AM
Bum's feeling much better today - I obviously put the right thing in the right hole last night hehe  ;)

I've not had a watery leakage Viv, sorry, don't know about that one. (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/no/t2645.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-no.php?page=2)
Sitting in the snow sounds like a great idea - I'll remember that in case I get a relapse  ;D

Ooo Lozz yours sound a lot worse than mine.  :hug: Your own festive baubles!  :o Yikes, I hope you feel better soon!  :foryou:

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 24, 2010, 09:40:00 AM
Didn't someone mention baby oil for piles - ages ago on another thread? I told mum and she said it's really good.
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on December 24, 2010, 10:42:30 AM
Commiserations, piles are NOT funny. Has anyone tried the cream to get rid of bags under your eyes? ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on December 24, 2010, 11:42:39 AM
Didn't someone mention baby oil for piles - ages ago on another thread? I told mum and she said it's really good.
Bixby x
That was me Bixby - I've taken it to another level now and started using Coconoil! Great for both ends! I put a dollop on the end of the germoloids bullet thingy and it went in like a dream (http://yoursmiles.org/msmile/pozitive/m1211.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/m-pozitive.php?page=1)

Hey Cupcake - pile cream for eyebags??????!!!!!!!! Almost wish I had them so I could try it  :o

Catweazle x ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on December 24, 2010, 04:09:27 PM
Hehe, Larky- I think that this is another club that lots of us are members of! Maybe we should think of a snappy title for our piles group?!  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 24, 2010, 04:25:37 PM
Hubby is home.  HOLIDAYS have begun ......  :-*    :-*   :cancan: :party09:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 24, 2010, 06:18:21 PM
So you can watch what you wnat on the TV  ;) - we had choices this afternoon, 2 Pantomimes on different Channels  :-X  oh yes we did  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lozz on December 24, 2010, 06:28:47 PM
Has anyone found that their piles leak a sort of watery fluid when they are really bad. I get this off and on when they are really bad. Sorry if this is just too much information. Is there anything that you can do for this.

Viv
x

I get this watery stuff... they bleed well bad, as they are aww how can I put this ... emm .... hanging out  :o when I wipe, no matter how softly, the tissue is smothered, then for the next hr ot so its a watery brownt substance - yes giries I know sounds vile and it is ... thats why I need new knicks please santa :-*

I remember , after I had my daughter, many years ago, the midwife came in and I mentioned I had devolped piles , I said its the size of a melon, she had a look and said no dear maybe a medium sized apple  ::) and 27 years later the same one rears its ugly head every now and then... find its more so if I have been on my feet alot or if I have a bout of lots of poos  :o
Oh and I had C sections so not like I had alot of pushing so gawd knows ...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 25, 2010, 02:06:26 PM
Oh what a lazy day.  We got up around 7.30 a.m., fed and watered the chooks, quails, wild birds; went back to bed and opened our cards and pressies.  Good choices on both sides  ;) - after breakfast went for a walk then slummed it, or checked the birds, or de-iced the ponds - so far so GOOD  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 25, 2010, 08:03:41 PM
Today has been a good day.  :) 1st Xmas for a few years that I haven't spent the day  :'( and had an IBS attack. Think I'm finally moving on from my brother's death. Sharing things on here has helped a lot - thank you, everyone.  :-*
Bixby x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 25, 2010, 08:13:01 PM
That's OK!  Little steps  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on December 25, 2010, 10:05:42 PM
ihave felt s**t all day, stayed in my pj's. got a sore chest and throat....bloody cold's hope it's gone by Friday when i go on my jollies.  :(

sandie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 25, 2010, 11:21:24 PM
Sandie    What's a jollie?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 26, 2010, 09:46:08 AM
I think it's a holiday Trey.

Hope you feel better soon Sandie

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Rosebush on December 26, 2010, 10:17:31 AM
Sandie hope you are feeling better today, stay warm lots of hot drinks, maybe laced with a little brandy. :'( BTW where are you going ?

I take 1 odourless garlic tab (500mg) every day, and rarely get a cold, if a sore throats creeps in, i spray with Vicks throat spray, it works a treat..

Hope everyone had a good day yesterday ;D today for us is a recovery day, we are doing nothing!! x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 26, 2010, 10:37:31 AM
Hubby  used to have Marmite on toast every morning for breakfast, for years he never had a cold.  Last week he had a 'throat' but it was gone after 4 days of coughing ...... this morning he is out there repairing the chicken run because the netting has collapsed under the weight of snow, don't want a visit from Mr/Mrs Fox or their friends the Badgers  >:( ........ off to do more washing up !
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on December 26, 2010, 02:04:29 PM
Hi ladies,

feel a little better today still in my pj's. been coughing quite a lot. i don't drink so it's difficult for me to have something like brandy, keep having cups of tea, paracetamol tabs and hubby got me some Lem Sips today. need to get better a.s.a.p.  to do my packing.

Trey, jollies means holiday as Taz said.

Rosebush, i am of on a cruise with my friend, my mom(83) and her friend, hubby stays at home and looks after the cat....ha ha.

I fly to New Orleans on Friday 31st Dec, then set sail for Key West, Fort Lauderdale,Cape Canaveral, then on to the Caribbean. Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Hopefully get away if we don't have any more snow.

I shall miss my daily look at this forum, it costs too much on board ship to use the internet, but i will catch up when i get  home.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day.

Sandie x x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 26, 2010, 03:52:19 PM
Late to this thread, hope everyone is feeling better, tooth wise and otherwise.
We have a saying, or had one when young, 'getting our jollies' didn't know what it meant then either.  Too old to care now - not quite, but................
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 26, 2010, 09:01:25 PM
It's been cold.  We went for a walk but the  bright snow and cold made me tire very quickly, don't know how I walked the mile back to our car  :P ..... start again inthe morning!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 26, 2010, 09:12:03 PM
Sandie, you'll be sailing right past my home just off the gulf of Mexico in Alabama.  We have 32 miles of shoreline that blends in to the panhandle of Florida.  Give a wave.  Get well!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on December 26, 2010, 10:19:14 PM
Hi Trey,

i will give you a big wave as i go past. i flew to Accapulco in January and went up the Panama Canal.( is that anywhere near you? no good at geography) pity your not closer we could meet up for a coffee.... mmmm that would be nice.
I feel a little better Trey thanks, will keep taking the paracetamol.

I have been reading your posts on TOM, you have been so informative  and i am sure they have felt comforted by your posts... i hope is is recovering slowly.

look out for my ship it's the Ventura (P & O Cruises) as it goes past ha! ha! and give me a wave.

keep well

Sandie x x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 27, 2010, 09:28:31 AM
Have half a morning on my own to do chores.  Can you tell that I'm keen  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 27, 2010, 10:35:14 AM
I am trying to get my house looking reasonable for the arrival of my eldest sons's girlfriend from Florida. They are on their way back from Gatwick. I spent Christmas Day and yesterday at OH's house and crept back into my house at around 7.30 this morning to sort out the mess a bit as my husband had texted me saying "While I go to the airport could you just tidy round a bit? Not had much time.."  I let myself in, walked into the lounge and found one of my son's friends asleep on the sofa. The house was FREEZING. Someone had turned the thermostat right down and forgotten to turn it back up again. Nobody had thought about offering said friend a pillow or duvet. There was the normal debris of a Christmas ... wrapping paper, chocolate papers, plates, cups, glasses.... Anyway, I have spent so long chatting to him over cups of tea that the house is still a mess! Never mind -  it just looks like Christmas!


Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 27, 2010, 10:59:47 AM
He'll need to rush round with that sweepy thingy to warm up, you'll get the help required at the same time  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on December 29, 2010, 10:20:57 PM
Accident prone day today. Whoever said it comes in threes lied  ???

I banged my elbow really hard this morning, then at lunch I bit my tongue really hard, burned my hand when dishing up dinner, then just to end a perfect day I bit my tongue really hard again. My tongue is now so swollen I can hardly talk. I really fancied a packet of crisps tonight but they are still in the cupboard.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on December 30, 2010, 08:00:03 AM
Ow! Biting your tongue is horrible, and it's Sod's Law that whenever you hurt somewhere, you keep hurting it again.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on December 30, 2010, 09:55:45 AM
had a vertebrae out in my spine, put back in yesterday but now feel awful.  Hormones are playing up, feel dizzy and anxious, fed up of all of this  :( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 30, 2010, 10:32:37 AM
Eek - that sounds really painful  :hug: Do you have to have any follow-up treatment?
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on December 30, 2010, 11:08:04 AM
Oh Larky have i missed your posts? I have a look?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on December 30, 2010, 11:40:47 AM
Not really Bette, you just go back and they check its still in place etc.  Then it's just a case of being very careful, not lifting etc.  Then down paracetamol and use heat bags.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on December 30, 2010, 12:39:05 PM
So sorry you are feeling so upset, Larky.   Can well understand it as would feel so hurt myself if my son reacted as yours has.  sorry can't remember, but you do have another child, don't you?   Can they try and speak to him?
I am in such an anxious state myself at the moment that I really feel for you.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on December 30, 2010, 01:46:01 PM
Posted  a track on "Track of the day" larky to cheer you up.

silverlady xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on December 30, 2010, 02:55:14 PM
Larky, I also missed previous posts you may have made about this, but I'm glad that it's been resolved.

My husband treats me like an employee sometimes, but it must be worse coming from your child. :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 30, 2010, 02:55:57 PM
Family fall-out?  Missed that????  People often speak to their close family without consideration that they would never speak 'that way' to friends or colleagues  >:(

Hubby and I have been out and about, seen a friend not spoken with for 3 years which was lovely  :-* now home warming the house through
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 30, 2010, 08:36:05 PM
Feeling good. Have been clothes shopping for the 1st time in ages. Decided to actually spend my Xmas money (from mum and auntie) rather that let it "disappear" into everyday living expenses. Haven't felt comfortable spending on "me" as I haven't earnt much for a while but know OH would be annoyed if he knew I've been avoiding buying myself things. Bought some boots before Xmas and today got 2 each of tops, jumpers and trousers. Not bad for £110!!! Am even feeling "trendy" as I bought some treggings!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on December 30, 2010, 08:44:55 PM
Oh Bette, I wish I was as lucky as you.
I went to Matalan this afternoon & tried on 8 different things (tops, trousers, jackets etc) & everytime I looked in the mirror all I could see looking back was that woman off Grumpy Old Woman... not the famous ones, the one that acts out the scenarios. I looked harassed hot, sweaty & fat.
It was not a good experience.
Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 30, 2010, 08:49:35 PM
I'm the same Cazikins. Me and OH went to change some boots he had bought me for Christmas (it is difficult to buy boots for someone!) and then I decided to have a look at some new jeans etc. All the trousers, jeans, leggings, treggings were far too long. The jumpers made me look too fat. It is only in the last year that I have developed a belly and lost my waist so I am still getting used to looking in the mirror and not recognising the lump looking back at me. In the end I did get a long cardi from H&M which will do for work and we managed to find a pair of boots that were nice but they are flat ones and I still need some with heels for work.

I hated clothes shopping when I was a petite size 8 but really loathe it now that everything just looks so drab and dreary. I really must shake myself up and buy something new but.. what....?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 30, 2010, 08:54:31 PM
 :hug:
I went to my old faithfuls - M & S and Gap. Mind you, when I tried on the treggings and a batwing jumper, I did think I was back in the 80's! Up a size, no long perm but short salt n' pepper hair but not too bad as long as I didn't look too closely!  The treggings were too long but I stuffed them in my boots so you couldn't tell! ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on December 30, 2010, 08:57:52 PM
I know Taz it's a pain.
I use to love shopping for clothes but since giving up the weeds I have developed an even bigger belly & an even fatter a**e. If I wear a baggy top it makes me look pregnant & as if I have no shape (which I don't).
When I went for an interview the other week I actually wore a skirt that went up to my knee (I usually wear them well below that), anyway I put a bright red blouse on & felt pretty good about myself......only problem was, I couldn't do up the button on my skirt, i.e. bloody uncomfy. ;D ;D
Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 30, 2010, 09:10:51 PM
I can finally understand why "older" people undo their trousers in restaurants and then forget and stand up ending up with their trousers round their knees - I always used to wonder why before!!  I hate that tight feeling round my middle and the way my belly hangs over my jeans and I always want to pull them up round my midriff like The X Factor guy (name escapes me)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on December 30, 2010, 09:12:57 PM
I can finally understand why "older" people undo their trousers in restaurants and then forget and stand up ending up with their trousers round their knees - I always used to wonder why before!!  I hate that tight feeling round my middle and the way my belly hangs over my jeans and I always want to pull them up round my midriff like The X Factor guy (name escapes me)

Taz x

Hehehe! SNAP!!  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on December 30, 2010, 09:20:51 PM
Also.... I used to wonder why older ladies bought such old fashioned looking jeans. The shape was dreadful but now I realise that the jeans were fine it was the figure that was wrong!

Taz x  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on December 31, 2010, 10:37:29 AM
Hi  girls just want to tell  you,s I start my grey tabs today-dydrogesterone, hope I got the name correct  ???
thing is Im a bit apprehensive dont know what to expect really, 2 nights ago experienced palpitations for the first time, but read up on your experiences and didnt worry so much then. Can anyone tell me when the norm is, for a bleed? I know you have probably already explained all to me ,but you know how it is the old memory box aint what it used to be :(  any info would be most appreciated :)
                                                        CM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 31, 2010, 11:09:17 AM
Feel OK now that I've realised the nausea is hunger - up at 7.30 a.m. and only now feeding my face  ::).... as for shopping, remember Aunti Gok says don't wear baggy cos it makes us look bigger - buy fitted and layer, wear something in the neck line to raise the eyes upwards so that people don't look at the 'bad' bits ....... wear dangly ear-rings if you don't have a chicken neck, a belt low down so that you don't feel bundled up around the waist.  I wear a jeans size a bit bigger 'cos my tummy swells by evening and the belt needs to be pulled in during the day  ::) and i HATE having to shorten jeans  :cuss:

Off to hoover before friends arrive!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on December 31, 2010, 02:56:22 PM
Also.... I used to wonder why older ladies bought such old fashioned looking jeans. The shape was dreadful but now I realise that the jeans were fine it was the figure that was wrong!

Taz x  ::)
Taz, this made me laugh out loud when I read it last night!! Today I've been out to buy two pairs of jeans cos none of my trousers are comfortable. Oh dear, this is a slippery slope, as now i don't have such an urgent need to lose the belly/midriff i've been growing for a while & has exploded over Christmas- oops!  :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cupcake on December 31, 2010, 04:11:06 PM
I am SO bloated!  :-\ Back to slimming world on wednesday.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 31, 2010, 05:52:10 PM
For bloat drink more liquid ........... the kidneys need to work harder which makes us feel bloated. 

Hubby is cooking curry ....... then I'm fetching next door's kitten in for the evening [in case there are fireworks you understand  ;) ]
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on December 31, 2010, 06:18:30 PM
Hi CM
I'm one of the ladies who actually feels better on progesterone so you might be one too!  ;) Try not to asume that it won't suit you. As for a bleed, I'm afraid we're all different. I have mine during the oest.-only tabs but I know that many have them during the combi ones. About 15% don't bleed at all! I have a very light one - just spotting really. It may also take a few months for your pattern to settle.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 31, 2010, 06:27:49 PM
Good point, Bette, on prog.  I did well on it when I was way younger.  May be that post meno- my body just didn't need a change to cope with.  I'd kill if anyone took my estradiol, however (and I'm not exactly kidding).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 31, 2010, 06:30:41 PM
Wishing everyone a good New Year.  I'm starting out with one less friend, so will hope to find others along the way.  I believe in the Buddhist philosophy of kinship being terribly important and these forums sure add to my feeling of kinship.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 31, 2010, 10:20:27 PM
Friend ditched or disappeared Trey?  Do you sit up and have a Dram with Hubby or do you go to bed and read  ;) ......... expect New Zealand are already there  :o

Tired.  Comfortable.  Kitten has played non-stop for 4 hours so have taken her back to her house!   :catscratch:  will collect her again tomorrow evening ......... I will go in before to feed her etc. but she can come here for play time once we have done all our chores so that no doors will be open  ;)   :cat48:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on December 31, 2010, 10:36:30 PM
Happy New Year Trey.

You have so many friends here.
I wish you and Don a happy, healthy New Year.

Best Wishes from Bonny Scotland.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 31, 2010, 10:41:52 PM
Hi, CLKD, 'cyber friend' ditched our friendship for other pursuits - long, long story.  We, in the good ol' USA, will waste $ we don't have on fireworks in many of our towns and cities.  Don and I will watch a movie, in bed, with our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.  Pretty exciting stuff, eh?  Probably asleep by 10pm, but I often awake at 4am and then go out and feed the birds, let the dogs do their thing and back to bed and try to go back to sleep.
 
The kitty sounds like fun.  My raccoon has not been back and I'm concerned because he was truly a baby.

Hope your evening/night is fun.  (Loved the story of your patient romance with hubby - Don and I were friends for ten years before marriage, but we'd both been married before - so worth the wait).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on December 31, 2010, 10:44:39 PM
Hey Viv, just caught your posts, brings a tear to my emotional eyes.  ('Hey' is southern US talk for Hi there or Hello).  Thanks so much and hope your new year brings you lots of happiness and maybe not so much responsibility - but, oh wait, I forgot, you're a woman - and responsibility seems to come with being one.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on December 31, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
Some friends drifted in; and out; some went for ever, others we pick up with as though we've never been apart.  Part of Life's Rich Pattern I suppose  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lozz on January 02, 2011, 04:47:55 PM
Crabby, fed up. irritable, edgy, cranky infact ... miserable and totally cheesed orf !
could be because xmas has finished and I.m back to work Tuesday after a long break or could just be I am just simply miserable and blaming that... but whatever it is I could screammmmm  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on January 02, 2011, 05:54:55 PM
Glad to hear that Larky  :great:
I often wish I had a DD, just got 2 adult sons and I often feel like I'm being ganged up against in this house of trouser! Blokes just don't understand some things.......

Happy New Year to all by the way. Not been on the forum as much lately (I must be feeling better!)

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 02, 2011, 06:31:47 PM
Hi everyone, at last I can catch up with you all, yesterday was awfull for me, I couldnt get any internet connection hardly!! managed to get on once and post just one little thanks for some advise I was given. I realise now how important this site is to me. in just over 3 weeks I really feel at home, I mean I really missed my time reading all your little pieces of advise and of course the funnys which I always read. dont know what was wrong with it last night, did anyone else have any problems?  But I was actually going wild, I mean it doesnt take much these days. this is my third day on my grey tab of the femoston and I must a=say Im feeling all anxious again and irritable- blew up again this morning just because I couldnt find the bloody key to put rubbish out!
Im sure you all know that feeling-I just feel like I want to go some where and scream and scream at the top of a mountain somewhere untill its all out of my system :bang:(till the next time of course).  Well there you are, Feel better better already just getting all off my chest, cos I know at least with all my cyber pals im not alone, and you all genuinely care, and for me thats priceless. let me thank all of you now, in case I ever seem to be a bit self obsessed in the future.      Gonna take a look at the funnies now, fancy a good chuckle.   CM XX ;D   
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 02, 2011, 06:53:22 PM
Hi coffee mate,your'e not self-obsessed at all.  You are just like the rest of us  :rofl: yep !
Anxiety - groan, oh God I hate that , it's just so aaarrrgghhh !!!  >:(
When i get like you do I go down to the beach and throw pebbles into the sea and onto the rocks, it doesn't solve anything but it helps in the short term  ::)
And no you are not alone even though it feels as if you are esp at 3am, no doubt some/most of us are feeling the same as you then.

Chin up it can only get worse !  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on January 02, 2011, 08:30:07 PM
hey coffeemate, know what you mean, you sound just like me!!

 :cuss: :bang: :angryfire: :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 02, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
Hi Lou + Annifanny,  it makes me smile to just say your user name out loud annifanny --woops - hope that is just your user name,  ;) No just want to say cheers for your words of wisdom, of course were all in the same boat. feeling a little calmer now, been catching up with the funnies and reading what kind of new year youve all had some good some not so good, but at least were all still here a girls.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 03, 2011, 12:00:46 AM
Nuts!  Ate a huge amount of almond clusters - TMJ is back and jaw/teeth are killing me.  I think I caught it from Taz and ? (their toothaches posted somewhere).  Darn, it hurts and all from my stupidity.  Wish I could mail someone about 8 large bags of delicious almond/pecan/cashew clusters - they are hard though.  I'm addicted to them.  (so is the dentist's wife).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 03, 2011, 09:01:12 AM
Oops Trey!  ::)
Step away from the nuts...  :-X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 03, 2011, 01:48:15 PM
Up all night - now a large canker sore - seems I brushed too much - the pain has me wishing for my other issues that I am now used to.  Might be allergic to Flouride toothpaste as when I switched to non-flouride type (tea tree oil) the recurring sores quit - now went back on 10 months later.  I'm getting depressed as it is one thing after another.  Then I say, quit being sorry for yourself, look at Tom and so on.  Sorry to be so pitiful this am.  Sleep would help.  Don't want to see dentist as cousin has oral cancer and so will hope it goes away.  Need to get my better attitude back - where did it go?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 03, 2011, 01:51:11 PM
Hi Trey - your better attitude hasn't gone it is just slumbering for a while. So sorry to hear of your sore and do hope that you can get it healed soon.

My abscess is still grumbling away to itself - it doesn't really hurt unless I have anything too hot or cold but I know from the way I feel that I am still fighting the infection. I am sat here in my long wooly cardigan with loads to do but no ooomph to get it done.

Sending healing hugs to you and anyone else who needs it.

Taz x  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 03, 2011, 02:22:35 PM
 :foryou: :foryou: for you both.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 03, 2011, 02:30:01 PM
Trey
Check out the ingredients in your toothpaste. If it has sodium lauryl sulphate then avoid it. This is the stuff that makes your toothpaste foam and they use the same stuff in floor and toilet cleaners. Both of my kids have an allergy which gives them terrible mouth ulcers. Allergy or not, its strong stuff and will aggravate a sore mouth.

 :foryou:
And stay off the nuts  :o

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 03, 2011, 04:30:19 PM
Ok guys, you come through once again.  Taz, a sympathy sore from me perhaps (that's too much sympathy), Viv: I tossed my Colgate with that ingredient and just check my Crest brand and lists only one ingredient (bummer) which is stannous flouride.  But I read a while back that recurring anthous ulcers (canker sores) can rarely be from allergy to flouride, so I'm definitely off of it.  Thanks for telling me of your kids and the direct relation to the paste.  Nillers and Larky, I vow to stay away from those wonderful, but hard, almond clusters.

OK, my headache is gone, my pain is less, and I'm dosed with Valtrex (in case it was the dreaded herpes - had shingles once and it was a horror), and switching back to my other toothpaste with Tea tree leaf oil, with bicarb, papain, peppermint, xylitol, and a few other things.  Ah, the world of chemistry.  I also have a powerful rinse (chlorhexidine?) that I just dab on the sore with a Q-tip.  My physician knows what I do and concurs because we both think I know my limits.  Am seeing dentist for cleaning on the 11th so that will be a good check.  Having cousin with oral cancer scares me to death.

My liver will be having a total melt down as I take almost no pills and have been taking Tylenol (your paracetamol) in sheer desperation.

I am going to start a thread on the meaning of cyber friendship if this has not already been done??? Has it?

As we get older we spend much more time at home and this forum has been a Godsend to me.

Thanks everyone, and here's to a good new year for all.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 03, 2011, 07:15:49 PM
I have a cracked filling which has  been niggling for a few weeks, off to take something to dull the ache.  List of chores must include 'ring dentist in the morning'  ::) otherwise Hubby and I have been to the Cotswolds today round the antique-y places  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 04, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
 :banana: :banana:
Ooh I'm all excited. I went to Sainsburys today & bought some clothes, a baggy, (but stylish) top, a pair of black leggings & a pair of smart trousers. Never thought I could get away with wearing leggins anymore but with the baggy (but stylish) top it looks pretty good.

Bring on the baggy tops I say.  ;D ;D

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 04, 2011, 09:29:34 PM
Yes Cazikins,baggy tops are great - hide a load of 'sins' and are comfy.  Give me comfy any day of the week.  Oh no, does that mean we're getting old ??? eekkk !  :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 04, 2011, 09:34:15 PM
Oh dear.... I bought some bigger trousers to cope with my Christmas tummy (actually I've been expanding it for quite a while!) Ooh, does that mean I can carry on with the chocolate etc etc  ::) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 04, 2011, 10:36:12 PM
Baggy tops do not make you old..............but waist lines that start to creep up towards your chest    ;D ;D ;D


Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 04, 2011, 10:55:00 PM
And a chest that is descending to meet it...  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 05, 2011, 02:15:09 AM
Gave up gluten and lost twenty pounds - oh, also high fructose corn syrup.  Husband did the same.  And I have no idea if I am gluten sensitive, but stomach issues are good now, too.  It really works.  And I'm a heck of a lot older than you guys - gluten is in wheat, rye and barley.  I do eat oats.  High Fructose Corn syrup is poison to the liver - in sodas, heck, in so many things.  I do eat regular corn syrup if it is in some delicious ice cream.  Dextrose is fine. 

Did anyone ask this - of course not, I'm mental tonight.  But did want to share and if you try it, you'll be surprised.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 05, 2011, 06:45:01 AM
@Viv and Nillers, the bottom of my bra touches the waistband of my skirts and trousers when I sit down. :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 05, 2011, 08:47:57 AM
 :'(  I feel awful.   For a few days I've felt bloated by mid-afternoon, now wondering whether it's the tighter jeans which is causing the feelings: add to that DREADFUL dreams all night .... being chased by a gun-man and no where to hide, Police wouldn't let me out of the building even though the gun-man was shut in another room; was looking for an attic space so that Hubby and I could hide 'up' , then a JR rushed at my feet and I realised I knew the gun-man who muttered 'you'll be alright' but I didn't trust him .......... I was glad when the alarms rang  :-\ feel hung over now  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 05, 2011, 09:02:56 AM
Dreams/nightmares like that CLKD do leave you drained of energy- don't worry it will pass.  Dreams are 'played out' on the astral level where you subconscious dominates and as your subconscious is stronger than you conscious mind it has this effect.
The other night I had a dream about electricity/plug sockets etc, everything was 'live'. And like you I've dreamt of guns too, usually when I feel stressed, under pressure.  If you knew the person with the gun are they making you feel stressed ? Just don't think about it and it will pass  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 05, 2011, 11:36:35 AM
I'm so tired though  :'(  :-\ ..... I knew the man who undressed in front of me  ::) he took off a wet suit and then realised I was in the room ..... but I explained that I'm an orthopaedic secretary and once you've seen one you've seen 'em all  ;) ....... that was at the point in the dream when I was searching for a loo ........

Have had chocolate panettonne for breakfast flooded with cream ....... off to feed thechooks next!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 05, 2011, 12:52:19 PM
Have had chocolate panettonne for breakfast flooded with cream ...and you wonder why you're bloated CLKD?!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 05, 2011, 01:21:01 PM
I know but oh it was GOOD  :-* ........ can feel the bloat beginning now so will unzip my jeans to lessen off the tension a little  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 05, 2011, 02:01:35 PM
Chocolate has the same effect as serotonin so go for it!  I had a nightmare last night of a man shooting bullets through my front door.  Honest to goodness, what a coincidence.  Just up and getting ready to tell Don about it.  I was thinking weather, like too hot or something, but we are continents apart.  Odd.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 05, 2011, 06:11:30 PM
Bananas give me wind  :bounci: :bounci: :bounci:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 05, 2011, 06:26:43 PM
Hi, Ive only just noticed the connection;  with the bad dreams I mean; I also am having some disturbing dreams. last it was a couple of guys with masks breaking in our house; they was standing over me trying to force me to open a cupboard, and I couldnt get it open; I woke up with my heart beating really fast, course couldnt get back to sleep, so went in the living room and listened to Frank Sinatra, then woke up with a stiff neck :(
                                                             CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 05, 2011, 06:52:28 PM
I know dreams are reflections of our subconscious - explains why things or people we have thought about during the day often turn up in dreams but in wierd scenarios. But wonder if sometimes we have something physical happen while we're asleep - like indigestion or a adrenaline surge - and then our brain tries to "deal with" it and invents a disturbing scenario  ???
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 05, 2011, 06:58:32 PM
Thats a very interesting thought Bette, who knows what kind of physical feelings were having while asleep
                                                       CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 05, 2011, 08:53:46 PM
You hadn't watched 'Silent Witness' had you?  that had a man shooting bullets.

Bananas give me bloat

And a chest that is descending to meet it... (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/sex/t15206.gif) (http://r23.imgfast.net/users/2311/12/04/48/smiles/391764.gif)

Larky! How did you get hold of that picture of me? >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 05, 2011, 08:54:45 PM
...though my boobs are worse than that...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 05, 2011, 09:02:23 PM
You'd better not run then, or you'll give yourself a black eye!!  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on January 05, 2011, 09:12:32 PM
Brilliant Larky  ;D ;D ;D

I've never had big boobs but since giving up smoking & putting on about a stone, my tummy is getting so big it is meeting up with my little boobies.
 ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 05, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
Love the bouncy boobs Larky;  arent you lucky :o
                           
                          CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 06, 2011, 10:41:42 AM
Don't watch Silent Witness or any such TV.  My brain has always been unsettled whilst sleeping.

Better today, not as bloated, have done the shopping with too much anxiety and now have to sort out the list of chores ....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 06, 2011, 01:43:09 PM
Anxiety surges can be caused by low blood sugar  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 06, 2011, 02:40:33 PM
Larky, you are my rock with wisdom, so we must help you out of this temporary state.  I have two thoughts, one the emotional issue over the holidays is still resonating at some level perhaps and two, please monitor your blood pressure as it will probably start to get back to normal and you won't need daily beta blockers.  I am only speaking from experience as I had a month of really bad anxiety one lovely holiday season and was put on a higher than my very low dose of bbs and daily instead of just when needed and soon I realized my blood pressure was so low I was not functioning.  Also, I gained weight which is typical.

This, too, shall pass.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on January 06, 2011, 09:12:13 PM
Hello all of you lovely ladies.  it's so good to be back.


It's been a bit of a farce really.  OH decided to put a new programme on my Computer so that I could work on some of my photo's - problem arose when the computer then went into sleep mode so he pressed many buttons, to get it up and running ...... but it didn't work so, the week before Christmas we took the Computer to a local IT chappie and left it with him over Christmas and the New Year.  Not to miss an opportunity I've had the system updated to Windows7 and added more hard-drive memory too.  I only collected the computer this afternoon and although I've had the odd chance to look at my e-mails via the OH's Laptop, I've not had the chance to look on this Forum.

I'm looking forward to reading through and thanks to those of you who sent me Personal Messages.

Meggie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 06, 2011, 09:25:26 PM
Larky, I just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you. As quite a newbie, I appreciate the trouble you take to reply to so many posts. Trey's reply to you is spot-on! I hope you're on a more even keel very soon. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 06, 2011, 09:36:57 PM
Welcome back Meggie  :foryou: :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 06, 2011, 10:19:04 PM
I'm sorry to hear that you're not so good Larky.  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2011, 10:39:09 PM
Poor you Larky, hope you'll be feeling better soon. xx Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 07, 2011, 08:47:04 AM
I ought to be doing other things but I had to open the Computer to find a couple of addresses and here I am  ::)

Ears are bunged up today.  Listening to the heavy rain falling onto the roof ........  :(

Less bloating yesterday.  Irritating cough today  :-X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 07, 2011, 11:31:50 AM
Hi Larky, just wanted to say hope your feeling better soon, I didnt manage to get online last night so Im just trying to catch up I always read your words of wisdom you always make a lot of sense, so just want to let you know thinking of you. :tulips2:

                                                    CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 07, 2011, 02:56:09 PM
Hi Larky, Glad you are getting in soon and hope he/she gets things sorted out.  I feel lucky today as my 'medical masseuse' got rid of a lot of trigger points in neck and jaw and I can eat something other than soup.  Did you have to wait long to get a specialist appointment?  I think our system is going to change radically and those of us on Medicare will be in for some rude surprises.  We have private for secondary, but can only use it after Medicare so no advantage except lower co-payment and we pay $450 USD/month for private and about $260/month for medicare for the two of us.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 07, 2011, 07:29:26 PM
WEEKEND  :gym: hubby has a porn video on down-stairs instead of reading a book ...... so I'm finding other things to do  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 07, 2011, 08:02:46 PM
CLKD

Did you actually say a "porn video"
 :o :o :o

My goodness you are broad minded  ;)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 07, 2011, 08:05:23 PM
Porn video? Thought it was all DVD's and internet nowadays! Shouldn't you have been down there helping him out CLKD  :party: :party:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 07, 2011, 08:26:32 PM
Going back to another thread and how names conjure picture in your mind. I just cannot see this happening  ;D ;D.

If it was my hubby and I was in the house he would find an imprint of a frying pan on the back of his head  ::) ::)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 07, 2011, 08:39:18 PM
But Viv, he wasn't thinking with his brain! Was he? A basin of icy cold water would do the trick i think. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 07, 2011, 08:57:02 PM
Still cant imagine that thats what she meant. But then again.... could be very wrong.
I have never known my OH to watch one, but I guess he would not tell me would he.
I have never watched one. (led a sheltered life) 
 :o :o

vIV
X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 07, 2011, 10:10:50 PM
Yep - a story on video about a girl whose 'career' was in the porn industry ....... apparently more about her than her actions  :o ....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 08, 2011, 08:36:16 AM
I watched a porn video with my hubby many years ago when we were "experimenting". ( We were both virgins when we met so had to learn the ropes as we went along!) I found it downright boring. No plot, no characterisation, it was like a biology lesson! I think even he tired of it after a while.

Erotica is another matter entirely....

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 08, 2011, 02:36:24 PM
It depends on the type of porn I reckon. A good erotic storyline needs to be woven in. Internet porn sites such as Red Tube are too cold for my liking. No story just video clips of women and men being infiltrated. It seems to do the trick for loads of men though - it's quick and does the job (so to speak) but it's definitely not for me.

I worry that youngsters watch these particular types of clips and think that this is how lovemaking is supposed to be. The titles they give them make me annoyed too.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 08, 2011, 09:10:11 PM
I have to admit that I am completely ignorant about this as I have never watched anything like it at all. I am not sure that its quite my thing.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Batty Old Bird on January 08, 2011, 09:21:16 PM
Mm, I agree with Taz and Viv actually. It is rather degrading of the sexual act and not something I would watch again. It is worrying how the internet has made that kind of thing accessible to youngsters.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 08, 2011, 09:42:04 PM
I think that soft porn videos and dvds are fine but it is the internet sites which really do show quite brutal treatment of women. It's a shame.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 08, 2011, 09:53:32 PM
We have had a good day.  Our planned walk was put off due to large black cloud so we went antique hunting instead  :gym: talked to lots of lovely people about jewellery, saw friends, found a new place to browse round .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 12, 2011, 11:52:02 AM
Glad that we still have electricity even though someone has put a fork through the water main  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 12, 2011, 01:11:41 PM
I dreamed a toilet somewhere was totally overflowing and flooding and work up to find my zen fountain had emptied all of its water over my new hardwood floor and into every drawer of the dresser it sat upon.

Interesting how dreams work.  Hope I got it fast enough that the floor doesn't warp.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 12, 2011, 03:24:39 PM
There should be a special place in Heaven for dog rescuers - modify that to all rescuers
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 12, 2011, 03:48:22 PM
Well done Fluerie, there has been a few programs on tv this week highlighting the xmas cast offs. Very upsetting, i hope you enjoy her for many years to come. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 12, 2011, 04:31:31 PM
She'll settle.  You have experience of big dogs, you know they try it on when they get to their 'teens'  ::) ...... naughty step?

Is she chipped?

I think our Mains is back on ...... don't fancy a cuppa though even though I've boiled the kettle twice  ::) :-X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 12, 2011, 04:46:18 PM
I'm feeling pooped!! Taught infants for the day & am now slumped with warm Welsh cakes and a cuppa to recover!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 13, 2011, 10:33:08 AM
Flipping over is a dominance effect which works, dogs and bitches will do it to unruly pups, I've had to myself when a pup got too OTT!  That was after he had pulled me over a few times  ::) ..........

Still no Mains water or very low pressure so no bath last night, no shower this morning  :na: am boiling water for washing and twice for drinking, off to buy some more bottled water later.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 13, 2011, 01:51:35 PM
I've had to flip over my energetic Ridgeback on occasion.  I do it gently, but firmly and it gets him back in focus and actually 'calms' him.  He's a rescue and has a lot of baggage and now and then he just looses it.  He is the most loving of dogs, but terrified of some things - gun shots.  I'll say 'do you want your medicine' and he runs to the kitchen for his homeopathic calming drops for lightening and thunder.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 13, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
Some dogs 'know' I have a friend whose 3 line up for their teeth to be cleaned every morning  ::) ........

Still no Mains water!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 13, 2011, 05:51:52 PM
My Rhodesians sit up every night with waggy tails to get their teeth brushed by Don with an electric toothbrush - blows my mind that the one who fears thunder can handle the electric brush noise.  He tries to do whatever his 'sister' does.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 13, 2011, 06:36:46 PM
That's a lovely image, Trey!  :lol: Our boxer usually presents himself after eating to have his mouth wiped!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Losing it on January 13, 2011, 06:49:47 PM
I'm not happy today, my son goes back to Uni tomorrow, always makes me sad  :(

Oh and my boobs and nip's are soooooo killing me  >:(

Apart from that, it's all good!  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 14, 2011, 10:36:06 AM
Back on late last night so we were able to bathe  ;)

Tired.  Depressed.  Sad.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 14, 2011, 01:31:08 PM
I suppose so ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 14, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
Crap, completely worn down and tired.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: libby1 on January 14, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
A bit low, everything's an effort, would like to have a hot bath and watch tv in bed  :)

Fat chance!

Libby
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 14, 2011, 02:33:20 PM
Gas engineer just been, another new radiator needed, and then no more because we need a "system flush" @ £1200. Why do i pay £30 a month for breakdown cover???
Need to go get shower now, and get out. Don't want to though, just want some sand so i can bury my head in it.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 14, 2011, 05:34:11 PM
Oh Eddie have a  :hug: and a  :bighug: and  :tulips:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 14, 2011, 07:52:56 PM
My piles are playing up again. They are so blooming sore. They have been ok for ages and I cant think what started this again.
Had to go shopping this morning and watched two shop assistants having a spat. They were having a worse day than me.
Going to play Trivial Pursuit soon, dont hold out much hope of winning as my memory is crap, but I will try (or cheat)  ;)

Rain is pouring down and the weekend is set to be the same. Oh how I long for some sunshine

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 14, 2011, 07:58:14 PM
Hi again Viv, - come to the Alabama coast for some sunshine.  It's amazingly cold for us right now, but we are a winter haven for the Snowbirds (now there is a bird without a beak).  Do you use the term Snowbirds in the UK?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 14, 2011, 09:36:27 PM
I would love to head for the sunshine Trey. Its the unrelenting grey skies that get me down. January is the worst month for me. I dont mind the cold and the snow if we could just have some blue skies and a little sunshine.
I have not heard of snowbirds but any bird without a beak would be one I could get close to.  ;)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 14, 2011, 09:42:04 PM
Here you are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowbird_(people)

Taz x  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 14, 2011, 09:44:22 PM
Aaaa.......... now I get it. I am the snow bird

 :sunny: :sunny:


Viv
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 14, 2011, 09:46:59 PM
Viv, you would only become the snowbird once you've flown to Alabama.  We have lots of them from Canada and from 'up north'.  We do have a nice guest room, however, should you wish to take flight.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 14, 2011, 09:48:50 PM
Be careful what you offer Trey or you may well find a "wee Scots lassie" on your doorstep.  ;D

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 15, 2011, 12:41:07 AM
Yes Viv - Me. lol  ;D ;)
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 15, 2011, 01:06:19 AM
Southern hospitality: y'all come   (but not at once) 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 15, 2011, 11:50:09 AM
I don't see the need to wait to be desperate at all. I think as women we're inclined to wait too long, especially as we keep being told this is a natural process and we should be able to cope with it. Sod that! (Excuse the language!  :-X )
The one thing I regret is that I didn't start HRT when it was first suggested to me. At first I hesitated because I wasn't sure that my symptoms (mostly emotional at that stage) were actually meno. Then because no-one could tell me whether my increased IBS was meno and whether HRT would help or make it worse. By the time all the other symptoms hit, I was a wreck.
I know it's not for everyone and I try very hard not to push it (which is why I haven't put this on the "No HRT" thread) but I can only report my own experience. Which is that I feel great on HRT - I'm "me" again, doing all the things I was before meno and I'm not the least bit ashamed of taking it. I mean to stay on it as long as possible!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 15, 2011, 01:23:11 PM
I am with Bette on this one. We only walk this road once, and I for one want to enjoy the journey. Its quality over quantity for me. I am on patches and although not perfect, my health is much much better than before. I can actually cope with most things.
Let us know how you get on Larky, and just have a quiet duvet day.

Viv
x
 :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 15, 2011, 01:26:49 PM
I can understand that, Larky but you might be one of the lucky ones like me!   ;)  I didn't find this forum until after I'd started HRT - don't know if it would have speeded up my decision or not. One thought on that - many ladies have spoken of their problems with progesterone but it's one of the best things about HRT for me so that shows that you can't assume that you'll experience the same as others. Best thing about this place is that there always seems to be someone who has had the same experience - although I've yet to find someone who lurves progesterone as much as me!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 15, 2011, 01:39:02 PM
Larky, I had so many of the same issues until HRT.  I had beta blockers, but they didn't always work.  I think of hormones as replacing that which we have outlived our ability to evolve, to making what we need.  Estrogen has at least 4l receptors in the body and I just think we need to replace what we don't make ourselves anymore, with the better stuff available: patches and cream.  Cream or Vagifem is local and doesn't do much for the overall (although, I think Taz is happy with her Vagifem).  I did tolerate progesterone when lots younger, but my problems came after a hyst and post meno when I tried it again, so I'm just on the estrogen patch and cream.  I was a raving maniac in meno and could hear this wild women shouting and oh, right, it's me.  My entire family was thrilled when I went on HRT.  All three of my recent gyns are on patches and one is now retired at 75, looks 60 and says she'll never not be on it.

Good luck with your appointment.  It will get better again; not great, but definitely better.  It's such a juggling act, but so worth it when it gets more right again.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 15, 2011, 06:25:20 PM
Larky, Like you say if your thyroid levels are stable, then you could try some hrt to alleviate some meno symptoms, nothing ventured nothing gained, but if you do decide to try, ask for one of the better tolerated ones as they have far less side effects. You may not suit any of them, but at least you will know.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 15, 2011, 06:45:22 PM
Larky,
I read this on a website about HRT and its reaction with thyroid meds, I copied and pasted it but i now can't find the website, anyway it said -

"Interference with thyroid hormone activity is often one cause of basic hypothyroidism and is responsible for more than 100 different symptons, not least of which is otherwise unexplained weight gain.  Because estrogen and thyroid hormone have opposing actions, probably at the thyroid receptor level, unopposed estrogen will prevent the thyroid hormone from 'completing it's mission' resulting in hypothyroid symptoms despite normal serum levels of thyroid hormone.  Conversely, progesterone re-directs the activity of estrogen by increasing the sensitivity of estrogen receptors and, most importantly, inhibits many of estrogen's undesirable side effects, which includes interference with thyroid hormone activity".
I'm not saying I understand it all other than to say I knew that HRT interfeered with thyroid meds but my doc wouldn't agree.  But my endrochronologist did !Last night I just felt exactly the same as you.  I am sure some of the medical profession think that coz we are ill we don't have any brains in our heads !  I've got chronic fatigue and an underactive thyroid too and this damn meno too  ::) and can't seperate one thing from another.

Let me know how you get on on Mon, keep us all updated :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 15, 2011, 08:38:49 PM
Hi Larky, prob had CFS since 1991 but only recently diagnosed, spent years wondering what was wrong and nobody doing anything about it.  :rant: My endro has taken me off thyroid meds as it turns out I'm only 'subclinical' and not bad enough for thyroid meds which is prob why I couldn't tolerate them, even after a year of being on them !  This is doing my head in but I'm trusting him, anyway he's keeping an eye on me.

See what he thinks about that quote I sent you re HRT and thyroid meds ?   :madeyes:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: libby1 on January 16, 2011, 07:38:12 PM
Bad weekend, my mum read something in a magazine and is now convinced I have it, keeps ringing up in tears and it's made my symptoms and health anxiety return with a vengence  :'(

Libby
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 16, 2011, 09:32:22 PM
Have had headaches now since Tuesday, put it down to the flu jab (as you do), but it's still there, also nausea, just realised it's probably because of the steroid jab on Thursday, i've been taking Guarana for about 6 weeks now, i never noticed any benefit on them, but their must be a link between the steroid and Guarana, i used to get migraine type headaches with proplus??
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 16, 2011, 09:59:46 PM
Maybe too much of a combination for your tummy Eddie. I did feel a little off with my flu jab, but it was more achy and a bit of a sore head but certainly not sick. I know lots of people who complained of the same, but never nausea. What is Guarana used for?


Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 17, 2011, 09:44:18 AM
Bad weekend, my mum read something in a magazine and is now convinced I have it, keeps ringing up in tears and it's made my symptoms and health anxiety return with a vengence 

Libby
x

what did she say?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 17, 2011, 10:33:18 AM
Viv. Guarana was recommended for fatigue, apparently it has less side effects than Ginseng. But today so far i feel fine and haven't taken it.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 17, 2011, 07:38:16 PM
Hi Larky, hoping your appt. went well today.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 18, 2011, 09:19:39 AM
Libby  :-\  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 18, 2011, 11:21:07 AM
Libby, your'e keeping us all in suspense. ?  :bighug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 18, 2011, 12:03:09 PM
I'm feeling better today- the sunshine is definitely helping.  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on January 18, 2011, 12:10:59 PM
Yep Nillers, a bit of sun really helps.
Also being able to walk and stride out instead of little short flat steps on ice :lol: :lol:

The sides of my legs and my feet have been giving me gyp because of the ice walking.

Anyone here have problems getting comfy shoes?
I bought shoes or boots nearly every month last year trying to get one pair I can wear without having sore feet. :'(
They feel fine in shop but when i wear them out or to work they kill me. And I have stuck with them to 'break them in'!!

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 18, 2011, 01:00:48 PM
Still got a headache and nausea, not taken any Guarana or anything yet, i wonder if it could steroid jab or late period, was due last Monday, headache started on Tuesday?? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 18, 2011, 03:46:37 PM
Eddie, For a headache to go on this long it can only be connected to stress and pmt.

Maybe you injections contributed towards them but they would have wore off by now easily.  You had all that withh the heating etc and other things.

Take a few days away from the computer, they really don't help either.  Can you go walking anywhere ie beach, woods, park etc and switch your mobile off, just tell people first that as from such and such a time etc you are taking time out for YOU !
Ps painkillers can actually make headaches WORSE!  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 18, 2011, 04:03:50 PM
I agree Lou. I just don't normally get headaches, might be hormones, wouldn't be a surprise. I don't take painkillers although i did buy some voltarol to try, paracetamol doesn't do much and anything stronger makes me feel sick and i need to sleep them off. So otc, but haven't taken any yet as i just took some rennies for the nausea.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 18, 2011, 04:09:03 PM
Eddie, Steroids can upset the fluid balance in the body.  It may be that you have some swelling in your head - not a big deal, but nsaids likes Motrin/Advil/Naproxen are also known to cause a bit of swelling and therefore, headaches.  Try to eat apples, or drink tea for the diuretic effects and don't eat any salt and see if that helps.

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 18, 2011, 04:43:07 PM
Trey. I'll give anything a go right now, it feels like my eyes are going to burst.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 18, 2011, 05:03:47 PM
unfortunately tea contains caffine which wont help a headache.  Just try and chill out, maybe you are focusing on it too much (not saying that you are though).  You seem to be taking a lot of stuff, try and reduce them, they could all be affecting each other and you !  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 18, 2011, 05:30:41 PM
I only take hrt, on just Estrogen just now, multi vit and was taking Guarana (stopped now), but i have had a steroid jab and a few days later the flu jab.
Today i'm due to start a Dmard? Hydroxychloroquine? but i'm not sure if i should wait till this passes, although i'm keen to get started?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 18, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
Actually caffeine is often recommended for migraine so I think it would be ok to use tea to reduce fluid retention.

Have you called your doctor before starting a new med that might confuse the situation.  It is possible to miss an adverse reaction and taking a new med might cloud it.  I would at least call and see if you could pass on a message to your doctor.  I don't know how your system works, so maybe this is not helpful.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 18, 2011, 07:02:42 PM
My face aches where it was pulled about today  :-\ .... I'm taking as much Nurofen as I dare to keep it background pain rather than full blown agony.  Took the first anti-biotic after a meal of pancakes earlier.  Hubby has been a Gem  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 18, 2011, 07:31:55 PM
Poor CLKD, I'm so sorry for your big ouch.  Hope you feel better soon.  I once had to give a seminar on pain and learned, in my preparation for the seminar, that it was far better to stay ahead of the pain rather than to try and play catch up with it.  Glad hubby is such a help. 

Hope Taz's abscess is better, too.

My tooth pain was TMJ and sinus.  Apparently my long time hoarse voice is related, too.  (I did have my vocal chords looked at by an ENT).
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 18, 2011, 08:06:33 PM
Glad you are ok CLKD. I would rather have another baby than have a tooth out  ;D. I am so much of a coward at the dentist and I try so hard to hide it. For years the kids used to be in the consulting room with me and no matter what you were getting done you have to smile. Maybe I am catching up with all my cowardice after all these years  :o

Trey
How is your sister ?

Viv
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 18, 2011, 08:37:45 PM
Hi Viv, with Heather's sister having such a bad time I hesitate to post, but so far cysts on liver and kidney and a torturous (?) colon (all twisted, but not dangerous yet).  She's to see a urologist, neurologist and gastro.  Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 18, 2011, 08:44:58 PM
Thats great Trey, and I am sure Heather would not mind at all. We all share the bad news and so we can share the good too. Sometimes it just gives the spirit a bit of a lift to hear something positive. I hope her treatment is swift and successful.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 19, 2011, 12:05:10 PM
Cold.  Very tired.  Having to work out when to take the medications and when I can eat is tiring the old Brain  ::) ........ not as painful though!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 19, 2011, 02:38:29 PM
Hi CLKD, can you use that topical teething gel for your no more tooth area for any relief.  It has benzocaine to numb things.  Not good to use too much I suspect, but if babies can use it for teething...............   Hope it heals over soon.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 19, 2011, 04:16:59 PM
CLKD- hope it's beginning to improve a bit. This is for you...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy065.gif)
I have a headache today- strange for me. I used to get terrible monthly migraines, but since having a hysterectomy I don't (the one good thing). I think it's my sinuses. Painting the windowsills this morning & teaching Y4 this afternoon haven't helped!  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 19, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
I know that one of the worst pains I can remember having was tooth ache  I swear I was actually crying with the pain!! the only time I got any relief was when Id put a piece of ice on the offending area. Id rather go through child birth. >:(.. really!!
CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 19, 2011, 07:37:59 PM
Your so right Larky, but people who have never had this kind of pain, have no idea, they seem to think its just something like a mild headache or having your ears pierced? which some idiot, who I used to work with asked me once!!!! ???  
 CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 19, 2011, 08:02:50 PM
Larky, know how you feel, just had a vertebrae put back in yesterday.  I don't find it painful, just makes me feel like jelly for the rest of the day  ::) :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 19, 2011, 10:30:48 PM
Going to my medical masseuse tomorrow.  She is a miracle worker on my  TMJ and neck issues.  Larky have you ever been raspy voiced when your TMJ is bad.  That and a screaming 24/7 tinnitus.  I'm going to try candling (once) per Cutey's suggestion.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 20, 2011, 09:12:49 AM
My mouth is sore.  [see my other post].  Otherwise: the sky last night was lovely, pinks, greys, blues; it's been very cold and frost first thing; 4 eggs from 4 chooks 2 days ago, 1 yesterday and 2 this morning; Apart from my face I feel sort of OK even though it's early ;-)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on January 20, 2011, 09:31:05 AM
I suffered from tinnitus and dizziness and tried hopi candling, but it did nothing for me even after two sessions and I was a trained Holistic Therapist and into alternative therapies. What did help, after being referred to ENT and going through hearing and balance tests,  was then having the "Eply Manoeuvre" it worked and my dizziness and tinnitus has gone.

So for me I am not convinced about Hopi Candle Therapy, and it was so expensive!

silverlady x

Also went through having my ears syringed at my surgery but still had the tinnitus.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 20, 2011, 09:37:53 AM
Night before last night i dreamed that my period started! What a waste of a dream, don't dream often, well don't remember them, but last night i dreamed.... oh damn it's gone!
Eddie. x
Got it, i dreamed i was back in the Tax office at work? - Wishful thinking.  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 20, 2011, 10:45:57 AM
We were both dreaming a lot in the night, we could both remember parts of the dream, apparently [his dream] I had my leg in plaster as it was broken but I didn't seem in pain  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 20, 2011, 10:48:42 AM
Hi Nillers, is your headache gone?  I woke up at 4 this am (US) and thought about the combination of headache and painting as sometimes crimping the neck can cause a certain type of headache, but I see it was window sills so no problem.  If you still have it let me know and there is a 'test' to see if it was what I was thinking.

You've really got me thinking.  I used to get violent migraines and they stopped after my divorce (a million years ago), but I had a hyst at about the same time, hmm.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 20, 2011, 10:54:01 AM
I feel soooooooooooo good this morning and it is only 4:50 am.  Thanks for the info on candling.  I really think I need the trigger point and myofascial release much more and need to spend wisely.  I have been disputing doctor on night time reflux and today noticed I was a bit sour so will take antacid tonight - so tired of raspy voice (ten months).  Have had throat checked (twice now) and they think it is sinus or reflux - never have heartburn.  I think allergy as extremely allergic to grass and live on golf course.  Enough of me - so nice to sleep.  Yeah Larky, isn't it wonderful to have more than two or three hours and I didn't even take my muscle relaxant.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 20, 2011, 11:34:14 AM
Hi Nillers, is your headache gone?
Hi Trey- yes thank you! And hooray!  :)
I'm so happy that I don't get the hormonal migraine anymore- they used to last for at least two days, and drugs had no effect at all- it was just awful trying to teach a class of infants with one, but I couldn't keep taking time off work.
I'm glad you woke up feeling positive. I did too, so am having a happier day. What a difference a mood makes! I've even just been to a Zumba class at the gym- such a laugh!
 :parti: :parti: :parti: :parti: :parti:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 20, 2011, 12:25:42 PM
Love the icons!  They are a real giggle.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 20, 2011, 07:15:06 PM
Ive got to ask ; What is candling?? ???
and Larky, where do you get your icons..there brill
CM XX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 20, 2011, 08:57:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_candling

Taz x  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 20, 2011, 09:09:03 PM
Larky's icons are really great.  Not sure where you get them though, maybe you download them like you can for msn ? ! But I like this one  ;) , it's an oldie but it's sweet/cute.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 20, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
Me too Lou,  this ones pretty ok aswell   :)
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 20, 2011, 10:33:50 PM
Larky's are especially fab- I'd love to know where she gets them! I googled 'free smileys'- there's millions of sites, but I use 'freesmileys.org'
I use this one the most... (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy065.gif)
Now I'm wasting time looking at them! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy053.gif)     (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy066.gif)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 10:11:20 AM
V. V. Very cold. Brrrrrrrrr. Wish the central heating bloke would hurry up. Should be here this afternoon, but the new radiators not here yet either. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 21, 2011, 10:52:20 AM
Wish I could open my gob  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 11:01:28 AM
Hows the pain? CLKD Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 21, 2011, 11:02:54 AM
I had to take 2 Nurofen at 3.40 and have been awake since ..... it took 40 mins to get rid of the pain, but the jaw is still stiff.  Feel brighter generally though thanks for asking  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 12:37:54 PM
Well gas man is here, gave me a funny look!  :o I've got my scarf and gloves on, carrying a hottie. I mentioned the other radiator, he is going to ask his boss, not actually got the letter in my hand stating no more radiators are covered yet. Fingers xx'ed Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 21, 2011, 01:04:39 PM
CLKD, I so feel for you.  These extractions seem to get worse before they get better and heal.  Hope you progress fast.  Hope your weekend is more fun than the week has been.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 21, 2011, 03:33:12 PM
Thanks Trey so do I!  I'm fed up now 'cos I'm tired, a combination of the antibiotics, pain relief and waking to see if I'm still in pain  ::) I can feel a gash in my mouth too, I was aware that a tool slipped but can only now feel where it poked!  THe socket is healing I dare put my tongue in now  :-X - off to take more of something, pity it can't be a sherry but it states clearly NO alcohol for at least 3 days after the course finishes  ::) ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 21, 2011, 06:44:17 PM
I do hope your mouth heals soon CLKD, I know what its like Ive really been through the mill with my teeth!!
Last time I had one out my daugfhter told me I looked like "the godfather"!!   >:(                                 
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
 :o :o Nearly £1100 for a power flush on the heating, £1700 for the cheapest boiler!  :o and he replaced the kitchen radiator, but said no to the bedroom one. They'll do it for free if i get the other work done. So the system isn't covered for any water associated problems, um so what is covered, my policy has another 10 months to run. BRITISH GAS.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 21, 2011, 07:07:54 PM
OH no, not British Gas,    I swear my poor nieghbour had nothing but headache after headache with them
she had her boiler insured with them, when it broke down just before xmas last yr they told her, that her boiler was too old  and they couldnt get the spare parts...its not like they didnt know this when they was taking her money!!!!!
 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 21, 2011, 07:48:48 PM
Had a bit of a mixed day. Son appeared for lunch after canceling yesterday. He came in and went through my cupboards like a locust. I had forgotten just how much he can eat. He was only in for half an hour but my food was considerably down  ;D
It was nice to see him though.

Then daughter came home from school with a very long face  :(
She has been sitting prelim exams for her highers in May. She has bombed quite badly. She did study (a bit) but she left it all too late. I did not give her a hard time or do the "i told you so" bit. But I did point out that she had some clear choices. Either buckle down and work properly or leave.
She has chosen the buckle down option.
The annoying thing is she is a very bright girl who just cant be bothered. She also compares herself to her brother who was a bit of a star at school. We don't do this but her teachers do. It makes her feel that she just does not measure up. I just hope that she wakens up to the fact that she has to stick in before its too late. And I also hope the teachers will stop the comparisons. I think I will have a word at parents night.

Kids...............who would have them  ;)

Viv
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 09:33:02 PM
Viv. My youngest got caught cheating in a Geography nab, it took her two days to own up to it. But she was very honest with the school. They asked her why she did it, and she said "because i didn't know the answer". She didn't really cheat, cheating has an element of being sneaky, she quite cleary was just copying from her jotter. Wee b****r. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on January 21, 2011, 09:52:04 PM
 :rofl:

Of course we were all perfect and passed our exams first time round.  ;)

I just dont know what she will do if she does not get any qualifications. They are under so much pressure. I wish the school would let up on them a bit. Our secondary comes very high in the league tables and the apply so much pressure, but I also get the feeling if the child is going to spoil the results they are encouraged out of the door.
Over my dead body. She is much to young to be able to cope with anything other than school at the moment.

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2011, 10:07:30 PM
I have found that they will not allow them to sit credit if they think they'll fail, so they move them down. It is all about league tables, nothing to do with the best for the kids.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 22, 2011, 06:51:45 PM
Also girls mature differently to boys.  But there will be comparisons in all walks of life what ever the sex so this needs pointing out to her, that in many industries women have to battle daily in order to show the men in the company that they can achieve  >:( and that now is the time for her to begin  ;)

I have an emery board on the inside of my belly button scraping away  >:( with griping pains worse for the last hour, maybe all those anti-biotics?  Off for a bath later but don't put food in front of me please  :-X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on January 22, 2011, 07:09:55 PM
Have a feeling you said you were on erythromycin, CLKD?   I found that a really tough ab on the stomach.  I know you have your probiotic yogurt but I think the good probiotic tablets can be helpful as well and maybe something like a Zantac? 

I had that ab after my extraction problems and landed up with cystitis again and I am sure it was the ab that killed off all my 'good' bacteria!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 22, 2011, 07:42:18 PM
Erythromycin made me so sick. It took around four days before the sickness kicked in but it did give me that cramping stomach beforehand. My doc said that I must never get Legionnaires Disease as this is the only drug that fights it  :)

Taz x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 22, 2011, 07:52:11 PM
Erythromycin is what we used for a 'bowel prep' at my hospital before colon surgery - we used it because it emptied the bowel so well.  Taken with food helps a bit.  They don't use it anymore in the US for dental, they use Clindacin, Clindamycin which is very strong.  Sorry, CLKD. 

Yes, Taz, Legionnaires and 'walking pneumonia'.   Scares me how so many drugs are becoming useless and this old one hangs on.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 22, 2011, 08:37:13 PM
Hi Larky,  Has anyone heard from Heather?  I haven't been able to get to her name via search and can't find the thread?  I took erythromycin in a nicer form called ERYC and of course they no longer make it.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 22, 2011, 08:43:39 PM
http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6613.msg152452.html#msg152452
Trey. Ihope this is what you are looking for. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 23, 2011, 10:50:37 AM
I had mycoplasma too Larky. Why do they call it walking pneumonia? There was no way I could walk anywhere  ;D

I have never been the same since then actually and I am interested to hear that you too had it. It was linked into my developing CFS some years later which then changed to Fibro.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 23, 2011, 11:48:39 AM
It is a nasty illness. I had it in 1987 and developed CFS/ME in 1999 after never really getting myself back to full health after Myco. My doc at the time linked it in to this. He said that I hadn't given myself time to recover. At the time he said that I needed to go easy for at least six months as the bug stays in the system. I had a lively 5 and 2 year old at the time so that was not an option. He thought that the CFS was linked into this. You may find this interesting http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/environmental-illnesses/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-myalgic-encephalopathy-me/   You have to scroll down a bit to Mycoplasma Infection (surprisingly!)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on January 23, 2011, 12:15:50 PM
Taz thats a really interesting site.

Thank you    :thankyou:

silverladyx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 23, 2011, 12:59:22 PM
Eryromycin needs to be taken an hour before food; the other AB after food; I have to fit in Nurofen, AD and Beta-blocka - and no Gaviscon etc. with the Erythromycin  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 23, 2011, 01:32:39 PM
It doesn't matter when you take the nurofen CLKD. As for one an hour before food and one after food that fits in well too by the sound of it. My last antibiotic was an hour before food four times a day which, when at work in the school, was impossible to do. The first one was alright as I took it before I got out of bed and then had time to have a bit of breakfast before leaving the house. The next one was difficult as we only have half an hour lunch break between 12.15 and 12.45 and the anti-b had to be taken at 12.30ish so that meant I couldn't have any lunch....

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 23, 2011, 03:15:37 PM
Who decides these medication ideas  >:(  - it's certainly been difficult and prolongs the time I am taking the 'course'  >:( - I can't go without food or I will get anxious  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 23, 2011, 03:55:21 PM
CLKD,  I posted then deleted as didn't want to seem a know it all - but first site I Googled said what I had been told - that erythromycin could be taken with just water or juice or ?  I'll paste it:

"Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Erythromycin can be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed-release pill. Swallow the pill whole. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill could damage this coating. The delayed-release pill is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time."  (www.drugs.com)

Now the big deal is: what type of erythromycin is yours.  I think the issue is absorption not anything bad like the tetracyclines that must not be taken with dairy.

But I'm just opining here.  I had to take it before every dental cleaning and some were horrible and I had to take with food or I'd never be able to sit in the dental chair.

You could ask the pharmacist - best source for this I think.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 23, 2011, 04:01:54 PM
Sorry that so many of you are struggling & needing various medications- hope you get the levels sorted out soon.
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy065.gif)
I'm having a happy day, nothing in particular, but I saw my daughter yesterday & I talked (!) to OH this morning.  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on January 23, 2011, 04:36:05 PM
Wow, Nillers - how did "the talk" go?!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 23, 2011, 04:38:04 PM
Larky - what's a birthday pea party?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 23, 2011, 04:39:11 PM
Sounds ominous, maybe Tea party, with finger sarnies?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 23, 2011, 08:37:02 PM
Thanks Trey <WAVE> - I'm having problems getting any of the tablets down 'cos of the emergy board feelings inside of me but keep trying.  So not taking them as regularly as maybe I ought but some are better than none, topped up with pain relief to keep the soreness at bay.  I had a lovely sleep after our evening meal, missed Antiques Roadshow completely  ::) ........... now off to make a cuppa!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on January 23, 2011, 09:00:51 PM
Talking of Antibiotics.

went to my Gp (locum) on friday as i thought my cold was coming back as my chest felt a bit raw. He gave me Amoxicillin 250g capsules. Started taking them friday evening ok till till last night. went to bed felt sooooooooooooooo sick and got no sleep, in the end i put my fingers down my throat (not literall) to make myself sick....

i have also for the past 6-8 weeks have a pain (kind of ache) that goes from the middle of my shoulders up the back of my head and sometimes travels to my eye sockets...think its either a muscle or nerve. Anyway i also had this horrible headachey thing, ended up at the out of ours doctor (after ringing NHS direct), also beause i had only recently returned from my holiday abroad.

Was told it was the AB's making me feel so ill ( my OH had to push me in a wheelchair at the hospital, thats where out of hours doctors are) as i could not walk properly i was so wobbly. i have never felt so bad. Dr told me to see GP about my neck & head pain & get x rays etc done.  don't feel sick anymore, not going to take reat of AB's don't want to feel like that again.

has anyone else had problems with neck & head pains ???????????


Sandie x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on January 23, 2011, 09:13:48 PM
I've had quite a bit of trouble with neck and head pains in recent months, touch wood not lately.  Saw a chirpractor who said that my atlas and occiput were out of alignment!   Well I think that's what she said ::)
The headache used to make me feel very very nauseous and went right up from the neck into the top of my head, very painful and each time I got it it lasted quite a few days.
I am still having trouble with my shoulders which stayed painful even after the headache dulled off (although didn't really go).  Have actually been for neck and upper back x rays but have to admit haven't rung for results due to having other stuff going on at the moment.   Oh and I have also got lower back and sciatica this last week, I'm one big whinge!
Anyway, Sandie, hope you feel better and might be worth seeing a chiro?
Cres x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on January 23, 2011, 09:21:39 PM
Thanks ladies,

i will see what GP has to say, makes me feel sooooooooooo miserable, and my job is as a receptionist so i have to more or less be happy  etc when visitors arrive at reception even though i feel like S**t.

will keep you posted.

Sandie x x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 23, 2011, 09:26:21 PM
I personally always think head and neck pain should be seen by a MD, (GP) first.  It could even be TMJ, but best to rule out things first.  I used to live in the foothills of our High Sierras in N. California and we had one country doctor, so people would call me when they didn't want to 'bother' the doctor.  I would help with almost anything but head and neck.  All this was with the doctor's complete permission as he was overwhelmed at times.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on January 24, 2011, 07:44:00 AM

Hi Trey,

will go to GP 1st, thanks for replying, i often read your helpful comments.

By the way whats TMJ ?

Sandie x x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on January 24, 2011, 07:53:34 AM
Im crap played barefoots bowls on Saturday and then Sunday rode 250klms at least
Feel like ive been hit with a bat my backs spased the PAINNNNNNNNNNNN
Plus Bobbles is going away the day before the Sting concert so I cant go now buggar wonder when the third shoe will drop
Oh and I can go but cant its in the City can get there but Im not sitting on a train at 11.30pm at night and then walking 15mins
Wouldnt do that for anyone except Bobbles and Beloved son and son was coming too it was one of my Xmas presents
Son doesnt have a car and dinlaw well wouldnt ask so Im trying to sell them got F all sympathy from said son
All he said was well thats that then hey? He can have his money back Ill shove it in his mouth the little sod
Not OH MUM thats awful OR OK MUM I will come home with you and sleep at yours and go to work the next day
Pigs will fly kids or should I say MEN hes 37
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 24, 2011, 08:48:10 AM
I'm getting a lot of pain between my shoulders and on my right shoulder , it goes down my right arm and makes my wrist and my little fingers tingle, it makes my arm feel heavy. The osteopath says its a trapped nerve. Typing makes it even worse. Any experiences of this or advice ? Painkillers do nothing  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 24, 2011, 09:51:55 AM
Hi Lou- that sounds painful! When I had a bad shoulder I needed physio and was given exercises specifically for the problem. Sounds as though you need some too. Sorry I can't help though, cos I know how horrid it is, I hope someone can help soon.
Nillers x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 09:56:17 AM
Hi Lou - your symptoms sound exactly like mine. I have cervical spondylosis which affects two vertebrae in the neck. This normally happens through just wear and tear but mine has been worsened by two episodes of whiplash.  I agree that you need physio for this. Mine worsened again last year and I had a six month course of twice weekly visits to the local NHS physiotherapist. I had to wait a while for the initial appointment but it was worth it. I have a sheet of exercises which I have to do each day. For the last week I have been very lax in doing them and I have got tingling fingers and the heavy arm feeling. I would say get yourself an appointment with the doc (if you are in the uk?) and ask for a referral to a physio. To be honest my one consultation with an osteopath made things worse.

You can read about the condition here to see if you think this may be causing your problem http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Cervical-Spondylosis.htm

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on January 24, 2011, 12:12:26 PM
Thanks for the info Larky, still have it a bit today been taking Ibuprofen to ease the pain.

No work today as i steel feel YUK.

I have the Menopause Clinic tomorrowso hopefully i will feel better and won't have to cancel my appointment.

Sandie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 24, 2011, 02:02:31 PM
Thaks Taz and Nillers, getting fed up with it and yes I do have problems with my neck anyway.  Have spondylosis of the lower spine too - it's great being me   ;D.  Doctors had one slot left with my reliable doc for Wed at 10.05am.  Sometimes I wake up and my arm is almost 'dead' and the pain - youch ! ::) I've found those exercises too - great !  thanks  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 24, 2011, 02:51:10 PM
Lou, I have cervical issues (stenosis of spinal cord, etc.) but they missed another thing you might keep in the back of your mind.  Google Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  It is a compression of the brachial plexus (a group of nerves that are near first rib/arm pit) and this syndrome causes a weak, or painful, numb or tingling of mainly lower arm and hand and often the 4th and 5th (little) finger.  Mine was mis-diagnosed because they tend to blame everything on neck.    Often caused by repetitive use (computer, painting). 

I mentioned TMJ because if you go have grinding of the joint in front of the ear or somewhat hard to open jaw, TMJ symptoms are many - pulling at back of neck, shoulder pain, and so on.

Glad you are getting seen.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 24, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
Are they Spinks cats on the left?  Sphynks?
 
I can't take any more ABs  :( at least not without having a break and I know that's not the point but I'm SO tired, so wobbly, so fed up with watching the clock to see when I need to take the next one and I'm developing Nurofen 'headache' inbetween doses  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on January 24, 2011, 04:02:49 PM
CKLD,

all i know is the cats have no hair.

when i was at hospital yesterday through the bloody antibiotics Dr said i could take Nurofen or paracetamol aswell as AB's. but as i decided i did not want to feel that ill again ( did not care if i lived or died yesterday)if i get any worse(other than a dry cough now and again) i will go back to gp for different AB's and maybe not so strong. that,s 2 antibiotics that make me feel sooooooooooo ill, Metronizadole and Amoxycillin.

hope you feel better soon

Sandie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 04:04:49 PM
How many days worth did you get CLKD? It isn't normally longer than a week. Take one an hour before your grub and then one with your grub - is that the regime you are trying to follow? Erythroymcin gave me a headache as well as the stomach-ache before it made me sick. My sons can tolerate it either. I have more antibiotics that I can't take than I can I reckon  >:( 

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 24, 2011, 05:11:17 PM
CLKD, can you get an AB gargle if still needed from dentist.  Here called Chlorhexidene or Peridex.  I hate ABs and they hate me.  I know you can't really gargle, but at least could perhaps swish to keep clean after meals.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 05:13:08 PM
Yes I know. I was really lucky though in that it didn't give me any stomach bother this time but I did make sure that I drank the whole pint of water like the dentist suggested. It made me feel dizzy and gave me horrible oral thrush plus the skin on my fingers and under my toes split. The second course, though, set up the rash and itching and I know that this is a danger sign so I stopped it and I can't have it again. It did work though - much better than the Pencillin V which hasn't done anything to beat the bugs as far as I can tell.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 24, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
Metronidazole is well know for being an evil AB.  >:(

Yep had that one Larky, it goes by other names too, it has an alias but can't remember what it's called.  It's an awful nasty one. - Evil is the correct description  :diablo:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 24, 2011, 05:58:21 PM
Thanks Trey, written it down (making a list !)  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 06:14:10 PM
Flagyll is it's other name and though it is evil it is a really effective drug for those bugs which thrive without oxygen. It isn't an antibiotic in the proper way but an anaerobic. I find it really interesting how they all work http://www.patient.co.uk/medicine/Metronidazole.htm

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 06:24:48 PM
If you are suffering from Flagilitis you mean?  :yipi:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 06:48:40 PM
Yes, I know that, but surely you know that too much flagellation give your flagilitis?

Taz x  :na:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 24, 2011, 08:06:52 PM
 ;) Depends on how kinky you are I suppose  :rofl:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 24, 2011, 08:14:43 PM
And to think I thought British/UK ladies were shy and demure.  My oh my!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 24, 2011, 08:16:36 PM
Trey? Really?  ;D ;D

I had a lovely whip but left it somewhere....

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 24, 2011, 08:29:24 PM
Maybe you left it at a party????? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 25, 2011, 08:45:50 AM
or maybe a pea tarty...  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 25, 2011, 05:52:28 PM
Or maybe a 'Tarty Party' larky ?  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on January 25, 2011, 06:34:25 PM
As long as the Flagellation doesn't turn into flatulation, then it would a farty tarty party Larky.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on January 25, 2011, 08:20:48 PM
I'm glad you've had a better day today Larky.  :)
Hope the sun shone for your walk.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 25, 2011, 09:18:07 PM
 :clapping: that's better than a dose of ABs any day  :-* and I feel fine.  Only 2 Nurofen at 11.40 a.m. and will take some before I go to bed.  Review in the morning!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 25, 2011, 09:27:57 PM
Eddie you are such a smarty for thinking of a farty tarty party.   :cake:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on January 25, 2011, 09:28:41 PM
Are you saying I am tarty just because I left my whip somewhere and can't quite remember where?  :ange:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 25, 2011, 09:30:16 PM
Probably better tarty than farty wouldn't you think?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 26, 2011, 08:53:40 AM
Too early to tell.  I kept waking in the night to see whether I was still in pain  ::) - only soreness so far so off to see what there is for breakfast!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 26, 2011, 10:27:28 AM
Larky; pls do let us know what The Kings speech is like... I was thinking of going to see it.
Usually wait till they come out on dvd, but oh asked if I  "facied" a night out at the cinema, he also fancies
seeing it....dont know whats come over him - - usually has to have a car chase to get him interested...and big boobs!!! :boobs:   
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on January 26, 2011, 10:53:13 AM
Yes thats ok Larky,  were not supposed to be going till weekend anyway.
Hopefully I should be feeling a bit better by then...  have a nice day Larky.
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 26, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
My mouth is sore but no real pain today !  Managed a haslet roll with mustard followed by a chocolate for lunch!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 26, 2011, 12:37:13 PM
Well I've had my appointment with the doc, I now have a damaged disc between vertabrae C7 and C8 which is pressing and inflaming the nerve down my arm to my hand.  Have meds (oh God , not more meds !)  Advised to use an ice pack rather than a heat bag. If it doesn't shift it or it comes back he will send me back to my physiotherapist Richard.

Ain't life fun- NOT ! :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on January 26, 2011, 12:50:56 PM
ooh Lou, I feel for you. Any idea how you did it? I have had a trapped nerve at the base of my spine for over a year now, numb thigh, very painful. I had months of physio which helped at the time but the pain always returned. I had 10 sessions of traction before Xmas which (fingers crossed) did ease it a lot. Trouble is that painkillers just mask it don't they?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 26, 2011, 01:03:30 PM
Well annifanny. Last year my axle vertebrae was 'out' then my sacrum vertabrae too (still have probs with that one ) and now this grrrr.  Had enough  :bang: :cuss: :rant:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 26, 2011, 01:16:53 PM
One of the few good things about getting older is that your disks sort of dry out and retract away from the nerves.  So if you can out live those disks it will get better.  Seriously.     Ice is for disks (reduce swelling) heat is for muscles (reduce spasms) so even though I hate ice I do put it on the spine, but I put heat on at the same time but further away on the muscles. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 26, 2011, 01:45:33 PM
Good idea Trey, will do that - thanks !   :)

If our discs dry out then won't one disc rub against another causing more pain ?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on January 26, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
Depends on where the disc or joint is situated I think  ??? ........ the large joints have tendons over them to protect the bone.  Vertebrae don't ........ ask the Consultant next time to show you the X-ray?

No pain relief needed yet today  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 26, 2011, 05:07:07 PM
The disks do not go away completely, they just dry out and shrink away from the nerve.  Sometimes, over time, disks will fuse naturally because where bone is irritated it may lay down calcium deposits and a spur forms.  Sometimes this is good as it supports spine and sometimes it is bad if it presses on a nerve.  My C-2, C-3 are completely fused and the neurosurgeons cannot figure out if I was born with this or ?  Luckily no nerves are compressed there.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on January 26, 2011, 05:43:14 PM
Sorry, I meant if the discs wear away won't one vertebrae rub agsinst another with no disc between them.... Meno head or what ? ::) ::) ::)

One day we will all be robots and all these probs will disapper, but I don't want to be a robot !
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on January 26, 2011, 05:48:11 PM
The disks usually just get smaller and the facets (the little wings on the side of each vertebra) are also supportive structures of the spine.  The facets are bony projections that sort of move on each other.  My masseuse often will put my facets back in place.  Sometimes you can hear/feel a pop/krick in your spine and that would be a facet moving in or out of alignment.  I am somewhat 'stiff' but a robot - not!  Just not so flexible.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 01, 2011, 03:36:36 PM
I've lost a pair of very muddy shoes  ::) ...... the ones that go into the garden/chicken run/greenhouse.  Can't find them anywhere ...... any suggestions Girls?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on February 01, 2011, 03:44:51 PM
CLKD- They'll be somewhere sensible, of course!  ;)

I'm feeling a bit tired. Woke up early, did a few jobs, then went to the gym. Then auto-windscreen man came to replace the windscreen. Then I did a bit of lawn edging. But now I've sat down my heart is 'hiccuping' a bit. Feels horrible!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on February 01, 2011, 04:22:04 PM
Hey Nillers I've had the 'heart hiccups' as well (love that description!  ;D)
Someone on here suggested coughing when it happens so I've been doing that.
It seems to help, well it interrupts the 'hiccups' for a bit anyway.

I'm very excited today, have been put in contact with an old school friend I haven't seen for over 20 years  :) :)
Catweazle x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 01, 2011, 04:23:28 PM
Have you checked the fridge CLKD, or maybe the oven.....you know one of the usual places we meno gals put things. :D 
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 01, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
I've looked in the dishwasher and clothes washer so far  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 01, 2011, 04:31:15 PM
Oh... now you know we only put our personal effects in those places CLKD ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 01, 2011, 04:35:36 PM
.. and they would be  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 01, 2011, 06:24:57 PM
  I like that term much better though, dont you Larky?. :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on February 01, 2011, 07:02:35 PM
Doolallyitis more like it, and it's growing and it's contagious - HELP !  :boobs:
But I try to turn it to my advantage, it can be useful in certain situations  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 01, 2011, 07:22:28 PM
Yeah from now on Im having a "doolallyflip" episode.   :P
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 01, 2011, 08:21:24 PM
We refer to them as CRAFT moments...... Cant Remember A F****N Thing.

Quite apt I find.


I have had a day filled with ill people. My sis has got some odd virus which feels like flu (she had flu jab). She is in bed felling achy with a cough and feeling sick. Mother has a chest infection. Had doctor and he said infection in right lung (gave ABs). Daughter with terrible headache and stinking cold..... and here is me running around trying to look after mother and daughter and getting nowhere fast. Just waiting for a call to go to mothers tonight. I really dont want to do this as OH is having diabetic problems. He is failing to recognise the symptoms of a hypo,,this is a massive issue. I had the paramedics here last Sunday as I was having real trouble with him. He was not quite "out" but nearly. I now have an emergency glucose injection kit and a glucose gel that I can just squirt in his mouth. This does not make for restful sleep.
After the paramedics left they told me he could have what they call a double dip (reassuring eh ) and to wake him two hours later and test his glucose levels. Oh what a fun night I had. For the first time since my son moved out, I really really did need him. My OH is a big man who is not easy to work with. I dont mean big as in overweight, just over 6 foot and 12 stone, I am 5 foot and 8 stone. I really struggled. Never mind I got there. I just have issues in leaving him alone.

Sorry dont know where all that lot came from , just a bit stressed and worried about OH and my Mum. 88 and a chest infection is not a good mix.

Viv
x or should that be Florence flamin Nightingale
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on February 01, 2011, 08:32:02 PM
Viv- What a day you're having! It put mine in perspective- I was feeling a bit low and fed-up. I hope you don't have a disturbed night...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy065.gif)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2011, 08:39:33 PM
Poor thing Viv, it never rains but it pours. Maybe your lovely daughter could make you a cuppa so you can sit back for 10 mins, tell her i said so.  ;) Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 01, 2011, 09:14:34 PM
My lovely daughter no doubt would if she could. She is coughing spluttering and rose running in graphic technicolour  ;D ;
Actually I have confined her to her loft room to keep her away from her dad... he could do without a cold until we get this diabetic blip sorted. He has to wait until 14th Feb for an appointment for the diabetic clinic.
Oh Joy. Its really difficult sleeping as I keep listening for him breathing/moving etc. If I feel him starting to sweat then that is a good sign all is not right. He keeps thinking he is onto a good thing as I keep feeling him. Poor sod... he has no chance I am too knackered.  ;)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 01, 2011, 09:39:16 PM
Oh dear, do hope you have a restful night Viv,  :bighug::for you   
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on February 01, 2011, 10:42:59 PM
Viv, A peanut butter and banana/or jelly sandwich (no white bread) just before bed should hold him through the night.  I'm worried about you getting totally run down.  What do you do for rest?  Wish I could send you my CDs that calm me at night and help me find some positive thoughts (which I am not famous for).  Jerking of arms and legs a night time symptom of low blood sugar as well.

Hope your mom and daughter feel better soon.

I love the CRAFT moment - must spread that around in the US.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2011, 11:02:29 PM
My post dis-appeared, bit late now but i said, it's funny how we never forget the acronym, C.R.A.F.T , you can use the F anyway you please.  ;D Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 02, 2011, 08:14:28 AM
Do you not have a Diabetic Nurse attached to the Surgery Viv., someone who can call a t the house to give reassurance?  If it's this serious then maybe ask for the appt to be brought forwards?  As for your Mum, I would say you are needed at home 'more' ........ your Sis probably has a reaction from the 'flu jab which isn't supposed to give reactions  >:( ... however, won't bore you with how many people I've known who were ill following it  :(

This morning is dull and grey ........ once my brain wakes up I will get up and get on  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 02, 2011, 10:17:22 PM
Thanks all,
He is having late evening snacks that will last him through, and we have an appointment on the 14th. Just a blip I hope, but it does make me anxious. Mum a bit better today, I really expected her to be worse today but was pleasantly surprised. Sis had flu jab months ago, so either it did not work or this is just a really nasty virus.
I am fine Trey, thanks for your concern. I do have a few hobbies but little time  :( .
I love to knit, and I have a dolls house that I am doing up which is fun. I am looking forward to the spring and I intend to treat myself to a greenhouse for the garden. Things are difficult but they do say "what does not kill you makes you stronger". Getting stronger by the day   ::) ::)

Viv
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on February 02, 2011, 11:10:43 PM
Hi Viv
Not been on for a couple of days as internet connection was down  >:( Sorry to hear about your woes - have a  :foryou: and a :bighug: from me.
It's amazing how quickly ab's seem to work on those chest infections. F-in-l has COPD and gets infections repeatedly but so far the ab's seem to work their magic. Must be so scary when your OH is ill. Hopefully you'll get some good advice and reassurance on the 14th.
Once your sis and mum are better, don't forget your New Year's Res.!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 03, 2011, 12:13:20 PM
Hungry  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 03, 2011, 12:25:18 PM
   I did wonder where you were Tues, Bette.
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on February 05, 2011, 12:59:25 AM
Strange weekend coming up.

My Dad was 89 on Wednesday, & it is 6 years ago today that my Mum died. :'(.

I still can't believe that after all this time the memories of that day are as clear as anything. Poor old Dad leaving the hospital while mum was still alive. Him saying to Mum "night love, I'll pop in & see yer tomorrow, there's nothing else to say" & then giving her a kiss on her cheek, before my niece driving him the 1 mile to his home. Me & BB sitting by Mum's hospital bed knowing she aint gonna last much longer - but hoping maybe Dad is right & she will get through the night, but within 20 minutes of Dad leaving the hospital Mum was dead, she just faded away. The nurse came in just after Dad left & said "your Mum is fading fast, she's not got long left". It's as if she had waited for dad to leave. :(

Anyway me & BB went back to Dad's to tell him that Mum had passed away just after he left. He was surprised but not too upset (it was as if he knew too).

Picking dad up tomorrow (oops today now) & taking him to the crem to lay flowers, (Lillys from me & probably roses or chrysanthimums from Dad). It's going to be a rainy, miserable day I know. And I know Dad will look down at the ground & think to himself "my ashes will be scattered here soon next to the missus, but my daughter knows that's what I want"...


Sorry for the saga. I'm not upset or tearful. It's a day that has to be marked. It seems such a long time ago now - but then again it is so clear in my memory.


xx 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Lou on February 05, 2011, 01:33:03 AM
Cazikins,
My mum died 3 years ago on the 11th Feb. (My dad just six months before her)  She just drifted off too, which I think is nice (if you know what I mean )  It does seem fairly normal that they wait until there is no one around before they 'go'.

Days like this will always remain clear in your memory and really thats how it should be, they say 'Time heals' I don't think it does, it just makes it more bearable.

I wrote a poem once about Heartache, it went like this -

"My heart, a cast it needs
To mend the pieces that are broken and shattered.

For Love is blind
And Love is free,
The pain - it has to be.

The cast removed,
The break has healed,

The scars remain...forever."



All thats matters is this world and the next is love, it the only 'thing' you take with you, without it you are nothing.  So do what's right for you on this day, keep your chin up and you head high and most of all remember with pride.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
  I have to say that Im dreading Mothers Day this year; this will be my first year without my lovely mum
  so I know how hard its going to be, not only for me, but for my Daughter too...  she was also very close with her  "Nanna", My son was also close with her but I dont think he feels it the same as my daughter.
   plus, I  know that my poor daughter will also be a bit worried how to approach Mothers Day this year,  of course she will want to spoil me...as in previous years.. she would always do something for mum and me together
so of course she will be worried about upsetting me.... It will be very difficult this Mothers Day and thats a fact...
CM xx  
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 05, 2011, 09:42:03 AM
I know how that feels, my older girl was devastated when my dad passed away over eight years now. Poor thing, I used to say to her if she was thinking about him to close her eyes and she would see him smiling at her. It worked for a while. She was only 8 when he went though. Eddie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 05, 2011, 10:14:05 AM
You are right CM  -  I lost my mum nearly eight years ago and Mothers Day just hasn't been the same since. My sons make a fuss of me of course and I put on a wonderfully happy smile for them but, really, I just want to take myself off to the place my mum and dad are buried, put some flowers on the grave and be on my own! However, I know my mum would be really annoyed at me if I did that - she would have said that the day was for the living and not for the dead in her no-nonsense voice! My husband feels the same about Fathers Day since he lost his dear dad - two weeks after I lost my mum.

I usually make a quiet five minutes for myself to think of her and then, as soon as I can, I pop over to "see" her with  my flowers. This year it is more difficult as the cost of a 300 mile round trip is quite high. I used to go every month to tend the grave but gradually this has lessened as my work takes up more time and the fuel costs are ever rising.

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on February 05, 2011, 11:48:47 AM
Lovely poem Lou, thanks for sharing it with us.  :thankyou:

Ah yes Mothers day, that's another hard one.  :'(

It is a miserable day here but at least it's not cold.

xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 11:48:52 AM
I know Taz, its hard trying to keep your loved ones grave in the way you really want to....Id like to be able to go every day and lay new flowers...but its not possible is it.
How do you feel about plastic flowers Taz?  I only ask because I saw somewhere a couple of weeks ago, that a lot of cemeteries are not happy with people leaving them on graves...something about it offends other people.
But for loved ones who cant get there as often as they would like...at least they know that the grave isnt going to look uncared for... as fresh flowers die,  and sometimes it can look a bit "untidy"?.
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 05, 2011, 11:54:08 AM
I know what you mean CM but my mum absolutely hated plastic flowers, silk flowers any kind of imitation ones and I have this feeling that if I put them on her grave her hand would shoot out and grab me by the ankles!  ;D

Lou - that is a lovely poem  - thank you for posting it.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on February 05, 2011, 11:56:50 AM
Yesterday would have been my Dads 91st birthday. He died when I was 18 and Mum died 7 years ago (hard to believe it's been that long).

We were living 300 miles away when Mum was in a nursing home (with cancer). We were driving down every weekend towards the end. One weekend in July she told me not to come and to have a weekend off. So I did, felt guilty but I did. She died that Saturday. I'm sure she knew!
Rest in Peace Mum I miss you so.
To all of us missing our loved ones
 :hug:

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 12:12:31 PM
Im sure she knew too annifanny....they are lovely words thank you, its a comfort to know Im not the only one who has these feelings
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 12:19:51 PM
Taz,  my mum also didnt like plastic flowers...but to be honest with you I do leave them in the two side holders on her gravestone.  Myself and my Daughter have a little chuckle about it...we can imagine her shaking her fist at us and saying.."you pair of bloody cheap skates"......but with smile and a twinkle in her eye... as she always used to have.
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
Larky,
That is a lovely idea,  I will certainly be posting my thoughts on there.
It can be our "special thoughts" page.  Thank you
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 05, 2011, 04:31:38 PM
I would rather people put a vase of real flowers on a table at home to enjoy than put plastic ones on the grave, not that we'll have a grave but will be scattered.  Plastic fades and looks tatty, however, the bunnies can't eat them!

Today Hubby and I have been out and about after a long sleep in, I can't believe how many pages of posts there are here - nothing else to do Girls  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 05, 2011, 04:49:52 PM
I don't go to the cemetery as often as I should. My baby daughter is buried beside my dad,which I really like. What I have done though, is plant a few snowdrop bulbs and I have also planted a couple of tiny miniature roses.
I love the little snowdrops, they are so pretty and hopeful. My little girl would have been 18 this month and its always a bit difficult for me. You never ever forget, and if I were to let myself, I could relive every second of what happened all those years ago. Its something I rarely do. You just have to move on...... but its always there.

 :hug:
For all of us.

Honey
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 06:42:58 PM
 Yes I understand where your coming from CLKD but I think most people change them before they fade.  loved ones use them alongside the fresh ones I dont think anyone only uses plastic.
I also left windchimes and my daughter left a small windmill at my  mums....  someone left a small xmas tree on one of the graves before xmas, I personally found that a bit inappropriate but as my daughter pointed out...its a personal choice.
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 05, 2011, 09:15:34 PM
Well i'm knackered now, been cooking all, not even had two mins to come on here, (http://bestsmileys.com/wink/2.gif)
I've made a huge lasagna, a huge curry and two trays of mars bar cake. Glad i'm not on kitchen duty tonight!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 05, 2011, 09:42:45 PM
  WOW Eddie you sure have been busy..I think youve made enough to feed all of us hugry gals.
Mmm. Lasagna... my favourite :P
CM xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: harem77 on February 05, 2011, 09:48:12 PM
Hi Eddie
Whats your curry recipe. We love curry. Always looking for new recipes for curry.xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 05, 2011, 09:49:23 PM
It's because we are going away next Friday to Aviemore and i always cook lots before we go. Don't know if the mars bar cake will survive, it's got a bit hole in it already.  :o Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 05, 2011, 09:52:21 PM
Hi Harem, i use Gordon Ramsays one for Chicken Tikka Masala, and i use The Ashoka Cookbook website for spiced onions. Very easy. Eddie. x But i'm always looking for new ones too, would love a good korma one??
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: harem77 on February 05, 2011, 10:08:39 PM
Ill see what i can do, but it is usually spicy my lot love with boiled rice and good old homemade chips. Infact next fiday night we are having friends for a curry night, pompodoms, chutneys, coconut , bananas....................the lot.xx
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Post by: CLKD on February 06, 2011, 03:24:10 PM
Hubby has a drawer full of spices and he uses naan bread or poppadomes, home made chutneys and rabbit or chicken for the curry. 'to curry'  ;)

We've been antiqueing again today  :-X
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Post by: libby1 on February 06, 2011, 04:25:52 PM
OOh I love antique fairs, used to go most Sundays (about 20 years ago), there don't seem to be so many around now  :(

I'd love to go that one featured on Kirsty's Homemade Home - Ardingly? It looks fab!

Another thing I never seem to get around to doing!

Libby
x
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Post by: Meggie on February 06, 2011, 05:42:23 PM
I don't go to the cemetery as often as I should. My baby daughter is buried beside my dad,which I really like.................. I could relive every second of what happened all those years ago. Its something I rarely do. You just have to move on...... but its always there.

Honey
x

Hi Honey

I know exactly where you are coming from.  37 years ago I had twin Daughters, he first of which died, sadly.  I found her burial place on the their 21st birthday and visited the grave.  Thereafter I visited many times and had to "let go" when we moved over to France.  I can remember every second of the event but even after all of this time I have to stop myself getting too deeply in thought as it takes only seconds for the tears to flow.  There's a poem I saw somewhere about children being loaned to us ...... must look it out.

Otherwise today I'm feeling good.  The sun has been shining and we've eaten our lunch outside on the terrace (22 degrees).

Meggie
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Post by: CLKD on February 06, 2011, 08:49:12 PM
Libby there are LOADS if you know where to look!  Buying Homes and Antiques monthly gives alist all over the country, we have found a family who 'run' various locations inside and out as well as auctions.  Great fun ....... more blue john today  :'(
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Post by: Eddie on February 06, 2011, 10:11:18 PM
We went to the Caravan show today, mega bucks!!! Need to win the lottery, well not really i didn't like any of them, no really. I know what kind i want, just hope somebody trades one in locally. Good day though. Eddie. x
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Post by: CLKD on February 07, 2011, 09:37:10 AM
We went looking at motor homes a few years ago.  I wanted one with a bathroom along the back, fixed bed in the middle, good sized lounge, captains chairs which swung into the lounge area .......... meant buying a 6 wheeler though and we didn't think we would use it often enough to justify, was fun looking though!

I have severe indigestion having eaten a late breakfast ............  >:(
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Post by: CLKD on February 15, 2011, 01:45:08 PM
I don't think I'll ever be 'ahead' again  ::) due to lack of motivation, however .........
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Post by: annifanny on February 15, 2011, 01:48:42 PM
me neither.
I used to be so houseproud, now I can't summon up the energy to get the hoover out. I'm ashamed of my home now. :'( :'(
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Post by: CLKD on February 15, 2011, 01:50:18 PM
Oh AnniF I am not ashamed but try to keep the house sort of tidy, the untidy bits are works in progress i.e. antique stuff to label and put into boxes to sell - that's the dining room then!   ::) .  However if anyone wants to sit down in the lounge then I have to clear a space first and it all goes to the floor  :D
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Post by: annifanny on February 15, 2011, 01:52:57 PM
I just never seem to get around to having a good clearout. I know it's good therapy and would do me good...however.....just going for a cuppa...

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Post by: CLKD on February 15, 2011, 01:54:06 PM
.. black 2 sugars please  ;)  .......... I had a good excuse last week, couldn't get the bagless thingy out of the sweepy whatsit so had to wait until the weekend  ;D damn it, Hubby managed to unscrew and empty it  :P  .......
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Post by: annifanny on February 15, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
HA!! That's a good one!
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Post by: CLKD on February 15, 2011, 03:49:15 PM
Yep!  It's where they have had their noses before they offer up the Big Kiss though  :lol:
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Post by: annifanny on February 15, 2011, 03:52:53 PM
You are right Larky. I had a friend whose house was just like a showhome the whole time. I was scared to sit down sometimes, she even gave her dog away as he made the house messy. Her husband really pined for that dog. I could never quite forgive her for that somehow. There are much more important things in life.

I think I must have been a bit OCD in my younger days. I remember polishing the skirting boards before I had visitors...........now I can't remember the last time I even looked at them!
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Post by: Lou on February 15, 2011, 05:21:40 PM
A home has to be lived in, not a show house, I couldn't relax with that.  My flat is clean & always is but it does get untidy esp with paperwork ! 'organised chaos' I call it, a bit like it's owner  ;D
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Post by: CLKD on February 16, 2011, 12:45:41 PM
ENJOY!  report expected in the morning  ;)
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Post by: Larney on February 17, 2011, 09:46:01 PM
I'm feeling a bit under the weather. My heart beat is not quite regular at the moment and it's a bit tiring. It's better when I'm busy enough so that I don't notice it, but in the quiet of the evening it seems worse. Not nice.  :(
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Post by: Eddie on February 18, 2011, 11:13:27 AM
Back and doing washings, going to hairdressers at 12, and opticians at 3pm.
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Post by: Trey on February 18, 2011, 11:50:59 AM
Hi Nillers, do you take Magnesium Citrate for the irregular rhythm.  Many are deficient in magnesium and it works wonderfully to steady the heartbeat in many people.  I started taking it when I was 45 and worked on a cardiac floor and my heartbeat was such a nuisance I could not count the beat of my patients pulse at times. 
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Post by: Bette on February 18, 2011, 12:00:16 PM
Welcome back, Eddie! Did you have a good time?
Bette x
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Post by: Trey on February 18, 2011, 12:49:24 PM
Hi Larky, the only thing I've noticed is if I take too much it becomes a laxative.  If I have problems with real stress I'll take an occasional beta blocker.  Mag is supposed to help with muscle contraction and it doesn't do a thing for my spasm of a major muscle in my side and back.  Good reminder that things don't work for everyone.
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Post by: Larney on February 18, 2011, 01:51:25 PM
Thanks Trey and Larky. Funnily enough I'd been taking magnesium since reading something on here, but I haven't bothered for about a week. I'll give it a go again and see if it helps. I am under quite a bit of stress at the moment with trying to move house, so it might just be that.  :o
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Post by: CLKD on February 18, 2011, 01:57:12 PM
I take high dose magnesium tablets to stop the spasm if a cough goes on too long. 

torn today between having a sleep on the settee or doing some gardening in the sun  ::)
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Post by: Bette on February 18, 2011, 02:06:40 PM
You've got sun?! Dull here and freezing cold - 4 degrees according to the car.
Bette x
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Post by: CLKD on February 18, 2011, 04:10:38 PM
My car began at 9 then went to 4 degrees this morning.  I changed the stick insect food and hoovered  ::)
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Post by: Eddie on February 18, 2011, 06:53:51 PM
Thanks Bette, Yes i really enjoyed the break, skiing was brilliant fun, but knackering.
Eddie. x
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Post by: Meggie on February 19, 2011, 07:54:59 AM
Morning everyone.  How are you all?

I'm fine - it's been a busy week as we've painted one wall of each bedroom with a contrasting colour - to give the rooms some interest as everywhere is painted cream. 

Main bedroom wall painted Fireside Red - OOOooh  La La
2nd bedroom wall painted Dewbury - Very nice
3rd bedroom wall painted Cappuchino (not sure whether it should have been a darker colour though)

We are very pleased now that this has been completed and it's another job off the list.  When it's "iffy" outside, achieve something inside, I say.

Meggie
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Post by: Bette on February 19, 2011, 08:51:40 AM
Nice to hear from you Meggie.  :)
Remember a radio item about paint in France being thin and ex-pats taking tins over from here as it meant less coats - did you do that?
Bette x
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Post by: Taz2 on February 19, 2011, 09:56:44 AM
Oh Larky - have a hug! We are all different. None of mine are here but I must admit I love it. One in Florida, one in Oxfordshire (not sure where as it was a "you stay out of my private life and I'll stay out of yours mum" moment  ;D) and the other one lives away too. Husband is out somewhere for the day so I have the house all to myself. My choice when and what to eat. My choice what to watch or not watch on the telly. I can have my ipod up as loud as I like or chat on the phone for hours to a friend without being tutted at!

Is there any little indulgence you would like just for you while the house is quiet and you can just "be"?

Taz x

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Post by: Meggie on February 19, 2011, 09:59:33 AM
Nice to hear from you Meggie.  :)
Remember a radio item about paint in France being thin and ex-pats taking tins over from here as it meant less coats - did you do that?
Bette x

Yes we did buy from the UK when we visited at Christmas.  Paint over here is so expensive although you can get Dulux but 1 tin would cost the equivalent of the 4 tins be bought back from England and our money only goes so far, doesn't it.

Meggie
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Post by: Bette on February 19, 2011, 10:01:18 AM
That's what they said - more expensive and thinner - much like myself really!  ;D
Bette x
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Post by: Taz2 on February 19, 2011, 10:10:47 AM
 :rofl:
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Post by: CLKD on February 19, 2011, 06:16:49 PM
In this very room we have Dewbury all round with a cream carpet  :-* the house needs tarting up so when Hubby retires he will have plenty to keep him busy  :D
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Post by: annifanny on February 19, 2011, 06:38:39 PM
Taz2, I know what you mean. Hubby is off back to the Uk for a week soon to catch up with his family. Lots of friends here saying "ooh, come and eat/stay with us".

NO! They don't understand. It's been over 3 years of us 24/7 together.

I'm really looking forward to a whole week all to myself. Do what I want, eat what I want, when I want, watch what I want, when I want!! Heaven!!

 8) ;) ;D
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Post by: Lou on February 19, 2011, 07:46:48 PM
Larky, most of the time I enjoy my own company, no one to moan, myther etc and if there are pots in the sink then they are mine.  I know for sure I'm not going to find fungus infested socks on the bathroom floor, which would require me to dress up like an astronaut to surgically remove them or germy hairs clogged up in  the sink, (mm lovely )  :sick02:

I could do with people round more esp when I need shopping and my chronic fatigue (I call it 'fatty-glue', coz that's how it feels, it sticks you to the bed  ;D ) is in full swing but apart from that I'm ok on my tod.
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Post by: CLKD on February 20, 2011, 12:14:17 PM
Myther - covers it perfectly  ;D
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Post by: CLKD on February 20, 2011, 02:09:20 PM
Treacle for me YUMMY ......... or Golden Syrup?

Tired.  Chilly.  Off to cuddle up on the settee until Himself gets back.  Then it's on with the chores of clearing a room so we can fix a CCTV - camera is up, but the monitor needs adjustment  ::) oh that should be under the 'chores' thread .......
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Post by: viv on February 20, 2011, 09:53:07 PM
Larky

How on earth do you keep Max so clean ? My bichon is going in to be made beautiful on Thursday to. Its very expensive but she is very difficult to clip myself. I can do the wash and blow dry, but if I cut her hair ( and there is lots of it) she ends up looking like a skinned rabbit  :o

I have had a day where my patience has been tried. Mum was very difficult this morning. Demanding as only an 88yr old can be. Daughter has spent the day in her PJs doing nothing which has driven me mad. OH has a septic finger and is feeling miserable, so I will be glad to go to bed and start afresh in the morning.

Honeyb
x
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Post by: Eddie on February 20, 2011, 09:55:36 PM
I probably look like your skinned rabbit, went to hairdresser on Friday, big mistake, it was actually a student at the college, my hair just got shorter and shorter, now i've very little left, look like a boy. Eddie. x
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Post by: viv on February 20, 2011, 09:58:06 PM
Oh dear Eddie, I hate when that happens.

But you do know the difference between a good haircut and a bad one.

A FORTNIGHT.
 ;) ;) ;) ;)

Honeyb
x
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Post by: Larney on February 21, 2011, 08:35:59 AM
Eddie- How irritating! I had my hair done a couple of weeks ago by an inexperienced cutter, and although the overall length is ok, she went mad with the thinning scissors- it's so thin in places that it almost has huge holes. Very annoying indeed!  :o

HB- I like that little saying, but I reckon it's going to take a long time to grow back...  ???
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Post by: Eddie on February 21, 2011, 08:45:57 AM
Me too, the problem is where she's taken it too short round the ears, my colour is very light, mostly grey, and the rest is fairish, even a hair dye didn't make it match up. Oh well, we live and learn. Eddie. x
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Post by: Eddie on February 21, 2011, 09:20:55 AM
Larky, What dose of EPO do you give Max, i've been giving Maddie CLO for her coat which has helped in the past, but she's been a bit sick of late and i'm wondering if that could be contributing? Might try EPO. Eddie. x
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Post by: coffee mate on February 21, 2011, 09:22:12 AM
I really sympathise Eddie,
I know when I have my hair done..[and I do mean when] if I think its too short or I don't like it, then I feel really depressed....a nice "hairdo",  really lifts your spirits
CM xx
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Post by: Eddie on February 21, 2011, 09:39:58 AM
Larky, Maddie is a Shetland Sheepdog, and very hairy. Do you think EPO is lighter on their tums? Might try her with some antacids for this sick thing too.
Coffeemate, I've not been happy with my hair for some time now, even the hairdresser who did my hair about 2 yrs back, and has done so since, but 2 yr ago she did it really nice, now she can't remember how she did it, so i thought, my daughter is doing hairdressing up at the college and they have a salon where "nearly" qualified girls will cut hair for a reduced price, well they can use other heads in future, and it will grow, maybe stand out in the rain. Eddie. x
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Post by: Eddie on February 21, 2011, 10:02:15 AM
Maddie is sick for no apparent reason, sometimes before breakfast, sometime straight after eating and sometimes when it almost digested? Sometimes i can say she's had more treats than others, but i've already changed from "meaty" treats to just shapes or markies, she gets nothing in tit bits, so i wondered if she may benefit from something to settle her tummy. I will try her on low dose EPO, i always remove the CLO from her diet when she has been sick just in case, although she had been having it for a few years, after she had her pups and she lost her coat.
Eddie. x
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Post by: CLKD on February 21, 2011, 10:42:10 AM
Oh cockers with tails :-))))) .......... Max being typical Westie and not wanting to play  ::)

Fed up.  We have to do a duty visit this week and I don't want to go, can't be bothered with packing the case, having to be sociable at the other end, Mum is already putting objections to plans which will make it a very long 3 days  >:(
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Post by: Larney on February 21, 2011, 12:19:08 PM
Oh dear CLKD- good luck with the trip!

Larky etc, if you took your dogs out in this weather they'd come back absolutely filthy. It's pouring!
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Post by: CLKD on February 21, 2011, 02:05:38 PM
Did he mind  ???
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Post by: CLKD on February 21, 2011, 03:32:28 PM
Butter wouldn't melt  :-*

tired so having a cuppa and going to watch flog it!!
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Post by: Trey on February 21, 2011, 03:34:44 PM
What a beauty, Larky.  We picked up our two pound bunny this weekend.  He's so curious and the dogs like him and he has no fear of the dogs.  Introducing slowly and carefully of course, never unsupervised.  He's 11 weeks old and a mini rex.
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Post by: CLKD on February 21, 2011, 03:35:28 PM
Pretty slippers then Trey  ;)  :o - does he have a name?
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Post by: Larney on February 21, 2011, 06:04:36 PM
Larky- he is seriously cute! Gorgeous!  :)
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Post by: Trey on February 21, 2011, 08:00:26 PM
CLKD, Hi, his name is Tobey.  He got his first greens today, endive and kale.  He will be spoiled.  Color is 'Castor', which is an odd charcoal grey with a sort of orange mixed in.  He's from Cajun country, an hour from New Orleans. 
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Post by: CLKD on February 21, 2011, 08:43:55 PM
Oh sweet - brightens the heart  :-*

I am headed for an early bath as I am SOOOO tired  ::)
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 08:10:54 AM
I am still buzzing from a fantastic music gig last night. Frank Turner at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth. What a great venue! I didn't get lost once on the way (or on the way home!) and best of all there was a huge carpark just at the back of the venue. Was so tired when I got in at around 1.30 but then couldn't sleep for all the songs going round my head. I do love going to these things but find that if, like last night, I am standing for the four or so hours I do feel really achey the next day. Old age I guess.

Taz x
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Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2011, 08:37:39 AM
Sounds great Taz, on a school night too. I love that feeling when you wake up and last nights buzz is still going. Eddie. x
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 08:44:10 AM
It's half term here Eddie so, for once, I am not having to go into work trying to look professional while still being in "gig mode"  ;D ;D

Taz x
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Post by: coffee mate on February 22, 2011, 08:47:13 AM
1.30am?...OH Taz,  and on a week night to  :o. he-he
 so pleased you had a brill evening Taz,  enjoying life isnt only for the young...you go girl.   
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 08:54:59 AM
It's brilliant. I have never stopped going really but it has been easier keeping up with it all having a son who is a musician as you get to know quite a few people and if your music tastes are the same then there is often someone there that you recognise. Can be expensive though with the petrol cost nowadays - yesterday was a 140 mile round trip which, as I also did the same distance to Gatwick at the weekend to pick up my son, has used up my petrol allowance for the month!

When I first heard the name "Frank Turner" I imagined a guy of about my age. Anyone else find that names categorise people in our heads?

Taz x
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Post by: coffee mate on February 22, 2011, 09:09:00 AM
Yeah Taz,
  when you mentioned the name Frank Turner,  immediately I imagined someone like Alan Turner from Emmerdale?
CM xx
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Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2011, 09:12:27 AM
That's very true, my daughters English teacher, she talked about her non stop, i imagined this bridget jones, head in the air, dreamy young women, mind you i was delighted to meet her, about my age and so down to earth.
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 09:16:06 AM
Well... this is what he looks like ... http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=frank+turner&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rn5jTZamE-WH4gbXrfWZCg&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=685

Taz x
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Post by: coffee mate on February 22, 2011, 09:17:01 AM
...also just remembered, when my friend was telling me that her niece who's name is Ena, was coming to visit
obviously I had an image of someone a bit plain and rather old...you know Ena Sharples came to mind,
But low and behold what a stunner she turned out to be...it was quite a shock!
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Post by: coffee mate on February 22, 2011, 09:21:01 AM
Wow Taz, he aint half bad is he?  :-*
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 09:25:56 AM
He gives lovely hugs too and he's been in the back of my car on a few occasions  :ange:

Taz x
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Post by: Bette on February 22, 2011, 09:28:29 AM
There was a lovely bit in an Alan Bennett book (heard him reading it on radio) about the names of people in an old folk's home (Edna, Mabel, Bert etc.) wondering if in the future there would be Kylie etc.
Bette x
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Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2011, 09:32:30 AM
I was surprised when my friend had a wee boy 3 yrs ago and called him Ronnie, she had another one last year and called him Oliver. Both names to me are from the past, then of course just to prove me wrong, Oliver was the most popular name of 2010
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Post by: coffee mate on February 22, 2011, 09:50:21 AM
Taz, Im shocked, you hussey. :o
[a little jealous too] he-he
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Post by: Taz2 on February 22, 2011, 10:15:49 AM
Ha ha - all totally innocent.  I got to know him through my son and in the early days (about five years ago) he used to beg lifts and sofas for the night from anyone he could. Sometimes that was me! Now, of course, he has the "all singing all dancing" tour bus but he still has time for the hug.

Taz x
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Post by: coffee mate on February 23, 2011, 10:51:13 AM
I wish I was looking out of your window Larky :)
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Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2011, 10:56:15 AM
Oops, i better lift the blinds, don't know what it's like outside yet, not like Larky's view though.  :(
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Post by: Trey on February 23, 2011, 12:56:27 PM
We've moved 11 times in 24 years and we've moved back to Alabama (coastal) three times -When my OH nearly died, I asked him where he'd want to be if he only had 6 months to live and he said Alabama, so we put a for sale by owner sign in the window and nearly gave our home away.  We are so happy we came 'home' even if home is on the other side of the entire country from where we worked and lived our younger years.  It is home and the beauty is so basic, real, nature, nature, nature, instead of concrete buildings and huge freeways and smog.  The rich in California think we are crazy.  So be it.
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Post by: coffee mate on February 23, 2011, 02:31:02 PM
My idea of heaven is to be in a small cottage somewhere like wales, with not a sole for miles.
There'd be a little brook...in fact did anyone ever see the film, Random Harvest with Greer Garson? the couple in the film moved into an idyllic little cottage...Pickett fence...blossoms around the door...ever since I first watched that film with my Mum, Ive dreamed of living somewhere like that, I cant see it ever happening, but as Mum always said "never say never".  :sigh:
CM xx
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Post by: viv on February 23, 2011, 03:53:28 PM
 Had a busy day and have done some baking. Cup cakes and a lemon drizzle cake.

Changed the bed and washed and ironed the sheets. Having a wee sit down now as I am knackered  ::)
Son dropped in for a coffee. I don't see him nearly as much as I would like to. I don't mention this to him though as I don't want to sound like my mother  ;D


Honeyb
x
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Post by: Taz2 on February 23, 2011, 05:13:25 PM
I've had lunch with my eldest son today - it was nice to catch up and not have to make the tea and sarnies as we treated ourselves  ;D ;D

Taz x
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Post by: Meggie on February 23, 2011, 06:45:37 PM
Been a bit stressed - we look after a house in another village - it's a holiday home.  We check regularly that it's kept warm and everything is in working order as well as doing the laundry, preparing for visitors and doing the garden.  On Friday we found that there had been a leak from a pipe to the water tank in the attic which has made the house totally uninhabitable.  We had to call the family and tell them.  We are so sad, their beautiful holiday home, decorated by them and their parents each time they visited, is an absolute wreck.  Little can be salvaged other than pots and pans and there's mould growing on the walls.  The heating has been on night and morning too but it's such a mess.  We are now helping with the arrangements for the Artisans to carry out the work - after pipe repaired and electrics checked so we can put the heating back on.  Totally devastated as are they.  Today Assessors from the Insurance Company have been to record details and we have taken 150 pictures.

Meggie
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Post by: Lou on February 23, 2011, 07:02:47 PM
Money is the source of all problems.  There is only one thing which does make you very very rich Larky and that's LOVE.  :foryou:
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Post by: Lou on February 23, 2011, 07:20:30 PM
WEll then Larky, that's all that matters  ;)
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Post by: viv on February 23, 2011, 08:30:32 PM
Cutting your cloth it would seem is old fashioned.
We live in a I Want It Now Culture.

We have always saved and no doubt there will be some of you who think I am living in the wrong century,,,,,, but I have never had a credit card and neither has hubby.
Except for a mortgage which is now paid and the occasional car loan we have never borrowed anything. I dont like debt.
If I dont have the money then I dont buy it. Even if I buy from a catalogue [sp]
then I pay it all off in one go.
It certainly makes you get your priorities straight.

Its never really bothered me and it means I have less to worry about.

Each to her own  ;)

Honeyb
x
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Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2011, 08:38:15 PM
We are very much the same, main debt is low mortgage, we have a loan for our caravan but it's worth twice as much, both cars are bought in cash, saved for, but we do kinda struggle with only one wage, but we do get by. My Dad said never a borrower or a lender be, guess it sticks.
Although i have made big mistakes in the past.
Eddie. x
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Post by: viv on February 23, 2011, 10:18:47 PM
We all make mistakes Eddie,,,,,,,,,,,,,



The person who has never made a mistake has never lived.

Oooo get me  ;D ;D

Honeyb
x

Maybe us Scots really are canny with money  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2011, 10:49:10 PM
Praise the honeybun and Hallelujah. xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2011, 09:41:25 AM
It does annoy me though, our neighbour has a bigger house, with a massive mortgage, but still they have the space i would love, anyway, two cars on tick, the best of everything, two full time wages, way in excess of 90K, and they claim they are struggling. I just don't get it, why. Okay his philosophy is that you could run down by a bus tomorrow.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on February 24, 2011, 10:09:30 AM
Yes and when some stupid parents feel the need to take out a loan, just to give their kids the latest gadgets it makes me so annoyed I never went into debt just to buy presents.
Did you see the news this morning where some stupid parents have spent $32000. yes 32 thousand, on their daughters birthday party! :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: annifanny on February 24, 2011, 10:16:43 AM
That's the trouble isn't it?

Kids today want to have everything and they can by going into debt. They don't see debt like we did. They grow up with it and accept it's the norm. I get so annoyed when I hear about people who've run up huge credit card bills and they end up getting written off!!!!

My parents never had much money. I never had pocket money, never asked for it. I got part time jobs while at school and started full time work at 17.

My two step daughters aged 22 and 25 always moan about being broke. They earn more than we do now. They have everything they want, latest mobiles, PCs etc. OH always feels he has to pay out for everything for them.

It causes rows as I come across hard hearted when I say "they are adults, not kids anymore, when I was their age I had a career and a mortgage etc. etc. !! :argue: :argue:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on February 24, 2011, 12:58:25 PM
I think it all started when parents were supposed to be 'friends' with their children instead of being parents and when 'self esteem' became far more important than school achievement.  Don't see much self motivation in US kids; parents seem to take pride in how much they do for their kids.  It may well be our un-doing.  My OH and I wonder if we go into the deep recession, that seems apparent, how the young will manage. I know they will blame the older generation and to some degree it will be deserved for not teaching self reliance.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 24, 2011, 02:47:03 PM
I gave up work to look after my kids.  Ok they maybe did not have as much as some of their pals who had two working parents but what they did have was me  ;D  and my undivided attention. I was lucky that OH had a really good job and we managed ok on one wage.

They never went without, but I always set a birthday and Xmas budget and stuck to it. Some of my daughters pals have huge amounts of money spent on them.Do they appreciate it....do they heck....do they get on better with parents... NO... and are they more well balanced kids because of the extras they have had.....    NO.

My oldest son has no credit card either and does not want one. He has been brought up to work and to save for the things he wants.
They are not perfect kids as all on here who know me, know full well.. ;)   but they do seem to have the right idea about the cost of things, and that you just cant have everything you want.

Long may it last.

Honeyb
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2011, 03:01:03 PM
I'm still at home looking after my kids, well the younger one has had a migraine now since waking on Tuesday morning. Poor wee soul. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 24, 2011, 03:07:10 PM
Poor thing Eddie.

Does she get them often.

My nieces little girl is unwell today. She tried to get a doctor to do a home visit and was told they only do home visits for the elderly.
She told them that the child was not well enough to go out, let alone walk to the surgery.....the answer it would seem was to order a taxi. (Single hard up mum).

The nurse called her back and asked for symptoms, she told her it was either a virus or chickenpox and not to bring her to the surgery.

God help us if it was something really serious. The child is 3 and has had a raging temp for two days has been sick and is sleeping most of the time.

I am disgusted...... is this what the NHS is all about now.

 :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2011, 03:13:05 PM
I know it is really atrocious now, i had to drag her out of bed to get dressed, i knew it was a migraine, she's had a few before, used to get the tummy ones, but none have lasted, they wouldn't prescribe anything for it, yesterday we decided it may be viral so gave her paracetamol and sudafed which didn't help. They gave her cocodamol which she already has and anti inflammatories? This is maybe a new approach, hubby has had migraine for years and not been given these. Naproxen, i've had them for period trouble.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 24, 2011, 03:21:47 PM
Hopefully that might work.

In my area the docs will come out to a child and always have done. We are really lucky, but my niece lives 12 miles from me and her service is c**p.

I know she has been quite worried, but are you supposed to go to A&E with a sick child these days. I know they said to bring her in initially, but what if she were really infectious. Surely it would have been better to send someone. Even a nurse.

Oh it makes me so angry.


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on February 24, 2011, 04:33:25 PM
Honeybun, be sure niece does not have stiff neck or tiny red spots on face or elsewhere.  Seriously, that is a symptom(s) that is a true emergency - bacterial meningitis.  We were taught that in our pediatric nursing courses - to always ask the mom about whether child could bring head down toward knee and if there were these red spots (petechiae) spell?   That and the usual fever and/or headache.  What a shame they are so callous.  Seems she would have a break out by now if chicken pox, but I can't remember that.  Think we had a vaccine for that. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2011, 05:30:13 PM
I'm sure the first thing she will have been asked is the meningitis questions, hopefully, but your niece must be really worried, i remember our G.P.'s would visit in those circumstances. My Mum has asked for advice a few times after her hospital visits and only once has a doc agreed to visit. It seems to be upto the receptionist.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 24, 2011, 07:51:18 PM
I have spoken to my niece and the little one is a bit brighter. Both me and my sister have done the meningitis talk and she is being checked.
There are seemingly a few nasty viruses going around chickenpox being one of them.
The wee one has eaten a little toast and is playing with her dolls so I think she will be ok. Both me and her gran (my sis) are very vigilant re meningitis.
We had a bit of a scare a few years ago when my strapping big son was really unwell. One of his closest pals at uni had it and he had been in her company in the run up to her being ill. I had the doc out in the middle of the night as he was so sick with a raging headache. Its normally quite difficult to get an emergency home visit but when I explained they arrived very quickly. He was vomiting constantly and I had never seen him so unwell. Fortunately it was nothing more than a dreadful virus. It was very scary though.
His pal recovered well, she is a lovely girl and we were all so relieved.

Hopefully the little one will be a lot better in the morning, kids bounce back so quickly. She has hard a hard time recently, she fell off the sofa and has a broken arm. Bless, she is like a little hurricane, she goes everywhere at a million miles an hour. Its my nieces birthday today, she is a working single mum who is worries about taking time off to look after her kids. She has an 8yr old as well.
The father is absent shall we say, and for that we must all be grateful.  ::) 

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2011, 08:59:13 PM
Yep, Sometime MIA for a father is the best option. Pleased to hear the wee one is perking up. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 25, 2011, 04:40:23 PM
HOME  :bounce:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on February 25, 2011, 04:59:52 PM
Welcome back

Was it a nice peaceful visit ?


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on February 25, 2011, 06:02:19 PM
You weren't gone long, CLKD, so hopefully it wasn't too painful?
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 25, 2011, 08:52:42 PM
Yes please <hands over plate>  ;)

Not too bad a visit!  Went to the coast in glorious sunshine yesterday, helped my Mum in her garden this morning; 6 of us went out for a meal last night. Duty Done  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 26, 2011, 09:05:46 AM
Just made some spiced apple muffins.  would anyone like one?

(http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/15/71/70/03/20101210.jpg)

These look SOOOoooooo Good - Would you mind PM the Recipe ?

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 26, 2011, 12:28:14 PM
They taste lovely  ;) with cream on?

Today we are doing chores as it's raining
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 26, 2011, 02:13:53 PM
OOOooohhh Yummy

Just made 12 of these gorgeous cakes - I bet they are all gone by this evening. 

Can't wait for them to cool down so I can get to taste them.

Thanks Larky

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 26, 2011, 03:40:27 PM
Hubby is plumbing  ::) we've been to the store twice for 'bits'  ??? as well as seeing and buying a 2nd hand book unit which fits on the landing .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 28, 2011, 11:06:19 AM
I've just made a double quantity of the Apple Buns Larky sent a Recipe for earlier.

Yummy

Maggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on February 28, 2011, 11:12:51 AM
You are making me feel hungry  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on February 28, 2011, 11:20:24 AM
Yes, they are absolutely delicious and smell so good too.  We love the crunchy topping the sugar gives.

We've also been up to our neck trying to get all of the water up off the floors of the house we look after for an English family (see posting on page 99 of this thread).  It's horrific what a burst water pipe can do and we are trying to salvage what we can.  This will be most likely become a 6 month project.  The Ins Co have said that they shouldn't plan to stay in it until August or September !

I look at our new house and I'm so pleased we didn't buy the old French property we fell in love with.  The old house need to be lived in - they don't like being left empty.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on February 28, 2011, 05:36:37 PM
It's a good job I know to what you are referring Larky  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 01, 2011, 11:22:34 AM
thRILLED - on Wed. last week I found my engagement ring and dress ring, lost in November.  I threw my dressing gown onto the case and when I picked it up to pack it properly, the engagment ring was in the [empty] case and the dress ring underneath it  :bounce: :bounce:

today I'm cold and hungry  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 01, 2011, 08:43:46 PM
Well done CLKD, my dad's cousins funeral is on Friday, so me mum and My Auntie are going over to Rothesay on Thursday, i'll give you a wave HoneyB. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 02, 2011, 08:56:01 AM
OH another funeral  :'( - that was us last year  :-\

this morning I am queasy, don't know whether my evening meal didn't go far enough or if it's because I'm off to the dentist later  >:( >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 09:24:47 AM
It is a lovely morning, i actually have a washing out.  :)
On that note, i had posted about my neighbour who put washing out every morning and left it out when there was no drying or it was raining, well she stopped it after that posting.  ??? ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 02, 2011, 11:00:56 AM
 :-\  ... she probably 'heard' you  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 11:51:58 AM
..................on here?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 02, 2011, 12:45:42 PM
no - you might have been talking out loud in your garden - or it may well have been that 'other' woman  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 12:46:18 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 02, 2011, 02:29:42 PM
Sorry that your trip to Bute is for a funeral Eddie.
Its a lovely island and I am really fond of it. I have not been for at least 8years. Its so close I really have no excuse. We went for a week with the kids as a sort of extra holiday and despite the fact the town is really rundown we had a great time.

I will wave back if I see you.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 04:07:17 PM
I know, but it seems to be the only reason i'm across there for recently. However funeral is on Fri morning and we're staying over on Thursday so i'll enjoy that! Maybe on the other hand forget that, i'm taking my mum and my 88 yr old Auntie, lol
Then on Friday night me hubby and girls are going to see big brother gigging in Glasgow at the O2 hall. Eddie. xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 02, 2011, 08:13:23 PM
Two elderly ladies and the word enjoy really don't go together. My 88 yr old mum is getting increasingly vague. I know she cant help it but after explaining things three times or more you begin to wonder why you bothered, ;D ;D.

I hope you have a nice sail over, the sea has been like a mill pond for the last few days.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 08:23:27 PM
Hairdressers @ 11.45 to try to rectify my crop? Then head to Milngavie, pick up Aunty and head down to Wemyss bay. So watch for the ferry about at 2.00 ish, bet the heavens open and sea is wild.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 02, 2011, 08:35:13 PM
I would have to climb up a hill to see the ferry from here, so I will just give you a virtual wave  ;D ;D

It only takes about 35 mins so you should be ok even if it is rough. Mind you 35 mins is a long time in a rough sea  :sick02:

Hope the hair do goes well. Just be careful you have some hair left at the end of things.
Are you staying with family?

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2011, 08:37:19 PM
My Aunt is firends with the owners of a B&B along the front, Battersea lodge? So they are opening early just for us, don't normally open until April.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 03, 2011, 10:02:47 AM
I feel dreadful.  Queasy. SO tired.  Worn out ....... felt like I had a cold on the way yesterday now my stomach is churning  :-\ and I have slow transit  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 03, 2011, 11:01:22 AM
I'm not feeling so clever either today.
Started a very light period on Saturday with some cramps and then today I have started bleeding heavily with the worst cramp I have had for years. I went for a bath and that did not help and then ended up lying on the bed with a hot water bottle trying to decide whether I would be sick or not.
Thankfully at the moment not  :)
Its passing a little bit. I just dont know why its so bad. When I went for my scan I was told I have a small fibroid and of course now my imagination is telling me its the size of a football and the cause of all this pain. I really need to get a grip.

To make matters worse my car went in for an MOT yesterday and I have not got it back yet which does not bode well for my bank balance.
We are going to sell it so the garage has been instructed to do the minimum needed. I hate cars but cant do without one.

Ok moan over..............sorry all just feeling like c**p this morning.

Honeyb
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 03, 2011, 12:20:14 PM
Oh Honeybun  :-\  - it's that queasyness I can't live with but have had a cuppa to warm me through
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on March 03, 2011, 01:17:20 PM
Honeybun and CLKD, I've caught it from you (excect for the cramp part).  Mine from lying in bed with computer on stomach and my fibro muscles shortening, I think.  But, then again, my grandmother died of stomach cancer so guess what I think about - had scope 3 yrs ago and ultrasound within last 10 months so what a dope I am.

Honeyb, it's a fibroid - it will shrink, you will be fine!  I think I pick small things to focus my well-justified anxiety on, instead of focusing on bigger things.  I'm mumbling.  I worry about things I can control because I can't deal with the things I can't (Don's health).

I love these forums because I could never discuss my weaknesses with neighbors/friends as they have bigger problems and seem to handle them better.  Maybe we all put on a front.

You all are super ladies, so glad you are my cyber friends!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 03, 2011, 04:02:30 PM
Lots better this afternoon, at least the cramp is less and I dont feel sick  :)

Even had chicken noodle soup for lunch (homemade ) yum.

Still no car, garage is waiting on a part so it will be tomorrow. Dear son is coming again in the morning to take his sis to school. Public transport is not very good here despite having a train station and a bus service. The times just don't work for getting to school. She would have to get up at about 6am just to be on time for a bus. She is the slowest girl in the morning. Of course doing your hair and make up take ages  ;).
If she showed the same dedication to school work she would be top of every class. Sadly hair and face are top of the list.  ::)

Off to hunt in the freezer for something for dinner. Oh how I miss my car, although I have just spent a fun hour looking at new ones on the computer.

Honeyb
x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on March 03, 2011, 04:30:32 PM
Really fedup!  the skybox HD packed up yesterday, and the Skyman is here at the moment fitting a new Skybox HD Plus and has just told me that I have lost all my programmes on my planner. All the films I had stored up watch and all the series I have been recording all gone  >:( >:(

silverlady x



Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 03, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
Oh silverlady, that's so annoying!  >:(
Hope your new box is ok - we have a Virgin one and I love the pause and catch-up functions - no boring adverts!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 03, 2011, 06:06:33 PM
I haven't got any recording stuff - feel like I am the only one who doesn't watch telly much.  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on March 03, 2011, 06:41:49 PM
I actually think I watch less tv now we record stuff, Taz.  Got a Humax PVR and rarely watch 'live' tv, just record a few (lately very few!) regular series and just watch those.   Much prefer being able to avoid ads, fast forward etc.   Don't have anything like Sky etc though.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 03, 2011, 07:50:14 PM
Me too, Crescent - rarely watch live tv. Do watch quite a lot though - my main hobby other than being on here!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 08, 2011, 12:39:34 PM
Bored  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 08, 2011, 06:31:11 PM
We have the Sky set-up, it's the amount of phone calls to insure the box that does my head in, i'd like virgin but they don't cover our area, our internet is so poor, worse than dial up i think. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 08, 2011, 07:14:44 PM
We cant have virgin either, yet they have it just across the street from us, how mad is that.
we used to have virgin before we moved here.. their broadband is soo much faster...and I miss all the catch up programmes, we have TalkTalk now, its cheap but its not up to scratch in my opinion.
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on March 08, 2011, 07:45:53 PM
our internet is so poor, worse than dial up i think. Eddie. x

I bet it's not as slow as mine! I don't have enough speed to download programmes on i-player. Very annoying!

Larky- glad you've had a better day. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 08, 2011, 08:05:10 PM
Are you quite rural Eddie.
I thought you were quite near a city.
Our broadband is really quite good. My son has been complaining about his broadband speed. He lives in a block of flats and lots of people have broadband so things are so slow. He bought some thingy and and that speeds things up so much he can now stream something or another. As you can tell I am very clued up on this kind of thing  ;D ;D

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 08, 2011, 10:07:34 PM
HoneyB, We are 13 miles from Glasgow, but more importantly 8 miles from the exchange.
Download is 328 Kbps
Upload 248 Kbps

We can't use iplayer or watch youtube without streaming first.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on March 08, 2011, 10:14:17 PM
Eddie, when you say about the number of phone calls to insure the box - who is calling you? I only ask because we insured ours once when we received a phone call, assuming it was Sky but we later found out that it's not Sky at all but some other companies who know your details (how I don't know) and urge you to take out the insurance. We never insured it again and we mentioned it to Sky once when we called them about something and they said Sky never call people about insurance.

I foget how we stopped the calls now - either told them we had a new box or that we had it insured already.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 08, 2011, 10:20:15 PM
Ariadne, you're right, it's not from sky, i reckon when you start a contract, sky will run the usual credit check, these registers are then sold on. I've never taken out a policy, but still get many calls.
The latest scam is the PPI, payment protection insurance, how on earth did they get our number, but i've had dozens of calls on that, All from Redress.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 09, 2011, 07:59:04 AM
We cant choose what we want here they tell us what we can have
The basic pakage is 11 news channels 3 kids channs 2 music channels
2 Sports channs then Lifestyle Arena W 111 and natiojnal geo and i more cost $60 plus $200 for instillation now I dont know about you
But 11 news channs????? Thats cos they are affikiated to SKY/FOX and as MNurdoch is an Ozzie hes decided on how its run here
Then we can buy packages at $20 a go Ozz has the lowest take up rate of Cable or Sate TV in the western world only 28/30%
We have the Platinum package(everything) also have 2 boxes an IQ plus and Digital cost $160 a month thats roughly 80.00 pounds
I know its a lot and we wont have it for ever certauinly not when we retire so we are enjoyng it now while we can but hells bells EXY
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 09, 2011, 10:29:41 AM
Bored .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on March 10, 2011, 04:56:39 AM
RUDE ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on March 10, 2011, 05:37:06 AM
How am I feeling today?
I'm annoyed because I woke up at stupid-o'clock!
I've got such a lot to do today & know that I'll feel terrible later.
 ???
The one good thing is that I'm having my hair done this morning.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 10, 2011, 05:19:01 PM
Nackered, i think this is turning into a day after the night before, without the booze and recriminations. I always feel so washed out the day after a busy event or build up. Gig was ..... well they didn't get in! They were turned away, we have to go back and sit at the back of the hall, so i can now say i've blagged my way into a All time low concert. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 10, 2011, 08:28:29 PM
I dont understand Eddie.

Why were they turned away. Was there a combo of sitting and standing or what.
They must have been so disappointed. I have heard of some being turned away for being too young, but it has never happened to my daughter.

What a shame

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 10, 2011, 11:28:45 PM
Who was turned away from what? I haven't kept up obviously  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 11, 2011, 08:10:03 AM
Alll time low concert Taz,
Ticket said U14's/U16's with adult, didn't say what age adult, anyway there were two 16's and three 14's, then another two 13's tagged along too. One of the girls was asked her age and she said 14, she should've said 16, honesty? They all looked 16 too.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bev couzens on March 11, 2011, 11:38:52 AM
SORRY to here that..BEV
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2011, 12:41:41 PM
Busy!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on March 11, 2011, 01:27:33 PM
Going to same day care doctor for stomach.  Afraid of stomach cancer because my grandmother died of it and I've lost 20 pounds (have changed diet, too) and am just nauseous on and off for months.  Have been seen three times, but this time the weight loss should get their attention - it is getting mine.  Oddly, I have good days and I don't think of cancer as having good days.  I hope it's adhesions from peritonitis from ruptured appendix, but that was ten years ago.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on March 11, 2011, 01:29:43 PM
Thinking of you, Taylor and fingers crossed.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 11, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
Hope all is okay Taylor. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 11, 2011, 02:46:16 PM
Thinking of you Taylor, please let us know how you get on
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 11, 2011, 02:52:31 PM
Taylor -Hope it goes well for you today x

Me-I'm absolutely shattered and should not be on here!!
Am supposed to be baking for a party of 50 this weekend, have only made the meringues and are now sat here,eating them and will have to now bake another batch. :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
You'll be at the dentist with me if you eat *all* the meringues so please hand one over  ;)

Ready for the weekend  :boobs:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on March 11, 2011, 04:08:12 PM
Have you been yet Taylor.

Let is know how it goes.

 :tulips:


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 11, 2011, 04:10:13 PM
Taylor you probably feel nauseous because you have altered your eating regime, which = weight loss.  Let us know how you get on!  :tulips:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on March 11, 2011, 06:32:46 PM
Thanks all, I'm to see my regular doctor and they are trying to move up appt as the other doc doesn't want to make the decision for scope.  He agrees that it could well be muscular and when he said take a deep breath, I said, 'ouch'. The pain is more severe when I 'stretch' out the muscle over the stomach and radiates to my back.  I said I was disappointed that the ultra sound would not show cancer and his comment was, 'if it's big enough, it would be noted'.  I am 80% re-assured.  He said I know way too much and he respects that my knowledge can be troubling and does not discount my concerns, but he's leaning toward muscular.  Says my previous scope with biopsies was the gold standard, but might be wise to do another with history and my fear.   It's odd, nausea and lack of appetite, but nothing I eat bothers me.  It's so hard to be a neurotic.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 11, 2011, 07:18:27 PM
You're not being a neurotic, it's natural to worry.  :hug:
I don't know it this helps but just to say that nausia and lack of appetite were two of my worst peri symptoms (leading to weight loss, which I could ill-afford) and both disappeared with HRT - it shows that there can be so many causes.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on March 11, 2011, 07:22:04 PM
Don't think you are neurotic, Taylor, you are a great source of wisdom on here.   

With regard to 'knowing too much' that's obviously a penalty of your medical training.   Many (many!) years ago I was sterilised and to get me an NHS op my gp put down my 'hysteria' regarding my childrens' health, all unfortunately too true.  When I went to the hospital the really lovely sympathetic gynae consultant asked me if I had been a nurse as according to my gp I was so well read on childrens' illnesses :)    No I told him I was just neurotic  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: valiantkate on March 11, 2011, 08:11:08 PM
 :-\today I am feeling pretty crap- husband is in a constant mood- sex life is zilch- works a mare. must say though my cat is flippin great!  Valxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 11, 2011, 08:23:39 PM
God bless our cats :catscratch: :cat48: :cat88:
Or in my case, dog :scottie:
Or in Taylor's, rabbit :bunny:
 ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on March 11, 2011, 10:43:26 PM
So Funny!  Have a great weekend.  Fridays come quicker and quicker, it seems.  I'm spending mine litter box training Harvey II.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 12, 2011, 09:41:46 AM
Not long to go now then Larky. Excitement building....  :)

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 12, 2011, 07:21:59 PM
I have been so bored today but am now off to a gig to see my son play plus other bands. Should be a good night. Nobody else wants to go though - I am on the loose!  ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bev couzens on March 13, 2011, 08:38:00 AM
hope you have fun,,i cant wait till i can go out on my own again....i,v kept my meds down for an hour,,but there trying to fight there way back up,,,who know the menopause would be such hard work...BEV :'( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 13, 2011, 10:08:49 AM
Hi Bev - yes it was fun but, then, it usually is. Am bored again now though.

As for your vomiting I don't think this is a symptom of menopause to be honest but, hopefully, once you get your blood results back you will be further forward in discovering what's wrong. What meds are you taking at the moment?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bev couzens on March 14, 2011, 08:25:18 AM
i take lansoprazole  at about 5am i,v cut my valium to twice a day in stead of  4 ther 2mg and one ciliapram at 10 pm  i wasnt sick yesterday so i eat ..now i,v got the IBS BACK..been bleed ing again for two weeks ,i,m trying to have my coil out ..no chance of that this week ,im flooding..i can bleed for 3 to 4 weeks at a time..i,m so tierd all the time....BEV :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 14, 2011, 08:30:39 AM
Hi Bev - don't worry about having to wait until your period has finished to have your coil removed. During menstruation is the best time to have it taken out to be honest as the cervix is much softer during this time and the coil comes out more easily.

When do you get the results of your blood tests?

Taz x   :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 09:00:45 AM
Fluttery.  Too much to do, too little time  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 09:11:38 AM
Why get dressed  :o ? I'm sure dog is ready to go right now  ;)

Dust only shows in this house when the sun shines ..........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 09:18:54 AM
Love it!  Saw a fab saluki on Sat. walking with a black pug, the saluki should have been at Crufts but was recovering from a broken leg  ::) and my neighbour has a 'new' bitch, sort of Norfolk terrier type so can see lots of walks in the Summer.  Fluttery. Too much to do so little time .........  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 09:22:42 AM
If you could hear my washing machine, it'll be out the back door by the time I've finished up here!  I'm sure I loaded it correctly! but it's rattling away.  The urge to go look isn't very strong though and I will bear your sentiment inmind  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on March 14, 2011, 01:23:33 PM
Samuel 16:7 Larky - I had to look it up having been turned off anything biblical due to a manic religious auntie.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 01:58:32 PM
3rd load on the line!  Feel much better now I've achieved somefink.  Sky is blue which helps, off to the pond with a cuppa!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 14, 2011, 07:23:28 PM
Another thread maybe  ???

tired.  ready for my bubble bath.  snuggle under the blankets .......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bev couzens on March 14, 2011, 09:17:30 PM
well i feel like shit..hopeing for a better day tommorrow..BEV..XXX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: valiantkate on March 15, 2011, 07:37:09 AM
 >:(Hi yep- ditto feel really shitty and fed up- going through a rough time with my husband. So, hey what's new. Valx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 15, 2011, 09:03:39 AM
Tired.  Woke early thinking about tomorrow  :-\ ....... lots to do today.  Can hear noises outside, oh, robin's flown in through the bathroom window  :-* ........ no grub until the Mail van arrives though now how do I tell him  ???.

Off to load the car with auction stuff!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 15, 2011, 09:44:40 AM
I feel really good today, and same yesterday, but then i stopped my tabs on Saturday night (again), i'll restart them tomorrow on a lower dose. Who is it that takes Methotrexate again? Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 15, 2011, 10:21:50 AM
Horrid -hubby in bits over very serious cancer op his dad is having tomorrow.
Were due on a family holiday of a lifetime in April but are now thinking of cancelling as his family are going to need all the support they can get. Poor hubby so needs a holiday as he is a workaholic. Can't even think how we would tell the children who are so excited.

We have also had 5 close family birthdays in the last ten days, and catered for 2 parties including one for 45 on Sunday!
I am absolutely exhausted and need some energy,please, from somewhere, to be able to be the support that I so want to be.

 

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 15, 2011, 10:26:20 AM
Poor you Calp, don't you feel your being pulled in all directions, kids will be upset, hubby is upset and you're exhausted from all the work you've put in recently. Have you got holiday insurance and could maybe reschedule? Fingers crossed for your FIL.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 15, 2011, 10:34:58 AM
Many thanks Eddie. - you are such a support to us all x
I was having a weak lazy moment -I'm sure we will get through this just fine!
Hopefully insurance will cover it if not, it's only money!(did I just say that?!!)
I hate not being able to put everything right for everyone if you know what I mean!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 15, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
I hate not being able to put everything right for everyone if you know what I mean!
Such an interesting comment, Calp - only a woman would say it, if you think about it! We're all the same, of course - but this is one area where men are more sensible!  :)
Hope the op goes well tomorrow. F-i-l has had various health scares over the last year or so and it's tough to see OH worrying but all we can do is be there and also take care of ourselves so we're strong enough to help.  :bighug:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 15, 2011, 05:19:24 PM
Thanks for the thoughts and best wishes Bette  - hope that your f-I-l is o.k at the moment. x
You are right- us women think we can do it all and when we find we can't, we don't like it!
I also think that men are pretty set in their ways and somehow don't cope so well when changes happen in their lives to upset their comfort zone. We can, as you say just be strong for them at these times.

 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 16, 2011, 08:47:46 AM
GO on the holiday!  F in L won't want too many visitors if the op is a big one, it will give you all something to talk about on your return.

Too early to decide how I am  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 16, 2011, 08:59:36 AM
When we cancelled our ski holiday at new year because my Mum went into hospital again i was really upset and to be honest a bit annoyed and resentful. The nurse said she'll be fine here with us, as long as someone is here to take her home, (my brother - couldn't even do that), anyway, Hubby said it just had to be done!
It wasn't until after holiday would be done that i realised how right he was, i know i see or speak to my mum every day but the thought of going on holiday seemed wrong.
However my mum and dad went on holiday years ago, my gran died whilst they were away and they stayed on holiday, i was quite worried about how my dad would feel about not being there but he was fine. So i think it's a very personal decision to make.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 25, 2011, 10:16:57 AM
Hi Eddie

I agree, it's a very personal thing and I think that as long as you do your best for your family, nobody can expect more.  Sometimes though, the decision is very hard to make - we keep jumping from pillar to post.

Anyway ladies - how are you today?  I've just come inside for a well earned coffee break.  I've been cutting down my 'Red Robin' bushes which are now 7ft high - I've only tidied them up but the pieces I have cut off will not be discarded - they've been dipped in Hormone Rooting Powder and re-planted in pots in the hope I might get another 9 bushes.  Red Robin grows so well here in France - in clay soil too.

After my coffee I am going to plant 2 rows of Onions.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 25, 2011, 11:39:33 AM
Oh you are busy!  Guess it's sunny there today?

Like it is here.  I"m all of a flutter inside, I"m going to dress up to meet Hubby for lunch ......  ::) - I've taken some rosemary cuttings and moved some earth around ........ feel GOOD so far!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on March 25, 2011, 11:42:57 AM
Dress up? Did Larky send you a nice bag?  ;D
Sorry couldn't resist, please don't shout at me.  ;)

Whatcha goney wear???

Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 25, 2011, 01:10:36 PM
Sorry to interrupt girls but wanted to say huge thanks for your support ( see above) :thankyou:
FIL has been through it but heard yesterday that they think they've got there in time (although he will always have to use a bag if you get my drift :-\)
We are exhausted ( there have been so many other things going on this week too and hubby working 11 hour days as well as the hospital visiting) but never mind all is well and YES we are going on holiday.
Now I just need to see Dr to get some Norethisterone ........!!

CLKD - you go for it girl and have a wonderful day

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 25, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
To put over my head, i.e. paper bag  ;)

I wore new grey trousers and new vest, pale grey frilly over the top and nice shoes.  Had a look round the antiques fair and found 4 more pieces of Siamese Silver  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on March 25, 2011, 02:18:44 PM
............................ all is well and YES we are going on holiday.


Enjoy your holiday.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 25, 2011, 02:40:45 PM
Thank you Meggie- Good luck with your onions - hope there's French onion soup on your menu in a few months time (dribble dribble  :P)
Me- I've just baked a coffee cake, even decorated it with sprinkles, iced swirls and choccy coffee beans only to be told by visiting Uncle that, no, he wouldn't have a piece now but took the whole thing home instead! :-\  I didn't have the heart........!!
If I get to be old, I can't wait to be cheeky and get away with it ;D


Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 25, 2011, 04:52:59 PM
What's chocolate orange cake Larky - that sounds yummy. :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 25, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
Thanks Larky- lucky daughter - I 'm going to have to give that a go.
My little daughter says I've got some sort of illness as I can't stop baking at the moment- I think it's probably to make up for my memo grumps ??? Another sign I suppose, although I've not seen it listed anywhere :-\ 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 25, 2011, 05:33:11 PM
I gave up baking cakes after the kids left home....except for little fairy cakes I used to bake for mum and myself. We always tried to save a couple for the kids when they came to visit [we never did though]  :D
Hubby doesn't have a sweet tooth
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Larney on March 25, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
Sounds yummy!
I gave up baking when the nest was empty too.  Funny how I'm fatter now though! :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Calp on March 25, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
So it sounds like I will stop this baking lark once they flee the nest right?
Good- trouble is daughter's only 8 :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on March 26, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
Mouth is sore  >:(
I think I'm getting a cold - throat is sore, teeth ache, feel queasy  :-X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 27, 2011, 07:42:43 AM
I had a terrible day yesterday pmt symptom's. I'd felt good all week [for me]  then just like a ton of bricks it hit me,  I could feel it coming on Friday evening, you know irritable- teary- nasty. :'(
So yesterday I hardly did anything..... but cry of course!  Felt terrible all the old horrible symptoms came back with a vengeance! >:(
Then last night I noticed a little blood in my nickers, nothing major, just spotting really, at least that gave me an explanation?
So lets see how it goes today...I always feel anxious when the clocks go forward?  weird.
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 27, 2011, 08:14:06 AM
Sounds like a hormone surge, CM. I had one on Friday and felt jittery.  :( Hope you feel better today.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 27, 2011, 08:18:12 AM
Thanks Bette I think its probably messing about with the HRT that's triggered it off.
But I THINK I'm feeling a little better today fingers crossed. [still early] :)
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 27, 2011, 08:59:21 AM
I think they can just happen sometimes - if it's strong enough it can over-ride the HRT, I think. I thought it was because I was worried about a family event today but felt fine yesterday and do today, so I think it must have been the dreaded hormones!  ::) I do find it reassuring to know it's that, though, as then I know that it will pass. Realising that also helps me to prevent it escalating into something bigger.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on March 27, 2011, 09:06:16 AM
I wish I could control it Bette.
When it happens to me it just takes over. :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on March 27, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
Give it time - I'm about 2 years ahead of you.  :hug:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 08, 2011, 11:04:05 AM
Feeling quite uplifted today thanks to the lovely spring sunshine  :sunny:
BUTTTTTT I'm bracing myself for tomorrow because son no2 is setting off on a four month round the world trip. He's going with a few of his old uni mates, first stop India (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

I'm gonna miss him!

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on April 08, 2011, 11:18:11 AM
Oh how lovely Larky! My son's never had a regular girlfriend, enjoys life too much with his mates to settle down but you've given me hope. I'm relying on him to make me a grandma one day!

Catweazle x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 10, 2011, 09:24:29 PM
Been struggling with a low grade something for days now. Off colour with a constant niggling headache. Daughter has had a cold and sore throat so I think it may be a bit of that. Now to add insult to injury I have cystitis. I was ok until about ten pm last night and then it just came out of nowhere.  :(

I have been taking the powder things that you get from the chemist but its still there and painful.

I think I will go to bed soon and everything is aching, even my eyes feel hot and sore.

Oh and also fell out with my son, just to round off my weekend. He had not answered texts from me or his dad and when he called I told him it was rude and he hung up the phone, so I am not best pleased with him.

Ok....sorry moan over.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 10, 2011, 09:29:51 PM
Sorry that you are feeling rough HoneyB. Have an early night and hopefully feel better tomorrow. It sounds as if you may need anti-b's for the cystitis if the other remedy hasn't cleared it. It's probably all linked together.

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 10, 2011, 09:34:59 PM
Thanks Taz

With it being the weekend I really had no choice but to take the over the counter medicine. I have not had this for about four years. I will take the fizzy drink tonight and hope its better by the morning. I have drunk so much today I am ready for floating around the room.

Happy days

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 10, 2011, 10:40:32 PM
Hi Honeybun,  Hope you feel better tomorrow.  Hope son will apologize (we can hope for such things). 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 11, 2011, 06:05:55 PM
He will be 22 this month Larky.

I have not heard from him today as yet. I will not call him so i think its going to be a bit of a stand off  :(
It is hurtful when he does not return texts etc and when I called him earlier yesterday at about 5pm his dear girlfriend told me they were rushing to meet her folks for dinner!!!  Ok I will hold my hands up to a little flush of jealousy. As my daughter said he can make time for her parents but not time to text me or his dad.
Childish i know.

Cystitis is rumbling on. I called the nurse and she told me to put in a urine sample which I have done, but they wont prescribe until the results are back in 48 hours.
I have drunk so much water when I filled the sample bottle it looked as if i had filled it from the tap  ;D

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on April 11, 2011, 06:34:59 PM
Hi honey,having to wait 48 hrs is bloody stupid, its obviuos you need AB's,I do hope your feeling a little lighter soon ;)
Your son sounds very much like mine, he seems to make time for her "partners" [what they like to call each other
plus he is quite selfish, he never answers texts, phone calls, from any of his family including myself, what annoys us though is that if we dont reply any of his mssg's he goes mad, saying we ignored him! Wouldn't mind but the only time he tries to get in touch with any of us, is when he wants something, like money!
Of course he has his nice ways like he can be very helpful when we do eventually get hold of him, like doing a spot of decorating, or something along those lines, but all in all, Id say he is selfish.
There Ive had my rant now, thanks for listening  :) 
cm xx
 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 11, 2011, 06:40:52 PM
HB, d***, they should tell you to get sample from first void in the am so diluting will not skew the result.
My second son and I have not spoken in five years.  Long, sad story for another day.  Be patient (ten years or so??)
sorry, terrible humor.  I always keep ABs on hand for UTI and my own test strips.  Sometimes it only takes one AB if caught super early.  Test strips are not cultures so only tell if infected; not from what, so cultures are truly necessary unless one gets the same thing repeatedly.  Hope you feel better and soon.  Ugh, the wait.  We used to start the patient on a gen'l AB then change it if necessary after the culture results were in.  Probably added to AB resistance though.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on April 11, 2011, 06:52:43 PM

I haven't had cystitis for a while, i get pottasium citrate from chemist. (and keep some in the cupboard just in case) Supposed to dilute in water  YUK!!!!! i take 2-3 tablespoons then drink the water after, so much better.
I also take cranberry tablets for a while after, seems to work for me.

It's soooooooooooooooo horrible.....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 11, 2011, 06:59:56 PM
It was definitely well diluted  ::)
My GP refuses to give an AB until he knows what he is dealing with....new protocol seemingly. I dont feel ill today, in fact I have had a busy day at home as I need to be in easy reach of a toilet....when you need to go then you need to go...so hopefully this will just go on its own.

I do hope my dear son sees sense soon. Ok I was mad at him as I think its rude to ignore texts from me but when he ignores his dad who never ever bothers him for anything then I really see red. He expects us to jump when he needs us (much like your son CM but thinks its acceptable to ignore us. We have had a talk before about ignoring texts but he has slipped back to his old ways.
He does spend a lot of time with "her" family, we dont put any demands on him at all, and as my OH does not keep especially well, sometimes we could do with his help.
His loss at the moment. He is looking for a flat in our town and will want help to move. Now let me think about that one........eh no I dont think so.
I was so pleased he was going to be nearer home......the shine has gone off that a bit.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 11, 2011, 07:48:08 PM
Honeybun, we are the in-between generation I call it: in between being taught to show and give respect to our elders, and having the younger generation oblivious to such things as respect - so we give it; but often don't get it.  Odd?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bramble on April 11, 2011, 09:10:50 PM
It's true what they say - 'A daughter's a daughter all her life, a son's a son til he gets a wife!'

Bramble
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 11, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
Certainly dont get it much at times.

You are right Bramble. I do quite like his girlfriend, although I am aware that when she is with us (not often) she tries far too hard. She comes from a very different kind of family to mine. She and her sister have been spoiled and indulged. My two have been brought up to stand on their own two feet. Her family give huge presents and she does not have a job and daddy provides everything.
She seems to call the shots, and therefore her family come first and he is expected to socialise with them.
Yes I do resent this a little bit and I would be lying if I said it did not bother me.

He is usually quite a good boy.....when he is getting his own way. We had got closer after he moved out. He is not easy to live with, but how long this little spat will last is up to him as I will not text or call him. He has never had the ability to empathise. I often wondered why, but if I had to say what his biggest fault was, it is this. My daughter is completely different thank goodness.

I know none of us is perfect, and I love him dearly, but sometimes he needs to grow up.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 13, 2011, 07:21:28 AM
I've had strange pains which begin mid-afternoon since Sat., low back pain and around the gut spasm over the belly button region.  Thought it was  :bed: but it's been going on for too long.  I have been cycling intermittently and we did a lot of walking at the weekend.  I have low transit too.  It's not present now.  By evening it is noticeable.  Off to have some LIVE yoghurt. 

Otherwise ......... chores to do  ::) - I've been lifting the Hoover more often recently  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 13, 2011, 09:57:20 PM
Still no results for my urine test. The cystitis is still rumbling on. Its nowhere near as bad as it was, but its still uncomfortable when I go.

No word from my dear son, and I am getting progressively more angry with him. Its his birthday in two weeks.......I wonder if he will be in contact before then.


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 13, 2011, 10:52:58 PM
Hi HB, have you tried indifference as a non-reaction to son?  Wonder if he gets a bit of a power trip knowing he's made you upset.  Be fun to try a new response.  So easy to advise from afar.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on April 14, 2011, 06:41:06 AM
If its his birthday in 2 weeks honey, just sit back and relax...I'm pretty sure he'll be in touch! ;)
Surely your results should be back now, how long are you supposed to hang on?  Ridiculous! >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Margarett on April 14, 2011, 08:01:21 AM
I'm desperate for a cup of tea! Got to go for a fasting blood test for cholesterol this morning, so can only have water! Trouble is, I'm grumpy if I don't get my tea first thing! Poor hubby kept out of my way! >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 09:59:09 AM
For goodness sake!  How did *we* managed without mobile phones and texting!  WE had to arrange to be in contact at certain times, our family didn't have a landline until after I was married.  Dad did the fetching and carrying to the bus so that we could go to the cinema 7 miles away or we cycled.  If we weren't on the bus for which he was waiting we had to walk the 2 miles home as it meant the film had run over so we caught the later one.  They had to assume we would be on it and they knew how long the 2 mile walk took, give or take a  :-* or several and if we were late  :cuss:

I think mobiles make our young people more lax in keeping in touch as they think they can pick up the mobile and text at the last minute.  Or they forget. Whereas when we had to find a red phone box and press Button A our minds were concentrated!  Next time he wants something don't jump  ::) a lad is only as good or bad as he is allowed to be  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 11:07:18 AM
Camera charged up Larky?  Brolly ready - in case?  Chin hairs tweezed ....... legs shaved .........  what time is the Service?  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 11:07:50 AM
I'm queasy but then I forgot to eat breakfast, too busy going to the Store for the shopping which Himself forgot to buy on Tuesday night  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 14, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
Slow deep breaths.  Have fun!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
Dressed yet?  Hopefully it is dry and not windy where you are today  :'( - the music always gets me going  ::)
 :cake:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on April 14, 2011, 01:18:13 PM
Oh Larky, i do hope you have a lovely day, and tell us all about it when you recover. Eddie. xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on April 14, 2011, 01:42:39 PM
Just phoned the doctors and still no results. I was told to phone back tomorrow. She said they had probably sent it to be cultured and that takes a bit longer. Its a little better but still not away and i just want to know what to do next. Is it too late to take cranberry juice, or is that a preventative and not a cure ?

As for son, his birthday is next Friday and its his choice whether to get in touch or not. I would be very surprised if he did not call before then....but.....if he doesn't then I will send his gift and card to his flat. I am more annoyed now that he has not at least called his dad. He does not need to speak to me but his dad does not keep terribly well and he should at least keep in touch with him. It would seem all is fine but only on his terms....in other words I am not allowed to make any comments that he does not like. Well I am sorry I am his mother and I will always tell him the truth and not always what he wants to hear.

As you can all tell I am still simmering over this one. ::)

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 14, 2011, 02:35:49 PM
Cranberry is thought to make the bladder wall slick so the bacteria can't adhere; d-mannose (a large sugar molecule that goes to the bladder - too large for blood stream) attracts the bacteria to come off the wall to eat the sugar -- or so it is said by alternative med folk.  Good luck.

Larky, hope you have a good night's sleep.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 03:01:53 PM
Oh thought The Wedding is today  ::) ..........

Boys live such hectic lives, they also don't always have a sense of time and want things immediately  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Crescent on April 14, 2011, 03:16:12 PM
Sorry you're still suffering, Honeybun :(
I have always understood that cranberry may be effective as a preventative but is not helpful when you actually have an infection due to its acidity.  After 4.5 hears of suffering UTIs and kidney infections I now take d-mannose twice daily.  I also take a strong probiotic to help the 'good bacteria'.
Hope you get this sorted before spending another weekend with it!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 14, 2011, 06:59:48 PM
Larky,  Wish I could slip you one or two of my Valiums for a good night's sleep.  Perhaps a nice glass of wine.
Sweet dreams.  Wish I had a brilliant icon for you. :bounci: :bounci: :bounci: :bounci: :bounci:  (counting sheep?)

I really tried.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 14, 2011, 08:33:57 PM
They'll do as sheep but a little too lively for me  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 14, 2011, 08:53:29 PM
Don't have Larky's talent.  Only time I used a site with cute things I got a nasty virus - so no more.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on April 14, 2011, 09:40:12 PM
HoneyB, Sorry i missed this, cystitis is really pants, pardon the pun. Hope you are feeling better by now, i drink loads of Barleys lemon barley and i think it's good for prevention, but also along with cranberry juice it's good to flush all the toxins out. Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 17, 2011, 07:49:38 PM
Hi Larky,   no virus, just the usual fibro type need of heating pad, although scared of shingles again as have a bit of a rash - hope it's from too much heating pad. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 18, 2011, 11:04:59 AM
Oh this is too deep for a Monday morning  ;D .........

Too early to decide how I am, I've been out and bought the chickens' grub and anti-mite spray for their roosting hut; fed them and the quails; had breakfast and a hot milky coffee ........ time to review!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on April 23, 2011, 11:32:18 AM
Lethargic.  :neutral: Off work until next Friday and lots of things I should be doing in the housework/gardening line but can't get myself going. Being a lazy cow, basically!  ::) Put some washing in so I suppose that's something. OH still lacking in energy recovering from nasty virus so even  :bed: looks unlikely! Lunchtime - at least that's something I have to do!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 23, 2011, 02:02:47 PM
Me, you ask how I am?

Pretty S****y actually.

Son's best friend was murdered at the beginning of the week.  We were at a local funeral on Thursday and yesterday (Friday), our neighbour passed away suddenly so we have another funeral on Monday.  It's all so sad at the moment

Meggie   :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 23, 2011, 03:29:54 PM
Thanks Larky - that was a nice Hug.  OH and I are feeling a bit fragile at the moment - seem to be taking it out on each other.  Shock does funny things !

I hope you soon feel much better.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 23, 2011, 08:58:38 PM
So sorry, Meggie.  Seems so senseless and will be hard for a young person to digest as to why.  Hope things get a bit better soon.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: bev couzens on April 24, 2011, 04:42:33 AM
MEGGIE  i,m so sorry.bev
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 24, 2011, 07:26:25 AM
When we moved here (France) our neighbour, Robere, was like a second Father to us .......... in fact his Wife is like a Mum to us too.  Robere saw us every day, he'd 'nip' across the road with a broken piece of machinery or a tyre which needed inflating and OH obliged.  As Robere was a typical farmer round these parts, he'd run everything to death then my OH would try and resurrect the equipment.  Sometimes he was an irritation but we'd give anything to have him back.  His passing was very fast, visited the doc in the morning as he didn't feel well and was sent to Cardiology for ECG - he was being examined and his heart just stopped.  There was nothing they could do to save him - he was a grand age of 79 but where we live it's quite common to reach 100.  God Bless.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on April 24, 2011, 01:35:15 PM
Just come from back our local Gardening Club and have had the worst sunday lunch we have ever had and OH is very grumpy now, I made it worst by saying "I imagine this is what the food was like during the war" oh dear   ::)

Anyway he is in the garden now with a beer and a Magnum  ;D
silverlady x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 24, 2011, 02:09:05 PM
.................................. and a Magnum  ;D
silverlady x



I'd love a Magnum - not had one in 4 years ....... something I must do when I visit England in May.

Sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch today........... certainly makes you appreciate your home cooking though.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on April 24, 2011, 02:25:16 PM
Slightly headachey for some reason.  I want to go in the summerhouse and knit but at the same time I quite fancy a nap to get rid of this headache.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on April 24, 2011, 06:03:11 PM
feeling a bit virtuous as just spent a couple of hours gardening - me too, Susan! Have mowed the grass at the side of the house (hesitate it to call it lawn!) and OH and I have been clearing out old dead wood, brambles and holly from some bushes. We're much better at "destructive" gardening, as I call it.  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on April 24, 2011, 06:33:14 PM
Couple of paracetemol and fresh air cured my headache.  :) I did an hour of weeding and then sat in summerhouse and did the sleeve of a baby jumper and listened to some relaxing music.

Hope everybody enjoyed their day.

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 25, 2011, 06:50:06 AM
Not looking forward to today - funeral at 10.00 a.m. so we are getting ready.  Neither me or my OH have slept properly - woke up feeling like we'd run a marathon ....... I think my legs have been on the move all night. 

They have a great sense of community here in France - yesterday there was a constant to and fro of visitors to our neighbour's house bringing flowers and condolences.  What a sad week it has been.

Tomorrow though is another day - what is it the Philosophers say?  Life can only progress forward - life cannot go backwards. 

We will smile again and remember our dear, dear friend who, for 6 years, was like a Dad to us, always popping in to see us, sometimes 5 or 6 times a day, curious about Les Anglais !! 

Meggie x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on April 25, 2011, 07:47:26 AM
Hi Meggie - I will be thinking of you today and I am sure that the memories you have of this lovely friend will help you through the service.

I love the words of Kahlil Gibran - especially his thoughts on death. http://www.katsandogz.com/ondeath.html

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on April 25, 2011, 08:08:18 AM
Meggie, my thoughts are with you to.

You must remember you made your old friend's last years happy and interesting as well as him being like a dad to you.

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on April 25, 2011, 08:16:41 AM
Taz I love the words of Kahlil Gilbran too.

(http://www.darkfiber.com/eyeinhand/gibran-divine-world.gif)

silverlady x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 25, 2011, 12:02:31 PM
Meggie, you were like a wonderful daughter to this man, so much beauty in good relationships in a difficult world.  I also love Kahlil Glibran and have had his books since the 60s.  Your dear friend's spirit will fly..............with happiness for having had good friends.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on April 26, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
Was the son's friend murdered in France or UK ?  Such a senseless waste  :'( ......... and young people seem to have no follow through thoughts as to the consequences of actions these days.

Thinking of you today, expect Funerals are more elaborate than in the UK?

A baby in November that's great News!  :-*

I was feeling shi**y until I read all this so will Get On!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 26, 2011, 11:14:13 AM
Larky - Wonderful news about the new baby in November - I will be going over to England in 3 weeks to be with my Son and his wife for the birth of their first baby, Max.  It's all so exciting.

CLKD - sorry to hear you are feeling s****y, hope you are feeling better now.  My son's best friend was murdered in the UK.  A man has been charged with his murder .... or do they now call it 'unlawful killing'?, but sentence has not yet been passed.  They ought to lock him up and throw away the key in my opinion.

The funeral ...... we all got through it.  usually all done and dusted within 3 days, as happened here.  200 at the church which holds 80 people, most were outside listening and joining in the service where they could.  The family did not have their own burial plot so their close friends said they could put him in their family plot.  I can't imagine it happening in the UK - it wouldn't be PC, against Health & Safety Regs or some other excuse - anything to extract an extra quid !!  I was dreaming about Robere last night - he was waving to us as we went out in the car - it was a happy dream, we were all smiling at him.  God Bless.

Meggie

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: seraphina on April 26, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
Dear Meggie, Please try to just rest easy, IU have lost my brither and two uncles, since xmas. Try so hard as I do to remember to nice times. my words are not a comfort I am no good at it - but I am thinking of you.
Larky congrats. My partner has a grandchild expected in august and a new one borm last november.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on April 27, 2011, 07:36:37 AM
I stated in my last post that our neighbour was buried in a friends family plot.  Today, the earth-movers arrive to create a place especially for him and his family - evidently, the request for this work was agreed last October and it's now going to happen, after the event.  Our neighbour and dear friend will then be moved to his appropriate resting place.  The friends who 'loaned' him this space in their family plot are very caring and considerate people and it meant that the funeral service etc., could commence.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on April 27, 2011, 10:04:18 AM
How loving and thoughtful were the neighbors. Kinship and caring in the later ages so important.  In the US there is so much less of nuclear families - we are spread so far apart geographically and emotionally compared to the past when we were farmers and manufacturers.  Nice to hear of such concern for one's friend and neighbor.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on May 04, 2011, 08:48:34 PM
How am i today....well i have another bloody cold.

OH woke up Saturday morning with a really bad cold (MAN FLU), don't know where it came from....

i stayed clear, anti bacterial on my hands, door handles etc BUT today i woke up with a really sore throat, didn't help that i work on reception and have to answer lots of phone calls....so it's vick on my chest when i go to bed, taking day & night nurse capsules, will have some honey and hope i feel better tomorrow, this is the 3rd cold i have had this year.....how crap is that.

Men eh! why can't they keep things to themselves.

TM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on May 04, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
Poor you

I think men call it sharing  ;D
You would think that we would have some immunity to their germs.
Hope you feel better in the morning.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on May 11, 2011, 10:58:29 AM
Ive been sat here all morning waiting for the roofers to come...[rain coming in through ceiling] must be hole in the loft roof, anyway he's here now, he's up on the roof, I can hear banging so he must have found the offending hole....Hope to have some good news from him...this is the third time!  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 05, 2011, 02:36:16 PM
I thought I'd better 'pipe up' and let you all know I'm still here.

It's been a hectic month and I've been unable to get onto the Forum.  We've been to Madrid and Girona (end of April / Mid May) and on 20th May I went over to be with my Son and his Wife for the arrival of their beautiful little boy. He was 10 days overdue but I was immensely honoured and privilleged to be with them throughout his birth.  I'm now planning my next trip to catch up with family and grand-children ........... wish Ryanair still flew from Biarritz to Birmingham !!

How are you all getting on?

Meggie  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 05, 2011, 03:29:39 PM
Hi Meggie
Nice to hear from you again! There was a question posted about where you were but some clever lady remembered that you were heading to England for the the birth.  :congrats:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 05, 2011, 08:46:07 PM
Very tired, it's been a long day  ::)

Meggie I missed you especially when the kitten ate my quail  >:( ........  :congrats: on the New Arrival .............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on June 10, 2011, 05:44:07 PM
How am I today?... Happy & sad.

Just got back from my mates funeral. It was a lovely service held in the local village church - & after the burial it was back at the village pub for a few drinks. :drunk: Suz would have loved it.

She chose Bat out of Hell going in the church & The final Countdown to exit...

A very brave lady as she had fought cancer for 8 years. We thought she had won the first round but it took her in the second. :'(

Her 20 year old daughter held it together very well throughout the service - another brave lady... a chip off the old block I think  ;).

Hubby was very brave & "hard".. He is now out on the downs walking their dogs.

R.I.P S.
Love Cazi xx
& hears to you girl  :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 10, 2011, 05:53:46 PM
Hi Cazi - you know I know exactly how you feel right now.

Don't forget Long Live the Queen - "now we have to dance for one more of us".

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on June 10, 2011, 06:39:32 PM
So, so sorry.  What a nice send off.  I have a friend who is in the last round.  Today, she is at one of the best hospitals in US (MD Anderson) for her weekly check, and she said, no matter what the doctors are saying, I know the experimental med is not working.  So valiant, these ladies.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on June 10, 2011, 07:37:49 PM
So sorry about your friend Cazi. She had such a long battle. And 20 is so young to lose your Mum too. How very sad for everyone.  :hug:

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on June 11, 2011, 08:58:18 PM
Thanks everyone & sorry about the "downer" last night - it just seems to be one after the other at the moment.

Today was a much better day. We went to the village church fete, there were loads of locals there, it was good to see so many people supporting it & the weather held up.

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on June 12, 2011, 06:43:20 AM
Condolences Cazikins X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on June 12, 2011, 07:04:55 AM
You had every reason to be on a downer Cazikins.

Glad to hear yesterday was a better day for you  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on June 12, 2011, 02:26:15 PM
Susan - it's so difficult when our parents are getting older and I know this sort of thing happens as it was the same when my Dad had a catheter.  Somehow, I think (unless it's a really serious problem with the blood in the urine) that it's better if we can keep our aged parents at home - they don't seem to progress as well in hospital.

Hope all goes well for you.

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 13, 2011, 01:57:26 PM
Jittery. Trying to deal with some work related stuff. I'm freelance and one of the places where I work wants to change my status so I'll be employed rather than self-employed. That's not good for me - will cost me money. Just don't like change and the lack of interest shown by those who are above me makes me feel very un-appreciated! I'm trying to be logical about this and realise that it would have made me feel uneasy before but this sort of thing seems so much harder to deal with when you're dealing with meno too, somehow. Just brings back those insecurities about being "past it" and unable to cope with pressure. Oh to be young and care-free again!  ::)
Bette x
P.S. Don't mean it really; I like being this age really but just miss the innocent optimism of youth sometimes!  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 13, 2011, 03:33:59 PM
They're worried because if they were found to have been wrong in the future, the IR would fine them and make them pay the tax and NI back-dated. The IR put the "frighteners" on these institutions as they'd prefer everyone to be employed as that way they make more out of us!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on June 13, 2011, 07:07:15 PM
I have earache. Had it since Saturday but it's my own fault. I suffer from itchy ears and couldn't resist using a cotton bud to relieve the itch. I do know better of course but there you are. ::)

We fly to Spain tomorrow night (where's that thread for saying you're going on holiday - can't remember) so I was worried about that with earache. I've been to see the nurse today and she said it's not infected, just inflamed and impacted and has given me some drops. She said it's Ok to fly fortunately although I'm still concerned it will cause more pain. At least I have some drops to take with me.

She was very nice and said that she can't resist using cotton buds herself after she's showered, so I didn't feel too much of a silly moo.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on June 13, 2011, 07:51:25 PM
The smallest thing you are supposed to put in your ear is your elbow  ;D

Take some almond oil with you. If you gently warm it, its very soothing.

Enjoy you hols

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on June 14, 2011, 06:00:35 AM
Quote
Hubby always gouges out his ears with cotton buds and nothing I say will stop him.  I'm amazed he hasn't caused himself any damage before now.

Larky I think its a man thing...mine is the same, I'm always telling him "you'll be sorry"...but it just falls on deaf ears....no joke intended!  :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: shan on June 14, 2011, 07:26:36 AM
Went sick yesterday and just cannot face going in today, sometimes I feel like a fraud, though  I have  no energy, crying all the time, angry, cannot think straight, work would take my mind of it I know but worried in case I lose the plot and tell them where to stick it, but in the real world I need the money, I was never off sick now had four days off in the last month.

Stopped taking the Prempek C as the second tablet never agreed with me now on day four off  Femoston, just hope they kick in and this evil being that has taken over my life disappears  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on June 14, 2011, 08:05:52 AM
Hi shan
Have a   :hug: from me.
I had to take several months off work when I had my "peri meltdown" but it was easier for me as I'm self-employed. Don't beat yourself up about it. If you had pneumonia (off the top of my head!  ::) ) or something similar you'd have to take time off. Just think how many people are "off sick" all the time.
Hopefully the Femoston will work soon but meantime be kind to yourself.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on June 14, 2011, 08:27:46 AM
Hi Shan

I also had a perimeno meltdown and took 4 months off work 5 years ago. I just couldn't function properly. I had a brilliant attendance record before that. Didn't realise it was meno at the time and GP never mentioned it but hindsight is a wonderful thing...

Don't feel guilty, be kind to yourself and listen to your body.
Hopefully you'll start to feel better soon on the Femoston.

Catweazle x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: shan on June 14, 2011, 01:40:13 PM
Thank you, it does make you feel better when people are out there who knows exactly how are feeling
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Foxy on June 14, 2011, 02:13:29 PM
Went into work & shouted at boss. She is a nightmare though, so I still think she deserved it. Feel better for it  ;Dx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on June 14, 2011, 03:51:43 PM
Had a lovely day today, went to Southport and had lunch outside at the French Restaurant, then walked along the seafront before comimg home.

We got over 9,000 steps in so hopefully walked off some calories.

It was hot and sunny and we even smelt the sea which anyone who knows Southport will know is rare as I have yet to see the sea there  ;D

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on June 16, 2011, 06:20:51 AM
Wow Larky your post about T-Rex made me smile. I went to see them at the Appollo theatre in the 70s...loved Marc Bolan so much I named my Son after him  ::)   

Ive just modified this as Ive just remembered it wasent the Apollo I saw T-Rex, it was Bellevue stadium in Manchester...it was David Essex I saw at the Apollo...tut... meno brain  ::)   
cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cheeky on June 16, 2011, 08:38:04 AM
Not a happy bunny today  :(

Feel rubbish - started feeling really sick Tuesday evening, hot and cold shivers & really bad headache - stayed in bed most of Wednesday, still feeling yucky and awful headache - today no headache, managed some cereal, but now laying on the bed again feeling yuck!

Think I have picked up a virus or something & need to get better as friend coming up for the weekend  :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on June 16, 2011, 12:48:34 PM
The main drag in Southport has the best OPSHOPS
I live about 40mins from there and everytime I come home we go for the clothes
As for the sea WAHT SEA Ive never seen it in

T REX memories xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on June 16, 2011, 02:17:14 PM
I went to see Marc Bolan with my sister in the 70s too! He must have sold plenty of tickets. We were just saying the other day it must have been cheap to go in those days as we were both still at school so pretty short of cash. We used to get some really good acts at the Lewisham Odeon back then, which was only a short bus ride away for us.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Sleepless in London on June 16, 2011, 02:48:18 PM
We used to get some really good acts at the Lewisham Odeon back then, which was only a short bus ride away for us.

Jenny X

Ahh, Lewisham Odeon. That's where my husband and I had our first date - about 40 years ago! Odeon's gone, we're still going strong.  :)

Sleepless
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 16, 2011, 03:42:41 PM
I've just booked tickets to see Frank Turner at Hammersmith Apollo in November. I don't have to start worrying about it yet!! It seems a great idea now, in June, but come October I will be thinking "Now why on earth did I think it was a good idea to go and stand in a room with 7,999 other people?"  ;D

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on June 16, 2011, 04:50:19 PM
Because you are young at heart and still young in any case. 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 16, 2011, 05:20:04 PM
Thanks Taylor - yes you are right! I will have to take my stilts though to be able to see. Normally I am right at the front but I reckon it will get a bit lively for me.

Taz x  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 16, 2011, 06:47:20 PM
Has anyone had torrential rain in the last couple of days, yesterday we had localized flooding, it didn't last long, but for a while I thought we were going to have a repeat of the flooding in Gloucestershire during the summer of 2008, or was it 2007 ::)

jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 16, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
It's been torrential on and off all day today but now we have a really loud, flashy thunderstorm going on. I hate the way thunder makes me feel but I am being brave  :worm:

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 16, 2011, 07:00:59 PM
Oh Taz, thunder un-nerves lot of people, poor you :medal:
Hope it soon moves away from you
What county are you in?

jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on June 16, 2011, 07:03:15 PM
Thank you Jenny. It is gradually drifting off now. It did make me jump though as the lightning was very bright and sudden. There was no warning grumbling as it made it's way here - just a flash and an overhead BANG!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 16, 2011, 07:12:19 PM
Sorry Taz, remember where you are now

jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on June 16, 2011, 07:23:50 PM
We are having lots of thunder and lightening, no rain yet, and my Ridgeback, TJ, is in his fort on his blanket (bedroom closet).  I have given him his 'medicine,' which he begs for called:HomeoPet Anxiety TFLN.  It's 'vet approved' Taz, shall I send some?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on June 16, 2011, 07:47:08 PM
On holiday in Croatia and its boiling hot ..... 30C and we re having a great time  cant find punctuation marks!!  Except these!!! ;D ;D   Killing 5 mins waiting for hubby.  Very peaceful, very beautiful and spotlessly clean everywhere.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 16, 2011, 07:50:44 PM
Glad you're having good time pennyfarthing

jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: seraphina on June 17, 2011, 03:21:30 PM
me and my late dog used to hide under the table together
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on June 20, 2011, 02:03:08 PM
Had my yearly colposcopy this morning .. it was a bit uncomfortable but the nurse said as I had 6 clear years she wanted to take some deeper ones ..just wish she had given me a warning.. feeling a bit achey but at least its over for another year. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 20, 2011, 03:07:49 PM
Colposcopy happens regularly in the US I believe, in the UK one has to have symptoms first.

Poor Larky  :tulips2:  ..... if the weather made up it's mind  :P

I should be having the happiest time of our LIfe but I have such guilt flooding my brain in the early hours  :'( triggered by meeting a dog owner on Sat. who was taking her pup for grooming at a place where I regret taking mine over 10 years ago  :'( :'( ...... I hope she made the 'right' decision and cancelled  :-\ - it's brought horrid memories back  :sigh:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 20, 2011, 03:21:35 PM
Thanks if that's for me  :-*
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 20, 2011, 03:24:39 PM
Oh ta.  Guilt keeps me awake at night sometimes, especially issues I can't alter.   :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on June 20, 2011, 07:25:20 PM
I am in the UK CKLD .. I had a bad smear result a few years ago ..cin 2 and higher cgin cells.. I had most of the neck of womb removed under general.. then D & C following year and yearly colposcopies since .. most have been painfree but the nurse this morning likes to go that bit deeper.. they have all been so kind each time Ive had to have it done..

Hope your head cold clears up soon Larky if your having lots of the rain we're having here that doesnt help ..roll on some sunshine...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 21, 2011, 09:12:23 AM
Well quite a funny start to the day really Larky

O.H. snored so loud last night, my daughter spent the night down stairs in sitting room with me, she couldn't use the spare bedroom as the snoring was so loud - we woke up this morning, or she did, I didn't sleep and we were shut in the living room, the handle on the door was broken, and the catch wouldn't move. My son got screwdriver on the other side of door, and managed to free us, I took son to work and on the way back road works, stopping me get to our lane, followed the diversion signs like everyone else and they sent us in complete circle, ended up back at road works ???.  Glad I know some of the back roads through countryside, oh and we have rain, but I don't mind that. Cor all this and it isn't even 10.15am yet  ;D

Hope you feel better soon Larky.
jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 21, 2011, 09:22:59 AM
Really really tired  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Joyce on June 21, 2011, 10:26:09 AM
I feel like *%$£ today.  Wish I was somewhere, just lazing by a pool and not having to do a thing for rest of the day! 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 21, 2011, 01:12:12 PM
You can sit by our pond and watch the fish, frogs and damsels if you like  :tulips2:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on June 21, 2011, 03:02:24 PM
Don't do camping any more  :P

Tired but have been busy.  Successfully I think!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on June 21, 2011, 08:48:13 PM
I would love to be sitting on a balcony in a house on the beach just watching the sea....(I can dream haha) just a bit achey low down but on the mend today ..Thank you Larky
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: seraphina on June 23, 2011, 05:04:47 PM
larky, and all you others, have lost most of this thread, still waiting for results for those of you that know me. larky, forgive me, have savedyour retreat pic.
It is beautiful.
I go off to thiese placces in my brain,
that and sea
hope you are feeling better now many hugs
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: seraphina on June 25, 2011, 01:43:00 PM
larky no I havn't I will look for it thankyou
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: jenny on June 25, 2011, 02:44:03 PM
Not felt well last couple of days, so not been on the site much, going to have a lazy afternoon and catch up on posts.  :)

jenny
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Pennyfarthing on June 25, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
The last couple of days I've felt really tired.  I went to the theatre with a friend last night and nodded off towards the end! :oops:

I was up around 7 today and had to go and collect my Mum, take her to hairdressers and bring her back here for weekend.  She went for a nap after lunch and I did the same!  That is absolutely unheard of for me.  I slept from 1.45-4pm!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on July 03, 2011, 07:27:47 AM
My colposcopy/smear results came through very quick this time on Friday 1st so just over 10 days ..always feel that bit apprehensive when I get the letter with the hospital name on the front but so pleased (an understatement) to get another negative.. thats 7 clear years and they have discharged me from hospital colposcopies and next year I can go back to GP for ordinary (but yearly smears) . :party:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on July 03, 2011, 07:46:10 AM
Yay - that's wondeful!  :congrats:
Deserves a celebratory thread of it's own, I say!
 :clapping: :banana: :cancan: :parti: :lol:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on July 03, 2011, 07:53:59 AM
Thank you ladies xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on July 03, 2011, 03:11:09 PM
Just got back from Lytham-St Annes, it was very hot, we had lunch at the Greek restaurant and sat outside as they were barbecuing lamb, so we had that and followed with baklava and coffee, it was really good,the only thing that spoiled it was that they were playing Spanish music instead of Greek, so it was harder to imagine you were in Greece.

Afterwards went onto the beach and there was the sea! so got my toes wet, then we had some very nice Cornish icecream cornets on the way back to the car.

We passed through Preston Docklands and stopped at Morrissons for the the Sunday paper and now home.

Sunday has been a lovely day  :)

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on July 03, 2011, 08:51:51 PM
Your day sounded lovely silver lady ..my daughter lives in Northern Cyprus.. the turkish side.. they also have Baklava and she brings some home with her when she visits ..its really sweet and delicious...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on July 04, 2011, 06:21:56 AM
We have had a really hot few days and I'm just bushed. Thank goodness rain is forecast.
I have had real problems sleeping past few nights. Hope its cooler from now.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 04, 2011, 06:37:31 AM
Sounds like you had a lovely day Silverlady
It was a lovely day here as well.  Today has started warm, but dull up to now...I'm keeping my fingers xx that it brightens up later  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on July 04, 2011, 06:39:41 AM
The sun is coming out here promising to be a warm day .. son and DIL are off on a belated honeymoon today (he married last July) to egypt.. he has to ring me as soon as they get there ..haha
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on July 04, 2011, 01:51:34 PM
Congrat Mels well done
Im just waiting to see what happens tomorrow at work
I maybe let go Im casual have been for 5 years
My boss resigned and Ive already been told I wont get picked up for work (no buses)
So tomorrow taxi which will take 1 hour of my 3 hrs pay I will walk the 3klms home
So have to wait and see! :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 04, 2011, 02:28:08 PM
Likewise Larky  >:(  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on July 04, 2011, 02:30:46 PM
Ditto, CLKD and Larky  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on July 04, 2011, 04:21:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oRLXQJqXdM

Taz x  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on July 04, 2011, 04:33:34 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah that's better now.  Liked the treadmill and jaws the best. :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 04, 2011, 06:15:56 PM
Yeah Taz thats the spirit girl....you will get back up again!!

I'm keeping my fingers xxed for you though...hope all goes well tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on July 04, 2011, 06:59:45 PM
Sorry to hear your job's wobbly, Suzi Q.  These cuts keep on coming there still doesn't seem to be an end to it.  You sound so full of life they'd be mad to let you go so wishing you well. 

All the best, Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on July 04, 2011, 08:42:52 PM
Fingers crossed for you Suzi - I hope your job will be safe.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cheeky on July 04, 2011, 08:54:04 PM
Not bad day today, but think have the dreaded monthly coming again - only finished 10 days ago!!!!!

Wish this flaming coil would start to calm down or it is back to the docs.......again!!!!!!!!   :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on July 04, 2011, 08:59:39 PM

My fingers, legs and eyes are crossed fo you Suzy.


TM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on July 18, 2011, 05:58:03 PM
It's nice to get on here again and catch up with everyone.

I'm fine.  I have had to return to England for the 2nd time in the last 7 weeks.  My Uncle passed away suddenly so I had a funeral to attend.  The trip also gave me the opportunity to take another 90 photo's of our 7 week old Grandson.  it was the nicer part of the trip.

However, it's now back to the old routine now and I have heaps of medical appointments to make :-

1) Mammogramme & Echographie
2) Gynaecologist for HRT
3) Yearly full medical with our Health Organisation
4) Doctors for Medication
5) Colo/rectal 'poo sticks' (send for us to carry out test every 2 years)
6) Docs for a cyst on top of my finger and lastly
7) One of my teeth has broken where there's a filling.

I'M FALLING APART !!!

Meggie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 18, 2011, 06:22:44 PM
Glad to see you here Meggie!  Sorry about your Uncle. I think we are at 'that' age when relatives begin to fall off their perches  >:(.

I have a sore nose/back of throat and various joints ache  >:( :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on July 18, 2011, 08:38:33 PM
Hi Meggie!
 :foryou:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Meggie on July 20, 2011, 06:46:13 AM
Oh No - now the bl***y IBS has kicked in too !!!

Megie
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on July 20, 2011, 07:14:53 AM
Ooh, poor you. Any idea what's triggered it? I had a flare-up last week - combination of emotional things and change of HRT, I think.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on July 20, 2011, 07:18:43 AM
Meggie, you have my sympathy with that.   :(  Mine has flared up too - I never know what sets mine off unfortunately.  xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on July 20, 2011, 08:09:55 AM
Better today then yesterday ..I have worked out that when I occasionally take a phenergan tablet to help me sleep ..the next day I feel really low ..didnt take one last night and feel a bit brighter..
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 20, 2011, 09:46:05 AM
Poorly  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 20, 2011, 03:29:55 PM
queasy

why you sore today Larky  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on July 20, 2011, 05:02:47 PM
Had a good day today meeting up with my old jobshare friend (we were made redundant with the rest of the company with 2 hours' notice!) and having a shop and lunch together.  Found 2 pairs of bargain wedges in a well-known High Street store (very famous adverts on the telly) so had to buy them both as they'll last twice as long.  Unfortunately my OH is at work tonight but he'll be home in the morning for 4 days off.  Starting to put these good days together so I'm feeling very positive after a grotty 18 months or so.  So things can get better and meeting up with you all on here really helps.  Thanks, girls.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 20, 2011, 09:31:05 PM
You're welcome Jenny  :foryou:

Feeling slightly better  ???
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on July 20, 2011, 09:37:53 PM
Glad you are feeling better CLKD. A summer cold is rotten not to mention unfair.

I have had a really sore eye today. Felt it coming on yesterday and wakened up to a lovely sty. I eventually got is to pop  ??? and it feels a bit better.
Anyone know what causes them because this is my third in as many months. I have just bought new mascara so it cant be that.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on July 20, 2011, 10:01:15 PM
I use to get a lot of stys when I was a teenager honeybun. The doc use to say they come in clusters/batches & he was right. I never did find out what caused them. I remember one really bad one where I couldn't open up my eye one morning. Me & Mum had to bathe it in hot water to get my eyelid to open.
Hope it feels better soon & you don't get too many more.

Cazi x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 21, 2011, 09:36:43 AM
I've been lucky enough to never suffer with a sty or cold sores. 

Still feel weak and woolly today, can't think straight, can't be bothered to read anything and I have lots to catch up on.  Obviously the virus is still there  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 21, 2011, 09:48:59 AM
I felt quite ill last night, came on all of a suddden I went straight to bed and slept for 2 hours, still felt rotten when I woke though. :(

This morning feeling a little better, but will be careful what I eat today, have a feeling it was something to do with the fish I ate for dinner yesterday lunch time, although I've had the same kind of "feeling" a few times over the last couple of weeks, can't understand how one minute I'm fine and the next minute I feel really awful  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 21, 2011, 11:28:34 AM
Blood sugar levels?  Usually that awful queasyness, sudden tiredness and have to sleep is when I haven't eaten correctly. 

Still woolly and have to get my own lunch today ........ never easy and more difficult when I'm already in 'non eating' mode  :'(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: littleminnie on July 21, 2011, 11:37:04 AM
Honeybun, I used to get a lot of styes when I was younger. The doctor said they were due to a shortage of a B vitamin.  Not had one for years.
LM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: seraphina on July 21, 2011, 02:51:52 PM
not been on here for along while girls. Hope everyone is feeling abit better now with colds and tummys.
Styes, B vit is a point to do with it, I suffered loads, but eventually they gave me eye drops because my oil glands were working overtime. causing the build up of oil. causing the styes. Also had develooped B12 deficiancy. Blood test confirmed this.
Excuse abruptness with post.
Told to bathe eyes by eyelashes with hotish wash cloth, or face pad in morning to get rid of oil.
worked for a long time
then didn't
got blood test B12 injections follwed.
then eye drops.
fingers crossed no styes, or boils for a few years. Still get sore eyes, but face pad, in boiled, then let go cool enough, one wipe, and throw and eye drops keep it under control/ when flares up. Hope this helps.

LARKY and CLKD hope you feel better.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 21, 2011, 03:23:39 PM
Don't know CLKD but I don't think it was low sugar as I'd not long eaten and drank coffee.

Went to the toilet before... thought I would never stop....must be a bug or something, no hot drinks or milk for me for the rest of today, think it's the milky coffee setting it off.. :-\   

Hope we're both feeling better soon CLKD
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 21, 2011, 05:43:22 PM
Less likely to be a bug than a food intolerance.  Milk is given in hospitals for soothing the stomach.  i can't stand the stuff  ::).  Too much sugar can cause 'the runs'!  The body builds it up then lets go all at once  >:(  ...........

I've eaten a bit more today and feel less light headed ........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 21, 2011, 05:49:15 PM
Maybe I'm different then, when I get constipated milk always helps me go, so I have to avoid it when I have the runs   :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 21, 2011, 08:14:12 PM
Could be the lactose.  Have you tried goat products?  Hopefully you will improve with a good night's sleep.

Better by the hour, phew.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on July 21, 2011, 08:14:31 PM
If you have the runs (or squits as we say in Suffolk) then milk has to be avoided at all costs. Even milk in tea can start the gut moving again. It is given to soothe the stomach but it really upsets the digestive system if you have any sort of looseness going on.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 21, 2011, 08:16:59 PM
'Squit' is used over the border too Taz.: Dad used to say 'what squit' when someone was talking rubbish  ::).  Eggs are useful as a bowel binder but I can't face those either when poorly  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on July 22, 2011, 06:36:10 AM
Ah the good old Norfolk/Suffolk border?  :na:

Squit is adapted from squirt - great word!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 22, 2011, 06:47:35 AM
"Squits" is the perfect description for my symptoms yesterday  :D   I first heard the word when I was with my ex, it's how he used to describe his toilet habbits TMI, thank you!!

Hoping for a more "stable" day today  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 22, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
Did you sleep through the night though?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 23, 2011, 05:02:34 AM
Yes slept well thanks CLKD, stomach seems to have calmed down a bit now,  Are you any better?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on July 23, 2011, 08:07:45 AM
You sound quite content today Larky?  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 23, 2011, 04:19:41 PM
The cold is 'in' my throat today and I am still tired.  Appetite is improving.  Nose not as runny ....... it's a week since this virus began  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on July 23, 2011, 09:00:56 PM
I did a bit of weeding yesterday afternoon & I must of got bitten/stung by an insect as I have a great big itchy bump on my arm & it's got 5 pimple heads to it. It is itching like mad. Just as well I've got some antibiotic cream to use tonight because the anti-histimine cream I have hasn't touched it today.

I'm tasty, tasty very very tasty... I'm very tasty..... well at least to some critters.  ;D ;D

Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 24, 2011, 09:05:34 AM
On here Larky or personally?  Do tell .......

cough, cough, cough, cough, cough  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on July 24, 2011, 01:37:12 PM
Well said, Larky.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on July 24, 2011, 04:04:53 PM
It certainly does make sense  8)  ... I have to try to remember not to talk 'over' others who are making conversation  ::) - good listeners are born not made  ;)

Cough.  Cough.  Deep sleep.  Cough ............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on August 07, 2011, 03:02:18 PM

Yesterday & Today i feel YUK.....went for usual check up on Wednesday at dentist he found some food stuck in one of my back teeth and was poking around..Friday i woke up with a swollen gum/mouth and gland in my neck swollen too....
Went back to see Dentist he said oh you have an infection in your gum...( dont i blo*dy know it.. his fault for poking around....) has given my Erythromycin to take and it's makin me feel soooooooooooo YUKKY...

In the past i have had a allergic reaction to Metronizadole & Amoxcillin ended up at A & E hubby had to push me in wheelchair i thought i was dying. Dr thinks i may be allergic to Penicillin so have to be careful.

Swilling mouth with saltwater as well but doesn't seem to be getting any better. Hopefully i will feel better soon...just don't want to eat anything..

sorry to ramble on ladies
 
TM
 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on August 07, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
Have had the very same thing in the last last week, I swilled my mouth out with Listerine Antibacterial mouth wash three times a day and two days ago, I pressed the swollen gum with my finger aand it deflated and some blood came out, from then on it started to get better, the soreness has gone now but my swollen lymph gland in my neck has just started to go down and feel less tender.

The lymph glad fights the infection without the need to take antibiotics, you just need to use the mouthwash or TCP.

It is very incomfortable though but usually self limiting,  if it is still there after a week, you might need to see your GP.

siloverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on August 07, 2011, 03:44:09 PM
Hi Silverlady,

thanks for your reply, i will try the mouthwash or TCP ( TCP yuk it tastes horrible i bet it smells horrible enough) i tried pressing the gum but it's sooooo painful even hurts when i put my tongue on it.

I have to go back to Dentist friday for filling and scale and polish on my other teeth..i hope it's feeling better by then.

TM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 07, 2011, 06:55:21 PM
What time will he be back Larky? Happy Anniversary by the way.

Taz x  :foryou: :foryou: :foryou: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 07, 2011, 06:58:02 PM
That's a shame. You will have to put the clocks back tomorrow night then and pretend!

taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 07, 2011, 07:03:30 PM
No, silly, pretend it is the right day!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 20, 2011, 02:25:33 PM
Just back from a family lunch for mothers 89th birthday. We have had a few family issues over the last year starting with last Xmas and a rather large falling out over me wanting to do more or less my own thing for Xmas dinner.

OH has not seen or spoken to my sis, brother in law or mother since New years day, so this was the first time he had agreed to be in their company. Needless to say I was so stressed out about the whole business that my IBS struck with a vengeance so I am feeling very washed out. The lunch went ok, he actually avoided speaking much to anyone, but I was so strung up.
Why do I always end up in the middle trying as usual to please everyone. I know he only went to please me as its a sort of traditional thing as mums birthday and mine are only three days apart, but I am left feeling that it really was not worth it.
Some times I wish I stayed on the other side of the world and then all my problems would be solved.

Sitting now with a nice cuppa....on my own as OH has taking daughter birthday present shopping for me.

Peace at last and hopefully my IBS will start and calm down now the dreaded day has passed.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on August 20, 2011, 05:08:23 PM
Have a  :bighug: Honeyb, you certainly deserve it. I think you're an  :ange: coping with your family like you do and you deserve a :medal:. Actually you deserve a whole batch of  :cupcake: but with your IBS, that's probably the last thing you fancy!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 20, 2011, 08:17:33 PM
Why do we worry so about how others react to each other  ::)  .......... what is said between adults is between them, we can't nor should we anticipate nor speak in order to keep the Peace!  Been there done that from an early age, trying to protect Mum from Dad and trying to keep Dad 'happy' ......... it took many years to realise that I am neither responsible for their rows nor should I try to anticipate and 'keep the Peace' because a lot of what happened in our family was due to issues long before I was born  :P

Hope the IBS eases up soon.  Can well remember the washed out feeling  :foryou:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 21, 2011, 06:54:14 PM
Bette......thanks for the medals and the cupcakes. The IBS is still with me, and as you know it will take a little while to calm down.
I visited mother this morning and was told sis is complaining my OH did not speak to her. Round and round it goes, and I just cant win. Although we are sisters we are just so different.

She is a leading light in the church........I dont go at all.
She is a leading light in the womens guild........I dont do guild stuff.
She does good works for various things........I just work.
She is very very bossy....and I dont like being bossed.

I do love her as she is my sister, but the age gap is just too big sometimes....nearly 14 yrs between us, and very little in common. My kids call her Hyacinth Bucket, and I have to admit there are many similarities. I am just so different and always have been. I can be a bit irreverent at times and my sense of humour is very different. I just feel bad at the moment as I know that I am being blamed for all sorts of things. She just cannot ever see that there may be a slight possibility that she could be in the wrong at any time.

Oooo  so fed up with the whole business just now.

Honeyb
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 22, 2011, 01:38:39 PM
I put the 'phone down on my sister about 12 months ago and she still doesn't realise that I will no longer put up with her CRAP conversations especially when she a) tells lies and b) upsets me - she's a narcissist so I no longer feel guilty that we don't get on.  Poles apart.  Her World is different to mine ........ I often wonder how I will feel if she dies first as we never have got 'on' !

Today I feel Good.  Been busy in the garden until it became too hot to work; Himself is extending the chicken run yet again, ready for Winter weather as the tarp put on 12 months ago has split with any heavy rain or wind.  I have been nibbled by various small critters which have been too fast to swat  >:(

Off to write a letter to Mother!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on August 22, 2011, 08:40:26 PM
Hi Honeybun ..there is 17 years between me and my older sister (two brothers in between then a 10 year gap and I came along) ...and it really feels more like a close aunt relationship then sister ..she married at 21 and I was her little 5 year old bridesmaid..I dont remember her living at home.. but its when she has tried to tell me what to do it really used to get my back up.. we are not alike either ...and to top it all she has always said she had no menopause symptoms...
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 23, 2011, 02:30:44 PM
I dont know about nicer Larky (thank you) but certainly the less forceful sister. That is something that I am learning to deal with.
I just cant understand why some people see it as a terrible thing if you dont agree with them. Surely that is what makes us all more interesting. If we all thought and behaved the same....what would be the point.

I have always been the one who thought a lot and said very little in the form of disagreeing, but now I have found a bit of a voice and I have found my family dont much like it.  ::)

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cheeky on August 23, 2011, 02:44:02 PM
Feeling...........Hap,Hap,Happpppppppy  :cancan:

It is my 25 Wedding Anniversary today and feeling grrrrrrrrrrreat  :hapij:

Have had such a lazy morning - Pj's til 1pm then bath, dried hair, another lol around with a coffee, then get ready for a family BBQ at my sisters...........couldn't ask for more  :cheer:

Also loads of Anniversary wishes, cards and gifts from family and friends  :love:
 :party:  :ola:  :drunk:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Margarett on August 23, 2011, 04:45:10 PM
Congratulations cutey! :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on August 23, 2011, 05:26:08 PM
How wonderful have a lovely time Cutey
Congratulations :congrats:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cheeky on August 25, 2011, 06:29:01 PM
Larky - Fabulous - Thank you honey - you are so very kind xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 26, 2011, 06:16:48 PM
Good thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on August 27, 2011, 06:44:54 AM
Feeling a bit more positive lately ..just wish I could control my eating cravings more.. most addictions you can gradually stop altogether (cant be easy) but we always have to eat and my midriff bulge really gets to me... Now I know why ladies of our grandmothers generation wore corsets .. :o
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 27, 2011, 11:27:33 AM
However, the body can be addicted to salts and sugars and we 'miss' those items i.e. people eat 'big macs' for a reason!  I like the bite that chocolate gives me and there's no other food stuff which melts at body temperature.  I love the bite of slightly sugary honey in live yoghurt too  ::).

Checking what our foods have in them occasionally is important.  I understand from another Forum that the UK GOvernment is going to make food labelling clearer .......... if they made the print larger we would all benefit  ;D ........

I'm good so far  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on August 27, 2011, 12:03:31 PM
Thanks Larky

I dont suppose food is the addiction its the feeling it gives..the taste ..the comforting feeling in the tummy... Im not into junk food ..dont like burgers and only very occasionally chip shop chips ..hmmm the smell alone makes them hard to resist..and extra mature cheese .. my worse times are the evenings as OH works an afternoon into the early hours shift..so come about 9pm its a struggle ..Its getting into the right mind frame, I have done it and lost quite a bit in the past but it creeps back on..back and joint pain make exercise difficult and made worse by any extra weight its a bit of a vicious circle .. we have a family wedding coming up in October hoping to shift a few pounds for that...
But today Im really OK thanks ..
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 27, 2011, 03:31:16 PM
I can add Pringles to the lovely bite sensation  ::) - lid firmly on right now!

OK ........ still  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 28, 2011, 08:52:52 AM
Bloody sad 7 years today my brother died unexpectedly
Ive never got over it I dont think I ever will he was my baby brother and I loved and still love hijm so
I miss him every F day I want to scream sometimes and say how dare he go and leave me the tears never stop
Your sibling is your blood he/she has known you every part of you even more so than my own beloved son
So many memories that only he and me could know and share and yet the little sod left me
The people who say time heals well no it bloody doesnt every blasted Kate Bush every Wings every Gwen Stafani song
I see my baby brother zipping around Liscard in his little red car sing HEYYY YAAA HEEYY YAAA
Theres no solution the mourning goes on and on but you live with it you have to
But thing is knowing my brother hed be saying OH SIS dont be such a silly sod and I do try but deaths a BITCH
Sorry but thats the only word I could think of and is menat in only that way GOD Ive got a snotty nose hehehehe
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 28, 2011, 09:40:16 AM
Sorry that you are so sad today Suzi but it sounds as if you have some great memories of your brother - hold on to them.  :hug:

I was supposed to be helping my son move today but he has had a better offer in the form of a guest pass for Reading Festival courtesy of Frank Turner. Now, fancy him dipping out of moving his assorted clutter in favour of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxwSK6V9lUw&NR=1. I am itching to go and pack some boxes but will resist....

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 28, 2011, 02:41:46 PM
SuziQ - what would happen if you let go of the sadness?  I felt that if I smiled or laughed it was like I was forgetting the person  :-\ but in fact, that person also smiled and laughed whilst alive.  It can take a while to get 'used' to someone dying suddenly, it has happened to me a couple of times but those people would not want me to be sad for them but to go out and do stuff that they would have continued to do!  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cheeky on August 28, 2011, 07:48:46 PM
SuziQ,

i lost my brother 22yrs ago, very unexpectedly and I still miss him every day!

Sometimes it is sooooooo hard and makes me feel sooooooo low and sad!  I still have a little cry now and then, it never leaves you - you just learn to cope with it a little better  :'(

He was a beautiful boy and loads of friends too - he should be here enjoying life!

It does get better to cope with as time moves on.  Remember all your lovely memories of him and how he made you laugh xxxxx

Time is a BIG healer honey - hard to believe at the moment, but you will one day xxxxxxxxxx  :bighug:

One day at a time x   :love:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on August 29, 2011, 12:22:53 AM
SuziQ,

i lost my brother 22yrs ago, very unexpectedly and I still miss him every day!

Sometimes it is sooooooo hard and makes me feel sooooooo low and sad!  I still have a little cry now and then, it never leaves you - you just learn to cope with it a little better  :'(

He was a beautiful boy and loads of friends too - he should be here enjoying life!

It does get better to cope with as time moves on.  Remember all your lovely memories of him and how he made you laugh xxxxx

Time is a BIG healer honey - hard to believe at the moment, but you will one day xxxxxxxxxx  :bighug:

One day at a time x   :love:

Thanks love it is one day at a time I dont go round crying my eyes out 24/7
just come on the comp and cant speak to him
Sfter he died I didnt use the comp fpr weeks even months he wasnt there
Its normal and natural to mourn and to wish things had been different  i dont want to forget cos the pain lets me know
That he was here he did exist when you have only 1 parent left who treated his death as if it didnt exist and will never talk its bloody hard but life does go on I know that but yesterday was S...Te xxxxxxxxxxxxx thanks love xxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on August 29, 2011, 07:49:03 AM
Why what's wrong Larky?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on August 29, 2011, 07:50:33 AM
GROUP  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 29, 2011, 07:55:58 AM
I'm buzzing from watching highlights of Reading Festival and seeing Frank Turner on the mainstage. Fantastic and I am all emotional. Great stuff for him and I am so pleased, plus, my son is carrying a hug from him for me which will have to do till I see him in November. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k2ynj

Larky - is it your M.E. symptoms which are playing up? It will get better but sometimes it does take longer than others. The emotional stress plays such a part in all of the symptoms - well I found it did - so even if you feel that you are not doing much if your brain is whirring around the muscles will still be tense and feel like they have been working. I know you know all of this but just thought I would remind you!  :)

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 29, 2011, 10:11:49 AM
Just back from the vets and I swear they must be so well off with the prices that they charge. My little dog has been so sick and obviously had a very sore tum, so off we went. £48  ..... :o :o

She has also been licking a little wart on her foot and it has become infected. She has a course of ABs and we will decide next week whether it needs to be removed as it is bothering her and she wont leave it alone.

More money. I do have pet insurance but its got a £70 excess so unless an operation is needed then I cant claim.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on August 29, 2011, 10:19:27 AM
Our vets aren't open today Honeyb but out of hours we have to use a different one which charges £130 before they even look at the animal. I am seriously thinking about changing to the other vet in the village who still offers an out of hours and weekend service at normal rates. Mr Cheese (cat) was poorly a few weeks ago when OH was away and I ended up in the emergency vets at midnight. Cost £200 for the consultation and some antibiotics etc with the advice to take him into our own vets the next morning. He was then kept in at our vets with another bill of £171. Winston, my cat, was due a blood test last week but I have put it off till payday - £74 a time and he needs one every six weeks. The cost of keeping animals is amazing!!

Hope your dog feels better soon.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 29, 2011, 10:30:20 AM
Its not much of a Bank holiday here Taz. We have even had post.

Vet was working normal hours.

Do you have insurance. I pay more for pet insurance than for home insurance  ::). I cant shop around as my little dog has two pre existing conditions and so I have to stick to the one I started years ago. Every year the premium goes up, but in fairness I can say I have had my moneys worth. She has dicky knees ( one operated on) and a bladder problem. I would have struggled to pay for the operation that she had. Probably would have had to sell something.....a child perhaps  ;D ;D

I did feel sorry for her today she was a picture of misery and was so sick.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on August 29, 2011, 01:33:57 PM
Thanks Larky, I never thought of that. When renewal time comes around I will question that.

My poor little dog is so very quiet today. She is normally a tornado so when she is quiet we really see the difference. She is not been asking for anything to eat at all and thats her fav hobby. Vet said to starve her for 24hours and that sometimes can be difficult. She is the only dog I know that arrives at your feet when the words
"would you like a cuppa" are said.
She is sleeping a lot.....perhaps its the anti sickness injection.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ricky on September 01, 2011, 09:15:50 AM
 :foryou:

Hope you feel better real soon Larky

Xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 01, 2011, 10:23:15 AM
So sorry to hear that, Larky.  :hug:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 01, 2011, 10:30:31 AM
Vets can charge what they like  >:( - the Practice we use has put Saturday mornings to emergencies only  :cuss: well my pets never knew what day it was so we went through it all; routine, emergencies, follow-ups ............ they have to provide a 24 hours service in order to get a Licence to Trade, but why prices have to go up after 6.30 p.m. when the treatment is likely to be same ...... thank goodness I don't have pets any more!

I'm busy, busy, busy!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 01, 2011, 10:35:18 AM
The vets in the village no longer open their surgery out of hours CLKD and so use another practice in a nearby town. It is common practice nowadays - well at least in this part of the country. You phone your own vets number and get put through to the emergency vets. I  must say that the treatment was excellent and it was surprising that there were another five people in the waiting room at midnight. It is all security controlled. There are two vets on from 8 till  midnight and then one from midnight till seven in the morning.

They don't have to provide a 24 hour service themselves to get a licence to trade but they do have to make an emergency number available for out of hours service.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 01, 2011, 10:36:29 AM
Getting like the NHS then  >:( ............
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Dyan on September 01, 2011, 02:58:20 PM
NHS GRRRRrrrrrrr!  >:(
My OH has just come out of hospital after 10 days.
He is now going private after having a bad experience with
the NHS doctors and nurses.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on September 01, 2011, 03:47:51 PM
Our vets are really good and not too expensive.

I have said to one of them  that I will call them if I have an emergency, people kind, as they will be faster, and more efficient and will prob cure me!!!  He just laughed ;D ;D.


Vets can treat people in an emergency but DRs can't treat other animals. I'd just have to remind them I need a small needle!! ::) ::)

Sorry you are not feeling well Larky :hug: :hug:

Hope OH is better soon Dyan.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 02, 2011, 07:31:54 PM
Larky, pleased to read that the chiro has been able to sort out the TMJ. I hope that means that the rest of you can start to recover now. So sorry you are feeling so rough right now.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 09, 2011, 06:25:03 AM
Crap been made redundant with no money as Ive been casual for 5 years
Told today my job no longer exists
OH but they have very kindly agreed to keep me as an on call lady
I was given 4 on call shifts of 8hrs each over the next 4 weeks
Big F deal Bobbles said F them but its money $20 hr cant throw that away
Thing is the bloody shifts start at 7am till 5pm too bloody old for this shit
\But if I want another trip no choice so sod it not happy JAN today xxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 09, 2011, 08:11:04 AM
Oh Suzi, I'm so sorry.  :hug:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 09, 2011, 08:32:53 AM
So sorry Suzi. I know you felt that things weren't right. Is there any chance of a job somewhere else? You may find that this is a good thing in the long run - you weren't happy there lately and had been treated really miserably by your boss. It is difficult to leave a job but if circumstances change like this then quite often something better is just around the corner. Remember it is THEIR loss and you deserve better!!

Taz x  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Christine662 on September 09, 2011, 09:04:53 AM
Have a lovely day Larky.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ricky on September 09, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
 Larky

Is it because the hat is red?    ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Christine662 on September 09, 2011, 09:08:28 AM
No... hat is a must!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ricky on September 09, 2011, 09:10:42 AM
Suzi

I'm a firm believer  when a door shuts and a window opens somewhere

Ricky
Xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 09, 2011, 09:13:25 AM
Good luck Suzi....I hope that you can find something that you like better.

 :foryou:

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: littleminnie on September 09, 2011, 10:05:09 AM
Suzi  - isn't there any ruling that if you have been doing a job for a certain length of time, they have to make you permanent?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 09, 2011, 10:41:38 AM
Having a crappy day. Cleaned the shower room yesterday. Hate housework at the best of times but in the process of trying to sort out the damp ceiling so decorator had prepared it last week for painting. So gritted my teeth and cleaned down all the tiled walls. Gave up on the grout and sealant -that's too yucky to simply clean and will need removing.
So this morning, walking dog with OH, made a light-hearted comment about him not being observant. He laughed and said he'd noticed but was waiting for me to mention it - just thought I'd done normal cleaning though. When I mentioned all the tiles he said "Why did you do that. It'll only need doing again when the decorators been." Well, I just lost it and the tears came. Now I can't stop!  :'( It's ridiculous, he was so upset and normally that sort of banter would have been fine.
Thinking about it, September is always difficult for me. He's back at work and mine doesn't really start till Oct and I never know how much there'll be. I try to find "useful" things to do but hate most if them and am not sure how "useful" they are anyway. I'm no good at most of them and they're the sort of things I'd pay someone else to do if I'd got more work myself.
Sorry, rant over, I know I should count my blessings and most of the time I do. Poor OH is off today and is now trying very hard to do all the right things but of course, I just want to hide away and be left alone! I think part of it is my new HRT but hopefully things will improve if I stick with it. Just want my old one back!  :'(
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 09, 2011, 11:38:04 AM
It was discontinued, Larky and so I had to change.  :( I'm on my third month and things are gradually improving, I think but I do miss feeling as good as I did on my old one. Hopefully that will happen in time.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 09, 2011, 12:06:15 PM
Ladies thank you so much
Ozz like USA firms can employ you casual for your entire working life long as dont work more than 140 hrs callen month
They dont have any unemployment pay either for married women you have to rely on hubbie
It was coming to have it done like that almost at the end of my shift last day of the week I didnt tell anyone though
As I left I saw my piccie had been taken down from the staff board in the lobby that F hurt and my name removed I have 4 shifts over the next 3 weeks as on call working out at 10 hrs a week after that who knows? But it hurt
I will ring around in a few weeks cant do it now school hols start but when they are over
I will ring a few centres see if they need staff or on call staff Bobbles said forget it finish up now your 57 enough now
But I cant and wont do that I want and need to work for my sanity and the extra money we arent rich nor poor
We can manage fine on one wage but I want my trips  I dont want to stay home alone everyday hes away so much
Sound like a moaning minnie now but thak you for you lovely kind words makes me feel much better xxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on September 09, 2011, 01:36:27 PM
Oh Suzi I'm so sorry to hear about your job. The swines, you were far too good for them anyway!
Hopefully fate has something better in store for you.

 :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:

Catweazle xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ricky on September 09, 2011, 01:44:10 PM
   :foryou:     Bette

hope you feel better tomorrow

Xx

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 09, 2011, 02:11:58 PM
I am really tired today....its been a very stressful week and meno aside I am not as young or fit as I used to be  :-\

My daughter left on her art trip this morning and will be back on Sunday. I know its silly but I will really miss her. She has always been one of those children who lights up a room. She is bubbly and cheery and its going to be very quiet without her. I have now seen the weather forecast and am worrying about the weather. Strong winds are forecast and she has an hours trip on a boat to get home.
Also with what has been going on with my son I am not looking forward to the weekend.as he is going to find it difficult. Got things planned for him, but all I want to do is curl up with a good book and rest.

I hope you feel better soon Bette. Once you get to the three month mark with your HRT will you consider a change if you are not feeling any better?

I hope everyone has a peaceful and healthy weekend....including me  ::)

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 09, 2011, 04:48:29 PM
I'm seeing the gp next Thurs, Honeyb, so will see what she says then. Will probably opt to stick with it, as the 1st month was definitely the worst and my emotional symptoms didn't go immediately on my original HRT anyway. Just resent having to "start again" when I'd found something which suited me so well. B****y drug companies and their hunger for profit!  >:(
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 10, 2011, 12:04:24 PM
Sounds lovely Larky.Which part of Yorkshire - I was there a couple of weeks ago.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 10, 2011, 12:08:56 PM
Sorry to hear that Fleurie - hope next week goes better.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 10, 2011, 02:50:03 PM
Now, you are talking about your animal welfare group and not MM, aren't you?!  ;) ;D
Hope that next week is calmer for you.  :foryou:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 10, 2011, 03:05:10 PM
A-ha - we spent an afternoon in Cayton Bay in June. It is a lovely spot but you will need to take the walk to the beach slowly as it is a bit steep in places. There are two ways down. One is for the fit and young and the other is more meandering. There was an icecream hut halfway up which was most useful!

We called in there before we went to RSPB Bempton Cliffs which was lovely if you like that sort of thing. Level walking across the clifftop to different viewing areas for the sea birds. Gannets and puffins and guillemots and razorbills - we had a lovely day and then had to drive five and a half hours home!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on September 11, 2011, 03:16:31 PM
So sorry about your job, Suzi Q.  I've only just caught up after a couple of days away visiting my sister. Rotten as it is now I believe like some of the others here that it will lead you to something better eventually.  There's so much of this about no matter where you are.  I know so many people who have been made redundant in the last year or so and my company closed down with 2 hours' notice to all of us at Christmas a couple of years ago.  You deserve better so lots of luck and love to you.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 12, 2011, 03:47:44 AM
Thanks everyone its much apreciated
Would you adam and eve it she had the gall to ring this am
She said Id like to offer you an on call job today (Im working there tomorrow as an on call)
GUess what I said NOT  A FFFF CHANCE no sadly Im too well brought up I LIED instead said I was going to Drs
Im in tomorrow and the next week for 2 days but it maybe its going to go back to how it was 5 years ago
Every morning waiting for the  to ring know what Im not wearing the uniform sod that If Im not good enough to be an ABC employee then I will wear my own hehehehe told you im a sod xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* to you all xxx

ADDED ON
I rang work after a talk with son who said MUM if you dont ring say your not going in tomorrow I will so I did and im not!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on September 12, 2011, 07:47:19 AM
I am very happy today because a very close friend of mine gave birth to a son yesterday.  This is her first baby and she will be 46 next month!  Wonderful news and it has cheered me up no end and I am now itching to go and visit them in hospital.  She had a c-section so she will need plenty of TLC but she has a lovely partner who will take good care of her.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 12, 2011, 01:03:40 PM
Wonderful news congrats xxxx :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 12, 2011, 01:37:14 PM
I have a head cold as does OH and daughter....so we are all a bit miserable. At least we can all have it together rather than one after the other.

All better by the end of the week I hope.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 13, 2011, 02:07:40 AM
Its 3am and a low day ..yesterday my lovely old Basset Hound Amber had to be put to sleep .. she was 16 and we had been through so much together but this last year she had turned into a frail old lady.. back legs a bit wobbly ..eating well but losing weight and then over this weekend she just stopped eating and drinking.. my lovely strong robust stubborn gentle old lady had had enough ..
I knew that I would know when the time came and I had to let her go ..but at the moment the tears wont stop flowing..
I have a little two year old bichon x shih tzu and he is a bit lost at the moment without his big sister..

This is the worse part of owning pets ..but she was worth every moment..
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 13, 2011, 02:22:15 AM
Oh Love im so sorry please accept my love and sympathy
I understand how you feel my beloved Richard (rickydoodles) died May 2004
He reached the great age of 18 for a siamese cat thats old he too had the same thing he just wasted away
The Vet who saw him off to God was also a lay pastor he came out and did it himself
You dont forget but I smile now when I think of him he was MUMS boy and Id be shouting RICHARDDDD down the street
Keep crying dont bottle it up and the pain will ease you cherrish the things she did and made you laugh
As for the other poor wee soul ,maybe in a while you could get a younger companion for him
Then he can be the older brother
All my love and my heart to you xxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 13, 2011, 02:35:18 AM
Thank you Suzy Im just glad that I got to hold her in my arms as she slipped away the vet was very good and it was like she just fell asleep..

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: catweazle7 on September 13, 2011, 06:30:32 AM
Hugs for you mel  :hug: :hug: :hug:

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's just heartbreaking when you lose a beloved pet  :'(

Catweazle xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: littleminnie on September 13, 2011, 07:19:19 AM
So sorry about your dog Mel.    :hug:
LM x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 13, 2011, 08:30:43 AM
Oh Larky ....Thank you
Too choked to say anything else
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 13, 2011, 08:55:23 AM
 :'( :hug:
As you say, the worst thing about having pets but worth every moment once you've grieved.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on September 13, 2011, 09:06:38 AM
  So sorry for your loss. We are very lucky to have our furry friends. :hug:

Memorials
Don't weep for me when I have gone, for I have  friends in the great beyond.
All the little ones I used to feed
Will come to me in my time of need.
They will  moo, neigh, purr  and bark in great delight,
And I will hold and hug them tight.
Oh, what a great day that will be
When my furry friends all welcome me.

I found this on the site its going to be added to my funeral.

But for all the sadness of their passing I wouldn't have missed a minute of our time together, and have soo many happy memories.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 13, 2011, 12:46:59 PM


 :hug:

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 14, 2011, 07:51:46 AM
Thank you ladies .. your all very kind xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 14, 2011, 10:34:28 AM
I have the worst head cold that I have ever had. My head feels as if its going to explode....my ears are bunged up....and I have a really painful cough. It could even be man flu.  :o

All in all, just miserable.

Considering going back to bed, but I seem to be more bunged up when I am in bed.

OH has got this as well....so we are a sorry pair. :-\

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Christine662 on September 14, 2011, 10:42:23 AM
 :tulips2:

Stumpy xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on September 14, 2011, 10:45:54 AM
So sorry honeybun, a head cold makes you feel awful, not much you can do except take high strength Lemsip and decongestant nose drops.

My dilemma at the moment is whether to have the flu jab, had a letter from my surgery offering me one this year.

Really don't know what to do.

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Christine662 on September 14, 2011, 10:56:11 AM
Hi Silverlady

My son (31yrs) has the jab every yr as he suffers with his chest since a child.

Apart from giving him the sniffles for a couple of days, he says its fine.

Stumpy xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 14, 2011, 03:58:18 PM
I intend to have one, and will either have it done at Superdrug or Morrisons. I had one last year and had a bit of a sore arm but that was it.

My OH is in the high risk group so he gets his done at the GP.

I really do not want to catch the flu.

If I think this cold is bad......the flu is 1000 times worse. :-\

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Trey on September 14, 2011, 06:43:04 PM
Hi SL, I get and my OH get flu shot yearly ever since they switched to a killed virus, which cannot give you the flu.  In the old days it was an attenuated virus (slightly changed) and that seemed to cause more flu reaction.
We are seeing GP for advice as we get the pneumonia vaccine every five or so years and they change the rules on that one frequently.   Need advice on the pneumonia vaccine only.

The incidence of Guilliane Barre is almost the same in a population whether or not they have the jab. (shot in US).  I think the increase is on the order of one in 10 million and then they can't be sure of cause -- not accurate on this for sure, but probably reasonably close.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 15, 2011, 06:26:23 AM
Hope you all feel better as the day and week progresses xxxxxxxxxxxx

Well the Boss (oldone) rang me today and said Suzy could you possibly work on Monday
I need my hair doing thats $120 so I said Im only available 9/4.30 cos Im not paying for a taxi (no buses)
She said thats fine and I may need you Tuesday too is that OK with you?
Ok so 8hrs Monday and maybe 6 hrs Tuesday = 14hr x $20 hr = $280 you bet pay for the hair
Am I stupid ?I dont think so this is now ON MY TERMS and money money money life is funny in a rich mans world xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 15, 2011, 06:34:22 AM
That's good news Suzi!

I feel good today - not so good yesterday with headache and upset stomach - but today I feel just right in my skin. A lovely autumn morning with that crisp feeling in the air. The Robin is singing his Autumn Song and I have waited all year for this time to come round again... must be about right to post the September poem.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 15, 2011, 06:37:23 AM
I hope you poorly ones have a better day... and that is good news Suzi work and hours on your terms ..great !

Taz as much as I like the longer days .. I must agree that it is a lovely bright Autumnal morning ..its the dull dark ones Im not looking forward to  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on September 15, 2011, 11:34:25 AM
Love your philosophy, Larky.  I've been thinking along those lines myself lately.  I had a job interview last week which went really well but I wasn't stressed about it as the decision was out of my hands.  Well, one of the ladies rang me yesterday to explain that it was a close call but I hadn't got it.  Good of her to take the time to explain but I'm beginning to think what's the point?  I'm no quitter (honestly) but since I was chucked out of a job I loved along with the whole company with 2 hrs' notice just over 2 years ago I've tried 2 part-time jobs which were awful and been lucky to get 4 other interviews.  Luckily for me I don't have to work for the money any more and my pension dues are all paid up (although the Government have decided not to give me my pension till I'm 66).  The time and energy you put into all these applications are so draining and a lot of them don't even get back to you at all.  So I'm trying to occupy myself in other ways, I've done some volunteering but that didn't work out but you never know what else might turn up.  I do Pilates twice a week and love that and I get out as much as I can.  Off on holiday next week and my OH's just got home from work for 3 wks' leave so plenty of time to wind down.  If I could only find that switch that Mother Nature flicked on about 18 mths ago and started up all this horrible waking anxiety... 

Glad to hear you're working on your terms, Suzi.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 15, 2011, 01:36:54 PM
Feeling a wee bit better today although still got a nasty cough and a runny nose.

I have also grown the biggest spot on my face. You can probably see this from the moon. It just gets better and better  ::)

Pottered around this morning and hung out a washing, so must be improving as I could not have attempted it yesterday.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on September 15, 2011, 09:41:53 PM
Thanks, Larky.  I love the flower.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on September 16, 2011, 06:11:40 PM

Today i have had one of my back teeth removed..........ouch!!!!!

Have a scan on my tummy, Tuesday morning hope they find out whats wrong... 

TM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 16, 2011, 06:40:28 PM
Tooth extraction - that's not nice.  :(
Good that they're doing the scan, then you can find out what's going on, start some medication or something and hopefully feel a lot better very soon.  :bighug:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on September 16, 2011, 06:43:59 PM

Thanks Bette for the big hug,

all things going through my mind wondering what it could be,( had it for 3 weeks now) isn't it funny...when we were younger we never worried about any aches and pains, but as we get older we worry  (and google it)..

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 16, 2011, 07:05:34 PM
Mr Google has a lot to answer for.....
Mind you, he bought me here so can't be all bad!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 16, 2011, 07:24:44 PM
Google is great...except for that site...now what do you call it....

WORSE CASE SENARIO . COM  ;D ;D

I have been there more than once and it has a lot to answer for.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on September 17, 2011, 03:59:49 AM
Good luck with your scan TM.
Is it an ultra sound? 
I had one yesterday, couldn't get bladder full enough and had to sit and drink a jug of water took 1/2hr ;D ;D ;D

Went to ASDA shopping after scan and had to keep running to loo :'( :'(

I'm sitting on computer at 5am, smorin with the cold, (which has now gone into my chest), as I can't lie down and breathe :'( :'(

I used to work full time with a cold and never give it a thought, this one has knocked me for 6.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on September 17, 2011, 10:46:30 AM
I have just said to OH that I think I may need a bit more excitement in my life, and he replied "Huh well we are going to ASDA" :o :o

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on September 17, 2011, 11:32:48 AM
So sorry Larky about your hubby, that nasty little rioter on remand should go back where he belongs ???

silverladyx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on September 17, 2011, 03:11:24 PM
Is your OH OK Larky?
Will he have to go back to work or will they let him have a well earned rest.
This sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable and is too often seen as 'part of the job'.

Your OH sounds like mine Silverlady, if I complain we haven't been anywhere he points out we were at the cattle market last week!!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 17, 2011, 03:31:12 PM
Sorry to hear about your OH Larky. I hope he gets a little time off to recover as a bet he got a bit of a fright.

Blue...I think you and I have the same cold....mine has knocked me sideways too.

Thought I felt a lot better and went car shopping with son only to feel dreadful and had to come home feeling quite pathetic. It was making me feel sick and then I had a bit of a panic.

Bit better now after I have had something to eat. An empty stomach and a cold dont go together for me  :-\

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 17, 2011, 03:35:31 PM
Flu-type colds are completely different from a "head cold." Be kind to yourselves, rest up and give your bodies a chance to fight off the virus. Sometimes the body needs all its energy just to do that.  :foryou:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 17, 2011, 06:48:33 PM
We need people like him Larky...I know you are proud of him.

Bette...you are quite right...this is not full blown flu...but it is more than just a cold. OH has it as well and I cant remember the last time we were both unwell at the same time. It does get it over and done with...but neither of us feels like making the other a cup of tea  :)

I normally throw off colds quite quickly. I have to go to mums tomorrow...I have not been for a week and was not there much the week before due to car problems...I hope I am not infectious anymore.

My legs are still very wobbly, and I feel as much use as a chocolate teapot...but I need to go.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 20, 2011, 09:01:04 PM
I had a really good day at work today - & I haven't been able to say that for a very long time.
I've been in this job for 4 months now & I am really enjoying it. It's a minimum of 20 hours a week. OK it's lousy money but at least I'm not getting stressed out like I use too in my previous 2 jobs.
Fingers crossed & all that.
Love Cazi xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on September 20, 2011, 09:45:03 PM
Stress was the reason I gave my last job up too C. 1 & 1/2 yrs later and I'm so glad I made the change. I love my job even though the pay is rubbish. I have to worker longer to make up the money but the benefit out weighs the cost. 
Lovely to hear things are positive for you  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 20, 2011, 11:15:44 PM
Lovely news Cazi xx

Taz x  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 21, 2011, 07:50:51 AM
 :congrats: Cazi!
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 21, 2011, 10:36:13 AM
Still sniffing and coughing...cold refuses to go away  :-\

Glad to hear about the job though Caz....its always nice to hear positive news.


Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on September 21, 2011, 02:42:03 PM
Sorry to hear that Larky  :(
Good he's getting good treatment but how bad that you have to do such a long trip because the other hospital doesn't have the facilities.
Maybe a email to your MP saying how unhappy you are is called for.
Tiresome to do but if we don't complain about these things they just keep cutting back services.

Why not treat yourself as your trip has been canceled.  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 22, 2011, 12:15:25 PM
I've been slowly working my way through posts that I've missed while I was away on holiday. Can't catch up with all of them but just wanted to say :-

I hope everyone who was feeling ill or just not quite right is feeling better now

Larky - sorry about your hubby's broken finger and your disappointment at missing your visit to DS and DG.

Suzi - I was very sad to read about the way you lost your job. I do hope you can find something else you like. At least it sounds like you will get offered SOME hours at your old place and it can be on YOUR terms now.

ariadne xx

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 22, 2011, 02:04:06 PM
My son is having a temporary cast taken off today ..he was on the tailgate of a van he drives and as he fell off he put his hand out and he has broken his wrist.. they will decide today if it needs to be reset ..Im keeping everything crossed for him
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on September 22, 2011, 04:06:39 PM
Ive been feeling really lethargic these last few days - sore throat - headaches - no appetite. Think maybe a cold coming on, hope it's not flu  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 22, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
Hope your son is ok Mel!

CM - flu normally strikes within hours so I reckon you are getting one of those horrible fluey type colds that are around at the minute. Hope you feel better soon.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 22, 2011, 07:49:54 PM
I have had the fleuy type cold and almost ten days on its still with me. Coughing like an, old tramp and nose running off and on. Its a nasty one....dont do what I did and try to work through it because it does not work. Rest up and look after yourself and then maybe it will go quicker.

Just to add insult to injury my piles are playing up. I took so many paracetamol at the height of my cold I upset my tum and now I have a sore bum  :-\

Fed up...and if I could run away I probably would.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on September 22, 2011, 07:52:14 PM
Thanks Taz - think you're right it's been coming on gradually all week if you know what I mean  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 22, 2011, 07:55:37 PM
Stock up on the tissues CM, we are on our 7th box. Good job they were on offer in Morrisons. OH and daughter and me all had the cold together.  ::)   We needed lots of tissues and honey and sweeties to suck and paracetamol and Vic for the chest. In fact a whole chemist was needed.

Hope you get it over with soon.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on September 22, 2011, 08:48:23 PM

Remember......vick on the soles of your feet whenyou go to bed to stop you coughing during the night.


TM
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Suzi Q on September 23, 2011, 03:43:16 AM
Yes it works and I put socks on too to keep it enclosed

Ok my weeks been every single day at work my old workplace that is bar today I refused to work today
Another centre rang this morning and asked me if I could special needs nurse at their centre(2 train stops away 6mins)
Mon to Thur 9/1 next week I said yesss please
Old centre rang asked could I work next week I took great pleasure in saying  NO I was booked at another centre sorry
If I beleived in Karma!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on September 23, 2011, 06:56:22 AM

Remember......vick on the soles of your feet whenyou go to bed to stop you coughing during the night.


TM
Sorry to go off topic but I've never heard of this one before. Must make mental note to try it next time I have one  ::)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on September 23, 2011, 07:00:47 AM
Thanks girls - but vick on the soles of the feet? - really?
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 23, 2011, 07:26:26 AM
Here is the thread that we had running last year about this - did it work? http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8912.msg148725.html#msg148725

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 23, 2011, 08:19:02 AM
Thanks Taz.. son had temporary cast taken off and they xrayed again.. he has two breaks in his wrist one where the thumb joins the wrist the other on the opposite side were that bumpy bit sticks up and they found a crack just above his wrist in the long bone that runs from wrist to elbow.. now in full cast for about six weeks.seems he fell put his hands out to stop himself and this arm went under him.. even when they grow up boys still get into mischief.. more grey hairs......

Hope you ladies that feel poorly make a speedy recovery x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on September 23, 2011, 09:37:22 AM
Hope he's soon on the mend Mel.

As for me... I feel great as it is the Autumn Equinox and the sun is shining in that mellow September way and I have the day off so I can take myself off for a wander. I am tempted to pop over to Avebury to rejuvenate my "tingle" supply from the stones or maybe just a walk in the woods to celebrate the changing season.

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on September 24, 2011, 06:03:22 AM
That sounds like a good plan Taz  :)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Dyan on September 24, 2011, 07:28:27 AM
splitting headache,feeling really bloated. :(
Loads of ironing to do >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on September 24, 2011, 07:36:20 AM
 :( bit fed up. Heading home to face the washing  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 24, 2011, 03:22:46 PM
Tired.  I woke for a bathroom visit at 3.00 a.m., still awake at 4.00, made a cuppa at 4.30, tried nookies with Himself and eventually dropped off to sleep at 6.00 a.m.  >:(  ....... I got the 'I want you to enjoy this too' scenario  ::) until I told him to get on with it  :o.  Hopefully I will sleep tonight!

Otherwise, feel reasonably OK!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 24, 2011, 06:58:54 PM
Had a really lovely day today. Both stepsons came over with grandchildren (3 in all, ages 10,9 and 1) and it was lovely to see them all together. Tom came down from his room and joined in with the fun and we all went up the allotment where everyone kicked a ball around while my 1 year old grandson toddled about playing with mud and twigs. He was so happy up there bless him. My 2 stepsons are very different personalities and often clash, then don't see each other for ages while they lick their wounds but today it was all cool (as they would say) and everyone was laughing and messing about.

When it was time for them to go home my 9 year old grandson said "I've had a good day today. I love this house" Ahh, bless him.  His sister, Miss Drama Queen, didn't have quite such a good day because Granddad committed the crime of trying to take photo of her which sent her into an overly long sulk. This was only ended when Granddad allowed her to repaint a cat garden ornament that had gone rather green up the allotments.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 24, 2011, 09:11:15 PM
Glad you had a nice day Ariadne....it lovely when a family can get together and enjoy themselves. And nothing lifts your spirits like kids can.

Went car shopping again today with son and I think he has settled on the most inappropriate car ever. Its a MG convertible,its azure blue and I simply love it. He will go back on Monday to finalise the deal.

He really needs this car....he has been so down after his messy breakup. This car will help a lot, and apart from that it is just so cool. I am to be put on the policy  ;D ;D and I cant wait.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 24, 2011, 09:26:23 PM
HB, I hope his new car will give him a much needed lift (excuse the pun ::)) - that's if he can prise you out of it. I hope you both enjoy driving it soon then.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Dyan on September 24, 2011, 10:14:32 PM
Good for him,and you,HB.
A convertible is great.Makes me feel free when I drive with the top down.
I have a blue Saab convertible and I love it!
So you both enjoy!

DyanXX
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 25, 2011, 04:02:42 PM
Been out and about with Himself to an antiques fair and then Stratford Upon Avon ........  :-*

Tired now  :P
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 25, 2011, 04:43:37 PM
Love reading your out and abouts and family get togethers ... I went shopping at Tescos .. and scrubbed the patio with patio cleaner ... but it will be worth it ... ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 25, 2011, 07:38:45 PM
Bit worried about my mum today. She has been feeling dizzy during the night when she gets up to go to the loo, and now has started feeling dizzy during the day. She said her legs felt really weak.

Off to the GP in the morning. She looked so old and frail this morning  :-\

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Dyan on September 25, 2011, 07:48:27 PM
Hope ypur mum gets on ok tomorrow HB

Dyan X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 25, 2011, 07:56:55 PM
Good luck for your Mum tomorrow HB. I think this is a common problem in the elderly but with several different causes so its good she's getting it checked out.

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 25, 2011, 08:02:45 PM
I have been told it could be hardening of the arteries. I dont know how much this would effect her day to day living. She is not good at walking and this is all she needs.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 25, 2011, 08:28:20 PM
Maybe a lack of potassium or sodium, this happened to M in L because the GP kept taking her BP in the Surgery: it was always low and made her dizzy.  When she complained instead of stopping the BP medication he told her to drink more thus depleting her sodium levels  >:(

Actually I think I'm getting a cold  >:( - the back of my nose feels sore, I keep sneezing and feel like I want to clear my throat continually.  Off for a deep bubble bath and lots of steam .........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on September 25, 2011, 09:39:56 PM
Actually I think I'm getting a cold  >:( - the back of my nose feels sore, I keep sneezing and feel like I want to clear my throat continually.  Off for a deep bubble bath and lots of steam .........
And Vick on the soles of your feet  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 26, 2011, 10:00:56 AM
Gosh my pot of Vick is 1,000s of years old  ;D

I think I've not cleaned my nasal spray applicator properly  :sigh: which has introduced infection into the back of my nose I was awke in the night spluttering with  a very sore throat  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: hot&spicy on September 26, 2011, 10:11:49 AM
Feeling a bit weird today - first day not working and rattling around in the house by myself - trying not to panic about my decision to leave work - keep telling myself it's a transition and it's early days yet - am a lost wee soul today!  Xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: littleminnie on September 26, 2011, 10:16:44 AM
Its only because its your first day hot&spicy, you will get used to it. Why not go out and and treat yourself to distract you.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 26, 2011, 10:20:30 AM
A wander round the shops maybe? I started shopping at different places for different items rather than getting everything at one supermarket. Found that I saved money too!  ;)
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 26, 2011, 07:10:28 PM
Still worried about my mum....not well enough to go to GPs and not ill enough for a home visit. I have not seen her today but my sister was there. My turn tomorrow.....she is feeling squeamish and light headed with no appetite. I have not got a clue what is wrong with her.

I do know that everything seems exaggerated at this age, and what we think of as minor is anything but when you are 89. I also think that everything she has now takes her down a little and she never quite gets back to where she was.

Oh dear...it worries me.  :(

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cazikins on September 26, 2011, 08:01:33 PM
Hope your mum is better soon HB. My dad is also 89 & he has had a few falls recently. He has low blood pressure but they can't treat it. It seems to happen after he has eaten his main meal of the day (lunchtime). He walks into the kitchen to wash up & then his legs just give out. It has been hard for the family to get through to him that he must not rush about after eating, he is slowly listening to us now - he knows the signs now & thank goodness he is doing ok.
Don't worry about putting a call in to get the doctor out to see your mum at her home. It will put all your minds at rest - & it's better safe than sorry.
Love Cazi x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 26, 2011, 08:20:36 PM
I agree with Cazi - get the gp round. At her age, I don't think there's any such thing as not well enough to go to GPs and not ill enough for a home visit With my mum, peace of mind is the thing which keeps her well above all else. She can cope with health problems as long as she knows that there's nothing to worry about. Sometimes my reassurance is enough, sometimes she needs to hear it from her doctor. He seems to understand that and is quite happy to see her just for that, either at the surgery or at her home.
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 27, 2011, 08:12:24 AM
Did your surgery tell you that?  I remember getting that statement when I was too depressed to visit the Surgery but was told by the Receptionist, "I just saw you walking your dog" - I can't remember what happened, I think I sat all day staring at the walls.    :'(

If your Receptionist told you that get the GP to ring you at home so that you can explain.  Maybe he can over-ride the Receptionist!

Me: I feel rotten  :(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 27, 2011, 01:23:32 PM
No GP has not said that....it came from my mum herself.

Still not great today. Very light headed again.

GP very soon I think.

Sorry you are not great CLKD.

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 27, 2011, 03:04:19 PM
Call the GP anyway  ;)!

Feel slightly better after a sleep in the sun .......
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: tropical-moment on September 27, 2011, 07:25:34 PM

Today i have been into hospital as a Day case and had a mole removed from the side of my face and my lip.....OUCH....they are very sore at the moment.... stitches out next week and Sick note for 1 week off work....mmmmm i can enjoy the sunshine for the next few days.

Plastic Surgeon was explaining to me all the way through the procedure what he was doing.....lovely lovely man....

TM x x 
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on September 28, 2011, 09:45:06 AM
Plastic Surgeons are always lovely and charming, I have never met one who was not ;)

Think its because they have a bit of the artist in their soul, they so have to shape flesh.

silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 28, 2011, 12:09:07 PM
Still coughing  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 28, 2011, 07:16:33 PM
Mum been to the GP and has been told its vertigo.

She insists that its not but has taken one of the pills.She said it gave her a terrible headache and made her pee a lot....I just despair....it is just one thing after another at the moment.

Still very tired after my bad cold......although I feel feeble for complaining. Its been such a stressful few weeks with my son and now he is almost living with me again.
Why is it when I finally start to get a bit sorted something else happens and I am back to square one. :-\

Sorry all....just in one of "those" moods. ::)

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: ariadne on September 28, 2011, 07:46:17 PM
Oh dear HB, I do feel for you. Sometimes life just seems full of problems needing sorting and just when you feel least able to deal with it.

I wouldn't have thought just one tablet would have made your Mum pee a lot but it's possible it could cause the headache I guess. Hopefully she will give them a fair trial to see if things improve. If not, any chance you could go with her to see if she explains it fully to the GP or if she could try a different medication?

I hope things improve for you and your family soon HB and you can start to realx  :hug:

ariadne xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 28, 2011, 07:51:24 PM
My mum gets vertigo occasionally and takes tabs. when she does. Has never mentioned any side-effects.  :-\
She's on ABs at the moment for a nasty boil on the side of her forehead. 2nd 5-day course and it seems to be clearing up. She said today that "increased deafness" was mentioned on the leaflet - think that's wishful thinking on her part!  ;D
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Libby Babe on September 29, 2011, 09:23:46 AM
I am good today - haven't been for a few days as I have been in agony with pain in my neck caused by worsening arthritis but thankfully that is easing.

Also today, my lovely daughter is 13 - all grown up, where do the years go?  We are taking her out for a meal tonight at her favourite italian restaurant. 

 :cake:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 29, 2011, 09:31:53 AM
Happy Birthday to your girl Libby babe.

HoneyB, My mum is the same, she's been on antib's for a few weeks now for a chest infection, but because she takes warfarin there are only a few suitable ones, and they all make her feel rotten, feeling sick, dizzy, down, i can't really remember how long it is since she felt well, but won't call the doctor because she doesn't know what to say.
Why do we feel they won't do home visits without making us feel bad about it? Just want her to feel better.
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: hot&spicy on September 29, 2011, 09:35:10 AM
Hey honeybun you really are having a tough few weeks. Let's hope things start to settle soon. Sounds like you are looking after a lot of people who seem to be struggling just now - hope you can find a way of getting some space for yourself.

I think I am coming out in sympathy - sore throat last night - two blocked ears today making balance not good and difficult to hear - had a coughing fit this morning too - how does that happen just when you are trying to sort yourself out. Loving the sunshine but struggling with it as I feel like I have a temp. Oh well onwards we go. Xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 29, 2011, 10:03:50 AM
Queasy after another broken night  :( thank goodness for sunshine!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 29, 2011, 12:56:26 PM
She insists that the dizziness is coming from her neck.

Sis always takes her to the doctor and she never even mentioned her neck    :bang:

I guess that at 89 things are just wearing out.

Eddie

Its lovely to have you back with us....how are you and the family?

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 29, 2011, 01:15:19 PM
Hi HoneyB, It a while since i've been on again, must try harder, have given up the extra days working, so back to one a week, hopefully demand will better and i'll get more work, but must admit enjoying being at home again, my mum's not been great and i feel i've neglected her a bit, but juggling life isn't easy, oldest daughter is working, an apprenticeship, so not not great pay, but she's really enjoying it and seems really happy, even says she sleeps at night now! Her and hubby have found some mutual ground,  she's learning to ride a motorbike, we bought her one a few weeks back so she's doing her cbt soon. Suzi would be pleased! Youngest is her usual highly demanding drama queen, but wouldn't have her any other way!
Nice to be here. How are things with you?
Eddie. x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on September 29, 2011, 01:18:06 PM
Great to hear from you again, Eddie.  :foryou:
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 29, 2011, 01:27:08 PM
Thanks Bette.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 29, 2011, 07:13:15 PM
welcome back!

still coughing  ::)  but have enjoyed the  :sunny:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Eddie on September 29, 2011, 07:26:01 PM
I'm still no further forward with the dentist stuff, still waiting for 2nd referral. How are you getting un CLKD?
Eddie. x
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Post by: viv on September 29, 2011, 07:26:30 PM
Nice to hear your girls are just the same as usual...with maybe a few improvements  ::)

Nice to hear you are going to be around a bit more.....we seem to be loosing a few at the moment so its nice to have you back.

Sorry to hear your mum is poorly...you have my sympathy...they can be very hard work and when you neglect them (not that I get a chance) they can make you feel very guilty.

The motorbike sounds like fun. My daughter turns 17 in November and is going to have driving lessons. Heaven help us all. I will put out a general warning when she takes to the road. :o

Honeyb
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Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2011, 10:17:17 AM
Will re-open dental thread  ;)

Slightly better this morning ............ <cough, cough, cough >
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on September 30, 2011, 12:18:45 PM
Talking of dentists my OH has had a sore mouth for a  couple of months now .. firstly he said it was an ulcer but then said most of his gum was sore .. now if I ask him how it is he just says "dont fuss" but I know its painful as he is buying his own painkillers .. I have shown him a leaflet about a local dentist ...charges.. dental check up etc.. but he really is the ..strong silent type.. and just wont do anything about it.. grrrr men! He is a smoker so he really should get this checked out....
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2011, 12:44:44 PM
I've re-opened the dental thread  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 30, 2011, 07:42:43 PM
Completely and utterly fed up and cheesed off.

I want to run away....I have had enough moaning and complaining and I am reaching the end of my tether quicker than I want to.


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2011, 07:43:48 PM
Oh - what's happened?  Maybe a weekend away alone? or shut yourself into the b athroom for a few hours with ear-plugs?

My throat is itchy, ears and eyes itch, mouth is dry ........ another cold starting  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 30, 2011, 07:45:37 PM
CLKD

I can sum it up in two words

MY MOTHER
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2011, 07:46:18 PM
Aaaahhhh ----- now I savvy  ::).  So a weekend away then  ;)

 :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 30, 2011, 07:47:55 PM
More like a year....and that would not be long enough.  ;)


Sorry you are coming down with another cold.


Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on September 30, 2011, 07:49:08 PM
Parents  >:( ...... sometimes, but sometimes  :cuss:

yep, another cold! probably not enough exercise this year  :-\
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on September 30, 2011, 07:53:57 PM
Some manuka honey can really help a sore throat.

Or perhaps a course of echinacia.[sp]

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Callie on September 30, 2011, 08:42:08 PM
Exhausted but glad to be back  :hug:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on October 01, 2011, 07:03:14 AM
I take Manuka honey at the first sign of a sore throat a teaspoon straight off the spoon slowly 3 or 4 times a day for a couple of days usually does the trick..
Its a good price in Aldi and its plus 10.. which is supposed to be very good.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Bette on October 01, 2011, 08:34:52 AM
My allergies are really playing up - keep thinking that I've started a cold but no.  :) Not a problem really, just annoying. Maybe it's the unseasonal weather.   ???
Bette x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: hot&spicy on October 01, 2011, 02:45:00 PM
Still choked with cold - ears blocked and sore - got sore head but am mid cycle so that's about right. Had a big meltdown in the kitchen this morning after a big panic attack - think the tears helped tho cause ended up out for a bit with hubby and managed not too bad!  When is this hell going to end? Grrr. Xxx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 01, 2011, 07:18:45 PM
Itchy back of nose and throat
Eyes itch at night
Very dry throat and in the night it was scratchy so I made more saliva which meant I dribbled  >:( which woke me at 1.00 a.m.: still awake at 5.00 and we were up at 7.30 to go out and about  :-\.  tried sipping warmed lemSip which helped a bit.  Began to wonder whether I have a candida layer deep into my throat behind the tonsils .......... because of the itchyness and copious saliva production  :sigh:
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 01, 2011, 07:33:58 PM
Have you had a cold CLKD.  I have had one for the past week and the cough at night is horrible. I have been wandering around the house from 2 till 4 and as I don't go to bed till 1 and get up at 6 it hardly makes it worth going to bed!

I am not sure about a candida layer - what do you mean?

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 01, 2011, 09:02:14 PM
I do wonder if it's thrush although I've never had it there before! and my tongue is clean.

4 weeks  >:( ......... I remember in 1992 a lot of us had continuing coughs so we took high dose magnesium tablets which supposedly relaxes the cough reflex muscle - must hunt out the bottle if this doesn't clear next week!
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Cook on October 01, 2011, 10:16:16 PM
Have you had a cold CLKD.  I have had one for the past week and the cough at night is horrible.
Taz x
Have you tried Vick on the soles of your feet when you go to bed ... My friend did this and it worked. She slept right through
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Callie on October 02, 2011, 07:45:49 AM
I am feeling all right thank you  :)
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Post by: littleminnie on October 02, 2011, 08:50:16 AM
I hope you feel better today CKLD.  I think the magnesium tablets might be out of date now though. Lol.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Taz2 on October 02, 2011, 08:57:24 AM
Haven't tried the vick trick for the soles of my feet but have been reading some very interesting info about applying it to other parts of the anatomy  :madeyes:

I feel cream crackered but, onwards and upwards, I still have to finish off helping middle son clean the remainder of his flat before he has the final inspection by the letting agents tomorrow. It has made me realise how unfit I am!

Taz x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 02, 2011, 01:06:47 PM
My cold is either returning or I have a new one.....so feeling very p****d off with that.

I have not had a cold in a couple of years and two in a row is taking the mickey.

Cant be bothered doing much but was busy at mums this morning so dont feel too guilty sitting down for a while.

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Callie on October 02, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
 :foryou:  for everyone who is feeling under the weather today.  Get well soon.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 02, 2011, 01:16:47 PM
Susan

Have you seen the forecast for Scotland     ::) ::)

 ;D

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 02, 2011, 05:09:23 PM
Without this week's sunshine I wouldn't feel as good as I do now ........ have slept in the shade most afternoons  ;) and last night was the full night for a week.  Throat easier today.  No more runny eyes.  Appetite improving.  Slept for 1-1/2 hours this afternoon
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Post by: Callie on October 02, 2011, 06:25:34 PM
Glad to hear you feel improved.  I wish I could sleep in the day but if I try my mind starts buzzing.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 02, 2011, 08:35:12 PM
Thanks!  If my minds buzzes for more than 10 mins and I don't drop off, I get on do stuff.  I have so much clutter around and dust that my mind is constantly telling me to 'get on with it' ! but I can prevaracate really really easily!

Off for my bath  ;)
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 04, 2011, 06:29:15 PM
Glad to see Larky back <wave>

However: my typig leaves a lot to be desired because Hubby ha installed the new keyboar and it's SO SLOW  ;D - the other one needs cleaning apparently  ::) so if you can't decipher my scrawl do let me know  :P

Throat has impoved 55% and I didn't cough once in the night
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: viv on October 04, 2011, 07:43:43 PM
Spell checker perhaps. ;)

Glad your throat is feeling better. The new cold that I thought was coming on has gone away...must have been the dying moments of original one.
Still very tired though.
I hate to go into the winter feeling run down. Perhaps I need a good multi vit. My son insists that vitamins are a waste of time and money. He says it just makes very expensive wee. :o

Honeyb
x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 04, 2011, 09:14:43 PM
<waves> to everyone ...........
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on October 05, 2011, 05:06:23 AM
Have a numb ache in the middle of my back - felt something "pull" yesterday when I was picking something up from the floor. It's my own fault as I didn't bend my knees first!  :(

As for spell checker, we used to have a brilliant one on the tool bar, but since oh "cleaned" the laptop it has dissapeared - not happy at all without it!  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on October 05, 2011, 09:12:09 AM
Here you are coffemate   http://www.iespell.com/download.php.

I wouldn't be without it.

Silverlady x
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Jenny50 on October 05, 2011, 09:20:21 AM
First day back at work for my OH today after more than 2 weeks' holiday, including a week away.  Feels a bit strange today when usually I'm quite pleased to have my own company after so much change of routine.  Catching up with lots of jobs that have been left so trying to keep busy.  Good to have you ladies here as I've got lots of unread posts from when I was away.  I really appreciate your company when I'm having an at home day so hope you're well.

Jenny X
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: coffee mate on October 05, 2011, 09:40:11 AM
Cheers SL, can I ask before I download, is it the spell checker that is added to your toolbar? only reason I ask is because I have tried the ones I have to open every time I want to check a spelling [you know like go through the whole process of] "do you want to check your spelling question?" and there a bit of a pain. I prefer the ones that just sit on your toolbar and you just click on that, and it immediately gives you suggestions

cm xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 05, 2011, 09:53:58 AM
Slow transit  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on October 05, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
Coffeemate it goes into your right click menu,   

Just hover the mouse on what you have typed and right click and scroll down to "Check spelling"

SL xx
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: CLKD on October 05, 2011, 11:14:05 AM
I read that as 'hoover the mouse'  ;D
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: Blue on October 05, 2011, 05:07:12 PM
Have down loaded lets see if it wooorks.  Nope, the check spelling thingy is there and I highlighted woorks and right clicked then down to 'check spelling' but nowt happened ;D ;D

Up til now I have opened a word program and rewriten word I'm not sure about, and then checked it there, but it is very tedious.
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: silverlady on October 05, 2011, 05:56:20 PM
Blue I just used my Ispell on your post and it said "Spelling Check is complete"so you did not make any spelling mistakes ;D   You have to pick the right word if it highlights that you have made a spelling mistake, it gives you a choice of what it thinks you meant to spell. you can usual recognize the word you want and you you click on it and press "change"
Hope this is clear  :o

silvverlady x

Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: melis on October 06, 2011, 06:41:15 AM
Mental note to self...dont use a cheese grater when you have just had nails done !
(going to a wedding Saturday) My thumb nail is now shorter then the rest after big chunk was grated off  >:(
Title: Re: How are you today?
Post by: purplenanny