Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
    • 5,101Posts
    • 21,526Thanks
    Waves and Smiles
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3
    • #1
    • 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3 17th Mar 16 at 5:23 PM
    This thread is a continuation of The Mental Health thread “Here we can all be heard for a little while Part 2”. The previous thread can be found here-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5320917&page=501

    I started the original thread when I was lonely and suffering with mental health issues and was lucky to find a wonderful group of amazing new friends who now mean the world to me. My name was Worried and Scared back then but with the help of everyone here I became Waves and Smiles. This thread is no longer just about me, it is about all of us and for anyone who needs mental health support, their carers and anyone who is interested in learning more. Sometimes we speak seriously, sometimes we offer gentle advice and a lot of the time we laugh together. Sometimes I write mini-novels about my experiences of living with complex mental illness. What is important is everyone here is there for each other. New posters are welcome to join in, or just lurk (we call them humming birds because they hover!) if they would prefer. This is a place without judgement or pressure, and a safe place for everyone. We try to keep abbreviations to a minimum but if there are some that you do not understand please ask.

    Sir Pugliet is our Good Mental Health pug! You may notice that he is mentioned from time to time, he is a little cuddly pug toy that was sent to me by a friend on the thread. He is something of a celebrity now!


    Hugs and warm handshakes, or finger squishes, whichever you prefer.

    Also, please take a look at the following links which offer great advice written by the lovely people at MSE!

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/family/2016/03/martin-lewis-launches-new-money--mental-health-policy-institute

    http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2016/05/16/the-money-and-mental-health-policy-institute-whatll-it-really-do

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/mental-health-guide
    Last edited by Waves and Smiles; 17-05-2016 at 10:29 AM.
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

    If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant apple trees today - Martin Luther King
Page 292
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 21st Oct 16, 9:35 AM
    • 7,996 Posts
    • 35,696 Thanks
    tea lover
    Ooh I could so eat a fry up right now... and I'm not even hungover
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Oct 16, 9:37 AM
    • 27,955 Posts
    • 101,968 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Hello all!

    elsien (I think it was) - I think I have your chest infection! Mr JM has been ill all week - but on the lighter side, he is always good value when he's ill, as he gets delirious and has very entertaining delusions. (Hard hearted? Me? When the garden is apparently full of a million pink cats at 2.20 in the morning?)
    l]
    Originally posted by jobbingmusician
    It was me, and still coughing up gunge like a good 'un, although I don't actually feel really ill any more, unless,I try to do too much.The first three nights I slept badly and kept having awful dreams.



    Thanks .Whitewing.......I had seen that site and have been scouring Amazon. Either the delivery time is too long, or they don't have my size in the design I'd like.
    The one I really like is......




    .........but I need a larger size and they don't have it. I've read in the reviews that they come up quite small for size.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 21-10-2016 at 9:39 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 21st Oct 16, 9:50 AM
    • 3,175 Posts
    • 7,066 Thanks
    onomatopoeia99
    You need a fry up, Iz.
    Originally posted by whitewing
    Best treatment for a hangover
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 10:11 AM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    Best treatment for a hangover
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    Irn-bru or Pepsi max and salt n vinegar crisps (pringles are best) are my go to hangover cure, plus way less hassle than a fry up.

    I seem to have the cold. Am sneezing like someone has sprinkled me with pepper, my throat hurts, my nose is red and runny and my chest is full of yucky stuff. Can't wait for home time, my couch blanket and DA dog cuddles. DA dog is a very cuddly dog.

    Also, got paid today which has gone a long way to making me feel better about the new job Might splash out on an M&S trip for Percy Pigs on the way home
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 21st Oct 16, 10:22 AM
    • 7,996 Posts
    • 35,696 Thanks
    tea lover
    *does a little payday dance* Definitely treat yourself code, you've totally earned it!

    I was organised (for once!) and blitzed the house last night, so tonight I can just chill out, watch far too much red dwarf and drink cherry tango. What's that I hear you say...."party animal"?.... well, yes, I am .
    Last edited by tea lover; 21-10-2016 at 10:28 AM.
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 10:37 AM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    No judgement here. I'm doing the same only with Coke Zero and Still Game. And jammies. Lovely, lovely jammies.

    My house isn't blitzed though. It's currently rocking the deterring burglars by appearing like it's already been robbed look. I really need to do something about that.
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 21st Oct 16, 10:42 AM
    • 7,996 Posts
    • 35,696 Thanks
    tea lover
    Well when I say blitzed I mean a minimal approach of the bits people can see (my dad will be popping into feed P cat next week)..... the rest of it.... less said the better really

    It's not even 11am and I'm genuinely excited about getting into my lovely jammies this evening .
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 10:51 AM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    I'm at the stage where I'm thinking about spending the extra money I'm earning on a cleaner, but I'd be too embarrassed about letting a cleaner in atm.

    I'm excited about my jammies too. I'm so rock!
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 21st Oct 16, 10:58 AM
    • 1,321 Posts
    • 3,800 Thanks
    Izadora
    Ooooooh, Irn Bru!!
    There are so few places which sell the sugar-free version that I always forget how good a hangover cure it is. I'm generally not allowed to drink it as I have pretty much no tolerance for orange food colouring so it sends me a bit hyper.

    Completely useless fact time:
    Scotland is one of only two countries where Coca-Cola is marketed but not the highest-selling soft drink. The other is Peru, where Inca Cola outsells it.

    Seeing as tartrazine is one of its ingredients it sends me even more loopy than Irn Bru
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 11:24 AM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    Not sure if you're aware, but as well as sugar free diet irn-bru there is also irn-bru xtra which is like the irn-bru version of Pepsi max or Coke Zero, in that it's sugar free but tastes more like the original irn-bru.

    I want Irn-bru now.

    How is it not lunchtime yet? Longest. Day. Ever.
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 21st Oct 16, 11:29 AM
    • 1,321 Posts
    • 3,800 Thanks
    Izadora
    Thanks Code, I'm not sure if anywhere down here will sell it but I'll keep an eye out. One of the things I loved about Scotland was the fact that every shop sold Irn Bru

    Only 6 more hours to go until I can go home!!
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 21st Oct 16, 11:30 AM
    • 7,996 Posts
    • 35,696 Thanks
    tea lover
    Well now as well as a fry up I'm dreaming about pepsi max
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Oct 16, 1:26 PM
    • 27,955 Posts
    • 101,968 Thanks
    Pyxis


    All you fizzy drink junkies!


    I managed to wean myself off it years ago, and actually just prefer water now!


    (Runs for cover........)






    Where's MessedUp?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 21st Oct 16, 1:32 PM
    • 11,503 Posts
    • 48,172 Thanks
    whitewing
    We very rarely have fizzy through choice, but I have to say that I do really enjoy it when we do. That may be the Tia Maria or Peach Schnapps though.

    I love bubbles in any form!

    I have a lot to do. I want to do enjoyable one-off jobs rather than the ones I have to do today.
    When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 2:42 PM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    I drink over 2L of actual water every day. I know I drink too much fizzy juice as well, but there are worse things. Also, I need caffeine to offset the sleepiness from my news and I hate tea and coffee. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

    I went for a walk on my lunchbreak and popped into the 'posh' petshop. It only sells dog stuff, and it's for pampered pooches, so I picked up some gourmet treats for DA dog. He will especially enjoy the black pudding sticks. I may be followed home by every dog I meet on the way home. I really wish I could afford to have a job where I could play with dogs all day long.

    Less than 2 hours til hometime. Today has seemed endless. Hurry up weekend!
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 21st Oct 16, 2:56 PM
    • 7,996 Posts
    • 35,696 Thanks
    tea lover
    Am with you there code, today is draaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggging. My boss was supposed to call me on Tuesday and I'm still waiting (this is nothing new). I had an email from him this morning to say he'd call by lunchtime.... still nothing..... am willing to bet he'll decide to call about 4.45pm.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 21st Oct 16, 3:46 PM
    • 3,175 Posts
    • 7,066 Thanks
    onomatopoeia99


    All you fizzy drink junkies!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I just drink tea. And a hot chocolate some evenings. Plus wine on a weekend sometimes, though I struggle to finish a bottle on my own before it turns .
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • codemonkey
    • By codemonkey 21st Oct 16, 4:45 PM
    • 6,513 Posts
    • 23,330 Thanks
    codemonkey
    Finally, escape!! Sadly, as well paid as it is, my new job is ridiculously boring. Today felt like it was 1 million years long.
    Eu não sou uma tartaruga. Eu sou um codigopombo.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Oct 16, 4:50 PM
    • 27,955 Posts
    • 101,968 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Finally, escape!! Sadly, as well paid as it is, my new job is ridiculously boring. Today felt like it was 1 million years long.
    Originally posted by codemonkey
    By the way, Code, last week I met a Brazilian-Portuguese-speaking lady, so I spouted Eu não sou uma tartaruga at her! Was able to explain why, as she's lived in England for yonks, and she was amused and didn't think I was weird!

    Or perhaps she was a good actress?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • faerielight
    • By faerielight 21st Oct 16, 6:27 PM
    • 1,614 Posts
    • 2,990 Thanks
    faerielight
    Hi Lambrh, sorry you're feeling a bit low x
    Penguined as usual in case of triggering.... cancer scare trigger, trauma trig

    It's likes snakes and ladders my life.. I went to an ENT appnt yesterday followed by endocrinologist.. ENT man had no bedside manner at all.. I told him I MH particularly medical based PTSD.
    I was psyching myself up to prepare for the broken nose/mugging attack trigger. I thought I would beg to have my nose reconstruction surgery and to bAeg to get my tonsils out, But . He didnt even do the camera in my sinuses, He put a small camera in my throat and tested my vocal chords and didn't pull any punches telling me that because I smoked so heavily for so lnog , I'm unable to swallow at all unless idrink water,and because of what my throat looked like, he's putting me through the 2 week urgent cancer potential pathway, and ordering 3 MRI's of my throat/neck/lungs.. And I'm absolutely terrified. I went alone, didn't have anyone to ring as neither of my 2 besties are still talking to me. It was one of the loneliest times . Then I had to go home then force myself to go back to the scary hospital, I hate going there, the cloying heat suffocates me, I'm very flashvbacky there, went to see the Endo who is really nice,he had made an appnt `because he had seen my Dexa bone density scan results and was really concerned, but once he read my notes and scrolled through the abnormal blood results of that CRP inflammatory marker result, and decided to shelve the bone issue. He's given me the forms to get the blood tests for any serious autoimmune disorder, so I'll get those done on mon.. the rheumatologist was going to do them next mon but I'll see what he thinks. all the medics are trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together as to how ill i have been this laqst 6 months. He said that that marker test can be a marker of cancer, I had already read that, but also autoimmune.They both felt my neck and it is swollen at the front and I have some lymph nodes up too,
    I'm so terrified, It's times like this that I wish I had my 2 friends back, but I created absolute BPD interpersonal carnage these last 2 weeks,triggered by the carer thing with my friend. I've sent 3 emails to my friend M the 1st professing to be in a place where I am going to change my patterns, and that I don't want to be "Mrs Sorry" who blames everything on myself, then the other 2 doing a passive aggressive " I hate you don't leave me " spiel, and he has blanked me now for 3 weeks. I feel so confused and addled and overwhelmed and in my terrified child. I'm not in my right mind, the next few weeks are going to be scary I just want someone to look after me and keep me safe.
    Last edited by faerielight; 21-10-2016 at 6:31 PM.
    Many thanks to all who contribute on MSE
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

232Posts Today

1,205Users online

Martin's Twitter