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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 11th Sep 16, 9:56 PM
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    OS ways and Poor Health
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    • 11th Sep 16, 9:56 PM
    OS ways and Poor Health 11th Sep 16 at 9:56 PM
    Earlier today I joined a very good new thread on getting back to old style ways . I managed to take it in another direction by mentioning how ill health can impact on doing everything the old style way . As this was off topic to the original post . I will be posting on the original topic but without going off in another direction
    This seems to happen a lot of the time across the threads as many old stylers do have to cope with this problem .
    Many moons ago PREPARE AT HOME began a lengthy thread on being os with health problems and there have been a couple of other threads over the years .
    I am wondering if the time is right for another thread on the subject with the proviso it is not offering advice on medical subjects as that is for the professionals . We all do many things day to day to minimise fatigue and pain and though they are little things we have developed them to cope and others may not be aware of how helpful the little changes can be .
    I would be interested to see if others would like to join such a thread . I am not very techie as you will gather from my rambling post and have never started a thread before - I hope this posts !
    polly
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 2nd Oct 17, 7:47 PM
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    Whereabouts in Liverpool please CurlyTop? It's a no no for me at the moment as I have to cling film my leg before i shower (long story) but it does sound good. One of the things that I dislike about this time of year is that I get so cold. This sounds like an interesting way to warm up as well as having other benefits.
    Originally posted by CRANKY40
    It's near Childwall Fiveways cranky which is out of town . If you know Queens drive you'd be heading that way . Quite a journey for you . Any progress on the leg? It's been a few weeks now so you must be bored silly by now .
    polly
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 2nd Oct 17, 8:02 PM
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    maddie I hope you managed your day out and escaped the winds .
    You'll have to keep the riot act going on a loop , she put her health at risk and is wearing you down in the process . Better to have something suitable lined up than end up with no input if things worsen .

    Thanks LW for the info on the gadget . I'll get DD to explain it .
    I hope dd feels better soon Tink , try to take it easy when you can .

    The sauna treatment sounds good CT too far for me I'd be exhausted before I got there . We will be travelling to BG on Wednesday for high noon with the elusive consultant . I'm ready complete with bullet list of the whole sorry saga .
    Take care .
    Hope everyone is ok .
    I need to make a list for tomorrow and the brain aint working .
    polly
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 2nd Oct 17, 9:33 PM
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    It's near Childwall Fiveways cranky which is out of town . If you know Queens drive you'd be heading that way . Quite a journey for you . Any progress on the leg? It's been a few weeks now so you must be bored silly by now .
    polly
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    I get very lost in Liverpool. I can find the airport and Costco. You have no idea how proud of myself I was when I found Sefton park (which is lovely by the way).

    Ummm...the leg....I'm trying not to update on it as I'm trying not to be self centred but you asked so here goes. The area of necrosis hasn't budged but the gel that they are using to try and remove it spreads to my skin when they apply the dressing so first the normal skin below the hardened bit blistered and now it's an open weeping sore. Today the nurse looked at it and said "oh my goodness, you poor thing". She's dressed it as two separate problems for the first time (different nurse and she was good). She's managed to barrier dress the open wound while still putting the gel on the necrosis. I'm switching to our doctor's surgery for dressings from Wednesday as that's 2 minutes away by car and it will be easier as it looks like it's going to take longer than they thought.

    The house troll brought a friend home this afternoon who was full of bravado and was saying he wanted to see "IT" at the cinema. I showed him my leg - he no longer thinks horror films are his thing I'm also contemplating putting a photo on the grocery challenge as I reckon it would put most people off their dinner so they'd all come in under budget Thank goodness for a sense of humour huh?

    Like Candy I'd like to send everyone a hug, and Candy, I was 50 in May. It had minimal impact as I was so reluctant to celebrate (the late MrC was 50 when he died) so my friends and I went out for a birthday breakfast instead. It was perfect. I paid for everyone (cost me the grand total of about £65 for 12 people at an "eat as much as you want" breakfast buffet), and we laughed, had fun and then went our own way from about 11am full and happy for the rest of the day. I felt much less obliged to be excited about the whole thing and actually, much to my surprise I enjoyed it.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 2nd Oct 17, 9:48 PM
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    That nurse sounds wonderful cranky at least you know what the surgery should do dressing wise . Funny how lads aren't so brave when confronted with reality . I always think a sense of humour is good thing to have , it helps you turn situations around especially if you have a good sense of irony .
    It's good you can manage to drive so that's a positive . i know Liverpool quite well , knew it better in the 50s and 60s but a lot has changed over the years . It is a long trip especially with the one way systems that appeared in recent times . I reckon we all need a tardis , life would be much easier although I'd probably go the wrong way and find myself with the cybermen .
    Hope you sleep well tonight .
    polly
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 2nd Oct 17, 9:59 PM
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    What's happened to your leg CRANKY? I've missed the details, soz
    Your 50th sounds ideal.We're having a family meal out on the day, my Grandkids are coming n are very excited, n I will go out with friends at a later date.Not in the mood at all, but will pin a smile on n endure 😁
    Just tried to watch Liar, n naughty Bon had her "good tv" radar on, so had me up n down all the way through it! Little female dog
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 3rd Oct 17, 7:46 AM
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    A lot of my friends still have youngish children so would have had to pay for babysitters and so on. By having our meal at breakfast time the children were at school and we still had the rest of the day afterwards to finish any jobs that needed doing. There was no requirement for dressing up either.....

    Candy, I fell down 5 stairs, indoors and smacked my head on the wall at the bottom for good measure. What looked like a scrape has turned into a haematoma and the dead skin is turning out to be more difficult that it was originally thought that it would be to remove.

    I bought some pom pom wool from Aldi last week because it was cheap. I've never used it before but it's proving to be a welcome distraction. I think I'm making a scarf with it - it's often used for pram blankets I think but it's very soft and snuggly.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 3rd Oct 17, 8:43 AM
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    The therapy went okay again yesterday. We did some visualisation work which was relaxing. I have to try to relax, close my eyes and try and imagine my safe "happy" place a few times before next week.

    I felt a lot more confident going into London which was good. It helped that it was a lovely sunny day as the week before it had been raining.

    Oh and btw, I hear that Lady Gaga swears by these - as she has recently talked about her fibromyalgia also. Oooh get me .... who knew I had the same taste. rotfl
    Originally posted by CurlyTop
    Yes, I read that too!

    I did look up infrared saunas after I read about the benefits to people with fibro. They have infrared therapy at a beauty salon not far from me. I may try that at some point.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 3rd Oct 17, 9:01 AM
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    Morning all...

    And a very chilly morning it is here!

    Cranky - pom pom wool will make a VERY snuggly blanket for a pram...lucky little-one who get that!

    I need to sort out a couple of Nurse appointments today....One is a 5-year check up(BP, height/weight...cholesterol..et.c) which is offered to everyone over 50 (I think)...the other is my own annual check-up with thee nurse (general check with special check on breathing/chest ...and I get my flu-jab too)....My logic says why not combine the 2 appointments...but the GP surgery seem to want to keep it as 2 appointments...

    Plus I am looking at moving my main surgery...it is a 3-site practice and since I moved house a few years ago I am MUCH nearer a different branh of the same centre...I already have most appointments there, but my 'named' GP only holds surgery at the old (Main) centre...so I may need to leave him and register with a different GP within the Practice...I know I can see any of the GPs there, but only my named GP is allowed to prescribe one of my meds.

    My new glasses should be ready tomorrow...I will finally get to see what I look like in them!

    Hope everyone is staying warm and as fit as conditions allow!
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 3rd Oct 17, 9:10 AM
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    I hope the health check goes okay Prinzessilein.

    I meant to say in my other post that you can buy a portable infrared sauna for your home. I would need to try one before I spent that type of money, though.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 3rd Oct 17, 5:21 PM
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    I meant to say in my other post that you can buy a portable infrared sauna for your home. I would need to try one before I spent that type of money, though.
    Originally posted by Wednesday2000
    Now that sounds like what I could do with! I fear my people-phobia would kick in if I visited somewhere (even if Liverpool was do-able for me ) but something of my own, at home.... perfect!

    I've only ever used a "normal" sauna once; back in 2007 Mr LW and I visited the Isle of Skye for our holiday, and we stayed overnight at The Lodge At Loch Lomond on the way up; it was all very posh (and expensive) and each room had it's own little sauna - so we had to give it a go, would've been rude not to. Anyways, it did wonders for my aching bones; and it's an experience I'd love to repeat.

    I am cross today; we popped into S/Drug to get some anti-snoring spray for Mr LW as he's run out. They had a 3-for-2 offer, so of course we got three. Only after traipsing round the F&V market and Moribunds did we get home, I went to open one for him to put to use tonight - to find that only two of the packs actually had product in! Someone must've palmed the little vial and put the empty box back on the shelf, and I didn't notice the weight discrepancy because they are small enough to carry all three in one hand. So we had to trundle all the way back into town to get it sorted; which has left me all behind on the day's tasks, and 'orribly short of energy, to boot. Well, I just hope the thieving pondlife who stole the vial chokes on the contents!

    Cranky GWS wishes for your poorly leg; let's hope you get the really good nurse again to dress it, hey?
    LameWolf
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 3rd Oct 17, 6:41 PM
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    A lot of my friends still have youngish children so would have had to pay for babysitters and so on. By having our meal at breakfast time the children were at school and we still had the rest of the day afterwards to finish any jobs that needed doing. There was no requirement for dressing up either.....

    Candy, I fell down 5 stairs, indoors and smacked my head on the wall at the bottom for good measure. What looked like a scrape has turned into a haematoma and the dead skin is turning out to be more difficult that it was originally thought that it would be to remove.

    I bought some pom pom wool from Aldi last week because it was cheap. I've never used it before but it's proving to be a welcome distraction. I think I'm making a scarf with it - it's often used for pram blankets I think but it's very soft and snuggly.
    Originally posted by CRANKY40
    Ouchy CRANKY.That sounds really painful hun Hope it heals asap
    Brrrr i'm fteezing today, n both pooches are cuddled up together, so ìt must be cold
    Couldn't get to sleep last night, so read until silly am again .It's a good job i'm a bookworm these days
    Healing huggles to all xx
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    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 3rd Oct 17, 7:33 PM
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    Hi

    Apologies for late post .... another day at the coalface! !!

    I've finally gotten through to docs and am going in tomorrow to have my knee looked at - jarred it on hols back in July when I slipped on pool of water I didn't see.

    I've also got a prescription to pick up for amitryptiline which the doc is gonna try me on of an evening in the hope it eases pain and I get some rest so hopefully wake refreshed. My doc knows I hate taking tablets and to be fair I only take them when i'm having bad days, but lately these seem to be more frequent than ever.

    Infrared Sauna Spa is on the roundabout at Childwall Five ways. They are also opening a second spa nearer to me. It will be on Walton Vale ...The main thoroughfare through to Aintree Racecourse between mid-end of October.

    The first few minutes I was unsure of the spa because the heat felt too warm ...probably not helped because I was cold and damp from flaming rain however drinking plenty of water helped quite quickly.

    Sorry to hear it's a no no for now Cranky but if it's any help the sweaty/ glowing bits were my face and chest .... then again not helped by having big boobies haha. Don't recollect leg sweats but better to be safe than sorry until your leg feels better.

    I also found this good because I don't like water/ pools etc so ideal sitting down and having a read.

    Big hugs to all .... Keep fighting the good fight ..together
    I got there - I'm debt free and intend to stay that way. If I haven't got the cash, it doesn't get bought. It's as simple as that.
    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 3rd Oct 17, 7:35 PM
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    Ooh and Wednesday ..... don't think I'l be buying an Infrared for home.... my home is small although come to think of it..... there's a rollover on Euro millions tonight
    I got there - I'm debt free and intend to stay that way. If I haven't got the cash, it doesn't get bought. It's as simple as that.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 4th Oct 17, 11:26 AM
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    I'm not feeling that bad this week, but I can't be bothered to go out and get my flu jab today. I rebooked my dental checkup for next week instead as well.

    I just don't feel like going out again this week after going on to my therapist on Monday. I might get the flu jab Thursday or Friday if I feel like it.

    Now that sounds like what I could do with! I fear my people-phobia would kick in if I visited somewhere (even if Liverpool was do-able for me ) but something of my own, at home.... perfect!
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    Yes, I think I would prefer to have one in my own home too.

    I did see one on ebay yesterday for £179, I suppose if you used it regularly it would be worth it.

    Ooh and Wednesday ..... don't think I'l be buying an Infrared for home.... my home is small although come to think of it..... there's a rollover on Euro millions tonight
    Originally posted by CurlyTop
    Haha, did you have to be naked in the sauna or do you wear a swimming costume?
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 5th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
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    Hi Wednesday

    Yes you wear a swimsuit in the spa. PerishThe thought of nakedness. Haha
    I got there - I'm debt free and intend to stay that way. If I haven't got the cash, it doesn't get bought. It's as simple as that.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 5th Oct 17, 1:00 PM
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    Hi Wednesday

    Yes you wear a swimsuit in the spa. PerishThe thought of nakedness. Haha
    Originally posted by CurlyTop
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 5th Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    Hi Wednesday

    Yes you wear a swimsuit in the spa. PerishThe thought of nakedness. Haha
    Originally posted by CurlyTop
    Another good reason for buying your own sauna pod to have at home!!
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 6th Oct 17, 6:26 PM
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    Another good reason for buying your own sauna pod to have at home!!
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    Lamewolf - how right you are. Hence why I'm back in the lotto tonight. Although I'm sure there's something not right there - remember their mott 'you have to be in it to win it' ...well I go in it and win nowt !!!

    I'm very conscientious about being seen in costumes etc but I thought, blow it, I'm in my fifties and too much pain to be bothered. Also the fact you end up in the room with your pod, the only other person that will see you is if you take a friend or possibly one other person. I'll just leave them traumatised but at least I'll be happy with the heat.

    I'm on the amitryptiline now to help with the fact that I am not sleeping of a night and wake up feeling like I've been run over by a steam roller. Day 2 and I'm more groggier today than yesterday. After having an afternoon nap, I remembered why ... I didn't sleep last night too good you couldn't make it up.

    The problem isn't helped by the jarred knee I've got which the docs think is either a torn cartilage or menisci. Have a hospital appointment at the end of November to check it out.

    Big hugs to all x
    I got there - I'm debt free and intend to stay that way. If I haven't got the cash, it doesn't get bought. It's as simple as that.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 7th Oct 17, 10:39 AM
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    I saw an infrared sauna on ebay for £130, it's from Germany.

    Hmm. I might think about getting one as I worked out it would be cheaper than going to a salon. It's £5 for only 10 minutes in the nearest salon to where I live!

    I would have to see what happens with my husband's job before I fork out money for it, though.

    I'm on the amitryptiline now to help with the fact that I am not sleeping of a night and wake up feeling like I've been run over by a steam roller. Day 2 and I'm more groggier today than yesterday. After having an afternoon nap, I remembered why ... I didn't sleep last night too good you couldn't make it up.
    Originally posted by CurlyTop
    I hope it levels out for you. I couldn't handle taking amitryptiline either.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 7th Oct 17, 11:38 AM
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    I'm having a housework day today. A very slow and careful housework day but a housework day at last. The HT carried the hoover downstairs for me He did offer to help but he's gone back upstairs to do his own room instead. I finally have the correct dressing on my leg after an interesting few days and a polite request to my gp's practice manager to sort it out before I submitted a formal complaint. I had an apology and everything has been dealt with correctly but it really shouldn't be that stressful. I showed her a photo of what I've done to my leg and she did say she was sorry that I've been messed around so much. I've finished my antibiotics so I no longer feel like I have sleeping sickness. I never realised before what an effect they have - I've been too ill to notice when I've had them previously I think. I've never had to take them as just as a precaution and it's made me much more aware that they are a strong form of medication.

    I'm still eating things that I've already made out of the freezer as opposed to cooking but that is not a bad thing because there is very little room to put anything else in the freezer. I have done a freezer audit though to tie in with JackieO's Love food, hate waste thread and the Grocery Challenge thread so it's all good. The HT made a pineapple upside down cake in food technology yesterday so that's me happy. Unexpected cake is always good.

    Oh and interestingly the nurse at the doctors said I shouldn't have a flu jab as I'm allergic to egg (not anaphylactic shock allergic, just itchy rash allergic but still....). We may have finally arrived at the reason why I'm so ill if I have the jab.
    Last edited by CRANKY40; 07-10-2017 at 2:07 PM.
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