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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 18th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    No "T" words mentioned at all - the continuation thread
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    • 18th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
    No "T" words mentioned at all - the continuation thread 18th Jul 17 at 9:21 PM
    At the suggestion of our very sensible friend Lyn (and since the gremlins have been at work deleting threads on the Old Style forum) I've started a shiny fresh new "T" word thread. Hopefully starting again will avoid us vanishing overnight (although if I could reappear as a a more streamlined version I'd consider vanishing overnight!)

    The old thread is here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3751615.

    Welcome all to round two......
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
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    • meanmarie
    • By meanmarie 7th Oct 17, 10:23 PM
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    Get well soon Fuddle.
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 8th Oct 17, 2:19 PM
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    Thank you for the well wishes. I'm still hospital bound but doing well. I'm still on IV antibiotics because they want to get me as right as possible. I think they're tired of seeing me

    The ladies on my ward are wonderful but with it being a respiratory ward I've seen so much that makes me thankful that I don't have to live like they do. What is the saying? There by the grace of God go I? Is that right?
    • elona
    • By elona 8th Oct 17, 4:22 PM
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    fuddle

    I think it is "There but for the grace of God go I" if I remember right.

    Crossing my fingers and toes that you get well enough to go home soon.
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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 8th Oct 17, 9:39 PM
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    Fuddle - do take care my dear. I knew you were far too special to have pneumonia - it's sooooo dreadfully common you know. Far better to have something unique
    Joking apart - I do hope you are resting up and the hospital staff can get things under control.

    Busy weekend here - lots of gardening as I'm afraid each weekend may be the last. It's chilly in the mornings although I'm heading south for a few days this week so may be slightly warmer!

    I saw the As** store had pumpkins today but I was too busy to buy any. I will pick them up next weekend and make my front doorstep look pretty. I tried to find orange and red chrysanthemums on Friday but they seem to be non existent now. The chap in Dobbies said I was months too late - well maybe from a marketing point of view but not from a gardening perspective!

    Off to make my no soak oatmeal for tomorrow's breakfast - porridge it ain't but it will have too do!
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 9th Oct 17, 9:32 PM
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    Thank you everyone. I just wanted to pop on to let you know I came home at teatime and about to turn over and sleep... all night long!
    • elona
    • By elona 9th Oct 17, 9:57 PM
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    fuddle

    I am so glad you are home. Have a good night's sleep in your own bed.
    "This site is addictive!"
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th Oct 17, 6:27 AM
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    Woohoo! Hope you had a great nights sleep in your own bed xx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Oct 17, 8:11 AM
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    Morning, FUDS hope you had the best night's sleep in ages pet, concentrate on getting totally over this before you embark on any further adventures!

    Success yesterday in that a small garden table and a wooden cupboard surplus to needs were put at the end of the drive with a notice on both saying 'free, please take' and both items were gone within a couple of hours. We did the same with a wooden rocking chair that had lived in the summer house for years last week and that went very quickly, nice to be able to 'give' and have people take what we don't have need for any longer. We now have an Ikea double bed that Nell had and doesn't need now to dispose of. We'll offer it on freecycle and see if there are any takers.

    He Who Knows has got the cold/cough that I've been suffering from for the last couple of weeks and is feeling bleurgh! today but has taken Cookie walking for a breath of fresh air. I'm going into town on the bus to get my rail ticket for Friday as I'm off to Nell for a concert on Saturday and I'll get into Wilkos for some more cough sweets and some cold cure for the poorly one. If this is indicative of our health for the coming winter I'm fed up with it already!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Oct 17, 8:31 AM
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    Ouch.....when I was out walking with Maisie doggie and her mum last night we walked the coastal path here which isn't paved and is very stony and uneven and I managed to catch the toe of my boot on a large embedded stone in the middle of the path and plummeted!!! I'm lucky in that I didn't have time to try and stop myself falling so I bounced but have some sore bits this morning. The path is very rough and luckily I had gloves on so my hands are only sore, not cut. I have a sore hip, thigh and knee and have bruised a rib but lucky not to have anything broken. That will teach me to pick my feet up won't it?

    He Who Knows seems to be feeling a little better this morning and has gone off to walk Cookie, it feels cooler again today and we have quite a breeze stirring the tree tops outside, really autumnal and drifts of leaves on the pavements now but it IS very pretty with the colour of the turning leaves and as of yet...still dry! Don't know what's on for today, house tidying for sure and a tiny bit of ironing from what I washed yesterday, I may try to persuade him to take us somewhere for a change of scenery but that's dependent on him feeling up to it. Have a good day everyone, Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 11th Oct 17, 8:56 AM
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    Like you say ouch Lyn it always seems to happen so quickly doesn't it, get well wishes to you and HWK.
    Likewise to Fuddle glad to have read you are home and hope you enjoyed a good sleep in your own bed, there really isn't anything like it is there x
    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 11th Oct 17, 11:03 AM
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    Ow MrsLW hope you aren't in too much pain but lucky you didn't do more damage than that.
    Fuddle hope you got a good nights sleep and are feeling better xx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 11th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    Oh Lyn you must have had a shock! I dare say Maisie was fussing about you wondering why on earth you were down there. Light duties for you today I expect. I have a pan of broth on so when I dunk into it later I'll raise to calm cosy healing.

    Gan canny. *Be careful how you go.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Oct 17, 1:08 PM
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    I'm actually fine today, I have a sore rib where I think I must have landed on a stone and some bruises on my hands that are a bit sore but I'm moving as normal and not in any sort of discomfort. Maisie did come and look at me in an 'upside down' way but then decided to jump down onto the beach because I wasn't all that interesting. Just feel stupid for not watching my footing on what I KNOW is an uneven path. I'm off to walk the Cookster in a few minutes so that will give my muscles a nice stretch, I promise to Gan canny petal, same applies to you though!!! Hope you're feeling better and more positive today and that you got a decent night's sleep, makes all the difference to your mindset in the day doesn't it?

    Well, the walk was well worth it as I've come back with a pocket full of lovely succulent chestnuts t5hat the wind is bringing down from the trees, going to enjoy them roasted in the oven as part of supper tonight!
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    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Oct 17, 7:57 AM
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    Morning all, just to say I'm off to Nell for the weekend for a concert Saturday and a D of E walk with the bronze beginners on Sunday. I'll try to stay in touch by reading but it's always busy on a weekend like this. Back home on Monday so I'll catch up then if I can't while I'm away.

    FUDDLE hope you are still making progress health wise and are now feeling better and more positive about things xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 13th Oct 17, 11:43 AM
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    Hi Lyn. Enjoy DofE with Nell and the gang and especially the concert.

    I'm stuck in a worry about it all Lyn but as the days go on I get a little used to it. My first appointment is on Wednesday so hopefully I will get some sort of plan/knowledge. I've never smoked, I don't drink and will never again now but I am over weight. I'm already watching my salt and saturated fat intake and I'm determined to help myself. I've had fluid all year around my heart and in my lungs that was never dealt with. I've managed, slogging up this hill, wracked with stress and a high salt high fat comfort food diet while in that state. Now we know I can maintain healthily but I've cried an awful lot. Life is so precious and something that I took for granted. It's been a shock but strip away all the baggage from the last year and I have a decent chance with the life I have somehow managed to cobble for myself. No more A Levels. No more searching for more. I'm happy just being me, plodding on with my own personal daily purpose.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th Oct 17, 7:39 PM
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    Finally back online . DD has been ill , I've had Bronchitis and the laptop has been with the family techie .

    Fuds love I know you will be worrying but you are possibly in the best position ever to tackle the health situation . You've worked your way through so many hard and worrying situations and come through all the storms of life . It sounds as though you have good medical support now and you have learned your way around the system .
    I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday , I think about you daily anyway . Your candle is lit as I write this and I've managed to track down 4 more so with the one still in use and the other still in the box we'll manage for quite a while .
    Take care and pace yourself as much as you can . xxxx

    Have a lovely time with Nell Lyn wrap up well , some windy weather heading our way . I hope you and HWK are over the horrible cold and your ribs are not bothering you too much now .

    Haven't caught up so sending warm wishes to all . I've missed you .
    Chrome has been installed but am posting on Firefox as a lot has been changed on the lappy and I need a couple of days to get over lack of sleep and feeling rough . To post on Chrome I need to alter my email as I changed provider earlier in the year . First I'll have to remember the "safe place" I put my original mse details I printed when I first joined the site . I'll need to change my email details for mse and don't want to end up like other posters finding myself a newbie !!!

    Take care all
    Much love
    polly x
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 15th Oct 17, 10:49 AM
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    To have you all there is just wonderful. Unfortunately, I have sunk very low these past days. I saw glimmer of improvement each day but the negatives always won out. Today DH is fishing, I have started beginners yoga on youtube and have a pan of broth on without bacon or stock cube for low salt. I've just looked on the stock cube ingredients and added as many of my own dried herbs.

    My low salt cooking knowledge is rubbish but I think this is where the nurses will help me next week. The important thing is I am able to walk up the stairs without getting out of breath for the first time in more than a year now the fluid is being drawn out by the diuretics and I have more colour in my face. The improvements in one week has been fantastic and now I know,I will live my life as healthily as I can.

    So much to learn and with so much stocked food that is too high in salt and saturated fat but it's all something for me to focus on and learn about. My appointment with the nurse is on Wednesday which is the year anniversary of my mam so I don't know how I will be this coming week. All I can tell you is that today I'm rolling up my sleves and tomorrow I'm back on the school walk although down hill only... I will get the bus up until I have spoken to the nurse. I do know that cardio is a must though but I just want to know I'm stable first.

    Thank you for being there and giving me an outlet. I'm off to go work out how to make and preserve my own baked beans.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 15th Oct 17, 1:07 PM
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    There is a more positive tone to your post today fuds. Over the past year so much has altered with your mindset and you know you can and will deal with whatever comes your way . I remember you going back through everything this time last year and doing that has given you a clear idea of how things needed to change .
    The advice will be there from the hospital about diet and management .I stopped adding salt to almost everything in the 80s apart from potatoes for boiling or mashing .
    I use marigold organic stock powder for stews , soups etc but you'd need to check the salt content of that after you've been given your guidelines on Wednesday .
    Store cupboard food will be used up by the family but not you .
    Start to introduce healthier meals in between serving the normal stuff . The hardest thing will be getting the girls and your husband used to the new regime . You will be more on board because it is a personal health issue for you .
    This week remember your Mum with the knowledge that she is at peace and her struggles are over .
    polly xxxx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 15th Oct 17, 3:46 PM
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    There's been a welcome shift to my mood today, definately polly. I don't want to be making a fuss about food changes but they all know that gravy and dumplings are no longer prominent. I'm not too sure where I'm going with it yet but I will find a way to make healthier meals for us all without making a hoohah. My mind is frantic with change but theirs need not be. I don't even want fatty salty food. It's like it's switched on a kind of survival instinct in me. X
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 15th Oct 17, 4:23 PM
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    You can make healthy gravy and vegetable stocks in fact it's very MSE to do so . I use Atora vegetarian suet for dumplings have done for years . I prefer it , I only add a little white pepper to the mix no salt . You'd need to compare fat levels between ordinary animal suet and veggie . You can read the ingredients on supermarket sites .
    You will hopefully leave on Wednesday with advice and diet sheets .
    It could be worth asking at the hospital if they can recommend suitable books . If they do your library may be able to order them in for you to look at .
    When you research online stick to the uk . You'll need to follow current NHS guidelines .

    I can't remember how the veggie experiment you tried for one the daughters went but mixing in non meat meals is useful as herbs and spices add the flavour rather than stocks that mimic meaty flavours .
    Someone had a thread on OS a few weeks ago and I posted a recipe for Carrot , Tomato and Lentil Soup which is warming and filling .
    Perhaps when you absorb the information from the hospital and get this week over you could start a thread on the new way of cooking and eating . So many have restricted diets I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas .

    I've once more been battening down the hatches , I'm hoping the last of "Ophelia" will miss us but we do have the warnings here . The downside of living by the sea and barely 3m above sea level .

    pollyx
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