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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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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 6th Dec 17, 11:18 AM
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    We're fine Lainey, thank you for your continued love and support in sad times, it helps to know someone else is there for me! I know that death is the ultimate end for each of us and that one life should be lived as well as it can be but she's so young to be ending her journey and had a gusto for life that she lived to the full it's sadness that she won't have the twilight years to carry on enjoying herself. Maybe next time round eh? xxx

    Bless you, you make life a better place xxx.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Dec 17, 2:44 PM
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    We're fine Lainey, thank you for your continued love and support in sad times, it helps to know someone else is there for me! I know that death is the ultimate end for each of us and that one life should be lived as well as it can be but she's so young to be ending her journey and had a gusto for life that she lived to the full it's sadness that she won't have the twilight years to carry on enjoying herself. Maybe next time round eh? xxx

    Bless you, you make life a better place xxx.
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I hold faith that the universe will measure each person and their lives to see where they will go 'next', so yes, next time around she should have a good, long life!
    Right back at you lovely Mrs LW, thank you for your friendship xx
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 6th Dec 17, 4:13 PM
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    Mrs LW. Sorry about your friend, may her passing be gentle.
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 6th Dec 17, 4:29 PM
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    I just find such news desperately sad. I expect sadness and thoughts about your friend wouldn't have been far from your mind today.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 6th Dec 17, 4:34 PM
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    I'll remember her smile and laughing with her FUDS for far longer than I'll mourn her passing, a lovely lady somehow full of sunshine and a bit of sparkle 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 9th Dec 17, 1:40 PM
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    Hello everyone. I have popped on to tell you that today I weighed in and managed to get to 1 stone in weight loss. I'm really happy with that and will continue to just let my body shed whatever it feels. I have no ideal weight or goal, I'm just eating well and doing my school run.

    I have been quiet on purpose this week because I don't want you all thinking I'm a hypochondriac! I have a virus that is effecting my chest wall. It started last week by my lower ribs, moved to give me hurtful shoulder pain and then settled in my chest. I didn't mess about with the chest and saw the GP. I have costochronditis and just have to sit it out, take ibprofen and do my deep breathing exercises to keep my lungs clear. It started after I had that ruddy mince pie so I asked the Q if it could be connected. He said that he is aware that with gluten intolerance any exposure to to gluten can cause inflammation within the body. I got a ticking off for not getting tested before I started my elimination diet but said I should get the girls tested just incase. I will do this after New Year.

    So I'm behaving myself but keeping myself moving and breathing as best I can. I am, however, cursing the Law of Sod!

    How are you all doing?
    • elona
    • By elona 9th Dec 17, 1:54 PM
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    fuddle

    You were sensible to get yourself checked out as soon as you did.
    Try to stay warm and hydrated and keep up with the exercises for your lungs.

    I just caught a stinker of a cold so not sure if even a virtual hug is a good idea. Have warned family not to come over tomorrow as I don't want to be sneezing over the dinner and would feel awful if I passed on the cold.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Dec 17, 5:37 PM
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    Poor FUDDLEY ONE, one thing after another at the moment isn't it lovey? Hope you can keep the pain controlled and that this new set of problems clear quickly 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!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Dec 17, 11:40 PM
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    Aw fudds So sorry you're ill again. Wishing you well quickly! xx
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 10th Dec 17, 8:09 PM
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    fuddle - a respiratory physician once told me that he had known lots of patients with inflammatory bowel conditions who also had a persistent cough with no other apparent cause. Even the medics are admitting that inflammation in one body system can be linked with inflammation in another. Think how some people with asthma also have eczema, and some with psoriasis also have arthritis. Inflammation is a good thing but too much causes havoc.

    Well done on the weight loss!
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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 10th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
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    Sorry Ive been MIA. My log on suddenly decided it was invalid and my user name didn't exist sometimes I think websites deliberately want you to reregister to count you as a new user - absolute morons. You can tell I'm really fed up

    Lyn - I'm so sorry about your neighbour. Sounds like she had a good life which we should be grateful for but still a shock nevertheless.

    Fuddle - your weight loss is a real achievement. It should inspire me but I'm in a bit of a hole right now so really need to get my mind in the right place.

    This blasted iPad is being a complete pain ( I really would like to say something else ) tonight so it's a short message as I'm at my wits end. Maybe tomorrow my humour will have improved
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Dec 17, 6:01 PM
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    I'm going AWOL until next week as Nell and I are off to Berlin for the Christmas Markets. He Who Knows has many home made meals in the freezer and I'm up to date with everything so I know he'll be fine until I get home again. See you laters 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 12th Dec 17, 7:50 PM
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    Have a fantastic time Lyn xx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 12th Dec 17, 9:31 PM
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    Cor, now that's the way to get into a festive mind frame. I bet it's beautiful. Wrap up warm and absorb it all, including warming liquids of the mulled or spiced variety.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 15th Dec 17, 1:52 PM
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    You're really going to think I'm making what I am about to say up. I mean I've had some stories to tell but this one is quite bizarre.

    You might remember I had costochronditis last week. Well I did get a viral chest infection too. I'm happy that it was a virus because my heart rate and blood pressure have been lovely while fight it. Up until Weds morning I was in a lot of pain and really breathless. Last night however I was chuffed that I had fought it off.

    This morning I awoke to chest pain again and a very rapid heart rate and silly high blood pressure. Great. Suspecting that I had contracted a bacterial infection DH took youngest to school and dropped me at GP at 8.45. I asked for an appointment. There were non. I explained my history and how it was important that we act fast with this. Still she still wouldn't give me an emergency appointment that I usually can access. She told me that there were some appointments but they are saved for 111 referrals and they aren't allowed to fill them. Very upset I went outside (it was snowing) and called 111. I answered all their questions to be told that she was going to get an ambulance to me. Crying I said I didn't need that I just needed a GP's appointment. She told me to go back into the surgery and wait for the crew. I was sat in the surgery upset, DH was now with me, awaiting for the crew. They turned up with a wheelchair to take me to hospital. I said that I haven't been assessed by a GP yet and after a bit of curfuffal with understanding they realised what had happened. They took me into the GP's car park, into the ambulance, to assess me, do paperwork and scratched their heads with what to do. The paramedic was concerned about my heart rate and asked did I think I needed hospital. I said no, not at all that I've been here many times, last night my stats were fine this morning alarming bells are ringing and I'm acting fast like I've been told. I just wanted to see the GP because I suspect I have developed a secondary bacterial infection as I was fighting the viral one. He called 111 and made me an appointment at my surgery. They let me out of the rig and I walked into the surgery for my appointment.

    There's no sign of fluid on my lungs but they are crackling with mucus. I have steroids and I'm being treat for a bacterial chest infection with 2 antibiotics. I've had to cancel my echocardiogram on Monday though. I really don't want to take these antibiotics but I'm not an idiot. I know in myself what to look for and although it feels like overkill at the moment if I hadn't acted quickly I might be in hospital in a few days like what normally happens.

    I've worked so hard with my good bacteria that I am desperately upset but I'm trying to think positively and I believe I beat a virus for the first time in a year and a half and ok, I did succumb to a secondary bacterial infection as I was fighting it but I am now, I think, immune to that virus and should it come bothering me again I won't succumb and maybe, just maybe I won't be weak enough for the blasted bacteria.

    I have a GP appointment to check for fluid retention with the heart issues on Monday but the NHS has cost itself £250 this morning for a GP appointment and a loss of a crew for about an hour. I feel bad but the situation was out of my hands.

    So I'm now off to read about Ayurveda for lung health in a desperate bid to help my immunity even more.
    Last edited by fuddle; 15-12-2017 at 1:55 PM.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Dec 17, 8:16 PM
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    Wow fuddle, I thought that your surgery had been told that you must be given an immediate appointment if circumstances such as you describe happened. What happened to that?
    I would not have gone outside to ring 111, I would have done it in front of the stroppy one.
    Well done on the weight loss. You are so determined when you put your mind to something. I am ashamed of my weak will power. I know that the weight loss is just a byproduct of your healthy eating programme but even so, oK am lost in admiration.

    By the by, cooking apples are very versatile. (dont worry evetyone. That bit is in code)
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Dec 17, 8:42 PM
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    Oh, it has reappeared! I give up and am going to bed. If you get multitudinous emails now, don't blame me.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 15th Dec 17, 8:43 PM
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    Fuddle, I'm horrified. That is absolutely disgraceful given your history. I think I'd be bypassing the practice manager this time and asking your local MP for help. What will it take before these people get their act together? mad:
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 15th Dec 17, 9:09 PM
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    Wow fuddle, I thought that your surgery had been told that you must be given an immediate appointment if circumstances such as you describe happened. What happened to that?
    I would not have gone outside to ring 111, I would have done it in front of the stroppy one.
    Well done on the weight loss. You are so determined when you put your mind to something. I am ashamed of my weak will power. I know that the weight loss is just a byproduct of your healthy eating programme but even so, oK am lost in admiration.

    By the by, cooking apples are very versatile. (dont worry evetyone. That bit is in code)
    Originally posted by monnagran
    The letter is in my medical records and the receptionist isn't allowed access to my medical records. However, I have the same copy and I will be printing it for my bag, highlighted and ready for a bit of under nose thrusting. I do get that her hands were tied and that it's not her fault, it's a broken system, but just it just beggars belief.

    The apple kind of screams it should happen. I'll mention to Lyn too. Sorry for the code everyone!

    Monna my motivation is fear. I'm scared. I want to help myself and be strong. I am well tonight. My stats are down a bit and I'm going to watch Have I Got News For You. My weekly laugh! Reminds me. Laughter yoga... When I'm better I'm going to try it via YouTube. It's said to be good for lung health. My neighbours may have me sectioned but never mind!

    Fuddle, I'm horrified. That is absolutely disgraceful given your history. I think I'd be bypassing the practice manager this time and asking your local MP for help. What will it take before these people get their act together? mad:
    Originally posted by scottishminnie
    We have a really good MP here sm. I have been thinking about it. I don't want a fuss but I think what happened today is a worrying sign of what is to come nationwide.
    • elona
    • By elona 15th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
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    fuddle

    You won't feel like it right now but singing is said to be good for lung health. I am so glad you were able to stand your ground and get checked out.

    Would aromatherapy in a burner help with the mucous? I tried it years ago when every cold seemed to end up with a chest infection and it really helped.
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