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edited 20 September 2020 at 9:25PM in How much have you saved?
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  • Hey RL
    Sadly, not, but I do stray across it sometimes and can't stop watching as it is like a slow motion car crash.... I mean, just why? Lol  :D 
    You sound like you have a good balance between sensible saving, and living a decent & enjoyable family life, got to live too. Or in my case, plod on.... :)
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    "Mastering a low budget lifestyle now, means you are set for life" quote by 'Miss Babs'

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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Haha, riotdude is the same, he claims not to like it but he gets sucked in if he ever starts to watch it with me! 
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    The key is to find a balance with money, hopefully one of us will suss it and everyone evolves their own.
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    I called the doctors for my blood test results, and apparently they're all back to normal now? The receptionist said it was "no further action required" but I've requested a phone appointment tomorrow anyway. Obviously it's good that my liver is back to functioning well etc. but I don't actually FEEL any better, and I'm worried that now the blood tests are back to normal they're not going to push investigating much further. 
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    It's good news as it's probably ruled out a few things, now hopefully some more exploration can be done to rule out / in other things.
  • Hey RL

    Sadly, I think you have to fight for investigations now, it's what I've found for other family members... but on the bright side, it's great your results are normal, and that your liver is doing what it should.... Just have a good think over your symptoms, as, they do try to rule out the obvious first and maybe even write them down (it's what I do, so my poor brain doesn't forget anything, on the phone call appointments)...
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    "Mastering a low budget lifestyle now, means you are set for life" quote by 'Miss Babs'

    Dog's 'Pot o' Gold' = £23.85
    Household maintenance = 0
    Prolific Academic = £41.64
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Thanks folks :) I spoke to the doctor this morning and she says she thinks I had a virus, which caused the dodgy blood test results, and now I'm experiencing post- viral fatigue. Apparently it can go on for months, which is a bit worrying. 
    She's also given me omeprazole for my nausea and I've got to check in in 2 weeks and see how that's going. Fingers crossed I'll feel a bit better if I can eat properly. 
    On that note, we got a discount through for a month's worth of Gousto boxes so we've ordered one of those for next week. Hopefully it'll take the pressure off riotdude a little bit to have some healthy, easy cook meals on hand while I'm out of action.  
  • Oh dear, that's mixed news, good that you are over it, not so good that you have the after-effects... You probably already are doing it, but, plenty of water, supplements/tonics, Vit C and healthy eating might help? 
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    "Mastering a low budget lifestyle now, means you are set for life" quote by 'Miss Babs'

    Dog's 'Pot o' Gold' = £23.85
    Household maintenance = 0
    Prolific Academic = £41.64
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    I had viral thyroiditis a couple of years ago for 3 months and it knocked me off my feet. I was exhausted just getting up and having a shower. It’s surprising how much viruses affect you. All I could do was rest and try to eat well. Hope the omeprazole helps with the nausea. 
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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Yes, riotdude has been forcing vitamins into me since I've been ill! That sounds rubbish Skint_yet_Again, I've been the same way with showers! I suppose the bright side is that I've spent the past two years studying occupational therapy and now I can practice all the stuff I've learned about pacing and energy conservation on myself xD 

    NSDs yesterday and today, bringing me up to 7. I also received my student loan yesterday, which I move in to a separate account and then pay myself a monthly "wage" from it. I've also managed to put some in savings- I realised the other day that on top of my emergency fund, I need to put some aside for my car's MOT and insurance next year. I paid £750 in insurance this year so I'm crossing everything that it comes down a bit now that I've been driving a year! 

    Managed to finish transcribing another interview today, I've also sent an email to my uni tutor to let her know what's going on with me health-wise. So far I've kept telling myself that I'll be better in a couple of weeks and I'll be able to catch up, but I'm just slipping further and further behind and placement is coming up soon, so it's not really tenable any more. 
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