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    • soolin
    • By soolin 2nd Feb 09, 5:27 PM
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    Fibromyalgia (part 2)
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    • 2nd Feb 09, 5:27 PM
    Fibromyalgia (part 2) 2nd Feb 09 at 5:27 PM
    Starting a fresh thread as promised.

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  • sharon59
    shes home!now wheres the hair dye-the silvers showing thru a bit more!
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    • black paw
    • By black paw 3rd Feb 09, 2:35 AM
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    Shiny new thread thanks Soolin..
    been in doors last few days lots of pain in arms and back ,can't sleep either ahhhhhh , well off to bed again. bye all xx
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    • Unity
    • By Unity 3rd Feb 09, 10:31 AM
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    Unity
    We don't have snow!
    Wow - I must be living in Camelot . We have no snow at all - absolutely zilch .

    We were watching the 6 pm news last evening - when the rain started lashing down and by the time we went to bed most of the snow had gone. Got up this morning and there's not even a sign that it was ever here in the first place.

    It's really great news because we are due at the GP's tonight and when I saw the weather yesterday I was thinking we'd have to cancel. I just pray it stays like this. DS is going to see if anything can be done for his knee ligaments, DH needs a referral to another asbestosis specialist, as the one he saw last year was so lacking in communication skills that I wondered if he had some autism type problem and GP agreed! I need to get the results of the neck x-ray, have my BP checked and generally talk about the patches/methodone situation.

    I'm glad to see that most people seem a bit brighter - it must be the lovely new surroundings .

    Keep warm and well - or as well as possible and I hope your snow disappears as quickly as ours.
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    • Unity
    • By Unity 3rd Feb 09, 11:02 AM
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    Unity
    After the end of the last thread, I figured we could do with a little light relief, raeh.
    We have "teasy" here. "I'm feeling some teasy"
    Some = a lot, considerably
    Teasy = irritated

    Just the one slice of the sultana slab please, Unity. Love that you're feeling a little brighter.

    I had a fabbie dinner - lamb chop, dolphin-nose (dauphinoise) potatoes, gravy and mint sauce. The lamb was absolutely gorge.
    Must remember, I do not need any choccie.
    Originally posted by Careful with that Axe
    Would you like a to go with the sultana slab? Don't forget there's still coconut rice pud left if you didn't have dessert . I was just saying to Sue that I'm going to have to start watching what I eat as some of my jeans are starting to feel just a little tight maybe it's time for a quick fix with the low-carb diet - although it has to be said that when I went on it last year I got the complete opposite effect to what is usual - no great surge of energy, in fact quite the opposite! I swear this is just another complication of the fibro though as a friend from the pain clinic had the same effect. It may be worth it just to make the low-carb brownie recipe though .
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  • somebody_else
    Only a very light sprinkling of snow has stayed here and it isn't actively added to it for a few hours. I wish I had 6 inches It's been a while
    Originally posted by Careful with that Axe
    Well, we had about 3 inches last night, which stayed overnight and now it looks like we're going to get a couple more inches. All these inches add up you know although I don't think we're going to get a full six inches round here.

    "The worst snowfall for 18 or 20 years" sounds quite extreme, but in reality it's a piffling amount round here.
    s/e
  • suep
    All our snows gone, but my son who lives only about 15 miles away said its still thick there and he's off out with g/s to make more snowmen.

    I was so tired last night I went to bed early to read but fell asleep almost straight away at 9.00pm, I then went on to have one of my worse nights ever and only realised this morning why, Id been so tired I'd forgotten to take my night meds I've cancelled Hydrotherapy today as I feel really washed out and just want to go back to bed, but I promised my Dad I'd visit him this afternoon so will have to keep going for now, anyway I stripped the bed this morning so I cant go back until I make it , and thats just too much like hard work right now
  • somebody_else
    All our snows gone, but my son who lives only about 15 miles away said its still thick there and he's off out with g/s to make more snowmen.
    Originally posted by suep
    It's stopped snowing here and the sun's come out and all the snow is rapidly disappearing. At least the kids out the back had time for a snowball fight and to build a snowman before it started melting. Right - what's the difference between a snowman and a snowlady?*

    I was so tired last night I went to bed early to read but fell asleep almost straight away at 9.00pm, I then went on to have one of my worse nights ever and only realised this morning why, Id been so tired I'd forgotten to take my night meds I've cancelled Hydrotherapy today as I feel really washed out and just want to go back to bed, but I promised my Dad I'd visit him this afternoon so will have to keep going for now, anyway I stripped the bed this morning so I cant go back until I make it , and thats just too much like hard work right now
    Originally posted by suep
    Sorry you had a carp night. I treated myself to a new adjustable bed a couple of weeks ago and it was delivered last week. The novelty hasn't worn off yet so I'm going to bed early most nights. I can finally sit up and read for as long as I want to as I can raise my legs and rest the book on my lap instead of knackering my hands holding a book. And, although I wouldn't say I'm sleeping better because I'm still waking several times a night, I'm not waking up in agony and having to change position to ease the pain in my hips and lower spine. It's luvverly.
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    • Unity
    • By Unity 3rd Feb 09, 12:48 PM
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    Unity
    It's stopped snowing here and the sun's come out and all the snow is rapidly disappearing. At least the kids out the back had time for a snowball fight and to build a snowman before it started melting. Right - what's the difference between a snowman and a snowlady?*


    Sorry you had a carp night. I treated myself to a new adjustable bed a couple of weeks ago and it was delivered last week. The novelty hasn't worn off yet so I'm going to bed early most nights. I can finally sit up and read for as long as I want to as I can raise my legs and rest the book on my lap instead of knackering my hands holding a book. And, although I wouldn't say I'm sleeping better because I'm still waking several times a night, I'm not waking up in agony and having to change position to ease the pain in my hips and lower spine. It's luvverly.
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    *Snowballs
    Originally posted by somebody_else
    I do not know how I would manage without my adjustable bed - in fact it I think twice before going on holiday these days, because I can't take it with me . I do find I sleep in some peculiar positions to get comfy and sometimes I wake up curled like a paper-clip . I don't go to bed during the day at all, though I often fall asleep on the sofa, so I am always glad to see my bed - it's about my favourite place to be honest
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  • somebody_else
    I do not know how I would manage without my adjustable bed - in fact it I think twice before going on holiday these days, because I can't take it with me . I do find I sleep in some peculiar positions to get comfy and sometimes I wake up curled like a paper-clip . I don't go to bed during the day at all, though I often fall asleep on the sofa, so I am always glad to see my bed - it's about my favourite place to be honest
    Originally posted by Unity
    Ah, well, I 've not been on holiday for about 4 years now, so it's not an issue right now. Although now I've got the new bed I'm even more reluctant than I was to consider staying overnight when visiting family. I don't think those without real/severe sleep problems understand just how precious what little sleep we do get is to us. [Get the violins out folks. Ed.]

    Add to that the fact that I've already got into the habit of raising the head end in the mornings to make getting up easier, I suspect even having the bed less than a week, I'd find going back to an ordinary bed very hard.
    s/e
  • raeh
    afternoon its still a white wonderland here had calls early to say both schools were closed although staff were expected in :rolleyes: we only had to man the building in case any kids turned up but none did lol. We used the time for a tidy up and sort out then i was back home for lunch time. The roads around here are still trecherous as they are covered in packed down snow, cars were obviously just left last night as there are loads sat by the road side. It has started to melt slightly as the sun was out for a while but thats worse as it will then freeze again and i did hear there may be more snow on the way. I had to take Bill to school with me and i pulled him along on the sledge [aching arms now :rolleyes: ] but he and a couple of toher kids that came with staff played out all morning he was saying bless him that hes never seen so much snow

    unity coconut rice pud sounds yummy im making toad in the hole for tea so may have to try that for dessert hope you all get the answers you want at the gp

    i hope everyone manages a good nights sleep tonight, the idea of having a full nights sleep just sounds fabulous [and also a fairytale]

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  • raeh
    i really would love an adjustable bed we talked about it after buying a new memory foam topped mattress which :rolleyes: is ok but still not brilliant. Its the idea of being able to move it to get up rather than heaving myself up in a morning i love
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  • somebody_else
    i really would love an adjustable bed we talked about it after buying a new memory foam topped mattress which :rolleyes: is ok but still not brilliant. Its the idea of being able to move it to get up rather than heaving myself up in a morning i love
    Originally posted by raeh
    My mother got one of those tempur mattresses and raved about it. I've slept on it twice and never slept so badly in my life. Apart from the fact that it radiates heat back at you (considering I feel the cold quite seriously, that shouldn't be a problem but I was so hot I couldn't sleep), there's also the issue of sinking down into it and not being able to change position during the night.

    The adjustable bed, with a proper sprung mattress, on the other hand is wonderful. I would give it serious consideration Raeh. I would also suggest going to a bed shop and trying one out (lie down on it for half an hour to see how comfy you are - don't just sit on it or lie down for 10 minutes, it's not a long enough test). One of the reasons I've taken so long to get around to this is because I was going to lose quite a lot of storage space under the bed, but my local supplier does them on legs rather than a divan base so I've now got 3, wheeled storage boxes under there instead. (The woman I bought it from actually suggested, when I asked about getting one with a drawer in, that it would work out cheaper and give me a lot more storage to buy a couple of these boxes instead. There's a saleswoman I'd recommend to anyone else looking at a new bed.)
    s/e
  • Careful with that Axe
    Ooh la la! Was woken at 7am by upstairs lass running round the flat yelling "we've got more snow!" She was so excited bless. I wasn't so impressed as I needed to catch up on sleep from the night before, so went back to bed after a couple of cups of tea.
    It's is sunny here, with clear blue skies and the snow is slowly melting, but I suspect we'll have more once the late afternoon is here.
    The adjustable beds sound wonderful - so pleased that you are enjoying yours s/e.
    And it is lovely to have you back.
    I think I may break the habit of a lifetime and walk down into town so I can enjoy the altered views.
    Unity, I hope you found the GP visit successful. I'm afraid my memories of school rice pud has put me off for life. Maybe it's time to try it again - after all, I'm now a big lover of Liver and Sprouts and I never thought that would happen!
    sharon, I bet DD is all proud of herself for driving in the snow .
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    ...Wow. Took Lyrica and dihydrocodeine last night, and I'm actually properly awake for the first time in years - that feels good!
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    • bigzippy
    • By bigzippy 3rd Feb 09, 4:20 PM
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    Just popped into say Hi and let you know I did find the new shiny thread.

    Hopefully the landlord will've bled all the radiators by the time I get back from picking up OH from one work and dropping him off at work no. 2 (complete with regulation black shirt which I had to wash, dry and iron today...) so off I pop... I'll be back (Alsta La Vista Baby! )
    "I am indelibly stained by hope and longing" - Nuts in May
  • Careful with that Axe
    Ello BZ. Hope heating is sorted this time round. How long til you get your phone and broadband? Or does your post mean that you've already got it? I get confudizzled easily
    I must go, I have lives to ruin and hearts to break

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  • suep
    s/e and unity the adjustable beds sound heaven, but well out of my price range at the moment, o/h hasnt got over the shock of shelling out for the new sofa yet We brought one of the memory foam mattress's last year after the dog ripped up my memory foam topper and although I loved it at first, I hate it now. It wasn't one of the expensive ones and is basically a couple of inches of memory foam on top of normal foam, and as s/e said it's boiling hot even for me and I feel the cold like most of us do, o/h hates it and often has to fetch a towel to lie on as he's sweating so much.

    We were talking about a holiday today and are in 2 minds of it this year. Last year dd looked after the house and dog as both ds1&2 have both left home now, when we got back the house was filthy and there was piles of washing waiting to be done despite me warning her to get hers out of the way as I was bringing loads back. She's promised to be better this year but I dont trust her she's a lazy moo, also our dog will be 11 this year and although healthy is getting more clingy and nervous in her old age, she wont even eat her dinner until o/h gets home from 2nd job in evening so we dont want to leave her, especially to dd's care and attention :rolleyes:
  • Careful with that Axe
    How was your Dad suep?
    I must go, I have lives to ruin and hearts to break

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    • bigzippy
    • By bigzippy 3rd Feb 09, 7:30 PM
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    Not already got phone or broadband (and SORELY missing it!) and not sure how long it'll be til I get it cos not rung about getting it yet!! Doh!

    Flipping landlord mustn't've got the message from the flipping rental agents about bringing his keys cos I got back from picking OH from work and there was a note posted through the door from him!! Grrr!!

    Am at MIL2B's now using t'internet...this could get annoying quickly! :rolleyes:
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