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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 2:22 PM
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Apr 18, 6:51 PM
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    I'm cold.

    I've spent the whole day doing admin stuff for AmDram and and now chilled, but what's worse is my feet are freezing and I daren't use a Hottie in case it sets off the plantar fasciitis.

    If my feet are cold, the whole of me feels cold.



    I was squeezing blood into a test tube this morning!

    Sending off a sample for a private test.
    Got to do another one on Monday.
    When you want blood to come out, it seems quite tricky to get sufficient, but when you cut yourself chopping onions or somesuch, the bleeding goes on and on and all over the place!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Apr 18, 8:27 PM
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    .... I daren't use a Hottie in case it sets off the plantar fasciitis.

    If my feet are cold, the whole of me feels cold.
    ....
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I had quite severe pain in one of my heels a few years ago - my GP at the time (father of my present one ) gave me a steroid injection in my heel which really hurt at the time but it did help in the long term. When I developed a problem in the other heel, my current GP (the daughter) wouldn't oblige .... It's ok at the moment BTW and has been for a while.

    Agree about the cold feet - sometimes sleep with socks on, particularly in the day although apparently it's not good for the circulation ... ??
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 6:10 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    yet glorious day!



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    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 6:27 AM
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    I'm cold.

    I've spent the whole day doing admin stuff for AmDram and and now chilled, but what's worse is my feet are freezing and I daren't use a Hottie in case it sets off the plantar fasciitis.

    If my feet are cold, the whole of me feels cold.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Hope you managed to warm up in the end.

    I had to google 'plantar fasciitis' - never heard of it before.

    I agree though & can't abide cold tootsies. Brrrrrr!



    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 6:35 AM
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    Good Morning AlfieBetty (sic).
    Still waking up this morning, but my humour is smokin' as you can see ... in fact it is rockin' like Dolly Parton!
    What I'm trying to say is that I'm a bit hyper active this morning. Probably been upgraded to a four propeller engine!
    I suppose that I'll crash and burn later .....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:02 AM
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    I belong to my county's Wildlife Trust.
    Trouble is, most of the talks and things are a bit too far away.


    Hope you managed to warm up in the end.

    I had to google 'plantar fasciitis' - never heard of it before.

    I agree though & can't abide cold tootsies. Brrrrrr!



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Gill has it, too.

    I thought it had gone, and then it came back.


    In the end, I mad a hottie and put it on my legs and hugged it under a duvet, but kept it well away from my feet and gradually they warmed up.
    It took a while, though.

    Anyway, I got the sorting out admin done, which means I can have my dining table back. The boxes of stuff have been sitting there since Christmas!

    Will have to start on my own stuff next. It's all in a terrible mess.

    I cleared out a stock cupboard too. Some of the tins and jars were very out of date. However, best before dates don't mean you can't eat the stuff.

    Some tins looked a bit damaged and blown, though, so I discarded the contents into the food waste recycling. The others, though, I'm opening and seeing what they're like.

    The blackcurrants had no taste left, so they went into recycling. However, the mini bell peppers and asparagus tips were ok, so I ate them yesterday as they were so low in calories! I had less than 300 calories on my fast day yesterday!

    Will try the peas, beans and sweetcorn next.

    I'm not very good at rotating tins and jars. I do like to have some things, in case the freezer gives up, to and in case I'm ill for a long time and the freezer runs down, but what usually happens is that they sit there for a few years and then I have to decide what to do with them.

    There is a whole jar of aubergine chutney. Why did I buy that?

    Two large jars of gherkins which I must have got one Christmas.

    Plus, I can't open jars like that as my wrists are damaged. Used to be able to open anything! Even with those devices, I still can't, so I have to pierce the lids,and use rubbery grip things, but then, because the lids are pierced, you can't re-use those jars.

    I must stop buying them.


    Anyway, at least everything got recycled.... tins, jars, food.


    My flour is coming today....... am I in a bread-making mood?


    Good Morning AlfieBetty (sic).
    Still waking up this morning, but my humour is smokin' as you can see ... in fact it is rockin' like Dolly Parton!
    What I'm trying to say is that I'm a bit hyper active this morning. Probably been upgraded to a four propeller engine!
    I suppose that I'll crash and burn later .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy



    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Apr 18, 8:13 AM
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    I've spent the whole day doing admin stuff for AmDram and and now chilled, but what's worse is my feet are freezing and I daren't use a Hottie in case it sets off the plantar fasciitis.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I have a golf ball under my desk at work to help the plantar fasciitis. I think all runners know about that.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 9:45 AM
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    I have a golf ball under my desk at work to help the plantar fasciitis. I think all runners know about that.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I do have a ball massager thing but I haven't found it helps much, really.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 10:01 AM
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    I have a golf ball under my desk at work to help the plantar fasciitis. I think all runners know about that.
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    ^^ Just found link re using a golf ball .... handy little things!


    http://running.competitor.com/2013/03/injury-prevention/five-do-it-yourself-remedies-for-plantar-fasciitis_50264


    Alfie xxx
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Apr 18, 10:03 AM
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    I do have a ball massager thing but I haven't found it helps much, really.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It does really help long term... I also do eccentric heel dips as a regular occurrence too... seems to help.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    It does really help long term... I also do eccentric heel dips as a regular occurrence too... seems to help.
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    Blimey - never heard of any of this stuff.


    https://www.tendonitisexpert.com/eccentric-heel-drops.html



    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Apr 18, 10:50 AM
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    Blimey - never heard of any of this stuff.
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    If you've never had to deal with it then why would you know?
    I didn't know until I needed to know.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Apr 18, 11:05 AM
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    Hello Bettys

    Just going to extol the virtues of my local NHS

    Last night I didn't sleep much as the pain caused by the dog pulling me over was much worse. This morning I tried to ring the surgery to get an appointment to see a Doctor to get checked over. 2 hours I tried for and they didn't answer the phone

    So, having checked NHS Direct website it directed me to the Minor Injuries Unit at the local hospital, no appointment necessary, just turn up.

    So, off I trots, waited 5 minutes, saw a lovely doctor who told me the reason it's all hurting more is because it's seized up

    He's told me exactly how many painkillers I can take and also some other tips to help deal with the pain as well as a thorough examination of my ribs. His conclusion is that it's just soft tissue injuries that will take time to heal, he doesn't even think my ribs are cracked

    Basically, I'm a wuss

    But...brilliant service from the over-stretched NHS
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Apr 18, 11:07 AM
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    Oh and having just read the posts in here I have realised my Plantar Fasciitis has gone! I think it was being caused by my old trainers
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 11:20 AM
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    If you've never had to deal with it then why would you know?
    I didn't know until I needed to know.
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    Me thinks you could be right!


    Hello Bettys

    Just going to extol the virtues of my local NHS

    Last night I didn't sleep much as the pain caused by the dog pulling me over was much worse. This morning I tried to ring the surgery to get an appointment to see a Doctor to get checked over. 2 hours I tried for and they didn't answer the phone

    So, having checked NHS Direct website it directed me to the Minor Injuries Unit at the local hospital, no appointment necessary, just turn up.

    So, off I trots, waited 5 minutes, saw a lovely doctor who told me the reason it's all hurting more is because it's seized up

    He's told me exactly how many painkillers I can take and also some other tips to help deal with the pain as well as a thorough examination of my ribs. His conclusion is that it's just soft tissue injuries that will take time to heal, he doesn't even think my ribs are cracked

    Basically, I'm a wuss

    But...brilliant service from the over-stretched NHS
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Wonderful news Gill! Onwards and upwards.


    And no way are you a wuss.


    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Apr 18, 11:24 AM
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    Hello Bettys

    Just going to extol the virtues of my local NHS
    ....

    So, having checked NHS Direct website it directed me to the Minor Injuries Unit at the local hospital, no appointment necessary, just turn up.

    So, off I trots, waited 5 minutes, saw a lovely doctor who told me the reason it's all hurting more is because it's seized up
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    This is exactly what minor injuries is for ... minor injuries. If only more people would use them instead of their GP then the GP would have appointments for other things.
    If you had got in with your GP he would have probably just have referred you to there anyway
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Apr 18, 11:28 AM
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    Me thinks you could be right!

    Wonderful news Gill! Onwards and upwards.


    And no way are you a wuss.


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    But, but, but....I feel like a wuss if I walk away without a prescription


    This is exactly what minor injuries is for ... minor injuries. If only more people would use them instead of their GP then the GP would have appointments for other things.
    If you had got in with your GP he would have probably just have referred you to there anyway
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Well, a GP would have been more pushed for time and probably less willing to spend time explaining why it was worse.

    That minor injuries unit is definitely a big plus.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Apr 18, 11:39 AM
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    On a slightly different note - really love this .....





    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 12:07 PM
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    very good Alfie, and very true!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 12:31 PM
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    Yes, excellent!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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