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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 11th Sep 16, 9:56 PM
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    pollyanna 26
    OS ways and Poor Health
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    • 11th Sep 16, 9:56 PM
    OS ways and Poor Health 11th Sep 16 at 9:56 PM
    Earlier today I joined a very good new thread on getting back to old style ways . I managed to take it in another direction by mentioning how ill health can impact on doing everything the old style way . As this was off topic to the original post . I will be posting on the original topic but without going off in another direction
    This seems to happen a lot of the time across the threads as many old stylers do have to cope with this problem .
    Many moons ago PREPARE AT HOME began a lengthy thread on being os with health problems and there have been a couple of other threads over the years .
    I am wondering if the time is right for another thread on the subject with the proviso it is not offering advice on medical subjects as that is for the professionals . We all do many things day to day to minimise fatigue and pain and though they are little things we have developed them to cope and others may not be aware of how helpful the little changes can be .
    I would be interested to see if others would like to join such a thread . I am not very techie as you will gather from my rambling post and have never started a thread before - I hope this posts !
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    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 10th Aug 18, 1:29 PM
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    Afternoon all!

    I hope folks are not suffering too much in the heat!

    We have thankfully had a few cooler days - it finally rained yesterday!

    I have also managed to work out a way to have a window slightly ope overnight...I have a window in the bedroom that opens by the head of the I open that slightly...and on the windowsill I have an assortment of small ornaments and vases et.c...I defy anyone to sneak in overnight , stepping through the window, avoiding the ornaments AND clambering over the bed with me in it ...all without wakening me? Not likely!

    I bought a second wig this week! A shorter style, darker brown colour than the first, and with blonde/gold highlights..I now have a choice of hairstyle when going out and about!

    On a less cheerful note, I was at the skin clinic recently...and the specialist has booking me in for a 'minor op'...they have found a lump - unlikely to be anything 'serious' they said, but given my family (and personal) history they really don't want to take any it will be removed and examined in a week or so....All going well, I should be able to have it seen to as a day patient and recover at home.

    Right..that's me just about caught up...I have towels in the laundry room...I need to go and pop them into the dryer.

    Supportive gentle hugs to all!
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 11th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
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    Next fun thing (not) - Mr LW had a letter from the "Parkinsons Disease Clinical Specialist" introducing herself. Long story short, he emailed her, and she's coming to visit him at 16:00 next Wednesday.

    I am unsure what this will achieve - though hopefully she can help with getting the GP surgery to get their act together regarding his prescriptions - but I am now on extremely high anxiety, as I really, really don't like having people coming to the house.

    Hoping I can get away with hiding in another room - it is, after all, him, not me, she's coming to see. Just as well we don't have any dogs here on Wednesday.....

    She also included a leaflet with her letter, which really gives no useful info whatsoever; all it does is talk about "support groups" (which, from my experience tend to be glorified pity parties) and activities like a singing group for instance, which is something he'd never in a million years do.

    I don't get it - this stuff slows you down so that you can't even get your normal things done, let alone have time to attend groups and stuff like that. Also, if the only thing you have in common with the rest of the group is having the same illness, how does that work? If it was a group for "Computer Techies with Parkinsons" for instance, it'd make more sense.

    Sorry, I'm waffling, but I needed to write it all down in a safe place. Feel free to ignore me.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 11th Aug 18, 1:01 PM
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    Oh Lamewolf...I do feel for you!

    I totally understand the 'not liking visitors' thing...I don't even really like relatives coming!

    And don't get me started on 'support groups'!...I have had MORE than enough experience to know they are 'not for me'!

    Feel free to waffle away! A good vent can be therapeutic!

    I do hope everything gets sorted - especially the meds - with the east possible fuss.

    As for the 'just as well we don't have any dogs on Wednesday'....could you not arrange for a nice large Alsatian to visit? (Soft as butter on a summer day...but people are terrified of them in general!)...I have a slightly evil side to me that creeps out on occasion!!!
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 11th Aug 18, 1:33 PM
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    Support groups? Pah!!

    The only thing I find they were useful for was as source of information. That was only because my husbands condition was so rare and they was no literature. Now, 12. Years on, there's been more research and there's loads of stuff on the internet.

    With conditions like Parkinsons there should be plenty of published research available. And just like MSE there are plenty of forums dedicated to Parkinsons, so you'd probably get far more help and support there.

    Anyway, hope she can help with practical stuff, like getting his meds organised.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 12th Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    Prinzess strangely enough, in nine years of dog-sitting, I've never yet had an Alsatian to stay! My next guest is a Staffy named Cookie, arriving on 22nd August.

    We had a "meet'n'greet" visit this morning, which I don't actually think will result in a booking - the puppy's owner actually admitted she doesn't really want to attend the wedding she's been invited to which would necessitate her having the pup looked after for two nights. Still, she did say if she does decide to go, she'll book us for dog care. We should know for sure by Tuesday.

    I now have to get my equilibrium back after that though; I bluff my way through ok, but it takes it's toll on me for quite a while afterwards.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
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