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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Apr 18, 2:21 AM
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    O/S Daily Friday 13th April 2018
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    • 13th Apr 18, 2:21 AM
    O/S Daily Friday 13th April 2018 13th Apr 18 at 2:21 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Apr 18, 2:31 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 2:31 AM
    Morning everyone

    The GP I saw yesterday had received a phone call from the pharmacist where I get my prescription dispensed. because I had a prescription for a dose of the new drug that I am on which is more than a GP can prescribe, it also needs to increase to more than double .this prescription in my treatment plan to be effective in my case. I have been on it years ago, so we know how much I need to get a good response. The pharmacist said that I had to be under the care of a consultant psychiatrist for a dose this high.

    If my usual GP isnít prepared to prescribe the dose of this antidepressant up to what it says in my plan (100mg daily when a GP should only prescribe up to 30mg daily) then my admission has left me on an antidepressant at a dose which has proved to be ineffective in the past, and of course I havenít got any of the one I was take off left in my system. Itís hardly surprising that I feel low. The more I think about this now ex psychiatrist the more annoyed I get.

    It is possible that I have been sectioned, placed in a hospital against my will, and had my medication changed and there has been no point in it. In fact it has left me feeling worse than before my admission.

    After seeing the GP I came home and spent most of the day dozing on and off on the sofa, so didnít go for a walk or get the few bits of shopping I need. Some how I feel that I wasted yesterday, I shall go out to the sm this morning and for a wander around the park on the way home.

    While Iím out I will go and have a coffee and people watch for a while. It is quite interesting how many of the parents with children who walk past look a bit frazzled this near the end of the school Easter Holiday.

    Iím craving some porridge, so am going to go and make some for breakfast. Iím starving even though 2.30am is probably a bit early for breakfast. I can always have another one later .

    Dumpling I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday treat out and were spoiled by the family.
    TA enjoy your time away. I'm sure that the mess will be worth it when the kitchen is finished.
    AOD I hope that the headache is better this morning. I'm lucky that I have never suffered from migraine but I have heard how bad it is. Take care of yourself.
    csarina I hope that you get on ok at the doctors this morning, and that your throat is a bit better today.
    Judi have a special ((hug)), what with one son wanting a work and a weekend car, grump being ill, and prodigal taking the piddle you have got it all going on at the moment. As well as feeling tired from baby sitting.
    dp1 I'm pleased to hear that you had a good time in Majorca and enjoyed your holiday. The weather sounds just about right for me, I don't like it too hot.
    Nanny I'm sure that the mess will be worth it when the windows are all done and you are back to normal. You are amazing with Joan and show just how patient you must be in real life the way that you cope with her and look out for her. What a good neighbour you are, she is lucky to have you around. (by the way could I take up your offer of the sandman please?).

    (Hugs) to everyone struggling at with problems/illness at the moment. I know that many of you are struggling with life for various different reasons at the moment, and hope that things soon get better for all of you.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    Last edited by Hollyharvey; 13-04-2018 at 2:52 AM.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 13th Apr 18, 3:32 AM
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    Hi Holly. I'm just trawling the threads to see what everyone is up to. I've been following your story and cannot believe how badly you have been treated. You come across as being so sensible and trying to make the best of things. It beggars belief what the "system" is playing at.
    I just want you to know that as well as the wonderful support you have on this thread, there are others out there wishing you well and cheering you on.

    Bless you. x
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Apr 18, 5:45 AM
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    Morning Holly, unbelievable about the medication, what is the gp planning to do?

    I have been up for a couple of hours, couldn't sleep. Headache is better, just based around the sinuses now, which is something that I often have. Foot is painful but can't be broken as I can wiggle my toes and anyway it would be hard to break as already held together with titanium pins.

    Going to the dentist today for replacement of a lost filling, OH happiness Oh joy Oh poverty.

    But not working until next Wednesday and I've left my laptop at the office.

    I'm in trouble again for not wanting the meal that OH made me last night, it wasn't wasted, I ate up the spring greens and gave DS the chicken and potatoes. They'd had lamb chops which I don't eat so DS had variety in his diet.

    My finishing date has been agreed, 7th June. Official retirement date is a few weeks later, I'll be taking leave until then. I might make a chart and cross off days.

    Hope everyone has a good day
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Apr 18, 6:22 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:22 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:22 AM
    Hi Holly. I'm just trawling the threads to see what everyone is up to. I've been following your story and cannot believe how badly you have been treated. You come across as being so sensible and trying to make the best of things. It beggars belief what the "system" is playing at.
    I just want you to know that as well as the wonderful support you have on this thread, there are others out there wishing you well and cheering you on.

    Bless you. x
    Originally posted by monnagran
    Thank you, it helps to know that there are others wishing me well and sending me 'virtual ' support. It helps to keep me going at the moment .
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Apr 18, 6:28 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:28 AM
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    Morning Holly, unbelievable about the medication, what is the gp planning to do?

    My finishing date has been agreed, 7th June. Official retirement date is a few weeks later, I'll be taking leave until then. I might make a chart and cross off days.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    This GP is only going to give me support until my own returns from holiday on Monday because it will be up to them whether or not they are prepared to prescribe the medication.

    I am going back to see her again today and they see patients who work Saturdays but this week the doctor working is going to see me.

    It will be up to my GP on Monday to decide what he wants to do about this. I have some ideas about what I can do, but want to wait and discuss them with him before I do anything. I don't want to prevent something he may want to do because of my actions now.


    It's good that you have got a finishing date. It isn't far off so you can start your countdown .
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 13th Apr 18, 6:37 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:37 AM
    Morning everyone

    Hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Light but wet underfoot again, still loads of laying water, felt cold yesterday too. Forecast is for rain again today.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly as he wants to go to the gym this morning.

    Dinner last night was a freezer dive, we had pizza, southern fried chicken portions, onion rings, boiled eggs, menfolk all had chips too. Ice cream for dessert. Tonight I'm not sure, but it will be sorted this afternoon.

    My replacement fridge freezer is being delivered this morning with the faulty one being taken away at the same time, so I have a 3 hour time slot this morning so am going to be waiting in for this, hopefully I'll be at the start of the slot not the end!

    Yesterday I did get some of the jobs done but not all, just couldn't really get myself into gear, although all the jobs in town got done, moving money etc. I did do several loads of washing, but it's either got to be put over the airer or put in the TD as no chance of it drying outside at the mo.

    I'll trying to get some jobs done today and well definitely need to get the ironing done and writing a shopping list for tomorrow - when I'll be doing my food shop first thing.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 13th Apr 18, 6:52 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for starting us off Holly, it's unbelievable the way you are being treated. We are all here supporting you and wishing you well.

    Judi hugs look after yourself, try and find a little time for you.

    Slept a bit better last night, had been worrying about a meeting at mother's care home, they wanted to talk about advanced care and end of life care. I have a few things to think about, it's so hard to make decisions about some ones life.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Apr 18, 7:44 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:44 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:44 AM
    Morning everyone,

    Up and about a bit earlier today as DOH is off into Cambridge to get his car serviced, itís still free as part of the warranty otherwise he wouldnít bother and use the garage in the village instead. I was going to go with him and have a look around the shops but really cba, donít feel great at the moment so think will have some quiet time at home alone.
    No other major plans today, the weather is yucky again but might put on the waterproofs and take little dog around the fields.

    Am so sorry that you are going through such a rough time Holly hope you manage to get out and about a bit today x

    Hope you feel better soon AOD.

    Have a good day folks x
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 13th Apr 18, 8:16 AM
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    Morning All

    After yesterdays beautiful morning sunshine we are back to drizzle, I'll leave my bedding until tomorrow to see if it's any better. All yesterdays washing is ready to be put away.

    I tidied up some planters in the garden yesterday then went to the allotment and finished clearing the beds up there ready for planting.

    Not long AOD, 7th June will come around quickly.

    Visiting a friend for coffee this morning, I was meant to be meeting a work friend for lunch but she has called off (she does this all the time and wonders why she's not invited to any work dos). If the weather is ok I'll go back to the allotment, if not I'll plan what I'm going to grow!

    Happy Friday, take care. XX
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 13th Apr 18, 8:17 AM
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    Morning all,

    Meeting this morning at 8.30, so I'll keep it short.

    Dinner date last night with my gran. We had a lovely 3 courses and then continued to natter away. We spoke mostly about the difference in technology from when she was little and even when I was younger. I was on the cusp of the internet, so I'm of the age to be able to say "the kids these days don't know how easy they've got it"! We then sat and watched Masterchef, both drooling.

    Tonight I've decided is a night to myself. Friday Tidy and all that.

    HH - It seems to silly for them to take that stance. No common sense. How was it left? Have you asked for the original (and correct) dose?
    Debt Free Date: 29/09/16
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 13th Apr 18, 8:47 AM
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    Morning Everyone,

    Not posted for a while as I am feeling slightly stressed.

    Last day of my holidays, but I do not feel as if I have managed to relax much.

    I had a fairly good few days over Easter, although I notice my mother's illness is progressing.

    I have visited the funeral directors as the care home wants measures put in place for when the time comes.

    I have had mom house valued. I will put in on the market in June, until then I will be clearing a majority of the items out.

    My other days I have been visiting places to lodge moms court of protection form so I can pay her bills. Just waiting now for them to contact me to say they have seen it.

    My DD also told me a week ago that she will be moving to London in September with her BF.

    Everyone have a good weekend x
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Apr 18, 8:52 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Holly, I really think you need to get your MP involved in this, they can ask questions others cannot and they have to have answers within 24 hours of the request. The way you have been treated is nothing short of mental cruelty, what ever your problems are you do not deserve this.

    Its another dull morning, it has been wet. The floor in the wet room cupboard is very slowly drying out, but the one floor board feels very slimy.........

    My throat is still sore, so will be keeping the appointment with the GP. Have been taking medication every 6 hours, My head feels very heavy a sign I have sinusitis, if I sneeze my brain hits the front of my head!!

    Need to put a white load in the washer, it will have to go in the dryer. It seems to have been a very long winter.......I started having to dry the clothes inside in October.

    The cheese pie last night was delicious, there is a bit of the mixture left so will have it with tonight's fish OH will have chips. Raspberries in jelly for dessert with a blob of ice cream.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 13th Apr 18, 9:01 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Very dull and wet in Glasgow. And cold too.

    HH - keep battling.

    I slept so well again last night, I even remeber trying to stay asleep to see how my dream ended. Of course I managed neither.

    I'm off to the bank and building society for DM this morning. Then I'll collect my wine order from MW.

    I wish everyone very happy Friday.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    Morning

    Miserable grey day again looking forward to the promised sun next week feels like this winter is still dragging on.

    Managed to get all my prep done yesterday so apart from email stuff I am taking me a day off ...dont tell the boss

    Saying that I have lots of housey things to be cracking on with as I have friends staying for the weekend. Making a fish pie on their request so have bought a nice selection from Morrisons. We will probably go out on Sunday but I have loads in if we opt to stay in.

    Bought some milton this week which I wanted for my tea stained mugs so I'm off using it for loads of other things too. Apparently if you add some to flowers in a vase they last longer.... ill try that later with my M&S lilys I treated myself too last week maybe drag another few days out of them.

    Holly keep being strong love you are doing well and hopefully they will get their act together and communicate with each other soon
    AOD So jel thats no time at all
    silver-oldie that must be a hard conversation to have x

    Have a good Friday all
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 13th Apr 18, 9:26 AM
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    Nelski I use denture cleaning tablets to clean my stained mugs.
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Apr 18, 9:30 AM
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    Nelski, I've been well jel of the others, I am the last of my 'generation' to go in my part of our service. Colleagues jaws drop when I explain that yes, it is time to go now, I'll be 67 in a few weeks and reached pension age 6 years ago. I am sad for them, they won't have the choice, they may have to work until they are as ancient as me. They don't have the same pension rights, occupational pension I mean, goodness knows about state pension. Which I shall now claim.

    ps I use winemakers steriliser, much cheaper.
    Last edited by ancientofdays; 13-04-2018 at 9:31 AM. Reason: Left a bit out
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 13th Apr 18, 9:42 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Holly, I use ordinary bleach in my mugs.

    We're on the move at some point today, not sure how far, the water levels have dropped and we are listing badly.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 13th Apr 18, 10:27 AM
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    Morning all


    Dull and overcast here again I have washing everywhere, one load in the wm one in the td and a load on the airer ! for some reason we cant have the wm and td on at the same time (it shorts the electric) so I have to wait for one to finish before putting the other on !


    Going to grab a bit of toast after this and then get out and do the shopping for the week, we normally go on a Saturday but as I am off I thought I would get it out of the way.


    Takeaway and wine for dinner tonight so looking forward to that.


    My forum look has completely changed this morning, it seems to have gone back to the old look, I have tried changing it under user cp but nothing ! Any ideas ??


    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Apr 18, 10:52 AM
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    Morning all


    Dull and overcast here again I have washing everywhere, one load in the wm one in the td and a load on the airer ! for some reason we cant have the wm and td on at the same time (it shorts the electric) so I have to wait for one to finish before putting the other on !


    Going to grab a bit of toast after this and then get out and do the shopping for the week, we normally go on a Saturday but as I am off I thought I would get it out of the way.


    Takeaway and wine for dinner tonight so looking forward to that.


    My forum look has completely changed this morning, it seems to have gone back to the old look, I have tried changing it under user cp but nothing ! Any ideas ??


    Right better get on have good days all xx
    Originally posted by redruby
    Have a look here RR

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5818237&page=7

    I prefer the old green look personally but I guess its just adjusting to something new
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