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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 17th Apr 18, 6:02 AM
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    Old Style Daily Tuesday 17th April 2018
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    Old Style Daily Tuesday 17th April 2018 17th Apr 18 at 6:02 AM
    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t 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 don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t 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 17th Apr 18, 6:14 AM
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    Morning everyone

    It went well with the GP yesterday. In view of what has happened he is going to see me daily for at least the next two weeks for support. I got the impression that he was pretty annoyed with what the Mental Health Services have done.

    He is prepared to prescribe the new medication for me, and gradually increase the dose to what it says in my treatment plan. This has helped a lot because I was upset that after everything that has happened to me it looked like it had all been in vain as prescribing the new meds and at the required dose is beyond the remit of a GP.

    He is also going to speak to the consultant psychiatrist and say that both he and his partners have concerns about managing my medication and complex needs without a specialist being involved in my care. Hopefully the consultant will change his mind and agree to continue treating me.

    If this doesn’t work my GP and his partners are going to consider contacting the local Clinical Commissioning Group as it is their responsibility to buy in services for the local population and explaining that they feel that I need specialist help and the reasons why and we will see what they come up with. This would be quite a big step for a group of GPs to take though.

    My GP has asked me not to do anything for a couple of days to allow him an opportunity to try and sort this out.

    I agree with this and think that it won’t help if I start getting all sorts of organisations/people or making a complaint until we see if he can get the services I need. Ideally it is the help I want. I’m not looking for trouble; things are bad enough as it is. Having said that, if nothing is sorted out then I won’t hesitate in getting all sorts of people/organisations involved.

    Anyhow, on to other things, I’m hoping for the forecast 25 degrees by Wednesday this week. At least I can go and sit in the park in the sunshine and people watch.

    Meanwhile, today it is washing and housework unfortunately. If I can summon up the energy I may try and cook a couple of things for the freezer as well as make myself some decent food. I looked at the ready meals when I wandered into the supermarket yesterday but they looked so small for the price (although I’m sure that they are a one person sized portion). I was mentally working out how many portions of the same meal I could make for the price so walked away.

    Mrs Salad Dodger I hope that your hand soon feels better, it sounds really sore.
    TA I hope that the mess isn’t too bad today. I hate the upheaval of having work done. Hopefully it will be worth it in the end.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 17th Apr 18, 6:16 AM
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    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

    Now light drying up underfoot as yesterday weather was mostly sunshine once the sky had cleared first thing, but did cloud over at times. Today is supposed to be dry and sunny and getting warmer, we'll see. I have washing to peg out, I'll do that shortly.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, I'll wake him in a mo as he has college today.

    Dinner last night was smoked sausage and mushroom pasta with a breaded chicken portion for the menfolk. I had just the smoked sausage pasta. Tonight will be fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg.

    Yesterday work was either manic or dead - but the phones are still ringing of the hooks. Keeping busy is my preference though.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 17th Apr 18, 6:23 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:23 AM
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    Morning All

    Pleased to hear you are being seen Holly.
    Ouch Mrs SD.
    Anyone seen tru?

    Yesterday wasn't too bad at work, by 9.30 it was as if I had never been away. Took me a while to get sorted as my lovely friend the Catering Manager had wrapped everything in toilet roll, the screen, keyboard, phones, pens, pads, radio - she was clearly bored!!

    Anyway, it's been blowing a gale all night and the rain is battering the windows again, so much for our mini heatwave, don't think it has Scotland's name on it.

    Time for a swim, hope you all have a good Tuesday and you see progress today TA. Take care. XX
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 17th Apr 18, 6:26 AM
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    Good morning, Holly that sounds positive and helpful, your GP sounds to be a good one. It does help to know your doctor - ours retired about 4 years ago and I've only seen the new one twice and one of those visits was for a flu jab. So I don't know her at all really.

    I am up and have been making bacon butties for OH and DS as they are heading out soon for an appointment.

    I am going to do a whizz round the house, do some ironing of clothes for me to work in. I did most of the housework over the weekend so it is just a catchup, hopefully might cut down on the Friday Tidy as I am back to the dentist this time just for a check up and see the hygienist.

    Other than that, I just plan to read and I hope to complete a baby blanket.

    Hope everyone has a good day
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th Apr 18, 6:33 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:33 AM
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    Good morning everyone though it's far from good.

    Like camelot says there's been a storm lashing all night, high winds and driving rain. Yesterday was mostly lovely though some work colleagues were turned away at the Arran ferry as they were told that they wouldn't get off again for two days. So much for spring!

    My only plans for today are work this morning and then drive down to Glasgow. It's a complicated week.

    I hope everyone is doing well or getting better. Happy Tuesday.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 17th Apr 18, 6:38 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY. That's an exceptionally caring GP you have got HOLLY. If you were a patient at the practice I am with you wouldn't get that standard of care. In fact you would be lucky to even get an appointment in the first place.

    Talking of which, I am going to try and get an appointment for DD when they open at 8.30. She is on the school run at that time and by the time she can use her phone there are no appointments left! What she thought was an allergic reaction whilst we were in Darlington has spread over her whole body, her skin is very tender to touch and she feels worse.

    The electrician did as much as he could yesterday and is due back when the appliances and cupboards etc are in. But before that job starts we have the pleasure of the plasterer who is coming to do the walls today. There was a film of dust everywhere yesterday after the electrician had gone but I think today's dust layer will be worse!

    Microwave meals yet again today! HM leek & bacon soup out defrosting for lunch with some quiche and a bit of salad (a token gesture towards more healthy eating lol!) Will get one of the minced beef & onion pies out to defrost for tonight, with some frozen mash and peas. Fridge full of desserts, which I don't normally buy, will serve as puds if wanted.

    The sky is looking very threatening so it looks as though we will get the band of rain that's spreading across the country. But at least it's milder so that's something I suppose!

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) as always for those in need/want of them. Just time for another coffee before I get out of my dressing gown and make myself presentable for the plasterer. No idea what time he is due to arrive. And NAN please don't tell me what a mess your plasterer kicked up! Take care all xx
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 17th Apr 18, 7:01 AM
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    Good morning all
    Holly thank you for starting us off, pleased to hear your GP is being so supportive.

    Mrs SD
    ouch

    Still not sleeping well. Trying to decide what advanced care and end of life care plan for mother is not easy. Writing it down seems even worse.

    Did a few jobs in the garden yesterday, but no energy to do much.

    Hope you all have a good day
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 17th Apr 18, 7:23 AM
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    Morning all,


    Its a bit overcast here this morning but its meant to be sunny all day. Off to work for me which is much quieter atm due to the kids going back to school.


    Not sure whats for dinner tonight, I will go and rummage in the freezer after this, or I might do a simple bacon pasta dish with garlic bread.


    When I was leaving for work yesterday the man from opposite came over and told me that he had seen someone (in the night) fiddling with his and my dd's cars which both happened to be on the road, he went out and scared the bloke off but told us to check over dd's car before she got in it we managed to get all four cars on the drive last night so hopefully they will be safer there, but its quite unnerving !!


    Right better get on have good days all xx


    Tru where are you ? hope you are ok xx
    • tru
    • By tru 17th Apr 18, 7:26 AM
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    Morning

    I'm still here I had too much going on so decided I had to concentrate on just a few things. So I've been walking a lot, working a lot, talking to more people, except the nice local man with the lovely dog – for some reason Scampi throws the most horrendous tantrum whenever he sees them so I have to turn and go back go back the way we came or hide behind a parked car til they've gone past, lol.
    End result (not really end – I'm just starting!) -
    • My leg is much better, I still have a bit of a limp and it aches a lot, but in a just-had-a-good-workout way, not a OMG-pain-I-can't-possibly-walk-up-the-stairs way
    • Work feels so easy, I started to groan at the sight of the paperwork but now I can't wait to get stuck in.
    • Craft stuff – I'm coming up with loads of ideas, some good, some don't work out at all, but it doesn't matter, the point is that I'm getting the ideas in the first place.
    • Scampi is worn out from all the walking and running about so is more relaxed.
    I wrote that as a list just because I like lists

    I've been given some pallet stacking frames which are perfect for raised beds. Scampi digs and runs about on the veg patch so he's not allowed on there, but won't dig pots or run over them when there are plants in them. He seems to view the beds as large pots so he'll be allowed on to 'help'

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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 17th Apr 18, 7:32 AM
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    Good Morning chums and thank goodness you have such a caring practice and doctor HollyH. onwards and upwards honey

    Looks like it may be a nice day today according to the forecast. I have a
    U3A coffee morning at Dobbies this morning,and tonight its back to my usual pub quiz so no cooking tonight for me.

    All the holiday washing and ironing is done and put away and I have no shopping to get so its a play day for me today

    Hope everyone has a good day what ever they are doing ,enjoy if you can

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 17th Apr 18, 7:53 AM
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    Still not sleeping well. Trying to decide what advanced care and end of life care plan for mother is not easy. Writing it down seems even worse.
    Originally posted by silver-oldie
    You really have my sympathy over this, I found it is so hard to do, and in my case it wasn't all on me because there is my brother as well.

    My brother and I had to do this for mum. The same situation as you, the nursing home needed a plan in place. To be honest, until they asked us to do this we hadn't even thought about it, probably because we didn't want to.

    We agonised over this for ages as I think you have said in another post it is so hard trying to decide what someone else would want. I totally agree that writing it down is even worse.
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 17th Apr 18, 8:13 AM
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    Silver-Oldie I am an only one. I have had to do this for my mother. I would rather end of life be at the care home than in a hospital. My mother has dementia . Still sorting out funeral as I have only visited one funeral director.

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    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 17th Apr 18, 8:38 AM
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    Good morning all. It's grey and windy here, don't know the temp though. Yesterday was lovely, sunny and breezy, I got quite a bit of washing done, and ironed, cleaned the oven, tidied out a cupboard or two, it's all happening here.

    i haven't posted much lately, we've had grandchildren staying and it's been busy. We've been out quite a bit. and we are now going to have a few days away in the caravan, thought we we would go down to Whitby. We are going on Thursday and will return next Tuesday, it will be a nice change. What a long cold winter this has been.

    Hope your kitchen fitting goes well TA. It;s a major upheaval I know, but so worthwhile, I'm sure it will look lovely. I know what you mean about doctors' appointments, it's the same here.

    Holly, your practice sounds exceptional - they really seem committed to helping you.
    I hope you do see 25 degrees this week - I doubt that we will. I would faint with the shock. Everybody's going doolally here because the sun shone over the weekend and yesterday!!

    It's the usual Tuesday here, plus organising a trip away.

    Take care everyone, hope you all have a good day.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 17th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Went to bed early last night but tossed and turned for about an hour, hate it when that happens.

    This evening I plan on popping in to see my gran (and give her some clothes which need sewing) then visit my mum (to borrow a rucksack).

    My mum, step-dad and I go to south of Spain for the weekend, flying out on Thursday evening. I'm really looking forward to it, hopefully some nice weather.

    Hope everyone has a good day!
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 17th Apr 18, 8:56 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start Holly, was pleased to read that your doc is being supportive and has a plan in place.
    Hey TRU good to ‘see’ you and that you’ve been so busy in a positive way.

    A bit overcast here today, we too are waiting for the sun and higher temps forecasted for later in the week, am going to spend Thursday with a pal, bit of shopping, and hope to eat lunch by the side of the river (going into Cambridge) can’t wait
    Lu certainly had the joys of spring in her yesterday, I was trying to lunge her and there was a lot of head throwing around and a couple of little bucks, talk about kicking up her heels!

    Right, time to get on, have a good day folks x
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 17th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Holly....I am so glad that your GP is prepared to fight for you, its what a caring GP should do, I hope he has more success with the MHS and you do not have to resort to getting other organisations involved, however, if he is not successful you must go down that road. If nothing else for your own peace of mind.

    Yesterday....well I changed the bed and got the linen dry on the line by lunchtime. Remade the bed and then did an hour in the garden.....it became obvious that I can only do the garden if I do nothing else, I had to spend all afternoon on the settee, my back was complaining so much.

    A mixed load in on a cool wash this morning, there was not enough colours or whites to make up a single load. Its not such a nice morning but hopefully I will get it dry on the line, its certainly windy.

    Yesterdays lamb casserole was delicious, enough in the freezer for another meal, so although the meat was expensive its not so bad. If I am going to do it regularly I need to find a cheaper source for the meat. Lamb for a casserole is not easy to find in a supermarket.

    The wet floor board in the airing cupboard has not dried out at all, I have had a heater in there and also the dehumidifier in, neither have had any effect, so rang the council again and they are coming back tomorrow, so we are still on strip washes.

    Smoked haddock with poached egg and bread and butter tonight, with apple crumble for dessert.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 17th Apr 18, 9:10 AM
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    Morning all,
    Wrote a long post and lost it. Can't be bothered to do it all again.
    Weather grey, cold and windy.
    Window man here again, dining room, front door and side panels today, so confined to the living room.
    Plasterer was a no show again , promised to come today, not holding my breath !
    Hope everyone has a good day. May pop back later. Hugs to all
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    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 17th Apr 18, 9:28 AM
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    Morning all
    Another one here with carp doctors we have had all the local practices joined together so now you can have an appointment anywhere but we used to be ok for appointments within 3 days we are now waiting over 2 weeks I am going to call the gp service that is being run from the local minor injury unit as i am still no better and this sickness and dizziness is driving me to tears .
    Dolly has been walked and is snoozing and i have got some washing on . I need to go shopping today so will sort myself out in a bit
    Dinner will be pie n mash and another early night
    Have a great day whatever you are up to x
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 17th Apr 18, 9:44 AM
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    We are so lucky here regarding Drs. Several practices did join together, but we still have a walk in surgery every morning and an appointment system for the afternoon, last week I was able to get an appointment for the next afternoon. My daughter is not so fortunate, the practice in Melton is huge, she was told she would have to wait 3 weeks to see her GP, so elected to see someone else, not really satisfactory but at least she was able to see someone. All appointments there, although they do have a walk in emergency service for some things. Its always packed out.
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