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Date: 18.12.2014
From: willis

Subject: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

number 1 lol
the other one only started on 12th November!
that's a lot of talking ladies
anyone would think we'd nothing better to do with our time :)
hope you are all well x
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Date: 18.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That November last year be last year, Willis!
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Date: 18.12.2014
From: Willis

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Haha omg so it was, wow, long time x
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Date: 18.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

What on earth did I write there? That wasn't what I intended to say!
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Date: 19.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, well you caught me out I posted on the old thread. Then I noticed Willis had started a new thread.
Bsk you always manage to put a smile on my face I can see what you meant to write.

Take care and lets see how long it takes for the next 1000.
xxx
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Date: 21.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning Ladies, well so it goes on I had a phone call Thursday/Friday morning to say my Husband was going to hospital had accident at work. It turn out he leaned back on the chair and the back gave way and he finished up on his back on the floor. He had neck brace his arms strapped to his side as they thought they saw a break in his neck CT scan revealed it was Arthritis. Thank God!!
Well he was allowed home the next day he is very sore as you can imagine. His muscles in his back are torn and his back operation site is inflamed and he is now off work resting.
Hopefully he should be good for Christmas.
Keep chucking it my way at least someone else is getting peace and quiet LOL.

Take care all of you and make sure you keep warm.

BSK how are you?????
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Date: 21.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear, Marlene. Sending you and he all my best and I hope he recovers quickly. Is he going to ask for compensation?

I've been suffering with asthma and am on high dose steroids for a few days. I'm missing all my Christmas parties, sulk! I feel exhausted but also very energetic, the usual side effects!

Hope all your xmas preparations are going well. Marlene, you try and get some rest over the holidays and don't do too much!
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Date: 21.12.2014
From: Willis

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw Marlene, sorry to hear this. Hope he and you can rest a little and have a lovely festive season xx
Bsk, rest rest rest xx
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Date: 21.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Marlene, You must have got such a shock when the work called you. Glad he is home now and hope with a good rest he will be ok. Take it easy over the holidays and try and relax.

Sorry to hear that the asthma is playing up again, bsk. I hope you soon feel better.

I hope everyone else is doing alright, Willis, Emm and everyone else.

Very wet here this morning. xx
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Date: 21.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, thanks for your support. We had arranged a very quiet Christmas with just my Daughter this year so it is just as well. I will be taking plenty of sofa surfing watching lots of tv with a glass of wine.

I have just come back from the Carol service with Mum I said I would take her. It was really just lovely all the village taking part and a cute little six year old girl started it all with a solo of Silent Night.
The Church is small but was full so it was nice to meet some of the villager's I haven't met yet.


Bsk bless you hope that asthma clears soon it is just horrible. I have a cough and am hoping it stays at that. It is a shame you are missing out sulk all you like I would LOL.

You all rest up and I will too honest.

Rhona when will your daughter be here??

Willis thank you and you rest up as well have you finished work for Christmas yet?

xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

She arrived yesterday afternoon, Marlene. Would you believe she forgot to bring a jacket with her so we had to go shopping for a new one yesterday. I asked her how she could possibly forget her jacket and she said the zip of her case broke as she was leaving for the airport, luckily she had another case in her storeroom but by the time she had repacked she was in such a rush to get to the airport and only realised when she was almost there that she didn't have it with her. No chance of us forgetting a jacket at this end.

Your little church sounds lovely and Christmassy. Snow flakes fluttering down on you all coming out would have completed the picture of it in my mind.

Just heard the weather forecast. Christmas day has to be cold and sunny so don't think we will have any snowflakes for Christmas day.

Can't believe it, it's 2am, I best get to bed. xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: Willis

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Afternoon all. I've 3 days left at work this week, got to work the three days to pay back holiday I've taken! Then only next Saturday and I'm finished :) I shall miss the discount lol

Your carol service sounds like picture book Marlene.

Bet your daughter felt the cold Rhona :) nice to have her home though.
My daughter still in bed with this awful flu :( hope she is feeling better for Christmas Day.

Ok time for work , if I'm not back on here till the weekend
HAVE A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS
Xxxx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Rhona, I hope you and yours are all ok after the accident in Glasgow. My Glasgow contingency are all fine.
xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Dreadful news, bsk. My daughter was having lunch with a friend in the next street when it happened. When I heard about it I called to make sure she was alright but some poor families with have to face it. Just awful.

My foot is very sore tonight, it feels like it is broken, the strange thing is it was ok until I heard about the accident. xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's shocking and very sad for all those families. Glad yours are ok though.

Put an ice pack on your foot, maybe?
xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Rhona, good to hear your little family are ok. How very sad so tragic all those poor people and the families.
Rhona hope that foot settles stress is not good for us.

Bsk glad all your family are safe also. How are you?

xx
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Date: 22.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Marlene. I'm feeling a bit better today. Still tired but the cough has more or less gone. I'm just resting up as I'm going to my sister's on Wednesday and that will be full on, with everyone there.

Are you ok?
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Date: 23.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Bsk so glad you are feeling a lot better. I find when my house has been full up it is so exhausting and I pay for it but I just love it as well. Have a fun filled day at your sister's!!!

I am trying to do a few bits today so I can enjoy Christmas without worrying about what hasn't been done LOL.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 23.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just going to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas! I'm away for a for days so will chat when I get back. I hope you all have a lovely holiday.

xx
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Date: 23.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks bsk. I hope you have a lovely time with the family. Merry Christmas. xx
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Date: 27.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope you all had a fantastic two days roll on the week-end still celebrating.
I am not eating another thing!!!! LOL.

XX
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Date: 27.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The Snow has arrived!!!!!!
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Date: 28.12.2014
From: Willis

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello all, hope you are all ok and managed to enjoy Christmas
Well did my last shift at M n S last night. Was strange knowing i will only be going in as customer froml now on lol
Hopefully some of the aches and pains will disappear !
Enjoy the rest of the festivities x
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Date: 28.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Willis, had a great Christmas Very peaceful.
Lets hope your new job will be better for you. On your feet all day was taking its toll on you. I hope the pains will disappear somewhat for you.
It is freezing here today the fish pond is still frozen.
Keep warm and enjoy the rest of the holidays!!

xx
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Date: 28.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Well that's Christmas over for another year, hope you all had a nice time. As usual I have eaten too much and now feel like a fattened turkey.

It is freezing here as well, Marlene but no snow as yet but the place was white this morning with frost.

When do you start the new job Willis?

Stay warm everyone and be careful outside when it is slippy. xxx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Rhona, next the New Year!! this year has gone so fast.
Christmas was just what I wanted peaceful with lots of feet up on the footstool. I saw the youngest grandkids on Boxing afternoon they were full of Father Christmas I think he was their best friend hahaha

It is so cold here the frost looked like a flurry of snow this morning.
Has your daughter gone back to Spain yet? I bet it made Christmas special having her with you all.
Take care Rhona and make sure you are wrapped up well if you go out.

xxxxx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It makes Christmas more special when you have little ones around Marlene and to be quite honest I will be glad to see this year out as it hasn't been a good one at all.

It is quite foggy here this morning and the ground is covered in frost, it looks like a layer of snow.

My daughter is here until next Monday Marlene. It is nice to have her here.

Hope your log burner is keeping you cosy.

xxx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: b14

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Back and recovered from Christmas excesses. I hope you all had a good one. It was very nice to be with the family but also good to be back home. I had a gruelling journey on Saturday with snow in Sheffield causing delays.

It's freezing here today. I hope you are all wrapping up well when you go out.

xx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Is that you BSK ????

Glad you had good time. It is nice to be back home nothing like your own home no matter what a great time we have.
I heard about all the delays that was just typical of our country a bit of snow and all hell breaks loose. Nothing new. We are in the full swing of winter now.

The log burner is doing a great job. Oh that's good Rhona celebrating the new year as well with your daughter. You will miss her when she has gone back so you will have to book a holiday to make a return visit.

Off to make dinner now take care all have a good evening xx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is me! I must have hit the wrong keys. See what a few days of Christmas with the family does to me!

I wish I had a log burner but we aren't allowed them in london, smokeless zone and all that. I have to make do with the central heating.

I've got a cold again.
xx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hahahahaha my brain is fuzzy all the time so I am with you there bsk.

Log Burners are great!!! but they have to be cleaned and laid every day. The glass doors have to be wired as they call it (like a dry brillo without soap). So it is extra work.

BSK I have a cold and felt unwell all day. My son has a cold its that time of year I think. I have started my anti biotics I am not waiting until I feel really ill. I hope your cold doesn't come to much Bsk maybe your long journey in the cold hasn't helped.

Keep warm and take care feet up and relax xxx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear you've got a cold as well. I might be on the antibiotics tomorrow at this rate. Hope you feel better soon.
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Bsk I would if I was you what is the point of waiting until we are feeling bad? We have enough to put up with.
I have to get my blood test results soon and I am a bit anxious. Oh well never mind what can I do but wait and see.
xx
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Date: 29.12.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

When do you get the results, Marlene?
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Date: 30.12.2014
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am going back to Gp after new year and hopefully they should be back.
It is freezing today but I am going out I need to get some fresh air. My joints are so painful exercise is also needed I think.

Take care Bsk hope you feel better today x
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Date: 02.01.2015
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh my goodness, I feel il. I've got a respiratory infection and spent all last night vomiting. I had a high temperature this morning. I'm off to the doctors in a minute as I think I need steroids for my lungs and I want them to check me over. Grim start to the new year.
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Date: 02.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Bsk so sorry for you how horrible hope the Dr can give you something to help. Bsk I hate getting sick I wish I lived near you I could come and help((((hugs))) xx

Our New Year has started Grim as well. My 2yr old Grandson had an accident. His mum took him to visit family and a Large mirror fell on him and broke his Leg at the top (femur I think).They were a three hour journey away. So Christmas Eve was spent worrying. He came home yesterday with mum in and Ambulance he is in a cast from his waist and both legs so he can't move. Poor child. Today we were going to go and see him now he is settled and his 4yr old sister has developed Chicken Pox so because of shingles we have to stay away. My poor son and his wife are not having a good time at the minute and I am so upset for them all.
I am going to stay positive if I can. Surely it can only get better. I am so fed up!!

What miserable post sorry hope the rest of you are all well.
The weather is a lot milder now but it is going to get cold again.

Take care xxx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear, Marlene, poor little mite. That must have been horrible for his parents. The positive thing is kids bones heal quickly and though it will be difficult for them to manage, your grandson will hopefully find a way to get around. It must be very frustrating not being able to go and see them but you will in a couple of weeks, I think.


I have been sleeping all day. I went to the doctor who didn't really have anything to add. I'd already started the antibiotics so she told me to start the steroid course. That has started to help my lungs already. I've still got a temperature though. I felt so ill this morning. She thinks I've got flu and exacerbation of my asthma. It seems I've had that plus, maybe food poisoning. Nice combination!

Take care, Marlene. Try not to worry to much. xxx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Bsk how horrible. Throw it all at you and be done with it. I hope you feel better soon. Steroids always sort my chest out quickly.
My bloods all came back negative so lets see what happens next. I guess it will be nothing.

My little grandson is being so good amusing himself. My other son and his wife bought a great big bean bed for him so he is comfortable in the lounge. Hopefully as you say he will heal quickly. Poor little man!!!

Take care Bsk and chin up (((hugs))) X
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: bashstreetkid

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Marlene. I'm currently waiting for the out of hours doctor to call. I think I need a nebuliser to help clear this chest.

Glad your grandson is amusing himself. He will be the centre of attention for a while, so that should help.

I'm going to change my name, original was bash street kid (BSK). Not sure to what yet, any suggestions welcome!
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Bsk oh dear I hope you don't have to wait too long. I have asthma so I know how awful the feeling of a tight chest.

I think you should call your self Tough Cookie.
xx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well, I spent the afternoon in A&E. I had 3 (THREE) nebulizers. I'm very shaky. Fingers crossed it does the trick. In bed now with the radio on a a cup of tea.

Onwards and upwards.
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well Tough cookie you are in the best place rest as much as you can. The shaking should disappear soon. Lets hope it will work for you.
Radio and a cup of tea and bed sounds very inviting.
As you say onwards and upwards.
xx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Marlene. You take care too.

xx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I need a new name any suggestions keep it nice LOL
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think it should be Lois Lane as she appears as Superwoman in a comic. I think you are amazing for balancing all your family's needs with your own.
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I meant first appeared as Superwoman.
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

ok Lois Lane it is thanks. when rhona Emm and Willis come on they will think we have gone mad LOL
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Lucy Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am sorry to hear that you've been having a horrible time of it bsk, sorry I mean lois, at least you have your sense of humour back so that is a good sign. A new year and a new name. I think I would like to be your sister Lucy, I would like a change too, so from now on I will be Lucy Lane, lol.

Marlene, I bet you got such a shock about your little grandson, I hope he will soon be back to normal.

We were all out for dinner tonight, we went to Harvester, I really will have to go on low diet, I will wait until my daughter leaves on Monday then try and lose some weight.

Take care ladies and sleep well. xxx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think I was a little confused with the names. I see it is Marlene that is Lois Lane, that's fine, I can be Marlene's sister instead. xx
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Date: 03.01.2015
From: Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yeah, it's a tad confusing Lucy. Will we even remember who we are? lol!

I think we will all be dieting come next week. I'm feeling much better this evening. All those steroids pumping happily through my body and keeping me awake!

take care everyone. xx
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear it, Cookie. My father used to call them his dancing pills when he was on them. I have been having terrible trouble sleeping lately. I didn't go to bed until 3am this morning and still couldn't sleep and I'm not on steroids. I think I will need to get sleeping pills if it keeps up much longer.

Take care, ladies and sleep well. xx
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning Ladies, well talking about sleeping I haven't sleep properly in days. Last night I fell asleep about 2 woke at 5 went back to sleep and slept until 10:15 so a good nights sleep for me.
Lucy love to have you as a sister lol.

Tough cookie so pleased to hear you are feeling a lot better. The steroids do have their down sides.
Keep up the good work and you will soon be out and about again.
Have a good day all xx
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: Lara croft (aka willis)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ok have I come onto the funny farm forum lol
Tough cookie glad the steroids are having an effect not sure if the other two have had some too though!
Lois hope your grand son is ok, Lucy hope sleeping returns soon
I was wide awake at 6am this morning well inbetween being woken up with other halfs snoring most of the night! So went through to spare bedroom, didn't get up until midday so although most of day gone I'm smiling that I got an extra 4 hrs sound sleep.
Will be staying in house all day today as it is freezing out there.
Feel better soon all xxx
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Willis you do make me laugh love the new name. I hope Emm realises it is us.
I get the bit with o/h snoring I do exactly the same. All those single ladies don't know what they are missing hahahah.
Oh well tomorrow is another day and what you don't do today can wait.
It is freezing here as well and foggy this morning so we have stayed home today.
Take care xx
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Will have to get used to this new name Lois Lane. Give me a week or so and I will be with you all
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Date: 05.01.2015
From: Not so tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm so fed up. I spent the last night in A&E and then was sent to the ambulatory care unit today, which is a sort of overflow of A&E. I've got to go back tomorrow for the day and they are going to keep me in if I'm not improving. It seems I've got a nasty chest infection - quelle surprise! But my peak flow isn't improving and I've got abnormal breath sounds. Well, I told them all that already. It's hardly anything I don't know but the treatment is slow, just nebulizers and antibiotics.

Wish me luck tomorrow. xx
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Date: 05.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

So sorry to hear that Cookie, what a shame, no wonder you're fed up. It might be a good thing if they do keep you in and look after you for a few days as you must be worn out with all this. It might be necessary to give you the antibiotic intravenously. Maybe after a good nights sleep things will be a bit better but if you find you are getting any worse then please call an ambulance, don't take chances with your health.

Let us know how you get on, will be thinking of you. xxx
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Date: 05.01.2015
From: Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lucy. So nice to have you all on here. I realise I'm worn out by it all. Every day thinking I'm going to feel better and then not. Though I had a long chat to my friend's daughter on the phone tonight. She works in a ward that is flu of patients with pneumonia at the moment and she gave me some reassuring advice. So that helped.

Hope yo are all ok and sorry for being a bit self absorbed. I'll send you a cheery message from the ward tomorrow!
xx
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Date: 05.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Tough Cookie, so sorry to hear you are having a rough time. Sometimes these chest infections are a real bugger to get rid of. I took antibiotics just before Christmas and I have started them again today for my chest. I have a bad cough and a sore throat so my asthma is not great today. My neighbours daughter-in-law has pneumonia started with a cold poor girl.
cookie if they do decide to take you in they will have you as good as new in no time fingers crossed that wont need to happen.
Self absorbed you are entitled to be any way that is what we are all here for one and other.

Make sure that if you feel bad in the night take Lucy's advice and mine and call an ambulance.
Try to get a good nights sleep xx
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: tough Cookie1

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Lois, I'm very sorry to hear you've got the same problem. I had antibiotics just before Xmas too, plus steroids. Clearly, it is a virulent bug. Do wrap up warm and get thee to the doctor if you get worse.

I woke at 5am today. Those pesky steroids have a lot to answer for!

Take care everyone xx.
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Cookie, I hope you are feeling better today. My throat feels like red hot sand paper as well happy days!!
I will go to gp or A&E if it gets too bad. I am drinking plenty and keeping warm.
That's the trouble with steroids ok if you want to clean the house from top to bottom LOL.

Take care and keep us posted as to how you are doing
.
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, they are keeping me in hospital. Because of the infection, my chest isn't clearing. I need antibiotics and rest. Hah! I'm not going to get that here! Xx
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Cookie, what a shame, although I think it is probably for the best. Try and relax, I know it can be difficult. Are you in a ward or a room with a few others? My husband was lucky enough to have a room to himself when he was in. The important think is that you get looked after and get better as soon as possible. xxx
ps. I hope the food is edible. If I stayed closer to you I would have brought you some black grapes up.
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: Lara C

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear so sorry to hear you are being kept in TC , I hope you do manage to get some rest x
Lois hope it doesn't stay around for long
Lucy hope you are well
Xx
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, Have you started the new job yet? I'm doing alright, thanks. Poor Cookie having to go to hospital, I hope it's not too long until she get's home.

How are you Lois? I hope you are feeling a bit better tonight. I wonder what's happened to Emm that she hasn't been on. I do hope she is alright.

Nite nite ladies and sleep well, especially you Cookie being in a strange bed. xxx
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Tough Cookie sending (((((hugs)))) get well soon and take care bless you. Although you probably don't think so you are in the best place nite ite xxx
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy I am getting there felt rough all day but am resting up. Oh dear poor cookie hope she is home soon.

I was wondering what has happened to Emm the last post was to say she now had a splint I do hope she is ok.
Lets hope we are all feeling better soon. What a start to the new year xx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for all your thoughts. They are keeping me in for 24 hours. Apparently, I've had flu which has caused a secondary infection and now airway inflammation. d'm much more comfortable now and glad to be here, surprisingly. I've got a bed with a view as well. Speak later. Xxx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: Lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Cookie, glad to hear you are improving. A bed with a view wow!! Don't get to comfortable it's the NHS they will have you out on your ear in no time LOL.
All joking aside I hope you are home soon take care and be good!
((((hugs))) xxxx (((hugs))) xxxx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear you are improving Cookie. Make the most of the rest. It is wet and windy here this morning so being in bed doesn't sound too bad. I'm getting ready to go to get my blood checked now. Hope it a nice view you have, when I was in the view was over the necropolis. lol xxx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: rhona

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

sorry, I forgot my new name there!
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I really am a fool, I did it again, that's what happen's why I'm rushing xx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: Lara C

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

hi guys, hope you feel better today Cookie and any pills, lotions or potions they've given you have had an impact.
Lois how's the chest feeling? better than yesterday i hope
oh lucy thanks for reminding me about bloods, must do that tomorrow before i forget.
not started new job yet, induction is monday then should start tuesday, fingers crossed she has something for me immediately as had my final wage from ex employer - well have seen online wage slip and after picking myself up off the floor i've called to request a meeting with a manager to talk me through it in the greatest of detail as £5.17 for a full months work is just not cricket i dont' think!!!! yes it is correct and not a typo - £5.17 they are paying me. seemingly they pay in advance so this is everything on and then everything off but i dont' agree. i didnt' expect much but sure as hell expected more than that!!!!!
so blood pressure through the roof.
big hugs all xxx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara croft what a cheek £5.17 for a month how can that be right I always thought you got paid in arrears. Why would they pay you for hours you haven't worked? I would phone HR if I was you something is wrong (I smell a Rat). My blood pressure would be up as well. Did you have any holiday you wasn't due? Good luck with the meeting.

My chest is a bit better so going in the right direction my sore throat is loads better.

Take care and remember stay as calm as you can!!
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Date: 08.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all today? Are you still in hospital Cookie? I hope you feel a lot better now.

Lara, I thought it was another job with M&S that you had. I hope you get the pay matter sorted quickly. I would have been spitting fire.

Lois, Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.

Very showery here today, not looking forward to the gale force winds tomorrow.

I have a company coming tomorrow to put new loft insulation in, seemingly the government is giving companies money to do the work so nice to get something for nothing.

Have a good day ladies, let us know if you are home Cookie. xxx
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone, I'm still in hospital, at least until Monday. I've had a chest infection plus uncontrolled asthma. I thought I was going home today so a bit disappointed. I'm on high dose steroids so am eating like a horse.


I'm very confused with the new names! Take care.
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi cookie its Lois (marlene) Glad to hear you are on the mend. Monday will be here before you know it. It is a bot disappointing when you think you are going home.
Worry about the eating when you get home you probably need a bit of nourishment as I know when you have asthma it can have you turning away from food. (((hugs))) xx
Lets us know how you are xxxx Take care.
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lois. Yes, you are right. I hardly ate for five days. So glad to be here. Xx
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi cookie. Where would we be without the NHS and all those girls and guys that work there? You are better off in the. Warm the weather is horrible and poor Rhona has it bad where she lives. I hope she is all cosy and safe in her home. Speak soon xx
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear that you're still in hospital Cookie. Don't be too anxious to get home, you want to make sure you are fit before they let you out. I don't know how you can be eating like a horse Cookie unless your friends are bringing you up lots of food as when I was in there was hardly enough to feed a sparrow so don't you worry about what you're eating, just get better.

Did you get your wages sorted out Lara?

Lois, the weather here is rather windy, we had winds or perhaps I should say gales of around 70mph last night and it is still very blowy.
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy it is very windy here tonight but nowhere near 70mph it must of been unnerving for you. Glad to hear you are all safe. We are going to get the rain as well tomorrow so Happy Days.

Take care all and sleep well!!
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I keep forgetting my new name LOIS
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Date: 09.01.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, Cookie glad you are starting to feel better, you'll be home soon enough x
Wages, hmm. In December wage (paid 10th) we were paid from 28th nov to 3rd January! S even though I worked to end of month I still didn't do enough to merit wages, . I told the manager I wish I'd just given the needed one weeks notice and let them chase me for what owed. You'd be taken to court she said. She really isn't a Very nice person at all unfortunately but I empathise with her being such a sour puss, unhelpful, awkward old bat! I said all that whilst smiling as I will not allow the likes of her to get me down. Thankfully my wonderful husband is helping me out financially until I start earning a decent wage again.
And as if the scenario wasn't bad enough I met my friend there for cup of tea today whilst waiting for car being mot'd and one of the other managers asked if I would ever consider going back? Hahahahahahahaha now she is a lovely person and nice to all staff even if she doesn't like them I assume as I have never seen or heard her say a bad word about anyone.
So that was my day. Now I have blowing gales outside and just hope the fences stay put.
Funeral service is set for 20th for friends son. A long time to wait but very busy period they have been told!
And now all the atrocity happening in France , all so very sad.
If only I was Lara croft I could try save the world eh .
Anyway enough blethering it's bed time and lots to do ready for Monday
Have as good a weekend as possible and i will be back soon. You all take care If going out and Cookie , eat like there is no tomorrow and enjoy your long weekend in hotel de NHS
Xxxx big hugs x
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Date: 10.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara, what an outcome with your wages. Why would you go back to work there!!! They must be joking .
What a long wait your friends have had. I hope they get through the day bless them all.

The wind has had me awake most of the night and my poor dog isn't happy at all with it. It is pouring down with rain as well now. It could be worse we could live in Paris. Just terrible!!!
Take care everyone in this weather especially if you are venturing outside.

I am supposed to be going clothes shopping with my daughter later Oh Well lets see how the weather goes.

xxx
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Help everyone! I'm still here. Things are starting to improve but I'm crazy on the steroids. I was hoping to be home by now but Monday or Tuesday. I find difficult to type on this tablet but I am reading everything. Take care. Xx
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Cookie where are you??? Help is on it's way LOL. Pleased to hear things are in the right direction. Monday/Tuesday not long now. A few more days getting the right help wont hurt.

Wish you home soon. xxxx
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: Lucy Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

As long as you are on the mend Cookie that's all that matters. Are you on a high dose of steroids? I found it hard to sleep when I was on them. As long as you're not attacking anyone, lol.

Very wet here today, I think I will be having a lazy Sunday, not a lot of options when the weather is this way. I went for a wee swim yesterday, my daughter had a free pass to her health club, it was lovely.

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I misread that as you swimming in the sea!

Loads better tonight. Prob home
Tuesday. The cat will be pleased to see me and I her.
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: Lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi cookie I forgot about your cat. Oh bless I bet you are missing one and other. Lets keep fingers crossed you will be home Tuesday.
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Date: 11.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

No Cookie, the loony dook was on New Year's day lol. Not something I would want to participate in though. Your cat will be pleased to see you. My cat used to go into a huff when I left him.

Not be long until Tuesday. Sleep well xx
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Date: 12.01.2015
From: marlene

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well here I am with a blood pressure cuff that goes off every half hour. Sleep what's that? It works well it goes so tight I can't see me sleeping tonight. I thought I was having a 24 hour ECG show's you how wrong I was. Oh well it is only for a day.
Grrrr I am so tired today as the wind had me awake half the night last night.

Hope you are all ok Cookie are you home tomorrow???
xxxxxx
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Date: 13.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I didn't get much sleep and today my arthritis in my shoulder and hand is sooo painful. At least it is over and done with. just have to wait results. (fingers crossed).

Cookie how are you are you home?

Lucy and Lara how are you. Lara how is the new Job?

Emm where are you I hope you are well missing your posts.

xxxx
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Date: 13.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone! I'm back home at last. Still wheezy and breathless but very glad to be here. It was a bit scary. Apparently, the strain of flu around at the moment is Influenza A and isn't in the flu jab this year. So be very careful when you are out and about.

I'm going to rest now, be back tomorrow to hear more news!

lots of love xx
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Date: 13.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Welcome home Cookie!!!!! Have a good nights sleep at home with your little friend (cat don't know name). (((hugs)) xx
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Date: 13.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Pleased to hear that you are now at home Cookie. Take things easy until you are fully recovered and be careful in this cold weather. Don't be rushing to get out and about, take things easy and slowly.

Lois, I hope your results are all good, it must have been very uncomfortable wearing the cuff all day and night. Try and get a good sleep tonight.

Very cold here tonight and we have had a few snow flurries.

I hope Emm is alright, not like her to not be on in such a long time.

Would be lovely to hear how Lynn is doing to!

Take care ladies and sleep well and stay warm xxx
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Date: 13.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Dear snow not looking forward to that.
I was wondering what happened to Emm her last post was so positive and then nothing. Maybe she has stayed in Switzerland with her daughter. I know she was going over in December. She is also off to Australia in February. I really do hope all is well.
Lynn hasn't been on for so long I do hope she is ok!!!

I have tiny bruises all over the top of my arm where the cuff kept slipping and the pump kept going because it couldn't get a reading. It wasn't very pleasant all night long. When I got up my hubby taped it to my arm slightly to stop it slipping. They say just carry on as normal but the cuffs are made for sitting still so it doesn't really work well. Maybe we could invent one that stays on and earn a fortune LOL.

Take care Lucy and stay warm xxx nite nite
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm covered in bruises, Lois. With me it's the steroids and the pressure socks they made me wear plus injections. I look rather beaten up. The blood pressure cuff sounds really annoying but I hope it gives them the info they need.

I slept like a log last night. It was so nice to be in my own bed at last. I'm breathless and wheezy this morning but have managed to potter around doing a few things. Not too much as I'm still rather tired but it's great to be back in control of my life. My Glasgow sister is visiting for an hour at lunchtime today, she's down for a meeting, so I'm looking forward to that. What's the whether like up there, Lucy?
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Cookie, I bet it is lovely to be back in your own bed. Take it easy and just sofa surf with your little cat. Your sister visiting will give you a lift enjoy your visit.
I hope that wheezing sorts it's self out and the breathlessness.
xxxxx

I am hoping my results are good fingers crossed.
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, Nurse called me and my blood pressure is spot on. With the added it is exactly what we would look for in a lady your age LOL.
Thanks for reminding me I am no spring chicken any more hahaha.

Hope you are all ok and the weather is not too bad were you are. Have a lovely evening xxx
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear you slept well Cookie. The weather here is rather nasty. We had a flurry of snow earlier, then rain and it is really cold now. I haven't been across the door today. I had terrible pains in my chest area and terrible indigestion so not felt like doing too much, it's most uncomfortable and I think I have another basal cell on my leg, I keep putting off seeing about it. Take it easy Cookie and look after yourself.

That's good your BP was normal Louis, that is one less worry for you.

Hope all our other girlies are alright. xxx
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: bashstreetkid

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good about the blood pressure, Lois. Don't think about the age thing. We are all getting older!

Lucy, get that basal cell seen on your leg. I know all these hospital appointments are boring. God knows I seem to spend my time at them but its worth doing. Are you taking a stomach protector and gaviscon? If not, maybe a trip to the gp. Indigestion is horrible. I get it on the steroids.

I've had a couple of visitors today and am very tired. My peak flow is dropping until I use my inhaler. Seeing my gp tomorrow.

Take care. xx
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's me. It was my original user name. I have no idea how that got there!
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I will take your advice Cookie, my daughter asks me every day if I have made an appointment, I just can't be bothered doing anything just now.

If the weather is bad tomorrow I think the GP should come out to see you Cookie, after all you are just out of the hospital.

Sleep well xxx
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Please do. Your daughter sounds as if she is like I was with my mum. I would try and get her to go to the doctor but had no idea, until now, how tedious the whole thing can get and how tired it can make you feel. Two weeks ago, when I had the flu and the beginning of the infection, I was told an ambulance would take me to A&E. When the paramedics phoned and said they hadn't got any and I would have to wait for a taxi and queue in A& E, I felt too ill to go so just went back to bed. I didn't realise how ill I was and there wasn't anyone to intervene. So I understand entirely why you don't want to go.

I'll go to my GP tomorrow. It will be fine, it's not far and it's going to mild here, though windy.
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Date: 14.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That was scandalous Cookie, perhaps if you had been in quicker you would have been better by now. Sitting in A&E when you are ill would make you worse. I know anytime I have went there with anyone it is a horrible experience, drunks and all sorts, especially on a Friday night.

Take care, nite nite. xx
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: Tough Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That wasn't the end of it, Lucy. I ended up in A&E on nebulizers (3) on both Saturday and Sunday night. The doctor tried to get me admitted on Sunday but I was told to go to Ambulatory Care the next day. I didn't finally get admitted until the Tuesday. I should have been triaged at A&E as a priority because of my breathing, but wasn't. Ditto in Ambulatory care. The hospital care was shocking and I have to make a complaint to the chief exec. I will do that when I'm better.
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That really is shocking, Cookie. I heard on the news the other night about the time people have to wait at A&E but to send you hope when you were so ill is unacceptable.

A couple of years ago on xmas eve my daughter was taken to A&E by ambulance when she went blind due to the blood leaking at back of her eyes, it was a horrendous experience, she lay for hours and hours before being admitted, it was terrifying for her. I still shiver when I think of it. It could have been a detached retina that needed immediate treatment, luckily is wasn't but they really need to change things and when they see that people are so ill they shouldn't be left lying for hours or worse and sent home.

It's blowing a gale here today. I was very late getting up today, stomach still painful so just taking it easy today.

Take care cookie and look after yourself.

How are you today Lois? and Lara? xxx
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: Cookie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've just been to the doctor and I've got a temperature and my lungs are not great. Luckily she's great and she will see me again on Tuesday.

It was stormy here last night but quieter today. I'm in bed with laptop, snacks and drinks. I plan to sleep this afternoon.

take care with the stomach. xx
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Cookie what a way to treat you. That paramedic must of been horrified to hear that they were to busy to get you. How must of he/she have felt. I think the way things are going it can only get worse. I know first hand how badly they treat people my hubby wasn't treated very well.
No wonder the NHS staff feel so badly treated by Mr Cameron after all they are the ones that get left with the back lash.
You are right to complain about your treatment and so would I. My hubby was so glad they did the op for him he let it go and I think that is what they rely on.
To be honest I had never heard of Ambulatory Care before I read your post. How does this work if you get sent home to care for your self during the night? Especially if you live alone! I just think the NHS is being run into the ground deliberately.

Anyway good job you are a real tough cookie take care I wish you back to good health very soon (hug)xxxxx

Lucy make sure you go to the Drs!!!! (hugs) xxxx
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just a quick hi to you all. I hope the doc helps you more Cookie.
Let us know how you gt on at docs Lucy.
New job is going ok, ladies I work with are nice.
Feeling very tired with getting up at 6am and working all day in hot temperatures! Well it is a hospital I suppose it's to expected!
The wind is whoa tonight glad I'm not out in it!
As Arnie says, I'll be back
Big hugs xxxx
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Date: 15.01.2015
From: SleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm confused. What are you doing working in a hospital? And which one are you, Lara? All this name changing is very difficult to work out, especially when it is Lois, Lara and Lucy! I'm off the Cookie name and am now calling myself SleekFox.
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Date: 16.01.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, just a quick hello.

I cant get my head round these 'new names' find I have to scroll back to see who's who.
Whats wrong with the originals anyway!!!

Had and having a rough time. Walking not too good yet, had bad chest, and arthritic flare up.
I couldnt be bothered to post although have the occasional read.
Love to all and Happy New Year. I will post when feeling a bit better.
Am due to go to Australia in a month!!! A bit doubtfull at present.
Emm x ( not changing mine )
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Date: 16.01.2015
From: lois lane (marlene)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm so glad to hear from you. Oh bless you. you are having so much to put up with and a chest infection on top. I am sending you hugs love and best wishes. Take care Emm and I will keep fingers crossed that you get to Australia.
Just pop in from time to time and say hello we miss your post's we do understand when your not well it is all too much of a bother.
The name change thing you will get used to it I still forget mine picked by Bsk and I picked for Bsk. Rhona and Willis picked their own and they are all very appropriate. Emm for you I would pick Iron Lady you are tougher than you know and stronger than you know. I will put my name in brackets for you until you get to know the new names.
((hugs)) xxxxx
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Date: 16.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh my goodness sleek fox well you dropped that one in without me even noticing. (sly fox) LOL.
Willis you never mentioned you were working in a hospital can I ask what are you doing nothing to hard I hope.

Take care all xx
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Date: 16.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, I was getting worried that you hadn't been on in a while. I am sorry to hear that you have been having a rough time of it. I really hope that you do manage to get to Australia. It would be lovely for you to get some sunshine. Keep in touch if you can and let us know how you are. Regarding the names, bsk wanted a new name and I think I prefer using an alias name, just in case people know who I am lol.

The snow has arrived here now, it's not deep, although I did notice someone had managed to build a snowman when I was driving past in the car.

Have a good weekend and stay warm. xxx
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Date: 17.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all snow has arrived here as well pretty but it is freezing. Take care in it everyone.
I like to be alias as well to be honest with you lucy. I love SLEEKFOX great name choice.

My three have gone to try the ski slopes in Bulgaria today. It is my youngest 40th birthday surprise from all of us. I can't remember the last time my three kid's were of doing things together they always did as teenagers. Siblings time!!!!!

My little grandson is doing ok and has managed to get his self around somewhat.

Take care everyone I have so much to do today Tesco's Ikea and need to find some coal for the burner to keep it burning all night so we have been advised by our neighbour. I do love a tip to make life easier.

xxxxx
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Date: 17.01.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning - Willis here
I did post last night but something happened that it wouldn't go on for some reason, server issues it said.
S here I am. I'm working as bank admin in a hospital now. Much better than M n S but getting up so early again will take some getting use to! Only did three days this week and am shattered lol.
Emm glad to see you here again and so sorry to hear you're still having problems. I do hope that you recover enough to get to Oz . How was your Christmas etc did you have a nice time, or as best you could?
Lucy (Rhona) keep the white stuff up there please as I hate the thought if having to drive in it!
Sleek fox, hope you are feeling better x
Lois I have a neighbour coming to do a smoke test on my fire today so finally getting closer to it being in use I hope. House is so cold and the heating bills in winter are so high I could cry.
Ok have lots to do today so will see you all soon
Have a good weekend all . Big hugs to you and all on forum xxxxx
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Date: 17.01.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello me again, just quickly to say, I have the real fire working at last :)
Neighbours wonderful husband came to do a smoke test etc for us , he says the fire has never been used! 1996 I moved into this house! All that time and I could have been using it lol
Well it's on now so I'm going to curl up on couch with a book n enjoy the heat.
Happy happy even if aches are hanging around x
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Date: 17.01.2015
From: sleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How lovely! I wish I could have a fire here but no fireplace! Stay warm everyone.
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Date: 17.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara just lovely I am sitting by my log burner Happy Days !

Well a good days shopping shabby chic chair for the bathroom. A new shelving unit for the kitchen another shabby chic purchase. IKEA was packed today no sales on so I haven't a clue what was going on I have never seen it so busy. We didn't get to Tesco or buy any coal so out again tomorrow what fun two days shopping.
Take care all by the way we had a flurry of snow this morning but all gone within an hour. xx
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Date: 18.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh you ladies are making me jealous. I want a real fire - nothing like a roaring fire to sit at on a winters night, and it is a winters night here alright! I can hear the odd car passing by my window and the ice crunching with the wheels.

Sounds like you had a good days shopping, Lois. I like shabby chic too, although I don't have anything shabby chic, just me lol. I went into TK Max today, I didn't buy anything but sometimes there is good finds in there.

Hope you're feeling better now S/Fox and taking it easy.

Pleased that the job is suiting you better Lara and that you are enjoying sitting at the fire. Be careful not to sit too close or you might get tartan legs, lol.

Sleep well everyone, it's now after midnight, but I had a long lie this morning so not quite ready to go to bed yet.

Nite nite xxx
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Date: 18.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, you can have a log burner anywhere in your home as long as you have an outside wall. My son is fitting one in his kitchen and the flu is going out of the wall. I didn't realise you could do this but you definitely can. Sooooo maybe you could think about it for next winter just a thought.
It is cold here but sitting by the window with the sun pouring in is just lovely.

Lucy my last house was an old house but we had it very modern down lighters wooden flooring straight lines everywhere. Venetian blinds ect.
It is nice doing the cottage different we still have wooden floors and slate tiles in the kitchen but we are mixing the old shabby chic with modern and it works really well. It was so unloved when we moved in so it has been hard work but we are getting there. Any way enough of my waffling (just feel proud of my hubby).

Sleekfox hope you are doing better and still taking things easy.

Lara your job sounds much better for you and I am sure you will be appreciated much more. Take time to rest when you are off.

By the way Lucy I am more junk yard material lately gone past the shabby chic stage LOL.

Take care all keep smiling they will all wonder what you have done xx
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Date: 18.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is good to know Lois, I think I will seriously look into that for next year, thank you for telling me that.

I have been sitting at the laptop all afternoon and have now booked a trip to Dubai, I hope I'm not taking on too much but it's somewhere I have wanted to go for a while so it's now or never.

How are you doing Sleek fox? hope you are feeling better now.

Still very cold here. xxx
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Date: 18.01.2015
From: sleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone,

I am feeling better thanks, but still wheezing a lot and I have a terrible pain where I think I've pulled a muscle coughing. It's making it painful to breathe too deeply. I might take a little sortie out tomorrow and see the lay of the land, not for long though. . More friends have been round, bringing goodies and conversation, which has been really nice. Everyone's been so great and I feel really well looked after.

I would love a wood burning stove but I don't own my flat so it's not going to happen. I'll have to go to the pub instead!

Dubai, Lucy! You'll get some warmth on your joints there! Nice shopping too, I'm told.

Keep warm and take care everyone.
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Date: 19.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lovely to hear you are feeling a bit better sleekfox. I am sure your friends visiting are giving you a lift as well. Make sure you wrap up well the fresh air will be good for you. Sitting in the pub log burner going with a long cool drink just imaging the scene just lovely.

Wow Dubai how fantastic any room for a little one. I am sure you will cope very well. Make sure you get help at the airport. When are you going? Can I give you a shopping list.

Take care everyone xxx
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Date: 20.01.2015
From: SleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just reporting that I'm feeling a lot better tonight. Still very wheezy and a bit feeble but I've been doing stuff today, tentatively.

Of course, as the steroids are going down the arthritis is going up. My joints have been feeling so good on high dose pred and now they are feeling it. Oh well, from one thing to another.

I hope you aren't suffering to much in this very cold weather. I want to see SNOW tomorrow, or I will sulk.
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Date: 21.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good news, Sleekfox, and good that your friends have been looking after you.

The steroids are like little magic pills, just a pity we couldn't take them all the time without any adverse affect.

You can have the snow that's lying about here, S/F, the pavements around here are like skating rinks, I am too frightened to walk in it.

We go on the 29th, Lois, and back 5th Feb.

Off to bed now, take care and sleep well xxx
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Date: 21.01.2015
From: SleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That soon, Lucy? A bit of sun will do you good.

Yes, I agree about snow being treacherous to go out in. I get very nervous too. I just quite like it when I'm inside, looking out.

It's very cold here tonight (it's 4am and I can't sleep), I've had to put the heating on.

take care xxx
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Date: 21.01.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies,
I am suffering badly at present, every joint in my body hurts.
I rang up and am seeing the rheumatologist tomorrow, after telling the specialist nurse how bad I am.
I feel a bit worried actually.
Can you remember my ankle being bad for a long time, well at present I can hardly bear to walk, its so painful and now I have shooting pains in my heel.
This relentless RA really has a hold of me at present.
Sorry to re appear just to moan but nothing is going right.
I feel I could ask for an ankle and shoulder injection, which I may well get, but my whole body is hurting.
Anyone any ideas what he may suggest.
Thanks for listening girls.
I hope you are all 'reasonable'
Emm x
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Date: 22.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Emm, That's not good, so sorry to hear that you are suffering so much. I really feel for you. I remember being the same way a few years ago before I got the rituximab and how bad I felt.

I really hope they give you something to help tomorrow. It sounds like you really need something to take affect quickly and the only thing I can think that works fast is steroids until they decide what to give you. Is it possible that you could try any of the anti tnf's or rituximab? I think tomorrow they will need to give you a systemic injection and perhaps one in the ankle too, although they should scan your ankle to see what is going on with it especially when you injured it in the fall.

Let us know how you get on tomorrow (today) as it is after 1am now.

Take care Emm xxx
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Date: 22.01.2015
From: Lois Lane (marlene)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm great big ((((hugs)))). I am sorry to hear you are suffering you sure have had your share and some more lately.
I hope they can help you out with injections maybe. You poor girl. Do you think your knee injury has made your ankle take more punishment?
Emm I do hope you can get relatively pain free and get out to OZ and the sunshine I am sure it would help you even if all you could do was sit in the sun. I will keep everything crossed for you.

Emm come on every day rant rave all you like we are all here for you sweetheart.
Chin up and take care xxxxx
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Date: 23.01.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks girls for your support.

I was given an ankle injection and oral steroids, 15mg a day for two weeks then 10mg for two weeks and then 5mg for two weeks. Then get a further supply from GP to take away (if I can manage to go)
He said my last blood tests showed well raised inflammation levels. As I know from all my swollen painful joints.
After Australia, I am to try Sulpha' along with Methatrexate, I don't hold much hope for that as all the DMARDS I have had don't help me.
I am sick of tablets and think I'd prefer injections of some type. Thats for the future though.
My priority is to try get away. I have had to much to cope with since October.
So have my fingers crossed for a miracle, perhaps.
Thanks for listening I will try to keep in touch a bit more, if I improve a bit.
Love to all x
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Date: 23.01.2015
From: lois lane (marlene)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm well I have to say you seem so much more positive. You have had a lot on your plate and you deserve your break in OZ here's to that miracle. I am sure you will get there. I hope the injections and steroids give you relief soon. Take care and please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on. xxxx
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Date: 23.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, The steroids work quickly so you should start to feel a lot better very soon. You can now look forward to your holiday and knowing that you have the little magic pills with you will be reassuring. I was prescribed them as well when I was at my worst and they did make a difference.

I think with the sulphasalazine you have to persevere with them, they can take a wee while to work. I have been on them for around 14 years.

Take care Emm and look forward to your holiday now. When do you go?

We have the rain here now, it's washed all the snow away.

Have a good weekend everyone and take care xxx

How is everyone else doing?
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Date: 25.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone hope you are all ok ish.
It has been so cold here brrrrr.
Off out for lunch today with brother + wife + niece + hubby + mum. I am looking forward to it.

I have a muscle in my shoulder that has been so painful it feels like it has been pulled but I have no idea why it should be. It was so bad the first day it hurt to breath in. It seems much better this morning but I am going to be careful as It is still lurking there.

Have a lovely Sunday take care xxx
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Date: 25.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How was the lunch, Lois? How lovely all the family out together. I hope your shoulder is feeling better, get that hot water bottle on it.

Raining here today but it seems a lot milder.

Take care all xxx
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Date: 25.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The lunch was lovely we all had a Turkey roast. The country pub was packed (good sign) all the beef and lamb was finished. We had a lovely chat over lunch I even had 2 Southern Comforts and Lemonade really pushed the boat out. It was lovely seeing my niece haven't seen her in over a year. She is just lovely we had a few giggles. She is off to Thailand in a couple of weeks for a holiday. She is very well travelled spent a year in India voluntary teaching English and she loved it. (for the lesser children as she puts it). It was great to be with the family my other brother and his partner couldn't make it which was a shame.

My shoulder is settled better just gives me a pain when I sneeze or cough. Hot water bottle came in handy for the last few days.
It was sunny today and mild but is freezing tonight.
My three are back from Bulgaria they had fun on the slopes so all good.

Hope you are all good.
Are you ok sleekfox?
xx
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Date: 25.01.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone!

Sounds like a nice day, Lois! Family lunches always are.

I'm fine, almost totally recovered, just the slightest of coughs. I managed to get out this weekend, which was nice. More hospital appointments tomorrow and then none for two weeks, hurrah!

I've also got a muscle ache in my shoulder, more the back of my neck. I'm going to get the hot water bottle out and give it a bit of heat.

How are you, Lucy? Emm and Willis?

xx
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Date: 27.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies, hi Sleekfox so pleased to hear you are on the mend. It is good that you are getting about again not much fun being stuck indoors. I know you have had friends in and out but the fresh air and being outdoors is just good for us.
Our hot water bottles are a saviour I am always telling people to buy one. I love mine when I have a real bad pain so comforting and they really warm those joints and muscles up.
I hope the hospital appointment went well and it is great you have some time away after that. I find appointments at hospitals and the Gps can be overwhelming sometimes. I was saying to my hubby last week I might as well move in the waiting room I am here so often lately (depressing springs to mind).
I hope that shoulder is better today. Mine has calmed right down but if I cough it gives me a quick painful reminder it is still there I am positive it is muscular. I have no idea why it is hurting. I can't recall stretching or anything.

Oh well I guess I need to get on take care everyone.
Lucy Lois and Emm I hope you are all good xxxx
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Date: 27.01.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Pleased to hear that you're getting back to normal, Sleekfox. Just take things slowly.

Yes, the hot water bottles can be comforting, Loi, some of the old fashioned remedies are best.

I was at the hairdressers this afternoon and driving back on the motorway saw that the signs are up saying snow is forecast. As long as it doesn't stop us getting away on Thursday.

Take care ladies and keep warm. xxx
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Date: 27.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Fingers crossed for Thursday Lucy xx
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Date: 27.01.2015
From: SleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope not. xx
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Date: 29.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Happy Holidays Lucy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY
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Date: 30.01.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies how are you all. Well we had rain sleet hailstone and then SNOW. It looks very pretty and it is feeezzziiinnng.
Keep warm everyone.

I am in so much pain I can't believe. My hips are so painful and my feet and hands. My back goes without saying roll on spring.

Take care all xx
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Date: 01.02.2015
From: Bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain, Lois. I'm not too bad at the moment but that is probably down to the squillions of steroids I've been on lately. Hope things pick up soon. xx
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Date: 01.02.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Bsk I am sure it is the cold that is not helping me. I should be used to the sudden change by now but it still catches me out. I am still full of pain but am trying to stay positive. It is hard.

I hope Lucy is enjoying her holiday and basking in the sunshine. I hope she isn't buying the shops out LOL. I would be.

I am pleased you are doing ok It is about time you had a break from it all it has been a long time coming. Keep it up. xxx
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Date: 02.02.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well I just opened the back door to let the dog out and the whole garden is covered in freezing cold white stuff. I have been sofa surfing blinds closed log burner glowing away and I can't believe that snow can be so cunning sneaking up on me like that. It is still falling out of the sky how dare it. LOL

If you have snow be extra careful all.

Hope the roads are clear tomorrow night off to see The Jersey Boys at our local Theatre. Dinner first (Christmas present).

Keep warm all xx
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Date: 02.02.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies
Oh sorry to hear you are feeling so bad Lois I hope you start feeling better soon. Wrap up warm. I saw jersey boys in December in London, it's brilliant so I'm sure you will have a good time.
Glad you are feeling better bsk, sleek fox, obi wan kenobi or whatever your alias is this week lol. Steroids are amazing things but like all things it all has its own down side, can't win really can we
New job is stills going well, managing the early mornings and stopped taking such copious amounts of ibuprofen and paracetamol. Still the odd para but nothing like before. Bones aching a bit but the weather and less rest is probably the cause of that.
Spring will be here soon , so I keep telling myself !
Keep as we'll as possible ladies
Big hugs xxx
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Date: 04.02.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just back from The Jersey Boys what a night out just lovely. Brought back some memories. Had a lovely meal first. Big diversion on the way home added 35 mins to journey oh well what can you do?
Hope you are all relatively ok.

Painkillers then off to bed. Have made an appointment for the 12th to see my GP again. I am being a pest trying to force their hand into sending me back to the rhumy team. Here's wishing.

Night sleep well. xx
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Date: 06.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, you are all very quiet I hope all ok with you all.

Is Lucy back yet? Missing her posts.

Emm how are you????

Sleek fox and Lara are you both well?
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Date: 06.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I'm fine, thanks. How are things with you?
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Date: 06.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Not to bad no point in keep moaning it wont change it. But I am going to moan anyway LOL.
I am off to GP next week my hands are so painful and I have two fingers that get locked when I grip or make a fist and I can feel clonk clonk as they finally straighten up. It is weird and those two fingers in particular are more painful than the others. I guess that is all part of OA.

Sleekfox it is great to hear you are feeling better. I really hope you go from strength to strength you truly deserve a break from it all you have had your fair share lately.

Take care and stay warm xx
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Date: 07.02.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello ladies,

Sorry I have not been on much , I just have had no 'get up and go' had flu and lots of RA probs as well as the knee to cope with.
I just had my yearly flu jab this week as have not been free of bugs for months to have it.

But I am going to Australia on 16th feb. Hope I manage ok.
I cant get used to the new names as yet. I have to scroll back to see who's who! Lovely mild day here and sunny. So thats nice.
Hope you are all doing as well as possible. Love to all x
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Date: 07.02.2015
From: Lois (marlene)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm so pleased to hear from you. You must be so sick of it all.
Well done you off to Australia!! I am sure it will do you the world of good. How long are you there for? The sun should be good for you. Do you have family there Emm? ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY Location is fab I know people that have been to Oz. They just loved it. How many of you going? Sorry to be so curious.
LOL the name changes stump me sometimes I have to say.

Take Care Emm. The weather is milder here today as well. xxx(((hugs)))xxx
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Date: 08.02.2015
From: SleekFox (bsk)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucky you, going to Australia, Emm. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Have some sun for me!

Lois, how are you doing in this weather? I can feel it my joints at the moment but, more of a worry, my dad is in hospital. He's had a couple of fits and they don't know why. It might be a reaction to codeine. I certainly hope it is. I may have to go down and see him later in the week, if he's not well.

take care.
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Date: 08.02.2015
From: Lois7

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

SleekFox, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Bless him. I bet you are concerned but he is in the right place and will be getting looked after . Fingers crossed he won't be in long. ((((hugs))) for you and Dad xx
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Date: 08.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lois, he is more alert this evening. My sister is going to see him tomorrow and report back. Thanks xx
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Date: 09.02.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleek Fox, that is good news. I bet you will be more assured after your sister has visited Dad.
Take care and try not to stress out too much xxx
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Date: 09.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

He's had a stroke, Lois. I talked to him earlier and he sounds cheerful but he's still in hospital. Time will tell how he will be. xx
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Date: 09.02.2015
From: Lara croft

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi sorry to hear about your dad SF I hope he makes a speedy recovery. Hope you are looking after yourself too.
Lois hope you are feeling better x
Emm have a feb time in oz x
Speak soon ladies xxxx
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Date: 09.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lara. I am looking after myself, thanks. I have too, otherwise I'm no use to anyone.
Emm, have a wonderful time in Oz!

xx
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Date: 10.02.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, thanks for your good wishes.
Sorry to hear about your dad, sleek fox, I hope he makes a speedy successful recovery.
Today I have chiropody, then the doctor, just checking out my medication to take away, then the hairdresser, so a busy day.
I have just ironed too, it's only 8.30 am. I think I am starting to run on adrenalin! Plus a higher dose of steroids.
I am still in my dressing gown though, going to watch David Beckham on Lorraine with a cup of tea and then off to get dressed.
Have a good day everyone. Hugs to all. X
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Date: 10.02.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleek Fox, bless him!! I hope you are ok somewhat. Hears to Dad being home soon. Try to stay strong. Take care (((hugs))) xx
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Date: 10.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

He hasn't had a stroke! He's had seizures. I talked to his doctor this morning because I was confused about what he was telling me. He's going home today or tomorrow and back for more tests. He sounds great on the phone.

Yay!
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Date: 10.02.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

At least you can be sure of what has happened. Good sign that he is chatting with you over the phone.
I am sure they will get to the bottom of it for him. As you say YAY for that.
Take care now xxxxxx
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Date: 10.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. He's back home (well, at his partner's). I think he is ok, fingers crossed.

xx
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Date: 11.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good news!!!! It is great that he is with someone during his recovery and less stress for you.
So glad all has come good for you and Dad of course.
(((hugs)))
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Date: 12.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, just back from Gp I have what is commonly known as trigger finger and have to go back for a steroid injection. Just so much fun.
I also have to have all my bloods done again as inflammation was raised not massively but they want to keep an eye on it. At long last not getting ignored any more. My Gp was really nice today and assured me she will keep an eye on me as PA is not to be ignored. The raised inflammation could just be the OA and that is what I am aiming for.

How are you all?
Sleek Fox how is Dad doing?

Take care and have a good day.
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Date: 12.02.2015
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Interesting your inflammation markers raised. when are they going to refer you to a rheumatologist then?

My dad is doing fine. My sisters are going to be there tonight and over the weekend. I think he's just tired and bruised at the moment.
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Date: 13.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have no idea Sleek Fox what is happening. I have to wait for next set of bloods and go back. I do feel like I am fighting a losing battle.

So pleased your Dad is doing well. It will take a bit of time for the bruising to go but after that all should be well again. He like you must of got a fright Bless. I bet your sister's will raise his spirits over the week-end.

Take care and keep well xxx
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Date: 13.02.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening ladies, well it's Friday thankfully so couple of days rest.
Glad to hear your dad home and on the mend sleek fox, hope they keep good tabs on you Lois
Have a good weekend ladies , just wanted to say hi
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Date: 14.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, make sure you put your feet up over the week-end.
I will make sure they don't forget me LOL.

Take care xx
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Date: 16.02.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all well.
Off to get bloods redone tomorrow.
Did a bit of retail therapy to-day. I purchased a red vase that I have been looking for ages. Well done Homebase!! I just wanted a splash of colour in the sitting room. It looks very nice if I do say so myself haha. I also bought two little plants for my white pots in the kitchen.

Take care all.

When is Lucy back????
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Date: 16.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Very nice, Lois. Good luck with the bloods.

I don't know when Lucy is back. Where's she gone anyway?
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Date: 17.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think they have gone to Dubai. I thought they were just off for a week but maybe I have got it wrong. I hope she is having a fab time.

How are you doing and how is Dad?

Mum has been for a memory test at Drs and they are sending out someone for a further test at home. She is struggling and it is upsetting. They say they can help with drugs fingers crossed.

I am struggling today with pain but hey ho I have been stressed with it all lately so that's probably not helping. I am thinking of taking a short break maybe over here I am not up for Airports at the moment.

Sleekfox I have just looked at my Niece stroking a tiger in Thailand she put it on facebook. Oh wow just gorgeous her face is beaming what a photo. How lovely I can see she is loving her holiday. She just loves to travel.

Any way I better stop babbling on in case you think I am writing a book LOL.

Take care (((hugs))) x
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Date: 20.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lois, I think we'd better stick to this thread hahaha.

My father is doing ok, thanks. He's having lots of tests to see if they can find out what caused the seizures. I'm hoping it is nothing, just a one-off.

I'm doing ok, apart from lacerating the roof of my mouth by eating something with glass in it. It's very painful but healing slowly.
Gah! It's one thing after another.
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Date: 20.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I don't think so bullies have never bothered me LOL.
Every one has an opinion but I find it quiet rude to place it on a forum when they know they will never have to face the situation. But hey ho that's life.

All that aside so pleased to hear your Dad is doing well. Lets hope it was just one of those weird and wonderful things that happen sometimes.

What were you eating. I bet that gave you a shock you poor thing.
I just got my appointment for my finger injection the 20th March so I will have to try to remember to keep it straight.

Well take care and chin up xx
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Date: 20.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I find it odd that people get upset when you post on a forum or a talk board. I always thought that was what it was for!

I'm incredibly tired at the moment and think it is probably the RA creeping up again. Or maybe just the stress of everything that has been happening.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.
take care. xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies
Lots been going on then! Just to say and hope you're as well as you can be.
Have a great weekend xxx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have posted to the girls sleekfox and I will not be answering them again.

I am sorry you are not so good I am hopeful it is just the stress you have had and not your RA flaring.

Hi Lara lovely to hear from you. Yep lots going on LOL.

Have a lovely week-end ladies xxx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

They've been attacking me again, Lois. I'm not going to go there again and have reported it.

*waves* to Lara.
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: Lara C

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

i'm obviously missing something here! is it a different forum you've been on SF?
got my computer on now instead of ipad. much easier for typing and view the net :)
love the idea of the hairdryer assist thing, might put it on this years birthday list lol
well i can feel my sit down job playing havoc with my lower back so ensuring i get up and walk about a bit. loving the job though and being kept on in that department for another 2 months so that is good news.
hubby and i just getting holiday booked for this year. going to the med were the sea is a bit warmer.
keep well ladies xxx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's alright, Trina (moderator) has deleted all the comments. Let's let it lie.

I find a computer much easier than a tablet for typing, I must say. Yes, the hairdryer holder is a great thing, there are lots of gadgets out there that are very useful.

Glad you are doing ok.
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I haven't had a chance to read your posts yet but just wanted to let you know about the disaster I had in Dubai. We arrived there on the 29th Jan for one week and on the third day I fell in the hotel and fractured my femur, it was the neck of the femur that was fractured so they had to give me a new joint. I was in hospital for six days, we juat got home this afternoon. The travelling was a nightmare as the insurance arranged for us to travel via Istanbul and we were delayed until today although they sent a nurse over to travel back with me. I will message later after I've read all the posts and caught up with my emails. I will have plenty time now as won't be able to get out. Hope everyone is well xxx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh my goodness, Lucy! What a disaster and how stressful for you. Glad you are back home. You'll have to tell us more later.

xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh My goodness Lucy. What a shame I hope you go from strength to strength now you are home. Let us know how you are doing and you can let us know more later (((hugs))) xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox best not to go there any more I can see there is still that goading going on after the moderator's one. Just ignore it

We just had a lovely downpour of hail and it is now freezing so log burner on.
Poor Lucy what a shame bless her. That is the second Femur break this year hopefully that's it (1st my little grandson. What a shame Lucy said she had wanted to go to Dubai for a long time. This show's why a good insurance is so important.

This year hasn't started to well has it let's hope the spring is better.

Speak soon xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yes, I saw and am, thanks. I feel very sorry for Lucy. So upsetting to have an injury when you are away from home. As you say, let's hope things are better for the rest of the year.

xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a good evening I am sofa surfing tonight. Tomorrow testing a local hotel's Sunday lunch tomorrow.
I hope Lucy recovers well and it doesn't put her off of her travels
xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I hope your little grandson has made a full recovery. I think it was one of the most painful things I have ever had and it happened so quickly. There was a difference in the floor level that I hadn't noticed and as soon as I fell I knew it was serious. The operation was performed with an epidural as I was told the recovery would be better but it took longer than I expected. Unfortunately I didn't get any shopping done at all. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were so kind to me, they even arranged to take hubby back and forward to the hospital to visit me. I had a very good Egyptian surgeon, I was a bit worried with the amount of blood I have lost though as my blood count is very low and a transfusion may have caused problems with being on the rituximab. My daughter has arranged a nurse to come in and see me in the morning. I just feel so tired and I am walking with a frame I really think I have been cursed with the things that keep happening) I am angry with myself too as I had been doing well with the rituximab and then to get a joint replaced because of a fall and not the arthritis makes me angry.

What have I missed? what goading is going on?

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's been dealt with, Lucy. I don't want to provoke any more of it so I hope you don't mind if I don't say any more.

You must have been really upset at falling. You can't be angry with yourself though, as it isn't your fault. How frustrating to have to be walking on a frame, though I expect it will help you gain more stability over a period of time. Have you had a bone density scan lately? You could ask for one, as it may be that which has caused the fracture. A real shame you didn't get any shopping done either. I'm sure you must be really fed up and sending you big hugs (((Lucy))). However, it is very nice to have you back. xx
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Date: 21.02.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, as sleekfox says don't be angry with yourself if you didn't notice the floor level change it happens. It sounds like you and hubby were looked after very well and rightly so. I am so upset for you both. NO SHOPPING what a shame. When you are ready you can use the money for a big treat for the pair of you.
Your daughter sounds like a very organised young lady. If you need help Rhona talk to the nurse they can get things put in place for you. When Mum broke her hip they were so helpful. Even if you just need help washing your hair it may sound trivial but it is the little things that get you down as you well know.

Take care and keep in touch and let us know how you are progressing. xxxxxx Echoing Sleek Fox lovely to have you back
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Date: 22.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleek Fox, I have been asking for a density scan for ages now and still waiting but the hospital in Dubai said I have to make sure I get one so I will be rattling a few cages now.
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Date: 22.02.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think they will be very keen to give you one now. I get them every three years because I'm on steroids. I'm lurking at the bottom end of ok. I eat a lot of yoghurt and other calcium filled foods and try to walk as much as I can (not always easy.)
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Date: 22.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I will miss my walks at the loch S/F, hopefully I will get back to it again.

Lois, I read that you had a trigger finger. I was diagnosed with a trigger finger years ago and it was nothing of the sort - it was RA. I'm not saying that is what you have but I would ask to be referred to a rheumatologist as some of the things you have could do with more investigation. xx
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Date: 22.02.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I was diagnosed with a few things before I got RA as well. One of them being Morton's Neuroma, which was nothing of the sort. It's about time they referred you Lois.
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Date: 23.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think you are both right and I have to go back for blood results and I am going to insist this time. I am wondering myself about all of this.

Thanks for pointing these things out. You know what it is like when your Gp tells you something you just say oh well that explains that.

Have a good day we have lovely sunshine I hope you all do as well. xx
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Date: 24.02.2015
From: sleekFox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It may be that you don't have any kind of inflammatory arthritis, Lois, but you will be happier having had investigations for it.
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Date: 25.02.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is what I feel now I just need to be 100% sure. My injection for my finger has been brought forward to Friday 13th March hope this isn't some kind of omen LOL.

I hope Lucy is ok poor thing I feel so sorry about what happened to her.

I hope you are well.

I am sitting in bed right now not able to sleep what's new?
My dog is not allowed in the bedroom but she has laid in the corner and she is here to stay. I guess she is older and needs some love bless her.
She has a bad hip so she has joined the rest of us.

Take care sleep well xx
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Date: 26.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Starting to get really fed up with things now. Tried to get doc to arrange some physio at home but it doesn't seem to be happening, also asked for some crutches as I've just been using a frame but even that is a problem. Managed to get my Tesco shop done while sitting on the chair, lol. Thank goodness that was easy enough. My shoulders are hurting now as well, I think I will go and hide under the duvet until spring and then maybe pop out to see if things have improved.

Just ignore me, I like to moan.

Hope you are all ok.

Off to bed now,
Nite Nite.
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Date: 26.02.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ouch! Phone occupational therapy (It's self referral here in my borough) and they will bring crutches and anything else you might need. They might get the physio sorted out for you as well. They were very good when I need things to help at home.
xx
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Date: 27.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I tried that as that was what I thought but seemingly the doctor has to arrange it, as I wanted someone to come to the house. I called yesterday to see if I could chase it up and they had sent the information to the wrong place so more waiting. One of my husband's friends is going to loan me a pair of crutches so will try and make do. I now feel I could have a chill or something as I keep feeling I need to go to the loo and sometimes it's a struggle getting there on time, again physio may have helped that, as I hope my muscles haven't died and I become incontinent. (I was going to say, lol) but I am half serious.

Have a good day and hope you are all keeping well enough. xx
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Date: 27.02.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You could have a urinary tract infection, Lucy. In any case, that is something the doctor should know. Sorry to hear about your OT confusion. It's so much better to be able to do it yourself, at least you can follow it up, I suppose, but they shouldn't leave you without help.

I'm ok, just quite tired. I think it is RA tiredness as it's hard to summon up the energy to do very much. I'm waiting for my rheumy nurse to get back from compassionate leave and I'll have a chat with her.

Take care and I hope you get sorted out today.
xx
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Date: 27.02.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks sleekfox, I was given antibiotics last week before we left as a precaution in case the wound became infected but as I had already had a course I didn't want to take them but I think I will now. I had a look at the leaflet and they cover urinary infections as well as many other infections so I will start them today, I should really have did was I was told to do last week but I always think I know best,lol.

The tiredness is a big problem with the RA, is your iron levels alright? Look after yourself and don't be doing too much, have plenty rest.

How are you, Lois? I hope Emm is managing well and having a good time in Australia. I think it was a month she was going for.

Have a good weekend ladies. xx
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Date: 01.03.2015
From: louis lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all well.

Lucy how are you doing??

Haven't been on for a few days doing lots for my birthday. I have been spoiled and have enjoyed seeing all the family. I had a day shopping with my daughter yesterday.

Now going to slow down a bit as my joints are screaming at me. I have been feeling pretty good for a few days. YEAH!!!!

Lucy have you got any help O/T Everything seems to take so long now. Has that infection cleared.
You will bounce back as I know from your post's your a tough cookie.

Sleek Fox how are you doing has your energy picked up at all??

Lara C how are you? still enjoying your new job?
Take care chins up!!! XXXXXX (((hugs)))
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Date: 01.03.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Belated happy birthday, Lois! Good to hear you've enjoyed yourself.

I'm still tired but forcing myself to do stuff. I've been in the garden today. Blowy but nice to get out. I'm seeing a few doctors this week! Including my chest consultant and the hospital for Integrated Medicine (i.e. alternative.) I'm hoping there is some dietary advice on offer.

Xx
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Date: 01.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Sleekfox.

I hope all goes well with your chest consultant. The alternative medicine ect sounds interesting. Lets hope something comes from it. I believe anything is worth a go. We have nothing to loose.

I decided to have a potter in the sunshine and we had the blustery winds. Like you I loved being back in the garden. I tidied all the hanging baskets and pots and they all look tidy again.

My dog has come out in sympathy and is limping on her back leg it might be her hip. She has to rest up and if there is no improvement by Wednesday she has to do a visit to the vet.
I was saying to the O/H I can't believe the dog is shuffling and limping I bet we would look a right sorry lot walking together LOL.

Take care Sleek fox xx
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Date: 01.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Happy birthday, Lois, glad you had a good one. It's a shame when our poor pets have to suffer to, I hope she is ok, although if it is arthritis then she can get treatment for it and I bet she will be seen a lot faster then we would.

I hope all goes well with the appointments, s/f. It will be interesting to hear what the hospital suggest.

I had a wee walk outside with some borrowed crutches yesterday but it's been wild here today so I haven't ventured outside at all. I feel a little better today.

Hope Lara is well and all our other friends on here.

Sleep well and stay warm. xx
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Date: 02.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, lovely to hear you got outside for a bit. It makes you feel better mentally when you can get out in the sunshine. It is very windy here as well but the sunshine makes up for it. Good you feel better you seem to be progressing well. That's what happens when you are a tough cookie. Keep it up!!!! (((hugs))))

Advice on phone from vet and I can go at a drop of a hat for treatment. Moving to the country makes such a difference to my vet bills. Home visit three injections and weeks worth of pills £60 back in London I would have been looking at least £300. I phoned and the vet was here inside an hour better service than my GP LOL.

Take care everyone xx
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Date: 02.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds very good value, Lois, especially for a home visit. Perhaps she will feel better in the warmer weather (just like the rest of us) have a good day. xx
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Date: 03.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I had the physiotherapist in to see me today, she was very helpful, she brought me crutches and showed me how to use them the right way and she also gave me some exercises to do. Things seem to be moving now as I have an appointment next week at the Orthopaedic dept and a bone scan the following week.

When is your appointment S/F?

Very cold here, we have had a few flurries of snow but it's meant to get milder later in the week.

Hope everyone is doing alright.

xx
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Date: 03.03.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's great news Lucy.

I saw the dietician today. I thought she was going to be very prescriptive and strict but actually, she wasn't like that at all. She wants me to up my Omega 3 fats with the following additions to my diet: flaxseed oil (nasty), pumpkins seeds and other seeds like chia, rapeseed oil (which I use anyway) and a good quality olive oil. I need to add more legumes to my diet etc. It was useful and she explained leaky gut to me and how the Omega 3 helps with inflammation. I liked her.
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Date: 04.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk,Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

If you can stick to it then you may find it helps, s/f. I have read that we should cut down on the omega 6 and increase the omega 3. Do you eat fish? I love salmon and I also use rapeseed oil. I have been eating loads of blueberries, perhaps I am short of something as I keep craving them (not pregnant) lol.

The sun is shining here today and there is a beautiful blue sky but very cold outside.

Have a good day xxx
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Date: 05.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, The skies are blue here Lucy but it is cold.

You made me smile not pregnant!!! LOL
How are you doing? xx

Sleekfox it is nice that you like her. I hope it helps you.
enjoy your day.
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Date: 05.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I'm doing ok, still using the crutches but inside I am using a trolley that I got from O/T a few years ago, it is handy as I can hold onto it for support and also transport things from room to room, I couldn't even carry a glass of water using the crutches but this way I can go into the kitchen and get want I want and take it into the living room. My husband got home a bit earlier yesterday so I managed into his car (it's higher) and we went to the loch but the crutches are really sore on the hands, I have been looking at things on ebay to put round them, don't know if they help or not, I tied some material round them but it didn't help.

It's a grey sky here this morning but it's dry. I did another online shop with Tesco last night, it's great, no carrying bags, I think I will do this from now on.

Have a good day ladies. xxx
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Date: 05.03.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy, there are some crutches called 'gutter crutches' which are easy on the hands as you rest your forearms in the 'gutter'. They are tricky to get used to but you could ask your OT if you could try them. I have the same problem as you using crutches, or a walking stick, it impacts too much on my joints etc.

I've got a cold. Bah!
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Date: 06.03.2015
From: Lara C

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening everyone, belated birthday wishes Lois x
Glad you are a wee bit more mobile Lucy. I've an appointment with rheumy nurse next Saturday n might get her to refer me to dietician or ask her advice as my diet is, we'll, rubbish really! Glad she gave you good advice SF.
I'm doing ok. Bit weary but not too much pain which I'm glad about. Just aches everywhere but not pain if that makes sense,
So, old employers called and asked me to go back! Said no of course as too physical foe me. We're offering better days and hours this time but stills said no. Nice to be asked though.
Well you keep well ladies , speak soon
Lots of hugs xxxx
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Date: 08.03.2015
From: louise

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies, another lovely sunny day. I am having what I call an old style Sunday, reading newspapers having breakfast then a chat about nothing really (lol).
I have been pottering first. I will be pottering again soon.
Traditional Sunday Roast on the Menu.

I have to say this sunshine has done wonders for my painful joints. I have been spending a couple of hours outside each day. Is it the sun or does it just make us feel better on the whole. I don't really know and I don't really care I am just lapping it up.
I hope all you ladies are feeling the sunshine.


Lucy how are you doing?? Hope you get to grips with those crutches soon and then better still to throw them away ((hugs)).

Sleekfox are you ok how's that cold??

Lara C nice to know the old job valued you. Aches for us are normal so I was pleased to read you are not in pain. Make sure you rest and treat your self.

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 08.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies, I think you are having much better weather than we are, Lois. Although, to be fair, it is dry and the sun was shining earlier on.

I like a lazy Sunday! I too have been having a look at the Sunday papers, well the Sunday Post, I don't know if you read that down south or not.

I wrapped some material round the crutches, lois, and it has made it a little more comfortable but still not ideal. I had a look online at the ones s/f mentioned, I can't see them giving me them somehow. I hope I can throw them away soon but still too wobbly without them.

How is the cold s/f? I hope it hasn't went into your chest.

Have you booked the holiday yet, Lara? Yes, it is nice to feel wanted and to be able to tell them - no thanks.

Have a good day everyone. xx
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Date: 08.03.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry the gutter crutch doesn't seem to be available to you. I read they are used for people who can weight bear so maybe not the thing for you.

I'm well today. Fingers crossed it lasts more than a few days. I watched the tennis today. Really enjoyed the match.

How is everyone?
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Date: 09.03.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Monday morning very grey this morning hope the suns pops out at some stage.

Those crutches are a pain so designer!!! LOL.

Sleekfox good to hear you are well. I feel the same pretty much.
Today we are going to have a nosey around a big Antique come second hand junk shop I think you get the picture. I love these shops haven't bought much from them. A pair of dog irons last week and a glass vase years ago.( Dog Irons? best to google I am not sure I could explain to well).

Have a lovely day and take care all xx
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Date: 11.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all ok. Just popped in to say hi.
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Date: 11.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, It's been a horrible damp day here today and my shoulders are so sore. I was at the hospital today seeing the orthopaedic doctor. He said by the look of the x-ray I will probably have a difference in leg length, seemingly this is quite common after hip operations. I asked if they would have did the same operation as I had (bipolar hemiarthroplasy) and he said they would probably have did a full hip replacement so now I am a bit worried as I read this type of operation is usually for old infirm people, I didn't class myself in that category yet although the doctor there did seem competent. I guess time will tell.

Hope everyone is keeping alright. xx
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Date: 11.03.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy, did the consultant say why he would have done a full hip replacement? It might be worth asking your GP if they can throw any light on it.

I've got hopeless fatigue. It's just unbearable. I've asked for a steroid injection and am waiting to hear back from my nurse. I can hardly be bothered to get washed and dressed and am flat out on the sofa most of the day. Bah!

Hope everyone is ok.
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Date: 11.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, I think he felt the full hip operation would last longer and the operation I had can start to wear down the surrounding area or something along those lines.

I know what you mean by the tiredness, I don't think this weather helps, although you are on very little meds and it's only natural that it will be affecting you. I hope you get the jag, I feel like asking for one myself.

sleep well xx
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Date: 13.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sleekfox sorry to hear you are so tired. I think that's something we all suffer from but you sound exhausted. ((hugs))

Lucys I think the full hip operation is the first choice for surgeons when any arthritis shows around the hip. Mum has osteoporosis so they did a full hip. I hope you are still doing well.

Just had my steroid injection in the palm of my hand at the bottom of ring finger. I have to say it was painful but he did warn me first. Deep breathing was in order. LOL. It is quiet painful now and he said it would be for 2-3 days. Oh the joy.

I am resting it up as much as I can. Fingers crossed it works.

No news on referral still waiting to see me GP. What a slog!!

Take care xxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lois lane

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I hope you are all ok. Very quiet!!

Lucy how are you doing?

Sleekfox are you ok I know you were feeling really tired.

Lara I guess you are busy working.

xxxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I'm not too bad, Lois. I am going for a Dexa scan this afternoon although I probably won't know the results for a wee while. The consultant last week thinks I probably do have osteoporosis, so that will be another thing to add to the list, if I do.

It has been a lovely morning here with the sun shining, although it had gone rather cloudy again. I put some washing out this morning, that's the first this year I have had it outside. It was a bit tricky but you know what they say "where there's a will there's a way" lol. I put a few items over my shoulder and held my stick with the other hand and managed it.

Hope everyone is doing alright. Let us know how you are, sleekfox. It feels funny calling you that after bsk for so long haha.

Have a good day everyone xxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, it never bloody rains but it pours. Bless you. I was smiling picturing you hanging that washing out. What are we women like? We just have to learn to cope LOL.
It has been cold here today the sun struggled but just didn't manage to break through today.

My fingers seems a lot better than it was. I will be filling out a survey about the results. It seems they are questioning how good the results are from steroid injections being done at the GP's practice. Sounds like another NHS cut looming. I hope not it is miles to the nearest hospital. So convenient being able to use my local practice for my injections. I have had 3 in the last 6 months. Oh well I hope there are a lot of satisfied customers.

Take care all xxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: bsk

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting much but fatigue completely overwhelmed me. Had a steroid injection on Friday which is helping.

Bah to osteoporosis, Lucy. I'm sorry to hear that you might have it. The National Osteoporosis Soc is very good for information, by all accounts.

We can go back to our old names, if you like, Lucy. I don't mind.
take care xxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all
Sorry to hear about OS Lucy here's hoping it doesn't get any worse x
SLeek Fox, glad you are feeling better and hope each day sees an improvement
Lois wouldn't surprise me if cuts are made but probably after the election!
I've been quiet as been run down so lying low and early nights
Have eye infection, it's a lot better but then throat decided to join in and be sore! Plenty liquids and early nights have helped a lot. Looking forward to Easter as off for 4 working days so 6in total. Visiting family in Scotland so a nice break to look forward to :)
Take care ladies, plenty rest remember xxxxx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope the injection gives you relief for a while. s/f. I know the fatigue is horrible. I think I am flaring a bit too as I have been feeling a bit fluey and very tired and shoulders sore. I will need to make an appointment to get some blood checks.

No, I like the new names, s/f and a change is good and I am getting used to them all now.

I hope the injections last for a while for you too, Lois. Perhaps we will all feel better when the warmer weather comes.

Sleep well ladies and pleasant dreams. xx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

We must have posted at the same time, Lara. Sorry to hear that you haven't been too well, early nights and a little bit of pampering will do you good. Are you visiting Edinburgh at Easter? Take care xx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: sf

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's all so boring, isn't it? I felt a bit down about things this morning then realise I'm not the only one.

Lois, I hope they continue to help at the GP practice. So much easier and probably quicker than going to hospital. Any news on a referral for you?

xx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just heard on the news about the smog in the UK and people with chest problems being advised to stay indoors. Is it bad in London? It's meant to be dust coming in from the Sahara. Yesterday when I was out in the car it was a very grey day and there was a strange mist in the atmosphere, it made the place look a bit eerie. I wonder if that is what it was. Take care and stay indoors if the air is bad. xx
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Date: 18.03.2015
From: sf

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's very bad here, Lucy. It's not just the Sahara, we are getting a lot of industrial pollution from Eastern Europe and pollution from traffic. Normally, I can see the whole of London really well from my local park as it's high up. Yesterday it was so hazy you couldn't see the Shard or Canary Wharf at all. Today was worse. I'm staying in as much as I can.
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Date: 19.03.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, sorry you are all not to good. I suppose we are all used to it and take it as a natural part of our lives.
Lara enjoy your break it will do you the world of good.
SF spring will be here soon and we can get back in the garden. Minus the bad air my asthma was and bad yesterday. Like you staying home as much as poss.

Lucy you seem to be bouncing back. No more than I expected from the tough cookie you are. Take care not rush ((hugs))

I hope Emm is enjoying her time in Oz. Am I a little jealous you bet LOL.

I haven't any news on referral at all. My bloods have stayed the same so it seems once again they are not going to follow up. I am still stamping my feet. Long old slog.
My Mum is having her last test next month for Dementia. My other half is still home after his accident at work. Just been signed off for another two months whilst he waits for his appointment to go back and see his surgeon again. I feel so sorry for him he was really doing well after his surgery and now he is back to where he started. He is taking Tramadol Paracetamol Gabapentin. Oh well that's life and I really have my hands full but I am still happy bunny.

I am thinking of having Easter Dinner at mine just need to get my daughter to check she is home to lend a hand.
Well I will stop moaning now you all have your own problems to deal with. Thanks for listening while I groan on and on and on.

xxxxxxxx
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Date: 23.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all doing? The weather here has been very pleasant over the last few days, it's a lovely fresh day today, a great day for a washing. I'm still using my sticks and can't see any sign of me walking without them. I still can't believe how easily it happened and it has knocked my confidence a bit.

I hope your Mum's test goes well, Lois and also your hubby's back sorts itself out. I don't like this getting old, too many problems go with it.

My daughter is coming home next week for the Easter holiday so looking forward to seeing her.

I wonder how Emm is doing, it must be about time she is due back, I hope she gets in touch and lets us know how she got on.

How are you feeling now, Sleekfox?

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 23.03.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I know what you mean about not liking getting old LOL. I wanted to get old disgracefully but it is very much subdued at the moment.

Ahh I bet you are looking forward to seeing your daughter Easter isn't that far away.
I hung all my washing out to-day just need to iron it all in the morning. I love the fresh smell when I bring it in so much nicer than the tumble dryer.

I think Emm has gone for a couple of months. I do hope she enjoys herself and soaks up plenty of sunshine.

You will get rid of those sticks soon My mum took a while and still uses a stick (I know she is older) she said she just feels safer. So maybe that's just what it is with you also. Nothing wrong with keeping your self safe for a bit longer. You take care and don't rush the summer is coming and a few more walks around those Loch's and you will I am sure be back to your old self. (((hugs))) xxxxx
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Date: 29.03.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies just popped in to say hi and I hope you are all ok on this rainy morning. X
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Date: 29.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, It's like winter again here, snow is forecast overnight. My daughter will get a shock when she arrives on Tuesday, especially when it is 28 degrees where she is. I foolishly went for a walk at the loch today and was half way round when the rain came pouring down, I was drenched by the time I got back to the car. I'm moving a bit better but still not walking right at all.

How are you, sleekfox? you haven't been on in a while, are you ok?

Hope everyone is keeping well. xx
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Date: 30.03.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, oh dear what a shame you got so wet. I bet you enjoyed the first bit I know you love to walk around the loch. Yesterday was awful all day such vicious winds and rain. Today it is sunny with blue skies That's British weather for you. Your daughter best bring a big coat.
Glad to hear you are getting there. It is such a slog at the best of times.
I hope sleekfox is ok!! Getting concerned.
Lara how are you doing?

Take care ladies xxxxx
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Date: 30.03.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello! I've been away. Sorry to worry you. Only just getting things sorted out.

Good to hear you are getting around, Lucy. Are you ok Lois? Will post more later.
xx
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Date: 31.03.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, hope you had a great time. I'm not bad at all at the moments. Maybe I shouldn't have said that LOL..

That wind is still howling here.
xx
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies just thought another post should take the top place.

How is everyone doing.
Rhona has your daughter arrived for Easter yet?

Sleekfox I see you are on top form.

Lara how are you?

Take care xx
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Yes, she arrived on Tuesday, she is finding it very cold although the weather today has been a bit better. We all went out for dinner on Tuesday night and we went shopping yesterday. I probably won't see too much of her now as she has friends to meet, etc.

Are you cooking dinner for the family for Easter, Lois? I was in M&S this afternoon and noticed the turkey crowns, I thought for a minute it was xmas, I haven't decided what we will have yet.

I got my blood results today, my iron has went up a bit but I have to go again in 2 weeks as something not right with the liver.

Hope everyone is keeping well. xxx
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, that's good that the iron has gone up fingers crossed for you the next test is ok.
Glad your daughter has arrived safely. It is so nice to all go out for dinner I love the family gatherings.
Yes I am doing dinner on Monday as some of the kids are out on Sunday. I will do the full Turkey Crown roast. The grandchildren will all be there as well. I have no doubt I will pay on Tuesday. LOL.

Take care xxx
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Gah to rotten liver results. I hope they sort themselves out. I'm having dinner with friends and family on Saturday night. I'm making put but haven't decided what yet. Was thinking apple tart of some description with ice-cream. Hmm. Any suggestions welcome.
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Apple pie/tart with ice cream is always a winner and I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy it.
I like to do a lattice pie and throw in a few sultanas.
Or what about Apple cake?
Just a couple of suggestions for you. Enjoy baking let me know what you decide.
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lattice pie sounds nice, as does cake, though I would want a really moist one for pud. Thanks, Lois.
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Does it have to be apple based. What about a home made passion fruit/mango cheese cake. I make the cheesecake and blitz what ever fresh fruit to make a coulis.
It is really hard when making food for more than ourselves especially puds some like it gooey some sweet some tarte. Good luck with it all.

I am making passion fruit cheesecake and a fresh cream chocolate roulade.
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Date: 02.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yummy, I want to come to you for dinner, lois.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Plenty of room around the table. Well with a bit of a squeeze. LOL.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That does sound nice. Is it a baked cheesecake?
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yes I googled recipe for cheese cake and I found one for American cheesecake and I need to find it again or something similar as long as it has a good rating I will give it a go.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I love a baked cheesecake.

I've decided to go with a Nigella recipe, Clementine Cake, with oranges instead, as I had all the ingredients in. It's easy too, in the oven as we speak.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just had a look at recipe. Wow so easy did I read it right just cook all the fruit peel as well????

It looks so good hope it turns out well let me know and I will defo give it a go. I bet your flat smells heavenly. (yummy)

I hope everyone enjoys!!!
xxx
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It is a doddle to make, Lois, which is why I chose it. I will report back tomorrow on taste. Yes, peel and all (think Marmalade here.) I have to say, with bad hands and aching joints, that recipe took no effort as it was all done in the processor and caused no pain in my joints. Minimal washing up too.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sounds right up my street. Can't wait for your report.
Enjoy tomorrow.
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Date: 03.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you. I hope you enjoy your meal with your family too. It feels nice to have a bit of a celebration.

take care. xx
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Date: 04.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I had to pop into Tesco's and the shop was sooooo busy I will avoid food shopping on a Saturday. I needed fresh vegetables and salad for Monday otherwise I would not of gone. Forgot what Saturday shopping was like. Being retired has some perks like week day shopping. LOL.
A bonus was the clothes section was empty so I managed to pick up some T-shirts that were marked down so roll on summer.

Have a lovely Easter break all. xxxxxx
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Date: 06.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I hope you all had a lovely Easter and didn't eat too many chocolate eggs. The weather here has been lovely so that has been a bonus.

That's my daughter back in Spain now. Driving back from the airport the police stopped us, my husband was driving a bit over the speed limit, £100 fine and three points on his licence. A nice end to the holiday.

Hope everyone is well. Sleep well xx
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Date: 06.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh no Lucy what a pain a bit of a sting in the tale.
Glad you had a good Easter with you r daughter home.

I had all mine for dinner today and now I am shattered. Worth every bit of suffering.
Back to normal tomorrow and no more chocolate for me otherwise my clothes won't fit.

Take care xx
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Date: 08.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleefox, this message is for you remember when I told you how big my garden was? You suggested it would be good to have an orchard. Well I already had two cherry plum Trees. My sons for a birthday brought me a Damson tree and a Pear tree. Today I purchased a Victoria plum tree and Two different Apple trees. Now I have a mini orchard just as you suggested THANKYOU for the brilliant idea.
I hope you are well xx

(just need to plant them all out being delivered Friday so hopeful the week-end weather is good.)
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Date: 08.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How fabulous!

I'd love a damson. You can't beat a damson crumble! What variety of apples did you get?
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Date: 08.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

We choose Braeburn and Apple fiesta. The apple fiesta is a red crisp sweet apple. They ripen at different times. So I will be making plenty of apple sauce and apple jam/jelly.
I will look at the mini orchard and remember my inspiration came from you.
I am quiet excited. (little things and all that) LOL.

How was your desert by the way?
xx
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Date: 08.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Growing an orchard is not a little thing! I have a Braeburn and a Cox, also a Quince tree, which was the last thing my mum bought me before she died. It is lovely in autumn with beautiful fruits.

My desert was very good. I caramelised some oranges to go with it. Everyone really liked it and there was loads left over. Great for a lot of people.
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Date: 08.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How lovely a quince tree to remember your Mum by. We were looking at one to-day. If we have room after maybe that will be another purchase.

So pleased to hear the desert turned out well and it was liked by all. The caramelised oranges sound like a great little touch.
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Gah! Why do people enjoy trolling so much? It's so nasty.

I saw my chest consultant yesterday. I've started a long term low dose antibiotic to see if it can help with my lung problems. Will be a good thing when I start azathioprine, if I ever do!
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi sleexfox, sad little lives come to mind I noticed one of the oldies popped in on a thread so I just answered every question I could to push it well down the forum. I just can't be doing with people being nasty or bloody minded just for the sake of it.

Any way back to more important things. I hope the antibiotics help you. Do you not have an idea when you will be starting azathioprine.
It is so soul destroying all this rubbish thrown in our direction it seems relentless at times.
I am on antibiotics for a chest infection this time of the year. Mind you our air quality is so bad lately is it any wonder.

The weather has been just lovely have you been in the garden at all?

All our shrubs and trees arrived today so hope the sun shines for a few days.

Just off to check the dinner talk soon xxxxxxx

Take care
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I will push that one down as well but I feel sorry for Eileen who had a genuine thread going.

Sorry to hear you are back on antibiotics again. It's endless, isn't it?

I've got to be referred to the dental hospital as I've had bleeding and ulcers in my mouth. They won't start me on the azathioprine until I've seen someone. I think he steroids are thinning my skin but I suppose they have to check.

I hope you get your trees planted out in the next few days. I've got a few plants to plant out as well, just need to decide where to put them.

Take care, xxx
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, I am going to put a post up for Eileen and hope she sees it and comes back on. It is so annoying when others have to place their opinions. Especially when they get it wrong!!! I think they will find you reported it. I have no doubt they are reading this very post but it is a shame Eileens post was hijacked.

That sounds so sore ulcers in the mouth are awful. Lets hope you get it sorted soon.

We were saying today we need to place everything where it is going and then start digging LOL.
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I didn't want to say it was me that reported that last thread as I thought that would just carry things on. I'm stupid, really, for rising to the bait but I feel angry at the prejudice towards overweight people. If it was so easy to lose weight, no one would be struggling with it. Gah!
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I find it so unpleasant that people can be so judgemental of others.
I have a Blue Badge and I see the way people look at me and say things. What they don't know is I have to take a cocktail of pain killers just to do my shopping. I may look well to others but if only they knew.
I don't explain myself why should I.
I think we all rose to the bait and I see they are still trying to carry it on. I am not going there again.
I am going to see if Eileen will come back on I doubt it and it is a shame because she is facing back surgery and I know just how scary that is.

xx
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm so with you on all of that, Lois. I'm not going there either. I hope Eileen comes back to a thread if you start one for her. xx
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have just messaged Eileen fingers crossed she will find the post
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sf

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope she will check in.
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Date: 11.04.2015
From: sf

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

When is Emm back, does anyone know?
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think Emm said she was away for three months.
The sun is out again hope it stays for the day.

Have a good day everyone. xxxxxx

Upping the threads
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I have written a long email to Trina and said I'm not going to post on here any longer due to the trolls and negative posting. She doesn't moderate and it is getting ridiculous. I don't know how to stay in touch without giving details in public. Any ideas?
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have no idea at all but for sure if you leave I will miss you. Don't let them drive you away. You have posted for years and it is only a couple of negative people on here.
I think if we in future say nothing to the negatives jumping in they will go away. Just like they have when they got no response what so ever both of them.
Lucy Emm and Lara will miss you as well and I am sure they will tell you that.
I don't do facebook or anything like that otherwise we could chat there. I came on here as the latter have such bad reputations for exactly what is going on on here.
Please wait and see what Trina has to say.

I find negative people usually have their reasons not that it makes it right.
You prove to be very popular on here maybe that is the reason they are quick to jump. I also noticed they don't come on here only to pass comment on us personally but do you know what I will take that as a compliment from now on. LOL.

Please stay posting I will truly miss you I chat to my hubby and he laughs as well at some of your posts. I would feel like I have lost a friend because I know you are always there.
xxxxxxx
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lois. I will see what Trina says but I can't help thinking the forum will collapse if that kind of posting continues. No one will want to come on here. Some posters have already left. It used to be friendly and supportive but now it's more about pushing personal agendas.

xx
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I know what you are saying but I think we can turn it around and yes I have noticed a lot of posters disappearing and it looks like Eileen has been scared away what a shame. The girl needed supporting as I said before.
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, What a difference in the weather these last couple of days. I was just getting used to the sunshine. My feet and ankles have been so sore. I just hope the next infusion works and it's not starting to wear off.

I wouldn't like you to stop posting, s/f. We have been here too long now for a silly comment to make you go away, you are made of stronger stuff.

I was wondering myself when Emm is due back. I though she was only going for a month but Lois seems to think it was two months she was going for. I hope she's been alright and had a great time and gets in touch soon.

Have a good day ladies. xxx
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I had a wonderful time in Australia. The warm weather helped my pains too.
I was there a month but since I returned I have been catching up with all sorts of things.
It's lovely you are asking after me.
Lucy, I have read about your fall. Gracious me! You have been in the wars. I know how you must have felt, as my recovery from the fall was very traumatic.
I still feel strange in the knee area too, but know I need knee joints.
I also have an aweful cold/ chest/ nasal problems. Its also due to the medication and immune system, as we know.
I saw dolphins parrots and kangeroos, in the wild. But no spiders or snakes this visit.
We went to Perth for five days. The Margaret river area too, which has lovely places to see en-route. We had a super time.
But home now and my bathroom and kitchen neeqd decorating.
My next trip is in June to my daughters in Switzerland. She is coming over a few days beforehand with her mother in law to stay with me and we all fly back together. I have booked the train to Edinburgh one day as Therese, mum in law, has never been. I think she will love all the Tartan and the history. She is French but we get on well together.
Going upstairs to collect washing now.
Catch up again soon. Regards Emm x
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Emm, welcome back sounds like you had a great time. Where did I get 3 months from ???? I bet you wished LOL. Get you next trip all planned good for you that's the way to go.

Hope that cold ect gets better soon.

Oh the washing back to reality aye.

Take care.
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox Eileen came back so wasn't scared off I am happy to report.
Planted some of the trees then we both collapse on the sofas. I made dinner now both just chilling. Did you get yours done??
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy I have been so much better with the sun back.
I hope the infusion works for you. How is the hip doing??
I am chilling on the sofa with the log burner going the evenings are still pretty cold.

Take care. xx
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara, are you ok xx
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Date: 12.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's great that you had such a good time, Emm. we have been thinking about you. A month in the sun must have been a good tonic for you and I hope the benefits last for a while. It won't be too long until June. Nice to have you back though!

Hi Lois, The hip isn't too bad thanks, although last night I took a terrible pain in it that lasted a couple of minutes. My ankles are much sorer. I have an appointment at the end of the month and then hopefully the infusion can be arranged.

How are you s/f? are you still having the sunshine in London? It's back to winter here.

I'm going to have a look at the Sunday papers, I haven't looked at them yet and then try and get to bed a bit earlier tonight.

take care xxx
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Date: 13.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I thought we had seen the last of the sunshine.
It rained last night and was cloudy when I got up. Then the sun came out so another day in the garden. I am making the most of it.

The pain in your hip may have been muscular. I am glad you are progressing so well. I hope the infusion helps those ankles of yours.


I hope sleekfox doesn't leave us I will miss her.

Did you go to bed early I always say I am having an early night but never do. If I fall asleep to early I wake in such pain in the morning. Sounds stupid I know but my joints suffer if I am in bed too long.

Lara has been missing a while I hope she is ok.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 13.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Lucky you still having the sunshine, it has been wet here most of the day, not nice at all. I heard you have to get a heatwave, think I will have to move down south. No, I didn't get to bed so early last night, I really must make an effort for tonight.

Surely sleekfox won't leave us just because of some silly comment. I hope not anyway.

Yes, it has been a while since Lara has been on.

Take care all xxx
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Date: 14.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well another sunny day making me smile!!!

Hope you are all ok.

Lucy I hope the sun shines for you today rain is so miserable.

Sleekfox just pop in and say hi. Did you hear back from Trina?
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Date: 14.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, unfortunately the sun hasn't come here, another damp day. Oh it's not fair, lol. I was at the nurse for blood tests this morning, seemingly it is the phosphate that's high, she said it could be something to do with the hip so not really sure what it means. Going to get my hair cut and coloured today, a girl has to do something to cheer herself up!

Enjoy the sunshine, Lois and try and send some up this way if you can. I hope s/f comes back on today, she shouldn't let people bother her, she has given a lot of good advice to people on here, including me, so it is important she stays with us.

Have a good day. xxx
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Date: 14.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I agree Lucy I remember s/f welcoming me and yourself of course. I have notice that a lot of posts have been for her and she always gives so much positive advice. I hope she is just taking a couple of days away.

Sorry you haven't had any sunshine our local weather is on now and it is looking good tomorrow 23/24 where we are and maybe 25 wow. cooling off a bit Thursday Friday and warming up again for the week-end. A little breezy tomorrow maybe it will blow some your way. LOL.

I love to go and get pampered it gives such a boost.

I am not sure where the connection would be with the hip. I bet you didn't question it like me I would have walked out and said later I wonder what that meant. hahaha see we are all alike deep down.

Have a lovely evening xx
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Date: 14.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, she said something about It can happen when the body rejects it, I hope not. Of course I went online to check it and it says there can be different reasons for it and one is if the body is healing itself after a fracture, so I hope that's all it is.

My goodness, 25, that is hot, perhaps some will drift this way.

We are just back from the Italian restaurant in the village where we live, I am full to the brim now, I think they gave us extra large portions tonight.

Take care xx
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Date: 15.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I looked it up as well said exactly the same so I guess it is the fracture.

It is only 9 and very warm already I think by the forecast the sun is on its way up to you.

I Love Italian food I find the pasta dishes so filling never eat all mine and I love the brads as well (notice its all the bad stuff) I do always have salad does that count LOL.

Have a good day. x
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Date: 16.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all today. It's a lovely sunny day here today. My thigh is really hurting today, it's making it sore to walk. I would have thought it should have been getting easier instead of worse so hope there is nothing wrong. Grrr.

Have a good day everyone xx
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Date: 16.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy, sorry to hear that you are having problems with your thigh. You haven't been over doing have you? Maybe a quick visit to your GP on Monday if it is no better. I asked my mum if she got anything similar and she said in the beginning she did but it does go away. She wishes you well.
Take care and don't overdo it. xxxx (((((hugs))))

Pleased to hear the sunshine came out for you. It has been beautiful here again. When it changes as it will. Won't I be disappointed. My garden is full of blossom on all the trees we bought last year and the new ones it looks lovely. One down pour and I bet it will all be gone. We have finished off planting all the trees and shrubs we purchased. It is now beginning to look great.
It has been really hard but hopefully next year we can spend more time sitting in it.

S/F if you are reading this I hope you are getting out in your garden. Take care xx
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Date: 16.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Lois and how lovely of your Mum wishing me well. I hope she is doing alright too. Perhaps I have been overdoing it a bit, I walked a bit too much last week so I'm hoping it's maybe just the muscles but I don't feel 100% but then I can't remember ever feeling 100% lol, not for a long time anyway.

It's been a lovely day here but not near as warm as you've been getting it but I'm grateful for the little bit of sunshine, I even sat outside for a wee while.

Your garden sounds lovely, you have worked hard so deserve it. Is it two years now that you have been in your new house? How time flies.

I hope s/f gets in touch soon, even if it's just to say hello.

Take care xx
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Date: 17.04.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, it's sunny here too but chilly.
I am going to see Rheumatology nurse today. They want me to start Sulpha'. I am not too excited about that as Plaquenil and Leflunamide did not suit me when I tried them.
I have a huge knee, the one I was operated on too, I need an injection as it's full of fluid. I don't think she will do it as they don't seem to be trained for that. I'll asked to get pushed in with the specialist but I know it won't be today as he only visits this hospital weekly.
Oh it's aweful when these things happen it really slows life down! As you will all know.
Read the latest posts and see your going through similar things. So love to all, and we all keep battling on. X
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Date: 17.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, sorry to hear that knee is giving you problems . Bless you. Maybe if it get too bad you could pop to A&E. I am sure they will help you.
It is so awful for all of you the way the different drugs affect you all. I know I don't have that problem but I really feel for all of you. Good luck with the Sulpha' Emm's.

Take care love coming right back at you. xxxx
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Date: 17.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, That's not so good if your knee is so swollen, I hope you can arrange with the nurse today to get someone that's experienced to drain it for you. We have a doctor that works one day a week at the hospital I attend and he is excellent in doing it but very difficult getting an appointment with him, I agree that you do need someone that knows what they're doing for it to be successful. Do you think it's the arthritis or a result of the injury?

My ankles are very sore again and this thigh pain is making it very sore to walk. Like yourself I get fed up with it. Let us know how you get on.

Hope everyone else is well, it's been a while since Lara has been on, unless she is away on holiday, was it Majorca that she was going to?

Have a good day everyone, quite a nice day here. xxx
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Date: 17.04.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi lucy,
I have to go to the other hospital on Thursday at 2.15 to see Rheum' doctor, hopefully drain and inject.
It's a pain having to wait but what can we do!
Nurse gave me prescription and all the gen on Sulpha' she could see I was not keen to take them but I am gonna try and hopefully after that Ican try Enbrel or something.
Sorry to hear of your hip problems, youre probably going to be like me and take a good while to recover.
Regards Emm x
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Date: 17.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, Just take it easy then until you get it drained, you're better waiting for a few days and getting the specialist to do it. I take the sulpha and have done now for years, I remember taking terrible pains in my stomach when I first went on them but I'm not sure if it they were the reason or if it was an ulcer I had, I was given tablets for an ulcer and they helped it, either that or it was my body getting getting used to the sulpha. Good luck with it and remember and take it after food and with plenty water. xx
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Date: 21.04.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello all, sorry been off for a while, did my Scotland trip then back to work and been pretty run down so just been resting . Had eye infection or allergy or something, have had to stop meds due to antibiotics, finally starting to feel a bit better. Scotland was lovely, and took some nice weather with me. Just working away again as usual as unfortunately not won the lottery yet! I suppose it helps if you buy a ticket!
I've not gone too far back on the posts but see sf been awol for a while, hope she is ok and comes back. Glad your trip was great Emm and hope you feel better soon.
Lucy feet up and keep them there! Fingers crossed you feel better soon.
Lois it's lovely to get back in garden isn't it, I can't do much but love it
You all take care xxx
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Date: 21.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, good to have you back. So pleased to hear you enjoyed Scotland. I went there many moons ago and keep saying we should go back. It's on my list to do!!
Sorry you have had a few health issues. Hope you are well soon and back on your meds.
I haven't won the lottery either so your not alone on that one. LOL.
Take care and rest up xx
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Date: 21.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox I hope you are reading the posts. Eileen thanks you for your support and she has her Blue Badge now.. I hope you reconsider joining us again. You are worth your weight in gold on this site.

Take care and chin up I miss your posts.

XXXXXXXX
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Date: 22.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Hope you are all well. Beautiful sunshine here today but I won't be seeing much of it. This year just keeps getting better and better. My daughter was taken into hospital yesterday, the doctor came out and called an ambulance for her, not quite sure what's wrong yet, she was violently sick and very high temperature and low blood pressure and ECG showed some changes. I'm just getting ready to go to the afternoon visiting. xxx
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Date: 22.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh no Rhona, I hope it isn't anything too bad. You really are having a rough time of it.
Your daughter is in the best place and I am sure they will get to the bottom of it quickly.

((((hugs)))) for you both. Let us know how she is doing. xxxxxx
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Date: 24.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Rhona, how is your daughter? Give me a quick post when you can love to you all xx
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Date: 24.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, she got home last night but they are going to send her for a MRI scan to check something in the heart as the echo wasn't too clear but they think it is showing a valve protruding but they said it isn't anything that needs urgent attention and they are not sure if it is anything at this stage. They think she had a stomach virus that caused the sickness.

Hope all is well with you. xxx
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Date: 24.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh bless her. What ever it is it will be treatable. Try not to worry I had my problems as you know and when they mention heart it is worrying. I am here with my little pacemaker doing it's job and I really don't think about it any more until that little yearly appointment drops through the post.
Hopefully it is nothing I have had a heart murmur since I was 14 but that's just me. So it could be something like that.

I am okish. I have had a rough few days but I am trying to get on with it what else can we do?
My hips are giving me so much pain need to get a check done but it is probably where I am walking wrong to ease my back. It's a no win situation as you well know.

Take care and best wishes to your daughter xx
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Date: 27.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How is everyone today? I can't believe the weather here, it is snowing here and quite heavily too...crazy weather, last week it was 70 degrees.

I am still limping and using my stick, i don't think it's ever going to be the same again. Perhaps a gold plated joint would have been better, i wonder if you can get gold hip replacements, lol.

Oh the snow has went off now and the sun is trying to get through.

Take care all xxx
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Date: 27.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Snow!!!! this weather is crazy it has been sunny but chilly. Chucked it down with rain yesterday after being sunny all day. Rain all night the night before. I hope the sun clears that snow for you.


I hope that hip sorts it's self soon it is still is early days. The trouble is we are impatient well I know I am. LOL. Well I think nothing less than Gold should have been used for you. Do you have to go for anymore checks for your hip.

Doesn't look like sleekfox is coming back.

I have been in a lot of pain in my hips just hoping it is coming from my back. I am putting off getting it checked I really don't feel like anymore bad news just yet.

Take care Lucy xxxxxx
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Date: 27.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I have the rheumatology clinic on Wed. but I don't think they will take anything to do with it and if not I will get in touch with the orthopaedic dept and see if they can do anything, I'm not due back there until September but I don't want to wait until then.

I know what you mean about putting things off, I hope it isn't anything too serious with your hips.

Perhaps sleekfox will come back after she has had a wee break, it would be a shame not to hear from her again. Even if she just pops on to say how she is doing would be nice.

Take care xxx
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Date: 28.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, lovely sunshine again but a bit nippy. Just put my washing out fingers crossed. I woke this morning at 7 with a migraine just starting to go off a bit. Keeping my self busy to try to ignore it I feel as sick as a dog.

I would try to get a quicker appointment just for peace of mind. Orthopaedics would be better. I would mention it at your rhumey appointment they might be able to push it on for you with ortho.

I am so fed up at the moment I just don't want any more bad news. My mum has just been diagnosed with Dementia and is going to see a specialist to see if they are agreeable to put her on some treatment to slow it down. When she had the test I was a bit shocked she is a little worse than I thought. I suppose because she lives with me I put it down to straight forward age related she is 89yrs after all. It is such a shame because she is in such good health for her age.
They will be putting things in place so I can still holiday with my other half. She would normally stay with my daughter but I am not sure I want to burden her with all this she works a 12 hour shift and the last time my daughter had to come home from work twice.
Sorry to go on but I know I wont be judged for going on and on.
Once I have all this sorted I am going to try to have a holiday even if it is a short break over here. I have put everything on hold at the moment.

Anyway enough of my woes you take care and rest that hip up. xxx
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Date: 28.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, It is a grey cold morning here, I want the sunshine back. It does make us feel better to see a blue sky.

I am sorry to hear that your mother has been diagnosed with dementia. You have been very good to your mother lois and it's only natural that you will worry about her. I have heard that they have some drugs that can slow dementia down, I think I even heard something on the radio about them thinking they have a cure for it. Getting the treatment so early on will be good and having family around her will help her too and like we have said to Barry you need time out too. A holiday sounds like a good plan.

I was in bed reading last night and my daughter came through to tell me that there was smoke coming out of the oven even although it wasn't on, I had cooked some lamb chops in it hours before and I put it off although the main switch on the wall was still on. I got up and the smell was horrific, it wasn't even a smoke smell, at first I thought it smelt like burning rubber but I don't know what it was. I can even taste it in my mouth. I'm guessing I will need a new oven, I don't think the oven is very old either, unless it's an electrical fault. More expense whatever it is.

Have a good day and I hope you manage to get your washing dried. Oh there is a little glimmer of sunshine popping out through the clouds.

Take care xx
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Date: 28.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear Lucy good job your daughter was around. My daughter had the same thing recently her thermostat had gone. She decided to treat her self to a new one as hers was 10yrs old.

There is always somewhere to spend your money. LOL.
The washing was all dried by the time I got back from food shopping.
I went later in the day clothes shopping and treated myself to a few bits.

The sun stayed out all day but the wind was cold. Still a lovely day.
Sitting by the log burner now.
Sleep tight xx
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Date: 29.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy how are you? I am sitting by the window it is so dark outside and it is now raining. Doing what our weather does best.

It is so quiet on here not many posts apart from us two. It makes me feel sad to think everyone is drifting away.

Lynn hasn't posted for so long and I hope she is ok.

Emm and Lara how are you both??

Bsk hope you are well.

How is your daughter doing?? I hope she is ok now.

Take care xxxxxx
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Date: 29.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, It has been wet here all day, not nice at all and really cold too. I was at the hospital today and they said I haven't got osteoporosis so that is something. It was a very worthwhile visit, the nurse said she was going to see if the physio was available and he was so he is going to get me an urgent appointment for physiotherapy and I was also given insoles, he said I have a 2cm difference in leg length, the operated side is shorter.

My daughter seems a lot better just now and is back at work.

I called the makers of the oven and they said they will send someone out to have a look at it FOC, if they come I will be impressed with their service considering it is no longer under guarantee.

It has got quiet on here, I hope bsk does come back on, and Emm and Lara too. I often wonder how Lynn is doing.

My youngest daughter is off to Thailand tomorrow for a holiday, she is also 4 months pregnant so hope all will be ok.

Take care and sleep well xxx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh wow congratulations yeeaahhh. How lovely I am sure everything will be just fine. What an uplift oh bless grankids are heaven sent. Happy days!!!!

Pleased to hear your other daughter is doing well. My very best wishes to her.

Good news that your visit was a helpful one and lets hope that physio appointment is quick. Good news no osteoporosis. The physio should help you. New you soon (fingers crossed).

Well are you turning a great big corner free visit for your oven. Lets hope it is something small.

It was awful weather yesterday this morning clear blue skies and the sun is out. No wonder we suffer so much.
I was watching a couple moving to spain because his OA is so bad.(0n tv) He goes to the salt plains and covers his self in it and swears he is so much better for days. I was wishing myself there LOL.

Well I better sign off don't want to bore you.

Take care. xxx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Lois, We went to the Mar Menor when we were in Murcia years ago and I put some of the mud on my swollen knee but unfortunately it didn't do much for me. It was funny though seeing people rolling about in the mud and I'm sure some must have got benefits from it. The area is meant to be very healthy.

Have a good day xx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I can imagine what it looked like haha. Mar Menor I will have to remember that. I gathered that they had a holiday home there but was looking to buy a for ever home. (I wished) Looks like I need to win that lottery
We went to Cyprus one year and my brother had prickly heat poor thing it was driving him mad. We went to a natural sulpha bath and it was hilarious watching all the grown up's faces. Pure relief from the heat. My brother smelled unpleasant for the rest of the day he wasn't bothered at all. He said he didn't care because it worked. We did lol.
He did shower before we went out for dinner I am glad to say.

I had forgotten all about it until today happy memories.

Take care Rhona. xxx

P.S. Husband has chest infection so do I. Hubby has antibiotics. I have antibiotics and Steroids so my Arthritis will be better for a few weeks. So at least the steroids will have an upside for me. xxxx I am going this time honest LOL xxx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's a shame. I hope you both recover quickly, poor you, a chest infection is horrible. We need the sunshine back. When I came out the shower this morning a spot I've had on my leg for a while started to bleed, with everything else that's been going on I haven't had a chance to see about it, anyway I have made an appointment with doc. as I think it's another basal cell and the first appointment is next Friday, we have one doctor working in the surgery...no use that if it's something urgent.

The sun has come out now so hope it stays for a wee while. It would be lovely to have a place in the sun, I like watching those programs. One can but dream.

I'm beginning to think we are the only two on the forum now. lol. It would be nice for some others to come on.

Have a nice evening. xx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lucy, you really are paying the price lately. Good you have made an appointment with the Gp.
Our practice have now from 11 O'clock Until 1:30
appointments where you just check in at reception and wait to be called in. I haven't used it but at least they are making an great effort to see more patients. At the end of the we can't always pre-book when we suddenly get ill what are we supposed to do. They are trying to stop their patients using the local A&E for minor things.

I know it is so quiet do you think we will run out of things to talk about (I hope not).

I am having a lovely evening in front of the log burner. I hope your evening is peaceful. xxx
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry I missed out DAY after at the end of Woops!!
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Date: 30.04.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello you lot, sorry to hear of your woes. Lucy, I'm glad your daughter is ok. Lois, sorry to hear about your mother. A real shame she has dementia at her age. I do worry about my dad who is a year younger and very forgetful.

Catch up more later. xx
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Date: 01.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aww great to have you back, s/f, we have missed you. How are you? I was really quite sad thinking you had left us, so a lovely surprise to see your name on...I'm happy now xxx
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Date: 01.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, welcome back I thought we had lost you. Made my morning seeing you back xxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 01.05.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening all, well it's Friday and bank holiday so an extra day off 😀
Sorry to hear about your mum Lucy and your news Lois, never rains but pours as they say.
Hope all works out well.
Nice to see you popped in to say hi sf, too important to not be on here.
Weary today but still fighting the fight. Back on my meds so hopefully they will kick in soon.
Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone. Keep well
Big hugs
Xxxx
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Date: 01.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, nice to hear from you. I guess you are a very lady work and all. I bet you are weary make the most of that extra day'
I do hope your meds start to help soon.

lois

Take care and have a great week-end. xxxx
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Date: 05.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning Ladies, hope you all had a good week-end. The weather was a bit hit and miss.
I managed a bit of gardening yesterday. Sunday evening we went out for a Curry. Saturday at my daughters all day and she made a Mexican meal.
So all in all good bank holiday.
The steroids kept my pain at bay and now I am waiting for it to reappear as the steroids are finished. Still it has been nice to just have a few aches rather than full blown pain.

Off to see Consultant for Mum on Thursday fingers crossed he will be happy to provide meds for her.

Well I need to get off my bum and do something LOL.
Take care everyone xxxx
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Date: 05.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, It's a miserable day here, wet and windy and more like winter. Yesterday was a better day and we went to visit my brother that lives by the sea. We had a lovely walk along the promenade and then went in for a pub meal.

The steroids are like little magic pills, Lois, pity they have so many side effects but they are good when things get too much. I hope your Mum gets on well on Thursday. I noticed my brother was getting very forgetful, not sure if it's anything to worry about or not with him.

I am waiting on the man coming to have a look at the cooker to see if he knows what the problem has been. Just as well I have a slow cooker, it has been great and it was so cheap to buy. I find it easier using it and easier to clean than an oven.

Have a good day everyone and hope you have had a good rest, Lara.
xxxx
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Date: 05.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, it is so windy here today. Kept the rain away thou. I have to say it hasn't been cold. Still have blue skies at the moment. It did rain all night and it is forecast for more rain. No wonder we have such a hard time with it all. I need some Spanish sunshine.

How nice a walk along the Prom finished off with a pub meal. Reminds me of when I used to visit Mum & Dad.
I hope your brother is ok I am sure he is. The trouble is we tend to forget we are all getting older.
Hope the oven isn't too much everything is so expensive.
I cooked my bacon joint in my slow cooker today. I have two now large and a small one. Great little kitchen helpers.
When I have a lot to feed I just make Kleftica (lamb) and Stiffado (beef) Leave in the slow cooker all day.
Lots of Salad & Rice and different pull apart breads a couple of bottles of wines. Job done. A little trick I learned from Cyprus.

Have a peaceful evening xx
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Date: 07.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You sound quite the cook, lois. I think I would get a good feed at your house lol. The man came about my oven and couldn't find a think wrong with it, it is a mystery why smoke was belting out it when it wasn't even on.

I went to the doctor on Tuesday about the spot on my leg, I was very surprised to get a letter yesterday that was hand delivered with an appointment for tomorrow at the hospital. I don't know why they have sent it so quick, I will feel a bit silly if it's nothing.

Hope everyone is doing alright. xxx
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Date: 08.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, well that was a quick appointment. Maybe they had a cancellation. Don't feel silly if it is nothing. Your Gp wants it checked. Fingers crossed it is nothing!!!! ((hugs)).
How strange at least you have a good working oven. Odd to say the least. At least it was a positive outcome. You must be having a ROAST dinner today LOL.
Lucy I love cooking although I am finding it difficult cooking for more than just us now. I am exhausted for days after the family have all been here. I hate the idea of not being able to have a big family gathering especially at holiday times.
We have had Christmas in Hotels with all the family but it isn't the same.

Good luck at the Hospital let me know how you get on.

xx
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Date: 08.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I'm just back from the hospital, they think it is another basal call so I have to go back next month to get it cut out, I would have preferred getting it done while I was there but can't always expect to get quick appointments, lol.

The sun is shining here today, it makes you feel better to see the sun shining.

I know what you mean about the cooking, I like having them here at Christmas too, it is the one time of the year that we all sit together.

Have a good day and take care. xxx
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Date: 08.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, oh dear sorry to hear you need to have further treatment for your leg. Shame you didn't get it done today. I hate waiting around to have things done too much time to think. The month will so come around.

The sun was shining but it is all grey now. I need some sun shine. LOL.

Mum saw the consultant yesterday and they started her on the meds straight away. I was so glad to hear I took her to get the ball rolling at the right time. Left to late and they can't medicate.
The pills won't cure her but fingers crossed will slow it all down.
I had a visit today from a Professor from the Dementia NHS department (at my home). I learned so much today in 30 minute visit. He will be visiting me a few times and then will be at the end of a phone. Nice to know some one will be there for me.

I feel washed out today my pain is bad must be the steroids running out.

Hope all you ladies are ok and of course all you gentlemen.
xx
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Date: 08.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good that your Mum has been given the medication. I really hope it makes a difference. She is so lucky to have you looking after her and getting her the right attention and it's reassuring to know you can get help and advice from them.

I hope you manage to rest this weekend and the pain eases. My ankles are really hurting, if it's not one thing it's another. I think I will have an early night tonight.

Take care, lois and look after yourself too.

It's gone very quiet on here again. Hope everyone is well. xxx
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Date: 09.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy did your early night help those ankles?

I am falling apart I am in pain and the quiet day I was expecting turned out to be full on. My Son arrived then two of our friends arrived then my brother and his wife. Not much standing room left. I was making tea and coffee all afternoon and trying to chat to every one. It would have been easier one at a time. LOL It is lovely to see everyone but I wasn't ready for it.

My Niece is coming tomorrow fingers crossed it will just be her she is lovely and I only see her a couple of times a year. It would be nice just to sit with Mum and my niece and catch up.

It has gone very quiet on here I hope every one is well.

Lucy look after yourself as well xx
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Date: 10.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

They are still sore, Lois. My goodness, what a busy house you must have had. It's lovely to see them all but it can be hard work. I hope you manage to get your feet up today.

We have the rain back with us today.

Take care xxxxx
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Date: 10.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy it has been beautiful here today. Mum Niece and I sat in the garden all afternoon. My youngest son popped round and he had a long chat with his cousin. They always have got on so well.
Mum has gone up to her room to get in bed and watch TV she is tired out but said she has had a lovely week-end seeing everyone.

Sorry those ankles are still giving you a rough time. I hurt a lot still.
I am sofa surfing now so a quiet evening I hope.

My daughter is coming for the day Tuesday so need a bit of rest as we usually go shopping.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 13.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, after three lots of bloods have shown raised inflammation my Gp is sending me to be checked by a rhumey team. I am hopeful it isn't PA but if it is I need to be treated properly.
The Gp also said the pain relief I get from taking steroids for my Asthma is something to be queried.
Watch this space.

How are you all?

Sleekfox how was your Dad?

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 13.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I do hope it isn't PA that you have but it's best to get it checked out and see the people that know. Have you never been to a rheumatologist about your arthritis?

Did you buy anything nice on your shopping trip, Lois?

I'm fed up with all the hospital visits, if it isn't me it's my daughter, she had the heart scan yesterday but no results yet and the eye hospital tomorrow. It's always a bit stressful.

I started physio last week so I'm hoping it helps, I don't suppose it will do anything for the difference in leg length, unless they can stretch it lol.

Hope everyone is doing ok. xxx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I went and saw a rheumy guy years ago and he said straight away OA. I think that was purely because when answering questions I said my Dad had OA from a young age. It was Colin that said a good while back that he was sure my symptoms sounded like PA. I have been trying for ages to get it checked but you know how it is. I needed to meet the criteria. At least now I can get it checked properly.

I didn't buy anything at all. Unlike me LOL.
I am off to the hairdressers tomorrow all by myself for a bit of me time. Saturday evening off to the theatre to see Barhnam don't ask I haven't a clue. The tickets are a present for Mothers Day.

I hope your daughters scan is ok and her eye appointment goes well. Your daughter is going through a lot lately bless her. It must be horrible for you and your hubby . I am sure your daughter will be ok especially with a strong mum like you supporting her.

You did make me smile when you mention having your leg stretched. I say to my O/H if they could stretch my back I am sure it would help relieve the pain. HAHA it would make me taller as well being a 5ft 1 shortie as well a stretch wouldn't go amiss.
Have a good day and keep that chin up (((hugs))) xxxx

Sleekfox how are you? where are you? (((hugs)))xx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well a second opinion is well overdue, Lois. I hope it won't be too long to wait.

How did the hairdressers appointment go? , oh I see it's tomorrow you go, I've just checked the date of your message, lol. funny I tried to phone my hairdresser today as mine is needing done too and there was no answer, so either they have a problem with their phone or they have closed down. I will try and drive out tomorrow and see.

A night at the theatre will be nice. Do you have a local theatre or do you go into London?

My daughter's appointment went well today and she didn't need anything done this time.

I think sleekfox has fallen out with us, perhaps she was just getting fed up listening to my moans.

The sun is shining this evening but quite chilly outside.

Take care. xxx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope we haven't peed her off I am sure not. Maybe sleekfox is just having a bit of time out. I do hope she is ok.
We have three theatres that are close by one half an hour away the other two about 40mins drive. I don't think I could be bothered to travel into London to be honest.
I was saying the other day we haven't been back to London since the day we moved out 2yrs and 4months ago.
I am so pleased your daughters appointment went well.
It has been raining all day long and still is. It has been good in one way we have chilled out all day with the log burner going.

Come back sleekfox we miss you!!!!

Take care xxx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You moan away, Lucy! I'm sorry I haven't been on here but I've been dealing with my own stuff. Went for a steroid injection today so am hoping things will pick up soon. I so know what you mean about the hospital appointments.

Lois, I'm glad you are being referred to a rheumatologist. It would be very good to rule out an inflammatory arthritis but, if you have got one, you could get some appropriate treatment. I hope it goes well.

Speak soon xx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, Glad you posted. We do miss your posts and helpful advice. I really hope the steroid works well for you. I know it can't be easy for you, have they thought on anything else for you to try? Since having the fall I feel I have went a bit downhill.

Take care and come on again soon xxx
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Date: 14.05.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm really sorry to hear that, Lucy. Have you got any plans with your GP about getting yourself back up to speed? Physio, OT and all that? It can be a slow, long haul back but keep at it.
xx
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, sleekfox, I started some physio last week and was given an insole for one of my shoes, the leg length difference is causing some problems, will see what they say when I go next week but still using my stick as I waddle to the one side without it. I just feel all the joints are playing up a bit but I shouldn't complain, a lot of people are in more pain than me. I hope you are coping alright.
Sleep well, although you probably already in bed it's after midnight. xx
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Could you get a steroid injection to help your other joints whilst you do the physio etc?
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, sorry to hear you are having problems. I hope that steroid injection helps you. It has all been so drawn out for you. Lovely to have you on board again((hugs)) gentle ones of course. xxxxxx

I guess I will find out exactly what's what and if it is OA maybe some extra help might be suggested.

Lucy stay with it. It will be a long haul but you will get there. Maybe a steroid injection might be the answer. Take care chin up xxxxx
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw, thanks, Lois!
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You are welcome, when you didn't post it was like not seeing a friend for a long time.

I had a visit for my welfare today regarding Mum. Nice to know there is plenty of help if and when I need it. ( Well supposedly.)

xxxxx
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I do consider you all friends.
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh I feel we are all friends that have just never met up yet. Never say Never!!!!
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Date: 15.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It would be lovely if we stayed close by and could meet up for a coffee now and again or better still a glass of wine. Perhaps one day.
Maybe we wouldn't like each other, only joking I'm sure we would after all this time chatting, a bit like pen pals. xxx
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Date: 20.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I haven't been able to get on the forum for days. It was saying contact Webmaster. Oh well all seems good now. I thought it had been closed down.

Lucy I had a little chuckle we might not like one and other.

No good news (that will make a change) Hubby signed off for another two months. He will be retired before he is fit again.

My pain has been through the roof with all this rain. Roll on hospital appointment.

I hope you are all relatively ok.

Take care speak soon xx
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Date: 20.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Yes, I wondered too what was going on, I messaged Trina last night and she said they were updating the site and were working on the problem so glad to see it's been sorted.

Rushing now as I have physiotherapy soon.

Have a good day and I will chat later. xx
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Date: 20.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope the physio went well Lucy.
I missed all the posts good to be back up and running. Well done Trina!!!
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Date: 20.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks lois, it went fine. I hope you haven't too long to wait for your appointment, poor you!

That's a shame your husband is off again, is it because of his back? My husband has just finished up work, he has another few years before retirement age but his company has just went into liquidation. He isn't really fit to be working anyway do that will be him finished now.

Hope everyone is doing alright.

Take care xxx
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Date: 20.05.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear about your husbands job. On the bright side you will have more time to spend together and do as you please. The rest and peace and quiet will do him the world of good. I admire your husband for working regardless of his health. Now he should have some him time. Make the most of every minute. Have some fun time. You will both be happy that you can do more together.

My husband is still off with his back after his fall off the chair at work. They are trying to say the chair wasn't faulty. Although the back broke. We are not worrying about that at the moment.
He is still waiting to see his surgeon again and in the meantime the GP is referring him to the pain clinic for an epidural.
To be honest Lucy my hubby only has 2yrs left at work and I can't ever see him going back at this rate. His company will probably declare him unfit for his job he has been sick for 5 months now.

We are muddling through together. We laugh at each other now. It is better than crying. LOL.

Take care Lucy.


Where have you all gone. Sleekfox Lara and Emm I hope you are all ok xxxxx
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Date: 21.05.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening everyone, sorry I haven't been on for a while. Just been resting after work to be honest. Glad the weather was better today as was able to take dog for a walk and I enjoy that fresh air time given I'm stuck in a room with no windows 8hours a day! I hope you're all coping ok with your various ails.
Hopefully the warmer weather will stay a little longer as the cold is horrid lol. I'm off to see steppin' out tomorrow at theatre close by so looking forward to that.
You take care ladies and look after yourselves xxx
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Date: 22.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, lovely to hear from you. Resting up is a good thing and I hope you are still liking your job.
The weather is lovely and sunshine I can't get enough of it. It is so much better for all of us.

I hope you enjoy the theatre. Let me k now how the show was. When it is local to me I will book if you say it's worth seeing.
I have just booked The Blues Brothers and The Drifters (blast from the past). Theatre is something Hubby and I can do LOL.

Take care Lara xxxxxx
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Date: 24.05.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi, well steppin out was really good, thoroughly enjoyed it. Meant to be at bbq for a 60th birthday this pm but not sure if rain will stay off long enough!
Hope you are all having a good weekend x
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Date: 24.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Another one to add to the list I will wait until it is local.
Take your Brolly then you wont need it. ENJOY!!!!!

Lovely quiet week-end just made a fruit cake new recipe so fingers crossed.

Hope everyone is ok. xx
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Date: 25.05.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday. I've got bad shoulder problems, swelling and pain in my left one, which is making it hard for me to do things. I'm waiting for an injection under ultrasound but have no ida when the appointment will come through. Relying on codeine at the moment.

Hope you all aren't suffering too badly. xx
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Date: 26.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, sorry to hear about your shoulders, sleekfox, My shoulders are hurting too and I have pulled a muscle in my back again, I sat with my massager on it all day yesterday and made it sore with that too, oh and I broke a tooth at the weekend so have a dentist visit this afternoon, I was eating hard gums. I should know better.

I'm going to visit my daughter on Thursday, I just hope nothing happens this time and to be honest I don't really feel well enough to be going but it has been arranged.

Nice to hear from you, Lara. Hope the job isn't taking too much out of you.

Hope you and your husband are doing alright, Lois.

It's been a while now since Emm has been on.

Take care ladies and have a good day. xxxx
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Date: 26.05.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy.

I really think if you don't feel well enough to go on Thursday, you should cancel. You can rebook for when you are better. I know it's disappointing for everyone but they will accept it. I've had to do that several times myself. Whatever you do, I hope you feel better. xx
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Date: 26.05.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, nice to hear from you Sleekfox. Oh bless you lets hope your steroid injection puts you right. Shoulders are a nightmare. I have been ok with shoulder and elbow since my steroid injections.

Lucy I hope you are ok to travel make sure you get all the help you need at the airport. The sunshine might help you. It is hard when all the arrangements have been made. If you do go enjoy and rest and soak up that sunshine.

Mum seems ok on her new pills so they are doubling the dose and fingers crossed she will be ok. She is copping really well with it all.

Me full of pain and still waiting for a rheumy appointment to drop on the mat.

Just received two tickets to see Shrek the musical. Should be fun I love shrek. Early anniversary prezzie. Celebrations for 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They said it would never last. LOL

Take care ladies. xxxx
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Date: 26.05.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks ladies. I hope you get that appointment in soon lois, That's good news about your Mum.
Congratulations on 45 years married, I hope you both have many more happy years. We will be 41 years married in December. How the years fly in. Enjoy the show on Saturday. xxxxx
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Date: 01.06.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, haven't posted for a while. Hope you are all ok'ish.

Lucy must have gone away I hope she enjoys this holiday.

Sleekfox I hope you are doing better. Today it is raining and quiet chilly what happened to that threat of a mini heat wave? If it is coming I hope it hurries up.
Still waiting on my appointment and getting fed up now. I am hurting so much again. I am going to my Gp practice on Friday if I haven't heard. Maybe I am just being impatient. Not like me at all hahaha!.


Lara how are you???
Emm how are you???

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 01.06.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Why don't you phone up the hospital and find out? I had to really push to be seen within a reasonable time and I was really bad. Couldn't walk etc.

I had injection into my shoulder and wrist on thursday. My shoulder was both RA and OA, he thought. Bah. Nice to get off the codeine though!

Take care.
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Date: 02.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The injections are worth their weight in Gold. It always works for me as well. I am so pleased that they have given you relief. You have been on a long road trying to get your meds sorted. Your shoulder must be awful I know when mine is playing up it restricts everything I try to do.
Are you any nearer getting some new meds?
Sleekfox take care ((hugs)) xx

I need to go to Dr's surgery to find out what hospital they have requested an appointment with. After this week I will start pushing. I have steroids for a week and they do seem to be helping. speak soon. xx
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Date: 07.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, How are you all doing? I went to see my daughter last week, it was lovely having some sunshine. Couldn't believe how cold it was when I got home, it was like winter, thankfully today is a bit better and managed to get the washing hung outside. I am having bother with the muscle in my back again, I am sitting here at the moment with my massager on my back. Not feeling too good at all but I could be worse so I will try not to complain.

The forum has been very quite of late, hope it doesn't mean you are all suffering.

Take care xxx
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Date: 08.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, so pleased you went to see your daughter. The sunshine must have been lovely. We have had a few days sun here and it has been great.
It's ok to moan it helps. I have had so much pain I think it is going to be the normal every day thing I need to get used to. Yesterday I could feel my whole body pulsating. I knew what it was because I have had it before. I was kept in hospital for 48 hours and they told me it is Muscular Skeletal Disorder rest and pain killers are all they could advise.
I am still waiting for my appointment for the Rhumey team. I have phoned didn't help but will phone again this week.

Lucy the forum is very quiet maybe they are sick of me moaning (joking) I hope. I hope everyone comes back. I miss Sleekfox post and her humour.

Oh well I suppose I better get showered and do something. To be honest I'd rather not. I need a good holiday but I am not sure it will happen any time soon.
My hubby is suffering as well I am so fed up with the way he is being treated or not treated by everyone. His surgeon is trying to pass the buck and is totally ignoring his accident. The GP is getting frustrated with it all. I need to win that lottery and send him private.

How is your husband enjoying retirement?

I am going this time really I am. LOL

Take care speak soon. xxx lovely to have you back.
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Date: 09.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, It's been a better day here today so hoping this is the long awaited summer starting at last.

When were you in hospital, was that a while ago? I really hope you get that appointment soon. That's not right that your husband is being ignored, I think you will just have to keep at them, it's bad enough suffering without not getting some help.

I'm sitting here with the massager on my back again, I don't know why this muscle keeps playing up but it's a horrible sensation. I will ask the physiotherapist tomorrow if it could be coming from the hip as I am still walking abnormally.

How are you sleekfox? it would be nice to hear from you again. It's also been a while since Emm has been on, I can see us all falling away.
I hope Lara is well too.

Take care ladies xxxxxxxxx
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Date: 10.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I wasn't in hospital recently it was about three years ago. I have received a letter to go and get bloods and x-rays done. Then my appointment will follow for the rheumy team. I just want it all sorted out not knowing is getting to me now. I have lots to ask so will be writing list to take.

I know what back pain is like so I really feel for you. It may just be bad posture because of your hip. (((hug))) Oh the joys of it all.

My husband has the Drs tomorrow so he is going to shout a bit.

The forum is very quiet I hope sleekfox is ok. Emm and Lara pop in just to say hi. I hope it doesn't fall away.

Take care Lucy xxxx
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Date: 10.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies I have written a few times but my posts would not send, after I wrote long posts of my trip to Australia and my various arthritic tales.
So I am going to see if this goes before I continue.
Here goes.....
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Date: 10.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yeah,,, about time. I was so disappointed when my attempts were all in vain! Mainly because my fingers are sore from doing it. It was saying 'system error'.
Australia was fabulous and I managed very well with my knee, although it still does not feel right. We travelled by train from Bunbury for a week in Perth city where we saw Kings park and other attractions. The Margaret river is another famous wine tasting area we went to. We had a fantastic time.
I am now in Switzerland at my daughters, she lives near Lac Leman near Montreux, very pretty and it's lovely weather.
In between my Oz and Swiss trip I had a huge swollen knee, I had fluid taken by my Rheumatologist then an injection but two weeks later I had to have it done again and it is the knee that had the snapped muscle repaired. Am wondering if this is as good as it gets!
Never mind I am up and running again or hobbling may be a better term.
My family and friends are really good though. That helps doesn't it.
I'll pop in again soon. Take care everyone.
Love Emm
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Date: 10.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lovely to hear from you, Emm. I worry when I don't hear from you all. So pleased that you got on well in Australia and lovely you are in Switzerland at the moment, I would love to visit there. I am just back from my daughter's in Spain. Sorry about the knee, I'm still hobbling about after the hip operation, think it will be permanent, unfortunately.

Have a super time in with your daughter and enjoy all that clean fresh air.

Hope your husband gets on well tomorrow, lois.

Beautiful weather here today, long may it last, xx
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Date: 11.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm , lovely to have you back on board. The forum was down for a good few days. I thought it was closed.
So pleased you holiday to Oz was a good one. Switzerland this is on my to do list. Enjoy you visit with your daughter.
That knee sounds very sore I hope that is the end of it for you. ((hugs))


Lucy it is beautiful here today although I am busy and won't see much of it Mum has a visit from the Dementia centre then Drs with hubby.
I have a headache from hell it is coming from my
painful neck and my painkillers are not touching it Grrrr.


Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 11.06.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven't been posting but my hands and shoulder were painful. Partial improvement but I've got to go for an ultrasound and possible another injection. Hey ho.

Enjoying this beautiful weather. Hope you are too.
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Date: 11.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, lovely to hear from you I had a feeling something was wrong. When my shoulder was bad two years ago I got a third injection and the Physio strapped it up for me for 5 days to rest the muscles. It worked for me for a good while. Hope you get some good results soon .

I am enjoying the weather as well.

I am so tired my eyes are stinging but when I go to bed I don't sleep well. I am going to get bloods done and x-rays of my hands and feet on Monday . Then I should get my appointment for the rhumey team. Fingers crossed I will know one way or the other.

Take care Sleekfox and let us know how you are doing xxxxx
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Date: 13.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well the sun didn't last long Bl""** English weather.
The humidity had me suffering now the rain is doing the same. It is grey skies above but I am not going to let it spoil my day.
I am sitting on one sofa hubby on the other and my little dog is sprawled on her bed. Bliss

Hope you are all enjoying your day xxxx
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Date: 15.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Had my bloods and x-rays done just waiting on appointment now for Rhuemy.

Hope everyone is ok.
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Date: 15.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good Lois, I hope you get some word soon from them. You have certainly waited long enough. I hope they can offer you some help.

I have a few appointments too over the next few weeks, next Monday I am going to get the basal cell removed from my shin, I'm not looking forward to that, well they think it is a basal cell. Then ten days later I have my infusion and physio in between, I feel if I worked at the hospital I wouldn't spend a lot more time there.

I hope everyone is keeping well. It's quite dull here but at least it's dry so I won't complain.

Take care. xxx
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Date: 15.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lol ask if there are any little jobs they need doing while you wait. Joking aside you are going to be busy at least you will get it all done.
I hope it all goes well and the shin isn't too sore after. Will you be in day surgery?
I don't know what these hospitals would do without us. hahahaha

I had to wait over an hour for the blood test I wasn't impressed at all. The X-Ray took ten minutes from start to finish. The girl was lovely she could see I was struggling with the positions I had to sit in. Oh well all done.

It has been lovely here today. Pottering in the garden this afternoon. Now I am waiting to dish the dinner up. Then feet up and a bit of TV.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 17.06.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good morning ladies. Hope you are all coping alright. This weather is temperamental to say the least, lovely today. Not been posting simply because of working eating sleeping
Aches n pains all still there and so weary but such is life.
You take care of yourselves xxx
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Date: 17.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, It is typical British summer.
You sound very tired. I hope you are putting your feet up when you can. Albeit you sound like you are very busy.
Sorry your pain is still there. It is such a big problem for us all pain pain and more pain.

Hats off to you for still working it shows what a tough cookie you really are.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 18.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi just saying hello!
I wrote a longer post a couple of days ago but again was not able to post it!
Hoping you are all coping reasonably.
I have just caught up with washing after three days of doing it.
Tired today but jobbing about slowly, knee pain is aweful.
Love to all Emm x
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Date: 18.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sorry about the knee, Emm. Perhaps it's time to get an injection in it again.

It's a right miserable day here, so damp and the house was cold this morning, I had to put the heating on.

Hope you are enjoying the work, Lara and not overdoing it.

Any word from the hospital yet, Lois?

Where are you hiding, sleekfox, are you ok?

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 18.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, hope that knee sorts it self out soon Emm. The washing will be back in the laundry basket before you know it LOL.

No word yet Lucy I will ring on Monday if I haven't heard. I am not sure I am going to like this Hospital. My husband is no further forward either. It all seems a bit slow and haphazard. Oh well I will have to wait and see.

The weather here is lovely hopefully it will come your way soon. Then we will have to put out heating on. LOL.

I don't know what has happened to Sleekfox. I am just hopeful she is ok.


Take care everyone xxxxx
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Date: 19.06.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi, I'm around but haven't really got much to say. I've got sacroiliac joint pain at the moment and not sleeping well. Sorry about your knee, Emm. Can you get a steroid injection into it?

Take care everyone. xx
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Date: 19.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi I just had two in between Australia and Switzerland.
Rheum' doctor took about five phialls of fluid then injected.
Two weeks later it was up again and my GP did it , taking off 35 mls of fluid and injecting again.
I feel its swelling again but I have been very active.
I suppose I am ready for a new joint but being in hospital last October wasn't nice and I don't relish the thought of it so soon again.
Keep as well as possible girls. Love Emm x
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Date: 19.06.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds tough, Emm. Maybe a bit of rest and relaxation is due? xx
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Date: 20.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, that is nasty. I hope it eases soon.
I have a lot of hip pain and I have been on full meds and still struggling no better Monday I will have to go to the GP. I think it is my hip????

I have my appointment for July 7th and hubby got a phone call asking can he come July 9th. Maybe things might get moving now. I just want to know one way or the other now. (nervous).

Take care and keep in touch pretty please. xxxx
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Date: 20.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck Lois with your appointments, both you and hubby.
Gosh it is nearly July! Where is our nice summer weather, it is the longest day tomorrow.

Love to all. X
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Date: 20.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Emm.

I know it has been raining all day and really heavy at times. We got soaked when we came out of Tesco's.

I am in so much trouble with my hip or back or whatever it is. We dropped into the fish and chip shop and got a take away. Not something I usually do. I felt a bit guilty but I just couldn't face cooking.

I am having all the family around tomorrow and I am hoping the weather is ok so we can get the BBQ out and one of my son's will be Chef for the day.

I hope your knee is somewhat better today. Take care Emm. xx
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Date: 22.06.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies,
Well ailments abound as usual I see! Respite is just a word in the dictionary I've found!
Been off work today with most horrendous headache that just won't shift. I've been out walking to see if fresh air helps and it has a little but ouch still there! What's funny is my feet are killing me to top and bottom today :)
Think it was either the fizzy drink I had at cinema or the air conditioning there on Saturday night when husband and I went out. Started Sunday and just got worse. Had such a lovely weekend too! Actually went swimming on Sunday and did 10 laps, not all at once obviously and could have stayed longer but knew to call it day at that. Well have to say my back yesterday was not aching afterwards and today it's fine too so, I've found the answer to ease bad back - go swimming!
Took me long enough eh? lol!

The rain is just starting up again - great joy!

I hope you are all getting through each day. big hugs to you all x
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Date: 22.06.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've got a headache as well, Lara. I think there might be a bug going round.

I've also got back/hip pain but in my right side. Can't get up the steps very easily. I've got to have some imaging done on it. Bah!

This flipping' illness is really getting to me at the moment.
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Date: 22.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I think we are all in the same boat at the moment. I was wanting to get back to the swimming as well, Lara but between one thing and another I haven't been able to, just as well I hadn't taken out the membership or it would have been more money wasted. I was getting the spot from my leg removed today so that delays it again as I have to keep the stitches dry.

Sorry to hear you are suffering s/f, it's hard not to get down with it at times. Funny, I too have had terrible pains shooting through my head but I think it's coming from my shoulder and the muscle in my back is still going into spasms, I really can't stand it when it starts up, although at the moment it is a bit easier but no doubt it will start up again.

How did you get on at the GP, lois?

Hope everyone feels a bit better soon. xxxx
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Date: 23.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I cancelled the GP the hip is much better.

I am not in a good place right now my little dog passed away suddenly at home yesterday.

Bear with me if I don't post for a while.

xxxx
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Date: 23.06.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lois, I am so sorry. ((((Lois)))
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Date: 23.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

So sorry to hear that, Lois, I know exactly how you must be feeling. At least she didn't suffer if it was sudden and you looked after her so well. Not nice though. xxxx
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Date: 24.06.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lois so sorry to hear your sad news big hugs xxxx
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Date: 24.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lois, so sorry about your dog.
My daughters dog is poorly too, she can hardly get up and walk, she sleeps a lot. The family realise she is not going to get any better but I think they are delaying visiting the vet as he may suggest putting her to sleep. It is arthritis with the dog too, but she is also 14.
So we understand how you must be feeling.
They are family members too.
Love Emm x
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Date: 25.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, thank you for your lovely posts. I still feel so miserable. I hope you are all well.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 25.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It will take a while, lois, she was a member of your family for a long time and it is very hard, I still miss Millie, it does take a while getting used to coming in and her not there at the door waiting on me, but I can now think of her without feeling so upset. Just remember that you gave her a good life.

We have the rain with us today and this muscle in my back is really driving me mad, I was at the diabetic clinic today with my daughter and when I went to sit down it started again, I was almost in tears with it, but don't know what can be done about it.

Take care everyone and hope you are all doing alright. xxx
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Date: 28.06.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi every one I hope you are all ok.
I still feel rubbish but I am trying to get back in to things. Lucy I know it is hard this is fourth time and I really don't want to go there again. We are definitely going to give it a break for at least a year.

On to normal things the weather has been great here. Have you seen any one with your back. Do you think it could be caused by bad posture from your hip replacement. Lucy It is one thing after another for us all. I just ask myself sometimes why and the reply comes back why not.

sLeekfox Emm and Lara I hope you are all ok. Thanks for your kind wishes. I just needed hugs.

Emm it is heart breaking when our pets are ill or lost I hope your daughters dog is not in too much pain. Arthritis has a lot to answer for.

Take care all xxxxxxx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, hope you are all doing alright and enjoying the heatwave. It hasn't arrived here yet but hopefully we will get some sunshine tomorrow.

I have a busy week with hospital appointments, if my bloods are ok then I am getting the infusion on Thursday. It could be the way I'm walking that's caused the back pain, lois, I never had back problems before. I tried cutting my toenails before we went to Spain so it is possible that caused it as I really over stretched. I won't be doing that again.

Have a good day xxx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello!

Lucy, do ask for a referral to physio (you can self refer in my area and I did that last week.) I hope your bloods are ok.

Lois, glad to see you back here. It is always very sad to lose a pet and my sympathies go out to you.

I started on Azothiaprine today. I can't go in the sun or drink alcohol. Lovely, not! I've got to have weekly bloods done so we will see how it goes. I'm not thrilled about it though.

Lovely weather here, but I'm stuck indoors. I'm slightly dreading the heat wave as I don't do well in very hot weather, though my flat is a basement one and stays cool. I will watch the tennis!

Chins up everyone, onwards and upwards and all that.

xxx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good that you're getting something at long last, s/f. I really hope this one suits you and doesn't cause any problems. I'm not supposed to take alcohol either but I do take a wee glass of wine now and again which is every other day lol.

I don't do too good in the sun either although I do like to see it, I now wear factor 30 and keep my neck covered where I had a basal cell. Getting the stitches on my shin out on Friday.

I have the phsyio on Wednesday, I've been going for a while now because of the hip, to be honest I don't know that it's helped an awfully lot, but then I haven't been doing the exercises the way I should as I have been so sore.

Think Andy is playing tomorrow, get your feet up and enjoy it.

Hope everyone is doing alright. xxx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks. I shall be watching the tennis, Lucy! Though I'm supposed to be going to look at my friend's flat. Hmmm!

Glad you have got your leg treated. My brother-in-law has several basal cell carcinomas. One quite large one on his face. I noticed it a while back and mentioned it but he didn't think I was right to be worried and it's got bigger. He's due to have them removed soon. He'll have to have plastic surgery. He's fine but typically male when it comes to health stuff. I despair!

Glad you are having physio. I find it really helps. xx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yes, they can make a bit of a mess so it really pays to get any spot that lasts longer than a month checked out. I have still to get the results of the biopsy but it resembled the one I had before, I think they just remove anything suspicious now and then do the biopsy, well in my case they did.

Take care s/f and keep in touch. xxx
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Date: 29.06.2015
From: sf

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. You too. x
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Date: 30.06.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just a quick hello ladies. I am so fatigued its 11.15. And I have hardly done anything.
Showered and dressed, but not much else, I am sick of feeling like this. Everything hurts and sometimes I don't want to bother because of that!
Sorry for the moan! I hope you all have a much better start to the day.
I am rooting for Andy Murray too ladies. He been our most consistant player for a long time.
Have a good day all. Emm x
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Date: 30.06.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I know the feeling, Emm. I'm like that most days although I had to get up and showered earlier this morning to go to the nurse. I'm sitting here at the moment with my massager on again, I don't know what I would do without it. I got my B12 injection so hoping that gives me some energy.

I hope you feel better soon as it isn't any fun feeling sore all the time.

How are you today, Lois?

Take care all xxx
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Date: 30.06.2015
From: LOIS

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I am not so bad to-day. Still feel a bit lost I know it will take time. Jess was such a lovely soul and I do miss her company.

I can see all you ladies and suffering it just is relentless for you all. (((hugs))) for you all.
I am also so tired and I can't wait to see the rhumy team and get a yes or no. My feet are a nightmare at the moment and I have constant pins and needles in two of my fingers and it is driving me mad.

The weather has been so lovely and hotter tomorrow. I need to keep a check on Mum and her drinking plenty.

I hope you all enjoy the Tennis to be honest I don't watch it. I do get a running commentary from my older brother who is an avid fan.

Take care in the heat tomorrow. Have a good nights sleep. Speak again soon. xxxxx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I know, lois, it is very hard when we lose a pet, I often think of getting another dog but I don't think I could go through that again. Although if I had to visit the cat and dog home or dog's trust I know I would end up with another.

Lovely day here. Just getting ready to go for physio. Take care ladies and enjoy the warm weather. xxx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well, more news from Fox Towers. I saw my rheumy this morning and it is looking like I may be approved for Abatacept. Yay! I had a steroid injection and it seems my knee is swollen. I can't tell any more. I've started the Azothioprine but may not be on it for long. Am resting up and watching the tennis at the moment. Although it's in the 30s outside, my flat is cool, around 22 degrees. Hope you are all keeping cool in this weather.

xx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw, that's good news, s/f. I hope things are at last moving forward for you. Keep the knee up while watching the tennis, did you get fluid removed from it? I bet you're glad to be in the cool basement today, I never sweat and today my top is damp with it.

So hot here, the sun isn't really out but it is so clammy. Just back from the physio, I am being referred to the orthotics. Perhaps they will make me something for inside my shoe. I bought some 2cm insoles from ebay but they seem too high so hope I can get something better.

Take care xxx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy!

I tried orthotics but couldn't get any of my shoes on as I have a high instep anyway! You can buy shoes where you can remove the normal insole to put in your orthotic one.

I love my basement flat in this weather. It's 12 degrees cooler than the outside temp.
xx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

No wonder you love it. I heard this is the warmest day in London since records began. I had to bring my fan in and sit it on the table beside me and I have my massager plugged in for my back, how did people manage in the good old days without electricity I wonder. xx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, what a hot one today. Melting all day but my joints seem to like it.

Sleekfox glad you are getting your meds sorted. You have had such a long wait fingers crossed they will help. It is about time you get the break you deserve. (((hugs))).

Lucy I can relate to you with your back you poor girl. I bet the hubbies would do the back massage to make sure the dinner was on the table the next day LOl.(wink wink). My sense of humour is slowly coming back.
I managed to buy a wind chime without any tears and put it near the apple trees. Just a little rememberance. Now each day will be easier I know. I am not going any where near dog homes any time soon. I am having a good break this time before I jump in with both feet again. Thankyou all for you lovely comments it meant so much. xxx

I hope the rest of you ladies are all ok (relatively).

Take good care in this heat xxxxx
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Date: 01.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I'm glad you are getting your mojo back. What a nice idea to put the wind chime up.

I don't know if any of you have tried using a TENS machine but my dad was telling me today how much it is helping with his back (OA). I've been looking online and wondering whether to buy one and give it a go. I might mention it to my GP when i see her at the weekend and see what she says. I mention it here in case it's an option for any of you.

I had three swollen joints at the joint count today. Two I didn't even notice were swollen, including my left wrist. How is that possible?

take care. xx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox my hubby was given a Tens machine through Physio at the hospital. He said it was definitely a nice feeling although he didn't feel it did much. Try phoning your rhumey department and see if the can oblige with a freebie.

I have a swollen hand looks like I have been in a boxing match. Have no idea why it is so swollen.
I was wondering if it is humidity related or maybe I'm talking rubbish.

Take care in this weather. Hope you are enjoying the Tennis.

Lois xxxxxxx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for that info. I might enquire.

I don't think you are talking rubbish as I seem to get worse in the humidity. I've been bad the last couple of days.
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope you are all surviving this heat. Just back from having the infusion, it was very hot there.

Had a little bit of thunder and lightening last night, think there is more due tonight.

Did you see online the size of the hail stones that hit parts of Yorkshire? They were like gold balls.

Take care all xxxxx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox you are more than welcome. I think it just might be the humidity it rained just a little cleaned the air and I noticed my hand is less swollen.

Hi Lucy, I bet it was hot there. I saw the hail stones on the news and the lighting damage to some one's roof poor things. It has been lovely here today.

Keep well and take care all. xxxx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope the infusion helps you, Lucy.

Lois, I did a bit of googling and humidity can make your joints worse. Mine are really playing up tonight.

xx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, sleekfox. I hope you both feel better soon. We're going to Aberdeen for the weekend so hoping the weather behaves. It's my daughter's birthday on Sunday so this is a wee treat.

Sleep well ladies and hoping I don't have to throw the duvet off tonight. xxx
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I just noticed what I typed above "Gold balls", was meant to say golf balls, but I guess you intelligent ladies knew what I meant, lol.
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Date: 02.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It was quite a nice image, Lucy!
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Date: 03.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a Lovely week-end Lucy. Happy birthday to your daughter. Fingers crossed for the weather.

Sleekfox well at least I was talking some sense. My hand is back to normal today. How are your joints doing?

I hope everyone else is okish. xxx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, I tried to get on here last night for some reason could not connect. Oh Well. Sleek fox did you get the storm on Friday night. Wow haven't seen one like it in a long time. Very fierce thunder and lightning and the rain was battering every where. I was enjoying it laying in bed watching the room light up bright white. Then I decided to get up and have a look out of the window. Big mistake couldn't go back to sleep so most of Saturday I felt like a zombie. LOL>

How are you?

I hope Lucy Emm and Lara are all ok.

Lucy how was the week end?

xxxxxxx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I slept through it, Lois! Steroids are starting to kick in so I'm feeling a bit better, thanks. Though I have a sore throat. I've got to have some bloods done tomorrow so we will see.

xx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck for tomorrow. I can't believe you slept through it hahahah. You must of been tired.
Pleased to hear you are feeling better . I had a sore throat a couple of weeks back lasted for about three days. I felt ok apart from the throat being sore my hubby was pleased though.

I have my appointment with the rheumy dept on Tuesday morning so I am keeping fingers crossed all will be well.

Take care xxx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Best of luck with that, Lois. I hope they can throw some light on things. xx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, hope you are all ok. Good to hear the tablets are kicking in sf. Had my birthday this weekend too so spent the morning at the zoo in a raincoat, was really good though, rain stopped by 2 so lunch wasn't a washout. The humidity is bad for me too. Can't get watch on , my wrists are so swollen. I heard the thunder storm and my bedroom lit up but soon went back to sleep. Husband had an angiogram the other day and now needs a stent put in his heart!! That should be early August. Doc said it was ok for him to have a holiday first thankfully. So all go here again! Just hoping with this done that'll be the end of his constant breathlessness and wheezing! And that he can get back to living.
You all keep as well as you can. Big hugs to you all xxx
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Date: 05.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

A friend of mine had two put in, Lara. She is in such good shape now. I actually spotted her breathlessness and wheezing - her GP had said she had asthma! I hope it goes well.
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Date: 06.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Lara sorry to hear about your husband. As sleekfox said he will be in a much better place afterwards.
The humidity has taken it's toll on all of us. The weather always seems to be against us lol.

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 06.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara I forgot to say great news you can still take your holiday. Make sure you make the most of the rest (((hugs)))
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Date: 06.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, We had a lovely weekend in Aberdeen. On the way up there on Friday you would have thought it was winter with the mist and the rain but when we arrived there the weather brightened up and we had it nice yesterday and today.

I hope everything goes well with your husband, Lara, my brother had a stent put in a while ago, it seems to be very common.

Sore throats are not nice, s/f, I hope it isn't too bad.

Good luck tomorrow at the hospital, Lois. I hope you get some answers and something to help.

Sleep well, I'm glad to have my own bed back tonight as I didn't sleep too well in the hotel bed. Night night. xxx
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Date: 07.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, just popping in with the latest news. So I saw the rhumey consultant. She told me "your shoes will be causing your back problem. You need heels". I replied " I can't wear heels". She said "no heels like your husbands trainers". I had a very small platform heel about the same size as a trainer sole. We just stared at one and other. Off to have an examination. Does this hurt can you do this and that. Back outside in her office" here is and exercise sheet to do". looked at my husband and said "you can do this as well". He just said "I couldn't if I tried" Silence. Oh no just awful.
She gave me a form to go down stairs to get my hands checked with an ultra sound. The Man doing the test had someone in training so was good for me. He told her I have chronic Synovial something or other. He also told her something is clearly going on here.
Now I have to wait for report.
By the way I forgot I have a callous on my big toe just a little one and she said this was also causing the pain. I hope she is correct ruling everything out so quickly.
I feel disappointed and a bit let down. I will just wait for the reports now. Lets hope they are good ones. I don't really understand much of all this. I can't see me ever having much faith in her.

Oh well never mind just another crap day. I should be used to it by now.

Lucy So pleased you had a good break. Nothing like your own bed.

Take care all xxxxxx
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Date: 07.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, sorry you had such a rotten consultation. Synovitis is usually fluid in the joint, which is typical of inflammatory arthritis. It may be caused by osteo as well, I believe. I'm pleased the ultra sound guy was good and I hope it might find
out the cause of your pain and get you appropriate treatment. They do tend to make snap judgements and things are never as simple as shoes, though I have been told to wear trainers many times by them all. I do for long walks but not much else as I'm not really a fan.

Try not to feel too disappointed with her manner. The tests are what counts. I'm amazed you can just go and have a scan. I usually have to wait six weeks!

Sore throat proper for me today. I'm waiting for my rheumy nurse to ring me with my blood results but I'm not taking my drug until I she does.

take care. xx
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Date: 07.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Sleekfox I was just amazed by her I have been laughing about the whole thing since.
I was a bit taken aback that only had to wait 45minutes for the ultra sound. I have been doing some internet surfing and it can be both as you say. I will just have to wait and see.
The guy that did the scan was so lovely in comparison to Consultant. He was kind and said if I hurt you just say. I dropped my walking stick straight on my big toe and he was genuinely concerned. It did make me hop a bit but I have had a lot worse just felt an idiot really. LOL.

I hope when you get on your new drug it is successful. Sleekfox you sure need a break it seems so long since you have been really free from pain. I will keep my fingers crossed just for you (((hugs))) xxx
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Date: 07.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Are you sure she was a consultant, Lois? I don't know where they find some of them. At least the scan should be of more help in finding out what's going on.

I hope your sore throat eases soon, s/f. Increase the vitamin C and gargle with salt and water. My daughter seems to be prone to sore throats too. I hope you are looking after yourself.

the weather here is just awful just now, heavy rain showers, it doesn't seem like July.

Sleep well ladies and hope you all feel better in the morning. xxxx
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Date: 10.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, hope you are all good.
Lucy I know at least I am laughing at it all now. I keep looking for trainers with a heel not been very successful so far.

Mum wanted to go to Suffolk to visit her sister. So I just booked a 5 day break at a very plush Inn. It looks very nice. Everything taken care off breakfast in the morning out all day back for a shower then down stairs for dinner and a glass of Wine (or 2 ).We will drop mum at her sisters for a couple of days and we can then please ourselves. Lets hope August weather will be ok. Do you know what as long as it doesn't rain that will be fine. I really just need a break.
I came back from shopping today and my heart just dropped when the house was so quiet no dog. I still have to remind myself she is not here. I suppose it is still early days.
On a more cheery note the weather is lovely today and I am going to potter in the garden now.

Keep well every one.

Sleekfox how are you? Hows that throat?
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Date: 11.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds lovely, Lois. A break is just what the doctor ordered. It will do you both good.

We're not getting the same nice weather here that you are unfortunately. It looked gorgeous at Wimbledon yesterday.

Have a good weekend ladies and hope you are all relatively well. xxx
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Date: 12.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy the weather is rubbish here today. Total grey sky. Miserable just hate it. Yesterday was lovely rain was predicted for the afternoon. No rain at all until early hours of Sunday morning. I am waiting for it to clear up as predicted. I just don't take the slightest notice of what they say on the weather forecast.

Off to the Village hall to sell my cakes I have made. I was just saying I hope 5 will be enough. I am not making any more. LOL All in a days work for costs towards village hall and church. I quiet enjoy it. Mum is washing up and my daughter serving Tea and Coffee and taking the money and I will be serving the cake. My hands and feet are hurting already.
We are off to see a show this evening so today is a bit full on. Off to see The Drifters a blast from the past.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 12.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that is lovely, lois, a right family affair by the sound of it. One of your cakes and a nice cuppa tea would be nice right now as I'm not feeling too well, I feel I have something working on me and my throat is sore.

Enjoy rhe show, I quite like the drifters music, I think the music from the 60's was the best.

How are you sleekfox and Emm and Lara? When are you off on holiday Lara?

Have a good day xxx
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Date: 13.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, the show was fantastic and if it comes your way make it a must. I would watch it again Impressed is the word.
The cake sale went well regardless of the rain £90 for the hall and Church.

Sorry you are feeling unwell there seems to be a lot of sore throats around. Some kind of virus?
I hope you feel better soon.

I hope Sleekfox Emm and Lara are all ok.

xxxxx
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Date: 13.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad you enjoyed the show, Lois, and well done on the cake sale. Been very wet here today. I'm still not feeling too good so hoping the infusion will still go ahead on Thursday.

I bought some lemons today so think I will make a nice hot drink with the juice and some boiling water.

Take care xx
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Date: 14.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, add a bit of honey to the lemon drink supposed to be very good for the throat. Hope it doesn't stop your infusion. ((((hug)))

It hasn't stopped raining here for days. My poor hands and feet are suffering.

Take care lots of lemon and honey and resting up.
xxxxx
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Date: 15.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I have just received an appointment for the Nurse at the rhumey department and another appointment for the consultant a week later.
Can you give me any clues as to what will happen when I see the nurse. I would be grateful for a few tips after the last escapade.
Unfortunately I am going to see the same Consultant but this time I will be ready and not stumped by what she says.
I am not going until 28th August the day I come back from my short break but I will make sure I am back in time. I don't want to cancel it. Will have breakfast and make a slow drive home. Just typical I have waited so long to get this far and they pick a day I probably will be tired. Maybe that will not be a bad thing.


Hope you are all well. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 16.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, If she is doing her job right she will ask you plenty of questions and she will likely take blood and look at your joints and then give you some advice. Just you tell her as it is, and the pain that you suffer. I hope it is more worthwhile than the last appointment that you had.

Well I got my infusion today and this time it only took 4 hours, seemingly they can now do it faster if you haven't had any reactions before.

The weather here has been quite nice for a day or two but the rain is due back tomorrow.

Take care and hope everyone is doing alright. xxx
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Date: 17.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Lucy just needed to know what to expect. New to all of this and a bit worried about being ignored.

Wow that is so good for you only 4 hours it is great how things are changing for the better.

We have the sun again but last night had another great storm. Rain was battering the cottage and kept me awake.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 17.07.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello ladies, I am not writing so much, I feel so fatigued most of the time, I can't even be bothered to type.
Everything is sore, knees, hands, ankles and I am sure left hip is starting.
This is a relentless bl..dy disease!!!
Sorry to moan but I am so sick of nothing getting any better.
I am trialling Sulpha... And still taking Methatrexate but I still feel rubbish.
Thanks for listening.
Wishing you all well. Emm x
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Date: 17.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Emm, I really feel for you, I have been there and it is horrible. I really wish you could get something to help. Could you not get Rituximab? it has really made a difference to me, before I got it I was in constant pain and tearful all the time. Please ask as there must be something that they can do for you. xxx
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Date: 17.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Emm, (((((hugs)))) sorry you are not good.
I don't know what to say only I hope things will change for you soon. Things have been tough for you this past year. I am sure things will turn around soon. xxxxx We are all here for you. Just pop in and say hi if you just can't be bothered I get you totally I tend to stay away from everyone and it isn't good not really. But I do get you.

Chin up sweetheart xxxxxxx
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Date: 20.07.2015
From: LOIS

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

IT IS VERY QUIET ON HERE ARE YOU ALL OK?
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Date: 20.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

NO NEED TO SHOUT!

I've had/got a chest infection and achey joints. I'm so bored with typing it I didn't think I would bother.


It's raining here, AGAIN!

Hope you are ok? xx
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Date: 20.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh sleekfox sorry I shouted. You have had that some time now are you still on anti biotics? Well sorry I made you jump (LOL). so here is a big (((((((hug))))))).

I have a copy of the letter sent to my gp. It says rheumatoid factor 40 with negative ANA ESR elevated at 39 with a CRP 15.The ultra sound scan showed severe chronic synovial changes suggesting symptoms were more active in the past. She is more than happy to consider a trial period of Methotrexate or Sulfasalazine. I am going back on the 28th August to discuss all this with the nurse.
My blood pressure was high at the hospital appointment so my gp is doing another 24hour blood pressure check. So that will be another sleepless night. Oh what fun we all have.

I am not sure how I feel about it all at the moment nervous and a bit unsure.

Take care of your self sleekfox xxxx

Sorry to off load on you when you feel unwell yourself.
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Date: 20.07.2015
From: sleekfox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lois, I am so sorry but at least it explains your symptoms. It's just such a shame you haven't been seen earlier. Hopefully, the drugs will make a difference but do be aware it takes around 12 weeks for them to kick in. You should be able to get a steroid injection to tide you over until then.

I do suggest you contact the NRAS helpline if you have any queries. They are extremely good and helped me a lot when I first got RA.

The positive side of this is that you can now get some treatment that will help. I'm just a bit cross on your behalf that this wasn't picked up sooner. Big hugs ((((Lois)))) xxx
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Date: 21.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, Thanks for your support. If it hadn't been for this forum I would still be accepting every thing they were telling me.
Thanks for telling me I can get a steroid injection I will ask.
I will contact NRAS if I need questions answered although I have faith in all of you. I just wonder how long this has been going on and how much damage is there. Best not to over think it what is the point? It is natural I suppose to be a little peed off that it took so long to make some one do something. I can thank my GP for that he just keep on until some one sat up and did their job.
It took a long road but I don't think that is unusual. I just hope the drugs work I am in so much trouble with my hands and feet.
I am off today to have a pedicure and foot massage. I don't know if it will help but a bit of pampering never hurt any one. LOL.

Take care and feet up. I hope you are a little better today. You could do with a bit of pampering.
By the way how is your Dad doing?

xxxxxxxxxx Thanks again for all your support.
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Date: 21.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I don't think it is that uncommon, to be honest. I was told my first symptoms were something else entirely. It's not always straightforward, especially if you have OA as well. I'm sure the drugs will work. Things generally get better once you have a diagnosis and you should have quicker access to treatment, if you are lucky. Don't go by my experience as I am exceptionally unlucky with my reaction to the drugs, apparently.

My dad is fine, thanks. He's coming up to stay at the end of August, which is great. Had a long chat with him this week, which was really nice. I'm doing better today as well.

Take care xx
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Date: 21.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

So pleased to hear your Dad is doing well. How lovely having Dad to come and stay.
I am glad you are feeling better today. Are they still going to start you on new meds?

I had my pedicure and massage but my feet are still hurting like mad. It was great for an hour.
What was I expecting a miracle. LOL. It was nice to be pampered for a while. Booked in for 2 months time not a cheap hobby. I don't think I will be doing it too often.

Nite Nite sleep tight. xxxxx
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Date: 21.07.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening, I have tried to post but I keep getting messages saying it won't post or something not running, bizzare.
Sorry to hear you're both still suffering Lois n sf, hope you get some relief soon.
I'm off for holiday on Thursday and boy do I need it I'm shattered lol. Been off meds for 4 weeks due to cold that wouldn't go away. Took them at weekend and yesterday and cold seemed to get worse!
So, looking forward to a nice break.
Will be back soon enough. Big hugs to you all, keep well xxxx
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Date: 21.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, My goodness Louis, that is bad that they are just discovering that now. No wonder your hands and feet have been so sore. I remember before I was diagnosed that the joints in my toes were really sore too. I really hope that the meds help you, perhaps you will start feeling a lot better, let's hope so. Good for you getting a pedicure and massage, I fully agree with it, think we should all get a bit more pampering and you deserve it.

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better s/f. I'm still getting bother with the muscle or whatever it is in my back and I have terrible indigestion tonight, I think if I was a horse they would shoot me.

Have a great holiday Lara, where are you off to?

I've booked a weeks cruise for the end of next week so hope I pick up a bit for it.

Sleep well ladies and take care xxx
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Date: 22.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Laides, nice to see you back. It has been quiet on here.
Lara have a great holiday and make sure you rest up. I hope your holiday revives you. xxxxxx

Hi Lucy, I keep saying to my hubby if I was a car they would only pay scrap value for me.
I was a bit apprehensive about the drugs now I just can't wait to see if they will help. That was a quick turn around but my feet are so painful. Have you had your back checked it seems to be taking a long time to settle. I can identify with your pain not good at all.

I really enjoyed my feet being done although usually I hate people touching them. I don't like feet much hahaha. I am going to have some kind of pamper every other month.

So glad you have booked another holiday well deserved I say. I have been booking short breaks to a couple of places over here. I have booked One in Suffolk Pub B&B for 4 nights in August. 4 nights in York in October. I am searching today for some where in Bath for another 4 days. All the places on my list to do and I want to do a few in Scotland but I am going to book several places in a two week stretch next year. Any advice about must see areas would be much appreciated. I went to Scotland when the three children were young we stayed on a farm for two weeks but neither my hubby or me can remember where it was. We both remember it was a gorgeous area. The kids loved the freedom. I also want to do Ireland. Done lots of Wales also beautiful. I am not sure yet if Fuerteventura is on the list for this year it will all depend on hubby. He is still suffering and is waiting for another MRI and the Pain Clinic.
I have just looked through this post and I think I have said everything LOL

No I haven't are you ok Sleekfox?


Thanks for all your support and reading all my ramblings (that's if you did). hahaha.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 23.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm trying to be positive but had an ultrasound on my shoulder today and he said it is b*******. His word, not mine. Lots of damage and another steroid injection. On the other hand, no signs of RA in my wrist, which is hardly surprising given the amount of steroids and recent injection and 'only a little damage' and a misplaced joint in my thumb. Then I came home and decided to treat myself to an ice-cream and half a tooth broke off. Literally. I've got a gaping hole but I'm seeing the dentist tomorrow but I know it's a tricky one as it is across two teeth. Aargh!

It's very, very hard not to be totally downhearted by it all.
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Date: 23.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh No!!!!! When are you going to get some good luck. I hope it is all fixable at the dentist.

I have OA in my shoulder so I now how much it hurts. I do find the steroid injections work for me so hope they work for you. Take care of that Thumb from now on so you don't over work it.

Did you manage the ice cream??

I bet your were peed right off I would have been.

(((((hugs))))) xxxx
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Date: 23.07.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lois. I know you are going through it at the moment. It's never bloody ending. Gah!

xxx
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Date: 23.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You are welcome Sleekfox. It is never ending but we just have to soldier on I suppose.

I hope you have a good nights rest xx
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Date: 23.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's horrible when that happens sleepfox, at least you've not got long to wait to see the dentist. I usually do it eating hard gums, I've had to stop buying them. I hope your shoulder isn't too painful.

I haven't even bothered getting dressed today, I've had terrible pains in my stomach and horrible indigestion. I'm wondering if the infusion has had anything to with it, it seems to be one thing after another, I think the family gets fed up listening to my moans. I bet you ladies do too, lol.

Take care ladies and sleep well xx
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Date: 24.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy, we would never get fed up with you and I am sure your family don't either.
Roll on your holiday a break will do you the world of good.
Indigestion is horrible. I hope it is all ok today.

It is one of those times when we all seem to be going through it one way or another. I am full of pain and my painkillers haven't touched it yet. Roll on my appointment with the rhumey nurse.

Take care (((((hugs))))) xxxx
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Date: 24.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lois. The 28th of August seems a long time to wait, perhaps you could get on and see if they could move it forward.

I seem to have missed one of your posts so I apologise for the late reply, I'm pleased to hear that you have booked a few well deserved breaks for you and hubby, it gives us something to look forward to, doesn't it?. As for Scotland, I think Edinburgh is worth a visit, it is a beautiful city. Would you be driving? There are some lovely places in Scotland but it depends if you are using public transport or driving as to how easy it would be to get from place to place although the transport links are pretty good. Loch Lomond is nice too for a boat trip and less than an hour from Glasgow. One thing though you must remember to bring a brolly if you come to Scotland, although the sun is shining today.

Have a good weekend and hope the pain eases. xxx
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Date: 24.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well the sun isn't shining here today it is proper miserable. I would love to do Edinburgh my daughter has been there are loved it. Loch Lomond sounds lovely I love boat trips. We will be travelling by car.
I have lots of brolly's it isn't that much better here believe me. LOL.

It is a long while yet. The 28th is the day we come back from Suffolk. I will be back in time for sure. I have been in pain so long a few more weeks will soon fly by. I just hope it all goes well on the day.

Take care xx
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Date: 28.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I hope you are all doing alright. I got a steroid injection this morning as we go away on Thursday and I'm hoping it helps a bit.

This weather is terrible, it's been raining here for about two weeks now and this is meant to be summertime. So glad to be getting away from it even if it is only for a week.

Take care everyone and I will message when I get back xxx
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Date: 28.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, enjoy that holiday relax relax relax. I hope the sun shines for you every day. What cruise are you doing?

It has been raining here for days. Grey skies and damp not good for us. I need the sun!!

I hope that steroid injection helps you out. Have a great time. Speak to you soon. xxxxxx
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Date: 28.07.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you Lois. We fly to Dubrovnik then have a day at sea then it's Valletta in Malta then Sicily and Montenegro. I hope there are no mishaps this time. Take care. xxx
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Date: 29.07.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You will be just fine. Hang on wait for meeeee I could slip in your suitcase no one will notice.

Have a great time xxxxxxx
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: milllie

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I came back from our cruise last week expecting to read all your posts and wondered why there was none but I see Trina has sent a message and has it sorted out now. I hope you are all doing alright.

We had a lovely relaxing time while away but the weather was a bit too hot but at least on the ship there is always a side that's shaded and that suits me better. I have the orthotics on Friday so hoping I get something a bit better than the insoles I have bought on ebay, although they do help, but this muscle or whatever it is in my back is driving me mad so I hope whatever I get helps.

I have my daughter home from Spain at the moment, she is here until the end of August so I'm enjoying having her here.

Take care everyone and looking forward to hearing all your news. xxx
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Millie?????

So pleased you had a good cruise. I am so leaning to a cruise next year.
I hope you get something sorted backs are just awful.
How lovely make the most of having your girl home lots of family stuff. Enjoy.
I have been in so much pain and my ankles are so painful. I have tried to get an earlier appointment no luck. I have a weeks worth of steroids and I am sorely tempted to use them as they always seem to help with the pain when I take them for my asthma. I can renew them on a prescription any time. Is this a bit bad Heeelp

My granddaughter is 16 on the 15th Aug so grown up and such a little lady I know I am biased. She is so dainty doesn't get that from me LOL.

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Date: 12.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox how are you?? I e-mailed Trina this morning she hadn't a clue. Soon got that up and running again Bless her.

I have missed our chats these last couple of weeks. I hope you are good.
I am rubbish just now and can't wait to get sorted my ankles are so painful and I am having trouble walking.
If you look at my other post I am seriously considering taking my own course of steroids or is that not on. I just don't know what to do.

All comments appreciated. LOL not to cruel though haha.

Take care speak again soon
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

lol, Lois, it has been so long that I've forgotten my stage name. Millie was my dogs name, as you know. I've got to admit I've had a few glasses of prosecco tonight so I've became confused. I was looking at the question marks and thought it was because I had out in an extra 'l' I really am a "silly millie" tonight.
Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain, it is tempting to take the steroids but I would try not to unless it gets too bad. Is it the end of this month that you go to the rheumatologist? I think you said it was near the end of the month so not too far off now. I'm sitting here laughing at me putting Millie as my name, I think it must be the prosecco hahahaha. xxxx
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: los

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am so glad it was you LOL. I would love a glass or two of that maybe I should try Prosecco tomorrow instead of brain fog from Tramadol. Seems a better option lol.
I don't know what I am saying half the time and I really am not sure that is good either all that Tramadol floating around. It wont be that long as you say but it feels like forever. I have never felt this bad and I am now wondering if this is new and I am now in a first real flare. Maybe the OA is the Oa and the RA is something new. If that makes sense,

I am going don't want to spoil your evening.
Thanks for advice. (((hugs))) xxxxx
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You wouldn't spoil my evening, lois. The bottle is empty now anyway lol, I sound like an alcoholic, don't I? I hope the pain eases until you get seen at the hospital. It isn't nice to be in pain, if it is RA then you will need the right meds for it, although I hope it isn't.
Take care and I hope you manage to sleep alright tonight. xxxx
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Date: 12.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

They say it is RA and will be putting me on a drug Meth something or other or Leth some thing or other the letter is upstairs but I am sure you know what I mean.
I hope the nurse is nicer than the consultant was.

I am wiggling my feet and my hubby said is the pain bad again are you due some painkillers. Bless him or maybe it is distracting him from the tv LMAO. I am sharing the pain hahahah.
I am just waiting for the Tramadol to ease the pain off and I am going to bed putting on the tv and falling to sleep it worked last night so fingers crossed.

Nite Lucy sleep tight. xxxx
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Date: 13.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

No wonder you are in so much pain then Lois, I really hope you get sorted out and feel so much better once you start it.

It's a lovely morning here, although the rain has to come again tomorrow.

Have a good day xx
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Date: 13.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The weather is terrible here today. The rain has been torrential at times.
I didn't sleep last night I was in and out of bed most of the night good job I have a spare room and TV.
I am starting the steroid the GP said okish. So I feel a bit easier knowing I will get a bit of relief within a few days.

I phoned to check where my Mum's Dementia prescription is coming from. The receptionist at the Gp practice gave me Mum's consultants phone number to call them. The GP is not allowed to write prescription so I have to call the Consultants Secretary when the pills are nearly running out and request a new prescription.
What a bloody cheek!!!!
I said what if she lived on her own? They said well she doesn't. Well that's ok then I will do their job for them. They don't have the facility to just send a prescription without being reminded by the patient or carer. I have never heard of such a load of rubbish. No wonder elderly patients don't get their meds properly. If they have DEMENTIA how would they remember??

Sorry for the rant I am just fed up with trying to keep on top of everything. I can't wait to go away for a few days not long now.

How is your back doing??????
Take care xxxx
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Date: 13.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think we have to get the rain tonight or tomorrow, Lois. I didn't sleep at all last night either, I was still awake at 3am so decided to just get up, I went back to bed after 5am and managed to sleep for an hour or so, I don't know what's causing it.

That's good then that the GP has said it's ok to take the steroids, they should help, I call them little magic pills.

That seems mad that dementia patients are expected to call to renew their prescriptions, if it wasn't so serious it would be funny.

My back feels not bad today but that sometimes happens then it come back with a vengeance. I've put a 2cm insole into my slipper and that seems to be helping, I just had them in my trainer before but thought seen I wear the slippers so long I should put something it them too so perhaps it's helping. I will see what the orthotics say tomorrow.

How are you bsk? why are you never on now? We do miss your posts.

Take care ladies and I hope you sleep better tonight lois. xxxx
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Date: 14.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, the rain has stopped so far this morning.
It is very muggy.
I slept for about four hours so I can function a bit better this morning. Sorry you didn't sleep so well.

I wear insoles I have never thought about putting them in my slippers. It makes so much sense. I am going to try that.
I hope it goes well today.

I said the same to my hubby you don't know if you should laugh or cry sometimes at the systems used in the NHS. I just hope the system works well. Hmmmm.

Have a good day.

SLEEKFOX are you ok?????
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Date: 14.08.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello all, I'm hoping this will post as my other 6 didn't work!! I see there was a glitch in the system, glad it wasn't just me! I didn't want you all to think I'm ignoring you!
Can't remember when I last posted so excuse me if I repeat myself. Holiday was grand but too hot dare I say. Spent most of time in pool or sea to get out of heat. Had to change rooms to get air con as didn't sleep properly for the first 3 days! But a great break and lovely island. Was off work Tuesday this week , think I was actually dehydrated as after gallons of water felt better. Not slept too well this week but last night I managed a whole 4 hours without wakening up!
Sorry to hear you're so poorly Lois I hope you get something to help soon. I had letter through door today for yearly appt with consultant, that'll last about 5 mins if last years is anything to go by! And to make matters worse its 8.50 in the morning on a Saturday! I wouldn't mind if it didn't take me so long to get ready lol which means an early rise on my day off!
I hope the weather stays nice this weekend I fancy a sit in the garden with a good book.
Have a good weekend xxxx
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Date: 15.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

So glad your holiday was good. When the heat is unbearable it can spoil it a bit. Air conditioning in the room must of been a saviour and thank goodness you had a pool to get in.
Where did you go? You probably said but I have forgotten.

I hope your yearly appointment went well.

The not sleeping is the worse for us all it seems.

I have been on steroids for a few days and today it is easier the pain in my ankles is much less already.

Tomorrow we should be going to a country show I am keeping fingers crossed I will be even better tomorrow. I am going stir crazy sitting in all the time.

That's the way to go coffee book a nice seat in the garden feet up and let the world go by. Lovely!!!

Take care enjoy the book. xxxxxxx
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Date: 15.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox are you ok. I have flicked through and I noticed you haven't been on since the 23rd July.
I know sometimes we don't have much to say but you would have dropped a post normally by now.

Maybe you have gone away somewhere. The site was down for a while I know.

I am getting worried about you as I know you have been through the mill for ages. Just pop in to say hi as soon as you can.

I do hope you are well (((hugs)))) xxxxx
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Date: 18.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, hope you are all ok. Weather is a bit miserable here.
Went to the country show on Sunday and enjoyed it but my ankles are hurting big time again.

I am off to the theatre on Thursday wait for it!!!!!!!! Off to see Shrek! Me I am up for anything it is a gift from my daughter. I have a feeling there is going to be lots of children of all sizes from 2 - 6 foot tall LOL.
We are going to eat out first so it will make a nice change.
Watch this space for a full report hahaha.


I am concerned that we haven't heard from sleekfox. I really hope she is ok. ((((hugs))))

Take care ladies xxxxx
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Date: 19.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi there everyone, I'm sorry I haven't been posting but having a bit of a break doing family stuff and was rather tired. I'm fine and apologies if you were worried about me. Will post more later. Hope you are all ok. xx
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Date: 19.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh good to hear from you. As long as you are ok.
Hope the family stuff has all been good.
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Date: 19.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Yes, it was all good, thanks, just rather exhausting.
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Date: 20.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh great. Chat when you have caught your breath again. xx
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Date: 20.08.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I have popped up again,
I am being considered for biologicals, at last.
Had a letter to go for a liver scan as my levels were raised, slightly, it says. Still told to still take medication even so.
Have never been told to have one before.
Has anyone had a one of these? Please let me know if so.
Hope you are all coping ok.
Regards Emm x
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Date: 20.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've had several. They are just an ultrasound, painless and quick.
The first time I had a fatty liver from all the steroids but it's back to normal these days. It's good they are checking but I usually have to come off my meds when my levels are up. Good news about the biologics.
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Date: 23.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, how are you all ? Good I hope. Off to Suffolk for a few days. Looking forward to being waited on. No cleaning or cooking heaven.

Back on Friday for the first appointment with the rheumy nurse. A little apprehensive but hopeful that I will be given something that helps.
I am so reliant on my walking stick now. My ankles are so painful.

I hope you have had a good week-end.

Just thought I would let you know Shrek the musical was very good. I wasn't to sure when I got the tickets. A good night out.

Take care every one xxxxxxx
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Date: 23.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a good time in Suffolk, Lois. Will be thinking of you on Friday and I hope it produces a good outcome.

xx
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Date: 24.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you xxxxxx
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Date: 24.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies,

I hope you all had a good weekend and are not suffering too much.

I don't know whether you have left for Suffolk yet, Lois, have a great time, you deserve it. xx
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Date: 24.08.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thankyou sleekfox.
I feel a bit easier now, having heard from you. Hope you are doing OK?
Hello to everyone.
Regards Emm
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Date: 27.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Hope you are all doing alright. I hope you get the biologics Emm. It could make a big difference to you.

Good luck tomorrow Lois, and I hope you had a lovely break. xx
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Date: 27.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope it goes well tomorrow, Lois. xx
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Date: 28.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, thanks for your posts had a great five days away. Rested and looked after.
Thursday my right ankle swelled up like a balloon and was so painful. I just carried on determined to have fun.

Went to the hospital today and have been prescribed Sulfasalazine. Building it up over three weeks. I had bloods done today and fingers crossed I can start taking them on Tuesday when the nurse gives me the all clear. (fingers crossed) The Nurse was just lovely she looked at my ankle and said definitely the RA and keep it rested for a few days.

I hope you are all ok. xxxxx
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Date: 28.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Pleased to hear you had a great time away. It is lovely to get waited on, I hope the weather was kind to you.

I do hope the sulphasalazine helps you. I have been on in for around fifteen years now. Try and persevere with it as it did help me when I started it.

Funny you saying about your ankle (well not funny) but my left ankle has been sore today, just came on suddenly too. Rest and perhaps something to cool in down.

Take care and rest that ankle. xxx
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Date: 28.08.2015
From: Sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lois, so they are saying definitely you have RA? I must have missed that somewhere. I'm sorry but am glad you are starting on some meds and hope they kick in soon.

I've got a sudden flare in my thumb and index finger. It's very painful to type so won't say much.

Lucy, how are you?

take care. xx
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Date: 29.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sleekfox I have only just been diagnose they say RA. At least I know what is going on now and am going to start treatment.
I thought possible PA but they say it is leaning more to RA. I just have to go with it.

Lucy it's good to hear it work for you gives me a bit more confident about taking it.

Sorry to hear you are both suffering what can we do just rest up.
My ankle is less swollen today. I think I may of walked to far.

On Thursday we found this little beach area with all the oldie worldly shops. I have to confess yes I spent some money. I just can't resist these shops.

Have a good week-end. Think of me doing all the washing to-day LOL.
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Date: 29.08.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lois, I'm glad you are starting treatment. However, there is one crucial thing you will have to learn to do if you have RA and that is to pace yourself. Don't do all the washing today. Do some and then some in a day or two. Ditto with housework and gardening. It will exacerbate your problems if you don't slow down. Sorry to lecture but I have really learnt that lesson. xx
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Date: 29.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox, thanks for that I do need all the help I can get. I don't think you are lecturing me at all. I will take on board any advice I can get.
I have slowed down so much lately I am scared I might stop. I have been listening to my body much more lately. I know it is going to take some getting used to but I will slow down promise.

Take care Sleekfox and thankyou xxxxx
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Date: 29.08.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for taking my advice in the spirit in which it is meant!

It's really tough to have to come to terms with a different way of living but, once you have, you will wonder what took you so long. I've just bailed out of a family dinner as it wasn't on the table after 9pm and no sign of it appearing anytime soon. I'm really tired. I knew I wouldn't get home til midnight and I've got to be up early tomorrow as we are all going to a family lunch. Nobody minded actually and I came home, into my pjs and eating a bit of supper on the sofa. I'll take some painkillers then bed shortly. I'm in a better mood already!

Take care, Lois. xxxx
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Date: 30.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

HI Ladies, I hope you are all doing alright. My daughter leaves tomorrow to go back to Spain, she has been here for over three weeks this time so will be a quiet house without her.

I hope you get the all clear on Tuesday to start the sulphasalazine, Lois. Remember and take it after food.

I'm not too bad, sleekfox, my ankle has eased off again and thankfully the muscle in my back seems a bit better. I had my visit with the orthotics and it lasted a full 5 minutes at the most, although to be fair they have posted me out some inserts to try to balance the height difference. The ones I got from ebay seem as good.

I hope you are doing alight.

take care xxxxxx
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Date: 30.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

spoke to soon about the muscle in my back, it's started up again. grrr.
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Date: 31.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

hot water bottle on it?
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Date: 31.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sleekfox I hope you managed family lunch. Take it slow I have no option my feet are so painful so I am sofa surfing because I don't want to walk on them LOL.

Lucy how is that back today?
They really emphasise eating first. Mo indigestion remedies for at least an hour later. Do you get indigestion? I can see that some of you take something to protect your stomachs? or have I made that up? If I drive you mad with questions just say I will not be offended.

Love to you all take care xxxx
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Date: 31.08.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ask away!

I take lansoperzole; another one is omeprozole (spelling?). Talk to your gp about taking one. I mostly get problems from the steroids but they protect you if you take anti inflammatory painkillers as well.

The lunch was lovely. A bit of a schlepp and I'm exhausted today but it was great to see everyone.
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Date: 31.08.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Louis, I don't take any stomach protectors. Mine say Gastro resistant on the label, so should be fine. As sleekfox has said you would need them if taking anti inflammatory pills.

I have my massager on my back at the moment, I'm frightened to say it might feel a bit better again as when I do it seems to get bad again.

I do sometimes get indigestion but I find taking Gaviscon when it is bad, helps.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 31.08.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for the advice. I am seeing the nurse at the gp surgery tomorrow. I will ask her and sort out blood test at the same time.
I am beginning to feel nervous now. I wish they didn't have to explain everything that might happen.

Glad you meal went well Sleexfox.
Lucy I feel for you with that back of yours.

Take care ladies.xxxx
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Date: 02.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, got my call this afternoon. Today I begin the meds. Sorted bloods at gp surgery.
The hospital told me my inflammatory markers are up quiet a bit so I need to get going. They wished me luck.

They didn't call yesterday and I called the number they gave me it was an answer phone saying get back to you Friday. I just thought I would try the main switchboard and they put me straight through to the Nurses Station so I will remember that one. They apologised and called back within 20 mins with the go ahead.

I did another 24 hour blood pressure test yesterday. Now I am waiting on the result of that.
I feel like I just need to stay at the surgery until I get sorted LOL.

I hope you are all ok xxxxxxx
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Date: 02.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I tried messaging you earlier to see how you got on and my message didn't go through, I thought the website was down again. Glad you got it sorted and hope you manage well with them. They can take a few weeks before you will feel any benefit and sometimes a bit longer but try and persevere.

I'm not feeling too good today, I've not been great since Sunday, pains in my stomach and bad indigestion (after talking about it too) lol.

I hope the BP test goes well, I know how you feel, I had a spell where I had appointments every week. I have another two spots on my leg that I am sure are more basal cells but I'm not rushing to get them attended to yet.

How are you, sleekfox, Emm & Lara? xxx
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Date: 02.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry you are feeling unwell. Maybe you might need to see your gp if it doesn't sort it's self soon.
I am sitting here with indigestion now but have to wait a while after taking the meds. Just keeping fingers crossed it doesn't get any worse.
You have just had that sorted recently on your leg haven't you? Your poor thing.

Fingers crossed I will be ok with the meds it seems they are good on the whole. I had a good chat with the nurse and she let me decide which med I wanted to try first. She said she thought I had made a good choice. (I hope so).

It must be very quiet now your daughter has gone back to Spain. I bet you enjoyed having her home for a while.

I am having an early night that bloody blood pressure machine had me awake most of the night. The noise and the tightening on my arm and getting caught up in it all LOL. Not that I was laughing last night. Grrrrrrr

Take care of your self Lucy (((hugs)))
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Date: 04.09.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy and ladies, I am still around, I'm getting around every day, maybe slowly, but hey, better than not at all.
I am driving every day so am still able to do that. Great.
Still waiting to start bio's but I have a liver scan on the17th. So maybe things will get going after that.
Isn't everything a slow process.
Keep ticking over girls, as we will never be totally super sonic, will we.
I am craving to go away again, I did Australia and Switzerland, this summer, but feel wanderlust again.
Keep well girls.
Regards Emm x
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Date: 04.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is my thinking to, Emm and being able to drive is a bonus, I never thought all those years ago how much I would depend on it although the biologics have made such a difference to me and I enjoy my walks at the loch, something I would never have been able to do without them. I do hope you get them and they help you too.

I hope you are doing alright on the new meds Lois, try and drink plenty of water with them. How did the BP test go?

Are you alright, Bsk and Lara?

I had a window salesman out tonight and we have decided to get new windows put in, the ones we have at the moment are over thirty years old. I thought he was never going to leave though, he was here for three hours, I don't know how long he would have been here if we hadn't placed the order lol.

Have a good weekend ladies xxx
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Date: 04.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

PS. Emm, I meant to say that I think I have the wanderlust bug as well, if my daughter wasn't so near her time I think I would be taking off somewhere, lol. I seem to be very unsettled just now. xx
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Date: 05.09.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi again, ooo your daughter must be pregnant Lucy, how wonderful, I love being a Nana.
My sister got new windows, second lot of double glazing over the years, she says they are much better now, I think they have some sort of gas in and keep the house a lot warmer. I hope you have the same result.
I am going for our christmas trip to Edinburgh, three or four days, and Switzerland for christmas but they seem like ages away.
Walking by the lake sounds lovely. You are very lucky.
Regards Emm x
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Date: 05.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, Yes, she is due in 5 weeks so getting quite excited as this will be the first grandchild and it's a little girl.

Switzerland at Christmas sounds just lovely, it will be just like a Christmas card. Edinburgh is lovely too at that time of year.

Beautiful day here today, I should get outside for some vitamin D.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx
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Date: 06.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, congratulations ahhhh how lovely a little granddaughter. Happy Days!

Just a quick post I am doing ok.
Just had a bit of news about Mum and I am hoping it is wrong. They think she may have aggressive skin cancer. Just waiting for appointment.
Just need to get my head around it.

Take care everyone ((((hugs)))). xxxxxx
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Date: 06.09.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh no, Lois. I hope the appointment is soon. You really have had a lot on your plate.

Lucy, congrats on imminent baby arrival. Very exciting.

I'm doing ok.

xx
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Date: 06.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope that's not the case, lois, will be thinking of you and your Mum.

Thanks, sleekfox, keep well. xxx
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Date: 09.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning Ladies, well my first week is finished and I am uping the meds up to 2 a day. I have been ok so far fingers crossed taking 2 will be ok. I haven't noticed any difference yet.

How are you Lucy and Sleekfox?
I thought we were going to see some sunshine according to weather forecast none yet here.

Trying to dead head the flowers and do a bit of tidying in the garden and I am listening Sleekfox taking my time with it all. It is hard trying to slow down. I am getting there.

Take care xxxxxxx
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Date: 09.09.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lois, they take about 12 weeks to work.

I'm glad, and amazed, you are taking my advice! I should try taking it myself sometimes. I'm doing ok at the moment, though my lungs are a bit iffy and I'm keeping a close eye on them. I don't want a repeat of a hospital admission!

What has happened to our Indian summer? It's freezing here.
xx
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Date: 09.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm pleased to hear that you have been ok on the sulpha. lois. As sleekfox has said, they do take time to work. I noticed a slight difference after a few weeks when I went onto them. I'm not sure if the sunshine is going to appear here today or not. I'm sitting here again with my massager on my back and it seemed a bit better for a wee while.

Best take care s/f with your chest. Did they not say at one time they were going to give you a small dose of antibiotic to take all the time?

Meant to be going to help my daughter paint this afternoon but now my back has started up I don't know. I find painting therapeutic, perhaps I might manage a window sill lol.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 11.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, sorry I didn't make my self very clear. When I said I haven't noticed a difference I was talking about side effect not improvement.
Take no notice of me I must of had my silly head on.


Hi Sleekfox how is that chest good I hope. You do not deserve all this. Bless you sweetheart.

Lucy did you get any painting done at your daughters? I like painting I drift off in to my own world. We were at my daughters on Monday Hubby doing a few jobs for her. She needed just a little pointing done around her front door. Some seals sticking back. She then made a lovely Curry.

My daughter bought me an adults colouring book I LOVE IT. I have purchased some good coulering pencils.
It is so calming . My hands don't like me doing it too long. It seems to be a big craze at the moment. They say it is so good for you.

I am off to a show I had forgotten about next week. Wait for it we are off to see Tony Stockwell the Medium. I love these presents. I go to shows I probably wouldn't book myself.
We are going to see the Searchers at the end of the month I purchased tickets for this.
I want to see the soul singers a mixture of old cronies but the tickets are expensive still pondering that one.

take care everyone, Sleekfox Lucy Emm and Lara.
xxxxxxxxx
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Date: 11.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, You did make yourself clear, its probably me not making myself too clear, I knew you meant side effects. I did get some painting done, my husband did the walls and I did the gloss painting on the window surrounds and doors, I was covered in it though, I still have it on my arms, I said to my husband I wonder how I will get this off my face and he said in all seriousness use some vim. My wrist was very sore after it though.

I do like curry, lois. It actually seems to help with the inflammation.

The show sounds good, you must tell us how it goes and see if they tell you anything of interest, lol. Cliff Ruchard is on at the concert hall in a week or two but it is sold out, around £70 a ticket, not bad that an old seventy year old can still bring in the crowds lol, although I do like him.

Have a good weekend.xx
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Date: 11.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

ps. I had never heard of adult colouring books but had a look on amazon. "great idea" xx
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Date: 12.09.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, my friend who also has RA bought an adult colouring book although she hasn't used it yet.
She told me a while ago about OXO containers, nothing to do with gravy, I got mine at Lakeland, they are easy to open and close, with a button that you press to take off the lids.
Her RA doctor told her about them. They are dearer than others, but I think well worth it.
Hope you are all reasonably OK.
Regards EMM
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Date: 14.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all today? Raining here and my joints are so sore. xx
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Date: 14.09.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, I am still about but just been ill with this flu cold thing. It's three weeks now and it's still here. I've stopped all meds still and just hoping I can keep going until I go back on them. I'm off to dentist in morning as had the most horrendous toothache last week. Quite terrified to be honest, I really don't like dentist. Husband had stent put in heart and is doing ok, still tires easily but it's about building up his stamina again.
I haven't read any posts so apologies for ignorance to how you are all doing. Hope you are all keeping ok. I can't believe autumn is upon us already! Best start stocking up the fire wood.
Keep well everyone or as best as you can.
Big hugs to you all xx
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Date: 14.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear you have been ill, Lara. I know, toothache is horrible but best get it checked. I have been to the dentist in the past thinking it was toothache I had when in fact it was the arthritis causing the pain. My dentist is very understanding when I go and say I'm not sure if it's toothache or arthritis. His mother had RA so he understands. I hope your husband recovers quickly.

My back is still so sore, my wee massager will likely burn out soon as it is always on. xx
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Date: 15.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, sorry you have been unwell Lara. Toothache Grrrrr so painful hope you get it sorted soon. I wish your husband well and a speedy recovery. You certainly have had a lot to deal with lately. (((hugs))). x

Hi Lucy it so cold here today and the rain has me in agony. My ankle feels like it is broken and keeps swelling up.
Your poor girl with that back of yours. (((hugs)))x

We were talking about ordering logs for the winter just yesterday.
We have a break in York in the beginning of October just praying it doesn't get any colder.

Sleekfox are you ok? (((hugs)))x

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 16.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just had my first blood test fingers crossed it will be ok and I can continue with meds.

Hope you are all ok xx
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Date: 16.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh I hope it all goes well with the blood tests, Lois, How often have you to go? I suppose it's too early for you to tell if they are helping any. I remember feeling a slight difference after a few weeks on them. I was at the nurse today getting my blood checked too. I bet you can't wait for that trip to York. I have only been there once, it is a lovely place.

How is everyone else doing? We had some sunshine here today and yesterday, I hope it keeps up as it will be a long winter so we better make the most of it.

Night night everyone, sleep well xxxxx
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Date: 16.09.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone. It's been grim here, wall to wall rain. Hope the bloods are ok, Lois. I'm waiting for the results of mine and for a call from the nurse to see if I can go back on the Azithromycin.
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Date: 17.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, Fingers crossed Sleekfox.
Lucy I have to go every 2 weeks at the moment. I can't say I have noticed anything yet. Just started on 1 in the morning and two in the evening yesterday so who knows.

It rained none stop yesterday and my joints feel like they have been hit with a hammer.

My husband has been signed off for another 6 months and I can't ever see him returning to work. He had another MRI scan and it has showed his remaining piece of disc popped when he fell at work. I feel so sorry for him as you know he was back at work and doing well after his surgery.
What a lot we are in my house LOL if I don't laugh I might just cry. What with Mum as well. Not long to her appointment now 21st. I am worried about it.

Enough of me groaning on. I hope the rest of you ladies are ok'ish.
I am looking forward to York I haven't been there.

Speak soon xxxxxx
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Date: 19.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm sorry to hear that your husband has been signed off, Lois, that sounds so sore. I know the feeling about everyone in the house having health problems, it doesn't seem fair at times does it? but what can we do.

I've been having terrible stomach pains, although today is a little better.

I hope your tablets start working soon, Lois.

How are you sleekfox, Lara and Emm?

Take care ladies. xxx
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Date: 20.09.2015
From: Rosalinda

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ladies, check this out!! Cherries can reduce arthritis

http://www.vitanana.com/blogs/news/64798723-no-more-inflammatory-osteoarthritis-and-gout-with-cherries
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Date: 20.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Rosalinda, I will have a read later. I love cherries and I have heard that they help inflammation.
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Date: 20.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I know I think I was having a woe is me day. I am not the only one with problems it just seems some times I have too many on the go. LOL.

I love cherries and will definitely check the website.

Take care everyone xxxx
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Date: 21.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all okish.
Just a quick update Mum had a consultation today with a plastic surgeon. She does have skin cancer but he assured me with a small op all will be ok. They will freeze her neck do what ever they have to do and she will come home the same day. I am so relieved.

I hope you are all well. Me I am ok. It has been so miserable all day raining and grey skies. On the way back from the hospital the sun came out and the most beautiful rainbow was right in front of us. I just said that is the nicest thing I have seen all day. Little things and all that. LOL


Take care everyone xxxxx
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Date: 22.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good news about your Mum, Lois, sometimes the waiting is the worst part. I saw a beautiful rainbow yesterday funnily enough, it's little things like that, that can brighten a day.

I've not been feeling too good these last few days, I've a bit of a sore throat and all sore. I heard we have to get Indian summer weather soon, I hope they're not kidding us on.

Hope everyone else is keeping ok.

I've just noticed the time, half past midnight, I better get into my bed now and get some beauty sleep. xxx
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Date: 22.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear you are unwell. I hope that soar throat doesn't hang around too long.
The awful weather doesn't help matters for us.
It is raining and the skies are grey again today. I just hate it. I don't think there will be any rainbows here today.

I hope you had a good nights sleep. I only woke a couple of times which is really good for me.

Take care xx (hubby sorting the log burner feet up soon).
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Date: 24.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It is beautiful today lovely sunshine and blue skies.

I hope you are all ok. Very quiet on here!!

Take care xx
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Date: 29.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It has been very quiet on here, Lois. I hope you are doing alright. Is the sulphasalazine helping any yet?

I had a sore throat and a cough last week but thankfully I feel a lot better now. We got our new windows in on Friday so now trying to get things together again, blinds etc back onto the windows, I would like to get a log burner next (if the finances will stretch that far) Feeling rather exhausted by it all now.

It has been a lovely day here today and what a gorgeous sunset tonight, perhaps something to do with the eclipse last night as it looked like the sky was ablaze.

Hope everyone is doing alright.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 30.09.2015
From: llois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, just come back from blood test and flu jab. My blood pressure is all over the place and have been put on some Inhibitors to see if this helps. My gp thinks pain and stress might be the cause the lower number is more than perfect it is the top number that is all over the place. He doesn,t want to jump in and put me on something I have to stay with. I just nodded I have no idea what is for the best I trust my Gp.

I have far less pain in my feet and hands the last couple of days so fingers crossed meds might be working.

Sorry to hear you have been unwell. I remember having new windows in my last house I thought I was never going to get straight. Take your time clearing up. If you can treat your self to a log burner I love mine. So homely.

I hope Sleekfox is ok. It is very quiet on here. As they say no news is usually good news.t wait.

Off to York Monday I can't wait.

Take care speak soon. xx
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Date: 30.09.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, My top reading in blood pressure often goes up high, especially when the doctor takes it and yet at the hospital it usually isn't too bad for some strange reason. I think stress does cause it. Did you not have a 24hr BP check a wee while ago? It's hard not to stress when so much is going on, I am pleased that you are going away on Monday as that will do you good.

It is a beautiful day here, I remember reading that it was to be nice towards the end of the month and last until mid October, I hope they are right. I can't believe tomorrow is the 1st October.

The new windows looks so much nicer than the old aluminium ones we had and so much easier for me to open. I must see about the burners, I feel we will never get cleared up with the mess. My husband is outside painting one of the window sills as they made quite a mess of it, it was a very big window and they obviously had bother getting it out.

That's good that you feel the sulpha. is helping, I have been on them almost 15 years now. I had an appointment with the consultant about my hip last week, not very reassuring as he said they wouldn't have did the same operation here and if I'm lucky I will get 7 years out it but probably less because of the RA and he says it will be very risky getting the part off as it could break something else trying to remove it. Just what I wanted to hear lol.

Hope s/f and the other girls are well.

Enjoy the sunshine and chat later xxx
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Date: 30.09.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear about the hip. I do hope they are wrong in seven years hopefully things will have moved on. I think sometimes we are just better off not knowing.
I did have a twenty four hour monitor and my GP showed me the peaks I even had them when I was sleeping that is why he thinks stress and pain.

The weather has been so nice here for a few days now I am keeping my fingers crossed we will have a few nice days next week. Do you know what I am just looking forward to being waited on. LOL.

My little Grandson is 3 tomorrow it seems like yesterday I went and looked after his sister for 3 days while Mum was in hospital. It is making me feel old. hahaha

Take care xx
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Date: 01.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, It was very foggy here this morning but seems to be brightening up now.

My goodness how time flies. I can remember you telling us that you were going to look after your grand daughter and is hard to believe that was 3 years ago, we must have been chatting on here for years now. Hope he has a fun birthday today xxx
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Date: 01.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I hadn't thought about how long we had been chatting you are right it must be four years.
Wow how time does fly.
It was foggy here this morning but turned into another lovely day spent the day in the garden. I am going to make the best of the sun that's for sure.
My feet are sore tonight but have been on them quiet a lot to-day so hopeful they will be ok again in the morning.

Hope you are ok. Sleep tight. Nite xx
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Date: 05.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

What a change in the weather here, that's the heating on most of the time now. I hope your feet aren't so sore now, lois. I hope everyone else is doing alright. I was at the hospital with my daughter today so she has to go in tomorrow to be induced, the baby isn't due until next week but they are saying she is big so best to bring her on, nervous and excited at the same time. Just praying it all goes well. Take care and sleep well. xxx
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Date: 06.10.2015
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello! Sorry I haven't been around but I have caught up on your posts. Lucy, I hope they are wrong about the hip. It's very difficult when something like that happens when you are away from home. You have to get it sorted out but often the treatment isn't the same. I hope the consultant is just giving you the worst case scenario.

Lois, sorry to hear you've been having trouble with your blood pressure. Have you ever heard about Mindfulness training for stress and pain? It's available on the NHS and there's loads online about it. Doing it can lower your blood pressure, amongst other benefits. I can't manage without it.

Not a huge amount of news from me. My inhalers have been increased (I now have 3!) in the hope of stabilising my asthma/lungs. They've been a bit ropey lately and I don't want a repeat of last year. I've been on and off the Azothioprine as I've had a nasty tooth infection, which is clearing up, thank goodness. Though I'll probably need more treatment on it. I'm seeing the rheumy on Wednesday and am hoping for a steroid jab. I'm grinding to a halt a bit.

On a more positive note, I have been enjoying the Indian summer we had. Such lovely warm days and lots of sunshine.

speak to you all again soon. xx
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Date: 09.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, just got back from York. Had a great time went to Whitby Scarborough walked for miles in York its self. I am surely paying the price My body is in shock I think LOL. I can tell you I am not laughing but I am sure if I rest up it will all come good.

Sleekfox I guessed you were unwell as you haven't ben on much. TOOTHACHE ouch ouch and ouch again. Your poor thing. I hope that chest of yours is improving. I have three inhalers also. I don't think my hubby should ever try to chop me in for a better model they would laugh at him.

I hope you are all doing well. Take care xx
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Date: 10.10.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hidehi campers
I'm up so early I thought I'd use the time to catch up. I think I've finally come out the other side of cold and flu and I'm back on the meds. Work has been a bit frantic so been coming home to eat then going to bed.
Good news is my husband is feeling so much better and the rehab classes each week are a big help and he is happy with progress . He can finally do things like overhaul the garden which was needed.
The weather is a bit temperamental isn't it. Heating is on for couple of hours each day now. Time to get the logs in for fire.
My toothache turned out to be sinus infection! But new dentist was really good.
Sorry to hear your ailments ladies I hope you are getting through them ok. My sisters partner is paying for hip op so he can have it sooner as he is a farmer, waiting on list could have op scheduled in middle of lambing. So think that's their holidays cancelled for next 5 years after paying for that!

Try to have a good weekend and I hope it doesn't rain too much! Big hugs to you all xxx
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Date: 10.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara, Glad to hear you are over the flu and back on your meds.
Things are looking good for your hubby. Make sure you both don't over do things.
It is threating to pour down here black skies on the horizon.
I am going to order some logs for the burner next week. Winter is close now.

I hope your sister's husband gets his operation done soon. Lambing time would be awkward for him. You would think something could of been done under the circumstances. Sometimes we have to make a choice but this will be an expensive one for him.

Take (((hugs))) xx
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Date: 10.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, Well that is me a granny now. My daughter had a little girl on Wednesday she is at home with her now, she is just lovely.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed York, lois, it's always good to get a break.

Hope you are feeling better now s/f and the tooth infection is cured.

Good news about your husband, Lara.

I'm ok but still suffering with my back, it makes it so uncomfortable to sit unless I have my massager on.

Take care everyone xxx
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Date: 11.10.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Congratulations, Lucy! You'll be a wonderful grandmother.

I'm exhausted and with swollen joints, bah!
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Date: 11.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh CONGRATULATIONS oh bless Nanny and Grandad. Glad to hear all doing well. Does the little princess have a name? Fantastic news!!!!!!!

No spoiling now. LOL. (((((hugs))))) xxxlois
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Date: 11.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, girls. They have called her Olivia Eve, and she was 10lbs so rather a big baby, she has a full head of jet black hair and so far she seems such a good contented baby. How did you guess, Lois? I will need to stop buying things for her lol. I'm not a knitter but I've bought some lovely hand knitted cardigans etc on ebay.

Poor you s/f, it is exhausting having constant pain, i hope you get some relief soon. I have been wondering why I've been so tired lately and it dawned on me today it's probably because my joints are starting to get sore, i really hate this disease.

Take care and have a restful Sunday. xxx
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Date: 11.10.2015
From: sleek Fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lucy, I hate it too. However, a new grandchild is a lovely thing to focus on. I bet you are enjoying shopping!
xx
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Date: 11.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am s/f, but most of it's been done online. I used to love wondering about the shops in town but too much an effort now. Having a wee glass of prosecco now, it was either that or the paracetamol and the prosecco win lol. Take care xxx
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Date: 12.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, sorry you are both suffering. I am sure the cold isn't helping my joints are throbbing today.

What a lovely name Olivia. Ahhh she sounds adorable. Christmas will be just lovely for you all.

I second a nice glass of wine but I have to be careful at the moment with bloods every two weeks.

Take care Ladies. xxxxxx
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Date: 13.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, Hope you are all doing alright today. It's nice and bright here at the moment but I haven't been outside yet. I'm not feeling too good today and I scalded myself last night, I was draining the water of some vegetables and missed the sink for some reason and poured it all over my stomach. I don't know why I'm so accident prone lately. Normally I would run a burn under the cold water but not so easy doing it with a big belly lol

Take care and have a good day. xxx
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Date: 13.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, oh goodness I hope you are not so sore this evening. You poor girl. I bet you got a shock.
I am clumsy myself. I dropped a new jar of apple sauce one minute I had it and the next it was on the floor. I think maybe the Arthur has something to do with it.
It has been sunny here but very cold. We are using the log burner for a few hours in the evening. I can't bare the cold it never bothered me before. Everyone just keeps saying it's not like you to feel the cold. I don't know if it is the pain or the meds. Oh well just another thing that has changed.

Take care sweetheart (((((hugs)))) xxxxx
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Date: 16.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all today? It started very foggy here this morning but the sun is now out.

I think the Arthur has a lot to do with dropping things, Lois, things often just drop out my hand. I hope you are finding the sulph is helping, to think that you went all that time not knowing you had RA, no wonder you had been so sore.
I had to call the doctor surgery yesterday to get an appointment for my burn as it kept bleeding and was quite angry looking so I was lucky enough to get an appointment with the nurse to get it properly dressed and I've to see her again on Monday.

Have a good weekend everyone and take care x
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Date: 17.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, oh my goodness you really did scald your self badly. I hope it is healing for you now.

I went to the rheumy nurse yesterday and they have up my pills from three a day to six. She did mention throwing something else into the mix if necessary. The inflammation markers are down a bit but not enough. I got her to check my ankle and she said it is swollen and rest it as much as possible. I have to say she was just lovely and gave me lots of advice that no one had mentioned before. She did say my liver function was raised when I started but it is fine again now.
She has ordered another set of blood tests to make sure that it is RA and not PA albeit they treat it the same. She said I am not happy that they have left you not knowing which one it is. The disease is bad enough without people treating it flippantly her words not mine. I was very impressed with her.

It is so cold here. Log burner is getting a make over this morning new sealing ropes on the glass and doors for the winter.
I have just oiled my wood work tops and I have to say it looks lovely LOL.

Have a good week-end and take care of that tummy (((hugs))) xxxxxx
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Date: 17.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear about your burn, Lucy. I got given a wire basket from Occupational Therapy in which you can boil your veg and/or pasta and just lift them out. Then you can drain the pain when it is cold. It's really just like the old fashioned chip baskets so, if you've got one of those, you could use that. I also have a plastic scoop which I scoop things out of boiling water. I also use kitchen tongs a lot for fishing things out of water.

Lois, I am so glad you are finally getting the care you need. Your nurse sounds brilliant. Mine is much better at explaining things to me than the consultant, though I'm getting to know her and like her more and more.

I'm feeling the benefit of the steroid injection last week, finally, though I am still very tired.

take care. xx
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Date: 17.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, Ahhh it is good when we get on with those caring for us. The nurses seem much better than the Consultant I have that's for sure.
I have been really tired the nurse assures me it is normal.
So pleased your steroid injection is working for you.

I have never thought about using the wire basket for cooking veg fantastic idea. I will be using that tip myself.
Chat soon.

Take care xxx
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Date: 20.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for the tips, sleekfox, it was very stupid of me as the lid didn't even fit the pot. I'm still attending the nurse with it so I will make sure I'm more careful in future and what you suggest is very sensible. I hope you are keeping a bit better now and managing to cope alright with it all.

Lois, Glad to hear that the nurse was good, we do appreciate it when we get a nice nurse. I was at the hospital yesterday with my daughter as she was seeing the dietician and as the diabetic department was very busy she took us upstairs to another bit where she could get a room to see her and she told me to sit in a nice area to wait, I was enjoying the sun coming in the window and quite comfortable when a nurse came up asking if I was waiting on someone and then told me I was not allowed to sit where I was and I had to move into a really busy bit where kids were screaming, people coughing etc and then the muscle in my back started again so I was not too happy. When the dietician came out with my daughter she was annoyed when I told her I had been moved and she said it was probably because she was using one of their rooms. I wish people that had no compassion would not take up nursing as a career. That's my moan for the day lol.

Take care ladies and sleep well. xxx
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Date: 20.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

We all do stupid things sometimes. I just try and minimise them a bit!

The steroid injection has kicked in and I have a lot more energy and some improvement in various joints. Not brilliant but tolerable. I've still got a bit of a dodgy tooth even though I've finished the antibiotics for them. Am due to start Azathioprine tomorrow but feel a bit reluctant too. It's hopeless, I've had so many setbacks that I've only managed to have two weeks of the drug since July. Bah!
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Date: 21.10.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Lucy some people only get by in life by being miserable and making others feel the same.

Sleekfox pleased to hear the steroids are working. Fingers crossed you can stay on the meds this time. It has been such a long haul for you.
Toothache is awful I hope it settles soon. I didn't realise it has been so long for you without anything. Fingers crossed (((hug))).

Lucy I hope that stomach heals well. How is the little one doing?

This rain and cold has me in agony today. I am sitting with a throw over me waiting for pain meds to kick in. Really really fed up.
Mum is having her neck done tomorrow. Poor thing.
Take care all. xxx
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Date: 21.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good morning ladies, Good luck with the Azathioprine, s/f, is it a tablet or injection? I really hope it works for you. Toothache isn't nice so I hope it settles down as you don't want to have to get it out. Glad to hear the steroid is helping.

That's a shame you are so sore, lois, just take it easy today until the pills do kick in and keep yourself warm, sometimes when we flare it's best to rest for a day or two and hopefully it will pass.

The baby is doing well, lois, she seems to be a very good baby although my daughter is still getting up every 2-3 hours during the night with her but she is only 2 weeks old so early days. We will get to look after her in a couple of weeks as they have a concert booked so looking forward to that.

I hope all goes well with your Mum tomorrow, I didn't feel a thing when they removed the basal cell from my neck, I hope that's all it is.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 21.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

What's she having done to her neck, Lois?
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Date: 21.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Mum has skin cancer they are removing it tomorrow. I am more stressed than she is bless her. She said she just wants it over now.
That's comforting to know you didn't feel anything Lucy.

I am off to bed now as my pain is still bad. xxxx
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Date: 21.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The stress won't be helping you, lois. I always get sore when I'm worried. Try and get a good night's sleep as you must look after yourself too. xxxx
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Date: 22.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy Sleekfox, Mum has had her little op. She is ok so far. She looked a little pale when she came out. We took her for a Latte and she seemed ok. We are home now fingers crossed the outcome will be good 4/6 wks before we find out if all ok.

My pain is a bit better today. Hope your are both ok. xxx
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Date: 22.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad it went well, Lois.
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Date: 22.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good she is ok, Lois. Try and put it out your mind now until the results come and hopefully everything will be alright. When I went for mine the nurse told me it would take about 6 weeks but if there was anything more serious they would be in touch much quicker. That's good you're feeling a bit better too, it may have been all the worry. Take care and try and relax now, perhaps a wee glass of wine for you and your Mum or a brandy, my granny used to have brandy and milk every night at bedtime she said it helped her sleep and she lived to a good age. xxx
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Date: 23.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, first good nights sleep for ages. I only woke twice. Mum is good this morning and she also slept ok. Lucy I am sure you are right about the stress. Just a few sore joints this morning I can cope with that.

Lucy can I ask how many daughters do you have? We chat about them and I was just being nosey LOL.
My daughter is over the week-end along with my son and grandchildren. Just as well I feel better today. LOL.
My Dad used to say His Brandy was medicinal.

Take care xx
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Date: 23.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear that you slept a good sleep, Lois, like yourself I usually waken many times during the night.

I have three daughters, Lois, Elaine lives in Spain and Sarah the youngest one is the one that had the baby (she lives with her partner) changed days to when we were young. The eldest still lives at home with us although she wants to get her own place soon but her health hasn't been great over the years although she is doing alright at the moment.

We went to the Italian restaurant close to where we live tonight, it was a lovely meal, I had salmon with lots of healthy veg. and they have a lovely prosecco there, the owner has offered to order it in for us to buy as it can't be bought in the shops but a bit pricey but may take him up on his offer for Christmas lol.

Have a good weekend and lovely that the family will be over, that will help to take your Mum's mind of things. xxxxx
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Date: 23.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think I must have had one too many glasses of prosecco tonight. I just read over my post and see I put...slept a good sleep lol. I should read over before I post.
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Date: 23.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

LOL good for you nothing like a glass or two.
Three girls lovely. Ahh bless I am sure your eldest daughter will fly the nest when she is ready, so glad she is doing ok. It is such a worry no matter how old they are when they are unwell.
My youngest son went out with his wife for 7yrs before they moved in together he was 31 years old. Then it took him another 4years before he married her. Talk about making sure LOL.

I would treat yourself to the Prosecco at Christmas. I can.t believe how close it is.

Have a good weekend xxxxxxx
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Date: 25.10.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening ladies, you all sound in good spirits despite the weather and Arthur ensuring we know they are still about to make our lives a little more 'trying'.
I'm doing ok, apologies for not dropping in so often to say hi. I just work eat sleep at the moment, and weekends are recovery time.
Touching wood , I've not had too many bad aches n pains but the tiredness from working full time is just , well it's just there constantly and so frustrating. It's like my mojo got up and left along with my get up and go lol
Daughter is moving house this week so was helping her a it on Saturday as she is ill with glands and sinuses, so, own housework will have to wait, the dust will still be there in a few days so no rush.
Decided tonight I'm not working Tuesday or Wednesday as husband is off work and will be nice to spend time with him. I won't get paid but a rest is required so to hang with it.
A grand baby Lucy, how lovely. Glad steroids are working SF and I hope your mum is doing ok Lois.
Well I'll away for now as nearly bedtime. You keep well girls x
Big hugs to you all xxxxx
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Date: 25.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello Lara! Lovely to see you on here though I'm sorry you are working so hard. Good to hear you are taking some time out next week though.

I've been on Azathioprine for 5 days and I've developed a rash, a sort of red pin prick one on my arm only. My arm also aches where the rash is. I've looked at the side effects and it is listed so I've emailed a photo to my nurse. I shall be really fed up if I have to come off this drug before I've hardly even tried it.

Bah!

Hope you are all ok.
xx
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Date: 26.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Lara you have it right I don't have any fairies either so the dust can and will wait. I hope you enjoy your couple of days off with hubby. The rest will do you both good. Being tired is awful I am like that all the time lately. Take care x.

Oh Sleekfox, I hope you can carry on with your meds. I am sorry that you have trouble so soon.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you. (((hugs))) xx
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Date: 26.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. My consultant rang me this afternoon and I've got to have some bloods done tomorrow. I'm also getting a bit unwell with my lungs. I'm going to try and stay on this drug, if I possibly can, but am not sure it is going to be right for me.

xx
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Date: 26.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh I hope it's ok for you to stay on it, s/f, and there is nothing else working on you. You're due a break from it all. I hope the bloods are ok. Think positive!

I hope you enjoy the couple of days off, lara, even if it's just to rest. I wouldn't worry about the house, just take care of yourself.

Hope u ok, lois. I've been feeling very tired too. Is your iron alright? I've got iron pills but I keep forgetting to take them.

Take care ladies. xxx
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Date: 27.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, Lucy I will ask about iron today as having bloods done.

Sleekfox hope your bloods are all ok. You must be so fed up with it all. Hope those lungs don,t misbehave. Bless you.

So so tired!!!!!!!
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Date: 27.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. Sorry to hear you are so tired. The fatigue is awful. Hopefully, your drugs will kick in soon and you'll start to feel better. xx
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Date: 28.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies, what a miserable one grey and pouring down with rain suits my mood. I hope this tiredness goes soon. I have just got up and I am considering going back to bed. This is one part of Arthur that has me truly fed up.
Sleekfox thanks I am trying hard with the meds although they give me a horrible feeling of nausea. I do know that it will pass at some stage (heres hopeful).
I am going to rest up as much as I can and take all the advice I can.
I hope your meds are behaving for you. How are you?

Take care everyone xxxx
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Date: 28.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning, Lois. The fatigue is horrible and I generally have to have a steroid injection to get me going again. Have you had one recently? It might be worth asking about.

I'm also going back to bed this morning as I think I'm coming down with something and I feel rotten. I've got to get my blood results today to see if I can continue the azathioprine. I'll post here.

Take care
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Date: 28.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I think bed sounds a good idea on a morning like this. I think I would go there too if I didn't have an appointment with the rheumatology nurse today. I hope you both feel a bit better after a sleep.
Good luck with the bloods s/f. xxxx
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Date: 29.10.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning, well I slept really well last night YEAAAAHHHH.
My pain seems a little less. I don't really want to speak to soon.

Hope your rheumy appointment went well Lucy.

Sleekfox how are you today???????

xxxxx
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Date: 30.10.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm fine, thanks, Lois. A day in bed seems to have helped things a lot. Good to hear you've been sleeping well.

How did your appointment go, Lucy?
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Date: 30.10.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good to hear you're fine, s/f. Were your bloods ok? I hope you're still able to take the azathioprine. My appointment went fine thanks, she just checked joints and took some blood. I went to nurse at doctors surgery last night and got flu jab and dressing removed from burn and it's healed up quite well now.

I hope you're doing alright, lois.

Have a good weekend ladies and a happy Halloween tomorrow to everyone. xxxx
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Date: 30.10.2015
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh sorry, I forgot about the bloods. Yes they were. However, she then said it was possible to have a reaction without it showing up in your blood. We decided to talk next week as I was feeling ropey and though I was fighting off a chest infection. I'm not at all confident I will be allowed back on them. The rash is disappearing though.

Glad your burn is healing well. Happy halloween to you all too. xx
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Date: 02.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies hope you are all ok.
Had a busy week-end and now zzzzzz tired. I hate being tired all the time!!!!!

5:30 ready for bed.

xxxx
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Date: 03.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all? I hope you're felling better, sleekfox. It's been a beautiful day here today, it's hard to believe we are into November with the weather today although it's getting colder now. We even managed to sit at the loch for a wee while this afternoon.

I'm getting so fed up with this pain in my back, I think I will need to ask to get a scan to find out whats going on. My feet and shoulders are hurting too but it's been worse so I shouldn't complain. Take care xx
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Date: 03.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just looked out the window and it's now thick fog, can't believe the difference from just an hour ago.
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Date: 05.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, how are you all good I hope.
Had a lovely meal out with Mum and family on Sunday.
MUM is 90 today bless her!!!
She is off for the day and night on Sunday to celebrate with her eldest son and his family.
Yesterday she celebrated at her Club. Just making sure she doesn't get too tired. She is loving every minute of it.

Raining again argghh.

take care xx
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Date: 05.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Congratulations to your mother, Lois! I hope she is having a fab day. My father turns 89 next week. It's quite an achievement.
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Date: 05.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Sleekfox. Happy birthday to your DAD for next week.
It is fantastic 89 and 90yrs. (((hugs)))) xxxxxxx
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Date: 05.11.2015
From: l

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I Hope your Mum has had a lovely birthday today, Lois. I didn't realise she was ninety, she must be a young '90' as and sounds very active. I bet a lot of that is down to you looking after her so well. It's my daughters birthday today too.

Happy birthday to your Dad too, s/f. They must have came from healthy stock, I hope they have many more happy years ahead of them.

Stay safe if you are going to any firework displays tonight, I'm not a fan of fireworks.

Take care xxx
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Date: 05.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, I will pass your good wishes along to him when I see him next week. Happy birthday to your daughter, Lucy!

I'm not a fan of fireworks either, neither is the cat. I have various radios/tv/noise machines on but she is still skulking under the bed mostly. She comes out for a bit then shoots back again. I'm keeping her company tonight and probably Saturday too.

take care. xx
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, birthdays all around. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" everyone.

What a miserable morning rain wind and grey skies.
Mum has some lovely white Lilies my asthma is not good this morning. I really need to get them out of the house but I feel guilty. The family never buy them but these are from a neighbour who has no idea about my asthma. I will do it when she isn't looking and hope she doesn't notice.
Oh dear guilt is not good.

Take care ladies xxxx have a good week-end.
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I didn't know lilies are a trigger for asthma, Lois. I was given a bunch last week and have noticed a difference. They may have to go.

I saw my gp yesterday and I'm able to start back on the azathioprine, though I'm not feeling too good today with my chest (lilies, perhaps.) I've also got trigeminal neuralgia from the RA in my TMJ (jaw joint) so probably not toothache but nerve pain. It's affecting my forehead and chin. Hopefully, the drugs will help it. Enough already!
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhhhh you poor thing, I hate any kind of jaw pain It always gives me earache.

The Lily's have gone from my house I did feel guilty but my Asthma is bad today from it. It feels like I have a rotten cold now. I am also in a lot of pain today I think it might be the rain.

So glad you can start your meds again. Arthritis is relentless and some days I could just have a good old fashioned scream. My ankles and feet are so painful again. I have a feeling I might need another drug in the mix. So fed up with it all.!!!!!

My hubby is going to light the log burner in a little while. I told him to wait as the logs need bringing in and it is still raining.

How is the cat doing with the fireworks?? I feel sorry for the pets this time of the year. I am staying home this year no firework parties for me.

Take care xx (((hugs))).
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, sorry to hear that you are both suffering, this dampness doesn't help. Pleased to hear that you can start your meds again s/f. I think I must have the same thing as yourself as I have went to the dentist quite a few times only to discover my teeth were alright, thankfully my dentist is very understanding as his mother had RA and doesn't seem to mind. It's been a lot better since I've been on the rituximab so hopefully the meds will help you.

I like lilies but they do stain and best not have them in the house if they cause allergies.

It's definitely a day for the log burner, lois.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is interesting, Lucy. I haven't come across anyone with a similar problem. It was far worse before the steroid injection so I suspect she is right.

Lois, I feel I should warn you that it may be a while before they get the right drugs that work for you. If they don't kick by 3 months, make sure you get an appointment to get a review. Also, I have regular steroid injections, not great long term but I couldn't function without them.

I've been staying in with the cat these last couple of nights. Yesterday, she ventured into the sitting room and sat at the window watching what was going on. I anticipate it being bad here tonight so will do the same.

I've also just looked in my throat and I've got oral thrush, can you believe it!?! The sooner I get off the steroids the better.

xx
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox I have an appointment in December then I would have been on the meds for a good few months. That is when the nurse said if nothing has improved they will throw in another med. I will ask about steroid injection maybe it would help over Christmas (not a word I wanted to mention yet. LOL)

Ahhh poor little cat but it has a lovely caring Mum. So all good.

I can't believe your luck! Do you have anything for the thrush? They say plain yoghurt is good. What a pain. Lets hope getting back on the meds means less steroid for you.


Hi Lucy the air feels do damp the log burner is great today. Stay well hope the family are all good. How is the little one doing?x
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois, I've got some spare Nystatin. I get it a lot and it's hard to clear.

Glad you've got an appointment coming up.

xx
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Date: 07.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh good. Fingers crossed it will clear up soon. x
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Date: 08.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Mum off until tomorrow. Off to the shops then a quiet lunch. Just what the Dr ordered. Well actually I ordered it LOL.
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Date: 08.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just come back purchased a few bits for the kitchen. Had a Turkey Carvery. Home now Feet up on the sofa what a lovely day! Watching Remembrance Sunday The Cenotaph. ((hugs)) x

Hope you are all sofa surfing today.
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Date: 09.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It certainly is the weather for sofa surfing, lois. The weather here has been horrendous over the last few days, so much rain and wind.

The baby is doing well, Lois, we had her for a good few hours the other night, she has a head of jet black hair and is getting quite heavy to lift now but it was lovely having her here and it will be nice at Christmas having a wee one around.

Going to bed shortly, I made soup tonight and feel so full with it as I've eaten far too much.

Hope you're doing alright, s/f.

sleep well ladies xxx
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Date: 10.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just lovely having a little one around. You are right Christmas will be so special.
The weather here isn't much better here the wind has been howling all night.

Home made soup real comfort food for winter. Yummy.

I need another good night's sleep. Pleeeaaassseee.


Take care everyone. x
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Date: 10.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I hope you are all doing ok. It's been another wet day here so decided it was a day for the cinema, we went to see the new James Bond film this afternoon, I quite enjoyed it, I liked seeing all the locations it was filmed in, Brazil, Rome, Algeria, London. It was a change for me as it had been a while since I had been to the cinema, afterwards we went for dinner at Harvester. No wonder I am putting on the weight. I really will need to cut down.

Take care and sleep well. xxx
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Date: 11.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sounds like a great day. I am not keen on James Bond but I always watch with hubby.
I went out for dinner again and yes I need to cut down as well.
The weather has been blowy but dry today. The weather is odd at the moment. No log burner needed tonight no heating on either.

Surfing on the net for xmas presents still don't have a clue. It gets harder every year.
People have asked what do I want, Nothing really not that I can think of.
Lucy you will have fun shopping for the little one. Making me smile thinking about it.

I suppose I had better get back to looking. Humbug LOL.

xxxxxx
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Date: 11.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm not really a fan of JB either, lois, but there wasn't anything else on that suited for times. I went to buy some salted popcorn and got a shock when the girl told me the smallest size was over a fiver so I didn't bother but I bought some in Tesco today for about a pound so sitting munching it now, my daughter tells me there isn't a lot of calories in it so maybe this will be my new treat lol.

I know what you mean about presents, I haven't a clue what to buy this year. My sister that lives in Canada said she likes to give the presents that are never returned, that being money, I know the teenage ones prefer it.

I'm finding it quite mild too, I had the heater on earlier but had to put it off, I always feel there is a heat inside me and it's not a pleasant feeling, like hot tingling all over.

Soon be bedtime again, sleep well xxx
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Date: 12.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I give money for birthdays but I love to give gifts at Christmas. I never have money returned I have to say LMAO.

Talking about hot inside I have started to get that feeling. Must be the RA definitely over menopause.

Popcorn is low in calories I love the salted one. I often buy it for TV watching.

Another mild morning and the Sun is out.

Take care have a good day.

Hi everyone Sleekfox are you ok? xxxxx
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Date: 12.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone, I'm ok. The treatment for the oral thrush is working, though I had to go back and gets some more. Now I've got a cold. Hey ho! Life on immunosuppressants......

I haven't been to a film in ages. I might go and see the new JB soon.

I'm away for the weekend so catch up next week.
take care xx
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Date: 12.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

p.s. have a good weekend yourselves!
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Date: 12.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a lovely week-end!!!!! xxxx (((hugs)))
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Date: 17.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all doing? The weather here is just awful, rain, rain and more rain and it's just 3.30 and it's starting to get dark. This dampness doesn't help the joints, I was out earlier and the bottom of my trousers got soaked, puddles everywhere. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I usually get most of mine online now, although I went into town yesterday with my daughter and and I got her a nice coat but that will be forgotten about by the time Christmas comes lol.

Take care and stay warm xxx
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Date: 17.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, the weather here is awful as well and it is getting dark. I can't bear all the grey skies suffering with SAD badly. I need to go the GP and get my vit D. I have to check it is ok to take with the meds I am on now.

Christmas shopping has started Eldest granddaughter and the two youngest done just the 14 yr old boy to do. It is always hard to shop for him he is at that age.
I bet you will be buying your daughter another gift for Christmas. I have done that a few times and felt awful that they had nothing for Christmas day.

I can't believe another year is near over. Where has the year gone. I couldn't wait to be 21 and from that day on time has just flown LOL.

Take care everyone xxx Stay safe in the storms and keep warm.
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, just checking you are all ok. Very quiet on here!!

It is freezing again today keep wrapped up if you go outside.

Take care xx
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I had my daughter home from Spain for the weekend, just a flying visit to see the new baby.
I have an appointment to see the doctor in the morning as I have what looks like an abscess under the skin and it's very painful.

It's really cold here too but the sun has been shining so that's a bonus.

How are you s/fox? It's been a while since Emm and Lara have been on, Lara will be busy at work with xmas coming up.

Have a good day xxx
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: singalong with LOIS

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I had an abscess on my boob many years ago painful isn't the word. I hope they sort it quick for you.
How lovely a flying visit from your daughter I bet she was a very proud Auntie.

The sun was out here but it was so cold and now it is freezing. Log burner on full blast just cosy.

I have really sore eyes today they feel like they are full of grit. nothing to use so going to try for an appointment at the Drs tomorrow. I am not holding my breath.

Take care x
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

sing along with lois hahahah that's from an old post computer predictor works well (not).
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It made me laugh, lois. perhaps I should me moanalong with lucy, no, yours sounds better.

I get dry eyes as well, I think it's got something to do with the RA, you can get drops for it. xx
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Date: 22.11.2015
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lucy, that's what I was wondering. I hope to see the GP soon. I have some drops for tired eyes and they have helped a bit.

Hahaha your not a moaner. I am not a singer either ask my family.

I hope all the others are ok. Sleekfox has been quiet and I know she has been suffering lately.

Emm and Lara are you both ok??

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 25.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry I haven't been posting. I hadn't really got a lot to stay. Back on the Azathioprine today. Let's see how long that lasts, haha!

I get dry eyes as well and get Systane eye drops from my GP. They help a bit.

Hope you are both doing ok?

take care, xx.
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Date: 26.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hopefully you can stay on it this time, s/f, and it helps, you are due a break from it all.

I'm on strong antibiotics just now for this abscess I have, it's very painful when I'm walking as it's near the groin, I'm hoping I don't have to get it cut out but I have a feeling I might have to.

I was baby sitting tonight, I enjoy having her but it's hard work as she never sleeps when she is here, she seems to be a baby that doesn't like sleeping.

Take care ladies and keep well xxx
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Date: 26.11.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. I hope the antibiotics kick in soon. I once had an access in my groin and it was agony and I couldn't walk at all.

Babies never sleep when I'm looking after them, they are hard work!

Take care. xx
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Date: 27.11.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good morning ladies, just a quick one before work.
Haven't read posts apart from seeing non sleeping babies :) hope you are all keeping well and warm.
I'll try post over weekend , big hugs xxxx
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Date: 27.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, good to see every one back.

Sleekfox I am sending you a big (((((hug))))). I hope you can stay on your meds this time. Enough is enough I say.

Oh Lucy you poor girl I feel your pain big hug for you also (((((hug))))).

Lara, I hope you are not over doing things. Lovely to hear from you. I guess you are busy at work. Take care xxxxxx

I haven't got too much news either been doing a bit of xmas shopping not enjoying it like I usually do.
I am really quiet sore. I have an appointment at the beginning of December with the nurse so maybe she may come up with ideas.
I will have to get used to all of this I know.

Take care all of you lovely Ladies xxxxxxx
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Date: 29.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just been reading the weather forecast for the next few days. Yuk!! stay safe everyone that's if they have it right if course.

We have really strong winds here and it is freezing. I hope the snow doesn't appear any time soon. I also hope no flooding due to heavy rain. xx
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Date: 29.11.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's been very windy here too, Lois, and very wet. There's snow further north from us and hoping it doesn't come here. There is a huge tree at the park opposite my house and it is starting to worry me a bit the way it is swaying so close to the house.

How is the Chrismas shopping coming along? I've still got quite a bit to get, each year I say I'm cutting down but it never seems to happen.

Hope everyone is keeping relatively well. xxx

Take care all and stay warm xxx
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Date: 30.11.2015
From: singalong with LOIS

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, you could always ask the council to come and have a look at that tree. I have to say it would worry me as well.

I still have a lot to do and this year it is hard as I am not really up for it. I was wondering if I could put Christmas back a bit. I will of course do everything I usually do. I have so much going on and hospital visits with hubby mum and myself I don't know when I am going to fit it all in. The joy of it all!!

I never seem to cut down either LOL.

The weather has calmed down a bit here. It is raining but a lot less cold.

I hope you and your family are all well. Take care xxxx
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Date: 30.11.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have done it again hahahah Believe me I am not singing.
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Date: 03.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

High ladies, hope you are all well.

I finally got to see a Dr about my sore eyes and it seems I have an infection. I have used the antibiotic drops for one day x every two hours now just four times a day and they feel better already. Result I say.

I hope you are all doing ok. It is so grey here today.
Finished my present buying yesterday very pleased with myself.
I said to my hubby lets go I have had enough of shopping he looked surprised and said WELL THATS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER HEARD YOU SAY THAT. I said first time for everything thing LOL.

Take care xxxxx
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Date: 03.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good that you got in sorted, lois, it's always best to get your eyes checked when there is any problems as they are so precious.

Good for you getting the xmas shopping finished. I started to wrap a few up last night and discovered the sheets of Christmas paper were so small, it was just big enough to wrap a book up, i know they have cut back on a lot of packaging but thought that a bit ridiculous, i had never seen sheets so small so i had to go out today and got some rolls of it.

The weather here is so miserable and damp. I finished my antibiotics for the abscess yesterday and think its starting up again so i'll probably need to pay the doctor another visit and ask to have it cut out.

I was saying exactly the same thing to my daughter when we were out, i just wanted to get home.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 04.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, your abscess seems to be exactly what happened to me years ago. I had one on my boob and finished up having surgery to get it removed. They are so painful and such a nuisance to get rid of.
I had three lots of antibiotics I was glad to get rid of it.

I have bought rolls of wrapping paper as I noticed the sheets were small.
The sun is shining here this morning so it is a pleasant change. My daughter has a day off and is popping over later so maybe we might pop out depends on my back I haven't managed to get my back straight yet. I have some nerve thing going on when I try to stand straight I am getting like electric shocks my disc must be playing up. Oh well that's life as they say LOL. I need a zimmer frame today.

Take care Lucy. xxx
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Date: 04.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's not good, Lois. Have you tried massage for your back? I would have been lost without mine when my back was bad, the last couple of weeks it has been fine, thank goodness. I hope it soon eases off for you.

I hope you had a nice time with your daughter this afternoon. I was watching baby this morning, she is a little cutie and seems so alert and she is just over 8 weeks.

It's been very wet here today and I can hear the wind howling, although I like being in bed listening to it.

Hope you all have a good weekend and stay warm. xx
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Date: 05.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I did have a lovely afternoon with my daughter and hubby we finished the day with a meal out.

I don't know what is going on with my back I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder I was only reaching up to close a window. If I don't laugh about it I will cry. Unfortunately I am not allowed to use a massager any more because of the pace maker not really sure why. I am only allowed to have a hands on massage but the hot water bottles are helping.

The wind is howling here as well I was listening to all sorts been blown around last night. I don't mind it if I am in bed either. It is howling here again tonight.
Log fire burning away all cosy tonight.


I can't believe that little one is eight weeks already ahhh bless. I bet you are just loving the baby sitting.

Have a good week end also.

Hope all you Ladies are all ok xxx
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Date: 10.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all ok. Very quiet on here.
I feel lonely LOL.

Seriously I hope you are all well. The weather is turning again stay safe all.

xxxxxx
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Date: 10.12.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Evening ladies
Christmas shopping! Humbug! I can't muster the Christmas spirit I'm afraid, if hubby doesn't put the tree up then it won't go up!
Just a few more bits to get then the dreaded wrapping has to be done . Oh dear very cheery me lol
SF I hope he meds are working for you, you sound so down. Big hug to you.
Lucy I hope the doc can fix the abscess for you , sounds like it's giving you pain and discomfort.
Lois keep that kettle on for the hot water bottles
Friends husband died a few weeks ago, funeral this week , it was a lovely service. She is coping so well. Village she lives in a great support for her.
I'm working in different area of the hospital till after new year now it is quieter so a much needed rest although still weary from the early mornings.
Will come back on soon but going for now as shoulder playing up and getting painful to type.
Take care, wrap up warm, keep as well as possible .
Big hugs to you all xx
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Date: 11.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, I have to be honest the Christmas shopping has been hard for me this year. I usually love it but I couldn't wait to get home. I finished the wrapping yesterday my hands are paying the price.
Sorry to hear about your friend Christmas is such a rotten time to loose some one. Not that it isn't rotten any way. I am so glad she has support in her village. I have found a good support network in the village I moved to so much more than when I lived in London. London was so so busy and I worked so we didn't really know what was going on in peoples lives.
It is much nicer to able to say to someone I am hear for you.

I bet you are tired but good they have moved you to a quieter area. I am not surprised you haven't put your tree up. I am sure between you both it will get done. I was feeling a bit indifferent about putting the Christmas Tree up but the Grandchildren coming around soon spurred me on. I can't be a humbug I love the little one's faces when they see it. I am glad I have done it thou.

Take care Lara don't forget to those feet up in the evenings. (((hugs))) xxxxxx
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Date: 11.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I was away for a couple of days and just got back tonight. We went up north with my two daughters and the new baby came too. It was a lovely little break but couldn't believe how cold it was when I got back tonight, it is even colder here than it was up north.

I feel the same, Lara, I am finding it hard to get organised for Christmas, perhaps I should just have told everyone that Santa had retired, I have mixed feelings about it. I'm hoping my fibre optic tree that's been up in the loft since last year is still working, will try and get it down tomorrow, I should really say my husband will hopefully get it down, it does brighten the place up a bit and I do like to see the trees in all the windows.

How are you sleekfox? are you still on the meds?

I'm wondering if Emm is going to Switzerland for Christmas, I hope she is well.

Have a good weekend ladies. xxx
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Date: 14.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, just come back from appointment with rheumy nurse. Inflammation under control.
Going back to the consultant in four months for a review. Will be mindful of my shoes LOL.

I hope you are all ok. Take care xxx
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Date: 14.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello!

That is good news Lois.

How is the new baby getting on, Lucy?

I'm ok. 3 weeks into the meds and feeling moderately ok though my joints are flaring again. Might be the weather I suppose. I'm enjoying the run up to Christmas , especially as I'm not going away. What are you all doing?

Take care xx
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Date: 14.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That is good Lois, I hope you are feeling better now it is under control. I have my appointment with the rheumy this Wed, they cancelled the last one.

Nice to hear from you Sleekfox. That's good news that you have got 3 weeks by and feeling ok as most side effects happen fairly quickly so fingers crossed that all will go well. I really hope you can stay on this one, there has to be something that suits you.

The baby is coming on well s/f, it's amazing how quickly they grow and start looking around. I think we might be having her to look after tomorrow night. I enjoy having her but to be honest I don't know how much longer I will be able to lift her. I think it's coming time for another infusion as my ankles are really sore and I'm starting to feel my knees hurting and they had been ok for a while.

I'm reasonable organised for Christmas. My daughter is back again on Friday from Spain for a few weeks. I went into M&S today and see they have 30% of a lot of the clothes, although I didn't get myself anything. Another outfit for baby and underwear for the girls.

Take care ladies and keep well xxx
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Date: 14.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Nice that your daughter will be back. It's a shame about lifting the baby, my mum had the same problem with my niece. Babies get heavy very quickly! My sister used to put her in one of those rockers you put on the floor or the table and mum could talk and play with her without having to pick her up.

I am keeping my fingers crossed I can stay on this drug. I'm on daily antibiotics to try and prevent a chest infection. I do feel very nervous as I was so ill this time last year right into March. I am taking things very easy for that reason.

Have fun with the baby tomorrow. I've got a cat on my lap at the moment and she's pretty heavy!

xx
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Date: 16.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, how are you all today? I had my appointment at the hospital today, it was the first time I had seen it so quiet so I was take right away and saw a lovely consultant, I was telling her my ankles have been very sore so she sent me to get x-rays on them so will be interesting to see what damage has been done to them.

I've heard of people taking a daily dose of antibiotic for various things sleek fox and it does seem to help so I really hope this is the answer for you too.

How are you Lois? Sitting with your feet up? somehow I don't think you will be. lol

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 17.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

HI EVERYONE, not been on lately feeling rubbish.

Sleekfox hope the antibiotics keep all those bugs away this year. I do remember you being unwell last Christmas. Take care. x

Lucy I hope those ankles are not too damaged.
Hope all your family are well.
Will you all be together this year for Christmas?
Take care x

I hope the rest of you ladies are all doing ok. x
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Date: 17.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's a shame lois, is it the arthritis making you feel ill? you might need to ask for another steroid injection if it is.

My daughter is back again tomorrow from Spain until after new year and yes we will all be together here for Christmas dinner. I will need to get the turkey organised soon. We went out for dinner tonight and I had turkey but I didn't enjoy it and now feel a bit sick. If that is what they are serving up on Christmas day then I'm glad I'm staying in.

The weather has got so much milder, I think it was 13 degrees here today, I don't think we will be having a white Christmas this year.

I hope you feel better soon, lois. Take care of yourself. How is your Mum doing, was everything alright with her results? xx
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Date: 18.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, it is the arthritis but because the inflammation is good they assured me it is the OA playing up. So no steroid injection for me.
The weather here is mild as well. No white Christmas here either.

That will be so nice having your family all together this year. My daughter is working so it will be boxing day dinner for her. My eldest son and family will be with us Christmas day + boxing day. My youngest son is sharing his self all over the place. So not sure when I will be seeing him.

We are all going out in January to see a show in London and have a meal out. (just the adults) So that will be 8 of us. I am looking forward to it.

What a shame you didn't enjoy your meal. I just hate that you sit there being waited on and it becomes a disappointment and you wished you had stayed home.

Mum did have Skin Cancer of an aggressive type so she has to be monitored every three months. Another worry for me. She said at 90 what does she expect. I wish I had that attitude towards it. They did assure me they took it all. Only time will tell. Fingers crossed it doesn't raise it ugly head again.

Take care speak soon. xx
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Date: 18.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm sorry about your Mum and your worries about her, Lois. My dad is nearly the same age and it's hard not to worry but at the same time I think he's doing pretty well for his age.

I'm also having a flare up. My shoulder is particularly bad and it's the one that has OA as well. I'm booked in for an injection into it on NYE of all days. Actually, it's the other shoulder that's booked in for then, which is also troubling me, but I hope they do the left one first. I moved my arm in a particularly way earlier today and was in extreme pain, absolutely unbearable. They've put my oral steroids up so I'm manic too. Manic and in pain, what a great combination!

Can't you have a steroid injection into your joint, Lois?

I'm going to my sister's for Christmas day. She lives practically round the corner so that is easy. Only four of us so shouldn't be too much.
My dad is coming up for New Year. I'm expecting to be doing a lot of nothing very much in-between!

I hope the turkey hasn't given you food poisoning, Lucy. I never eat poultry out, or rarely but then I'm most a veggie anyway.

take care, xx
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Date: 19.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, it seems they don't want to be using steroid injections at the hospital. I will be seeing my gp if it goes on too long they do it at the Drs surgery. the only problem with that is I usually have to wait three weeks. Maybe I should just book it in and if it settles I could always cancel. OA is always treated as a nothing if only.
Good luck with your injections.

That is nice to be with your sister Christmas and good it is only round the corner. ENJOY.

Dad for new year ahh how lovely.

I am keeping fingers crossed for Mum. They seemed pretty sure they have it all gone. So all good I am staying positive.

Take care Sleekfox xxxxxx
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Date: 19.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I do hope those pains settle, especially in time for Christmas. My shoulder isn't too good either sleek fox, I haven't been able to lift my left arm up for a while now and yesterday I noticed that my shoulder joint is very prominent looking, like a round ball sticking out.

I think you should make the appointment Lois, and as you say, you can always cancel if it feels better. That's good news about your Mum, and fingers crossed that will be the end of it, it seems to be so common now.

Daughter arrived last night but is away to a birthday party tonight. cant believe Christmas is so close, where has the time gone?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ladies and take care of yourselves. I feel I could go to bed and sleep for a week, perhaps I should and waken up when its all over lol. xxx
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Date: 20.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I would do that Lois. Much better to have something in offing than having to wait longer.

Lucy, that sounds a bit like my shoulder. I've got a large bump on the top but the whole socket is round and swollen. Last time it was both RA and OA together but don't know yet. You should get someone to have a look at it.

xx
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Date: 22.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you doing today?

My daughter that came home from Spain has chicken pox. Her face is covered it spots, It means my other daughter and the baby wont be coming now for Christmas dinner but it cant be helped. Seemingly a few of the kids in school had them before she left.

Take care ladies xx
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lucy, that is so unfortunate. I know I need to be very careful around someone with chickenpox with the drugs I'm on. Will you be ok yourself?
xx
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I had chicken pox when I was fifteen, sleek fox but with the rituximab removing the B cells I'm not sure. I haven't checked this with anyone, I just hope I will be ok, she is seeing the doctor again this afternoon as the middle of the spots are green so she is worried they have become infected. I'm not feeling too good either, just my usual pains and aches but also a bit under the weather. We seem to make a habit of being unwell at this time of year. Hope you are alright. xx
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think you need to watch out for getting shingles, Lucy, and if you do, contact the hospital immediately. I hope she is ok and sorry you are not well. I've come down with a cough and a temperature today so am off to the doctor myself later. I'm temporarily off the Azathioprine.
I thought I was getting away with it this year!

love to you all.
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello ladies and a very happy merry Christmas.

I am in Switzerland with my daughter and family. It is like spring, mild and sunny and calm. It makes me feel better.

I haven't been writing for ages, sorry, I think I am so confused about my RA, that I haven't known what to say, it all gets so repetative.but I am starting Enbrel injections in January, after all this time my consultant is giving me a go.
It is a weekly injection, but I know my chest is not well, it hardly ever is. So will have to see how it goes.
My daughter is at work at the zoo today so I have spent the day with my grandaughter, lovely, tonight we are off to a chinese restaurant and a look around the christmas market in Montreux.
I have just had a look at a few recent posts. And see that everyone is still suffering and plodding along.
Have a lovely time everyone, and I wish us all better health for now and the New Year.
Love and hugs Emm. X
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear you're not feeling so good either sleek fox. I hope you feel better soon and it doesn't spoil your Christmas. I phoned the hospital today and they said I should be ok but to take care with towels etc.

How lovely being in Switzerland for Christmas Emm, and the Christmas market will be lovely. I went to the markets in Holland one year, they were in a cave and they were Lovely. Good luck with the Enbrel in the new year.

Are you alright, Lois?

Have a lovely Christmas ladies and also everyone else on the forum. xxxx
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. I'm glad you've got some guidance. How is your daughter doing?

Emm, sounds like you are are in the same boat as all of us. I found Enbrel good but had a problem with side effects, as I always do! Hopefully it will suit you.

Check in, Lois......Hope you are are ok.

Just in case we don't manage online, Happy Christmas to everyone!
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Her face is in a bit of a mess, sleek fox, she went back to the doctor today and has been given antibiotics, although he didn't know if some were infected or not but he probably gave her them as a precaution.

The wind is starting up here, think I will go to bed early tonight as my throat is getting sore.

Take care xxx
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Date: 23.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear. Hugs to you all.

I hope the weather is ok tomorrow as my sister is going on a ferry to an island for Christmas.
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Date: 24.12.2015
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all
Just popping on to say Merry Christmas have a great time or as best as you can xxx
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Date: 24.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Just a quick post. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. I feel pretty rubbish myself maybe its all this wet weather I don't know.
Lucy I hope your daughter recovers well poor girl Chicken Pox is miserable. Shame the little one can't be with you.
Sleekfox I hope you are feeling better today.

Emms have a lovely break with your daughter.

Lara I hope you rest up well over Christmas.

Have a lovely Christmas all (((hugs))) xxx
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Date: 27.12.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
My house was full both days. I am tired today so I will be sofa surfing most of the day.

I am watching the News oh my! all those poor people flooded. I was watching all the places in York we went to in the summer. It is heart breaking. I hope they get all the help they need and deserve.

xx
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Date: 28.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Well that's Christmas over for another year. I have put on another couple of pounds, it must be all the prosecco lol as I don't think I overeat. I have been so tired this last week and feeling very sore. My back, hip, ankles and shoulders are all sore.

The floods have been terrible Lois, and I do feel for the people affected by it and there is more wet weather forecast for them, what a shame. It has been so mild here though, I guess it's all to do with this climate change, man has a lot to answer to.

Take care everyone xx
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Date: 28.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello everyone! A couple of pounds on here too, what a surprise! I'm feeling so much better on the increased steroids, not sure whether they'll inject my joint on NYE. We'll see.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. xx
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Date: 29.12.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you all for the mentions. I am off home tomorrow, early too, will have to get up at six. But have had two lovely weeks.
I like to give my family some time on their own before they are all back at work.
Hope its not too wet and windy for me.
The air here is so dry, nice to be out of the damp for a while.
Take care everyone.
Lots of love x
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Date: 29.12.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a safe journey home Emm and so pleased that you have had a lovely time, you deserve it, it is always a bit sad to leave but not too long until the next visit hopefully.

I have taken your idea Sleek fox and ordered a bouncer chair for baby, it will be handy to have here as my back is hurting too much to carry her just now.

Take care ladies and enjoy the rest of the festive season. xxx
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Date: 29.12.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw, I hope the baby loves it. You will!

Emm, safe journey home.

xx
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Date: 31.12.2015
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am home ladies, yesterday.
I had the most lovely time. Also you won't believe it but the most fabulous weather. Sun, no wind and quite warm.
Amazing.
Emm x
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Date: 01.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, so glad you had a great time. The weather sounds like it was ideal.
You sound rejuvenated. All the very best for 2016 Emm.

Take care x
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Date: 01.01.2016
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, after my wonderful time I now am suffering with my chest.
I have front and back pain, its hurts when I cough too
hope its not pluresy. Of course it would happen when everything is closed!
It started last night, just before bedtime.
Unforunately still here today.

Oh we wish ourselves good health for the New Year and it never quite happens.
Hope you are ok.
Emm x
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Date: 01.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Emm, snap just started antibiotics because my chest is bad. I just think it is that time of the year. Make sure you get something soon. Maybe a walk in Centre might help. Hope you feel better soon. I am off to bed soon an early night is in order.

(((((hugs))))) xxxx
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Date: 01.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Don't leave it, Emm. Don't you have out of hours GP coverage where you are?

Sorry to hear you are ill, Lois. I've been fighting something off for days and had to have a steroid injection in my shoulder yesterday for a bursa caused by RA and my liver enzymes are up. Oh Joy! What you said about the New Year, Emm!

love to you all. xx
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox, I hope the steroid jab helps I had a bursa on my hip in the summer they are sooooo painful. What a start for the New Year oh well surely it can only get better. (fingers crossed).
It has been confirmed I have sero negative RA. Well at least I have it in black and white now.

I feel pretty rubbish today. Sofa surfing in order me thinks.

I hope you feel better soon and Emms.

Take care all xxxxx
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Welcome to the club, Lois. Though I'm very sorry to do so. I'm rather shocked the RF hospital didn't pick it up when you were under them. At least you will get treatment now, I suppose.

take care everyone!
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleek Fox, The RF always said OA only I do feel they missed the boat. I still have a lot to thank them for so I would not say anything bad about them. My old GP practice always said not enough inflammation markers and it turns out there was for a lot of years. What can I say? As you say at last I am getting the treatment I need. Without the NHS I would be lost like so many of us. Private care is not an option.

My Hubby has just had a steroid Epidural in three places to see if they work with his pain. He is a bit sore from it a little bruised so he will not know for a while if it is going to help. I can't believe he is still off work sick after a year.
Operating on his back again is not an option as his last op has over healed and that isn't helping after his last MRI scan they can see the piece of disc they left in situ popped out when the chair collapsed on him at work.
He is so peed off with it all. He was jogging along nicely until the accident at work. He actually got his first home visit from HR the week before Christmas. They asked if a different kind of seat would help. After nearly choking I said "maybe a decent chair would have helped in the first place." Are these people for real. I think they are getting him ready for the you are not fit for your job routine. They have really shown their worth which as far as I can see is not a lot.

That's my rant over. SORRY!!!!!!!!

Take care Sleekfox get well soon. The weather is as miserable as I feel. (LOL).
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You have every right to rant, Lois. Is he suing them for an industrial accident? If not, he should seriously think about it.

As for the NHS, I always say that the treatment is as good as the doctor you get. I'm sorry they didn't do anything about your inflammation markers. Some are very ignorant about sero -ve RA, from what I gather. It might also be that some of your OA has been caused by the RA inflammation. My bursa is caused by an osteophyte which is caused by RA, not Oa. It's important it is recognised.

xx
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

To be honest if it wasn't for this forum I would not have pushed so hard for an answer. I am truly thankful I did and that I joined this forum.

It is something that he needs to think about not sure yet what he will do.

I was told my osteophytes were caused by OA that is something else I have learned. It is true you are never too old to learn. LOL xx
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Date: 02.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies & Colin if you are reading this and I hope you do join in. It's not been the best start to the year for you all and I do hope things improve soon.

I hope you managed to go and see about your chest, Emm, you really can't afford to take chances and leave things, let us know how you are.

I hope the steroid is helping sleekfox and the bursa clears up quickly. Just take it easy until you feel better.

Lois, I bet you are pleased to get a diagnose at long last although I'm sorry it had to be RA but when you think back you were suffering so much that I'm not really surprised and at least they can give you something other than painkillers now.
Sorry that your husband has been having a hard time especially when he was doing do well before the accident. I agree with lois and think he should seek some advise on seeking compensation. I had been doing quite well until I fell and broke my hip and I think that's why I'm getting so much back pain.

I hope your infusion helps you Colin and I've heard the knee replacements are very successful.

better days ahead folks and take care. xxx
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Date: 03.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, your back pain can be your hip it also causes aches under belly and groins, Not good.
I don't know what to say about hubby he will decide once he is sorted a bit. I don't think he can be bothered right now.
I am off to gp tomorrow to get a check on my chest very wheezy still. New year new germs LMAO.

Take care I am off for a shower and hair wash trying to make myself feel human again. That might take a bit of time, hahah.

Talk soon. xx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies and Colin, hope you are all ok.
Lucy I hope you are nowhere near any of the floods and hope all your family and friends are safe and well. It is foggy damp and miserable here today. When are we going to get some normal winter weather without snow of course.

I hope everyone is ok. My chest is still playing up went to the DRS who suggested I take two weeks worth of Antibiotics and steroids to clear the infection up. Feeling pretty awful with all the different meds. Oh well better stop moaning and get on with it. I have Psoriasis in my ears and it is so sore so I have a spray for that as well. The NY isn't the best so far.

I am going to try to get out later when the fog has cleared in need of fresh air and I am going stir crazy sitting home all day. LOL.

Take care everyone xxxxx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

We haven't had any flooding here, Lois, but further north has been getting it bad. Did you see the castle up near Aberdeen where the River Dee has been rising and the castle is almost in the river now?

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling good, you should feel a lot better with the antibiotics and steroids though. That sounds really sore having psoriasis in your ear, I hope it clears up quickly.

I haven't been feeling too good either, I have a mixture of everything, sore shoulders and ankles but my stomach has been sore too and I just don't feel too good at all. My daughter went back to Spain this morning and we are meant to be going over on the 18th for a week.

Hoping everyone else feels a bit better.

Take care xxx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I did see the castle what a shame to loose something so special to the rain.
I went out for a while felt so rough came back home. I am keeping fingers crossed the steroids work quick. I just have no energy.

Lucy I hope you feel better before you go to Spain. Is there room for one in your suitcase LOL.

I have been looking at holidays. I would like to go to the south of Spain any ideas. The short flight appeals to me as hubby can't sit too long.

Take care xx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear you are both feeling rough. I will have to join you in that category. So much so, my consultant has told me to stop the azathioprine for two weeks and possibly not restart and, if I do, I can only have a half dose. She's also referring me to a surgeon to look at both shoulders! I'm in quite a lot of pain at the moment and the last shoulder injection doesn't seem to have kicked in yet and I have to rest further.

Lucy, can you see your GP?

Lois, sorry you have another infection. I feel I'm fighting one off myself at the moment, it's only the antibiotic I take daily that is stopping that happening.

Take care xx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox, so sorry to hear you are off the meds again. What a lot we are. Hope you don't have to wait too long to see the surgeon.

It is all a pain in the backside at the moment my ear is sore tonight when I use the spray it stings like hell. I seem to have inherited every ailment. LOL. I have carpal tunnel and I am waiting to see what they are going to do.

Make sure you rest those shoulders poor you I have one shoulder full of OA and that is bad enough. Take care sending (((hugs))) xxx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, darling! Love to you too. It's so tedious at times. xx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It does become very tedious, sleekfox, I think we could all do with a month at a health farm with someone at our beck and call and giving us massages etc. I had my ankles x-rayed a few weeks ago and was told they would write but haven't heard a thing. I hope your shoulders settle down, sometimes mine get very sore and then they ease off again. I can feel my knees starting to get stiff and sore now. I might ask for a steroid if it doesn't settle.

Let's hope the year gets better for us all.

Going to bed now so sleep well xxx
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Date: 06.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope so too, Lucy. Take care and love to you. xx
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Date: 07.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just love you ladies your posts just make me smile. Always there for all and every one.

HAPPY DAYS!!!!!!!!!
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Date: 07.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw, The forum wouldn't be the same with you lois, and your words of wisdom, and you are the one that is always there for everyone, so that I thank you for, I would just love to live next door to you. I hope the antibiotics and steroids are kicking in. I feel a bit better today, although I best touch wood, I always say that then get a set back.

Love you all lots. take care my dear friends. xx
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Date: 07.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

should have said the forum wouldn't be the same without you. lol.
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Date: 08.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh thank you. Steroids not working too well yet.
Pleased to hear you are feeling better.
When is this rain going to stop? It causing so many problems for so many.

Take care speak soon. x
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Date: 09.01.2016
From: Emm

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi girls,
I am antibiotics again. Chest pain went and came back so I had to get something.
What a battle we have, and we all seem similar, RA drugs make your chest worse then antibiotics to fix that, its just a viscious circle.
I am due to start Enbrel injections this month but am beginning to think I won't be able to tolerate them.
Soo frustrating. Why can't they come up with something that actually works!
Rant over.
We have rain endlessley too. It doesn't help to make us feel better, and January is such a long month. We will all have to hibernate.
Love to all and thanks for listening. X Emm
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Date: 09.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear that you're not feeling so good either, Emm. Good luck with the Enbrel and I really hope it helps you. I know a lot of people find it makes a huge difference to them.

I hope the steroids have started working, lois.

I'm not so bad today and I even went for a wee swim with my daughter today. I was nagged into it and I'm glad I made the effort.

Take care everyone and sleep well xxx
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Date: 11.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh bless you Emm. Fingers crossed on the Enbrel.xxx


Steroids kicking in nicely.

Wow haven't been swimming for a couple of years. Well done you. Glad you enjoyed it xxxxx
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Date: 12.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Gah! I've got a temperature. So that is precisely three days of feeling alright, then. I suppose I should count myself lucky to have had any at all.
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Date: 13.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh, sleekfox, I hope you are feeling a bit better today. I prescribe plenty of rest for you and a bit of pampering. I really hope you feel better soon.

Glad to hear the steroids are helping, lois, it's just a shame that you need them at all but needs must I guess.

I see we have another lucy on the forum.

We have had some amount of rain here, and snow is forecast but hoping it misses us.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I was wondering Lucy if that was you or not. Hope you are good. It is freezing down south. So it must be sooooo cold where you are. Make sure you wrap up well if you have to go out.(yes mum lmao) I hope the snow misses you also. So dangerous for us.

Sleekfox what are you doing?????? Oh bless you sweetheart it is about blo*** time you were sorted. I can't believe what is going on with you three days that's it. I hope you are feeling better today. Try not to venture out it is freezing. I wished I lived closer I would come and hug you. You obviously haven't lost you sense of humour and good for you. I was hopeful 2016 was going to bring some better things for us but not so far. It is such rubbish for you. I hope this is just a little glitch. Take care chat to everyone soon. x
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh thank you both so much! I am feeling better today. I think it was just a glitch, as you say. I've got to decide whether to go back on the Azathioprine next week. I have to admit I am not keen but may give it another go.

Lucy, I thought that might have been you but didn't recognise the complaint as being one of yours!

It is very cold here, suddenly the temperature has dropped but I'm toasty warm at home and I am staying here!
xx
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Pleased to hear you are on the mend. It is freezing here and the log burner has been on for hours I just can't get warm my feet are so cold. I am the only one that is chilly must be having an off day. I need some shopping so may have to venture out tomorrow not looking forward to it.
Sleekfox home is the warmest place.
I was looking at holidays over here earlier but the weather put me off LOL.

Have a lovely cosy evening. xxx
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better, sleekfox, long may it last. You are probably as well giving the Azathioprine another go, especially after all you have been through.

Lois, Would you not consider an online shop, I got one delivered from Tesco last night, it is so much easier, especially in this cold weather.

I'm going to my daughter's on Monday so hoping the weather allows us to get away. It has turned very cold her although there was a beautiful blue sky this morning that could have fooled us into thinking it was a pleasant day outside.

Take care ladies and I hope you have plenty of logs for your burner, lois. I think I will make some soup tonight, well as least steep the lentils in preparation.

Sleep well and keep warm. xxxx
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy it is definitely soup weather. I may well buy the ingredients tomorrow. To be honest I have never thought about on line shopping. Will have a look.
I have plenty of logs at the moment but it looks like another delivery might be in order. I have just warmed up and it is nearly time for bed. I haven't been sleeping to well again that might be why I am feeling cold. Hopeful sleep will happen tonight.
It was blue skies here yesterday and I thought what a lovely day until I went to put the rubbish out. The teeth were chattering within seconds LOL.
Take care and sleep tight everyone. x
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Date: 14.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sometimes the steroids can keep you awake, lois. I have nights like that too. The online shop is so easy to do and I often do it. They even carry it into your kitchen and unpack it for you and it was only a one pound delivery charge for last night. I would recommend it and it saves on petrol too. Night night. xx
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Date: 15.01.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You know what Lucy you are right I forgot about the Steroids. Insomnia is something I have suffered with since the unmentionable change of life. I slept well last night. So feel a bit more human today.

Mum had a visit from the Dementia nurse today and her memory test was quiet a bit worse this time. I knew that anyway she has such random conversations lately it is sad to watch. She has now been discharged from the hospital and referred to the GP for her care. I have a list of numbers to call if I need to. She did say that she will go along like this for a while and then do a sudden drop again. It is a rubbish disease.

Any way on a brighter note we are all off to the theatre in London on the 26th. Dinner first. My three children partners mum and other half all going. This is my youngest son's Christmas present to us all. I am looking forward to it. It will be lovely to be all together. I love these kind of presents. Happy Days!

Have a good day. xx
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Date: 16.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. I hope your Mum keeps well and things don't get any worse. A lot of older people are on their own so she is very fortunate to have you looking after her.

It's been snowing here today so I haven't been across the door. It would have been lovely if we could have had this at Christmas as the trees in the garden are covered in snow. It is nice to look at and there was a wee rabbit sitting in the garden today, I have a lot of them running about the garden.

How are you sleekfox? I hope things are improving for you. Thinking of Emm and Willis too, hope you are both well.

I probably won't be back on now until we get back from my daughter's in Spain, we go on Monday for a week, I'm just hoping we get some sunshine, I just hope we manage to get away with this snow. There was a bit of a panic earlier when I couldn't find my husband's passport, I always keep them in a drawer and couldn't find his so almost pulled the bedroom apart looking for it and then discovered it where it should be, I'm either losing the plot or else I have a ghost in the house.

Take care ladies and keep warm. xxxx
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Date: 17.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a great holiday. The snow finally reached us late last night. Lets hope no more until you get away. Safe journey speak soon.

xxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 17.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have a good time, Lucy.

Snow here too but gone by mid-morning. I'm doing ok. Feeling a bit rough generally but managing to get out and about this weekend.

xxx
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Date: 18.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, Hope you had a good week-end. I ventured out wrapped up well and went for it. The snow is all gone here as well pretty while it lasted but that will do for me.

Sorry you are still feeling unwell but soldering on. I am feeling a lot better than I did not perfect but I suppose I never will. I like you am just getting on with it. Onwards and Upwards.

Take care sweetheart speak soon. xxxx
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Date: 24.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are all well. It has been so mild here today had a little potter around the garden. It was just good to be outside.

Went to the theatre last night with all the adult family. Dinner first in an Italian restaurant. The west end was so busy just as I remember it. I still prefer my local theatre. Just having a little sofa surf then I really should make dinner.
Rather not but mustn't let them starve.
Take care all xx.

Keep well all xxxxxx
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Date: 26.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello,

Glad to hear you are enjoying life, Lois. I hope things are settling down for you now.

I've got oral thrush and a week of Nystatin hasn't shifted it so another few days before I can start back on the Azathioprine. I'm beginning to lose hope to be honest. I also think I've had a virus of some sort, which I'm coming out of now as been feeling very rough. Bah!

I hope Lucy is having a good time in Spain. Emm, how are you?
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Date: 26.01.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, bless you don't lose hope I am sure it will all sort it's self out. I am so sorry things are not good for you. Oral thrush is horrible my asthma inhaler causes it if I am not careful. I do a lot of mouth washing and gargling but sometimes it still happens.

You must be fed up with it all but you will bounce back because you are a tough cookie.

I hope Lucy is enjoying herself as well.


I have book two weeks away in Dorset. We are staying 5 days in one place 4 in another and 5 in another. I am going to be waited on so that we do me fine. Taking Mum away to Suffolk for a week in May. July just for me and hubby. We are not going abroad this year as we decided it will be too much for us both.

Take care Sleekfox ((((hugs)))) xxxx
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Date: 27.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lois. It's good that you can get away. I agree going abroad is too much, all that travelling. I like UK holidays myself, if the weather is good.

I'll be alright. It just gets me down at times, that's all. Thanks for your support.
xx
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Date: 27.01.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I am always here for you. Sleekfox I was feeling pretty fed up a couple of weeks ago. I have bounced back but I am sure there will be plenty more down days. We learn to be tough.

There are so many places in the UK I want to see. I have a list. I love the sun abroad but the travelling not so much anymore.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 28.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sorry you're having a rough time of it again, sleekfox. I hope things improve soon.

Glad to hear you are feeling better, lois.

Can't say I'm glad to be back here to all this rain. My shoulders are really hurting today, I'm sitting here with my massager on. I just wish I could have brought some of the sunshine back for us all. It was nice to get away although a week really isn't long enough.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 28.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, so pleased you had a good break. I agree a week isn't long enough when you are having fun.
Back to the UK back with all the aches and pains our weather is terrible for us.

I spoke to soon my eyes are driving me mad they feel like they are full of grit and keep streaming. Back to the Drs Monday. I have just got over a bout of this Grrrrr. So irritating.
That will teach me showing off LMAO.

I know Sleekfox is having such a rough time. Bless her.

Take care all xxxxxx
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Date: 28.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Welcome home, Lucy. Sorry to hear your shoulders are painful, so are mine, I'm going to try the TENS machine on them tonight. I realised yesterday that my arthritis has flared whilst reducing steroids so I've gone up a bit. Finger's crossed it will improve things. I'm totally fed up and, to cap it off, I had a hearing test today and I've got some loss of high frequency sound. Getting older is no fun!

love to you all. xx
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Date: 28.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I know what you mean, sleekfox, it seems to be one thing after another. I now have a burning under one armpit and it's really sore and looks red raw but not itchy, I don't know what could be causing that as I don't shave under my arms as I have no hair there for some reason and haven't for years now, either a result of the methetroxate or levothyroxine, not that I mind that but it's really sore. I know the rituximab can cause skin problems. Funny you saying about your hearing, I sometimes feel I don't hear as well as I should and I seem to need the TV louder than the others in the house.

Have you got drop for your eyes lois? dry eyes seem to be another problem that we have to contend with. It's enough to make us all turn to drink lol.

sleep well ladies. xx
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Date: 28.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You should get that checked out asap, Lucy. It could be the Rituximab but you need to know it isn't anything more serious. I have the TV up louder too plus I find it difficult to hear some people on the phone. At the hospital today, everyone in the department appeared to be shouting, and then I realised where I was, the hearing aid centre! Not that I am ready for that yet.

Lois, I find Systane eye drops the best, though there are plenty of others. You can get them on prescription, which makes them a lot cheaper.
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Date: 29.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, I went to the chemist and bought some Systane used it once and it definitely helps. Thank you.

You do make me smile what? sorry did you say something. My television is on louder than it used to be I have to confess. You are right getting old has it problems.

Lucy I hope you feel better today.

xxxxxx
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Date: 30.01.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad it is helping, Lois. Do go and see your gp though, as dry eyes can have all sorts of causes.

I went swimming today for the first time in months. I couldn't do much swimming at all and basically paddled about in the kids pool. The water was very warm, which is supposed to are good for your joints. I'm going to try and go more often. Famous last words.
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Date: 30.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good for you, sleekfox. I want to get back to it too but there is always something that seems to stop me. At the moment it's the burning under my arm, I'm using a steroid cream for it that I got for my leg a couple of months back to see if that helps and if not I will make an appointment with the doctor. They say that even just walking in the water is good for the joints, so try and keep it up.

It's been so cold here and the wind last night was bad and we've had a flurry of snow too.

I had baby round tonight, she was sleeping in my arms then opened her eyes, looked at me, then smiled, she is a little treasure.

Sleep well ladies and I hope the weather isn't too bad where you are. xxxx
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Date: 31.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, well done you sleekfox the warm water will help your joints. I am going to the GP tomorrow afternoon. My eyes are definitely much better but as you say I need to get them checked.

Lucy nothing better than a smile from a baby ahhhh.
Hope that arm pit sorts it's self out sounds really sore.

The wind was bad here for a couple of days. No snow!!!

Take care xxxx
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Date: 31.01.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope all goes well at the docs tomorrow, lois. I meant to say the baby opened her eyes smiled then went right back to sleep, so cute. xx
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Date: 31.01.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh bless just so gorgeous.

Thanks I am actually going with a list. Psoriasis Cream. Ear Spray for eczema. Going to moan about my back and feet. Oh yes and the eyes. I bet He will have his head in his hands when I leave and a Valium. LMAO.

xxxxxxx
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Date: 01.02.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Visited the GP came away feeling better. A cream for my eyes before sleeping along with another Dry eye solution to use. Cream for Psoriasis spray for my ear eczema. Nothing else thou looks like my back is what it is and my feet oh well. I am seeing the consultant in April for RA so I will have a chat to her see if she will do a CT scan on my spine worth a go.

Hope you are all doing okish. xxxxx
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Date: 01.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad you have got stocked up, Lois. Last time I went to see my doctor with a view to cutting down on my drugs, I ended up on 3 more! I have a pharmacy here at home.

How is the weather up your way, Lucy? I hear it is pretty bad up there.
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Date: 01.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's been horrendous, sleekfox, the wind is still howling outside. I haven't been across the door today. We haven't had a dry day since we got back last week, I'm wishing I would have stayed.

That's good you got everything you needed, lois. Funny, I was just looking through all my medicines and appointments, I keep them all in a wee basket at the side of my chair. I will have to arrange my next infusion soon but not feeling too good just now, I think it's a bit of a virus or something I've maybe picked up on the plane.

Take care ladies and keep warm. xx
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Date: 07.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's been a wee while since anyone has posted so hoping you are all doing ok. I've lost my voice, I just can't seem to get rid of this virus, I went back to bed this afternoon as wasn't feeling too well at all. Keep warm ladies as I hear a storm is heading your way. xx
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Date: 07.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear you are still unwell. Bed is the best place and maybe a visit to the gp. It seems there is a lot of viruses going around my hubby and son have rotten colds. I am keeping fingers crossed it passes me by.

I am having a bit of pain the last few days in my feet not pleasant but it is something I am learning to deal with.
The wind is already noisy here. We have had a lot of gales recently. I don't like the sound of the storm that is on its way. I will be shopping in the morning and staying in the rest of the day, Although if the wind is too bad I will wait until Tuesday,


I was thinking of booking a holiday to Spain mainland in the winter any suggestions Lucy. I was thinking the south maybe. I keep looking but I am unsure where to go. I just want a short flight.

Take care Lucy and I hope you feel better tomorrow.
Sleep well xxxxxxx
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Date: 07.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lois. It's not nice having sore feet, we were at a funeral yesterday and I wore a pair of shoes (I usually wear trainer type shoes) and my middle toes joints started nipping, so I know what you mean about sore feet. I miss being able to wear nice shoes now.

If it's a winter holiday in Spain then I would definitely suggest the south. My daughter lives in Torremolinos and it's only about 10/15 mins from Malaga airport. There is a nice promenade there and you can walk along to the lovely marina at Benalmadena. If you were going there I would recommend one of the hotels or apartments on the front as the centre of Torremolinos is quite hilly. Malaga is flat and a nice city too and they have a great train station at the airport that takes you right to Torremolinos. If you were to go to the mainland or places like Madrid or Barcelona I think it would be too cold there. xx
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Date: 07.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I meant you can walk from Torremolinos to Benalmadena along the promenade to the marina, not Malaga. xx
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Lucy, I will have a look on the internet later.
I know about the shoe bit I was thinking I need to throw some away. I will never wear half of them again.
The rain is here and the wind has started not nice at all. Oh well I will be staying home I think. Cancel that hubby said we need milk. LOL.

Take care chat soon x
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

You could always do an online shop, Lois, I've been doing that for the last few weeks, they even carry it into your kitchen for you and sit it where you want. x
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I popped to the shops and whilst I was there I bought a new dinner service. The weather is no where near as bad as the forecast predicted. I have to say I am glad they were wrong but there is still time yet.

I have thought about on line shopping. I have no doubt I will use it before long. My daughter has been doing her shopping on line for a while now she works shifts so it is really time saving for her.
Take carexx
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I don't know what is happening your way, Lois, but it's been quite bad here. A couple of slates have blown off the roof of our house and landed on the pavement. Luckily no one hurt but I wasn't too keen on going back out whilst it was still gusting.

I'm going to do an online shop tonight as my dad is coming to stay for a couple of days. My joints aren't that brilliant so might just indulge in something I don't have to cook from scratch.

I'm back on the Azathioprine. So far so good. Today I had to have a chest X-ray as my voice has been hoarse for months. I think it's probably my inhalers but they are being thorough.

Off to do my shop now.
take care xx
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, , we had a lot of wind and some rain. Saturday was worse here it was gales rain and wind like I have never heard before. I was waiting for a repeat of Saturday but nothing like.
Good job you were inside that is the trouble with roof slates. I was watching the news and some have had it so bad. Poor things and those two children getting hurt when the wall fell on them I hope they are not hurt too much Love Them.

So glad you are back on your meds fingers crossed.
My inhalers make me hoarse but better safe than sorry. So much going around again. I am just hopeful it passes me by.
This on line shopping seems such a good idea. I hope you have a lovely few days with your Dad. I am sure your dad will enjoy what ever you make.

My ankles have been so painful for days but I am trying to ignore it and just getting on with it. I am dealing with it better now. I go back in April to see my Consultant and if she dares to tell me it is my shoes again I might not be so polite this time.

Take care Sleekfox enjoy your time with your Dad speak soon.
xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 08.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. Can you get a steroid injection? I've been having trouble too, with my shoulders and fingers, mostly. I'm on a slightly lower steroid dose.

I would wear the most sensible shoes you can find (trainers) when you go and dare her to comment on your footwear!
xx
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

haHa was thinking the same. Maybe wear my hubbies she said I should wear the same shoes he was wearing.

I have asked my gp about steroid injection and he doesn't want to do anything as I am early stages of treatment. I get that but it's me in pain. Shoulders are a nightmare I hate it when mine hurt it makes every thing twice as hard to do.
Roll on some sunshine. xx
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Your rheumatology team should do the injection. Ask them if you can have an injection under ultrasound. There is a few weeks wait but they can see clearly what is going on and what, if anything needs doing. I do all that kind of stuff through rheumatology not GP as I am under them .

Where you are in treatment is neither here nor there from my experience.
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh thanks sleekfox I will ring my rhumy nurse and see what she has to say. I'd be lost without you xx

I just think my gp doesn't want to interfere with rhumy choices as he said they are experienced far better than he is. Nice to have a gp that is honest and doesn't profess to know everything I guess. He didn't suggest ringing them tho maybe he should have.

Once again thanks.
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think your GP is right. Mine stays right out of the rheumy stuff, though she's very good at spotting when something is related and will speak to my consultant, and vice versa, if needs be. It's important they have a good relationship and respect one another's role.
xx
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds a good idea having the injection under ultrasound, sleekfox. Did you have to ask for them to do that? I have never been offered to have it done under an ultrasound but it does seem a sensible thing to do. My shoulders are hurting too, in fact last night I couldn't decide if it was the shoulder or my lung that was making me so uncomfortable although a little easier tonight. Sleep well ladies xx
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I guess we are both lucky with our GP's. Every time I go he always asks how is the pain. He was the one who pushed for answers for me. Where would we be without them?

On a lighter note the weather here is all calm and I actually had a walk around the garden and my Cherry plum tree is full of blossom and looks so pretty. I bought 6 climbing roses yesterday so hope fully hubby will plant them out for me tomorrow. We have 3 arches up now so they should look good in the summer. I have never had roses before but after buying 4 last year I am pretty fond of them now and they seem to love the soil here. I can't believe I am talking about gardening in February. As they say little things and all that. LOL.

I am off to bed soon sleep well xx
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Date: 09.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Your garden sounds lovely, Lois.

Lucy, I've had most of my injections under ultrasound. With shoulders it's particularly good as there can be so many things wrong with them. My right shoulder (I read yesterday in Rheumy's letter) has ACJ damage, a tear, tendonosis and a bursa (it's no wonder it hurts.) My left has a significant AC joint damage. And that's without any inflammation and was all seen under ultrasound. I'm going again on Thursday. It's worth asking for but you do have to wait.

night everyone!
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Date: 10.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ouch Sleekfox your shoulder sounds very painful, it isn't any wonder that you are suffering so much. I wonder if there is anything going to offered to you. Fingers crossed there will be something.

Lucy I hope you are feeling better this morning. It is relentless our best friend Arthur is a pain in the backside to say the least.

Take care xx
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Date: 12.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Another day, another injection. My left shoulder is very swollen with active 'angry' inflammation, I'm told. Gah!
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Date: 12.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Make sure you rest it today, sleekfox. I really hope it settles and you get some relief with the injection. Now that you're back on the Azathioprine hopefully things will improve.

I still haven't quite got rid of this virus, it sure is taking it's time in going, although I feel a little better today although I've thought that a few times over the last few days and then I seem to go back the way again.

It's a bit brighter here this morning, we have had so much rain here these last few weeks so it's nice to see a bit of brightness. Your garden does sound lovely lois. We planted some shrubs a couple of months ago that I bought online so I just hope they survive. I have lots of snowdrops in the garden and I see the daffodils are starting to shoot. Spring is just around the corner. It's just about 6 weeks until Easter.

Have a good weekend ladies and take care. xx
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Date: 12.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sleekfox your shoulder sounds so painful no wonder you have been suffering with it so much fingers crossed the injection will work. xx

Lucy that virus of yours is certainly hanging on. I hope it clears up soon for you.

The sun was out today here but it is freezing here now. Log burner keeping me cosy.

I have blue bells around the biggest tree in the garden and they are flourishing hoping for a good show this year. I saw the snow drops on the verges and roundabout's today and thought spring should be here soon. Hope it brings some better weather.

Enjoy the week end and take care xx
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Date: 12.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks both of you. My dad has been staying so rest has been difficult but he's left now. I plan a lazy weekend! I'm surprised that I hadn't realised how bad it was. The other one is painful but not swollen.

Sorry to hear you are ill, Lucy. I think there are some nasty viruses around, I felt rotten for about 10 days a few weeks ago. Take it easy over the weekend.

I have bluebells too, Lois, but no snowdrops. Quite a few small daffs are out but not much else. No crocuses yet.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. xx
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Date: 13.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope you had a great time with your Dad. It is easy to forget when you have visitors how difficult it can be to just have a sit down or a little snooze. Every time I say I think I will just have 5 minute catnap the phone rings. LOL.

Make sure you all rest up enough over the week-end. (((hugs))) xxx
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Date: 14.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good morning ladies, I hope you are both feeling a bit better and your shoulder is less painful, s/f.

I think this virus is easing off now, thank goodness. I phoned for the results of the x-rays on my ankles on Friday so I've to be referred to the foot clinic as their is damage and she also said I have osteoarthritis in them and bone thinning, I asked how they could tell it was osteoarthritis and not RA and they said because there was no inflammation present. I am almost certain it was caused by the RA and the reason there is no inflammation is because the rituximab has taken the inflammion down. I don't suppose it will make any difference but I wish they would understand that you don't always have to have the presence of inflammation in RA. My rant over.

We had snow here yesterday but a lovely blue sky today although very frosty.

Take care all xxxx
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Date: 14.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm sorry to hear that, Lucy. I get your frustration! I've been told things like I'm in remission because I've got no inflammation in my hands, for example, despite my shoulders being full of it. They shouldn't look at one bit of you. You are almost certainly right in that the damage is caused by the RA, it's what happens. It's annoying to have to deal with that along with managing the Ra.

I'm staying in today as it's so cold out.
xx
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Date: 14.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh this inflammation thing that's why every one kept saying OA to me. Lucy I hope the damage is only slight bless you.

It has been freezing today I went in the garden with my winter coat on to refill bird food and I was shivering. I looked out of the kitchen window and was rewarded by a lovely woodpecker enjoying the peanuts.

Keep wrapped up ladies if you go out and about.
Sleep well xxxxx
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Date: 20.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I hope you are keeping well?

I am not so bad at the moment. Going to get x-ray done of my hips as some of my back pain appears to be hip problems????? I have pain in my groin area apparently one of the signs of hips playing up. I am not worried about it at the end of the day it will just be something else to add to the list.
The weather is damp grey and miserable to-day so a few little jobs that have been waiting have now been done.

Enjoy the week-end xxxx
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Date: 20.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh dear, Lois, not another thing. I hope it isn't your hip but am sure you will take it in your stride (no pun meant!)

I've got a cold so am hunkered down on the sofa watching dvds. It's not a day to be out and about anyway. I'm trying to avoid getting a chest infection but am off the azathioprine so will hopefully be alright.

xx
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Date: 20.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, This weather isn't helping anyone. I was feeling alright for a few days but feel I have this virus back again. Keep yourself warm, sleekfox and do everything you can to prevent it going into your chest. I'll be back on the hot lemons tonight, I think.

Yes, lois, they say pain in the groin comes from the hip, hopefully the meds will stop it getting any worse. Roll on the better weather and who knows, maybe we will all feel better then, we could all do with a break, although the last time I said that I ended up with a broken hip lol.

Take care xxx
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Date: 20.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear you are down with a virus too, Lucy. Take care of yourself. xx
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Date: 21.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry that you both are unwell you both need a break from this. I don't like it when I read your post's and you are both unwell I am sending both of you a great big ((((((hug)))))) xxxxx

I agree the spring and summer will be much better for us all. Put your feet up and take plenty of rest both of you. I hope you both have a good nights sleep.

Speak to you both soon xx
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Date: 21.02.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I'll be back on my feet again soon.

xx
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Date: 23.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you all? hope you are feeling better, sleekfox and you too, lois. Did you get the xrays done?

We have had a couple of dry days this week and what a difference it makes to see the sunshine even although it is still cold.

We are going to Edinburgh on Thursday for an overnight stay so looking forward to that.

Feeling very stiff tonight, getting near infusion time I think. Take care xxx
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Date: 25.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I hope you have a lovely overnight stay. Just what I need really. Put your feet up in the evening and enjoy being waited on LMAO.

I am going next week for the x-ray my local hospital is soooo busy this week 4 hour wait. I can wait a bit sitting around that long is not an option I would be in agony.
They just need to stop shutting all the hospitals down. The poor staff just can't cope with it all.


Sleekfox I hope you are feeling better xx
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Date: 25.02.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello all, sorry not been around yet again.
Doing not too bad apart from this dreaded cold and now on antibiotics so off the meds! Meant to be at the hospital for check up with nurse this Saturday, they called today and changed it as she is off sick! Probably the cold like a lot of people!
I hope your ailments are not too taxing for you.
Totally agree with roll on spring and warmer weather .
Keep as well as you can ladies, I'll try pop on more often x
Big hugs x
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Date: 26.02.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello Lara! Nice to see you but bah to antibiotics.

I'm doing ok though have got oral thrush AGAIN! I'm going to try and get a systemic tablet, rather than the oral meds to treat it, they just don't work. I suspect it is lurking away in the background and not really clearing up. I'm still off the Aza and I suspect I won't be going back on it. Disappointing but inevitable. Watch this space for more news.

How are you doing today, Lucy? Lois?

xx
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Date: 26.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, lovely to see you posting again. All the coughs and colds going around are a pain in the back side for us all. I hope the antibiotics get rid for you. Take care xx.

Sleekfox I am ok sort of my feet and hips are really sore but hey ho I will keep taking the pills LOL.

I can't believe you are off the meds again what are we going to do with you?????? I have to say you are a tough cookie and you always seem to shrug and get on with it. I am sure they will find something that will suit you.
Thrush is such a nuisance I think you are right you need something stronger to get rid of it. It may be possible it is still sitting there as it seems to pop up often. Good luck with it all.

((((((((hugs)))))))))))

Take care Sleekfox. xxxxx
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Date: 26.02.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I phoned the doctor and have picked up a prescription already. Let's hope it works this time.

take care yourself. xx
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Date: 26.02.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's good news fingers crossed it works well this time. xxxxxxx
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Date: 26.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, We had a lovely time in Edinburgh and even walked up the Royal mile to the castle, I was surprised to see many tourists, even at this time of year. It was very cold there but at least it was dry so we could get out. We had a drink at the Dome where Emm had recommended and it is beautiful inside.

Sorry to hear that you have this horrible cold or virus that seems to be around, Lara. I hope you both recover soon.

Isn't it horrible having sore feet, Lois, mine hurt even when I'm in bed, I'm still waiting on my appointment for the foot clinic.

Take care ladies and have a good weekend. xxx
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Date: 28.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

What a difference a day can make, my ankles are so sore now and my groin is hurting. I hope you are all doing a bit better. At least the sun is shining here this morning, it looks a beautiful day although still a bit cold.

Have a good day xx
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Date: 28.02.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear that, Lucy. Is it time for another infusion? I've got a cold now, the first this winter, thank goodness. I'm staying inside even though there are blue skies. It's freezing out there.
xx
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Date: 28.02.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi s/f, It is getting near infusion time so I've to call and arrange it but with having had a virus for a few weeks I couldn't do anything. Probably arrange it very soon though.

I hope your cold clears up soon. There was a lot of frost in the garden this morning.
xx
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Date: 02.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I hope you are feeling a bit better.
Sorry I have not been on I have been celebrating having become a year older.

My feet are still being a big problem off to get my x-ray done tomorrow on my hips.

The weather here to-day is horrible windy cold wet
and grey.
I was just looking at the post about false documents really!!!!!! Why do people think our brains have been affected as well???? Just Rude!!!!

I am sitting with my feet up waiting for a parcel for my son been waiting since Monday not on the sofa of course. LMAO
I telephoned them this morning and they say they tried to deliver it Monday and Tuesday and it is out for delivery today. I must be going stupid or they are delivering it to the wrong place. Grrrrr.
I will not be so polite tomorrow if it doesn't arrive today.

Now that I have that off my chest take care ladies and stay warm. xxxxx
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Date: 02.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Happy belated birthday lois, did you do a lot of celebrating? hope it was fun and that the family spoiled you. Good luck with the x-ray tomorrow. It's been freezing cold here too. I know what you mean about deliveries, very frustrating to say the least. I was out last week when a package was delivered and they left a postcard to say we had to uplift it, not convenient at all so I went online and had to rearrange it. You would think they would have come back the next day with it.

How are you s/f? better I hope.

Take care all and stay cosy xx
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Date: 02.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Belated happy birthday from me too! I hope you were spoilt!

Good luck with the X-ray tomorrow. I've got a filthy cold. Bah humbug!

Hope you are all ok. xx
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Date: 03.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I was very spoilt. Saturday night went for dinner with my family. Two lots of beautiful flowers. Tickets for a show The Sensational 60s experience. (blast from the past music) On Monday went out for high Tea at a lovely hotel.
Sunday clothes shopping.

I went for my x-ray today they did hips pelvis and my lower back. I was hurting so much when I came out talk about awkward poses. I was surprised at how many x-rays my GP asked for. He must be fed up with me and thought lets get it all done and then she can bugg** off. LOL.

Sorry to hear you have a rotten cold I wouldn't be surprised if I caught one today there seemed to be a lot of people with coughs and colds around. I hope you feel better soon Sleekfox.

Lucy the weather is horrible it is so damp and cold.

I have a very quiet week-end coming up my Mum is off to a wedding with my brother Friday and is coming home Sunday. I was going to book a hotel in Cambridge just for one night but the weather is going to be bad the week-end so walking around will be out. I might just read a book and chill out.

Take care Ladies. xxxxxxxx
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Date: 07.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, I hope you are all doing alright. Any word on the x-rays lois? probably not if its anything like my hospital.

The weather here has been cold but it was a lovely day here today with a nice blue sky.

My Ankles and hands are very sore tonight and i'm very tired so going to bed now.

Hope your cold is better, s/f.

Take care all and sleep well xxx
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Date: 08.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, nothing yet they said up to ten days.
I went to bed last night early so much pain the last couple of days and my feet and ankles are so bad. Every step I feel like saying ouch!!!

It is so cold here we had snow rain and hailstones all in one day. No sun here for a good few days. I am hopeful of a good summer. LOL.

Take care Lucy xx

Sleekfox are you ok????? xxxxx
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Date: 08.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have brought this topic back to the top as the forum is swamped with advertising again.
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Date: 08.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh I hope the pain eases lois, if you still feel like that in a few days give the rheumy nurse a call. My shoulder is really sore tonight and the pain is right down my arm. I'm going to have another early night too, been so tired lately.
Take care xx
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Date: 08.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've tried emailing the forum moderator (link on home page) about some of the advertising but she hasn't responded. If someone else did perhaps she would....?

Sorry to hear you are all suffering. My cold has gone but I'm not feeling great. I've got a lot of pain in the ball of my foot today, amongst other things. My nurse appointment was cancelled on Monday so didn't get a chance to talk to her.

xx
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Date: 10.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I am much better pain wise sure it is the weather.
My mum's appointment was cancelled today Sleekfox annoying but what can we do?
Glad you cold has gone. The feet are just horrible when they hurt limping around makes other joints come out in sympathy.

Lucy I have been tired for days I think all part of it. Grrrrr.

I have an appointment with the consultant next month so I will see what she has to say this time. Hopefully nothing about my shoes LMAO.

xx
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Date: 11.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, my GP rang to say the x-rays showed a lot of wear and tear in the hips and height loss in the spinal column. I now need to go and get a bone density scan. we will discuss results when I have had scan. (not amused) I had just put the phone down to my eldest son who had an accident and has broke his finger in four places taken the tip off as well, Ripped the nail off of the another finger. He has to have surgery in the morning. It never just rains feeling a little peed off right now. I will get over it all just a little bit more to digest.

I hope you are all good take care xx
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Date: 11.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh for heaven's sake, Lois! You poor thing, it does seem to be one thing after another. I'm sorry about your son, too, how did he do that?

You will recover your equilibrium but try and spoil yourself a bit this weekend if you can. xxx
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Date: 11.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, I will be ok. I just couldn't believe all that news in a space of ten minutes.

My son did it at the Gym caught it in the weights when he was putting them down. He is having surgery in the morning to fix the bone and repair the tip of the finger. The nurse told him he did a good job on it. He has nerve damage and can't feel the finger at all. He can only feel the pain from the nail he ripped off. So surgery at 10 in the morning.
I hope you are ok. Thanks for listening to my tales of woe.

xxxxx
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Date: 11.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear about your son lois, that must have been so sore, I know how it feels if a nail breaks too far down so that must have been agony for him. Did they keep him in hospital or has he just to go in the morning? I wish him a speedy recovery.

I hope your hips aren't too painful lois, sit and your log burner with a wee glass of vino and try and relax.

My daughter had some more laser treatment for her eye yesterday, I do worry as does she about her eyesight.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 11.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, they did send him home for tonight as he has to go to a different hospital for his surgery. At least they got it all booked for him and he said he prefers to be in his bed tonight rather than waiting in hospital. I have to say so would I.

Lucy it doesn't matter how old they are we still worry about them. I hope your daughters treatment is successful Bless her. It must be a worry for all of you. I am not going to say don't worry because it is a natural thing for us to do.

My hips are sore more than painful I have been saying for a while that I think my hips joints are playing up. I was hopeful it may just be referred pain from my back.
I am sitting with my feet up in front of the log burner minus the vino LOL.

Take care Lucy xxx
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Date: 12.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope things go well for him tomorrow and for your daughter as well, Lucy. We do seem to have a lot to deal with health wise and family worries and I wish you all well. I'm seeing a surgeon next week about my shoulders. I've got no idea what he is going to say but they are so painful at the moment, I'd agree to anything.

take care both of you. much love. xx
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Date: 12.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleekfox, I hope all goes well with the surgeon a family friend had both of her shoulders done and she was so grateful after,

My Son has been back to the hospital this morning, I am not amused he now has to go back on Monday for the surgery as the surgery is more intricate and he needs a specialist surgeon. I just don't believe what I hear sometimes. He is in so much pain today. I have heard it all before so why am I shocked. This is typical of week-end service at the NHS. Shocking as it may sound people do have accidents and get sick at the week-end. Let me just get off of my Soapbox now.

Once again sleekfox good luck with the surgeon and let us know how you get on. (((hugs))) xxx
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Date: 12.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh what a shame, Lois. I hope he has adequate pain relief. Could they not have told him that yesterday? It is scandalous that this is happening, it is worrying that there isn't enough doctors and surgeons on duty at weekends, there seems to be a shortage all over, it makes me angry too.

Good luck at the appointment sleekfox, I will be interested to hear what they suggest.

I often wonder why some people get so much to contend with and it's usually the decent people too, life can be a bitch at times.

Take care ladies and have a restful weekend. xxx
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Date: 12.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I know it's annoying, Lois, and I had a similar thing when I needed plastic surgery on my hand and had to wait a few days. The treatment I got was superb and it's best to wait, rather than have someone do a botch job. Specialists need days off too and there aren't that many them! Horrid for your son but I hope he gets the pain relief he need and the really good surgeon on Monday! xxx
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Date: 13.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just popping in to say good luck to your son for tomorrow, Lois. I hope he's got through the weekend without being in too much pain.
xx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, thanks. I have just spoken to my Son he has had the surgery and seems all ok. He has further appointments to attend. His finger nails may or may not grow back if they do they will certainly be deformed. As he said it could of been a lot worse. He will find it hard as the splint is going to prevent movement. At least they have sent him off with some strong pain meds today.

He had a painful week-end and I guess a few painful days to come.

xx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear the surgery has went well for him lois, at least that part is over and with him being young he should recover quickly.

I went to get up off my chair last night and couldn't walk, I feel as though something has happened to my hip and ive pain in other leg too, if there is no improvement today i will need to go to the hospital, it may be a flare as everywhere is hurting today. I'm using a crutch and a walking stick to try get around the house and even that is very difficult.

Hope you are all doing ok. xxx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy you poor girl. I hope it isn't your hip playing up.
Lucy take is very easy and I agree you should get some one to have a look.
What was I saying about it never just rains. Oh bless you.

I am so fed up with pain I am unable to get my back straight today with low back pain. My husband is hobbling about he has now hurt his knee although he isn't sure what he has done.

What is going on with us all? I am sure we will all get by as we usually do.

I am sending a big ((((hug)))) up to you.
Lucy let us know how you are progressing with it all. xxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh Lucy, ring your hospital pronto. I hope you will get seen very quickly. It's really scary when that kind of thing happens and seems to com out of the blue.

Lois, I'm glad your son has had his surgery. Why do they think the fingernail might not grow back? I had half of mine removed and it was fine but took a couple of months.

I'm sorry to hear you are in pain as well and your husband. Have you got any decent pain meds?

love to you both. xx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, they think the nail may not grow because the nail bed was as they referred as smashed they have done plastic surgery but it is a wait and see game, The whole nail was missing when the surgeon had a good look at it. He is not too worried as he said he is lucky if it is just a nail. He always has a great outlook about everything. He said it was just another experience in life that will make him stronger.

We do have good pain meds although mine haven't touched my back pain.

I am feeling for Lucy right now bless her I do hope it is something simple for her.

Take care Sleekfox (((hug))) xxxxx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks Ladies, I appreciate your concern, it is nice to have people that understand what it's like. It feels a little easier now although I have been resting all day and managing now with the one stick. I have my infusion on Monday if blood results are ok. If it gets any worse I will call the hospital as it was so scary during the night when I got up to the bathroom, I was starting to panic as it took me a while to get there and didn't think I was going to make it.

Your poor back, lois, I hate sore backs, I hope it settles down soon for you as you've had a lot lately to put up with. I do hope your husband will be alright.

I hope you are doing alright, sleekfox, you are due a break from the pain.

Take care ladies. xxx
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good to hear it, Lucy.

Lois, I suppose losing a nail isn't the worst thing that can happen!

I'm seeing the surgeon on Wednesday about my shoulders. No idea what he will say but I will be glad if he decides to do something. I'm also booked in for another ultrasound and injection at the end of the month. They are both very painful. I bit the bullet and bought a 'waist' bag (what used to be known as a bum bag) but a nice one, which wasn't cheap looking, as I can't carry a handbag any longer.
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Date: 14.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better Lucy. If you c an get your infusion done I am sure that will help you.

That sounds like a good plan Sleekfox I have seen some waist bags that look great. I hope all goes well with the surgeon.
My hubby has gone to bed to rest his knee neither of us have a clue what has happened to it.
I am sofa surfing Mum is in her room so just resting up. I am having an early night also.

Have a good nights sleep ladies and maybe we all may be refreshed in the morning.
xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 15.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, well I have to say resting the knee seems to have worked on o/h. Just a bit stiff today. A little odd but a good outcome.

I am feeling a little unwell today not really sure what is going on. My throat is really dry not soar just hopeful not a virus.

take care everyone xxxxxxxx
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Date: 15.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The arthritis can make you feel unwell, Lois. I get it all the time and am having a day a bit like that myself. I'm pleased you have been resting a bit as I know how hard that is for you with so much going on with your family.
xx
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Date: 16.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've got to have surgery on both shoulders. The AC joint will be taken out as it is bone on bone at the moment. My left is worse but the right on is more painful. Difficult decision as to which one to do first! All caused by RA inflammation.

I'm relieved they are going to do something about it, to be honest.
xx
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Date: 17.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ohhh Sleekfox, I am sorry and glad that they are going to do the surgery. No wonder you have been so sore. You will be a new woman when it is done. A family friend had her shoulders done not really sure to what extent but she was so relieved when it was done and she never looked back.
Do you have any idea how long a wait you might have?

I still feel a bit rubbish to day and my chest is a bit so so I have antibiotics at the ready and a 5 day course of steroids. I know I can take the antibiotics but need to check with nurse about steroids. I am sure she said it was ok with the sulf better to be safe. I will only take them if I think I need to.

Sleekfox I am so pleased that you at least have answers it is about time you are getting sorted. You really have been in the wars of late. ((((hugs)))))))) xxxxx
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Date: 17.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. They are saying six weeks but I have a complication which I haven't told you about. I may have to have surgery to my thyroid in four - six weeks, which will take priority and will delay it. I'm really a lot of pain today. I'm glad they are doing something but annoyed it's taken them so long to refer me.

Sorry to hear your chest is bad. I think you can take steroids with the sulf but you are right to check.

take care xxxx
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Date: 17.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh no you really are going through it. What is wrong with your Thyroid?
It has taken a long time to refer you but hopefully they will get it done as soon as. Lets just hope the strikes don't delay it for you.

I can take the steroids but I will wait and see if the chest is still bad tomorrow sometimes it just goes after a day or so.

Make sure you rest up this pain we all put up with is soul destroying at times and then we pick our selves up and start all over again.
More ((((hugs)))) on the way to you xxx
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Date: 17.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I have a nodule on my thyroid and it may need removing. I'll know more next week and will let you know. I am taking it easy today. Hope you are better tomorrow. xox
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Date: 17.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Take care and get a good nights sleep. Lets hope if it needs removing they will do it quick and then you can get those shoulders done.
The summer will be here in good time for you to sit and take in the rays whilst you are recovering.
Nite sleep tight. xxxxx
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Date: 18.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. I think I've got a chest infection now. I'm having a very bad week.

Hope you are doing ok today? Lucy, how are things?
xx
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Date: 18.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm so sorry to hear that are going to need ops on your shoulders and possibly thyroid, sleekfox, that is a shock, but as you say at least they are going to do something about it and I hope it makes a big difference and takes the pain away. I wish I had a magic wand and could make it all better for you. I do hope you haven't got another chest infection. My husband has been coughing for a few weeks now, there does seem to be a lot of colds etc going around, roll on summer time.

Lois, I hope those antibiotics clear your chest and you don't need the steroids.

We were up north for a couple of days, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it but I'm glad I did and the weather was beautiful there. Loch Morlich looked beautiful, I think it must be one of the most scenic places in the world especially with the sun shining.

I'm going on Monday for my infusion (hopefully) oh and my daughter arrives back tonight from Spain for the Easter holidays.

I really hope you both feel better over the weekend. Take care ladies. xxxx
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Date: 18.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. I feel like I've been hit by an emotional truck, which is probably why my chest is bad. I am on antibiotics now as well. What are we like?

So pleased you got away for a couple of days. I heard the weather has been lovely in Scotland. Lovely that your daughter is home for Easter, have a lovely one but good luck with the infusion on Monday as well. I will know about my op and will post Monday night.

Love to you all.
xx
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Date: 21.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, just a quick post to say Sleekfox I hope you are feeling better.

Lucy how lovely to have your daughter home again for a while enjoy every minute.

Good luck with the infusion.


Take care xx
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Date: 21.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I got my infusion today and it was much quicker this time, just took around 4 hours, I just hope it continues to work. I feel so tired now so will message later.

How did you get on s/f? any more word on the op?

Hope you are both feeling alright. xxx
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Date: 21.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I bet you are tired glad it was less time for you. Make sure you have a little rest put your feet up and chill out. ((((hug)))). xxxxx
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Date: 21.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad you've had it done, Lucy, and hope you feel better soon. I dropped into my rheumy's clinic on the off chance she could give me an injection today and she did. I was beginning to seize up badly. Can you remind me in a day or two when I'm upset that this is why?

I'm going to have surgery on my thyroid in April. They will take half it out and go from there. Which means the shoulder surgery hs to be delayed so no chance of getting pain free.

How are you Lois?
xx
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Date: 22.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks ladies. I think I've now wakened up a bit now that it's time to go to bed, I bet that will be the steroid that they gave me before the infusion that's did it.

That's good you managed to get an injection, s/f, I hope it helps you and hopefully it wont have any adverse affect. It's a shame that you have to have an operation on your thyroid but I guess if needs must then it has to be done and hopefully it will all go well. Were you getting a lot of symptoms with it? I suppose you were or you wouldn't be getting an operation. It's best to get it over and done with.

I hope you are well, Lois and all the other girlies.

Take care ladies and sleep well xxxx
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Date: 22.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, glad you popped in on the off chance it's that old saying if you don't ask you won't get.
It seems they are getting the op done fairly quick. Then after your recovery fingers crossed that shoulder will get done. Hopefully they won't make you wait too long after the first op. Fingers crossed all sorted for summer. ((((hugs))))

I am full of pain and my hips were so painful today when we were out and about but I am still not ready for that arm chair yet.
We tried to buy two things in two different stores
that they had on display and both stores said "oh we don't have them in stock you would be better off ordering them to be delivered here or to your own home it will be quicker". Quicker for who?
I can't believe the service any more they must make so much money that a sale of £300 and £150 is nothing to loose for them. Grrrrrr.

Rant over take care have a lovely evening xxxx
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Date: 24.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Is the steroid injection helping, sleekfox? I hope you feel alright with it.

Oh lois, I hope the pain in your hips has eased off, it becomes very wearing with constant pain. I know what you mean about shops not having items in stock. It's not the first time I've asked to buy the display item and been told no we can't sell it, very frustrating if you need the item in a hurry.

We've had the rain back again today after a few lovely days. I can't believe this is the Easter weekend coming up, time seems to be going by very fast, must be I sign of getting old.

Take care ladies and sleep well xxx
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Date: 24.03.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, yes it is. I had a chat with my GP yesterday and she's made some suggestions to help with the pain. Lois, you might be interested. She's recommended Amitriptyline or Gabapentin in a low dose. Apparently, although the former is an antidepressant in large doses, in small ones it works on the nervous system for pain. I might give it a go and am going to see her next week. I feel better just from talking to her!

It's going to be a grim weekend weather wise but I'm hoping to make the most of it tomorrow as it is the best day.

Take care everyone. xxx
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Date: 25.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Fox, Gabapentin is what my hubby takes and he said they do work. Amitriptyline did work for him in the beginning. I have to say on my worst days I have been tempted. I have to go to GP at some stage so I may just have a conversation.
Sometimes just knowing there are options puts us in a much better place. ŠIt is so good to come out of the surgery feeling better about it all.

I have been in the garden for a short while today catching a few rays. Typical Easter weather. The year is flying away.11

Take care all xx Enjoy Easter
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Date: 25.03.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks for that, Lois. Does he have many side effects and can he drive on it? I didn't even have to go into the surgery! I sent my GP an email saying I couldn't get an appointment and what was going on and she rang me. She is a star. I'll go and see her next week and tell her I've decided to give the Gabapentin a go.

Beautiful day here in the city but I've overdone it a bit. Oh well, I had a lovely day.

Happy Easter everyone!
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Date: 26.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I asked my hubby for his true feelings on Gabapentin. Best pain killer he takes. He does still drive but not on the days he takes his full quota. He started with 1 x 3 a day and now takes 3 x 3 a day. You can take more but he feels he is on the right amount for him. In the beginning he did feel a little spaced out and choose not to drive for a while. He said you should give it a go.
Great GP you have she sounds lovely. It makes such a difference.

Glad you had a good day don't forget to rest up a bit today.

Have a lovely week-end. Happy Easter. xxxx
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Date: 26.03.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lois. That's really helpful. I don't drive anyway if I'm in really bad pain or feel I couldn't be in control of the car so that won't matter.

I am having a bit of a lazy day until I go round to my sister's and see my other sister and her lovely small children. Looking forward to it but they are energetic!

Hope you have a lovely Easter too. much love. xxx
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Date: 30.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, well Easter was well and truly busy. Everyone around for dinner Sunday. I am finding it so hard these days I think I might need to back off and let someone else take a turn. The trouble is I love the whole family thing.

Yesterday I purchased some heat pads from a shop that was closing down they were four for a £1 I have seen them and often wondered do they help. Well for me they actually do. We are going back tomorrow to see if they have any more.
I am having such trouble with the bottom of my spine yesterday I actually burst into tears not in front of anyone I might add.

I have my appointment soon for bone scan and rhumey Consultant so I just need to be patient a little longer

Sleekfox I hope you had a lovely time with your family. The young ones just have a lovely way of making us smile.

Lucy I also hope you had a lovely time with your daughter from Spain and of course the rest of the family especially the little one.

Take care xxx

It has been a long while since our other lovely ladies have been on. Hope everyone is OK, xxx
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Date: 30.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sorry to hear that your spine has been so sore, Lois, this disease is enough to reduce the strongest of men to tears. I hope you haven't too long to wait for the bone scan. I know you can get the heat pads in the pound shop in case the shop you went to hasn't got any left.

My daughter went back to Spain on Monday, I don't know if I told you but she men a boy here on one of her trips home two years ago and is very fond of him so she is thinking of coming back home at the end of term, whether she will settle I don't know.

I hope you are doing alright, fox. It has been a while since the other girls have been on. I do hope they are well and just been busy.

I think I am going to have to adopt my daughter's two rabbits (can't say I'm looking forward to having them) they are house rabbits but not ideal with the baby in the house so looks like they will be coming here but they can stay outside in the garden so been looking at hutches for them, she is having an extension built and can't stay with her now so if any one wants two rabbits I will happily deliver them lol.

Take care all. xx
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Date: 31.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I have bought more heat pads as they do help and I don't have to sit on the sofa keeping the hot water bottle in place.

What we do for our children have fun looking after the rabbits like you I would look after them. What are Mum's for? LMAO.

It sounds like your daughter is smitten with the young man. Bless her. It would be lovely for you having her home permantley.
Take care Lucy.

Sleekfox are you ok?
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Date: 31.03.2016
From: fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Have you tried a tens machine, Lois? I find it helps a lot, at least when you are using it.
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Date: 31.03.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Fox unfortunately a Tens machine is a no go when you have a pacemaker. I am not allowed to use massage chairs either.
I have to say the heat pads are helping me so I am grateful for that I wish I had tried them before.
It was just a case of not wanting to waste money.

My hubby has a Tens machine my Dad also had one.
I know a few people who say they help.

I am feeling a bit better today and I can at least bare the pain now.

Thanks to you both for your support. Sending love to you both xxxxx
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Date: 31.03.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better, lois, that's the way this disease seems to go, some days better than others.

My daughter treated us to a meal at the casino tonight, I didn't gambol though lol. We did go in and have a look at the roulette table. A man lost £50 in seconds but didn't seen upset by it he just went and bought more chips, certainly a quick way to lose money.

Think I will go to bed soon as very tired tonight.

Take care and sleep well xxxxx
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Date: 01.04.2016
From: foxed

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ah, yes. I forgot about the pacemaker, Lois. Apologies. I went to my GP yesterday and have started on Gabapentin. I'm hoping it will help until I can get the surgery. I can't remember if I said that I'd had another injection into my right shoulder on Wednesday and it's been quite painful but that might help too. I can't think what can help your back. Hot water bottle, wheat bags (though I've burnt a few of those!), ice....?

Nice to hear you had a lovely meal out, Lucy. It always lifts the spirits.

My surgery for the thyroid has been bought forward by a week. Less than two weeks to go. I feel like a lamb going to the slaughter!
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Date: 01.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Sleekfox I hope the Gabapentin works well for you how many are you taking a day? My hubby said don't give up if they don't have much effect as you can work up . He started one twice a day now he take 3 x 3 a day and can take more if he needs to. Fingers crossed 3 x 3 a day works well for him. I have had a few steroid injections that have been painful for up to a week and some that didn't bother me at a all. Make sure you rest your shoulder enough and fingers crossed it should settle. I hope they get your surgery done soon nothing worse than waiting.
You have no need to apologise I forget about it my self most of the time. I often set off the alarms coming out of the shops, it can be funny watching security.

Lucy your daughter is a little Gem. So glad you had a lovely evening. I wouldn't bet either it is such a waste. I could spend their money on better things LOL.

Take care xxxxxxx
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Date: 05.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, off later to have bone density scan.

Fox have you started your Gabapentin yet? I hope you are ok.

Lucy are you ok?

xxxx
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Date: 05.04.2016
From: luicy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck with it, lois. I had my infusion again yesterday so hope it continues to work, would you believe my spine is sore too this morning, I can feel burning inside it.

I hope the new tablets help you, s/f. At least you haven't too long to wait for the operation, did they say how long they expect you to be in
hospital?

Take care ladies xx
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Date: 05.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, you poor thing I get your pain. My back is also so sore.
I have had the bone scan and will know in about a week. When I had the spine and hip x-rays the guy reading them noticed the bones look a little on the thin side. Oh well just something else to add to the list. I will never pass my M O T. so at least I know my hubby wont be looking to part-ex me LOL.
I hope your infusion carries on working for you.

The weather has been quiet good here the last few days. A little rain in the evening. I hope it carries on a bit of sunshine is good.

I managed to get a job lot of heat pads I bought the last 7 packets at 99p a packet. These ones have 8 in so I am very impressed with my bargain buy.

Take care xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 05.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope it's good news and they don't add anymore to the list, you have enough so don't be greedy, lois. I wouldn't pass an MOT either, I think I would be sent to the scrap yard lol. I've been meaning to ask how your son is after his hand operation, I hope he is doing well.
It started cloudy here today but this afternoon turned out quite nice and I even got a washing hung out and all dried.

That's good you have a supply of heat pads and they are helping and I do like a bargain as well.

Sleep well all xxx
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Date: 06.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, thanks for asking my Son's hand is slowly recovering it is still very sore and it has days when it swells up a bit. He has no dressing now and it looks very sore and still looks bad. It will take a good while yet to heal totally.

It was raining here this morning but the Sun has popped out now. I have been getting the washing out to dry and I prefer that to the tumble dryer.

How is that little one doing?

xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 06.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Poor boy, I hope it doesn't interfere too much with driving etc. The baby is doing well she has started to crawl now and is such a happy baby, she squeals with delight when she comes in the door when she visits us.

It is very dull here this morning. Have a good day xx
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Date: 07.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

He is managing most things again. It is just a waiting game for him. He is a tough cookie so he just gets on with it. It does make me cringe every time I see it thou.

How time flies crawling already ahhhh bless. She squeals because she knows how much she is loved.

It is a real miserable day today grey rainy and cold.

xxxx
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Date: 10.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Just relaxing and thought about my friends on here so just popped in to hi.
Sleekfox how are you doing on the Gabapentin?

I have a hot pad on both shoulders and the base of my back very fetching (not). Good job I have been married a long time otherwise I think a man would run a mile. Hahahahah

Lucy are you OK sweetheart ?

Hope you had a good week-end. I have had visits from my grandkids the older two and we had a little bit of a giggle cheered me up no end. My granddaughter was talking about driving I can't believe she is seventeen this year. My grandson is a typical 14 yr old boy grunts a bit at his sister but he is a lovely young man. I am of course very biased.

Take care everyone it seems we have lost a few of our friends it is such a shame. I hope they are well and hope they pop back soon.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 11.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I Hope you are all well. Your family sound lovely lois and to think you have a seventeen year old granddaughter, you must have married young, unless my daughters are all late starters lol. I bet you spoil them too.

I was at the hospital today and they have said it is osteo arthritis in my ankles but I can't agree, I think it's RA, I have to go to the foot clinic next week but not sure if it will do any good.

Is it next week you go for the op, sleekfox? I hope you are ok and not too stressed about it.

Night night and sleep well ladies xxx
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Date: 12.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I was married young and had my first child just before I was 20 yrs and they said it would never last. LOL next month we will have been married 46yrs. I have to say I am very fortunate that we chose the right partners. I try not to spoil the grandkids but I do anyway. hahaha.

Lucy all the different labels we are given who knows so far I have OA RA and waiting to be told if I have osteoporosis as well. I bet you are right and it is RA damage or do they class all damage as OA ???? I am totally lost with it all. My shoulders have been so painful the last couple of days.
#I have booked a week in a little cottage in Suffolk at the end of May so Mum can visit her sister again. I also booked two weeks in Dorset and Devon a week in each. It will be hubby me and my daughter Mum is quiet happy to go into respite to give me a break. I have to say I do need a little me time. It will be good to have my daughter with us so she will do some of the driving to give her Dad a rest. So looking forward to this break in July. My neighbour is going to water my garden for me so that is all sorted.

I am going to try to book a holiday in Spain in the winter but that will all depend on hubby being well enough.
Take care Lucy and be careful with those ankles they have a lot of holidaying to do. LMAO.

xxxxxxxxxxx

Sleekfox are you ok ??????? (getting worried now)
(((hugs)))xxxxxxx
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Date: 13.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois and Lucy,

Sorry I haven't been around. Very nice to catch up on your posts.

I'm having surgery tomorrow on my thyroid. I will post when I'm back home.
take care
xx
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Date: 13.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck sweetheart. Hope your recovery is a quick one (((((hugs)))) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Will wait patiently for your post.
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Date: 13.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks! I'm a wee bit tense about it. xx
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Date: 13.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It's only natural to feel a bit nervous about it, sleekfox, but you'll be in good hands. I hope everything goes well and it isn't too long until you get home. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. Take care and when you get a chance let us know how you are. xxx
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Date: 13.04.2016
From: foxed

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. xx
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Date: 14.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thinking about you today Sleekfox. You will be fine don't worry sweetheart. ((((((hugs)))))) xxxx
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Date: 17.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well rain snow and freezing yesterday but today has been lovely and sunny all day. Gardening has been done today in a tee-shirt yesterday in front of the log burner all day . Crazy British weather.
Hope you week-end has been good.

Hope you are on the mend sleekfox (((((hugs)))))

XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Date: 17.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hello! Just out of hospital today. Overnight stay turned into three as the wound was still draining. Pleased to back though still in some pain.

How are you all doing?
xx
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Date: 17.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh I'm pleased to hear that you are home, s/f. Just take things easy until you get your strength back, it will be a relief now that it's over.

It's been so cold here today, Lois and its turned very windy tonight. The poor rabbits moved into their hutch tonight so I'm hoping the wind doesn't frighten them.

My shoulders have been so sore, I thought I had earache yesterday and when I pressed my shoulder yesterday the pain ran right up my neck, im sitting here with my massager on, I would be lost without it.

Take care ladies and sleep well xxx
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Date: 18.04.2016
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lucy. Can you get that shoulder looked at this week? It sounds more than a massager can help with.
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Date: 18.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, so glad to hear you are home and on the mend. Take it easy, Lets hope the pain eases for you. xxxxxx

Lucy sorry to hear your shoulders are so bad. My hips had me awake all night on and off probably the gardening didn't help.

The sun was shining at 7 this morning and now it looks grey and cold out. Looks like another disappointing day. I have some ironing to do maybe that will get done today (or not).

Take care all once again Sleekfox take it easy.
xxxxxx
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Date: 18.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks ladies, I have an appointment at the foot clinic tomorrow and it's held at the day ward so I will ask if I could get an injection as I'm having pains shooting through my head and the joint above my ear is very sore to touch and you're right s/f, the massager isn't doing much this time at all.
The weather is very changeable here too. lois, although still pretty cold.
Take care ladies and be careful, s/f, I know you like to be doing things but try and relax just now as an operation of any kind takes time to recover from. xxx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck Lucy. I am off to see RA consultant this morning.
Watch this space. xx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning all, hope you all doing ok. Been getting things sorted job wise and suffering cold again! Off meds and feeling the pain again. Cold just won't shift which is tad frustrating. But on the up side got a part time job that is permanent , so much better than this agency stuff.
Will catch up on your posts soon. Glad you ok after op sf, hope hosptal goes well Lois, hope pains get sorted Lucy
Big hugs xxx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, lovely to hear from you. That cold going around is just awful so many people have it.
The job sounds better for you hope it turns out well. Let us know how you get on with it.

The hospital was ok my Consultant doesn't have a very good bedside manner in fact she is quiet rude. Thank goodness I don't see her again for 6 months.

Take care Lara xxx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good about the job, Lara, and hope you feel better soon, it does seem to take a while to go, my husband had it for weeks.

That's terrible her manner was so bad, lois, I was at the hospital today too and they couldn't have been nicer, they are all lovely at my hospital.

It turned out a beautiful day here today and quite warn too. Long may it last.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The weather here has been warm and sunny just loving the sun so glad the weather was good for you also.
The consultant asked what anti inflammatory I take. I replied I don't take them as I have asthma. Her reply was "so what". She had a student male Dr in with her and he dropped his head down and looked at the floor. I explained My GP does not prescribe anti inflammatory to his patients as it can make asthma a lot worse. She didn't reply.
I think that is just how she is but it is awful and I am not looking forward to my next visit.

I am glad your hospital visit was a better experience.

Take care xxxxx
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Date: 19.04.2016
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I don't take them either for the same reason. What a rude reply. Can you switch consultants. I did.
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I have a gp appointment in two weeks and I am going to see if there is anywhere else to go. I am a bit lost on hospitals around here. If the R.F. wasn't so far away I would ask to go there. I just think she is naturally that way she is quiet young not like us "old dears" hahaha.
I am a bit took back at her attitude.

s/f how are you doing??? I hope you are in less discomfort now. One op out of the way maybe that shoulder will get done soon.

The sun is shining here again today. Roll on summer.
Take care xxxx (((((hugs)))))
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I haven't quite reached the 'old dear' stage of my life yet but it's interesting that someone would think that is an appropriate insult to level at a woman. Smacks of sexism, ageism and prejudice.

I would ask for another consultant, you can change at the hospital you know. It's what I did. You can ask to speak to the clinic manager or your specialist nurse and they can discreetly arrange it.
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I didn't realise that thanks for the info. I will get on to it and see what happens.

I don't really see why she was so insulting I had not even posted on that thread when she decided to have a little rant. Oh well never mind if it made her happy for a short while I believe in spreading the Love.

How are you feeling now?

Had a bit of time taking in the sun today. There is plenty of gardening to be done but that can wait.

Take care xxx
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Good luck with that, Lois.

I'm feeling a bit rubbish tonight and down in the dumps. Probably just post anaesthesia blues. Early to bed again tonight.

Take care.
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

The horrible reactions we get post op. I always feel listless for days and my o/h says everything tastes like salt. I hope it all passes very quick for you. Have a good nights sleep and hopefully tomorrow you will feel more your self.
The other thing is we expect to feel great straight away and that isn't realistic at all.
Take care and makes sure you rest up. When you are ready pamper yourself a bit after all you deserve it.

nite sleep well xx.
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, you are right, of course! I've taken a strong painkiller and will go to be bed shortly. It's that weird thing where you feel better one day and then slip back for a couple of days. I'll rest tomorrow, though sitting in the garden is frustrating as I can see loads of things that need doing and I can't do any of them! Still, a bit of sun on my face will be nice.

sleep well yourself. xx
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hopefully you will feel better soon, s/f, a few early nights will do you good. Are you in much pain after the op? If you don't feel better soon then give the hospital a call and speak to someone.

It was a beautiful day here too, lois, long may it last xx
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Date: 20.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I'm in a fair bit of pain but my neck is still swollen and it's hard to move it very far. My head is worse. Apparently, they clamp your head back with your next extended whilst they do the op (2 hours) so my jaw and up behind my ear is very painful. It's a proper wound, not like keyhole, so is much more limiting. I go back next week anyway for the results so they will check it then.

Enjoy the good weather tomorrow, it's not going to last. xx
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Date: 21.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Sleek fox I hope you are feeling a little better today. No wonder you feel unwell.

The sun is out but it appears like you said all over by tomorrow.

Rest up and maybe take some sun in again today.
xxxx
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Date: 21.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds really painful, s/f. What a shame that you had to go through that, lets hope it gets easier with each day that passes, Just take it easy and if you are able to sit outside for a wee while and get some air it might help.

Not feeling great today either and stomach has been giving me some bother, however it is a beautiful day here today and I have baby coming this afternoon so must pull myself together to look after her for a few hours.

Take care ladies xxx
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Date: 21.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lucy enjoy the baby sitting while you can they grow so fast.My youngest grandson is nearly four it just seems a short while ago I looked after his sister whilst Mum was having him.

I have been gardening again and paying the price now. Shower and heat pad on back and feet up will do nicely this evening.

Enjoy your evening Ladies. xxx
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Date: 23.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

They sure do, lois, I can't believe how big she is getting and now almost crawling. I remember you looking after one while their Mum was in having another but it surely can't be four years ago, is there a younger one? or have we been chatting that long?

My daughter was home for a flying visit this weekend and came tonight with her boyfriend, this was us just meeting him, she is moving back to be with him in July, can't believe after all the years in Spain she came back and met a chap here, but so pleased for her and I do like him so be lovely having her back here.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope you are all feeling ok. xxx
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Date: 24.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh wow Lucy congrats to your daughter it must be Love . How lovely for you all knowing she will be home again. Good luck to her I hope all goes well for her. It is amazing that she came for a visit and met her boyfriend but life id like that unpredictable.

It is four years or more we have been chatting that is my youngest Grandson.

Take care Lucy July is just around the corner. xx
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Date: 24.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Gosh, doesn't time fly, it certainly doesn't feel like that was four years ago and to think we are still chatting after all this time.

We've been quite lucky with the weather here these last few days although it's cooler today but I was out in short sleeves the other day.

Are you feeling any better, sleekfox? Is it this week you go for your check-up?

Take care all and have a good day xx
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Date: 24.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Four years, blimey!

I am feeling a lot better, thanks, Lucy. Still with a stiff neck and on pain killers but much more like my usual self. I go on Wednesday for check up. Fingers crossed.

Cold but sunny here.
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Date: 24.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope all goes well Sleekfox.

The weather isn't so nice today but we did manage a Sunday Roast at a large garden centre wasn't planned just sort of happened. Not that I am complaining about a day free from cooking.

enjoy the rest of the week-end. xx
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Date: 25.04.2016
From: Adam

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I've been taking incapsulated a variety of 30 different fruits, vegetables and berries for the past 8 months and my arthritis is hardly an issue anymore. This is because of all the nutrients and berries reduce inflammation. Hope this helps everyone.
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Date: 25.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Bully for you, Adam.
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Date: 27.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Got my results today. They are clear! No cancer and I've been discharged. Yippee!
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Date: 27.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's great news, s/f. I had no idea that they were testing for cancer though and I'm not surprised you had been feeling stressed, you had enough to contend with without that. I bet you will feel so much better now. Go out and buy yourself something nice to celebrate.

Hope you are alright, lois. I feel a bit better this week so hoping it lasts.

Last week I was out in short sleeves and today we've had sleet, isn't the weather crazy just now.

Hope Lara and Emm are well, it's been ages since Emm has reported in.

Take care all xxx
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Date: 27.04.2016
From: s/f

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Perhaps I didn't say it explicitly but there was a 1 in 5 chance it was malignant. I am so relieved. I had a cheesecake and a coffee to celebrate!

Freezing here too. Where is spring?

xx
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw sf so glad to hear your news :)
I wish this weather would just perk up hasn't it been crazy
Have a good day ladies x
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you, Lara!
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, no wonder you were so down. Excellents news. I hope you are going to treat your self to something special. Maybe a plant for the garden that flowers at this time of the year to remind you of what a tough Lady you are.

This weather is awful it is so cold today. Grrr that's the Britain for you.

Hi Lara hope you are well.

Are you ok Lucy?


Take care all xxxx
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois, but I'm not tough at all. I feel exhausted by all this.

I sat out in the garden with a friend and had a cup of tea in the sun but we were both wearing coats!

xx
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh bless you of course you are exhausted but you will bounce back. ŠIt must of knocked the stuffing out of you.

I think you are a tough cookie you have been through so much and you are always here giving advice and replying to peoples questions. That says an awful lot about you, more than you obviously realise.

I hope you had a lovely chat with your friend. I sat in the garden with my coat on as well drinking tea with hubby at least we are all daft together. I think the term is typically British.

I hope you get back to your self soon. Make sure you rest up and leave everything it will be waiting when you feel up to it.
Take care and have a good nights rest. xxxxxx
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Date: 28.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thanks, Lois. Glad I'm not the only daft one on here!
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Date: 29.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, How are you tonight? the weather was a little better here today but still very cold and to think we will be into May on Sunday, let's hope things change soon

Hope you are recovering well, s/f, and hope you are ok, Lois. I'm not too bad at the moment (touch wood)_ I wonder what's happened to Emm that she is never on now, I hope she is doing alright.

Have a good weekend and take care xxx
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Date: 29.04.2016
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

She did post, isn't she Lara?

The weather is shocking for this time of year. I swear it snowed today.


I'm doing ok, still very tired and sleeping for a couple of hours every afternoon but starting to do a bit more.

Have a good weekend everyone. xxx
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Date: 29.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Sleekfox, Just take it easy for a while yet as it takes a while to fully recover from any op.

No, Willis is Lara lol, Emm continued to be Emm and hasn't been on in ages.

Take care xxx
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Date: 29.04.2016
From: Sabine

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Of course, thanks Lucy.

I'm doing a name change to Sabine.
xx
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Date: 30.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

lol, I like it xx
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Date: 30.04.2016
From: Sabine (formerly sleek fox)

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Random plucking off internet!
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Date: 30.04.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I think it suits you xx
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Date: 30.04.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Love the new name. xx
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Date: 30.04.2016
From: Sabine

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank you!
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Date: 03.05.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies, been for my bone density scan results. Pleased to say Osteoporosis is not evident height loss is due to back surgery. That was a bonus!!!!!
On the other hand I have CTS and now waiting to get steroid injection done.
My blood pressure is also perfect so happy days!!!!

Hope you ladies are ok.

Sabine how are you doing with your recovery?

The last Bonus is warmer weather is on the way!!!

Take care all. xxx
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Date: 03.05.2016
From: Sabine

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's very good news, Lois!. Osteoporosis is a pain. What is CTS?

I'm doing ok, still very tired but trying to do a bit more each day. I'm really looking forward to the warm weather but assume all my neighbours will start barbecuing like crazy, which I'm afraid I hate.

Oh well.
xx
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Date: 03.05.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Carpal Tunnel Disorder. Nothing unusual if you have RA apparently along with lots of other causes.

So pleased to hear you are getting there it is still early days.
I only like a BBQ if it is mine LOL. I hate people playing loud music in the garden we all have our little quirks.

Take care xx
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Date: 07.05.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, hope you are enjoying this lovely sunshine. xxxxx
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Date: 10.05.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi all, glad to you are on the mend Sabine.
Well the weather was lovely for a week !
Hopefully pick up again soon.
Just the usual weariness for me but other than that all well, fingers crossed it remains that way
Enjoy the remaining wet days, like stay indoors
X
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Date: 10.05.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, lovely to hear from you. I am pleased you are ok. I am weary all the time as well I think it is all part of it.
The weather has been great and it is so good for us. I suppose we should have known it would not last long.
I stayed in today and cleaned my cooker so the rain at least had me doing stuff indoors. When the sun shines I am in the garden most of the day pottering and sitting taking in the sun.

Take care xxxxx
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Date: 10.05.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, We are having it lovely here at the moment but then again we've only had it nice these last few days.

I am loaded with the cold just now and have a sore throat, this seems to be becoming a regular thing now and praying it doesn't go into my chest.

I had to order a new washing machine today, I just cant go without one so happy that Curry's deliver the next day (not advertising) just like good service, although they start delivering from 6.30am so hoping I'm not first on the list.

Hope you're all keeping ok and the sunshine reappears for you soon. Going to have an early night xxx
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Date: 11.05.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, hope you are well. The weather has certainly turned here. I have to say it isn't cold. We managed a pub lunch today and sat by the river to eat. Such a lovely place we found will certainly go back. We just made it back to the car and the rain came again.

I couldn't be without my washing machine either thanks for the info on Curry's next day delivery very handy to know.

SABINE are you ok?????

Take care xx
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Date: 19.05.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well I have just been informed that the clinic were I would see consultant and nurse is being closed. Will revert to another hospital! Not looking forward to it as I am wondering what the 'service' will be! Sad days
I hope you are all well x
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Date: 20.05.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Lara, what a shame this is happening every where. When I moved that was one thing I regretted not being able to use the hospital that I had been under since the age of fourteen. I am still not used to the new one although they are good I haven't the same faith in them.
I am sure you will still receive excellent care.

I am not bad at all at the moment long may it continue.

Take care xx
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Date: 29.05.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, i hope you are all keeping as well as can be expected and getting some sunshine where you are. The weather has been lovely here today and hoping it lasts.

I hope the new place will suit you, Lara, might even be better!

I have another sore throat, seems like i'm catching everything now. I have an appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow so hope they can help as my ankles have been so sore. xxx
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Date: 04.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, just come back from hols in Suffolk weather not good but we had a lovely rest. We stayed in a Barn Conversion. I could have lived there myself it was furnished beautiful.
So relaxing and homely.

I hope you are ok. I hope you had some good advice on the ankles. My feet are my biggest problem for me and I know how painful it is.

I was hoping BSK might of popped in it is ages since we have heard. I hope she is ok.

I am off to unpack now speak soon. Take care xx
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Date: 05.06.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

HI Lois, I didn't know you were away on holiday. That's a shame the weather wasn't so good but i'm sure you would still have enjoyed it. If i remember correctly you have another still to come.

Things here haven't been too good, the family have all been down with some sort of stomach bug, it started with the baby being ill and then i had to look after her on Wednesday as her mum was so unwell and then i took it and my daughter that is diabetic took it too and ended up in hospital, she is still in but thankfully seems a bit better tonight.

The weather here has been gorgeous all week although i haven't been able to sit outside very often with the running back and forward to hospital.

I have been given some new insoles for my feet and exercises to do so will see how that goes but i really don't see how that will help but i will give it a try.

I dont know why Sabine hasn't been on (new name) i do hope she is alright and will come on and put our minds at rest.

Take care lois and i hope the pain in your feet eases off, nothing worse than sore feet.

Night night xxx
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Date: 06.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, so sorry to hear you have all been so unwell. I hope your daughter is allowed home soon. It is so awful for her like she doesn't have enough to deal with bless her. I bet you have been run off your feet.
I was given excercises for my feet they just caused me more problems so I gave up. I wear Gel insoles all the time I have no idea if they help. LOL.

I was thinking about Sabine again yesterday I hope she is ok.

The sun is shining today again so fingers crossed summer has arrived. I do have two weeks holiday booked in July over here so fingers crossed.

Take care speak soon. xx
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Date: 14.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, just a quick post hope you are all ok.
xx
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Date: 21.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, are you ok. It has been a long time since any one posted. ??????????
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Date: 21.06.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Sorry i've not posted in a wee while, between my daughter being in hospital and one thing and another i don't know where the time has went. Thankfully she is home now and doing alright. i'm doing ok although my ankles are still giving me a bit bother as is my right hip (not the one that was broken). I hope you are doing alright.
We are going to Fuerteventura on Friday for a week, the baby is coming too so just hoping it all goes alright.
I don't know what's happened to Sabine, i hope she comes on and at least lets us know she is ok, especially after the thyroid op.
Take care
Lucy xxx
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Date: 22.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear you have had so much going on. Good to hear your daughter is home and doing well.
I am suffering with hips feet and back but what's new. I am going back to the Drs after my hols to see what else can be done. This pain we all have is soul destroying to say the least.

Have a lovely holiday as you know Fuerteventura is one of my favourite places. I am sure the baby will be just fine ahhh it will be so nice having the little one with you.

I am worried about Sabine it is just not like her not to pop in and at least say hi I am ok. I was wondering if she is unwell after her op. I hope not and she is to busy to post.

Take care enjoy your holiday. Speak soon xxxx
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Date: 22.06.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Thank Lois. When is it that you go away? I hope your feet feel better before you go as nothing worse than sore feet. I have a swelling on my ankle that is sore and feels like it is on fire, hoping it isn't too sore when we are away.
You're right, i thought Sabine would have let us know she is alright, i hope she has been busy and all is well with her. Take care and rest those feet xxx
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Date: 23.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I go away in a few weeks time. I need some me time. I will be having 2 weeks to do what I want to do and cooking cleaning and gardening won't come into it. My Mum is off to restbite she is quiet happy to do so. I have taken her away already this year so she is being really good about it.
Have a great holiday speak soon. xx
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Date: 24.06.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies, sorry not been on for a few weeks, just work n life really. So had another letter to go to the hospital I assume to meet new doctor, it will be at same hospital so obviously just a change of Doctor?
Was in Scotland for a family wedding so it was nice to be home 😃 for a few days
Sorry to hear of your ailments and family illnesses hope you are out the other side now.
Enjoy fuertaventura , brilliant place to holiday.
Keep well xx
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Date: 26.06.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lara, good to hear from you. How lovely going to Scotland for a family wedding. It is so nice to meet up with every one.
I guess with you working you are so busy all the time. Retirement has stopped all the rushing around for me I am at least thank full for that. Not so much for the age creeping up on me LOL.

Take care Lara and don't forget to pop back in.
xxxxxx
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Date: 06.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois and Ladies (you are a lady too lois), We had a nice time away but i sure am suffering for it now, my ankle is so sore and swollen and the bone looks like it's sticking out my ankle grrr i do hate this disease, i had an appointment the other day with the podiatrist and asked about a steroid into it but he said he wouldn't recommend it so looks like i will have to suffer it. I hope you are doing well and your weather is better than it is here. Take care xx
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Date: 08.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, just having a catch up. I am actually on my hols. Glad you had a good time.
Bless you hope it all settles soon.

Still no word from Sabine/BSK it is two months now really concerned.

I am just hopeful she is resting up and just can't be bothered.

Well I had better get sorted off for dinner soon. Speak soon. xxxx
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Date: 08.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Aw lovely lois, i hope you're having a lovely time and not suffering too much. My ankle is so sore, i feel it is going to explode.
I wish Sabine would come on and let us know she is ok.
Speak soon and make the most of your holiday xxx
ps. enjoy dinner.
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Date: 16.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, back from a much needed rest. I have never had so much washing to do since the three kids were little. LOL.
How is that ankle doing?

I see nothing from Sabine I am feeling a bit lost as to what has happened to her. I just hope she is ok I have just looked and she hasn't posted since the first week of May. I just hope she has decided to leave the forum and nothing more.

I am having a bit of a flare my feet are a nightmare and my shoulder. I have to say we did so much walking that will be why my feet are sore. But I didn't carry that much shopping or maybe I did hahaha.

I hope all is well with you and your family chat soon.

xxxxx
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Date: 19.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I hope you had a lovely time, i know what you mean about all the washing after a holiday, it took me a week to catch up with it all.

It's so hot here today, think some places have to get a storm later, not sure if it will by pass us or not.

I'm still getting bother with my ankle and i think the sandals i wore on holiday didn't help but i hate wearing trainers all the time especially if you have a dress or skirt on. I hope your feet are not so sore today, keep them raised up when you can.

I can't think whats happened to Sabine, i just hope she is alright and would come on and let us know that she is ok.

Have a good day and take care. xxx
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Date: 19.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, pleased to hear from you the forum is so quiet. I also hope Sabine comes back soon.
I had a lovely break. My feet are still really painful and my hands are hurting. I guess it all part of having RA.

It has been soooo hot here today no storms for us until tomorrow. I love the heat but we needed to build up for it typical UK weather. Tonight is going to be 22 so a restless night again I think.

Take care xx
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Date: 19.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

It is very quiet Lois. Perhaps everyone is on holiday. I hope it just means that everyone is doing alright. It's been ages since Emm has been on too, i just hope they are all ok.
It is so hot here tonight, i think i will be throwing the duvet off the bed tonight. I went with my daughter this afternoon for a wee swim, it was lovely in the cool water and it was nice and quiet in the pool (the way i like it) lol.
Well i think i will get to bed shortly and just hope i can sleep, i couldn't last night for some reason, i was still awake at 4 am.
Take care and keep in touch xx
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Date: 20.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Well another sleepless night and I had the fan going. My duvet nearly went out of the window I kept waking up with it on me after throwing it off LOL.

I like you am hopeful everything is ok for everyone and as you say just on holiday.

Sabine is a worry not like her at all not to pop in with a quick post.

It is another hot day I love it but is a little too hot.

Have a good day xx
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Date: 27.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, I have noticed nothing posted for a while maybe the forum is passing its sell by date.
I hope all is well with every one. I am off to see if there is another forum out there. I will pop back now and again to see if all is well with everyone.
Take care and stay well xxx

Take care ladies. xxx
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Date: 27.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, It is quite sad if the girls have stopped posting but sometimes other things take over. My daughter moved back from Spain a few weeks ago and we have been kept quite busy and my little grand daughter hasn't been too well this week but she seems to be a lot better tonight. I hope you are keeping well. There is a Rheumatoid arthritis forum that i sometimes have a look on although i haven't been on in a while. xxx
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Date: 28.07.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Ahhh lovely news having your daughter home for good. What a year for you grandchild and daughter home you must be so happy.

Sorry to hear the little one has been unwell it is such a worry when they are so small and can't say what is wrong.
I will always pop back on here as this was my first forum and every one has been so supportive.

Take care Lucy chat soon.


I am still concerned about Sabine it is so hard when the girls just drop off especially when they are unwell.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hugs to all XXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Date: 28.07.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Yes it is a bit of a concern, especially her not even coming on to put our minds at rest.

That's the worst part when they can't tell us what's wrong with them and she is always such a happy baby so was such a worry when she was so unhappy and crying, she had hand, foot and mouth disease, not the same as what cattle get but seemingly common in children but she is fine now.
Hope you are doing alright. take care xx
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Date: 01.08.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Morning ladies
Back from holidays. Was great time and now back to reality of washing and ironing
Had letter from hospital, next appointment is same hospital different consultant and nurses so not more travelling thankfully.
Been keeping ok a few more aches and pains than previous but that's arthur for you.
Hope you are both well and like you I hope Sabine, aka bsk is in good health.
Keep well
Xxxx
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Date: 01.08.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Ladies, Lara that the problem with holidays the reality hits you as soon as the suitcase is opened. Back to the hum drum washing ironing housework gardening and the workplace. Just saying LOL. Good to hear you had a good holiday.
Good luck with your hospital appointment.


Hi Lucy I know what hand foot and mouth is they had an outbreak when I worked in the pre school nursery when I worked there.
So glad to hear she is ok now. Hope you are doing ok. Speak soon xx
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Date: 01.08.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday Lara, where did you go? Good luck with the appointment.

I had never heard of it in people Lois, seemingly it is very common in nurseries.

I got a call from my niece in Canada late last night to tell me my sister has had a stroke, she has a bleed in the brain so all very upsetting.

My hip has been so sore and the pain is down into my thigh, i've been finding it very difficult to walk over the last few days. Guess we just have to soldier on as they say.

Take care ladies. xx
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Date: 02.08.2016
From: Lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy so sorry to hear about your sister. It is difficult when family are so far away. It is good your niece can keep in touch with you. Bless her I hope all goes well for her they can do so much for us all now.

You poor thing is that the hip you had your op on?
Soldering on is what we have to do. I have not got any fairies in my garden that pop in and do all my housework and make dinner have you? (LOL).

I hope you have a good day and try not to worry too much easy said I know.


My Mum has dropped a bombshell she wants to live on her own and is adamant about it. I am in the throws of sorting it all out. She will have to be in assisted living as she can't cope on her own. To be honest her Dementia is worse and it is becoming so hard looking after her so maybe it will be better all round. I am so tired and stressed and full of pain so maybe it will be easier if I can just visit and take her out knowing she is being cared for.

It is hard when we feel unwell ourselves trying to keep our chins up but I am so far.

Take care Lucy keep in touch let me know how your sister is doing. (hugs) xxxxx
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Date: 03.08.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Yes it is the hip that was operated on, the other one is playing up a bit too, I just wish i had been given the full hip replacement.

My sister is still in hospital, she is now able to move her legs and they hadn't held much hope for her the other day, so hoping she pulls through ok.

That is a surprise you Mum wanting to be on her own Lois, do you think it's the illness making her want to do that? It must be hard for you and as you say when you don't feel good yourself it is hard work. Have you spoken to the doctor about it? It is a worry but you have to consider your own health too.

Take care and i hope you feel better today, try and take a wee break from it all, even if it's just to go for a hairdo or a meal out. xxx
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Date: 03.08.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, you poor thing my Mum has never had an ounce of bother from her hip replacement. She did have a full replacement so maybe that is the difference. Have you asked is there anything they can do for you?

The news about your sister is encouraging Bless Her.


I am not sure it is the Dementia after she went to a care home while we were on holiday she just doesn't want to do anything for her self. I am not able to care that way 24 hours a day there is only one of me. At least I know she was well cared for. I just think that it will be better all round if Mum gets what she wants. I know she will be cared for. She has dug her heels in and wants it all to happen tomorrow. LOL

I will miss her and won't know what to do with my time apart from more me time. Fingers crossed.

Take care and I hope the news continues to be good about your sister, xxx
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Date: 03.08.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh i know how you feel, my daughter has a new flat and will be moving out over the next few weeks and i will miss her, the only consolation is that is just across the road but i will worry about her being on her own with her health problems but we have to respect their wishes and i think it will do her good.

I have to see the consultant next month about the hip but i was almost calling last week but it's a wee bit easier now.

Hope you feel better soon. xx
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Date: 03.08.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy at least your daughter will be close by. You can just pop over with some little excuse to check on her without her realising. I hope she will be very happy in her new home. Try not to worry she can pop over if she feels unwell. We are always a Mum no matter how old they are. That's what makes us good MUMs. My daughter is 45yrs and I still make her text me when she gets home.LOL.

Lets hope your consultant can help you with your pain. It is such a shame you are having so much trouble after the operation.

Take care and sleep well xxxx
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Date: 10.08.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois & ladies, Not that you're not a lady lois lol. I hope you are feeling a bit better this week. I am dog sitting this week as my daughter is away back to Spain for a wedding. He is so good and is lying here at my feet, he was a bit traumatized after his journey from Spain but is settling in well. How is your dog Lois, you haven't mentioned him in a while. The weather here has been so windy, not like August weather at all. Going to bed now, take care xxx
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Date: 12.08.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I am rushed off my feet Mum is moving into a one bedroom flat on Monday with Care in Place. So we have had to go and buy everything from scratch. She is happy so I am. It has beautiful gardens and a lovely day room. Her meals will be provided at a cost. The staff seem to be lovely. I still have a lot do but hopefully by next week-end I should be able to book a break for me and hubby. We need it.

Ahh poor little dog I bet he is loving being fussed over by you all.
My dog passed away over a year ago she was the second dog we lost to a twisted gut. We have decided not to get another one.

I hope you are doing ok.
Speak soon.

xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 12.08.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh i'm pleased that things with your Mum have worked out. It does sound a lovely place.

My sister passed away a few days ago so trying to get used to her not being here anymore, although she lived in Canada and i hadn't seen her in years it was still a blow and we emailed every day.

Aw that's a shame about your dog, i didn't know he was gone. I still have the dog here as my daughter is away again this weekend, he is no bother and a cute wee thing.

Our weather here is shocking for this time of year, i believe you are having a heatwave, oh please share some with us up here.

Take care and i hope you get the holiday booked soon. xxx
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Date: 13.08.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, just a few more things to do and Mum moves in on Monday. It looks lovely and I am sure she will be happy in her new home. It is only 10 mins in the car so I can keep an eye on her.

I am so sorry about your sister bless her. (((hugs)))) xxxxx

Ahh how nice to have a little loan of a dog. I would do that if anyone needed a dog sitter.

It is hot here muggy as the clouds are low. It has been good to have all the windows open.

I am hope full the holiday will get booked next week. We are only doing a short break for now 3/4 days. I need to be waited on LOL.

Take care Lucy hope the weather changes for you soon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 03.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Sorry i haven't been on recently but things have been quite hectic here with one thing and another.

I hope you are keeping well and that your Mum is settling into her new home well.

I feel as though my daughters extension is never ending, i have been making dinner most nights for them as her kitchen was like a building site for a while and my other daughter is getting ready to move too.

I was at the optician today getting my eyes checked and have been told i have the start of a cataract in my good eye too, oh well, just something else to add to the list.

It's now 1.30am, i better get to my bed.

Take care and look after yourself. xxx
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Date: 10.09.2016
From: Lara

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi ladies
I hope you are well.
Haven't been on as just been keeping self busy.
Wanted to tell you about a new research. Can't remember guys (doctor) name but researching pain and the affects of the weather on it. It's called cloudy with a chance of pain. I've got the app on my phone now. You are asked to sign up and commit to tracking your pain etc for 6 months.
I thought if nothing else it's a way to track for yourself.
We all complain about cold weather or how much better we feel when it is warmer. He gets that but it's the pressure in air not just the temperature. So he is researching it.
Anyway I'm sounding like I'm trying to sell something so I'll shut up.
Take care x
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Date: 11.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi everyone just popped in to say Hi and hope you are all well. Been really busy and away on holiday going to Devon for a break soon.

Lucy I hope you and your family are all well xxxxxxx
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Date: 11.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope you enjoy the holiday Lois, you well deserve it so make the most of it. I would like to fit a wee holiday in too but will see what happens. Take care and keep well. xx
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Date: 13.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I am sure you could also do with a nice break you have been so busy with your little family lately ( although us Mum's just love it)
We are off to Devon for five days we went to the Cotswolds four 5 days a couple of weeks ago it was lovely.
It is lovely being able to just pop off now we know mum is being well cared for. Catching up on lost time.
I went to Tescos yesterday and they have tins of Christmas Sweets it is getting nearer.

Take care and keep well. xxxxxx
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Date: 13.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That sounds lovely Lois and you should get the nice weather there. It's good that you can now go for a break with an easy mind knowing that your mother is being well looked after.
It has rained all day here, i must admit it does get me down a bit, i just wish i lived down south and had all the nice sunshine. When are you off on holiday?

The baby is getting christened on Sunday so all going to a hotel afterwards for a nice lunch, I can't believe she will be a year old next month, it's scary how fast time is going by.

Take care and have a good holiday xxx
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Date: 15.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, wow nearly a year old it was like yesterday you were announcing you were a proud Nanny.
Have a lovely day on Sunday.

We are off next week we have some research on what to do come rain or shine. LOL ready for the British weather.

I saw Mum yesterday and she is very happy and made some new friends her own age.
Take care Lucy. xxxx
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Date: 15.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good that your Mum has settled so well into her new home Lois. My daughter should be moving out over the next few weeks, she is waiting on a new bed etc being delivered. It will be strange not having her here.

I hope the weather keeps up for you next week, I see London has been getting a heatwave. The weather here has been very disappointing, i just hope it's dry on Sunday. at least until we get to the hotel lol. Have a good holiday and even if the weather isn't too good you can relax and have lovely afternoon teas but Devon should be nice.

take care and speak soon xx
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Date: 17.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy enjoy tomorrow!!!!!

Speak when I get back from Devon xxxx
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Date: 17.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Enjoy the holiday and i hope the sun shines every day xx
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Date: 24.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, back from hols the weather was kind to us and the hotel was lovely.

How did the Christening go?

I am now putting my feet up after washing ironing and making dinner.

I am doing the teas and cakes again in the hall third time this year oh joy! It seems that a lot have pulled out this year for silly reasons and I am a push over for people in a crisis. I don't mind really but I have to get cake making later.

Oh well back to reality and the grind.

Take care xxxx
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Date: 25.09.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh that's good that you had good weather and a nice hotel lois, that's really what makes a holiday, I hope you feel the benefit from it.

The weather here today has been awful, it's rained non stop all day. I was so sore today and then forced myself to go for a wee swim and it seems to have helped a bit, i get so stiff sitting so sometimes forcing myself to do something does help a bit.

The christening was lovely and everyone seemed to enjoy it and thankfully it stayed dry until we went to the hotel for the meal.

I think you must be too good at baking the cakes, Lois, when they keep wanting you back.

We are dog sitting this weekend again as my daughter went to Paris for the weekend, she sent some photos and the weather looked beautiful there.

Take care Lois and keep well xxx
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Date: 26.09.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, so glad the Christening went well and the weather held off for you. Another milestone for your little family.
Hubby and I went to Paris for his 60th we had a great time I am not much of a city break person but I have to say I loved it.

Ahhhh I bet you love sitting that little dog (I would)

The cake selling went really well my poor feet after. Oh well another little bit of my wing earned. LOL.

It is really cold here this morning looks like the logs might need a stock up.

Take care Lucy.xxxxxxx
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Date: 05.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, How are you doing? I hope things are going alright for you and your feet are feeling better.

I think i have an eye infection, my eye has been nipping like mad and also a bit blurry with a discharge, i've been using some of the drops my daughter had and they seem to be helping a bit. My doctors surgery closes on a Wedneday and we are off up north tomorrow for a couple of days so thought it was worth while trying hers.

The weather here has been quite pleasant for a change over the last few days, hope you are getting the sunshine too although the nights are getting quite chilly now.

Take care of yourself and speak soon xx
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Date: 09.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I am doing okish. I hope that eye infection is all gone. I also hope you had a good time away up north.
The winter has arrived here it has been miserable the last couple of days.
The log burner is a blessing we had a power cut for 9 hours today and we only have electric in the village. We went to the local Indian restaurant for dinner and we got chatting to a really nice couple on the next table. So the power cut had its good side.
Take care Lucy chat soon. xx
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Date: 09.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, We got back last night and had a nice time there, the weather was beautiful for this time of year so we were fortunate, although there was frost in the morning.

Gosh, a 9 hour power cut, that would be my worst nightmare, just as well you have the log burner and a good reason to go out for dinner. I like Indian food and it seems to help the arthritis.

Have a good day and take care xx
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Date: 09.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, pleased to hear the weather was good for you it makes such a difference.
It is sunny here today although a little cold but it is winter so I need to get used to it. I bought a couple of really warm jumpers yesterday.
We are going to Canterbury in December booked a hotel right next to the Cathedral. They have a Christmas market going on while we are there.
I will be wrapping up well.
The power came on at 10 last night so at least we could see to go to bed LOL.
The Indian restaurant we go to is Local and it is really nice and the staff are so welcoming.
I am sitting with my feet up by the log burner my poor feet are so cold.
I think my feet problem is here to stay.

Have a restfull Sunday and take care xx.

I miss Sabne's little chats. I think we may not hear from her again and hope with all my heart it is noting awful keeping her away.
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Date: 09.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I often think of her too, Lois, and wonder why she has never came back on, i really hope she is ok, especially when she had an operation on her thyroid, even if she is fed up with the forum and would just come on and let us know she is ok. Emm hasn't been on in ages either so i hope she is doing alright.

Glad you have the power back on, that is bad it was off so long. I really wouldn't have been prepared for that, all I have is a few candles, although we have an Indian restaurant close by too lol.

I love the Christmas markets, I went to Germany years ago to the Christmas markets with my daughter and it was lovely, although a long bus journey.

It has turned cold here too, I went today and bought a new hot water bottle lol, i had one in bed a few nights ago and it leaked out, not nice to wake up wet.

Sleep well xx
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Date: 14.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy hope you and the family are all keeping well. Has your daughter moved yet?
I have just had a visit from all the grandchildren I had no idea they were coming so it was a lovely surprise.
I am looking forward to some me and hubby time and being waited on. I have to say I have had a few breaks lately it must be my new found freedom.
I saw Mum yesterday and she is still very happy so all is good.
Now a cuppa and bed.
Take care xx
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Date: 15.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, My daughter will be moving out during the week, it will be so strange without her but thankfully she will be close by.

That's good that you are having a few breaks away, i think it's important that we get away when we can.

I have a sore throat and sore head so going to have some hot lemon now and get to bed. My infusion is booked for during the week but if i feel this way I won't be going.

I'm dog sitting this weekend again as my daughter is away to Budapest this time. He actually snapped at the baby tonight so I think they will be getting kept apart from now on, he is such a sweet little dog normally but perhaps a bit jealous or she pulled his tail.

Sleep well xx
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Date: 16.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry to hear you are unwell hope it clears before the infusion.
You will miss your daughter but as you say she will be close by. I hope she is very happy in her new home.
When I had my first granddaughter my dog used to grumble in the back of his throat. I am sure the dog will be fine but we always made sure they were never left together. I do think that jealousy plays a part. My dog was not used to children so I guess that makes them nervous because the little ones are quick and make sudden movements. I bet they will be best buddies later my dog was best friends with Kayleigh when she got passed the toddling stage.
I am in so much trouble with my feet and back I am sure it is the rain (fingers crossed) I have an appointment with the rhumy consultant soon. Not my favourite person LOL.

Take care Lucy xxxx
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Date: 16.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Oh you poor girl, when your feet are sore you're all sore. We have had a lot of rain here too and it certainly doesn't help. I hobble about when i first get up in the morning as my ankles feel like they are broken. I hate having a sore back. I get pain at the bottom of my back, i blame it on lifting the baby as she is getting heavy.

I hope all goes well at the rheumy appointment.

Off to bed now with some more hot lemon, it does seem to soothe my throat, i had to buy some more lemons today at Tesco. Have you noticed the shops full of Christmas gifts now and it's not even Halloween yet.

Take care and sleep well xx
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Date: 18.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, what a sorry lot we are. I am still in agony with my feet. I will just keep taking the pills LOL. I am sitting with my feet on a hot water bottle.
I was looking at the Christmas stuff I think it spoils it for the little ones when its all out so early. Maybe I am just old(haha).
It is miserable today grey skies I just hate days like this.
I hope the back and sore throat get better soon and of course those ankles. xxxx
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Date: 30.10.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, How are you? I hope your feet are a bit better now. My infusion was cancelled due to me having a cold so I have to go during the week now, so i'm hoping I will get it this time.

I've just remembered the clocks go back tonight so I better change them before I go to bed. It will be dark about 5pm now.

Take care xx
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Date: 30.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

My feet are still a problem but I guess all part and parcel.
That was a shame your infusion has been delayed. I hope you get sorted next week.
Mum had a check up for her skin cancer removal a year ago sadly it has come back. She is in for surgery again on the 7th November. Her Dementia is getting really bad and her conversations are so random I am beginning to get lost as to what she is saying. Dementia is such an awful thing but the saving Grace is she doesn't have a clue what is going on with her self.
She is still enjoying living where she is so that is good. She has two really close friends there so her days are filled.

I am not loving the early nights at all I suffer with SAD and it is not helpful for me at all.
We have decided to go away for Christmas we are booking a Hotel over here not sure where yet but I have to sort it out soon. No room at the inn springs to mind so I am going to sort it next week.
I am going to put my feet up and let some one else run around after me this year. I am full of stress and need to chill.

Sorry to be going on about me. I hope you keep well and your family take care Lucy xxxxx
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Date: 30.10.2016
From: lucy9

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I always think when your feet are sore you are all sore, perhaps it's time for them to add something else to help the RA. After the sulphasalazine I was given plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and it did make a difference.

That's not good that your Mum's skin cancer has returned, was it a basal cell? I've had a couple of them removed, hopefully it's not anything more serious.

I think i suffer from SAD as well, Lois. A blue sky certainly lifts the spirits.

That's great that you are going away for Christmas, you deserve to be waited on for a change. I have just booked a cruise just before Christmas, I got a really good deal, we fly to Jordan then sail to Oman, Dubai, etc, not sure it's a good idea after the last visit there lol, we will be back before Christmas though, I just feel while we are able then we should try and do what we can.

Take care of yourself Lois, when are you back at the hospital? don't suffer in silence.

Sleep well xxx
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Date: 31.10.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I do have an appointment this month with the rhumey consultant so I will see what happens. I am not going to hold my breath as she is not very nice. I will speak to my nurse while I am there.

I am not sure if it was basal cell they just said skin cancer. I will ask next week she is having surgery on the 9th 4 days after her 91st birthday.

I am with you on doing things while we still can.
I hope the cruise is great for you. You will be ok I am sure.
I am also away two weeks before Christmas I really have the Hotel bug. LOL. I was looking at a cruise the other day. Let me know how your cruise goes and I might just go for it.

Take care xxxxx

Just heard the weather seems like winter is here from tomorrow. It is going to be really cold here. I am going to hibernate.
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Date: 07.11.2016
From: Lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

I hope the appointment goes well, Lois. Is there no one else that you could ask to see? I think your consultant must be in the wrong job. I am fortunate that all my consultants are lovely.

Think we might be getting snow tomorrow, something to look forward to lol.

Take care xx
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Date: 17.11.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I hope you and your family are all well.
Nothing change at my appointment just as I had expected. My pain has settled somewhat I guess the rain and cold are not helping me. My consultant did suggest I knit myself some woollen socks. I declined as my hands hurt enough. She is a little eccentric LOL.

My mum I am glad to say did not require surgery they froze the area and are sure that is the answer. (fingers crossed).

I am not enjoying the winter at all. I feel the cold so much this year.

Take care xxxx sorry for taking so long to reply I have just been so busy and tired.
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Date: 17.11.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

That's good news about your Mum, that is a relief.

It really has turned cold here, isn't time flying by.

I was in getting my infusion today so fingers crossed it keeps working.

I think your consultant was having a laugh, imagine knitting socks lol, I remember doing that at school with four needles, I still remember them, they were grey and I don't think I ever wore them.

My daughter is coming shortly with the baby so I best make a move.

Take care and keep warm xx
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Date: 17.11.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hope you had a lovely evening with your daughter and Granddaughter. xxxx
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Date: 10.12.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, sorry I haven't been posting I have been a bit unwell. The RA is having great fun with me.
I am off for a short break next week so hopeful the break will do some good.

How are you and the family doing?

I am just about sorted for Christmas. My daughter is working and the boys are off doing other things this year. My Mum is off to my brothers. We have booked in a hotel and we are going to be waited on this year, It's not something we have done before so fingers crossed it will be good. It will be strange not doing the running around this year.

Have you got your family this year?

Take care sweetheart xxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 26.12.2016
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed being waited on for a change (you deserve it) We were away too and just got back on the 20th so i have just seen your post. Sorry to hear that you haven't been too good, i hope the wee break has helped.

My daughter did the Christmas dinner this year in her new flat so it was lovely not having to do it this year. I got in last night and fell asleep on the chair so I must have eaten too much. The wee one was a bit overwhelmed with our her presents and was so excited.

The winds here are terrible just now, I got up this morning to discover our garden wall has been blown down (well part of it) we had bother with it a couple of years ago when the same thing happened, I will have to get onto the Insurance company now.

Take care and I really hope you feel better soon. xxx
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Date: 26.12.2016
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, so pleased to hear you had a good break.
Ahhh how lovely of your daughter to do Christmas. The little ones just make Christmas special.
I am laying on the bed in our hotel room thinking about packing as we are on our way home in the morning.
I feel really rested and have been spoiled rotten.
The Christmas day was so lovely much better than I expected. It did feel odd at first not being at home but we have decided we are getting away again next year all being well.
I am feeling a lot better the rest has done me good.

It has been windy here but nothing like you have had. Stay safe. I hope that wall doesn't get any worse.

Take care chat soon xxx
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Date: 06.01.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Well that's us into 2017 now so let's hope it's a good year for us all on here and with less pain.

I hope you feel a lot better now after your break away. I think we have to spoil ourselves at times.

Take care and a Happy New Year to everyone on the forum xx
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Date: 08.01.2017
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, haven't been on for a while. Happy New Year to you and your family.
We had a fantastic break we definitely would do it again. Hotel was lush and the food was great. The atmosphere was just lovely. Made some new friends always a bonus.
I felt very spoiled and very lazy LOL.

I hope you had a great Christmas with your family and you are all keeping well. xxxxxxxx
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Date: 12.01.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the break Lois.

Well we have had snow showers today, the weather really has turned so cold here. I'm always a bit frightened that I fall when it's slippy. It doesn't seem to take much for me to fall these day. I had the baby round today and I have a play mat that I put down for her and today I put some duplo on it and stood on a bit and went flying, luckily it was just my hand I hurt.

Going to go to bed shortly. Stay warm and safe. xx
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Date: 13.01.2017
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, we had a little snow this morning and it is so cold. I am passed enjoying snow like you I am nervous about being out in it. It hurts so much when we get older falling over.
I hope your hand is feeling better today.

I bet that little one is growing up fast. My granddaughter is 17 and taking driving lessons now I don't know where the years have gone.
Take care Lucy and stay out of the cold if you can. xx
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Date: 18.01.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

How are you doing, Lois? I hope you are well.
The weather here has got a lot milder (thank goodness) although I think the cold weather is due back at the weekend.

I was at my rheumatology appointment today and felt it was such a waste of time. The consultant said I don't think I've met you before (I've seen him a good few times as well) perhaps I've aged a lot lol. I was confused when he said not to bother taking my calcium tablets, I am very low in calcium, i was too confused to question him. He said he would check my levels and check them and write if I need them. I was very low last year so can't see why it would change.

The years do go in too fast, it's scary how fast the time passes. How many grand children do you have, Lois? Oh to be 17 again!.

Take care and keep well xx
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Date: 19.01.2017
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I give up at my rhumey appointments now my boot soles are too hard.
I am not concerned about my shoes just my pain. Her reply was I do not deal with your pain you need to talk to your GP. I can not see the point of going to see her.
My gp does my bloods issues my prescription and deals with my pain.
I just go with the flow.

I have four grandchildren 17 15 7 and 5. They are all growing up so fast making me feel really old. I guess I am old LOL.

The weather is cold but sunny not at all bad for January. Not too long until spring.

We are using the winter to decorate one bedroom is done two more to go the two left are really a make over just because I fancy a change. All the walls are painted so hubby is going to do a feature wallpaper wall in both.
The first bedroom had not been touched since we moved in and it looks so much better now.

When we have finished I may just book a break somewhere.

It is so weird on here now every one seems to be disappearing one by one. I still miss the banter with BSK.

Take care Lucy xx
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Date: 19.01.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, We are needing to decorate as well, I think we will start with the kitchen and we will need a new floor too. All out walls are painted and we have been in this house over thirty years. I keep saying I want to paper some of the walls but my husband isn't too keen as I doesn't like papering but I would like one wall in the bedroom papered. Most of the house is needing freshened up. We have had the outside wall rebuilt but the insurance wouldn't cover it, typical of them.

We are going through to Edinburgh on Sunday for an overnight stay, we might pay a visit to the zoo to see the pandas with the little one.

I know what you mean about it being strange on here now, I do wonder what has happened to (sleekfox) and I do hope she is ok, it's been a while since Emm and Willis have been on too, perhaps they have just got fed up posting or are too busy now (I hope that's the reason)

Have a good weekend and happy decorating. xx
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Date: 20.01.2017
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, I think winter makes us look at the decorating as we are stuck indoors longer. I have to say just the one wall papered looks so much warmer.
The kitchen is always awkward to do we had our floor tiled and the kitchen was out of use for two days. We set the dining room up for making Tea ect. Takeaways are good for a short spell but I prefer home cooked.

That will be nice going to see the panda and it's little one. ENJOY!

I also hope they have just got bored with the posting.

Speak soon keep warm xx
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Date: 09.02.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, How are you? I hope the cold weather isn't affecting you too much. It really has turned cold here but no snow yet. I noticed the daffodils in the garden are starting to come through so spring won't be too far away.

I don't have much news at all and that is why I haven't been on, (perhaps that's a good think lol) I'm keeping ok at the moment, although my ankles get so sore and stiffen up when I sit.

The visit to the zoo was a bit disappointing, it was so spread out and very hilly but we did have a good dry day for it and it always seems a bit milder in Edinburgh than it is here.

I think I will get to bed shortly as I have the wee one to look after tomorrow.

Take care and have a good weekend xx
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Date: 14.02.2017
From: lois

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lucy, it is freezing down south as well.
Shame that the zoo needs so much walking they should lay on some buggys to take people around in. They have them at a massive House and gardens we go to they take us all around the big lake. I would miss all that without them.

I haven't much news apart from visiting the dentist today and having my bloods done. Just what you want on valentines day LOL. We did go for dinner that was really nice. We tested a new Turkish restaurant that has just opened. It was very good and brought back memories of the holiday we had in Turkey when the three children were all teenagers. Many moons ago.
Having the little ones is just lovely. ENJOY.

Take care xx
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Date: 01.05.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: New thread for, Bsk, Marlene, Emm, Willis & Lynn

Hi Lois, Sorry it's been so long since i've posted. I hope you are well or at least as well as can be expected. I'm doing ok at the moment although things at home have been a bit stressful between one thing and another.

At last the weather seems to be getting a bit better here although today was quite windy (a great washing day though)

Have you any holidays booked? we were away last week but the weather wasn't as good as i had hoped it would be.

Take care Lois xx
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