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Afternoon all second jab all done..😁
Toni a very different breakfast..I enjoyed it thankyou
What us it with men Mr B is the same likes my hair when we first met..😅he doesn't like it longer but I can just put it up .
The streets are very busy but we had a little potter after our jab ..Nice and queit in the gc ...😁how nice to have a afternoon tea fir Charleys fiance ..30 bless xx
Mike the caterpillar pack is brilliant ..xx
Joan I need my haircut badley..glad you and Sue have gad yours done..my brother us doing ok thankyou ..the stent has really helped xx
Kath pulled muscles are awful ..I hope it easese very soon x
I am lovely Emily's tea and her house is brilliant so cosy ..I do like following her blogs..they will all be busy on there allotment nothing nice than growing your own food xx
Love ti all
Good morning everyone
Kath I'm sorry you pulled some muscles I hope they don't take to long to heal they can take a while ((())) Good your daughter has an allotment ((())) love to Chris ((())) Anita ((())) Val and your Dad ((()))
Barbara ((())) we had a mobile hair dresser but she would not come because of Sue's carers coming 3 times a day sue goes to a shop now I had mine cut yesterday. How is your brother doing (((())) love to Mr B ((())) and your son (((())) and Niamh (((())) and your brothers girlfriend (((()))
Chris (((()))) how is your ankle doing (((()))) I have not been to town since before Christmas has there is no toilets open.
Toni ((())) I can't wait for Sunday that is the day lexi finishes her tablets. Love to Paul ((())))) Charley ((())) and Annie ((())) and the carers ((())) Lucy ((())) Tia (((()))) Kari (())) and P (((()))) and your lovely neighbours (((())))) people are so desperate to by socks she's tights why.
Mike (((()))) I know how you feel don't worry ((()))) love to Elliott ((())) and vixen ((()))
love to Bill (((()))) Carol ((())) Mig (((()))
It would be best if an Occupational Therapist sorted out knee supports/braces as some commercially available are no good, it may be that you need specially measured/constructed braces as my sister did, hers were made in Iceland for some reason but they allow her to continue working.
Hi, I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia with outer hip pain. Not sure about swelling because of the 'cushion' I carry with me! My blood tests showed no markers or were inconclusive, but then my daughters doesn't and she has definitely got advanced rheumatoid!
It depends where the pain is I think as mine was diagnosed as Bursitis first, then later it became sciatica. I am like you and would really like to know what is causing it so I can deal with it. At the moment I find Leon's exercise programme is helping me quite a bit as long as I dont overdo it.
Stick with it! See your GP in person! They CAN see you if you insist. I always write down, and take with me a list of all my symptoms (keeping it brief) and how it affects my ability to function. I find that my GP appreciates this and it means I don't forget something important.
Good luck! Please post and let us know how you are getting on!
Morning everyone 🙂
Now Mike how did I miss the caterpillar hamper? I would love to see a pic of that. I am sure they all enjoyed that and am so very pleased to see Elliott home and doing well. Hurry up and finish chemo.
That OT talked a lot of sense methinks, but can anything be done to help? You say have no desire to go out, but do you need to or is it other people worrying that you aren't getting out? If you have to go say to the hospital and your sister picks you up you can go out can't you?🤔
When Mr Cummings travelled during the original lockdown he set the worst ever example didn't he? At least only those who do have their own accommodation are allowed to stay away from home ATM. I had to take Lucy to the Drs for a blood test yesterday and the roads were busier than normal. I think because people could go into shops other than supermarkets. Paul says get them back to work😮
Kath I would love to see the allotment before and after! I have always wanted one a place to escape to. Rescue hens would be brilliant to and such a lovely idea. The afternoon tea looks amazing I just love Emily's quirky vintage ideas 🙂
So you pulled your side? Sleek has brought over some embrocation for you and left it beside your bed she said you were still asleep?
She asked whether Emily could do a high tea for herself and the girls? That's her, Mrs Darcey, Miss Cookie, Rosie, Jessie and now (if she'll come) Winnie. So 6 in total.
Barbara Thank you hair all done, but I'm not sure Paul is too keen....the rest of us are though. He doesn't like change wants me stuck in 2002 when we first started seeing each other 🙄
You must get yourself a new mobile hairdresser like Chris has i think Joan and Sue too. Or else start doing a number 2 like our Kath?
I hope the skip has arrived and the men have filled it for you...that being husband and son.
There were so many cars out yesterday and the queues outside shops were mad. completely mad. Someone said queueing for 3 hours for a pair of £3 Primark leggings. A bit rude but still it's just not worth potentially spreading the virus again just as things are settling.
Morning Joan how are you and Sue doing? When are you both having your hair cut? I had mine done yesterday...very different I will try to get a pic on if I can.....maybe! Don't want to scare you all😁
Good morning Chris how are you today? Glad you enjoyed the ready brek with prunes (should do the job as it were!). Two bowls is always fine it being so chilly. I'm glad you hair is done too! Where shall we go now we look so good? Apart from tomorrow's procedure😉
I like time alone very much too Chris I like it quiet or just my audiobook on my Alexa or some music. the hairdresser used hers to time how long for my colour to stay on!
Having some art project to get to anytime you fancy is just lovely.
My house is tidy too I think although there is ironing to do....maybe Lucy will do me some.
It is Charley's fiancée's 30th birthday on Sunday so we will be doing a socially distanced takeaway outside I hope it's warm enough. I can open up the breeze house I suppose and put the heater on then it's totally open with just the roof with the heater. I don't normally with it being a waste of energy, but it is a special birthday.
Loe of course to Carol I hope all is well and you've just been busy with your knitting.
It's still cold so needs to be a hot breakfast:
After our trip to Malaysia I thought a Malaysian breakfast?
Welcome to our Versus Arthritis forum. Here you will find the members are friendly, helpful and empathic. They will answer any of your queries/questions as they have found them in relation to their own condition.
There are many members on here who have Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects different people in different ways. Their pain can also vary, some can have no or very little pain others can have unbearable pain. I, myself, have had osteoarthritis for many years and I have adapted things I do to take into account my condition. Walking is very difficult for me but I use either a walker with 4 wheels and a basket or my mobility scooter. My walking has been made worse as I had a very badly broken ankle about 6 months ago, but I still manage to go out and also around the complex I live. Rather than going out for food shopping I order on line. There are many shopping trolleys on the market and it pays to shop around to find something suitable for you. There is one on which you can sit.
Versus Arthritis produces many booklets and factsheets on the various types of arthritis and its related conditions. Below are links which may help you. I have included a general osteoarthritis one and one that covers osteoarthritis of the spine.
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine | Back pain | Versus Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) | Causes, symptoms, treatments (versusarthritis.org)
Your MRI hopefully will determine which type of arthritis you have and physiotherapist will as give you exercises will be able to suggest ways to help you as regards to shopping and other gadgets that will help you.
It will be good to read your future posts and to hearing how you are progressing with your condition. Take care
Love and sunny here but not venturing out will let things settle down
Mike I'm so pleased Elliot is home..and what a good idea sending the Catterpillar hamper he will love it ..
I am sure you will be out with your sister when you feel ready..like you say to many idiots xx
Toni readybrek I can eat anytime 😊
So today's the day 10 years younger so you will look around 20..wow how nice it will be..I need a new mobile hairdressers..xx
Joan I love having a chat with my neice ..like you say it will help her through things ..thankyou xx
Chris I hope the procedure goes OK for you ..and having your hair cut before will make you feel much better 😁note to myself look for a new mobile hairdressers xx
Kath ooh an allotment I am sure your daughter will make the most of it..I know she loves to cook xx
We are waiting for a skip to arrive..all the old fencing and other stuff in the garage to go in..
Love to all
Kath ((())) that's good your Dad having his second jab ((())) he will feel safer now. We did are 11 plus at school.
Love to Chris ((())) How's is leg ((())) Anita ((())) Val ((()))
Barbara ((())) I'm sure your niece will feel happier after talking to you ((())) love to Mr B ((())) your son ((())) and Niamh ((())) and your brother ((())) and his girlfriend ((()))
Chris (((())) have a good day I'm having my hair cut to day as well.
Mike ((())) that's good Elliott is home again ((())) yes he will enjoy his goodies ((()))
Love to Toni ((())) and her family ((())) Bill ((())) Carol ((())) Mig ((()))
This is the first time I've had free to come on here. It's awful I know yesterday was busy but I can't remember quite what I did other than look at UTube to try and suss out how to sort out the tension on my sewing machine.
I have been piggy, at this time of night and all, and had 2 pieces of fried bread and a sausage. That was delicious Toni. If I get indigestion in the night too bad.
Well done Mike a complete shopping order delivered. Now that is a miricle. Better be careful what I say it my next order might be jinxed.
It's been a strange day for weather here. It was frosty first thing and we had some sun. Then it clouded over. I had to go and get a Covid test this morning, ready for hopefully my test on Wednesday. We had snow on our way home it lasted about 10 mins. This afternoon's been cloudy with a couple of short sharp showers.
Well that's a little shorter than usual. Gentle hugs to Toni ((())) Kath ((())). Barbara ((())) Joan((()))
Carol ((())). Mike ((())) and anyone I've missed.
Tomorrow is Hair cut day. Yippee. Perhaps I won't have hair like Boris.
Night night all. Chris aka CatLady.
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