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stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
edited 18. Jan 2011, 08:58 in Living with Arthritis archive
I realised as I was getting dressed this morning (I wonder why?) that at some point this year my RA and I will have been joined in unholy deadlock for 50 years. I’m sure you imaginative people can come up with ideas for a suitable way to commemorate this. Legal is probably better as I’m pretty sure a quick getaway would be inadvisable and, in an identity parade, I’d stick out like a sore thumb…and fingers….and feet, knees, elbows etc. I guess a formal divorce wouldn’t work.
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
Steven Wright

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  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    My reply seems to have gone into the either. The suggestion was an award from the Queen of a solid gold walking stick with your initials in diamonds! Well, you can only ask! Love Sue
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Stickywicket

    picking up on Sue's theme....

    and your interests...

    a golden cricket bat for your golden anniversary :wink:

    Love

    TONI X
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I just thought of that, came to post it and frog had done it. Poo. No more ideas, yet, sorry. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi,

    I think your RA should get the order of the golden boot!
    ....and you should have a fabulous cartier gold watch. nothing but the best!

    Iris xxx :grin:
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Everyone & thanks for the input. In order of suggestions:

    Delboy, I did the ‘trial separation’ thing during my first pregnancy. Worked so well that husband & I were working out how many kids we’d end up with if I aimed to keep pregnant for the rest of my child-bearing years. Had a quick re-think after he was born. During 2nd pregnancy R.A. stuck to me like glue. No 3rd.

    Woodbon – you are very kind & generous. I’d have to just look at the walking stick as my feet stick out sideways so if I try a stick I trip myself up with it. I love the implicit attitude of ‘if you can’t beat it flaunt it’.

    Frogmorton – You’re on my wavelength. On a purely practical level I think the bendyness of willow works better but what’s the point of practical when I can’t even manage a decent backlift with a willow one? Yours might just dazzle the bowler in his run up & put him off. I like it.

    Dreamdaisy – Is it a question of great minds thinking alike or the other one???

    Dorcas – Forget the Cartier watch. The order of the Golden Boot definitely has it. Where do I acquire one, please?

    To be honest, I was thinking more on the lines of what I and my RA could DO to mark 50 yrs of enforced togetherness. I might compile a list – things I must do before the end of the year. I’d like to try walking round my local tarn again but it’s ¾ mile & I usually only manage about 1/3 these days without knackering myself for a week. Maybe if I pick a quiet week….. I also fancy at least one ‘wheelchair walk’ that involves a stile (and several friends) as they’re tough and fun. ( I meant stiles but that also applies to my friends.) I’m planning several games of cricket when I go to visit my grandson. I’m going to buy him a ‘My First Cricket Set’ & knock him for six – he’s only 18 months but has the unfair advantage of being much stronger than me.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Oh woman, I like your style. I think the list is a good idea, setting realistic goals and aims (of course) in order to remind the RA that, although it might think it's the boss, it ain't. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sticky,

    If it were me I'd celebrate by having a nice hot bath, massaging myself afterwards with body lotion, make a milky coffee and get cosy on the sofa with my favouite DVDs along with a packet of Minstrels. That way arthur would have long fallen into a doze of submission and you could enjoy your evening to the full while it was asleep.

    Gently does it though, afterall 50 years is a very long time.
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    What about a golden cricket ball to go with tonis' bat.

    sorry imagination not working today. :???:

    juliepf x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Stickywicket
    Poke Arthur in the eye...and go and do something you enjoy...he wont like that.. :evil :evil :smile:
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Legs - I really fancy this with slight modifications. The hot bath is great. I can’t do massages with the fingers that the R.A. has landed me with but all is not lost – I know a man who can! My dearly beloved will be more than happy to oblige, especially if I substitute the coffee with a nice glass of wine. Black Stump, if that’s OK. Which means the Minstrels – which I love – will have to wait for another day. Can’t spoil a Black Stump. DVDs? Can I have CDs instead? I’m anybody’s if they’ll just play me the 4th movement of Mahler’s No 5. (Not many people know that – well, they didn’t until now. I bet that could put a lot of people off Mahler.) Oh yes, I promise to go gently. Best idea yet. Thanks.

    Julie 47 – I’m turning golden! Like Frogmorton’s bat, this would be appropriate and might also serve to put off the opposition – this time when I’m bowling, not batting as, in my head (a murky place if ever there was one) I’m the perfect all-rounder. You should see me sprinting around the field. (That's the field of my dreams.)

    Barbara – I’d love to poke the R.A. in the eye. Two slight problems. 1. I’d miss and 2. We share the eye. However, you have inspired me to try something new. When I had to give up riding a couple of years ago I bought an exercise machine which mimics the horse’s gaits. I usually stick to ‘walk’ & ‘trot’ for the very practical reason that I can’t hit the ‘stop’ button once I get into ‘canter’. Yesterday I called in reinforcements and had a supervised ‘gallop’. Not practical for everyday purposes but fun & more than I ever did on a real horse. Thanks for the inspiration.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    :lol::lol::lol:
    Skicky the comment made me laugh when you answered barbara, (you share the same eye ) :lol::lol: yes you do i never thought about that

    have a good day
    juliepf x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
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    Barbara - thanks to your suggestion I got 1/2 way round the tarn today before taking to the wheelchair. As/when/if orthotics ever get my shoes right (So far going on 4 months for this pair) I might make the full distance.

    Julie - you have a good day too.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright