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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: JustMike

Mike! Man, it's so great to see you back home with us more often!


Dada has visiting nurses who help yes? Is there a friend who could look after Dada before the nurses arrive and after they leave if you should need surgery?

I'm just glad that you can be fixed. My nerve damage/neuropathy used to be in one leg and now I have it in both. I had to increase my dosage in a particular med for that which I didn't want to do, but the pain can be severe.


There are so many things that can go wrong with the human body, but I guess we're lucky we have one. Eh? LOL




posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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Hello Dave and Matthew! Hello to lurkers! Hello to all who will enter later!






posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: Night Star
Dada has carers who come in, but they're not nurses. However they only visit 3 times a week for 2 hours at a time, mainly to give me some little respite breaks.

If I need to go in for surgery, we have one neighbour who could come over during the day and another who can be here in the evenings. And the carers would still come in to give them some respite. But what we wind up doing depends on how long I'd have to be in hospital, also assuming they can actually fix it in a relatively straightforward way and I won't need to go back a few times. Then there's whatever rehab requirements I might have.

However I'm not going to worry too much about all that right now.
Once I have the results of the CT and the specialist's recommendations there will be enough opportunities to worry.


I'm sorry that what you have is apparently not a candidate for surgery. That must be rotten to deal with, especially needing to up your meds. For me, the worst thing about the pain is the frustration. Just not being able to do things because of it. I had a "good patch" for almost two hours today after my meds kicked in and actually worked (they usually don't do much), so I quickly got a load of washing done, and while the machine was running I managed to cook us a decent lunch and then do the dishes. WOOT!

I guess it's the same for you: if you have a "good patch" when the pain is not too bad, you can get things done almost like normal. When it's not so good, just add more things to the list of what you want to get done, I guess. That's what I'm learning to do.


edit on 7/10/18 by JustMike because: typos



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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M A R S H M A L L O W S ! ! ! !



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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An old but very wise prayer that some Sheddites may find use of ,to ponder upon.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change ..

Courage to change the things I can...

And the wisdom to know the difference...



Wishing all members much serenity and wisdom !
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: JustMike

Thank 'ee, mon. Please have an extra dram for me; I am not allowed to touch any booze while I'm on these tablets. All I can do is open the bottle and take a sniff!


And hats off to you for that fund-raising event! Nicely done, sir!


As for those coffee logs: what a brilliant idea! I hope whoever came up with that one makes a mint. Excellent way to use the coffee grounds that would otherwise get dumped in the trash or down the drain.





Sorted.
Cheers!
G



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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Yes, it's difficult. I also have spinal stenosis and arthritis, so the combination of daily pain is horrible. The meds only do so much and sometimes not much at all. I have never heard of the patch for pain before and was never offered one. I am on meds for other health issues as well and I guess they have to be careful with what they give me. I am on two kinds of pain meds.

Yes, very frustrating and limits what I can do. I do what I can and get help if I really need it. I do try to push myself to do more, but sometimes that backfires. My friend and I will be attending a fair in November and she is going to set up a lawn chair for me in the building in case I need to sit and take a break.
My family and friends are very helpful. I had to learn to accept help as I have always done things for myself and others and sometimes I have to rely on help. It is what it is. That saying reminds me of Syx.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

Yes, I know it well.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Marshmallows and whiskey? LOL



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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I wish that I had some supportive things to say to those who need it today but I'm having a hard time as it is.

Was not able to sleep well last night only to be blessed with stomach problems and a rare seizure this morning. Therefore I am out of it today.

I've been watching a tv drama and today they honored a fallen firefighter. Even though this a tv show it made me cry as down as I am today.

In other news, many apologies to everyone around the world that is disturbed by the noise coming from my house. Dad is watching music videos which means his blasted computer is way too loud.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star

....So what did Chrissie do for crafts at the event?



Well, she was actually in charge of most of the home-baking.
Brownies, Blondies and Carrot cake, supplemented by donations of fruit loaf, marshmallow tophats, rocky road, peanut crunch etc She was in charge of the camp-fire and marshmallow toasting too.
We also baked fresh bread on sticks over the fire.
There was a woodland craft lady there making autumn wreaths and nature crowns out of the beautiful Autumn foliage.



Chrissie does lots of crafts with the forest school kids, from wood-carving to willow-weaving and leaf rubbing.
Mix in some outdoor skills like safe camp-fire lighting, basic tool use, bug-hunts, baking/cooking on the fire and fun & games... and you get the gist of what forest school is all about! LOL

I drank coffee and hid behind the guitar!!!!



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Sorry to read you are feeling so down ,Blue.πŸ˜• ... but it is understandable considering the frustrations you are dealing with in life. My hope is that things do eventually improve.




In other news, many apologies to everyone around the world that is disturbed by the noise coming from my house. Dad is watching music videos which means his blasted computer is way too loud.


πŸ˜†... I can’t hear it from here, Blue ...but I sure am curious as to what his music choices are.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

MY SYMPATHIES! MY DAD USED TO BE A LITTLE HARD OF HEARING TOO. YEAH! WATCHING TV WITH HIM WAS A REAL PAIN IN THE EAR.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star

Marshmallows and whiskey? LOL



LOL no.... marshmallows was my answer to Light when he asked what the people were trying to cook over the campfire!

The Whisky (no "e" in Scotch Whisky) is so I can toast Mike and Dada tonight.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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My late and much loved grandfather used to tell me that. He lived by those maxims his entire, very long life -- and I have tried to do the same.

They are two of the most wwonderful and blessed things you can wish anyone, so I wish the same for you as well. Always.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Oh no, a seizure! Like you didn't have enough going on.


I think I heard your Dad's music videos. That must be why I was up earlier than usual today.

My Mom refused to get a hearing aid for years and once she finally chose to get one, it was like a whole new world for her...and us. LOL



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: JustMike
a reply to: Sheye
My late and much loved grandfather used to tell me that. He lived by those maxims his entire, very long life -- and I have tried to do the same.

They are two of the most wwonderful and blessed things you can wish anyone, so I wish the same for you as well. Always.


Tears of gratitude for this post , JustMike. It means the world to me to have your blessing.😊



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Oh I used to love making wreaths! Look at how friggin cute your Son is in that head piece!

Loving all these pics Gordi!

Oh ok, whisky. Gotcha! Hope I remember now. LOL



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Cheers, mate.


a reply to: Night Star
The fentanyl patches and similar have been around for a while, but last week was the first time I'd seen one. They have to be used with great care, and also disposed of very carefully as well, because there can still be a lethal dose of the drug left in a used patch. That is, it can be lethal to anyone who has not developed adequate tolerance.

Frankly I'm glad the doc took me off the patches and put me on the tablets instead. They are also very potent, but there is less risk for Dada. A person who has not been exposed to the drug under monitoring by medical professionals only has to touch the exposed surface of a used patch to perhaps suffer serious medical issues, so I'd rather not have them around at all.

And yes, your medical advisors would have to do a very precise juggling act to make sure none of your meds adversely interact with any others. For example, the list of meds that could make fentanyl's effects greater (or lesser!) is pretty long, which is another reason why we should never give any of our prescription meds to anyone else, even if they seem to have the same symptoms/conditions we have. In fact, supplying fentanyl to another person is actually illegal in the US and probably here as well, as (a) it's a narcotic and (b ) it can be lethal.

Like you, I'm now learning to accept help. At first it was hard, but now I'm just grateful.



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