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Glad you have your exercises now FF, hopefully things will improve.

Bargains, bargains indeedSmiley Happy

If OH can manage things? What would carer be doing? Perhaps new tabs will keep things at bay, fingers crossed.

 

We didn't get up to Nursery, YD felt yuck so appt cancelled and new one arranged. GS goes there so we know that it's really good. Baby would be there when he is around 1 and only for 2 days per week.

ED's new baby will also be there same days, haha. 2 weeks to go now........

Really cold here today, it's the dampness that makes it feel that way, brrrrrrrrrrr.

Had a house full this afternoon, so am now contemplating, takeaway, not sure yet.............may well go with the easy option. xx

 

 

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Bargains indeed, FF,  although I can top the calendar for £1. My 2019 calendar -month to a page, room to write on each day, lovely photos of endangered animals - cost just 50p in the local hospice shop, including an humongous envelope (I did give them £1 for it, as it was such a bargain, and for a good cause though, so I guess we are "even"!)

 

Also picked up a super bargain cotton polo (turtle) neck jumper in EWM outlet at the garden centre where we stopped for lunch after OH's hospital appointment. Originally £19, reduced to £10, then £8. It's actually a man's one but I don't care because it is a lovely colour and is likely to be longer than women's jumpers tend to be. I'm having that!! Take it to the till and she says it is £5!! She was as surprised as I was. Smiley Happy  Marvellous! Shame they didn't have it it any other colours in my size!

 

OH's consultant appointment went OK: next one booked for just 4 months away  though  so I guess that's a sign that things are likely to deteriorate quicker now. 😢 New tablet prescribed. Chewing gum suggested to help with the involuntary drooling and jaw tremor. I was a bit taken aback when Dr asked if we had any carers coming to the house, especially when he said "not yet" in response to our negative reply.  Oh dear! 

 

Hope the nursery school met your exacting standards  KTC Smiley Very Happy,  no, seriously, I hope it was lovely and GS will be happy there. When does he start? Smiley Tongue

 

Right. I'm off to get my chippies. Smiley Happy 

 

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Physio went well, a detailed history taken....seems that maybe the back op. in 2000, although it fixed the problem at the time, has now resulted in the arthritis.  But, I'll take that.... now is nothing compared to back then.  I have 5 exercises to do twice a day.  

One of them says locate your coughing muscle. That is so easy as I have coughed for Britain over the last ten days, no cold, just a cough, wakes me up at night and has resulted in the said muscles being strained and extremely painful.  It hurts to cough and I can't stop!  As a result there is just no way I can do that exercise,  So, I'm doing the 4 exercises.

 

I'm staggering through work, keep having to sit down and rest, Probably no one will notice...... 

 

Up to town today, collected prescription, went to library. Poppd into charity shop........two books and one pair of trousers later....£3. Result.  Off to market, 2019 calendar...£1.  Those are my bargains for the day.

 

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Hahahaha JCJSmiley Happy

Not a video appt but an appt of them videoing me..............that's why I'm embarrassed...........

Walk happily out door, freedom, woo hoo!!

 

Went up to Mum's today, she was looking superly tired but was in good spirits, that's the main thing. There was a ton of paperwork on her table, so flicked through and managed to get things sorted so was well pleased.

We are visiting a nursery school tomorrow, children have to be registered extremely early nowadays.......

Ate a whole bar of chocolate tonight, yumyum xx

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Hope physio has helped, FF, and I'm glad it's improving. Take it steady. 

 

Video appointment, Katy?? Are you mortified because it's a video appointment or because of what it's for? I've heard mention that doctors were going to make more use of technology to save people having to travel needlessly. It saves the hassle of schlepping to hospital, and you still get to see the doc and show her/him any symptoms. Most appointments just end in the doc reassuring that everything is fine,  writing a prescription or making a referral anyway. Though, I think I'd find it  weird and awkward doing it the first time!! Something else to get used to?!

 

I'm finding it really strange walking out of school at lunchtime. That's going to take some getting used to too!

 

Better go. Got to scrape the ice off the car Smiley Sad

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Hope physio went well, FF, and you reap the benefitsSmiley Happy well, makes life a little easier..........

Trousers are going back tomorrow, know they would have just sat in wardrobe.

Also hope you managed fine today JCJ, a part, part timer, you will def enjoySmiley Happy

Thank you once again for dinner, love roast beef but rarely have it.

 

ED had some Braxton Hicks last night, she has 3 weeks to go, time is passing quickly now.

A letter arrived from hospital this morning, it's my video appt......................am mortifiedSmiley Embarassed

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Also phoned about lido appt, so all done and dusted.

what did happen with the tinsel??? Too much glitterberry methinks..........

Remember if OH is stroppy, do lots of la la las in your head JCJ.

Have now managed to purchase some sale items, one arrived tonight, am superly pleased, remote control car for GS's birthday next month, paid a fifth of actual price, fab bargain xx

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Hmm, hadn't thought to turn it on its head like that but I'm now inclined to think you may be right.  I've been mooching about the internet looking for similar scenarios and it it seems to be that providing your medical records is the quickest way to being shown the door!  

 

So now I'm going to refuse any access and just suggest they keep their promises.  I'm back at work, improved from how I was a couple of months ago, I'll just take the painkillers and carry on.  I will manage ok, just need to have a little sit down every half hour or so.  Physio starts tomorrow, hopefully that will further improve things.

 

Take the trousers back Katy, if you're not sure they'll just hang in the wardrobe. 

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Where am I now, KTC? Literally or virtually? 😁 Literally: at home in the armchair I've spent a good few hours in over the last 2 weeks! Just flopped down having prepared the veg etc for dinner after putting all the Christmas decs away (that job always depresses me! Smiley Sad

 

Dinner is roast beef, braised root vegetables, roasties,  Yorkshire pudding, sprouts and gravy followed by an experimental dessert, I've just invented, involving a standard bread and butter pudding recipe enhanced with mixed dried fruit, chocolate pieces (white and dark),  marzipan chunks,  demerara sugar and double Long life cream - using up the festive leftovers!!

 

Virtually: both in the sea about half way around Jersey, and in Benchland tidying up after the festive shenanigans! I never knew you could do THAT with tinsel!! Those baubles get everywhere too - I even saw an alligator headbutting one around the lake!! Smiley Tongue

 

OH in a strop today - probably because I'm going back to work tomorrow. He doesn't realise that in doing that he's making returning to work easier and the thought of properly retiring in the summer (which I have been considering quite a lot this holiday) much less of an appealing prospect!!

 

Training day tomorrow - I only have to do the morning, and OH's PD consultant appointment is on Friday morning, so I've only got 3 "normal" mornings at work this week. Weird! 

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At last I have a spare 10 mins...................

Gosh am not sure FF because you obviously do bending, work heavy machinary etc, what would they do to make life easier?? No one is ever helpful, they pretend to be???

Where are you now JCJ? 

Will there be dinner tonight? please, please haha

Life is not any quieter here yet and my cold has come back, WHAT? It was gone for a couple of days then I started sneezing and coughing again grrrrrrrrrrr.

Bought a pair of trousers in the sales but am not sure about them, YD likes them, because am not sure think I will return them, if you're not that happy about them, it means you will prob never wear them. Fortunately I received 2 new pairs for Xmas and I really like them so all good.

Looks like it's away to pour down here, yuck xx

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FF, didn't see your post until after I posted mine: I wonder if your doc is actually helping your work situation by putting "back pain" not "osteoarthritis" , as the latter sounds (and is) rather more permanently debilitating and more likely to cause "let's get rid of her - she's not fit to do the job"?? Just a thought. 

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Don't know where the time has gone! Holiday nearly over already!! Managed to drag my lazy ar** to swimming tonight. I was expecting it to be packed as per normal at the start of January, (New Year's resolutions?) but it was blissfully quiet. I had the pool to myself for the last 5 minutes! Struggled to keep the turkey, mince pie, twiglets and chocolate laden bod afloat though! What a blob! May have to take up residence on the FB bench? 😄

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JCJ, I laughed out loud when I read your comment that my Academy might genuinely want to hellp me.  As I said, if they did, they would already have implemented things I have asked for many months ago.  They  always agree but then nothing ever happens.

 

I am going to write a letter refusing to sign the medical record release they have asked for but offering to release records over the last four months that pertain to my back.  Of course it doesn't help that my Drs. persist in putting "back pain" as my reason for being off sick.  Perhaps if they put osteo - arthritis it might carry more weight. 

 

Love the dog coat , any dog would be pleased to have that.

 

Getting colder down here now, winter drawers on!. 

 

 

 

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Oooh that looks lovely JCJ, much better than the pattern pictureSmiley Happy

I see you won FF, that's what I get for not reading properly............

It is superly cold here brrrrrrrrrrr, frost has lasted all day long.

Went up to see Mum and quick trip to supermarket for essentials only.

Can you believe it's all over?? Seems to have been so fast...........xx

 

 

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Hmmm, FF, not sure I'd want my academy to have access to my medical records!! Call me an old cynic, but I'd be worried they'd use them as a weapon against me. An excuse to get rid of me! However, yours may genuinely want to help you. I don't suppose your doctor would write a letter explaining your back (and possibly respiratory) condition(s)? Most GPs are extremely busy, though, so I wouldn't blame him/her if they said "NO!" As you say other, historical health issues are none of their business!!

 

Trivial Champions!  Hurrah! 😁

 

4am?! Ouch! Hope he grows out of it soon. Roll on when he's big enough for solids:he'll take in less wind then!

 

The greyhound jumper is finished at last. I hope she likes it - and the dog doesn't refuse to wear it!! 

 

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I hope she will take a photo of Sid sporting his new outfit so I can see what it looks like on him

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Happy New Year to you tooSmiley Happy, wishing happiness and health.

Did you win FF? 

Mmmm am not sure re medical records..............a lifetime?? You will need to check up on that one.

Am sooooooooo muddled with the days thought we were coming for dinner tonight then realised it is not Sun soooooooo takeaway ordered, any excuseSmiley Happy

Did n't actually go to bed until 4am, GS decided to party all night, WHAT?? aah well.......we are hoping colic will be over soon seemingly prem babies hang onto it for a longer period of time than full term babies.

Was productive today, cleared large hallway cupboard, living room still has lots of toys but looks less cluttered, woo hoo, amazing how twitchy I feel when things are not in order.

Snotty cold still here but def calming, thank goodness, fed up of it now.

No appt for next lido, seemingly there are issues with new ward we will be going to, as in ,person in charge is having difficulty scheduling appts, as in, no clue....................oh dear................will phone next week. xx

 

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A  bit of a belated Happy Nrw Year to you all.  Last night I was tucked up in bed with my hot chocolate at about 10.45pm, Never heard any fireworks.  Today I overslept and then had to quickly get ready to go to Son's for a wonderful roast dinner.

 

Daughter's family invited too, so the whole family together, lovely.  We played trivial pursuit and I was dead chuffed that the 14, 13 amd 12 year old GC wanted me on their team, as apparently "i know everything".  My Son was also on our team and yes we won! Smiley Very Happy

 

Back to work tomorrow, I have received a letter from the Academy asking for my permission for them to access my medical records so that they can "see what measures to put in place to assist me to do my job" Well perhaps thay could do what they promised to do last Easter to do (a hoover for the annex).  Perhaps they could replace the broken hoover that I reported in October.

 

I am at the moment torn between saying " stuff you, If my Dr, certifies me as unfit for for work that should be an end to it" or letting them see that I do have a problem .  However the form that they have sent me to fill in to access to medical records has no time limit on it.  I would only want it to be for the last three months not all of my medical records.

 

I think they;ll receive a sternly worded reply!

 

 

 

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Happy, healthy New Year everyone!

 

Fireworks going off in a neighbour's garden as I'm watching a recorded programme about reindeer and trying to get the dog coat finished. 

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out properly today, cold is still going strong, coughing, snotting and aching, grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

did not see any sale bargains...........anyone else find anything???

house is full of toys, so my minimilistic look has gone out the window, will just have to get used to it for the time being..

not staying up tonight, it's funny how times change, i remember saying i would never do that haha.

aaaah wellSmiley Happy xx

 

 

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Woo hoo for a new tabletSmiley Happy and it's working haha!

Glad you all had lovely and happy times with family.

 

Woke up this morning feeling rough, sneezing, coughing and snotty nose, hurrah looks like same as last year then.............

Off to bed asap, feeling slightly sorry for myself xx

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Attempting to post using my new tablet that Santa (OH - with specific instructions in my "Big River" wish list!!) So far, so good. Less frustrating than on my Hudl.

Hudl is probably on its last legs, but once I've got used to this tablet, I'll let OH have it (When I've removed all my stuff, obviously) to see how he gets on with it. If he likes it, I'll get him a new one when/if it finally dies altogether.

Right, let's see if this will post. 🤞