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Lovely to see you back, Jan 😍. So sorry you have to have chemo Smiley Sad I'm only having rads and I'm wearing brown trousers, if you get my meaning. Sending lots of hugs xxx

 

We lived a long way away from my parents when my kids were little. I often pondered how much they were missing out on not having more time with each other because they had such a special time when they were together.  Now, my kids text, call and FaceTime their grandparents and really have a warm and loving relationship with them 😍. It's lovely to know you have all the joy and pleasure of that bond with your OD during her pregnancy and the excitement and anticipation of your new grandchild in the summer to get you through this ordeal xxxx

 

 

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Morning 😃
Not visited for a while so thought I would paddle over. Think I will be stopping on the total denial bench. I have been dealing with the practicalities but blocking the thoughts and feelings stuff. Not for much longer chemo starts on Tuesday 😞.
Enough said
I have been following you lovely ladies. I have 2 beautiful grandchildren that I rarely see not really due to distance but more to do with" busy" parents. Usually I make a fuss and visit them every 6 weeks or so but right now I don't seem to have the energy to continually make a fuss!
On the very upside my oldest daughter is expecting her first in July. This one will not escape nanna attention. Busy knitting and in daily discussions with OD re baby requirements. I am holding this event as my light at the end of this very cr** tunnel. Baby is due about the time I should complete my treatments.
Hope you are feeling better Katy.
Well ladies I have enjoyed my visit and wish I could paddle off into the sunset but reality beckons.
Sending you all hugs
Jan x
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So sorry you're feeling yuck, Katy, hope it is just a 24 hour bug and goes away soon.

 

How nice to have company on the Looking for Another Job bench JCJ, I've been on it for a while now and read the local paper ads. avidly but I keep coming up against the fact that (for this neck of the woods) I am actually quite well paid and it's not really a difficult job.  It certainly has its off days but then there are the good days, perhaps the devil you know..................

 

I am really,really lucky that my family all live close to me T4T, so I can see all six grandchildren on their birthdays and any other days too. We all get together at least once a month.

 

I'm looking forward to a lazy weekend, will be watching the tennis, go Andy, can he finally win an Aus Open? Probably not, but I'll hope.

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Pahahahahahaha!  Oh dear, definitely NOT what I meant *blushes*

 

Sorry you've had such a bad week, JCJ.  Hugs xx

 

 

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Perhaps "coming up" wasn't the most appropriate phrase (or was it? 😜) to use T4T?! 😂

 

Trying very hard to see the funny side of life and stay off the FF bench. However, I may spend some time on the Looking For Another Job bench after this week. 😢

 

Hope you feel better soon, KTC. Hugs.

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How lovely you can see both grandchildren on their birthdays, FF.  My daughter is 18 next month and I am looking forward to grandchildren, but not too soon Smiley Wink  

 

Sorry you're on the poorlysick bench, katy.  Dioralyte and dry toast coming up xxx

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Just flying in have the dreaded sickness bug, really nasty has floored YD and me will catch up soon x x
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School has been surprisingly clean yesterday and today so work not to onorous and some extra jobs done. Today is youngest grandsons birthday so have been over to see him and take him his presents. A milestone as he has now reached double figures.  Tea and cake on the menu!

 

Will be back there for more tea and cake on Monday as eldest grandson has his birthday Smiley Happy

 

On the other hand, appointment for mammogram has arrived.  After forgetting about it for 10 months all the what if's are back.  Hopefully all will be well.  At least they haven't forgotten me this time!

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Ooh, that's good news JCJ Smiley Happy  CBA bench booked for you while you catch up on your games.  

 

Saw this and thought of you Smiley Wink

 

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Hehehe, Tat. 

 

I'm on the excited bench. Tablet is coming back tomorrow. I hope they've fixed it - permanently. I expect I will have lost all my settings and game progress though. 😕

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Can't fix any of our woes, so going for the funny bone and the 'when life gives you lemons....' attitude Smiley Wink

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Woo hoo am on the same bench JCJ but for different reasons haha!!!

Hope children behave for you today.............you just gotta love themSmiley Frustrated!!

Soooooooooo have been busier than anticipated and feel like ****, now that'll teach me.........yesterday felt as though I was walking on the bones of my feet, went to bed at eight. Dodging between the "also feeling sorry for myself" and "moany" benches. YD said how you feeling now Mum? Said not too good and she replied " I can't baby you Mum" WHAT???? burst out laughing, that's my girlSmiley LOL Think itching and bruising are side effects of tabs I have been taking for around 4 months (Dr Google rare side effects) so am stopping them asap, see what happens, if that doesn't work will have to go back to docs, which I soooooooooooo can't be bothered doing.

Enough groaning and moaning, time to get my "happy" head on, mmmmmmmmm maybe???? xx

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I hear you, JCJ.  I spend time in secondary schools and it's so obvious which SMTs have their heads in the sand, doggedly peddling their PR in spite of the evidence to the contrary.  Hope the benches soothed you last night and you're ready for the coal face again today xx

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I'm on the It's Been A Sh** Day bench. It's very close to the FF bench and just along from the How Soon Can I Retitre? Bench. I've been covering for teachers most of the day and some of the kids have been vile. Then it was a mad dash to another school in the Academy, 4 miles away (but nearer to my house Smiley Happy) for twilight training in whicjh we were told that the behaviour, across the Academy schools was outstanding. Smiley Mad I was greatly cheered to hear a TA from another school mutter "No it isn't. They're in cloud cuckoo land. The behaviour is getting worse!" Not just me then?!  

 

I picked up my tapoxyfen prescription on the way home. It's Wockhart! Yonks and yonks since I last had that. The last 4 or 5 months have been Mylan. The excess packaging on Mylan is ridiculous. The box is twice the size of the Wockhart one, as are the foil strips inside yet the actual tablets are only slightly bigger! What a waste!!

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Have only been popping in to grab spoons and scarper again lately, benchies.  Feeling embarrassed now your sleeve doesn't fit, katyc, and you could probs do with them more than me *blushes*.  With a free week before rads and no appointments, I thought I'd get loads done, but I've mostly been on the CBA bench too.  Then I had lunch today with a wonderful friend and she told me she has an appt for investigation of a suspicious breast lump later this week! That got me off the CBA bench, but only as far as the FF bench via the You've Got To Be Joking bench :'(  Desperately in need of a function to trash, sorry, plan.  How about we take over Comi Relief and organise the TVthon thingy for them?

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JCJ, think you should parade around Benchland in your outfits and we will then help you decide, you know our opinions, ideas, fashion sense etc are truly fabulous............

Did my volunteering stint today there were only meant to be two of us and it ended up there were six so went very well, all hands on deck............

Feel exhausted now, very tired this timeSmiley Frustrated!

New sleeve not any good, will need to go back asap.

Soooooooooooooo back on the "CBA" bench until further notice haha!!! xx

 

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I will wear the Veronica *under* the pink confection so that I can be demure for the wedding and then reveal the surprise for the evening do!

 

I had family visitors too this weekend. ES and GF came yesterday, which was lovely as we'd not seen them together since August and ES in October. GF brought us some banana and raisin cake she'd made. She's a keeper! 😀

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Oh my golly gosh JCJ, it's beautiful...............

Hard desicions "veronica" or "pink lady"????

Just had a brainstorm, wear veronica as planned (riding in on Hump or Dink) then change for Wedding Breakfast at Rita's, problem solvedSmiley Indifferentsmileyhappy: 

You will be spectacular xx

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IMG_20160124_102948.jpgShe says the brides will be wearing this. See. We will be perfect wedding planners for them! All that is missing is the ice skates? Smiley Very Happy

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IMG_20160124_103016.jpgYD has suggested this for my MOTB outfit!! Smiley Happy (Because I hate pink!!)

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It was "the family are descending on me" bench that derailed the cushion cover making.  Avoided the CBA bench by will power and the "tennis bench" by putting it on to record ( Go Andy!) and then son rang to say they were coming over. Then daughter rang to say she was popping in.  They all arrived.......adults are trying to have conversation, children are causing chaos!  Food cupboards and fridge are being emptied, sandwiches and snacks being consumed at a rate of knots.  I had only eaten two chocolate digestives out of the packet and now there are only two left!

 

Will try again with the cushion covers tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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What a palaver, KTC.  I've plumped up the cushions on the CBA bench and put a lovely warm fleecy throw, cake and chocs within easy reach. Hope the lido does the rest and you are comfy and relaxed Smiley Happy

 

Had a lovely time out with my daughter today.  Unfortunately, while we were out OH managed to lock himself out and had to smash a pane of glass to get back in.  Ever since I got home I've been vacuuming up shards of glass!  Just lovely Smiley Frustrated 

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Happy all your boilers are working now:smileyhappy!!!

tat I love it.................

Well, well what a fiasco yesterday, patient transport??? Told I had to be ready for 8 am, waited and waited, phoned and asked if I was def on the rota, was, finally arrived at other hospital at 11.10 am, grrrrrrrrrrr!

Went to the ward and was told I could be refused treatment cause I was soooooooooo late, WHAT??? Thought they were joking, they weren't, treatment had to be verified by the docs, they said yes lido would proceed. Thank goodness, finished at 4pm, transport back fab, was told that an old lady who finished at 12.30 was meant to wait until 4 for me to finish....................so don't know what to do next time????

Can't get into trouble every time I go...........

Wheelchair only temp cause wasn't allowed to take walker, it was all fine. Easier cause everything was a mess haha!!! Blood pressure high, wonder why?? haha

Am joining you on the "CBA" bench, will be there ALL weekend xx

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Hope your heating is now behaving itself JCJ.  My plumber came last week and gave me a new controller and mine is finally doing what I want it to. 

 

Remember on New Years Eve I said I was pinning and tacking material for new cushion covers?  Well, nothing further has happened.  Right now  I intend to get on with the job tomorrow but will the CBA bench beckon? Or the Reading a Good Book bench? 

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Ah, thanks JCJ Smiley Happy I had guessed Norecambe was a disguise for Morecambe.  We lived across the Pennines in (whispers) Yorkshire for 8 years when our kids were little.  Miss 'oop north' and hills.  Enjoy your weekend on the CBA bench, you're right, you deserve it Smiley Happy xx

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Boiler man been today. Fitted a new valve on the central heating so, hopefully, it will stop playing silly bs and come on and off as expected! Fingers crossed!

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OMG! You are not going to believe this, but it seems we are actually setting trends here in Benchland! I genuinely just saw someone in our local village chippy wearing.....wait for it.....flashing light shoes!! Honestly! They were white plimsoles/pumps/tennis shoes with colour changing LED lights all around where the fabric met the rubber sole. I wanted to get a photo of them but couldn't find a way to do it surreptitiously! She looked like an upended Christmas tree! I thought of muttering the code word "Benchland" in her vicinity, to see if she was one of us! 😁

 

Tat, lido is lidocaine (sp?) - KTC's pain medication infusion and MMU  stands for Morecambe Meet Up. We've had 3 already, hence MMU4. It also explains references to certain landmarks, cafes and drinking establishments in the Benchland Carols! 

 

Have a good weekend everyone. I intend to spend a large part of it on the CBA bench.....because I've earned it!!

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Haven't a clue about lido (unless it's an outdoor pool) or MMU4, so I'm taking my lead from the others who seem very excited about a wheelchair and all the potential shenanigans, KTC.  I hope you get a properly pimped up one, or perhaps we can help.  Here's a suggestion that would fit in well with the chariots?  If it doesn't float your boat, I'm sure we can come up with plenty of ideas Smiley Happy

 

 

Welcome back, Jan.  So pleased to hear you had a good break and felt like you again Smiley Happy

 

Tat xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi all
I am back from the escape bench and rejoining you all though I am undecided about which bench I am favouring. Had a really lovely break soooo good to do something that didn't involve hospital visits. It was great to be a person again have recently felt as if I am the disease. People only see the disease and either talk about it constantly or it becomes the elephant in the room.
Thank goodness head in a better place now.
Haven't had internet for a few days so some forum catching up to do 😃.
Hugs to you all
Jan x
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Went to Drs. today and he wouldn't have it that the side effects of the tablets had made me worse.  But he did agree that I could come off them.  Seeing as I stopped taking them a week ago and got promptly better, I have a different opinion to him but I wasn't going to argue as I got what I wanted.  

 

Oooh, wheelchair races at MMU4........????  Hope it's only temporary Katy and that the lido goes well.

 

School is much as usual, I only had two days off so it didn't have too much chance to get behind and today they've been off on a trip so I got the opportunity to catch up.

 

 

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Appt with consultant 're ears and MRI head scan on 30th Jan, so trying not to think about it...... if it's not my ears which are causing the balance problems, what else can it be? Something neurological? Scary.

Me up a ladder to do the decorating was hilarious!!! Anyhow I didn't fall off, or spill any paint on the carpet.

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Wheelchair KTC?? Is that because of lido? Is it a temporary thing, or will it be permanent? 😱

 

Oh boy! Just think of the Benchland capers we can get up to with a *wheelchair* - mad enough with the chariot? Bags I sit on your lap at MMU4 (only kidding 😜😘) xx

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The snow has disappeared hooray, lasted for ages!

Off for my "lido" tomorrow, have done all the shopping etc so well prepared, can't remember if I said but will be in a wheelchair, mmmmmmmmmm tummy a little twirly about that, silly I knowSmiley Frustrated!

Had my hair chopped today and it is sooooooooooo short, thought it was short before but this is really short, that's what happens when you talk too much!!

Have you had any word yet about your scan grumpy? xx

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Sorry you have been ill again, FF. I hope you are much recovered and there aren't too many pieces to pick up at work!!

 

I've had a long, stressful day in which it has been hard to keep the positive persona in evidence! Class had a supply teacher this am and me this pm and they have been really "trying it on"!! Driving home though, I heard a news item that genuinely did make me laugh out loud: Apparently, police were called to a school in Lancs because a child had written that he lived in a "terrorist house". It turns out he meant "terraced" hahahaha Smiley LOL  Made me feel so much better! At least *I* didn't have to call the police?! Smiley Tongue

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How British is that, FF, apologising for being poorly 😉. Glad you're on the mend now.

 

Must be something going round, KTC, I've had a busy day too, charging around the house cleaning and  ironing too.  Must be the sunshine showing up all the dust and dog hair Smiley Wink  Speaking of the dog, we had a wonderful, long and not muddy walk today, hurrah 😀 The only bit I didn't enjoy was running away from the enormous bull who came to see us off his land!  Why don't farmers put up a sign to warn walkers of a bull in the field?  Spoils the spectacle of 'mad tat lady' legging it across a heavily rutted field, perhaps?

 

had a Blue Peter moment today and made a countdown calendar for rads, although now I've done it I'm not sure it'll give much comfort until the end is in sight 😨. Start on 2nd Feb and finish on 17th March, so I'll bring the glitterberry juice that night (if I'm not asleep!).  

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Glad you are feeling better FFSmiley Happy! How scary???

JCJ maybe some of the "invisible" from Benchland has occurred, you think tablet is in porch??? Is it really??? or has it magically appeared with them???  An enigma wrapped in mystery methinks!

Fabulous news JCJ, so you had Lynn visiting you too, she really is a piece of work. Think it's great that you will see onc, extra reassurance.

tat when do you start your rads??

 

Have been superly busy today even IRONED, what's wrong with me???? xx

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Sorry girls, been a little bit poorly this last week.  My GP tried to kill me!  Actually that's not true, he was trying to cure me of my slight anaemia but the tablets he gave me caused a reaction to the other tablets that I take and I've only been able to be up and around today.  So, of course,  the first thing I did was come to Benchland.!

 

I am fully recovered and will never again take tablets until I have thoroughly satisfied myself that they are ok with my other meds.  GP will get a telling off when I see him on Thursday. I had to see a different Dr. last week .

 

Back to school tomorrow unfortuately.

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Fab news, JCJ 😀🍾 Glitterberry juice all round, even if it is a school night 😀. 

 

Oh dear, sounds like tablet gate has a while to run yet Smiley Sad. Hate institutional incompetence when all you have is a customer disservice number to contact.  I love internet shopping, but it's so much better to speak face to face with a real human when you have a problem, eh?

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Annual check up all OK. Smiley Happy  Next year WILL be the last, with the surgeon, but because of the REACT trial, I will see the oncologist for an extra 5 years.  Mammogram booked for 3rd March.

 

There were 2 students in with the surgeon and I let one of them 'cop a feel' too. We've all got to learn at some point?  Interestingly, surgeon said to the students that I was an interesting case because I had a temporary lymphodema (in boob, not arm) and was "one of the lucky ones because it was only temporary". Really?! That's news to me!! I have vague memories of mention of the 'L' word as a possibility but I never realised it was officially in my records!! Glad to be numbered among the 'lucky ones' though! Smiley Very Happy

 

Tablet being collected for repair tomorrow, but I've received a text saying my parcel was collected on Monday 18th and is at Smethwick branch of <insert name of delivery company here> awaiting delivery to me tomorrow. WTF?? It's in my porch waiting for them to collect it for repair!! Unless they know **** well they can't repair it and are sending me a new one?? (Or as YD says, because they are no longer making them: they're sending me a knackered one that somebody else has returned?!)

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I'm beginning to feel guilty 'cos I don't have a decorating/interior design project on the go (or on the cards) at the moment Smiley Sad

 

Had my rads planning session today, a very smooth and efficient process.  I am sure there is a connection between the efficiency and the free parking....our parking spend to date would pay off the debt of a small African nation, so when your parking is free the service runs on time!!

 

Hope the scan results are good, JCJ.  Lots of hugs and anything else you need waiting for you in Benchland xxx

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Psst! Grumpy is?! That's enough glitterberry juice! I don't know about seeing double, but you're *writing* double! Teehee.
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Well I've amazed myself with the tarting up of bedroom! Three coats of paint needed to cover the bright yellow wall, dogs paint free, blobs of pale coffee colour removed from skirting board (i am a messy decorator), new bedding in place, just need to sort out the art work........ and the Oxfam (other.....) curtains are perfect and a bargain at a tenner! This room would now be modern trendy honeymoon suite for Murdoch and Hall, apart from no en-suite, have to totter across the landing for a wee in the night - Murdoch may find that a problem!!!

Roll on the next project - conversion of vehicle into campervan. I'm not sure the dogs will cope with the stress, Joey is distraught and Meg is carrying her blanket all round the house for comfort.

Another swig of glitterberry juice is on the cards, then bedtime - oh bliss!

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Well I've amazed myself with the tarting up of bedroom! Three coats of paint needed to cover the bright yellow wall, dogs paint free, blobs of pale coffee colour removed from skirting board (i am a messy decorator), new bedding in place, just need to sort out the art work........ and the Oxfam (other.....) curtains are perfect and a bargain at a tenner! This room would now be modern trendy honeymoon suite for Murdoch and Hall, apart from no en-suite, have to totter across the landing for a wee in the night - Murdoch may find that a problem!!! Roll on the next project - conversion of vehicle into campervan. I'm not sure the dogs will cope with the stress, Joey is distraught and Meg is carrying her blanket all round the house for comfort.

Another swig of glitterberry juice is on the cards, then bedtime - oh bliss!

Grumpy

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Good luck for tomorrow JCJ, that horrible nervousness don't think it will ever leave any of us.

Grumpy what colour scheme are you doing?
Where are you FF?
Tat you are funny glad you were comfortable over weekend. I hate bras now haha !
We have had snow lying here from last wed......
My new coffee table was delivered really like it so also ordered a console table in same style, it came on fri so was all excited hee hee! Totally changed the look in living room! New year new look......
Received a small tv as a xmas gift for bedroom so bought one of those new fangled devices that turns it into a smart tv am well pleased! So would def recommend .
Who's wedding are we doing now???? Xx
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I got my prosthesis last Wednesday, Jan.  I don't bother wearing anything at home, but this weekend I was at my folks' and wore it for up to 7 hours at a time.  I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is Smiley Happy

 

I get who Lynn is now, KTC Smiley Wink  Hope the new sleeves help.  JCJ, a family member had terrible night time leg cramps and tried all sorts of things, the most helpful being a sports type drink.  You can make your own so you have more control over what you are drinking and tweak for the flavour you find most palatable.  Searching 'sports drink recipe' or 'electrolyte drink recipe' should bring up plenty of suggestions Smiley Happy

 

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.  Tat xx

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What a shame they couldn't afford a dress for her, Tat?!
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Thanks for the suggestions to get me off the CRAMP bench. I tried having a banana at bedtime (so to speak!!) last night and I didn't get any cramp! I don't get it *every* night so it's hardly scientific proof it works, and I did get bananaey I digestion, so it may not be worth doing every night. I think I'll try to use Losalt (other....) more. I got it when ES was trying to reduce his BP, ages ago. It is lower in sodium but higher in potassium, so it might help?!

4th annual check up with surgeon 4pm tomorrow. I was completely fine about it and now, suddenly, I've started to get anxious. Smiley Sad

Hope you're ok, FF, you've gone quiet! x
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Ah grumpy, our services would be the perfect match for the quality, style and class of Hall & Murdoch.  They must have wanted a 'quickie' wedding, because as you can see, they married this weekend Smiley Sad  Must have been somewhere warmer than Norcambe, though?

 

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I haven't personally tried this, but a friend swears by putting a tablet of soap in the bed! Sounds weird but it works for her. The soap is unwrapped but hasn't been used. Another trick recommended by a Yoga teacher is to roll a cork along the area of the cramp.  OH was given quinine tablets by the doc.

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Sorry, dashing through, but - bras, I heartily back the recommendation for Royce, pretty,comfortable, and mx ladies save the 20% VAT. Very helpful too.

Cramp - potassium helps, so a banana at bedtime, as does tonic water... and a little extra salt- some crisps or salted nuts.

Sorry to dash out again, off to the Watching it Snow bench Smiley Happy