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long road 11-09-2023 11:04 AM

Glad it's gone

I just had phonecall with GP. And have an appointment to get my chest listened to and check things are settling down with Nurse at 11:40am.

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 11:51 AM

Hoping appointment is going well lr.

not_so_insig 11-09-2023 11:53 AM

I have had a thought. I might not have my inspection today as some members of the council are on strike from now until the 17th. Annoyingly it effects the bins too as they didn't collect my recycling on Thursday. Anyway the letter says it's between now and 2 pm so time for them to come.

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 12:12 PM

Are you sitting by the window waiting? :p

not_so_insig 11-09-2023 12:21 PM

Nope. I am expecting Tesco later on though.

Zurg 11-09-2023 12:46 PM

Hi all :)

I'm glad we don't have tenancy inspections in Denmark, Dawn. I'd be in trouble probably and it'd be very awkward to answer the question as to what has happened to several of my walls…. “Yeah… about that, my bunny ate them!!”
I look after my place to the best of my ability. Unfortunately Findus far surpasses my ability….

Glad your wrist wasn't broken, Jen :)

I just cleaned the bird cages. So much bird poop!!!!

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 01:31 PM

How many birds do you have Zurg?

long road 11-09-2023 02:11 PM

Nurse heard a slight wheeze at bottom of my lungs but we think there is a chance I can make it to tomorrow without another attack. And I am not having an attack now. I have my inhalers if I need them

After the appointment my partner and I went to the garden centre and had a roast dinner at the cafe so we don't have t think about cooking and that I got a full meal for once as my lungs were feeling mostly ok.

Have just come home and taken one of my prescription painkillers for my wrist as regular paracetamol wasn't cutting it. Going to try a nap now

Zurg 11-09-2023 02:12 PM

I have 3, Tamo :)
A canary, he's in a cage of his own.
And a pair of zebra finches, male and female, who live together in another cage.
They are so cute and the canary sings and the zebra finches make a sort of honking sound.
Findus' favourite place to rest is behind the zebra finch cage

Zurg 11-09-2023 02:13 PM

Good luck with the nap, Jen. I'm rooting for you :)

long road 11-09-2023 02:14 PM

Thanks Zurg so tied have been averaging under 5 hours sleep a night and have had 2 nights where I have got no sleep at all. I am absolutely exhausted

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 02:33 PM

They sound lovely Zurg. I used to have 2 budgies, they were very naughty, never wanted to get back in the cage after cleaning.

I hops you have a nice nap lr.

one_step_closer 11-09-2023 04:16 PM

Birds are kind of scary but also not. I like watching the wild ones at my bird feeders.

Been to the dentist, had to have a surprise extra filling. Not fun.

long road 11-09-2023 04:38 PM

I slept for about an hour. Pain is manageable but still there.

Definitely not fun. Hope you aren't too sore Lindsay. I hope my dentist appointment goes ok in October I have had to reschedule twice due to asthma

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 04:40 PM

Sorry about that osc.

long road 11-09-2023 05:37 PM

I am exhausted and fed up. Trying to gather energy to do something to distract myself.

What's everyone else up to? Anything fun?

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 06:12 PM

I've taken prn and am distracting . I like seeing all the people on Ambulance who have their own problems.. Keeps things in perspective! Sure I've got the Organisation but they have fatal illnesses.

long road 11-09-2023 06:17 PM

I had tea and choc chip shortbread that we got at garden centre/ farm shop. It has cheered me up a little. Might watch some thing on YouTube in a minute.

Fun fact my nurse practioner was on one of the A&E TV shows when she worked in a major trauma unit.

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 06:22 PM

She's a celebrity!

long road 11-09-2023 06:24 PM

I have yet to find the episode! She is a really good medical professional though. Has been a great support and really done her best to keep me out of hospital this last month or so.

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 06:28 PM

That's good to hear.

long road 11-09-2023 06:38 PM

I have a really great GP surgery. I have seen them so often lately and there isn't much they can do treatment wise as I am too complicated for them now and am starting to get the specialist treatment. But they are great at helping me assess when I need extra help, will always see me or call me back if I am concerned even at like 5/6pm, and only send me to hospital if there isn't another option. I am glad my Nurse sent me on Monday though as that's what got the specialist care ball rollling

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 06:59 PM

It's nice when people are proactive.

long road 11-09-2023 07:09 PM

It is indeed.

Can't decide what to watch. Might go for a travel show on you tube

one_step_closer 11-09-2023 07:28 PM

I hope you find something good to watch.

I'm mostly watching medical documentaries. Like Ambulance too.

My mouth is nearly fully functioning again.

long road 11-09-2023 07:32 PM

Found a live session on you tube by a band I like so have that on while I internet for now. Although using my left hand to do all typing / scrolling is irritating. I hurt my right wrist and I am right handed

one_step_closer 11-09-2023 07:32 PM

I want to apologise for being rubbish at replying to peoples support threads at the moment. I do care lots.

one_step_closer 11-09-2023 07:33 PM

I hope your left hand doesn't now become too painful too!

Woodkid live at Monteroux is really good.

tamobhuuta 11-09-2023 07:53 PM

Look after yourself osc x

long road 11-09-2023 07:54 PM

I mean left hand is bruised but it's a lot better than the right. It's more just getting frustrated with how slow I type.

And we understand sometimes on a peer support site people don't have capacity to give support. Tis the nature of the fact we are here because we struggle sometimes.

not_so_insig 11-09-2023 08:18 PM

I agree with Jen.

I have been mega tired today. I had tesco and managed to put everything away. I ordered a bag from caffe nero on too good to go app and ate a panini from it today. The soup is going to be frozen as I can't see anything that stops it from being frozen.

long road 12-09-2023 05:53 AM

Morning Everyone

Had another asthma attack and I've been up at the hospital since just after midnight at AMU although it's so busy they are using their triage beds as a ward.

Zurg 12-09-2023 09:02 AM

Oh Jen, i'm so sorry to hear that. It must be so frustrating and exhausting. I really hope someone can figure out something to help you. You need a serious break from tiresome health woes!!! <3

I'm up but not much else. I feel rubbish because i probably did too many things yesterday. Dizzy and tired and i just feel like napping all day. But bun-bun has woken up and chosen destruction today so we might be in a bit of pickle there….

long road 12-09-2023 09:23 AM

Just seen a fancy consultant who is ordering lots of tests and things. He is changing meds from what general respiratory consultant put me on on Friday. Potential there is something else going on not just asthma. If he can do so safely he is going to get me home this afternoon and then see me as an outpatient daily if necessary to check things don't go downhill again but let me stay calmer for my FND. Going to get seen by asthma nurse.

Set bun bun in his new sandbox?

Sorry you are having a dizzy kind of day. And the bunzilla calms down enough you can rest later

Zurg 12-09-2023 09:57 AM

I really hope whatever they Will attempt, that it Will make some kind of positive difference, Jen. Because the way it is now seems rather unacceptable. I don't Think anyone copes well with going in and out of hospital all the time, least of all people with fragile mental health.
For the record, i Think you're handling it in a much better way than i would. I'd have gone bonkers, had several meltdowns and possibly bit someone in their thigh….

Findus is not at all trusting of his sandbox yet. It is very big, blue and terrifying apparently XD we're still only at the 'let me sniff this suspicious thing'-stage

one_step_closer 12-09-2023 10:21 AM

Sorry to hear that, Jen. Your body really is being a huge troll at the moment.

I hope you can take it easy today, Kat.

one_step_closer 12-09-2023 10:29 AM

I've also got a TV recommendation for Tamo - Geordie Hospital on Ch4. It's lighthearted and medical at the same time.

tamobhuuta 12-09-2023 10:46 AM

That sounds fun osc, thanks!

Morning all.

long road 12-09-2023 10:58 AM

Well instead if going bonkers my body shuts me down with non epileptic seizures. Still a bit mad and manic and arrgh but just about got it under control. Thank goodness for the year and half of therapy.

My body is the biggest troll.

How are you today Lindsay?

tamobhuuta 12-09-2023 01:25 PM

I'm watching the news with my teddy :)

not_so_insig 12-09-2023 01:58 PM

Afternoon all.

Accidentally Abstract 12-09-2023 02:15 PM

Hi everyone. Sorry your asthma is being such a pain still Jen, hope the new regime helps get things more under control - you've had such a rough time of it!

I'm having a difficult day, but trying to crack on with my assignment now because it's due in tomorrow.

Sending love to all - and hugs if wanted.

tamobhuuta 12-09-2023 02:34 PM

Hi Abstract, hope the assignment is going well, you can do it!

one_step_closer 12-09-2023 07:27 PM

You can do it Lucy!

Accidentally Abstract 12-09-2023 09:42 PM

Thanks both - I managed it! I got it in and submitted a couple of hours ago. So relieved! Fairly pleased with what I submitted as well. Now just the agonising wait for results (which will indicate what I got overall for the year!). New module website opens tomorrow, so I can finally get my head in the game and get excited about that one. :)

My flatmate moved all of her stuff today as well, so it was a bit of a crazy day. Plus my girlfriend tested positive for covid and she was here a couple of days ago, so crossing my fingers that I'm not next so I don't have to cancel the nice plans for this week!

I'm quite tired after all of that, and spending the best part of 2 hours crying with everything that was going on earlier! But I've moved some stuff around this evening so things feel a bit more ordered in the flat, and now I'm going to have a cake my flatmate got me earlier and watch a show. :)

How is everyone getting on this evening? <3

one_step_closer 13-09-2023 10:09 AM

Morning everyone. How are you all?

tamobhuuta 13-09-2023 11:21 AM

Hi osc. I'm not great. How are you?

not_so_insig 13-09-2023 02:29 PM

Afternoon all.

tamobhuuta 13-09-2023 02:47 PM

Hi insig, how are you?

not_so_insig 13-09-2023 02:56 PM

I am a bit tired and not having a good day as a few things have gone wrong.

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