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long road 22-05-2023 09:11 PM

Glad.to hear it.

I am rather unsettled. But doing my best to chill out and remind myself I am safe right now.

Lol lol lol owl pigeons. Talking of owls I just got the Simon cowell owl song running around my head

long road 22-05-2023 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by Ahimsa (Post 4352243)
I fell asleep!I'm so tired of being tired!

I hear you on that one.

one_step_closer 22-05-2023 09:17 PM

I know nothing about birds just that there are teeny tiny ones who use my feeders and pigeons and blackbirds who also try to give it a go.

Look after yourself and do something nice if you can, Jen. Nightmares are horrible.

Poor tired, Beth. Someone needs to offer you a full day of rest.

Cacoethes 22-05-2023 09:24 PM

Owls! Everyone is fond of owls. Except for mice and shrews, and simon cowell!
(And jenna apparently)

Its ridiculous that i remember as much of that song as i do...

I hope you still sleep tonight beth!

Ahimsa 22-05-2023 09:41 PM

I'm not very good at resting though, I dont really know how to do it.

long road 22-05-2023 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4352248)
Owls! Everyone is fond of owls. Except for mice and shrews, and simon cowell!
(And jenna apparently)

Its ridiculous that i remember as much of that song as i do...

I hope you still sleep tonight beth!

Simon Cowell your days are numbered, owls will get you while you slumber!!!!

I could probably sing the whole song with minimal mistakes.

I find a good way to rest (because I have to with chronic fatigue) is to lightly occupy your brain while lying or sitting down. I.e. listen to a podcast or audiobook or music while lying in bed or sitting on sofa. I also find meditation can be a good way to rest for 10- 15 minutes and then be able to get on with my day feeling a little more rested.

Ahimsa 22-05-2023 09:53 PM

My focus is not that good, I'm too easily distracted!! I think I have ADHD, my GP says I meet all the criteria but the ADHD team say I meet zero so thats the end of that.

Cacoethes 22-05-2023 10:00 PM

Before i went into hospital, i wasn't good at resting either!
I always had to be doing something or going somewhere.
Also fairly sure i have ADHD but haven't brought it up with anyone.
Well, my best friend got an ADHD test thing from the trust he works for and according to that, I fit the criteria. I wouldn't be able to take meds for it anyway because of my particular brand of mentals.

Weird that the ADHD team say you have zero!
Maybe they just couldn't be bothered with more people on their caseload?

long road 22-05-2023 10:02 PM

Some days my options are rest or having a non epileptic seizure, I don't always focus on resting but having such a consequence has made me better at least attempting to rest.

Cacoethes 22-05-2023 10:04 PM

Rest is certainly preferable to a seizure!

long road 22-05-2023 10:24 PM

I know right. Turns out seizures are not fun :p

Exhaustion and achyness has properly hit me now. But I had accepted that I was going to be borrowing spoons from the beginning of this week to enjoy the weekend.

That said I am happy that I managed to enjoy it with minimal symptoms, I never would have been able to manage 3 -4 hours in a car each way and a whole weekend away in a cottage with stairs, two years ago or perhaps even 6 months ago.

Cacoethes 22-05-2023 10:40 PM

They absolutely are not!

That's such an improvement!
I'm glad you were able to enjoy your weekend. Being away from home can be stressful as it is, let alone with complex health issues

long road 22-05-2023 11:02 PM

Now to remember this improvement next time I get all woe is me FND means I have no life. I mean FND still sucks on bad days but I get more good days than at the start. Plus no asthma attack which I was also worried about.

I am currently tired enough to want to sleep obut not sleepy enough to actually drift off. I should probably stop internetting but meh.

Ahimsa 22-05-2023 11:17 PM

That's amazing progress LR!

long road 22-05-2023 11:22 PM

Thanks Beth (and Beckie realised I didn't say thank you to you bein glad for me).

I met a cat called Socks at the pub in the village I stayed in Beth. He was black with white 'socks' on his legs and grey toe beans. I enjoyed his company, until my dinner arrived and he tried to steal some at which point I shooed him away.

Ahimsa 22-05-2023 11:29 PM

Awwww Socks! What a good boy! :)

Cacoethes 23-05-2023 06:47 AM

I love pub animals!
Our old GM had a big floofy dog, but they moved out when he got promoted :(
I miss her

Morning everyone

nonperson 23-05-2023 07:33 AM


I'm just popping in to report a RYL dream I had in the early hours of this morning. Dawn was driving a car near my hometown and I was giving directions. Beckie was in the back (of course) and we went to my house as we were so close. So we chilled there for a while, Beckie was upstairs, I was downstairs wondering if she was "safe" up there (no idea where Dawn went) then other people appeared that I didn't know who were also RYL people and I was asking what time we had to be back and this one unknown person told me and I shouted "COOL!" as I left the room XD

Pi.R^2 23-05-2023 07:34 AM

That’s an amazing dream but obviously livid that I didn’t feature.

Cacoethes 23-05-2023 07:45 AM

I love being featured in people's dreams! :-D
I probably just found your cat upstairs and was petting him

Lol jenna

Pi.R^2 23-05-2023 07:59 AM

Haha that does sound legit, you don't strike me as someone to Do Behaviours in someone else's house.

Haven't had an RYL dream for a while I don't think, which is disappointing.

Cacoethes 23-05-2023 08:15 AM

Absolutely not! I am a very polite house guest!

I had one years ago where there was a zombie apocalypse.
Most rylers died in the great costa massacre. Only me and Luna survived!

I listed 3 things on vinted, got someone buy them as a bundle, after accepting offer, remembered that i gave the top to a charity shop ages ago *facepalm*
Luckily she was really understanding about it and still wants the 2 other items!

Pi.R^2 23-05-2023 08:56 AM

Lol, Costa massacre! Was it the costa on York Way next to Kings’ Cross?

I forgot my meds last night so had stressful dreams :plain:

Haha, glad the person was understanding! I love vinted =D

Cacoethes 23-05-2023 08:59 AM

It was in a bit shopping centre that i didn't recognise!

Oh noooo!

It is pretty awesome!
I'll be using an inpost locker for the first time but it looks pretty straightforward!

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 10:56 AM

Morning guys.

long road 23-05-2023 11:21 AM


I am very sleepy and a bit out of it. Had a few non epileptic seizures in early hours of the morning after I woke up from.another nightmare.


Originally Posted by Pi.R^2 (Post 4352289)
Lol, Costa massacre! Was it the costa on York Way next to Kings’ Cross?

I never went there on a RYL meet in my memory but when I worked in kings cross I went there every morning for a coffee before work! Funny how the world works.

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 11:39 AM

Glad I featured in nonperson's dream :-D .

Morning all. Lorraine and I once dreamt about each other in the same night.

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 11:44 AM

Morning everyone. I hope you all have a good day whatever that looks like.

I'm not sure if I've ever had an RYL dream. Maybe I should be thankful for that!

Why would only you and Luna survive, Beckie? Haven't we all got zombie massacre survival skills? Is it because you do taekwondo? :laugh:

Yay for selling stuff! Equals money! I've been selling lots of Zox wristbands on eBay.

Morning Tamo, how are you?

Sorry you had a rough night, Jen. Sounds really horrible. I hope it doesn't impact too much on your day or you can find a good way to manage things.

It's the gym group today but my support worker hasn't phoned to make sure I don't have covid. This usually means someone else is going to be taking the group. I'm feeling really low and if someone else phones I might just say I'm not coming even though I want to try (I think).

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 11:44 AM

Last night I dreamt I got searched by the police. But I've cheered up now because my Vogue and earrings have arrived!

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 11:44 AM

Hi, Dawn. Maybe you and Lorraine have some kind of joint powers!

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 11:45 AM

Oh, horrible dream Tamo. But yay for new things. I hope you enjoy reading your magazine and love your earrings.

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 11:46 AM

Do whatever is best for you osc, but it sounds like gym group could be good.

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 11:47 AM

I have no idea what's for the best. My brain is just a mess. Rhyme.

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 11:47 AM

We have a lot in common we have found Lindsay.

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 11:48 AM

I hope you are able to sort something out Lindsay.

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 11:57 AM

Thanks, Dawn. I'm glad you have a good connection with Lorraine. I take it you're in contact quite a bit?

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 12:06 PM

Yes we usually WhatsApp each other every day. Occasionally we don't message each other for a two days usually if one of us is busy or if we are unwell.

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 12:07 PM

Sounds like a good friendship.

Ahimsa 23-05-2023 12:11 PM

I’ve just had to register a client who when he gave me his address - it’s the street where the bad thing happened.

It’s not even the same city. I don’t know how to feel.

one_step_closer 23-05-2023 12:12 PM

That must have been a shock. Be gentle with yourself if you can.

Ahimsa 23-05-2023 12:13 PM

Somehow double posted.

Ahimsa 23-05-2023 12:14 PM

I’ve just had to register a client who when he gave me his old address for requesting the clinical history - it’s the street where the bad thing happened.

It’s not even the same city. It’s 50 miles away. I don’t know how to feel.

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 12:14 PM

Funny enough although we met on a mh site we don't talk about our mh a great deal. Usually about other stuff mainly cats or photos from our travels.

Ahimsa 23-05-2023 01:13 PM

NP I am sad to not be in your dream.

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 01:14 PM

I was very brave and made coffee for the gardeners.

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 01:47 PM

Get you tamobhuuta! Well done.

long road 23-05-2023 02:05 PM

Hello again everyone,

I fell asleep again around 11am and woke up about half n hour ago, do feel a little better now. I have read your chats but don't have the energy to reply to everything.

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 02:21 PM

Hi LR :) do you have any plans for today?

not_so_insig 23-05-2023 02:21 PM

If anyone is on pip (or adult disability payment if in Scotland) the dwp have announced today that the £150 cost of living payment will go in between 20 June and 4 July.

tamobhuuta 23-05-2023 02:24 PM

Thanks insig. You know everything!

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