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one_step_closer 03-04-2022 02:05 PM

I'll keep my brain fingers crossed for you.

I don't know how I am. Did most of my housework, will clean Crookshanks's bowls etc later, tried to exercise but my knees are sore. Anxious about what might happen next week about my benefits. At least no one gets in touch at the weekend.

Cacoethes 03-04-2022 03:00 PM

I will definitely be going today!
But when? I do not know!

Well done for doing the housework!
It's understandable that you are anxious.
I hope all goes ok with it

one_step_closer 03-04-2022 03:40 PM

Waiting to go is the worst, I hope you don't have to wait too long. Hopefully the next waiting to go will be you waiting to go home from the psych ward.

Cacoethes 03-04-2022 03:42 PM

I can only hope!!

one_step_closer 03-04-2022 03:45 PM

You'll get there. Keep fighting for your health.

I've put the heating on, feeling guilty but it's freeing. Will put it off again very soon.

Cacoethes 03-04-2022 05:35 PM

Thanks lindsay :)
I'm back at the psych ward now!

Why are you feeling guilty about it?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 08:30 AM

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 04-04-2022 09:47 AM

Hi :).how are you?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 09:54 AM

Hi!
I'm good thanks! You?

tamobhuuta 04-04-2022 10:02 AM

I'm feeling ill so I'm waiting for my covid results.

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 10:13 AM

Oh no!
Sorry to hear that!
Hope it's negative!

tamobhuuta 04-04-2022 10:39 AM

I'm negative :)

What are you up to?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 10:48 AM

Yaaay!

I had blood taken and rambled at the doctor for a while lol!
Now ready for a very long and boring day!

tamobhuuta 04-04-2022 10:51 AM

What do you do to pass the time?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 10:52 AM

Listening to music currently!
Might watch something on the ipad later if i can focus!

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 11:45 AM

Is Facebook being weird for anyone else?!

not_so_insig 04-04-2022 02:05 PM

My Facebook is ok Beckie.

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 02:11 PM

Thanks! I've fixed it now! That was a tough few hours! XD

one_step_closer 04-04-2022 03:03 PM

Did you personally fix it Beckie. If so, genius!

I'm glad your test was negative Tamo, I'm due to do mine tomorrow.

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 03:08 PM

Haha! I wish i was that skilled!
Just googled whether it was down for everyone and apparently it wasn't so i just uninstalled it and reinstalled it!

How are you lindsay?

one_step_closer 04-04-2022 03:15 PM

That's still a smart idea :-) how could you live without Fb?

I'm still stressed about oweing money. It's not just my ESA that's affected it's my rent and council tax and I'm not clued up enough to get them sorted if people haven't done it already. I did get a McDonalds today though, a double cheeseburger, I don't feel like it was really worth it.

How's everything back on the ward?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 03:23 PM

I honestly didn't know what to do for those few hours!!!

I can imagine that's stressful. And to get it sorted yiu actually have to call these people which is no picnic!

Boring af!
But i have just opened a watermelon flavoured vape which is rather nice!
And found out my ward round is THURSDAY!
So long to wait!

one_step_closer 04-04-2022 03:26 PM

I like most watermelon flavoured things. Do you have a favourite vape flavour? Or have you not been using the vape for long enough. (Am I mistaken that you just recently started vaping?)

I hate waiting for ward round and anything really. Could you write things down that you want to say/ask since you have all this time to prepare?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 03:32 PM

I think the watermelon is probably my favourite so far!
Yep i only started vaping recently!

Good plan!
I'm sure I'll remember the main ask which is GO HOME!!!
But i do need leave for my booster vax on Friday!
Apparently it will absolutely 100% NOT be unescorted though which is a bit rude!

one_step_closer 04-04-2022 04:55 PM

I hope you can get your booster ok and the rest of your ward round goes well.

Do you get to vape on the ward?

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 05:07 PM

Thanks!

Yes we are allowed to vape on the ward!
I don't think we're allowed the ones you have to charge, only disposable ones

Zurg 04-04-2022 06:36 PM

A disposable vape??!!?? What is this sorcery????

I hope you can get it sorted Linds. Stressing over money issues is one of the worst kinds of stress. And yay for a double cheeseburger. I Think the last time i had McDonald’s was in 2019….. it's not that i dislike their food but i'd have to venture outside my immediate neighbourhood to find a McDonald’s. Like, into town os something like that. Ain't nobody Got stamina for that!!!!

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 06:42 PM

Haha! Yes! They are called elfbar 600. Because they have 600 puffs in them.

Just got a water bill for 184. Random!

nonperson 04-04-2022 09:20 PM

I have the kiwi one of those, Beckie.

Cacoethes 04-04-2022 10:33 PM

Nice!
Haven't had an actual kiwi in ages!

I've just ordered pizza

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 08:43 AM

Morning everyone!

Zurg 05-04-2022 09:34 AM

I just googled elfbar600. It looks pretty nifty but i ain't keen on all those fruit flavours. I am a spearmint kind of person myself. Also, the fact that it only contains 600 puffs and then goes dead would stress me out majorly o_o

I need my battery powered vape!!!!

Also, i am tired. How are you this morning, Beckie??

tamobhuuta 05-04-2022 09:48 AM

Hi Cacoethes, hi Zurg. How are you?

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 10:14 AM

Hey zurg!
Yep that's totally understandable!

I'm great thanks! Though not looking forward to another boring ass day!
How are you apart from tired?

Hey tamo! How are you?

tamobhuuta 05-04-2022 11:09 AM

I'm ok. Just waiting for LFT so i can get my meds.

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 11:26 AM

Coolio!

Just had blood taken again. Its been every day since last Tuesday!!! My poor vein. Don't know what I'll do when ol' reliable gives up on me!
My sodium is low again :plain:

tamobhuuta 05-04-2022 11:35 AM

You sound very unwell :( I tested positive for covid.

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 11:39 AM

Nah I'm good!

Oh no! That's not good! Are you feeling ok?

Zurg 05-04-2022 11:48 AM

Oh noes Tamo!!! The plague seems to catch us all eventually :-(
I recommend lots of tea, snacks and naps!!! At least you have an excuse to stay at home and avoid people and people-y places ;-)

I hope your vein survives, Beckie!!! Is it sore??? You'd Think it would be after constant blood samples for a while….???
Against boredom i recommend getting into all sorts of shenanigans. Like putting your clothes on the wrong Way and see how long it takes before someone figures it out. And coffee!!! And vaping!!! And Facebook!!! Actually, just carry on like normally because that's basically my advise…

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 01:26 PM

I agree with zurg!

Nah not sore. There's so much scar tissue there now that i actually don't feel it at all when they do bloods!
That's pretty much what i do anyway
And wind up the staff of course! XD

tamobhuuta 05-04-2022 01:46 PM

I felt horrible yesterday but today is better. I love excuses to isolate!

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 01:51 PM

I'm glad you're feeling better!

Zurg 05-04-2022 02:12 PM

I hope you'll be on the mend quickly Tamo. You don't have to let anyone know though…. You can just keep self isolating if you prefer to stay at home!!!!

And Beckie, it's the staff's own fault that they are being played. They should offer proper entertainmemt or legit activities so people wouldn't get bored.

Cacoethes 05-04-2022 02:29 PM

It totally is!
And they're so easy to wind up too XD
There have actually been no groups on today!
They just told me to watch tv!
I think i would be more bored watching crappy daytime tv!

Cacoethes 06-04-2022 08:44 AM

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 06-04-2022 10:40 AM

Hello Cacoethes, how are you?

Cacoethes 06-04-2022 10:50 AM

I'm good thanks! Apart from being bored af!

You?

tamobhuuta 06-04-2022 10:56 AM

Still feeling sorry for myself with covid.

Is there anything you do at home that you can do?

Cacoethes 06-04-2022 10:58 AM

Awww :(

I could watch stuff on the ipad but i really can't focus!!!

tamobhuuta 06-04-2022 11:04 AM

Could you do mindfulness, meditation, something like that? I won't pretend it makes you feel better but it's a good way to spend some time!


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