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  • in reply to: Mattresses #47300
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    Hi Dalhousie, I’ve had a memory topper on my bed for many years and would not be able to lie down without it. I also have one in the caravan, for use in it and which if we go away then that single one is rolled up and taken in the car with us for use away. As Lee says over the years the quality available has changed and improved. My present one is a 4 inch one called Snug and has its own built in cover on. Which I feel must help preserve its life. I bought it off eBay a few years ago when my cheaper unbranded one had lost some of its memory . I’ve tried a memory foam pillow but it was unsuitable for me.

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    in reply to: DOES GLUTEN MAKE YOUR PAIN WORSE…(?) #46879
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    M&S GF seeded sliced bread eaten as it is, or very lightly toasted. The best I have come across. I’d looked at it several times on the shelf, but found out how nice it was when it was served up to me in a cafe & I asked the proprietor what brand it was. Since then, I always buy it when reduced & freeze it. It’s a light brown colour. I can recommend certain cakes too !
    I Went GF a few months ago. Think I may have a leaky gut.

    in reply to: finally gave in for a less pain and to stop flare ups #46276
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    Excellent decision Lee. Great weight off your shoulders now that the decision has been made. You’re a sensible person ( hope this doesn’t sound patronising) so I’m 100% sure all will work out well . Think hang on to the crutches for options of standing when needed. Look forward to hearing of your adventures in the wheelchair.
    Rose

    • This reply was modified 3 years ago by Rose. Reason: Spelling & deleting
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    Hello Mekconnell , Welcome to the forum. I’m limited in spinal info, although I do have some spinal issues. So I feel you have done very well just to post on here with your concerns. And bear in mind it can take awhile for your body to heal.
    However, I do know, it will take some time to renew your interests in life beyond difficulties and pain. BUT it will come back in maybe a slightly different way. I was 47 when my life changed ( for want of a better word) I’m not saying it’s easy, but one can adapt over time. And many including myself on here have adapted. My advice for now would be for you check out the whole of the information on this site regarding help with pain, And read the past newsletters. ( so helpful) As they are full of information written in such a way to be interesting and applying to you/ us. im sure there will be someone coming along soon to give more help
    Best wishes, R

    in reply to: Jury Service Summons #46117
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    From what I remember, I telephoned the number on the letter & mentioned my main issues of not being able to sit for any length of time due to spinal issues and nerve pain. I then luckily managed to get an appt at my surgery so I could check with them they had got the relevant letter evidence in case the jury service checked up . I later got a letter back from the jury service to say I would not be called on this occasion or words to that effect.

    in reply to: Has anyone had cataract surgery #46093
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    Hello Chritine, a very difficult predicament . A friend of mine had a cataract operation fairly recently and I’m pretty sure he was not allowed to drive for at least a week. I’m seeing him tomorrow so will check with him. About the trains. I feel pain in itself is enough for you to go for Assisted travel with the train company you book your tickets with and at same time make sure you reserve seats where available, the train company person will take you to your reserved seat time permitting or find you a seat if no reserves are available. You must however give them at least 24 hours notice. It is well worth it. When I first started using Assisted travel it was for pain and help with my mini luggage. If you ask for assisted travel, there will be someone to take you to each train, meet you off each train to take you to next train, sometimes via buggy or wheel chair.or just walk with you. You might like to consider starting out earlier for a different schedules of trains. My meaning being don’t go with the connections they tell you so allowing longer , although I realise that may not be possible. And . Yes a longer time hanging about but less worry about connections. I used to do this. I’ve even got trains in the wrong direction 1st in order to get a better journey for the main part later. Don’t do much rail journeys these days but I have renewed my railcard so who knows . Ps. Any chance you could go down the day before by train, to make it less stressful.

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    in reply to: Back problems #46066
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    Been thinking Dean, any chance you could get a friend or relative to go with you to see the GP. Can help even if only to remember what the Doctor has said. I tend to take a friend with me when seeing a consultant. I was interested to read about your “scarf” feeling as I get a pressing “band” at the top of my leg every so often ( I have it now) but it does disappear after a few days until the next time.
    It’s not good to fall and must be worrying for you. And worrying isn’t good either. So please make that appointment . You may find it it goes easier than your past experiences.

    in reply to: Back problems #46063
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    Well then Paul , you are very, very fortunate to be living in the area that you do.

    in reply to: Gravity by Gravity Life #46062
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    Thank you for the info dalhousie, I’ve not heard of this and will check out the link.
    Stretching of the neck Ic sounds too much to me. Once upon a time I had a Physio do something along those lines with a bag of water. Ending up with me barely able to hold my head up. Took quite a while to get over that experience. I declined the “treatment” after the second session, strangely she seemed suprised I should want to.. Still, your foam treatment sounds gentler and you can take it off whenever to suit you.

    in reply to: Back problems #46059
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    To Paul _99 : GPs do not do house visits . Even when one is very ill, one has to find a way to get to the surgery. ( in my area & I suspect many other areas too)
    To Dean: I understand your predicament , I rarely go myself, but on this occasion, I feel it may be best to bite the bullet and go. It is going to take you a while to get an appointment. If it was me, I would see if your surgery does appointments on line. Not just for that reason but also to check out which GPs are male or female if you would like the choice. Can help to have some info to hand if you are making an appointment by phone. Which these days often have to be made at a set time of day..All surgeries seem to differ in this. The other option would be to go into your surgery and book an appointment that way , but I don’t know your transport situation. If you decide to go and see a GP. Then write your symptoms down on a blank postcard or similar so you know you have it to hand and you can always hand it over in case you may have forgotten something. Best wishes for getting an appointment to suit you.

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    in reply to: Ill health retirement #45884
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    Hi Lorna5, very difficult predicament . So I was wondering if you could cut down on your hours where it might help you, either by starting later, finishing earlier of have a day off in between. I realise you would loose out on some salery this way but it’s could be an option to think about. Many years ago a friend of mine felt under pressure to do this, because fairly frequently on a Friday she was ill with a migraine & couldn’t come into work. So she arranged with her employers to cut her hours down by only working Monday to Thursday. She lost out a bit on her private pension but it did mean she was able to carry on working. Also, Wondered if you are in a union so you could get another opinion from them.

    in reply to: Television in the evening #45728
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    Hi Marilyn, 2nd attempt at posting to say, really pleased for you. And just concentrate on the things to be done that day. But with breaks in between. I find It’s so easy to get distracted and end up doing things that can wait.. I’ve mislaid my up to date glasses so I’m using an old pair, tricky but can just about manage. Fortunately have spare pair in the car until I find the other ones. Well I wish you a good day for your move and remember those packed boxes can wait awhile to be unpacked after you move into your new flat.
    Take care
    Rose

    in reply to: Cbd #45717
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    Hi All, it’s not that many years ago when the government relaxed the rules on cannabis and down graded it to a lower class, only to change their mind a few years later. And I remember the time when there was a cannabis cafe in Stockport which supplied medicinal quality cannabis. Until they were shut down. Can’t remember the full details but it did get into to the newspapers. I often think I would like to try the cbd oil. But there’s the thought of being dissapointed if it doesn’t help or cause side effects. Will have to give it some more thought.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Rose.
    in reply to: Television in the evening #45704
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    How about turning the sound off and putting subtitles on ( if able) sometimes they give more info than the people speaking

    in reply to: in pain and depressed #45702
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    Thank you Marilyn, the Crystal art sounds something I could try. I’ve had a look online and will later check out u tube. The pricking pens I have, have all got plastic holders, otherwise I think it would be tricky / awkward doing the pricking, but I have tried doing it with a hat pin which was ok for a short time. I can do this type on my knee whilst sitting in my recliner . But one does need a pricking pad & the usual green craft board. Small one will do. The stencils are by Ornare. Best bought 2nd hand off the auction sites. The #bay one is the best for value. Never bought any from the other one. Originally someone at a card group showed me and then I was hooked on it. Ps. You will need some pins to hold the stencil in place whilst doing the pricking. There is a book on this pricking art which can be helpful

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