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Ailments, Aches & Pains. (Let's hear them here)

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So. feeling pretty enthusiastic after getting past tooth abscesses etc., I agreed to go for a walk with next door neighbour.  We set off up Billinge Hill and over the other side via assorted footpaths ending up at a little place called Pimbo. There's a Garden Centre there where we had a quick coffee before heading back by a slightly different route, again across country and back home.  A total of about 8 miles and my 'Samsung Health App' was congratulating me on my biggest daily step total for a while.

 

Trouble is, from about halfway on the outward walk, my legs were beginning to give out.  Not just the worn out right knee, but both legs. .. .tired.. heavy and painful enough to stop walking being a pleasure.  Most of the walk home was 'purgatory', but there are no buses and I didn't want to resort to calling out Mrs Col. My neighbour was insisting that this wasn't right and strongly urging me to see a Doc about this.  Thing is.. less than ten years ago 20 miles in a day wasn't a problem.  Last mile or so was torture as I had to will my legs to move forward and by the time I got home I literally felt sick.  Woke up next morning with a very fast heartbeat and then struggled to get downstairs.  Just moving about today has been hard.  And I've booked a Doc's appointment.  Am still inclined to think I probably just overdid it, but disappoined that it has come to this.. and wondering if it might be more.. some sort of 'claudication' or other circulatory issue related to my ticker etc.  It's a real downer.  I used to love running, then I loved walking..  Not much of it left.

 

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Col we know you're a born worrier but there are times when you should pay attention to what your body is telling you.

Heed your neighbour and don't bogger about, if whatever you're doing is hurting -  stop doing it!

Hope it's not serious and you soon feel better.

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I fell over a couple of days ago and landed quite heavily. (I didn't 'have a fall'. I tripped over me shoe!) Anyway it's left me with a very painful back and I can't bend without excruciating pain (you see, I'm mardy). I asked the pharmacist's advice in the local chemist. I said, 'My back hurts when I bend, what do you recommend?' and she said, 'Don't bend.' (I kid you not!)

My other half, who uses a wheelchair, has one of those picky-uppy things, like a litter picker, so when the post came I fetched it to pick up the mail from the floor. As I positioned it by the letter I dropped the flippin thing. I stood staring at the mail and the picker upper and decided that I didn't want the stupid letter anyway. (You see I'm childish as well.)

We do have fun, don't we?

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You have my sympathy, Eileen. I had a couple of falls...well, on one occasion I slipped because it had been raining and I was racing up the garden path...2 or 3 years ago. Both occurred in my garden where no one could see me but I felt a proper prawn anyway. Thankfully, no breakages so that must say something positive about my bone density, if not my brain density. On the second occasion, I landed on all fours and badly bruised my left knee. Still hurts at times but no longer swollen. Also a very swollen heel of my left hand. Could have been much worse.

 

Hope you're soon pain free again.

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Sorry about your falls ladies.  We have a bank on one side of our yard where the dogs like to go.  Since this stroke  I am unsteady.  A couple of weeks ago the grass was wet and I ended up going down it on my butt.  Got me pants all muddy.  I swear those rotten dogs laughed.  Like you said, Jill you feel so stupid even though its not your fault and no human being saw it.

Went for a follow up at the docs yesterday.  He seemed reasonably happy with my bp.  Is in the process of setting me up with a physiotherapist for my hand and foot.  Gave me a ticket for a disabled sticker for my car so I can use the disability spaces.  Not a bad day.

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That's ok if you can find a disabled space. I've taken a couple of elderly friends to hospital appointments recently. They have disabled badges but no car, so anyone who drives them can use a disabled space.  Rarer than rocking horse droppings, disabled spaces!

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Seem to be plentiful here Jill but I have't tried a hospital. Hope I don't have to for while.

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"  I swear those rotten dogs laughed. "

 

They do, I know. Mine are the same but only if they are together. They look at each other and their facial expression changes to, what can be only interpreted as, a laugh.

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3 hours ago, jonab said:

"  I swear those rotten dogs laughed. "

 

They do, I know. Mine are the same but only if they are together. They look at each other and their facial expression changes to, what can be only interpreted as, a laugh.

So true i slipped on the grass a few weeks ago all i hurt was my pride. The greyhound was dancing around me the bulldog sat with his head on one side sure he was trying not to laugh.

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Sorry you slipped and glad you were not hurt Gem.  You paint a delightful picture, though.  It is hard to imagine a Bulldog laughing but I'm sure that do.  Having lived with dogs for some forty years I'm quite convinced that they understand far more than we give them credit for and have a great sense of humor.  They understand us better than we understand them.

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Gem, its not too late to get a claim in. Lol

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I went to Ely this morning on our little single decker 'Zipper' - it's nearly as quick as going in the car.  I had an appointment at Specsavers (had my last eye test 7 months ago)  and a very cute young Spanish gentleman wearing a smart waistcoat looked deeply into my eyes... well, it was his job!   

He said I have a small bleed in my left eye near the optic nerve, which MAY be caused by hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes or another systemic condition OR it may be glaucoma.  He spent about 10 minutes googling what it could be, while I was there... but I didn't mind as he was very handsome...

He said I AM losing quite a bit of my central vision, but as I could read the bottom line of tiny print, some part of my eye is working very well.  He seemed surprised by that.   

Anyway, I have a letter for my GP asking if he could do a few tests and then refer me to the eye clinic at Addenbrookes to see what they say.  

Last time this happened - over a year ago - the specialist at the hospital said there was no treatment needed, so let's hope it'll be the same this time.

 

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Fingers crossed or should that be eye's! Lol

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Hope you don't have high BP, Margie.  Mine's lower now, but not at optimum.  Not sure at my age if it's even possible to get a consistent 120/80.  Now they're saying it should be lower than that.

Funny my low number is usually in the 70s  It's the systolic that is still a bit high at times.

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Hope your tests go well Margie,,and hope you get another cute Spanish senor looking deep into your eyes,, wearing a nice waiscoat,, the Spanish love their waistcotes,,  

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Talking of Spain, Dawson has just been on the phone, he is lapping it up over there !

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39 minutes ago, catfan said:

Talking of Spain, Dawson has just been on the phone, ha is lapping it up over there !

 

I noticed his absence.... how long is he going to be on holiday in Spain?    I wonder if the weather is good, the same as we've had here these last few days..

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Til next week Margie & the weather is lovely he said before he rushed off to the pub to watch the Forest Derby game !

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Just got back from my first physiotherapy appointment.  I'm quite happy with it.  It was a lot of assessment and questions to find out what needs work.  They trained me on some exercises for my weak hand and foot. sent me home with some homework and another appointment next week to check progress.

The therapist owns a Beagle so we had quite a bit to talk  about.  plus keep doing the organ playing therapy. I think I can live with that.

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Your going in the right direction LL. I expect it will take time, but it looks  like you are in good hands. Yes, keep up the organ playing, it seems along long time since we watched your progress. You must make us a video to see how you are improving. All the best LL.

 

 

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Thanks Carni.  I will make another video one of these days.  For the moment I feel like my abilities have slipped back two or three years.  More wrong notes and a slower tempo as my hands try to keep up with my brain.  I feel confident it will come back but its gonna take some work.

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As Eric Morecomb once said "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessary in the right order" chin up LL,stick at it ,you'll get there

 

Rog

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