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Carni, I do hope your shoulder gets better soon.  I can't talk about shoulders, but I do have a couple of dodgy knees and the object of physio with them is to strengthen the muscles around the joint to support and control it better.  It does seem to work.  Don't ask me what exercises would be required though.

 

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Went to the dentist again today.  This time the specialist who did my root canal work.  He basically said that the jury is out  until the anti biotics are finished and we see what happens next. He prescribed me more Clarithromycin to take with me on hols in case it kicks off again.  Told me to forget Erythromycin my own dentist gave me for the same purpose...  :blink:  Still, this specialist bloke does have a degree in Pharmacology as well as his Dentistry quals.  He also said that he thought that 7 days on 400Mg Metronidazole, prescribed by the hospital, was a bit much . Says he normally prescribes three days but suggested I split the difference and do five.  I can live with that... Means I only get to go for 8 days without a little drinkypoos....  :)  And to be honest I am pretty much all antibioticked out after four lots in a few weeks.

 

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Good luck DJ, You are certainly putting your time and money into saving that tooth, not to mention all the pain while you are trying. I hope it can be saved  after all your effort, and especially in time for your Mehiko visit. Thanks for your concern, and good to know your physio is doing some good on your knees. I will definitely be seeing the doc again, now I know the physio  shouldn't be so painful. I wouldn't mind........if it was helping.

 

Hope this is correct. Felices Fiestas DJ.:biggrin:

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On 13 March 2019 at 1:52 AM, DJ360 said:

 

I also seem to be getting some bruising of toe nails.  Weird.

 

Just thought DJ you got shoes on right feet & to be honest mate I think I'd be sacking your two dentists off. 

 

But to all of you, get well soon X 

 

 

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I have had an upset stomach all this week, presumed it was an IBS flare up although I haven’t had one for a long while. Just checked the side effects of my thyroid medication and it says it is one. I have been taking them for a few weeks now and it has only just started although it seems a bit easier this morning, the “ache” has gone at the moment. I am hoping it will settle down as it does say side effects go as your body gets used to the medication and the last blood test showed it is starting to work. Hopefully this will be the case as I don’t want to have to take something to counter the side effects of the tablets I am already taking. I saw this with my late husbands mother who ended up with a plethora of tablets each counteracting side effects of other tablets she was taking. Definitely don’t want to go down that route.

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4 hours ago, carni said:

Good luck DJ, You are certainly putting your time and money into saving that tooth, not to mention all the pain while you are trying. I hope it can be saved  after all your effort, and especially in time for your Mehiko visit. Thanks for your concern, and good to know your physio is doing some good on your knees. I will definitely be seeing the doc again, now I know the physio  shouldn't be so painful. I wouldn't mind........if it was helping.

 

Hope this is correct. Felices Fiestas DJ.:biggrin:

 

Thanks Carni,

Dunno about the Spanish.  Will have to consult my older daughter who was pretty much fluent, though I suspect she's lost a bit of that since she worked in Barcelona.  Either way, I think 'Tequila Por Favor' or 'Cervesa Por Favor' ( phonetic) is probably all I need..  :laugh:

 

Teeth.   If it was just one tooth, I'd have tried a bit of treatment and if that failed I'd accept it had to go.  I don't need repeated infections as they are bad for the heart etc.  But, the issue is nobody seems sure which tooth is the seat of the problem and I don't want two out.  So.. I'll just try to 'manage' the issue until after my hols.

 

I'm told that they have Drug Sniffer Dogs running about at the Airport in Cancun, and that they are trained to sniff out Opiates.  So, apparently there's a possibility that they will sniff out my supply of Co Codamol which has 30 mg of Codeine (opiate).  Could be interesting, but i'm not worried as I have hospital notes, prescription info etc.

 

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I would check on the Mexican embassy website Col.

 

It is illegal to bring into Mexico some over-the-counter medicines commonly used in the United States, including inhalers and some allergy and sinus medications. Specifically, products that contain stimulants (medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, such as Actifed, Sudafed, and Vicks inhalers) or codeine are prohibited.  

 

 

https://mx.usembassy.gov/information-regarding-bringing-medications-into-mexico/

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Don't worry about taking the drugs with you col, you can get owt you need on most street corners.

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Could be coming home with some nice tattoos though..

 

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I'm, going to leave the Co-Codamol at home.  Haven't needed any so far.

 

Just need to check out the rules for a few Valium now....

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Be careful of that Mexican food or you might need more than Valium.  ;)  Neh mind though.  You can always illegally emigrate to the USA.   I think most of the Mexicans are already here.  Lol.

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28 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

Just need to check out the rules for a few Valium now....

Take one before bedtime!.

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I need to take some time out to consider all of this helpful and constructive advice...:dry:

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Right. I've had enough.  Three lots of Metronidazole in a few weeks.  This last lot with added Clarithromycin. 

 

I only took five days worth of the 7 day supply of  Metro, on the advice of the dentist.

 

Tonight I decided I'm not taking any more Clarithro either until I've spoken to a pharmacist. My whole body has been itching for days, though little to see other than the odd raised bump. Leaflet says that's enough reason to stop.

 

 

 

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P.S. Regarding taking Meds into Mexico.  The all around consensus is that if I have a list of meds, reason for prescribing etc., signed by doc and stamped.. and I also take all meds in original packaging with pharmacy label.. I'll be OK.

Docs have already supplied that.

 

But now it seems I ought to have a 'Fitness to Fly'  Certificate too. 

 

This is getting tedious now.

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I don't fly anymore if I can help it.  Most of the planes ain't fit to fly in!  Crammed like sardines.  Treated like a criminal before you are even allowed on.  Sorry!  Didn't mean to throw a damper on your trip.  Just the ramblings of a miserable old ----who's feeling his age this morning.

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Love Flying Loppy.........even enjoy 'Booking in' and chatting (just realised can't chat very easily now) anyway enjoy the whole process of flying,,,never flown long haul and don't want to,,, couple of hours to the Spanish sun,,and i'm happy...........missed going during the winter this time......so hopeful for Oct/nov.........probably sit next to some bloke who wants to talk about mending stuff or Gardening or Grandkids.......zzz..........:(

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Actually I didn't mean to sound like such a miserable old geezer.  I always loved flying and flew long haul between England and Canada lots.  It was before most of the terrorism stuff and everybody was much more laid back.  Allowed to sup coffe in the cockpit during the flight.  Decent food, and reasonable leg room.  Doesn't seem quite that way anymore. 

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Hate flying. Terrible ear problems. Went deaf after returning from Italy many years ago. The doctor looked in my ears with the auriscope and said I had the most peculiar inner ear arrangement he'd ever seen!  I once had a hearing test as part of a medical when I was 17. The doc said my hearing was way too acute for a human and I should have been a dog! So there you go, Loppy!!

 

He also said I'd have problems on aircraft. He was right! :blink: don't ever whisper nasty things about me...cos I can hear ya!

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I like flying in a general sense, but I'm not too happy about the fact that once they close that door, you aren't getting off until they say so.  I do love looking at passing landscapes below.  I've noticed that as you fly up through the continent at night, every town seems to have at least one blue light showing quite brightly.  What's that all about then?

 

That said, I've tracked lots of TUI flights to Cancun on Weds and Fridays.  Some go via Greenland, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland etc. and then down the US East Coast, sometimes inland.  But more often than not they fly over water almost all the way, overfly Bermuda and then cut across Florida.  I think I'll ask our pilot to take the 'Scenic Route' if possible....  :)

 

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I dislike flying. Not so much the actual flight but the hassle involved in booking in and all the waiting around when you have to be there long before take off. I also wonder about who’s up front driving the aeroplane. When I gained my pilot’s licence back in the 70’s there were others who went on to take a commercial rating. God knows how they managed. There were some real incompetents who failed their written exams first time and one even drove a plane into the hangar and chopped the wings of another aircraft with his prop. He went on to become a commercial pilot! He announced himself over the tannoy when I was taking the Heathrow shuttle from EMA. “Christ not him” I exclaimed to my colleague, “he’s a disaster”. It must have got the other passengers worried!

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Col, I hope they'll have wifi on the alien craft when  you've been abducted over the Bermuda Triangle, then you'll be able to tell us all about it!   ..... 

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Certainly will Margie!  Pictures anall..

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