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


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Apologies. I haven't really looked on here for days as couldn't really sit at the P.C.  Thanks for the enquiries.  Much better. Please see my reply to Jim in 'How's Your Day'

 

 

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11 minutes ago, oldphil said:

Alright now, though. It will last ten years "unless the advice changes"

I had a pneumonia jab a couple of years ago apparently, I honestly can’t remember having it but the Practice Nurse said I’d had one when I had my Annual Health Check recently.  I had the Shingles jab last year too.  However I was under the impression that the pneumonia jab protects a person for life ....... maybe it depends how old you are as to how long ‘life’ is expected to be ......

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This morning went for my EMG on my hand. Pleased it's not carpal tunnel syndrome it's as the X-ray results said. Arthrosis but have CTS in the other hand. I have to collect my results next Monday and I have to see an orthopedic. If I can't get an appointment quick I'm going privately. The dr this morning told me what it was and what to do but I need the official result to show my dr. It's so painful and it's making me feel really old as it's now restricting me , even when I have to open a door. I can use the other hand but sometimes it's awkward. Any pressure to do things including opening a bottle is agony . I found a way by using a nutcracker to take the cap off but now holding the bottle is difficult to keep it still whilst I open it. I don't like being old.

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It must be very painful Nonna, inconvenient and awkward too.  I pray that I never have a problem with my right hand as I’m totally useless with my left, I can’t even cut my right hand finger nails.  

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

It must be very painful Nonna, inconvenient and awkward too.  I pray that I never have a problem with my right hand as I’m totally useless with my left, I can’t even cut my right hand finger nails.  

 

Lizzie it's my left hand that hurts. Deborah said " good job it's not your right hand"  but I'm right handed and thought , that's ok but think how many times you use your left to assist your right. Not easy.

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29 minutes ago, Brew said:

Not worth being in pain nonna, do whatever you can to sort it, lifes too short..

 

Thats what I'm trying to do. Can't think how it started apart from kneading some dough for pasta but it wasn't particularly painful , just an "ooh that hurt" then passed. Maybe when I fell it made it worse. Who knows.

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Having just read Margie’s post about hopping up the stairs has prompted me to ask if any of you can achieve a certain exercise.

When I went to see my Colorectal Surgeon the other week I was on the couch and he asked me to put my ankles together and lift both legs (straight) at the same time.  I hadn’t got a hope in hell of managing that, in fact I couldn’t even THINK about doing it.  It’s an exercise used to check muscle strength in patients who’ve had abdominal surgery (like me).  I saw my son a few days later and told him about it.  He lay on the floor and lifted his legs without any effort at all, but then he’s about 30 years my junior.  
Go on, give it a go and make me feel very unfit :(

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I can do it if I cross my ankles first but can only lift about 6 inches off the floor if I don’t!  I was surprised as I was sure I would be able to do it... I certainly could only a couple of years ago.  I need to practise more.  Like Jill I had no problem doing one leg at a time.

I have had 2 major abdominal surgeries over the years (before keyhole surgery was invented) but I’m not going to use that as an excuse as I know I could do it 2 years ago.  I’m going to practise every day and see if I improve (then it will be cartwheels next - I was always good at doing those). I THINK   I’m joking about that, but who knows.  Thank you Lizzie for making me aware I need to do more specific exercises xx

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

Go on, give it a go and make me feel very unfit

 

It's dead easy Lizzie, lay on your side! no problem at all...

 

I just tried the Sparrow method, legs level with my ears.............  I fell over..

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Lizzie when I was doing physio ( lost count how many times ) I was told not to raise both legs or put them down again together. The exercises were similar but bringing knees up then straighten them . Lowering one leg at a time. I think it depends on individual circumstances. I too like Margie have had 4  abdominal operations. Trying it I know what it will feel like so I don't try it. Good luck with those that can do it though

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No, Beekay. It's a ballet barre exercise, consisting of imitating the movement of a bell (cloche) with the outside leg, swinging from the hip joint, taking the foot as high as possible. It's more complicated than that but that's the gist of it. Nowt to do with food.

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Well done everyone who tried and succeeded and also failed, like me.  I’ve always felt that I’ve recovered really well from my 2 surgeries but although I can walk miles I’m obviously not THAT fit.  

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2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Fell over, eh?  Not been practising our battement cloche, have we?

 

you didn't say only one leg ata time....!

 

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Just read some were that the "Chicken Pox" virus if you have when young will stay in your system forever, and that  when you are an adult it will show it's self as Shingles. Maybe the new virus is the same.

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There does seem to be some long term conditions which sometimes remain after the initial infection.  It’s being called ‘Long Covid’

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