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Well , we’ve had quite a day today and yesterday.My daughter had arranged a get together for all the helpers that served for her at the wine festival. They usually take them all for a pizza but this time she wanted to do it here.About 5.00 the sky went very dark, even darker, then a funny yellowish colour. I was looking out the window as it started to rain. All of a sudden it got so windy and I watched the fig tree ( it’s quite big and heavily laden) being blown back horizontally, I thought it was going to be uprooted.Both neighbours next door were struck by lightening. The gazebo roof was blown off and so was the shed roof which was blown into next doors garden.  Opposite a couple of trees were blown down next doors orange tree  and our lemon tree were blown over. The noise and wind was terrible and I have never seen a storm like this before. Since then we’ve heard of quite a bit of damage in the village. My son ran out in the middle of this storm to get to see if any damage had been done at his restaurant but apart from all the rubbish blown in he was lucky but the apartment nearby had the roof taken off.

This is most certainly one of the things we will have to accept due to climatic change. We were lucky and it’s brought it home to us that people whose homes are destroyed by tornados have all our sympathy and makes us realize how courageous they are. Wrote this yesterday and forgot to post. This morning I had my mri and had a few problems but on the way back we saw many trees and rooves ( or roofs) on the ground. Sun is out in all its brilliance surveying yesterdays damage.

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@MargieH The GP did tell me about an injection but she said it was not guaranteed to work and in some cases it could make things worse. I decided against it. It's bad enough already!

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@nonnaB that must have been scary when the storm came so suddenly.   Was it actually a tornado or just high winds?

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Nonna, heard on the news this morning of warning issued by the authorities of a water shortage due to the hot weather. Would this be in your area? (Not withstanding your storm).

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Mick, it's great to hear your shoulder has finally been sorted.

Maybe we can each think of the other as we do our exercises and get a sense of being in it together.

Two Bestwood lads eh? We can hack it.:laugh:

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I've just completed my second set of exercises for today. Yesterday I took a day off completely to regain my mood etc.  Thing is, on Sunday, the swelling round my knee was increasing...along with the pain, and the dressing, which is like a giant plastic elastoplast, was filling with fluid. 

I decided to try Morphine alongside Paracetamol and Ibuprofen, but all it did was make me nauseous  and sleepy. It had little effect on the intense burning pain over the wound when I try to bend my knee. So  no more morphine for me, and no more codeine either because that just metabolises to morphine in the liver. I'll tough it out with Paracetamol  and Ibuprofen.

I hope the burning will stop when the dressing comes off and clips come out next Monday.

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Are you taking the morphine with food? A friend of mine was prescribed morphine after a bad hernia op and was very sick when he took it without food. Put him off and he wouldn't take it again.

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Col, sorry you’ve had so much pain.  Have you been told to keep the limb elevated?  Keep doing the exercises but don’t push them TOO hard.  I believe gentle  and regular exercise is the best at this point x

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56 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

Mick, it's great to hear your shoulder has finally been sorted.

Maybe we can each think of the other as we do our exercises and get a sense of being in it together.

 

Start your own Youtube Channel and we can all watch your activities.

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Jill I took one lot with breakfast and next with lunch. I could have had four more doses that day but two were enough. Nausea, doziness and zero effect on the burning pain . In hospital they gave me Oxycodone in two forms Oxycontin is an extended release version which gave me hallucinations. Oxynorm is just the straight stuff. Neither made me sick, and they controlled the pain.

I can deal with the background pain which is a dull ache, but this burning over the wound is excruciating and I think I'm stuck with it till the staples come out next Mon. I have a physio appointment on Friday and will see what they say.

Margie, thanks. I'm trying to do just that. Rest with feet up, exercises and regular little walks.

And of course without the morphine..I can have a drop of wine or whatever at the end of a long day lying about moaning.

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5 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

There's no hubby, David, but if there were there's nothing wrong with my right arm or both feet!

Rolling pin and frying pan fit well i imagine !!

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So you met my paternal grandmother did you, David?  Her speciality was the flying teapot. Never known to miss a rapidly moving target. Not bad for a southpaw!

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Col, you can take 2 Paracetomol and 1 Ibuprofen every 4 hours if necessary, you no doubt know this? 
When my husband had a knee replacement the other year he was discharged with wrap around thingy that was attached to a flexible pipe that then went into a sealed bucket full of ice.  He had to use this as often as he wished and along with the physio exercises he was up and trotting about really quickly.  
In a few weeks all this will be just a distant memory and you’ll be out on your long walks again.  

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3 hours ago, Beekay said:

Nonna, heard on the news this morning of warning issued by the authorities of a water shortage due to the hot weather. Would this be in your area? (Not withstanding your storm).

Barrie yes unfortunately it is. We aren’t desperate ( yet) but we are asked to be aware how much water we use. The vines are very precious so there’s worry for them. We are in an agricultural area, as well as grapes we are famous for peppers and hazelnuts.

After the storm of yesterday it’s slightly Cooler but still very hot.  Don’t know if you’ve heard part of a glacier collapsed yesterday and killed quite a few people. Sad as it was a sudden collapse.

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4 hours ago, MargieH said:

@nonnaB that must have been scary when the storm came so suddenly.   Was it actually a tornado or just high winds?

It was very scary Margie, it wasn’t just high winds because although it lasted a long time ( or seemed to ) there was a bit of quiet before it started again so I presume it was a tornado. Certainly there was a lot of damage done, coming back from hospital this morning there were lots of trees down and one warehouse roof was completely ripped off. Don’t want to go through that again. I’ve stopped watering my flowering plants and they’ve all dried up.  But before we get a fine for using water I decided to forfeit the pleasure of beautiful flowers. 

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Yes Nonna, I did see something about the glacier on YouTube. But heard on National news about your water rationing and it mentioned your area. We thought of you straight away.

That quiet spell in the storm and then starting again sounds a bit like 'the eye of a storm', the centre of a whirling wind. Usually, you get high wind then quiet and then the wind is back but blowing the opposite way.

Will be thinking of you, take care and best of luck. B & T.xx

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Barrie didn’t notice the wind blowing in another direction, I was too concerned with the roof of the gazebo blowing so far and not being able to find it:laughing:.Seriously though it was very frightening. Today has started well brilliant blue sky and not even a breeze. Trying to do everything before it gets too hot.

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That umpire sounds like either Barry White or James Earl Jones. How dramatic was the Rafa match with Taylor Fritz? Fortunate for Rafa he won and hopefully he will be able to play the semis against Kyrgios.

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Mrs.B, alas, I don't like to watch Nadal as I find his compulsive twittering , touching shoulders, then ears, then nose, then forehead etc., all before serving, very irritating. I noticed he even has to make sure his drinks are absolutely spot on, in relation to his chair.

I'm being silly, I know, but there you are. As for Kyrgios, he just needs gaffa tape across his gob !    B.

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Ah Beekay, once you get past the really annoying Rafa habits he is an amazing player and unlike other players (Kyrgios) plays every point as if it is his last.

this is what drives his fans to watch him. 
Pity I can’t help with his abdominal muscle injury LOL

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Morning All

 

few post above

Are we talking about Boris?

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Carefully continuing my exercises but I am not taking the morphine, I was talking to the fairies and having sensible conversations with them, so the morphine had to go. How is Col getting on, it must be hard having both knees done. Eating for me is a problem being right handed and not being able to use it means means a lot of my shirts etc have stains on them .  I now have a lot more understanding of people who have lost an upper limb and the never ending of their situation. 

What a beautiful day it is today must try to get my son to take me out and sit outside and have a coffee and watch the world go by, have a good one folks.

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Good to hear you're coming along Trogg. It won't be long before your pint lifting arm will be back in action. Take care sunshine.    B.

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Trogg, pleased you are still so positive.  I hope you get to go out with your son today x

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