Today I?

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  • #111274 Reply
    brydo

    Got my telescopic window cleaning pole/brush and washed the front windows and gutters, washed the car, the outside glass table and weeded the garden.

    Just about to go for a two mile walk and then ……………………. bed for the night lol.

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  • #111288 Reply
    joss
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    I have a nice chap that does all mine with his little portable machine. Great job for £7.00 a fortnight.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
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    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #111293 Reply
    Brydo

    Are we speaking about Windows Joss lol 😂

    #111295 Reply
    Georgie

    Today I – searched on the internet about making Home Made cider, changed the water in the bird bath, played a computer game, read some H.P. Lovecraft, made Southern Fired Chicken Wraps with fries for dinner, changed the water in the bird bath again (very popular with the starlings and blackbirds at the moment), watched a documentary on Amazon about Molten Salt Reactors.

    #111297 Reply
    Brydo

    I really want to try your “Southern Fired Chicken” Georgie lol.

    Ive been for a nap and im ready to go, straight to the fridge for some chocolate to go with my tea.

    Tomorrow, clean the back windows and gutter before getting up on the sloping roof of my garage to clean the side gutter A&E here i come.

    #111312 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    @Brydo yes talking windows and frames. Soffit and facia as required.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #111345 Reply
    Brydo

    I’m a bit stiff (settle down mike lol) from yesterdays exertions’ so having a bath first before washing the back windows and conservatory. Getting older is a bummer.

    #111359 Reply
    Georgie

    Hmm…  Bit if a slow day, so far.  Washed some towels, surfed the ‘net, read a bit more Lovecraft, made tuna-mayo sarnies with capers, cucumber and black pepper for lunch.  ‘Phoned by older brother after lunch but he was busy cleaning to loo and couldn’t really chat. 🙂

    What I did do this morning (and I don’t think I’m being either morbid or pessimistic, just pragmatic) is type up a Useful Information Sheet to take to Hossie with me should I get C19 and get taken in at short notice.  I can keep it up to date and then print it off if needed.

    Name, Age, NHS number, Blood type, Allergies, and stated ‘No international travel in the last 10+ years’.

    Then highlighted IMPORTANT STUFF they might need to know right away, without having to wade through my entire Medical History (e.g. No injections in right arm; please try to keep spine straight when turning onto side).

    Then a brief synopsis of my Medical History sticking to the salient points only, then a List of the drugs I take and how often.  Got that all on 1 sheet of A4 paper.  Page 2 contained the names and contact numbers of my GP and Specialists.

    Do you think that would be helpful?  Or do Doctors and Nurses actually hate that sort of thing?

     

    #111366 Reply
    POPS
    Moderator

    It sounds good to me Georgie. In normal times some ‘jobsworths’ in the NHS might have thrown such info straight into the bin preferring to do all the fact checking themselves, but these aren’t normal times and I’m sure your fact sheets will be a welcome time saver for frazzled staff.

    #111379 Reply
    Tharg

    Today I… failed to find ingredients for sachetorte (see “Cake” thread around here somewhere). No proper chocolate, no apricot jam and NO BLOODY EGGS. Viruses, it seems, have eaten all the eggs in the world. So tried to cheer meself up by starting to assemble chille con carne for scoff tonight. THEN, alerted by wail from Madam T, to discover that bathroom basins both seriously blocked. Will have to completely disassemble all traps and connecting pipes, clean the buggers and probably have to pour concentrated hydrochloric acid into downpipes. Who said life gets boring when you reach the crumbly years? PAH!

    Tomorrow I may take things easier and climb the Matterhorn.

    #111451 Reply
    Tharg

    Today I… looked into the sky and saw a very strange cloud. It was long and straight and bright white. Very high, I think. Was it a sign, a portent or what? Asked one of the Village Elders and he said that it was called something like a “Vapur trial” produced by a thing called a jet airliner – an machine that carries people by flying through the air. He said there used to be many more but they have stopped now. Think maybe our Elder is having a joke with me – flying machine? Who would use them…?

    #111455 Reply
    joss
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    Today I have been mainly fighting with my GP’s practice.

    Trying to sort out my prescriptions which are now been sent to my nominated chemist for dispensing.

    This is NOT working!

    Putting every patient on to electronic prescriptions and then leaving the poor girls in the chemist to sort out this mess and take the abuse for something they have no control over is not fair.

    Sort it out GP Practise

     

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #111475 Reply
    Phaedra
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    Today I ….. Woke up to find my massive filling had disappeared during the night!, looks like I swallowed it!!

    It’s the third time it’s came out in the last year, no dentist available and temporary filling kits appear to have been stockpiled.  No pain as yet so fingers crossed that lasts!.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂

    #111477 Reply
    Tharg

    Joss – Madam T and I fully understand. Deepest sympathy – the whole “Patient Access” system is well buggered. Just trying to sign on and enter details is bad enough.

    Our system separates “ordinary” drugs from CDs or Controlled Drugs like Tramadol or Diazepam. The latter always show as “rejected” on request even when they are accepted. Have to check re-order date to confirm. Then they must be passed physically, as a bit of paper, to pharmacist, not electronically. Rather defeats the object.

    When they finally reach pharmacist, they get lost and must be reordered. Bonkers. Tried to tell Patient Access people (not the GPs folks). Waste of time. Just a set of box-tickers.

    Another problem here is an item on prescription list can change to wrong version of drug with no warning.  No-one at GPs knows how this happens – at least that’s what they say. How to get it corrected? Well, you MUST write a letter to the Doc! Well, THAT’s making great use of our supercomputerised internettery!

    #111480 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    I hate electronic prescriptions Tharg. Not my choice. It has been imposed on us.

    Usually I would just take my green prescription, tick the items I need and hand it to reception desk. That simple. 2 days later pick it up and take to chemist. Simples.

    Well after further phone calls I finally get it sort, until next time any way.

     

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #111481 Reply
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Good news, one of my friends is a pharmacist and has found one of their branches with a pot of temporary filling gunge in stock (it’s been stockpiled apparently!).

    No problems with Tramadol on electronic prescriptions here, just have to sign the naughty box on the back of the prescription when I get them.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂

    #111488 Reply
    Georgie

    Phaedra – So glad to hear that dental issues have hopefully been resolved.  I have a not-entirely-solid crown that’s come off twice in the last 18 months, so I fully appreciate the anxiety.  Finger crossed our teeth will behave.

    As for prescriptions: I’m not allowed to have paracetamol on prescription, even though I need a heck of a lot of it (Dr: “We don’t give prescriptions for things you can buy at any supermarket”; Me – “Have YOU tried getting paracetamol from a supermarket recently?”  I’ve been ordering 2 boxes (the max I can order – HA! = that covers 2 days out of 7 when my back starts griping) every week for the last month and they NEVER HAVE ANY IN STOCK.  I’m now down to my last 2 boxes.  I have to keep a stockpile due to the ‘maximum 2 boxes’ rule, which kinda makes a mockery of the whole ‘limited access’ myth, don’t cha think?  My only option is hitting the co-codamol, which I hate taking unless it’s absolutely necessary (i.e. when my spine actually slips out of alignment) due to the side-effects.

    Anywho . . .

    On another note: The DH’s car is supposedly getting picked up by the Leasing Company next week, so DH gave it a final clean and we went for a blast – I mean ‘We went to the supermarket to try to get some paracetamol, Ociffer’ (which was true enough – we actually went to the nearest 2 supermarkets in a vain quest.)  We just came home afterwards along the completely empty A3 at a ‘brisk rate’ – the briskest rate that car has ever gone, certainly.

    <cue swell of deeply moving music>

    So – Farewell, immaculate condition Audi TT quattro in Scuba Blue with less than 4k on the clock.  You were a perfectly behaved beauty and you served us well.  We shall never see your like again.  You will be missed.

    I really liked that car.

     

    #111490 Reply
    Tharg

    Georgie, your doc says: “We don’t give prescriptions for things you can buy at any supermarket”. Well, I reckon he/she may be breaking a whole lot of NHS guidelines. Probably worth checking. OUR GP has no probs prescribing paracetamol; trouble is, local NHS area managers stipulate that he MUST prescribe new caplets which are the size of horse pills. Mrs T cannot swallow them without choking; Trying to get them changed to proper, easy-to-swallow pills. Troubling though since new horse pills cost three times as much as old ones and this at a surgery struggling with budgets. Makes one wonder whether brown paper envelopes have changed hands in purchasing depts.

    Sad to hear about the demise of your TT. Deepest sympathy for your loss.

    #111493 Reply
    Georgie

    Tharg – I’m currently trying to get D3 tablets on prescription, too.  I had blood tests that showed my D3 levels were low, they put me on pills for 6 months, retested and my levels are back up to low-normal.  My MS Specialist and Specialist Nurse say they recommend continuing with the D3; GP gave my 3 months worth and after than I’m supposed to buy them myself.  MS Nurse has sent him a letter asking that he continue prescribing them to me.  I’ve got 6 weeks worth left, so we’ll see – there have higher priorities at the moment, I’m sure.

    I had to fight tooth and nail to get Ibuprofen on prescription (also horse-pill dimensions), along with Omeprazole to prevent stomach damage from all the Ibuprofen.  We had the Serious Talk about my taking co-codamol, but I think he was pleasantly surprised when I said “I know the body converts in into Morphine and you don’t mess around with Morphine”.  I don’t think he expects people researching their drugs before tossing them down their throats or sticking them in their arms!  (Especially not rather fat, middle-aged women with slightly mad hair, wearing a purple T-shirt and purple shoes).

    As for the car – I console myself that it had a happy life and was loved, and I think it will bring a lot of joy to whoever buys it next.  Seriously – immaculate inside and out, with less than 4k on the clock – what’s not to like?

     

    #111500 Reply
    mitch
    Participant

    looking at the above i am going to contradict/upset you all lol.

    i use the electronic prescription service and appointment maker at least pre virus its been disabled at the mo.

    never had an issue.

    and i am prescribed codeine and paracetemol and have been for 15 years, was also on naproxen and omneprazole until the heart attack they caused so they were stopped. so along with the heart meds etc my monthly presciption fills a carrier bag lol. desperately trying to stay on the codeine and paracetemol but the pain has been much worse the last 3 months so as soon as normal appointments are allowed i think that may change. co-codomol does strange things to my head so who knows where i will end up.

    #111510 Reply
    BigDave
    Participant

    Back on today I…

    As I am laid off from my usual day job, I have been helping out on our family farm where I live, as it is both lambing and calving time.

    Already today (since midnight last night) I have delivered eleven lambs from multi-lamb ewes – sadly one of the runt lambs didn’t make it, but that’s farming!

    Also assisted the vet (from a safe distance) with a caesarean calving on a heifer – mother and a baby bull doing well.

    Animals have no respect of time of day/night or Coronavirus as to when they will give birth. However, in these troubled times it is nice to see new life appearing.

    Now – it is bed time for me!

    #111511 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    Nice one BigDave

    Job well done down on the farm.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #111513 Reply
    Georgie

    Great news, Big Dave!  Tiring, I imagine, but so rewarding.

    #111516 Reply
    POPS
    Moderator

    Epic Big Dave, thanks for sharing such an upbeat slice of life with us.

    #111521 Reply
    brydo

    Ewe’re the man Big Dave, sorry about that lol.

    Great job Dave I sometimes forget what it feels like to be useful.

    “Today I ” put on two washings and hung them out to dry, hoovered the entire house, put washings, done the other day, away, emptied the bins, general, paper and food, planted some climbers into pots. Now having a seat before cutting the grass.

    What a fantastic day it is today, not a cloud in the sky.

     

    #111527 Reply
    Tharg

    Georgie – your GP sounds like a right… er, how can I put this acceptably… “not very nice person.” Too tricky to change to another? In general, pain relief is a dodgy thing with the NHS. Paracetamol policy we’ve seen, above, but pain-reducing patches are also iffy. Madam Tharg has pain issues and used to use lidocaine patches which worked brilliantly. NHS policy change forbade this and substituted fentanyl patches (“cheaper and better” they said). Incorrect on both counts. Works out exactly the same price, sometimes more expensive. Better? Well Madam got severe mental and physical side-effects. In the USA fentanyl is regarded as a very dangerous bit of medicaton. In use, and abuse, it has been responsible for thousands of deaths. NHS continues to insist on its use though.

    Only way to get back to lidocaine is to go to private doctor. However, recently discovered that if referred to NHS Pain Clinic, then doc or consultant there can prescribe the non-lethal stuff. Worth a try perhaps for paracetamol and ibuprofen?

    Perhaps your quack is phobic about mad hair and purple shoes. Needs his head seen to!

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