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Who's NOT having a turkey this Christmas?

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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 22:49:04 GMT
They're not! Who said they are?


Posted on 13 Dec 2012 22:49:18 GMT
Stu says:
not very interested in english meals sam i usually make curries or sweet and sours but when i do go for english my plate is overloaded with both meat and veg as i only have one meal a day because of my medication i take at 10pm i have to have food with them so that is my only meal of the day

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 22:50:31 GMT
wobberoo says:
YES!!! It's very much like that, Pixie! But rectangular?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 22:51:22 GMT
No English meals... Well, that's me tapped out then. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 22:54:00 GMT
pixie says:
The swine's that square pants bloke ...he gets everywhere! Just ignore the devil and he'll get fed up and leave...other than that have you got an old sheet? Sling it over him when he's not looking!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 22:55:24 GMT
pixie says:
ooooh! you little devil!x

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 23:18:35 GMT
Spock says:
Bicester Village is 2 hours from me. I guess I'm further away from everyone else.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 23:21:20 GMT
pixie says:
Now that's Oxford way..isn't it? I lived in Burford for a while...

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 01:02:44 GMT
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I haven't got a scooter, Bearman - and to be honest? I never want one either! It has been a big enough shock trying to come to terms with being suddenly disabled, right out of the blue - and to have to fight to stay out of a wheelchair. I simply can't face a scooter yet. I have tried the Shopmobility ones just to show willing but I found it all so upsetting that I am not sure I could do it again just yet.

The Go Faster stripes though? and Ben Hur chariot wheel spikes?! - tempting?!!.....very tempting!!!
I'm really not sure about the "Suzy 4 Roo" sticker though? - I simply have no idea where you lot get all of your strange ideas from?!!.....I mean? - honestly?!!.....

"ROO?!! - Stop playing in the sand-pit now, my Poppet?.....x - come and get your Lemon Drizzle Cake, and don't forget to wash your paws first!.....Right?! - in your highchair, let's get your bib on? - and open wide because here comes the magic train! - CHOO-CHOO!!!".....

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 01:04:02 GMT
Not in spirit, Spock.....x

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 08:13:48 GMT
Can I ask, Suzy, because I'm still a relative noob here...what was it, an accident? Rheumatic fever?

DH had outpatient surgery for a small carcinoma on his scalp yesterday so today he's a sorehead. LOL No but he's better now it's done than when he was just waiting. They will analyze it and let us know if there's anything to be afraid of or deal with. Hope not!!
We were sent to St Lazarus Hosp which is right next to the cemetery, now there's a cheery thought...that place is like a labyrinth but we went early so we'd have time to get lost and found again. They called him punctual to his appt (which is a miracle, good old Lazarus!) and the surgeon was good.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 09:39:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2012 10:02:57 GMT
It is Severe OsteoArthritis and it is spreading throughout my body, Orinoco.
I have always had dodgy knees, they dislocated very easily when I was a child but no-one ever realised that there was a problem, and so I simply adapted to my knees locking regularly as well as I got older - just got used to it, as you do when you know no different. As a Nurse, you are always supposed to brace yourself with your knees to lift heavy patients, but I (instinctively) had to use my back instead and still I never thought to question it? But now, of course, it is so obvious that all the warning signs were there.

Two years ago, I sat on the sofa for a breather after lugging home a couple of large yet very lightweight storage boxes from the shops, and when I tried to get up I found that both my legs had simply gone from under me - I just couldn't stand up and I was in absolute agony everytime I tried. I still naively thought that I had just damaged some ligaments, and might need to rest or perhaps have a small op to fix it? - but unfortunately, it turned out instead to be the final end stage of Severe OsteoArthritis.

And I have been left like this ever since as there is nothing that can be done now bar multiple joint replacements. At 44, I am considered far too young to start the irreversible cycle of doing this, but because of the acute pain I can have it done now if I choose to. However once you start, you have to keep doing it, as there is no going back and my joints have sadly turned out to be gentically faulty anyway. When the fourth or fifth fails, in say 20 years time, I will need extensive bone graphs by then and be permanently in a wheelchair anyway. So? - the only choices that I have are no real choices after all.

Do I want to try it now, hope to be reasonably pain-free as a result but ultimately be in a wheelchair much sooner through having the replacements - or later on in my life, if I can prolong the inevitable by trying to tolerate the pain I am in now? And in the two years since the initial diagnosis - my ankles, hips, hands and shoulders have all gone too, in a seemingly relentless progression one after the other. So, to have each joint done in turn is just far too big a job for one body! I've kind of come to terms with 'losing' my legs, but losing my hands has been such a devastating blow and so much harder to deal with.

I am going to have several ops next year to try to fix my thumb and wrist joints, and that should hopefully alleviate some of the ongoing pain - as I just cannot contemplate my life with no more celebration cake-making in it - it has always been my life's major passion, and I miss it terribly every day. That is why I taught myself how to use the Internet, bought a laptop and then found myself on here. It is not the same, just talking someone through making a cake - but it does help to fill the endless days of enforced inactivity, relieve some of the boredom and frustration, not to mention providing a lot of much-needed distraction from continual pain - while reliving all of the lovely memories of my cake-making days.

You wonderful lot of Fruitcakes are the very best therapy that anyone could to you all.....x

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 09:43:15 GMT
Sending you all my best wishes and positive thoughts that DH will be okay.....x

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 10:02:44 GMT
Have you been, I always feel it,s a waste of time,very expensive clothes for very small people and very little else.xx

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 10:03:13 GMT
Bearman says:
CookingDiamond and Sam, I can guarantee that I live closer to Bicester village than both of you. The place is the bane of our lives. I live close enough that I am affected by the traffic gridlocking the area everyweekend. We have reached the point that we are now considering moving house. Unfortunately, the increased road traffic has almost certainly impacted the value of the house, but the council don't care as the place brings in huge amounts of revenue to the area.

Suzy - you are an inspiration.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 10:19:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2012 10:20:57 GMT
pixie says:
Ori, hope the results for DH are ok...he will need to wear sunblock and a hat will have to find a nice stylish one for him!Lots of love..x

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 12:16:26 GMT
Suzy, you have my compassion. My bestie at church is 57 and eaten up with RA. The meds were killing her liver (literally), so she is in the "tough it out" stage. She too stays as active as she can, because she's afraid if she stops she'll stop for good.

Pix, I will tell DH, he does have a summer hat and a flat cap for winter, I want him to get a Bogart type hat but he doesn't want to! He says when I get him a Colt 45 he'll wear one.

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 12:51:05 GMT
Charlie says:
Suzy, I have nursed many people with osteo arthritis and it truly is a cruel and debilitating condition to endure, made far worse for you as you're still so young! I'm sending you huge virtual hug and even huger virtual sack of choccie Brazil's!!

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 13:24:12 GMT
Yes Suzie, I knew that you had health problems but I did not realise the depth of your arthritis, it does seem very cruel,we rarely hear you complain which just goes to show. You can just be yourself on here and we love you for it, your cheerful spirit often brightens my day and I always look forward to your posts.. Keep your chin up girl,you,re amongst friends.xxxdiamond.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 20:25:02 GMT
Stu says:
hi folks im back missed you all and your cheeriness,sorry to hear of your illnesses hope all are on the mend or are getting appropriate pain relief,life can certainly be cruel can it not? i uuse to be a nurse to and saw all sorts of illnesses and had sad days and happy days because of them. nice to see you take the right approach to them though like myself whenever you can laughter is the best medicine no-one been on for a while are you xmas shopping or wrapping to send to father christmas like myself.take care

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 20:43:42 GMT
wobberoo says:
They are very kind sentiments you've expressed, Mr.S.W.Torr. Merry Christmas to you, and your family. One question though, your name does seem a touch formal, for a forum as barmy as that which has been created here. Not be me, and nor should it ever be insinuated so.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 20:50:47 GMT
pixie says:
Hello mr S...glad to have you back posting! Hope you ok..already for Christmas? Soon be here!

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 21:22:29 GMT
Mullinsbob says:
Highly recommend Royal Roast - bird in a bird in a bird with no bones, so sliced like a ham. Yum!

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 21:27:38 GMT
Stu says:
thanks roo my name is actually stu everyonehere it was not my choice to use that one it just got put up when i posted and has been stuck with me ever since! i actually live on my own and see my daughter once a week access visit day she usually laughs all the time with me and doesnt want to go home cos im mad she says

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 21:51:19 GMT
Stu says:
pixie,yes all ready now for christmas thanks just got to finish my postman stu bit with my neighbours cards that ive got remaining to post.should be able to do those tomorrow then my neighbour is just getting the final chillies for my dinner then relaxation time til the night before the day when i start cooking dinner. are you all ready ?
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