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Posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:32:25 GMT
Well, as a stroke of luck I found Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh in a charity shop yesterday, and so I am now reading that. I'm not actually enjoying it, I'm not a big fan of historical fiction in general, and it is a very short story which seems rushed and without much substance to me. I will finish it shortly but I will be giving it straight back the the charity shop I think. I am not sure if it is a fair reflection of the rest of her books, as it is in a faux Elizabethan style, so I may still read another of hers.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 10:20:54 GMT
Thanks Caro - it is a symptom I have been living with for about 15 years, and have tried many different things to cope with.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 09:41:16 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
M Parry thank you for that and the bullet! My daughter named me many years ago which caused many smiles and still does. It may be some time before I can have the surgery due to other health issues, once they are stable I can move forward. Your recovery is a great example, enjoy your increased mobility.

A friend recovered well after surgery on her arthritic feet which restricted her mobility, she is now able to take her dog on long walks which were not know before, they both have a new lease of life.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 08:21:40 GMT
M. Parry says:
Lonegunwoman you may have to bite the bullet( excuse the pun, coulnt resist) if you're in a lot of pain. The redeeming factor about this is that it's not an illness and if you go into it pretty healthy it's just a job to be got through. Helps to have a pma. Its painful initially but like childbirth the memory of that fades quickly. The upside is that I have absolutely zero pain from arthritis in that hip now and once it's healed and isn't sore from the surgery my mobility will have increased 100%. I can swing ghat leg way out to the side now. It wouldnt go beyond hip distance before. It actually fascinates me. I'm like a kid with a new toy. Lol. You are bound to be apprehensive though. It's a scary thought.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 08:11:36 GMT
M. Parry says:
Lonegunwoman thank you for your support re hip op. All I hear from people (who haven't had it) is that its much easier than a knee and you'll be flying it in no time. Dancing by the end of the week. That has not been my experience and I know there's a fairly long road ahead to rehabilitate. On the other hand I am determined to get back to fitness as soon as possible. It certainly won't be from lack of trying. I still can't understand how my legs have suddenly and miraculously become the same length according to the reg I saw yesterday anyway.
Toes will have to wing it I'm afraid. Lol. Arthritis is a beast alright.

Posted on 22 Nov 2013, 01:08:41 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
How lovely for you L M Wilson you must be looking forward to seeing your son home so much. Night x

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 00:57:43 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
yes I'm a night owl too lol. Like you I don't like the wandering through masses of people all doing the same thing....trying to work out what to buy. My eldest son works abroad but will be home for Christmas and as I live alone I spend Christmas Day with him and his family which is always so special. I'm sure you miss your own family so much. Skype is great when you are a long way from family. Nite nite x

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 00:39:03 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
You a night owl too L M Wilson, I browse there lies the problem, must restrain now as you say. Christmas is a wonderful holiday, like to miss the crowds though, all my posted away now apart from my visiting family and the few friends. Just waiting for my skype call so browsing again! x

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 00:33:49 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
I've seen that film a long time ago Peter but didn't know there was a book . It sounds very good too. Amother interesting andintriguing title to add to my "to buy" list. Thank you for the recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 00:23:56 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Me too lonegunwoman, it draws us like a super strong magnet! I've made a resolution not to do so much of it between now and Christmas as I still have to start with gifts et al. I'll have a look at Railsea. When you haven't read books by a particular author it's good to get some feed back from someone who has, so Railsea it will be first I think.

Posted on 22 Nov 2013, 00:11:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2013, 07:15:44 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
M Parry, it has been mentioned to me about hip and shoulder ops so running scared now. Not looking forward to having it done one little bit. x

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013, 00:01:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2013, 07:15:04 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
M Parry, not an easy op to recover from a lot of hard work, so well done you. I hate arthritis. lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 23:34:31 GMT
M. Parry says:
Ah I Readalot, I feel your pain. I've got it starting up in one of my big toe joints and find it a bit sore to rise on the balls of my feet but it's fantastic to get rid of that awful grinding pain from the hip now I have a
shiny new one!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 23:30:18 GMT
M. Parry says:
I love Ian Mcewan's short stories Peter. That is a very good collection. I must re read them.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:27:09 GMT
I have just completed "First Love Last Rites", an enjoyable collection of short stories by Ian McEwan. I'm now on to "The Incredible Shrinking Man" by the late Richard Mathison, which also happens to be the book of my favourite sci-fi film.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 22:37:07 GMT
I Readalot says:
I have arthritis, but just the big toe on my right foot, when it gets bad I become acutely aware of how important that one toe is as walking becomes very painful.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 22:30:38 GMT
M. Parry says:
Leila I live in Ireland though I'm English. I subscribe to UK Amazon and usually can get anything available in the UK. I'll have another look but it's strange. Arthritis is horrible isn't it? Long may you not need surgery. I was shown the before and after pics of my hip. It had been unrecognisable as a hip. Just a big blurry mess. No wonder they had a job digging it out!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 21:40:51 GMT
M. Parry says:
Caro thanks for the advice. Luckily the pool where I go has no deep end. It's the same all the way up, around shoulder height. Its such a great pool and there are times when you can get it to yourself. It also means I can walk up and down too which will be great exercise. I'll start with that. I've heard that breast stroke is not to be recommended but there seem to be mixed feelings about it. I can do either so it doesn't really matter. So looking forward to it.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 21:24:23 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
caro, I had to have a look just to see how bad it was! Yes I had to laugh, it is so bad! Needed a smile today, after posting the last of my parcels to New Zealand, miss them like crazy after having them here for the summer, we are talking about going for a visit, so that helps too. Hope you are well and looking forward to the holidays, hard work that they can be!

Posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:04:47 GMT
carocaro says:
Hi Lonegunwoman, hope all is good with you, when you put Kraken, took me back to The Kraken Awakes, John Wyndham, long time since I binged on him. Have you had a peek at the sample then:) need a bawdy laugh now and then.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013, 20:35:45 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
Hi Carocaro, had to smile at your Dickens recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 20:22:24 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
L M Wilson, I read Railsea some time ago which I enjoyed and was looking at his other work, just wondered if you had read anything of his and your what thoughts were, may go for Kraken, just looking for a recommendation! Too many one clicks this week, lol, x

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 19:55:29 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Couldn't find this author at first lonegunwoman. Success at last though! Haven't read any before so any special recommendations? Was "Kraken" any good? That was the first one I looked at x

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 19:46:51 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Caro, my son knows me too well. He too enjoys a good laugh. No worries on that front. I'm always getting jokes et al while he's working abroad LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013, 19:44:31 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen and B. Lloyd (5 Oct 2011) - Kindle eBook £0.00 Kindle Purchase Available for download now .......

Mags this is there on Amazon.uk today and also on Amazon.com? I'm nonplussed that you can't get it you live in the UK or America. Re Juliette Marrillier though, no probs. I'm a big fan of fantasy but it would be boring if we all liked the same sort of books! That's why I mentioned not being sure of your fav genres. I think I'm beginning to have a better idea now though. Enjoy that swim!!!!!! I have arthritis in my knees, hips and lower back but fingers crossed not bad enough for surgery as yet. Brilliant that you've discarded your crutch x
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