Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TUESDAY CHAT

I've been apologising of late for being rather tardy in posting as well as viewing my favourite blogs.  I have no really authentic excuse other than to say my age at times catches up with me as do the aches and pains the old body has to put up with.  At times it can all get on top of one and do one's head in.  I am a winter person so it's not the season that is causing this malaise and I am making every effort to rise above it all.

Last year my GP (that man is wonderful to Phil and me) suggested I take a very mild anti-depressant which in turn can apparently help dull body pain.  I hated the idea of taking any type of anti-depressant but in desperation asked him early July if I could give it a trial.   I began taking 1 tablet at night and then last week began taking 2 (only 20mg) and I believe some of the 'minor' pains (hands in particular) may have become less.  I am certainly able to do more crochet than before and also my hands don't seem to be hurting as much when I type.  The more annoying side effects related to these tablets haven't occurred so I intend to keep on with this medication at least for the forseeable future.

Our daughter and her hubby have both had milestone birthdays in the past few weeks and as she is recovering from knee replacement surgery celebrations were put on hold.  However, the family all arranged to meet for lunch at Steel Trees in Baldivis last Saturday.  Unfortunately we didn't make it.  Fully intended to be there but Phil had been 'coming down' with something and when he woke up on Saturday morning he felt pretty rough.  We were disappointed as we don't see our busy family as often as we'd like but these things happen.   (K's knee is coming on very well after a few earlier problems and when she saw her surgeon last Thursday he was very pleased with her progress and doesn't want to see her for another 12 months.)  P.S. Phil still coughing and sneezing and feeling a bit down and fortunately we have no appointments this week so he can get plenty of rest.

I am not sure if I told you Phil had a nasty fall several weeks ago with damage to an elbow and a knee.  One of the grazes on the knee turned nasty but we eventually got it heal OK.  Last week he discovered he had this large swelling on the elbow which I thought was a bursar and we decided to let our GP have a look at it.  It is indeed a very large bursar (about the size of a small coffee cup) but Phil was told it is nothing to worry about and if he wanted the doctor could remove the fluid and give him a cortisone injection.  For some reason Phil declined this offer but I am sure he will return if the elbow becomes more painful to him.  Maybe when summer comes and he is once again wearing short sleeves and people keep asking him what's wrong with his elbow!!  That just might do it.

OK so I am back (I think) and will once again annoy you with meaningless posts but I am hoping somewhere among them you will find something of interest.   I will also try to get to your blog as often as I can.  I may not make long comments but will at least try and let you know I paid a visit.

10 comments:

  1. Hugs.
    To you, to Phil, to your lovely daughter.
    You are in our hearts whether you post or not.

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    1. Thank you so much EC. You make me feel rather more special than I actually am.

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  2. Your doctor's prescription sounds promising, Mimsie. If you haven't had any unfortunate side-effects by now, odds are you won't have any at all. Controlling the experience of pain greatly increases mobility. All my best wishes to you.

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    1. Thanks Geo and I am sure you are right re side effects. At least a subduing of minor pain is better than none. Just wish it would help my back and knee a little more but one must be thankful for small mercies at my age and not expect not ask for more.

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  3. Good to hear medication is working for you and glad K's knee is doing well too. Sorry to hear about Phil's elbow, hope it improves soon.

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    1. Thanks River for all your good wishes.

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  4. Hari OM
    Mimsie, reaching out for help is a big thing in itself - and it sounds as if you are definitely benefiting from the prescription Mimsie.... and NO - I don't recall reading about Phil; that's such a shame and I do hope the elbow doesn't give him too much gip. You two look after each other and Mimise... It's good to have you 'back' &*> Huggies, YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yam for all your kind words. Hope my return will prove to be permanent or as permanent as I can make it. xx

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  5. Yikes! I hope Phil heals up without anymore problems. I'm glad that you are feeling better as well!

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    1. Phil is actually healed. It's just this silly 'bag of water' on his elbow. I am sure he will get it fixed come summer.
      Thanks for your kind thoughts.

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