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Post by Stardust on 8/9/2017, 15:29

I'm trembling in my boots after reading that and I'm not the one going through it.

Seems you have spirits around you anyhow, Kitkat, and though you're still feeling the pain, it's some comfort to know that they're there with you.

Thinking of you. catlick
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Post by Stardust on 8/9/2017, 15:34

@Kitkat wrote:...
Carpal Tunnel in the right hand/wrist area - for which I need to get something like this 
(I'm hoping there might be a choice of different colours ... Suspect  )
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I like the black, very chic.

Carpal Tunnel syndrome often occurs when the wrist lies on a hard surface while a person is typing on the computer. If you use a mouse you can put it on the edge of the table or desk so your wrist isn't resting on anything.


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Post by Kitkat on 17/9/2017, 15:55

@Stardust wrote:Carpal Tunnel syndrome often occurs when the wrist lies on a hard surface while a person is typing on the computer. If you use a mouse you can put it on the edge of the table or desk so your wrist isn't resting on anything.

Thanks for that, Stardust. Yes, that does seem to be the case with me.  I am trying hard to be mindful about it [the mouse thing in particular] and to rectify my posture when I find myself slipping back into the harmful positions.  Seems crazy when I think for so many years my employment as a legal secretary entailed continuous concentrated computer work for possibly 90% of the day - and I never experienced any sort of problem like this over those years.  Now of course, the proper posture positions etc are limited and somewhat hindered, due to my chronic mobility issues.  Bit of a viscious circle really.  I know what the correct thing to do is but can't always stick to that as I just have to work out the most comfortable, practical, and least painful position to adopt, holistically, at the time.

Shouldn't grumble really.  When I think back - this is something my mother suffered from (the hands) although I never, ever heard her grumble - over any of her multiple ailments.  For her, the practical and positive attitude was adopted in every situation.  When her hands became riddled with arthritis, she took to making stuffed knitted toys, loads of 'em - we've all got a relic or two in each household of the family that remains.  I've got a really cute knitted, stuffed duck - a bit like this one, only much cuter - and it's got a bright green beak (or bill?):

My favourite one is the winking leprechaun, with one green shoe and one red, and one arm longer than the other.
(bit like this fella here):
She reckoned that the repetetive knitting exercise was the best work-out and beneficial remedy for the arthritis.
Not sure if I'm quite ready yet to take up knitting ... but the time might come ....
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Post by Stardust on 19/9/2017, 10:31

If you could make toys like the cute ones your Mum knitted (like the photos above) you could sell them to increase your income, Kitkat, and do very well out of it.

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Post by Kitkat on 13/10/2017, 00:22

The fact that my appointment with the Consultant to discuss the results was changed and brought forward by a week should have given me some indication - and I should really have sussed straight away on finding that a nurse was sitting in on my appointment with the consultant, - past experience has taught that they are always present when the bad news has to be delivered ....  turns out her name is Linda, and she is the Macmillan (cancer) nurse that has been assigned to me.
The biopsy results showed precancerous cells / abormalities connected with possible endometrial cancer.  I have to have a hysterectomy - and before that an MRI which will give a lot more info and that will probably be some time next week. 
I also have to see another consultant next week, the head guy apparently, or team leader.  Linda is going to phone me tomorrow to let me know definite dates, etc.  Quite a bit of stuff to take in for one day and I still need to digest it all properly, but quite enough for one day anyway.  Either way, it's definitely not a case of 'third time lucky'. 

to be continued ............
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Post by Whiskers on 13/10/2017, 12:40

words fail Kitkat.  I am so sorry to hear this latest news.  My thoughts are with you with love and hugs.xx

sent you a pm.  hug  catlick
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Post by Kitkat on 14/10/2017, 23:55

Thanks, Whiskers and Feather, for your kind messages. happyheart
I will be having my MRI on Friday, and then on Tuesday (24th) meet with the head consultant and team to discuss the results and the forthcoming op and whatever follows on from that.  Busy time ahead. scared
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Post by Kitkat on 15/10/2017, 11:44

On another matter ....

@Stardust wrote:
@Kitkat wrote:...
Carpal Tunnel in the right hand/wrist area - for which I need to get something like this 
(I'm hoping there might be a choice of different colours ... Suspect  )
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I like the black, very chic.

'They' do say "Be careful what you wish for".   The physiotherapist has now supplied me with the appropriate wrist splints (one for each hand, as the Carpal Tunnel is the same in both hands and no trace of the Cubital Tunnel initially suggested).
Two different colours - neither one is black: 
One which I can only describe as a "shitty colour" (literally!) -
- and the other one a kind of a "dirty white". - 
  crybaby   Thank goodness I only have to wear them at night-time - (for 6 weeks!)
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Post by Feather on 19/10/2017, 12:17

I sent you a message by text, kk but you have not replied. I hope you are ok. You know how sorry I am to have heard your latest news. Love and hugs. xxx.


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Post by Kitkat on 19/10/2017, 21:31

@Feather wrote:I sent you a message by text, kk but you have not replied. I hope you are ok. You know how sorry I am to have heard your latest news. Love and hugs. xxx.

Hi Feather,
Lovely to see you back here and posting.  happyheart  purr
Yes, I did get your text - and acknowledged and thanked you for it in my post further up.  Because of the current Carpal Tunnel situation in both hands, I'm finding it rather difficult to manage the tiny keyboard on my phone for texting, not only painful but difficult to grip things as well, anything finnicky, like opening lid of the milk, even turning taps on and off etc ... , get intermittent tingling and numbing in my fingers and hands also (that's a different ailment! but each one affects the other in one way or another) I do have a remote full-size keyboard that I can bluetooth link up with my phone to do texting, emailing etc, but of course that doesn't just fit in my pocket like the phone does, so I usually have to wait till I can get to a computer these days to answer texts and stuff.
lol - I've got so many different things wrong with me at the moment - spending some time in the hospital for this imminent op will actually be like a bit of a holiday!   I should know more on Tuesday after I meet with the Consultant and the Team - I am told to expect to be in the hospital for a minimum of 4 hours, as I will be seen by "several doctors and nurses from the Rapid Access Team".  Then I reckon the op itself will follow shortly, possibly the following week. 
It's all go!  scared
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Post by Feather on 19/10/2017, 21:36

I think about you every day.xxx.


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Post by Stardust on 20/10/2017, 15:21

confused.

I hope it all goes ok for you Kitkat. I'll be thinking of you too.

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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Jamboree on 23/10/2017, 00:57

@Stardust wrote:confused.

I hope it all goes ok for you Kitkat. I'll be thinking of you too.

I love you


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Post by Kitkat on 24/10/2017, 12:01

Well, I'm back home - my appointment today took just one hour!  It wasn't the pre-assessment all-day thingy that I had thought after all.

The news is not at all as bad as I had been expecting.
MRI results showed no invasive cancer outside of the womb - which is a huge and major relief.
I will be having a full Laparoscopic Hysterectomy on 8th November. 

The op will take about 3 hours (cos they will do some repairs to my long-term hernia at the same time) - and I will be in hospital for maybe 3-4 days at most.

The all-day Pre-Assessment (which I had thought was today) will be on 2nd November.


So now that I know details and dates, I can relax for a bit.  Phew!  And possibly/hopefully be all better and fully recovered by Christmas.  flower
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Post by Feather on 24/10/2017, 13:19

That is good news compared to what it might have been, kk.I'm glad that you are not having to wait for months for your op. You will be fine and able to enjoy your Christmas as usual. Wish I could magically appear at your bedside one day. xxx.


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Post by Stardust on 25/10/2017, 08:18

I'm glad you're relieved at the news, Kitkat, and I too hope all goes well and that you'll be fine again for the end of year celebrations.
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Post by Whiskers on 25/10/2017, 17:06

Be thinking of you KK. Try and relax as much as you can before the op. 

And if you are still smoking - STOP!  At least just until after you've had the op. 
Please dont think that I am nagging about this, I am so not  catlick its just that it really is an important factor with the procedure that you are having.  Take it from someone who knows. geek
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Post by Kitkat on 26/10/2017, 12:46

@Whiskers wrote:And if you are still smoking - STOP!  At least just until after you've had the op. 
Please dont think that I am nagging about this, I am so not  catlick its just that it really is an important factor with the procedure that you are having.  Take it from someone who knows. geek


Sounds like you're speaking from personal experience, Whiskers(?)  If so, I hope all is now well with you. I love you

Be assured - the ciggies were packed off to Coventry the day after I was hit with the news that the op was imminent.  Since that day, I am comforted from time to time with only the odd draw on my prettily-lit green or blue tip E-cigs!  A purely personal choice, btw (nagging doesn't do it for me anyway - more likely to turn me the other way and deliberately rebel!) No, I made my decision having since read up and digested just about all there is to know on the H subject.   lol - my bedtime reading of late is a really informative book that I have downloaded to my Kobo '101 Handy Hints for a Happy Hysterectomy'  (all the 'H's :thumb: ).

Indeed, it's pretty likely that half the docs and nurses in the hospital are themselves smokers.
When I was undergoing the hysteroscopy - as you know, no anaethestetic, so I was very much aware of what was going on around me.  In the middle of some really, excrutiatingly bad attacking waves of pain (the surgeon kept saying to me 'Tell me if you want me to stop' - and I eventually barked back at her NO!  I don't want you to stop - I'm not going through all of this hell for nothing!  Keep going and let's get this over and done with...)
Another nurse or doc or whatever (it was an all-female crew) right up by my head, was making soothing noises, saying things like 'nearly over', 'you're doing well', etc ... at one stage said what I thought to be "Have a nice cigarette"surprised   When I asked her to repeat that, I realised what she had said was 'Have a nice deep breath'.  I replied through my pain "I thought you said 'have a nice cigarette!' - and they all fell about the place laughing.  I heard the surgeon say "Oh, I could do with one of those right now too", then I heard a "me too" from one of the others. giggle
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Post by Kitkat on 31/10/2017, 12:01

Just had a call from the hospital - asking if they could bring forward my op (scheduled for 8 Nov) to tomorrow (1st) !! as they have had a cancellation.
I told them no way can I make it at such short notice as there are too many arrangements to sort out - and I haven't even had the Pre-Assessment yet - that's on Thursday (2nd).
I asked her outright how come there's a cancellation - has the person died? What a Face  -She said no, she has other medical issues which render her unfit to have the op now on the day scheduled.  Poor woman ... I hope she will be OK.

They accepted my 'No can do' without hesitation and are going to try someone else on the list. 
(I wonder if they still have to pay the surgeon, anaesthetists, etc for their time even though an op has been cancelled.Hmm   Probably ...)
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Post by mac on 31/10/2017, 14:05

Following events and really feeling for you. Sad
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Post by Feather on 31/10/2017, 17:16

As if you needed more upheaval. Thank goodness you ARE fit for your op.Please text me asap afterwards. I'll be wondering about you. x.


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Post by Kitkat on 2/11/2017, 21:34

So, I go into hospital the day before the op now (the 7th - Tuesday) - which is much better actually, a lot less stressful than getting in there at 7:00 am on the morn of the op.  This way I will probably at least get a bit of sleep the night before and also not have to be worrying about fighting the chaotic morning rush-hour.  After that, it's just play by ear ... I was told today I might get to go home after possibly 2 days (the consultant/surgeon had told me 3-4), someone else (can't remember where) had suggested could be anything up to 2 weeks!  I guess the consultant ought to know best. 
One thing that's for sure though, and seems to be unanimous - whatever the outcome,
I won't be able to drive for about 6 weeks afterwards. crybaby hairpull  

Meanwhile, I asked about the woman whose op was cancelled, as I couldn't stop thinking about her and hoped she was ok.  They assured me that she's OK - it was just that due to separate medical problems on the day before, she had been deemed unfit to go through the op on that day and it's just been postponed to a later date.
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Feather on 2/11/2017, 22:36

It's good you don't have a long time to wait for your op, kk. You may indeed be only a short while in hospital but you will have to take care of yourself for quite a long time.You willbe told not to lift anything heavy or do too much in general. I'm sure you will be a good girl and obey instructions. Thank goodness you will still be able to use your computer.We shall all be waiting to hear from you. Remember you can text me. Very best wishes for a speedy recovery.xxx.


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Feather on 7/11/2017, 12:38

This is the 7th so you will already be in hospital being taken great care of. I am thinking of you and wishing you well, KK. It'll soon be all over and you'll be on the road to recovery. Lots of love. xxx.


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Kitkat on 7/11/2017, 13:34

@Feather wrote:This is the 7th so you will already be in hospital being taken great care of. I am thinking of you and wishing you well, KK. It'll soon be all over and you'll be on the road to recovery. Lots of love. xxx.

Hi Feather happyheart

No, I'm still at home.  My friend, Viv, is here with me (you have of course met Viv - she says 'Hello' to you and says hope all is well with you  Smile ). Minicab has been booked for 3 o'clock to take us to the hospital.
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Feather on 7/11/2017, 14:03

Say Hi to Viv from me. It's lovely that you have her with you. It makes all the difference when you have company, someone to talk to. I would be there if I could.All the best.Myra.xxx.


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Whiskers on 9/11/2017, 20:25

Thinking of you KitKat.happyheart   I hope all is going well and you will soon be back home.  Take it easy for the next few weeks and dont overdue anything. Even if you feeling better outside, the inside takes a lot longer to heal.   hug
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Kitkat on 12/11/2017, 14:19

Got back home Friday evening. All seems to have gone well. My surgeon was a George Clooney look-alike I love you - all the nurses in there swooning over him  pirat and I'm pretty sure that not too many people would be able to say that they once had a pretty horrid experience in hospital, but the day after that they had George Clooney on their bed rubbing their tummy! happyheart Wink

The District Nurse has to come twice a day for the next 26 days to give me an injection (one morn / one eve) as apparently I was/am at risk of VTE.  surprised   Yes, I had to check it out ... but anyway sooooooooooo happy worst bit now all over.
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Post by Feather on 12/11/2017, 16:50

i'm so relieved that it's all over and you are back home. Well done. Hope George didn't get you too excited.What's VTE?


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Kitkat on 18/11/2017, 10:29

The hospital phoned yesterday evening to tell me my results appointment (Tues, 21st Nov) has now been moved forward to Monday, 20th.  Not only is it the first one of the week, but also the first one of the day.  Been told my appointment is at 8:45 - the Department doors & Reception don't even open till 9:00.   Neutral   rock .

So, not sure whether this is a good sign or a bad one ...  e.g. Have they pushed me to the fore because there is bad news, which needs urgent follow-up attention(?); or Do they put the "good news" appointments first because they are over and done with quickly, not having to talk with other docs, have further tests done, or go through necessary further treatment arrangements, etc.  The nurse who phoned me was one I had spoken with at length at my pre-assessment appointment.  She did apologise, more than once, for the short notice - and said that I am first on the list so won't have to be hanging around waiting.

Ever the optimist, I've chosen to go with the latter. 
I also have a "feeling" that all is going to turn out well.
Have to mention at this point an incident that happened one day last week (can't remember which day it was now).
My friend was over and we were in the kitchen nattering, when we both heard a voice which seemed to be coming from the sitting room.(No-one else in the house at the time).  Went in to investigate - and found that the TV had turned itself on!  (has happened before on a number of occasions, but never when anyone else was around to witness it).  Not only had it turned itself on - but the programme that was showing was 'Medium' (fact-based TV series based around real-life medium, Alison Dubois) - and the scene that was showing was about someone called Cathy - who was visiting someone in hospital, standing by their bed and saying "You are going to get better, you're over the worst and will be out of here soon".
We obviously continued to watch the programme cyclops  and the person did indeed get better and was as right as rain not long afterwards.  Other similar "things" happened well into the rest of that evening - and my friend even joked at one stage about 'getting outa here and going home!'  Shocked ... at the same time acknowledging that she was quite fascinated to actually witness some of these 'happenings' (which I had of course spoken about in the past). cat
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Feather on 18/11/2017, 12:29

Wow, KK. That is mind boggling. How on earth could that happen? I wish it would happen to me but it never does no matter how much I want or need it.
You are right to be optimistic. It will likely be a routine thing. I hope you are gaining strength every day and being a good girl--not lifting things etc. As always, I'm thinking of you. xxx.


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Kitkat on 20/11/2017, 15:01

So much for being the first to be seen this morning.  11:45 I eventually got seen by the consultant - and it was well worth the wait.  He said he loves doing these type of consultations - when it is good news he's delivering.  In short:  All is well.  No need for Macmillan nurse, and no follow-up needed.
The official term was complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia.  All the baddies were got rid of  stickit , and 'most importantly', were caught and dealt with in good time.  There is no maverick travelling anywhere outside of the mapped route and everything is now healing up just as it should.
I got my discharge papers today. YESSSSS wine banana
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Whiskers on 20/11/2017, 20:23

Best news ever kk.  toast   I bet that's a gigantic relief for you.  You can take it easy now and relax and enjoy a stress-free recovery.  Just make sure you dont overdo the celebrations!
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Feather on 21/11/2017, 23:14

hug  hug   hug   My internet has been unavailable for two days but it's ok now---just like you, KK. Wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.Take care of yourself. xxxxxx.


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Jamboree on 27/11/2017, 04:51

Just caught up with this.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health.
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Post by Kitkat on 6/12/2017, 11:54

This morning is the last of my district nurse visits to give injection for VTE risk.  (28 in all, twice a day, morning and evening following the op).  It's not Warfarin (thank goodness! because I can still see the Warfarin pack up on the shelf in the barn of the farm, my Dad's homeplace back in Ireland - with its picture etched on my brain, of the big-whiskered black rat staring down at me!  Yes, as well as being a very effective rat poison, Warfarin is widely used in the NHS as a blood thinner medicine to ward of blood-clots causing strokes/embulisms etc ... for those who may be at risk especially after major surgery, etc ...), cos it seems I may have some reaction to Warfarin (hmmm ... I wonder if they're trying to tell me I have a similar constitution to a rat! ...)  Well, that aside, it seems that Tramadol (my main regular painkiller) and Warfarin don't mix, so that's probably the reason -
but anyway, something similar is used in the injection they've been giving me, also a blood thinner, called Clexane.

I reckon that by the end of this week, I should be completely back to 'normal' and can get back into my little car (something that I miss desperately) and be whizzing around the place (although this time of year I tend to avoid the roads and shops etc, as it's always a nightmare scenario with all the Christmas Chaos and everything that goes with it).  During my time of incarceration, I opened an account with Asda for online shopping delivery.  You need to have a minimum of £40 worth of shopping and they will deliver it all to your door - or in fact right into your kitchen and make sure everything is waist level etc if that is your requirement).  I will continue with this fabulous facility, can get all my Christmas needs etc through them - not only the bending/lifting/carrying problem eliminated, but also the crazy traffic, rush-hours, school runs, crowds of people, screaming kids, folk bumping into you, noise, brain-draining piped music, queuing at check-outs, humping stuff in and out of car, etc etc etc - all eliminated.  Definitely another good thing that's come out of all of this (apart from getting the "all-clear" post-op news!).  Turns out that the majority of the nurses that I had visiting me also are subscribed to this home delivery service (not necessarily with Asda, but Tesco, Sainsbury's and all the major chains and competitors do it as well) so, for families with young kids, people who live on their own, people with mobility or other illness restrictions etc, for all sorts of reasons - it really is a kind of a life-saver. A1
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Whiskers on 6/12/2017, 19:27

@Kitkat wrote: bending/lifting/carrying problem eliminated, but also the crazy traffic, rush-hours, school runs, crowds of people, screaming kids, folk bumping into you, noise, brain-draining piped music, queuing at check-outs, humping stuff in and out of car, etc etc etc

surprised   I read that first as "humping staff in and out of car" .....  pirat giggle  sidestep

Glad to see you getting back to "normal" kk.  "right as rain" as told to you in your TV 'message' Wink  and in good time for Christmas too.  YESSSSS
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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Kitkat on 15/2/2018, 17:07

Been a while since I posted in here - I've had to stay away for a time from all the things that I love doing, because of flamin' migraines ... Crying or Very sad .. not just the headache - I can put up with that and do something about it, but a particularly debilitating type of migraine with aura - anyone else who 'suffers' from such will know just what I mean. hairpull   I call it my 'jumping jigsaw puzzle eye' (moving and expanding zigzag lines) affecting and restricting my vision over a number of days, to the extent where, when it gets really bad, as well as the banging headaches, I cannot read properly because the words are jumping up and down on the page (or screen), so can't use my phone (I do have a 'Talk to Text' converter, but even using that is restricted because it has to be set up using a few buttons - and even just talking on the phone - or anywhere for that matter, requires concentration which just makes the headache part worse, so can't drive either - even though I may be feeling ok to start with, because the aura thing can occur at any time during a bad period of migraine, which can last over a couple of weeks. During that time, the only way to stave off these headaches and all that go with them is to lie in a quiet, darkened room.  Bright lights can trigger a bout (driving at night-time is to be avoided at these times), anything that requires concentration ... also certain dietary things can set them off, like coffee, cheese, chocolate, smoking ... again, all the things that I enjoy ....  hanged(my new 'George Clooney' coffee machine (Christmas pressie) can probably be blamed as one of the major culprits at this particular time  pirat) ...

So, been feeling right (uncharacteristically) sorry for meself this past coupla weeks.  *Touch wood*, it seems to have run its course now, as I've at least been able to get this post off without mishap :thumb: , so hopefully should be able to start living again with some sort of semblance of return to normality my usual non-moany, cheery, optimistic self. Wink


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Re: Kitkat's KK Blog

Post by Jamboree on 15/2/2018, 19:48

@Kitkat wrote:anyone else who 'suffers' from such will know just what I mean. hairpull

Only too well.  catlick

I swear by peppermint oil and lavender oil.  Also, just recently discovered ginger works wonders for the nausea!
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Post by Kitkat on 15/2/2018, 21:36

@Jamboree wrote:
I swear by peppermint oil and lavender oil.  Also, just recently discovered ginger works wonders for the nausea!

Thanks, Jamboree. Smile   I have peppermint tea (all sorts of mint infusion teas, actually) which I find beneficial for certain ailments, indigestion and tummy stuff - and now that you have mentioned it, I do remember hearing a long time ago how inhaling peppermint oil is supposed to be a good remedy for headache!  I must look further into that.

The lavender oil I already have.  I put a few drops in a small amount of water in this little electronic candle thing, which  heats up and blows out into the room.  I used to use it quite a lot, but found out that it can have some not very nice side effects if, for instance, you regularly take painkillers, which I do. Depending on the strength and what it interacts with, it can actually cause allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills or vomiting in some cases!  You're only apparently supposed to put a few drops into the water and the little bottle should last for years, even if you use it every day.  Well I was putting in about 10-12 drops into the container before it was pointed out to me!  You have to be so careful to check out all the ins and outs, pros & cons with these things.
For example, I found out some years back that I was unwittingly causing terrible suffering to my two cats over a long-term basis, because I would always havea vase of lilies in the room - I loved the heady scent that they emitted especially when the flowers opened up in the evenings.  
I discovered - through the old Spiritlove forum actually - someone sent me a link which said that lilies can actually be fatal to cats! http://www.noliliesforcats.com/faq1.pml
Members of the Lilium and Hermerocallis genera are toxic to cats. ... All parts of the lily - including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen - are poisonous to cats. Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal.
Both cats had been suffering over a long period of time because of this! I just happened to mention in a post like this on the SL forum how the pair of them had both been having bouts of sneezing which always seemed to start up in the evenings. At the same time, I was getting loads of headaches - worse in the evening time ... Seems the lilies were the cause there also ...
I of course since checked out and cross-referenced that link and found it to be accurate!


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