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The Gasket Blowers Chat Thread 7

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:Zaz:
04-05-2009, 05:55 PM
oh no..they have figured out that you have now met me, they are trying to get you too!

i am like the arch nemesis of the moth army, and they will try and bring me down anyway they can
but they will not :armed: thats why i have let loose geckoes all through the house :wavey: bye moths!

:lol: You'd think they'd be tired coming all the way from Brisbane , but no this thing just would not quit. Needed a bazooka or a kalashnikov to take it out. I am generally against harming nature, but spiders and moths just really grate my cheese. God's animals my arse.

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 05:59 PM
Speaking of waking up with bruises one time I woke up with bruises all over my legs and a cut on my face and I couldn't find my underwear and I sleep ALONE!

did you ever find your underwear?

Davodus
04-05-2009, 05:59 PM
:lol: You'd think they'd be tired coming all the way from Brisbane , but no this thing just would not quit. Needed a bazooka or a kalashnikov to take it out. I am generally against harming nature, but spiders and moths just really grate my cheese. God's animals my arse.

the bloody thing was probably fuelled by its fury at me killing its friend!
i also have a war with grasshoppers, so i will add them to the list of things that are annoying as fuck! (though i dont mind spiders)

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:00 PM
A friend of mine tried to warn me about the amount of funnel web spiders, red back spiders and various snakes I'd see lurking around in gardens,grass,even around toilet seats:spit: in Australia. Around the house and hotel rooms I stayed in,there was one little tiny spider on top of the bath.

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:00 PM
did you ever find your underwear?

No, I never did!

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 06:01 PM
I have a phobia of wasps and it is really bad I just can't go near one. One got in my car once and I nearly crashed, I have to keep the windows up all summer and the idea of going to wimbledon this year is actually scaring me because I remember wasps from last time I went.

I think I need therapy or something.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Tell Craig I was jumping up and down with him!!! WOO HOO!!! :woohoo: :aparty: :dance: :bounce: :rocker: :rocker2: :singer: :yippee:

:Zaz:
04-05-2009, 06:05 PM
My stepdad has a thing about cicadas, my mam and I went to Italy no cicadas at all - nothing, he came for the second week and after we got back to the villa from rome airport, bloody cicadas all over the place, followed him up from Rome, we're sure of it. :lol:

Davodus
04-05-2009, 06:06 PM
A friend of mine tried to warn me about the amount of funnel web spiders, red back spiders and various snakes I'd see lurking around in gardens,grass,even around toilet seats:spit: in Australia. Around the house and hotel rooms I stayed in,there was one little tiny spider on top of the bath.

it can happen though, red backs are everywhere, but they hide and you can't really see them :p
snakes aren't as common as people think...and funnel webs are so dangerous but so non-existant around the cities they don't matter :p

lamnathalie
04-05-2009, 06:06 PM
Muzza-Djokovic is about to start. Ajde Nole!!

Davodus
04-05-2009, 06:07 PM
My stepdad has a thing about cicadas, my mam and I went to Italy no cicadas at all - nothing, he came for the second week and after we got back to the villa from rome airport, bloody cicadas all over the place, followed him up from Rome, we're sure of it. :lol:

cicadas are to him what moths are to me then, arch enemies! :lol:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:09 PM
I so want Nole's shoes.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Allez Muzza!!!!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Ajde Nole!

:Zaz:
04-05-2009, 06:12 PM
cicadas are to him what moths are to me then, arch enemies! :lol:

You should form some international army against bug tyranny! You''ll have to go in for some Ninja training Dave - The Dark Knight (pun intended)

I have to away for ma tea everyone. Hope some of you are around later for more laughs :), Dave & Maria I expect you will have gone :sad:, speak soon I hope.

:wavey:

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:12 PM
Ajde Nole indeed;) Nole needs the ranking points more than Andy needs them right now;)

Maybe I'll see you later Mia:wavey:

Murray breaks straightaway,Nole looks nervous:help:

lamnathalie
04-05-2009, 06:13 PM
I so want Nole's shoes.
The blue is way too sharp for me :p

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Mia you know me I'll definitely be around. See you later :wavey:

Davodus
04-05-2009, 06:16 PM
cya later mia!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:18 PM
The blue is way too sharp for me :p

I think they're very eye catching in a good way :lol:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:18 PM
Bye Mia!

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 06:19 PM
Nole is wearing his smurf shoes again.

omg this could be a beatdown eek

lamnathalie
04-05-2009, 06:22 PM
What's wrong with Nole's games?:mad:

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 06:23 PM
Vamos Andy campeon! :)

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:26 PM
Yes, he won a game!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:26 PM
Andy is way too solid for Nole. Nole knows he has to do so much more just to win 1 point and in the temperatures that Nole doesn't like:sobbing:

Nole has a lot of support right now:dance: A game on the board for Nole,yay:rocker:

lamnathalie
04-05-2009, 06:28 PM
And maybe Nole can't stand Muzza's shirt :lol:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:28 PM
I love it when he is playing well at the net!

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 06:31 PM
omg Andy how good was that shot

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:33 PM
Andy is playing out of his mind,getting to Nole now-he just missed a routine smash:awww:

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 06:43 PM
1set Murray 62 in just 30 minutes!
this final could be over in 15 minutes.
Vamos Andy campeon!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:44 PM
This is seriously depressing me...

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
Its rather an anti-climax showpiece right now Maria. Credit to Andy,he's playing superbly,Nole isn't really being allowed to play well.

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:49 PM
I know, Andy is playing unbelievably well.

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 06:50 PM
what is up with Nole I might hate him, but he is sooo much better than this.

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:51 PM
Brilliant dropshot Nole:worship: So daring.

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:53 PM
I know, it was brilliant! Let's get some more of those!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:55 PM
This is not good at all!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Now it looks like Nole is tiring:sobbing: Andy is playing at another level altogether. Now Nole has the trainer out,he's struggling with heat again:awww:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Oh please Nole, hang in there! PLEASE! :sad:

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 06:59 PM
He's desperately trying to keep the points short now. The aggressive intent brings him the break back. Nice work Nole:yeah:

Cloudygirl
04-05-2009, 07:02 PM
come on Nole ffs (omg I am cheering Nole)

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:02 PM
Hold please!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Nole is doing better now,Andy knows Nole has to shorten the points now,its a matter of readjustment for Andy.

Kudos to you Tori for cheering Nole,you want to see a better final;)

Nichele Hull
04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
As long as he stays on the court and plays better I'm happy

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:07 PM
I can not beleive the color commentator just asking why Andy does not play for Scotland instead of Britain.

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:09 PM
interesting 3 games in a row for Nole! and he is with the break!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Please keep going well Nole!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:13 PM
Nole is living verrryyyyy dangerously here.

Holds:D

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Living the dangerous life! :lol:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:25 PM
Wow!

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Nole is very confident now, dictating the points! Murray too defensive! we are heading into a decider!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Isabelle,I never count Murray out of any game,any set. I hope we are heading for a decider though,exciting prospect indeed.

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Murray also lost the 2nd set vs delburro, but then cameback!
Nole is serving to take the 2nd set!

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:34 PM
Please keep it together Nole!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Set point to Nole:rocker:

But what a return by Andy.

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Serve and volley Nole:dance: SP 2.

DF-ouch!!!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:40 PM
Nole:sobbing: Break back point!!

Missed forehand,now HawkEye. Nole:awww:

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:40 PM
we are back on serve!

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:46 PM
5-5. Andy comes back time and time again. Nole is going to do well to get another game now I fear..

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Nole:awww::hug: Congrats Andy:bigclap:

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 07:54 PM
Murray wins in straight sets! Nole had a set point, Congrats to Murray and his fans. Nole played a great tournament but he got tight in the most important moment of the final.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 07:55 PM
Is it safe to come in?

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Sure, its safe by me Eimear;)

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Well done to Andy, he did play well but well I'm still rather upset. Good on you Nole for getting this far though.

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:57 PM
:awww:Maria:hug::hug:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Thanks, I suppose I should be going to bed now. I have uni in a few hours goodbye everyone. Well done to both!

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Congrats to Nole on getting to the final even though he's not at his best physically. He's shown a lot of guts and determination and I'm sorry for Nole fans :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 07:59 PM
Goodnight Maria:wavey::hug:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Andy did play a good match, and well done to him for that. Nole :sad:

Nichele Hull
04-05-2009, 08:04 PM
Good tennis from Muzza error day from Djokovic :help:

Masha91
04-05-2009, 08:05 PM
Okay, really going to bed now. :wavey:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 08:07 PM
Goodnight Maria sweetheart :hug: Don't worry Nole will be okay. He'll be back better than ever

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 08:08 PM
see ya tomorrow, my plane leaves in about 30 minutes! :)
thanks to you all, it was a pleasure to chat again and you made my waiting in the airport better.:)

Congrats to Andy! full of confidence going into the clay season! very happy the coolest and friendliest spanish great player Corretja will be there to help him in the coming months! :)

but-it's-ok
04-05-2009, 08:09 PM
Goodnight Maria:hug::hug: Nole will get better as the season goes on;)

Isabelle,have a good flight sweetie,talk to you tomorrow;):hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-05-2009, 08:11 PM
Aw see you later Isa! I'll reply to you by tomorrow evening I promise :hug: Have a good flight

isabelle86
04-05-2009, 08:17 PM
gracias Eimear! :) estoy contenta que el partido acabo en dos sets, me hubiese perdido el final.! espero tu respuesta mañaña! cuidate! un beso! :)

reggie1
04-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Ooh Murray won :bounce: Sorry, I know not everone here likes him but I really enjoyed that match.

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 08:22 AM
Tori:wavey: Just want to say'Good luck' in your new job:hug:. I know you'll be nervous,but I've learnt that smiling a lot helps,things will be fine for you I'm sure;)

I'm off to work myself now. I'll be in to talk to you all this evening. Take care everyone:hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 09:47 AM
I echo Di's sentiments Tori. Good luck and have a fanastic day. Come by and tell us all about it later :) Di, looking forward to talking to you later. Have a good day :)

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:17 PM
Hello!

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Hiya Maria :wavey: How was uni today? Have you had a good day?

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:21 PM
Hello! Yeah, I only had a couple of hours of sleep but I'm not tired at all. I just went to my Russian lecture from 2 till 3:50 and I'll just go to the tute and prac tomorrow because the same classes are taught during my three hour break tomorrow and this way I'm not getting home after ten.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Yeah that's a good idea. Why come home after 10 if you don't need to? I still can't believe classes finish so late over there! Here we're finished by 5 or 6 on a very VERY odd occasion. The only way we'll stay 'til 10 is if we're working on projects or studying in the library

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Oh, I don't finish at ten class ends at 7:50 p.m. but by the time I get home it's after ten p.m.

I left home at 10:20 this morning and didn't get to uni till midday, it takes me forever to get there, UQ should get a medal or something!

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:27 PM
Ah okay!!! I don't know why I just assumed the 10:30 was just class finishing time. Still 7:50 is still very late compared to here you poor thing. Why does it take so long to get to UQ? Is that because you live so far away and the waiting time for buses etc etc?

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:29 PM
It is quite late, I usually finish around six. The buses are sometimes late yeah and the trains can get delayed but I just live far away from the university, sometimes I wish I went to QUT, it's far more central!

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:31 PM
But QUT isn't the cool university right? At least that's what I can gather from the many conversations you and Dave have had on the matter :lol:

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Haha, not so much "cool" though we do have a lolly shop at UQ. It's just that some people can be UQ elitists for real and they're not just kidding around. I did apply to QUT as well but they restructured their arts program.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:36 PM
You have a lolly shop? Oh yes, is this that discussion you and Dave had about lollies where I said you were flirting? Is it seriously just a shop that sells nothing but lollies or am I being a blonde again and totally missing the point? :lol:

Masha91
04-06-2009, 12:38 PM
We do indeed, it's right next to the noodle bar. Oh no, that was something different entirely. Yep, they just sell lollies and other delicious sweets.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Oh that sounds so cool. All we had was your standard shop selling crisps, chocolates and drinks (they had lollies too though I guess ... if you can call Chuppa Chups lollies :rolleyes:). We had two of those. You have a noodle bar too? Wow your campus must be pretty big. Ours was relatively small. We only had 2 canteens to eat in

Davodus
04-06-2009, 03:56 PM
finally MTF WORKS again :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 04:01 PM
I know! We should have a party :lol:

Davodus
04-06-2009, 04:03 PM
:aparty: :rolls: :bounce:

Davodus
04-06-2009, 04:03 PM
oh shit i didn't even realise when i made it to above 3000 posts :lol:, so it can be a joint party for that!

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 04:24 PM
Okay Dave its PARTY TIME!!! :woohoo: :aparty: :singer: :music: :rocker2: :dance: :yippee: :banana: :rolls:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 04:34 PM
http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Player_Profiles/ATP_Photo_Galleries/Tomas_Berdych/2007_02_21_berdych_11.jpg

Happy 3000th post Dave!!! I know you've seen this pic before but its soooooo cute

Davodus
04-06-2009, 04:36 PM
world's cutest couple! :hearts: if they ever break up i will be so upset :sobbing:

thanks eimearoo

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 04:39 PM
I know! I used to be such a LleyKim fan but that picture made me fall in love with Lucie and Tomas as a couple. Don't worry Dave they're going to get married, have lots of kids and call one of them after you :)

Davodus
04-06-2009, 04:46 PM
THEY DEFINITELY SHOULD DO THAT! David can be a czech name! wooo
they better, i might suggest it to them when they are next in australia!

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 08:20 PM
:wavey:Hope you're all OK;)

I knew I was going to have a stressful day on two fronts today. Firstly,I was going to get my mock Law exam results today. Also,at work a funding meeting at CAB to determine how our Bureau would operate budget wise for the next 12 months.

By lunchtime I knew that the funding was going to be enough to keep me there for another 12 months,no staff cuts at all:dance:

When I got home I found out I had passed my mock exam....by 1 mark:rolls: :dance: But now I'm all emotional with it all,I'm worn out.

MTF is giving database errors out like confetti today. OMG this:crazy:place. Especially when I try to get into other threads on this Forum. I know databases are being moved...:help:us all!!!:lol:

Mia,Tori:hug: I hope your day went well considering the trying circumstances you were both facing.

Eimear,I'll be thinking of you tomorrow sweetie,when you talk again with your consultant about that knee of yours:awww::hug: I really hope you'll be getting to the next stage of your treatment soon. They've got to help you:awww:

Cloudygirl
04-06-2009, 08:29 PM
My day wasn't too bad. I am so tired now though it is unbelievable. Can't believe how much support I had from my friends today. I had about 20 texts wishing me well which actually made me a bit emotional (am such a sappy cow at the moment don't know what is wrong with me).


Glad you passed your exams hon. Well done. Which uni are you at? (I think you have told me but I have a memory like a sieve atm)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 08:29 PM
DI!!! :woohoo: :banana: :dance: I am so happy for you!!! :hug: You deserve every bit of it you really do!!! I know how much it's been stressing you out so I am so proud of you and happy that everything's worked out for you I really am!!! Oh that's put a HUGE smile on my face that its worked out for you! Thanks for your kind words. I'm hoping it'll all go well. I'll keep you informed :)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Aw Tori :hug: I'm glad it went well. Were the people really welcoming?

Cloudygirl
04-06-2009, 08:32 PM
Yes kind of. It is strange because it is a lot smaller and the atmosphere is totally different. People dress more casually, someone had their dog in with them today etc. and the work is different but in some ways the same. It will take a bit of getting used to.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 08:37 PM
Change always takes a little getting used to but hopefully you'll settle in really quickly and enjoy the casual atmosphere

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 09:45 PM
ARRRGH !!!! :mad: MTF :banghead:

Count to ten............Calm

So Anyway,

Woohoo :clap2::woohoo::yippee::banana: Congratulations Di, on your exam, are you gonna have a wee celebration?

Tori, I hope your first day was good :), relaxed atmosphere should be fun, and that was sweet of your pals to be supportive.

Eimear - how are you doing :hug: Are you a little itchy but tomorrow? How has your day been asides?



Do any of you know if Houston is being streamed, I wanna see my weekender on clay ;)

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 09:52 PM
Tori:hug: I'm glad you got through the 1st day of your new job. It will get easier;) Just as long as your new employers don't expect too much of you in the early weeks;) Going to a new job is incredibly stressful and it does take a lot out of people emotionally. I've been in that situation so many times,I've done a lot of temping in the past,and done temporary contracts for various Local Government Departments:rolleyes:

I'm not actually at Uni right now,I do my Law course with ICS as a home study course. I decide when I'm ready to take a final assessment in each module which is structured to be like a mock exam,then I move on to the next stage. I get a dedicated tutor,Craig my boyfriend has taken a similar course in the past,so he helps too.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Hey Mia :hug: How's your Mam doing? Did she get over the operation okay? Yeah I have a few butterflies in my stomach tbh right now but I'm sure all will be okay. Thanks for asking :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:06 PM
Mia:wavey::hug: I've been concerned about you and your Mam all day too. I hope things are as stable as they can be right now.

And yes I'm gonna have a celebration,probably Wednesday,might even relax my diet ALL day:banana:

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Hey Mia :hug: How's your Mam doing? Did she get over the operation okay? Yeah I have a few butterflies in my stomach tbh right now but I'm sure all will be okay. Thanks for asking :hug:

You're so good to ask and remember, thanks hunny :hug: . She was gone for hours, and I started to panic a little, but they got home finally, and she seemed OK, she has skipped of to bed now (well perhaps not skipped :lol:). The tiredness and malaise will kick in tomorrow though. She enjoyed my homemade chips :lol: My first time it was.

Aww hun :hug: is it nervousness cos you just cannae anticipate what you're gonna get told? I am sending good thoughts across the Irish Sea to you, I really hope its gonna be fine, it must be distressing not knowing, almost as bad as bad news. But I sincerely hope it will be nothing but good. :)

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:16 PM
Mia:wavey::hug: I've been concerned about you and your Mam all day too. I hope things are as stable as they can be right now.

And yes I'm gonna have a celebration,probably Wednesday,might even relax my diet ALL day:banana:

Thats so sweet of you Di, thank you, me mam surely thanks you too. :hug:

Thats a grand result for you and you should have fun time on wednesday, screw the diet for the day. I have a treat day a week anyway keeps things motivated, do you do that? If so, wednesdays your day! :) I'm sure you don't need to diet anyway, and you have a lovely personality:)

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Oh Mia I do soooooo need to diet. I get depressed,sometimes it comes out of nothing,and then I doubt myself,I eat,a stupid vicious circle:mad: I'm cruel to myself,my hormones are well:fiery: I have a love/hate relationship with food because of this. Oh listen to me moaning,stop it Di(*slaps herself*)

Yes I am kinder to myself most on Fridays,I try to relax all day,be as lazy as I can possibly be. I don't even do any household chores. I just go easy on myself.

Are you a good cook then Mia? Be truthful,blow your trumpet;)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Oh thank God she's home safe and sound Mia :hug: It must be a huge relief to have both operations over and done with now. Yeah it's the not knowing that's killing me it really is. Still it'll be over in a few hours and I can relax. Oh don't talk to me about diets!!! I've tried and failed many a time!!! I have the best of intentions but I always break it :(

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:31 PM
Eimear:hug: Well I suppose its daft to ever say I diet,more just go through reasonably long periods when I eat sensibly. I just eat so erratically,it depends so much on my mood. I'm happy right now,so logically I should have something nice,instead of that I'm thinking about my calorie intake:o

Mia,:hug:I cant tell you how relieved I am that your Mam is home and the ops are done.

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Oh Mia I do soooooo need to diet. I get depressed,sometimes it comes out of nothing,and then I doubt myself,I eat,a stupid vicious circle:mad: I'm cruel to myself,my hormones are well:fiery: I have a love/hate relationship with food because of this. Oh listen to me moaning,stop it Di(*slaps herself*)

Yes I am kinder to myself most on Fridays,I try to relax all day,be as lazy as I can possibly be. I don't even do any household chores. I just go easy on myself.

Are you a good cook then Mia? Be truthful,blow your trumpet;)

Oh moan anyway, Di, anyway its not moaning. I think it'd be hard to find a gal without emotional issues to food these days. As long as the berating you do to yourself is kept within limits, and don't purge yourself for the odd glass of wine/choccy or pizza I think its totally natural. Afterall if you had to go through life eating nothing but carrots then you'd be miserable and......... a rabbit ;)

Completely honestly, I am a shocking cook, but there are reasons, I have zero patience and my interest wains half way through cooking. I can cook homey type foods, cottage pies, lasagnes, spag bol, beefburgers, infact anything with mince. Besides that, then I become a veggie - if it looks like flesh I'm done for :lol: How about yourself, you a Nigella in the kitchen, or maybe a Gordon tempers flaring?

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:37 PM
Oh thank God she's home safe and sound Mia :hug: It must be a huge relief to have both operations over and done with now. Yeah it's the not knowing that's killing me it really is. Still it'll be over in a few hours and I can relax. Oh don't talk to me about diets!!! I've tried and failed many a time!!! I have the best of intentions but I always break it :(

You're not gonna be on your tod tomorrow are ya, is your mam or da going with? Or at least Brandy, if no one else.

My downfall with diets is mashed potato, mmmmmmmmm yum.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Yeah I eat sensibly most of the time too but, unfortunately, due to a medical condition I have I'm on medication which makes it very hard for me to lose weight and I gain weight really easily. Its frustrating but I do the best I can

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:41 PM
:haha: I can imagine Brandy in the doctor's surgery with me! No, Dad is coming with me thank God. I couldn't do it on my own

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:42 PM
Mia the patience thing is what does me about cooking. Its so about convenience,and where to get the cheapest ingredients etc. It takes such time to prepare food,and then 5 minutes its all gone down. I do stews,casseroles,steaks,fish dishes and I'm thankful for good blenders and that microwave:lol: I have to be in the mood to cook though,which these days isn't quite so often. Sunday roasts are my favourites to cook:hearts:

OMG a friend I have suggested I start drinking vegetable stock to lose weight,oh ugh:o:spit: I drew the line right there:lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:45 PM
I like drinking Oxo cubes in the night time if I'm peckish

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Thats definitely an acquired taste Eimear:lol: I honestly couldn't have anything like that at any time of day.

At least your Dad will be with you tomorrow Eimear,nice moral support there:hug: Brandy,who's that??

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:49 PM
:haha: I can imagine Brandy in the doctor's surgery with me! No, Dad is coming with me thank God. I couldn't do it on my own

I've actually just pictured the scene in me head, :rolls: sorry I am being a nutter tonight. I'm glad your da is with ya. I shall be with ya in spirit, well unless you tell me to mind me own business ;)

Mia the patience thing is what does me about cooking. Its so about convenience,and where to get the cheapest ingredients etc. It takes such time to prepare food,and then 5 minutes its all gone down. I do stews,casseroles,steaks,fish dishes and I'm thankful for good blenders and that microwave:lol: I have to be in the mood to cook though,which these days isn't quite so often. Sunday roasts are my favourites to cook:hearts:

OMG a friend I have suggested I start drinking vegetable stock to lose weight,oh ugh:o:spit: I drew the line right there:lol:

Vegetable stock? WTF???, I have the upmost admiration for people who can pull of a Sunday Roast, bringing it all together at the same time, so the veg isn't mush, or the potatoes burnt, or the gravy a lumpy mess, the white sauce rock solid. :yeah: :hatoff:



Shall I move over to your thread Eimear, carry on this chatting there? I don't know why I didn't before! :shrug:

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 10:52 PM
I like drinking Oxo cubes in the night time if I'm peckish

Like Bovril, I used have bovril as a kid, before the whole CJD/mad cow thing kicked off - oh and turning veggie :)

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 10:54 PM
I tried bovril,its the smell that puts me off:spit:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 10:58 PM
Brandy is my :dog: in the pic attached (just in case you were interested). Thanks Mia that's really nice of you to say and I really appreciate the support. So guys ... introducing ... BRANDY!!!

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 11:00 PM
:awww:Eimear Brandy is such a lovely:dog: Thanks for introducing him to us:hug:

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 11:01 PM
What a cutie, bless him. He is so tiny, or is the chair just massive? :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 11:06 PM
Thanks guys. I'm glad you like him :) Its a combination of both Mia. He's small enough but the chair is big and makes him look even smaller

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 11:07 PM
How long have you had him Eimear?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 11:08 PM
Well he'll be 14 on the 1st of May Di so 14 years. He's old bless him but cute!

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 11:11 PM
14:awww: A lot of happy years spent with you then:hug: Is he still in good health?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 11:18 PM
He's in great health thankfully Di. We've been VERY lucky with him. He's such a placid friendly dog which is just as well because he's lived through 10 children coming into the house and pulling and dragging out of him :lol:

but-it's-ok
04-06-2009, 11:23 PM
He survived 10 kids coming into the house:worship::hatoff: :awww:what a lovely temperament Brandy has,I'm so pleased he's so healthy;)

Eimear,how you get on at the Docs tomorrow won't be far from my thoughts,so take care sweetie,hope all goes as positively as possible;):hug: You're a courageous girl:hug:

Anyway,I'd better go to bed now,got work again tomorrow.

Goodnight everyone:wavey::hug: Hopefully I'll chat tomorrow at some point,if MTF ever behaves properly again in the evenings:rolleyes: *prays*

:Zaz:
04-06-2009, 11:28 PM
Oh Di :hug: Sleep well, and well done again on your exam. Thank you so much for your kind words about me mam - she is my best friend so its so lovely to hear people wishing her well. :hug: It's very kind of you.

Speak tomorrow :wavey:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 11:28 PM
Yup he's been with all my nieces and nephews from birth 'til now :lol: He's in love with the new arrival :awww: Thanks very much for your support hun. Its much appreciated :hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-06-2009, 11:30 PM
You're a friend of ours Mia so by extension your Mam is a friend of ours too :hug: Night, night Di :wavey:

isabelle86
04-07-2009, 12:02 AM
:hug::hug:Di!!! :hug: I am terribly happy with the news of your exam and work!!! :yippee:
sleep well Sweetie!! :wavey:

Cloudygirl
04-07-2009, 07:24 AM
I just popped on to say good luck today Eim!

isabelle86
04-07-2009, 07:40 AM
Si, mucha suerte amiga Eimear, espero y deseo que todo vaya muy bien. Un fuerte abrazo.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Thanks Tori and Isabelle and everyone else who's showed me some support. I really appreciate it and I'm extremely touched. I promise I will let you all know a little later on how it goes :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 08:25 AM
:hug::hug:Di!!! :hug: I am terribly happy with the news of your exam and work!!! :yippee:
sleep well Sweetie!! :wavey:

Isabelle:smooch::kiss: Thank you:hug::hug:

I just popped in to say a huge'Good luck Eimear':hug::hug: You won't be far from my thoughts today sweetie,Craig sends you a:hug:and says'All the best me dear';)

Off to work now. Later,take care all:wavey::hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Di :hug: Thank you so much :kiss: I really appreciate it and tell Craig I said thanks to him too. Its so nice of you both and means a lot :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 05:27 PM
Eimear,how are you sweetie?:hug: How did it go at the Docs? I've been thinking about you all day hun:hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Hello Di :wavey: Thanks so much hun :hug: The doctors was a bit of mixed bag really. I don't know what to make of it tbh. He wants me to have an MRI scan before he can make a diagnosis on it so I don't really know much more than I did before I went. He also wants me to go back to work which is crazy because my knee still isn't better. So I made an appointment with my GP to see her tomorrow and discuss it and get her advice regarding work

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 05:39 PM
Eimear:wavey: I don't quite know what to make of it either:awww:. How can the Doctor suggest you go to back to work,you're in a lot of pain,and you have NO diagnosis:help: Seek as many opinions as you need sweetie,one day they might just make a conclusion:rolleyes: They cant leave you like this:sobbing:

You need a firm diagnosis so that you can have appropriate treatment. I cant believe that when you went to see the Doctor today he said go back to work:o It seems they haven't exactly helped you,just made things more:confused:and worrying:awww:

I wish you could go private,I really do.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 06:00 PM
It WAS private though Di that's the crazy thing about it!!! €130 for a consultation that, tbh, wasn't much good anyway. I tried telling him I'm in pain but his reaction was 'don't say anything to anyone and take a couple of paracetemol' I was like WTF??? :help: The health service in this country sucks big time! So, now its back to the drawing board and a visit to my GP who, bless her, is very helpful and very kind. We're hoping she can advise us on the back to work issue in particular

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 06:06 PM
It was private:eek: OMG. Sounds like he just wanted to take your money Eimear:fiery: I just though your GP had referred you to a specialist on the NHS. I take it you have explained about how the pain affects your knee time and time again. Are they deaf,daft,what?:o I mean did he examine your knee or anything??? Ask you how well you can move it etc??

Yes,go back to your GP she knows you better than any other Doctor. If you're gonna be paying for idiots like that Doctor you saw today,then keep your money in your pocket if you can Eimear,its better in your pocket than theirs. Geez,I wish there was something I could do sweetie:awww: But there is nothing worse than IGNORANCE,it drives me:mad:

HOW CAN HE BE SO UNSYMPATHETIC??:fiery:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Yup it was private. Shocking right??? And this guy came highly recommended. Whoever recommended him was on drugs I think :rolleyes: A lot of the private consultants here are money grabbing bastards they really are. I went to a rheumatologist in relation to my other condition a couple of years back, same money. Anyway, he didn't even have my notes, didn't examine me, nothing. Just literally said 'I don't have your notes. I need to get them I'll see you again' charged me the money and I haven't heard from him since :eek: And yeah I explained everything and my Dad was with me and he said too. Absolutely disgraceful. I was SOOOO upset this afternoon but I've calmed down now thank God :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 06:24 PM
Eimear:tears::tears: Your shocking experience proves the one thing thats wrong with so called service providers:rolleyes:today and that is they think they have no duty of care to their customers.

If it was me I'd take this matter further..please hun don't line any more of these shameful peoples pockets. They have ripped you off,no wonder you were so upset. I am getting angry just thinking about what that imbecile did to you,how dare he???

You've done pretty well to calm down sweetie:hug::hug: I could,oh I could swing for the*******!!!! All of them:fiery:

Yep,trust your GP sweetie,perhaps you could take a letter in to her explaining your experience?:awww: I find the power of a letter works wonders. She'll have how you feel,and what happened in writing,OK he's private but it doesn't excuse his conduct!!

I think you'll have to keep it within the NHS now sweetie,I would rather wait and have proper treatment than be pushed from pillar to post by people who are only interested in money,though obviously you are in a desperate situation,willing to try anything.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 06:42 PM
Aw Di :hug: Thanks. You're a true friend you really are. Oh, yeah he did move my leg around and shake it so he knew I was in discomfort. I said to my dad I felt the NHS doctor respected me more and took me more seriously. I might find out if I can go back to him but I don't think I can now I went private :( The health service is just ... :fiery: I'm getting a little mad again! :lol: You know my friend has the same condition I have (the one I told you about ... I think I told you that right?) but anyway, she was diagnosed at 11 but do you know what they said to her originally in our local hospital? She's just small, there's nothing wrong with her. She'll hit a growth spurt' and the girl had a pretty serious condition in the end!!! Yeah I am a little desperate right now but hopefully my GP will advise us again. The letter is a good idea actually. I might just do that

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 06:54 PM
:awww::hug: You need a lot of TLC from those around you,and us here;) I find that letter writing releases my anger,its constructive,written words are very powerful..just as they are round here:lol: Yep,try it,nothing to lose;)

OK I'll confess I'm having a similar experience with an NHS Consultant:o(what a joke) and he is just useless. I'm due to see him in a couple of weeks time,and if he hasn't done what he will have been advised to do 3 TIMES!! by me,my GP and a Dr at a well womens clinic,well then I will complain to the highest powers and insist he is relieved of his errr duties and responsibilities. (Its all to do with a hormonal imbalance I have). I do not suffer fools:fiery: He has been warned,3 times and he's out... His 3rd and final chance is coming up... and if I were him I'd be afraid....very afraid:lol: I've already had dialogue with him that isn't very pleasant but just about civil.

BTW I hope you will not have to pay for an MRI?? Hopefully your GP will advise you of another Doctor you can see who IS NHS.

I just wish I could do more to help you:awww:

Meanwhile,I found this to get you in the mood for tonights match. My brother Tom is there tonight:banana:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnhuKthdQ98

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Oh you've helped me just by listening to my rants and that video is just :worship: Thanks a million! That's great your brother is at the match. Let's hope he enjoys it. I love Old Trafford on European Nights. I went to a CL match a few years back. Oh no I won't have to pay for the MRI. Our Health Insurance covers it which is a good thing :) I'm sorry to hear you're having a bad experience too hun :hug: Why can't doctors just do what they're paid to do? I really don't understand it. I really hope he's gotten his act together this time around and you get some satisfaction from him

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 07:54 PM
Eimear:hug: Like I said,3rd strike and he's out:lol: Craig says he'll come with me this time,but I have told him that I can fight my own battles. It makes me feel better. I come home from CAB to get away from problems,its always so much easier to sort out other peoples problems,and then I realise I have to get around to my own:lol: I may be losing the battle but I WILL win the war:lol:

Great that your health insurance will cover the MRI;)

Tom loves going to Old Trafford. He goes with a group of mates and always has a good time. He goes to England matches too when he gets the chance.

What??? They're 1 down already:eek: What a jinxer I am:o

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Ah that's great he goes regularly. I'd go every week if I could! Its 1-1 now so I'm a happy bunny!!! You make sure you take care of yourself hun. Its great you look after everyone else so well but don't neglect yourself and your problems. That's really sweet of Craig :hug:

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 08:13 PM
:lol: I get paid to sort other peoples problems out,but if I could I'd do it for nothing. Craig is very sweet of course,but he also knows how determined I can be:lol:

Yep Rooney:dance:

I'm keeping an eye on the situation in some Championship games tonight. Southampton are winning:help: Their parent company are in administration,there is going to be an inquiry.. All the clubs around them won't know anything about a possible punishment for a while. They could be deducted 10 points:shrug: These are the scenarios

If Southampton suffer a points deduction and are also relegated, then the penalty will not be applied until the following season.

If Southampton stay in the Championship, then any points penalty would be added to their total this season, which could ultimately result in their relegation to League One anyway.

Clubs around them shouldn't be kept in limbo like this.:mad: It makes all the other clubs even more nervous. Charlton are all but down. Then 8 points ahead of them,but 2nd from bottom lie Southampton,then Forest and then...Norwich.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 08:16 PM
That is a disgrace Di. If they have to be penalised fair enough but penalise them NOW!!! Its not fair to have all the teams around them in limbo and not knowing what's happening like that. Poor Norwich :hug: Worrying times indeed. I can't understand it at ALL tbh. Just punish them now and be done with it so everyone knows where they stand! Yeah you're a very determined lady but in a good way, never bad! :)

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 08:23 PM
We're powerless though:sad: Well,maybe this scenario,although I'm not sure if I believe in it. Last day of the season,we finish 3rd from bottom and are relegated,then Southampton say finish 21st,the 10 point penalty is applied to them,so we stay up...and they go down..

I just want us to take care of our own results,but now with all this...its surely going to be difficult for the other clubs involved in the relegation battle. Barnsley have games in hand...they are playing one of them tonight. I mean look how close it is:eek::help::scared::scared:

18 Blackpool 41 5 6 10 22 30 6 8 6 18 23 -13 47
19 Plymouth 41 6 5 9 26 30 6 5 10 12 21 -13 46
20 Barnsley 39 8 6 7 26 20 4 3 11 12 29 -11 45
21 Norwich 41 8 5 8 33 26 3 5 12 17 33 -9 43

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22 Nottm Forest 41 5 7 8 20 25 5 5 11 22 36 -19 42
23 Southampton 40 3 9 9 20 27 6 4 9 20 30 -17 40
24 Charlton 40 5 5 9 25 32 2 6 13 19 35 -23 32

EDIT: Watford just equalised against Southampton:D

Nichele Hull
04-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Hi ladies :wavey: What stream are you guys watching the Man U match on?

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Nichele:wavey: I'm watching it on http://atdhe.net/live-tv-6024.html but it keeps breaking up..

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 09:04 PM
Wow! That's VERY close Di. Squeaky bum time indeed! I hope it all works out for you but as you say all you can do is take care of your own results :hug: Nichele, I'm watching it on TV not livestream hun

Nichele Hull
04-07-2009, 09:04 PM
THANKS :hug:

isabelle86
04-07-2009, 09:06 PM
Querida Eimear,:hug: no pierdas nunca la esperanza, lo de hoy ha sido una mala experiencia! no deberias ponerte a trabajar hasta que no estes totalmente recuperada y ya no tengas molestias! Mucha suerte! Un beso!

isabelle86
04-07-2009, 09:09 PM
what's the score as Estadio Das Antas?
Di! I am sad Charlton is going to be relegated! I have good memories of the Valley and Forest is twice a European champion club, it's shocking they are struggling so much.
I think your beloved club Norwich City will avoid relegaation in the last 2 games of the seasons at Carrow Road, don't worry. :)

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 09:23 PM
Isabelle do you mean Porto? They're playing in Manchester,the score is 1-1 right now;)

Charlton and Forest have fallen on hard times indeed. I can remember Forest winning those European Cups,under the great Brian Clough who I miss very much:sad: Charlton,I cant believe whats happening to them - they were relegated at the end of last season,and now look like being relegated again.

Thanks for your support for Norwich Isabelle,very much appreciated:hug:

EDIT Watford 2 Southampton 1. If the match finishes with that score,it will do Norwich a big favour.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 09:36 PM
2-2 at Old Trafford :( That's not good. Hopefully we'll get the job done in the 2nd leg. Yeah Brian Clough was the greatest he really was :worship: He'd be saddened at Notts Forest but hopefully they'll be back. Isabelle thank you so much for your kind words. Much appreciated

isabelle86
04-07-2009, 09:38 PM
I thought the match was in Porto! :o one of the best things in Porto it's a bridge 100 meters above the Duoro river similar in style to the Tour D'Eiffel. I couln't cross it, vertigo!I was going to faint :lol:
1-1 is an excellent result for Porto away from home!!

thanks for the info about the 2 clubs mentioned! you have all my support towards the canaries! :)

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 09:48 PM
2-2:(

2-2 FT Watford vs Southampton,so Southampton move on to 41 points,2 points less than our tally.

I have a close friend who is a huge Sheffield United fan. They just beat Barnsley 2-1:D. Great:D

Its always nice to reach 50 points to be safe from relegation,but I think 48 points will be enough for us.

Isabelle,I appreciate your support for my Canaries,thanks sweetie:hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 10:06 PM
It finished 2-2 Isa. Good result for Porto, not so good for Man U :( Di, that's good Southampton dropped a point. I really think you'll be okay sweetie :hug:

Cloudygirl
04-07-2009, 10:16 PM
Sorry your appointment was crap Eim. Won't they give you better painkillers than paracetamol, how do they expect you to manage the pain?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 10:20 PM
I can't take painkillers in work because they make me feel drowsy and stuff and I'd have to go home from work so it's not worth it :(

Cloudygirl
04-07-2009, 10:23 PM
But there are tons of different types of painkiller surely they could give you something that would suit you?

Cloudygirl
04-07-2009, 10:28 PM
ok so I have to go clubbing on a hen night and I have no idea what type of club it is so have to keep my outfit fairly neutral.

We are wearing dresses. I have a dress (not this one but like it) like this http://www.newlook.co.uk/1576903/157690350/ProductDetails.aspx

http://www.asos.com/Orion/Orion-Peacock-Embroidered-Belted-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=550649&cid=5186&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Green a dress kind of like this but with a different pattern

http://www.asos.com/Lipsy/Lipsy-Gathered-Open-Sleeve-Tulip-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=544344&cid=5186&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=20&sort=3&clr=Turquoise and a dress which might actually be this one but it is longer on me.

I can't afford anything new so which should I wear?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 10:34 PM
Oh I like no 1 and 3 Tori!!! No 3 would be a SLIGHT favourite though. And I've tried 4 different pain killers. All the same so its no go there I'm afraid :shrug:

but-it's-ok
04-07-2009, 10:44 PM
Eimear what about microwaveable heat pads for your knee? And maybe try to elevate your knee with a pillow underneath it at night??

Tori,I like the 3rd dress,that would be my best bet;)

Anyway,I'll say 'Goodnight' or 'Good morning' to you all,talk to you tomorrow:wavey::hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 10:45 PM
Yeah I keep my knee elevated at night Di. I've started sleeping on my back with my knee elevated. Thanks for the heat pad advice. I might try it. I'll try anything. Goodnight hun :hug: Sleep well :kiss:

:Zaz:
04-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Hey Eimear, I'm sorry I made you repeat it again, I have read over your messages, and that Doc sounds really off. So sorry hun :hug: now you still have it all to go through, Can you possibly afford a 2nd opinion from another consultant? I know how expensive it is, :shrug: If you have trust in your GP that is something, and I am sure she will not suggest you take him up on his advice. I mean is he deaf, blind and stupid. He would have seen the pain you were in, not to mention reading your notes, and listening to you :smash: :banghead: :shout: :armed: - it really grates my cheese. You should move to France with me, they have the best health care in the world apparently.

I am really sorry hun, that you are no further forward, it must drive you to insanity sometimes. And although it must be frustrating I really advise against returning to work - you could cause yourself further and irreparable damage, if you know it is not right then don't do it. Be pro-active in your recovery, that's what I was told today, and it kinda makes sense. Know what you can do and cope with and stick to that for now, no matter what a doctor thinks is right for you, how do they really know. :shrug:

:hug: :hug: :hug: I am sorry I didn't get here sooner.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 11:02 PM
Hey Mia, don't apologise really hun :hug: Well I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so fingers crossed she might have more advice for me because I really don't know where to go with it now and it is getting all very frustrating at the moment to be honest. I had a good cry over it earlier because I'm just at the end of my tether with it all and that surgeon was such an EEJIT today and he really made me feel horrible. But I feel okay about it now. If my doctor says go back to work (which I can't see how she will) I have no choice but to go back

:Zaz:
04-07-2009, 11:18 PM
Hey Mia, don't apologise really hun :hug: Well I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so fingers crossed she might have more advice for me because I really don't know where to go with it now and it is getting all very frustrating at the moment to be honest. I had a good cry over it earlier because I'm just at the end of my tether with it all and that surgeon was such an EEJIT today and he really made me feel horrible. But I feel okay about it now. If my doctor says go back to work (which I can't see how she will) I have no choice but to go back

I totally empathizes sweetie, I went to see a specialist just before Christmas, and the bastard said I would never improve and tried to put me on these meds, and it was only because my GP called me up and said under no circs should you take that medication, and I am referring you to another specialist that I was able to enjoy christmas. I was howling for hours and (pretty suicidal), so I totally understand. You should cry, and you should rage at such inept bastardry. I can imagine it is as frustrating as hell and that you're somewhat powerless to do anything about it, :hug: fingers crossed for the GP and fingers crossed for some remedy. Have you been down the naturist/herbal/alternative therapies route, just to explore any possibility?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 11:23 PM
Oh no!!! Please tell me you weren't so bad you were a little suicidal!!! Oh hun! Although, I will admit to feeling a little like that when I'm at my lowest. Just wanting the pain to go away kind of thing. But yeah I raged (dave was proud of me :lol:) and I let my feelings out and its all you can do in that situation. Is everything okay with you now hun? Or do you still have the problem you were on the meds for? No I haven't been down the natural remedy route. Its something I'd seriously consider at this stage

:Zaz:
04-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Oh I am sure I'll be grand soon enough, it's been 7 years so it cannae go on much longer :) Anyway, this isn't about me, it's about trying to help you :hug:, it's good that you raged, don't wanna keep that inside, you should ponder on the natural route, acupuncture, reflexology or the like, also do you have physio? I cannae remember, cos if you don't I could ask me bro to suggest some good stretches, he is a personal trainer & physio. Oh btw acupuncture doesn't hurt, just thought i'd say incase you have needle fear. :)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 11:42 PM
7 years? Oh my God I'm really sorry to hear that :hug: I really hope things look up for you soon. Yeah I've been to physio. Basically there's nothing more they can do for me and they're totally baffled as to why I'm still in pain which is why I went to this eejit in the 1st place. How did you guess I had a fear of needles? :lol:

:Zaz:
04-07-2009, 11:48 PM
You take all the supplements - glucosamine, cod liver oil and all them? Oh yeah, me stepdad gets really bad arthritis, it kinda moves all over, but sometimes he can barely walk neither, and he went on this diet for two weeks or so, and by the end he was playing table tennis with me for a hour every day. After the two weeks you go back to normal food, slowly adding things you couldn't have, one by one to see if it causes flare up in the joint and pain, and if it does you just avoid it. The only thing he has to limit is citrus, but everything else is grand. What do you think? I can look it up if your interested, :shrug:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-07-2009, 11:52 PM
Yeah I take Active 55 which has Glucosamine and Cod Liver Oil in it. Wow that does sound interesting Mia because I have arthritis in my knee as well as everything else. I'd love any info you had on it

:Zaz:
04-07-2009, 11:56 PM
No worries, I'll look it up and PM it to you if thats ok. It'll be tomorrow if thats alright, otherwise I have to go to the garage in the dark :eek:

You know yesterday you said you were on meds which effect your weightloss, is that to do with your arthritis/knee?

Schu
04-08-2009, 12:01 AM
Eimear, bummer about your knee and soooo frustrating when doctors don't have an answer. In the U.S. an orthopedic surgeon can't do/say anything without an MRI which costs an arm and a leg. And even then three different docotrs will interpret the results differently.

I have a bad knee and know several other people with torn ligaments, arthritis and an assortment of other knee problems. My doc was ready to do arthroscopic surgery on my knee cuz it hurt so bad but I said wait a minute! I went to another doctor who said that I did have a little tear in my ligament but just about anyone who does all the active stuff I do (and is as old as I am) would has some same tears and the tears were probably not what was causing the pain/swelling - just a wornout knee. He told me to take glusosamine/condrotian, something you can get in the drug stores in the U.S. It's like a lubricant for joints. Anyway I took it 3 times a day for about a month and the pain which was so bad I could hardly put weight on it went away completely and everytime it starts to hurt a little bit I take it for a week or so and I'm good to go - can run and play tennis with no pain.

And to think if I listened to the other doctor I would have had the surgery. Anyway your knee is probably not the same problem as mine but I would try EVERYTHING else before surgery. ANd the glucosamine with ice packs works WONDERS. Hope you get some relief.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 01:50 AM
Ugh I had a long reply typed out to this and then BLOODY MTF!!! Schu, thanks very much for your advice. Its much appreciated :hug: I actually had an arthroscopy six months ago but it seems to have aggravated the problem. I'm actually taking glucosamine/cod liver oil supplements atm which don't seem to be helping at all :( I don't know where to turn now to be honest but your advise is welcome :hug:

Mia that would be great if you wouldn't mind hun :hug: I'd really appreciate that. About the other meds, I'll PM you with that in the morning. Its a bit of a private matter. I don't mind telling you hun :hug: Just a little private to be posted publicly is all ;)

:Zaz:
04-08-2009, 02:07 AM
Totally understandable hun, I didn't mean to pry into private affairs - I was just unsure whether it was knee related. I will find all the info for you, try and make it readable. Do you eat offal at all?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 02:10 AM
No, no its okay. I don't mind you knowing :) I hope this isn't too much trouble for you to do this for me? Offal? No I can't say I've ever tried it ... or is that like roast beef and things?

:Zaz:
04-08-2009, 02:22 AM
Offal is like kidneys or liver, stuff like that! No trouble at all hun, anything I can do to help, just wanna get you well :)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
Oh well then no :lol: I don't (or does steak and kidney pie count :lol:) That's seriously nice of you Mia and I really appreciate it

:Zaz:
04-08-2009, 02:33 AM
Yeah steak and kidney pie counts :lol: It's just I remember this book saying that offal is good if you got joint issues. Eases pain and so forth.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 02:35 AM
I'll be stocking up on the steak and kidney pies then Mia :lol: Thanks for that info!

:Zaz:
04-08-2009, 02:41 AM
and maybe some liver pate if you can stomach it!!! I can totally understand your not eating brain, stomach, tongue etc. What about black pudding, that should be good?!! Isn't that all the insides or is that haggis?

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 02:46 AM
Oh I tried pudding before and I really don't like it. I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to food. I just like pork, chicken and beef in terms of meat! Anyhow hun falling down with the tiredness here. Thank you so much for all your support really thank you :hug: I'll talk to you in the morrow :hug:

Davodus
04-08-2009, 12:56 PM
all you women on this board are having postgasms over tennis players on eimears thread :lol:
so i decided to come and post in here in safety :p

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Well Dave tell me your fave WTA players and I'll see what I can do to help;)

Davodus
04-08-2009, 01:23 PM
:lol: oh don't worry, i have seen all the photos i can of them on their forums on the wta version of this :p
but my favourites are ivanovic, safarova, groenefeld and clijsters :)

Masha91
04-08-2009, 01:37 PM
Hello everybody!

Davodus
04-08-2009, 01:38 PM
youkoso :wavey:

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Maria:wavey:

Dave,a funny Ana Lena video for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oGMj3mu-_E&feature=related.

I think I have seen some of your posts on TennisForum,you have the same User Name right. I also follow Ana, and I cant wait to see Kim make her comeback:yippee:

Masha91
04-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Привет

:wavey:

Dini
04-08-2009, 01:43 PM
Kim Clijsters :banana::banana:

I have missed her so much :sad:

Masha91
04-08-2009, 01:44 PM
It'll be interesting to how she goes, allez!

orangehat
04-08-2009, 02:52 PM
hello guys,

bad day for me. Something went wrong with my foot and it's now all swollen again and it's started bleeding. Doctor says the stitches will probably have to stay on another week. :mad:

isabelle86
04-08-2009, 04:56 PM
thank god, they changed the forum to a new server, it only took 2 hours.

reggie1
04-08-2009, 08:39 PM
Oh Orangehat, hope it heals up soon. :hug:
This server, honestly Isabelle,:o:lol: I've been trying over the last few days to make the odd post and it keeps going down! It makes you so cross, especially when you have typed a long post.

Cloudygirl
04-08-2009, 08:54 PM
it is working for me now for the first time in days.

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 08:56 PM
They moved the database to a new server:eek: It still takes some believing:o. How long before the server is faulty?:tape: I believe in miracles and fantasies...but as far as MTF functioning properly goes...I GIVE IN:lol:

Gretchen.
04-08-2009, 08:58 PM
They moved the database to a new server:eek: It still takes some believing:o. How long before the server is faulty?:tape: I believe in miracles and fantasies...but as far as MTF functioning properly goes...I GIVE IN:lol:

Yeah and they are getting rid of every thread with more that 5,000 posts :eek:

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Threads with more than 5,000 posts,I know Jen:help::tape::scared:

Cloudygirl
04-08-2009, 09:09 PM
they can't take away our Richie chat thread :(

The thread in the Rafa forum will go too. This is very sad

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 09:13 PM
We just have to be careful with any other threads in future. If they get to 4,000 open another thread with part 2 straight away so it doesn't get deleted. I hope this thread doesn't go

Gretchen.
04-08-2009, 09:13 PM
they can't take away our Richie chat thread :(

The thread in the Rafa forum will go too. This is very sad

Yeah and the funny fotos thread in GM :sad:

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 09:16 PM
To me it would be better if they took away any threads that haven't been posted in for more than a year,make sure they remove every CLOSED thread etc and most of all do something radical with GM.

They should mail us,ask us what we think?? Now I know I'm in fantasy land:lol:

Seriously,its:sad:that the best threads look like being disrupted,taken away:sobbing:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 09:19 PM
That's a good suggestion Di. I mean plenty of threads are closed/inactive and there would be NO PROBLEM closing them down so why don't they?

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 09:21 PM
Why don't they indeed? I may suggest it in the Your Suggestions/Feedback thread.

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 09:24 PM
You should do Di :hug: I just noticed btw that the photo thread has over 5,000 posts. Someone needs to start a new one :sad:

but-it's-ok
04-08-2009, 09:28 PM
We'll all be SOOOOOO paranoid about large threads now:tears: Yep,someone needs to start a new photo thread:sad:

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Yeah definitely. And if anyone has any pictures they want saved they'd better get it done quick smart!!! Any volunteers for a new thread?

:Zaz:
04-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Hey :wavey:

Eim check your PM's ;)

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 09:56 PM
I did sweetie and I replied ;) Thanks so much!

Cloudygirl
04-08-2009, 10:23 PM
I'll start the new one

Eimear O'Mahony
04-08-2009, 10:42 PM
Thanks Tori :hug: