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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 17 Sep 2022 10:19PM »
I'm telling myself off now.  I came across a reference elsewhere to boosters being available, rummaged around and found a local supermarket car park booster van online.  I meant to go there and put it off a couple of days, only to realise that it only stays in each car park for a short while (a week maybe?)  There's a building where they do jabs but I've put it off two days now.

I don't dislike jabs, I'm just struggling with my depression and having difficulty doing things. 

Oh well, next week.
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by lankou on 17 Sep 2022 07:21PM »
I do hope you haven't done any major damage to your toe. My eyes are watering in sympathy  :f_wah:  :f_hug:



Co-Codamol helps, plus I had my 5th Covid jab today, (The combined one.) and I have been told to take it easy for a couple of days. I am also getting my flu jab next Thursday.
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 17 Sep 2022 02:09PM »
As a child,  I had parents who  never seemed to believe much of what I said about health, and that was coupled with unrealistic demands on me in terms of achievement, which I believe is why I've got the dreadful, unremitting urge to explain, starting out as a child trying to justify not always getting top marks at school.

I had what's now, I think, usually called glue ear and by late primary school struggled to hear in class and was mocked by others for my nasilised speech.  I characterise my mother's response thus "Did you hear what I said?"  "No, Mum."  "Don't give me lip."

It wasn't taken seriously until my end of year exam results came through for second year secondary school (age 13).  My father was initially angry, then puzzled. Why had I done so badly on two particular subjects.  "Because the teacher makes us sit in alphabetical order and I've got my completely deaf ear to the front of the room."  I was taken to the GP who confirmed I was deaf. 

(Ironically when later I developed deafness for a different reason, having grown up with hearing problems gave me a useful head start on handling it.)

I've just been posting something on another forum, relating to crying.  The UK is weird about expression of emotion, feelings etc.   Mental health services always seem to me to be catch 22.  Insisting there's something wrong with you, telling you they're there to help you, then labelling you as attention-seeking or manipulative or time-wasting if you dare to ask for help when it's not convenient.

Daft.
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 17 Sep 2022 01:39PM »
Iankou


Don't you know that toes were designed to have things dropped on them, or stubbed on awkward corners?


Seriously though,  I do hope you haven't done any major damage to your toe. My eyes are watering in sympathy  :f_wah: [size=78%] [/size] :f_hug:


It's so easy for these silly little accidents to happen in everyday life and it's not as if you can go around wearing steel toe capped slippers is it? Hopefully your sitting with your feet up and your favourite cuppa.
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 17 Sep 2022 01:32PM »
Sunny, you've definitely hit the nail on the head with your conclusions about communication.


I find it difficult sometimes for doctors to take newly occurring symptoms seriously rather than instantly assuming they're attributable to one of my nine existing weird conditions. It can take quite a lot of persuading at times to steer them into the direction I need them to go in and not get distracted by the 'noise ' of the other conditions.  At times I really don't feel like I have the energy to advocate for myself like this and then end up getting frustrated.


Living with chronic conditions I think gives us a certain resilience and hesitancy in consulting medical professionals. I know I certainly put off seeking medical advice until I'm desperate as I'm so used to flare ups and odd symptoms that I assume things will settle down given time. I never want to be seen as that person who is always at the doctors complaining about this and that, and I'm immensely grateful for the care I do receive. I don't want to be perceived as a burden or a whinger.
I think part of that stems from my childhood when no-one believed I was in pain and that my injuries were a result from attention seeking behaviour. Anyway, that's another story.


So thank you Sunny for your insights.  :f_hug:



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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 17 Sep 2022 01:08PM »
Ally


Your rib pain sounds very familiar and I'm sorry you're experiencing something similar  :f_hug: .
Shingles is awful too.I had it mildly when I was a student and that was bad enough!


I know what you mean about the pain killers barely scratching the surface of this additional pain. I'm on fentanyl patches and this extra pain has made me reach for my emergency stash of oramorph which I don't really like having to take on top of everything else. But needs must.


Thankfully my ribs are improving now and I'm feeling much better than I did a week or two ago. It's still uncomfortable and painful in certain positions but much improved on the whole. I hope your pain resolves soon too.
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 17 Sep 2022 12:20PM »
 :big_hugs:


I hope ongoing OUCH that flipping hurts resolve soon.








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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by lankou on 17 Sep 2022 08:36AM »
Owww!


That is not what I said, but what I did say is not fit for publication.

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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 17 Sep 2022 04:09AM »
Owww!
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Health and Disability / Re: Silly Little Accidents
« Last post by lankou on 16 Sep 2022 04:30PM »
I dropped a TV top box on my big toe this morning. I brought tears to my eyes.

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