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Topic: Blue's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (life viewed through the lens of depression)

  1. Missing user
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    3 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Thats good Blue, and very sensible. I hope you have a nice day tomorrow with your other half.

    My hubby leaves for Perth this Thursday. My brother and his family arrive Tuesday or Wednesday next week, and will spend a couple of nights here.

    Thanks, I'm doing okay. (-:

    Sherie xx

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  2. Blue's Clues
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    4 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    I'm glad you'll be seeing them soon, Sherie. I imagine it will be good for your brother to spend time with you, too. :)

    Today has been positive, overall, even though I managed to break a tooth somehow and couldn't book in any sooner than Thursday with the dentist (fortunately it isn't hurting). That aside, I've had time with my other half, pancakes, and... the cops actually turned up in time to tell off my neighbour and make him be quiet this time. Sounds like he even had a tantrum at the cop. For a guy close to my age, he sure knows how to carry on like a five-year-old. Oh, but the peace and quiet after... that was nice.

    I'm feeling decently confident about halving the dose of my meds. I managed okay with the phone calls (cops and dentist), didn't stress out about the noise or the tooth or the cost of the dentist. And I'm not having the side effects I was getting from a full tablet. Things are slowly evening out. With luck I'll be on top of my circumstances before too long and not needing meds at all. Fingers crossed, eh?

    Blue.

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  3. Lost Girl
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    4 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hey Blue,

    Broke a tooth! What's in the pancakes??? ;-) haha oops! Glad it isn't hurting.

    I'm really glad that the meds are giving you the support you need and at the lower dose, bonus!

    I will cross my fingers for you. There have been a few wins for you lately and that makes me happy. Slow and steady.

    Cheers,

    Carol

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  4. Missing user
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    4 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi Blue. A number of positives for you today. Of course the broken tooth is a negative, but at least it sounds as though the nerve is not affected, since its not hurting. Good thing CMF is not listening in here! Oops, if you are looking in CMF - I hope you are okay. We havent heard from you in some time. Blue, I hope your appointment on Thursday fixes the problem and that it isnt too expensive. (-:

    It does sound as though things are working out with just the half dose meds, and hopefully soon you will be able to turf that too. That being your aim of course. A few things are finally starting to go your way Blue. Its nice that you got to spend some time with your partner.

    Yes definitely - my fingers are crossed for you also.

    Hugs to you.

    Sherie xx

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  5. Blue's Clues
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Missing user
    Well, that tooth is even more broken than before. The cost is likely to be extremely high. I could try and stay positive, but I know the routine. Annual massive financial disaster, here we come.
  6. Airies
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues
    In our next life I should come back as a dentist. Their charges for their services are a tad extreme.,I'm surprised I haven't broken any teeth yet as I'm clenching and grinding them on a nightly basis. A bad habit I've developed of late. Awake tired with achy teeth , jaws and tension headaches. Hope they don't charge an arm and leg
  7. Lost Girl
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Airies

    Blue, I really feel for you right now. The last thing you need is a big expense. Just horrid. Do you have health cover to help at all?

    Igbran, I had what you have. They called it tmj. There are physiotherapists that specialise in it and can help relieve the pain and tension. In extreme cases where it continues long term you can see a dentist about getting a mouth guard to wear at night.

  8. Blue's Clues
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Lost Girl

    Nope, health cover costs that thing that I don't have. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Whatever the tooth costs, I'm stuck with it, and I know it won't be small. It's funny, I was just starting to make some piffling bit of headway after the sheer financial mess of sorting out the house. When I say headway, I don't mean things like being able to service my car, or anything like that. I mean get sushi now and then. You know, the occasional $10 to be slightly less miserable for a while. Hardy har. Tax return? Probably won't see much if any of that.

    Sorry, I know you guys are trying to be supportive. I appreciate it. I just hate being right about yet another year of being slammed into the dirt with my finances. I am so damn sick of it. For every little win, I always seem to get the stuffing kicked out of me straight after.

  9. Lost Girl
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    It's crap Blue. You vent as much as you want. Hugs

  10. Missing user
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Aww Blue, I'm sorry to hear all that. I do know what its like to be up against the unexpected financial hits. As you may remember I recently cracked one of my back teeth and had to have a crown put on it to protect it. Too much teeth grinding at night so I'm told. But thankfully I did have some help from private health insurance which is a luxury I have maintained since when I used to earn a decent income on a full time wage years back. So my health fund paid half of it, but it was still a pretty hefty payment remaining. Then there was the major work needing to be done on our car a couple of weeks ago. That really hurt, especially given it is only a less than 5yo car. Again we were lucky that Ford decided that they would cough up 50% of the cost. Pretty much a concession that it was a manufacturer fault. But it still meant an unbudgeted payment of $1500.22. So our credit card has taken a pretty big hit over the past month or so. Sigh. It hurts, and just seems to add to the misery of everything else thats been happening. No doubt its very much the same for you.

    You have my sympathy and understanding, at the very least, Blue. As you say, just when you'd been getting a couple of little wins under your belt, you get hit with this. Very disappointing. I'm really sorry that life is such a struggle financially for you. I dont have any solutions for you I'm afraid. Just keep doing the best you can, keep your head above water by treading water, and eventually you will come through it. Chin up .......

    An understanding hug to you, and very kind wishes,

    Sherie xx

  11. Blue's Clues
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    5 July 2016 in reply to Lost Girl
    Thanks, Carol. We'll see what the damage is tomorrow, but I'm not exactly hopeful. Should try and keep my mind off it, for now. Stressing over it won't change the outcome, it'll only waste my night... Hm, that must be the meds talking... ;)
  12. Missing user
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    6 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hello Blue. I have been wondering how you are going with the tooth? Also I thought your appointment wasnt until Thursday and yet in your post yesterday you said tomorrow, which is today. Perhaps you managed to get in a day early than your original appointment. So if it was today, how did you get along?

    And other than the tooth, how has the rest of your day been? Not sure what your shift was today.

    I hope all this hasnt pushed your recent victories out of your mind. It would be good to continue to focus on those if you can. How is Sir Pecksalot and Mr Fiesty? Holly says hi to her new best buddy Sir Pecks. (-:

    I hope your week picks up after the bad start on Monday (broken tooth). Thinking of you .......

    Love and kind thoughts.

    Sherie xx

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  13. Airies
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    6 July 2016 in reply to Lost Girl
    Don't think it's tmj. Had surgery years ago to correct my bite.This is just stress and a habit that I do at night. even doing it now. At times it's comforting.im sure when I eventually go to the dentist I will cop a serve. My teeth are the least of my problems. I hate going to,the dentist. I get a serve every time I go
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  14. Blue's Clues
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    7 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    Sherie, more of the tooth broke yesterday so I pushed to get in sooner. I have a temporary filling in there now, have to go back again next week. As expected it's the annual massive financial disaster. Root canal. It'll cost me at least a thousand, likely more. Typical.

    The tooth got me out of work today, and I got to sleep in a little without being woken by the neighbour, which was a nice change. The day quickly went downhill from there, though. Made a big screw up today that only an INTP could. So distracted I forgot I hadn't got my grocery and fuel money out for the week yet, and made a payment on the credit card with it, so trying now to scrape by for the week with the $50 I left in my account. It's such a stupid thing to do I couldn't help but laugh.

    Trying not to lose sight of the things that went right recently. The meds are helping me manage the stress, at least. Also, the birds are doing well, and they make me smile. Mr Feisty took over my keyboard last night, and didn't want to let me use it. Sir Pecksalot stayed out overnight and kept sitting on my face whenever I rolled onto my back. He was having a great time. He's singing a little song now, for Holly. :)

    All things told, I've had better weeks. But I've had worse. Financial stress is hardly new territory for me, so I'll keep plodding along with it as I always do. Sigh.

    Blue.

  15. Missing user
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    7 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Oh dear, poor Blue. I'm really sorry! Not much I can say really. I am glad though that the meds are helping, very opportune timing that you just happen to be on them now. Financial hardship is not an easy thing, but I guess it helps if you've 'been there, done that' and know you can come through the other side. Off to the airport ...... talk later.

    Much love.

    Sherie xx

  16. Blue's Clues
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    7 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    I have a few resources to get me by around my stuff-up this week. The tooth is more of a problem, but I've overcome worse. It's just frustrating. Still, good to know I have people on my side, to vent to.

    Got in an uninterrupted nap after work today. Neighbour is still being quiet after his little talking to from the cops. I suspect he'll need reminding from time to time, but for now I'm enjoying the peace. With my roster improved and that twonk not waking me up constantly I'm getting on top of things a bit.

    Blue.

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    7 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hey Bluguru

    Thanks for your kind wishes about my dad...bless your kind heart. I really feel for you with 'teeth'....I have a Malaysian dentist that is certified in every country in the world and she charges $190 and up to $395 for an extraction (if she has to cut the tooth into sections prior to removal)

    After taking various meds for 20 years my gumline is reducing (dry mouth) and am also staring at huge dental bills after having perfect teeth all my life. Its heartbreaking.

    I have a relative that is on the sickness benefit (DHS) without reason and she gets dental work at about $25/tooth and root canal in the early $100's. Hmmm

    Thankyou for being there for me

    Mr Woof!x

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  18. Blue's Clues
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    7 July 2016 in reply to blondguy

    Yeah, the public system is a lot cheaper for dental work. Long waits though, and typically students. Even among experienced dentists there are some pretty bad ones that can cost you a lot of money and pain and wasted time. I have a good one, so though my hip pocket hurts I'd rather cough up and have the job done properly. I could have had the tooth pulled for a lot less, but I intend to still have all my teeth by the time I'm 40 (admittedly not too many years off). Vanity, thy name is Blue... ;)

    Is your dad doing any better, now? And all your other various ailing loved ones, for that matter? Are you looking after yourself, in the midst of all the stuff you're dealing with?

    Bluguru.

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    7 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    I took him to the post op today at 10:30am and he had to wait for 2 hours and the nurses called me and asked if I can can come as he was was asking where I was....even though I was on time when the nurse called me.

    He couldnt even remember Derryn Hinch's name as we are fans of his and helped him get a seat in the senate.

    I am not ignorant re aged care and dementia, but Blu, this is rapid onset.

    I cooked him a premium beef stew and took it over at 2pm and he told me that he only had 1 banana since 7am.

    I am looking after myself and playing heaps of daggy '80's music but have no company which hurts my soul.

    My Chow Chow German Shepard Cross doesnt speak english....Doh! Paulx

  20. Blue's Clues
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    7 July 2016 in reply to blondguy

    Sorry to hear things have been such a struggle, Paul. It's hard to see a family member go through that. I'm glad you're looking after yourself though, and have your pup to give you love. They may not be able to speak English, but I know how comforting it is to have beasties to share your life with. My wee birdies are the reason I get up every day. Mr Feisty is on my head at the moment. Cute little guy. :)

    Blue.

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    7 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Thanks Bluguru :-) You have a calming effect on me. If Prince sat on my head like Mr Feisty sat on yours I think I would be in hospital :-)

    I have a 4 seater couch and Prince takes up over half lol. I am the same size as I was in 1982...a 32.....He just shoves me over..I am not used to having a Clydesdale in the house:-)

    Maybe time to put on some 12" mixes of Michael Jackson...or maybe Visage and their track 'Fade to Grey'

    Good to hear the chairman of beyond blue (with his bad cold) get on 3AW today just after 4PM and talk about mental illness and the homeless. That was a bonus

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  22. Blue's Clues
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    8 July 2016 in reply to blondguy

    Glad to know I can be calming, Paul. I have this great picture now of your great big dog trying to sit on your head. My other half has a couple of very large dogs, too, one of whom loves leaning his considerable weight on me, and covering me in fur. Some days there's so much fur on me I'm sure I could build a whole new dog out of it. This wheezy nerd goes through a lot of antihistamines!

    I don't really listen to radio, but good to know there's more information about mental illness getting out there on the airwaves. Education is key.

    Today has been mostly good for me, with a moment of frustration with the neighbour making his noise again. Called the cops (and managed to burn my sausages a bit while I was busy on the phone... d'oh!). I got a sleep-in before he started up, at least, and have had the all-important time with my little puffballs. Mr Feisty is scuttling around the floor of my office at the moment, eyeing off the shoelace I tied to the leg of my chair for him to play with. He loves shoelaces.

    Hope you're holding up okay.

    Blue.

  23. Missing user
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    8 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi Blue. Ha ha, like you I can just picture Paul getting around with his massive Chow Chow dog perched on his head! But its a far prettier picture in my head of you with Mr Feisty or Sir Pecksalot perched on your head. (-:

    Pleased to hear that today has been mostly good for you. Gee it was a very temporary respite from your noisy neighbour though. Only a few days! Oh well, cops again. And hopefully it lasts for a longer time next time. At least you got a sleep in before the noise happened.

    Glad that you spent some quality time with your birdies. Its been raining here today and whenever it rains we get all sorts of birds lining up sheltering from the rain by perching on the rafters of our deck. They sit there preening and fluffing themselves up into puffy balls. I like to watch them from the living room. They're cute.

    I dont blame you for wanting to keep all your teeth! And I dont agree that its vanity. I have had a root canal done on one of my back teeth too, it was another one that had a very old filling in it, and it cracked a few years ago then became abscessed. Ouch. I think as we get older (I am somewhat older than you) our teeth start to soften a little unfortunately. At least the latest one that cracked was able to be saved with a crown, rather than root canal. I consider teeth to be pretty important, and so the exorbitant cost is probably money well spent.

    I hope your noisy neighbour desists his noisy habits for a little longer this time. Hopefully tomorrow is another mostly good day for you also. Working?

    Sherie xx

  24. Blue's Clues
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    8 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    I knew the neighbour was going to be an ongoing problem; I've had my share of run-ins with him, and a guy who even throws a tantrum at the cops isn't one who makes his decisions based on good sense. I'm sure I'm far from done with the process of getting long-term respite from his bad behaviour. The woman I spoke to when I called the cops was pretty damn unpleasant too, so I had a bit of a job to hold my mood in check for a while there. The noise stopped after a bit, but I didn't actually see a cop and I have no idea if they got there while it was still happening. Who knows if calling today had any effect at all? Trying not to focus too much on it, I'm just resolved to call the cops as many times as it takes for them to get sick of it and fine him or something.

    Mr Feisty has been in a sociable mood again, today, and stayed a while on my arm while I've been doing things on the computer. I'm glad the birds came to shelter and preen where you could watch them. It was sunny here this morning, and a little noisy miner came to play in the apricot tree outside my window.

    I was being a bit facetious when I commented on vanity. My teeth are important to me, as is eating, for which teeth are required. They're bloody well going to stay there! This won't be my first root canal, sadly, and the tooth behind is in bad shape too; it'll need some fixing up so there won't be a third one. Thankfully I haven't had an abscess to add to my troubles, that must have sucked. I guess I'm lucky that I don't have a fear of dentists (only their charges). I'll be sure to eat well beforehand, because I'm sure the anaesthetic will take it's time to wear off and it's kind of awkward trying to eat when you can't feel your mouth.

    Yes, working tomorrow. Early start, and I have a social thing on after. Gonna be tired on Sunday, and it's my ten hour shift. Can't say I'm looking forward to that. This will be where I find out how well my meds are really working, because I struggle most through this part of the fortnight with long shifts, not much sleep, and very little time with my partner. To be honest, not feeling that fantastic at the thought of it.

    Blue.

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  25. Missing user
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    14 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi Blue, I had to go looking for your thread, its been so long since you've been on it. Almost a week in fact. I have seen you around briefly in that time though.

    So how has your past week been? An improvement I hope from the week prior!

    I guess you now into full swing with your new work roster, and I hope that its working out better for you.

    Have you been back to the dentist this week as yet? I wasnt sure what day you were due to have your root canal done, but possibly today?

    I hope you've had plenty of chances to spend time with your other half. And also dear Mr Feisty and Sir Pecksalot.

    And the noisy neighbour ......... have you had to get the cops out to him again this week? (-:

    How did you get along on Sunday, your long day at work? You had said it would be a good test for the meds, so I was wondering how it was for you.

    Anyway Blue, sorry I havent been on here for a while. I had a couple of tough days over the weekend, and then I had visitors, so I havent been spending much time here myself. But back to normal again now ........ and hubby is away for another week. (-:

    Take care Blue.

    Sherie xx

  26. Blue's Clues
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    15 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    Hi Sherie,

    No need to apologise, I know you've had your plate full. I've been very busy myself since Saturday, hence not posting on here for a while, and being pretty brief about it elsewhere in the threads.

    The new roster has only one day a week that's different, but starting later on Wednesdays definitely helps. My Tuesday was later this week too, and longer, because I was covering someone else's shift. A little extra money in it for me, and a little more sleep than usual, so not complaining. Also, that's kept me out and about when the neighbour is usually busy being a jerk, so I wouldn't know if he's been misbehaving this week. At a guess, I would say he probably has, but it's not my problem just at the minute.

    I was meant to have my first appointment for the root canal this week, except I stuffed it up - thought it was my short Wednesday at work, but it was my long one, so had to shift the appointment to next week. Oops. I've been quite the forgetful creature lately, what with stuffing up my finances last week, too (I came out of that okay, thankfully had a few leftovers and some meat in the freezer).

    I'm glad I went out Saturday (it was a farewell dinner for my manager), even though Sunday was a struggle. I was tired, work was crazy busy, and my back was really hurting by the time I finished. I held up okay mentally though. The pace hasn't really slackened since, either, though I have had some time with my other half and the birds (Mr Feisty has been sitting on my shoulder as I type). Short shift tomorrow, then I have a few days for my back to recover. It's really not happy with me right now.

    Hope your sleep stays okay now you're on your own again. Holly will protect you, I'm sure.

    Blue.

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  27. Lost Girl
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    15 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    Hi Blue,

    Thanks for checking in on my thread. If you feel up to it, let me know how you're getting along.

    Sherie is a treasure and has asked all the things I would like to know too.

    Have you seen the Shanara Chronicles? I haven't yet. I am hearing mixed reviews and wondered what you might think.

    Carol

  28. Blue's Clues
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    15 July 2016 in reply to Lost Girl

    Hi Carol,

    I think maybe we were writing at the same time. I answered Sherie's questions above. Haven't seen the Shanara Chronicles, and in fact didn't know it was a TV show. I know of the books, but haven't yet read them. For the last several years, I've been all about Erikson and the Malazan Book of the Fallen, and have fallen behind with a lot of my other reading. I am a notoriously slow reader, unfortunately, as I mainly read in bed and keep nodding off after a few pages.

    I read your reply to me on your thread. My back isn't too bad most of the time, there are just times like the last several days that I'm standing in one place a lot (i.e. cutting fruit or serving customers) that makes it hurt pretty badly. As long as I can move about enough, I can alleviate the tension a bit. Thankfully, I've finally found a man who is willing to give me back massages, even though it's pretty tiring for him (he has a heart condition, and dodgy lungs as well). I find a hot bath is good on a sore back, and just good relaxation in general. I hope you treat yourself to those, sometimes. The more bubbles the merrier. :)

    Well, I've spent half the night cooking and doing paperwork, and I'm pretty tired, so I shall bid you good night. Sweet dreams.

    Blue.

  29. Missing user
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    16 July 2016 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi Blue. I think yesterday was your short work shift. Hope that allowed you to breeze through. How as dinner out, compliments of your brother last night? Did you go to a favourite restaurant?

    Sorry to hear that you also have an ongoing problem with your back. Its very common isnt it? Just goes to prove that we should never have gotten off 4 legs and stood up on 2! Too much pressure on the back. (-:

    I also have an ongoing problem with my back since an injury about 17 years ago. I have a few dodgy discs in my lower back which is impacting the nerve root, so its a bit similar to Carol's neck injury. It is not too bad right now, but I do need to be extra careful about what and how I do things. There are times I cant sit at all, or stand for more than a few minutes. But you do learn over time just what you can and cant do, and adjust accordingly. No doubt you have learned this too through necessity. It must be hard though doing a physically demanding job when you have this ongoing back issue. Do you have any particular exercises which help when it gets bad? I do know that there are some Pilates exercises which helps me, but there again when it gets really bad I cant do them anyway. So it can be a bit of a stalemate at times. Have you ever tried a back brace? If you are standing around for long periods of time and sometimes leaning slightly as we all tend to do, it can just give a little bit of support to your back. I wouldnt use it all the time though, as it can weaken your muscles if used too much. But it can provide some relief if your back is already really sore and you need to get through the day.

    Ah the back massages - now theres an excuse for a crook back! Ha ha - sorry its definitely no laughing matter! I guess this is your Significant Other you are talking about here? Sorry to hear he has some health issues of his own. I also find that a soak in a nice hot bath helps to relax all the aching muscles, highly recommended.

    Half the night cooking you say. What delicious things have you been cooking Blue? And paperwork - I'm good at that, and dont mind it at all. I find paperwork easy. But I know most people dont, so I guess I am in the minority in that regard.

    I hope that your weekend is a good one. I think you have the weekend off work if I understand correctly. Catch you later. Kind thoughts to you and your feathered friends.

    Sherie xx

  30. Blue's Clues
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    16 July 2016 in reply to Missing user

    Hi Sherie,

    The shift was busy, and went quickly, which was good. Then it was out to a fancy Argentinean restaurant with my brother. When he's got a bit of spare cash, he really does spoil me. We always decide on stuff we'll both like, and trade a bit of the meal, too. In this case, a creamy chicken thing, and some really tender beef ribs. And churros for dessert. Yum. :)

    Yes, back trouble is pretty common. I haven't had an injury like you guys, I have lumbar hyperlordosis (a bit too much of a curve to my lower back), which puts a bit of extra pressure on it. As long as I'm moving around a lot it's not too bad, but some days at work it gets pretty sore, or if I'm standing still or moving slowly (like shopping) for any length of time. There are exercises I could be doing to help, though I keep losing the sheet that describes them to me. Oops. Kind of my own fault, there.

    Aye, it's my other half giving me back massages. I chuckled at what you said re having an excuse for a crook back (and I'm sure he would, too). :)

    I did a lazy pasta thing - just some pre-packed ravioli and a jar of sauce - for lunches, and put a bit more effort into some apricot chicken for dinner. Turns out I need a new stick mixer, but fortunately tinned apricots smoosh up pretty easy with a fork. It's just a slightly chunkier sauce than usual.

    As for paperwork, depends on what it is. Financial stuff is easy for me, I'm good with numbers. Filling out forms, on the other hand, I can't stand. The curse of the INTP is being able to see multiple interpretations for things (hence our drive for clarity), so every question on a form could mean several things to me, and I never know which one. It's a nightmare!

    Nice weather so far, for the week-end. May go for a walk, which will hopefully make my back better rather than worse. Got a bit of work to do out front of my house, too. The recent storms did some minor damage I have to fix up, and I should probably tidy up my garden a bit. I promise not to overdo it (I had to promise my other half that, too).

    Currently relaxing for a bit before jobs, with Mr Feisty on my head. He is lovely. :)

    Blue.

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