Thursday 7th January - We know that cryin's not a bad thing

WaboWabo ✭✭✭
Lyrics We know that cryin's not a bad thing
But stop your cryin' when the birds sing
Not the first line
Morning all
Better night for me, took two painkillers so the tooth didn't wake me
What walk with bestest friend this morning, short run with Sacha later
Why sanity
Last hard yesterday
Last rest 31/12/20
Finding being home alone all day harder after Christmas. Mil and I didn't walk yesterday, she was too nervous but I also had another migraine. 
possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 

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  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Morning!

    Lyrics: yes

    Yesterday's were Reasons to Cheerful, Ian Dury and The Blockheads

    What: 40 plus minutes this afternoon, stretches this morning

    Why: too icy this morning. Trying to get back into the stretching routine.

    Enjoy your day everyone.


    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • emzapemzap ✭✭✭
    Morning wabo. Take it easy though if you had a migraine yesterday.

    What: run with friend
    Why: her dad passed away from covid before Christmas so be nice to see her and give some support
    Last hard: I'm finding everything hard at the mo
    Lyrics: nope

    Anyone else watching events in the us in disbelief last night?

    Feeling better this morning, nose is less runny which is nice and headache gone!  Fingers crossed that continues!

    Have a lovely day all
  • Morning.

    Sorry to hear that you have toothache and another migraine Wabo. I hope the walk and run make you feel better.

    Mark has just taken Lola to the vets as she is being spayed today. Online learning completed. Fracture clinic for me this afternoon. Very cold out (-2C feels like -5C) and not forecast to feel above freezing all day so I may not be going far.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • emzapemzap ✭✭✭
    Cross post lmh.

    Hope fracture clinic goes well. Is this an in person one or virtual?
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Morning again!

    Emz: the US kept me awake!

    LMH: have you spoken with physio yet? Wonder what the clinic will say about recovery exercises today. Hope it isn't virtually useless as I believe you said last week!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Online learning also complete. Even did the modules that are no longer required. However, new date for my 2nd vaccination is 8 March so unlikely to be doing any vaccinations before then as I remain in a vulnerable group.
    Much better night last night.
    Going for short run this morning. Sea water has been cold recently (4°C). Various other tasks including compiling eServices for this Sunday.
    I too despair of the US just now.
    Lyrics no
  • Sorry to hear you are finding things hard at the moment emzap. Hope the run helps both of you. This is a real fracture clinic - virtual one referred me there last week.

    alehouse - yes, the day it happened.

    Sorry to hear that your second jab has been delayed OH. No idea if I would be given one or more of mine before starting as another vulnerable person. All the modules were still showing in my portfolio so all are completed.

    I find it quite unbelievable what Trump has done and the way he has been allowed to act.

    Hope chicksta had a good night.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Glad it is a proper clinic, LMH. And with you on the Trump issue. I was hearing Republicans saying that he should be impeached immediately and prevented from having his last few days in office. A number of his high ranking advisers have resigned. 

    Yes, hope Chick is doing as well as can be!

    And no to the cold water, OH!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • HazelnutCHHazelnutCH ✭✭✭
    Morning

    Just flipped past the headlines regarding the US.  I am going to stick my head in the sand on that one as I have enough concrete things to worry about at the moment.

    Hope Chicksta makes it home today and isn't in too much discomfort.

    Will you be able to get to the dentist soon Wabo.  Migraine and toothache combo sounds awful.

    Have you done your stretches yet Ale.  Hope the ice clears enough for this afternoon.

    I'm sure your friend will appreciate the company and support emzap.  Good you are feeling better today.

    Hope the op goes well for Lola LMH.  And the fracture clinic this afternoon for you.  Hopefully they will give you a prognosis update?

    Shame that you won't be able to put the elearning into practice for a while at least OH. 

    What: some sort of local miles
    Why: testing the Yaktrax (arrived yesterday)
    Last hard: just about everything (though I did at least have a decent MLR yesterday on a day off (currently pointless public holiday))
    Last rest: 30.03.

    Lyrics:no
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Decent length stretching session d&d: thanks for the pressure, Hazel!
    Will be interesting to see what you think of the yaktrax!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    hello again, 3.8 mile easy walk.  It was very nice and so far so good.
    Hazel I will need antibiotics I reckon if it continues, it is a bit easier  today
    LMH hope the clinic goes well
    emzap I too am sure your friend will be happy to see you
    the US looks just awful, madness
    I have reset my desk situation in case that was the head problem, it might be...
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear about your friend's dad, em.

    Aw, wabo - migraines suck. Hope your tooth settles.

    Did you get on with the yaktrax, Hazel?

    LMH: Poor Lola. Is she ok at the vets? Fingers crossed for the fracture clinic and we'll done completing the online learning stuff.

    You too, OH. Hope you can still put it to good use at some point.

    Last hard: unbelievable scenes in the US... oh, and sticking a needle in my tummy later will be too 😬

    So yes, I'm home. It's always a bit of a nightmare as I have to rock up at my doctor's place for xrays and medication straight after leaving the hospital. Felt a bit shaky and I'm now rather glad to lie down and put my feet up.
  • Chick..glad you're home...have a quiet afternoon.
    Wabo hope the tooth settles. 
    LMH..hope fracture clinic is useful. Wouldn't expect to be told you can do v much with it yet.
    Emz your friend will be glad to see you. 
    Seems rather a gloomy day all round. Only been for a walk yet...cooking and knitting. Now snow forecast so hope to get out before that comes.
    Cheered up by late Christmas present of Nordic gnome leggings! Jolly and had been about to order some cheap decathlon ones as only go one pair with a useful pocket.
  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    They are fab, Els 😆

    Gloomy here too. We had a bit of snow overnight which is now melting leaving a dirty grey mess behind.

  • They look great Els - I like your jumper too.

    Glad you are home chicksta. Vets have called to say that Lola is post-op and doing ok.

    Are you running in the Yaktrax Hazel?
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Afternoon!

    Good to hear from you, Chick! Take it easy! Don't suppose that you have much choice!

    Leggings look good, albeit not quite my style, Els

    You have reminded me to contact the dentist, Wabo...and hope your problem settles. Take it easy if you run later after the walk! No rush!

    What: easy(ish) 55 minutes

    Why: weight loss? Very slippery in places, but now largely due to mud rather than ice, although there are crunchy rutted areas as well. 
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    love those leggings els!
    Just back from 2.4 miles, very comfy lots of layers on and I have taken to running in a bobble hat! But me and my mate just missed each other , who knows how, we set off same time and should have met. Hey ho!
    Alehouse nice running
    chick, take care 
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • Wabo I always run in a bobble hat in winter unless it's v mild! Your recovery seems to be going reasonably well though.
    Ale you never know till you try :o . Legs are a bit chubby though (mine not Ale's). Nice big pocket for my new huge phone too.
    Just down the hill in advance of the heavy snow forecast, not sure it's right though.
    Chick it's very much protocol that you get enough meds, sick notes etc home from hospital for a few weeks here, GPs complain otherwise.
    What did fracture clinic advise LMH?
    Hazel - how did the Yak traks perform?

  • Your legs do not look at all chubby Els. Concomitant fracture of humeral head and neck - and OA changes of ACL noted (just age I guess). Now allowed to dangle arm and bend elbow with support from other hand. Said I could sleep without the sling which surprised me. Have referral to physio and see upper limb specialist consultant (who looked after me post-accident) on Tuesday which is much sooner than I was expecting.

    Wabo - I love Ron Hill merino beanies, they are lovely and light, warm even when wet and easy to tuck into a waistband if you are getting too warm.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Evening!

    Sounds like progress of sorts, LMH! And a promising way forward. I found that the second time that I had a similar fracture using the other hand for support made a big difference. I, too, am surprised that you can sleep without the sling, but that sounds like good news! Onwards and upwards!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • I don't think I can really alehouse - don't have much confidence in the guy I saw today, he was very vague. Yes, I'm using the other hand to support whilst mobilising.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Not long until Tuesday, LMH!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • HazelnutCHHazelnutCH ✭✭✭
    edited January 7
    Great you made it home Chicksta - strange you have to trot off to the doctors straight away - did they not do all that at the hospital already.  Rest well.

    Love the leggings Els - mine are all boring black - should get a bit courageous and look for something else.
    Jealous of that lovely thick hair too!

    Good news Lola is doing well LMH. Hmm some answers about the injury by the sounds of it - I guess keeping the sling for a while when sleeping won't do any harm?

    Yaktrax test d&d..  Took a bit of tugging and pulling to put them onto a shoe yesterday evening until I worked out it is much easier if a foot is in said shoe.  Don't know if I can put them on whilst standing on one foot yet though.  Late afternoon mini trot up and down a trail short cut to the village shop which starts right next to my house as a first test then up some icy/snow covered steps, a few metres of tarmac (clatter, clatter) and out onto the field and woodland tracks.  These are driven on by a lot of people and are consequently very icy and sometimes this ice is also heavily rutted (forestry equipment was busy in the last couple of weeks).  Happy enough so far - I wasn't confident to bomb down any steep bits yet but a steady trot was much easier than without.  I need to make sure I get my landing foot underneath me properly (good thing anyway) for optimum grip.  Twisting an ankle on the ruts is of course still possible.  Lovely evening for it - took a quick where am I break and noticed that the woods were entirely silent around me - rare to get such moments these days - you can almost always hear some sort of noise from nearby civilization.



    Shoes: La Sportiva Bushidos - they have a very solid edge to them - there is no way those rubber grippers are going to slide off those.  The uppers are quite soft though so shouldn't pull the velcro too tight.
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