What Relationships?

Share how living with this disease can and does impact your relationships. How do you cope? What questions to you have?
debbluebird
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Re: What Relationships?

Postby debbluebird » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:46 am

Polar Bear wrote:Parts of my limbs are certainly demonic !!

Last night my dh couldn't sleep well because of a sore shoulder which has been lingering for several days.
I have raging cold symptoms since yesterday, stuffed up nose, headache, and am surrounded by nasal sprays, balm tissues (although I find an old towel is easiest on the nose and can then go into the boil wash) etc etc. We were passing each other like zombie.


If his shoulder stays bad, he might have torn something, for it to hurt that much. Should have it checked if it doesn't let up.
We are the same way most of the time, passing each other like zombies.

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Re: What Relationships?

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:35 am

deb - getting him to the doctor is nigh near impossible.

Yesterday his plan for today was to start building a wooden box out of old pallets. This box will hold a concrete plinth which in turn will hold a concrete bowl containing a solar water feature - it's just a bubbling of water a few inches high, or alternatively a small fountain of about 9 inches high, with greenery planted around the bottom in the wooden box. The concrete plinth will be screwed to the bottom of the wooden box and the plinth will be secured to the bowl. The idea is to make the concrete plinth more stable so that grandchildren cannot knock it over thus damaging it, or themselves. He also plans on putting 6 castors/small wheels on the bottom of the box so that it can be wheeled around the patio if we want to move it into the sunshine, it being solar.

My plan is that I have a nice planted-up pot so that if there is no sunshine (very common here in N. Ireland) then the water feature can be lifted out of the bowl and instead set in the planted pot.

I've told him to leave it, give his shoulder some peace !!! it will be interesting to see what he does. As of last night he still intended to start it today.

All this as a result of me buying a $20 solar mini fountain to set in to my ancient bird bath - but I love it as it was my dad's from 40 years ago.

Also of course ...... today ex hurricane Ophelia is due to hit us in the next hour.
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Re: What Relationships?

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:19 pm

Has Ophelia hit????? Let us know that you are OK :-).
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debbluebird
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Re: What Relationships?

Postby debbluebird » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:06 pm

Oh wow. Hope it doesn't hit too hard.
Sounds like a big project and will be nice when finished.
If there is something torn in his shoulder, it will not heal on it's own, just get worse. If nothing torn, then it could heal.

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Re: What Relationships?

Postby EeFall » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:29 pm

Polar Bear wrote:Parts of my limbs are certainly demonic !!

Last night my dh couldn't sleep well because of a sore shoulder which has been lingering for several days.
I have raging cold symptoms since yesterday, stuffed up nose, headache, and am surrounded by nasal sprays, balm tissues (although I find an old towel is easiest on the nose and can then go into the boil wash) etc etc. We were passing each other like zombies.

Ibuprofen didn't help him nor did topical creams so I offered him a couple of Cocodamol It's a testament to how sore his shoulder is and that they have helped him, that he has taken them 3 times, and will have another two prior to bed tonight. He doesn't normally do 'pills'.
However....... I don't have a stash of cocodamol and each time he has a dose that's less for me at the end of the month !!
Much more and I shall have to tell him to see his own Dr.
It's unbelievable how possessive and grabby i feel about 'my' medicine.


Hope you and yours are better. I share my OxyContin with my wife sometimes but she really is opposite of me and can’t take meds. A 1/2 tab of oxy and she will sleep for.hours.

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Re: What Relationships?

Postby EeFall » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Polar Bear wrote:deb - getting him to the doctor is nigh near impossible.

Yesterday his plan for today was to start building a wooden box out of old pallets. This box will hold a concrete plinth which in turn will hold a concrete bowl containing a solar water feature - it's just a bubbling of water a few inches high, or alternatively a small fountain of about 9 inches high, with greenery planted around the bottom in the wooden box. The concrete plinth will be screwed to the bottom of the wooden box and the plinth will be secured to the bowl. The idea is to make the concrete plinth more stable so that grandchildren cannot knock it over thus damaging it, or themselves. He also plans on putting 6 castors/small wheels on the bottom of the box so that it can be wheeled around the patio if we want to move it into the sunshine, it being solar.

My plan is that I have a nice planted-up pot so that if there is no sunshine (very common here in N. Ireland) then the water feature can be lifted out of the bowl and instead set in the planted pot.

I've told him to leave it, give his shoulder some peace !!! it will be interesting to see what he does. As of last night he still intended to start it today.

All this as a result of me buying a $20 solar mini fountain to set in to my ancient bird bath - but I love it as it was my dad's from 40 years ago.

Also of course ...... today ex hurricane Ophelia is due to hit us in the next hour.


Fountain sounds cool! I made one this summer and has a solar water pump but we have been waiting for grandkids, a cat or raccoon to knock it over and bowl is glass crystal sitting on a tall metal plant stand. Actually I will probably take it down in a few days as it is going to freeze here soon.

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Re: What Relationships?

Postby EeFall » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:39 pm

ViewsAskew wrote:Has Ophelia hit????? Let us know that you are OK :-).


I heard that on news yesterday and was not aware that Ireland and Scotland even had hurricanes.

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Re: What Relationships?

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:49 pm

Yes, dh's shoulder should heal ok. Today he is just using paracaetamol and not cocodamol, but didn't make any moves towards working with the pallets, thank goodness.

The centre of Storm Ophelia is just over N. Ireland now, 7.30 ish pm, and it's to be rough for a few hours. 50 years since there was anything like it. it has become Storm Ophelia as it weakened coming across the Atlantic. Nothing at all like what hit east coast USA. Most shops and businesses were closed from lunchtime today, all schools were closed today and again tomorrow. 3 people have died so far, 2 in car incidents and one guy who was using a circular saw to try to clear away a tree.

We are cosy and fine, the worst that will happen us is that we could lose power.
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Re: What Relationships?

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 pm

EeFall - Know the type of bowls you mean - I've seen some beautiful glass bowls on metal stands but practicality stepped. They would have been (accidentally) subjected to footballs and all sorts in our garden.
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