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    • #467
      Emma
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      That sounds like a valiant attempt!
      I hope your blisters and everything else make a speedy recovery. Well done!

    • #460
      Emma
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      You dont need to go to a spray tan booth. St Tropez do a nice one, its a shower cream. You just wet your skin, shower as normal, wash off soap, then apply cream well. Leave three mins and wash off. Its on order off the internet. Really good stuff. I ran out and forgot to re-order. I used to use Tesco’s St Moritz also but found the St Tropez was better but more expensive.

      • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Emma.
    • #370
      Emma
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      Yep me – been having injections for about 15 years now. Originally after loading dose I was on an injection every 12 weeks but I was getting symptoms still so I went to a specialist who advised my GP to switch me to every 8 weeks.

      Now I have asked for them to be more frequent but so far the docs have resisted. I am also low on folate currently and taking folic acid so hoping that will help with my symptoms once levels are back up.

      Injections don’t really hurt, sting maybe and I get a dead arm type feeling for a few mins afterwards.

    • #348
      Emma
      14 Posts

      @blurty why do you think council housing is a good thing?

      In my opinion council housing encourages a sense of entitlement that is damaging to aspiration. It distorts the prrivate sector market when it is sold off at a discount. and due to corruption of proper planning processes, we have ended up with council housing ghettos in many of our towns and cities.

    • #302
      Emma
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      This is a subject very close to my heart, my career is within the NHS frontline.
      I’ve been in it long enough to see a decline in how it copes. Crisis management is the norm now, every single day.
      Politically I’ve gone from a staunch labour supporter, so a reluctant Tory. Though I’m disappointed with the current cabinet.
      Politics and hidden agendas with unscrupulous back handed deals are at the core of this demise. It can be stopped, it can be rectified. But it will mean very tough decisions, and firm leadership.
      The amount of wasted time and money is mind blowing, and sadly a lot of it is due to arrogance and nepotism at all levels.
      Attitudes need to change, and the staff valued.
      I’m wont be politically correct either, and few won’t like my next point, but those who come and abuse the system are part of the problem. Healthcare tourism is real, happening every day, and it costs us immensely. They should pay at point of use.
      Abusive patients should be fined, and refused treatment ( obviously non-life threatening ).
      Nurses should be salaried as students.
      Their salaries should reflect their skills and experience.
      There is a lot of waste in the nhs very often due to poor organizing and managing of situations.
      I could go on all night, but I hear from my colleagues every day how they are not listened to, respected or valued by management.

      I wonder if I could be the dictator in a totalitarian NHS state…………

    • #284
      Emma
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      I am in my 50s and have never used soap and water on my face. I use Olay day moisturiser liquid with a SPF of 15 and then put on make up. I only use a light foundation in winter. I used to take off my make up religiously with Nivea lotion, but frequently don’t bother now. I use Olay night time cream when I remember. I have never used toners etc. I started using Olay (was Oil of Ulay back then) since I was 18. I have been told by many people that I don’t look my age and (without boasting) I know I don’t and that my skin is good. I think a lot of it is pure luck with genes.

    • #224
      Emma
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      With my ex I’m at the point now anything I wish to do I’m straight to the lawyer cuts out so much stress and hassle and now he knows I am prepared to go through the courts he is a lot more amicable. Had to do it for holiday abroad (I wasn’t even going so he didn’t have the excuse of saying I might not bring him back!) & more recently with his school registration. It’s a pain in the arse but worth it.

    • #216
      Emma
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      Mental health is vastly under funded and very little help is out there.
      My mother died from anorexia, and the saddest thing of all is that the help was not available as she had to ask for it, because she was considered capable of making her own decisions.
      she did not think her anorexia was a problem so why would she need help….

    • #187
      Emma
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      We love it here http://www.eaglebrae.co.uk

      It’s quite remote but the owners offer amazing “ready meals” delivered to the cabin and there’s a pub within walking distance that does incredible food. Half an hour drive from Loch Ness and Inverness, and loads of walking in the area. Definitely recommend a visit to Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar.

      We’d go back every year if we could afford it! All TripAdvisor reviews are five star too!

    • #158
      Emma
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      Absolutely what the others have said . I much preferred the disposable pants too and take a few pyjamas/lounge trousers as it can be heavy. Also soap and toothbrush etc to have a shower/ freshen up afterwards. Some food you can eat without preparing too as hospital food is rank. With my first I was in for 3 days so really used everything for me and my son that time however with my second we were out within 12hours so hardly changed her clothes at all.

    • #128
      Emma
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      Surely the answer is to have a ticket validation service for genuine patients. You take a ticket on the way in and then when you show your appointment card or similar at the reception desk they validate the card for you. This obviously doesn’t sort out the issue with there simply not being enough space for everyone. Perhaps the hospital could offer cheap or free bus passes to staff who want them.

      My old employer had a permit system we paid for but would issue many times more permits than there were spaces. And then to add to the piss taking were taking on private companies and “tenants” for their bio/business incubator projects and attracting them with reserved parking, which was originally there for the paying staff. A FOI request indicated they made close to £200k a year from parking permits.

    • #94
      Emma
      14 Posts

      or a cork?


      @luke
      good thinking, but that can have explosive consequences if the cork works loose (picture a balloon propelled across the room by escaping air). Now imagine the same thing with a Cat & poo

    • #92
      Emma
      14 Posts

      At least she shat on the mat and not on the carpet

      Have you considered providing a litter tray – at least until she’s settled?

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