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LongAndWinding

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Jul 2021

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    Doh #facepalm. Lack of forum time, I thought I’d caught up!! I only spoke to him yesterday irl!

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    Nothing is sacred…

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    I have loads of spider plant babies, just need sitting in a jug of water until some roots get growing, then potting up. Free, collection Nunhead.

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    You’re listening to Radio 4 this afternoon ...

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    With the blood ox - are you taking several readings at rest, different fingers, wiggle it about a bit on the fingertip before resting to take the reading. Doesn’t sound scientific, but will mean you can find the best reading - which is what counts. I usually end up taking 5-6 readings, it’s the highest one you need. Gets better if you lay down and take it while resting. Take 3 times daily for the first two weeks.

    As @aroogah said - we’ve had it. Positive tests. I had fevers for 48hrs then cold/flu symptoms and oh ... so very tired. Loads of sinus congestion, not really a blocked nose. Cough but not too persistent, a bit of a wheeze. Headache. Started turning around after week 3. Had 2.5 weeks off work. Dr prescribed me Zinc (double daily dose), Vitamin D, and I also took hydroxychloroquine for 5 days early on. Also the usual cold/flu meds. Since have had a steroid nasal spray to clear the congestion. Overruling thing has been fatigue. No loss of smell/taste though.

    Week 4 I finally started thinking about tomorrow rather than bearing with today, and feeling tired about yesterday. Colleagues say that the fatigue is the thing that lingers.

    Do keep an eye on blood ox levels as they seem to be the thing that can give a heads up if you need scans or hospital treatments.

    And drink plenty water - I’ve found I’ve been way more thirsty the past month. Have those hot/cold beakers by the bed that gives a welcome cold blast of water when needed during the night.

    Also - those breathing exercises, can find the link if you need. Keeps the deep lung function, to prevent covid creeping in there. The scary comment from my GP early on was ‘once it has you, there isn’t much you can do’. Follow any advice you can get.

    *hydroxychloroquine has polarised views, not all gp’s will prescribe for covid, it’s an anti-malarial, possible positive covid subsequent effect of hospitalisation needed, but (usual) low side effects of you do take it. I have taken plenty anti-malarial’s in the past so figured it wouldn’t hurt to take it. Had some minor side effects but nothing more than a day or two.

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    @Dammit - Reason being for the replacement, was that the Sonos was breaking up, also mobile phone calls, when the microwave came on. Noticed this for a few weeks, Google said that there may be microwave leakage with age. New microwave, no interference.

    Previously unknown Sonos advantage is its ability to detect failing microwave screenage.

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    We got a Kinetico softener (fits under sink), fitted by Simply Soft (Dartford). They run a flush after rinsing the filter units which Harvey’s don’t do. Harvey’s consequently can have an occasional salty taste). No power needed, £6 consumable salt blocks last a couple of weeks. We had it fitted just before the bathrooms were completely redone. Best thing since sliced bread - no limes ale build up at all, skin feels softer, more efficient laundry, dish washer, toiletries. We have a couple of un-softened supplies - drinking water to fridge dispenser and back garden tap. All else (including kitchen sink - so kettle and cooking) is softened. Cost about £1k, almost 18 months in and haven’t looked back.

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    That was super fun, and I was 8 months pregnant at the time!!

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