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ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Got a tradesman coming in 50 minutes and he'll be here most of the day, so:

* be showered and dressed before he gets here (done)
* try to have exercised before he gets here (have done 18 minutes)
* try to have things a bit tidier before he gets here
* try to have breakfast dishes done before he gets here

Tuesday jobs:

* take rubbish out
* quick dust

And the usual:

* drink water
* eat veg
* spirituality stuff

And, seeing as the tradesman is going to be underfoot, try to do at least some of these so I don't regret the loss of a day:

* check out Guide link
* wash bin
* wash cleaning rags
* wash feather dusters
* wash & change shower curtains?
* tlc for my bedroom
* tlc for hands - done
* tlc for garden, which is battered after storms
* tlc for the kitchen
* bake something for the freezer?
* catch up on letters & emails, or at least some of them
* give the garage some tlc
* watch All Saints, if it is on, and do some more mending
* bathroom cornices
* mouldy patch off wall - eek!

Nothing off the big scary paperwork list today - too hard to concentrate on that with interruptions.

Have a good day, everyone.

Ivy.
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy
I've got a shark steam mop, and I LOVE it!!! It only takes about 20 minutes to clean my entire downstairs, and I have tile in kitchen, living room, and 2 bathrooms. It works really well, and quick! My only suggestion is if you do get one, order extra pads for it. They're reusable and can be cleaned in the washer, but I go through 2 of them cleaning my house.

Oh, and I got pretty much everything done from my list today. Wasn't able to cut the back yard because it's still wet, so I'll try again tomorrow!

Tomorrow's to do list:
Return items at Walmart
Pick up books being held at library
Get some sun at parents pool (if the clouds move out)

Hope you have a good day! (and Ivy, send some cool weather to me again...it worked today and was only in the low 80's instead of 90's!!)
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I would also say that in my experience using a fan might help with mold.
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Will it work on wooden or stone floors, Monkiray?

I'll have to go off and Google Shark mops, now. Thanks! Until now the top candidate has been one of those Bissell pet mop things, but it's not a proper steam cleaner, is it?

Lucky you, being able to catch some sun and do some swimming.

You're welcome to some of our coolth! I'll trade you a few degrees cooler if you'll send me a few degrees warmer :-). I'd rather not have a heat-wave, but it'd be nice not to be sore and shivery at night, which is what happened yesterday.

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's mainly because the towel rack is too close to the wall, so that part of the wall isn't getting enough sunlight or air circulation. But thanks: I'll think about the fan, or maybe the heater? blast it with heat and dryness?
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. Just for the record, the tradesman is late... :-) :-P
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/2/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't count myself lucky just yet...it was overcast all day today. I'm hoping tomorrow is different. I don't want the heat back, but would like to get a little sun!

I use my mop on the hardwoods, and I think it can be used on stone, but you might want to check.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Bin is washed. I have some bleach in the bottom now, just to make it perfect.

Have done a lot of extra work in the kitchen too.

Fibro is playing up; back is really hurting; I just want to curl up and weep :-(. Can't do that while he's here, though...
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Have watched All Saints and done an hour of mending.

Have also swept the back porch after the storm, though haven't done a brilliant job: it's hard to sweep leaf litter when it's wet.

Have also done two household jobs that I've been putting off for weeks, so that's good.
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chocholic
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   Posted 8/3/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Tuesday TLC

* shower and wash hair
* get dressed nicely for iron infusion
* nap cos i only got about 9 hrs sleep and i need way more!!
* polish in the living room
* do dishes
* feel sorry for myself cos my stupid period has arrived when it shouldnt arrive at all due to my contraceptive implant in my arm

brrrrr, its chilly over here this morning. think i'll be hopping back under my blankets!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/3/2010 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Choc))) Stupid period - last thing you need.

You seem to be having those infusions very frequently. Do you feel that they're helping yet? (Aha! Just had a brainwave: maybe your period has arrived because your iron levels are rising and your body feels it *can* afford to menstruate now? Maybe?)

I've had a really horrible pain day today, so I am pretty shattered and grumpy tonight. Had the tradesman not been coming I could probably have got on top of it with extra rest, super-hot baths and maybe a bit of sleep, but of course I couldn't do that with him around.

Just to top it off, he was:

a. late, and didn't arrive until 11
b. left at 12.15 for lunch, and said he'd be back "soon". I asked for an e.t.a. and he wouldn't give one, so I hung around, unable to sleep or soak the aches or really unwind or settle to anything, waiting for his return. He came back after FOUR PM, did ten minutes' work, and then buggered off again. And when he'd left, I discovered that he hadn't done all the jobs he was supposed to do, so he (or someone) is going to expect me to find yet another day to put aside for him. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

I wouldn't mind so much had I not been in so much pain, but I really am unimpressed now. Fancy wasting someone's whole day just for an hour and a half's worth of work. And I have appointments every day this week, so I really could have used a rest today.

*grump* *growl* *vent*

Anyway. My bed is made; the catlings have been fed; I'm just going to dump my supper dishes in a bowl of hot water and go to bed. I've HAD today.

'night, Choc, and good luck with your infusion, and I hope the stupid period doesn't give you too much bother.

Ivy.
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chocholic
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   Posted 8/3/2010 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
good idea, maybe it is my iron levels shooting up. I was at 374 last week, they are trying to get me to 500. HMMMMMMM......if it is my iron levels i dont like it. i'd prefer to have low iron!!! i'm getting my implant changed anyway in the hopes it will stop everything happening.

sodding tradesmen, i feel your pain! you shaould get yourself a lovely yappy dog. then train him to bite ankles on command! i'm sure with a dog gnawing on your ankles he would have felt able to stay and complete the work necessary!! then again i'm ever so slightly evil and adore revenge!

My iron infusions are weekly and i'm way above the 'normal' range for 'normal' people but i'm still super tired all the time. i can get 12 hours sleep at night then still nap for a couple of hours in the afternoon. its total madness, but every time i bring it up with the GI he just shrugs it off. I know if he had to cope with my tiredness he's be singing a different tune!

I'm still chilly so i think i will fill up my hot water bottle, and go back to bed properly. maybe have a snooze. if i nap early i might be able to function this afternoon! yippee!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

chocholic
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Total Posts : 634
   Posted 8/3/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
* dressed - done
* shower and wash hair - done
* polish in living room - done
* dishes - done
* take cardboard recycling to the bin - done
* feel sorry for myself - done
* nap - done
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/3/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. When I was very sick my Mum said that I really needed to move in with my gastro doc for a while, so that he could:

a. see first hand what was going on
b. pay the water bill from the constant toilet flushing
c. deal with the starving patient who was unable to eat anything and the
d. disruption to household routine and the
3. pred crankies

because she reckoned I'd be on a new, and better, treatment plan pretty quickly that way! Amazing how they can just shrug and dismiss things, isn't it? Especially as fatigue, pain, things like that can be so mentally and emotionally damaging and have such devastating effects on our long-term quality of life?

Yes, sodding tradesmen. But he was here to help me. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Still, grrrrrrrr. And, for the record, I'm still in pain.

Good luck with your infusion.

Ivy.
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