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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/16/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
God, I had a great day! walked dog by sea at 8am. HEARD the Oyster Catchers and the Turnstone, two seabirds we have here. No one around, lovely reddish sky, water lappin gently, gorgeous.
An old woman about to swim in one of the coldest waters in Europe, our east coast.
I went hunting. Bought a very large remnant of material for only Eur3. Then went and pick up the mounts I asked to be made. Here is my DIY tip. I painted old frames with acrylic students art paint and had mounts made for old b/w pics of my twin and I as young children. But on the mounts I asked for a beautiful wall paper I had used on ONE wall in the kitchen to be pasted on the mount.
It had a soft green background with beautiful flowers in oranges and reds and dark green leaves. I painted the frames a deep red and there is a slight gold edge to the frame and that will be repainted gold. The frames were a dirty muddy old brown originally. I will place them in a row along the opposite wall to the wall paper.
ANOTHER DIY tip. I couldnt afford tiling over my sink so I bought expensive floral wall paper as mentioned above and I cut around the flowers and leaves about half way up the wallpaper which came to about half way up the wall. So the top is all wavy going with the flowers some of the background and some of the leaves - are you with me?! Then when I came to the right angle of the next wall I cut a straight panel up that join about 12in wide and ignored cutting around flowers.
the wall above the wallpaper over the sink is white and the next wall is a very pale salmon pink.
Cupboards are an soft olive green with small white knobs with a little flower on each.
The wall where the line of pics is going is soft salmon.
NOW, I then went to another shop and found a FAB wooden box, round. There was a sale. It was part of a pair going for Eur 95 and I got one for EUR 10!!! I found another rectangle one part of a pair going for EUr 195 and I got it for Eur15!
Off again to a very cheap shop and bought four car mats, very colourful. Two of different designs and put them in my studio in a patchwork way. Each mat cost Eur1.99 and I got four.
Off again. Another remnant for cushions at Eur3. The guy in this shop says that the blinds I have can be cut down. I got them in a sale at Ardmore film studio, they have sales from the props room every so often. I got em FREEE.
I dont think it was either because I worked at the studios 30yrs ago or that I was on a stick.
They were beige. Fab.
I really wish I could send some pics to this site but I dont think it poss. Is it?
I think my apartment is JUST FAB now, and all on a shoestring. We have a few web sites where people get rid of things free, cheaply etc. I've done well on em.
Last night went to bed and noticed a VERY strange thing. I could put my feet together without sending shock waves through my body. A situation which had been the case for months as they were so tender. I even rubbed them togehter to make sure it was true! It was.
Tonight my feet are ON FIRE, but I did alot today.
I was ab****ely FLYIN today. In the shop where I got the wooden tubs I went upstairs on my stick and saw a man putting on his tie. It was a bedlinen department with all the beds around and I quipped "YOu sleep here last night, did you?" and laughed. Of course I knew he didnt.
When I went to the curtain and fabric shop - very posh, where I get knock down remnants i saw the owner, real old style old boy and I had my wee chi with me on the lead, and I said "oh, oh Ana best come to mumma as the 'boss man' is about!" I think the boss man chuckled or at least the other staff did.
I lay on the sofa a good bit this afternoon with Ana listening to classical music. thats a first, I tellya.
xx for now.
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/16/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
You painted a wonderful picture with words Ann!!! Its so satisifying to have things turn out beautifully!!! If you post your pics at photobucket or one of those online places, you can place a link to the pics. Photobucket is one of the free ones.

So happy you had a good time!!

Blessings!

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okie
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Ann, that sounds like you were really having a great day! No wheelchair? Did they change your meds. You sound very creative. I sure wish you were here I'd have you do somthing with my place. It sure could use it. But I couldn't afford it anyway. Any word on them sending you off for more tests? To London was it? (sorry brain fog).
I'm so thrilled you had a good day. and what's that with your feet? How long has it been since you could rub them together?
thanks for sharing your day with us. Yes I imagine your feet would be hurting after all that walking around. try to take it easy now and don't do to much. Rest up!
hugs
carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
 
 
 


Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep! Am paying for yesterday. I feel dreadful today. I doubt if DIY ing will get a look in.
I am in agony in all my bones and muscles. My eyes are like walnuts too and the buzzing in my head is dreadful. I am also very - hot, I get hot when very exhausted. And the nausea!!
My feet and hands have been very sensitive but for months I couldnt let flesh touch flesh on my feet, even a small touch would send them in opposite directions. Again last night they were 'normal' they didnt react against each other. I donno why for the past two days they have been ok.
Please now if you can help with THIS one. I am post menopausal. I sometimes go to bed and the lower legs are VERY bad, skin very sensitive in the same way. Then I realise that the stubble of the last shave has reappeared and I usually know that if I shave it will ease the sensitivity.
Does anyone know why this is. I tell you it aint funny anymore when a wee bit of exposed hair (1) hurts like hell and sends my legs not to mention my brain NUTS.
Being an artist and never wearing skirts, I'd let this go for a VEry long time without bothering. NOT anymore. Couldnt stand the pain.
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream


okie
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   Posted 2/17/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not surprised your feeling it today. We always tend to over do it when we have a good day because we never know how long it will last. Just tried to rest up maybe it won't last too long.
I have never heard anything like you said about your legs. I rarely shave my legs. In fact I hardly get any hair on my legs since I've been on meds. Plus the fact that I have no life and no one notices if my legsa are shaved or not lol.
With your skin sensitivities I wouldn't want to say anything but I know there are things out there for keeping your legs smooth for weeks at a time.
take it easy today
hugs
carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
 
 
 


Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/17/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I know! There was no reason for me to shave, but from time to time I did, now I will have to look into the other products!
the hair growth is light now, but even so, by the time I vaguely 'sprout' it is so bad, the pain, I cant stand it.
I think it very strange too.
Sorry men on this site!
Its a woman/strange thing for me, sort of thing!
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/18/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Ann . . . I do know what you are talking about with the short hairs being so sensitive.

Oddly, if you will allow them to grow out, the pain will be gone. The short hairs stick straight up and they are stiffer, so when they are touched (and because your skin is sensitive) it hurts. But when they get long again, they'll be softer and they'll lay down and behave.

Meanwhile, an emollient lotion on your legs, applied when the hair is bothering you, may help you get through the growing out process.

I hope this helps.

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/18/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
They never WERE EVER painful. I sure had elephant hide! Couldn't let it all grow out. It would be too too bad and I would end up in the 'funny farm'
It is not just uncomfortable, its AGONY! What ever is happening under the skin, in the next layer must be sommut awful for thats where the folicles are.
Rare visik from sis and she asked me why my hands are so red, the palms that is. She has asked me that before. Well I DONNO! They're agony too!
xxAnn
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream

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