NanaBubbles

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  • @Neet66 I am so sorry about your Mum and hope that perhaps you have found some help today. My Mum also had dementia and ended up in a care home dementia unit which was very good but nevertheless awful to experience. There were 2 things which help…
  • @Tmac63 You are welcome Tracey. As I go further into the immunotherapy, the other conditions such as my pituitary gland packing up so that I am now Adrenalin deficient (as they quaintly put it) and on steroids forever, are not easy to cope with. …
  • Hi there @Neet66 Had some time with my grandchildren last week and they got me playing Scrabble and simple card games like Fish - I had forgotten how much fun can be had from these! We giggled a lot and although I was feeling whacked, it was still…
  • @Tmac63 Just sending you lots of love and gentle hugs and wanted to say to make the most of contact with your MacMillan nurse. They are lovely people and so helpful apart from knowing about all the ups and downs of cancer treatment. I have Stage…
  • Hi Lou No parents, regrettably! My daughter divorced last year and is working like a mad thing to pay her mortgage and all the expenses of one 8 and one 12 year old on her own. The kids are pretty good and know Nana is not well but I/we have alway…
  • Thank you to Jacks and Sunshinedaff for your notes and good wishes. After a week of exhaustion I am a bit better this week - just as well as grandkids arrive this afternoon! I expect lots of us will find it especially tiring with children on schoo…
  • Hi PoppyPip Thanks for writing and welcome. I am so sorry to hear of both of your illnesses and wonder what treatments you have been offered? For my RA I have been on a succession of immune suppressants for many years but all I can have now are st…
  • Thanks Lou. Yes, I did too. I particularly liked the yoga stretches before bed. Used to do a lot of yoga but have not been able to put weight on my hands/wrists for some time so had to give up classes so it was good to be reminded of some stretche…
  • Hi Lou Good to meet you too! Glad that some of my thoughts might help you. The Neals’ Yard arnica is much more of a sticky ointment than the creamy version, although basically the same I think. I put it onto my toes when they hurt (that’s the art…
  • I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as cancer and have a few tricks for pain. Firstly, it was drummed into me with my RA that it is important to anticipate pain with pain killers before the pain kicks in as much more difficult to get rid of it aft…