Hello BLF friends,

Iโ€™m all dressed up to go to town one hour away and the hospital phones to I have hired this care lady through an agency to take me there, I think I will get her to take me out anyway!

Honestly it is the same anywhere, ENT doctor has an emergency..

I said give me an appointment for April now so I can have a chance to do the endoscopy, it is useless otherwise..

I will buy OTC meds for this reflux that some of you have suggested on the forum as it is getting worse with the prednisone, I canโ€™t even sing with the Carpenters on Radio 2 anymore! Bea usually says ohhhh Mum you are so out of tune! Well nobody is going to stop me singing in the shower, that is definite๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a good day xx


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What a nuisance Fran. Have a good day anyway. Xxx

Thanks a lot Carole xx

How disappointing for you but at least you can enjoy the day. :)

Thank you mrsmummy!!

Have a word with your pharmacist about what medications to take for your reflux.

Have you got the red gastro resistant prednisolone, they are kinder on the stomach but more expensive I think. And make sure you eat before you take them.

Enjoy your day out ......I sing in the shower too, usually hymns ...don't know what the neighbours must think .

Thank you I will. No it is a generic make, 20mg tablets blue and crumbly!!

Yes I take them after breakfast but no difference..

Lovely keep singing xx


Keep singing fran๐Ÿ™‚xx


Ide say that was the carpenters x

Good guess!!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Happy Fran,all glammed up.go on paint the town red,off you go with your newly hired chaperone,spend ,spend,spend and a nice bottle of vino with lunch and you can have a sing song in the taxi home,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Skis and scruffs :) xx

Thank you Skischool!! Schedule is will see why and what in my other replies! Good day xx


Hi what a shame it got cancelled but at least youre using the day wisely! And yes keep's good for the lungs and good for the soul! x

Anne,You should go out with Happy,you both like Guinness and i bet you would have a laugh together.don't worry about the girls.there are loads of lovely ladies on here who will babysit for a while.................Mischievous skis and Happy cat xx

That's a great idea! Haven't had a child free shopping day in years...We could skip along singing through the streets..๐Ÿ˜

Thanks Anne..oh yes I will!! Not a candidate for the Voice for sure but my walls are thick xx

That's ok with 4 girls shrieking 24 hours a day I'm a bit deaf anyway so I won't mind! I'll be your backing singer ๐Ÿ˜‚

Youโ€™ve got 4 girls Anne?? Iโ€™ve got one and her cat. Bea has a beautiful voice actually so I can understand sheโ€™d rather listen to hers than mine but no choice Iโ€™m afraid..

Yeeees..14, 7, 4 and nearly 2 years. We are a pink and glittery household ha ha. All mine prefer the sounds of their own voices too...๐Ÿ˜‚. You and Bea should sing together!..or is she into this modern stuff they call music? ๐Ÿ˜„

Haha must be fun ๐Ÿ˜‚..oh at the moment she is in Beth Orton, Laura Marling etc one romantic ballad after another ๐Ÿ’— and on good days I have to put up with Pearl Jam blaring out of the car, her car so I keep my mouth shut and smile sweetly ๐Ÿ˜‚

My biggest is into Screamo and Thrash metal...๐Ÿ˜ญ I have given up trying to smile sweetly!!! x

Never heard of them!! ๐Ÿ˜…

Sorry...that's the style of music. A band name would be Sleeping with Sirens for example. If you imagine a grown man all in black with long hair, makeup and piercings screaming all the way through a song with angry drums you're half way there...๐Ÿ˜‚

A nightmare!!!!

yup. *solemn nod* ๐Ÿ˜•

That is sure too bad that they cancelled the appointment and sing like no one is listening and ignore the criticism. :)

Thanks Jack ๐Ÿ˜Š

I don't know if this will help, I have COPD and have had acid reflux for years, did it to myself and had no idea, was smoking at the time and chased it with a glass of OJ. Now I cannot eat any citrus on an empty tummy is just burns. I was on Randitine for years and now I take Tecta, my endoscopy showed an esophogeal hernia, I was a huge fruit nut. The surgeon explained everytime you open your mouth to eat or drink your body thinks mmm food and digestive juices start flowing, so never swallow anything without padding the tummy, ie crackers, oatmeal, cereal, toast but no jam, cinnamon toast or peanut butter toast, nothing ever alone in your tummy even water until the burning and reflux stops. We don't think we rise brush our teeth and sit with our coffee or tea but our tummy is looking for food pouring acid into out gutt. Small changes can give big rewards.

Thank you for the info ๐Ÿ˜Š

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