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Beat anxiety, depression in 2018

Beat anxiety, depression in 2018

Hello BLF friends,

Starting small.. babysteps..

I made my usual choice of youtube meds ๐Ÿ˜‰

And changes of lifestyle will help..

Walking in the fresh air if you can, even if it is wet or cold, well-wrapped up, inhaling new air in your lungs even if it is through scarfie, exhaling old air..10mn or more if you can..

Eating meat or fish or veg protein with your greens..a fruit a day.,add a yoghurt, a piece of cheese if you can..

Meeting people, talking to people even your favourite cashier at the local supermarket, or to the pub landlord/lady, engaging in social activities, not to stay alone at home..

Just thinking about today, now..when you are thinking about the next bunch of tests, results or the future you may have, anxiety sets in so concentrate on your breathing, anywhere you are, anytime..

For today a playlist: Panic and Anxiety attacks relief

youtube.com/playlist?list=P...

Cats and boxes..one bright picture of Aria looking all pleased with herself!

Have a good day xx

Fran

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Thank you Fran. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ

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Small steps are the best ones Fran and thank you for your lovely post.

We all need to get out into the fresh air, enjoy more and worry less.

The photo of Aria made me smile, such a lovely cat.

Have a good day.

Love Carole xxxx ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

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Hello Carole..a lot of rain here..but warm today after Eleanore!! walking around after being in for 2 days I needed to get some fresh air..

Bea said Aria is sulking she doesnโ€™t know if she is missing me or if she is missing the dry weather!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So lentil and Granny Smith salad for me, then ginger rice and green veggies..

Enjoy your day!! ๐Ÿ’•

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Dry now here Fran thank goodness. Enjoying baby grandson time and daughter too of course.

Have a lovely day and make a big fuss of Aria. Xxxx ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜

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Great!!! you need good weather for mum and grandson xx

Iโ€™m still struggling with my back pain, had physio, she said something about very small muscles supporting shoulders being inflammed..

So will see if that helps..

Take care xx

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Oh Fran that sounds painful. Back problems are awful. I have had a bad back for years and Pete suffers daily. I hope the physio helps.

Take care. Xxxx๐Ÿ˜˜

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Sorry for you and Pete ๐Ÿ’—

Luckily I donโ€™t suffer much from back pain and not there, but I must have tensed up from my shoulders to my waist..thought I was going to have a pneumothorax.. keeping an eye on it..

Thank you Carole xx

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Hello Carole..a lot of rain here..but warm today after Eleanore!! walking around after being in for 2 days I needed to get some fresh air..

Bea said Aria is sulking she doesnโ€™t know if she is missing me or if she is missing the dry weather!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So lentil and Granny Smith salad for me, then ginger rice and green veggies..

Enjoy your day!! ๐Ÿ’•

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Another Bagpuss! Aria's looking as lovely as ever.

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Thanks ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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She's a gorgeous cat, don't think my dogs would like her though! They're bullies

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Bullies??? ๐Ÿ˜‚ just cats ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sheโ€™d smack him one around the nose, she is a feisty puss says Bea..she smacked me a few times and hard when she didnโ€™t know me!! Now she sniffs my hair and head buts me to say hi in the morning..it takes all sorts ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hi Fran, you forgot one: logging in and chatting with your friends on the BLF forum ๐Ÿ˜‰. That keeps me going ๐Ÿ˜Š. Love the pic by the way xx

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Very true! How are things, Anne? Have you managed home yet? Hoping the decisions you made, whatever they were, have helped you feel just a bit more in control of your treatment. There's usually a chink for choices somewhere. ๐Ÿ’•lots of love๐Ÿ’• xxx

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Getting there now Penny, but still in hospital. Thanks for thinking of me hon. Blood pressures is just about normal again, and iron is back up. Hopefully putting together a care plan for going home tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I've decided to take a break from chemo, get back on track then restart. It'll kill me otherwise! I hope youre well...? x

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Oh you know, tootling along here! So pleased to hear your BP and iron stabilised. Big steps forward โ˜€๏ธAnne! Your plan for a break sounds good. I think youโ€™re sometimes put on a treadmill when Drs decide chemo....itโ€™s the regulations....they could be accused of neglecting you if do otherwise. Thank goodness youโ€™ve taken things in hand, taking the whole picture into consideration, body, mind and home. I have sometimes said to a consultant/oncologist, if this was your partner/daughter/mother, what would you advise then? Iโ€™ve had some better advice that way, but in the end itโ€™s your decision, and the one you can accept as best. Tons of luck. Hope the plan works and youโ€™re home tomorrow, but hopefully with a bit of help for yourself and your lovely girls. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’• Love ๐Ÿ’– xx

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Thanks Penny, you're a wise lady ๐Ÿ˜Š. I'll let you know how I get on ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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I just keep trying to give just a little help and support, as we all do on here! Yes, do let us know how you get on....sounds like a good move in the right direction so far. Take care, Anne ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’•

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You are right Anne!!! Keeps me going too ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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thankyou, loving the cat piccy x

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Glad you like our Aria xx

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Thanks, Fran, for being so kind to help us again. Your breathing link was a good helpโ€ฆwhere would I be without you?? As Anne says, an extra lift is to read what's going on on BLF each day. A real help! Hope your spa stay is taking you forward, in luxury hopefully!

๐Ÿ’•Speak soon๐Ÿ’• Penny xx

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FOR PENNY: how did that comment get up here??? Sorry..

Oh Penny you bring tears to my eyes..you are a wonderful person..giving so much to us all..

Thank you ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’—

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Youโ€™ve brought tears to my eyes now ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜…!! Thanks Fran ๐Ÿ’• Stay in touch ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒท But I think Iโ€™m having too many โ€˜breathing daysโ€™ or thinking days....Iโ€™ll have to get going today, ha! Penny xx

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Thank you Fran, I like your changed of life style. Have a lovely day. Love your photo of Aria.๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ˜ x Majt

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You are welcome Majt ๐Ÿ˜Š We can only try..keeping it simple is best I find..

Glad Aria cheers you up!! X Fran

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Thank you Fran, just getting ready to do just that, doing my Tick list before leaving the house. Wishing you a Lovely day. xxxxx Love Carolina . xxxx

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You are most welcome!!!Donโ€™t tick all the boxes!!! ๐Ÿ’• Fran

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Back home now, lovely stroll round Lidl, Then a Pub Lunch, Couldn't manage the Park, after Hot Chocolate Brownie. Monday sees me back at my Exercise Class, since Christmas , need it Desperately...Carolina xxx

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Sounds like a leisurely pleasure tour!!

Good luck for Monday xx

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That damn cat always looks like she has just had a bowl of cream,Scruffy is having an anxiety attack just looking at how well groomed and relaxed she is in her 'box of the day' xx S&S

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Haha..Scruffynounette is the competitive sort, is she?? Xx

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Aria is to France ligue 1 as Scruffy is to Sunday morning pub football,both have their charm and place in life .xx

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Haha..now you put it in words I understand xx

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Oh Penny you bring tears to my eyes..you are a wonderful person..giving so much to us all..

Thank you ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’—

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My dog would love a bag like that.

But in reality she would run off because she is a big scaredy dog really although thinks she is a fierce sheep dog like her Mum and dad haha!

Best wishes Fran

Phil x

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Haha..I understand her, Aria thinks she is a black panther at times but a Jack in the box is more fun xx

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