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Bugs, bed and meds ๐Ÿ—ฃ

A spoonful...๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

I must have counted 25 items this morning for breakfast..

So went to RBH again, told to start on rescue doxy, having prednisolone on top of Hydrocortisone and rest. I did yesterday, soup and bed rest!

Well it must have been an infection that made me so short of breath because now I am actually coughing and breathing. Wonโ€™t tell you more, youโ€™ll know.

The business of drugs and pain, we agreed to leave it till I got back home.

He was very good. Told me to always look at the larger picture. He said they have a saying, you put 3 doctors in a room you will get 4 opinions ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! He said there are solutions and I have to ask for what suits me!

Cheered me up!!

So there you my dear BLF friends, one has to plod on. And I shall endeavour. Will wrap up well and face the world today.

Keep warm!!

Wishing you well x

Fran

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How I love to hear โ€œlook at the bigger pictureโ€ so few doctors do that.

Wishing you well as always dear Fran. Have a good day and stay warm.

Lots of love Carole xx ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅถ

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Thank you Carole ๐Ÿ˜˜

Yes uplifting ๐Ÿคž

it is wet and warmer today, much warmer here in the big city!!

Love,

Fran xx

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That sounds like a much more optimistic approach, Fran, a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down ๐ŸŽผ!

Stay warm, do, we had a white over here all day yesterday, very cold indeed, had to put socks on under my flip flops for yoga ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ others wore furry boots!! Ha!

Babysitting today, with fish fingers n chips for tea, Iโ€™ve just been told.....I should have two pleased little ones ๐Ÿคž

Enjoy your day ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’• xx

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Haha fish fingers are a real Granny treat xx

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Yes they are full of it.........but you just stay the strong and positive girl you always are. Axx

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Most days..๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ah la la as we say back home!!

Thanks for that Annie xx

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Love that saying Fran! Glad things went well for you. Hope you can now get home, get some rest and start the meds.

Love cx

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Well I will stay in my London B&B until I can face the journey back..and my family is coming down from Lancaster. A treat!

Thank you Cofdrop!!

Love,

Fran xx

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That sounds like a good plan. All the stuff you have to do whilst you feel dreadful. I always say you have to be well to be ill, but it usually turns out for the best. Great to hear your family are coming down - enjoy Fran.

Love cx

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Hi Fran I admire your determination, please keep it up. Hope you are keeping well and warm, and I hope your mum is also doing well. ๐Ÿ˜ŠLove Bernadette xxx

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Hi Bernadette,

Well you have to keep going as you well know..

Mum has finally been able to wear shoes although she doesnโ€™t find it comfortable..and her back is all out with those orthopaedic contraptions so she isnโ€™t a happy lady.

When I have the energy I will go down to the south of France to see her or fetch her but in the spring. Snowy Switzerland is not her cup of tea!

Thank you for asking.

Love,

Fran xx

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Cor blimey Mrs,i hope you didn't bump into Dick Van Dyke on your meander around the streets of London."look at the big picture" says the man in the white coat?In which case he has you reduced now to a mere atom,when is your next appointment at the Hadron collider?given it's location on the Swiss border you won't have far to commute.:)

Now get your bum down to the bridge for the match tonight against Spurs and i dare you to stand in the Mathew Harding stand with a Spurs shirt on.

Love Ski's and Scruff's x

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Hi Skis

No Im not going tonight love, Im not up to it. Will watch it on tv..is it on Sky? Im going on Saturday against Sheffield and 2/02 against Huddersfield.

Hope to see Higuain!

Love

Fran xx

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Oh ๐ŸŽฟSkis can you just imagine dear Happylondon , standing for 90minutes+++half time& extra time,in the quiet(understatement) calm atmosphere of the Mathew Harding stand? It made me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ....just the thought of her being freezing cold and then to cap it all,she'll be wearing a "Tottenham"(never heard of them,so must be an insignificant team!!!!)shirt!๐Ÿ˜ I'm sure she won't mind me having a laugh at her expense!However, if you do read this Fran,you must totally wrap up from head to toe.....So out your Tottenham shirt on over your coat! Got water bottle and a flask of whisky is a must along with hat,scarf and gloves.

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Wow deep respect and envy,an F.A cup game at the weekend and as you say you may even get to see our new Argentinian loanee if he trains well over the next 2 days.i admire your resolve and get up and go attitude whilst you have been in London,but then again i think it is your second home and it makes you feel alive again.

Ski's and Scruff's x

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Itโ€™s not resolve my dear Skis, itโ€™s more despair ๐Ÿ˜ฉ with Franโ€™s sense of humour saving her from herself!!

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Oh yes I was fading away in cabin fever country..here I am 10mn from the RBH, 20mn walk to Stamford bridge and only a bus away from M&S, what more does a French woman want ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Iโ€™ll take pictures!!

Love,

Fran xx

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Sorry to hear you have picked up a bug, and Hope you can shake it off quickly. Perhaps the purchase of some decent thermals to keep your chest warm, might be good! Itโ€™s spring like here today after a raw dreadfully cold day yesterday. Bulbs are popping up and Iโ€™ve a big bunch of daffodils , via Tescoโ€™s , sitting on the window sil cheering me up no end. Seeing my Lungman today for my checkup , had to up my Prednisolone after my chest started playing up, so Iโ€™ll see what he says. ๐ŸŒผ

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Hi Jazz

No I didnโ€™t pick up anything it is chronic and latent. It sorts of builds up until I canโ€™t breathe and am all tight and congested, then I get antibiotics and steroids for a couple of weeks, it cleanses things and I feel relatively well for another couple of weeks if I am lucky and it starts again. Does that ring a bell?

I just think I donโ€™t have the immune system to fight it and see it through anymore.

Hope your appointment went well. It is a vicious circle, we are forever upping medication but if it helps to live our life more comfortably..

Love,

Fran xx

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Hi Fran, pleased things went well for you wishing you best wishes enjoy the rest of your stay. Bitter cold here and really bad frost. Take good care love Majt ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿค—

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Hi Majt

Wet and warm here today. Take good care too xx ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ

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Wishing you well Fran. Hope you enjoy your family's visit xx

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Thank you Joyce xx

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Hi Fran, You sound so Lifted and in Control, albeit somewhat Tired, hope the Bug clears up. I have at this moment a Huge Pan of Beef Stew & Dumplings Simmering,Hot Baked Bread with Beer & Wine to wash it Down. Great in this Very Icy Cold Weather here in the Midlands, although Today the Sun has been out, so That is a Bonus. Good to know your Mum is Better and your Future is Looking Busy. Adios Amiga. xxxx

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Hola Carolina

It sounds so TASTY ๐Ÿ˜‹

I had butternut squash and sage soup at Gails at lunchtime, then felt like

chips and curry sauce at 5pm ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hasta luego Querida xxxx

Fran

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Do take it easy Fran. Rest and keep warm. Your doctor sounds very sensible. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thinking of you. xx ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ˜

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Well you are certainly living up to your name and making the best of your "adventures" in London.

Enjoy the time with your family before you go back to snowy Switzerland.

I shall be joining you there for a few days break on the 8th Feb leaving the old man to fend for himself.

Take good care of yourself

Corin

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Ahhhh Im not coming back before end of February! What a pity we could have met.

Enjoy the family xx

Fran

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Ha ha that would've been nice.

I'm flying from Leeds to Geneva and catching the train to Zurich.

Going 8th -19th.

I can only do this route in the ski season otherwise it's Leeds to Zurich change in Amsterdam or Manchester to Zurich direct so maybe next year!!!

Take care and enjoy your time in London

Corin

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Yes they have more travel opportunities during the season.,

Thank you Corin

Have fun xx

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Yes appointment went well, blood test and X-ray . The consultant was pleased. Talking about easing off some of the drugs . We shall see. Hope you are feeling better Fran.

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Good news Jazz ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’•

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