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Chin Up Buttercup!

Chin Up Buttercup!

It wouldn't be funny, if it weren't true!

I noticed (because I'm bored to tears!!!!! ) that I had a split in my index fingernail. So, I thought I'd Super Glue it before it split any further. Realising that even with my glasses on this would be a challenge, I decided to use the Magnifying Mirror, suctioned cupped to the bathroom mirror.

{SIDE NOTE: Do not get one these, if you're OCD!!!! You spend hours obsessing about microscopic flaws, and OMG, don't even get me started about the HAIR!!!}

Anyway, I digress... I place my finger in front of the mirror and voila; I clearly see what is a Grand Canyon sized crack in my nail. I open the SuperGlue, place the pad of my finger in the middle of my chin and very gently squirt a teeny, tiny bit of glue onto the nail.

Perfect... except the single drop of glue, slides off my nail and onto the middle of my chin! "No worries," I say... I'll let my chin and my nail dry and then remove the excess glue from both.

{You thought I was going to say I glued my finger to my chin, didn't you? HA! I'm not that stupid!)

After about a minute, I go back to the Magic Mirror and with tweezers in hand, gently start to pick at the edges of the dried SuperGlue on my chin. I get a nice big "chunk" and with a firm, but still gentle tug, I manage to rip the piece of glue off my chin in one piece!

Good job me!

However, what I also managed to do (because my skin is so compromised and thin) is to rip out a 1/4 inch, circular hole, right in the middle of my chin!

I realise, when I saw the blood of course, that this might not have been the best solution, and "YES," I might just very well be somewhat stupid after all!

Hope that made you laugh! I'm still shaking my head in disbelief!

PS - Wait till Hubby gets home and asks, "What happened to your chin?" : 0

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So Sorry! Can't say I've been there; however, been kinda close to there. We never stop learning— or making mistakes!

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Hahahahahaha. Not surprised you haven't been there! I'll bet few have!!!! And, nope, 64 and still screwing up! Ya gotta love it!

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You certainly know how to make us smile, Melissa - sorry! :-D :-D

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Hey... that's what I'm here for. Me and my chin!!!!! ....and my knee. ...and my elbow.

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And your gob! 😁

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I quite thought you’d end up with your finger stuck to the mirror.

Very apt photo, took me a second after reading your post.

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Ahhhh, hadn't thought of that!!!! That was also a good possibility! : )

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Took me a time too. Wondered why he had popped up!!

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Hahahahahaha! Ladies... Look at the CRATER in his chin!!!!! (Sexy as it is!)

Makes mine look almost normal sized! Almost.

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Yes laugh of the afternoon at your expense Hope it heals quickly.

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Thank you! Oh, The chin? The nail? Oh and there's the knee and the elbow still on the mend!

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I very guiltily have been laughing out loud. Btw, how's the fingernail?

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Laughing out loud!!!! Good!

The Grand Canyon in now more like a glue filled ravine.

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Oops!

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Major Oops!

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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails! It should let you hold the nail together as it grows out. A lot less risky than superglue, though having said that I am wondering about using your method to attack my moustache...

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Ahhhhhhh, I didn't think that I might be able to fix a nail and do a little self waxing all at the same time! Aren't you clever, Mai45!!!!

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I read that too quickly Mai, thought you wrote ATTACH my moustache.

Surely not, on preds one does not require a falsie 😉

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🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Ouch!

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So disappointed. Was hoping you’d discovered a new “chin wax”. Then I read the next sentence. Was quite funny :)

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Hmmm? Maybe I did! I just have to work out a few kinks! ...like the part where you "bleed."

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Thought when I started reading you were going to paint the glue on the mirror. Many thanks for the laugh, hope the chin heals quickly. You can get super glue off with warm soapy water I’m told, not that the information helped a workmate who got some in his eye.

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Now there is another possibility I had not considered! Like when I'm using my iPad and prop it up op my against my Notebook/laptop screen; and then wonder why the keyboard doesn't work! 🙄

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😂😂😂😂😂

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As soon as I saw your headline I thought what now... however you did a good recovery job on the nail - eventually - but the disaster along the way mmm... just tell hubby you cut yourself shaving!!! and yes I'm still shaking my head in disbelief too....still it brightens up the day (well ours at least).

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Laughed out loud at the tell hubby bIt.... 🤣

Happy to have brightened someone's day!

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There was a young lady who ran out of false eyelash glue. Need I tell the rest of the story? It didn't end well - in A&E...

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😱 no, me thinks not!

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Is this one of those self confessions that starts with 'I have a friend who......'

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Absolutely not! I use NO makeup of any sort, ever! And I know better anyway - you come across a lot of very strange true stories when the entire family works in the NHS... Some of them would make your hair curl!

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You certainly did make me chuckle - lots - you should have photoshop'd Kirk Douglas's chin dimple bright red blood colour!

I never thought I was particularly clumsy (although a close and long time friend has always accused me of being light footed but heavy handed). My excuse for that was being left-handed...and living on my own for a fair few years, so nobody told me I was noisy?!?!

However, since my recent "fall" I have noticed that I do actually seem to be quite clumsy - I have the odd totter (pre-wine intake), a few near miss stumbles where I seem to trip over my own feet or invisible obstacle plus a fair few occasions where I have bent down to pick something up only to realise as I am rising that I am about to violently bang my head on the cupboard door/drawer I left wide open seconds beforehand and so on...

Have you found yourself a little more prone to accidents and altercations since you started on Prednisolone? Do you think it sends us dippy and affects our spacial awareness to such an extent that we are a danger to ourselves? Melissa, we need to keep a check on this we could do a scientific study!

You are on a serious steroid dosage - I'm on baby amounts so god help me and others if it was increased.

On the upside, my middle sister says I now have two excuses for everything I do wrong/can't do - left-handed and on steroids!

Chinese proverb - "Do not pick the scab off your chin"

"Boredom is what usually spurs either bad decisions or any decisions at all" Amy Siemetz

Kathy xxx

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Yes, yes, yes! My Father always referred to me as a "Bull in a China Shop," but it is definitely worse since being on crazy doses of Pred!

Did you see my post from the weekend??? I saw the cable cover! I knew I needed to step up and over the cable cover! ...but somehow last second, my brain did not send a correct message to my foot... I did not lift my foot high enough to CLEAR the cable cover and "BAM," down I went! Knee and elbow cut and bruised!

I walk into walls, bump the door jams on my way out of a room, trip in curbs and uneven sidewalks!

I'm a walking disaster!!!!

Hahahahaha - Chinese proverb

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Yes, to all of those things.

I saw your post from the weekend and thought there's a girl after my my stumbling heart!

Take care my lovely until we trip over again...xxx

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Me too re accidents. I daren’t go down our cellar steps.

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PMR itself can make you prone to accidents - dropping things, falling over nothing or your own feet, banging into doors...

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Absolutely, all of the above,

I have always had this strange occurrence with my ME where on bad/acute symptom days I have this “odd” three times attempt when I need to pick something up - and fail.

My spatial awareness has gone to pot, And, it seems to have been so much worse since I’ve been on steroids.

I’m going to keep a very close eye on myself and put all of my high heels in the cupboard!

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I haven't worn heels for about 30-odd years!

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Why not - personal choice or what?

I’m a little 5”1 inch person so love a high heel although I am having to come down in the world since my recent fall .

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Back problems for years. I lived in Germany for 10 years - and the fashions there are different. Comfort tends to come ahead of heels! I'm small too - was once told at a medical I was 4' 11 1/2" ...

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Ouch! I understand what you mean - my very lovely German friend who has now lived in Mallorca for the last 45 years still buys her trousers in Germany - exactly as you say because they are the best fit comfort wise,

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The 1/2" is vital...

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I wasn't amused they didn't round it up...

My daughter is even smaller and makes quite a thing of 1/4"!

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My husband's got the 1/2" syndrome, he's 5' 10 1/2" and insists on the 1/2" - he's now got scoliosis.....

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Me too!!!! I have always been 5 feet 10 and 1/2 inches tall!!!! Until I started shrinking... now I've been told I am 5'9" NO WAY!

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Don't blame her...

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I don't - but can you imagine a paramedic of 4' 11"+ carting an obese patient down the stairs? And now they say she'll need to work until 67 or beyond...

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In a word No! When my OH had to go to hospital some time ago they could not lift him - they didn't need to carry him down the stairs as he took himself - head first - that's why they were called - in the end they stayed with him until satisfied all okay and OH was happy with that, he hates hospitals. I still think about it them trying to get him on the stretcher....

My nephew is a fireman and the same applies to them as your daughter, can you imagine it......

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Well actually I am a 5' 1" and a half inch person to be precise so, yes, I'm with your daughter be it a quarter or half an inch it is worth making a "thing" of it!

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I now have my own personal field of gravity. Half of everything I touch winds up on the floor, and rolling under heavy furniture into inaccessible corners if there's anything about it that's round. For example, there must be thousands of mg of Pred under various cabinets, etageres, bookcases, dressers...

My favorite fountain pen is securely stuck under the farthest corner of my desk. There's a diamond earring under the china closet. I keep dropping eggs, grapes, blueberries...and off they roll, into the most inaccessible places. Oh well.

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Hahahaha. I just had a little chuckle... I was thinking that if you won the lottery, and just picked up and moved to some exotic country; left all your things behind for the moving people to collect... the fun (and confusion) they would have, finding pills, fountain pens, one diamond earring, dried up grapes, blueberries and god knows what else that you've forgotten about!!!!

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Ouch!!! That's enough now. No more self harm.

Sorry but I had to laugh and keep getting a mental picture. Not funny for you but thanks for the belly laugh.💅😂

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I'm happy, at least, a few people got a good laugh!!!

It took an hour or so, but yes I laughed too!!!!!

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Love it

Have to share

Cinema trip last night

Munchies but Chocolate out of the question

settled on Diabetic Sweets total mistake eat the whole packet, mainly due to film so boring .

But guess what, its true thay give you a very very upset stomach two toilet stops on way home and rest of evening stuck in bathroom at home .

My Son thought it was hilarious due to one of the public conveniences having no paper and the bus ride home was very bumpy with lots of stops

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Hahahahahahahahahaha! Okay, you have to admit it IS a little funny! Having that problem, using "public conveniences," no paper and a multi-stop bus ride!

Classic!!!!!

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Gosh, you sure don't do things by halves, do you? Don't try that super glue malarkey again. OOH, the very thought of that pulling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Noooo, it came off very easily! One little tug and "zip" it was off... the problem was, so was my skin!!!!! Hahahahaha!

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It'll be interesting as to how long it takes to heal!

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"Interesting," indeed. I feel like a science experiment! ... the results won't be valid though, because once I start "analysing" the scab in the magnifying mirror, I won't be able to resist "tidying it up," just a wee bit... and Pipilina's Old Chinese proverb, "Do not pick the scab off your chin," goes right out the window!! It could take months to heal! : (

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A little dab of antibiotic ointment...then leave it alone. Every day. It will be gone in a few days.

Or, pick at it, and wear the scar forever.

Your choice.

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You gotta love life... It's all about choices!!!!!

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Following on from blaming the pred, it seems to give us no sense of wrong doing until it's too late, it's like we're in a trance of sorts....best to stay indoors and do nothing until the worst passes - but then how do we know the answer to that one?

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I did stay indoors!!! That's how I ended up in the bathroom with a tube of SuperGlue and a magnifying mirror!!!! Never a good combination!

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I nearly put and watch the TV - had a momentary lapse - don't know where to suggest then!! I nearly said do you like gardening (if you have one) but bad idea you'd have no fingers or toes left!

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Hahahahahahaha! My "garden" is on my balcony.... very dangerous! I have planters that hang over the middle of the balcony railing,with plants on both sides of the railing... One little stretch and oops a dazy... I'm over the side! : o

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OMG don't jest.... pleased I don't live by you - or perhaps neighbours don't know they're living next to such a libelous person!!!

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Hey.... I made it this far! 64 years is pretty good, especially with my track record!

I think I'm more prone to clumsiness and minor freak accidents.... not catastrophic calamities. At least that what's I'm hoping!!!! : O

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Me too!! :)

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Sorry got the wrong spelling meant liability - never mind hopefully no more accidents....

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From your mouth to God's ears!

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As my husband would say " he'd have to be bloody deaf to not hear her!" he loves me really....

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Oops, poor you! Bless you, it’s not been a great day round here so good to smile but sorry it has to be at the expense of your chin.

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Ahhh, thank you. No worries, I have several of them!!!!

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😂😂😂

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I feel I shouldn't be laughing but I am! I'm sure things like that happen to all of us - it's easy to be wise after the event. I've been known to burn myself by touching something to see how hot if is before now.

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You should definitely be LAUGHING!

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Ouch, thank goodness it was a tiny spot...

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...in the magnifying mirror it's the size of a medium sized crater!!!

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Priceless! Melissa. Been there myself with a Toe Nail cutting job on 40mg. Bloody it was!

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Sounds painful as well!!!! : (

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Can't remember feeling pain! More a semi-detached feeling of curiosity!! Hey I was communicating with the Blackbirds back then!

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Ahhhhh, that would explain it!

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Har! har!har!They do special glue for nail repair in Boots. That was a mad little operation you conducted all on your own there. Poor chin. My nails are splitting too after being the best they’d ever been on Adcal which the GP took me off because of bladder irritation.

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That's interesting SJ, you're the first person saying Adcal caused bladder irritation, I've been suffering nigh on two years and still not finding the cause, are you better now?

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It has been mentioned quite a bit over time as a reason for cystitis symptoms. In my case it wasn't AdCal but the local version, Natecal. It is made worse by not drinking enough on days when travelling for example. I've changed to a different calcium supplement - and no problems at the moment though I have to confess to being less diligent about taking them - pred brain??????

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I've changed my calcium/Vit D medication for the 3rd time, this time on a lower dose calcium and taking twice daily instead of once, it hasn't taken the symptoms away completely but is much better, I'm trying to find the appropriate dose of supplement K2 - I do eat green leafy veg and salad but don't know if am getting enough, wanted to take the K2 for a while at least to help disperse the calcium better/quicker only because of my suffering...

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It should be 2x daily - the body doesn't absorb more than about 5-600mg at a time. That of course may be part of the problem.

Heron is the go-to person for K2!!!

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I have spoken to Heron, she told me about K2. I'm told it's only on 'script - H&B sell it but am not happy to buy those, am seeing GP tomorrow to ask for it - it's the correct dose of K2 I've been looking into - around 45mg each 100mg calcium I've read...I'll see GP tomorrow and and go from there. Will ask Heron if I get stuck. Thanks for your help too, much appreciated.

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PMRPro told me that the chalky deposits from Calcium cause the bladder irritation in some people which leads to UTIs. I am better off them, but worry about the bones. My GP said I would be fine if I had dairy ( the same doctor who pressured me about Alendronic Acid, before my great DEXA Scan.

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I'm taking a split dose now and the symptoms are much better, I can't believe the Urologist never said this could happen and my GP said he hadn't heard of it either..

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Did they ask? I told a top PMR doctor about bladder problems associated with PMR - she then asked patients in her clinics and came back to me to say - "You were right! We never realised..."

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In a word no!

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😂😂😂😂😉😉😉❤️❤️❤️

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Dear Melissa

i wont crack a joke - you REALLY have been through the mill lately and it is far from funny although you are generous enough to try to at least extract a 'laugh' from we 'spectators'.

Ruth suggests you might like try a 1000 (small) piece black jig saw puzzle which when after weeks of struggling with it - you can use up any left over glue and frame it on the wall above your purple lounge. Personally I detest jig saw puzzles - but I tried an 'upmarket' Italian 1000 piece Mucha design one - for the first few months when on high dose pred but when i tapered it was only still about 10% done so I threw it all back in the box with disgust - but it WAS a 'safe option' and a 'focus' and distraction when other things were very difficult to pursue for long. Not serious of course about it being 'black' - I saw one of these completed in a film years ago and it HORRIFIED me !!!

Otherwise I'd suggest stay away from mirrors - I do - as I'm not sure anymore who would be looking back at me !!

Please be 'careful'

Love

D & R

XXX

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Thanks Rimmy & Ruth! Ooooo, goodness no, jJg saw puzzles, not my thing, I'm afraid, but thanks for trying to save me from myself!!!!

I'm thinking I may need to go back on HIGHER mgs of Pred, because I seem to have lost my "mojo." My monster (she-that- shan't-be-named) has been MIA for weeks and weeks; my creativity has dried up, and although my energy levels are good, I have no interest in doing anything!!! ...not even WRITING! : 0 Ahhh well, this too shall pass... I'm sure.

Hmmmm, not sure my motive is "generosity?" They say, misery does love company; and I mask my misery with humour, so really... I am pulling you (my spectators) into my misery! You're just not aware of it! Clever, huh?

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Ha ha !! but only tongue in cheek about the jig saw 'option' - I really dislike such things as well - I just tried ONE when out of my head on Pred - which was quite beautiful with gold touched on elegant silk paper - and would have been lovely if it was ever finished - but not my thing either as soon as my 'reality' and relatively 'normal' perception returned.

I'm sure all your creativity WILL come flooding back - any reservations you have about your writing for example are not showing up as affecting the quality of your amusing as we will all attest. I think you are just feeling a little 'low' as the world has been a bit brutal towards you lately !

XX

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Thank you! You always know just what to say to lift my spirits... perhaps I do have a few good rants left in me!!!! I just need to dig deep.... ; )

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One word:

M A N I C U R I S T !

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GOOD TIP!!!!

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I once ate 1/4 lb of the sugar free gummy bears not knowing they were sugar free and they would cause an overnight stay in the bathroom on the floor, in pain. I was 45 minutes from home on a highway out in the middle of nowhere with my husband driving. I have never been in so much pain in my life and had a horrible time making it to the loo! Needless to say I was very upset with the candy store not having a sign with a warning on the bears. I would have called and raised a fuss but by morning I could not make it off the floor and by the time I recooperated, I didn't care. I'll never look at a gummy bear the same again! I think I'll stay away from instant glue also...I can't even begin to imagine the trouble I could get into with that.

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If sweets are sugar-free they almost certainly have sorbitol or xylitol as the sweetener - and when you eat too many they have an INTERESTING effect on the gut, to put it mildly...

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Sorry, I can't help LAUGHING as I imagine the pretty coloured, ohhh so cute, smiling gummy, bears; staring at me through the little, plastic window on their box.... Saying, "Buy us, buy us!" However, hanging right above their shelf (unbeknownst to them) is a big, red lettered sign saying;

"WARNING - EATING THESE GUMMY BEARS MAY CAUSE EXTREME GASTROINTESTINAL DISTRESS; INCLUDING BLOATING, DIARRHOEA, RECTAL LEAKAGE, ABDOMINAL CRAMPING, GAS, NAUSEA, AND VOMITING AND MORE. EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK!"

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Did the same thing with coconut macaroons once. I'd always loved them, but could never find more than a couple at a time. One day in the supermarket....

Ah, well. Another food off my list forever.

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Mmmmmmmmm coconut macaroons! Sounds heavenly!!!

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Yum to ANYTHING with coconut - don't let me start ....

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Ooooooo me too! LOVE coconut! Coconut Cream Pie. Coconut Bread. Coconut Nan. Milk Chocolate Covered Coconut! Coconut Milk.

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Yeah, well. Never again coconut anything. Including sunscreen. There's a emoji I'd put here of a pile of but I don't think Kate would appreciate it.

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Okay... now you're just paranoid! That little poop pile is sooo cute!!! Who cold take offence to that?????

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I'm not always the best one to figure out what others might be offended by. I'm a New Yorker. Our boundaries are different.

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Hahahahahaha! Oh yes... your boundaries are quite different! ...but that is why the rest of the world loved NEW YOKers... yes, even those of us from Boston!

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Great chuckle material. I have a phobia of dentists and superglued a broken tooth once - and you thought you were stupid!!

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I’d LOVE to hear that story! 🤣🤣😑

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