Nature Blowing & The Trees Dancing!: Maybe not a... - PMRGCAuk

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Nature Blowing & The Trees Dancing!

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie

Maybe not a hurricane but a different Bournville park today! Bins & paper flying around on the way! Water fowl very hungry,no disputes today! Roaring trees,conkers raining down & branches looking dodgy! A line of Lombardi Poplars could dance for "Strictly"!! Wonderful.

12.5mg for two weeks now which is my best shot so far. Rhumy has forwarded an appointment from Sept 2019 to October 2018! Could be the result of my result Dexa scan! Always something to look forward to!

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I was going to say onward and upward but really it's downward and downward! All the best on your reduction. I am at 7 after a flare and hope I can remain here. Pretty stiff this morning.

Yer Thanks "Onward & Upward"! Does't fit word wise does it? Know what you mean! Get's even more tricky as I get lower & you are on cusp of all this now again! Hope this goes well for you from here.ATB

I got stuck at 12.5 for ages and then things just changed almost overnight. Now I've been on 10 for a week and beginning to feel (dare I say) almost human. This is the lowest I've been.

Trees here are pretty active too. Everything has been static for so long.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to scats

Good luck on 10 scats. Different experiences for all on this one. No master plan works! Always remember "Stingray" myself tv series!

scats
scats in reply to Pepperdoggie

You mean 'Anything can happen in the next half hour' ? Surely that sums up PMR.

Or have you got a more cryptic reference that I've forgotten?

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to scats

Yes. Anything can happen in the next half hour! Wife had her shin hit today by the car door, changing her boots for driving back home after a walk with a mate. Got away with it without too much damage hopefully! Windy it was today. PMR/GCA be careful out there!!!

scats
scats in reply to Pepperdoggie

Ooh! Give your wife my sympathies. Then give her a crutch and a parrot, she should fit right in it's talk like a pirate day.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to scats

"Shiver me timbers me hearty"! Dount sund rite in Brummie Bab!

Telian
Telian in reply to Pepperdoggie

Ouch!!

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to Telian

Easily done on a windy day! The boot is high so she can't sit on that. I applied the cold sponge & passed on my old shin pads!!!

Telian
Telian in reply to Pepperdoggie

Bet she loved you for the SPs, just like my husband you are, helpful at times - is this one of them? Good man for bathing it. Same thing happened to me but no real harm done except it hurt so much, must be our condition...

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to Telian

Comes very sharp & knocks you sick metal on bone. Then of course there's the dance after with everyone looking! Hope you're ok yourself.

Telian
Telian in reply to Pepperdoggie

Definitely knocks you sick. There you go again, seeing the funny side of a mishap, man after my own heart you are as I'm just the same. I'm okay thanks won't go into details as we'd be here all day...

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to scats

"My Master Plan has Failed". Troy Tempest enemy. Think Titan!

scats
scats in reply to Pepperdoggie

You've out stingrayed me. My brain is tired and it's past my bed time!

Best wishes for your reduction,l hope it all goes well for you.I like your rather’poetic’ post.Poplar trees always remind me of the Cambridge area,they have been around there for as long as l can remember.l am hoping my new fence can stand up to this wind,plant pots and water butt lid are flying around the garden. The ground is so dry if it does not rain l shall have to use the hose again !

Rain on the way Grants tomorrow hopefully! Sorry for those going out somewhere! It would be helpful if it just rained in the night! Or not for the night workers trying to fix our roads! OMG. The pred. brain rolls on! ATB

This weather is exhilarating isn’t it? I hope you continue to do well PD. Bournville Park, I knew it well.

Superb light Jane. Slightly tinted sunglasses though!

Hooray it is raining,l,won’t have to water the garden !

The silver lining! Looks like all night & day too! Hey things are looking up!!

Hi, I am now down to 10mg and feeling so much better. Much less fatigue (although currently on holiday in Arizona) but probably doing more than I would at home to be honest. My main complaint at the moment (apart from eating bigger portions than at home in UK) is my hair. It is feeling rough, even though it is washed and conditioned every day. It is almost like it is singed from hair tongs, and I never use them! It is not growing much either. But I guess you could call that a bonus as it saves on hair cutting and colouring! Brain fog has cleared too, thank goodness. Hoping to go down to 9mg once home again.

Try a few drops of coconut oil massaged in.

Great that you're feeling better at 10mg Linda. As for the hair I can offer no advice! My style is a No. 2 Brillo pad these days!!! Not like the Beatle Barnet of old!! Much slower growth too.

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to Linda369

Hi Linda, don't want to rain o your parade but I came down from 10 to 9.5 2 weeks ago and a feel increasingly ill. Don't know whether to go back up or stick it out for longer in the hope I improve. Let us know how you get on.

Linda369
Linda369 in reply to ChrisMcT

Hi ChrisMcT, so sorry to hear this. Hope this is not in store for me too. I guess we are all unique on this PMR journey, and are all 1/2 mg away from disappointment or joy. Take care.

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to ChrisMcT

Even 1/2mg can let in a flare - if the pain started immediately you dropped and then got better over time it is worth sticking it out. If it took a day or two and steadily gets worse - it isn't. Go back in the hope it won't get worse. It doesn't mean you won't get lower - just not yet. Wait a month and try again.

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to PMRpro

Thanks for that, I have gone back to 10 today so shall see how I get on. Will try the very slow taper recommended on this site from now on.

Lovely picture! I've got grasses like this in the garden but not sure how to look after it. Any suggestions? Hope it won't be too energetic.

Only one cut down required in early Spring before the new shoots start growing. This one is Miscanthus sinensis "Ferner Osten". Also looks good in winter with the frost. Have a number of grasses, they're good value & low maintenance. Some of the Stipa's can self seed or spread a bit but most ornamental grasses are clump forming. Big selection to choose from nowadays. Happy gardening.

Thanks for the info. 🌻

Seems really weird to think of you, Pepperdoggie and others on the brink of autumn when I now live down under in NZ and spring is bursting forth. I remember Bournville park from my training days many moons ago at QEH Birmingham. Having said that my PMR journey has been relatively uneventful... am I tempting fate by saying that? Have been following the dead slow nearly stop taper with a few hiccups along the way needing a pause for a while at stages along the way. Some shoulder and hip tweaks as a reminder the sleeping giant is still there. On way to 4mgs and here's hoping ....

I've found this site so helpful in making decisions about how to manage and I'm really fortunate to have had a GP who let's me try what I think will work for me but who is there as support. it's given me confidence to do be able to do what I think will work for me... so far so good

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to Sunnyj

Hello Sunnj. Nice to hear from you. You're doing well to get down to that dosage in that time frame. A very understanding GP you have there. It certainly helps not to be pressured by some barmy tapering plan! The park is Manor Farm on the other side of the Bristol Road from the Valley Pool/Bournville Park it'self. Situated behind the old Bournville College which has been demolished & replaced by a massive retirement complex. I know the QE very well over the last few years! Played in the cow fields where the new one is built. Wish you well on the road to zero. Nothing like Spring for an extra buzz. ATB

We had strong winds yesterday hurling stuff around, doesn't sound as vicious as your area's had. Love the photo, I adore grasses - my latest ones are a black Rubrum, a Hamelin and a Zebrinus but they're only babies compared to yours.

It's good they're on the ball with your appt, fingers crossed it's not too bad a result and you just need more meds! Keep us updated.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie in reply to Telian

Have the Zebra grass but not the others. I like em. Use'to go to Gardeners World at the NEC every year(more a food & other show now) & tried many of the new uns launched. Lots were short lived & didn't like our clay soil. Found the same with Clematis! Often named after famous people!!

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