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I'm 48 today! Why this is a sign of Birthday ' Brain Fog' and is this just another unwelcome gift of GCA/PMR?

Blearyeyed
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I know we don't usually discuss our birthdays on the Forum but I thought this milestone in my Life might be worth mentioning to All you understanding folks because you may be victims of Birthday " Brain Fog" too.

So , I'm 48 , why is this significant?

Well , if any of you have read my posts or replies over the last year you might have noticed that I have been saying that I am 48 for the last year!

Only , this morning , a day when your Family vengefully recognises your age in ever increasing numbers , did my daughter's remind me that I had completely ignored being 47.

I'm sitting having breakfast in bed , a bowl of yoghurt , a mountain of pills ( large enough that Skinny Johnny may choose to scale them for his next PMR/ GCA charity Hike!) and a morning brew, when I say casually to my girls , " Well only one more year to the big 50!"

Eric and Grandma looked at me with the usual smirk of confused amusement , "Mother you are only 48!!!"

I looked aghast , " I've been telling everyone I'm 48 all year ! What the heck! Flipping GCA !"

And then came another birthday revelation , Grandma ( as you know , my youngest girl is called) reminded me ,with a little too much relish , " It's not the GCA , you've always had Birthday " brain fog " you can't blame the drugs for that , that's all You!"

( You can go off people you know , if she wasn't in charge of making my Birthday Cake I would be tempted to send her into the garden and lock the door ...again!)

Eric ( the eldest) is now making the bed wiggle painfully as she rolls about it in hysterics , giggling,

" Happy Birthday You Woolly Headed Ninnymuggins!!"

I decided to use a "spoon" kicking through the duvet and throwing a pillow at them both as they tried to escape out of the bedroom door.

A big sip of coffee , and a little thought has made me come to write to You, the only folks whom truly understand the blight of the ' Brain Fog ' and ponder , is it just Me or have we all just blamed our fuzzy noggins on PMR and Pred when actually it's not their fault at all ? ( or at least not entirely!)

It's true , I have been useless at remembering my age since I was at least 23 ( or maybe 22!). Unless my birthday had an 0 , 1 or a 5 at the end it was always a Game if Chance if I got it right . And , since having the wonders that are Children , I have always had a gaggle of giggling offspring to gleefully remind me of my foggy memory on the matter of my age . I am that stupid too. I don't even manage to shave a year off my age , I usually add one or two on. Like the years aren't racing by fast enough!!

And how about all those other lapses in memory that plague us all. Is it just the PMR ? No , that has just added another ever growing cause for the Mind Malaise , it's made it more noticeable , because our Medical woes make us look out for signs of this Memory Mould , but in reality , bit by bit , Brain Fog has taken a bite out of us All for years.

Lost items , like spectacles , that end up being on your head. Keys , searched for in every bag or drawer only to turn up in your pocket.

Shop trips for milk , when you come home with everything but.

Walking through a doorway that seems to have the mind altering power of the River of Forgetfulness on the trip to Hades , and arriving in another room without the foggiest idea of why you went there, and then, only remembering why you took the trip when you sit back down again .

Forgotten appointments , wrong dates for days out , birthdays and anniversaries , or the worst form of memory loss of all , forgotten invitations to guests to call at your own house which are quickly covered up , after a concealed look of shock, as your friends pass through the door and you rush to the freezer to find an emergency entertaining meal.

Now , there was a clue years ago , and another one of my eccentricities. I have always had a freezer of emergency entertainment meals , and an emergency box of gifts and cards because like the Girl Guides I was always prepared , and unlike Elephants , I have always forgot.

It's one of those "Mummyisms" , along with "Birthday Brain Fog" that my Daughter's always spout affectionately that they love about Mummy.

And this is the answer to my question , is my ' Brain Fog ' just caused by PMR/ GCA and the much misaligned Pred? The answer is No!

I suspect the same can be said of all of us here too.

Over the years our forgetfulness was put down to many things . When it comes to the ladies , we may have blamed Pregnancy , Periods , PMT and the Menopause .

There's not a gent , who hasn't spent many hours circling the house looking for a variety of things , before finally giving in and asking their wives for assistance only to hear the well used phrase embarrassingly announced to One and All , " Oh, he'd forget his head if it wasn't screwed on!"

Busy lives were often blamed for acute bouts of "Mind Melt " and " Boggy Brain" , especially if we forgot to get something from the shop or that winning answer we always knew became a " Lost Dog" at a Pub Quiz or playing Trivial Pursuits.

And then there are the folks on here , like Me , who didn't begin the journey down the road of Chronic Conditions with PMR / GCA , but years earlier , with a building catalogue of Autoimmune , Autoinflammatory or Neurological Conditions that could put a Medical Thesaurus to shame. For us , the ever expanding Foam of Fog , has been taking over more and more of our Mental Acuity for decades with every new ailment and drug .

Even the Exercise and Health Junkies will admit they were sometimes beaten in Mind as well as Body over the years by getting Dehydrated , losing Sodium or not getting their Nutrition right. Well before PMR/ GCA had a bite!

Yes, in reality , every little chemical change in our bodies has been a distraction to our minds for years , at first an occasional blip , but even without GCA /PMR if we really look back on things Brain Fog was becoming an ever growing Blot on the Landscape.

So , today , now that I'm ......ERM...... 48!!!!

I am happy to admit , it's not just the GCA , the PMR , the Pred or any of the other things that afflict me . It's all of them and none !

It's Life , It's Biology , It's Me !!!

And it may make me want to drag my brain out of my skull with a knitting needle , throw it down the street and beat it with a stick ( not that my neighbours need any more reason to think I'm two fries short of a Happy Meal than me doing a Basil Fawlty on my Cerebellum !) but it makes my Family and Friends love me all the more.

So , today , I'm not going to celebrate my age , but my Brain Fog and all the happy times I have had , not just despite it , but because if it. Because being positive is the only way I know of surviving all the slings and arrows of this sickly life of ours.

Now , where did I put that remote control!!

Hugs and cupcakes to all you Woolly Headed Ninnymuggins , and may PMR/ GCA and all the rest be a distant memory for us all sometime in the years to come .

Auntie Bleary-eyed aka Birthday Bee xx 😘😘😍

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MrsNails
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Happy Birthday πŸ₯³ Bee 🐝

Fancy you’re going to be 48 for two years πŸ˜‰

Have a Lovely Day πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚πŸŒ·

MrsN xx

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to MrsNails

Yes , because my last 48th year was so good it clearly deserved a repeat !!

Thanks for the hugs , xxxx πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

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PMRpro
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Happy birthday from me as well - were the real 48 pressies better/bigger than the practice 48 birthday ones?

It's their fault really - they should put the right number of candles on top ...

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

That's true , I can blame them for not being willing to dice with death and cause panic in our smoke alarm by not putting the right number of candles on last year's cake.

If I had gone by that I would only be 13 today!!

You are , as ever , full of wisdom and handy tips.

Perhaps I should make myself a badge this year as well and wear it every day just so I can be sure of what age I am , even if I might forget what year it is ! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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YuliK
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in reply to Blearyeyed

Stop complaining, you’re still a kid. It’s when you get to my age you start thinking about the future...and definitely sometimes ( well most time )tell porkies about ones age.

In the meanwhile β€œB” ( may I be so familiar) 🌹🌹🌹I wish you the joyous of celebrations with your kin...and will look forward to your 50th.

Have fun whilst you are still young. To hell with PMR/ GCA for a day.

YuliK. 76

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to YuliK

Thanks so much , knowing my Brain I will still think it's my 50 the next year and have to celebrate that twice too!

I'm hoping I will have improved enough soon to enjoy my Youth with gusto , instead of a box of paracetamol and an early night with my heat pad !πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

In our hearts we are all still 22 , and none of us forum friends will go down without a fight!!

Hugs xxx

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to PMRpro

My " real " and " pretend" 48th birthday presents have probably been affected more by my health than my Brain has , and the " pretend" pressies were better.

Last year , I got a Festival ticket ( that I had to give away!) , a new wetsuit , a jigsaw ( the electric variety not one with a picture of cats) and a pair of soft climbing shoes and a Lush bath gift box.

This year , I got two pairs of compression leggings and sleeves , a padded mat to make it easier to exercise on the floor , some covers for my wrist supports , extra thick bed socks , a new pillow and a large tub of antiinflammatory moisturizer .

So , the joys of the Body Achy have finally taken their toll on my gift list .

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

Thats not a pressie list, thats a trip to the chemist!!

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PMRpro
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in reply to Blearyeyed

Yeah - what YBB says ;)

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to PMRpro

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yeah, Goodness knows what I'll get next year.

Although those flyers have started to pop through the door for Stannah stair lifts , Saga holidays and pre paid funerals so I could end up with a bucket of prunes , a hoist and a coffin.

It must be the company I'm keeping !πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜

( Just Japes , Folks!!)

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PMRpro
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in reply to Blearyeyed

Our stairlift comes with the building!! Thank goodness for it too! But I'll pass on S*" and Games for the Aged ...

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

Games for the Aged?

Is this just a Community activity in your building or a board game we could all buy and have a laugh trying to play at home?

Could become a competitor to Exploding Kittens and Butthead here!

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PMRpro
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in reply to Blearyeyed

A certain member's name for SAGA ...

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to PMRpro

I have an up date on my gifts , they have definitely improved since the earlier ones today.

Eric has given me a Chinese Lucky Cat and a pack of Fortune telling fish ( like the ones you get in a Christmas cracker) and she made me a badge this afternoon that says ," 48 , and still sitting!" So I can't forget now!

A selection of handmade crochet slipper socks ( so comfy!!) made by Grandma and a pop art style painting of Alfred Hitchcock.

They have also made me a gluten free cake with custard flavour sponge and rhubarb and raspberry buttercream , topped with raspberry macarons , so it is definitely party time tonight.

The OH is just working on making me a balloon animal , I asked for a skunk this year.

I wont tell you what I will wish for later but I hope that it comes true for us All!😘

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YuliK
YuliK
in reply to Blearyeyed

As long as it’s not spinning the bottle. πŸ˜‚

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Yellowbluebell

I have been friends with you for what aeems like years but in reality is only a year. Or have i known you for years and it feels like a few months? Who knows!! There have been moments when i seriously doubted you had a sensible bone i ln you. I have had pm"s at silly oclock in the morning where it needs a dictionary and a translator to decipher and other moments when you have made me doubt my own sanity!! (This is under review)

I seeiously doubt pmr or any of the other multitude of illnesses you seem determined to collect are to blame for your brain fog. Its simply you being you.

Happy birthday my friendly muppetxx

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Blearyeyed

Thank you YB !

I can always count on you to give me the friendly mocking I enjoy and deserve.

After your many tales of entertaining your own neighbours with your japes over the last year I'm pretty sure you can't blame PMR , Pred , or just knowing wacky old Me, for being the cause of your Precarious Sanity either.

But we love you for it all the more , and , at least we can enjoy the " Brain Fog " years together .

Hugs , Bee xxx

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Yellowbluebell

My neighbours just love my entertaining exploits and i think it has long since been decided by them that i am a fruit and nut loop!! I cant help it that even the easiest of tasks result in the same type of chaos yours do!!

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Blearyeyed

Yes , but you started to get such a notorious reputation in your area that you had to move house !!!

Even I've not had to sell up ...... Yet!!

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

I didnt actually sell i just let it out!! These neighbours have been very lucky as the garden is too small for the pool.which did cause a lot of problems at my old house and i havnt attempted the fairy lights yet!! I have even avoided being seen in some weird sort of fancy dress as well!! Oh no does this mean i am finally growing up?!!

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Blearyeyed

No, it just means that you are pulling the new neighbours into a false sense of security before you finally let the insanity strike , probably some time close to Xmas when you try to wrestle those fairy lights again!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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scats

Not yet

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to scats

I cant be that mad they let me become a moderator!!

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Blearyeyed

Now you are just leaving yourself open for some very funny responses .

As I am now actually 48 and virtually a grown up I will resist the temptation to be the first!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

There is no chance of you becoming a grown up any more than there is me. Brighton crown court has been waiting for that to happen to me for 2 decades and look where that got them!! Me getting jammed in the swing doors and the clerk covered in coffee. I hate to say it but you missed the boat on being a grown up!! But we love you stillcx

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scats

You had to be mad to want the job in the first place. Anyway growing up does'nt equate with sanity in my experience.

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to scats

What?!! you mean no one else wanted the job? Besides, that makes pro and mrs nails mad as well!!

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scats

You mean you haven't noticed?

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

Er - I never asked to be one! It sort of happened...

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YuliK
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That’s our luck πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to PMRpro

But you love every minute of it!!

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

That might be pushing it a bit ...

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Yellowbluebell
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Hee! hee!πŸ€ͺ😁

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

They do say ," You don't have to be Mad to work here , but it helps!"

But as you are ' Brains' in my mind any day perhaps you , and Mrs Nails , are the one little glimpse of sanity in the whole shop.

The jury is still out on YB though!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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bunnymom

Happy birthday B. I can home from shopping yesterday and asked myself why I had so many loaves of bread? I use a list too.

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to bunnymom

How many did you buy?

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bunnymom

2 and English muffins also and my husband doesn't eat any!

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to bunnymom

Oh dear!! OH is off to work in a bit and i have a little shopping kist for him to pick up before he starts but its always hit and miss whether i will get what i asked for and he doesnt have pred brain!!

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Blearyeyed
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in reply to bunnymom

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Yes , I do that too!!

Did I really write 8 loaves of bread on my list??! Nope !

That's a combo of Brain Fog and indecisiveness for me . I might choose things from around the shop that are on my list of different types or flavours that I thoroughly intend to make a selection from , discarding most at the end .

By the time I get two thirds round the Fatigue takes over and I completely forget my Grand Plan , I shove the trolley at my OH at the checkout and the next thing you know you have three different types of toothpaste and a weird vegetable you have no idea what to do with!

Ah, Happy Days , if it wasn't for the Brain Fog we would have far less to laugh about so there's always a silver lining .... And an endless supply of toast!!

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bunnymom
bunnymom
in reply to Blearyeyed

I sometimes find all the thinking required of shopping quite tiring and I like to shop btw.

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bunnymom
bunnymom
in reply to Blearyeyed

You can never have too much toast. That's why I can't do low carb.

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to bunnymom

Toast yearnings late at night just have to be obeyed. Not as often lately but still have midnight wanders to the toasterx

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

When i do online shopping i do the same like lots of similar products and i usually go back and check but sometimes i forget and end up with so much stuff i cant store it all°°

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Rose54

Happy Birthday

I have to ask my Son how old I am

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Rose54

You could just do what my Nana did , by 65 she decided that she was going to count back down again instead.

I found it more and more confusing as a child trying to work it out so by my teens I just decided that I was going to pretend she would forever be 36!

She was more than happy with that , even when she reached 92!!

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Rose54
Rose54
in reply to Blearyeyed

Age has never really worried me as I am just as daft as I was when 18

My children are sure I'm not thier biological Mother as I have to ask them how old thay are .

Know the year thier born but never able to work out age

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Rose54

I know my girls are testing me with that all the time , the torments of having children , not just being forced to remember stuff but do Maths as well!

Can't wait until they have their own children , grandchildren are the revenge of grandparents on their own children.

Have a lovely day xx

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Rose54
Rose54
in reply to Blearyeyed

You to

Sun is shinning today on the Isle of Wight

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Pongo13

Many happy returns! My husband reminds me - I’m always a year ahead.... πŸ“(a spring chicken for the youngster! X)

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Pongo13

Glad to see it's not just me who is a birthday time traveller !

But I still don't understand why we keep adding a year on most people have the sense to make themselves younger.

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Smokeygirl

Happiest of Birthdays Bee! You are wonderful! Have a terrific 48th!

BTW β€”- I am 77 but I lie in my teeth about it & always remember to chop at least five years offβ€”β€” I leave my car keys in the fridge but my age is my own business!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣 Huge hugs xxxxx

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Blearyeyed

Love it!! And thanks so much for the greetings.

I'm pretty sure there is some scientific reason for keeping your car keys in the fridge anyway , and I'm going to have to start taking a lesson from you about how to change my age .

Although , I used to think it would be wise to add on ten years , then you would never be short of compliments about how good you look for your age!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Smokeygirl

I blame the fact i put milk in the oven on my pred but it could just be me. I csnt even blame my age really as only 56.

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Grants148

Happy Happy Birthday Blea,l hope you have a lovely time today ,never mind the brain fog, my fog is sure to be a lot thicker than yours as l was 75 last Birthday,although l have the mind of a thirty something,have not resorted to long baggy woolly cardigans and slippers yet ! Have a great time xx

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Blearyeyed

I'm definitely 48 today but you must be doing better than me as I will happily live in my baggy jumpers and I love a good pair of fluffy slippers.

I have had to start saying I'm as young as I think , rather than as old as I feel , because in thought I can be 22 , but in feeling I'm about 104!!!

Just wish my body would keep in step with my mind , Happy Foggy Days xxx

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

What is wrong with baggy clothes (although nothing much in my wardrobe classes as loose anymore). I now have fat and thin clothes but baggy rules

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Blearyeyed

Now I have to wear the compression clothing and a number of braces so unless I want to look like my superhero alter ego , Doc Venom , in ninja black , I then need to put a loose jacket or long cardigan over the top .

At the moment I am sporting my kimono over my tight black clothing , plus a pair of the new crochet slipper socks that Grandma makes. They are great in bed and out.

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Grants148

I was only joking really ,there is nothing wrong with baggy clothes if they suit the person ,and l sometimes wear loose tops.

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Grants148

I would like it if all my clothes were loose!!

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

Especially the ones with lower size numbers ...

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to PMRpro

Oh god yes!! THOSE clothes have been put in a box under the bed in the hopes i shrink or they grow.

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Blearyeyed

Except your knickers surely , that could cause some funny events!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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Yellowbluebell
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in reply to Blearyeyed

Knickers stretch so fit a multitude of sizes before needing replacing!! Although i did wear a pair the other day that suggested i was twice the size i am and kept dropping down!! They were assigned to the bin. As i live in joggers mainly the badly behaved knickers didnt cause any funny episodes thankfully

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

Perhaps the thing I like best about Sloggis is that a size 14 fits perfectly ...

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Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to PMRpro

Plus they are comfortably shaped knickers as well and dont do a wander to places they shouldn't.

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

Yes - got a load when we were over, I could have had look-alikes for a third of the price but I couldn't get a pack and try them before bulk buying!

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Yellowbluebell
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Might be worth ordering a pack online before your next trip.

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PMRpro
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in reply to Yellowbluebell

From Boyes???? ;) However - I confidently expect not to need more for at least 5 years now!

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Maisie1958

Happy Birthday Blearyeyed ! Made me chuckle and you are certainly not alone in the brain fog....it’s just I usually think I’m younger than I am....until I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.

Enjoy your day😘

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Blearyeyed

Thank you so much , it's nice to think we all share something other than the Polywobbles and PMR !

Add a photo to your mirror of you at 21 and you can look in it and make your heart happy everyday , I might try it myself , when I accidentally catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I get such a shock I probably bring on my Tachycardia. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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Maisie1958

Just wish I had realised how good l and how we all looked great when we were 21 rather than moaning about non existent cellulite and being brunette rather than blonde etc back in the day πŸ’β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Heigh ho ... To be fair I might not look it, but I’m far happier now than I was then πŸ₯°...though I am very envious of those still in their 40s 😘 have a lovely day x

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Blearyeyed

I am envious of those in their 40's who can say it is the new 30 , rather than the new 70 like it is for me .

I had a lot of practise being 48 last year , so hopefully I will have perfected it by now and make a better job of it this time round!

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Hidden
Hidden

Happy Birthday! I don't know you but I think I like you. I have to confess that I was a bit worried the past few days because you seemed to be missing from the forum.

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Hidden

Thank you , I love the wording of your compliment , right back at you!

I have been quiet this week just trying to get used to the new drug for my heart but it's in the worse before it possibly gets better stage at the moment.

Touch wood I will bounce up soon , glad to hear your Uvietis has cleared up.

Hugs xx

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Marilyn1959

Happy b'day Bee. A year late by all accounts! It has been a loooooong time coming!

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Blearyeyed

Yes , I was so eager to be 48 I did it a year early , perhaps I should try being 47 this year , as now I know I didn't do it when I should have I am wondering if I missed out on something good.

That's what happens when you decide to go a whole year with asking your family ,

" How old am I ?" which I used to do alot.

If only I could get " Brain Fog " and forget other things like the B word and alike I would be forever smiling.

Take care xxx

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Louisepenygraig

Happy Birthday youngster! I get confused about my age too but it's my husband's fault really. His birthday is about 3 months before mine, so most of the time we're the same age. I tend to add the extra year on when he has his birthday so by the time I get to mine I have to think quite hard and not add another year on again! Keep cheering us all up and enjoy your birthday presents 😁

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PMRpro
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in reply to Louisepenygraig

We are the same age for 4 days! Then for a whole year nearly he's older than me ;)

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Blearyeyed

I married a toy boy in the hope he would keep me young , but he's as likely to drop off on the sofa as me .

On his 30th birthday we were at a Wood Festival and we paid for him to do one of those climbs like a lumberjack to ring the bell at the top of a giant poll.

The guys with the roles had to change the mechanism to let him come down , and they joked that if I paid them a Β£5 they could leave him up there !

Thanks for cheering me up too , with any luck one day I will feel up to zip wiring over to you! Hugs xxx

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Grants148

Take care Blea,l hope you enjoyed your special day x

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HiddenAmbassador

Hiplitty, happily birthday

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HiddenAmbassador

Just made it phew! I ha e I am neay 60 since 55now 58 not as much if issue., πŸ’œπŸ·πŸΈπŸΉπŸΊπŸ»πŸ₯„πŸ₯‚πŸ₯€πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ½οΈπŸ½οΈπŸ½οΈπŸ₯πŸ±πŸ±πŸ΄πŸˆπŸˆπŸ₯₯πŸ₯₯πŸ₯₯πŸ…πŸ…πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸŒπŸŒŽπŸŒŽπŸŒŽ

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Hidden

Thanks Poops , I think all that drinking in the Emojis helps you forget your age , I managed to have a glass of Babycham and lemonade , my first drink since New Year.

A lovely cake with Macarons from Grandma , and passed out before midnight ( now wide awake again since 3.30 though , argh !!!)

Hoping for a bit more physical fun next year , but I was happy celebrating my

' New Normal ' birthday in the best way I could , hugs xxxx😘😘😍

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HiddenAmbassador
in reply to Blearyeyed

I thought I would cover all the bases. X

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Poppylop

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜Š Happy birthday, your post has just cheered me up no end, you really do have a way with words xx

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Poppylop

I'm so glad , you have been having it hard yourself recently so I'm really happy if my words have lightened the load for you a little bit.

Keep looking for those silver linings , no matter how hard they are to find sometimes xxx

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SusanJF

Happy Birthday πŸ’... β€˜Because being positive is the only thing’ your so right x

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to SusanJF

Staying Positive , Not Sweating the small stuff and trying to see the silver linings even on the darkest days if definitely what keeps me going .

I might suffer from the " Brain Fog" but at least I've managed to keep the " Black Dog " at bay despite many years of Chronic Illness and it's these rules and the support of my batty Family that have got me through.

Now , if I could only remember where I put my slippers!! Hugs xx

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ChrisMcT

Your family sound lovely. My mother always added a year to our lives. Although I was 6 was in my 7th year so you were right all along. Have a lovely birthday, you are so young to have PMR but when it fizzles out hopefully you'll still be young enough to runs rings round the rest of us!

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to ChrisMcT

Thank you , what a lovely thing to say and Hope springs Eternal for those ring running days in the future!

You may even have a few rings left in you yourself you know , hugs xx

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ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT
in reply to Blearyeyed

Hope so but I'm 75 soon .......or am I 76? 😁 Xx

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to ChrisMcT

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹

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Telian

A belated Happy Birthday Bee! All I can add is I wish I was that age again!!!

Enjoy and forget about numbers!

Think you must be the youngest on here?

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Telian

I am pretty close , at least I may have been the youngest when I was diagnosed but as I can never remember my age it will be hard to work out , flipping Birthday " Brain Fog"!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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Telian
Telian
in reply to Blearyeyed

I've never heard of anyone saying they were older than they are, except when we wanted to get into the pub and weren't 18!

Some I know have been known to knock a few years off!

Hope you enjoyed your birthday, the cake I've read you had sounded delicious! x

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Jackoh

A bit late Bee but hope you had a fantastic 48 th birthday! Again!! πŸ˜‚x

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to Jackoh

I had a lovely gluten free rhubarb , raspberry and custard birthday cake topper with macarons made by my lovely daughter and we had a little party at home , all I can manage at the moment but special just the same .

Thanks for the greetings xxx

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PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

That's more than I get!

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

One day though I hope to get to go to your ice cream shop , triple scoops on me !πŸ˜‹

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Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

The guest list was just the four family members , it was a very, very select affair!

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Jackoh
Jackoh
in reply to Blearyeyed

Sounds really good. It’s the quality of the company not the number as we know. Your family sound lovely. We are very blessed if we have caring family. If you have time sometime PM me the recipe- sounds delicious! Xx

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