I was glad to see that my local village shop is ensuring that we have groceries for us immuno suppressed beings!!!
Grocery Worries if Immunosuppressed: I was glad to... - PMRGCAuk
Agree not the best thing to use but could not see another reason blow and flush .
I normally use a good quality paper kitchen towel .
Often tissues dont do the job have stack of them in my rucksack at present brilliant for holding on handrails when going u p or down stairs opening doors etc. Plus wipes dog bags for disposing off in the event of no bins and b gloves but not used them yet .
Not much room for anything else
Can’t find it, but googled Cov-19 / diarrhoea and amongst symptoms on several sites gave the usual ones and diarrhoea as less often. WHO also said the same.
I have saved many ‘reads’ but not that one, was in a long article. Going to cut down on reading so much too exhausting, waiting to hear if and when they develop a vaccine. Hope we will all be on the priority list. Ten days ago I did get long text from GP Surgery on precautions to take.
Someone on TV said it is a means of establishing control somewhere and they like loo roll because it is large - you feel you are doing more than when buying handwash which is small in volume. Perhaps that reflects on them not considering handsanitiser as "something we'll use up anyway" - which is a bit worrying!!!!
I just had to go out to fetch prescriptions and OH tasked me with picking up gin from the big Spar in the village. It seems to be the only shop most people know about which is a pest at peak tourist times but today there seemed to be a lot of Italians the first time I went in. Only 4 checkouts open which is normal for that time of day but - unusually - there were about 12 to 15 at each! Almost all with enormous and full trolleys. A lot of them just had liquid washing stuff - Dash (Daz in the UK) and something for small children that I couldn't see what it was. On the second essay (I lost the will to live the first time) there were more usual trolley contents - loads of pasta, but that is normal here, apparently you can't get pasta or coffee in Germany! And the best: 6 cases of prosecco and some pasta ...
I have a large stash of loo rolls - also 14 tins of tuna, 11 of chick peas and 10 of tomatoes, a year's worth of laundry liquid and lots of soap - because often when I do an online shop I don't really need £45 worth of groceries (or whatever the minimum spend happens to be), so I make it up by buying something that I know I will eventually use. I wish I'd done this in a more organised way as I could now set myself up as a black marketeer.
If that is the case, and having watched doomsday preppers I can believe that the people who are serious about guns, the end of civilisation and prepping are indeed doing so. It is so scary... My priority is keeping my hands clean... So I can partially relate to loo roll hoarding...ammunition not so much. 😕
The larger the country and population the more "fear" there can be whipped up. I loved traveling round the States on a greyhound pass for 3 months a good few years ago. Individuals I met were lovely and interesting, who fed me, and gave me rooms and trusted friends phone numbers in other states in some cases. But many thought I had traveled from the UK on a greyhound, hadn't heard of any European or African leaders (unless they were first gen immigrants) and had never left the states. That can mean social and cultural insulation and isolation. Scary.
Can't make sense of stocking up on ammunition in the big cities but here, in the very rural part of the USA, it's logical to have a good supply of ammo in case the grocery stores have supply interruptions from the virus, but also because of things like blizzards, fuel shortages, etc. In a pinch my emergency food source would be the forest - deer, grouse, turkey, etc. In this area probably close to 50% of families eat some wild game every year. But that hardly justifies purchasing a brick of 500 bullets in case the grocery store runs out of a few things for a week! lol
I did my first ever online order a day ago and am awaiting delivery tomorrow. But even before that I've been told tissues (for nose) in both box and individual pack are out of stock as is chlorine bleach which I use only for scrubbing the grouting between tiles. I will be intrigued to see what else will be out by then.
They should produce it again and tell everyone they can only buy 4 'normal' rolls and the rest must be Izal (until the present virus is over)!
I'll stick with newspaper if things get tough - at least it's soft!! One newspaper would go a long way, lots of lovely squares with the choice articles - you could use it then flush all the crap (the articles I mean)😂😂😂 away).
Sorry folk! I'll be good now!🤪
There was a Facebook site for such discussions too, not sure if it is still up and running. Its not the pmrgcauk one but I don't know the details. The occasional thread goes down like this one and when there's a big issue like the c word it is sometimes allowed to stir up distracting replies. You can pm people you have engaged with to carry on discussions that go "off piste", you can add several members so it becomes a mini chat room for you. . I suspect the mods have just needed this break from serious coronavirus question too! 🙋
I've never 'done' social media until I found this site...and I was still dubious at first but valued the support so much. The only thing I do on social media, under an alias ,😄, is play 'Words with Friends'. Got comfortable here now, but don't really 'belong' any more...don't think I ever did really but people have been so kind and helpful.😊
I was the same to be honest.first I joined in on in almost 25 years of lurking on each new media.
You are most welcome as far as I'm concerned . It's good to have people who had an original diagnosis then had to reduce pred due to misdiagnosis. It's as important as having people in remission staying around. You have a view of gca that might help others trying to get dx. So don't think you don't fit, though yes the focus on health issues relating to pmrgca may get tedious for you! 🌻
That's kind, thank you. I've got so that I care about some of the people on here and am interested in how they are doing, but I don't have much to offer by way of advice...although just made a useful suggestion to someone (my first I think) re dental anaesthetic and shaking, but that was based on my husbands experiences not mine!😄
I remember Izal in the 60’s, it came as a roll or in a box like tissues. My cousin came to visit when he was about 10. He went to the toilet and when he came back his stomach looked like he’d eaten a pumpkin , whole! His mother asked him what he had done, he went all sheepish and bright red so she lifted up his jumper and out came 100’s of sheets of Izal paper. Apparently, he liked tracing 😀