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Terrible timing - 2 hour power cut this morning when I had 3 fruit cakes in the oven!

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.....but on the positive side, I had my first Shingrix Shingles jab this afternoon. Of course, my GP records have no mention that I’m on Tocilizumab injections because the prescriptions come via the hospital ( though I had written to my new GP with all the information). It seems there is no sharing of a patient’s details between GP surgery records and the hospital, which surely could be dangerous?! Fortunately, I took the paperwork (that comes with the Ro-actemra injection packs) and passed them on to the nurse as proof that I needed the non-live jab.

(I wasn’t intending to marzipan/ ice the fruit cakes but the big dents in the middle sadly make it necessary! Hey ho) .

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Turn them upside down - perfectly flat! OTOH, great excuse to trim the top and eat the trimmings to check they are OK ...

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123-go in reply to PMRpro

Don't know why I didn't think of that! It's the perfect solution. I used to to make a lot of different types of celebration cakes for friends and colleagues and always turn them over to decorate.

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stillsdisease in reply to PMRpro

As a new baker during the pandemic this is great advice thank you.

On the other hand, what a treat for people when they get to the middle!

Sorry about your cakes but good news about the shingles vaccine👍 I have just recovered from shingles and it was really nasty.☹️ I can’t have the vaccine until I’m 70 so almost 3 years to go, I will have it as soon as I can .

After any review/change of medication and doses my rheumy writes to my GP with the information and I receive a copy of the letter; I would have thought this is standard practice. If that is the case for you it's more likely that the surgery hadn't read your notes. You were right to take your own notes! I'm sure your cakes will be delicious! Could you fill the hollows with some brandy soaked glacé cherries and sprinkle chopped walnuts?

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Suzita76 in reply to 123-go

Sounds yummy - I’m sure I’ll think of something- can’t waste them!

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Suzita76

There are lots of people who only want the cake - and it's not going to be a pristine shape for long! You may send me one ... ;)

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to 123-go

Great idea - other than the walnuts, really not enthusiastic. nor brazils, everything else is fine ...

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Suzita76 in reply to PMRpro

Yes, sadly several family members have bad nut allergies (my brother in law, to walnuts and pecans- when he visited us in the USA, he ended up in the Emergency room when he tried some of the week’s ice cream special at the local dairy. Turned out they’d added pecan nuts). Hope you are doing ok, dear lady- thinking of you xxxxx

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Suzita76

I'm fine thanks

I have been eating a local artisan limited edition icecream recently - with walnuts and caramel. You can't taste the walnut so it is fine ;)

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stillsdisease in reply to PMRpro

Italian ices are heavenly, after enjoying them on Lake Como each year I can no longer stomach the UK Mr Whippy!

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to stillsdisease

No, me neither! We have a wonderful small cake shop/gelateria next to the hospital, one single baker and icecream maker. They make small versions of everything and are open all year round although a far smaller range of ices in the winter. I need to get my annual mobility card again to use to go for walks - walk to the station, walk from their station to the shop and back ... What an incentive to go out!

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stillsdisease in reply to 123-go

Yummy

I love this group. Advice on PMR and baking :) If the dip in the cakes is a big one when you turn it over you can always fill the bottom with marzipan or sweets for a surprise when the cake is cut. But like PMRPro says I am sure people won't worry about the dip when it's cut anyway :)

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