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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #705 on: March 22, 2017, 09:22:02 AM »
Thanks all. :thumbsup:

I just reckon I'm allergic to modern living - something that many seem to be experiencing in one way or another. Been ill in odd ways - nothing you would call 'major' thank heavens - for the last 27 years. Asthma is just a recent complication that has hit me harder than I like. Collectively all my problems can be very debilitating a lot of the time, and things occasionally, like when I started this rant, get on top,of me.

Still, I mainly keep cheerful, play the guitar badly and the fool better, and continue to grab what I can out if life. At the moment that's lots of little Swiss trains. :D

Now, if I can just get this darned builder to get a door knocked through to my garage I can get the proper layout built! >:(. All I have to do is avoid the dust! :thumbsup:

Ps - I'll comment on questions asked later - have to go out and get new bedding and stuff to combat the evil dust mite right now.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 09:25:31 AM by daffy, Reason: Add ps. »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #706 on: March 22, 2017, 11:40:47 AM »
As previously mentioned changing to hard flooring might help, also a hoover with a HEPA filter which catches those excremental blighters would seem a worthy purchase...

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #707 on: March 22, 2017, 11:36:28 PM »
Evening all - well, we spent a bit of money today on new bedding, including anti-allergy pillows, and protective bug-proof covers for pillows and mattress. Also looking into room/house humidity and the merits or otherwise of air purifiers.
All sorts of info in the www, but a lot of it is sales hype, but when filtered out and proper research looked at (as a scientist I always look to The Cochran Collaboration for the real gen), there is consensus on the mite problem associated with bedding and carpets.
My wife exhausted herself yesterday throughly cleaning my bedroom, and we shall establish a strict and very frequent cleaning regime there, and in the rest of the house.  Thankfully we already use a HEPA rated vacuum, as Fardap suggested.
Now working out the cost of carpet changing to wood floor or some such - bit annoying as we recaroeted with top quality when we moved in just I er 3 years ago. But health is more important than wealth.

The allergens that dont affect me asthma-wise are lots of the usual suspects: moulds, fungi, animal dander, weed spores and pollens...... it's a long list. I'm hoping to get tested for as many things as I do find troublesome in other ways, most of which are foodstuffs, and these have been bothersome for decades: pure sugar, peppers, vinegar and other acidics, onions, most spices and herbs, yeast extract, malt extract, white flour,  cornflour, sodium nitrate, potassium nitrite, most chocolate, coffee, ...... the list goes on, and jeez, ain't eating boring these days!

@Webbo , your wife has my empathy and sympathy, cos finding out what mucks us up is a painstaking business, and finding your favourite foods are the things that cause you harm is just not funny or welcome. And sometimes you start to wonder if you're imagining it all! Sadly, you're not. My own journey has been a long one and started more than 30 years ago, though I only know that with hindsight. I've been aware however now for over 20 years. I have found the 'no' list getting longer, and occasionally something's get back on the 'yes' list for a while, only to return to the 'no' list at some indeterminate point. But at least my diet is one of the healthiest on the planet, even if I continue to feel like the proverbial pile.  I do hope your wife gets to the root of what is causing her the greatest problems. Professional help via proper allergy tests - bloods and skin-prick testing, is something I heartily recommend, but the old adage (well, it's my old adage anyway) is 'If what you just ate makes you feel lousy just like the last time(s) you ate it, STOP EATING IT cos your body is telling you it don't like it.'

As for alchohol, it does affect asthma, and mucks up the drugs, but I have a long-standing problem that means low dose alcohol just makes me ill. I often call it 'alchohol poisoning' just cos the term seems to fit the headaches, yucky feeling, and overall debility it engenders. And with half a pint inside me I know I would not be capable of driving a car, the effect is that strong. And to think that back in my twenties I used to think I was an alchoholic cos I was always the 'last man standing' at beer and spirit based parties. How things change.


Right, that enough from me - if I tell you any more about myself I could be subject to identity theft!  ;) Time to let other unhappy folks get a look in on this thread. :D
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #708 on: March 23, 2017, 12:10:24 AM »
Thank you Daffy for your supportive words. And, I hope that your new bedding makes a big improvement for you.

Since I've known my wife she has been somewhat lactose intolerant and intolerant to MSG and something in white wine that sets off migraines. If you know what the enemy is, you can deal with it. What has happened lately is that the list of foods that are causing severe digestive problems has expanded greatly and is only imperfectly known. She will be getting allergy tests done as you suggest.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #709 on: March 23, 2017, 08:06:44 AM »
As your wife's symptoms are this troublesome I would recommend more than allergy testing. I'm sure you are arware of the many digestive tract conditions that can cause discomfort, but all can be ruled in or out with testing, and it may be that a simple lifestyle change is all that is needed, such as (for example only) a need to avoid gluten to alleviate Celiac Disease, or avoiding the foods that cause IBS.

I've had all sorts of tests in my life, and all kinds of worries of what it might or might not be that affects me.  I have therefore had cameras sent where cameras shouldn't go, and samples of this that and the other sent to all manner of labs. Thankfully the photographic survey was just a pleasant  ;) excursion to visit uncharted and uncorrupted territory, but the others gave answers and assurances. All I wish is that I'd asked for it to be done earlier to save all the worry I went through, which is a waste of energy and makes you ill!

Once again, all the best for you wife's recovery from whatever ails her. :thumbsup:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #710 on: March 23, 2017, 08:22:45 AM »
Thank you Daffy

I'm a scientist too (retired) and believe that there is a rational explanation to what's happening to Judy. There still has to be a reason for IBS and why it has happened all of a sudden. Now I'm thinking antibiotics and mucking up of the bacterial systems in the digestive tract. There is an enormous amount to know in medicine which is ever increasing and I sometimes think that our overworked GPs are not keeping pace despite their best intentions.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #711 on: March 23, 2017, 08:52:03 AM »
Yes, our modern environments, the things we eat, the drugs we take, the things we buy - all must have an impact upon the human body that are really hard to identify. I read recently an American study that concluded that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, and that indoor environments are very often more polluted than outdoor city streets. Chemicals in carpets, plastics, and other sources of 'out gassing' (not what some wags may be thinking :) ), aerosols, liquids and sprays for cleaning or deodorising, dry atmosphere in central heated buildings, or bad humidity, and the bugs and mites that love these cosy environments we create for ourselves.

And we all know about the outdoor environment with its pollutants, so it is little wonder we have so many 'odd' health issues these days. The human body is an amazing but delicate machine, and though science does a fantastic job identifying all manner of causes and effects, we are all as individual as snowflakes so finding 'cures' for all will be a job for the lives of thousands for centuries to come. And of course the time-lag between scientific study and discovery, to the dissemination of a curative through the medical professions, is enormous.
It's at times a gloomy picture, but on balance I think it is amazing what we have discovered thus far, and both science and medicine are advancing exponentially.

There is hope for us all, someday.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #712 on: March 24, 2017, 04:47:54 AM »
Feeling a bit down, got my wage slip for what i thought would be my last pay from work and it is only one months pay!!!! They are now saying i have to wait until the end of April before i can get all the money they have said i would receive, minus the last two weeks of this month which is included in the 10 week pay in lieu.

Still not able to have closer from them for another month and then i will still have to wait until i get my P45 for my pension from them, because i have to prove that i no longer work for them and it is one of the forms of ID.

Had enough of it all.      :( :( :(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #713 on: March 24, 2017, 05:58:48 AM »
That is a bit of a pain in the derriere - I think I would feel like a  :'( if I were in your shoes. I do not know the ins and outs of redundancy/final pay etc., but the one consolation I can see is that you have the money to look forward to.  Whatever happens, good luck in the future.  :beers:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #714 on: March 24, 2017, 07:11:09 AM »
That is a bit of a pain in the derriere - I think I would feel like a  :'( if I were in your shoes. I do not know the ins and outs of redundancy/final pay etc., but the one consolation I can see is that you have the money to look forward to.  Whatever happens, good luck in the future.  :beers:

 :thankyousign: David, itís just so annoying that they have had loads of time to sort out my final pay and then i can close all ties with them.    :beers:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #715 on: March 24, 2017, 09:20:08 AM »
Sad to hear this Steamie, but it's only a month, and I suggest filling that time with trains, trains, and more trains. :thumbsup: 
And maybe some very loud music, a few beers, and lots of walks or just sitting out in the warm Spring sunshine and watching the new life dawning that is your retirement.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #716 on: March 24, 2017, 03:05:40 PM »
Now that's what I call a Good Plan, daffy.  :thumbsup:

Go for it, Steamie!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #717 on: March 24, 2017, 03:41:34 PM »
Feeling a bit down, got my wage slip for what i thought would be my last pay from work and it is only one months pay!!!! They are now saying i have to wait until the end of April before i can get all the money they have said i would receive, minus the last two weeks of this month which is included in the 10 week pay in lieu.

Still not able to have closer from them for another month and then i will still have to wait until i get my P45 for my pension from them, because i have to prove that i no longer work for them and it is one of the forms of ID.

Had enough of it all.      :( :( :(

Sorry to hear it, Steamie. I'm sure you're ready to be done with it ( and with them!). Hopefully it will pass quickly and you'll get to do a bit of what daffy suggested ;)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #718 on: March 24, 2017, 06:23:38 PM »
Feeling a bit down, got my wage slip for what i thought would be my last pay from work and it is only one months pay!!!! They are now saying i have to wait until the end of April before i can get all the money they have said i would receive, minus the last two weeks of this month which is included in the 10 week pay in lieu.

Still not able to have closer from them for another month and then i will still have to wait until i get my P45 for my pension from them, because i have to prove that i no longer work for them and it is one of the forms of ID.

Had enough of it all.      :( :( :(

Hardly a big deal. They could have made you work the notice period rather than paying you PILON which would have meant you didn't get your final pay or redundancy money until the end of May and you would have had to go into work each day, regardless of whether they had any work for you to do.

I'm sorry, but I think that is rather an insensitive comment given the problems Steamie has been experiencing over his redundancy.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #719 on: March 24, 2017, 06:31:43 PM »

Hardly a big deal. They could have made you work the notice period rather than paying you PILON which would have meant you didn't get your final pay or redundancy money until the end of May and you would have had to go into work each day, regardless of whether they had any work for you to do.
:censored: hell...

I didn't know that the NHS had opened an Empathy Bypass Clinic. Or did you have the work done privately?
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