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December 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm #77853Re: Yaktrax
I brought some after seeing the posts on here. I previously had ones from the gadget shop or iwantoneofthose.com where they have spike things at the front of the shoe but I still slid and I put my heel down first, not the front of my foot!
I got my Yaktrax off of Ebay… and I got the professional ones with the straps (I didn’t realise!) but glad I did as they don’t come off easily! They arrived ones the ice had gone here (typical!) but I did actually use them the other day when we went to my fiances mum’s as she still had really bad ice. They were really good once I got the confidence that I wasn’t going to fall over (yes…I did freeze in the middle of the road shaking and grabbing hold of my fiances hand telling me we were going home as I couldn’t go any further… even though we were halfway accross the road and it was the same distance back to my car, as it was going to the house!) was funny though as her flooring is laminate and a bit slidy in them so Lee (my fiance) helped me put them on outside and they kept pinging off!
They are really good though, and I gave my sister my old spiky ones.
Hope it doesn’t snow but if it does as least I am a bit more stable!December 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm #80201Re: Favourite Quotations
Everything is possible , the impossible just takes a little longer
This is so true! I was told I would never learn to ride a bike without stabilisers… but I proved them wrong!
I can’t walk that far either…. but I still managed to walk a very long way in Rome even though I was told ‘oh its huge, you won’t be able to walk around there you’ll get too tired’ I was the one who said ‘oh lets go down here and have a little walk’ and then realised after stopping in shops on the way, that we were half way back to our hotel from the vatican! (shopping is an amazing incentive and nice little rest stop)
You haven’t got a problem, until you’ve got a problem
My mum always says that, and her dad did too (my grandad) and its true! Don’t worry about something until you actually have a problem. I sit there freaking out about anything to do with needles and when I go for hospital check-ups I always worry they’ll want to take blood or something… but most of the time if you ask what its for an if they really need it and theres no other way… they don’t actually need it, its just for their records etc!December 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm #77924Re: POLL – Non-invasive Ventilation
Funny you should say about teeth! I had a brace when I was younger as my bottom jaw was out more than my top teeth. The brace worked but had to wear the bands to pull it into position, and then once it was removed had to wear retainers for a year. A year or so later my orthodontist said that they would put the braces on again as my teeth still wern’t meeting. I did say at that stage that it probably wouldn’t make any difference….. 1 1/2 years later it hadn’t helped! My teeth aren’t bad, my dentist was just very nice and said that he would try and sort it so my bite was inline and yes the brace did help a little and my chin doesn’t stick out like it did but I think that with the machine plus jaw muscles nothing would ever really fix it!
Glad I’m not the only one with the dribble problem hehe. Its worse when I have a cold (as I do now ) If I ever go to hotels etc I always take my own pillow or put a towel over the pillow as I don’t want to ruin the pillows! I have a pillow protector on my own pillow so it doesn’t ruin it, just so annoying!December 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm #77921Re: POLL – Non-invasive Ventilation
I use bi-pap when I sleep and have done for 10 years now, but had a large machine to begin with and couldn’t carry it myself as it was quite heavy, but when I went for a sleep study last year told them how it stopped me travelling on my own and I had to rely on others to carry it, and they gave me a lighter model which is soooo much better, smaller and quieter! I went in March and they told me they didnt have the budget for a new one for me but luckily Steve at Royal Brompton found me one Only problem was I think someone had used it previously who smoked and it stunk! The casing itself and the power wire!!!!
only problem I have is that when I had an operation to straighten my back, they put a seaweed patch on the bridge of my nose when they put me onto masked ventilation (before I used Bi-pap) so that it wouldn’t irritate my skin…. but I’m allergic to seaweed and green things as I told them before I went down for the operation, and when they took the patch off it took all the skin and some tissue off the bridge of my nose! My scar is a bit better but people thought I had been in an horrific car accident as my nose was right down to the bone and took ages to heal. Its healed over but its scar tissue and bright white, but goes red when its mega cold or mega hot, and due to it being so fragile, I have to be careful with masks as if any pressure goes on my scar, it gets damaged and sometimes starts bleeding. Luckily the managed to find a nasal mask that goes on the tip of my nose, but unfortunately they’re stopping making them and I got the last one earlier this year. I’m going to try the nasal prongs next, when I was first put on the bi-pap I was 13 and it really irritated my nose but now I’m a bit older and my nose is bigger lol I will try it as I really don’t want to mess up my scar with a mask pushing on it.
The Royal Brompton even sent me to a plastic surgeon to see what they could do, but they can’t do anything as it may just made it worse or cause scaring elsewhere on my face!
Really upset they no longer do the small nasal masks.
I wish there was something that could be done too about making my hair all messy! My hairdresser wait to try and put a pair of tights over my head to keep my hair straight but that didn’t work. I just wake up with flat hair and lines where the mask was.
I also find that I dribble soooo much using bi-pap! Before I never dribbled but I do when I have the bi-pap! Really odd lolNovember 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm #77846Re: Yaktrax
I brought a pair of simliar things last year from ‘I Want One Of Those’ after seeing them on This Morning. The Yaktrax do look better though!
Mine are ok but only have spikes on the front part, not the heel so I didn’t feel mega safe with them, I still slid a little, but they were so much better than nothing! lol
Only problem I had was stretching them onto my shoes! I broke a few nails in the process too and in the end kept them on a pair of my shoes and just swapped shoes when I got to work. The annoying thing is taking them on and off.
They are good thoughNovember 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm #77576Re: How do you cope with the winter weather?
I have Rigid Spine Syndrome MD and I’m like bambi on ice if I go out when it’s ice or snowing! The snow is mega bad today in Essex! Went to bed with no snow… woke up to about 5+ cm of the stuff!!!!
Luckily my work are ok with me taking work home in case it snows and working from home if it’s heavy snow or ice.
I get really scared going out in it in case I fall over and then I need someone to pick me up and I can’t get up on my own if I fall (unless I can get to some stairs or a sofa etc to push up on). Even if I’m with someone I kind of put my foot down, twist my foot on the floor a bit to see if its icy, then carry on! My fiance even told me under no circumstances to go outside today (his brother drove him into work in his car as my fiance drives a motorbike but its too icy, and the car was sliding into the kerb its so ice out there!)
I feel the cold easily too and at work due to budget cuts etc we have the heating on the minimum so I end up going into work with thermal tops and extra layers! My extremities feel it the worse (ie hands and feet)
I have thermal bedsocks on at the moment and the heating on, but later I know it will get colder and I’ll probably layer up some more!
Hoping the snow clears by the weekend as its my fiance’s works christmas party and don’t fancy driving if its like this (also add to the fact that I can’t really turn up in Timberland boots with an evening dress on!
Last year I had a heavy cold when it snowed and tried to get to the doctors to get a perscription and the pavements hadn’t been gritted and if I slide a little I immediately go rigid and just stop and I think it took a good 5 minutes to walk about 2 metres from my car to the doctors!
I’ve got physio tomorrow and been waiting so long for an appointment but doesnt look like ill be able to go if the weathers like