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Joined: 9/18/2008
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As many regular forum dwellers know I have a disability and suffer a bit with arthritis
so I can understand how you must feel as I also live on my own and have no one to help.

Some days I can't even put my shoes and socks on if I have a bad flare up to go outside.

I'm sure things will improve for you OP when your hip improves and you will feel better.

I would also recommend thinking about attending one of the regular POF meets on
here in Hove or Brighton as there a great way to make new friends and you'll be sure of a warm welcome.
 LovelySSBBW
Joined: 9/7/2009
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Posted: 9/20/2009 12:37:24 PM
Cheer up! Soon you'll be meeting up with your son to have coffee outside and talk about the new things in his life and once you are allowed to drive again (I assume your isolation is because you are not allowed to drive for 6 weeks post surgery) you'll be out and about with nothing stopping you.

Loneliness is something we all experience at some point or other. I have nobody, so for me it is the norm rather than the exception. I have tried to join some groups but it did not feel right - think it is my accent and size that scare people off. But when the sadness grips me, I try to think of other people who are worse off than me and shake it off.

Do you have any good friends who could come and take you out?
 LovelySSBBW
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Posted: 9/20/2009 3:36:53 PM
Amanda, I don't know how the message system works, the emails might have to do with the settings and what each person is looking for? I'll try to message you via email to say hello.
 LovelySSBBW
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Posted: 9/20/2009 3:42:10 PM
Matty, you can start socialising with your work mates and then check out the local library for any groups. My library had an announcement for a film group - they go to see a film and then sit at the pub to discuss it. Surely you can devote one day a week to yourself? And maybe you can find a Mon-Thu girlfriend who understands the necessity of you being away at weekends - it is all possible.
 LovelySSBBW
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Posted: 9/21/2009 1:06:58 PM
bighairyrob, what game is it that you are playing? I used to play Runescape but got to a level that I had done most of the quests and got bored.

Beautiful lady with Asian characteristics: sorry to hear about the 8 weeks in a cast, keep coming into the forums and we'll entertain you. But remember to rest your leg up often so you don't get into trouble.

altafica, welcome to the club!
 LovelySSBBW
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Posted: 9/22/2009 6:46:28 AM
DVT = Deep Vein Thrombosis; a blood clot in other words. Very common after surgery or when people sit down for long periods of time (say you sit at the computer for 6 hours non stop...), travel in constricted spaces (cars, trains, airplanes), wear constrictive clothing (e.g. hold up stockings that are too small or boots that are too tight or a leg cast) or simply spend a lot of time with one leg over the other.

It doesn't happen to everyone, but when it does happen, you find out how many people suffer from it and you get to experience the Warfarin Clinic for your weekly blood tests for months or years or even life. (Warfarin= drug regulating the speed of blood clotting). Initially of course you'll have to brave the belly injections of enoxoparin or similar medicine (as warfarin takes a few days to work). *sigh* Still all these are preferable to getting a stroke or a pulmonary embolism (stroke: blood clot reaching brain; pulmonary embolish: blood clot reaching lungs). Yes, the nasty buggers do travel in your blood stream.

Basically do not worry, just talk to your GP if you experience any of the following symptoms:

wheezing
shortness of breath
chest pain
swelling of extremities
pain near or inside plaster cast
skin colour change to red/purple

or better still, take yourself to the A&E and tell them you suspect having a clot so they can do the blood tests, chest X-ray and if necessary scan your legs.

But don't worry. This is the kind of thing you deal with as and if necessary.
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