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And, AND, one of our posh crystal glasses had a tiny sharp chip, so you might cut your mouth.

I looked online for how to fix it and found that you can smooth the edge down with a fine file. I tried a podiatry file and it's worked well. Glass saved!
 

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I looked online for how to fix it
Grannie Gregg replies,

"Eeh! Ers gotposh creestorl, eeras, tostartan!

"Ads showders artta mekkus ornsetta glasses frojars.

"Afweetadda pustule-ordure, weedav foolset binnow, annotta nowsa crertsa blimmin jamjars!"


My beloved relative's response may require a little elucidation; I try to give her meaning here but cannot hope to convey the poetry:

"I say! she has got fine crystal, that lady, to begin with!
In olden days, we had advertisements which instructed us in the way to convert our jars into drinking-vessels.
Had we been able to afford postal-orders, we would have a full set of crystal by now and not a house of crates of b. jam-jars!"

Thanking Grannie Gregg for her input. She has retreated to her coffin - for now. :eek:
 
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Looked for a special bulb for one of my lights, found a rich vein of them! At least 6. Must've picked them up in a sale.

Sometimes I feel really clever. :cool:
 

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Although my daughter's birthday is some way gone now, her school is having a joint party for her and her friend at the middle-point between their two days, which is tomorrow.

Said friend's mother came earlier to drop around two large chocolate cakes for my wife to deliver to the school tomorrow for the party (really good ones from a fancy pâtisserie--such things have evidently moved upward since my youth when cakes were essentially sugary shaving foam).

Anyway, her husband came with her. I've only met the man once, on a camping trip, when we got plastered together about an hour after shaking hands, but the chap turned up today with an assorted four-pack of new ales from my favourite brewery, which is located not far from his house.

He couldn't stay, he said--work to do--but he thought I'd want to try the new beers.

Top chap.

I've invited his family around for dinner in a few weeks.
 

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Although my daughter's birthday is some way gone now, her school is having a joint party for her and her friend at the middle-point between their two days, which is tomorrow.

Said friend's mother came earlier to drop around two large chocolate cakes for my wife to deliver to the school tomorrow for the party (really good ones from a fancy pâtisserie--such things have evidently moved upward since my youth when cakes were essentially sugary shaving foam).

Anyway, her husband came with her. I've only met the man once, on a camping trip, when we got plastered together about an hour after shaking hands, but the chap turned up today with an assorted four-pack of new ales from my favourite brewery, which is located not far from his house.

He couldn't stay, he said--work to do--but he thought I'd want to try the new beers.

Top chap.

I've invited his family around for dinner in a few weeks.
Your new best mate!
 

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Friend's husband has had a lot of problems since he had surgery for carpal tunnel, and he had had heart related problems.
The most annoying has been swollen hands and feet for which his doctors could not find a cause.
Anyway I was reading a magazine which had an article about an ingredient in some blood pressure medications which can cause swelling.
When I was talking to my friend I asked if he was taking anything with it in it.
She asked, he googled his medication and he was, so he got in touch with the heart surgeon who had prescribed his medication.
She said she had never heard of it and looked it up, then put him onto another medication.
So hopefully he's going to be helped now.
My friend is very dependant on him so she's feeling a lot more hopeful now.
 

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Friend's husband has had a lot of problems since he had surgery for carpal tunnel, and he had had heart related problems.
The most annoying has been swollen hands and feet for which his doctors could not find a cause.
Anyway I was reading a magazine which had an article about an ingredient in some blood pressure medications which can cause swelling.
When I was talking to my friend I asked if he was taking anything with it in it.
She asked, he googled his medication and he was, so he got in touch with the heart surgeon who had prescribed his medication.
She said she had never heard of it and looked it up, then put him onto another medication.
So hopefully he's going to be helped now.
My friend is very dependant on him so she's feeling a lot more hopeful now.
Was the blood pressure medication called Amlodipine, by any chance?
 

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Yes it was. We were surprised his specialist didn't know about the side effects.
 

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Yes it was. We were surprised his specialist didn't know about the side effects.
I'm on that too. It's made my legs and feet swell badly in the past. To offset these effects, I put my legs up a lot.
This stuff has also caused me to develop Schamberg's Disease (looks like localised suntan splashed across my shins).
I need to get to my doctor to find an alternative medication.
My Dad had a really bad reaction to it when they tried to put him on it.
 

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I'm going to see them this afternoon now restrictions are relaxed and noone else is visiting them.
I can find out his new medication if you like.
 

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I'm going to see them this afternoon now restrictions are relaxed and noone else is visiting them.
I can find out his new medication if you like.
Thanks!
 

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I don't know what doctors' vs pharmacists' training is where you guys are, but I know that here, I often suggest to people to talk to the pharmacist about medication they are on ask about any possible drug interactions that may occur. Doctors know what the drugs treat, but pharmacists are knowledgeable in the side effects and contraindications of the drugs.
 

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Accidentally left my car window open overnight. Not only did it not rain, nothing was missing. :D
I'd left all my non-perishable shopping in there - cases of milk, a multipack of crisps, a bag of tins/biscuits/chocolate bars, etc - and everything was still there.

We live in a roughish area so I wouldn't have been surprised if the shopping had been pilfered.
 

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Is your car a Lada?
Techy liaises with colleagues all over the world. A French colleague missed some meetings because she was dealing with finding all the wheels missing off her car when she'd parked it overnight while visiting family.
Seems my industrial Northern town isn't yet as dangerous as the streets of Paris!
 

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Mythopoeika my friend has the Schamberg's disease as well. The chemist hasn't got the new prescription yet and the specialist thinks her receptionist might have posted it, instead of faxing it through so goodness knows when that will come.
Will pm you when I get the name.
 

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Accidentally left my car window open overnight. Not only did it not rain, nothing was missing. :D
I'd left all my non-perishable shopping in there - cases of milk, a multipack of crisps, a bag of tins/biscuits/chocolate bars, etc - and everything was still there.

We live in a roughish area so I wouldn't have been surprised if the shopping had been pilfered.
Is your car a Lada?
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