Welcome To The Video Edition!
Why the video edition? Well, because I have found a couple of YouTube videos which I think you might find interesting, and another one to make you smile. But more on that in a bit.
It’s a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon as I type this. The sunlight bouncing off the red brick outside washes the room with a warm glow and the uplifting tones of Beethoven’s 6th symphony are bringing a smile to my face.
Laughter, they say, is the best medicine, and if you attended our last meeting you will know exactly what I mean. If you didn’t, then you missed Val, a very well-travelled lady whose hilarious exploits in foreign climes has us screaming with laughter. Regaling us with tales of Russian Bath Houses, soapy massages and wholly insufficient knickers (well, we’ve all been there, haven’t we?), this wonderful lady gave us one of the best afternoons we have ever had.
Don’t worry if you missed her because we’ll be having Val back in the Autumn and I’ll give you plenty of notice. Do try to make it when she comes back because she’s simply marvellous to hear.
All Fall Down
OK, now the first of the videos. For many of us with Fibro, regardless of age, falling over can be a real hazard. This video shows you several ways to get yourself up, or at least, into a position where you can summon help. MacGyver style!
I particularly like the one where you stack the books under your bum. All those old Reader’s Digests might come in handy after all!
Where does is hurt? – Just Ear!
Do your ears ever hurt for no apparent reason? Mine do and sometimes it’s excruciating. But I have never connected it with Fibro. Until now. This article goes into detail about how Fibro sufferers are prone to spurious ear pain. Take a look and see what you think. For me, this was yet another time when I’ve read something about Fibro and things just ‘fell into place’. I’ve shortened the link to make life a bit easier:
You’ve made your bed…!
Time for the second of your video treats. How big is your duvet? And how many of you does it take to put it on? I have a king-size duvet (on my double bed – how extra is that?) and trying to put the cover on is sometimes like trying to put trousers on a cow. That’s why I love this next video. It’s called the Duvet Burrito method and it’s so easy. Enjoy!
May’s speaker will be Lucy from the Independent Living Centre. We’ve been looking forward to getting her in to speak for a good while so don’t miss it. The meeting will take place, as ever, at All Saints’ Church Hall, Ryde. Be there for 1:30 on the 14th and you won’t miss a thing!
My last video offering. Giving the dog a bath…from the dog’s point of view.
See you on the 14th!