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Some of the regulars might have noticed that I have been absent for the past few months, so I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I should hopefully be back on much more regular basis now :)

The reason for being away is illness unfortunately... I've been suffering from fatigue, dizziness, headaches and poor concentration (all of which has meant being on the PC was very unpleasant!). We're still not sure of the underlying cause, and I've been seeing various specialists trying to figure it out. The good news is that for the past few months I've been trying a new diet (gluten free and practically vegan) which has made me feel loads better! Unfortunately, since January my back has also decided to start playing up again so I'm on lots of painkillers - all of which make me tired and sick - so I'm really looking forward to being off them in (hopefully) a few weeks' time. I can sit down for about half an hour now without too much pain, so it's nice to be on my PC again :D

How is everyone doing? What have I missed? Hope you're all well!
 
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Glad you're over the first problem to a large extent but sorry to hear that your back is playing up. At least you are back online. Hope you're back to normal soon.

How is everyone doing? What have I missed? Hope you're all well!
Doing very well. Missed my trip to Panama Canal. Very well, thanks. :D
 

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I was wondering where you'd got to, thought you were just being all busy and stuff. :)

That doesn't sound too nice Bex, hope your on the way to feeling much better soon! Vegan eh? You poor thing. :D

As to what you've missed, the forums had a face lift, but I guess you may have noticed that one lol.
 

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Welcome back Becky. :) I too have missed seeing you online, but like V_R, thought you were probably just busy... so it's sad to hear that your absense was really due to feeling so poorly. Your symptoms sound very debilitating and unpleasant, so it's not hard to imagine that trying to spend time on the PC would not have been very comfortable for you.

I'm so glad the new diet is helping you to feel a little better, and hope the improvements will continue, so that your back also will be pain free very soon. (As someone who is also unable to tolerate medication, I sympathise with the way yours has made you feel.)

Wishing you all the very best and a speedy return to good health. It's lovely to see you again. :D
 

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ah, and there was I thinking you were off having a baby ... :D
 
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Glandular Fever possibly?
Hope the diet works out & you start to feel better.
Make Ian do the house work & washing, he will enjoy it(eventually)!
 
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Hi Becky glad to see you back, sorry to hear you have not been well and glad the gluten free diet has helped. Get really well soon and back on your feet again very soon.:thumb:
 

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Aw, thanks so much for the warm wishes everyone! :blush:

Doing very well. Missed my trip to Panama Canal. Very well, thanks. :D

Wow, that sounds great! I'll check out the topic, I'd love to see your photos.

Vegan eh? You poor thing. :D

Haha it's not as bad as you might think! Even Ian has enjoyed it, which is saying something. To be honest the only thing I'm currently strict with is gluten, I'm not very strict with the vegan thing. I still eat eggs, chicken and fish/seafood every so often. When my back is up to meals out then I think I would really struggle if I didn't have a flexible attitude!

Wishing you all the very best and a speedy return to good health. It's lovely to see you again. :D

Thanks very much TC! I'm very happy to be back :D

ah, and there was I thinking you were off having a baby ... :D

:eek: :lol:

Glandular Fever possibly?
Hope the diet works out & you start to feel better.
Make Ian do the house work & washing, he will enjoy it(eventually)!

Yeah we thought it might have been that initially, but it seems that it's something else. I'm hoping it's something like my thyroid - then they can just give me a pill and I'll be fixed!

Hi Becky glad to see you back, sorry to hear you have not been well and glad the gluten free diet has helped. Get really well soon and back on your feet again very soon.:thumb:

Thank you kindly, bootneck!

Right my timer is flashing at me (Ian made me a flashing timer so that I don't lose track of time at the PC) so I'd better go rest up. See you later! :wave:
 
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Hi Becky.
Good to see you back.
Very sorry to read of your afflictions,trust you are on the mend but take it easy.Like you I too suffer with back pain,in fact I`m off to hospital tomorrow for physio` on it.
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Well damn :( Sorry to hear you've been poorly Miss Becks, I do hope all those nasties depart for good real soon.

Good to see you back, take care and look after yourself.
 

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Thank you to you both! :thumb: The weather has been glorious recently, so it's been nice to get out and about for short walks. Unfortunately I can't help with most of the jobs in the garden, but I can direct operations :D
 
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Hello, I'm back - again!

So at the start of June my bad back got a lot worse and I was practically housebound for 6 weeks. Had an operation on my spine on Tuesday to remove a large re-prolapsed disc (I had the same op 2 years ago) and feeling soooo much better. I can walk and sit again without agony, hurrah!

I'm limited in how long I can sit down for the next few weeks, but I'm hoping to be checking in from time to time. It's nice to be back!

Hope you're all doing well! :dance:
 

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great to see you 'back on your feet' again Becky ... :cheers:
 

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Welcome home Becky, it's very good to see you. Sorry to hear you required more surgery, but wishing you a full and very speedy recovery. Take care. :D
 
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Welcome back Becky, glad your feeling better and able to get about again. :)
 
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Welcome back again, you have been in the wars poor girl, I know all about back pain and how debilitating that can be. I am so glad you are recovering from the operation, just take it steady and do the exercises they gave you. :thumb:
 
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Glad your improving Becky and we do miss you.
I'm sure under your directions Ian is doing well with the housework.
He is after all a modern man!!
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone! It's great to be back on my PC again :thumb:
 
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