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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLurcher View Post
    Hi all, got a bit of a worry atm. 3/4 weeks ago my mother in law asked if I could try and sort out her front door that was jamming - its a bit swollen and warped, plus too many coats of paint. The house is like a 1700s build, manor type thing, door very old, however there wasnt much paint on the edge - looks like itíd been sanded previously.

    I sanded the edge of the door for around 15 mins, wearing a mask, and with the door open for fresh air. Now, I dont feel any different, but it occurred to me last week that the door could have had lead paint underneath the layers and im worried now that I have untreated lead poisoning. I feel really stupid because Im usually very paranoid about this sort of things, asbestos, mdf dust etc.

    Is it worth discussing with a doctor or would they just say that if I feel fine then its unlikely that any harms been done?
    Unless you were chewing on the door jam...

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    Re: Leg aches and sore knee joints

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLurcher View Post
    Hi Nora, thanks for the reply. Pleased to say my joints issue is better, but my neck still cracks like mad sometimes.
    Normal wear and tear.

    Was it a painful lump??
    Nope - just annoying because I knew it was there.

    I love lurchers, but unfortunately my boy died 2 years ago this October - still miss him. We have a jack russell x spaniel which we had around the same time as him, but I cannot get around to getting another dog. Just feels wrong 'replacing' him.
    My first dog - Lady (a misnomer if ever there was one) was a Jack Russell cross. She was awesome. Left on the moors in a box with her brothers and sisters in the middle of winter - she literally trampled over them to get to me when I went to rescue one. A bit damaged (refused walkies and had shocking separation anxiety) but was feisty and loving in equal measure. I loved that girl so much it hurt. I had 17 years with her. In fact, I still have her - albeit her ashes in a box - because it never seemed right to bury them outside as with the other dogs because she hated being outside - so she's going in with me when I go.

    We had a boy lurcher, who was also a character. He tried to scoff Lady's food one day and she bit him on the nose to put him back in his place lol (at the time we had 4 dogs - so pack order and all that) Now I have a Lurcher girlie who is also rescue and a bit nuts. She obviously wasn't socialised as a pup, so it's fun when she's out and about - she woofs at everything. She's 11 now, but she can still shift!!

    I've had dogs since I was 16. My mother point blank refused to let me have one as a child, so I got one as soon as I left home. I possibly wouldn't be as damaged as I am if I'd had a dog to love and care for during my school years. Dogs have treated me better than most humans I've known. They love you unconditionally, and I attract the dogs that nobody else wants. I do dream about having a dopey Lab or Deerhound who will chill me out, but once my eyes lock onto some canine misfit - I'm done for.

    Lurchers are really great characters. I'm sorry your boy died, but I'm sure you and he had some great times. Maybe in time your heart will be able to let another one in? It's not a matter of replacing a dog - it's double the love. Or treble -taking your Jackie into consideration.
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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Oh bugger, was really hoping not to let myself worry about this subject again, but it's been creeping up on me slowly the past few weeks, and the 'symptoms' are not improving.

    So, it's bowels again.......

    For the past 2-3 weeks, all my bowel movements are soft (not diarrhoea), just soft, mushy, or whatever other gross graphic way you can call it. And I'm going twice a day like clockwork.

    Now that's been worrying me a bit, but then on top of that I'm concerned about malabsorption, because if I look in the toilet - I see lots of small poo particles gathering around on the water at the edge of the bowl.

    Argh I dunno what to think tbh. Is it another IBS phase?

    I can't think of anything diet related that could be causing it, perhaps I'm quilty of binging on more sweet things than usual.

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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Seriously, this is no big deal, I've been like this for months on end sometimes.
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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLurcher View Post

    I can't think of anything diet related that could be causing it, perhaps I'm quilty of binging on more sweet things than usual.
    You can't think of anything diet related but you've been hammering the sweet stuff more than usual?

    There is a reason naughty but nice stuff is on the high FODMAP list, Mr Lurcher. You're probably consuming horrible sweeteners as well (always check the ingredients) which are not only an irritant when you have IBS but they're known to have a laxative effect - hence your twice daily trip to the lav!

    I know, we're human. I wavered the other day and ate a Double Decker. At 4am the next morning, my colon made its displeasure known...
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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Thanks for the replies both. I don't think I'm eating THAT much sweet stuff, but I have put on weight over the past 2 months, so maybe I am.

    I'm thinking of trying some probiotic, or maybe keffir again. I'm not physically bothered by going twice a day, but just worried there's a reason, plus the loose consistency.

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    Re: Various Health Fears

    There's nothing you've described that isn't considered clinically normal, I'm pretty sure.

    How are you doing other than the HA stuff?
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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    There's nothing you've described that isn't considered clinically normal, I'm pretty sure.

    How are you doing other than the HA stuff?
    Ok fair enough.

    Not too bad myself, managed to find a new job working as a graphic designer for the local council 2 weeks ago. Bit of a life saver at the moment, as I'd put in like 25 applications for various jobs and got nothing.

    My uncle is extremely poorly now. Saw him on the weekend for the first time in 3 weeks and there's hardly anything left on him. They've offered chemo, which is classed as palliative, but it's not looking good.

    How are you? Still working from home??

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    Re: Leg aches and sore knee joints

    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    My first dog - Lady (a misnomer if ever there was one) was a Jack Russell cross. She was awesome. Left on the moors in a box with her brothers and sisters in the middle of winter - she literally trampled over them to get to me when I went to rescue one. A bit damaged (refused walkies and had shocking separation anxiety) but was feisty and loving in equal measure. I loved that girl so much it hurt. I had 17 years with her. In fact, I still have her - albeit her ashes in a box - because it never seemed right to bury them outside as with the other dogs because she hated being outside - so she's going in with me when I go.

    We had a boy lurcher, who was also a character. He tried to scoff Lady's food one day and she bit him on the nose to put him back in his place lol (at the time we had 4 dogs - so pack order and all that) Now I have a Lurcher girlie who is also rescue and a bit nuts. She obviously wasn't socialised as a pup, so it's fun when she's out and about - she woofs at everything. She's 11 now, but she can still shift!!

    I've had dogs since I was 16. My mother point blank refused to let me have one as a child, so I got one as soon as I left home. I possibly wouldn't be as damaged as I am if I'd had a dog to love and care for during my school years. Dogs have treated me better than most humans I've known. They love you unconditionally, and I attract the dogs that nobody else wants. I do dream about having a dopey Lab or Deerhound who will chill me out, but once my eyes lock onto some canine misfit - I'm done for.

    Lurchers are really great characters. I'm sorry your boy died, but I'm sure you and he had some great times. Maybe in time your heart will be able to let another one in? It's not a matter of replacing a dog - it's double the love. Or treble -taking your Jackie into consideration.
    Our JR cross is a bit of a menace. She's lovely towards us and people, but not towards other dogs, which is a big shame as we can't really let her off lead on the beach or in parks. She's also a bit intolerant around our youngest daughter.

    Maybe we'll get a second dog at somepoint, because if I have to return back to the office and my partner starts work, I don't like the thought of leaving her alone in the house, especially now after lockdown when everyone's been home.

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    Re: Various Health Fears

    Congratulations on the job, that's brilliant, I'm so happy for you! Sorry to hear about your uncle, though, poor guy.

    I'm still exhausted - back to working at the college now but it's nonstop. Marginally less fed-up since they assigned me a shiny brand-new laptop, though!
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