Missed Halloween but have to share!

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So, due to illness I wasn't able to get these photos into the competition, but still wanted to share my girls enjoying their first Halloween!
I had planned to make them a corn husk doll, and maybe a little scarecrow stuffed with hay, but because of my flare up this week I had to keep it simple.
In the end, I made them this bizarre Jack-o'-Lantern Hula Girl with applewood for a body, a corn husk skirt, and plastic pumpkin bowl head that I stuffed with capsicum. Aubrey and Lup wasted no time getting to work on her, and it cracked me up 😂
 

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Looks very tasty. Hope you feeling better.

I, too, have a chronic illness that thankfully is kept in check by regular medication. Well it was until it was changed about 10 weeks ago. I have finally got a Drs appt in 2 weeks to get my medication changed back to the original stuff. (I was told in a very badly typed and worded letter from the Surgery that they were changing it without consulting me first!)
 

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Looks very tasty. Hope you feeling better.

I, too, have a chronic illness that thankfully is kept in check by regular medication. Well it was until it was changed about 10 weeks ago. I have finally got a Drs appt in 2 weeks to get my medication changed back to the original stuff. (I was told in a very badly typed and worded letter from the Surgery that they were changing it without consulting me first!)
This happened with my mums medication once, turnes out it had been changed to something cheaper for the NHS, my mum had a really bad reaction to it... why try fixing something that isn't broken 🙄🙄
 

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This happened with my mums medication once, turnes out it had been changed to something cheaper for the NHS, my mum had a really bad reaction to it... why try fixing something that isn't broken 🙄🙄
Exactly that's what they've done with me. I was assured the medication was just the same. The active ingredient might be the rest certainly isn't. My friend works in the pharmacy and she said I had to get a Drs appointment to change the medication back to the original one. Well I phoned or visited the Surgery almost every day for 6 weeks and finally got one!
 

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Exactly that's what they've done with me. I was assured the medication was just the same. The active ingredient might be the rest certainly isn't. My friend works in the pharmacy and she said I had to get a Drs appointment to change the medication back to the original one. Well I phoned or visited the Surgery almost every day for 6 weeks and finally got one!
Awful really, as if someone's body isn't going through enough pumping medication into it, then they go and mess it up even more by changing it... try the new patients on the cheaper stuff, don't mess about with existing patients medication..
 

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So, due to illness I wasn't able to get these photos into the competition, but still wanted to share my girls enjoying their first Halloween!
I had planned to make them a corn husk doll, and maybe a little scarecrow stuffed with hay, but because of my flare up this week I had to keep it simple.
In the end, I made them this bizarre Jack-o'-Lantern Hula Girl with applewood for a body, a corn husk skirt, and plastic pumpkin bowl head that I stuffed with capsicum. Aubrey and Lup wasted no time getting to work on her, and it cracked me up 😂
Very cute! I have all those fleeces too :)
 

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@Betsy : I am sorry to hear that you too also have a chronic illness - and that your medication was messed with! Especially without your permission. That makes me furious :hb: I hope you are doing ok.
@dannif_piggies : Please don't be sorry! I am all for rants haha. I am so sorry to hear about your mum and the risks that the NHS just decided they would take with her health and wellbeing! So appalling. I hope she is doing better now.

I don't have any medication to manage mine - I did used to take something which assisted the pain, but my doctor decided that she no longer wanted to prescribe it to me because the medical community in general is still going off, like 20 year old research which didn't even apply to me. I manage generally with a whole team of specialists and other random (evidence based) remedies day-to-day. I have had really bad experiences trialing pain medications, but one of my physios this week mentioned a test that is available now called 'MyDNA'. It is apparently a cheek swab that can tell you what medications you metabolise best (so like, if you metabolise something too fast it will have no effect; if you metabolise it too slow you will get a heap of side effects). This may be of interest to you if it is available in the UK?

Also, I am planning on starting a thread called "Spoonies with Piggies" for people with chronic physical and mental illnesses, disabilities, etc to share their stories and experiences as GP owners, as well as any "piggie hacks" they've come up with! :wel:
 
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