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Cafe / Today's weather
« Last post by lankou on 08 Dec 2018 11:47AM »
Cafe / Re: How to help a distant friend in need?
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 08 Dec 2018 10:50AM »
To keep down the postage costs would it make sense to by a supermarket gift voucher for your friend.
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 08 Dec 2018 10:43AM »
Welfare Rights / Re: Blue Badge Reminders?
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 08 Dec 2018 09:38AM »
The main reason people forget is probably be that once we get a Disabled parking badge it goes in the car and we never really look at it. EEEkkk no maybe that is just people like me who don't set the little clock thingum.

A while back we got a parking ticket because the car was in the disabled parking bay outside the house and a piece of paper had slid across part of the parking badge so it could not be completely read. Back in the day before privatisation the parking officer that checks the street regularly would have known we have a valid parking badge and not had to give us a ticket. Well I like to believe that would have happened.
Reading through the article it sounds like they are talking only about transportation issues and not about anything like contracts for manufacture in European countries. My guess is while we have a NHS the UK is a big enough customer to get the drugs it needs. I am probably over simplifying again.
Talk / Re: Naproxen shortage?
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 08 Dec 2018 09:25AM »
I did some Googling and found this which might better explain the situation click here. It sounds like it has more to do with austerity and how the NHS is being run.

The article was published in 2014

Because of the shortages, the Department of Health has introduced a system of rationing, which is supposed to mean the right number of drugs are held in stock. However, the system often means particular parts of the country run low on stocks, because they are not allowed to have more than their quota of medicines.

I wonder if the people setting the quotas are taking into account things like in areas that once had heavy industries like mining there will be a greater need for medicines for things like arthritis.
Talk / Re: Dry shampoo
« Last post by ally on 08 Dec 2018 07:57AM »
No rinse shampoo is good.  You use what looks like a shower cap.  Massage your hair, then, dry.  Have a look on the Internet.  Boots do a similar one.  I use bastite dry shampoo.  Spray the roots of your hair, then, brush out.  It works instead of a shampoo.  It's good for a quick lift, or, removing grease. However, I only use it once, before a shampoo.  The reason being. It can leave a white powder residue  on your hair, and, make it feel dry.  I've used both after all the spinal and hip interventions I've had.  We removed our bath, and, replaced it with a walk in shower,  a couple of years ago, as I couldn't get into the bath.  I tried a over bath swivel seat.  However, I didn't feel safe, or, independent.  My husband had to be on hand, to switch the shower on, and, help me on and off the seat. I'd recommend a walk in shower for anyone unable to use a bath safely.
Talk / Re: Dry shampoo
« Last post by JLR2 on 08 Dec 2018 07:03AM »
To be honest for me now I doubt these days I've enough hair on top to require shampoo >biggrin<
Talk / Re: Naproxen shortage?
« Last post by JLR2 on 08 Dec 2018 07:02AM »
I'm hoping I am able to get enough naproxen as none of the previous pain killers I've been on come close to the effectiveness of it.
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by Tony_Demoncy on 07 Dec 2018 08:45PM »
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