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Feb 27, 2015
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misfortune8
795 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

So sorry that i havent come here earlier just having alot of ups and downs mainly downs lately. So please forgive me. Im glad to read good news from Jatz lovely lady. And then poor Roxy I know this feeling and we all say it will pass as it does it just seems to take forever.
My Dad got dropped by a nurse two weeks ago. Then got over that and last Saturday he fell out of bed and is Black and Blue and feeling really bad. He then got an infection. And now it takes two to assist him. And the one nurse pulled me aside and said Dont worry he has had a good innings. I have felt awful ever since.
So I hope that I can let you in need of help find this wonderful place where people care x

A nurse pulled you aside & said “don’t worry, he has had a good innings!” OMG! Was she trying to comfort you? Holy crap that’s insensitive! Of course you feel awful!

I don’t know what to say. OMG! Ellelily!

Feb 27, 2015
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misfortune8
795 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Did you all know that mammograms are free once you turn 40? They only target 50y + in their advertising campaigns, but you can still go in if you’re under 50. I’ve been getting them since I turned 40. It really is like having your tits run over, but it’s over quickly & it could end up saving your life. I’ve got no family history of breast cancer that I’m aware of, but I’ve got tits so that’s a risk factor in itself.
Get your tits checked girls!

Feb 27, 2015
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cat lover
1935 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

So sorry that i havent come here earlier just having alot of ups and downs mainly downs lately. So please forgive me. Im glad to read good news from Jatz lovely lady. And then poor Roxy I know this feeling and we all say it will pass as it does it just seems to take forever.
My Dad got dropped by a nurse two weeks ago. Then got over that and last Saturday he fell out of bed and is Black and Blue and feeling really bad. He then got an infection. And now it takes two to assist him. And the one nurse pulled me aside and said Dont worry he has had a good innings. I have felt awful ever since.
So I hope that I can let you in need of help find this wonderful place where people care x

So sorry things have been so difficult for your Dad Ellelily. He sounds like a very, very tough bloke with a strong will to live. It really, really shits me when nurses and carers say such thoughtless, flippant things and think that they’re comforting you by doing so. Unfortunately many people who work in aged care become very hardened to the emotional trauma families go through when losing someone they love, no matter how old or how good an ‘innings’ they’ve had. Shame on her. She should be treating your dad with the utmost respect and dignity.

Sending you and your Dad big hugs Ellelily oxox

Feb 27, 2015
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cat lover
1935 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / THAT DRESS

Definitely white and gold.

That’s so freaky! Now at night in artificial light it’s blue and black!!

Feb 27, 2015
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misfortune8
795 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / THAT DRESS

Not here too! I’ve been plagued by this all arvo. It’s like the mirror of Erised in Harry Potter, everyone sees something different!

Feb 27, 2015
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Seashells
802 posts

Topic: Talkback / 1000 posts

Congrats on hitting 2000 Linda!

Feb 27, 2015
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Seashells
802 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / THAT DRESS

A couple of hours ago, I saw it as white and gold and now it’s pale blue and khaki green.

Me too! Looked at it late this afternoon/early this evening before the sun went down & it was white & gold, now it looks pale blue & khaki green to me under lights.

Feb 27, 2015
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cat lover
1935 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

I am very impressed with the wording of the email for the Clarins eye product – there are advantages in being half a century and more!!! It says Vanessa will email us if we’re successful, so we won’t be left wondering. Can’t believe that I’ve eventually got a trial invite and that I was sitting at the computer when it popped up. Now to hopefully get Vanessa’s confirmation email.

Yay Trish!! Congrats to you and all the other beauties who’ve received Clarins trial invitations. Sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to read your reviews:)

Feb 27, 2015
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Seashells
802 posts

Topic: Talkback / 100 points for Survey.

I haven’t received mine for the annual survey yet (which I’m damn sure I filled out), but I’m sure they’ll come in good time.

Feb 27, 2015
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Seashells
802 posts

Topic: Welcome newbies to bh / Newbie at BH

There’s another search button right up the top of the page in the middle, in between all of BH’s social media details + your name/points/log out/account. That’s where I tend to search for forum stuff. There might be an easier way, but I’m not sure.

Feb 27, 2015
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Ellelily
617 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

So sorry that i havent come here earlier just having alot of ups and downs mainly downs lately. So please forgive me. Im glad to read good news from Jatz lovely lady. And then poor Roxy I know this feeling and we all say it will pass as it does it just seems to take forever.
My Dad got dropped by a nurse two weeks ago. Then got over that and last Saturday he fell out of bed and is Black and Blue and feeling really bad. He then got an infection. And now it takes two to assist him. And the one nurse pulled me aside and said Dont worry he has had a good innings. I have felt awful ever since.
So I hope that I can let you in need of help find this wonderful place where people care x

Feb 27, 2015
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cat lover
1935 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Thank you so much for you input and kind wishes ladies. Linda V, I’m so glad that you came out the other end of your test with a clean bill of health.

When I was at the doctor I told her I wasn’t keen about having the m/g as well as the ultrasound, but she assured me that it was the only way for her to get a clear picture of everything. I was complaining of arm soreness, armpit and bilateral breast pain as well as generally feeling unwell and tired. I think she’s just covering all the bases. I’m fairly certain that most of this is due to hormones and stress. I’ll have my blood test results back on Monday and the m/g and ultrasound are not until Thursday, so I’ll have time to make up my mind. Thanks again beautiful ladies xox

Feb 27, 2015
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Ellelily
617 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

I got an invite to trial the eye cream as well. But i dont know if i got in to it or not. As i havent heard anything more as yet. And I really hope i do as i have been on the look out for a new eye cream. Since the one i use to use I has been off the shelves for a few weeks now and they cant say if it will be back. So i really hope i got in

Feb 27, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2012 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Yes its a lot of squishing, flexing and being uncomfortable but you’ll get past that cat lover.
Have a nice treat for yourself after you finish and then you can look forward to that. Take care and don’t worry :)

Thank you CherryBlossom:) I’m imagining my 38 year-old boobs will age by about twenty years after all that squishing and pulling! There I was thinking I’d keep perky boobs if I didn’t have babies. Wrong!

Actually thinking I might cancel the mammogram booking and just have the ultrasound instead if my blood tests come back ok;)

Actually, an ultrasound is often recommended ahead of a mammogram when your breast tissue is still dense. You might want to discuss it further with your doctor.
I had a mammogram, then (because of dense breast tissue), was sent for both a follow up specialist mammogram & an ultrasound at a specialist breast health centre in one of our big hospitals. I had 2 areas in one breast that could have been either small lumps, or areas of dense tissue, and fortunately, they were dense & I was given the all clear.

I’d be inclined to follow your doctors advise, if they’re suggesting a mammogram & an ultrasound, they’re obviously thorough, which is good. But of course, up to you & I hope it all goes well

Feb 27, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2012 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

I’m freaking out an bit because I’m having my first Mammogram next week. Reading this thread has made me feel a bit better, but I’m still not looking forward to it as I’m experiencing a lot of breast pain at the moment and the last thing I feel like doing is having my boobs squashed between those plates!

I found the breast care nurses were careful to try & reduce the pain as much as they could – but at the same time, there’s signs around the place that they squish because they care ie the more squished, the better the test is sort of thing.

It is only fleeting, maybe 30 seconds of discomfort, and compared to a pap smear, I’d prefer a mammogram – so it’s uncomfortable, but not unbearable .

Hope the test goes well & gives you the all clear too

Feb 27, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2012 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Have had a phone call I’m trying to not worry too much about, but R side breast has 2 areas they need to investigate further… so booked now into a big hospital in WA that has advanced equipment & can do ultrasound & a lot of tests as needed while I wait for results. Trying not to worry, but a bit hard, and I have to wait almost 3 weeks to have the procedure too :(

I know you’ve had other health problems to contend with since this Linda, but did everything turn out ok for you with these tests?

hi CL, yes, I ended up with a clean bill of health after the initial mammogram & then my follow up one at the specialist centre. I’m due to have just my regular bi-annual one at the end of this year.

Feb 27, 2015
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Chicklet
1034 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Yes its a lot of squishing, flexing and being uncomfortable but you’ll get past that cat lover.
Have a nice treat for yourself after you finish and then you can look forward to that. Take care and don’t worry :)

Thank you CherryBlossom:) I’m imagining my 38 year-old boobs will age by about twenty years after all that squishing and pulling! There I was thinking I’d keep perky boobs if I didn’t have babies. Wrong!

Actually thinking I might cancel the mammogram booking and just have the ultrasound instead if my blood tests come back ok;)

Actually, an ultrasound is often recommended ahead of a mammogram when your breast tissue is still dense. You might want to discuss it further with your doctor.

Feb 27, 2015
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Seashells
802 posts

Topic: Hair / Parlux 3800 hairdryer

Ooh let me know how it is Jodie! My 3800 came today. It is very compact and sturdy. Much smaller than my old dryer and very powerful! It seems very well made. I do find it a little heavy though, kinda wish I got the 385 now. And it still left my hair fluffy/frizzy like my old dryer and I’m not sure it was any quicker, however I was messing around with the speed/heat switches (still not certain which is which?), nozzles and brush/no brush trying to work out what works best. Hopefully after a few more uses I figure out what works for me. I was hoping for a smooth, sleek finish but it hasn’t delivered that today :(

What I’ve worked out from mine is that the red switch is the heat, the blue switch is the speed. I’m not sure if it’s the same on the 3800 as it is on my 3500, but that’s what I worked out after a few uses. I really wish Parlux would put that info in their tiny instruction booklet, it would save some hassles.

My hair still ends up a bit fluffy, but I’ve found that working a good hair oil/cream into it beforehand does help a little with that (right now I’m using a bit of bhave’s riot control serum/oil, can’t recommend it enough). I don’t think you’re going to get a really sleek look with just the dryer alone tbh – you’d have to run over your hair with a straightener as well.

Feb 27, 2015
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Belle88
844 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Bugger I missed this. Good luck everyone who replied in time.

Me too :(

Feb 27, 2015
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Jessica712
955 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Bugger I missed this. Good luck everyone who replied in time.

Feb 27, 2015
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Joole
287 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / THAT DRESS

I saw this same photo on the same device as blue and black earlier in the afternoon. A couple of hours ago, I saw it as white and gold and now it’s pale blue and khaki green. I’m a scientist at heart so what my professor says about this completely makes sense: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/fashion-news/blue-and-black-or-white-and-gold-what-colour-is-the-dress-20150227-13qph3.html

Feb 27, 2015
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Erin101
97 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

I received an email requiring more information in regards to suitability to the Discovery Bag. Oh my gosh I’m holding my breath I’m so hopeful/excited!

So did I…regarding skin type? I’m trying not to get too excited yet but I’m hopeful also!! Crossing my fingers I’m eligible/ have the right skin type haha :)

Feb 27, 2015
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Emma Ocean
531 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

I received an email requiring more information in regards to suitability to the Discovery Bag. Oh my gosh I’m holding my breath I’m so hopeful/excited!

Feb 27, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4146 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / First Mammogram

Yes its a lot of squishing, flexing and being uncomfortable but you’ll get past that cat lover.
Have a nice treat for yourself after you finish and then you can look forward to that. Take care and don’t worry :)

Thank you CherryBlossom:) I’m imagining my 38 year-old boobs will age by about twenty years after all that squishing and pulling! There I was thinking I’d keep perky boobs if I didn’t have babies. Wrong!

Actually thinking I might cancel the mammogram booking and just have the ultrasound instead if my blood tests come back ok;)

cat lover, the squishing and uncomfortable is only for a little while, it’s not a daily thing, so you can still have your perky gals :))

I think you should still do the mamo, but hon, it’s up to you. I mean, its already booked, might as well finish it off. But it’s your decision and you’ll know best.

Either way, take care and be cool :)

Feb 27, 2015
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swoopingbuzz...
1191 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / THAT DRESS

I think it largely depends on the colour/screen settings of the device you are looking on. Definitely white (with a bluish cast) and gold on my laptop, but blue and black on my iPad.

thats not it though. because I showed family members it on the same computer (lots of people are saying the same). people are actually seeing it differently.