Sunday, 31 August 2008

what about,mums gout??? and wheres me profile gone?

what  with  my  own misery  just  lately, pain in  my  ankle  is  so much worse  i  now wear an ankle support, and  editors  choice,etc.i  forgot  to write about the person  this  journal  is  really  about,well  a  lot  of  it anyway.  my  mum.   it  wasn't until someone asked  me how she was  i realised  i hadn't updated  on her  gout  lately.  and  there  is a very  good  reason.   IT'S GONE.   ( hope this  desk is wood  because i am touching  it as i write  that.)    well,just  about  anyway.   ever  since  the last  time she went to the chiropodists  and  saw  that  male  chiropodists  her  feet  have  been  so much  easier.  the  uric acid  crystals  have all but disappeared,and  she  is  much happier  for  it.    If  only  the  arthritis  in her  knees   would  do the same.    she  really  is  suffering  with  them.    but  small mercies  anyway.      least  she  can  get about  a  little  bit  easier.  tracy  still comes,the  fact  she  only  comes  now  for  15  minutes  seems  to have  been  forgotten,as  tracy  gets  here  earlier  to compensate   lol.   she still  the  same  tracy.     no comment   lol.   mum  likes  her,and  they  get  on   well.   that  is  worth more  than  anything.  i am finding  driving  so painful  my  right ankle  gets  all  the  work  when i drive,but  this  support  does  help.       just  enough. and  of  course  i  rested  it all  yesterday.   coughs.      ermmmm   ok,  i  did  a  little  bit  of  gardening.    strimmed,cut  hedge,edged  grass            shuts  up.           look,it  needed  doing,and it was  a lovely  day.and  it  took  me  6  hours.   but  i  do  rest  every  few  minutes.  i  have  to.but  if  i give  up        at  least  trying        to  do things  normally,i  may as well give up altogether.        not likely anytime soon.        so   don't scold me lucy  lol

Now,some of you may have  noticed  that  our profiles don't seem  to be  on view at  the moment.     not  noticed??  try  it.   see  someone on your  buddy  list??   ok      lets  click  on  their  name,click  buddy  info  and  read  their  profile....................it  says  system error      please  try  later.    and  has  for  past  few days.      so?  well,i use chatrooms,and  its  nice  to see  who people are,   also  though  if  someone  leaves a comment  on your  journal,and  you don't  know them   its  good  if they  have a profile.  at  least  you know  if  they  male,female,etc.       my  profile  is  quite  long.   ( romantic    one  dear  lady  called  it,load  of  bull**** some  more  sensible  people say.lol)   and  contains  a  lot  of  pictures.  over 100.       so  i went  to a lot of time and  trouble  to create  it.       and  no-one  can view  it.         why??        so  today  i went  on  aol noticeboards,they can be found  in the chat and community  section  on quick start.      sure enough  someone had  asked the same question i was going to.  why can't i view profiles???  the  answer  can  be  found  in  the following  link   AIM Profiles - Changes Are Coming to Your Profile Experience!    snappy  little  title.     basically,your  AIM  profile,which  was  AOL  member  profile,is  going  to  be replaced  by   Bebo  profiles.   Bebo  is a social  networking  site         now  owned  by  AOL.    i  shant  bother  writing  about  it,please  look  yourselves.          the  bit  i find  annoying  is,  if  we  want  to  keep our  profiles  we  must  move  them to  bebo.or  they  will vanish.  on  september  15th         now  i  have had  no  details  of  this.      no  emails  from  AOL.  nothing.  so,  i  have  signed  up  to  go  to  bebo as  they  ask,apparently  my profile  will now  be  uploaded automatically.     but  AOL   should at  least  tell us they are  doing  this        and  soon,surely?      in the  meantime    if  you  wish  to view a members  profile,in the long search box  along  the top of  your  screen  type   http://aimprofiles.aol.co.uk/       followed  by the  screenname          if  US   aol   it  is   aol.com/         hope  this  is  of  interest.    please  make  sure  your  profiles  arent  lost  to  the  ether.

september  tomorrow,soon  autumn will be  here,and  we have  had  such  a bad  summer.   let's hope  we get  a nice september  and  make  the most  of  it.    take care all

20 comments:

luvrte66 said...

Mort, hmm, I haven't heard anything about this profile stuff!! It WOULD be nice to be informed!

I hope you didn't overdo it today, but considering how much you love gardening, it has to be a positive thing, good for your psyche!

Glad to hear that your Mom is feeling better, and I just knocked on wood, too.

Love, Beth

buckoclown said...

Mort, so glad your mom is feeling better :o)

jhorky said...

Mort, how many times do I have to tell you not to do so much   at one time.  You and Joe would make a good pair.  I am so glad your mum'/s gout is nearly gone. You know Mort, for her age and her health problems she sure doesn't complaIN DOES SHE.  She has got to be a great mum.  Now young man get off that bound ankle and quit doing so much at one time.  Take care Mort and hugs from your USA mom.  Lucy

stetsonsfyre said...

Mort, very happy your Mum is feeling better :)  make sure to look after yourself too!  Have you asked any of your Dr's about cooling vests for when you work in the yard?  they have hats too.  I will try to find out more information about them, don't know if they are just in the U.S. or if in the U.K. also.  The M/S society gives them out free.  My best friend who I told you about that has M/S also received her's free... she uses it when she does more strenuous work i.e. the yard etc. and it keeps her core body temperature cool/er.  She will be writing you when she gets back to Oregon, She and her Partner (they have been together for 30 years) will be getting married in California! I think it's wonderful.  
Thank you for the info about the profiles, I had no idea AOL was doing something like that again, but then again they've become very, very lax in many areas.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow...Blessings and Hugz** Teresa

linnpooh said...

Glad to hear about your Mom, Mort, that is wonderful news. Becareful not to over do! I'm praying for you.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

jjdolfin9 said...

Wonderful news that your mum is doing better Mort.  Thanks for the lovely comment in my journal today.  On this side of the pond we are glued to our TV's watching the path of Hurricane Gustav.  Praying for everyone's safety.  Have a good week.
Hugs, Joyce

mjgm1954 said...

Hello! So nice your Mum is doing better. Am praying that you too have some relief from pain.
I just recently found i had a profile on aim, lol so i guess I wont be missing it.  Take care hun! Good job on taking such excellent care of Mum, jun

sybilsybil45 said...

Morning dear Mort,  I hadn't realised that thing about profiles.. I will ahev to investigate.  I am not keen on these network places where everyone has access to our details...I will see....Glad that Mum is so much better.  You are a one for working away in teh garden etc etc....still I agree with you keep going for as long as you can...but at the same time do take it a WEE bit easy..better to be able to do a wee bit than none at all.   I am glad you had such a nice day yesterday here we had grey and rain..so much for our churches picnic it had to be an inddor affair !!!  still sun and blue sky this morning for which I am thankfull....  Love as usual  Sybil xx


http://journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife/

naperdillygirl said...

Hi Mort....catOpoly is the same as the Monopoly but with cat thingys on it.  Not sure how else to explain it.  Are you familiar with Monopoly?  If so, then you'll understand that Boardwalk has now been replaced with a breed of cat (I think it's Persian) and you buy and trade, and build litter boxes on the properties...errr....breeds.  Hmm, I'm making myself sound crazy!  Sorry about the gout....and thanks for the comments, it was great to hear from you!  Sue

motoxmom72 said...

Mort....thanks for stopping by my journal and commenting.  I love seeing new people pop in and leave word.  I am glad it's September 1st.  Kids go back to school tomorrow here.  YAY!!!!  Take care.

~Gina

dsonney01 said...

Thanks for the info on Bebo- wouldn't have known otherwise. Happy for  your Mum and sorry about your ankle. I have my share of chronic pain and empathize. Dannelle

ally123130585918 said...

Hi Mort that is good news about your Mum's Gout getting better ~ you are right about the profiles wouldn't you think aol would keep us informed ~ thanks for the information ~ Hope you will be feeling better and your ankle becomes less painful ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

I am so pleased to hear your Mums gout is better ,I wonder what the chiropodist did ,not that it matters its the end result that counts, thanks for the info about our profile ,I must check that out ,love to you and your Mum ..Jan xx

pharmolo said...

Pleased your mum's gout has gone, Mort, that is every SO painful. Noticed that profile problem, don't like it

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Mort - glad to hear Mum's  gout is gone, she can start drinking again now ....LOL..... and your Tracy is a little love isn't she ?     As of the AOL profiles, yes i had noticed they had vanished.  Oh no, whats all this about Bebo ?  i can't get my head around AIM let alone anything else, seems i will be doomed to floating in the ethernet.    I am a technophobe !!!!
Rest, rest, rest my dearest Mort -
Big Luv Jaynee X
http://journals.aol.co.uk/funnyface0s0/SingleGirl

naperdillygirl said...

Hey Mort.....have you got a good recipe for sausage rolls and treacle sponge?  The one's on the internet aren't quite what I wanted, I had the real thing in a restaurant near Rutland Water, and they were small, not these big ones they have on here.  Also, I heard there was a recipe for treacle sponge you can do in the microwave?  I have the treacle, just wanted to do it for Thursday night supper when my London friends get here.  Thanks!  Sue

mjgm1954 said...

hi mort. I put the prayer request on the prayer journal . That is one journal I wish I got more readers on. So I could have help praying for all those in need. I hope that all is well with you and your mum. hugs jun

jacsher said...

Hey Mort,  good entry,  especially MUM!  I hear that is such terrible pain, when I hear the word I think pain.  Glad she is eased greatly.
I don't understand BEBO profiles etc.  thanks will look into it on my end to see how it affects me. Thanks for the heads up.
Jack

mjgm1954 said...

aw dear Mort, i absolutely hate it that you are in pain.
this small pain that I have is driving me bonkers. I just want to give up but I think of you  and resolve to keep going. jun

chefkelly25 said...

Mort,
Question for you, what is the weather like there throughout the year?
Kelly