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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,319
Posted By MEZZA
My experience Trying to treat people over the...

My experience
Trying to treat people over the phone/video - if any doubt or concern then calling those people in to be seen face to face.
Taking much greater roles in dealing with complex long...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,319
Posted By MEZZA
In all my years I have never seen or heard of a...

In all my years I have never seen or heard of a unit or team to be understaffed during Ďstrikeí days. I myself went on the picket line on my day off as was every one else there.
Maybe Ď strike...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,319
Posted By MEZZA
Not that Iím aware of - I havenít :erm:

Not that Iím aware of - I havenít :erm:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,319
Posted By MEZZA
Please enlighten me who are the Ď right people...

Please enlighten me who are the Ď right people got rewarded accordinglyí are ?

By the way Iím a front line nurse - no annual leave or sickness throughout this pandemic no rewards for me :erm:
Forum: General Chat 11 Sep 20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By MEZZA
I joined the NHS in 1986 and started my pension...

I joined the NHS in 1986 and started my pension then - I have protected Mental Health Officer status which means I can retire on full pension at 55 - wonder what it means for me because Iím on the...
Forum: General Chat 7 Sep 20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By MEZZA
Iím on methotrexate for Psoriasis and psoriatic...

Iím on methotrexate for Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis - takes a while to work but itís been great for my Psoriasis - make sure you get folic acid prescribed - helps with the nausea - hope you...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Aug 20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By MEZZA
Echo what everyone elseís is saying :grin: Iíve...

Echo what everyone elseís is saying :grin:
Iíve been almost everyday since ours has opened - going in wearing swimming costume under clothes drying at the side - we then have a few ( 2-3 per session...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,772
Posted By MEZZA
Have you tried CBT in the past ? Read an article...

Have you tried CBT in the past ? Read an article in the week about the success from treating Touretteís with CBT.

Whilst your waiting for an appointment there will be some apps on your phone that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Aug 20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,062
Posted By MEZZA
Work this one then :confused2 Iím a medical...

Work this one then :confused2
Iím a medical professional and infection control lead in my area of work - I advise wearing a mask :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,915
Posted By MEZZA
I live in Sandwell and agree itís a worry :( As...

I live in Sandwell and agree itís a worry :(
As others have said take it day by day small steps - donít know if you know Clent ? Iíve been going every other week - quiet up there - nice wide paths...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jul 20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By MEZZA
oh I can sympathise :( I have it also it can be...

oh I can sympathise :( I have it also it can be so sore
My solution so far is applying moisturiser as soon as my hands are dry after washing etc and then a good amount of Vaseline at night - I have...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Jul 20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,942
Posted By MEZZA
I live in Sandwell :confused2 But I work in...

I live in Sandwell :confused2
But I work in Birmingham - so how would that work ?
Forum: General Chat 29 Jun 20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,426
Posted By MEZZA
Cauliflower 🤢 Must have been in the 70ís I...

Cauliflower 🤢

Must have been in the 70ís I was around 5or 6 mom had cooked the cauliflower for tea - I remember putting my fork in something that didnít feel right - didnít feel like cauliflower...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 May 20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By MEZZA
I had the shielding letter a few weeks after...

I had the shielding letter a few weeks after everyone - had the text messages telling me to continue till the end of June and been assessed for delivery slots etc ( donít need them )
I then get a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 May 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By MEZZA
I was a dreamflight nurse in the early 1990ís for...

I was a dreamflight nurse in the early 1990ís for about 5 years
Itís a great charity :grin:
I can understand the reasons they are not going this year - sad for those who had been nominated but...
Forum: General Chat 21 May 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,601
Posted By MEZZA
If only I lived near the sea - Iíd be there every...

If only I lived near the sea - Iíd be there every day :grin:
Iím an all year open water swimmer - usually in a wetsuit but with the temps over the last few days would swim in just my costume :d:
I...
Forum: General Chat 22 Apr 20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,393
Posted By MEZZA
Also on the bsmhft website - should have info re...

Also on the bsmhft website - should have info re health anxiety to do with coved 19 - I was emailed about last week
Other places to look at

Every mind matters
Nhs page on health anxiety
...
Forum: General Chat 18 Apr 20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By MEZZA
As a community nurse - yes that is what we are...

As a community nurse - yes that is what we are having to do now. Not ideal no but with sickness of staff so increased caseloads and the risk of cross contamination from seeing so many people in one...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Mar 20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,770
Posted By MEZZA
Iím a community psychiatric nurse - I canít work...

Iím a community psychiatric nurse - I canít work from home so working normal hours plus extra if needed. Trying to restrict the number of face to face contact we have but at these uncertain times our...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By MEZZA
Iím a Cpn so donít wear a uniform. With this out...

Iím a Cpn so donít wear a uniform. With this out break Iím keeping a few items of clothes just for work that can be washed at a high temp and also tumble dried.
As soon as I get in my car - I use...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Mar 20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,457
Posted By MEZZA
No expert here but I am infection control lead at...

No expert here but I am infection control lead at work - went on an update a couple of weeks ago and was told exactly what youíve written :grin:
Forum: General Chat 28 Dec 19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,475
Posted By MEZZA
I went back to swimming aged 49- swam as a child...

I went back to swimming aged 49- swam as a child but had no formal lessons. Aged 50 Iíd did swimathon - 60 lengths in 49 mins :thumbs-up:thumbs-up
Ive now become a volunteer swim assistant -teaching...
Forum: General Chat 24 Dec 19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By MEZZA
Some people for what ever reason donít Ďfití into...

Some people for what ever reason donít Ďfití into the normal job culture and for those selling the big issue may be the only Ďjobí that they can do - short or long term - if it helps create some...
Forum: General Chat 18 Dec 19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,366
Posted By MEZZA
Iíve only really read the first post Sounds...

Iíve only really read the first post

Sounds like the gentleman could do with extra support at the moment even if it is to just be able to talk openly without judgement - his gp will have...
Forum: General Chat 14 Dec 19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By MEZZA
Have you any pitting on your nails ? By which I...

Have you any pitting on your nails ? By which I means little dots - an easy way to see if itís psoriasis - it tends to grow over several months or years - I have Psoriasis all over and on...
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,051
Posted By MEZZA
Iíve worked as a nurse for 34 years within mental...

Iíve worked as a nurse for 34 years within mental heath - to those of us who work on the front line all we are still seeing is cuts to funding and reducing the services because of funding...
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By MEZZA
My one and only ďclaim to fameĒ was one year on ...

My one and only ďclaim to fameĒ was one year on Dreamflight ... I sang a bit of a solo with Clif Richard :d: was only a few seconds - my voice is terrible :pgig:

It is truly a magical time for...
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By MEZZA
Ahh - fond memories of dreamflight was a nurse...

Ahh - fond memories of dreamflight was a nurse with them for about 5 years 92-97

They will have a fantastic time :grin:
Forum: General Chat 10 Oct 19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,367
Posted By MEZZA
I have a VW up - got me through several winters -...

I have a VW up - got me through several winters - solid car which for me holds the road well with a good bit of nip when needed - Iím a community nurse and itís not let me down :grin::thumbs-up
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,171
Posted By MEZZA
Itís been recalled in the UK now ...

Itís been recalled in the UK now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49977829
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Sep 19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,833
Posted By MEZZA
Just returned from a week at Portofino :grin: ...

Just returned from a week at Portofino :grin:
We were just strolling past last Thursday late afternoon - cast member told us line was closing for the night so decided to have a go - we walked...
Forum: General Chat 25 Sep 19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By MEZZA
Mobile Another psoriasis sufferer here - had it for over...

Another psoriasis sufferer here - had it for over 30 years - gone through dermatology regimes and now on methotrexate - Iím 90% clear atm - the only patch left is on my scalp - the chemist...
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,893
Posted By MEZZA
Iím in the Ďmiddle Ď of my career change :d: ...

Iím in the Ďmiddle Ď of my career change :d:
Iíve been a nurse for over 30 yrs - done a lot of different roles in my time and finally coming up for retirement from nursing in a couple of years...
Forum: General Chat 11 Sep 19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,102
Posted By MEZZA
Have you tried any mindfulness or relaxation ...

Have you tried any mindfulness or relaxation techniques ?
There are several apps that you can get for your phone which will take you through these techniques quietly at home - please try them -...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By MEZZA
Iím being treated by the orthopaedic hospital in...

Iím being treated by the orthopaedic hospital in Birmingham for spondylithesis not seen a Dr yet - more than happy with my physio - heís done spinal injections etc now recommending I have surgery I...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By MEZZA
Netherton reservoir is another Iíve been too -...

Netherton reservoir is another Iíve been too - thatís by Merry Hill and then Bartley reservoir is in woodgate valley but I ve not been there
Those are the only ones I know of so far ;)
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By MEZZA
Hi Itís swan pool in Sandwell valley :grin:

Hi
Itís swan pool in Sandwell valley :grin:
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By MEZZA
Thankyou and such a sad story about your friend. ...

Thankyou and such a sad story about your friend.

One of the reasons I joined the group Iím with is because there are lifeguards on paddle boats with us
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By MEZZA
Just woken after a good 8hours sleep another...

Just woken after a good 8hours sleep another benefit :thumbs-up
I live inner city Birmingham so to find this pool 3 miles away with a group of people all swimming has just been so good :grin:...
Forum: General Chat 5 Aug 19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By MEZZA
Open water swimming

Does anybody else do it ?

Iíve been swimming for the past couple of years 3 -4 times a week but recently took this up as well once a week and have fallen head over heals in love with it - such a...
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