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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 17,2002,07:37   Archive
We went last night to the theatre, looking forward to seeing the "Lord Of The Dance" musical. My son had given us these tickets as a Christmas gift - delayed timing as I had the flu and then eyelid treatment. He had asked in advance if there was any strobe lighting as he is fully aware of my beb problems. There was big sign (luckily) on the windows at the entrance of the theatre that said STROBE LIGHTS AND SMOKE DURING THIS PERFORMANCE. I spoke with such a nice gal and then another manager gal about the lights and they gave us a contact to call on Monday to get my son's money back for the tickets - they were extraordinarily nice about it all. I'm really disappointed in not seeing the show (boo hoo hoo) but SO VERY GLAD that I didn't spend the whole evening with the program in front of my eyes and a week in bed with a migraine, as I did the last time that happened. Do others suffer like this?

June in Toronto (beb/meige) who is so happy she is not suffering even more this morning!

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Re : BOO HOO HOO! --- June in Toronto
Posted by Delaine Inman , Mar 17,2002,11:46 Top of Thread Archive
So sorry you missed the show. When I do attend concerts (rare, maybe once or twice a year) I wear my darkest sunglasses and I do have to look away or cover my face if the lights swing out into the audience. But I don't get migraine headaches, so really I wouldn't recommend taking a chance to you.



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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO! --- Delaine Inman
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 17,2002,12:16 Top of Thread Archive
I just find wearing my darkest glasses, or any dark glasses for that matter, makes things worse in that kind of scenario (darkness of the theatre and bright lights of the stage). The dark gets darker and the light is a bigger contrast - its the same being a passenger at night in the car! For me, you are right, its not worth taking the chance as long I know about it before hand which isn't always the case.

Best wishes, Delaine. June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO! --- June in Toronto
Posted by Delaine Inman , Mar 17,2002,22:15 Top of Thread Archive
When I do wear dark glasses at night or in dark movie theaters and at shows, I have to keep my other glasses close at hand to put on to see how to get out of the place or into the house. Just one more hassle to deal with, oh well. One of my brothers has Migraines and lights often trigger them.



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Re : BOO HOO HOO! --- June in Toronto
Posted by Alan Phair , Mar 18,2002,08:32 Top of Thread Archive
June, sorry about your experience but glad that the theatre had enough compassion to understand your situation. My wife and I have season tickets to a local circle inthe round music theatre. They have some great performances. On occasion they have a performance that uses a lot of strobe lights. The nice thing that they do is they warn people in advance in their publications and for those that show up the night of the performance to buy tickets at the door, it is posted in big print :WARNING, THIS PERFORMANCE FEATURES THE USE OF STROBE LIGHTING AND STRONG VISUAL EFFECTS. PERSONS HAVING SESITIVITY TO BRIGHT LITES SHOULD AVOID SEEING THIS SHOW". On these dates, my wife usually takes my sister or a friend with her. Even though there are times at other shows that my eyes are shut most of the night, at least I get to enjoy the music where they are all musicals. I think that more places should do this so that circumstances such as you encountered can be avoided...Alan



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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO! --- Alan Phair
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 18,2002,08:59 Top of Thread Archive
I agree with you, Alan for yearly subscriptions it would be a good idea to list such things as lighting and even smoke (as was listed on the theatre windows of the production we tried to see) in advance. At least this theatre is willing to give (my son as it was Christmas gift) his money back, albeit it through a ticket agency and will most probably take time. I'm just so lucky I found out about the strobe lights in time. Once before I wasn't so lucky and sat the whole show (a comedy talking show--not music unfortunately) behind the program! We, too, have music concert series and I have no problem there - wear dark glasses, if necessary and close my eyes and just listen to th wondrous sounds. We also have series tickets for a local small theatre - they can't afford massive strobe lights so that's ok as well.

Best wishes. June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO! --- Alan Phair
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 18,2002,13:21 Top of Thread Archive
June, I'm sorry you had to miss using your Christmas gift, but glad your son will get a refund. That was considerate of the theater.

Alan,that is a wonderful service that your theater sponsor does in providing information ahead of time about the lights. I can no longer attend any "cultural" events, lights or no lights, because I do not stretch myluck by driving at night and my husband cannot drive at night. It is something, just one more something, that I miss. But can't complain too much.

Sally in North Idaho where we AGAIN had a little blizzard with a couple of inches of snow and a white out. One of my sons ran off the road in a white out on his way to work, he and car are okay as he was only going a few miles an hour. More snow predicted for tonight and tomorrow, but it hasn't quit yet for TODAY!!! This is getting old!




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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO!/June & Alan --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Alan Phair , Mar 18,2002,13:36 Top of Thread Archive
Sally, glad that you son is Okay. While I feel for you with the weather, I wish we had some of this back East. It is snowing today, but we will be lucky if it coats the ground. Last year we had 138 inches in my town and this year we have had 15 inches of snow. What is worse is that there is no large snow base in the mountains. Believe it or not, almost the entire state of New Hampshire has called a water emergency and we already have a water ban on. I am so upset that I have a person from a drilling Company coming Wednesday to talk to me about drilling a well just so that I can use it for the sprinkling and irrigation systems on my property. I cannot stand to have burn/t grass or no flowers in my yard. This is my one hobby that keeps me going all summer and I am really upset about it. I know some will laugh especially those who live in the desert and the like but New Hampshire is known for it's lush foliage and flowers.....Alan



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 18,2002,16:07 Top of Thread Archive
Sorry you missed out on the performance June but at least you found out in time to miss out on the migraine that was to follow. Have you had migraines your whole life or are they related to beb? My 4 year old has been holding her forehead and says it feels like her brain is tipping over and that a drummer's drumming inside. She had a normal CT and the ped said it could be some form of migraine or early sign of seizure or absolutely NOTHING. Just curious.

I tried gardening once. I managed to keep the flowers alive thru June by watering them twice a day. They died by July when the temp hit 100. I've since given it up. Just too hot in Texas to do anything outdoors that doesnt' involve a pool. I have to take the kids out before 9am if they want to ride bikes during the summer and even then they are sweating after 15 min.

Kelly in Dallas where I'm healthy but my eyes are feeling the effects of a sleepless night. My daughter had a stomach flu and threw up ALL night long. Can't wait to hit the hay early after the girls are in bed!

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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO!/June & Alan --- Kelly Saffell
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 18,2002,16:38 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly, I do hope your daughter grows out of her migraines - they aren't much fun and `little ones' just aren't supposed to suffer like that. I've only had migraines (eye headaches) since beb - they stem from the eyes and move to the head. Srobe lights can definitely cause them, so I am so glad I found about them in advance even if it did mean missing the show. I also hope your little one gets over the stomach flu asap. Go to bed as early as you can tonight, I know I will,as am suffering from a nasty cold.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)

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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 18,2002,22:27 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly, I hope the girls are feeling lots better. Could the tipping brain be part of the flu bug?

Go to bed and get a restful night of sleep. Take care.

Sally in still snowing North Idaho




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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO!/June & Alan --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 19,2002,07:30 Top of Thread Archive
The older one had the stomach flu and the little one has the tipping brain. She has been complaining about it for over 2 months now off and on. Kinda weird but she seems healthy - 90th % height and weight so it certainly isn't affecting her growth!



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 18,2002,22:33 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Alan, I know your feeling of frustration from snow lack. Last year you got it all (in fact the last two years) and we have been in a severe drought problem. The snow we did get in the mountains last year was very light and low water content. This year, they say the water content is high and we arein pretty good shape for water. The weather patterns seem to be changing all over

I hope you can manage to have a flowering, green yard this summer. My dad was a gardener and I know how much that meant to him. I can't tolerate sun or neat, so get by with a few pots, and even let them dry up before summer heat has ended.

Sally in North Idaho who is getting weary of the fluffy stuff.




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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO!/June & Alan --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 18,2002,14:27 Top of Thread Archive
I'm so glad your son was ok Sally - scary! I understand why you can't go to cultural events as your husband cannot drive at night - and like most of us beb'ers we can't drive at night either! Thank goodness for music at home and the tv and videos for those of us that can watch them.

That doesn't sound great, Alan, re the lack of water. I know how much you enjoy your gardening - I enjoy hearing all about it as well. We only have 3 balconies and ITS NOT GARDENING that's for sure!

June in Toronto who has come down with yet another cold - where on earth do they come from? I eat well, exercise, take vitamins but this is the second one I've had in 2002 - sniff, sniff!




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Posted by pippa (Pippa,pippa), Mar 18,2002,15:04 Top of Thread Archive
I am glad your son is ok, Sally. You musy have got quite a fright though! As a mother myself I know how we react when anything happens to them.
And Alan, I can remember the beautiful scenery and flowers and colours in New Hampshire when I was holidaying at lake Winnepesaukee a couple of years ago. So your garden is important not just for yourself but for the pleasure it gives others too. And if we are to be homebound so much too we need the changing scenery of the flowers and shrubs. I like gardening too thank goodness. I just wish I could drive so that I could look round the garden centres just now.
June, what a disappointment for you at the theatre. And a lesson to me to look out for that kind of thing. I was at the theatre on Saturday to see the local Operatic production of My Fair Lady and was pleasantly surpised that I only had a few spasms during the evening..triggered off by the changing lights at scene changes. But i know the Botox must be working when I was as good as that. I was very nervous at first going out in public like that,so I thought that would have made it even worse.
(But the only thing that really bothered me was my squint smile at the moment.) Anyway, June , what are you going to go to for your replacement Christmas prezzie? An as for your cold...well maybe you need to start planning a holiday?
Where would you go ?
Pippa...dreaming of sunny climes and flower filled pots on my patio. (Am hinting to my husband that I need a greenhouse now to keep me out of mischief).



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 18,2002,16:49 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Pippa, glad you saw and enjoyed My Fair Lady - yes those changing lights can be a problem - but those strobe lights - ouch! I don't know what we will do about replacing the tickets - as far as I'm concerned my son spends far too much on us anyway at Christmas and birthday times and he should just pocket the return money (he's a very giving guy but doesn't really have a lot of money to `splash around`). We'll see!

As for a holiday - well I'd like to go to a beach somewhere, with trees to sit under, warm water and a soft breeze blowing and a cool drink in my hand, watching all the beach activity. I'd be wearing dark wrap-around sun glasses and a large hat, of course, along with my sunscreen. My husband would go crazy if we did that all day. We try to compromise and he works on his computer on the beach (can you believe that?) for half a day and then we go mad and tear around, as is his want (he's an economist and needs tofigure out how islands are run)! Mind you I haven't got the best of this deal in recent years, as we seem to go mostly to go to his conferences and combine it with visiting family along the way. This year in the summer, for example, we are due to go back to Seattle for a conference (we were there before Christmas), so will also go to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to see his 94-year-old step mum, and his sister in Calgary. I'm definitely in the mood for a beach holiday - I'll have to work on that one! I hope you get that greenhouse.

June in Toronto who is now dreaming of a holiday.




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Posted by pippa (Pippa,pippa), Mar 19,2002,05:23 Top of Thread Archive
June , I was given a great tip from a friend....Focus on what you want. I wanted to go for a holiday last October and wanted a relaxing holiday just lazing instead of the one you and I both seem to get with our husbands. (Are all husbands hyperactive I wonder?) So my friend told me to lie back, relax every muscle and when i was very relaxed to imagine in great detail what I wanted. I imagined sitting on a balcony, feeling the sun on my face, but with dark glasses protecting my eyes fromt the glare, and a book on my lap, a drink on the table beside me, and a wonderful view of sea and mountains when i wanted to look out. And she said I had to keep doing that every day, "Focus, focus!" Towards the time we could go I went into the travel agent and a asked if they had any "deals" and ended up in Ibiza, (an island in the Mediterannean) in a four star Country Club Hotel, for an absolute song. The only thing that was wrong was that we had no view as it was obscured by greenery. disappointed by this I could still hear the words of my friend..Focus, focus on what you want until you get it! So I went up to the desk, told them the room and hotel were wonderful and asked if it was at all possible to have a room with a view. The clerk said not a word but smiled and reached down and gave me a set of keys for a beautiful room with the most glorious views of islands and splendid sunsets. I was in heaven for that week. Even my husband sat and read book after book beside me!
I wonder if it would work with greenhouses too, now that I come to think of it?
So keep focussing on that holiday June, while I am doing the same for my greenhouse.
Pippa..aluminium, 10feet by 8 feet, smell of tomatoes, geraniums....

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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 19,2002,07:09 Top of Thread Archive
I'm gonna give that a try, Pippa. FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS. Tell us about Ibiza please? Hubby wants to go to Saba island (his dream actually) and St. Bartholemy's (sp?) which are nearby to St. Martins (we've been to St. Martins-I think that was the last beach I saw!). Saba is only about 5 miles across, very hilly, one road only and mainly for people who scuba dive or hike (we can't do either much with our medical problems) -so maybe a day or two would satisfy his dream. Now St.Barts is for the rich and the famous - we spent one day there when we were in St. Martins - got the hydro ferry across. Its a beautiful French island - beautiful shops, only low-rise hotels and beaches, but very, very expensive - maybe we will win the lottery (or football pools!).

One thing I've promised myself this year is to go to our outside apartment pool every day. I used to do this but missed it last year (got lazy or something) and I do so enjoy it.

I'm visualising that greenhouse of yours - go girl, go!

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 18,2002,22:36 Top of Thread Archive
I'm sorry to hear you have another cold, June. You've had a rough winter. Look outside your door for a big jar of my cyber "sick soup."
Take care. Hope you can get a restful sleep with the sniffles.

Sally in North Idaho who makes a great sinus-opening Mexican lentil soup.

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Re : Re: BOO HOO HOO!/Sally & Alan --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 19,2002,04:53 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for the cyber soup Sally, it was luberly! I more or less slept from 8pm until 5am - not bad. I've already left a message at the doctor's office to see if I can get an appointment today - I don't want to miss out again 4 weeks of my life as I did over Christmas. Hoping to nip this one in the bud - your soup helped!

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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