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If it wasn't fag breaks someone would find summat else to moan about...

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I moan a lot about people moaning about people moaning.

 

It's a bit odd really because I'm generally known for not moaning....

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On 9/7/2021 at 8:12 PM, colly0410 said:

well known bookies

Unless you are talking quite recently, about 16 years ago a bookies without fag smoke was unheard of!

However, I do recall a small non smoking Ladbrokes on Pelham St about early 90's. 

Where there anymore?

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'Talk to the Organ Grinder.....'

After two days of trying on and off.. yesterday I got through to Wrightington Hospital.. where I'm on the list for knee surgery. 

I asked if I could get 'interim' treatment for my Left Knee. Reason being that while my Right knee was reason for initial referral and is definitely 'shot' my, Left Knee has become even more painful... keeping me awake all night etc.  However the left knee pain seems to be coming from some sort of soft tissue injury, or a bursitis.. which, unlike bone, might respond to something like a cortisone injection.  What I got was a very curt reply to the effect that I needed another referral from my own Doc..which makes no sense to me, and was then promptly disconnected.

 

So, today I dug around and got the email address of the Secretary of the Professor whose team is doing my surgery.  I had promised to email them my Cardiology report... so I 'tacked' my question about treatment onto the end of that.  Within less than half an hour, the Secretary had put my question to the Surgeon, who agreed to the injection so long as three months before, or after, surgery...because Steroids can limit immunity to infection. She went on to  promise a clinic appointment for me as soon as possible, to get the jab done.

Result.

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Saturday evening my youngest brother was taken ill and was carted off to the QM A&E by ambulance. Arrived at 9 and waited to be seen, it's policy now that the ambulance medic has to stay with patients until officially handed into the care of the hospital - it took over an hour. Then sat there until 9:30 Sunday morning, just over 12 hours to be seen. After various tests, CT scans etc. he was told they suspect a bleed on the brain and needed to go to the neurological dept; however the hospital cannot arrange it, only his GP can request an appointment because their system is not compatible and they can't access his medical records. A consultant also wants an eye pressure test but the ones done in an opticians is, quote, "neither use nor ornament"!

He is not a happy bunny...

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If he only waited an hour to be handed over from paramedics to A&E staff, he did well!

 

As for the access to computer records, it's a farce.  The Patients Know Best debacle, likewise.

 

I hope he's soon feeling better and sorted out.

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20 minutes ago, Brew said:

 needed to go to the neurological dept; however the hospital cannot arrange it, only his GP can request an appointment because their system is not compatible

 

The NHS have (at least) two different systems which can't talk to each other ?!  Why does that not surprise me.

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I checked a box on SystmOnline  which was supposed to allow any medical professional anywhere to access my records.  I never realised that this system isn’t countrywide.

@Brew Hope your brother will soon get any treatment he needs x

 

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10 hours ago, Brew said:

and needed to go to the neurological dept; however the hospital cannot arrange it, only his GP can request an appointment because their system is not compatible and they can't access his medical records.

 

I find that utterly incomprehensible.  GP records will contribute bugger all to that process, because it is a new issue.  He needs to be referred by the Hospital.  I hope he gets well soon.

 

I was referred by physio to St Helens Hospital for my knees, but without me being consulted.  The Surgeon at St Helens was happy to refer me to Wrightington.  When I asked for my left knee to also be taken into consideration. like a crim getting all of his naughties out the way at once..my GP happily referred me for x-ray to St Helens because that is closest.  She then informed me that Wrightington would have no problem viewing my x-ray, via a different system to St Helens.

 

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3 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I find that utterly incomprehensible

 

Seems to be  the way of things, it was the same with my hand. Ripley hospital diagnosed it and prescribed cauterizing but could'nt do it. Told to make appointment with GP who also couldn't do it, they had to make me an appointment at Derby.

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Been to my doctors for my 2'nd decapetyl (triptorelin 11.25 Mgs) 3 monthly depot injection for my prostate cancer, bums a bit numb/achy now, feel like a pin cushion. Also did my flu jab at same time. Seeing oncologist on 29'th this month to see about radiotherapy... 

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It is alarming how my knees continue to deteriorate. I am now rarely without pain of some sort, even at rest or in bed,  and there is no point in my going shopping for example because I just can't do the walking.

 

Working on the basis that I'm waiting at least six months for the first of two knee replacements, I could be like this for between one and two years, even if all goes well.  This has got me wondering whether there is such a thing as a 'Temporary Blue Badge', which would at least allow me to park closer to facilities/destinations when necessary.

 

Anybody know?

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Here a Blue Badge is given on trust and you're expected to hand it back when you are no longer entitled.

This information is from my brother who has one  so I make two provisos...

 

1. He's an idiot

 

2. This is Derbyshire, each issuing authority may have different criteria..

 

Edit:

It didn't sound right when I phoned him so checked. Forget what I said except for the  bit where I said he's an idiot.

If your problem is likely to be cured within three years there's no eligibility..

Sorry..   :(

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:laugh:

 

Just looked closer at 'Sentellins'.  I 'may' be eligible for a temporary badge if my Doc says I have a mobility issue which will last for more than a year.  Looks like I could also invoke Cardio issues.

 

Frankly, the sooner I can walk properly again the better.. cos I hate being like this and I love walking..but if I can get help for a while, I'll take it.

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Col, I am so sorry you are having all this pain.  I hope you will get a blue badge as it may make your life a little bit easier in general x

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And I thought everything in hospitals was fine and dandy but it doesn't appear to be so. Its so frustrating to know you have to have an operation and you're in pain then you have to wait for maybe a few years. Normal channels here being Drs appointment, he gives a prescription to see specialist, we choose from either who we know or has been recommended by Dr or people we know, ring for appointment and it goes from there usually ending with a lurch forward from specialist and ends with an operation. Some appointment for ops do take a long, long time to be released but at least we have the opportunty to " shop " around.

Waiting for Dr to push ops forward takes a long time.

Yesterday I saw my Dr as I was worried I still had a bit of bronchitis and wanted to make sure I had recovered. My lungs were clean, so hes given me a prescription to have an xray just to confirm and for security. We phoned 2 hospitals and neither had immediate appointments and neither had the private clinic we use occasionally. The nearest one to us is usually available for immediate xrays and we just go with the prescription, but as with this pandemic everything has slowed down. Even the local chemist books these appointments but they couldnt give me an appointment either. So for the time being Dr says I'm fine so I'm going to leave it like that.

Hope Col you get an appointment soon.

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Got up. 

Completely out of the blue my back was 'siezed'. It eased quickly so I did a bit in the garden. 

To be precise I emptied out two large pots of compost which had had Tomato plants in them..and dumped the compost in a corner for using as mulch later.

Then I decided I was 'done'.  Back aching and legs both useless and painful.

It's not fun.

 

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Col, sorry you are having such pain.  I really hope you will soon get your knees fixed.  Thinking of you x

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