Ailments, Aches & Pains. (Let's hear them here)


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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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