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


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Been for my annual care plan review this morning & my Doctor (sweetpea) said I must take more salt in my diet, For someone with hypertension & heart disease too !

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When I was called in for my well man tests, my quack said my results where equal to a 28 year old man! Bugger looks like I'll have to live for ever :crazy: 

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My 'urgent' eye clinic appointment is now on 30 August, despite several phone calls asking for an earlier appointment.   But they reassuringly told me that if my eyesight got SUDDENLY worse and I couldn't see, I had to go straight to A&E.

 

I'm telling myself that the optician who referred me to the hospital was being over-dramatic.... hope he was anyway!

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i'm sure he was Margie..........ive noticed as ive got older no matter what the ailment......they send you to get it checked........at Hospital,   never happened when I was young............enough to put you off telling doctor owt isn't it.............all for the best I suppose,......... but take no notice of me I am a  Hypercondriac............

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59 minutes ago, MargieH said:

   But they reassuringly told me that if my eyesight got SUDDENLY worse and I couldn't see, I had to go straight to A&E.

 

 

Worrying to say the least. A bit like a few years ago when we found black scorpions in the house. We checked with the local poison authorities and they told us , if we get stung by one to go quickly to the nearest hospital .........if we can. :(

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

   But they reassuringly told me that if my eyesight got SUDDENLY worse and I couldn't see, I had to go straight to A&E.

 

Must have been the same person I spoke to Margie !

 

 

 

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Unfortunately the NHS today seem to have a different definition of "URGENT" which to them, in my family's experience, appears to mean that they promise to put you on a list and will contact you at some undetermined time in the future in order to defer yet another appointment. It is now over 4 months since my daughter's cancer was discovered to have returned yet she is still waiting for the date for admission to undergo surgery, hopefully we will hear today ? All that we do know for certain is that the original diagnosis and treatment in 2014 was perhaps totally incorrect resulting in her present condition.

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Commo, I am so sorry to read your post, perhaps your daughter ought to make a phone call to the consultants secretary and stress the situation. I do think four months since discovery that your daughters cancer has returned and no follow up with an operation date is diabolical.

 

 I have found that sometimes a phone call can get things moving. I do hope her letter comes today, if not, it is worth trying the phone call, the letter could be in the outbox on the secretary's desk waiting to be signed by the consultant and in my case, with the call, I got a result on the phone, and I was told a letter of confirmation would be in the post waiting for me when I return from my holiday tomorrow.

 

My thoughts are with you and your daughter and  sincerely hope she recieves her letter today.

 

 

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Commo, as Carni says...and I hope your daughter will soon get her appointment x

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All my hospital consultant's letters say " Not signed but checked to save time" or words to that effect. Still have to chase them up sometimes.

The eye clinic at the QMC are very busy all the time, still not received my urgent appt yet.

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Having been in a similar position I can understand your daughters preoccupation and of course her family. I agree with previous posts that you should phone even if the date isnt in the very near furure, which I hope it is ( in the very near future) .Its a worrying time for everyone concerned and if the oncology dept is like ours here they are very understanding and helpful. I wish her all the best of the best for an early appointment and recovery

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980.  So sorry to hear of this situation Commo.  Not much I can say about the health care situation from this side of the pond.  I do hope that things can be sorted out quickly and she can get the help she needs.  My thoughts are with you.

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Thanks for all your comments, we don't feel quite so alone with your good wishes.

Nicky `phoned yesterday and was told by the hospital that she hadn't heard because the doctor's secretary was on holiday!! There was a letter in the post confirming her admission to the ward on Monday. I find it reassuring that the NHS have such faith in the postal system that a letter posted on Friday would definitely be delivered the next day. It's somewhat disconcerting that the system relies on just one person to send a letter or make contact for something so vital especially after so many delays and deferments. They apologised (AGAIN) for the oversight, so that's all good then isn't it?!

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I don't call 'The secretary being on holiday' any kind of excuse for letters not being sent out especially urgent ones like  Nickys, and to rely on the letter arriving Saturday to give just Sunday to prepare for admission the following day. Shameful and hard to believe. It makes me so angry,the excuse is so feeble. If it is true, then there must be more patients waiting anxiously for their own letters to arrive? I have had similar excuses given to me in the past. Do they think we are so easily fobbed off. My best wishes for Nicky on Monday.

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11 hours ago, Commo said:

Thanks for all your comments, we don't feel quite so alone with your good wishes.

Nicky `phoned yesterday and was told by the hospital that she hadn't heard because the doctor's secretary was on holiday!! There was a letter in the post confirming her admission to the ward on Monday. I find it reassuring that the NHS have such faith in the postal system that a letter posted on Friday would definitely be delivered the next day. It's somewhat disconcerting that the system relies on just one person to send a letter or make contact for something so vital especially after so many delays and deferments. They apologised (AGAIN) for the oversight, so that's all good then isn't it?!

Why couldn't they just pick up the phone & give a call ? No need to send mail.

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Well I hadn't intended contributing to this thread but do you want to know how many staples I've got in my tummy?!!  Actually I'll spare you the details but I want to put on record that my experience of the NHS  has been excellent.  A year ago I was an emergency case and operated on within 2 weeks. On Thursday just gone I was back in QMC getting tidied up so I can hopefully lead a normal life again.  My consultant told me at the start of June that he would be able to perform the operation 'in July'. I was called in for Pre-Op in June and then at the beginning of July I rang his secretary who told me I was in the diary for 27th July and a letter was about to go out in the post to me.   

I'm here on a ward being well cared for and recovering. I have nothing but praise for the system.

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Brilliant, we hear far too much negativity regarding the NHS. We'd be a bleddy site worse off without it !

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Good to hear Lizzie............all the very best to a lovely lady...............

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Lizzie I hope all goes well with your recovery.

I thought your comments most positive.

Sadly the dismantling of the NHS continues and will be replaced with a privatised market place ...............

This will be OK for those who have a few bob but not for the majority.

Still .........the votes were cast and we reap the consequences.

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