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

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Actually I'm doing quite well with a little Bach number.  'Com susser Todd'  Translation 'Come Sweet Death'  sounds a bit mournfull and thats why have been a bit reluctant to record it.  It is easier for me to play because it is quite slow.  Gives me more time to think.  Played well it is quite beautiful and triumphant at the end.  we have to remember Bach lost his first wife quite young.  Came home from a trip to another town and she was already dead and buried.  Some quack doctor cost him his sight.  He had it rough at times.  If you want to hear it played by a pro'  check out Virgil Fox's rendition on Youtube.

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Come Sweet Death is a magical composition.

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Indeed jonab..the saying of The Legionnaire..Alfred Kalb...as featured in Sven Hassel books.

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I don't think the 20 children helped! :wacko:

I'm sure you are right Jill.  Might have had cats and dogs too. ;)

I think quite a few of them died young too, though.   The kids I mean.

It's amazing he lived as long as he did.

 

Often brings me to tears when I play it.   Of course that might be just the state of my abilities these days.

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On 2/25/2019 at 4:09 PM, MargieH said:

I went to Ely this morning on our little single decker 'Zipper' - it's nearly as quick as going in the car.  I had an appointment at Specsavers (had my last eye test 7 months ago)  and a very cute young Spanish gentleman wearing a smart waistcoat looked deeply into my eyes... well, it was his job!   

He said I have a small bleed in my left eye near the optic nerve, which MAY be caused by hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes or another systemic condition OR it may be glaucoma.  He spent about 10 minutes googling what it could be, while I was there... but I didn't mind as he was very handsome...

He said I AM losing quite a bit of my central vision, but as I could read the bottom line of tiny print, some part of my eye is working very well.  He seemed surprised by that.   

Anyway, I have a letter for my GP asking if he could do a few tests and then refer me to the eye clinic at Addenbrookes to see what they say.  

Last time this happened - over a year ago - the specialist at the hospital said there was no treatment needed, so let's hope it'll be the same this time.

 

 

Just spotted this Margie. I do hope it turns out OK. 

By coincidence I was just checking my appointment at the Docs on line. (Going to ask what, if anything can be done about the increasing pains in my legs.)  I spotted that they've added a new bit to my records.  'Pigmentary Dispersion'.  This must come from a report from my hospital eye appointment a week or so back, but the chap at the hospital never mentioned it by name and I've only been told I have the start of a cataract.  Anyway, it seems i'm losing bits of pigment from inside my eyes which have the potential to block the drain and lead to glaucoma. They don't seem too bothered though as no review for 12 months.

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Love this getting older, Col!     NOT

 

I had a cataract op about 18 years ago and it was so easy - no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.  Never heard of pigmentary dispersion but looked it up (as I'm sure you have, too) and it says that it doesn't always lead to glaucoma.  Even if it does, it'll just mean daily drops in your eye (my brother has it)

 

Hope you're keeping on top of all your other ailments x

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Was told yet again at the docs today , that my backache is due to wear and tear, and have to endure more physiotherapy. Urine sample ok, but must drink more water......... What !  

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41 minutes ago, MargieH said:

Love this getting older, Col!     NOT

 

I had a cataract op about 18 years ago and it was so easy - no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.  Never heard of pigmentary dispersion but looked it up (as I'm sure you have, too) and it says that it doesn't always lead to glaucoma.  Even if it does, it'll just mean daily drops in your eye (my brother has it)

 

Hope you're keeping on top of all your other ailments x

Apart from daily eye drops Glaucoma meant laser surgery to make small holes in the eyes to relieve ocular pressure build up, had mine three years ago. Not nice at all, you'll be fine Margie !

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My brother's glaucoma hasn't need any of that to relieve the pressure - just drops - I hope that will be the case If my problem does lead to glaucoma.... .. whatever, as you say, I'll be fine!

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23 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Was told yet again at the docs today , that my backache is due to wear and tear, and have to endure more physiotherapy. Urine sample ok, but must drink more water......... What !  

 

That's so that you keep active running to the bogg.  Good for your back.  :)    I shoulda been a doctor.

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19 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Was told yet again at the docs today , that my backache is due to wear and tear, and have to endure more physiotherapy. Urine sample ok, but must drink more water......... What !  

 

Will you conscientiously do the recommended back exercises every day at home, FLY?  They will really help as well as 'clinic'  physiotherapy.  

 Urine sample?  Was the backache a suspected kidney problem?   I think drinking  water is good, whatever!

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Exactly LL. He told me nothing I didn't already know. Goodness me, at 73, I ain't done too badly.

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I had the therapy a couple of years ago Margie, but I gave up the exercises after a few weeks. Yes, I must do more this time.

I definitely don't drink enough water, but too much coffee. Although slightly strong, it proved normal. My sample, not the coffee !

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54 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Was told yet again at the docs today , that my backache is due to wear and tear, and have to endure more physiotherapy. Urine sample ok, but must drink more water......... What !  

 

I agree Fly. Apparently it helps the vertebrae. ( sorry think Ive spelt it wrong spell checker only comes up in Italian. )I have that problem , I don't drink enough and always carry a bottle of water with me. I also have a fitness tracker that I set every hour to remind me to drink. The problem is when it vibrates and I'm busy I don't always feel it. But it is useful.

Just a thought ...when I have a TC scan (8march) I have to drink  a mix of 1/2 lt for the contrast. On an empty stomach. The worst case is when I have an ecograph scan I have to drink a litre of water before I leave for the hospital, 1/2 hr away then I cant go to the bathroom until the scan is finished.I'm afraid sometimes I just can't drink it but then they tell me that I've not drunk enough. 

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Fourth week on my new meds, think things are a bit better although still getting some thumping heartbeats, occasionally feel hot but have noticed this week that I am continually hungry at moment. Not noticed any weight gain yet which is a bit disappointing but perhaps it is too soon yet. Got a blood test on Monday, fasting one so chloresteral(?) can be checked as well, got my book club after appointment so will have to nip to cafe and get some toast before I go there. Phone appointment week after for results to see what is happening. Just hope they are starting to work now.

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I too have a blood test Monday. I can have breakfast though as they are looking for at markers. TC scan on Friday which means Wednesday no bread, pasta, milk, veg or fruit for 2 days. visit oncological following Friday. getting a bit agitated.

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These meds are iffy.  I've been on two types of BP meds for about ten weeks now.  Sometimes I feel hot in one arm varous joint aches.  Generally I do not feel as good as I felt after the stroke.  Daren't cut back though.  They are keeping the BP and heart rate down.  The risk of another stroke is high without them.  So I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard place.  Back to the docs in a couple of weeks will see what the options are then.

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I think you need to get that sorted Loppy.  I've had a few different beta blockers over the years (Mostly Propanolol and now Bisoprolol) and also different statins... ( Simvastatin and now Atorvasttin)  Was also prescribed an ACE inhibitor (Lisinopril) which didn't agree with me and was replaced with an A2 inhibitor (Valsartan) which was OK until it became unavailable and now on another (Losartan)

 

All above said I don't have high BP.  Sometimes a bit low.  I have had 2 small strokes and one heart attack.  Now have one completely blocked right ventricular artery and some left ventricular failure, but am generally well enough.  Marathons and 100m sprints are out though..:laugh:

 

Please keep talking to your Doc and get the meds right.

 

On the positive side I had my root canal work done yesterday on the tooth that caused the abscess. It all went smoothly and painlessly.  But then I should hope so for £350!!  Didn't even have too much lasting numbness after the anaesthetic. Dentists said to leave it as is until after my Mexico trip then get it re-crowned.

 

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Actually using a couple you mentioned there Col.  Bisoprolol  and Ibersartan.  Tried Lisinopril some years ago when my BP issue first showed.  it didn't agree with me at all.  Made me dizzy and depressed. So I dropped all synthetic meds and tried to keep on top of it via diet   Didn't give it much more thought until the latest crisis.  So, as you say I'll keep co-operating with the doc in hopes we can get this thing balanced.

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Had my blood test this morning. Worst one I have ever had. I had to fast so chloresteral(?) could be checked, nurse said she couldn’t do it as the blood test bag thingy was for the hospital and she couldn’t add anything on it and the result would not be sent to doctors anyway. Not sure that is right, I had presumed doctor would be doing separate one but obviously not. Then she stuck the needle in, think it must have been for elephants as it was quite painful. Done and dusted with bit of cotton wool stuck to my arm I went to my book club. There for a bit and my arm felt funny, had a look and it was bleeding. I don’t do blood, usually end up flat out on the floor, but was very brave and stuck the cotton wool down again. Luckily it stopped. Not looking to my next one in 6 weeks:Shock:

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Had mine too this morning. Don't have problems with my right arm but the left is a devil. They can never find the vein and end up  looking at my hand , wrist and even my legs. Nurse tried left arm this morning with no luck so she took blood from right arm (5 phials) .Cotton wool on and pressed down , put my coat back on and went home , jacket off and was taking the cotton wool and tape off when I saw it had been bleeding a lot. Washed it and pressed down again , it stopped. Now Friday I have my TC scan with contrast and they won't use right arm again so I can " look forward " to being holed to death looking for a suitable vein. 

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As Tony Hancock used to say.  "That's nearly an armful."

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