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Had my TC scan the other day now waiting for result on Friday. Yesterday went to hospital for pain relief. I am now sporting a patch on my arm that I wear for 7 days before changing it. Lets see if it works.

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When did we all start signing up to private dentists? I pay my for my NHS check up & any treatment needed? Sure I have the same dentist as that bloke paying extortionate rock star prices for my council house smile :biggrin:

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1 hour ago, denshaw said:

Just a thought Col, would you use a Mexican dentist? I know people have been to Eastern Europe for dental treatment at one third the price of Britain. Also people going to India for eye operations.

My husband went to Budapest last summer to have a consultation and scans etc with a dentist for teeth implants, he’s got a bridge and a gap.   He’s gone no further with it as he’s had other things taking priority but he’ll probably go back there and have the treatment and I’ll go too and do a bit of sightseeing while he’s in the chair.  

My brother-in-law has had quite a few implants done in Costa Rica.  His daughter lives over there and every year when he visits he gets another couple of teeth.  

And my sister-in-law has had dental implants done in Poland.  

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If you go to Holland you can have wooden teeth fitted, they knock em in like pegs? 

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 I have had my first blood test results since going on my thyroid tablets. Must say it was nice just to have a telephone appointment rather than having to go to QMC. It seems the tablets are starting to work, the readings have improved, although the T4 reading has gone from too high to just 2.5 into range, hopefully this will go up abit as tablets kick in more. Just continuing with 5mg dose, which I am pleased about. I really don’t like taking tablets so am glad the dose hasn’t been increased, but needs must I suppose. I can’t say I feel much different, although the heartbeat thing doesn’t feel quite as strong as it did, I am still hot but at least it saves having the heating on! I just hope I start putting some weight on now, it would be nice to wear clothes that fit and have trousers that don’t feel like they are going to fall down at any minute. Another blood test in 6 weeks which I hope will show more improvement. 

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5 hours ago, denshaw said:

Also people going to India for eye operations.

Three friends of ours came to India this year and had new lens in their eye's £750.00 each eye, 20 minutes op no risk of cataracts in the future and absolutely no pain. How much in the uk?. Two of our friends reckon that what they saved  on the uk price has more than paid for the trip, with change to spare!!

 

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4 minutes ago, Waddo said:

Three friends of ours came to India this year and had new lens in their eye's £750.00 each eye, 20 minutes op no risk of cataracts in the future and absolutely no pain. How much in the uk?. Two of our friends reckon that what they saved  on the uk price has more than paid for the trip, with change to spare!!

 

My husband had new lenses, done privately at the Circle building at QMC a year or so ago.  It cost him about £9,000.  A lot of money but as he hadn’t got cataracts he wouldn’t have been eligible for the procedure to be done on NHS.  He’s delighted with the result and, unlike most people who have cataract surgery, he doesn’t need to use reading glasses so a bit of a saving there. 

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So true Lizzie. I've had reading glasses from Vision Express over the years, that have in total exceeded that sum considerably.

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Just think Lizzie, you could have had a nice holiday with the difference!. And still had some cash to spare. Was the procedure the same? Ie 20minutes per eye ( two days apart mind) no pain etc?

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The surgeon recommended 2 weeks apart but as my husband is impatient it was agreed he could have them done with just a one week gap.   It didn’t take long, I went with him so I could drive him home, we spent a long time hanging around beforehand but once he was in theatre it was very quick.  A bit off-putting hearing a man screaming in a nearby bay in the waiting area though!      Then there were eye drops to administer for about a month afterwards.  

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Screaming ! My my, there's always one gutless bu66er letting the side down !

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I think the thought of having an injection into his eyeball frightened him!   Not sure I’d be too keen to be honest but it’s such a common procedure these days it must be ok. 

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Select Specs,,,,,six quid a pair

 

Rog

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Ouch, reminiscent of something out of the film The Boys From Brazil, or Marathon Man !

 

Wilkos... £3.50.

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I think the thought of it is a bit off putting, one of my friends was very nervous, but after the first eye, couldn't wait to get the other one done!!. And yes, they have to put eye drops in, don't know if it's for a month though!. Will ask tomorrow.

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Just fill in the online form with your prescription from specsavers,vision express,Boots or whoever give them your card details,glasses delivered within a week,nice one

 

Rog

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I use 'Spex for Less' which is a similar setup. You do need to quote your 'pupillary distance' as well as your prescription details, which isn't usually on your prescription but is easily measured in front of a mirror. You can get the other measurements from a comfortable old pair of specs. Designer frames are also available at a considerable saving. High street opticians are a total rip off!

 

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I had a cataract operation on my left eye nearly twenty years ago on the NHS.  It was completely painfree and was like a miracle as I could see perfectly straightaway.   Everything looked brighter using my new lens, - especially when looking at something white - when compared with my right eye (which didn't actuallly have a cataract!) 

I understand there is a very long NHS waiting list these days, though.... at least there is round here..

Unfortunately,  the benefit of having a new lens doesn't help much these days as I now have macular degeneration in both eyes and am losing my central vision.   C'est la vie..

 

@DJ360  Paul has had pain in his right leg when he walks more than about 100 yards,  for about a month now, also numbness in his feet sometimes.  He's waiting for a hospital appointment but I suspect it's PAD (look it up) causing intermittent claudication due to hardening of his arteries.  

This ' getting older' is overrated!

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Glasses  at Vision Express Boston £180,cheapest £90  and they wondered why I said I will get mine off line

 

Rog

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Looking around on the internet it seems almost anywhere is cheaper for implants than here. My quote is for £18000. Emailed my xray and Hungary - £6800.  Spain - £8000 approx. Poland -  £7000 approx.

A huge saving but I'm told (by my dentist) they use an 'immediate' procedure. This means it's all done and dusted in one go, two at most. Fine if it works but has a high failure rate and if it fails then trying again is virtually impossible....    decisions decisions...

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Thats a thing I would never entertain. My brother in law is a top dentist here and he's had to correct a lot of foreign dentistry work. 

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Does he do mates rates nonna?            thumbsup

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Sorry Brew only family and there are loads of us.

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Err would you like to adopt me.. I'm house trained, fairly clean, small but beautifully marked. Take almost no room at all 'onest..

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Sorry once more Brew ...no room, not even if we move the dogs.

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