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

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Sorry you’ve not got any results yet Albert, that’s certainly far too long to wait.  Good that you’re not taking so many painkillers too, expect they were making you feel like a zombie.  Best wishes to you and hope we see you again soon.  

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Thanks Lizzie

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Keep going Albert.!

 

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Just back from my fourth consultation re: 'the Itch'. 

 

Basically the Doc's are all a bit mystified by my blood results, because they don't make sense.  For e.g, at the 'height' of my allergic reaction I was showing no antibodies for house dust mite, but now they are through the roof, despite my generally feeling a bit better.  Also some odd results from Iron Studies.  

 

So, they are consulting dermatologists further, and now involving haematologists too. 

 

Meanwhile a further short course of steroids (Prednisolone)  This time it's 20 mg for three days, 15 mg for three days, 10 mg for three days and 5mg for three days then stop.  This will certainly help, because the previous three day course 'knocked down' the allergic reaction completely and it didn't return as ferociously as it had been originally, so hopefully this will 'knock it down' a bit more.. though I'm not expecting a cure.

 

 

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I start itching & scratching just reading your posts DJ :P 

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Its true what they say, here anyway.That you know when you go into hospital, you don't know when you are coming out.

Went to Turin this morning for a chat with anesthetist, appointment 9.15. Sat and waited until 10.25. My son took me , he was getting agitated because he'd got a large party at lunch time and it takes us an hour to get back here. The anesthetist hadnt arrived and I was getting agitated too for him. After various questions about whether it was possible to change the appointment ( no) I was called in. After various questions and signings I had another appointment ( Unexpected) with surgeon. More signing and questions. But to be honest when my son explained the situation he was in they did hurry the second appointment and we were done within 1/2 hr. Something I never expected them to do. Anyway we got home with a bit of time to spare.

Just one more appointment on wednesday for TAC. This time with more time to " enjoy" the experience.

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Nonna, pleased the initial appointment/s went well.  Also pleased that your son got back in time.

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Fingers firmly crossed for you nonna....  

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Quick Update LizzieM. I am booked in for a Physiotherapy Session at a local Hospital at 9.10 am tomorrow. Out of interest did you feel an immediate improvement, if not how many sessions did you have?

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No I didn’t get immediate improvement Geoffrey!  Unfortunately it’s a long slow grind.  I had quite a few physio sessions, can’t remember how many, but the important thing is to be really strict with yourself and do the exercises at home too.  My husband has had sciatica since last November and is still having physio!  Good luck tomorrow.  thumbsup

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Been to hospital for appointment for my overactive thyroid. Tablets have done their job apparently but they now don’t want me to go the other way (underactive) so I am going to be weaned off them. Going to take them every other day at first instead of every day, if they are stopped straight away my thyroid might start being naughty again as I have only been on them for 6 months. But it was caught early when it had just started acting up so that is why tablets have worked so quickly.

 

It makes me wonder if it was stress induced in the first place and now is starting to right itself with the help of the tablets. I have put a bit (about 2/3lbs) of weight on, still underweight for my height but hope to put a bit more weight on now so my clothes fit better (they feel like the clothes my mum used to buy that you would “grow into”).

 

At least it is heading in the right direction and hopefully by the beginning of next year I should be tablet free.

 

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2 hours ago, Stavertongirl said:

still underweight for my height

 

I'm underheight for my weight....:(

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22 minutes ago, Brew said:

 

I'm underheight for my weight....:(

 

See quite a lot out and about like that!

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Been at the hospital from 6.40 this morning until we got home at 4.30pm.  Paul was having an angioplasty on his part blocked femoral artery, but when they actually put the wire in they found out it was 98% blocked instead of 75% as they had thought at first.  They said he will possibly need a femoral artery bypass (using veins from his leg) as the narrowing/blockage is 25 cm long!   So, a bit of an anticlimax as nothing has actually been done....  

Fortunately, there  are a few minor arteries (B roads the doctor called them) which seem to be providing some blood to his leg and foot but not enough.   He really needs the 'Motorway' artery fixing, so we are now awaiting another hospital appointment.

He has quite a bit of discomfort as the doctor-in-training had to have two stabs into his abdomen to find the artery.   He was off the ward for 2 hours, so I just sat there with my thoughts (forgot my glasses and the iPad)   It's a good job I like my own company!

Anyway, we're home now and he's asleep in the chair.   I might do the same soon!

 

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Sorry to hear about your husband s problems Margie and hope you don't have to wait too long for another appointment to get it sorted.

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My ongoing saga is mixed up.I'm due oncology visits etc and thought everything was in order but no it isn't. The oncology dept rang the other day to bring my appointment forward , ok I thought, then they rang and my husband answered, I was out. When I got back in he said my appointment was on 2nd July. " No I told him if you remember it's on 1st"  then he mentioned that I had to remember to follow the usual diet. That upset the apple cart as I got confused , I wasn't expecting to have another TAC after the one last week ( for different reasons) I rang the hospital to check everything and the secretary agreed the appointments were correct. But it still wasn't right. I usually have blood test, then wait for confirmation of TAC then see onc. for results. But this time they've got the visit before the scan which to me is the wrong way round. When I explained that I was waiting to go into hospital she said she'd get in touch with the onc. and would get back to me. I don't want to go into hospital thinking about the results, they've been worrying although last time (3 months ago) the shadow had got lighter but still I'd like to know before I go in.

 

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I hope all goes well for nonna and Margie's dearly beloved, it all sound quite confusing.

 

My brother (56) has pains in his feet and right side of his head. At my insistence he went to the docs who immediately ordered him to hospital for MRI and whatever else they needed to do.

It's a good job there was nothing more serious than a trapped nerve, he and his partner sat there for 19 hours! before they decided to keep him in for observation.

To say he was a little grumpy is something of an understatement.

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Dear me, my best wishes go to all who are confused and struggling!   There seems to be a lot of ill health amongst us at the moment, thinking of you all x

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We just have to be relaxed and patient which isn't as easy as it sounds.

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A lot of ill health and aches and pains, but we've come to an age whereby it's inevitable, so let's just get on with our lives and quit griping !

 Positive thoughts ! 

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14 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

so let's just get on with our lives and quit griping

 

Says the bloke who started this tread :laugh:

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Yeah, good un RR. Just noticed myself , however, at the time, I didn't expect folk to abuse it.

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