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

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Go Nonna!!! 

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Very pleased for you, Brenda, excellent news.

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Thankyou all again . It's good to have friends like you even if I've never met some of you. This to me is what NS is, informational, friendly and caring.

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Been with Paul to the vascular clinic this morning.  The clinic doctor said that they'll see him in 6 months to review the situation with his blocked femoral artery, but for now he should just 'work and walk through the pain' as that is a good thing. !!!  (Presumably to encourage more peripheral arteries to take over from the blocked main one)

 

He said that unless the lower leg and foot are severely compromised  i.e. the  beginning of gangrene and pain all the time, even at rest, then they would prefer NOT to perform a bypass (which would have to be from the groin to below the knee) as the op isn't always that straightforward.. 

 

So, a bit of an anticlimax......  

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After all that time and 'work and walk through the pain'... not impressed Margie...

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I dunno.  I have a completely blocked right ventricular artery in my 'ticker'.  I'm only still here, because there are smaller 'alternate' routes ( called 'collaterals') for blood to get to what remains of my right ventricle.  I was told that the more I excercise and get my heart working (within reason), the more those 'collateral' arteries will develop and the better off I'll be.

 

I was being considered for surgical intervention, but it was eventually decided the risks outweighed the benefits.  I agree.

 

Although I recognise it's an anticlimax for Margie and Paul.. I think it also indicates that the 'experts' think his leg is not in immediate danger.

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I'm presently in the middle of 'tests and referals'.  I'm saying no more at present, because the possible outcomes vary hugely in significance.  Bit scary though.

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I'm sure we all hope for a positive outcome Col...    thumbsup

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Just had two weeks of similar worries Col,,  but results were reason to celebrate,, as I'm sure yours will be,,

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We are thinking of you, too, Col.  (and praying!! )

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The crucial thing is that all the people with medical problems are still here posting (or their wives are doing it).

 

As long as that continues, we're all right.

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I can understand it’s a worrying time for you Col but be assured we’re all here to support you. 

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Sorry to read of your health problems Col, I hope all goes well for you. Also for Paul, and any one else going through  worrying illnesses. Over the last few years I have and still are going through worrying times, and as Lizzie has said we will support you. To come onto NS and be able to talk about our  health problems can be a great help, I know it has been for me at times. Best wishes for a good result for you all.xx

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18 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I'm presently in the middle of 'tests and referals'.  I'm saying no more at present, because the possible outcomes vary hugely in significance.  Bit scary though.

must be the High Pavement curse. My right ventricle blocked with fatty tissue, led to the heart attack.  Still here after 12 years, albeit with a "degraded" arterial wall. Medication, decent diet, good coffee and lots of fresh air courtesy of the bike. You often describe some stunning walks round your way, so, stick with it, and good luck.

 

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@oldPhil

Hi Phil and thanks.  I've been here 22 years since my heart attack and 'got away with' two small strokes since. One way I look at it is that my Dad only made 56, so any day over that is a bonus and I'm now rapidly approaching 71.

 

My present symptoms.. such as they are, could actually be related to my ongoing heart condition.. which, apart from the direct Right Ventricle damage from the MI, seems to be slowly progressing Left Ventricular failure.  Thing is.. I'm sort of resigned to that anyway. As my Mum's Doc famously said when she complained about developing Angina despite her 'healthy' lifestyle.  " Something's got to kill you Joyce!"

 

On the other hand, there's potentially something serious.. or something very serious going on  and I can only be sensible until I know more.

 

Still.. 'Hey Ho' as they say..  All part of life's rich tapestry.. :)

 

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I must be getting old.

 

I've just had a text message offering my first ever option of having a flu jab.

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Huh! mine are for funeral plans...

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Wouldn't touch a flu shot with a ten foot pole.  They can stick it where the sun don't  shine.   Everybody I knew who had one got sicker than a dog.  I was offered one today when I called in to renew a prescription.  It was a robot so I was not polite to it.:biggrin:  Hope it's chips get fried.!

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Flu jab you say?

Took my boxer dog to the vet for a few jabs the other day :crazy:

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Had my flu jab today, arm’s a bit sore.  I’ve accepted everything the NHS offers and never had any ill-effects from the flu jab.  My bestest oldest schoolfriend, who I’ve known for 58 years, passed away last week.  She never had any NHS screenings that were offered.  Im not saying any of them would have saved her life but cannot understand why anyone would refuse something that can prevent serious illness. 

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I think some people are better off not knowing what's wrong with them, it's knowing what wrong with them that kills em? 

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Had my annual blood test for thyroid screen yesterday at 8am.  The phlebotomist looked around 12 years old! I'm needlephobic, so I was expecting problems with such youth and lack of experience. Never felt a thing! Totally painless. I congratulated the 12 year old on her skill and skipped off. Not even a bruise this morning.

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