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Phone consultation with the doctor this morning. Me being deaf, Mrs PP took the call. It appears that recent x-rays have confirmed what I suspected. Osteoarthritis of hip and spine along with osteostephs.  A physio will  phone shortly to give advice about exercise. Already done 30 min on the rowing machine before breakfast. My continued rowing is probably the reason that I am still very active.

I can still lift both straight legs with feet together. Rowing is a great core strengthening exercise.

It all happening this week. Had laser op on left eye on Monday following complete loss of sight in that eye. Not a good result although a little bit can be seen from the left corner now. A further op will be required. I am having to put drops in the eye every hour - a bit tricky yesterday when I was fishing in a boat on Blithfield :rolleyes: Managed OK though and caught 12 rainbows :biggrin: Life is good..

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Take care PP,  keep you chin up, (especially when putting your drops in). :rolleyes:

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23 hours ago, PeverilPeril said:

. Osteoarthritis of hip and spine along with osteostephs. 

 

I meant osteophytes. Those little bits of bone growth in the joints that can cause imflamation.

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PP I knew what you meant .  Our bodies keep growing stuff in the wrong places as we get older - like osteophytes (and hair in the wrong places like too much hair in your ears and nose!).   And big toe nails growing too thick ....  

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On the other hand, if your thyroid goes wrong, you'll have less hair. Your eyebrows will disappear and you won't need to shave your legs anymore! :rolleyes:

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Not having had a haircut since March I have enough hair to stuff a cushion at the moment...

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I’m the same Brew. I had my last haircut before I went for my hip op on 16th. March. I just hack bits off when it gets annoying. I dare not go to the barber’s at the moment for fear of catching a deadly infection.

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I'd go but my dearly beloved is terrified I'll catch Covid or hives or spots or something, it's easier to just say yes dear and stay home.

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It’s very much like shopping. I’ve not been into a shop, other than Wickes, since March. I’ve just made out a list of diy stuff to get from Newark Homebase but it was all available on Amazon and will be with me tomorrow. It saves me going round the shop, which will nodoubt be subject to rules and regulations, and it’s saved me a 20 mile round trip.

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3 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

On the other hand, if your thyroid goes wrong, you'll have less hair. Your eyebrows will disappear and you won't need to shave your legs anymore! :rolleyes:

That explains why I've not had a single whisker on me legs or arms for donkeys years. Thanks for that little sis.

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I don't want to clutter up the more cheerful threads so..:

 

Doc requested a 'full work up' of Bloods.  Results are encouraging.  My customary slightly raised Bilirubin.. but otherwise all 'Normal'.  It's not often I'm described as normal. so I'll take that.. :biggrin:  But why am I so tired all the time?

 

Did the 24 hour Cardio recording.  Awaiting results.... but I haven't had any noticeable symptoms since the short hospital stay on the 11th Sept.

 

Back is still very sore... but bearable. 

 

I walked over 8000 steps on Thursday.. Very slow and  ploddy, but I got to the top of the hill and beyond.. then back.  Thing is there is no spring in my step and it feels more like an obligation than a pleasure at present.  Maybe I just need to get fit again and it will be better.

 

Friday I walked a bit over 2000 steps to pick  up a prescription and was wiped out by it.

 

All very odd.

 

Next up is a Cardio appointment to see what they have to say.. Then a Physio Appt. re: the back.

 

What fun!!!

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On 9/28/2020 at 3:47 PM, LizzieM said:

I had a pneumonia jab a couple of years ago apparently, I honestly can’t remember having it but the Practice Nurse said I’d had one when I had my Annual Health Check recently.  I had the Shingles jab last year too.  However I was under the impression that the pneumonia jab protects a person for life ....... maybe it depends how old you are as to how long ‘life’ is expected to be ......

 

Similar confusion here.  I'm sure I had a Pneumonia jab years ago. and you are supposed to only need one for life.  But they offered me another this time at the Flu clinic and I refused it.

 

Looking back at my record it seems I've also picked up a Shingles jab along the way.

 

There's a joke in there somewhere.... ;)

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

Similar confusion here.  I'm sure I had a Pneumonia jab years ago. and you are supposed to only need one for life.  But they offered me another this time at the Flu clinic and I refused it.

 

 

I had my flu jab a week last Saturday. She checked, and told me my last Pneumonia jab was 2008 ( the heart attack year) and was now overdue. She gave me a Pneumonia jab, in the other arm, so they both ached for a bit. she told me that the Pneumonia jab will last ten years "unless Government advice changes"

 

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I've treated meself to a Heart rate monitor and also a blood pressure monitor , both arrived this morning. Going to have a read of the destructions so I can keep an eye on if I'm still living. :rolleyes: I think I might send away for a Do -it-Yourself Stent kit, see if I can cut out the middle man. NB, had me flu jab last Friday, I'm sure she used a Javelin.

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26 minutes ago, Beekay said:

see if I can cut out the middle man.

No pun intended, eh? :wacko:

 

Why not go all the way and give yourself a transplant?  I'm sure Amazon has all the necessary bits!

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Well, I've tried me blood pressure monitor on a test drive and would you credit, I am alive ! Who'da thunk it.

  • Tomorrow I'm going to give the heart monitor a test run. Then when I've got 10 minutes after coffee, I'll look for a cure for the Common Cold, :rolleyes:

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Don't check your bp when you've had a row with the  Mrs.. BK  The numbers will scare you to death!  Don't ask me how I know!    :biggrin:

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Loppy, In all our 55 years of wedded bliss, we've only ever had one row.....It started in 1968 !

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As I've posted before, I have Arthrosis in my left hand and after many months of pain I thought I had found a solution. I saw an orthopaedic dr last Monday and he gave me an injection into the joint at the base of my thumb. I nearly hit the ceiling the pain was terrible but it gradually eased on the way home. I can say that all week I've had increased pain in my hand especially my wrist and thumb. I go for another injection tomorrow. The other day my daughter was asking me why didn't I try cannibis. I nearly hit the roof but she said she meant the medicinal type. To cut a long story short I ordered a tub of what is called Hemp Active Gel made by 5 Kind clinical skincare. I've only used it twice ( morning and evening) but don't want to say success because I'm not sure. I will say though that last night I could move my hand and wrist but this morning it's back to where it was, pain on movement. Now not sure whether the injection has finally kicked in or whether it's the Hemp. I think I will have to experiment by leaving the gel and going through with the 2 more injections and see what the result is.  

I didn't take the decision to buy this gel lightly. I looked into all the reviews and info I could and found it was highly recommended for joint pain. Has anyone tried this sort of treatment?  I've always been careful about even conventional medication and hate taking tablets or rather when I start to feel the benefit I forget to finish the course. It would be interesting to hear what you've seen or heard about it or even tried it.

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A friend of mine takes turmeric for arthritic pain. He is almost 70, has suffered from arthritis for years and has never taken conventional painkillers as he is suspicious of them.  He was sceptical of the claims made for turmeric but has to admit that it works. It is also an anticoagulant and therefore shouldn't be used if taking prescription anticoagulants.  The only prescribed item he takes is Levothyroxine, like myself, so it's fine for him to take turmeric.

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Nonna after reading your post on Active Gel I have just ordered some. The pain from my shoulder and leg only lets me have at the most 2 hrs sleep at a time. I saw the Consultant this week re my shoulder revision, I was going to have it replaced 18 months ago but due to other medical problems I had to cancel. He offered to carry out the op but after listing the possible problems it worried me , then he went into the problems with the current Corona situation ,with the wife being in the extremely vulnerable group I decided to postpone the op for 6 months. He said I had made the right choice.

Here's hoping the Gel works, I am fed up taking pain killers, all I want is a good nights sleep. Hope either the injections or gel works for you.

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Trogg I hope the gel works for you. I think I've decided to leave the gel for the moment until my injections have finished. ( a week tomorrow) that way I will be able to tell if they have worked or not. In case of they haven't worked I have the gel to fall back on. Good luck.

 

Jill I have been using Curcuma ( turmeric) for a while but not consistently . I drink golden tea but not too fond of the taste. I did buy a ready made tub of it as it was quicker to make.I put it in soups and salads. A while ago I found some fresh turmeric in the local supermarket and grated it to put in various things. I've just made myself a chickpea and tuna salad and added just a sprinkling of curcuma and a couple of gratings of black pepper which releases the curcum  quicker.

How does your friend take it?

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He buys it from Holland & Barratt, health foods. It is in concentrated form as it would be very difficult to get sufficient by using turmeric in food, although he loves curries!

 

Last year, he had a hernia repair and was told to stop taking turmeric for some days before the op. It was only when he left it off that he realised how effective it was!  It can't cure arthritis, of course, but for him it makes a huge difference to the discomfort.

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Yes Jill I was waiting for the colder weather to come and I was going to add some turmeric to take to increase my consumption. In fact the curries are made minus turmeric and already in the freezer to which I'll add when I come to use it for lunch or dinner. It'll be a change for me because I haven't eaten meat at all during the summer. Vegetables in every way possible.

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12 hours ago, nonnaB said:

As I've posted before, I have Arthrosis in my left hand and after many months of pain I thought I had found a solution. I saw an orthopaedic dr last Monday and he gave me an injection into the joint at the base of my thumb. I nearly hit the ceiling the pain was terrible but it gradually eased on the way home. I can say that all week I've had increased pain in my hand especially my wrist and thumb. I go for another injection tomorrow. The other day my daughter was asking me why didn't I try cannibis. I nearly hit the roof but she said she meant the medicinal type. To cut a long story short I ordered a tub of what is called Hemp Active Gel made by 5 Kind clinical skincare. I've only used it twice ( morning and evening) but don't want to say success because I'm not sure. I will say though that last night I could move my hand and wrist but this morning it's back to where it was, pain on movement. Now not sure whether the injection has finally kicked in or whether it's the Hemp. I think I will have to experiment by leaving the gel and going through with the 2 more injections and see what the result is.  

I didn't take the decision to buy this gel lightly. I looked into all the reviews and info I could and found it was highly recommended for joint pain. Has anyone tried this sort of treatment?  I've always been careful about even conventional medication and hate taking tablets or rather when I start to feel the benefit I forget to finish the course. It would be interesting to hear what you've seen or heard about it or even tried it.

Hi there-  Ians wife JILL here!  Please keep me posted on your progress, l suffer with arthritis in my knees and lymphedema in my legs, been on medication for my condition for so long that they dont work for me anymore. My daughter also keeps bugging me to try the Hemp and medical marijuana, my physician also asked if l would like to try the pill form with no side effects and no smell! 

But being from the old school ( thinking its a sin) trying any of these types of therapeutics l wont here of it!!!!

Recently they all became legal in Canada, so on two occasions l have got as far as the front door of the shop that sells it but l just can make myself get out of the car to make a purchase!  Maybe the third try going will be lucky for me and l will go in and give it a try! Lol

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