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


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4 hours ago, MargieH said:

I went to Specsavers this morning and was in there for ages.  Apparently the macular degeneration in my left eye is now 'wet' so I've been referred to Addenbrookes so they can inject into the retina to sort out the blood vessels which are starting to appear there.

 

Not an appealing prospect from where I sit Margie.  I really hope it helps you.

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Nothing online for me yet re: my recent cardio tests.  But.. today I received a  copy of the letter the Cardiologist has sent to my Doc.  (Doc may well put this up on my record next week)

 

Anyway.. the letter seems to be saying that my heart has not deteriorated much recently. I have 'mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy' which translates as thickening of the wall of the left ventricle. That along with 'moderately impaired left ventricular function.'  So.. At worst it looks like I've gone from 'mild to moderate' impairment, to 'moderate' impairment over a good few years.  I'll take that.

Still doesn't explain why my heart rate went crazy last Sept for a few hours. but whatever...

Keep taking the tablets...

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Col, Pleased it all seems relatively OK

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Glad things are not getting worse Col but do you think lumping concrete slabs about is a good idea?

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Two thirds of the job is done now Jim. Yesterday I brought four 2x2 flags back from my daughter's as a trial run. She's strong lass and helped me get them into the car.  I managed to wrangle them out at this end without ever having to bear the full weight.. then 'walked'' them around the back.  Just a case of taking it slow. 8 more 2x2 and 8 halves to get.   No rush.

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Watchit Col.  Hernias are no fun.  Heed the voice  of hard earned hound experience. I'd hate for you to have that to go through. I don't recall any one thing that may have caused mine,but I was always humping stuff around until one evening I thought somebody had hit me where it hurts with a red hot poker.

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Col, shoot me down if you want, but, to make the slabs easier to carry, could you not break up the slabs into bitesize pieces and then lay crazy paving. Just an optional thought mate.

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As it goes, my much stronger, younger and fitter second son in law..who doesn't smoke or drink.. helped me to move the rest of the slabs and they have stayed where they were put ever since. ..awaiting laying.

Today.. after a week of very little physical activity I could stand it no more and set out for what I know to be about a 5000 step walk.  I started off steadily enough but I was forced to curtail it to a bit over 2000 steps and have been in pain since.  I couldn't even get up enough speed to raise my heart rate.  This is really depressing. I need to exercise for my ticker...but my knees won't let me.  I know I'm much better off than many.. but..

I have a phone consult with the physio people in 8 days time.  I hope they can help me.

 

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On 3/13/2021 at 4:58 PM, Beekay said:

Don't you have a little sack truck Col.?

 

I have a Black and Decker Workmate which converts into a sack truck of sorts.. but that's not the real issue. It's the kneeling and bending involved in laying the pavers.  Much as I hate to admit defeat... I think I'm going to have to 'get a man in'.

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I'm back now from an experience i hope never to be repeated. Eight days ago I was rushed off to hospital with severe Pancreatitis, and from then I have been on a different planet, still waiting for my brain to begin working again. Thea pain was unbeleavable and the trip with Morphine was frightening. Just wanted to say where I had been, and  I feel so poorly it will be a while before I am back to normal, but, I know there is improvement so give me a couple of weeks and I should be back to nomal,so for now I will  read your posts and join in later. x

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You know what i mean Carnie ''With the like''

Get well soon mi duck x

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Nice to know you're still here carni. :)

 

I assumed you were still having problems with your new laptop, which you'd mentioned earlier. Obviously it was something much more serious, but yet again you've beaten it !

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 Blimey Chris!!! Here's me moaning about a bit of knee pain and you've been dealing with that. Please look after yourself and get well soon..x

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Take care, Carni. A friend of mine was struck by that ailment. It is very, very unpleasant.  Not related to cream cake intake, so far as I know!

 

Get well very soon.

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Good grief Carni both of you have certainly been in the wars of late. Get well soon and stay well!  

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So sorry to read about what you’ve been through, carni.  I hope you will soon feel a lot better.  I also hope your other half managed OK on his own.  He would have been so worried and will be really pleased to have you home again xx

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Did think about you the other day Carni but o so sorry that youve had so much pain . Not pleasant at all with what you've had to put up with. Here's to you getting better and staying well, we'll all be thinking of you. Take care.

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Don't think I've posted on this thread before but maybe being admitted to Stoke hospital with a heart attack on Monday justifies it :rolleyes:

No big deal really and not as dramatic as it sounds. Admitted Monday. Stents fitted Tuesday. Recovered Wednesday, Home Thursday. Light work outside yesterday.

Keeping fit and healthy made it possible to take it in my stride.

Several months of being physically on the limit with the building project caught up with me. Just 82 y/o fuel lines deteriorating and fortunately no blown cylinder head.

Feel great. Life is good :biggrin:

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