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


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Sorry to hear that PP........Hope you soon back to your 'Battling self'' mate.............

       You in the place i was after mine in 2003........they took me there from the Staffordshire Hills.......by myself hiking ..mobile phone saved me eventually...all the best PP...........

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Being the newbie I am to N.S. I couldn't work out how to reach out to Physical Perfection to tell him to get on with life as you never know what tomorrow will bring. Obviously at the moment time

I'm a happy Bunny tonight Went for my oncology visit after I had the P.E.T. scan and T.A.C. a couple of weeks ago and all is clear after the scare I had. The next process is due in 6 months after I ha

Well I hadn't intended contributing to this thread but do you want to know how many staples I've got in my tummy?!!  Actually I'll spare you the details but I want to put on record that my experience

Sorry to hear your news PP. Join the Stent club. My first were fitted 16 years ago, then two more last year.

Take it easy mate, go and sit in your coop and let the chickens look after you for a change. 

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Pleased you're doing OK PP but, (I'm not a doctor) do you not think it would be wise to dial back on the rowing a little? Your recent marathon was impressive for a man half your age but like you said the engine is 82 yrs old and maybe needs treating just a tad gentler...

Take it easy and stay well...

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PP Pleased you’re back home now.  Xx

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Blimey PP!  Firstly congratulations on such a speedy recovery and being fit enough to help with that.  From what you say it sounds like they caught your heart attack before it caused any severe muscle damage. (They didn't with mine..)

Like Brew..I'm not a Doc.. but I sort of thought people with stents were supposed to give them time to 'settle in' so I reckon maybe just half marathons for a few days....;)

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Happy to hear you got through that little setback PP. Take things a little easier now and keep well x

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Thank you all for those good wishes. Hope no one else tries to join the stent club. Got enough members already - It would seem that I keep distinguished company :cool:

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My missus has two stents too PP.,and she's not a Nottstalgian ! Although she does sit next to me when I come online, so can that count?

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Paul was supposed to have stents put in his FEMORAL artery, but after trying to do It, they decided it was  too blocked for about 25 cm so had to give up.  His collateral arteries have taken over and provide enough blood flow to his lower leg and foot as long as he doesn’t walk too fast!

He had a double heart bypass about 12 years ago because the position of the blockage wasn’t suitable for a stent.  

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PP It was, and still is difficult sometimes .... but generally, life is very good and we have much to be thankful for.  He is like you I think, and just ‘gets on with it’

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Got my knee x-ray results back via the physio folks yesterday.  It seems I have 'severe arthritic damage'  Basically all cartilage and a lot of bone are gone..worn, or whatever. Physio said I was doing surprisingly well considering the state of my knee.  So.. next up, a referral to an Orthopaedic Surgeon to discuss options.  If it turns out a knee replacement is needed.. it will then presumably be a conversation between orthopaedics and cardiology... :mellow:

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Glad your on the mend PP it make's you wonder though what else will be thrown our way?

 

I have now been dianosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, first GP thought it was rhematoid arthritis. Waited a year to see main man, Oh!! its not RA he said i am going to refure to some one else, app July 23rd but this CTS is quite common, but it is also very fustration I am dropping cup, dishers, plus you can't pick up money no feeling in your fingers. Worst thing is when i drop my wine glass, don't mind if it's empty but when there is some wine left it really is a waste of money. I bet you thought i was going to post somthing else.

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On 4/24/2021 at 3:13 PM, MargieH said:

Paul was supposed to have stents put in his FEMORAL artery, but after trying to do It, they decided it was  too blocked for about 25 cm so had to give up.  His collateral arteries have taken over and provide enough blood flow to his lower leg and foot as long as he doesn’t walk too fast!

He had a double heart bypass about 12 years ago because the position of the blockage wasn’t suitable for a stent.  

Well said M you certainly know your stuff. Can i please have you as my nurse.

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Four stents in coronary arteries plus another four in femoral arteries.

I would be worth more in scrap value.

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Well after a PSA test of 5.4 I went for a prostrate MRI, now I've got to go for a prostrate biopsy on Thursday, not looking forwards to it, but needs must as they say. Had a PSA test & finger up the bum prostrate exam 2 years ago & both were OK then. When the lady phoned she asked if I'd ever had a rectal exam? I told her about my fingers up the bum, colonoscopy & colon biopsy when I had ischemic colitis 5 years ago & she said "oh you're used to it then aren't you?" Taxi is booked for Thursday morning so no going back... 

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COLLY, I had that biopsy a couple of years ago. They told me, you won't feel anything, however, you will hear a 'click' when the jaws take a sample, but the bad news is, you'll hear TEN clicks as we need to go all the way round and take a bite each time.

Got to say though, it's more embarrassing than uncomfortable. Glad I had somebody to drive me car back home.  :shout:

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Beekay. Thanks for that info. When I had my colonoscopy & biopsy & could see the jaw thing on the TV screen taking a bite, couldn't feel anything though. Used to embarrassment as there was 3 very pretty student nurses watching... They advised me not to drive afterwards, that's why I've booked a taxi...

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Why is it always pretty young staff when you have these sort of procedures. About two years ago I went for a Colonic MRI scan and the crew were young females who looked like they'd had an afternoon off school. They were lovely though, despite the pipe and gas pump up. Was able to drive home though. Mind you, it were a bit odd walking to the car park.

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Colly, as a result of a similar experience to yours, I took the MRI scan and a biopsy last November. There was a digital rectal examination (DRE) with my biopsy as a matter of course. On a discomfort scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least, 10 the most) I rated my biopsy procedure discomfort as a 2, very low. My procedure was an Ultrasound Trans Perinneal Biopsy of Prostate. There was only 5 samples taken. There were male and female medical staff carrying out the procedures. They were thoroughly professional and carry out these procedures every day. I felt quite at ease with the process itself. Hope that gives you some confidence with the process, going forward.

Having had 3 bladder cystoscopies/biopsy a couple of years ago, done by female staff, the gender point doesn't bother me.

All the best, mate.

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The biopsy is not too bad colly had one 6years ago they took 12 samples when the scissors cut it makes loud bang it made me jump they said you have to lie still or it could tear my rectum.After i sat in a big arm chair had a ham sandwich and a coffee waited 30 minutes went to the bathroom for a pee and the nurse checked the toilet bowl for blood it was ok so went home. The doctor said there was a slight chance i had prostate cancer i could leave or have it removed i decided to have it removed it was a 4hr operation and an overnight stay. I was off work for 7 weeks never looked back it was done by keyhole surgery cant even see any scars. Take care good luck.

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Thanks Willow Wilson & Ian Finn, I'm feeling a bit calmer now.... Off for a pneumonia jab this afternoon, needles don't bother me at all as I'm an ex blood donor, had to stop after 34 pints because of illness though.... 

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I had an abnormal PSA reading a few weeks ago followed by another PSA test last week. Getting the phione call from the quack tomorrow. Fingers crossed all is OK this time.

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