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


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When doing the biopsy she said it will hurt a bit, I had to grit my teeth & bear it, it made my eyes water but was OK when the anesthetic got going, wouldn't want to do it again though. Would say it was on a par with my eye operation for scariness, but I'm a chicken & not very brave, cluck cluck...   

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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

You are brave Colly.........Dad always told me........''if you are scared..but still do it...thats when you are brave''............

 

Got me many a good hiding...lol

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I’ve always been ‘up for it’. It’s got me into trouble and scrapes over the years but I just can’t resist having a go at anything. My mates would always push me to the front when volunteers were asked for. I have always been a bit of a daredevil. I wouldn’t say I was especially brave, it’s just that I don’t  give a toss about anything and don’t consider the consequences. I will stand up and say the non politically correct thing at the most inopportune moment. Now I’m older I’m even worse and care even less. I amuse myself even though I don’t amuse others!

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Been to the hospital today and the cauterization hasn't worked, in fact it's worse, considerably so. 

The growth is a pyogenic granuloma (I had to look up the spelling) and now needs surgery to cut it out.

This involves a test for MRSA, a Covid test and isolation before they start chopping bits off.

The Covid test is at Willington service station on the A38, the MRSA at the hospital and isolation at home. 

Three hospitals,  a telephone consult with the GP, a jaunt half way to Burton, a wait for the MRSA results, then what I presume will be a 10 minute cut and shut,  before another wait for the biopsy  lab results

All this from a tiny blood blister that's gone wrong...     :(

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sorry you’ve got to have minor surgery to remove your ‘blood blister’. But I believe they are benign so that’s good.  All the tests you have to have first are necessary at this time, unfortunately.

Thinking of you xx

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I agree with the testing Margie but they had 7 days to tell me what was required and today, suitably booted and suited, sat within reaching distance of the necessary instruments I'm sent away to make another appointment... oh well there's plenty worse off than me..

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Hope you get it sorted Jim.

 

Meanwhile.. I have finally 'scored' a consultation with 'Trauma and Orthopaedics' about my knee tomorrow ..having finally got past the Physiotherapy 'Gatekeepers'.

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Well. An interesting morning.
Very personable and apparently genuinely interested and young-ish Orthopaedic chap asked me about history, etc. showed me the x-ray of my clapped out knee joint and then launched into "so..if you're going to sign up for this op.." Whereupon I stopped him and explained 'with the greatest of respect" that I'd been advised by numerous people to go to Wrightington, and that it was only the physio 'gatekeeper system' which had pointed me to him. I also pointed out that the physio woman had been convinced I didn't need the op, until she saw my x-ray. He told me, in so many words that he thought she was 'less than capable'. Eitherway he was unphased and agreed to write to Wrightington on my behalf..so basically I finally have expert opinion that I need the op, and a referal to an excellent hospital. Only unknown now is waiting times.

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Hope you're not waiting too long Col, are we talking replacement or a repair ?

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Replacement.  Full I think. There's no cartilage in one side and very little on the other.

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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

Replacement.  Full I think. There's no cartilage in one side and very little on the other.

My husband had a full knee replacement 3 years ago. All you will need to do is be a good lad and do everything the physio tells you to do!  His op was very successful and he was soon walking miles every day ….and still is (usually getting 10k steps in before I even get up in the morning) 

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3 hours ago, LizzieM said:

All you will need to do is be a good lad and do everything the physio tells you to do!

 

Lizzie.. can you even imagine me being anything other than a perfect patient? :rolleyes:

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Received a phone call from Urology this morning to say forget my appt but instead after reviewing my notes I will have to go for a MRI scan instead. I will be contacted again soon.

The plot thickens.

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CF I’m really pleased you haven’t been forgotten or put on the back burner.  
All the best x
 

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This afternoon I've been talking my SiL and her tale of woe with hospitals and cancellations. At one time had an appointment with Queens and City with two different consultants. After cancelling Queens they rang asking why and were almost touting for the business.

Had her op a week ago at the City and yesterday a confirmation letter came giving her an appointment in two weeks time...at the City!

I don't know why the levels of complaints seem to be increasing or why so many missed appointments, surely it can't all be down to Covid? Perhaps curbing staff moonlight in the private sector might help...

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Staff moonlighting in the private sector is a big problem within the NHS. The NHS trained them and gave them a secure number but they seek the higher rewards of private medicine but still like to keep a foot in the NHS. I used private practice for my hip operation last year but that was because I’d had enough of the pain and there was no forseeable NHS operation on the horizon. I could afford it but I have strong sympathy for those that can’t.

The plastic surgeon, currently awaiting trial for stabbing and attempted arson, was an NHS whistleblower who appeared to have been ganged up on by his moonlighting colleagues. It sounds like he was a desperate man although obviously his actions can’t be condoned. It will be interesting to see what comes out regarding his motives at the trial this September.

When I was in industry I had all of my senior employees and their families covered by private medical insurance purely in the interests of keeping the company running efficiently. Since I’ve been retired I’ve not paid for private medical cover but the amount I’ve saved will have paid for my last operation and more.

 

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6 hours ago, catfan said:

Received a phone call from Urology this morning to say forget my appt but instead after reviewing my notes I will have to go for a MRI scan instead. I will be contacted again soon.

The plot thickens. 

 

After my MRI scan 3 weeks ago & my prostate biopsy & bone scan last week I've got to go to City urology for the results on Monday. As you say 'the plot thickens.' 

 

Hope all is well for you CF...

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6 hours ago, philmayfield said:

 

The plastic surgeon, currently awaiting trial for stabbing and attempted arson, was an NHS whistleblower who appeared to have been ganged up on by his moonlighting colleagues. 

 

 

I think you will find your grapevine information is wrong Phil.  

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Here's wishing everybody with ongoing issues, a positive outcome.

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