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


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6 hours ago, LizzieM said:

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

I have no information. It's just my opinion. I did however read the details of his complaint against his whistle blower verdict. I think they ganged up on him for revealing how the system was being ripped off by those doing private practice. Whether anything comes out at the trial remains to be seen. All my medical friends are no longer here! 

 

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Love a Doctor with a sense of humour..........been suffering with bad 'Stomach pains'' lately first thing in the morning...had a telephone consultation yesterday...the Doc prescribed massaging 'Nurofen gel' 3 times a day..and don't be doing the 'Paso Doble' for a while......lol

 

 

 

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At last the feeling in my hand is returning after todays palaver.

Arrived at Derby Royal for a minor op 12:30, left 17:30 with a hand doing a passable imitation of a leg of lamb.

I expected to go into a little room stick my hand out and chop, snip, stich and Bob's yer uncle.

Oh no, go in the room get undressed put on a gown and we'll give you an anaesthetic!. It was a full monty operating theatre, consultants, surgeons, assistants... At one point I think the car park attendant was in there somewhere.

I'm all for proper care and attention but even DB came in to see if I died it was taking so long.

Home now and instructed not to remove the dressing until the clinic in ten days time nor must it get wet. There is a giant condom thingy coming from Amazon to wear over my hand so I can shower.

In ten days time I bet my is going to be proper stinky!

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Well after my high PSA test, MRi scan, prostate biopsy & nuclear bone scan in the last few weeks I saw a doctor for results at City Hospital today. It turns out I have prostate cancer & was started on hormone therapy today, it hasn't spread anywhere else though. In 2/3 moths I'll be having radio therapy or surgery. Can't believe how fast thing have moved in the last month...   

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Hopefully your recovery moves even quicker!

 

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Hi Colly, glad to hear you're being well looked after. You're in good hands there at City. As I understand it when there's a question involving men's waterworks + PSA blood test you're automatically on a 2 week max waiting list for each procedure, hence the rapid response. All the best mate.

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Colly, my husband went through all of that about 8 years ago. He had radiotherapy and has been fine since.  He had blood tests last week and has got an annual consultation this week with his oncologist.  Don’t stress about it, all will be fine. 

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All the best Colly......i know the feeling when your'e told the news...mine was 7 years ago.......

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Colly, I'm sure you'll still be here on Nottstalgia for a long time to come. We have a pretty good track record for people continuing to post here, despite medical interruptions.

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Troubling ,worrying time when you are first told, but I can assure you the City Hospital looks after you extremely well and treatment is first class.

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All the very best from me too Colly. Had a similar scare myself a couple of years ago. Thankfully, it turned out to be an enlarged prostrate. Prescribed Finasteride tablets to shrink it back. When all was back, the consultant said I could stop taking the tablets, but I said if it was OK with him I'd carry on with them if it prevents a recurrence.   Best of luck to you mate. B.

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Thanks Brew, Willow Wilson, Lizzie, Catfan, Ben, Cliff, Trogg & Beekay. My wife thought I'd get the all clear like I did just over two years ago, but I knew something was wrong when I kept having more tests/scans. I'm level 4, (Gleason 8 = 4+4) highest it goes is 5. They say radiotherapy is the gold standard but they may not be able to do it because I've had ischemic colitis that has scarred my bowel, got to go & see oncologist in next few weeks to discuss this. It hasn't spread anywhere else so was caught fairly early. Just over a month ago I had no idea this was going on in my body, just shows how quickly your life can change...

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You'll be fine, Colly. The Universe can't manage without you thinking about it. You won't be going anywhere yet. Einstein doesn't need the competition.

 

Look after yourself!

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Colly, my husband had Gleason score of 8 too, and like you the cancer hadn’t spread anywhere else.  He’d had no symptoms but our GP was all for doing the PSA tests every 2 or 3 years and that’s how the cancer was discovered, when his PSA count had gone up significantly between blood tests.  

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 Thanks Jill....Glad your Hubby is OK Lizzie.... I remember watching a documentary a few years ago about American health care: a man who couldn't afford health insurance had got prostate cancer & needed radiotherapy or surgery, but he couldn't afford the many thousands of $ to pay for it, all he had to treat it was hormone pills. So thankful for the NHS knowing I haven't got the worry about the cost of whatever treatment I have...  

 

 

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but he couldn't afford the many thousands of $ to pay for it,

 

Were I a doctor I don't know if I could do that.

Someone who your knowledge, skills and experience could possible cure/save their life yet you turn them away because they can't meet a demand for money...

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2 hours ago, Willow wilson said:

And in between times, it's good to talk and share. I've just had a heart to heart with my younger brothers about the importance of testing.

My husband’s oncologist has suggested that our 2 sons get the PSA when they reach 50.  The eldest is 44 and recently felt a bit out of sorts and had a blood test and asked for a PSA at the same time but the GP said no.  
 

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The only problem I had was the need to pee every couple of hours in the night. I never knew I was having a blood test for PSA until the Doc rang & said the book another blood test.

Went on Monday for MRI so now anxiously waiting what the outcome of that scan.

 

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All the best colly in your post monday you said that you were amazed how fast things were moving. Yes we have a lot to be thankfull  for  my daughter-in-law went for a smear test,the same week they sent for her, and did what is called a cone biopsy then the follow week they took her in and did a full hysteroscopy. The opp saved her life as she had a most aggresive form of cancer. At the time she was only 30 and she did not get the all clear till 5 years later. Touch wood she has been fine since.they have only got one boy he is now 22.  Good Old NHS the people who work for the NHS are worth there weight i gold. Never give up.

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Whole heartedly agree with you Mary.

I don't regret paying one penny of my National Insurance.

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