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


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Pleased you're feeling more positive colly.  Thinking of you x

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Best of luck Catfan. Hope goes well for you too.

(Don't forget to lend your lad your hosepipe).

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Colly, it certainly sounds as though theyve got you covered. I'm glad you're feeling better and that anxiety has calmed down. When youre up a gum tree and don't know whats happening its normal for your mind to go into 5th gear.

 

I'm still waiting to hear my diagnosis. Oncologist had a meeting with radiologist last Monday to show him all my reports and hopefully find out exactly what this mark, shadow or scarring is because they just dont know.

He rang me on Wednesday and told me that the radiologist couldnt distinguish what it was because the image  wasnt clear. So now they have to get in touch with the private clinic where I had the scan to ask them to compare this with the last one I had 3 months ago. This should have been done at the time but wasnt.

So now waiting again and hoping I dont have to do another CT scan because June 12 I have to have an MRI on my back. I'm so fed up of medical issues this year.

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Amazing how things youv'e never heard of crop up.........ive now got ''Tenosynovitis''............to go with my ''Essential Tremor''..........thought it was ''Carpal Tunnel''..........but was diagnosed yesterday..........very painful wrist..fingers and Thumb...mostly ''Thumb,,,,,,,anyone else had/got it?

           Get injection next week..........

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Ben, Sorry that you’ve developed yet another condition to put up with.  Hope it can be alleviated with the injection x

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3 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Amazing how things youv'e never heard of crop up.........ive now got ''Tenosynovitis''............to go with my ''Essential Tremor''..........thought it was ''Carpal Tunnel''..........but was diagnosed yesterday..........very painful wrist..fingers and Thumb...mostly ''Thumb,,,,,,,anyone else had/got it?

           Get injection next week..........

Sorry Ben that youve got this ....whatever you call it. It sounds similar to what I had that seems to be starting again. I had cortisone injections into the base of my thumb. Once every weeks for 3 weeks. It eventually eased and Ive had no more problems until now so I try not to think about it too much. Hope it works for you and hope you feel better soon.

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Hi Ben  sorry to hear about your Tenosynovits, I have just had opp for Carpal tunnel. Opp no problem it's amazing what you can achevie with you left hand. when your right hands is out of action. When i went to see Doctor at QMC he told me that in right hand carpal Tunnel, but left hand he was not sure. I have now another appointment at QMC for electrical test on the left arm. So head down a>>> up we could have a date and meet at the QMC. 

ps Tell no one.

pps I think they will all be jealous.

pps Hope all goes well for you.

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Thanks everyone for your kind words ref my latest problem....although its painful....i'm not to worried...they say its almost certainly well curable....although i'm a scaredy cat'' about injections.. like Jill.)(..i had so many now i'm almost brave....

               Mary i'm left handed and my 'Essential Tremor' is in my left hand...cant write at all with it.......and i learnt to write with my right....but with this being in both hands i cant write at all now...all these things are 'Little niggles'' that i can live with 

             However it won't stop us having a date......you can take me Bowling......and i'll take you down 'Locarno' if its still 1/6........:rolleyes:..

 

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             However

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Hi Ben I would love to go with you to the bowling green, but this year master and I paid our green fees to council had one roll-up start of season   but due to health problems sorry can no longer bowl. Also have done Tal Chi for 10 years, loved it again due to PD have lost my balance. So had to give up. I think that I am now in stage 2 of PD which means that when I walk, it takes a while for my right leg to follow, Its like being on board ship in a 9 force gale or its just like being drunk!! I would be happy if i had, had too much booze"!!  but not a drop has passed my lips. 

"Locarno" has gone to the big dance hall in the sky.

SO!!! Ben it's looks as the only place left is the PUB? so will hopefully see you and all mebers at meetup. 

Would be nice to book some where and have Christmas Eats all together. The French restaurant Petit Paris kings walk has a small  private room, and you don't have to have French food you have a lage choice'

PS (PD) Parkinson's.

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Mary, sorry you have had to give up your bowls and the Tai Chi.  It’s sad when we can no longer do the things we love…. I suppose all we can do is concentrate on the things we CAN still do?  
I know I miss not being able to use my bike anymore because my eyesight makes it hard to keep my balance.  (I am fine when I’m not on my bike lol). I also miss reading for extended periods of time but am still able to read a bit in daylight.  
I, too, would like a meet up to look forward to….. could a tentative date be arranged?    
BREW?  Are you still the chief organiser?  

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Woman on the news this morning complaining about not being able to have her yearly thyroid and cholesterol test due to a lack of blood test vials. Yippee! No test for me next month.

 

All this started me thinking about visits to the GP when I was a child. I was pretty healthy but suffered a serious dose of measles when I was just 5 and it left me prone to bronchitis every winter.

 

Invariably, approaching my birthday in November, I'd be trotted off to see the doctor.

 

Our practice was staffed by 2 Irishmen: Dr McGrath and Dr Richard Alphonsus Halley. There had been a senior partner by the name of Dr Patrick Kelly but I don't remember him. He it was who stitched my mother after my arrival at home at 5am on a foggy November morning. He was the doctor on call and turned up decked out in a dinner suit. He'd been to a 'do' and, since he fell up the stairs, it must have been a good one!

 

In those days, there was no appointment system, no receptionist and no nurse. Our practice occupied the ground floor of a 3 storey Victorian house near to The Grand pub on Alfreton Road. The two upper floors comprised a flat occupied by the family of one of my Berridge school chums.

 

Through the front door, turn left into the waiting room. Bentwood chairs ranged around the walls, ancient gas fire on full blast...carbon monoxide detector? What's that? Windows tightly closed. Curling magazines, 10 years out of date.

 

Miserable faces, coughing their hearts up. Take a good look round and note who comes in after you if you don't want to miss your turn.

 

French doors opening into a short corridor lead to the consulting room. Examination room (couch was a museum piece) off to the right.

 

When I finally did get in, with my mother, we saw a vague and misty form sitting at a huge roll top desk. Ancient gas fire on full blast....carbon monoxide detector? This room was less than a quarter of the size of the waiting room. Windows hermetically sealed. Atmosphere, 95% cigarette smoke.

 

Dr Halley was a jolly soul. "Hello, little lady. Can you cough for me?"  Hadn't he heard me barking in the waiting room for 20 minutes? By now, my little lungs were so full of smoke, I'd probably turned blue if he'd actually been able to see me through the fag fog!

 

Visit to Forest Dene, chest X Ray, two weeks off school! HURRAH! Thanks Dr Halley. See you next November. Rep mist, as they say.

 

Dr Halley also had a practice in sunny Bulwell where, I later discovered, he was the GP of a Manning friend of mine. She had also suffered measles very seriously as a 5 year old and, like me, endured bronchitis every winter. In Bulwell, Dr H made house calls in his shiny black car. Took his coffin nails with him, of course. Before seeing the patient, he always asked the same question: "Would you have a drop of something to keep out the cold?"

 

How did we survive? But here we are, alive and kicking.

 

Dr Halley didn't have much hair and seemed old to me as a child. I was shocked to discover he was relatively young when he died. Lung cancer, I believe.

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15 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Dr Halley didn't have much hair and seemed old to me as a child. I was shocked to discover he was relatively young when he died. Lung cancer, I believe.

 

I have one outstanding memory of our GP at Clifton. When we into his consultation room, he was sitting there at his desk smoking a cigarette. And he looked a bit like my dad (who also smoked).

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