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Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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Catfan, I'm afraid I've no knowledge of when Bilborough depot shut up shop. I left in 1967 to venture further afield, but still in Nottingham.

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Catfan, same as Paul.  His foot is always cold and often he can’t feel his toes properly.  They tried to insert stents in his artery but the blockage was too long and they gave up.  His peripheral arteries have taken over quite well though.  He was told to keep exercising through any pain which he does.  He’s found that not walking too briskly and resting for short breaks in between really helps.  He can still play table tennis and smash most of the opposition as well.

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40 minutes ago, MargieH said:

 His foot is always cold .......

 

In winter, as I've got older I suffer from Raynaud's disease, in either my feet or various fingers (it's not fussy).

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud_syndrome

 

In my feet it's only there for 15-20  minutes at a time and then it goes away without me doing anything; with fingers it can be for longer.

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54 minutes ago, MargieH said:

Catfan, same as Paul.  His foot is always cold and often he can’t feel his toes properly.  They tried to insert stents in his artery but the blockage was too long and they gave up.  His peripheral arteries have taken over quite well though.  He was told to keep exercising through any pain which he does.  He’s found that not walking too briskly and resting for short breaks in between really helps.  He can still play table tennis and smash most of the opposition as well.

Spot on Margie. Walk & rest then walk more & rest.

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5 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Margie, the mother of a school friend of mine had first one and then both legs removed due to the problem you describe as gangrene had set in.  She was only in her  late 60s/early 70s. Terrible thing to happen to anyone. I suspect that heavy smoking was a major factor as I never saw her without a cigarette.  In those days, people didn't seem to know any better.

I do remember being told in our study times that smoking was a  major cause of the condition.  Diet was never mentioned nor any other factors….  My Paul stopped smoking over 40 years ago, his diet is mainly healthy and he has always been an active person, so I think there must be other factors at work….

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@Cliff Ton one of our sons has Raynaud’s in his hands - he has some special gloves to wear when it’s cold weather.

I believe severe cases can have a minor op near their shoulder which may help, but I don’t know much about that 

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4 hours ago, catfan said:

Early 80s if my memory serves me right BK.

As stated in an earlier post, a while ago, I emigrated dahn Sarf at the start of 1987, February to be exact. The most recent occasions I've been allowed  back, I hardly recognise anywhere.

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I think the Queen's father, George VI suffered the same problem. I've read that, during meetings, he would get up from his chair and bash his leg against the wall or a piece of furniture because he had lost all sensation in it. He did this with such violence at times that those who witnessed it were shocked he didn't injure himself.

 

Although it wasn't made public at the time, he lost a lung due to cancer and it had probably spread to the remaining one.  He was a known chain smoker and also a heavy drinker, especially during the stress of the war years. Yet, as a young man, he had been extremely fit and was regarded as a professional level tennis player.

 

I think it has long been known that smoking is a killer. Nottingham being the home of Player's and employing so many people possibly didn't do them any favours.

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My mum suffered from Raynauld's all her life.  As a child, I can remember seeing her fingers turn pure white!  

 

For a few months, over the winter of 2016/7, it started to affect me. I just couldn't get warm. Shortly afterwards, I was found to be hypothyroid and since taking medication I've never experienced it again.

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Finally getting somewhere with my recurrent shingles issue (those of you who have been here a while will know about this already I'm sure). Appointment at City Hospital on the 23rd Aug! Little bit worried but hoping they can help!

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Good luck Melissa.

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Hows your day?

Well just had a new sofa from Marks,  a 3 seater and 2 seater.

We do not have fitted carpets just a brown oak wooden floor. 

Master sat looking at the floor and decided that the colour brown oak did not go in with the dark grey sofa's. So we looked for a floor which was grey and we thought easy to fit, after puffing and panting master had to have a rest. Statement from master well when i laid the other floor it only took me a day, been at it all to-day and have laid only about 10-15 planks. What master forgets is it was 10 years ago  since he laid the other floor.

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I hope you’ll get some answers about your recurring shingles Melissa.  Xx

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Sorry to hear you’re having to deal with recurrent Shingles Melissa.  Hope you get answers from the doc later in the month.  

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@Melissa, I don't know  whether it would help in your case, but old farts like me get offered a Shingles Vaccination.  Ages 70-79.  Might at least be worth asking.

 

Hope you get sorted soon.

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Even before all this bother with arthritic knees, I was suffering from very heavy and tired legs when walking.  I also get numbness in my toes.  'Claudication' occurred to me given my Cardio Vascular issues but:..

Doc checked out the pulses in my feet and they are OK.  She also sent me for an X-Ray to rule out Spinal Stenosis..which I apparently have, but only very mildly and not enough to cause symptoms.

 

It was suggested that my heart meds are a possible cause of the numbness, along with age.

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As for my day.  Weather pretty ropey and I decided to rest my knees... and everything attached to them.. So.. spent most of the day lazing on the couch.. watching other people exerting themselves at th'Olympics...

 

Which reminds me of a joke oop 'ere' wur they all talk in Lancy Twang.

 

"  Q. Name three Olympic events which begin with 'th'."

    A.  Th'urdles, th'igh jump an th'undred metres."

 

:laugh:

 

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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

Well done Alpha ! More to your elbow, or knee, whichever you prefer.

 

 

Eitherway.. It's a 'joint effort'.  Boom Boom!!!:laugh:

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Just been to pick my Son up from East Midlands on a 02:30 flight from Greece, said he could be a while checking out phoned @ 2:50 ready & outside, I’m still sitting in me front room with cuppa tea! All the paper work for paid test results not even glanced at! 

Token @ barrier for pickup area, no more than 3 minutes, £6 to get out :shout:

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Up & down like a jack in a box, second alarm of the night, boots on. 

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12 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

My mum suffered from Raynauld's all her life.  As a child, I can remember seeing her fingers turn pure white!  

 

For a few months, over the winter of 2016/7, it started to affect me. I just couldn't get warm. 

 

In my case, one or two fingertips turn white...but it only lasts for 10-15 minutes then goes away without me doing anything. And it only happens in winter.

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