MEDICAL MATTERS

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 01 Feb 2018, 03:53

Hard luck Kev.... I feel so lucky!
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 01 Feb 2018, 08:57

It all feels a bit easier this morning now the drugs have kicked in. They had to cut the gum to create a new 'flap' to cover the hole and there are half a dozen stitches holding it in place, they've not used the disposables this time so hopefully all will be good. Back in 10 days to have them removed. I have some gruesome pictures :laugh5:
Last edited by Big Kev on 01 Feb 2018, 09:33, edited 1 time in total.
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 7767
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by PanBiker » 01 Feb 2018, 09:29

Sounds as if you're in a slightly better place today Kev. I will never forget the fantastic feeling of relief when the doc aspirated my peritonsillar abscess. I could feel at that point I was on the mend. Very big needle but no pictures. :biggrin2: :extrawink:
Ian

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 01 Feb 2018, 09:33

:good:
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 7767
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by PanBiker » 01 Feb 2018, 09:55

I forgot to mention, regarding holes in funny places. My brother had a perforated eardrum and a party trick of blowing smoke out of one ear! I don't have any pictures of that either. :smile:
Ian

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 01 Feb 2018, 10:06

:laugh5: :laugh5: :laugh5: :laugh5: :good:
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 01 Feb 2018, 17:11

Had another courtesy call from the Colne Dental Centre at lunchtime, very impressed with the aftercare.
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 02 Feb 2018, 07:30

Glad to hear you are making progress Kev. How is Wendy?
Worth reading THIS Guardian report about the fact that deaths from prostate cancer in men have exceeded those from breast cancer in women.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 5253
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Wendyf » 02 Feb 2018, 07:43

I'm struggling Stanley, the antibiotics have been slow to work and my jaw is still sore and swollen. I managed to get an emergency appointment at my own surgery yesterday and the dentist didnt seem too alarmed. I've managed to book in for an extraction on Monday but at the moment I can't open my mouth much so something needs to improve!
On a more positive note I slept for 6 hours solid last night for the first time since Saturday.
Keeping going though, looking after the ponies.

User avatar
Tizer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 9551
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 19:46
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2018, 11:07

`Dye kills malaria parasites at speed not seen before' LINK
"Research shows that the dye methylene blue is a safe antimalarial that kills malaria parasites at an unprecedented rate. Within two days, patients are cured of the disease and no longer transmit the parasite if they are bitten again by a mosquito. This discovery was made by Radboud university medical center scientists and international colleagues during a research project conducted in Mali. The results were published in journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases on February 6th."

This looks marvellous as long as you don't mind peeing blue (!) and the dosage is kept at a safe level.

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2018, 03:27

There used to be a brand of kidney pills that made you pee green.....
Lots of Aussies holiday in Thailand and while there they drink the cheapest red cordial they can find. The dye is a prophylactic against stomach bugs.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 11 Feb 2018, 07:03

Big Kev wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 17:11
Had another courtesy call from the Colne Dental Centre at lunchtime, very impressed with the aftercare.
Had the stitches removed on Friday and it's making good progress, they reckon another two weeks before it's fully healed. Not allowed to blow my nose during those two weeks which is a bit of a nuisance, Paulette has shared her cold with me...
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2018, 07:32

Sniff and spit instead? (Sorry about that if anyone is offended....)
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 11 Feb 2018, 08:58

Stanley wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 07:32
Sniff and spit instead? (Sorry about that if anyone is offended....)
Sniff very gently :-). The difference in air pressure in the sinus and my mouth could open the wound again. I think it's healed enough for that not to happen but I'm not taking any chances.
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Tizer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 9551
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 19:46
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Tizer » 11 Feb 2018, 10:26

Did you see the recent report about the man who tried to stifle a sneeze and caused air to split apart tissues in his throat. After the sneeze he had severe throat pain and a scan showed that layers of tissue had been opened up - the air had to find somewhere to go.

User avatar
Marilyn
Senior Member
Posts: 4281
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:29
Location: South Australia

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Marilyn » 11 Feb 2018, 10:38

I saw that Tiz.
Many years ago, I cracked a rib when I sneezed while bent over tying my shoe!
Never stifle a sneeze..

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 11 Feb 2018, 11:25

I saw that too, I've been advised, as disgusting as it sounds, to sneeze and cough with my mouth wide open. Don't try and stifle anything, scares the life out of small children and dogs when I sneeze :-)
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Tripps
Senior Member
Posts: 2911
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:56

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Tripps » 11 Feb 2018, 11:41

Marilyn wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 10:38
Never stifle a sneeze..
A swift risk assessment must be made between frightening the horses, and possibly losing your upper denture, and breaking a rib - and you don't have much time. . . :smile:
Born to be mild. . .

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2018, 03:46

I have always been convinced that it was a stifled sneeze in school assembly when I was 12 years old that displaced the disc in my spine and gave me so much trouble over the years. I never stifle them now.
The Reader's Digest once had a series of articles on how the body works and I remember them saying that the speed of air flow from the lungs could exceed the speed of sound......
At Kev's size he could break small ornaments......
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tizer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 9551
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 19:46
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2018, 10:12

...and disturb the equipment used to detect gravitational waves!

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 2493
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Big Kev » 12 Feb 2018, 20:13

:good:
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2018, 03:33

Tiz, we may be guilty of some sort of 'ism'
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tizer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 9551
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 19:46
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Tizer » 13 Feb 2018, 10:49

Probably Ismism! :laugh5:

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 46070
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2018, 04:18

Did you see the furore the other day about the children's book in which the characters pelted someone with soft fruit when they were allergic to them. The publishers had to issue a grovelling apology.....
I have one medical matter to report. For years I have had a polyp in the middle of my back which was always a nuisance, my braces caught on it and occasionally it would be irritated if I caught it. I was rubbing my back last night (as you do) and it dropped off! Yippee! My back is now as smooth as a baby's bottom.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
chinatyke
Donor
Posts: 2021
Joined: 21 Apr 2012, 13:14
Location: Pingguo, Guangxi, China

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Post by chinatyke » 14 Feb 2018, 14:05

Stanley wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 04:18

I have one medical matter to report. For years I have had a polyp in the middle of my back which was always a nuisance, my braces caught on it and occasionally it would be irritated if I caught it. I was rubbing my back last night (as you do) and it dropped off! Yippee! My back is now as smooth as a baby's bottom.
You should have used one of your "implements" to castrate it! The ones you used on farm animals and said it doesn't hurt them a bit. :biggrin2:

Post Reply

Return to “Current Affairs & Comment”