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Post by Stanley » 18 Dec 2019, 04:38

Dead right! I was treated to a full-on dose of Asian Flue in the 60s. Once you've experienced that you stop treating flu lightly. I wasn't at death's door but was very ill for three weeks and it took me almost 6 months to fully recover and I was a young strong lad.
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Dec 2019, 19:54

Just back from visiting Mr Shankar, the ophthalmologist at Gisburne Park. The pressure in my eyes has been reduced to normal levels by the drops i have been putting in daily. Great news!

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Post by Big Kev » 18 Dec 2019, 19:56

Wendyf wrote:
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Just back from visiting Mr Shankar, the ophthalmologist at Gisburne Park. The pressure in my eyes has been reduced to normal levels by the drops i have been putting in daily. Great news!
Great news :good:
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Post by PanBiker » 18 Dec 2019, 22:56

Excellent Wendy. :smile:
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Post by Cathy » 19 Dec 2019, 02:22

:good: news Wendy
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Post by Stanley » 19 Dec 2019, 03:29

That must be a big relief Wendy and I am so pleased to hear it. Here's hoping it stays that way!
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Post by Wendyf » 19 Dec 2019, 06:53

Thanks everyone, I'll need to keep using the drops for life to avoid glaucoma but it's no problem.

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Post by Marilyn » 19 Dec 2019, 07:40

What causes the actual problem, Wendy?
( is it ageing, diabetes, blood pressure, etc)

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Post by Wendyf » 19 Dec 2019, 08:55

I was told by my consultant that it is just genetic, but my parents didn't suffer from glaucoma. I'm sure age is a factor and being short sighted. My blood pressure is on the low side and I'm not diabetic!
It's all to do with fluid not draining from the eye causing a build up of pressure which damages the optic nerve. I have poor peripheral circulation and when i googled a possible link between Raynauds and glaucoma there are ongoing studies.

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Post by Marilyn » 19 Dec 2019, 09:15

My hubby has Raynauds...among many other problems...

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Post by Tizer » 19 Dec 2019, 09:31

Mrs Tiz's father had glaucoma so she has been checked regularly at the opticians. Now they've detected an increase in pressure in her right eye and she has a hospital appointment to see the ophthalmologist and find out if she needs drops. Early detection is important so that it can be caught before damage is done.

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Post by Stanley » 20 Dec 2019, 03:38

Same here Tiz but so far no problem.
Raynaud's. I had to look it up. I once had one finger that did that in cold weather but haven't noticed it for years. Looks like another bullet I have dodged!
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Post by PanBiker » 20 Dec 2019, 10:59

I rang my consultants secretary Debra up yesterday to ask if she knew whether Mr Aderson had reviewed my MRI results. She had to retrieve the information from a different computer and she has actioned it for a letter to be sent. Apparently the department rang me on the 29th November but I have no record of a missed call. I reckon they fell foul of our call guard system on the landline. Will wait for the letter.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Dec 2019, 04:31

I keep wondering whether to nudge Airedale about my next course of immunotherapy but on the whole I'd rather wait. No news is good news! I am very comfortable with present situation.
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Post by Stanley » 30 Dec 2019, 05:21

As is my wont I shall 'boldly go' and broach a topic we tend to ignore....
All of us experience temporary bouts of incontinence during our lives. The bad news is that as you get older these can be more frequent. One of the best defences I have found is daily pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles involved and make it more likely you can retain control. Don't dismiss this, it's important and a great help. If you start now you may be very glad later on..... :biggrin2:
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Post by Cathy » 30 Dec 2019, 08:08

Thanks Uncle Stanley. Just curious, are they the same for male and female. Only asking because a female can do 2 exercises in one while doing them. :extrawink:
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Post by plaques » 30 Dec 2019, 09:00

Some of the exercises for what they call euphemistically 'trapped' wind have you rolling about the floor lifting leg(s) up to the chest. I like one comment which said " if you are having difficulty with this manoeuvre get a 'brave' friend to help you. :laugh5:

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Post by Big Kev » 30 Dec 2019, 09:26

Never had an issue with it being trapped. 'Trombone Kev'
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Post by Marilyn » 30 Dec 2019, 09:38

Never had an issue with it being trapped “Trombone Maz” :laugh5:
( some days are quiet, some days ain’t)

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Post by Stanley » 30 Dec 2019, 09:44

Nothing like that Cath, I just do the contractions, 100 every night before sleep.
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Post by Marilyn » 30 Dec 2019, 09:49

Females can do them anytime...doing dishes...watching TV....

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Post by Stanley » 31 Dec 2019, 03:40

So can I Maz but I don't count them......
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Post by Big Kev » 31 Dec 2019, 08:09

Marilyn wrote:
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Never had an issue with it being trapped “Trombone Maz” :laugh5:
( some days are quiet, some days ain’t)
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Post by Stanley » 31 Dec 2019, 08:46

Little known fact for you. "Fart Proudly" (also called "A Letter to a Royal Academy about farting", and "To the Royal Academy of Farting") is the popular name of an essay about flatulence written by Benjamin Franklin c. 1781 while he was living abroad as United States Ambassador to France. (LINK)
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Post by Tizer » 31 Dec 2019, 09:58

Tizer wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 09:31
Mrs Tiz's father had glaucoma so she has been checked regularly at the opticians. Now they've detected an increase in pressure in her right eye and she has a hospital appointment to see the ophthalmologist and find out if she needs drops.
An update. She spent an hour at the hospital yesterday and was seen by four people giving her tests, was diagnosed as having primary open angle glaucoma and then was prescribed Latanoprost eye drops. We stopped at the pharmacy to collect it and she started the drops this morning. Glaucoma

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