Author Topic: The health and fitness thread about random things  (Read 271554 times)

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3400 on: 27 December, 2020, 09:53:07 am »
@BrianI good going. Sounds as if you're OK with a horizon to look at. Certainly, that's my experience - when my blood sugar is too high my semicircular canals get out of whack and I need a visual reference to walk straight.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3401 on: 01 January, 2021, 07:02:16 am »
Second round at the physio for my tennis elbow...the IMS treatments have been very effective. General use of elbow is now fine.

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3402 on: 04 January, 2021, 01:37:18 pm »
Sleeping a lot better since I stopped using the Withings Smartwatch to monitor my sleep.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3403 on: 08 January, 2021, 07:33:27 pm »
Anyhoo, a phone call from the NHS today, offering my an in person physiotherapy consultation, next Friday at 3:30pm, at the Cameron Hospital (NHS Fife's main rehab physio facility).   :thumbsup: I think my neurologist had requested that I see the physio in person, rather than via online video calls.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3404 on: 08 January, 2021, 08:16:52 pm »
Great news!

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3405 on: 11 January, 2021, 08:59:04 am »
that is really good news.

Good luck brian
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BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3406 on: 11 January, 2021, 04:41:38 pm »
A couple of letters from the NHS today.

First one being a copy of the letter from the neurologist which is getting sent to my GP, as well as an appointment for my next MRI scan. It seems my thoracic spine  hasn't been scanned during my previous MRIs, so that's what I'll be getting this time, with contrast dye.


barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3407 on: 11 January, 2021, 07:38:15 pm »
Good luck!

My pain management lot wanted me to ask for a generic "just scan entire spine"cos we don't think I've ever had thoracic spine scans (they've done cervical, lower lumbar and sacral alongside other stuff) but weren't willing to put that in writing or ask for it themselves so I said "I might mention it to a GP but don't expect them to agree". I thing that's "you have scary syndrome with vertibral anomalies, we'd like to eliminate that".

Hope scan goes as well as it can, contrast sounds unfun.

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3408 on: 15 January, 2021, 05:35:02 pm »
Anyway, a productive in person physiotherapy session today.

Basically what the physio was saying, the physio will help with my symptoms, no matter what the diagnosis turns out to be. Even if it's FND or MS, the same physio will help.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3409 on: 15 January, 2021, 06:10:06 pm »
That sounds great! Glad person was helpful, that is important!

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3410 on: 26 January, 2021, 10:08:20 pm »
Well, I had my Thoracic Spine MRI scan today.

No contrast dye.

I mentioned this to the nurse who was checking my details, and when they checked the system, it seems neither the neurologist, or the radiologist actually asked for contrast dye to be used..

So hopefully the MRI scan will show something..  But I'm not hopeful, since every other scan has came back clear...   ??? :facepalm:

Gosh, 6 months, 3 days since the onset of my symptoms...  At least I'm back at work on on amended duties (since the start of November)

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3411 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:26:58 am »
If it shows something, I hope it's something treatable.

Meanwhile, I have totally recovered from the optional (said cardiologist) but desirable (said GP) molsidomine that had made me heavier by 2 kilos and made it impossible to climb the hill out of our valley. Since the water to fill my dilated circulatory system had to come from somewhere, I  suspect the stuff was also responsible for the heroic bout of constipation that has afflicted me since last Thursday. So over the last two days I have peed like a world champion, and this morning the mother lode decamped,*  returning my weight to normal.  I can also run up the stairs again without slowing down.  All I need now is for the snow, wind and rain to bugger off so that I can go for a ride before the next lockdown.

* mixed metaphor exercises
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3412 on: 27 January, 2021, 03:33:56 pm »
May you live in less interesting times!

BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3413 on: 31 January, 2021, 12:31:57 pm »
Anyway, I managed an online seated cardio workout session this morning!  :thumbsup:

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3414 on: 03 February, 2021, 08:33:27 am »
I had a fall on Monday hitting my back on a kerb. Doctor diagnosed bruised ribs.day before Yesterday I felt something move and the pain increased. A trip to a and e and I'm told I have a broken rib .stronger painkillers and Yesterday much improved till about 4pm when I chouphe and the pain got so bad I cannot  move ambulance came 2ish and I am now back in and e still in pain and can't move. I need to go to the loo but I'm scared to due to the pain so I'm putting it off as long as I can  :'(
the slower you go the more you see

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3415 on: 03 February, 2021, 11:58:19 am »
Get well soon cycleman!!
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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3416 on: 03 February, 2021, 01:58:03 pm »
Ouch! GWS.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3417 on: 03 February, 2021, 03:07:43 pm »
Aargh! Broken ribs are painful but generally, I think, harmless beyond that. Mend well.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3418 on: 03 February, 2021, 03:09:03 pm »
Ow!  Hope they give you TEH GOOD DRUGZ
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3419 on: 03 February, 2021, 05:10:13 pm »
Cycleman I hope you've now had some good drugs and been able to get to the loo. Can imagine that rib pain setting off sorts of issues for you. Thinking of you. GWS!

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« Reply #3420 on: 03 February, 2021, 05:14:07 pm »
Remember Cycleman, don’t read any good jokes or let anyone tickle you.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3421 on: 03 February, 2021, 06:32:45 pm »
Thanks all, yes loads of drugs including morphine. I will in hospital at least 2 days. Nice nurses at least  :)
the slower you go the more you see

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3422 on: 03 February, 2021, 06:36:49 pm »
Get well soon!
Shame the Pain Team are probably ensconced in CovidCare.
They could otherwise make you comfortably numb round the site of the fracture.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3423 on: 03 February, 2021, 07:10:44 pm »
Get well soon!
Shame the Pain Team are probably ensconced in CovidCare.
They could otherwise make you comfortably numb round the site of the fracture.

That would be too sensible Helly...

Even though I was wondering if in Cycleman's case that would be ideal given his spinal injury and the risk of pain triggering off all sorts of complications for him!

Cycleman, maybe you should ask about that as an option! If you don't ask, you don't get! Hope the food is OK and incarceration isn't too miserable.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3424 on: 04 February, 2021, 06:59:03 am »
I suddenly felt nausea in the middle of the night and they gave me a pill that took ages to settle it down. I am hoping that it isn't the painkillers causing it. I have been scared to eat as bowel movements will be painful 😫
the slower you go the more you see