Author Topic: The health and fitness thread about random things  (Read 183986 times)

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2825 on: August 06, 2019, 02:47:36 pm »
Had my review X-ray this morning.  Greater than 50%chance of non-union so surgery on Monday all being well.

Hope all goes well!

How much radiological union can you expect to see a fortnight after injury in an adult? I presume the decision for surgery is more based on the nature of the fracture.

Mend well anyway!

barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2826 on: August 06, 2019, 03:22:23 pm »
Good luck Chris, hope you get a decent surgeon and the jobs a goodun. Also that being on the otherside of the bed is not too jarring for you!

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2827 on: August 06, 2019, 03:32:52 pm »
Had my review X-ray this morning.  Greater than 50%chance of non-union so surgery on Monday all being well.

Hope all goes well!

How much radiological union can you expect to see a fortnight after injury in an adult? I presume the decision for surgery is more based on the nature of the fracture.

Mend well anyway!

Not so much the absence of callus but the complete non contact between the ends and the movement

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2828 on: August 06, 2019, 03:42:49 pm »
Had my review X-ray this morning.  Greater than 50%chance of non-union so surgery on Monday all being well.
Hope all goes well!
How much radiological union can you expect to see a fortnight after injury in an adult? I presume the decision for surgery is more based on the nature of the fracture.
Mend well anyway!
Not so much the absence of callus but the complete non contact between the ends and the movement

= the nature of the fracture... Seems like a wise and prudent move.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2829 on: August 11, 2019, 03:04:54 pm »
"Can we stop America's teen vaping epidemic arriving in Britain?"
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Newton says that in the UK, regular e-cigarette use among young people “remains low”, but in America, worries abound about the 20% of high-schoolers who vape.
It's a lot less than 20% in my son's year (14-15 year olds) but significantly, none of the vapers have ever smoked and their stated reason for vaping seems to be that it's "healthy". No idea which brands they use.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/11/can-we-stop-americas-teen-vaping-epidemic-arriving-in-britain-
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2830 on: August 12, 2019, 11:07:07 am »
I'm still losing weight. Not so rapidly but creeping down.

Went on holiday for two weeks and had pretty much no exercise. A bit less food than normal, but quite a lot more beer. A lot of sitting around (in a car).
Lost a kilogram. :-\

Down to about 70kg from a high of 84kg a little over 2 years ago. When I was cycle commuting a lot of miles, my weight was pretty stable at about 82kg, but I ate like a starving hog.

According to health check 12 months ago, when I was 75kg, I had a fat level of 18%. Considered very healthy for a man of 51. Getting another check in a couple of weeks. I can barely float in seawater now, so guess my fat levels are a lot lower.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2831 on: August 12, 2019, 06:53:27 pm »
Surgery done and I am now dressed and ready to go home. Arm already feels better in terms of where it should be and stable.

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2832 on: August 12, 2019, 07:48:26 pm »
Glad you're well fixed!

Hope you heal & recover well!

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2833 on: August 12, 2019, 08:36:58 pm »
Keep recovering well! Hope discharge is reasonably efficient and rapid.

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2834 on: August 13, 2019, 08:19:51 am »
Glad to hear it, Chris.  Hope nothing else untoward happens before it solidifies.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2835 on: August 13, 2019, 08:24:49 am »
Meanwhile, I've had to cut short three rides in a row with oomph tending to zero. Back to GP this pm. :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2836 on: August 13, 2019, 09:08:19 am »
So I saw the back specialist this morning about my back/leg pains and received some good news.... I have the most powerful legs he is likely to see all week due to my cycling, although my flexibility is quite poor due to age degeneration. After a number of tests, we agreed that I am not a candidate for a back op as I would gain from physio instead. So, that's good news  :thumbsup:

I should carry on doing what I am doing cycling wise and would benefit from swimming again. As to walking, it is thought that that is what caused the recent attack so I was informed to walk, but perhaps not to do 12 miles over three days as I did but to build the distance gently.

So, generally good news. My gout has almost gone, the carpal tunnel found in my right hand was "mild" my back is not as bad as it could have been and my general health is okay but with a bit of work could be better.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2837 on: August 13, 2019, 09:13:28 am »
Essexian that sounds good news.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2838 on: August 13, 2019, 09:43:23 am »
Thanks Chris, it does feel like I am on the road to recovery.  :thumbsup:

Hope you heal quickly also.
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2839 on: August 14, 2019, 09:55:31 pm »
This should probably be in the rant thread, imagine suitable sweariness.

20th June I saw a random hip doc in clinic who was extremely conscientious and reassuring about the anomalous scan results, followups and indeed very carefully breaking the news (which he didn't realise I'd had/worked out) that I'm almost certainly looking at surgery by Orthopods with big saws in my near future... He spent a long time measuring scan angles and explained what that meant.

So outcome was that I was all clear for steroid injection attempt 2, expedited with "urgent" written on the form cos my mobility is deteriorating and pain increasing and it's clear that they want me on waiting list for Saw-Time. I was told ~6 weeks...

Fast forward to 6 weeks and I haven't even received an appointment letter, so I email PALS.

First reply is that the steroid injection is dependent on me seeing pain management which is at the end of August and I'll get referred after that... I reply saying wtf cos hip steroid is nothing to do with pain mgt which is for the shoulder/arm fail which is "clinically unfixable" and too painful for me to physio properly (although neither surgeon felt physio would help much)...

Second reply is "Oh, yes, you're right, but the locum you saw didn't do the paperwork... So I replied to that to say "Yes he flipping well did, he wrote it out in front of me, and it was taken out of my hand as I left the consulting room by one of the nurses in what was the most chaotic clinic I've been in. So it's been lost, please don't blame Dr Conscientious... Cos he did it...

Now seeing how quickly consultant's secretary can get me on the steroid injection list which I've stressed is really urgent given I have 6 weeks after that to see clinic then however long the waiting list for surgery is... I'd like to be able to walk more than 500m a day without pain and fatigue kthx. Especially as the drugs I have don't touch it.

I shall give them a week to send out an appt letter or update and check again. New policy for hospital is chase all referrals after 2 weeks to ensure not lost or put at bottom of pile. Fneh!