Author Topic: The health and fitness thread about random things  (Read 168076 times)

barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2625 on: February 23, 2019, 05:13:21 pm »
*nods* By MS standards you are fairly lucky considering how long you have been symptomatic. We really don't have a good understanding of why scans show X damage but people experience Y level of symptoms for many things. Bodies are both amazing and complicated.

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2626 on: February 23, 2019, 07:01:37 pm »
Indeed.

I've had symptoms for 29 years and, touch wood, have been VERY stable for the last ten. I think retirement has been beneficial.

I think an MRI in 1990 would have shown much activity but I was effectively lost to follow-up after losing the will to live after excessive telephone waits. Being in the trade was a disadvantage when the neurologist told me to phone the secretary in in a few months if I still had symptoms; a formal appointment in which doctor, patient and notes convened might have led to different management.

It's moot if I might have been better served by earlier diagnosis.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2627 on: March 06, 2019, 11:40:06 am »
My sister has nerve damage in her left arm – from a blood donation! It seems the nerve got caught when they were withdrawing the needle and she now has constant discomfort between elbow and hand and can't feel her finger tips, which is rather a problem for a violinist. Should repair itself in 6-12 months, she's been told.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2628 on: March 06, 2019, 07:29:22 pm »
Whilst it may recover itself in that time, it should not have happened and for it to happen on withdrawal is even more unusual. 

I would probably want to be seen by a peripheral nerve expert to confirm that it will get better and to have some nerve conduction studies.  PM if you want some recommendations of where to go and who to see.

I say this as a peripheral nerve expert for the last 25 years

barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2629 on: March 06, 2019, 10:56:05 pm »
Indeed.

I've had symptoms for 29 years and, touch wood, have been VERY stable for the last ten. I think retirement has been beneficial.

I think an MRI in 1990 would have shown much activity but I was effectively lost to follow-up after losing the will to live after excessive telephone waits. Being in the trade was a disadvantage when the neurologist told me to phone the secretary in in a few months if I still had symptoms; a formal appointment in which doctor, patient and notes convened might have led to different management.

It's moot if I might have been better served by earlier diagnosis.

Yes, I have met several folk with MS whose progression has slowed considerably when they gave up work. I know some who were advised to give up work fairly early, to preserve their capacity for longer. This of course doesn't work if you're at the mercy of the Department for Work and Pensions who assess people's capability to work on things like if you can push a button once... No concept of fatigue, mental capacity, etc etc.

I am sure there's a balance of when to stop/reduce working and when not and it'll depend on each person, their job, how stressful they find it, the MS and a massive random 8 ball of "luck". 

I'm delighted your MS has stayed pretty stable, it's definitely easier to manage stable impairments, progressive/deteriorative ones are hard work.

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2630 on: March 06, 2019, 11:11:04 pm »
Indeed.
Stability is manageable!

My mum's friend Janet was stable for decades but then started nosediving, eventually dying of MS at 73 after >50 years of symptoms.

Her youngest daughter also has MS but seems stable and mobile. She's still working and about 5 years my junior.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2631 on: March 07, 2019, 08:46:55 am »
Whilst it may recover itself in that time, it should not have happened and for it to happen on withdrawal is even more unusual. 

I would probably want to be seen by a peripheral nerve expert to confirm that it will get better and to have some nerve conduction studies.  PM if you want some recommendations of where to go and who to see.

I say this as a peripheral nerve expert for the last 25 years
Thanks.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2632 on: March 07, 2019, 12:43:43 pm »
I realised I never posted any update on here, but baby Harry was born on 25.2.19. 8lbs 6.

It was all quite eventful, I was induced Sat morning at 9am, by Monday evening I was Still only 3cm dilated but waters had broken early hours Mon morning.

Everything happened very quickly but I’d not been well before the labour for couple weeks and it bit me on the arse. My temp started going v high v fast, as did Harry’s HR and all of a sudden I was having an emergency section due to sepsis and having IV antibiotics thrown in everywhere. Main thing is he is here ok. We were in hospital 9 days as he also had some initial stomach and feeding problems and we had to be transferred to Southampton to see some specialists but all home now and he is doing a fantastic job of being nocturnal and keeping me awake all night. Completely besotted with him.

Hello sleep deprivation! Thankfully I’m starting to feel a bit better but gutted the section is keeping me from getting back to being active as quick as I’d like. And I have no idea how people manage without driving!

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2633 on: March 07, 2019, 01:03:16 pm »
Sorry to read you've had a rough ride, Lady C but relieved things are improving now.

Hope you continue to recover well and baby Harry picks up a nocturnal sleep habit soon!

ElyDave

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2634 on: March 07, 2019, 04:34:37 pm »
sounds a bit traumatic at the time, glad the outcome is good though
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2635 on: March 07, 2019, 05:23:40 pm »
Glad to hear you are ok. Sorry to hear it didn't go so well.

After a few years of baby, coping sleep deprivation in 24hr sporting events will be easy.
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2636 on: March 07, 2019, 10:10:32 pm »
Sounds like you've had a rough start Lady Cavendish and hope things keep on looking good from now on. Congrats!

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2637 on: March 07, 2019, 10:20:05 pm »
Let's hope tales I've heard about big babies sleeping through when young aren't just Old Wives' Tales.

(Anecdote: Had colleague with >4.5kg baby who slept through from 10 days!)

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2638 on: March 08, 2019, 09:11:51 am »
Sorry you had a rough time, but great news all is well now. As a newly inducted grandpaw, I'm going through the fun for a second time, at an effective remove (doesn't keep me a awake nights ;) ) Wish you and Harry all the best and hope you get the support you need.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2639 on: March 08, 2019, 11:29:02 am »
Thanks everyone 😃 husband still has a further week off next week and Harry’s sisters are 19 and 16 and loving him very much so he’s getting a lot of attention. It’s when everyone goes back to work and leaves us that the ‘fun’ starts ;)

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2640 on: March 08, 2019, 12:59:07 pm »
Congrats! Glad you're both through it and healthy.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2641 on: March 08, 2019, 01:04:07 pm »
congratulations

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2642 on: March 08, 2019, 06:20:42 pm »
Congratulations   :thumbsup:
the slower you go the more you see

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2643 on: March 12, 2019, 02:02:41 pm »
Partner complained of calf pain at 3am today.
He hadn't injured it but had been a passenger in an 18 hour car journey over the weekend.
An uncle had died of a pulmonary embolism.
I was worried.
Partner slept well overnight.
Calf feels better today and is soft and squishy to the touch.
Wait, watch, worry and see...
And breathe...

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2644 on: March 13, 2019, 09:35:07 am »
Wishing you both well.

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2645 on: March 14, 2019, 01:20:05 pm »
Half-popped my dodgy sacroiliac playing with the dogs. Standing up straight doesn't hurt, being bent right over doesn't hurt, but the transition... <yelp>
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2646 on: March 19, 2019, 08:58:11 am »
I’d forgotten how hard life in a complete sleep deprived fog is. Love my little monster but jeez I think I’m now too old for this 😂🙈

Quite relieved I’m not breastfeeding (I know, terrible mother but there were significant issues with Harry and feeding at the start and we’ve stuck with what was safe/working) so that I can rely on ridiculous amounts of caffeine to get through life.

Got up to walking 3 miles now but C section recovery isn’t that quick either, I want to crack on at life now! Body has done well at getting over sepsis and a blood transfusion helped loads on the iron front after losing a lot of blood during birth but I want total recovery now, I’m so impatient! And don’t get me started on the jelly belly 😂🙈

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2647 on: March 19, 2019, 12:18:35 pm »
Be kind to yourself!

You have survived the kind of illness than many didn't and some still don't. Of course you need time, of course you are impatient!

There is NOTHING wrong with bottle-feeding when:
1) You can afford to buy increasing quantities of formula.
2) You have a good reliable source of potable water.
3) You have the time and facilities to sterilise bottles until child is crawling.
4) Child is thriving on bottled milk.

There's a lot of guilt-mongering about breast-feeding. There are some people for whom it works fine and others for whom it does not, for whatever reason. Don't give the guilt mongers a thought. We don't live in the Third World and you should celebrate your child, your improving health and the fact you can make a choice which works for you and Harry.

The jelly belly is something few others will see; it will shrink but some jelly may remain. Modern fashions accommodate MUCH more belly than those of previous generations; you might as well use that to your advantage. My Mum wore a girdle after her first five kids but such constricting corsetry/shapewear had fallen out of use by the time she was recovering from #6, after which she moaned about her tummy...

I'm sure you'll look great when clothed before long!

You're doing great.

Things WILL get better!

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #2648 on: March 19, 2019, 01:27:56 pm »
I agree about Sepsis, it's serious business and recovery takes ages - and folk I know who've had sepsis have had difficulties with relapses if they overdo it. Please be careful even if it's frustrating now.

Also anyone who sneers about bottle feeding can get in the sea, if the small person is fed, clean, properly looked after and loved everything else is snobbery. My sister got flak for not breastfeeding, but bottle feeding was the *best* thing for her mental health and meant my BiL could do more babyfeeding work (which I'm always up for!).