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BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3150 on: June 13, 2020, 07:13:29 pm »
Results came back as negative! So probably just a normal dose of man flu.

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3151 on: June 16, 2020, 09:41:17 am »
Results came back as negative! So probably just a normal dose of man flu.

Man dear, don't do yourself down: women's immune systems are about twice as effective as men's.  No need to perpetuate the sneer.
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 #3152 on: June 16, 2020, 09:45:06 am »
Anyway, planning to get out on the bike early today and beat the thunderstorms I got up an hour earlier than usual, caught the diabetic roller-coaster at the wrong bit of the cycle and now, despite food, feel like shit warmed up on a shovel.  Arse.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Salvatore

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3153 on: June 18, 2020, 05:06:48 pm »
I had a small piece of knee removed this morning for biopsy purposes.
And this morning I had a letter saying "no evidence of skin cancer, which is good news*" which is what I was expecting,

*just in case I was in any doubt as to whether cancer is a good or bad thing.
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hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3154 on: June 18, 2020, 05:30:19 pm »
I had a small piece of knee removed this morning for biopsy purposes.
And this morning I had a letter saying "no evidence of skin cancer, which is good news*" which is what I was expecting,

*just in case I was in any doubt as to whether cancer is a good or bad thing.

Pleased to see this!

BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3155 on: June 29, 2020, 11:27:18 pm »
Well, this weird trapped nerve thing in my neck / shoulder causing a numb right thumb seems to be taking an "interesting" turn. My right hand is getting weaker, and seems to be more like a claw at rest...

Not ideal, it being my dominant hand... And a few pizza hut d2ds may have gotten squished trying to get my hand to work properly to post them through letterboxes.  ???  :-\

Whatever next... Perhaps I'll get my MRI scan of neck before the end of the year.

Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3156 on: June 29, 2020, 11:35:36 pm »
Er ...shit?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3157 on: June 30, 2020, 09:39:21 am »
Er ...shit?

Indeed. Looks like the rest of 2020 is going to be a washout healthwise :-/ At least I seem to have fully recovered from last years twisted bowel though, so that's something.   :facepalm:

Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3158 on: Yesterday at 03:51:03 pm »
This saga needs documenting, as it looks like it could run and run:

Barakta has a suspected UTI.  It hasn't cleared up with >36 hours of copious drinking.  Her syndrome means she needs to take kidney things seriously.

As TextRelay (or AAA Breakdown Cover or whatever they've re-branded TypeTalk as this month) is overwhelmed with 111 calls, she emailed her GP practice, cunningly using the address they actually monitor, rather than the one they append to all outgoing SMSes.  She explained that she's deaf and lip-reads, so masks would be a problem if they want her to come in.

They replied suggesting that this could be worked around by giving her a telephone consultation.  So far so normal.

She asked if they were doing sign video consultations, because they'd recently bragged about it in one of their many SMS updates.  They said yes, but no technical details were forthcoming.

But that's okay, because in the interim someone had decided that all she needed to do was bring a urine sample.  She fetched a jam-jar from her collection, and took it round to their back door.  The intercom on the gate wasn't actually a problem, because they've been just buzzing everyone in without asking since the week after it was installed.  Someone without a mask collected the sample, asked her if she was well ("no, that's why I'm providing a urine sample") - it turns out they meant COVID-19 symptoms - and that was that.

*Time passes*

Predictably, calls from 'Private number' to her mobile.  I was in the loo at the time, so she just told the caller she was deaf and if they were the GP they should email her and hung up.

No email.

She sent them an email asking what was going on and if it was them trying to phone her (and they shouldn't there's a note in her file, FFS).

They reply saying that she'll have to provide another sample, because the container leaked.

I molished a label for it with a "this way up" arrow, and she's just taken it round...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3159 on: Yesterday at 04:00:25 pm »
She's just received an SMS for a video call.

It's some proprietary thing, there's no interpreter, and she's having unidirectional audio problems...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3160 on: Yesterday at 04:01:33 pm »
She's got the audio working.

Unfortunately they couldn't test her sample, because it leaked...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3161 on: Yesterday at 04:02:40 pm »
No, she's really not pregnant...

They're going to look for her second sample, and will let her know.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3162 on: Yesterday at 09:22:59 pm »
No, we were never using sign language video interpreters... I decided to see if I could do 1:1 video consultations on their own with a clear "I don't know how it'll go, I'll try".

I think it's OK, probably best to request female GP (most of them are) and hope for the best.

Apparently there is definitely a note on my GP file but HCA didn't see/read/notice it... Not a very good note then. I suspect if <99% of patients don't have a note of interest, the note isn't worth checking Every Time and people are busy and stressed... The note needs to be more obnoxious.

I have documented the events and I will write to practice manager to say I don't want to complain, it's clear staff are under a lot of stress but they need to be aware the notes do not work, the buzzers aren't amazing and a few suggestions on how to improve that quickly and easily even if the note IT fix has to wait till post Covid.  Oh and they need to stop using images of text or weird shit on their site or they'll be automatically in breach of the new public web access regs in September... Just Use Text damnit.