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    vale019

    LOL what a bunch of crocks we are… I’m also having vision problems – waiting for an appointment to have my left eye lasered…. just another one to add to the list.
    Every time my doc sent me off to some specialist or other I would come back with another ‘condition’. I told my doc I had a list of complaints as long as my arm. In a very stern voice he told me not to exaggerate, it was only as long as my fore-arm hahaha.

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    drlivingstone

    I am rattling from all my daily pills at present.Desi was sorting my night polls out a wee while ago. I take 29  pills a day currently spread throughout the day .She keeps a book and checks them off.I have just had nine of them. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
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    drlivingstone

    Just had a call from Muscular Skeleto Clinic They want to see me by next Thursday although if they get a cancellation earlier they will call me at short notice. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    kai

    Hope all the health probs are taken care of soon esp your sight one Val Nothing worse and because these things SLOWLY creep up often not aware of them .

     

    take care all and hope DR L you are on the mend soon and Desi can take a wee break as well and you can ALL have some downtime!!!

    Cheers From Kai

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    drlivingstone

    Kai, Thanks.Woke this morning in pain Can,t walk unaided Desi gave me five painkillers inc paracetemol ,codeine, ibuprofen, plus prednisone amd orphenadrine and my regular aspirin.Just starting to kick in although still feel like I am sitting on” barbed wire.” Feet still swollen need to  keep   elevated Thank goodness for wheelchair and Grownups website. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    drlivingstone

    Cappuchino  time :Desi has had to have another hour or so in bed as fibromyalgia and respiratory problems  gives her repetitive pain.Old age ain,t for sissies eh We are a pair 😀  😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    drlivingstone

    Much pain overnight and this morning We called ambulance. In end  advised to go  straight   to 24 Hour Emergency near our home  where Doctor presented me with two options either  go home with more  home  help to relieve Desi  or go into hospital.She changed  all  my  medications  and increased  doses As I   have now   lost use of legs/feet  which are very  swollen   need wheelchair to move. around  they are worried about falls, Getting an urgent MRI  We are going to try home option first but will need rehab @Burwood Hospital  as well  at some point.+We are taking each day as it comes.Cheers 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    kai

    Hope you can well needed rest ,,and Burwood can you get you in soon soon

     

    No fun being in pain,, and Desi not real good as well,  Hope family and friends can help out as needed and things will be better overnight…

    Cheers From Kai

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    drlivingstone

    I have been taking Stock of the  steep learning curve for us /me suddenly  this past nearly 14 days. From a  very  active  man in our little community, secretary of  committee&Happy Hour  and running the community  garden and Mr Fixit I am  now confined  in recliner chairidden  immobile in lounge (hopefully temporary) getting help showering and being looked after.Can,t lie flat and rattling from 30 pills three or four times a day until I can get Urgent MRI IN TEN DAYS. and see neurologist for prognosis  And my GP. But we have a lot of pluses to be thankful forAttitude, Each other as Desi has health issues too Married 7 .4 years  We have   Laptops .GROWNUPS,Grownups Weekly Coffee mornings and monthly lunches Facebook, Friends,Email, Community,Family,professional help,a lovely little apartment in a 29 apartment community of Anglican Living( religion not compulsory) We have a right to occupy and pay a monthly fee.We live upstairs and have a view over lovely gardens.Desis 102years young mother lives in the resthome next door She has lost her memory but still does the crossword each day. and has her medicinal compound each night as we do too.Life is still sweet  together for us but a stop and  another bend in the road has been reached I am 79.2 Desi is youngerSo we wait for March 19th to see  what our options are..Wine o clock shortly Best wishes to all. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    vale019

    Doc, I admire your attitude and I sympathise with you – I hope something soon can be done to help you. By what I can tell a man like yourself needs to be active and involved so I can imagine how frustrated you must feel at times. Best wishes to both yourself & Desi.

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