- #1669091vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 17576vale019 February 22, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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.#1669268drlivingstone February 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm
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. 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1669632drlivingstone February 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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. 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1669649kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9232kai February 27, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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#1669881drlivingstone March 1, 2018 at 9:27 am
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. 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1669883drlivingstone March 1, 2018 at 9:33 am
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 😀 😀
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#1670554drlivingstone March 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm
- This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by 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 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1670557kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9232kai March 4, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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#1671568drlivingstone March 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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. 😀
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#1671586vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
- This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by drlivingstone.
Replies: 17576vale019 March 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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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