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      Reply #25: Apr 04, 2014 07:30:29 pm
      Cornish, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that your treatment plan is moving per schedule.
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      Reply #26: Apr 04, 2014 07:45:08 pm
      Anyone ever had a catheter before? Got one in until Monday, finding it very tough to deal with the pain
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      Reply #27: Apr 04, 2014 08:35:04 pm
      AlexLFC, you mean the thingy they put in your hand area to inject medicines and stuff?
      If it is, I applied little volini gel to the area for some relief. Sorry to hear that you are going through this difficulty. Check with your dr if you can have it removed earlier. I wanted to get mine out before I got discharged but the nurses insisted I keep it on. Ended up not having to be injected the next day as I got discharged with oral meds.
      If it continues to be a problem please check with your dr that it has not got infected. I highly doubt this is it the problem but rather it being there so long is causing the pain and uncomfortableness.
      But you never mentioned where your catheter is located. Some even have it to help pass urine. Get well soon.
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      Reply #28: Apr 04, 2014 10:21:31 pm
      To add HScRed, 6 months is a long time for it not to heal. So guessing from the duration of your pain, you have used the wait and watch approach.
      Make sure that you have not ruptured it mate by getting a diagnosis. You will get professional advise from them. Ask them about Orthotic devices. A shoe insert or wedge that slightly elevates your heel. It can relieve strain on the tendon and provide a cushion that lessens the amount of force exerted on your Achilles tendon. Ask them about all the exercises as well. Surgery should be the option if all else fails. So make sure you research a top surgeon and his team as this surgery has complications such as nerve damage or infection. But a highly experienced team should see it through with flying colors.

      Don't fancy surgery mate, I have done plenty of research and followed the Alfredson paper(peer reviewed as the most effective way of recovering from tendinopathy).

      Just thought if anybody else had the same issues maybe there was something I had missed in the exercises and rehab.

      BTW read an article recently that all these type of problems arise from the fact that in the modern age with cushioned heels, extra comfort soles etc this is all alien and unnatural to the way we have been designed to run and the cause if many injuries.


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      Reply #29: Apr 05, 2014 04:09:50 am
      HScRed,
      You should give surgery some thought as it seems the most effective way (Alfredson Paper) is not working for you. While your research on your condition is a great idea, you have to keep in mind that what you read in the internet sounds good, it may not be the right option for you.
      So if you haven't already been to an Ortho Dr or got an MRI for diagnosis, I would seek a professional appointment ASAP.
      Please look for friends and families who have had surgery for your type of problems. I am sure they will help you ease your fear on surgery. You should keep your options open IMO.
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      Reply #30: Apr 09, 2014 03:36:34 am
      Anyone ever had a catheter before? Got one in until Monday, finding it very tough to deal with the pain

      I've had one in a couple times. One of the most painful and uncomfortable things ive had. The only way I find that limits the pain and discomfort is little movement. I know its not much help but its all I can say.


      I've just came across this thread and thought I'd write my story if that's ok with everyone.
      I was born with a complicated and rare version of a  left ventricular septal heart defect which only 3 doctors in the country understand. In basic terms a 'regular' heart has 2 ventricles which sends the blood around the body in a figure of eight but I only have 1 ventricle and when I was only weeks old they had to remodel my circulation to go in a circle. It stops me from ever working but that's something I'm now fine with but when I was younger I hated it. Like I said when I weeks old and then a few months old I had 2 operations which even to this day I can never remember the name of. That was me up until I was 12 when I had open heart surgery and was put on warfarin for life. It affects my everyday life in many ways but most of all my mobility or lack of and the best way to describe it is a person with a regular walking my heart is doing the work of a slight jog,for me to jog its doing the work of a regular heart running and so on. I have oxygen sats of 85-88% instead of a typical 98-100% but after living with it for 25 years I know how to adjust my life to it. I try and not let change my life so much,I manage to sometimes get out for the day and I've been tattooed plenty times. I will probably need further surgery in years to come but for now I'm in as good health as I can be and only having to attend hospital every 6 months. Thanks to anyone that read and I hope I didn't bore you too much.
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      Reply #31: Apr 09, 2014 08:02:52 am
      Hello SuarezsRightFoot,
      No! You did not bore me with your medical story. Thank you for giving a bump to this thread. The problem you have with your heart seems very rare indeed. Which country are you from? Are the only 3 Drs that know about your condition from the same team or you see them as individuals? What is warfarin?
      On a positive note, glad you are getting regular check up as this seems the way to go.
      Please have a look at this videos which may make you contemplate getting another opinion from another country with more experience than your three Drs. Don't get me wrong your drs may be the best but I would love it if you could find finance to visit a more specialist center to get a look at it from another perspective.

       'You know what, this all sounds complicated, and it is, but I've done this a thousand times, and we've seen every curve ball -- we know what we're working with here.' A quote from the dr that operated on this girl.

      Cone reconstructive definition video using the latest technique encrypted with old school surgery.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCLIjKJAwU

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoV1smaeyS4
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      Lola is our beautiful and bright 13 year-old daughter who was born with a very rare congenital ...

      Stay healthy and keep in touch SuarezsRightFoot!

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      Reply #32: Apr 09, 2014 09:04:29 am
      I'm from Scotland. The 3 doctors are individual. My latest cardiologist studied my notes for 3 weeks before my first appointment. There's probably more that after studying my notes would understand but right now there's only 3 because it so complicated. Warfarin is a blood thinner.
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      Reply #33: Apr 09, 2014 10:30:53 am
      While the quality of Drs produced by Scotland is not to be sniffed at. IMHO, travelling to a bigger city or country who deals with these rare conditions more frequently should be seriously considered. If you have the money go mate. If not start saving up for now and get in touch with the bigger, advanced centres to help with cost estimation and hopefully an appointment.
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      Reply #34: Apr 10, 2014 09:03:51 pm
      While the quality of Drs produced by Scotland is not to be sniffed at. IMHO, travelling to a bigger city or country who deals with these rare conditions more frequently should be seriously considered. If you have the money go mate. If not start saving up for now and get in touch with the bigger, advanced centres to help with cost estimation and hopefully an appointment.
      lang may yer lum reek.


      With all respect what a load of sh*te.
      Britain has and does produce some of the brightest cardiology brains in the world and places like Glasgow are world renown with great links with places like the Mayo clinic, Cleveland clinic etc so if the Cardiologists in Scotland didn't know what to do they would certainly know somebody who does.
      We don't live in some small third world country.

      No offence intended.

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      Reply #35: Apr 11, 2014 08:37:25 am
      No offence taken HSCRED,☺️

      Maybe I didn't write it right or maybe it was a misunderstanding. I meant to say they produce highest quality drs but maybe needs to go to a bigger centre as there are only 3 doctors in Scotland that deals with his case.
      English isn't my first language so apologies if it offended anyone.
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      Reply #36: May 05, 2014 06:14:30 pm
      With all respect mate what a load of sh*t we don't live in a small third world country.
      There are many people that I know who aren't too happy with the health system in the UK.
      It was in recent times that Arrow Hospital in Liverpool had a case for infection due to unsteralised surgical instruments?
      And what about the behavior in Spain in the Levante Atletico game mocking black players, a developed nation still doing this is embarrassing.
      But my job here to listen and advise or others will come to give their opinions on health.
      Today is Hand Hygeine Day. Or is this only for small third world country?
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      Reply #37: Jun 06, 2014 11:12:43 am
      Booked in for 2 weeks time for hip replacement.
      I've decided to bite the bullet and get the f**king thing done so I can get back on the golf course properly.

      They're saying I could be home the same day, but I'll wait and see.

      The good news is that I'm still fit and strong.
      The bad news is there's a lot of muscle around the area, so it might be more painful for me that it would for others.
      Approx. 6 months rehab and with luck I'll be good to go.
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      Reply #38: Jun 06, 2014 11:38:52 am
      Booked in for 2 weeks time for hip replacement.
      I've decided to bite the bullet and get the f**king thing done so I can get back on the golf course properly.

      They're saying I could be home the same day, but I'll wait and see.

      The good news is that I'm still fit and strong.
      The bad news is there's a lot of muscle around the area, so it might be more painful for me that it would for others.
      Approx. 6 months rehab and with luck I'll be good to go.

      I feel as though I need one too :D I've Got this sciatic nerve trouble since I bought down that f**king chimney wall in my house, started to get pins & needles in my left foot with the hamstring & calf muscle very tight, especially in the morning, been digging out foundations,Dry mixing & running in blocks for the rear extension and not one sign of any nerve problem, only at bedtime & early dawn.
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      Reply #39: Jun 06, 2014 02:43:21 pm
      I feel as though I need one too :D I've Got this sciatic nerve trouble since I bought down that f**king chimney wall in my house, started to get pins & needles in my left foot with the hamstring & calf muscle very tight, especially in the morning, been digging out foundations,Dry mixing & running in blocks for the rear extension and not one sign of any nerve problem, only at bedtime & early dawn.

      Sciatica is a b***ard mate.
      Maybe get some physio to free up the nerve.
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      Reply #40: Jun 06, 2014 05:04:38 pm
      Sciatica is a b***ard mate.
      Maybe get some physio to free up the nerve.

      Trying to get an appointment with a Doc at the mo, probably Wednesday I'll get to see one.

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      Reply #41: Jun 07, 2014 04:07:32 pm
      Trying to get an appointment with a Doc at the mo, probably Wednesday I'll get to see one.



      No point seeing your doc about sciatica he wont do f all, the only one to see for that is a physio as Swab said to free the nerve ,mind you not to put you on too much of a downer if its gone all the way down your leg it takes longer to get over should have gone when you had the first twinges in the cheeks of your ass, after thats when it travels down and fcks your hammy up ,speaking from experience that is as one who has suffered with it on and off for years , first signs for me now and its straight to the physio room cost a couple of quid but god damn it its worth it,

      Just out of curiosity whats this dry mixing  you on about do you mean mixing by hand ,if so how on earth did you get it good enough to use to run blocks in must have been torture.
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      Reply #42: Jun 07, 2014 04:09:49 pm
      Booked in for 2 weeks time for hip replacement.
      I've decided to bite the bullet and get the f**king thing done so I can get back on the golf course properly.

      They're saying I could be home the same day, but I'll wait and see.

      The good news is that I'm still fit and strong.
      The bad news is there's a lot of muscle around the area, so it might be more painful for me that it would for others.
      Approx. 6 months rehab and with luck I'll be good to go.

      You be ok my Auntie had two hips replaced in her sixties and went on to live a very good life in fact she only died last year at the ripe old age of 99.
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      Reply #43: Jun 07, 2014 07:11:22 pm
      No point seeing your doc about sciatica he wont do f all, the only one to see for that is a physio as Swab said to free the nerve ,mind you not to put you on too much of a downer if its gone all the way down your leg it takes longer to get over should have gone when you had the first twinges in the cheeks of your ass, after thats when it travels down and fcks your hammy up ,speaking from experience that is as one who has suffered with it on and off for years , first signs for me now and its straight to the physio room cost a couple of quid but god damn it its worth it,

      Just out of curiosity whats this dry mixing  you on about do you mean mixing by hand ,if so how on earth did you get it good enough to use to run blocks in must have been torture.
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      Week the pain started I fu**ed off to a Chiropractor as I thought me disc had slipped, £400 or so later no better bit i did enjoy the lady Chiropractor all over me ;)

      As for the dry mixing, what I meant was I've got a neighbour who has an old lead pipe under his house which is leaking, so in order to get foundation in we threw in a dry mix without adding water as there was f**king plenty coming in from next door, conservative figure has us bucketing by hand 25,000 litres in 5 weeks, as for the blocks we waited the next day to lay.

      Been a nightmare especially with the weather too, been a mud bath.
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      Reply #44: Jun 07, 2014 07:20:15 pm
      You be ok my Auntie had two hips replaced in her sixties and went on to live a very good life in fact she only died last year at the ripe old age of 99.

      I know mate, I just don't like hospitals, and I like surgery even less, but it has to be done.
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      Reply #45: Jun 07, 2014 08:01:16 pm
      Week the pain started I fu**ed off to a Chiropractor as I thought me disc had slipped, £400 or so later no better bit i did enjoy the lady Chiropractor all over me ;)

      As for the dry mixing, what I meant was I've got a neighbour who has an old lead pipe under his house which is leaking, so in order to get foundation in we threw in a dry mix without adding water as there was f**king plenty coming in from next door, conservative figure has us bucketing by hand 25,000 litres in 5 weeks, as for the blocks we waited the next day to lay.

      Been a nightmare especially with the weather too, been a mud bath.

      Have that problem too, from my days of track competition. Two vertebrae crushing a nerve. Degenerative discopathy they call it.

      On and off for the past 10 years, but each episode is worse than the previous. What teally helped me is water gym and excercise. Getting the abs and lumbars stronger cause the back to be less stressed with efforts. And watch HOW you apply force. Bend knees to lift heavy objects, etc.

      Worked like a charm untill my son was born. He weights 8 kilos at four months, and no way i can control how i carry/lift him, so back pain will be on the menu soon ;)

      Good luck, and learn to live with it, its manageable
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      Reply #46: Jun 07, 2014 09:18:07 pm
      I feel as though I need one too :D I've Got this sciatic nerve trouble since I bought down that f**king chimney wall in my house, started to get pins & needles in my left foot with the hamstring & calf muscle very tight, especially in the morning, been digging out foundations,Dry mixing & running in blocks for the rear extension and not one sign of any nerve problem, only at bedtime & early dawn.

      You should see your GP, to determine the cause.

      You may have a disc pinching a nerve, or it could be piriformis, which can give similar symptoms.

      An osteopath may be of benefit to give your back a good cracking. They would be able to tell if your vertebra are out of alinement.

      £400 for a chiropractor is a lot of money, I pad paid £40.00 for an assessment and full body treatment (osteopath).
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      Reply #47: Jun 08, 2014 10:14:07 am
      You should see your GP, to determine the cause.

      You may have a disc pinching a nerve, or it could be piriformis, which can give similar symptoms.

      An osteopath may be of benefit to give your back a good cracking. They would be able to tell if your vertebra are out of alinement.

      £400 for a chiropractor is a lot of money, I pad paid £40.00 for an assessment and full body treatment (osteopath).

      I,m with you £400 seems a hell of a lot  you can go to bupa and have an assessment  for roughly a hundred quid .
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      Reply #48: Jun 08, 2014 10:49:14 am
      I,m with you £400 seems a hell of a lot  you can go to bupa and have an assessment  for roughly a hundred quid .

       About £400 for 10 sessions for cracking my back.

      Initially paid £70 for a consultation & a scan of the spine then £35 per session.
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      Reply #49: Jun 08, 2014 01:38:33 pm
      Well thats not to bad then.

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