Bamber, you're sick!

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[QUOTE="Bamber, post: 3900105]Just got back from my latest trip to the horse piddle - this is costing me a fortune (£40 a day), as they recently stopped the local bus service between Totnes and the hospital, so I'm using taxis.

They've doubled my dose of rat poison (warfarin), and I'm being injected with another blood thinner daily too. Hopefully this will only take a week or so until the thinness of my blood is stabilised.
[/QUOTE]booze does that 2! drink more booze! :popheart:
 

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[QUOTE="likeaneagle, post: 3900163]booze does that 2! drink more booze! :popheart:[/QUOTE]

I'd love to, Lynn.

I dropped in to my local and gave the landlord the bad news that I cannot booze for around 10 weeks - and maybe never again!

He has now changed his annual vacation from two weeks on an exclusive island to three days in a tent in the garden next door.
 

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[QUOTE="kipper, post: 3900128]You sure? Thought your blood was 99% Palmers Best Bitter...:heehee:[/QUOTE]

Palmers? Pah!

I drink Albert Ale, brewed in the barn behind my local.
It's all passed by the management, you know (or is that the lager?).


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[QUOTE="konifur, post: 3900161]I BEG TO DIFFER KIPPER,MANY MOONS AGO HE WAS IN MY TRICYCLE GANG HELLS PEDDLERS
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Actually, I still have a scar on my chin and both inside and outside of my lower lip, where I came off my first tricycle, aged 5 years old. I don't remember being that upset, as my diet consisted of soups, porridge and ice cream until I healed.
:yum: :yum: :yum:
 

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Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. They are truly appreciated.
 

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[QUOTE="konifur, post: 3900175]Agh what a bugger bamber, i just can`t imagine you sipping tonic water.[/QUOTE]

As I've been a piss-head for over 38 years, I hope to God I don't get the accumulated hangover - hardly bears thinking about, does it?
 

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[QUOTE="squirt, post: 3900250]that song is gonna be stuck in my head now! lol :sigh:
:bravo: :kisses:[/QUOTE]


Better the song than the vision of Koni...:heehee:
 

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Update 26 Feb.

For the first time, my heart rate at rest is below 100 beats per minute. I'm no longer running a marathon sat down, just walking up a bloody steep hill. My blood should be in the required thinness range within the next couple of days too - by the end of the week I may not have to go to the hospital every day.
 

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Great news Phil...obviously the treatment is working ~ stay with it my friend ~ you never know ~ you'll be back on that proper ale sooner than you think.....God willing....
 

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Great news Phil.
I knew all that thinking of you would do the trick, you will be back to pulling your plonker in no time.
 

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[QUOTE="konifur, post: 3902198]Great news Phil.
I knew all that thinking of you would do the trick, you will be back to pulling your plonker in no time.[/QUOTE]

If he's got BUPA or equivolent then the nurses will do it for him unlike the NHS!
 

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27 Feb.

I'm "in the zone" on my INR (blood coagulation) reading, so if I am OK tomorrow I will no longer need a daily test at the hospital (hooray!). My heart rate is still just below 100 and my blood pressure a little high, but things are still improving. I have an echo scan (whatever that is - sounds as though I should be judging a yodelling competition to me) booked for Friday.
 

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Good for you mate ~ I've no idea what the scan is either ~ I've heard of scans for being pregnant ~ but it's not that...is it ~ take it easy my friend........... thinking of you on Friday.....don't worry about the WIT...I'm sure Kip will come up with some sort of 'rocket'....hehe.......
 

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#38
A-ha!
Here's what happens:

You will need to undress to the waist and lie on the couch. A probe is placed on your chest (it is a bit like a very thick blunt pen). Also, lubricating jelly is put on your chest so the probe makes good contact with the skin. The probe is connected by a wire to the ultrasound machine and monitor. Pulses of ultrasound are sent from the probe through the skin towards your heart. The ultrasound waves then echo ('bounce back') from the heart and various structures in the heart.

The amount of ultrasound that echoes back depends on the density of the tissue the sound has hit. Therefore, the different structures send back different echoes. For example, ultrasound travels freely through fluid so there is little echo from blood in heart chambers. But, heart valves are dense tissues so ultrasound hitting a valve will echo back clearly.

The echoes are detected by the probe and are sent to the echocardiogram machine. They are displayed as a picture on the monitor. The picture is constantly updated so the scan can show movement as well as structure. (For example, the valves of a heart opening and closing.) The operator moves the probe around over the skin surface to get views from different angles. Some abnormalities can be seen quite clearly. For example, damaged heart valves, thickened heart muscle, some congenital heart defects, etc.

The test is painless and takes about 15-30 minutes. You may have to turn on your side during the test so that the operator can scan the heart from different angles.

You do not need any special preparation before the test. You eat and drink normally before and after the test. Continue to take your usual medication.


So if they detect a little fellow playing a xylophone in there, I may be in trouble, eh?
 

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[QUOTE="Bamber, post: 3902897]A-ha!
Here's what happens:




You will need to undress to the waist and lie on the couch. A probe is placed on your chest (it is a bit like a very thick blunt pen). Also, lubricating jelly is put on your chest so the probe makes good contact with the skin. The probe is connected by a wire to the ultrasound machine and monitor. Pulses of ultrasound are sent from the probe through the skin towards your heart. The ultrasound waves then echo ('bounce back') from the heart and various structures in the heart.

The amount of ultrasound that echoes back depends on the density of the tissue the sound has hit. Therefore, the different structures send back different echoes. For example, ultrasound travels freely through fluid so there is little echo from blood in heart chambers. But, heart valves are dense tissues so ultrasound hitting a valve will echo back clearly.

The echoes are detected by the probe and are sent to the echocardiogram machine. They are displayed as a picture on the monitor. The picture is constantly updated so the scan can show movement as well as structure. (For example, the valves of a heart opening and closing.) The operator moves the probe around over the skin surface to get views from different angles. Some abnormalities can be seen quite clearly. For example, damaged heart valves, thickened heart muscle, some congenital heart defects, etc.

The test is painless and takes about 15-30 minutes. You may have to turn on your side during the test so that the operator can scan the heart from different angles.

You do not need any special preparation before the test. You eat and drink normally before and after the test. Continue to take your usual medication.


So if they detect a little fellow playing a xylophone in there, I may be in trouble, eh?



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You did your homework...... :clap: and that is all there is to it!! No worries......... No worries.