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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #30 on: 25 January 2018, 06:35:33 PM »
If GP said nothing there then you can hardly be blamed for turning up with it if you still have it.  If they say "well you can't have the op because of the conjunctivitis" ask them how you are supposed to know you have it when the GP said you were clear?  Should you, in fact, have been seen again by the consultant in order to say whether it was clear or not?
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #31 on: 26 January 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
Well the consultant didn't so that was that. I did look at the online booking service but there are no Dr appts available up to exactly a week pre-op.

The snag is you see, if I turn up on Feb 14th and do have conjunctivitis - they put me back to the beginning again so it would be another 18 weeks wait.

Hence I think I'll phone the surgery Monday (pm, unlikely to manage to get through am) and see if I can get one that way - I know not all appts are released online.
Jenny

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #32 on: 27 January 2018, 12:07:30 AM »
Jenny, this may be totally irrelevant but I'll pass it on for what it may be worth.

My wife complained of sore eyes a few months ago. She has worn reading glasses since her fifties but has no history of eye problems. The doctor referred her to an ophthalmologist. It was a shock when he informed her after the consultation that her tear ducts no longer produced tears, there is no cure, and she must use drops three or four times daily to lubricate her eyes for the rest of her life.

She is getting used to the routine now but acceptance took a while.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #33 on: 27 January 2018, 12:20:33 AM »
Oooh, nasty, Alan.  Not a problem that affects me at the moment but I'd soon know these days if it did - I've turned into a right soppy Grandma - and another great granddaughter arriving next week so I'll no doubt be in floods, again!  You name it - sweet little kittens, baby animals at Chester Zoo (there's a behind the scenes series on TV at the moment so you get to see CCTV of eg a hippo and a giraffe giving birth, etc) - you name it and I start snivelling LOL

I always thought people who cried at weddings were weird, oh dear .....
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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #34 on: 27 January 2018, 12:27:56 AM »
If it's any comfort, I've always been one of those people!

I once cried at a parade. A parade! I usually cry when a national anthem or some other ceremonial song is sung/played. I cried while writing the acknowledgments to my MA thesis. And I sometimes get a little teary when an ambulance or fire truck goes past. On top of the more usual things, births, weddings, funerals, sad stories, happy stories, etc.
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #35 on: 27 January 2018, 09:10:22 AM »
Yep.. found myself snivelling over a book the other day... a book!  It wasn’t even a good book.
Patti


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #36 on: 27 January 2018, 11:53:54 AM »
Medal ceremonies, eg the forthcoming Winter Olympics ..... London was nearly flooded in 2012, and Paris also at the end of several recent Tours de France.
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #37 on: 27 January 2018, 07:39:32 PM »
Jenny, this may be totally irrelevant but I'll pass it on for what it may be worth.

My wife complained of sore eyes a few months ago. She has worn reading glasses since her fifties but has no history of eye problems. The doctor referred her to an ophthalmologist. It was a shock when he informed her after the consultation that her tear ducts no longer produced tears, there is no cure, and she must use drops three or four times daily to lubricate her eyes for the rest of her life.

She is getting used to the routine now but acceptance took a while.

About 3 or 4 years ago, I had what I thought was conjunctivitis.  I went to the Salisbury Walk in Centre and they referred me to the eye hospital.  After several visits when they tried out different eye drops, I was told by the hospital that I had dry eyes.  They eventually found some eye drops that I wasn't allergic to and I was then discharged. 

About 6 months later, I sat watching "The English Patient" and tears were streaming down my face during the sad bits.  I came to the conclusion that my eyes weren't dry but that the tear ducts had been blocked.  I very rarely use the drops now but if I do start having problems, I get out a sad DVD and play it.  Another two films that make me cry are "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" and Catherine Cookson's "The Cinder Path". 

Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #38 on: 27 January 2018, 09:55:45 PM »
I haven't experienced the first one and didn't need the films for the others - the books were quite enough!

I doubt if I could read Narnia these days and even the latter H Potter films over Xmas got me going - Snape and Dumbledore when you already know Snape is really one of ours too ..... yes I knew it in the book all those years ago when it was originally published because JK is such a very good author - but the portrayal is just so very 'right' ......
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #39 on: 28 January 2018, 08:33:35 PM »
speaking of tears.......... i had tears flowing nearly all the way through "The Greatest Showman"
there was a strong resonance for me.............
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #40 on: 02 February 2018, 11:15:14 PM »
Jenny, this may be totally irrelevant but I'll pass it on for what it may be worth.

My wife complained of sore eyes a few months ago. She has worn reading glasses since her fifties but has no history of eye problems. The doctor referred her to an ophthalmologist. It was a shock when he informed her after the consultation that her tear ducts no longer produced tears, there is no cure, and she must use drops three or four times daily to lubricate her eyes for the rest of her life.

She is getting used to the routine now but acceptance took a while.

About 3 or 4 years ago, I had what I thought was conjunctivitis.  I went to the Salisbury Walk in Centre and they referred me to the eye hospital.  After several visits when they tried out different eye drops, I was told by the hospital that I had dry eyes.  They eventually found some eye drops that I wasn't allergic to and I was then discharged. 

About 6 months later, I sat watching "The English Patient" and tears were streaming down my face during the sad bits.  I came to the conclusion that my eyes weren't dry but that the tear ducts had been blocked.  I very rarely use the drops now but if I do start having problems, I get out a sad DVD and play it.  Another two films that make me cry are "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" and Catherine Cookson's "The Cinder Path".

In the absence of a sad movie should I just yell at her? No, I wouldn't :) I'll pass the tip on, but there have been sad occasions since the diagnosis when tears did not appear.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #41 on: 13 February 2018, 03:18:46 PM »
I've had to cancel my Op, terrible cold and cough and wouldn't guarantee 2 minutes flat on my back without moving let alone 20 minutes.

Bummer!  just got to wait now for another date.
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #42 on: 13 February 2018, 03:52:28 PM »
Ooooh... what a PITA!  Good luck with another date!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #43 on: 13 February 2018, 07:05:44 PM »
Sorry to hear that Sedge.  Get well soon.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #44 on: 13 February 2018, 10:08:18 PM »
I've had to cancel my Op, terrible cold and cough and wouldn't guarantee 2 minutes flat on my back without moving let alone 20 minutes.

Bummer!  just got to wait now for another date.
Damn!! Sorry to see that. Get well and ready for the op again soon.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey (latest: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket)
Born Under a Wandering Star (Surviving Long-haul Flights in Cattle Class)