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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Update on John
« Reply #30 on: 28 November 2017, 08:45:23 AM »
Sounds good!

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Re: Update on John
« Reply #31 on: 28 November 2017, 08:58:23 PM »
Always a good sign - a decent appetite - sadly although all the meals sounded nice on paper where I was - they usually fell below expectations.  I have no appetite for tasteless anything.  Sorry hospital cooks - unseasoned food is revolting,
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: Update on John
« Reply #32 on: 30 November 2017, 09:14:30 AM »
They are taking John’s catheter out this morning and as long as he can pass water three times without a sign of blood, they will be letting him come home.  They are arranging another cystoscopy for 2 weeks time to have another look inside the bladder to see if anything has changed since the last one he had about 2 years ago. 

He is looking much better now and seems a lot more cheerful in himself. 
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: Update on John
« Reply #33 on: 30 November 2017, 09:28:58 AM »
That sounds like good news Pauline.  Glad he is more cheerful in himself.  It can’t be easy for either of you.
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: Update on John
« Reply #34 on: 30 November 2017, 02:39:11 PM »
Hope he manages to do the three 'deeds' and he can get out of there back where you both want him to be!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

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: Update on John
« Reply #35 on: 30 November 2017, 03:54:30 PM »
John is now home, I am pleased to report.

Thank you all for your good wishes and hugs, which saw me through this past week.  It means a lot to have your support. :)
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: Update on John
« Reply #36 on: 30 November 2017, 10:07:00 PM »
Good (Not because you needed our hugs Pauline - but because John's feeling better of course!)
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

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: Update on John
« Reply #37 on: 30 November 2017, 10:45:30 PM »
They are taking John’s catheter out this morning and as long as he can pass water three times without a sign of blood, they will be letting him come home.  They are arranging another cystoscopy for 2 weeks time to have another look inside the bladder to see if anything has changed since the last one he had about 2 years ago. 

He is looking much better now and seems a lot more cheerful in himself.
Glad to see that. Wishing him the best.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: Update on John
« Reply #38 on: 09 December 2017, 11:57:10 PM »
John is back in hospital..... the usual problem, bleeding and clots.  Is there no end to this misery for him? 
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: Update on John
« Reply #39 on: 10 December 2017, 10:35:44 AM »
So very sorry to hear that Pauline.  The poor man.  I wonder if there is anything more permanent they can do.
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: Update on John
« Reply #40 on: 10 December 2017, 11:00:53 AM »
Thanks Patti.  I don't think they will do anything until he has seen the senior consultant but his appointment has now been put back to 18th January.

His urine is clear this morning but they want to see how it is after a bowel movement as that can also start the bleeding and clots in the bladder.

He is being looked after by the consultant that "didn't listen" in the past but he has been very attentive this time.  Someone must have written something on John's notes. 

He complained to PALS last week as a consultant and a nurse said he shouldn't have changed consultants so often and that he just has to put up with the bleeding and drink plenty of water (he does anyway).  He was so upset by their attitude and it made him depressed.  I didn't hear what the consultant said as she said it when she had the light inside John's bladder.  The nurse said it in front of me when he came back into the waiting room.  She was way out of order and rather aggressive.  Unfortunately we didn't get her name as her badge was covered by a plastic apron. 

John has only changed consultants once!  The reason he has seen so many is that he has been admitted to hospital so many times and whoever is on duty has written on his notes.  They have been a lot kinder to him this time, I am pleased to say.  The gentleman he spoke to at PALS was going to contact his senior who would then speak to the team. 

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: Update on John
« Reply #41 on: 10 December 2017, 12:15:35 PM »
What world do these people live in, Pauline? - clearly not the one I've always lived in all MY life with the NHS.

You are referred to hospital for whatever is wrong with you.  You see whoever you see that day at that time.  Blah blah blah I'll see you in X months, and an appointment letter arrives.  You attend and see someone entirely different - and in A&E it's even more random  cos you'll see the houseman on duty and if he can deal with you he does.

Poor John - has it snowed down by you? - we have about 6 inches by now and it's still snowing .....
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

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: Update on John
« Reply #42 on: 10 December 2017, 12:47:18 PM »
No snow here ...... yet!

They were very good with John in A&E and as he was considered "Major" and not "Minor", he only had to wait 3 hours.  They did say though that if he started to get pain he should inform them.

They have said that if he is allowed home later that he mustn't do anything.  We may have to delay having the carpet fitted again as we haven't cleared the room out yet, let alone done any decorating.
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: Update on John
« Reply #43 on: 10 December 2017, 01:53:43 PM »
Pauline

I would be furious at that nurse!  Are all these people actually consultants?  Or are they merely housemen or registrars or whatever?  I mean there usually aren't more than two consultants in any speciality in any one hospital.

On the other hand at least they are being kinder to him this time.  Nothing worse than being unkind to someone already in pain and vulnerable because of it.

Weighed at the side of John's health a new carpet or decorating is nothing.  I am sure you feel the same way.

No snow here, just high winds and lashing rain all night - today it's still a high wind with only intermittent showers.
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: Update on John
« Reply #44 on: 10 December 2017, 09:32:52 PM »
An hour ago it was still snowing here but more fine, not big flakes.  Couldn't see it in the dark, until getting closer to the window and looking under the streetlamp.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

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