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RE: Shet happens!

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 21st March 2019, 13:43

Ethnicity/gender/medical history, etc. has medical implications and it's very useful information for epidemiological research, predicting outcomes, etc. It's not just nosiness.

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RE: Shet happens!

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 21st March 2019, 15:27

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"and it's very useful information for epidemiological research, predicting outcomes, etc. It's not just nosiness."

It's also very useful to see which groups of people are not accessing treatment for some reason, so you can find out why and help them. Perhaps they don't know it's there? Perhaps they do but something about the way you offer it makes things difficult for them to access it?

Perhaps your straight white Aussie male can never make an appointment because you only ever offer them when the rugby world cup is on? :)


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RE: Shet happens!

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Friday, 22nd March 2019, 01:30

Depends which eye old chap.

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RE: Shet happens!

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Friday, 22nd March 2019, 18:36

I have been waiting for an MRI scan on my knee since Christmas, when doctor made referal... been told 5-6 months wait at this time!

RE: Shet happens!

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Friday, 22nd March 2019, 23:16

Yeh, I thought it would be 4 or 5 months as per optometrists comment, but this is just the pre-op eye check, so maybe its a long wait for the op itself. I have no idea. Will likely find out when I go for eye check.

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 27th June 2019, 16:16

Well got my eye done this week, amazing to see again almost instantly, but very bright it hurt just with the light, so dark glasses on at present.

Must say NHS was very professional, seven of us a day going through the operating room like clockwork, with left or right cheek marked with an arrow pointing to know the correct eye. Sort of like marking building site boots R and L to get them into the right or left feet   

Did not hurt as they numb the eye with medicine pellet under the lower eye lid that melts, or as in my case drips as they could not get the pellet in, so not injection unless nothing else works, and looking at it from the inside, ie, my eye, it looked total phycadelic and weird experience, as the overhead op light looked like it was shifting around as my eyeball was being operated on. What felt like ice cold cleaning fluid going in the eyeball occasionally and running down. Rest of head is covered except eyeball, so only hear whats going on in theater and not see. No clamping of head, so its down to the capable hands of your surgeon, and the fear routed in myself during the op, of not moving my head, keeping it still til its all over in roughly 10 minutes. well worth it though.

So I am on drops now 4 times a day for 28 days. straight into the eye. Should be total nitted in by then.  Great to see a lot better now. So thats the good news, the bad news is my other eye has to be done as well, so they tell me as its on its way too with a cataract, seems it happens in pairs a lot. So back on the waiting list for the other eye, but should be in 4 months this time, as you skip the initial tests, I hope.

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RE: Shet happens!

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 24th August 2019, 20:19

Bit of good news, got a phone call from the eye hospital to say there has been a few eye surgery cancellations due to people not wanting to lose out on their Summer Holidays, so I have been moved forward up the list from three months wait to only one month, by taking one of the cancellation spots, so should get my other eye done in early September.

Really need it done now as the eye vision is deteriorating gradually week by week, and blurring is now worse.

Anyway to conclude, You would think an eye would comes before any holiday, but that's the public for you.   So "good on ya NHS, I'm ready"

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 25th August 2019, 01:26

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" So "good on ya NHS, I'm ready""

Get in there quick before Johnson flogs it to Trump.


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RE: Shet happens!

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 25th August 2019, 10:50

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Snaps says...Get in there quick before Johnson flogs it to Trump.
Yeh, I would not like to see the NHS getting pulled more towards privatisation, as private costs money, and those that do not have it suffer. Even those with it have a maximum ceiling height of insurance, and then what! Any cash, house and assets you have will be gone. 

A good or more like a bad example was my Grandfather back in 1940's Australia where you had to pay to see a Doctor, and my Grandmother and Grandfather did not have the money to call in a Doctor to see my ill Grandfather, and they reverted to the usual home treatments, and he died. That's how bad it was.

This is why i believe in the NHS, and their method of taking insurance stamps (cash) from your wages, as its the 'jewel in the crown' for Brits, and not looking forward to paying health insurance premiums when I go back to Oz.

Its a pity not many countries in this World took the NHS approach.

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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Sunday, 25th August 2019, 11:14

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"Get in there quick before Johnson flogs it to Trump."

You know it's not really services the Yanks are after, it's all the medical supplies.  You know, like bandages, scalpels and all those things the NHS has trouble manufacturing to the highest quality themselves...

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