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Old Nov 8th 2020, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I believe you can get shingles more than once. When you recover...get the vaccine.
That's certainly my intention.
In the meantime, I hope it’s not too severe and doesn’t last long.
Thank you. A bruised rib is certainly worse, so is a kidney stone come to that. Just a shame I can't have an IV and have discomfort disappear in a second.
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Old Nov 8th 2020, 4:13 pm
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Cold packs help, btw.
Maybe later when the house warms up.
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Old Nov 9th 2020, 8:43 pm
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This may well not be the place for this discussion, but I'll anchor it here as a starter, maybe it merits a thread in its own right.

There are posts currently being seen about how various healthcare systems/industries are implemented across different countries, notably in this thread, also in the TIO "Coronavirus" threads.

What has drawn me to post this was:

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
My mum recently passed away in a very poor town not far from Manchester. After a long and healthy life, she had a difficult last 4 years and I have to say, without qualification, the care she received from the NHS was nothing short of spectacular. Home visits by doctors, nurses, etc. And finally a stay in a care home. It was amazing.

You may not like the NHS, but it is effective.
First off, my condolences to Steerpike; then to say that apart from the location and the timing, my mum passed in similar circumstances. The NHS were absolutely superb.

I spent 35 years under NHS, the next 29 under a "health is an industry" profit based system, and now I'm two years in to what seems more logical and fair system. I pay our monthly premiums (to my chosen insurance company, not directly to the government) as calculated based on my tax declaration.

Not a huge (or even zero) income? Minimal payment.

Loads of dosh? Prepare to shell out, dude.

I consider this to be a good approach. Maybe just not in this thread.
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Old Nov 9th 2020, 9:22 pm
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Is it normal for the pain from Shingles to be higher up from where the rash is? Or at least not where the rash is?
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Is it normal for the pain from Shingles to be higher up from where the rash is? Or at least not where the rash is?
It's characterised by inflamed spinal and cranial nerves, so if you have a bad headache, a very sore back, neck, etc you're on track.
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It's characterised by inflamed spinal and cranial nerves, so if you have a bad headache, a very sore back, neck, etc you're on track.
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It's characterised by inflamed spinal and cranial nerves, so if you have a bad headache, a very sore back, neck, etc you're on track.
No headache fortunately (let's keep it that way) but the rest fits, thanks.
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My sister can't catch a break this year, possibility she may have breast cancer, she turns 40 next month, our mom had breast cancer early 40's so my sister has been getting screened every year since she turned 35.

My step sister has lupus which is causing her more serious health issues.

Getting old really does suck.



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I saw the Hematology Consultant today. The Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia is confirmed, and at a stage where I could either be monitored until such time as treatment is required, but that treatment is available if I want it. Chemo is one of the options.

I'm leaning towards having treatment anyway, as my Diabetic Consultant wants to look at changing my insulin but wants to wait six months, which would be around the end of chemo.

Any sensible suggestions from the peanut gallery are appreciated...
Sorry to hear this Dave.

My sensible suggestion is to keep doing exactly what you're already doing; educating yourself on the condition and its treatments, listening to medical professionals you trust, and then making decisions based on what you feel is best for you.

Let us know how you're getting on if you decide to have chemo. The third one of my siblings diagnosed with cancer finished her chemo and radiation treatments last week, this week she's on Christmas Island visiting her son who lives there. Yesterday she puttered a little way out to sea with her son on a friend's boat, dove in the crystal clear water, and was joined by a 9mtr/30ft whale shark! She had a slightly nervous but lovely swim 30 minute swim with her new friend.
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Sorry to hear this Dave.

My sensible suggestion is to keep doing exactly what you're already doing; educating yourself on the condition and its treatments, listening to medical professionals you trust, and then making decisions based on what you feel is best for you.

Let us know how you're getting on if you decide to have chemo. The third one of my siblings diagnosed with cancer finished her chemo and radiation treatments last week, this week she's on Christmas Island visiting her son who lives there. Yesterday she puttered a little way out to sea with her son on a friend's boat, dove in the crystal clear water, and was joined by a 9mtr/30ft whale shark! She had a slightly nervous but lovely swim 30 minute swim with her new friend.
Thanks.... Not sure I'd want to be anywhere near a whale shark either.....
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Thanks.... Not sure I'd want to be anywhere near a whale shark either.....
Don't worry, if they eat you it's only by mistake
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Don't worry, if they eat you it's only by mistake
Their esophagus is too small to even swallow humans, so they would spit you out and you would have a story to tell, but the sharks also seem to know they can't fit large prey and have been seen closing their mouths when around humans or large fish are around.

Some scientists when doing a study using saltwater soaked rice found the whale sharks even spit the rice out, they don't like anything foreign in their diet and spit out what isn't their normal diet, the sharks did the same with seaweed, spit it out.

Sperm whales can swallow humans, but we also tend not to swim near sperm whales so should be good........

The big plankton feeding whales also generally have too small of esophagus to swallow humans and will spit humans out. There are videos out there that have captured moments of humans ending up in mouths of plankton feeding whales, gives a good story to tell though.

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Their esophagus is too small to even swallow humans, so they would spit you out and you would have a story to tell, but the sharks also seem to know they can't fit large prey and have been seen closing their mouths when around humans or large fish are around.

Some scientists when doing a study using saltwater soaked rice found the whale sharks even spit the rice out, they don't like anything foreign in their diet and spit out what isn't their normal diet, the sharks did the same with seaweed, spit it out.

Sperm whales can swallow humans, but we also tend not to swim near sperm whales so should be good........

The big plankton feeding whales also generally have too small of esophagus to swallow humans and will spit humans out. There are videos out there that have captured moments of humans ending up in mouths of plankton feeding whales, gives a good story to tell though.
I wouldn't have a story to tell because I'd have died of fright

I've swum with whale sharks before, it's one of those things that's scary while you're doing it but are so glad you did afterwards. I've only been with organised tours though, my sister and nephew were on their own. Thankfully she's also done it before so was a bit more prepared when she saw this giant approaching her.
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