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Old Apr 9th 2019, 9:14 am
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The "thug" in the thread title is reference to remarks first made in another thread, and pertains to the somewhat aggressive tactics employed by some medical professionals encountered when I was living in CH.

Now, have you got that, or do I need to come over and break your legs?
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Old Apr 9th 2019, 2:19 pm
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Now, have you got that, or do I need to come over and break your legs?
Do I get replacements?

I still read it as things though Still, there are a lot of people who read Jsmith instead of the Jsmth it actually is.

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Old Apr 9th 2019, 4:52 pm
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Do I get replacements?

I still read it as things though Still, there are a lot of people who read Jsmith instead of the Jsmth it actually is.
Some kind of exo-skeleton maybe?

I use a TheraBand for muscle strengthening, and will be using my ankle weights again once I find the damn things.
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...ankle weights again once I find the damn things.
Who needs ankle weights when you have your own?

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Old Apr 11th 2019, 11:39 am
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Not being a driver everything has always been on foot or bike supplemented by bus/taxi for something further afield or ferrying the groceries back home. So I've always had plenty of exercise. But now I can't do a 10 minute walk without needing to stop and, preferably, sit.
That's interesting. Recently I have started to get pains in my calf muscles after about 15 minutes walking (particularly uphill), not so bad that I have to stop though. What is odd is that if I carry on walking for at least another half hour, the pains go away.

Our language teacher (who is into yoga & various extreme sports) puts this down to a shortening of the leg muscles. Unsure.
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That's interesting. Recently I have started to get pains in my calf muscles after about 15 minutes walking (particularly uphill), not so bad that I have to stop though. What is odd is that if I carry on walking for at least another half hour, the pains go away.

Our language teacher (who is into yoga & various extreme sports) puts this down to a shortening of the leg muscles. Unsure.
Cramp or something else?
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Cramp or something else?
I think (I hope) it is cramp. Funny thing is, some weeks ago, we walked up a hill called Gul Baba, which is practically vertical! Halfway up I thought "I am not going to make this". However I managed to carry on - & by the top the cramp (or whatever) had gone!
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I think (I hope) it is cramp. Funny thing is, some weeks ago, we walked up a hill called Gul Baba, which is practically vertical! Halfway up I thought "I am not going to make this". However I managed to carry on - & by the top the cramp (or whatever) had gone!
I hope (!) too that it's cramp, the fact that you "walked through it" seems to bear that out. Not likely to be as a result of 'new exercise' given the regular walks you take, so most likely down to dehydration or some mineral deficiency - magnesium for example.

I've experienced calf-cramp in the past when building back wasted muscles following on from several months in plaster foot to knee after shearing an Achilles tendon. After the calf was back in shape, the cramps went away. Stiff hill climbs always gave me thigh burn more than cramp.
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I hope (!) too that it's cramp, the fact that you "walked through it" seems to bear that out. Not likely to be as a result of 'new exercise' given the regular walks you take, so most likely down to dehydration or some mineral deficiency - magnesium for example.

I've experienced calf-cramp in the past when building back wasted muscles following on from several months in plaster foot to knee after shearing an Achilles tendon. After the calf was back in shape, the cramps went away. Stiff hill climbs always gave me thigh burn more than cramp.
Been taking magnesium for a while now, trying an iron supplement also. Not too worried if the problem only occurs on our more extreme hills!
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Been taking magnesium for a while now, trying an iron supplement also. Not too worried if the problem only occurs on our more extreme hills!
Pre-walk calf stretches are your friends. Also make sure you are wearing decent walking shoes with some cushioning.




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Pre-walk calf stretches are your friends. Also make sure you are wearing decent walking shoes with some cushioning.

Thanks LiW. Calf stretches sound good & funnily enough I bought some gel things for my shoes last week - & they do feel good.
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Thanks LiW. Calf stretches sound good & funnily enough I bought some gel things for my shoes last week - & they do feel good.
Gel good, builit in cushioning better. When I started running, the first pair of real running shoes I put on were a revelation.

They don't have to be too expensive, and New Balance are excellent.

https://www.zappos.com/p/new-balance...ntent=45729928
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I wondered about a thread in between pissed off and made smile - what nonplussed you today? - but this will do for now.

Is anyone ever surprised when they see their doctor and something's not been recorded - or if it has been, case notes are not previewed?

Many years ago I got used to getting a call from the office to make an appointment as regular blood test results were in and, when the doc comes into the room, he asks what can he do. Er...you called me in.

I mean, the results sheet is in the folder...does that not indicate the reason for the appointment in the absence of another note that might say "medication change, review in one month" or something?

Today I had an appointment with the kidney doc who's keeping an eye on my kidney function. Last time I saw her she was mildly concerned that my numbers had dropped it more than my normal fluctuation and had referred me for an ultra-sound. Today's appointment was a bit earlier than the usual 6 months, no doubt to review the result as well as the usual numbers.

So she did the review as usual and that was seemingly it until I asked about the ultra-sound. Now, I don't expect her to remember but surely there's a note from the last time making reference to it so it should be seen at that appointment without the patient bringing it up?

I was nonplussed.
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I wondered about a thread in between pissed off and made smile - what nonplussed you today? - but this will do for now.

Is anyone ever surprised when they see their doctor and something's not been recorded - or if it has been, case notes are not previewed?

Many years ago I got used to getting a call from the office to make an appointment as regular blood test results were in and, when the doc comes into the room, he asks what can he do. Er...you called me in.

I mean, the results sheet is in the folder...does that not indicate the reason for the appointment in the absence of another note that might say "medication change, review in one month" or something?

Today I had an appointment with the kidney doc who's keeping an eye on my kidney function. Last time I saw her she was mildly concerned that my numbers had dropped it more than my normal fluctuation and had referred me for an ultra-sound. Today's appointment was a bit earlier than the usual 6 months, no doubt to review the result as well as the usual numbers.

So she did the review as usual and that was seemingly it until I asked about the ultra-sound. Now, I don't expect her to remember but surely there's a note from the last time making reference to it so it should be seen at that appointment without the patient bringing it up?

I was nonplussed.
Is this a matter of something "slipping between the cracks in the pavement"? How joined up is the system there vis-a-vis the doctor and the radiologist?

Back in CH I was somewhat dismayed that having spent three weeks in hospital, on being discharged I was sent to a new GP for a follow-up, to find that he hadn't seen my hospital file, and couldn't access it. I gave him my copy having already scanned it.

Here in BE, my first encounter with the medics came after a visit to A&E; I (= OH) 'phoned the number given by A&E to fix an appointment with a dermatologist. Given the seemingly long wait, I went to see the GP for a second opinion and to see if she could speed up the dermatologist appointment, which she couldn't.

At this time she set an appointment for an ultra-sound with a radiologist, then offered me a choice of two appointments back with her to discuss the results.

She called it, she was in charge of the timeline. She then set a rendevous with her for a couple of days before I was due to see the dermatologist to give me a copy of her findings to hand on, and said "no need to come back here for six months unless the dermatologist says to". Dermatologist didn't, so I haven't.

This is what I mean by the system being joined up.

Were you supposed to make the follow up appointment yourself after the ultra-sound, and that that wasn't made clear? Or did she simply not note that she had sent you for one?

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Is this a matter of something "slipping between the cracks in the pavement"? How joined up is the system there vis-a-vis the doctor and the radiologist?...
Were you supposed to make the follow up appointment yourself after the ultra-sound, and that that wasn't made clear? Or did she simply not note that she had sent you for one?
I've had other tests and x-rays before (family doc) and an ECG (with this doc) and results reviewed at follow up appointments with all going exactly as you'd hope/expect.

The family doc gets the report from the lab and his secretary (I assume it's her) puts them in the folder. But it usually takes me prompting him that I'm there for the results. It doesn't inspire confidence but there are other things that do, so no big deal, I'm sure he'd get there without the prompt.

Today's doc, though, I don't know if she gets a printed report or whether she prints one after. But I've seen enough to know that she accesses my records on her computer. This may, of course, be her staff entering the data from printed reports from the hospital..

I also know, from being asked which hospital I had it done, that she is accessing results from direct link to the hospital/health authority computer.

(in my old job at DWP, we'd get daily 'prompts' for things like this and we'd continue to get them until physically recording a matter was resolved)

I can see that in this particular situation, perhaps there's no physical notice of the result with the doc being expected to access the system when the time comes.

She logged in today, after I'd asked, and then made notes in my file, telling me those results were okay. So she does make notes in addition to computer records. I just don't get that I was called in and either she hadn't read a note that I had been referred for the ultra sound or she hadn't previously noted the referral.

I mean, supposing I just went along and was happy to hear "everything stable, blood-sugar numbers very good, BP fine, (need any renewals?) see you in 6 months" and just assumed that included the ultra sound when it hadn't and maybe there was something "wrong" and it hadn't been picked up?
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