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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 4:02 pm
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I'll give Amazon kudos on making it easy to get a replacement order when the original order is lost.

Canada Post seems to have misplaced it.
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 4:08 pm
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Ocular migraine, anyone experienced one?
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 8:19 pm
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I'll give Amazon kudos on making it easy to get a replacement order when the original order is lost.

Canada Post seems to have misplaced it.
We had the same in the UK, couriers said that the post code didn't exist, but we could prove it was correct, didn't deliver, so we rang Amazon, took them about 5 mins to arrange a refund and to tell us to reorder.
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 8:57 pm
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We had the same in the UK, couriers said that the post code didn't exist, but we could prove it was correct, didn't deliver, so we rang Amazon, took them about 5 mins to arrange a refund and to tell us to reorder.
I didn't even have to call or make a new order..lol.. emailed them before bed, woke up to a new order on the way, should be here Thursday, hopefully, only a week late. To be fair though, Amazon did refund the shipping charges for the original order since I paid for 1 day shipping and it never arrived, they shipped the new order 1 day at no charge.

I notice since letting my Prime membership lapse, shipping is not as reliable, even when you pay for 1 day shipping.
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 9:13 pm
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Sometimes healthcare becomes annoying.

Specialist appointment on the 17th of January, the office didn't send the lab requisitions until last Thursday, which I received by email on Friday.

One of the tests ordered requires an appointment at the lab, and there is a very limited number of labs that provide the test needed, all are booked until after my appointment on the 17th, earliest in the 19th.

Now have to wait until April to see the specialist. Frustrating.....
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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 10:25 pm
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Sometimes healthcare becomes annoying.

Specialist appointment on the 17th of January, the office didn't send the lab requisitions until last Thursday, which I received by email on Friday.

One of the tests ordered requires an appointment at the lab, and there is a very limited number of labs that provide the test needed, all are booked until after my appointment on the 17th, earliest in the 19th.

Now have to wait until April to see the specialist. Frustrating.....
Call them back and as it is their error get them to fix it. Either to get you an earlier lab appointment or an earlier specialist appointment.
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Ocular migraine, anyone experienced one?
Not that kind, no.
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Ocular migraine, anyone experienced one?
I used to get this, but definitely with an associated headache. In fact it was usually the best way to tell a migraine was coming. I avoid triggers now.
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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 8:31 pm
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I used to get this, but definitely with an associated headache. In fact it was usually the best way to tell a migraine was coming. I avoid triggers now.
I've had visual disturbance with migraines for years (zigzag pixilation etc) , but this is something completely different.. no headache, just a sudden 'flash' to the side of one eye and then an area of greyness that impedes my sight in one eye. It has clear patches within it (a bit like when you see on old films where they set light to a negative, holes appearing randomly) - and the edges of each clear area are fluorescent. If I hold my hand up in a clear area, my fingers are outlined in fluorescent colours!

It's quite bizarre but only lasts a few minutes before going back to normal. It started a couple of weeks ago and is not uncommon, apparently.

I'll be going to an ophthalmist to have my eyes checked before making an appointment with a doctor, just to put my mind at ease. I must admit I was a bit freaked out by it initially!


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Mightily pistoff today.

The bridge in the front of my mouth - fitted Montreal 2005 - has been feeling funny. Based on past experiences of crowns I knew it was going to come off soon. I was hoping it would last until a coming appointment next week and that it could be stuck back in place then.

Not only did it come off today, it's more than just come off. Both the holding teeth appear to have snapped off with it.

I don't want to spend a fortune and have numerous appointments for dental implants - I'm too old - but I don't want a partial denture either. I certainly don't want a gap like some other New Brunswickers although that's what I have at the moment.

I saw my dentist today - 45 minutes after my phone call

I'm being referred to a specialist who, he thinks, may be able to insert a couple of posts and either reattach the bridge or have a new one done.
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One of our Oldies (if any of you watched the YouTube clip I posted the other day) passed away today, we were able to get her husband out of hospital where he is waiting on a heart op yesterday, he spent the night with her in the nursing home and she passed away quietly this morning. Sad but expected. They were married 67 years, moved from the UK in 1964. They have had a very rich life together. It's very emotional.
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One of our Oldies (if any of you watched the YouTube clip I posted the other day) passed away today, we were able to get her husband out of hospital where he is waiting on a heart op yesterday, he spent the night with her in the nursing home and she passed away quietly this morning. Sad but expected. They were married 67 years, moved from the UK in 1964. They have had a very rich life together. It's very emotional.
Sad news Piff, so sorry to hear it.

Glad he got to spend her final hours with her..

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Sad news Piff, so sorry to hear it.

Glad he got to spend her final hours with her..
Things being as they were couldn't have worked out better for them, one final night together
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