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Old Jul 20th 2017, 7:54 am
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It is going well and I feel better for it. I am still trying to get used to the idea that I have to do it until they put me in a box !
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Old Jul 20th 2017, 1:43 pm
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I agree! Glad you are ok Scot47. We really are very, very lucky to have the NHS!
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Old Jul 20th 2017, 2:21 pm
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It is going well and I feel better for it. I am still trying to get used to the idea that I have to do it until they put me in a box !
Bit of a faff but hey you're alive so it's all good.
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Old Jul 20th 2017, 5:52 pm
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Global Dialysis - Costs of dialysis in the UK

thank God for socialised medicine. It is currently under attack in the USofA and we should be aware that ideologues on this side of the pond would love to sloice off big chunks for privatisation.
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Old Mar 18th 2018, 2:47 pm
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One of my fellow-patients from the island died on Friday. He had refused to travel to the mainland because he felt too ill. Missing three sessions had fatal consequences.


We were 6. We are now 5.


RIP Howard. De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

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I am so sorry to hear this, Scot47.
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One of my fellow-patients from the island died on Friday. He had refused to travel to the mainland because he felt too ill. Missing three sessions had fatal consequences.


We were 6. We are now 5.


RIP Howard. De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
Sorry to hear this very sad news Scott.
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Re-reading some of the information about cost, A session costs a non-NHS patient just under £200 pounds. I get 3 sessions a week. I am glad that I did not retire to live with family in Central Africa or Eastern Europe. My choice of Scotland as retirement home now seems quite wise. I made the decision to come here before I knew what the Fates had in store for me in terms of medical treatment
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One of my fellow-patients from the island died on Friday. He had refused to travel to the mainland because he felt too ill. Missing three sessions had fatal consequences.


We were 6. We are now 5.


RIP Howard. De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
Sorry to hear this.
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Re-reading some of the information about cost, A session costs a non-NHS patient just under £200 pounds. I get 3 sessions a week. I am glad that I did not retire to live with family in Central Africa or Eastern Europe. My choice of Scotland as retirement home now seems quite wise. I made the decision to come here before I knew what the Fates had in store for me in terms of medical treatment
It will be tough to be living away from your family & i do hope you get to see them but yes, for you, where you are is the better place .

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No pal - just a fellow-traveller on the troubled road !
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No pal - just a fellow-traveller on the troubled road !
Ah! Soz for him anyway.

Is this the right time for me to mention my old cat has stage 2 kidney disease.

The NHS is a wonderful system. It should be protected & valued , not eroded & denigrated.

What's the ferry trip like Scot47? My imagination sees you rolling about at the back of some battered old fishing boat & fetching up to the unit in a sou-wester. I'm a bit odd like that.
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The days of Para Handy and "The Vital Spark" are gone. We are collected in a 7-seater minibus and conveyed onto the drive on ferry run by CalMac. After a 35-minute journey we arrive on the neighbouring island that some people call Great Britain. We proceed by road to the clinic which is in the hospital located on the boundary of Greenock and Gourock.
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Ah! Soz for him anyway.

Is this the right time for me to mention my old cat has stage 2 kidney disease.

The NHS is a wonderful system. It should be protected & valued , not eroded & denigrated.

What's the ferry trip like Scot47? My imagination sees you rolling about at the back of some battered old fishing boat & fetching up to the unit in a sou-wester. I'm a bit odd like that.
I have been imagining the same thing. We'll be odd together.
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Old Mar 22nd 2018, 7:49 am
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Our clinic is for humans Cats with kidney problems can seek treatment elsewhere.
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