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What has p*ssed you off today...part II

Old Jul 8th 2019, 2:07 pm
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Doesn't get much more serious than sepsis. I bet he's not so cavalier with his health now!
He's a tough cookie. He ended up having to have a temporary colostomy for a year, then they put him back together He likes to go shooting pheasant to eat, and he used to pack up his shotgun and colostomy equipment together and head off for the day He's fine now, but he does have to keep any eye out for symptoms and not be stupid about them if he gets any.
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I collapsed on the bathroom floor when hubby was out. Fortunately he was back a few minutes later. ‘Help me onto the bed, I’ll be OK soon.’ I said. Hubby called my gastroenterologist in the US, she said I should go the the ER immediately. About 30 mins later, I gave up and agreed to go.
Please see above post about "not being stupid" about symptoms.
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Please see above post about "not being stupid" about symptoms.
I am soooooo bad. Cough, cough, cough...hubby ‘You need to go to the doctors you have a chest infection.’ Eventually gave in ‘you have pneumonia’. This has happened twice.

Sore ankle, which got worse. No marks/abrasions, just red/hot/sore. Again hubby made me go to doctors...sepsis.

Thankfully the doctors acted immediately each time.
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I am soooooo bad. Cough, cough, cough...hubby ‘You need to go to the doctors you have a chest infection.’ Eventually gave in ‘you have pneumonia’. This has happened twice.

Sore ankle, which got worse. No marks/abrasions, just red/hot/sore. Again hubby made me go to doctors...sepsis.

Thankfully the doctors acted immediately each time.
Well we all grew up in the "just dab some Dettol on it and don't make a fuss" culture, but there have to be limits to that. I think.
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Well we all grew up in the "just dab some Dettol on it and don't make a fuss" culture, but there have to be limits to that. I think.
We always had ointment to fall back on though.
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We always had ointment to fall back on though.
Ointment always sounded vaguely disreputable, whereas cream was ok.
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Ointment always sounded vaguely disreputable, whereas cream was ok.
It's not the sound that it makes, it's the smell that does it.

Or maybe Nutek was referring to its cushioning properties?

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We always had ointment to fall back on though.
And not always from a tube



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And not always from a tube



Not to mention:


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And for the masochists:

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And for the masochists:
Not sure I remember those. I remember gargling with TCP. Hacks were awful.

Fisherman's Friends I actually quite liked. Plus you could be smutty with them when you grew up. Or not.

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Not sure I remember those. I remember gargling with TCP. Hacks were awful.

Fisherman's Friends I actually quite liked. Plus you could be smutty with them when you grew up. Or not.
We had the TCP pastilles at home in the '60s. On Wednesdays. Treat of the week.
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I think we just relied on Carbolic soap and water.
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I think we just relied on Carbolic soap and water.
Did you have chips with that?
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Left scouse on a trolley in in the emergency dept at midnight. ED doctor is querying retinal detachment and has contacted the on-call ophthamologist. Scouse insisted I go home, said he'd worry about me otherwise. I told him that an ED waiting room with a few people who are drunk, high or abusive doesn't equate to unsafe because there's heaps of security and police around to chuck them out, but that bloody man won't be told. The poor staff though, god they put up with a lot.



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