Had to do a 999 call today

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Well, woman did.... Friggin hernia decided to move again.
    Blues and twos ... ambulance guys all over me..excruciating pain

    Did a bp test and much to my surprise I had kept it under control 150 over 80 ( usually about 140 over 70 )
    Heart rate was elevated at 90 ( usually at rest 62 )
    They asked if I could do the stairs.. I said yes, at which point.............................

    Plop !

    Sodding thing went back in !!!!!!
    So I did not get to jump the queue and have the op early.. Still gotta wait 'up to 5 years' !!!
     
  2. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    5 years!

    I saw my doctor and said I think I’ve got a hernia, caused by coughing of all things, and he agreed.

    Then I saw a surgeon two weeks later and he agreed I had a hernia, I told him I already knew that. I’ll get an appointment in due time, don’t worry.

    I got a pre-op appointment at a local hospital a few weeks later, and while the nurse was doing the necessary checks, height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar etc. she said “oh dear”

    She then took some more bloods, and went away and checked my urine sample I’d brought in with me. She came back and said she’d just cancelled my operation “ you are too ill to operate on” WTF!

    Apparently I was severely diabetic, and I had no symptoms. My levels, you’ll know what I mean when I say my HBa1C level was 126 when it should be 47 or Lower ideally! And then my daily test strip level was 25 and it needs to be 4-7 or so.

    I quickly saw several doctors in quick succession, each time told I was an “interesting case” and then was dispatched to my local diabetes centre for education and training on how to manage it.

    It took me 9 months to get my levels down to a sensible level and I had my hernia op a few weeks later.

    4 years on and I’m still on 2 huge tablets a day to help control it all.

    The thing is I don’t fit the norm for those predisposed for type 2 diabetes, I’m 6-1, was only 15stone, don’t drink or smoke and reasonably fit for my age. I’ve lost perhaps a stone since leaving work and I play golf 3/4 days a week.
     
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  3. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Had to do a 99 call today

    I thought, what on earth is he calling an ice cream man for? glad you were okay John
     
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  4. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Stop being flaky, you knew what he meant.
     
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  5. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Stop causing ripples.
     
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  6. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Says cone-an the borebarian
     
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  7. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Ooops !! Title duly edited..
    It was a bit of a long day yesterday !
     
  8. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Glad you are OKish John.
     
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  9. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Take care.
    Have to stop lifting pint glasses :eeek:
     
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  10. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Think we need to change Bird logo to a blue cross :meparto:or maybe a red cross!!
     
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  11. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor


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  12. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    Hope you're ok, my brother is waiting for a hernia operation his last one was done as an emergency, hope the the one he needs isn't the same
     
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  13. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Hate beer mate.. do not really like the taste, and it is always so much effort to get pissed !
     
  14. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Intravenous???
     
  15. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Whisky, vodka, white rum, sambuca, ouzo, poitin .. pretty much anything that is alcoholic and not beer or cider
     
  16. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    You did well getting all that into one glass.

    Respect :worship2:
     
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  17. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Funny that, I am the opposite these days. Even the thought of spirits makes me recoil, always think I am going to get a headache straight away and a hangover the following morning.
    Beer and wine for me now, with the odd liqueur if offered.

    Had to look up how to spell 'liqueur', funny word that. Presumably French.
     
  18. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I knew a girl once, used 2 hands to keep a hold of her liqueur :risas3:
     
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