A thread to discuss physical health issues

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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:10 pm

Samba - I'm just doing the same amount of walking as usual. I was quite ill over Christmas with a cold or flu (probably just a cold), I lost a fair amount of weight as I lost my appetite and had a couple of days of being sick.

DrVenk, thanks and it looks like I'm off to the GP again.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Shy Ted on Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Just been diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Bugger

:(
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:19 pm

Joyeux Marteau wrote:Samba - I'm just doing the same amount of walking as usual. I was quite ill over Christmas with a cold or flu (probably just a cold), I lost a fair amount of weight as I lost my appetite and had a couple of days of being sick.

Sorry to hear that, mate.
That was me, last Christmas. I appreciated losing the weight but it went straight back on, afterwards...
Don't know about you but it made me feel very, very low in mood, really down. Physical illness always does, for me.
Hope you feel better soon. :thup:
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:25 pm

Shy Ted wrote:Just been diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia. Bugger :(

WTF! :shock:
Not the best news I've read today...Ted, you don't do anything by halves, I take it??
At least you/they know & you can now start treatment.
The very best of luck, mate. :thup:
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Shy Ted on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:54 pm

Samba wrote:WTF! :shock:
Not the best news I've read today...Ted, you don't do anything by halves, I take it??
At least you/they know & you can now start treatment.
The very best of luck, mate. :thup:


Thanks Samba, my mistake its Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia which is better than acute.
They will see me in three months time for blood samples and I have to go in that doughnut thingy again. :fsake:

No I don't do anything by halves, I had prostate cancer 11yrs ago.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Burningaham on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:57 pm

Shy Ted wrote:Just been diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Bugger

:(


Been feeling sorry for myself all day cos I’ve got a bit of a cold coming on. Come on here and read this and now I just feel pathetic for feeling pathetic.

Genuine thanks for giving me some perspective.
Best of luck to you Ted.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Rover's returned on Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:34 pm

Thanks Samba, my mistake its Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia which is better than acute.
They will see me in three months time for blood samples and I have to go in that doughnut thingy again. :fsake:

No I don't do anything by halves, I had prostate cancer 11yrs ago.[/quote]
Hello Ted

My dad got diagnosed with CLL in 2004. They checked his white blood cells every three months and didn’t need to start treating him with drugs until 2017. He’s on something called Imbruvica now (ibrutinib) and that’s got his white blood cells down to normal and he feels great. It makes him bruise a bit easily but apart from that no side effects. First few doses gave him the shits a bit but that passed.

Take it easy
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Shy Ted on Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 pm

Thanks Burningsham, it will probably be a cold or flue that kills me.
You feel sorry for yourself mate, I would :wink:

Also thanks Rover's, wow your dad still going after all this time that has lifted me.

All the best
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby prince_huggy on Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 am

Not half as bad as some on here but here's my list of ailments, not including mental!

High cholesterol for a while now. Tried to keep it down with healthy eating and a bit of exercise, it's staying at a good (if high) level.

Five years ago, went into the hospital with a weird feeling in my chest. Had an angiogram and found out I have a thinning of one of my arteries. No surprise really, we have heart disease in the family.

Recently been having my blood pressure taken, as it's been a little high. Probably all linked.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby jacko on Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:55 pm

prince_huggy wrote:Not half as bad as some on here but here's my list of ailments, not including mental!

High cholesterol for a while now. Tried to keep it down with healthy eating and a bit of exercise, it's staying at a good (if high) level.



I've got high cholestrol. I'm making a concerted effort right now to lower it. I really don't want to go on the drugs for the rest of my life.

What have you done to lower it?
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby prince_huggy on Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:59 pm

jacko wrote:I've got high cholestrol. I'm making a concerted effort right now to lower it. I really don't want to go on the drugs for the rest of my life.

What have you done to lower it?

Gone on the drugs :D
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby jacko on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:00 pm

Haha. Well it works for sure! i wanted to try to lower it through diet before I did that though. If i can't then I'll guess I'll join you.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby sendô on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 pm

Well bugger me. Shy Ted's problems have made my farmers' playing up look ridiculously insignificant in comparison.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby davids cross on Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm

Me....

Been put on (cholesterol lowering drug 20mg)....Atorvastatin.

This is somewhat of a preventative medicine as my sister has had a double heart by-pass and has lots of bad cholesterol and needs special injections to keep it low. Her doctor advised all family members to get our cholesterol checked as it runs in families.

My cholesterol isn't too bad. Could have been better but borderline ok. Lower than it was 10 years ago but given that (after a 24 hour blood pressure monitor) which was recording my blood pressure as being borderline hypertension the doctor advised the Atorvastatin.

Without my family history, both my cholesterol and blood pressure would not have needed treatment apart from a small change in diet and exercise......as both were just above ok.

Glad I got it checked though.

Would recommend cholesterol and blood pressure checks to all................specially as we get that bit older.

Anyone else on these type of tabs ?
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Clacton-ammer on Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:25 pm

My little toe is hurting/throbbing like a b*stard, stubbing your lil'un is close to getting kicked in the bollax pain. 48 hours now, when will it stop...

Before you all come to me with how sorry you are, there may be others on here suffering a little more...
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby davids cross on Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:40 pm

Seriously, Does the little toe serve any purpose at all ?.........except for stabbing against the skirting board, and then waiting that mili second for the pain to arrive from the brain to the toe......which is funny .. :D

In 5,000 years time I don't think the human race will still have it.

Think we will swap it for gills....
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby prince_huggy on Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:55 pm

davids cross wrote:Me....

Been put on (cholesterol-lowering drug 20mg)....Atorvastatin.

Anyone else on these type of tabs?

Me too. Same reasons as you. It runs in our family. I also have a thinning of an artery, so subscribed aspirin too. I have my blood pressure checked every time I go to the doctors, also sometimes when I go into a chemist.

Apparently having high cholesterol and high blood pressure, without treatment, is liking a ticking time bomb.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby davids cross on Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 pm

Yeah thanks Hugg....

I saw your post after I posted mine.

I get white coat syndrome when I go to the doctors. My top level number was 220 at the docs.............as it was the morning I had the 24 hour blood pressure monitor fitted by the nurse.

She kept thumping the machine as she thought it was faulty.....Image

"Your blood pressure is very high" ....said the nurse
"It's always high in the doctors".....I said.

"It won't have been as high as this ".....she said
"It's top number is 210"....she added

" That's normal for me"........."was 220 in the doctors visit last month".

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My 24 hour watch...........showed my average top number was 150. The average made higher by some high spikes . During the night it was fine.

By all accounts when it 220 you should be in an ambulance .... :D
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby prince_huggy on Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:25 pm

davids cross wrote:By all accounts when it 220 you should be in an ambulance ....

To right! :shock:

I tested myself out on my Dad's home kit, it went through the roof. Setting off panic from the family. Turns out those home tests aren't so good . . . Back to normal at the Doctors
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Clacton-ammer on Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:27 pm

220!!! :shock:

Even when I'm 30 mins into a major CV session my heart hits 185/190 and I think my heart is going to jump out my chest I get a bit worried and back off, but 220 just sitting there!!! Do you get faint Crossey?

Anyways, my lil toe is still throbbing...
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