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Rumpole
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Tardis001 at September 18, 2017 at 2:24 AM

Medical specialists usually rely on written reports from a number of other colleagues (radiologists, neurologists, etc) before they make a final diagnosis and recommend treatment.  This can take anywhere between 7 & 21 days, depending on how stretched the health system is at the time, and the procedures that were had by the patient.  I know that we are all worried about Photon, but please give him the time that he needs for himself while he waits for the news, and also if he needs time afterwards. I'm sure he'll  let us know how things are if and when he wants to do so.

I was quite suprised when I found out that a specialist dictates his notes into a dictograph , which then gets typed by his receptionist , printed and posted by snail mail out to my optician.


The days of email haven't caught up with some apparently.


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September 18, 2017 at 4:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 18, 2017 at 4:06 AM

Tardis001 at September 18, 2017 at 2:24 AM

Medical specialists usually rely on written reports from a number of other colleagues (radiologists, neurologists, etc) before they make a final diagnosis and recommend treatment.  This can take anywhere between 7 & 21 days, depending on how stretched the health system is at the time, and the procedures that were had by the patient.  I know that we are all worried about Photon, but please give him the time that he needs for himself while he waits for the news, and also if he needs time afterwards. I'm sure he'll  let us know how things are if and when he wants to do so.

I was quite suprised when I found out that a specialist dictates his notes into a dictograph , which then gets typed by his receptionist , printed and posted by snail mail out to my optician.


The days of email haven't caught up with some apparently.


I think that is unusual in the medical profession these days, although I'm sure that there are still a few dinosaurs out there.  I was impressed with the speed of some medical treatment that I received earlier in the year - I had an initial consultation with my GP on Day 1, I had some scans of my sinuses in the morning of Day 2 (9 am) at a medical imaging clinic, and I had a 2nd consultation with my GP at 4 pm that same day.  By the time of that second appointment, my GP had received by email all the scanned images and a report from the radiologist. At my request, the GP was able to send all that information to my email address at the end of the 2nd consultation.

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September 18, 2017 at 7:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Photon's medical report.


I hope that no news is good news.


Still waiting on a call from my doctor (not The Doctor).


I'll keep you posted.

Photon.

 


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September 19, 2017 at 11:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at September 19, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Photon's medical report.


I hope that no news is good news.


Still waiting on a call from my doctor (not The Doctor).


I'll keep you posted.

Photon.

 


No news is good news I think mate. They are usually pretty quick to move if there is anything to worry about. Still crossing everything for you.

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September 20, 2017 at 1:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at September 19, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Photon's medical report.


I hope that no news is good news.


Still waiting on a call from my doctor (not The Doctor).


I'll keep you posted.

Photon.

 


I agree with Patch, they usually move fast if there is something serious.


Fingers are still crossed for you Photon.



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September 20, 2017 at 1:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thank you Patch and Rumpole. 

I really appreciate your support.  8)

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September 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gusset
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I think Tardis's suggestion is a very good one.  We know we are all anxious about Photon but  repeatedly enquiring about results, as yet undelivered, can only make him even  more concerned about the possibilities.  He will tell us in his own good time, and in the meantime he knows his friends' thoughts are with him and supporting him in every way possible.

To Photon himself I would say please just try to let things take their course.  It's better to get accurate reports when they are fully checked than have a quick "first look and likely answer".  Get a good book to read or otherwise occupy your mind so that you don't waste your energy on useless speculation about the results of your tests.

I speak from experience Photon.  At this moment I am in a similar position, waiting for results until next Tuesday, but I'm still trying to puzzle Rumpy in Mystery Places! 

September 21, 2017 at 12:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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but I'm still trying to puzzle Rumpy in Mystery Places!


And doing a pretty good job !

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September 21, 2017 at 1:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

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September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at September 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Thank you Patch and Rumpole. 

I really appreciate your support.  8)

Always mate. Please let us know if we are bothering you, as Gussy has suggested. x

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September 21, 2017 at 4:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM

PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

Thanks Rumpy. I must say I think my gastroenterologist is spot on when he says. I've a recurrence of the collagenous colitis he first diagnosed in 1992. It's a rare response to anti- inflammatory drugs, and he warned me it could come back at any time but the 25 year interval did initially come as a surprise. I'm sure members have read my sprays about Benkeiser with their misleading Nurofen ads as well as other other anti- inflammatories on sale. Now you know why. They are dangerous and should not be used except under medical supervision, and even then, with great care. My late husband had a large gastric ulcer, and my best friend has early renal damage. Both of them were on long term anti- inflammatory treatment. My friend and I can now have only Parcetamol for pain relief. I am blessed with having a wonderful, very caring doctor looking after me for so long, and not charging me one cent. He is worth far more than the really good bottle of wine I give him at Christmas!
September 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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gusset at September 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM

PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

Thanks Rumpy. I must say I think my gastroenterologist is spot on when he says. I've a recurrence of the collagenous colitis he first diagnosed in 1992. It's a rare response to anti- inflammatory drugs, and he warned me it could come back at any time but the 25 year interval did initially come as a surprise. I'm sure members have read my sprays about Benkeiser with their misleading Nurofen ads as well as other other anti- inflammatories on sale. Now you know why. They are dangerous and should not be used except under medical supervision, and even then, with great care. My late husband had a large gastric ulcer, and my best friend has early renal damage. Both of them were on long term anti- inflammatory treatment. My friend and I can now have only Parcetamol for pain relief. I am blessed with having a wonderful, very caring doctor looking after me for so long, and not charging me one cent. He is worth far more than the really good bottle of wine I give him at Christmas!

Is Nurofen in the same class as Bex, which was banned decades ago for causing kidney damage ?


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September 21, 2017 at 5:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at September 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Thank you Patch and Rumpole. 

I really appreciate your support.  8)

Last night a former work colleague rang for a chat and mentioned that he had suffered a mild stroke but was recovering well.


Unfortunately in his case I could almost see it coming as he was always a heavy drinker .


Lifestyle does play a part but other signs are not as obvious. Fortunately I believe new treatments are coming along that can alleviate a lot of the effects.


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September 21, 2017 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 5:18 AM

gusset at September 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM

PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

Thanks Rumpy. I must say I think my gastroenterologist is spot on when he says. I've a recurrence of the collagenous colitis he first diagnosed in 1992. It's a rare response to anti- inflammatory drugs, and he warned me it could come back at any time but the 25 year interval did initially come as a surprise. I'm sure members have read my sprays about Benkeiser with their misleading Nurofen ads as well as other other anti- inflammatories on sale. Now you know why. They are dangerous and should not be used except under medical supervision, and even then, with great care. My late husband had a large gastric ulcer, and my best friend has early renal damage. Both of them were on long term anti- inflammatory treatment. My friend and I can now have only Parcetamol for pain relief. I am blessed with having a wonderful, very caring doctor looking after me for so long, and not charging me one cent. He is worth far more than the really good bottle of wine I give him at Christmas!

Is Nurofen in the same class as Bex, which was banned decades ago for causing kidney damage ?


Nurofen is the trade name for Ibuprofen, coincidentally mentioned on the 7.30 report in a section on the rise of dependence on opioid pain killers. Ibuprofen is such a derivative and is available over- the- counter in its various forms, even for very young children. Also, now they are marketing tablets of a combination of Ibuprofen and Panadol which is the trade name of the original maker of paracetamol, "for quicker relief from pain"!
September 21, 2017 at 6:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gusset
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Bex powders contained phenacetin which also has side effects. Have a look at it in Google. It's interesting.
September 21, 2017 at 6:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 5:23 AM

Photon at September 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Thank you Patch and Rumpole. 

I really appreciate your support.  8)

Last night a former work colleague rang for a chat and mentioned that he had suffered a mild stroke but was recovering well.


Unfortunately in his case I could almost see it coming as he was always a heavy drinker .


Lifestyle does play a part but other signs are not as obvious. Fortunately I believe new treatments are coming along that can alleviate a lot of the effects.


With a stroke, time is the vital thing. The sooner the sufferer arrives in hospital the better the chances of a full recovery. A scan can reveal where and what the problem is and that decides what treatment is required.
September 21, 2017 at 6:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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gusset at September 21, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 5:18 AM

gusset at September 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM

PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

Thanks Rumpy. I must say I think my gastroenterologist is spot on when he says. I've a recurrence of the collagenous colitis he first diagnosed in 1992. It's a rare response to anti- inflammatory drugs, and he warned me it could come back at any time but the 25 year interval did initially come as a surprise. I'm sure members have read my sprays about Benkeiser with their misleading Nurofen ads as well as other other anti- inflammatories on sale. Now you know why. They are dangerous and should not be used except under medical supervision, and even then, with great care. My late husband had a large gastric ulcer, and my best friend has early renal damage. Both of them were on long term anti- inflammatory treatment. My friend and I can now have only Parcetamol for pain relief. I am blessed with having a wonderful, very caring doctor looking after me for so long, and not charging me one cent. He is worth far more than the really good bottle of wine I give him at Christmas!

Is Nurofen in the same class as Bex, which was banned decades ago for causing kidney damage ?


Nurofen is the trade name for Ibuprofen, coincidentally mentioned on the 7.30 report in a section on the rise of dependence on opioid pain killers. Ibuprofen is such a derivative and is available over- the- counter in its various forms, even for very young children. Also, now they are marketing tablets of a combination of Ibuprofen and Panadol which is the trade name of the original maker of paracetamol, "for quicker relief from pain"!

I came across this on another forum re opiate painkiller addiction. Frightening.


http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/oxycontin-how-purdue-pharma-helped-spark-opioid-epidemic/

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September 21, 2017 at 7:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 5:23 AM

Photon at September 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Thank you Patch and Rumpole. 

I really appreciate your support.  8)

Last night a former work colleague rang for a chat and mentioned that he had suffered a mild stroke but was recovering well.


Unfortunately in his case I could almost see it coming as he was always a heavy drinker .


Lifestyle does play a part but other signs are not as obvious. Fortunately I believe new treatments are coming along that can alleviate a lot of the effects.


With a stroke, time is the vital thing. The sooner the sufferer arrives in hospital the better the chances of a full recovery. A scan can reveal where and what the problem is and that decides what treatment is required.
September 21, 2017 at 7:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 7:24 AM

gusset at September 21, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 5:18 AM

gusset at September 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Rumpole at September 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM

PS, I hope your tests turn out well for you too Gussy.

Thanks Rumpy. I must say I think my gastroenterologist is spot on when he says. I've a recurrence of the collagenous colitis he first diagnosed in 1992. It's a rare response to anti- inflammatory drugs, and he warned me it could come back at any time but the 25 year interval did initially come as a surprise. I'm sure members have read my sprays about Benkeiser with their misleading Nurofen ads as well as other other anti- inflammatories on sale. Now you know why. They are dangerous and should not be used except under medical supervision, and even then, with great care. My late husband had a large gastric ulcer, and my best friend has early renal damage. Both of them were on long term anti- inflammatory treatment. My friend and I can now have only Parcetamol for pain relief. I am blessed with having a wonderful, very caring doctor looking after me for so long, and not charging me one cent. He is worth far more than the really good bottle of wine I give him at Christmas!

Is Nurofen in the same class as Bex, which was banned decades ago for causing kidney damage ?


Nurofen is the trade name for Ibuprofen, coincidentally mentioned on the 7.30 report in a section on the rise of dependence on opioid pain killers. Ibuprofen is such a derivative and is available over- the- counter in its various forms, even for very young children. Also, now they are marketing tablets of a combination of Ibuprofen and Panadol which is the trade name of the original maker of paracetamol, "for quicker relief from pain"!

I came across this on another forum re opiate painkiller addiction. Frightening.


http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/oxycontin-how-purdue-pharma-helped-spark-opioid-epidemic/

I think this is what was being referred to in the 7.30 Report. There is concern that the same increase in use is happening in Australia. Prospective doctors, particularly those going to be GPs are being taught how to resist patients' doctor shopping for these drugs by role play with a "patient" pleading and bullying a doctor who refused the prescription.
September 21, 2017 at 7:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wind and solar not to blame for power prices - Ian Verrender.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/the-truth-about-soaring-power-prices/8979860

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