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Well, these past 9 months have not been the best for me. First, last November, I had a large'ish Kidney stone that was very painful. Then, in December, I caught the Covid 19 virus. My right knee has bad arthritis in it, I've recently been diagnosed with a tendon impingement in my left shoulder, and now, I've got a Hernia in my groin! Oh, and I'm also having further tests for Prostate cancer, although it's hoped that everything will be okay. Apart from that (I think) I'm okay!!!!

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18 minutes ago, JDog said:

Good luck.

If you have prostate cancer deal with it straightaway if you are offered treatment. 

100%  agree , I was treat for it 8 years ago , get my PSA checked every 6 months  they comeback fine, no signs of it .

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Good luck with it all Steve.   As JDog says - get prostate sorted as quickly as possible.   Delay does not help.   Had mine sorted out several years ago and all is well.

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I will add that there are many more people out there who have far worse illnesses etc than myself. I'm just annoyed that everything seems to be happening 'all at once'. Also, thanks to you all for the 'best wishes' etc. 

As much as I admire the NHS, seen from both sides, I'm going to pay privately. 

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Best wishes for all being well.  I have had a kidney stone myself and can sympathise as they are incredibly painful. 

My late father had prostate cancer for many years - and it was kept in check by treatment - and he lived to a good old age (87) and died from heart failure quite unrelated to the prostate cancer.   I have PSA checked regularly as a relative.

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You sound like me hit 60 and the body is showing its age . i thought it was natural to be getting up 4 times a night as you get older  then the doc says sign of a enlarged prostate   

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I was checked 18 months ago on my nuts and it scared me for weeks /month until I had the all clear .

im noticing life is so complicated but remember Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it the present

Hopefully you’ll laugh it off in a year down the pub 

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1 hour ago, team tractor said:

I was checked 18 months ago on my nuts and it scared me for weeks /month until I had the all clear .

im noticing life is so complicated but remember Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it the present

Hopefully you’ll laugh it off in a year down the pub 

I was told by my GP at 18 I had cancer!! I was in to see a specialist the following week,  bricking it and hadn't mentioned it to family,  first bloke felt me up, then another and both laughed saying it was just a hernia, relieving isn't the word.

If something feels wrong get it checked.

11 hours ago, steve_b_wales said:

I will add that there are many more people out there who have far worse illnesses etc than myself. I'm just annoyed that everything seems to be happening 'all at once'. Also, thanks to you all for the 'best wishes' etc. 

As much as I admire the NHS, seen from both sides, I'm going to pay privately. 

You speaking up might well get someone else to get a check 👍

No issues with going private it's your choice. 

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21 hours ago, Mice! said:

I was told by my GP at 18 I had cancer!! I was in to see a specialist the following week,  bricking it and hadn't mentioned it to family,  first bloke felt me up, then another and both laughed saying it was just a hernia, relieving isn't the word.

If something feels wrong get it checked.

You speaking up might well get someone else to get a check 👍

No issues with going private it's your choice. 

100% about speaking up, I'm a big advocate for keeping a check on self maintenance and I'm a big believer in not beating around the bush when it comes to the doctor....just blurt it out!, I'm only in my 30s and I've had more than 1 doctor getting a stinky digit up me!!...never mind the exciting colonoscopy a few years ago. 

Regarding private care, I would only be going down that road if its to speed up an operation, quite often if your private doctor is also an NHS consultant(quite common) you can pay for private consultation and get them to put you on their free NHS list, which means you miss out the initial wait for consultation. Done this for both my kids with their ENT surgery 

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1 hour ago, Rob85 said:

Regarding private care, I would only be going down that road if its to speed up an operation, quite often if your private doctor is also an NHS consultant(quite common) you can pay for private consultation and get them to put you on their free NHS list, which means you miss out the initial wait for consultation. Done this for both my kids with their ENT surgery 

Makes sense, and probably cuts out a lot of stress waiting for your appointment. 

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1 hour ago, Rob85 said:

100% about speaking up, I'm a big advocate for keeping a check on self maintenance and I'm a big believer in not beating around the bush when it comes to the doctor....just blurt it out!, I'm only in my 30s and I've had more than 1 doctor getting a stinky digit up me!!...never mind the exciting colonoscopy a few years ago. 

Regarding private care, I would only be going down that road if its to speed up an operation, quite often if your private doctor is also an NHS consultant(quite common) you can pay for private consultation and get them to put you on their free NHS list, which means you miss out the initial wait for consultation. Done this for both my kids with their ENT surgery 

The reason I said about paying privately to have the hernia repaired, is that my GP estimated that it would take up to a year to get a consultation on the NHS and possibly up to another 2 years before having the operation. I can't wait this long because the hernia will affect me in my work amongst other things. 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear about your rough ride Steve.  Sometimes life just seems to dump everything on you in one big pile of cack mate . Give it a few months and things will be looking much better 👍

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11 hours ago, steve_b_wales said:

The reason I said about paying privately to have the hernia repaired, is that my GP estimated that it would take up to a year to get a consultation on the NHS and possibly up to another 2 years before having the operation. I can't wait this long because the hernia will affect me in my work amongst other things. 

 


 

My brother in law came off his bike whilst mountain biking. 
 

Completely shattered his right arm. Went to A&E and they said wait for the swelling to go down, and said they’d put him on waiting list for a scan. 
 

He spoke to a specialist who said he needs to get the bones set or looked at before they begin to heal or it’ll be a nightmare and potentially lose the use of his arm. They also told him they had no idea who his surgeon would be, it could be anyone who just happened to be on that day who’s never had any experience of this kind of surgery before.
 

They even got very rude with him about him having the audacity to ask who the surgeon might be and how long he may need to wait. When they said they were considering going private the Nurse was very rude and said “why on Earth would you want to go private? You can have it for free!” … my sister simply replied “because he currently doesn’t have the use of his arm?” … 
 

He went privately as the NHS could not even give him a date for when the first scan would be, they just said several weeks, by which point it would be too late. 
 

Privately he had the scan, was in surgery 3 days later, had full elbow reconstruction with artificial joint, rods and all sorts, all his bones were shattered to pieces and they couldn’t even repair any of them. 
 

He’d been at home recovering now the past 2 weeks. He’s still not heard off the NHS about the initial scan needed to see just how bad the damage is. 

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