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Virgin Care
Now.... before you budding Rolf Harris' and Gary Glitter officianados start cracking one off...

I'm talking about Richard Branson's Virgin Group... You dirty old weirdo's.

After our LBK told me of Virgin taking over some Health Care Trusts...I thought he was pulling my leg....and this image, jokingly popped into my mind.

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I doubted him so much, I read up on their business plan...


I could handle it? If the nurses were like that. Oof!!
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo late pass the Kleenex
Hope not Hate 
I'd have a bit!
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In Madness You Dwell

So, you think the NHS is taking a panning?

Last week my back popped again, now I'm covered by private health cover, time to give it a go....

Within 24 hours a consultant on the phone, discussed symptoms and he was contacting specialist in NHS to obtain records...

What about pain relief I asked.... I need to speak to GP apparently.

12 days....

So, advised to go to A&E...

At this point, I'm ready to kill someone....

Went to chemist, got some paracetamol and codiene...just about took the edge off it.

It's not the NHS that's at fault, it's the ability to do its job. An IT system that doesn't work and staff unable to do their work due to the beaurocracy it creates.

I've found some alternative medication Fran had, it gave me my first night's sleep.... sounds like the plasticine side kick of Tony Hart... with ine... on the end.

I'm no further with private health care than NHS, there is an advert running just now for the same company....

Is it cocaine, not to up on these TV shows
No! Sparky.


Just'd still be an itch in your grandpa's pants...let alone your Dad's. Forgetting you're just a young pup.

Opiates be good Angel

Naproxen (anti-inflamatory like Brufen) possibly better for your back pain, works on my dodgy knees, but first you need to get to see your GP Dodgy

Private Healthcare normally gets you seen sooner for your diagnostic appointment, after that you're on much the same waiting list as the plebs Undecided

Cocodamol is available from the pharmacist and basically the same as paracetamol and codeine phosphate, not sure what strength though ?
There's no hope ........ he'll be an engineer !
Naproxen .... is a non steroidal type anti inflammatory ....

Does have some nasty side efforts.

(06-06-2017, 12:41 PM)DrMarten Wrote: Naproxen .... is a non steroidal type anti inflammatory ....

Does have some nasty side efforts.

Yes, it's a NSAID like Ibuprofen, only stronger, depends on the cause of your pain, mine is inflamation caused by a rough patch under my kneecap and tendonitis, though both oddly much better since the surgeons have taken my knee apart a couople of times to insert/ remove pins. My dad had a lot of back problems, but that was down to poor manual handling in his job (off license manager).

Main side effect is bleeding and ulceration of the stomach lining, you have to take another stomach lining drug and take the Naproxen with food to lessen this effect.
There's no hope ........ he'll be an engineer !
Am awaiting another MRI... The initial diagnosis is erosion of the base vertebrae onto the pelvic structure.

In addition to previous damage... 

Currently grounded from bikes....

I have been blessed with good health for all my life I do worry how I will deal with that day when it comes
Hope not Hate 
Now in August....

Still awaiting scan... went to GP as I'd had two letters from the practice...
1. For further bloods...
2. To ask me to come in to discuss results Confused

So... on the attack... Look... my back, shoulder, elbow and foot are really hurting...I can't feel two fingers or my foot.... there's bruising on each joint....

Feck me! He sat up from slumped... Can I see?

Well after several Hmmmm's.... Oooooh's and Does This Hurt...?

He deduced the swelling needs to be reduced quickly... it's looking like osteo arthritis... got that in my hip.. Rolleyes

Then his turn... diabetes! Feck me! What next?

Blood Pressure


Bugger me.... anymore?! Laugh

Don't go for your 45 MOT.... you fall apart after it!

Surprised you remember your 45 MOT Laugh
Laugh Laugh
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.

You crack me up!

(24-08-2017, 05:06 PM)MarkW7 Wrote: Surprised you remember your 45 MOT Laugh

Bugger I am 46 approaching 47 & am still yet to make the poke up bum appointment with Sheila the practice nurse I was told to see by the qwack for the old MoT  Laugh
My real name is Dave 

I've avoided that abuse so far.

I mean it depends what they look like .... one of our kwacks is a rather easy on the eye young female ..... mind another is a bloke that looks like you would not leave children alone with  Laugh
My real name is Dave 

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