My Alzheimer's Thread...

Started by Daryl, Jan 13, 2015, 02:44 pm

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Marlon36

Hi Daryl, I was just thinking the other day about that and wondering if you were going to do the trial.
Thanks for letting us know and you're spot on about the 'better the devil you know' I often use that phrase.  :)

Daryl

Happy New Year everyone...

I hope that you all have a peaceful and happy one... I certainly hope that my start to the new year doesn't begin as it ended over the last few weeks!

My Mam was rushed into A&E about three weeks before Christmas with pneumonia... I rushed to the hospital to be with her, forgetting to take my own meds and was there over 12 hours with her, before my stepsister came to bring us back home... She was released home under the care of the staff at her carehome, otherwise they were going to keep her in hospital but heavily sedate her because of her advanced Alzheimer's Disease - it was an easy decision for me to make to let her go back home, as I believe that she would've died in hospital under sedation, trying to clear her airways of  the infection.

About a week later, I started to feel unwell... I shrugged it off as a heavy cold at first because that is what it just felt like - but then a few days before Christmas I was having to be laid up in bed, not being able to move and totally feeling as if I wasn't in my body at all... I felt awful. I shrugged it off after a few days because Christmas was coming and I went to my nephew's house to be with the kids for the festive holidays - feeling dreadful, but a bit more functional than I had felt for a few days.

However, a couple of days before New Year's Eve, I went to the shop and when I got in again, I passed out and when I came round my nephew had come and somehow managed to get me into bed... It is a good job he was coming that day otherwise how long I would've been on the floor, no one knows!

He managed to get me an emergency appointment at my GP surgery on 30 December, and my GP said that I had pneumonia and had had a flu virus, and that I should've gone to have seen him much before I did (which is contradictory at my GP surgery as you have to be dead usually for a fortnight before you get an appointment ;) ).

Anyway. I have been put on two lots of antibiotics and have got to have an ECG and full blood tests next week, as it has had an affect on my heart with all the fluid (which I thought was just snotty cold lol).

Hopefully I will be on the mend soon...

Take care, Daryl x
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Marlon36

Sorry to read you haven't been well Daryl, hope you are feeling better bud X

Daryl

Quote from: Marlon36 on Jan 08, 2017, 03:37 pmSorry to read you haven't been well Daryl, hope you are feeling better bud X

Thanks mate... I'm getting there :) x
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Slasher

Hope you're feeling better mate. If not, wtf are you playing at? Hurry up and get better damnit

Daryl

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has been made President of the Alzheimer's Research UK...

http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/

I'm not commenting politically mind...  :-X
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Slasher

Oh dear. No doubt there will be a cure found and he'll block it from getting anywhere, the greedy twat.

Slasher

Haha there's a massive shit storm stirring on twitter. At least 90% of the comments are unhappy ones

Daryl

Quote from: Slasher on Jan 27, 2017, 10:18 amHaha there's a massive shit storm stirring on twitter. At least 90% of the comments are unhappy ones
Understandable... Especially if a lot of them has had to go through what I did when he was PM  >:(
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Slasher

The Facebook 1 star reviews are also pouring in. They'll lose big time for this imo

Marlon36

Quote from: Daryl on Jan 27, 2017, 08:45 pmUnderstandable... Especially if a lot of them has had to go through what I did when he was PM  >:(

Yep, I remember you saying at the time about that. It was bloody disgusting what they put you through!

Marlon36

Quote from: Daryl on Jan 25, 2017, 01:54 pmFormer Prime Minister David Cameron has been made President of the Alzheimer's Research UK...

http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/

I'm not commenting politically mind...  :-X


Hey Daryl, just had a thought, it could've been worse, you could of ended up with frigging Osborne!! :P

Daryl

Quote from: Marlon36 on Feb 02, 2017, 11:47 am
Quote from: Daryl on Jan 25, 2017, 01:54 pmFormer Prime Minister David Cameron has been made President of the Alzheimer's Research UK...

http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/

I'm not commenting politically mind...  :-X


Hey Daryl, just had a thought, it could've been worse, you could of ended up with frigging Osborne!! :P
There would've been anarchy on the streets within a month - and a revolution within a year! ;) lol x
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Daryl

I have been having a foot complaint called plantar fasciitis. It is very painful and after three months of trying anti-inflammatory medication (and a course of tablets to cover the heartburn they give), along with a gel heel instep for both my shoes, trainers and slippers, and foot exercises, it hasn't improved.
 
Today I have had to have the next course of treatment - a steroid injection, with the needle buried deep into my left heel, whilst my GP twisted the needle around to get the steroid fluid all around the plantar fasciitis area. It was extremely painful, the foot is very sore, tender, bruised and swollen where the needle has gone in but hopefully, my GP says, it will only last a couple days and I'm to rest as much as I can in those 48 hours.

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The swelling and bruising on my heel after the injection with the needle point of entry at top!

The long-term affects of it however I hope will be worth that excrutiating 1 minute whilst the injection was inserted into my foot and it will help me to get a little more mobile, as I don't like being told that plantar fasciitis is 'wear & tear for my age' - I'm only 51!
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Marlon36

Wow, that's one hell of a prick. Take it easy mate, if you're not mobile for a couple of days and get a bit bored - you can always tell some of yer dirty jokes on here!  ;) x

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