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In Topic: NHS and Privatisation

28 January 2015 - 08:30 AM

Without seeing the tender documents or details of the bids, its impossible to judge...

In Topic: Political policies

27 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

Are Brent council labour run? Sounds like a typical nice headline but the economics don't add up.

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

18 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Well that is an epic weight loss!


Any before and after pics knocking around?








In Topic: General Election 2015

18 January 2015 - 11:35 AM

Despite all the negativity around A+E services, and my local hospitals statistics being poor. My recent stay in hospital via A+E whilst not being a pleasant one was dealt with smoothly by staff.


Went to A+E after a poor experience at GP surgery, a short wait and was seen by a triage nurse, temperature was taken, blood pressure, pulse etc and after a quick look at the side of my face was sent straight through to a bed in A+E. After a wait of a couple of hours whilst on IV fluids and painkillers was taken to a surgical admissions ward. A CT scan and a couple of visits from an ENT doctor was diagnosed with severe abcesses in cheek and neck caused by infections in wisdom teeth.


The following morning had an X ray of my mouth and the surgery consent was changed (after originally being signed at 3.30am and a discussion with the anethaetist about a potential trachaeoctomy) to include extraction of a few more teeth. Went into theatre in late morning and had a total of 8 teeth extracted including 3 wisdom teeth, abcesses drained and 6 drain tubes fitted (4 external coming out of my neck under my jaw and two internal inside my mouth).  Another few days monitoring on a ward on IV fluids, antibiotics and painkillers and was sent home.


Problem began in outpatient care. Got very limited mouth opening (around 10mm) making eating a chore, been referred for an urgent MRI scan for which ive got a wait of 4-5 weeks. Scan due in early to mid february with the potential of further surgery not ruled out to remove inflamed tonsils and correct whatever te problem with mouth opening turns out to be.

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

15 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

Sticking at around 13st 3. Still trying to get over a cold and still tucking into Christmas biscuits so not all bad. Will try and dig some before and after pictures out later when im on laptop