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Is it broken?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by daisy1603, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

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  2. daisy1603

    daisy1603 Occasional commenter

    He and his friend didn't have two brain cells to rub together between them and he was sent back to sit in the waiting room so I guess they weren't too worried about brain damage.

    Would not like to have his digestive system tonight though!
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  3. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    A relief for you to know that there is no break, Daisy. You did the right thing to get it checked out.
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  4. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    How does your leg feel now Daisy? Did the rude doctor suggest anything that would assist the healing?
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  5. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    My last visit to A and E with my mum was a staggering 8 hours and trolleys were literally piled up in the corridors.
    We asked one member if staff if it was a bad night and they said it was always like that, every day, every night.
  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    They're desperate in A&E. Understaffed, overworked, and they cannot admit people who need it due to bed shortage.
    Last month I was stretchered in by paramedics with a broken leg. This was early in the morning. It was rammed to the gunnels with disparates, and although I was seen asap,I was not kept as long as I should have been as they had no bed for me. They diagnosed a broken bone in leg, trauma to both knees, and I had to get stitching in my chin, so they saw to all that and sent me home pronto, with lots of pokey drugs and the promise of medical staff coming over to check on me. I cannot remember feeling so awful before in my life.
    A week or so later (of exclusively pain) I had to be readmitted as they had set the bone incorrectly, (how?!! It was not a complex break!!!) so last week it was operated on-rebroken and then set with pins. So that's me robotised for life now, and having been immobile for over a month already, I am now immobile for a further two and a half months. It was intimated to me at several points last week that the initial triaging was poor, and that the diagnosis was poor and that the cast was applied by a trainee, and and and...
    I'm so angry.
    I'm trying not to dwell on the incompetency of the health service, although several people have told me I ought to have some proper recourse for all this bungling, but instead I resort to my insider-knowledge of the incompetency of schools, much like the rot in the NHS, staffed by dedication and humanity, but UNDERFUNDED. I'm also looking forward to some eventual fun going through airport scanners-thank you, NHS!

    I'm so glad all was ok with you in the end, I really am.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
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  7. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    I'm glad you've not broken your knee, leg. Hope you feel better soon.

    The Doctor was probably exhausted.

    The midwife who put her hand up my jacksie was very rude when the dilation wasn't what she expected. I put it down to her having 9 other women to monitor and not having had anything to eat since starting her shift 8 hours earlier.

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    A&E is never pleasant, but you did the right thing!

    Someone I know broke her knee a few months ago - getting better is a long job! I'm glad yours isn't broken Daisy, but it might take some time for it to recover, so take it easy and get more advice if you feel you need it further down the line.

    And much sympathy to you @sbkrobson.
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  9. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

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  10. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Dear Daisy,

    What was the book?

    Aunty D.
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  11. daisy1603

    daisy1603 Occasional commenter

    @sbkrobson that sounds awful! I hope your leg and mobility have suffered no lasting damage!

    Just the usual rest and painkillers was the suggestion. It is still sore but the swelling is going down, thanks for asking :)

    It was The Widow by Fiona Barton. I would highly recommend it.
  12. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Oh gracious @sbkrobson how awful. It is dreadful when the NHS fouls up. I would be concerned in your position regarding any future problems. I am not wishing to be a Cassandra here but...... the injuries and subsequent treatment you have had to have would have me concerned at how you might be in the future. I had a very bad car accident in the 90s and suffered back injury. I refused for a long time to settle a claim as .... I was a PE teacher I was worried that it would come back to bite me. Alas after a 3rd "independent " medical examination - arranged by my solicitor - which said there was evidence of previous 'wear and tear" on my back my solicitor advised me to settle. I of course did have lasting effect from the accident - never trampolined again, or ran my Welsh cob over uneven ground.
    You have to be prepared for this possible future scenario - so my advice would be to seek advice re this incompetence...... I speak as someone really stuck with serious medical issues and as I settled I had no recourse.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    While I was being poked and prodded with pointy things on Tuesday the nurses said that they were flying through their list. Mr Valko was very pleasant, considerate and informative. Mid Ulster Magherafelt.
    @grumpydogwoman the 'gh' there is guttural.
  15. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Thank you for those thoughts, I really appreciate the caring. I'm sorry for what you have been through, and admire your spirit despite it.
    Well such is the mess that I can't even go there at the minute with anything litigious, it's not my concern-my main concern is getting through the day without any more stresses to my family-it seems everybody has cancelled stuff and put themselves out, and by this stage I just want to disappear. No-correction, by this stage I just want to go and play tennis! Or even walk to the post box would be nice. or, come to think of it, the fridge...
    I'm told by the latest consultant that having had to have the re-break, I am "likely to experience some discomfort for some time over future years, in particular in the Winter". Fab.
    I do take on board your suggestions, hope it might be ok to pm you at a later date...for the moment my only query is "how does one stop one's hands from hurting from crutches?!"
    I'm reading lots, writing even more, and posting some here, that's fun, and enjoying "trolling about" on these boards from the sofa-big up, y'all!
  16. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Re the crutches.... I have hand comfort grip crutches...alas not available on NHS - I bought some as I was going to be using them long term £30+. Have a look on Ebay or Amazon - maybe see if you can get any 2nd hand?

    An interim thing you could do is to wrap some foam wrap around the grip. Those cylindrical grips are torture I know.
    One thing I have had to learn thru crutch use and knee pain is that you have to take stuff carefully and slowly. For example I do not attempt to turn a full 90 degrees at a time.... I turn by a series of small degrees so I don't do any twisting/turning movement on the knees. I still don't allow myself enough time when trying to do things - I underestimate the amount of time things are going to take me !
    Have you been referred to any physio? Hopefully you will be allocated a good physio who will get you on an improvement schedule - with knees it is important that you keep the quads (the large muscles down the front of the leg apols if I am insulting your own knowledge at this point - I am just assuming you don't have any) keep them in good nick.... you can prob find recommended exercises for the quads online...but better to seek advice from a specialist first. I am currently being treated by a specialist massage therapist. She is working on my sciatic nerve and since having her here I have been able to remain in bed at night and have managed to sleep far better. She has diagnosed also 3 areas of problem in my daughter's back and has been so horrified at my daughter's lack of care/treatment from the NHS, has written to my daughter's GP outlining what she has found.
    So... try to be patient, try to get all the help/advice you can, keep notes on the timeline and what has gone on , backed up with any written evidence if you can so that when you are ready you have it all there.
  17. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

  18. Didactylos4

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  19. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    I am so sorry to hear all of this. What hell you have had to go through.
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Thank you zb.
    Hanging about here is nice. keep posting whimsies -)

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