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bresail last won the day on June 21 2017

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  1. A CEO is only as powerful as he is allowed to be. If he is surrounded by people who only wish to suck up to him, for their own gain he doesn't need to work hard. If however he has people who will challenge him, for the general good of the populace,, then democracy starts to work. Our CEOs don't really need to keep their heads down, as no-one ever finds enough energy or courage to challenge or bombard them. He always greeted me when he saw me even when I didn't know who he was. I found out who he was on the 3rd November 2017. Now that is a pretty good heads down. Congratulations to the council.
  2. I duly waited until approx 1500hrs in the procedures room I called forward and was told by the surgeon that he was loath to carry out the biopsy, because of the possible risk of infection and because of my age. I am 81yrs. I have been anticipating problems and what I would do if there was bad news. So here is what I had planned for my future, I would defer any operation that may have been planned for me. I would go on holiday for a month or so and become hedonistic ------------------------------------------------------------- I will take Dylan Thomas's advice, I have no idea where I will go
  3. Tomorrow I go to GBH to have a transrectal prostate biopsy.So I have been given various medications to balance out my blood viscosity and others as a pre op antibiotic boost. Am I worried ? Not in the least. The only thing I am worried about is the advice I have been given, which is do not read about the side affects because , "They will drive you mad" ? This advice has been given to me a lot lately by doctors, nurses, surgeons etc. I have questioned this and have also tested the knowledge of the "advice giver." It seems that if the patient knows the possible problems, they become a threat to
  4. I was sent to have a biopsy on my prostate gland GBH last week. On arrival and during the pre op details, they found that they had no record of my having atrial fib and consequently no record of taking warfarin. This meant that I could have bled severely during and after my op. Now I have had 3 ops since, and I know, for certain that it was known that I had a possible severe bleeding problem. The surgeons obviously had seen these records too! Why and where had these notes gone? In an earlier post here, I told of being taken off a list of Warfarin users but it was covered up in the health centr
  5. At 1723 today I was 'phoned by a person asking if I had been contacted by our community nurse!. I said no, and asked who was calling,. she said some name and said she was a nurse that, "I had met," Anyhow the community nurse was "supposed" to have given me a message this morning about not taking my warfarin anti coag pills tonight She said that she had been trying to contact our community nurse but couldn't and maybe I hadn't been in or hadn't heard her knock or maybe even been in bed. First of all I was up at 0500, the door was open and I hadn't been out in the morning. At lunch time my car
  6. Everytime Mostly Very Often, When I do get to speak to or see someone from the NHS, I notice that some practices are not the laid down routines that are recommended. One example is, the time taken to transfer blood from your finger to the INR strip is void after 15 seconds and has to be re-taken. This week the time showing on the Roche machine was set to a time of 130 seconds. When I questioned that, I was told that it was a new machine and it was correctly set up. Now the next time you have a spare drop of blood, put it on a piece plastic and stand a match in it and wait for 15 seconds befo
  7. Ghost, I suffer from permanent atrial fibrillation and take warfarin to thin my blood, hopefully to prevent strokes. I started this post originally to help people that are in the same position of inadequate care for their problems and are frustrated. I have had emails from various persons, not only in Shetland but, in Britain that are going through similar problems and 2 from Germany and 1 from France I thought that I had made it clear that the only way I could highlight problems was by logging my experiences, to what end I don't know. One last incident though I have been trying to contact so
  8. I think that I have been going about things the wrong way. The things that are happening to me are also happening to other people. I grew up during the war, my childhood was playing in the sooty Sheffield Streets, where the occasional vehicle would stop until we had cleared away our goal post jackets. The drivers didn't scream at us for being in the way, they joked with us. We would have food parcels sent to us from America and other places, if for some reason anyone didn't get one they were helped out by the neighbours. It was made sure that no-one went without. The poorest people were the be
  9. Thanks folks,Rex. as I said it's shopping bus today. I will carry on helping the folks that need my help even though by so doing it must mean that I do not need help myself I do know who the problem is, so do most of the staff . Incidentally I have left messages for the Chief Nurse (Community) but to no avail. Tomorrow a nurse will come and see me to talk over what I must do. I will not hold my breath. Still no reply from my last INR check. Shower time. I am smiling but I am the only person that knows it
  10. Ghost. The target apparently is between 2 and 3 optimal 2.5. I was talking to Roche Labs yesterday morning and they are still not using the gear correctly here. I give the powers that be the right to let me have a stroke or bleed to death Thanks for the message though Rex.
  11. I have now also found that my anti depressant can also give similar problems as above. So I contacted one of the doctors and suggested that I stop taking this pill. She did not exactly sanction it but told me to be careful. Then came the problem, on contacting the community nurses office,to tell them that I had not had an INR check for a while I was, over the 'phone verbally abused and told that I was,"perfectly able to to go to the health centre for oneand that I went to Lerwick every day any how ," This was a lie and in any case irrelevant. More abuse came over the the 'phone! There wer
  12. Hello again, See, I'm not dead yet! The update is, it has been found that I have an enlarged prostate gland. I can't remember if it was 3 - 4 years or more when I first complained about pains in that area. At the end of last year, the 22nd December, I was rushed to hospital in Aberdeen because my left eye had a detached retina. Early this year I finally managed to convince someone that I had been acting, speaking and not recognising words at times and other weird things were happening.. I did some voluntary work many years ago, in London and one of my charges was a lady with Huntington's dise
  13. Consultations are only a way of getting someone to agree with you, then they are paid for it, right or wrong. How to reduce consultations is very easy! Start using the word, Decisions, they must be the correct ones though.
  14. Hi there, My name is Rex, I am retired. I have an eight year old rescue border collie, that is blind,.he has been blind for some time. Are you looking for a private dog sitter or what? If that was the case we could talk about it. Regards, Rex and Jock.
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