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Well, I've been having a fun 4 days.  Early Friday morning I got hit by vertigo severe enough to require an ambo to hosptial.  Wouldn't go away, and had it up until 9.30pm that night!  Physio tried to do the thing that releases calcium deposits in the inner ear crystals (what ever) that often cause it to no avail.  Threw up or dry etched at least 30 times (not an exaggeration) on Friday, couldn't even keep a sip of water down.

Anyway, Saturday morning and everything's been fine.  Eating, drinking, walking etc.  But the buggers won't let me go till I've had an MRI which couldn't happen till today (hopefully)! The whole time they've said it'll most likely be an anomaly and it should be fine but they've gotta tick all the boxes.

Just had my physical and the doc left to talk to the physio about Friday.  She came back and filmed my eyes reactions to following her finger, which had a little stutter in it, and said the physio don't really think it should be the calcium build up problem as they tried multiple times to fix it and they didn't work.  Kinda wish they hadn't told me that.

So I'm bored out of my mind, sitting in a ward full oldies.  I've made friends with about everybody, wrestled and calmed a dementia patient that was physically attacking a nurse and become his best friend, and been told by at least 5 nurses I should be on the payroll.  And it's really really sad to see how many of them here don't have anyone to see them, and don't really have anywhere else to go but stay here!  There's two in my room alone that I heard the nurses talking about that won't be going anywhere for a while as there's no one to help them out.

I think we have a great medical system in Australia (especially when you compare it to the US etc), but it still sux to see how short it still comes when it comes to the crunch.

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Sheesh Goughy, its all or nothin with you!! Seriously, hope they work it out asap & send you on your merry way. Take care dude x

Agree its sad to see people on their own, no visitors & noone who cares but we dont know if its because theyve been tyrants to their families & its their own fault that theyre alone or theyve been abandonded for no reason we  can understand. Its a tough one

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Nothing like a stint in the ward to test a persons character.   A person I know who has pretty much everything , carries on like a blubbering child demanding endless attention. 

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I've been up seeing my mother-in-law the last week in the stroke ward at the RBH. Some pretty lonely old folk in there. 

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Both my wife and I have worked in a neuro ward at a hospital, and it can be very confronting to see how life changing a stroke or dementia can be to not only the patient but the relatives as well. Some medication can also affect people’s personalities and you are not necessarily seeing the real person. But yes, their are a lot of people who once they get sick get deserted by friends and relatives.

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1 hour ago, Surfer said:

Sheesh Goughy, its all or nothin with you!! 

I had a comic post all typed ready to reply to this when they grabbed me for the MRI.  The long and short of it is 2 small strokes.  When I know more I'll chat but still going through stuff and Rob and I haven't really digested it yet.

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1 hour ago, goughy said:

I had a comic post all typed ready to reply to this when they grabbed me for the MRI.  The long and short of it is 2 small strokes.  When I know more I'll chat but still going through stuff and Rob and I haven't really digested it yet.

Good luck goughy, hope it's all sorted without major issues.

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As I said to my MiL the first day I went up to the hospital, "The things some people will do to get attention over the holiday break". 

 

Not sure on your situation, but there's a history with this family for that (the first Xmas day I spent with them I ended up 4 hours at an emergency centre with her after she slashed her arm on a glass that had broken). She laughed, which was the first reaction she'd had to any conversation people had tried in 3 days.

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Sorry to read this Goughy. The very best of wishes to from over here.🤞

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As Cat Lady said - thinking of you, Rob & the 2 kids. Be sure to do as youre told & be a good patient 😉

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The good part to take out of this is that now you know there is an issue, and it can be controlled. Many find out about it for the first time with a major stroke. 

All the best Goughy. Hope you can get sorted quickly.

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Don't be stubborn Goughy and listen to what the medical experts are saying on this one.

Thoughts are with you and yours.

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17 minutes ago, Ayto said:

Don't be stubborn Goughy and listen to what the medical experts are saying on this one.

Thoughts are with you and yours.

+1 and good luck with it all.

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9 hours ago, Ayto said:

Don't be stubborn Goughy and listen to what the medical experts are saying on this one.

Thoughts are with you and yours.

Echo this Goughy, You're one guy from here I want to sit down with one day and have a drink with when I'm going through Toowoomba at some time in the future

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Lotsa rules I'm sure to be following.  Will even listen this time.  Appreciate you all. Thanks muchly.

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Well, no great revelations at the docs, cept she couldn't believe it either.  Blood tests came back fine.  Cholesterol was within the normal range but now she'd like to see it go lower.  Ultrasound of the veins etc in my neck all clear.  ECG's fine.  MRI showed two small strokes, strangely enough in the region that controls balance!  Who'd have thought?

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They haven't said anything about that, but they indicated nothing would have an effect on each other.

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Over the past few years I'd usually have a few days where I'd have a major head spin and hot flush when I got up in the morning. It would be usually for a day or 2.

Then mid last year, I had the same thing for a month. Went to the doc and was told it was Vertigo. Was given some pills to take for a week and it seemed to have worked. Did all the usual Google and Youtube research after that.

Not pleasant, so I'll see what happens this year.

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