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    Quote Originally Posted by edmund hamer View Post
    ...Worrying about having a coronary will probably get you first.
    Will most probably give you the coronary you are worried about!
    Trust the process, the results will come

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmund hamer View Post
    at risk, at risk, every time we leave the house we are at risk of something happening to us...
    Staying home isn't necessarily any safer. According to the CDC: In 2016, 31% of deaths from all causes of injury occurred in the personís home.

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    Isn't staying in bed the statistically most dangerous option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilli View Post
    isn't staying in bed the statistically most dangerous option?
    Aye! - DVT!
    The worst bigots in the world are those who most loudly proclaim their Ďtoleranceí

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    When the OH was told he needed chemotherapy, they wouldn't do it because his LFTs were off the scale and rising. They did test after test, culminating in a liver biopsy (terrifying) and couldn't find anything. The consultant was a star - tried everything to sort it out, even worked out half lives of every organism that could be in our water supply. One Sunday, we were in different parts of the house, and independently (I know, bizarre) drew graphs of LFT levels and when we were away from home, as the water supply was suspected. Turns out, from that exercise, that it was when he didn't take his blood pressure tablets. The figures dropped in the blood tests after we'd been away, and skyrocketed again once we were back. The water supply was ruled out. Then he admitted he hadn't taken his meds with him when he went away. He came off the tablets and stabilized immediately. When he finally had the courage to tell the GP, she said 'we don't prescribe those these days, and it won't do you any harm to stay off them'. So, his BP tablets made him too ill to have chemo ...

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    A blessing in disguise if you ask me Ffion, but also goes to show that doctors just make a guestemate...
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    I think you're right, Christelle - mind you, changing GPs helped. The first one was in chocolate teapot territory ...

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    That’s awful ffion! I’m on BP meds, and LFTs annually - I thought they did this because they knew BP tablets can affect liver function, and therefore should surely be the first suspect if the tests are high?

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    It was really worrying - he was on the old thiazide meds, which are old hat apparently, but the old GP just kept doling them out. His numbers were up in the thousands, and it took three months for someone to notice. He's not been on any bp meds for over two years now, and his blood pressure is exactly the same as it was before. It does make you think very hard about what doctors are telling you.

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    That is beyond shocking Ffion! So glad you have changed your GP.
    Gilli - DLTBGYD but more importantly KCHO

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