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British? Do you use the NHS service or opt for private health care?

NHS
18 (72%)
Private Health Care
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Offline UK Girl !

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #210 on: July 26, 2006, 05:19:44 PM »
DUH !!! agree with Hop - that is a load of b*****cks . - Could I suggest that apart from getting another OS - go and see a private physio - I did that with my son when he was having terrible back and hip trouble when he was 14 - he had MRI, xrays and a bone scan and they said nothing was wrong with him - I knew damn well there was - he is no wimp - had never had a day off school yet was in such pain - took him to a private sports physio and she spent 2 hrs with him just to do a thorough exam - turned out it was shortening in his ham strings!! - specific exercises and re learning to walk properly - as it affected the way he walked and he was a new person - and he only had 3 sessions with her!

It could well be your gait or even a back problem but needs looking into a bit more thoroughly - you might say you can't afford it - but can you afford not to?

good luck - keep us updated
anj
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several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2006, 05:45:39 PM »
I've never seen an NHS physio before only a private sports physio, and he wasn't much good, so i'm going to see what the physio says and then go from there. It probably is my gait i know it's bad, we'll just have to wait and see again.

Kat
Will anyone ever believe me :(

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #212 on: July 26, 2006, 05:55:35 PM »
Hi Kat

Forgive me for jumping in here  but I think Anja's right - you need to seek a second opinion.

I went on the NHS merry-go-round for nearly 10 years before I found out what was wrong with me and I ended up paying private to get the answer (nerve damage).  I went through an un-needed LR, numerous physios and various people saying I'm imagining the pain I was having.  ::)

It might be your gait - but are you walking differently because of another problem?

I know the NHS does their very best and I admire them for the work but sometimes you need to seek another more specialist opinion. 
I'd be happy to IM you the details of the Knee surgeon (not just an otho) that I saw if you wish?  Let me know.

Keep at them

Beth  :)
Had a not needed LR op due to a fall
Found out that nerve damage was causing the pain, acupuncture worked - all ok :)

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #213 on: July 27, 2006, 10:58:50 AM »
Hi everyone!
Right i foned and they said sorry the docs on holiday and will be back in september, so the op will be then, so im waiting 6 months for an urgent op.  im so frustrated.  i just cant cope with it any more, it hurts so much all the time.  noone understands the kind of pain i have, mum thinks im just putting it on and told me to cycle up and sort out the horses, but i cant!  i cant walk very well, limping badly, so my work sent me home and said dont come back tim next week and then only if im ok.  i just dont know what to do, the pain is just o much all the time, and now ive hurt it again too im in tears with it, it just wont give in.  i cant keep taking the pain meds because theyre very strong and arent doing my insides much good, plus im on a whole different planet when i take them. 

how do i get my mum to understand just how much this hurts?

Charlotte
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #214 on: July 27, 2006, 01:25:15 PM »
The reason my gait is bad, is because of an injury on my ankle 8 years ago which the NHS messed up treating, so i'll give physio a few months and see what happens.

Charlotte i know exactly where you're coming from, no one knows how much it hurts but you, and people presume because everything is taking so long that it can't be that bad. Be strong, explain to her exactly what the pain is and how sick it makes you feel.

Good luck with the op when you get it.
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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #215 on: July 27, 2006, 02:13:07 PM »
Kat

oh I see, good luck anyway's.
Beth
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Found out that nerve damage was causing the pain, acupuncture worked - all ok :)

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #216 on: July 28, 2006, 09:13:06 PM »
Charlotte

go back and see your GP - it may well be that he can sort out a better combination of pain meds - sometimes you can take stuff for ages and then find that they are not so effective/have different side effects.  I used to use codeine based meds but found that after my op they mad me really dizzy and felt so ill.

sorry you have such a long wait still. think you need to sit your mum down and have a chat as well
good luck
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: NHS Thread!
« Reply #217 on: July 29, 2006, 10:56:21 AM »
Charlotte

go back and see your GP - it may well be that he can sort out a better combination of pain meds - sometimes you can take stuff for ages and then find that they are not so effective/have different side effects.  I used to use codeine based meds but found that after my op they mad me really dizzy and felt so ill.

sorry you have such a long wait still. think you need to sit your mum down and have a chat as well
good luck

ive tried every combination of pain meds i can.  i cant take codeine either.  i had to change from ibuprofen to diclofenac  for the anti inflamms, but the only thing that touches the pain is this nefopam stuff.  its horrible to take.  i get so spaced out and i can be awke one second then right asleep the next.  i cant take more than a couple of the nefopam thingys (acupan) in a week because then i feel ill. 
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!















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