Pocket duties please, feeling anxious

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Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 14. Jul 2015, 06:21 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
Next Tuesday afternoon I have an appointment with my Orthopaedic Consultant. When I last saw a physio she was concerned enough to tell me to change my next review to see the consultant himself. My neck has got bad again and despite adjustments to my meds I am having a lot of pain in both my arms, from my shoulders right down to my fingers, and this is especially bad in my right arm/hand, probably because I am right handed. It's not Arthritis but neuropathic pain from my neck. I am getting anxious because I know there is a possibility that I will need further surgery, which will yet again mean time off work.

Thanks
He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
Julian of Norwich

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  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll hop into your pocket for next Tuesday, Slosh. I can understand you being anxious about it and do hope it goes well for you.

    Meg
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm in,. Slosh. My surgeon will probably want another go at me when I see him next month. I know it's necessary but...... :roll:

    Remember, none of this is your fault. I know you are a person who likes to pull their weight but you are doing your level best to pull yours. No-one could try harder. If it has to be, it has to be.

    I'll be in your pocket. Just be grateful the current Test Match will be over by then or you'd find yourself listening to TMS whether you wanted to or not :wink:
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Count me in Slosh !!
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll be there, with biscuits for sharing if we have to wait.

    Deb xx
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll be there Slosh - thinking of you.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you all, and thanks for your kind words Sticky and I have no objections to TMS! My nephew lives in Australia and at the moment is proudly wearing his England shirt even though as of last year he got his Australian citizenship.

    I'm just dreading the thought of going back to work next Friday with the news I'm going to be off again. Fingers crossed it won't come to that.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in as long as you've got room for my crutches, and I can have a bit of space to make sure my ankle doesn't get knocked.

    I hope the appointment goes as well as it can for you. Please let us know how you get on. Hope you have someone who can go with you in person for moral support.

    Take care,
    GraceB
    Turn a negative into a positive!
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm in slosh. Mig
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
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    Count me in too Slosh, keeping fingers crossed for you xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
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  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Think I'm going to need a big bag to fit everyone in.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
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    Ensure it's a very big bag because I'd like to be there too.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    I will! Must admit I'm a bit bemused by the very precise appointment time, 3.21 pm. Can the NHS be that specific? I'm not holding my breath.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • rayray
    rayray Member Posts: 115
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    Count me in too! Wishing you the very best of luck.
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
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    I'll be there too Slosh, it helps to know the precise time :lol:
    I hope all goes well.
    Numpty
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Count me in. ((( ))) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    Big bag sorted!
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
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    Just checking in to confirm that I am still here. <<sending calming vibes>> I hope it goes as well as these things can.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    Thank you.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
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    I hope I'm not too late, I'm squished in with the rest of this rabble (((((())))))
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    The more the merrier!
    I'm keeping busy today to try not to keep thinking about it, plus I guess it's not a good plan to rest and not seem too bad when I get up there.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich