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Enough is enough!

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yesterday, after my tough weekend with breathlessness, my partner went home and said he would see me this weekend. He could only just have arrived home when I almost passed out cleaning my car, fell against the side, went inside as was heaving for breath and was then was very sick. This is a crisis point for me as I never even had ‘morning sickness’ when pregnant,

I phoned my partner who said enough.... and ushered me in his car to go to A and E.

I was seen in 10 minutes under the Triage system and in a short time had an ECG, blood tests, candula inserted, Chest x-ray, Oxygen levels tested etc. Saw a lovely doctor who said possible hernia but sickness and breathlessness coming from gall bladder problems and stomach swollen! am seeing general surgeon next month.

God Bless our NHS, I was so grateful and impressed with the kindness, efficiency and professionalism shown to me.

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Oh dear Sops, that sounds really scary. I’m so pleased you were looked after at A&E and hope things improve for you very soon. Take care xxx❤️

So sorry. That must have been frightening. Glad you are seeing a surgeon and wish you well. Cx

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Sops in reply to cofdrop-UK

Thank you, I was alarmed, my partner is of Polish descent and does not mess around. I was in the car before I had time to argue and actually I was glad it was out of my hands.the kindness received was overwhelming.

So sorry to hear of your ordeal Sops, but so so glad your partner was able to come quickly and rush you to A&E and you got great care and thorough checks from the NHS staff.

You take things easy now - take car to the car wash.

Good luck when you see the general surgeon.

Meantime take good care of yourself.

BK

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Sops in reply to Bkin

Thank you, feeling a bit flat (except in the stomach area) and sore today.Taking it easy.

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Bkin in reply to Sops

yes, time to give yourself some tlc 🌺💖🌺

What a precious proactive partner you have Sops. Brilliant to have so may tests and all so quickly 😀. Very best wishes. P ××

Hoping all goes well for you now, Sops 🌻 What a sensible proactive partner you have, good wishes to you both 🥰

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Sops in reply to Yatzy

Thank you so much.

Scary time for you Sops and great that you had good treatment from the nhs, along with swift support from your partner. I had a few problems with gall stones a couple of years ago and had the bladder out in the end. Hope you get this sorted soon x

Oh dear, it all sounds scary, thank goodness you are getting sorted out. Sometimes these things pile in. I hope you are feeling calmer today.

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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Yes thank you, am resting in the shade, and catching up on some clerical jobs!

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stamford1234 in reply to Sops

Nice! I think I am going to sit out with my embroidery, what a lovely idea. Enjoy it while it lasts

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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Sounds lovely, have to grab this weather while it is here.

This one is over a metre long so I have to do it sideways ha ha Keeping my knees warm.

Have a lovely day Sops

La Foresta di Fanes, maroon stitching on natural linen 32 stitches to the inch
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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Wow, that is absolutely lovely ,i used to enjoy embroidery but eyesight not good enough now. My daughter is a milliner and makes the most intricate stitches. If we go anywhere to look at rival hats, she always looks inside for quality of craftsmanship.(all milliners seem to do this, rumour has it)

Your skill is evident and working with such a large canvas must be difficult. I really love it!

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stamford1234 in reply to Sops

Thank you, millinery is a beautiful craft. I do stitching. I chose a chart and always it is going to be a gift for someone. I get joy just stitching for that person. Apologies for being a bit maudlin. But hey ho, every breath x

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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Absolutely, everyone is precious!

Hope you keep well Sops until you see your surgeon. Take care. Brian

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Sops in reply to Bingo88

Thank you, am resting and staying indoors in the cool. Quite worn out with all this bustling.

So glad you went to a and e and got good care.Hope that you feel better soon

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Sops in reply to ninelives

Thsnk you, feel worn out and breathless but see a general surgeon end or October-am reading a lot and staying out of the sun, shame but it wears me out.

Wishing you well. Stay strong 🐞

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Sops in reply to Nicholatracy

Thank you, am trying hard to source something I can eat! I love food but it is not loving me. Still must be good for the figure.....

You must eat, perhaps little and often? What about a baked potato?

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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Have tried, also plain me pots i have grown, great for about 3 hours then i am either very nauseous or sick. Have lost over 4 kilos in last 6 weeks. Rolled oats porridge the same, so have bought fine organic on home delivery, this seems to be staying with me so far, ginger biscuits and ginger tea are only relief. Will try another half of baked today for dinner, see if i can manage, thank you so much for help, do appreciate it.

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stamford1234 in reply to Sops

That is a lot of weight. I hope they get to the bottom of it soon and find some treatment. I am guessing you are keeping hydrated. All the best

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Sops in reply to stamford1234

Thsnk you,

Hope you soon get it sorted .Take care

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Sops in reply to Jaybird19

Thsnk you for your good wishes

Gosh. That must have been frightening for you. Glad you got looked after and are seeing a surgeon soon. Take care x Anita

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Sops in reply to watergazer

Thank you so much, am hanging on in there,

Oh dear. Thank goodness for the NHS. Hope you get back to your old self really soon

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Sops in reply to Ergendl

Thank you for your good wishes. Am visibly shrinking, not sure if that is a plus or a minus?

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