I am now Radioactive ! according to NHS

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  1. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Today in the long running saga to get reinstated my C1 qualification on driving licene (entitlement to drive vans over 3500kg due to age).

    Decided it was too dodgy driving them down at 10pm at night, pushed my luck far enough by then.

    Last November I went to the Royal Berks to have a treadmill test, told them I could not run due to breathlessness (smoking) but they still said I had to do it, needless to say I lasted 3.5 minutes!

    At long last I got an appointment at a London hospital 1.5 hours drive away from where I live to go for a drug induced stress test on my heart.

    After waiting for 45 minutes after my appointment time, they attempted to stick a needle feed in my left arm, gave up after two attempts to get the vein, then tried the right arm and eventually succeeded.

    Squirted some drug into me which made my pulse rate go up from 60 to 129 beats per minute, then squirted some radiactive tracer into me and pushed me off for 20 minutes to let the radioactive particles stick to my heart.

    Then off to this scanner which took 20 minutes to take pictures of my heart whilst I lay flat on my back.

    Got to go back AGAIN on Thursday to another injection of radioactive stuff and another 20 minute scan to watch my heart no longer under stress.

    Forgot to ask if my b**lls were now radioactive :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    All because three years ago I had a couple of stents in my groin, told them they were for my legs and they are below my heart.

    Now you know what you could be in for when you hit the magic 70

    More to follow!

    Peter
     
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    Do they glow in the dark Peter? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    more to the point Peter....do YOU glow in the dark :Rofl1:
     
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    got another 17 years to go and by the time i'm 70 fuel will be so expensive i wont be able to afford to run a van anyway...:cry:
     
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    My personna is now amplified out of all proportion as my previous one, God only knows what Thursday will bring with another dose.

    I await with interest whatever comment dear Brian will dream up:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    Not too much detail in future please Peter :Doh:

    Sometimes best to not know what we have to look forward to :Eeek:
     
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    Could have saved the NHS a fortune on all that Nuclear gear Peter Get them to hook you up next time you fill in your Tax return:Eeek:
    Geo
     
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    Don't worry Geo the DVLA are paying fot it all! Very expensive they keep telling me.

    Peter
     
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    My wife had Radio Iodine therapy for thyroid cancer and had to carry a card warning that her blood was radioactive for some time afterwards incase she was involved in an accident and blood was taken for tests.
     
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    does this mean you no longer need your solar pannels, just plug in your fingers zzzzzzzap batteries full:Rofl1:
     
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    :Wink: Hope you wear your label Peter..:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Bob.
     

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    Eu 2012

    Anyone know if the proposals to bring medicals in for 2012 for drivers under 70 (not sure if its over 45) is on the books driving over 3500kg?
     
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    You lucky to have so much money being spent on you when my son who is dying of cancer has had his treatment refused because its too expensive

    Tony:cry:
     
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    Sure as hell, if we're ever going to a show where you are I'll be carrying a Geiger counter and radiation patches.

    "Where's Peter ?"

    click click click rattle rattle rattttttle ratttttlllllle screeeeeeeeeech

    He's here.
     
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    That's a very sad statement straight from the heart. I see it often on local TV, it happens a lot. It must be the most terrible decision for any medical person to make.

    What can they do ? £20,000 for course of treatment that might give someone a few months uncomfortable life or a heart transplant that could give someone 50 years or replace may hips in old women. No win and it's going to get worse.

    What does stand out for me is the cost of these drugs. Money grabbing b^%^^%^ds comes to mind. Do they have to charge so much ? Could they not average out some prices ? Capitalism at it's worse. If there were a global fund to design these drugs they could be sold for coppers.

    In Peter's case you may well find he's footing the bill. Anyway with the taxes he and his companies pay he's already paid all of your son's medical expenses.
     
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    medical expenses

    i have worked all my life and paid taxes and so has my son, but i cant afford on a pension to pay for my sons treatment
     
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    AWWWWWWW

    I cant believe you were in London and didnt come visit.


    Fingers crossed the tests all proved negative xxxxxxxx
     
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    It must be terrible for you, I can't think of a worst situation for a father.

    I came close as a granddad. Granson born with a hole in his diaphragm. Within days he was operated on, bits put where they belong and hole stitched up, now he's terribly active three year old. But that first two or three weeks of his life was horrible for all of us.

    My wife's younger sister died young of cancer. That was grim. She got all the treatment but to no avail. I look back and see her smiling now, she always smiled.

    Don't beat yourself up life can be really shitty at times.
     
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    Brian im not beating myself up but it does annoy me when I see so much money being wasted in the NHS I worked for it for 23 years, that when it comes to treating patients we have to have post code treatment, dorest are very tight with their money

    tony
     
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