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Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:58 am
by offshore1
offshore1 wrote: Image

Looking more closely at that picture, I wonder what the difference is between X, XX, and Super X straw. Obviously Skipper has had a proceedure to stuff a bale of Super X into his nether region.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:10 am
by diggerdickson
I'm now researching the shortest wait time for back surgery as this cyst can cause perm damage of left to long. Wait time on Sunshine Coast is up to 18 months which is to long. If I was rich I could get elective surgery but that ain't the case. The pills ain't working. The pain is intense and takes my breath away when it hits. I'm thinking of trying a crowd fund though 25 grand is to much to raise. Life sucks hey.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:16 am
by diggerdickson
I wish I didn't have kids as I've had a good life and I could go happily now. I can't hack this but somehow I gotta. Maybe I need to eat lotsa special cookies everyday but that would cause it's own set of issues. I'm out of ideas and feel lost and terribly afraid of moving anywhere as that brings pain. I don't know what to say anymore but [email protected]*{K THIS LIFE.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:42 am
by Legion
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Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:13 am
by Cranked
diggerdickson wrote:I'm now researching the shortest wait time for back surgery as this cyst can cause perm damage of left to long. Wait time on Sunshine Coast is up to 18 months which is to long. If I was rich I could get elective surgery but that ain't the case. The pills ain't working. The pain is intense and takes my breath away when it hits. I'm thinking of trying a crowd fund though 25 grand is to much to raise. Life sucks hey.
Digger, you need to get to a public hospital ASAP, the bigger the better.

Go to emergency. Tell them exactly what you've told us in your recent posts, including your family and personal situation - write it down and give it to them so that nothing is missed and its on your file.

If you are in constant pain and/or have an infection, your condition probably won't be classed as being "elective".

In a public hospital ALL patients receive treatment and priority on a "needs" basis. Your infection, mental and family situation could get you near to the top of the queue.

You need to be patient while you're getting into the system, it may take days or even weeks before you are assesed and prioritized. You will spend a lot of time sitting and waiting.

Ive spent hundreds of hours in the public system in Perth with my wife, and its been exceptionally good, so much so that I would not use a private doctor for anything major.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:28 am
by swvic
Fcuk, that's heavy, digger. Might not be beneficial, but the course I did is based around a book, Mindfulness a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Sounds bullshit, I know, but it's by a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford university, Mark Williams. The examples used are lame reading, but the explanations make sense. Comes with cd of guided meditations. I rarely use those now, but it was a good way to get started. A lot of it is focused in just letting things be as they are. I meditate everyday, sometimes for half an hour lying down, sometimes for less than a minute waiting in line at the supermarket. I often tune right into the pain which might seem absurd, but I'm now much more comfortable with it. Physically and mentally

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:32 am
by swvic
I endorse fully what cranked just posted


And, for the record, they won't cut my whole arm off, just the bone. Ouch

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:01 am
by Beerfan
Cranked wrote:
diggerdickson wrote:I'm now researching the shortest wait time for back surgery as this cyst can cause perm damage of left to long. Wait time on Sunshine Coast is up to 18 months which is to long. If I was rich I could get elective surgery but that ain't the case. The pills ain't working. The pain is intense and takes my breath away when it hits. I'm thinking of trying a crowd fund though 25 grand is to much to raise. Life sucks hey.
Digger, you need to get to a public hospital ASAP, the bigger the better.

Go to emergency. Tell them exactly what you've told us in your recent posts, including your family and personal situation - write it down and give it to them so that nothing is missed and its on your file.

If you are in constant pain and/or have an infection, your condition probably won't be classed as being "elective".

In a public hospital ALL patients receive treatment and priority on a "needs" basis. Your infection, mental and family situation could get you near to the top of the queue.

You need to be patient while you're getting into the system, it may take days or even weeks before you are assesed and prioritized. You will spend a lot of time sitting and waiting.

Ive spent hundreds of hours in the public system in Perth with my wife, and its been exceptionally good, so much so that I would not use a private doctor for anything major.
THIS^^^

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:08 am
by offshore1
Didn't mean to be flippant . Didn't realise how dire your situation had become.
All the best to you digger.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:17 am
by swvic
I'll be insisting on Super X straw

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:21 am
by offshore1
I'd expect nothing less.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:28 am
by Davros
I'm with Cranked, go to emergency and present as a life threatening condition, because frankly it is.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:02 pm
by ctd
according to my orthopedic surgeon brother, Cranked is spot on. Not that getting the actual doctor to do something is all that easy but they have to do it and dont let them push you back out until they do it. Make them admit you if you need it (even if its just for the painkillers) - and hospital social services are there to help out your family to the extent they can

the other doctor I know, a neurosurgeon (he is a friend of a friend), was telling me about a month ago just how much advancement has been made with back surgery over the past 5 years. I had a major issue about 8 or 9 years ago and surgery wasnt recommended due to the potential side effects etc - today he says they would operate as a day surgery and I would be fully recovered in a week or so with minimal risk.

Anyway, FWIW, there are some grounds for optimism

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:40 pm
by Cranked
At the hospital we go to in Perth the surgeons have a round table discussion of the cases every week. In that meeting they assess the condition, define and prioritize the treatment and schedule the surgery. Whether you are a public or private patient is not relevant.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:40 pm
by Cranked
Double post

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:06 pm
by swvic
Your posts re health bring Mrs Cranked to mind. Stoked for you both and all others who hold her dear

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:24 pm
by Cranked
Thanks swvic.

It was almost enough to make me believe in God and miracles.

Re: tumbleweed the extended australia trip

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:38 pm
by swvic
Understandable. Might be linked with Braithy and realsurf