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The 9 comments posted are personal views. Any information they give has not been checked and may not be accurate.

manmit said on 13 August 2015

how do i get a complete health check

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User933236 said on 14 January 2015

I Saw a doctor on the 31st December 2015 regarding a high white blood cell count. He requested another blood test as I had been on Prednisolone when I had the last one done. Also to have an ultra sound and possibly a CAT scan. I was given a form for the blood test and a form with nothing filled in which I think is for the ultrasound. As there was nothing written on the form I now am not sure what to do. Should I go back to the department and get them to fill it in or just wait till I see the Consultant on the 5th February?

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timnorthop said on 17 November 2014

Hospital Food. Speaking for myself, having just spent 15 days in the Countess of Chester hospital, I can't speak highly enough of the food. Piping hot, tasty, apparently nutritious and almost always served on time, it was a 'highlight' of my stay and certainly an excellent aid to a speedy recovery.

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mack73 said on 15 November 2014

Please can anyone point me in the right direction.
How do you change a name on your NHS medical card / number?
I have a Spanish friend wanting to return to the UK, they already have a NHS number but has since changed their name since leaving the UK. They just want to make sure everything is correct and in order before they return.

Can this be done via email to the NHS? If so is there a direct email address as we can't seem to locate one.

Many thanks

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kategemuk said on 11 November 2014

My wife and I emigrated to Australia 10 years ago, my wife's brother has got to have stem cell treatment later this year.
In order for my wife to be checked for compatability etc. she will apparently have to have her NHS number which we do not appear to have .
How can My wife get this information securely?
Peter Evans

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Ingleside said on 04 November 2014

I should like to say how helpful these pages of reviews have been. A common theme has been that nothing prepares you for the amount of pain of the first week(s). Certainly true: in my case, nefapam, codeine and paracetamol have kept me going; an on-loan ice-pack (£90+ to buy) has also been extremely useful. Another common message with which I agree is not to push yourself but to take things gradually: keep up the exercises and set yourself limited goals. Our local small hospital runs a TKR clinic and that has been immensely useful, in showing me how to walk properly. I was released from hospital after three days; it would have helped in avoiding some setbacks, despite the emphasis on Enhanced Recovery, to have been kept in another two or three days. There is a huge amount of anxiety about the early days and in my case there were setbacks on the road: alarms about possible infection of the wound, inability to get a dressing changed, possibility of a thrombosis. Once you are out of hospital you are on your own. We had prepared beforehand with monster shopping outings and afterwards relied on Tesco deliveries but we could have done with help. There has been a wall of un-co-operative-ness about some aspects of the NHS; other parts of the NHS have been brilliant. The toll on my wife, in her eighties too and arthritic, has been immense: we needed help in the early stages, help with shopping, housework, a bit of company. You soon learn who are your really useful friends, the ones who actually do things as well as just offer. I look forward now, at age 83, to some gentle walks on the local hills. I thank the surgeon and the friendly team at The Lancaster hospital for giving me the chance.

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Champo1 said on 13 August 2014

Rob [me] is bi-polar but was only diagnosed at 47. I had a massive breakdown at 20 with shock treatment & 6 months of rehab. From the age of 21 to 47 I left psychiatrists and medication, rarely missing a day of work over that period.. A massive depressive episode struck again when 47, needing hospitalisation for 10 weeks. But good came out of a very bad situation. When I went to hospital I kept repeating: "i am beyond redemption" i.e.[ I thought I could not get to Heaven] which was a very frightening state [for a Catholic especially]. [ My 1st big step was to get up & have a shower]. I felt good that I had achieved something instead of wanting to stay in the security of my bed forever more. At this time my wife gave me some timely good news..our house at Augusta had been rented. This really picked me up & I decided to look what group sessions were on. I went to a cooking group & felt very happy about it. Next, it was onto group discussions [my nemesis for 30 years because I had bottled up fear of speaking publicly among my peers]. After a few sessions I got into the swing of things and was considered inspirational by one of the patients and the star pupil by the group organisers. About 10 years of retirement passed and I had a manic episode where I was convinced I was thee Messiah. My wife took me to hospital & waited for the nurse to come into the room. She said "he thinks he's the Messiah". The nurse replied: "Don't worry, they all think that when they come in here!". My next experience was a 9 week depressive episode where I lost complete interest in everything that used to occupy me. I felt terrified and terrible and told 1 of the nurses that endless sleep was my only way out.. However I somehow survived this without much hope, but now I'm fine, thanks be to God.

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Oliv said on 03 July 2014

Prednisolone - I have been on it for 3 years (myalgia and temporal arteritis); both the latter disappeared quickly but coming off pred. slowly has caused many side effects. The important thing is that they are now dying down, so dont get depressed - with any luck you will get back to normal. I cant wait to get rid of my pumpkin face and skin blotches and hope that will be my Christmas present in 2014!

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Stella marie said on 08 February 2014

Went into anaphylectic shock for past two saturdays at work panicin it might happen tonight dont know what my allergy is but have an epipen now

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