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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:38 am 
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Healthcare. Look at the cost from my bill below. I also have to pay The Managements and basic cover for the kiddiwinks and the grand kiddiwinks.



Choose to.


So the am ignorant but does the NHS not cover / provide health insurance


I think private insurance allows you to bypass the plebs on trolleys in the hallways and go to the head of the queue.

Anyway, I thought the full Bupa coverage was all part of the famous Globus golden handshake retirement package that he has mentioned once or twice.


Actually it won’t bypass any trolleys in hallways. Private emergency care pretty much doesn’t exist in the UK, so if you’re sick you join the queue with everyone else. It will get you seen by a specialist sooner, and get your elective surgery sooner, though.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:44 am 
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I’ll attempt a definitive list

Motor racing
Rally driving
Motorbike racing
Sailor
Writer of books on sailing
Local politician
Bank manager
Bank systems software engineer
Lift engineer
Comedy writer
Amateur pathologist
Rugby player
Pilot
Rock band promoter
DIY specialist - whatever the hell that is


add 'ignored online bullshitter' and 'son of unfeasibly successful gambler & deck chair Vauderville balancing act'

Do stop Yeeb. It's quite amusing in its own way but just have a nice beer, lay down, and forget about me.

You are quite welcome to visit Globus Towers with your retinue. We have some decent ping pong. I like that.

Plus some humour. Take up the offer. Now there's a challenge for you.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:53 am 
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Doc Rob wrote:
Stevus55 wrote:
argus wrote:
Stevus55 wrote:
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Healthcare. Look at the cost from my bill below. I also have to pay The Managements and basic cover for the kiddiwinks and the grand kiddiwinks.



Choose to.


So the am ignorant but does the NHS not cover / provide health insurance


I think private insurance allows you to bypass the plebs on trolleys in the hallways and go to the head of the queue.

Anyway, I thought the full Bupa coverage was all part of the famous Globus golden handshake retirement package that he has mentioned once or twice.


Actually it won’t bypass any trolleys in hallways. Private emergency care pretty much doesn’t exist in the UK, so if you’re sick you join the queue with everyone else. It will get you seen by a specialist sooner, and get your elective surgery sooner, though.

Agreed. The Fitzwilliam does not accept emergencies. However, if you need an op of some kind or other you can leap the queue.

I don't like it, it costs me a fortune, but there you are.

We go to have a chat with certain people at a certain place here. One of them has waited over a year for an op.

It keeps getting postponed. We are primed and ready to get him to Peterborough Hospital at a moments notice.

Then the flu bug strikes for us and him. It's a ruddy epidemic here.

I'm still recovering from the thing since the week before Christmas and it totally ruined our plans to see the grand-kiddiwinks.

Ho, hum.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:27 am 
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Doctor, please,
Some more of these,
Outside the door,
She took 4 more,
WHAT A DRAG IT IS GETTIN' OLD.

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Well that stress test followed by an angiogram was probably worth it , as they put in four stents in me ticker.
Should this have gone your latest purchase thread?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Well that stress test followed by an angiogram was probably worth it , as they put in four stents in me ticker.
Should this have gone your latest purchase thread?


Only if accompanied by pics.

Well out, btw!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:26 pm 
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redderneck wrote:
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Well that stress test followed by an angiogram was probably worth it , as they put in four stents in me ticker.
Should this have gone your latest purchase thread?


Only if accompanied by pics.

Well out, btw!

I fear the Globus anecdote is inevitable, regardless of fred. :((


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Rinkals wrote:
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lorcanoworms wrote:
Well that stress test followed by an angiogram was probably worth it , as they put in four stents in me ticker.
Should this have gone your latest purchase thread?


Only if accompanied by pics.

Well out, btw!

I fear the Globus anecdote is inevitable, regardless of fred. :((

Probably true.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:40 pm 
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My (former) niece designs stents at MIT.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm 
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I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:41 pm 
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I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.


Just get one eye done initially. At least that way if it gets fcuked up, you'll be like the rest of us here.


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The Sun God wrote:
I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.

Same here re the glasses, but by 52 I knew I needed a better optician :blush:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 pm 
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The Sun God wrote:
I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.

If you want a recommendation, I know an eye surgeon who's main private business is repairing the messes that these discount clinics make. Right at the top of his profession.


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I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.


Just get one eye done initially. At least that way if it gets fcuked up, you'll be like the rest of us here.


:lol:


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I am 55 this weekend and all in all I am pretty fortunate in the health stakes. A few sore joints, shoulder and knee but nothing too bad. I got away with wearing spectacles until I was almost 50 but nowadays I wear them more and more......must look into that laser therapy but the thoughts of someone fcuking around with my eyes scares me a bit.

If you want a recommendation, I know an eye surgeon who's main private business is repairing the messes that these discount clinics make. Right at the top of his profession.


That makes a lot of sense actually...


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Well that stress test followed by an angiogram was probably worth it , as they put in four stents in me ticker.
Should this have gone your latest purchase thread?


Great little devices those. The failure modes associated with stent processing are incredibly complex. As a result in the early days they had a lot of process failures. There are all sorts of process inputs (weight, radial strength, material grade, cutting, crimping etc) that have to be controlled very tightly or you get patient expiration. Typical issues were if the stent was too light it would be quite springy and can pop off the catheter, then you have a blockage loose in the patients bloodstream, that´s not good. Also you can get the opposite, if the stent is over weight it can be too strong and ultimately when pushing it into a blockage it can pop off. Then you have stent crimping process, you need to crimp it on hard enough that it stays in place but you can´t over crimp as you can damage the balloon which results in non deployment or potentially a quantity of air being pushed into the bloodstream. That´s before you take into account the catheter which can be composed of 20 or 30 pieces of material welded together. Or the drug spraying / application process and various packaging and sterilisation processes.

We used to look at process changes on a cost versus patient expiration rate basis. You get into very high level discussions on how many extra millions we can make versus a 0.01 % increase in patient expiration rate. Every now and then its good to remind people your talking about killing patients :)


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I love Laya health care :thumbup:
Apparently the stents can have a slow release drug built into them.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:08 am 
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I'm fortunate healthwise in that apart from the annual winter cold/man flu, I've enjoyed very good health thankfully. Most of my peers, family and friends and acquaintances, are taking medication for whatever complaints they have such as high blood pressure and the like.
I make sure to have an annual medical and every year, thankfully I pass with very good numbers. Blessed with good genes I guess.

I find that in trying to look after myself in terms of fitness, I have to put in a hell of a lot more work now than I did in my 20's and 30's.
If I put in then the time and effort that I put in now, who knows. I think being active throughout my teen/adult life has stood to me in terms of my health.

I haven't started to need to visit the bathroom during a nights sleep either.

Getting older? I'm glad that I'm at the age I'm at. I don't envy the youngsters growing up today, or what the future might hold for them.
I'm told that these younger generations will have less than my generation, and that's not good.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:43 am 
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I concur MI. I am really concerned about the world my grandchildren will grow up in.

All we can do is love and protect them as best as we can. It will be a very different world that I grew up in.

But they will learn about animal husbandry, live on a farm for a bit. Play musical instruments.

Chess, crosswords, history et al.

It's a challenge but we are up for it. They will be well served with all that life provides.


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