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Title: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 02, 2016, 07:57:47 PM
Just had a phone call  a few minutes ago... seems the 'pea' sized chunk that was removed from my scalp a couple of weeks back has tested as malignant, and I have to have a larger piece of scalp removed tomorrow.
Wish me luck.
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Post by: StinkyPete on July 02, 2016, 08:04:05 PM
Just had a phone call  a few minutes ago... seems the 'pea' sized chunk that was removed from my scalp a couple of weeks back has tested as malignant, and I have to have a larger piece of scalp removed tomorrow.
Wish me luck.

Sorry to hear your news Kev.   Best wishes for your second  surgery next week,  and my prayers are that the doctors will have the skill and wisdom to get it all this time, and that you will have some peace of mind.
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Post by: Lionel on July 02, 2016, 08:27:40 PM
The very best of luck to you, Kev.
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Post by: Sicman on July 02, 2016, 08:28:55 PM
Wishing you the best outcome Kev :thumb
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Post by: Brock on July 02, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
I certainly hope for a great outcome. And constant reports are needed of course.
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Post by: richo on July 02, 2016, 08:47:22 PM
Take care of yourself Kev. It pays to get these as early as possible.  Sounds like your doctors are on top of it.  To get some clean margins around the site your "pea" may turn into an apricot.  I hope all goes well
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Post by: Wild Rose on July 02, 2016, 09:36:06 PM
Best of luck with a good outcome Ken.
Keep positive for a great outcome
We are all thinking of you mate  :like
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Post by: Gadget on July 02, 2016, 09:41:25 PM
Best of luck Kev.

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Post by: Kev Murphy on July 02, 2016, 09:46:00 PM
Thanks, guys.  :thumb
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Post by: NTRebel on July 02, 2016, 11:29:48 PM
Hope everything goes OK Kev :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Post by: Jdbiker on July 03, 2016, 01:17:55 AM
Wishing you all the best for a positive outcome, our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Jonathan and Vera,
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Post by: pault on July 03, 2016, 07:31:24 AM
good to hear you are doing something about it
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Post by: gaz on July 03, 2016, 08:59:33 AM
you can do it  :thumbs
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 03, 2016, 01:30:48 PM
Thanks guys, all good... just home a short while ago. Surgeon removed a piece of scalp roughly the size of a 20 cent coin, but then found another melanoma on my back that I was unaware of. He excised a chunk about the size of a golf ball, and slapped 9 stitches in to close the hole. Have to go back Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for a burst of radiology, and 12 days yet until stitches come out.

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Post by: STroppy on July 03, 2016, 02:42:40 PM
Good luck Kev, stick with the treatment, take care . . . .
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Post by: Kev Murphy on July 03, 2016, 03:21:35 PM
 :thumbs
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Post by: Shiney on July 03, 2016, 03:31:56 PM
All the best for a speedy recovery mate :thumbs

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Post by: Kev Murphy on July 03, 2016, 04:16:35 PM
Thanks Dave & Terry  :thumb

I guess I won't be travelling too far in the short term... a bit painful wearing helmet or jacket
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Post by: STeveo on July 03, 2016, 06:21:35 PM
Ouch!
Get well soon Kev.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Draco (Heartbreak Kid) on July 03, 2016, 07:33:56 PM
Just had a phone call  a few minutes ago... seems the 'pea' sized chunk that was removed from my scalp a couple of weeks back has tested as malignant, and I have to have a larger piece of scalp removed tomorrow.
Wish me luck.

 :blu13 Best wishes for you Kev and a speedy recovery :blu13left
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Biggles on July 03, 2016, 10:41:25 PM
Sounds like the doc knows what he's looking for.
Here's hoping the cut and pasting is complete and the irradiation puts an end to the biz.
All the best with the treatment.         :thumbs :thumbs
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: alans1100 on July 04, 2016, 02:17:32 AM
Get well soon
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 05, 2016, 09:15:58 AM
On my way to the first of 3 radiation hits for the week.
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Post by: Jdbiker on July 05, 2016, 09:41:26 AM
On my way to the first of 3 radiation hits for the week.

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 05, 2016, 12:20:34 PM
Well, that was a bit of a marathon event? I was supposed to have a cat scan at 9.30, but there were 5 people in line ahead of me.
Finally got scan at 11.40, (about 10 minutes), and the radiology only took about 5 minutes at 11.55 -12 pm.
Can sit around at home now until Thursday morning for the next dose.
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Post by: Nigel on July 05, 2016, 05:51:47 PM
Whats it really cold down in Portland? Paringa did me in too...
 :Stirpot............... :wht11
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Post by: WendyL on July 07, 2016, 12:39:37 PM
Kev,

I've only just seen this post.  I hope the surgeons got it all, and that the radiation isn't too traumatic.  Good luck for quick healing xx
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 07, 2016, 01:08:14 PM
Thanks, Wendy. All good, just got home from second dose of Zappo. One to go.
Rad treatment is only for a few minutes, but leaves one feeling a bit weary.
Med staff assure me that this is normal.
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Post by: ST2UP on July 07, 2016, 03:07:10 PM
Good luck and our best thoughts Kev  :thumbsup

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Post by: Kev Murphy on July 07, 2016, 03:46:26 PM
Thanks, Chris and Pockey  :thumb
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 08, 2016, 08:20:23 PM
Having an early night tonight, appointment at 8 tomorrow morning for the third and final dose of irradiation. Should be home before 8.30.  :thumb

Next visit is to see a surgeon on the 26th, re a patch up of my busted gut (umbilical hernia) Should get a date for the surgery at that visit.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Draco (Heartbreak Kid) on July 08, 2016, 08:21:30 PM
Hope all goes well mate

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Post by: Draco (Heartbreak Kid) on July 08, 2016, 08:27:14 PM
Good to hear

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Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 08, 2016, 08:28:27 PM
Simple op, Rob... easy peasy

Stitches come out of my back Thursday next week
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Post by: BigTed on July 10, 2016, 08:48:50 AM
Here's to a speedy recovery Kev.

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Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 11, 2016, 11:08:54 PM
Thanks for well wishes everyone. Had final dose of radio therapy last Saturday, and all stitches will come out next Friday.
Have appointment with a surgeon to tackle umbilical hernia in two weeks, but that is only a relatively simple procedure, and will probably be home within two days of op.

Strange stuff, that radiation therapy.... five minutes worth, and it makes you feel as tho you have run a marathon while drunk, instead of having just walked down the hallway?  :o :o  (affects balance as well!) My buddy drove me home from the hospital, and I slept for several hours .
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Post by: Gadget on July 11, 2016, 11:17:29 PM
I had the umbilical hernia done a few years ago, in and out the same day. Just don't lift anything heavy for a few weeks after. All the best.

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Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 11, 2016, 11:26:22 PM
Thanks, Gary  :thumb
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Post by: spanner on July 12, 2016, 08:56:36 AM
 :popcorn
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Post by: Brock on July 12, 2016, 05:39:43 PM
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Just don't lift anything heavy for a few weeks after

Or have young daughter or Grand kids jump in your lap....

Lifting a beer should be OK

 :beer :beer
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 13, 2016, 11:44:28 PM
Beer lifting is not on my personal agenda, but I love a good milkshake or a fruit smoothie.

 Stitches will all be removed tomorrow.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 15, 2016, 10:08:59 AM
Home again after back and scalp patch threads removed, I can now pull on a shirt without it catching on stitches, and I don't have to wear a beanie under my helmet as padding anymore.  A further 11 days now, before next round of visits with doc/surgeon for tummy patch.
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Post by: Gadget on July 15, 2016, 10:37:18 AM
All the best Kev!

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Post by: StinkyPete on July 15, 2016, 11:25:27 AM
Hang in there Kev.
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Post by: Shiney on July 15, 2016, 11:51:46 AM
That is great news Kev, all the best for the remainder of your recovery mate :hatwave
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Post by: Jdbiker on July 15, 2016, 08:23:27 PM
All the best Kev for a full and hasty return to normal :thumbsup. Bet you are  itching to jump back on the STeed.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 17, 2016, 06:14:06 PM
Had a quiet little ride around town today, all seems good, but the scalp has not yet closed over fully, still a bit weepy. Probably ok in another few days or so. Back is ok, no problems there, not that I can wear a backpack yet tho.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: richo on July 17, 2016, 06:18:48 PM
Best not to try and rush the recovery.  Too much too soon and you can delay things considerably.  Very one takes as long as it takes to heal,  the best a doctor can do is give a rough estimate for recovery
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Sabie on July 20, 2016, 09:48:57 AM
Kev, just found this thread .. Not on the old computer as much as I used to be....

Mate ... Welcome to the club, of course a membership you don't want to be a part of.... I haven't had radiation therapy for my cancer but 19 months of chemo with a session every fortnight, over 40 rounds of chemo and no end in sight, well, just no end until the end.

All the best mate, all I can say is keep a positive attitude no matter what the prognosis is, live your life as normally as you can ... Hopefully yours is curable and only a small hiccup in life's journey.

Thinking of you Kev, I'm not a religious man so positive thoughts sent your way....

Sabie

Michael
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 20, 2016, 11:33:50 AM
Thanks Sabie. As you say, mine is only a minor hiccup in life.  :like

Take care of yourself mate
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Post by: Kev Murphy on July 28, 2016, 11:33:16 PM
Op scheduled for Tuesday 23 August. I may have to stay in for a few days because I live alone.
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Post by: Shiney on July 29, 2016, 01:00:00 AM
Great to hear that you have a date for the op, all the best mate :hatwave
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Post by: denis on July 31, 2016, 08:57:08 PM
Hi Kev, Just back from trip sounds like you ran over a chinamans family. All the best and yes it affects balance and most other important faculties. Denis and Diane.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on July 31, 2016, 11:29:22 PM
All 'patches' have now healed over, getting ready for the next repair in 3 weeks. I hope to get some more cruising time in good weather before I go to Hospital, as I will be grounded for a month after tummy fix.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on August 05, 2016, 04:54:20 PM
The saga continues... What was that about running down a whole Chinese family, Denis?  :grin 
Wednesday I had a pimple looking thing on my temple, gave it a squeeze before I went to bed.
Woke up yesterday with a large swelling... its an infected cyst. Painful sucker.
This morning, the swelling and redness has extended down to my cheek, I have restricted and blurred vision in my left eye, and its impossible to put my helmet on.
Rang the Doc this morning, and secured an appointment before lunch tomorrow. Probably the blade before tomorrow evening, followed by more antibiotics!

Hows this for a lump on the melon?

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Post by: Sabie on August 05, 2016, 06:40:21 PM
It's not the 2nd head trying to come through is it Kev?

Sorry mate if ya can't laugh at yourself we might as well laugh at you...

Sorry again Kev.... Sense of humour???? I hope......
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Post by: Draco (Heartbreak Kid) on August 05, 2016, 07:05:10 PM
Hope all goes well mate

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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 05, 2016, 07:34:08 PM
All good, Sabie and Rob...  :grin
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Post by: Shiney on August 05, 2016, 08:53:56 PM
You haven't been having much luck lately mate :fp

I hope you find yourself 100% soon :thumbsup
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Post by: Sabie on August 05, 2016, 09:16:40 PM
Thanks Kev

Apparently I'm doing a great impersonation of Uncle Fester from the Addams Family...


All good, Sabie and Rob...  :grin
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 05, 2016, 10:23:22 PM

I hope you find yourself 100% soon :thumbsup

With all the extra ballast being trimmed, at least 98%, anyway?  :beer
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Post by: Shiney on August 05, 2016, 10:25:22 PM

I hope you find yourself 100% soon :thumbsup

With all the extra ballast being trimmed, at least 98%, anyway?  :beer

 :grin :thumbsup :runyay
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: richo on August 06, 2016, 07:37:46 AM
Hi Kev,  I think you should keep an eye on what and how much they are Cutting out, the tin foil hat people could accuse you of being part of a human cloning experiment. :think1   I hope all goes well this time as well
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on August 06, 2016, 08:08:53 AM
Thanks, Richo... further details later today on whether they are propagating said removed parts  :grin
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 06, 2016, 08:24:11 AM
I always wondered what they did with surgical waste?   :crackup

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Post by: Jdbiker on August 06, 2016, 09:36:29 AM
All the best Kev :hatwave
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Post by: Brock on August 06, 2016, 10:06:23 AM
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part of a human cloning experiment.

That cannot be permitted to happen, OzSTOC let alone the world isnt ready for more than one Murphy

 :popcorn :popcorn
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 06, 2016, 10:19:10 AM
 :rofl
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 06, 2016, 01:04:05 PM


Am shot up with penicillin and oral antibiotics for the next two weeks, knife tomorrow morning at 8 am
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Post by: Philbo on August 06, 2016, 01:48:11 PM
You may need a fecal transplant to restore your microbiome after all this Kev.
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 06, 2016, 02:01:12 PM
Everybody says I am full of it anyway, Phil  :crackup
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Post by: Shiney on August 07, 2016, 12:38:48 AM


Am shot up with penicillin and oral antibiotics for the next two weeks, knife tomorrow morning at 8 am

Good luck today mate :hatwave
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 07, 2016, 08:21:14 AM
Home again.
Only 2 stitches.
Doc had some fun this morning, he applied about 2 metres of sticky tape across my head over a padding patch.
He said I won't NEED a bike helmet! ... I go back tomorrow to have the dressing changed

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Post by: StinkyPete on August 07, 2016, 08:54:39 AM
We wish you a speedy recovery Kev.  :thumb
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Post by: richo on August 07, 2016, 08:56:57 AM
It is an interesting look but I can not see it catching on as a fashion trend.   One small mercy is that the tape will not stick to you hair o:).
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 07, 2016, 09:10:38 AM
Thanks, Pete... hey Richo!... WHAT hair?  :rofl
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Post by: richo on August 07, 2016, 10:50:48 AM
I did not want to say to much in case you had not noticed but not only did they take the lump they seem to have taken your hair as well.  :o
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Post by: Shiney on August 07, 2016, 11:04:16 AM
Good to see another operation has been completed with a positive outcome :thumbsup
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 07, 2016, 04:13:40 PM
I wonder how much the surgeon charges for a haircut/shaved head?  :crackup :rofl
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Post by: Kev Murphy on August 17, 2016, 12:20:05 AM
The saga continues.. Cyst scar on temple has almost closed over. I have appointments on Friday morning for a pre op ECG, and a chat with the anesthesiologist prior to contacting the hospital on Monday when they will give me a time on Tuesday to check in for op for herniated umbilicus. Have to stay overnight Tuesday, so all will have a welcome break from my many disjointed posts. :grin  :thumb
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Post by: STeveo on August 17, 2016, 06:56:05 AM
Hope that all goes well Kev. We will miss your posts.
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Post by: Jdbiker on August 17, 2016, 09:14:10 AM
All the best wishes Kev, get well soon. :hatwave
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Post by: Draco (Heartbreak Kid) on August 17, 2016, 09:17:23 AM
 :blu13 :eek :eek WHAT? NOTHING TO READ AHHHH!!!! :well GET WELL SOON MATE :blu13left
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on August 19, 2016, 12:20:22 PM
What a monumental far-cup!

Had two pre-op specialists appointments this morning, 10.30 and 10.45 ... I went early, 10.00 am.
 
They had the wrong medical file for both appts... had almost finished the paperwork for the first appt before they realised
that I was Kevin JOHN Murphy, born 4/11/47 .. not Kevin NORMAN Murphy, born 4/6/47?
... only when they checked that an ear nose and throat specialist does NOT do hernia surgery that the penny dropped.
 
I had to wait 15 minutes for the correct file to be sent from the Hospital... and then the hospital stuffed up and sent the WRONG file again!
 
ANOTHER 15 minutes passed, then a further 15 minutes to fill out the correct forms.
 
This put me a 3/4 hour late for the second appointment, which some brain-dead person in the office cancelled, because I wasnít in the waiting room when they called.
 
They squeezed me in at 11.45, an hour late, and I have only just gotten home. Over two hours for two consecutive 15 minute appointments!
 
Oh, by the way... the specialist fee from my appointment a month ago?.. I have to attend his office  to pay the bill in full, and THEN claim back part fee from Medicare.   ... in HAMILTON, 90km up the highway!

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They cannot accept payment here in Portland.  This is all directly due to Malcolm Turnips foul-up, since he changed billing procedures.
 
Starting to wonder if it is worth going to the operating theatre Tuesday. With their proven incompetence today, they will probably remove an arm, or a leg!
 
...And NOW of course, itís MY FAULT that their daily appointments are all running late?
 
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Jdbiker on August 19, 2016, 04:03:59 PM
Rest up and recover fast. :hatwave :hatwave
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Post by: Sabie on August 19, 2016, 08:38:28 PM
I haven't had any trouble with the Nambour hospital in my Cancer treatment and I'm going through the public system.

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Post by: NTRebel on August 19, 2016, 09:46:28 PM
That proves Murphy's law its your fault even if it's not.


What a monumental far-cup!

Had two pre-op specialists appointments this morning, 10.30 and 10.45 ... I went early, 10.00 am.
 
They had the wrong medical file for both appts... had almost finished the paperwork for the first appt before they realised
that I was Kevin JOHN Murphy, born 4/11/47 .. not Kevin NORMAN Murphy, born 4/6/47?
... only when they checked that an ear nose and throat specialist does NOT do hernia surgery that the penny dropped.
 
I had to wait 15 minutes for the correct file to be sent from the Hospital... and then the hospital stuffed up and sent the WRONG file again!
 
ANOTHER 15 minutes passed, then a further 15 minutes to fill out the correct forms.
 
This put me a 3/4 hour late for the second appointment, which some brain-dead person in the office cancelled, because I wasnít in the waiting room when they called.
 
They squeezed me in at 11.45, an hour late, and I have only just gotten home. Over two hours for two consecutive 15 minute appointments!
 
Oh, by the way... the specialist fee from my appointment a month ago?.. I have to attend his office  to pay the bill in full, and THEN claim back part fee from Medicare.   ... in HAMILTON, 90km up the highway!

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They cannot accept payment here in Portland.  This is all directly due to Malcolm Turnips foul-up, since he changed billing procedures.
 
Starting to wonder if it is worth going to the operating theatre Tuesday. With their proven incompetence today, they will probably remove an arm, or a leg!
 
...And NOW of course, itís MY FAULT that their daily appointments are all running late?
 

Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Jdbiker on August 19, 2016, 11:17:23 PM
That proves Murphy's law its your fault even if it's not.


What a monumental far-cup!

Had two pre-op specialists appointments this morning, 10.30 and 10.45 ... I went early, 10.00 am.
 
They had the wrong medical file for both appts... had almost finished the paperwork for the first appt before they realised
that I was Kevin JOHN Murphy, born 4/11/47 .. not Kevin NORMAN Murphy, born 4/6/47?
... only when they checked that an ear nose and throat specialist does NOT do hernia surgery that the penny dropped.
 
I had to wait 15 minutes for the correct file to be sent from the Hospital... and then the hospital stuffed up and sent the WRONG file again!
 
ANOTHER 15 minutes passed, then a further 15 minutes to fill out the correct forms.
 
This put me a 3/4 hour late for the second appointment, which some brain-dead person in the office cancelled, because I wasnít in the waiting room when they called.
 
They squeezed me in at 11.45, an hour late, and I have only just gotten home. Over two hours for two consecutive 15 minute appointments!
 
Oh, by the way... the specialist fee from my appointment a month ago?.. I have to attend his office  to pay the bill in full, and THEN claim back part fee from Medicare.   ... in HAMILTON, 90km up the highway!

([url]http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y352/kjm47/kjm47/tickedoff_zpsha5ydwn5.gif[/url])
 
They cannot accept payment here in Portland.  This is all directly due to Malcolm Turnips foul-up, since he changed billing procedures.
 
Starting to wonder if it is worth going to the operating theatre Tuesday. With their proven incompetence today, they will probably remove an arm, or a leg!
 
...And NOW of course, itís MY FAULT that their daily appointments are all running late?
 


Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on August 20, 2016, 02:49:19 AM
Maybe I should uproot, and move back to Qld, Sabie... anything would be better than the 'wannabees' who operate the system here.

Just found out that they charge $8 per day, or part thereof, for TV in the ward... it's not an option, and I don't even WATCH TV?

Damned if I am going to pay $16 for something that I don't even use?
... oh yeah.... no mobiles allowed, they have a bedside phone instead, but you have to pay upfront for access, a set fee per day, (or part thereof) plus timed local calls, but I didn't catch the rates.
What other hidden charges do they have? .. I wonder if they charge for meals and a glass of water? Do they have coin slots for access on the door of the toilets ?

Even the local vet offers better service.

I will NOT be staying overnight in the Hospital after the op, I will notify them of my decision on Monday.
I am a stubborn bastard when stirred, and they are pushing the wrong buttons.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on June 11, 2018, 11:50:10 AM
Just retuned home after a visit to the optical specialist. Looks like my bike/car touring days are over because my eyesight is going downhill. I have cataracts in both eyes and I find that I cannot recognise faces of friends from across the road. Hard to read script on the computer screen, unless I magnify the screen. My Licence is now in limbo and I am currently forbidden to ride/drive. This kick in the teeth has all occurred over the past 6 months.
I now have to get assistance from 3rd parties to help with mundane things around home, or the other (non) option is to move into retirement accomodation.
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Williamson on June 11, 2018, 12:18:26 PM
Just retuned home after a visit to the optical specialist. Looks like my bike/car touring days are over because my eyesight is going downhill. I have cataracts in both eyes ......

Cataracts are operable, quick and easy, and done under a local anesthetic (well for me anyway), in and out of hospital in a day, a couple of days rest, a few more taking it easy and then back to driving and riding.  That was 11 and 12 years ago (about a year between eyes), I'm sure much progress has been made in recent years.  Made seeing objects in poor light much better.

Chin up Kev, there's light at the end of the tunnel - you just gotta see it (pun intended).
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: DavidP on June 11, 2018, 12:48:04 PM
I agree, Lane had her lenses in her eyes replaced one at a time, less than a week recovery between them.  Needs much weaker glasses now (used to be coke bottle style).  Same surgery as cataracts.

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Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Gadget on June 11, 2018, 01:09:12 PM
My Dad's had both eyes done for cataracts last Oct and doesn't need his glasses anymore.
Get one the waiting list Kev.

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Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Wild Rose on June 11, 2018, 01:40:40 PM
My Dad's had both eyes done for cataracts last Oct and doesn't need his glasses anymore.
Get one the waiting list Kev

Like Gadget said get on the waiting list that's why you paid tax for all those years mate  :like
Title: Re: Dammit!
Post by: Kev Murphy on June 11, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
 :like Thanks, guys. The optico painted a far more grim picture, and it seems I was being stressed out for little reason.
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Post by: BodÝ Glimt on June 11, 2018, 01:55:45 PM
Take care Kev.
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Post by: Shiney on June 11, 2018, 03:39:57 PM
All the best mate, keep us all updated.
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Post by: StinkyPete on June 11, 2018, 04:38:58 PM
Yep!  Get yourself on the list to get your cataracts sorted and you'll be a new man.   I look forward to riding with you again.   :thumbs
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Post by: richo on June 11, 2018, 04:39:44 PM
I hope all goes well.  While waiting for the op though you could give umpiring footy a go, most of them are suffering from altered eyesight.   :Stirpot
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Post by: Wild Rose on June 11, 2018, 04:44:03 PM
I hope all goes well.  While waiting for the op though you could give umpiring footy a go, most of them are suffering from altered eyesight.   :Stirpot
I like it  :hatwave
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 11, 2018, 05:35:37 PM
Richo, I thought poor eyesight was a pre-requisite for that job?  :crackup

 I would make a fantastic umpire. I know buggerall about the game, and could not name more than maybe 3 teams, and have no idea of team colours, or from which state the teams are from.
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Post by: richo on June 11, 2018, 05:47:01 PM
I am sorry Kev but with that extensive knowledge you would be ineligible for umpiring.  In order to to that job you have to have no idea at all
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 11, 2018, 05:49:00 PM
 :rofl
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Post by: Williamson on June 11, 2018, 06:34:27 PM
:like Thanks, guys. The optico painted a far more grim picture, and it seems I was being stressed out for little reason.
 

Hey Kev,

It sounds like we might suffer from some of the same conditions, eg. cataracts (as mentioned above), although mine were more advanced than yours, and old age, but you are more advanced from me on that one.

Hope you don't have the same hearing problem I have.  I have two types of deafness; one real, the other selective.  The selective one can be a problem, often I don't hear what I don't want to hear and that is bad news from the doctor.  I would get home from the GP or the cardio specialist, Helen would ask how things went, usually I hadn't listened well enough (to the Doc) to tell her anything useful. 

Result is now Helen attends the GP or specialist if I'm attending on anything important, she hears everything the Docs have to say, she also know to ask a lot more questions that I would.

So if you have someone, preferably female, to attend some of your appointments with you ........... just me thinking out loud.



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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 11, 2018, 06:40:07 PM
No hearing problems for me Michael, and I tend to steer clear of females if at all possible, lol.
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Post by: Nigel on June 11, 2018, 06:41:33 PM
Exactly the same, mine would ask how did it go and I would say "Howd what go" . She soon started following me to all appointments. That was good too, stopped me asking why am I here. Just a bit more of OCD . True story, drove her nuts when I had no answers... :grin :wht11
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Post by: BodÝ Glimt on June 11, 2018, 06:41:49 PM
Mrs Glimt is from a medical background so she likes to ask questions too.  Often all I hear is a random number but to her it actually means something.
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Post by: Shillas on June 11, 2018, 07:36:30 PM
Hi Kev,

Get on that list and push as much as you can to get to the top of the list.  :angry-old-man-smiley-emoticon

As was said, you've paid your taxes & you've also served this country. Any Veteran's assistance you can get?

Hope to hear some good news from you.

Cheers
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Post by: Jdbiker on June 11, 2018, 10:09:10 PM
Get the cataract op done and the ST sorted Kev, too early to call it a day. All the best wishes🤓
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Post by: ppopeye on June 12, 2018, 12:31:15 PM


Quote from: Shillas on June 11, 2018, 07:36:30 PM (http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=11010.msg1239036#msg1239036)<blockquote>Hi Kev,

Get on that list and push as much as you can to get to the top of the list.  :angry-old-man-smiley-emoticon

As was said, you've paid your taxes & you've also served this country. Any Veteran's assistance you can get?

Hope to hear some good news from you.

Cheers




Ditto to this from me.


Also. Is there anything we can do to help get the bike ready to ride?

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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 12, 2018, 12:36:05 PM
All good as far as bike goes, just need some time to put it together. It's stored a few blocks away from home, and it's too far for me to walk there.
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Post by: Bloodman on June 12, 2018, 01:42:58 PM
Hey Kev
Is it too early to say "see you soon"  :p

 :blu13left
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 12, 2018, 02:06:31 PM
WAY too early!
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Post by: Gadget on June 12, 2018, 07:45:09 PM
Hi Kev,

Get on that list and push as much as you can to get to the top of the list.  :angry-old-man-smiley-emoticon

As was said, you've paid your taxes & you've also served this country. Any Veteran's assistance you can get?

Hope to hear some good news from you.

Cheers
Actually worth checking with DVA.

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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 12, 2018, 07:52:44 PM
Will be phoning DVA tomorrow, Gary
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Post by: Shillas on June 12, 2018, 08:07:48 PM
 ++
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 12, 2018, 08:10:27 PM
All good, Michael  :like
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Post by: ST1100_GREG on June 13, 2018, 01:02:39 AM
Fingers crossed for you Kev. I also have two types of deafness but cant hear the cure. I did catch a bit of cost then found my feet were moving in rapid succession out the door. What's that you say? 

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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 22, 2018, 10:54:17 AM
All sorted with DVA, am on waiting list for cataracts to be seen to... went back to the dentist last week, but she said I am a slow healer and gums not ready for new teeth yet, has postponed fitting for another couple of months.
That steak I have been craving is still far away, will be 12 months since I have eaten one.  :||||
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Post by: Shiney on June 22, 2018, 08:25:13 PM
Thanks for the update mate, sorry to hear the steak will have to wait :eat
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Post by: Wild Rose on June 22, 2018, 08:35:40 PM
Very good kev you won't know yourself  when you look in the mirror  :hatwave
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Post by: NTRebel on June 22, 2018, 08:38:54 PM
Hey Kev send me the steak and I'll eat for you and give you a bite by bite report on how it went down. :Stirpot :Stirpot :Stirpot :Stirpot
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 22, 2018, 08:40:16 PM
Am feeling better physically with the weight loss, but mentally down in the dumps with loss of mobility, Leo.
... but you already know that feeling  :grin :thumb
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 22, 2018, 08:41:01 PM
Bugger that, Paul  :rofl
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Post by: Kev Murphy on June 22, 2018, 08:43:15 PM
Hows your recovery going, Paul?
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Post by: NTRebel on June 22, 2018, 09:51:18 PM
Waiting on having my right hip replaced if the orthopod ever comes back  from holidays otherwise nott too bad but had to go back to  a cruiser as I can't get on the ST anymore.