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  • Deb
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    Hi Douglas,

    Well done for your perseverance and patience with the mask. You should feel proud of yourself. However, the food doesn't sound like home standards so I really hope you get home soon.

    Love Debbie x

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  • Gillette
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    Oh dear, Douglas, something tells me you are not happy with the hotel you've been booked into. Seriously, though, I can understand your frustration with how things are going. I do hope things improve on all fronts and you are soon able to return home.

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  • Dis1960
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    So after another 8 hours overnight in the mask I haven’t heard anything about the CO2 levels

    And yes breakfast was Toffee Vitality yoghurt and a cup of tea

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  • Dis1960
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    Kayleigh, the choice for breakfast is of various cereals from cornflakes to all bran, porridge or toast but yogurt can be requested

    The soft menu main meals manage to look and taste weird e.g. tuna bake which is tasteless e.g. mac’n’cheese which had no discernible cheese content. The small baked potato is good as are the small tubs of ice cream
    Last edited by Dis1960; 3 June 2019, 07:41.

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Douglas,

    Toffee yogurt with mashed banana is my favourite breakfast - yummy! ... and if you add some whipped cream, it tastes almost like a banoffe pie! LOL

    I know the NHS isn't renowned for offering a wide selection of menu options - but hopefully they are giving you more than just yogurt to eat!

    I hope everything is going well with the ventilation and mask.

    Best wishes
    Kayleigh

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  • Gillette
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    Originally posted by Dis1960 View Post
    This evening they used toffee yogurt YUK
    Oh, yeuch...

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  • Dis1960
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    Originally posted by Gillette View Post
    but my BP would go sky high at the thought of having to eat strawberry yoghurt!
    This evening they used toffee yogurt YUK

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  • Gillette
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    Hi Douglas,

    Good news that you are tolerating the mask so well.

    As for your BP, "White Coat Syndrome" is a well-known phenomenon. I don't have White Coat Syndrome but my BP would go sky high at the thought of having to eat strawberry yoghurt!

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  • Ellie
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    That's great re tolerating the mask overnight Douglas - it should make a positive difference to your overall wellbeing by increasing your energy levels, appetite and improving your emotional state.

    I'm the same re BP! Put the cuff on me in a hospice, hospital, or even by my GP in my own home, and my BP shoots up

    If you do have sustained high BP, at least it's easily and successfully treated with meds.

    Any mention of fitting a feeding tube during this inpatient stay?

    Take care.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Terry
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    That is good to last 8 hours, dis,

    Tell us what pressures etc, it won't mean a lot to me but handy to have a record and Ellie knows About it.

    I reckon your blood pressure issues are mostly to the stress.

    Love Terry

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  • Dis1960
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    I think it’s being in hospital as the GP didn’t voice any concern about BP

    Well I tolerated 8 hours in the mask until woken for blood pressure readings and blood gases sample from the ear lobe

    For today the pressure from the Nippy 4 has been upped a smidgen and I’ve got through a test hour with that OK

    Oh and the b.p. medication is administered in spoonfuls Of strawberry yogurt

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  • Terry
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    Hi Dis,

    Hope you are getting on with the mask. See if there's any pressure areas and ask their advice about it and any other concerns.

    Have you developed higher blood pressure since you have been in there?

    Would not be surprised because its hard and stressful for many of us in hospital.

    Love Terry

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  • Lynne K
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    Sorry about that Dis. Hope that medication sorts it out. Lynne

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  • Dis1960
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    It never rains does it..now high blood pressure

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  • Terry
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    Originally posted by Dis1960 View Post
    I mentioned that my nose is almost permanently blocked with catarrh
    Hi Dis,

    Nice they changed your mattress when you were reasonably comfortable.

    Sometimes our noses get blocked because we breathe through our mouth when asleep.

    Love Terry

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