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  • Lynne K
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    Dina, John Ealing was the neurologist that I saw in 2016 in Fairfield Hospital Bury as an outreach clinic. He sent me for an MRI on my spine (that showed seriously degenerated discs) and then discharged me. I didn't realise that he'd discharged me. 10 months later I went back to my GP. He was very annoyed that I hadn't received a further appointment so he re-referred me. That time I chose to go to the main hospital in Salford. This was much further but I was treated much better. I've spoken about this previously so I'll leave it there. Lynne
    Last edited by Lynne K; 31 May 2019, 14:50.

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  • Terry
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    Hi Dis;

    Sounds like a few nights of good sleep, not. seams crazy to go straight from one to another hospital.

    Best wishes, Terry

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  • Ellie
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    Hope it all goes well for you.

    Though 'sleep study' is often a misnomer with so many wires and probes attached to you!

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  • Dis1960
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    Dina, the consultant is Ms Chaouch and as soon as we got to Area 3 she appeared and exclaimed “ Mr Douglas you made it today”

    Terry and Ellie
    Both beds are for the sleep study/ breathing tests after I mentioned that my nose is almost permanently blocked with catarrh - 1 bed today at Salford Royal and 1 today or tomorrow at wythenshaw

    So tomorrow I’ll be admitted to Wythenshaw

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  • Gillette
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    Hi Dis,

    Sounds confusing, having the offer of a bed in both hospitals. I would suggest you ring the MND nurses to ask them to explain. Do you have their telephone number?

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Dis1960 View Post
    The other problem is an increase in CO2 level in my blood so the idea is to be an inpatient to try the mask mechanism and if that works a PEG could follow
    Douglas, did you ever get to do the sleep study? I know the date was changed a few times but you had a date of 22nd May but obviously that didn't happen or it did and, based on the test results, they think you'll benefit from using non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and will give you a BiPAP machine, the most popular brand being 'Nippy'.

    Either way, it's good to have the inpatient back-up when first using NIV and you may even get a feeding tube, given you're there anyway. Have you a choice of hospital or are they two different admissions? I didn't really understand that bit

    Don't let them forget about your weight loss - that's really important!!

    Love Ellie.
    Last edited by Ellie; 30 May 2019, 13:34.

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  • Terry
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    Hi Dis;

    I can only think that they are going to do sleeping tests on you and then see how you get on on a breathing machine.

    Have you asked about a feeding tube? could it be for that.

    I would find out what you're going in for.

    Love Terry

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  • Dis1960
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    I’m bemused I’ve been offered an inpatient bed at Salford AND at Wythenshaw...does this mean I’m far iller than I feel ?

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  • Lynne K
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    I have the C9ORF72 faulty gene too Dis.' I go to Salford Royal MND clinic too to Amina Chaouch's clinic. My next appointment is a Wednesday afternoon in August. My husband now pushes me from my motability car that's parked with luck in a disabled bay but when not available he parks me in the foyer from the drop off point and then goes to find a parking space. A bit off topic, sorry. Lynne

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  • Gillette
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    Hi Dis,

    Which consultant did you see? I saw John Ealing, plus his two students. I was quite late going in but it didn't matter as he always gives the time you need. We were also talking about Salford and Wythenshawe and I now have an appointment with Dr Bacari (?) on 03 July about my breathing, before I can have my PEG fitted.

    It was kind of Kathleen to stay with you. She was telling me yesterday that her husband was one of the founders of the organisation.

    It's a shame we didn't know we were both going to be at the clinic, we could have had a chat.

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  • Dis1960
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    Hello Dina, we must have been in the same Area 3 seating area

    We got the patient/hospital transport In/out but only got there after 2 and left after 6 ( a lovely MNDA Volunteer Kathleen? sat with us )

    Salford / Wythenshaw were discussed at great length and I now understand more what Graham meant about Salford Royal

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  • Dis1960
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    Indeed Barrie and Ellie but all initially said was a different dietician would be in touch.
    They were more about genetic counselling as I was told I have the C9orf72 mutation

    The other problem is an increase in CO2 level in my blood so the idea is to be an inpatient to try the mask mechanism and if that works a PEG could follow

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  • Gillette
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    Originally posted by Dis1960 View Post
    Clinic today

    Weight in December 90.1kgh
    Weight today 68.7kg
    Hi Dis, I was at the clinic in Salford this afternoon. When they weighed me it seemed that I had put on 18 kg! My body is telling a different story.

    Did you know that they have a Meet and Greet system at Salford Royal? They have a group of volunteers, one of whom will meet you at your car or taxi and then they will use one of the hospital wheelchairs to take you to your appointment. When you have finished at the clinic, the staff ring through for one of the volunteers to collect you.

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  • nunhead_man
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    Hi Dis

    Originally posted by Dis1960 View Post
    Now I’ve got an appointment on 27th March at cardiorespiratory for a sleep study test...... we asked about posting the test back and that is only done if the test was requested by a GP.
    I have been involved in this game as my neurologist wanted a baseline for my breathing, so they could notice when it changed. I had 2 tests and both involved getting the unit back to the testing people at Kings in my case after the test.

    I am lucky as my wife works there and she was able to drop the unit off on her way into her own unit, which set me wondering as to whether you might have a neighbour who works in or near the hospital?

    Warmly

    Andy

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  • Ellie
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    Did someone you saw come up with a plan to stop and reverse your weight loss Douglas?

    You don't need me to tell you that losing nearly a quarter of your body weight isn't good

    Love Ellie.

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