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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 am
So, came here mostly to get my sore bits checked out and have a holiday.

You've seen some of the results of the holiday, including a 9 year old learner driver.

When I arrived, I was to get an MRI the following day, but it fell through because the machine wasn't working....

So yesterday was a mad dash of here there and everywhere.

1st was Professor who specialises in thyroid function.

UK docs don't give much of a fark by all accounts. Here, they took bloods and 90 minutes later they have the results. That's correct 90 minutes!!

Turns out I am low on two of the hormones the thyroid produces, but doc only treating one (Thyroxin tablets) and the other one can keep falling until I get a bit useless.

Been prescribed something unpronounceable twice a day for rest of my miserable....

Also found I am overweight (hmm, how could I have missed this... Embarassed ) because I am low on some other things, so got scripts for that too. I have been prescribed pills to help lose weight (these work alongside the thyroid tablets).

I am 77% muscle mass, which isn't too bad I suppose Rolling Eyes

Anyhoo, went for more blood tests to see if I need a dye injected pre MRI, I didn't. More pain for nothing...well, actually it cost several euro's Mad

Last night, MRI was torture. Wen't into it and knew immediately this would be bad, but I gritted what is left of my teeth and got on with it. The pain was friggin awful, ironically in the very thing they were MRI-ing to find the cause of the pain Shocked Sad It was a twenty minute session. The spinal one was for an hour....

I was placed on the same table, different set up. I lay down, was squished into the table shape, they put something under my arm to try and ease the shoulder pain and some cage over my head and I was inserted into the torpedo tube like some fat missile... I lasted 30 seconds Crying or Very sad The pain was so bad in my shoulder I knew I wouldn't manage a minute, let alone an hour. Out I came to an angry missus and a crying child (he worries so much).

I don't get claustrophobic in general, but the pain, the cage, the sides of the machine pressing into my arms & making my shoulder ache just made me panic.

So, they got my shoulder, but the main thing is my spine, namely the C6 vertebra needs MRI'd to find the cause of the constant sometimes crippling pain. I KNOW the feckin answer, 2 tonnes of steel crushed me, Raigmore hospital couldn't be arsed doing a secondary check.

Most A&E hospitals do the primary check of the major injuries, then think through what could be secondary effects of the accident such as 2 tonnes of steel breaking ankle & leg, landing on one side of body causing badly bruised ear & head as well as complaints of possible broken ribs, what should we imagine could have gone wrong??

Raigmore denied I even had a head injury, regardless I have the proof, which I will post and see what you guys think...

I digress.

So wife has spent whole morning here (2hrs ahead of UK) calling and we're going to the 1st hospital who have now fixed their machine to get measured to see if I will fit in their slightly bigger machine... Watch this space Arrow

So, over here you pay and you get service. Not only that, you get epic excellent service. Smiling happy staff with a vast knowledge of their game and results almost immediately. No waiting months or years for an appointment, no waiting weeks for results, no fecking around in general. I like it. Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 am


Anyone see anything that may be obvious signs of a head injury?

Not Raigmore 🙄

So if they couldn't see the gate had walloped my head, ending up with it sitting on my arm which was pressing into my ribs, what hope did I have?

However, I might fit in the new MRI scanner and we'll see exactly what has been damaged. That's all I ever wanted, to see what is gubbed so it can be fixed.

Not much to ask really, it it chaps? 🤔

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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:39 am
Be cool and calm andoo. It ain't gonna be nice being inside that machine but it's important. Big deep slow breaths, calm thoughts. Relax. It's important. Be still and calm.
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:46 am
Keep going young Sir!

You may well find that your extra weight stopped the 2 ton gate doing even more damage. That's my excuse!

Are the legal things sorted following your accident? I assume MRI scan and doctors evidence can be used if not?

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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:12 am
Oh, not what I was expecting ...

Lithuanian News ..... (as I expected)

There is heavy congestion on the road from Gusaubabbaski to Anansfnalk, as a herd of cows has had a pile up just before the cattle grid.

A family of 24 living in a 1 bedroom house have celebrated the fact that they have gathered enough wood to build a second bedroom.

The local Police in Jakjfgkgngnant are celebrating, as yesterday, 1220 cars were stopped, and 13 were found to be roadworthy. This is an increase of over 50% since the last time such a survey was carried out in 1985.

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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 am
hugh121 wrote:Keep going young Sir!

You may well find that your extra weight stopped the 2 ton gate doing even more damage. That's my excuse!

Are the legal things sorted following your accident? I assume MRI scan and doctors evidence can be used if not?


That indeed was the general consensus of opinion at the time, if I had been less of a person I'd be a ghostie right now.... affraid

Nothing is sorted yet, they are waiting to see what is wrong with my shoulder. Me an all Rolling Eyes

Crix, I was super calm while getting the shoulder done. I imagined all the noises was me belting down the motorway with a set of AG 2G quad laser cannons fitted to my bike, shooting the holy shit out of every dick in an Audi or VW who didn't indicate, driving too close, not using their mirror and other infarctions I could think up Laughing Laughing

However, I could feel the machine squashing my right arm to the point where it was cutting off the blood supply and the pins & needles were horrible (like when you wake up having fallen asleep on your arm). But the pain of lying flat and trying to hold my left arm straight at my side (something I haven't been able to do for more than a minute or so since the accident) was sheer torture. Coupled with the fact part of my deltoid was ripped off and sits on my shoulder, so it was cramping like a bastard too. I couldn't get off the damn table after that. The lad there was epic nice though. Hauled me up as if I weighed a mere 120Kg (I've lost 6Kg since end of May Cool Very Happy )...

We're off now to get measured.

Wish me luck sunny
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 am
Haha, I thought that post was very funny LK.

All the very best of luck Andoo!
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 am
If getting in the MRI scanner is an issue, there is such a thing as an open/upright MRI scanner. Basically there's a chair (similar to a dentist's chair) that has two large semi-circular bits of metal at either side (the scanner itself). There's plenty of room and it's not claustrophobic as there's no scanner above or below the chair. Our lass went to the centre in Leeds last year for a scan as she simply can't handle going into a tunnel scanner. It was £600 for the session, but we got the imaging we needed.

https://www.uprightmri.co.uk

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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:13 pm
EffEff wrote:If getting in the MRI scanner is an issue, there is such a thing as an open/upright MRI scanner. Basically there's a chair (similar to a dentist's chair) that has two large semi-circular bits of metal at either side (the scanner itself). There's plenty of room and it's not claustrophobic as there's no scanner above or below the chair. Our lass went to the centre in Leeds last year for a scan as she simply can't handle going into a tunnel scanner. It was £600 for the session, but we got the imaging we needed.

https://www.uprightmri.co.uk

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Went to a major hospital and they have an up to date Siemens machine (see LK, humour aside, this country is far superior to UK in many many facets) where I fitted in just fine. Back tonight at 19:30.

Some cash will change hands and all parties involved will be very very happy with the outcome Cool

En route back to the apartment, saw the aftermath of a serious crash between a cock in a Porsche and a lesser (but still a) cock in an Astra.

The only two things I'd change immediately if I were put into government, slow down the cunts and increase the distance between all vehicles Mad

They simply cannot think quick enough for the speed they drive in built up areas. Cuuunts the lot of them.

They can tell I'm foreign because I stick to the speed limits, leave a proper gap, indicate, stay in lane and let people in & out as well as wave "thanks" for whatever (something unheard of over here...why would you thank someone for allowing you out Rolling Eyes ).
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Well, torture over. It was very very painful, but I managed to stay still for the entire session...phew Embarassed

We'll collect the results tomorrow. The machine was super modern, Siemens. Made for the "American" market, so to speak, so Spot and me would fit Embarassed

Anyway, meant to tell you chaps. The thyroid prof told me there is a lot of Estrogen in beer, along with fat (like the equivalent of a half pack of butter per litre Shocked Shocked ) and something else.

It hasn't put me off, but I'll be cutting down...a lot Embarassed

Gin is the "worst" for your liver, Russian Vodka being the least harmful, but still very bad.

Can't do anything enjoyable these days Rolling Eyes

Drive fast and have fun is all that is left....so far! Except in Londung Suspect
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Take it easy now lad. I don't want ANT more comments about driving standards and cuuunts on the road and all that. You are still on holiday, just feckin HOLIDAY it.
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:20 pm
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Direct Order from Dr Crixelbergen

Speaking of which ...

Those tablets you sent me .... is there any antidote ???? Stiff for 3 days I was !!!
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Re: Lithuania News

on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Have you taken them all already?! It was one per WEEK!
Didn't you read the directions on the back of the Enormodong Ultra 1000MG?
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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:47 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:Have you taken them all already?! It was one per WEEK!
Didn't you read the directions on the back of the Enormodong Ultra 1000MG?

Oppppssss

Also, unrelated (possibly) .... Teeps wife has said can you please send her some painkillers - it hurts when she walks !!!
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on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Must be unrelated?

I'll prescribe her an anti-estageagenty cream.
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Re: Lithuania News

on Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 am
LKsOK wrote:
MegaCrixel wrote:
Direct Order from Dr Crixelbergen

Speaking of which ...

Those tablets you sent me .... is there any antidote ????   Stiff for 3 days I was !!!

Lucky you! I've been stiff since the accident Shocked Mad Exclamation Question
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