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sandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
edited January 2015 in Poultry Health and Welfare
May 2015 be a happy,healthy and peaceful year for you all.....including you feathery (and furry ) friends.

Personally I have had a horrible 2014, culminating in an illness which started at the end of October and seemed to plunged to new depths in the last few days.

I'm praying for a brighter 2015, and ask that you disregard any grumpy comments from me at the moment.

Sandie

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  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Sandie, 2015 can only be better (I sincerely hope). Sad to hear that you have been feeling particularly bad over the festive season, it's not a great time to be feeling low. x

    Happy New Year to everyone. Sandie's comments seconded.... a Happy, Healthy 2015 for us all and our feathered and furred friends xx
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Sandie, I do hope you can recover soon. Remember we are all booked in for our Autumn years. We hope to be in line with the sheep for our digestives, beds by the stove etc ;)

    Happy 2015 to all from me too :)
  • undautriundautri Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    heres hoping for a speedy recovery Sandie
    happy new year to all and sundry
    xxxkath
  • doormouse Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Yes...here's hoping for 2015 to be a better one for all...Happy New Year;) !

    When we make it to Sandie's for our retirement however, I think rather than being in line with the sheep, we will be behind them:D picking up the crumbs!:eek: :D !M
  • 275wright275wright Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Yes Happy New Year everyone from me too and I do hope you feel better soon Sandie. A thoroughly horrible day here today so we just sat by the fire and booked a wee holiday, dreaming of summer. xxx
  • sandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Girls, if you're retiring here,I'll see that you get chocolate digestives. Any preferences for milk or plain? Also do you like sloe gin with your digestives?

    I wish I had had a good as service from the NHS as I do from my vet. I developed tinnitus (initially very quiet) after a bit of a cold. Went on to get massive tinnitus and horrific head noises 24/7 with ear pains and pressure. Saw several GPs, given all manner of antibiotics and pain killers. Demanded ENT appt. Saw ENT doc who read 'tinnitus' and decided that was my problem....related to 'hearing loss of ageing'. Ageing....yes....but my hearing was far better than expected on the trace. Symptoms worsened,panic attacks, tearful,many visits to out-of-hours services and eventually A&E....head scanned at 2:00 a.m the week before Xmas.Getting myself a reputation as a bit of a nutter. Requested another ENT opinion from GP....saw him privately 23rd Dec.He diagnosed a resistant sinus infection. More antibiotics. I am told that symptoms could take weeks to settle as the infection had taken such a hold. So currently praying for steady retreat of my Hell's Bells and pressurised head.

    So, back to cooks. keep the healthy with extra rations and pampering.

    Sandie
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Sound like a proper nightmare Sandie. You must have been fearing much worse things too:confused:
    Hope the latest diagnosis proves to be right and sorts you out.


    Oh - and a nice cup of tea for me with my digestives, thank you. ;)

    Hx
  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    That sounds horrendous. You shouldn't even start thinking about your reputation as a 'nutter'.... they do make mistakes... too regularly and the only person really looking out for you is you and your family! Sadly the health service is so busy, you are just another number waiting to be sorted out quickly to keep the sta****tics (why can't I put in the word stat ist tics?) up to standard. Never feel uncomfortable about pushing for more help if you think they have got it wrong..... what a shame that you had to go private in the end to get some real help.
    :( Are you feeling better on the new antibiotics?
  • doormouse Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Hope those antibiotics kick in soon Sandie - what an awful experience for you...I must admit though your Hells Bells analogy couldn't help but make me smile but it must be driving you crazy...take care!;)

    Oh and plain digestives for me with home made ewe's cheese (I'll make the cheese) and I'll have Helen's sloe gin!:D M
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Jules - maybe the censor is dyslexic!!:D ;) :D
  • undautriundautri Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    ooo nasty Sandie and such a worry - no wonder you started getting panic attacks...they can be scarey on their own
    hope the new abs work quickly for you
    Rachel had a bad cold which affected her sinuses then led to a really persistent eye infection...theres some nasty colds and viruses around
    take care xxkath
  • sandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
    edited January 2015
    My tinnitus has gone on with a vengeance, as has my ear pressure feelings etc.

    I left a message with the Consultant I saw privately asking whether I needed to be reviewed....just thinking as how I was wasting my girls' inheritance.

    A major surprise....he rang me up, discussed all the symptoms again in detail and said that I may well benefit from mini grommets (like children have for glue ear)...oh well, thinks I....that's all their inheritance gone. He then said I am just placing your name on the waiting list at THE LOCAL NHS HOSPITAL as there is no reason that I should be paying for the privilege. Could I believe my ears...well, no,they are seriously malfunctioning.....there are no guarantees that it will work....but it may well do so.

    Waiting time 2-4 weeks....at least the sleep that I have under anaesthetic will be welcome if nothing else!

    Sandie
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    It will be interesting to see if that works Sandie. If it does my OH will be making a pest of himself too!
    A relative of mine spent a small fortune on a digital device like a hearing aid, which had to be tweaked by the specialist a few times. It worked really well for a few weeks - then the tinnitus came back again :mad:

    OH was told that apprently the problem is, the noise is not really there, it's just your brain making it up for whatever reason! That seems to be why it cannot be easily cured, as so little is known about the brain.:confused:
  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Really hope that it works Sandie. Your consultant is lovely to get you onto the NHS list instead of pushing you to go private. Sounds like a really horrible condition to have.
  • sandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
    edited January 2015
    It's the worse thing I have ever had...beating the 6 months unable to walk a few years back, the 40 years of abdominal adhesions due to peritonitis etc hands down.....I have described this condition as Living Hell...and that view still stands. The feeling as though I'm descending in a plane after a bad cold, unable to 'click the ears effectively', the hollow muffling of real sounds and most of all the dual leaking fire hydrants in my head have all but driven me crazy....OK a different kind of crazy.

    Anti-depressants,sedatives, increasingly strong painkillers (even offered morphine!), suggestions of need for psychiatric care..... and I consider that I am reasonably articulate and able to describe my condition.

    I am angry with the ENT doc I saw on the NHS who clearly had me diagnosed without wanting to listen to my story and who even misinterpreted his own tests to fir his diagnosis.

    My GP, several other GPs and a few out-of -hours docs. have been great.along with the private Consultant.

    To turn this back a little from my whining to the purpose of the forum. If I am unable to persuade professionals as to what is wrong, think of the plight of our birds/pets/other animals who have no way of communicating their problems.

    If anyone has managed to read their way through this epistle.....thank you for your patience.

    Sandie
  • undautriundautri Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    so sorry to hear youre still suffering Sandie, my thoughts are with you
    i had tinnitus many years ago but it cleared up thankfully ...my doctor thought it was hysterical as when he asked me if id had a knock to the head i said yes- Craig, a baby at the time, had whacked me with one of my mothers little brass bells
    5 years later he was laughing again as i had a bad back ...Rachel had locked herself in my aunties bedroom and i had to kick the door in
    take care Sandie
    xxxxkath
  • doormouse Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Sandie...really hoping your nightmare is coming to an end through that great sounding consultant and a speedy successful operation. Take care!;) M
  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    Do you have a date set for the grommets Sandie?

    Not sure about your GPs sense of humour Kath :(
  • sandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Kath....your GP has a WEIRD sense of humour....is he named Jekyll by any chance?

    I'm expecting a wait of 2-4 weeks, but, on researching grommets, it seems it may make the tinnitus WORSE....if that is possible. Oh heck!

    Hoping you're all keeping well.

    Sandie
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