• pakkasham replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 2 months ago

    And mental health services are facing similar problems
    This article is 2 yrs old and things are getting worse.

  • pakkasham replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 2 months ago

    40% of NHS Walk-in centres have closed since 2010.
    We have seen a loss of 14,000 NHS beds, to date.
    How many A&E departments are being closed or downgraded?
    The number of District Nurses in England has been cut by 28%.

    Why repeatedly cut funding for social care, particularly for vulnerable elderly people when it has been recognised that the…[Read more]

  • pakkasham replied to the topic Slightly panicking in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 3 months ago

    Obviously i can’t stop you worrying but almost the same thing happened to me when i had a brain hemorrhage over here . The doctors didn’t think i could understand them but from what i gathered afterwards it was normal for the neurologists to discuss each case together and in my case they wanted a second opinion from a more specialist unit in…[Read more]

  • Completely agree with everything thus far. If I really needed to get myself moving and had no motivation then I’d plan a walk to somewhere I could enjoy a nice tasty meal, a bit of shopping then walk back. You’ll know best what distance you can manage but if I’m not sure how I’m feeling then I’ll plan a route with bus stops just in case.

    When I…[Read more]

  • pakkasham replied to the topic NHS spending in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 3 months ago

    I know it’s deeply controversial but the NHS maybe needs to charge for somethings to get them better without burden to the tax payer .
    For instance food you eat at home why should you not pay to eat in hospital .
    They would get away with serving the food that I was served if people had to pay for it.

  • Our carbon monoxide alarm wasn’t going off – but the smoke alarm was chirping occasionally for a couple of hours at a time. Please, do get your boiler checked. Ours is, every year, but this still happened – and less than 6 months after the boiler was serviced.

  • I wonder if she is still rather in the ‘stunned’ stage of enjoying her new found wealth and doesn’t realise that she is becoming rather insufferable endlessly talking about her money. I can’t believe that she let you pay for lunch at the pub, it should have been her treat for you!
    I would tell her straightforwardly, that you would love her to…[Read more]

  • I had similar a few weeks ago…I was actually losing my balance and falling over at one point… and was told it was possibly due to ear crystals! I was given the link to the video below with exercises to help and since I did it I’ve been fine.

    Just to warn you though if it is to do with ear crystals then when you turn your head to the side…[Read more]

  • I finally took and passed my test with one minor at the age of 38. I’d ridden little motorbikes for years so was pretty confident. Get the best instructor you can find. I paid £30 for mine but only needed 3 lessons as he was just so good. Worth every penny!

  • Once…..

    I hated the job, I hated the people there. I was bloody miserable.

    Holiday was outside term time only, students had finished although the term technically did not for another couple of weeks. Other staff were allowed holiday (if the face fitted, the rules seemed to be made of rubber!). I was not allowed to take a days holiday. I didn’t…[Read more]

  • pakkasham replied to the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 5 months ago

    I don’t drink alcohol at all, much to my OH’s delight as he never has to worry about whose driving home but as a teenager I knew many adults who would drink and drive without giving it a second thought but I am glad to say that I now have a 19 year old son who passed his test at 17 and I always make a point of telling him not to think of having a…[Read more]

  • pakkasham started the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 5 years, 5 months ago

    Why do people do it?!
    (This is mostly a rhetorical question – unless there’s anyone here who will admit to it and is happy to explain why)
    Either on the night or the morning after, I know more people who get behind the wheel and drive than I do those who will actively not drink because they have to drive. It makes me really cross! Is it just…[Read more]

  • I’m so glad that you are beginning to feel a bit better. Sometimes when we are used to coping with everything that life throws at us, we can hardly believe that we have reached breaking point and don’t understand how ill we really are. It can take outsiders, such as the GP to give us ‘permission’ to be ill before we can stop for long enough to get…[Read more]

  • I’ve just been signed off for 2 weeks. Partly as I had to increase a pain medication which will might make me drowsy and a bit out of it, but mainly because the GP is worried about my mental health. Different set of more tangible stressors in my case, but nonetheless it would seem its all just gotten too much for me to cope with and I need a bit…[Read more]

  • See a physio or podiatrist.