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Had the camera down the throat malarkey this morning. It went via my nose and had a good rummage around the old gullet.

Took about two minutes and found no abnormalities.
Not looking forward to the bill though.*

Seems I have a reflux problem, common at my age, and all I have to do is take some meds and cut down on alcohol, fizzy drinks, strong coffee and tea and spicy food and take care not to eat for 2 hours before bedtime.

I can easily manage all this. ;)


*Oh yeah, it's all paid for out of my taxes. :cool:
 

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Had the camera down the throat malarkey this morning. It went via my nose and had a good rummage around the old gullet.

Took about two minutes and found no abnormalities.
Not looking forward to the bill though.*

Seems I have a reflux problem, common at my age, and all I have to do is take some meds and cut down on alcohol, fizzy drinks, strong coffee and tea and spicy food and take care not to eat for 2 hours before bedtime.

I can easily manage all this. ;)


*Oh yeah, it's all paid for out of my taxes. :cool:
Ive suffered with a hiatus hernia for years which causes reflux, this is easily treated with gastro-supressants, i take one a day and have no issues with any food or drink now :)
 

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Ive suffered with a hiatus hernia for years which causes reflux, this is easily treated with gastro-supressants, i take one a day and have no issues with any food or drink now :)

Brilliant, thank you! :)
Techy reckons once you start on those you're stuck with them forever. Can't see a problem there.

He was also disgruntled to hear that the doctor hadn't advised me to lose weight as he's always told that. :chuckle:
 

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cut down on alcohol
Sounds like a terrible thing for the doctor to tell you to do!

Thing is though is that pretty much every doctor will tell every patient to 'cut down on alcohol', even if you only have a glass of 'Bucks Fizz' at Christmas.
 

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Brilliant, thank you! :)
Techy reckons once you start on those you're stuck with them forever. Can't see a problem there.

He was also disgruntled to hear that the doctor hadn't advised me to lose weight as he's always told that. :chuckle:
Maybe, i have to take them for life but i get a 2 month prescription so its not too expensive on the prescription charges
 

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Sounds like a terrible thing for the doctor to tell you to do!

Thing is though is that pretty much every doctor will tell every patient to 'cut down on alcohol', even if you only have a glass of 'Bucks Fizz' at Christmas.
So true.

I did one of those 'Are you an alcoholic?' quizzes a few years ago on a reputable health-themed site.

Whatever answers I gave short of indicating lifelong teetotalism invoked a bollocking for drinking too much.

One G'n'T a week - 'Keep an eye on your consumption! Make a note of how many units you drink!'

Doesn't inspire confidence
 

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No, not since Daddy (a Christmas and Birthdays drinker) is on the red on the advice of his Heart doctor...
 

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Indeed.

And 'Make a note of how many units you drink'......? I'd be writing a book.
 

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I'm getting a new electricity meter on Friday so I spent most of the day clearing out the cupboard where the meter is. Chucked out loads of boxes and had a little voice going through my head saying "Oh that's good cardboard... that might come in handy."
 

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I'm getting a new electricity meter on Friday so I spent most of the day clearing out the cupboard where the meter is. Chucked out loads of boxes and had a little voice going through my head saying "Oh that's good cardboard... that might come in handy."
I too love cardboard. It's great for packing, crafts, rolling up into a tube and shouting at people down, hours of fun.
 

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I'm getting a new electricity meter on Friday so I spent most of the day clearing out the cupboard where the meter is. Chucked out loads of boxes and had a little voice going through my head saying "Oh that's good cardboard... that might come in handy."
My smart meter is the size of my phone, plugs into a wall socket and sits on my hall table next to the house phone.
Come to think of it, am i paying to power my smart meter...hey!
 

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My smart meter is the size of my phone, plugs into a wall socket and sits on my hall table next to the house phone.
Come to think of it, am i paying to power my smart meter...hey!
Make sure you clear out all the cardboard!
 

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I too love cardboard. It's great for packing, crafts, rolling up into a tube and shouting at people down, hours of fun.
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Went to lunch with a friend to a place we hadn't been to for awhile.
You now have to have the Vic govt ap and to get that you need an Apple Id and I couldn't remember mine so I had to sign in on their computer.
It's changed hands and there's not a lot on the menu now so we chose the hamburgers.
The bits around were nice but the burger was about 2 cm and not really cooked so we just had a nibble at that.
We had wanted to go to a nice Chinese one but that was closed on Tuesdays we were told, just the pokies open there.
 
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