Nearly the end

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by peter palmer, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

    Sat in hospital tonight, not because of a work injury but withwith really high blood pressure.

    I was told I had it about 2 years ago but idiotically stupidly ignored it and in the last few days I've had some really severe headaches. Ummed and arred this morning about driving to casualty today and luckily went. First reading 260/160,

    Had some tablets and it started to come down a bit bit when I was transferred to the war I had a fit apparently, foaming at the mouth I'm told. When I came round I didn't know anythong, couldn't answer any questions, didn't even know the year. Couldn't remember how I got there, that was awful.

    Had the full works today, needles stick all over me, brain scan. But I'll tell you what, no matter how hard you think you are, that few seconds when the doctor came back with the brain scan results was the most traumatic wait of my life, thankfully all clear. Worst not is after a fit I can't drive for 6 months.

    Stay safe out there.

    Can't be arsed to alter the spelling mistakes I'm sure you get the jist.
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  2. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    That's a real bummer mate. All sounds ok now though. Hope it works out.

    Did they tell you to lose weight and cut down drink?
  3. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    Sounds like you just had a loose wire, now tightened up you should be fine. :D:D:D:D

    Seriously though, about 15 years ago I thought I was having an heart attack rushed to hospital and put on all sorts of equipment, was I scared, you bet I was, but luckily I was all good and haven't had anything like it since.

    Fingers crossed you'll be the same. :)
  4. screwfix.peter

    screwfix.peter Administrator Staff Member

    All the best from all at Screwfix

    Take care
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  5. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Hope things improve soon for you Peter.
  6. All the best Peter, try and slow down for a bit and things get better soon.
  7. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

    Cheers everyone, yea loose weight, stopped drinking anyway in case that was causing the headaches and meant to say I've put my back out getting up of the cat scanner, in agony with that now.
  8. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Peter, I know what it is like. My wife has secondary breast cancer of the spine and we live with the prospects daily.

    I really hope you make a full recovery.

    Good luck buddy!
  9. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Pete
  10. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    All the best Peter. I'm sure you're in good hands.
  11. dinkydo

    dinkydo Screwfix Select

    All the best Peter & keep positive and if possible keep us posted
  12. Rulland

    Rulland Screwfix Select

    Look after yourself dude, you're no good to anyone dead:rolleyes:
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Similar here Peter, 220/160 ignored it for 2 years as bad health only happens to someone else ............2 strokes 4 years ago in one week certainly wakes you up for life style changes, hopefully the warning signs are well and truly on board now. Slow down bro:)

    Certainly cannot fault the care and respect I was given by the NHS staff, well and truly 1st class.
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  14. sams

    sams Member

    i recently had the free NHS health check blood pressure 180/80. Was put on medication, change of diet plenty of exercise good food (omega 3 especially) Bp now down to around 140/70.

    Best of luck
  15. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    About 20 years ago, I was doing 110+ hours a week, eating badly, lots of stress etc. I kept pushing myself, more and more then started to get heart palpitations and eventually went to see a doctor.

    Of all the sobering things was when he went through the lifestyle checklist and before he got through the first page, ripped it up and said it was pointless continuing as most things so far were in the red. I knew what the answer was before the GP said it - change or reduce your life.

    So all the best Peter plenty more life to live and at a much slower pace.
  16. sams

    sams Member

    Once heard a Doctor on TV say "if we could prescribed dogs on the NHS we would" . Get a dog get walking , my dog is my best form of medication, walk 2 miles every night with him
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  17. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Speedy recovery matey. Can't be too careful with HBP Can cause strokes, even heart failure, Any meds the doc gives you once you leave hospital, tek em, religiously.
  18. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Take care of your health Peter.
    Had a couple of scares myself.
    Change your lifestyle and food and drink habits.
    Do it all in a way you enjoy and you will succeed.
    Blood pressure will go even higher in stressful situations, such as being taken into hospital, so monitor your bp yourself by purchasing a monitor to verify actual readings
  19. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Glad you are basically Ok Peter.
    Get well soon.:)
    Remember when on their death bed, no one has ever said!
    "I wish I had spent more time in work" !!

    You do realise that HIGH BP and foaming at the mouth and having fits is just a contra indication of talking about Brexit :p
  20. ramseyman

    ramseyman Screwfix Select

    Best wishes for a quick recovery and years and years more on the forum!

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