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1 Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:13

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
i've just been to a Hospital appointment, i have had blocked sinuses for years and have now been offered an operation to clear them.

The issue is that one of the side effects the Doctor mentioned was that it could affect the sight in my eye if they are too heavy handed or make a mistake, although the Doctor did say there was only a less than 1% chance of this happening.

As some of you know i only have sight in my left eye and the operation would be on my sinuses on the left side of my face, so if something did go wrong i would be completely blind.

Mrs Pig thinks it's not worth the risk even at such a low percentage and i can see her point so do i live with my blocked sinuses or take the chance?

What would you do?

2 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:14

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Less than 1%.. nowt to worry about

3 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:19

Norpig

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that's what i thought but the wife is dead against it. Knowing my luck i would be the 1%

Do you like my new avatar by the way Boggers?  Laughing

4 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:25

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
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Only just spotted that Very Happy

5 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:30

finlaymcdanger


Andy Walker
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What's their alternative solution if you decide against the op? Think I'd be tempted to try that first.

1% sounds like too much of a gamble to me, especially in your case. 1 in 100 people lose their sight after that procedure.

6 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:33

Sluffy

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Only you can decide this one mate, being your sight at risk.

I had a minor operation myself recently and was told there was a 1% chance that something horrible might happen to me but told them to go ahead anyway - and I'm still here.

I'm guessing any operation carries some form of risk and the hospitals have to cover themselves legally by pointing this out (and getting you to sign the forms of indemnity).

There is no doubt you will be fine if you go ahead but as I say only you can make that decision.

If things do turn out bad for you though I guess we could do a talkbook version of Nuts for you with Natasha voicing the women parts, Boggers playing the bad guy and Johnny providing the long silences!

Very Happy





(Only joking folks before it all kicks off again!)

7 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 16:57

boltonbonce

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As Sluffy said,they have to cover themselves. I recently bought some cough linctus,and the possible side effects were on a list as long as your arm.
It's probably going to be fine,but it sows a seed of doubt that's hard to shake off.
Only you can decide. Taking medical advice from me wouldn't be the most sensible option.

8 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 17:10

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Is an operation the only treatment?

Is there nothing else available alternative?

I'm guessing that this is much worse than taking a usual dose of sudafed or similar.

9 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 17:49

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
i've tried courses of antibiotics and treatment with steroid drops and sprays. they work for a while then it comes back just the same. i use a saline solution to wash out my sinuses every morning which helps for a few hours then back to normal.

I'm going to have to think about it more i think, the op may not be for a few months so i have time to decide

10 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 19:52

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
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Not a nice position to be in. The big weigh up is the risk of the op going tits up or being able to put up with the problem period and keep your site., however low the risk. Nobody can make the decision for you, and your wife is right to be mithered, but it is your call.
Good luck in whatever you choose.

11 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 20:15

Chairmanda

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Andy Walker
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Feel for you piggers. If someone sold you a lottery ticket with a 1% chance of winning, you'd discount it as not gonna happen. However, if the same 1% is applied to potentially losing your sight, it appears a huge risk. Like Soul Kitchen, I wish you luck in whatever you choose.

12 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 20:35

Natasha Whittam

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Norpig wrote:What would you do?

If the blocked sinuses were having an impact on my quality of life I would have the operation, absolutely no doubt.

If it was just a minor irritant I wouldn't bother.

I hope it works out for you, I'm sure it will.

p.s. have you considered the urine from the bedpans is causing your blocked sinuses? Ask for a promotion to pot washer.

13 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 21:21

BoltonTillIDie

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
Like Nat says depends how much of a problem it was

14 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 22:22

Lard Lad

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Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
More risk from the Anesthetic.

15 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 22:41

finlaymcdanger


Andy Walker
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
Norpig wrote:What would you do?

I hope it works out for you, I'm sure it will.

p.s. have you considered the urine from the bedpans is causing your blocked sinuses? Ask for a promotion to pot washer.

Nat's softening up

16 Re: Advice needed on Wed Jan 25 2017, 22:42

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
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thanks everyone. i'm going to mull it over for a while. It is irratating but i have been living with this for years and probably could continue to do so.

The thought of being blind does cross my mind from time to time anyway, that's one of the issues with only having sight in one eye, the dread of something happening to my good eye. I wouldn't want to miss seeing my kids growing up and becoming a burden (even more than now  Very Happy) to the long suffering Mrs Pig

17 Re: Advice needed on Thu Jan 26 2017, 07:55

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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Hope whatever you choose works for you. have you tried doing some research on the internet about the risks of the procedure? 1% sounds suspiciously like a rough estimate of the risk. Also some hospitals have better stats than others although I am not sure how you can find this out without asking someone in the medical profession.

18 Re: Advice needed on Thu Jan 26 2017, 12:37

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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Sorry I'm late to this, only just read it.

As everyone else has said, mate, it's your call and if I'm completely honest, if I were in your shoes, I'm not sure I'd take that gamble.

Whatever you decide, I hope it all works out well.

19 Re: Advice needed on Thu Jan 26 2017, 14:19

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Hard one to call Mr Pig, but that's an incredibly low percentage. However, its your call, and I wish you well, whatever you decide.

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