My names, Richard and I live in Stoke-on-Trent. For the past 2-years I've been trying to raise awareness of Liver Disease within our local area. I am looking to find some retired ex NHS works who many be interested in helping me raise awareness. On the 2nd October I have the British Liver Trust's "Love your Liver" campaign roadshow coming to Hanley and I need to try and get the word out.
Obesity in our area is higher than the national average at around 68.2% and 36.7% of children between 10 and 11 years. Obesity is the key risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 26.1% of people over 16 in our area are regular alcohol drinkers, I'm looking to find anyone who misses their past nursing career and who would like to be involved in this worthwhile campaign, Please kindly let me know.
I have just been diagnosed with Morton's neuroma, which was triggered in March caused by wearing a pair of high heels to a wedding!
In Morton's neuroma, a nerve in the foot becomes irritated and thickened, which can cause severe pain.
The condition can occur in one foot or both feet. It usually affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes, but sometimes the second and third toes are affected.
Morton's neuroma can occur at any age, but most often affects middle-aged women. This may be because women tend to wear tight or high-heeled shoes that can put pressure on the feet.
It's also increasingly seen in runners, possibly because of the increased pressure on the toes that occurs when running.
Have you had it? What treatment have you had? Has it gone away?
As a 55-year-old stroke survivor and stroke hitting more people at a younger age I am surprised there isn't more on here to do with stroke, stroke survivors rely on somewhere safe to be able to chat with all kinds of people.
Recently, I heard a programme on the radio, the gist was that constant background noise pollution can damage your health and even shorten your life. It simply isn't relaxing that's for sure. I can remember being at boarding school in Kent, ages ago of course and it was just silent at night and at times during the day, not even aircraft. It is very difficult to find peace and quiet these days.
My husband went to the GP in October and within the next three months he had MRI and biopsy only to find that he had cancer and in January had an op to remove his prostate. All this happened so quickly that we were a little shell shocked at the outcome. At the end of this month we will be going back for the results regarding the cancer found. I would like to say to everyone out there to get the test for prostate cancer, men, my husband had no symptoms! Ladies enourage your men to go and get it done! Also we cannot fault the treatment we have had from the NHS, the medical staff and their care was excellent.
Barely a day goes by when the NHS is not in the online press for one crisis or another. The Independent sees aggressive privatisation if we sign a trade deal with America. What are the implications of that course of action, especially considering the Americans can't sort out an affordable national health service? Why is our NHS always strapped for cash? And do we think the State should rise to the occasion and cough up more of what is, after all, our money? Boris's claim to feed the NHS £350 million a week extra when we don't contribute to the EU anymore amounts to 18 billion and some. Do we feel this would improve services and pay and conditions for NHS staff - that is badly needed!