Tuesday, 13 October 2020

NO MORE PLEASE

 'When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions'

Hamlet.

This certainly seems to be the case in this family at the moment.
Penny, Daughter had to have her tonsils out just over a week ago and was just beginning to recover when she took Bo out for a walk and slipped on a muddy bank and broke her ankle and leg bone.

She is now in hospital in a plaster cast


awaiting an op 
As I have mentioned before, she works for BUPA and is lucky that she has private health insurance.

With the NHS she would have to wait at least 3 weeks before they could operate as they have lots of trauma back cases to deal with.
Privately she is getting the op done tomorrow!
The breaks are really bad and require pins and plates and the surgeon has told her that her ankle and leg with never be the same again.
She will have to have another op in 3 months time to remove some of the pins etc.

Can that be right that if you have money you get priority treatment?
I guess life is like that but it makes a little bit cross to think of others in the same boat having to wait in  pain (and she is in a lot of pain) for 3 weeks or more.
So 2 operations in the space of just over a week isn't good but has to be done.

This makes the new clutch required for our car a small worry but still another thing we could do without.

Add that to the daily struggle with Tom's lungs and my joints and you can see that we are not happy bunnies at the moment.
I know it will all pass, it always does but it makes you wonder what will be thrown at us next.


23 comments:

  1. Oh Briony, I'm so so sorry to hear about Penny! My goodness, that poor soul! I wish for her a very speedy recovery. You and your husband continue to be in my prayers as well. Sometimes it does feel like the rain clouds are never going to go away, doesn't it. Hang in there, dear friend! Love~ Andrea xoxo

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  2. Crikey, poor girl. Thank goodness she has the private insurance as the wait doesn't bear thinking about. I hope she recovers pretty quickly. Wrap her up in cotton wool and don't let her move until she can promise not to throw herself in the mud again :-)

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  3. Sorry for you, Briony, you're all having a pretty awful time. I hope things improve a bit soon. Your poor daughter! It's good she's getting the op done so quickly....yes it's wrong that people who don't have private healthcare have to wait so long in comparison, when they've paid via their NI contributions all their lives. But that's the way it is, and it's a very good thing that your daughter can get treated so soon. Take care of yourselves Briony. Xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, love, hugs and prayers for the three of you ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Trouble, sorrow etc always seems to hit us all at once. Pleased she can benefit from her employer. I paid for private insurance for years and my hubby got 2 operations he needed very quickly.

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  6. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Penny's leg. That sounds like a terrible break!

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  7. Sorry to hear about your daughter's accident. It's strange that in adulthood a simple fall can be life changing and NO! money should not be a determining factor in healthcare. That is wrong in my humble opinion. As for joints, I have told you before - Lay off the cannabis!

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  8. Poor Penny.I hope she has someone to look after her when she goes home.As though we havnt enough to worry about with the pandemic.

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  9. So sorry to hear that your daughter is in such pain. It sounds horrible for her, and a worry for you too.
    Regardless of the rights or wrongs, it is very fortunate that she can have it operated on before the break becomes harder to "fix". Sending a hug x

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  10. Oh no, sorry to hear that. I hope waters will be smoother soon! Just as well Penny does work for BUPA in the circumstances.

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  11. Everything comes at once. Hang in there, and be kind to yourself.

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  12. OH, I am so sorry! I sure hope the surgery goes well, and she will be able to get around on crutches. What a shocking thing to happen! What is BUPA?

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    1. Hi Ginny, over here we generally use the NHS for anything medical and it's free. But you may have to wait to get seen. If you can afford it you can take out private Health Insurance and this means that if you are ill you can be seen much quicker. Penny works for a firm called BUPA a medical insurance firm and gets her insurance free as a perk for working for them, otherwise she would just receive the NHS and be waiting for treatment.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope she has a speedy recovery. That is horrible that if you cant' afford private insurance you have to wait. It just doesn't seem right.

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  14. Love,prayers and hugs for you all x

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  15. Waiting lists not helped by people paying jumping the queue. Not an ideal world and the virus doesnt make it any easier.

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  16. Goodness, sorry to hear about your daughter, I hope all goes well with the op.

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  17. Oh my, that is a lot to deal with. Had a broken foot several years ago and things at our age don't heal that quickly. She's younger so that's on her side. Can you get a car without a cluth? My best to you and yours, during these very difficult times.
    Sandy's Space

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  18. I hope she gets the operation quickly and heals well. Hugs from New Zealand.

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  19. Poor girl!!! Isn't it just typical.....everything at once. Very sorry to hear about your daughter but good that she gets the op straight away and will be out of pain soon. That is the way it works here too if you have private insurance it is quicker. It just shouldn't be because after all the National Health is not free(here and in UK) we all pay for it with our taxes and National Insurance contributions! Take care Amanda x

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  20. I am so very sorry to read this. Having your tonsils out as an adult is not nearly as easy as when you're a small child and to deal with that and now this I can't even imagine. Prayers all will go well with her surgery and I do know that once the surgery is done she has all the physical therapy and the pain to go through. That quote from Hamlet is the absolute truth

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  21. So sorry that you are having to go through all this. Hopefully there will be light at the end of the tunnel and you have already reached the peak of misfortune! x

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  22. Very sorry to read about all the troubles in your family. Poor Penny, what an awful thing to happen. I do hope she gets the care she needs and that her recovery isn't too difficult. You and Tom do not need all this stress when you have health problems too. Zip and I will be thinking of you and sending our prayers.

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