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Health thread. by Ken Dunn on 1 December 2009 10:52am
Sitting at home with a headache and trying to read the newspaper I found this quote from Janet Street Porter in the Daily Mail (I actually think it would be more appropriate in the joke book):

Sometimes you get the feeling that the NHS (National Health service) would run so much better if the customers called patients didn't exist.
Re: Health thread. by Spursfan on 1 December 2009 11:21am
Hope your headache is soon better, Ken - I also have a sinus headache. Yukkkkk!

Anyway, I know exactly what she means!

I worked in Youth and Community for the local council and for some years was an Area clerk (the County was at the time split into Districts, which again was split into Areas) - just me and the Area Y & C Officer. Part of my job was to check the youth workers' payclaims - they were part-time and claimed for the hours they did etc, simple if they just did their normal hours but often they did extras like County Footie Comps etc) - which were nearly ALWAYS wrong!! They would claim for things they shouldn't or not claim for things they should etc.

I often used to say to the husband (himself a Youth Leader and Peripatetic Youth Leader) 'my life would be sooooo much easier without youth workers!!' and he would say, 'well without us you aint got a job!!'.

I liked them all really - we were like a little family; well a BIG family actually! When I was promoted and moved into the HQ I missed having the contact and banter with the 'coal face' so's to speak. Yes I worked in a large open office with about a dozen others and had plenty of chat and banter but it wasn't the same without youth workers forever popping in to check something/collect something/drop something off. And they did a presentation for me, bless.
Re: Health thread. by mrsteabag on 1 December 2009 4:44pm
Ken, I'm sure that insurance companies here in the states feel the same way. What nerve the clients have getting ill and making them pay the tab.
You poor loves! Please feel better soon.
I have a cold that makes me wonder if I somehow didn't end up as an unwitting test subject in a germ warfare experiment.

Re: Health thread. by Ken Dunn on 2 December 2009 5:19am
The headache has eased but I'm still waking about 3 or 4. Another couple of days and that should be OK too.
Your cold sounds like a stinker mrst... I take hot honey and lemon mixed, with a paracetamol to relieve bad cold symptoms.
Re: Health thread. by mrsteabag on 2 December 2009 7:00pm
Thanks, Ken. Doing hot tea with honey and homeopathic remedies. I have major problems with cold medications. I either get so wired that I can't sleep for three days, or I'm too stoned to do anything except watch Jerry Springer. Makes perfect sense then.:)
Re: Health thread. by Ken Dunn on 19 May 2011 9:16am
I've brought this forward to keep you up to date on how my leg is doing. It's a painfully uncomfortable at the moment but I'm going to try to get to see about an appointment with a physiotherapist later today.
See the sports topic for more details.
Re: Health thread. by suzulu on 19 May 2011 9:18am
Sorry to hear about your leg, Ken. Hope it improves soon.
Re: Health thread. by Ken Dunn on 19 May 2011 12:02pm
It is easing but that's probably with the Voltarol I'm taking and I've been to see about an appointment with a physiotherapist.
Re: Health thread. by Loretto on 19 May 2011 12:15pm
Hope you feel better soon Ken. The physio should be helpful.
Re: Health thread. by TERRY S on 19 May 2011 3:14pm
Ken, get well soon. Don has a cold (or Hayfever, not sure which), and my goiter is giving me trouble.
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