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Veronica De La Cruz and Trent Reznor raise over $600,000 to help a transplant patient... (who happens to be Veronica's bro.)

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/05/how-to-save-a-life-trent-reznor-raises-over-645k-f.html

See, Twitter IS useful for something. [Big Grin]

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Trent Reznor has a pretty good track record of doing cool things, even if he doesn't have one of these.
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So, if this guys sister wasn't a celebrity, he'd just have been left to die?

/me gives the aussie health-care system a big hug.

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I have to say, TFD, I've been very afraid of the NHS in the UK, but it saved my life a month ago.

Long story short, I had this:

http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/183_09_071105/lim10402_fm.html


Because of my background in Ophthalmology, I knew the eye symptoms right away and got an Optometrist to refer me to the Eye A & E(emergency clinic). They suspected something else going on because of the aggressiveness of the inflammation and ran bloodwork-I was in kidney failure! In hospital for 5 days and now on steroids, but I should have close to full(not 100%) kidney function back in a couple months.

Every specialist I saw was wonderful.I feel very lucky.

Even with insurance in the US, I would have racked up quite a debt.

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snupy! oh my! Glad you are better and were in the UK for that.

/me hugs the Canadian medical system too, it's been wonderful dealing with my Mom's cancer and arthritis. If she had lived in the USA, I imagine she'd be broke right now.

It's a terrible thing for people to have to go through financial stress during severe medical conditions. I hope the USA figures something out soon.

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Wow snupy! Glad to hear yer pulling through. That sounds narsty. Glad to see yer still round!

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That sounds like horrible ordeal - and to be stuck on the wrong side of the Pennines while it was all happening! [Wink]

Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. There are some hospitals in the UK that it is probably better not to attend, but - overall, I have to say that I wouldn't swap our NHS system for any other country's system without a lot of persuading.

I hope you are feeling "gradely" again soon! [Smile]

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Wow Snups, that must have been quite a fright, glad to hear it's working out ok.

I don't have a lot of first-hand experience with the NHS, having been in pretty good health last time I was back in the old country, but if it's anything like the aussie system, it's good for the routine stuff, and for the serious life-threatening stuff, but a bit crap in the middle. So you'll get your routine GP visits, and your life-saving kidney treatment, but if you hurt your ankle falling down the stairs, you might have a bit of a wait for the surgery to fix it.

Still, I'd rather that than have to choose which of my daughters to sell into slavery when I need my appendix out.

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I find that the worst part is getting appointments. The nurse at my Gp's office turned me down for a same-day appointment and wanted my doc to call me the next day when she was in. I knew the eye part was serious, and I had to call 4 Optometrists before one could/would see me(they have to do the emergency referral). My only other option would have been to go to the emergency room, but who knows if that would have been caught as quickly(time was critical). The GP felt pretty badly afterwards they had turned me down when I was in kidney failure, but with a history of migraines, they didn't feel it was emergent enough, I guess and had no way of knowing about the kidneys.

Strange thing is-and I don't usually believe in this kinda stuff-I usually would have argued and insisted on being seen, but something told me it wasn't the proper route, and I just said, "Ok, thank you,and hung up". I guess I have a gut instinct after all!

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
I usually would have argued and insisted on being seen, but something told me it wasn't the proper route, and I just said, "Ok, thank you, and hung up".

You've been living in England too long. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
I have to say, TFD, I've been very afraid of the NHS in the UK, but it saved my life a month ago.

As a NHS worker, you have no idea how much praise like that affects me [Smile] I'm so glad that everything worked out for you (though next time post it here that something's happening, as I only live up the road... [Razz] )
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Yikes snupy! Glad you're recovering! Even gladder you can expect a full recovery!

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Originally posted by snupy:

Strange thing is-and I don't usually believe in this kinda stuff-I usually would have argued and insisted on being seen, but something told me it wasn't the proper route, and I just said, "Ok, thank you,and hung up". I guess I have a gut instinct after all!

It's odd, sometimes, how people will know what's going on without knowing what's going on. I had a patient once with an injured hip. She was elderly and she kept sobbing that it was broken she knew it was broken, even though she was able to stand up and greet us at the door after her fall... I tried to reassure her, tell her that she'd walked on it and that we wouldn't know anything until the x-rays, but she was inconsolable. With good reason too - a broken hip or injured back is the beginning of the end for the elderly. Later, I found out she was right, that her hip was, in fact, broken. Hairline fracture, but that's still broken.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
I have to say, TFD, I've been very afraid of the NHS in the UK, but it saved my life a month ago.

As a NHS worker, you have no idea how much praise like that affects me [Smile] I'm so glad that everything worked out for you (though next time post it here that something's happening, as I only live up the road... [Razz] )
Yes, you do! In fact, I'm having some friends visit next month, and I think they would like York(they love cathedrals and churches and history). You'll have to pm me with some recommendations!


About the NHS, though-I just brought the renal ward a huge box of Belgian chocolates because every SINGLE one of them from the aides to the student nurses to the head nurses, were wonderful. You are amazing people...

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So why here in the USA do we have to have fund raisers for sick people?

Don't the Conservatives under stand that they are paying for the sick people anyway?

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+1 heart the oz health care system

I have had adult onset epilepsy. Ten trips to EDs in two years, and all the tests and pokes and prods that come with investigating possible causes. I'd be flat broke if I had to pay for it.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:

Don't the Conservatives under stand that they are paying for the sick people anyway?

Some do, some don't. Those that do are probably also understanding that, under the current system, the high folk in the insurance industry are getting very rich out of the bargain. I wonder if they can still live with that when someone close to them gets desperately ill and goes bankrupt trying to get better. :/

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Jeez louise, I leave the forums for a couple of months and look what I miss!

Just a note to say I hope you are doing fantastically well, snupy! So glad to hear that the NHS did right by you [Smile]

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