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Tag Archive | health

Sussan Ley updates the nation on Medicare

As any regular reader of this site is aware, I have been very vocal about the various changes to Medicare proposed by the LNP government. A list of past articles is provided at the end of this article should you have missed out. I also appeared on the ABC News supporting the RACGP in their “You’ve […]

Quick health update (following on from Friday)

On Friday I wrote about being in pain again. I’m sharing these little ups and downs so others on this journey can see what may happen, even after diagnosis! Today is Tuesday and I have just got back from the GP. I got home from work walking stooped over. Everything from my waist down is […]

I am in pain again

Friday night. Day seven of the reduced dose of Carbimazol. Yesterday I started to feel sore in my hips and back again, stiff getting out of bed or out of the car after driving. I’d almost forgotten what this pain felt like – how did I put up with it? I also seem to have […]

My personal good news week of the medical variety

Two of my specialists (see below for back story articles) have reduced my medications! This is a good thing! This doesn’t come without a complication though as the reduction makes tracking taking the right dose on the right day a little more complicated: I will have to pay more attention. Dr G (the digestive tract specialist) has reduced my […]

Personal Health Update!

This is, as titled, a personal health update for those following the journey I am on to live a normal life and keep working! A little break from politics. Quick recap. Just before Christmas I started on some medication, Carbimazol, to control my out of control thyroid nodules. Dr Endocrinologist said it would take about […]

Open Letter to Sussan Ley on Medicare changes

Dear Sussan, I am glad common sense prevailed today and you called a halt to the changes that were to take effect on Monday. I see this as a reprieve, but not a victory. You have made it very clear you are intent on making changes. I am disappointed you place the emphasis on consulting […]

What is this premature performance costing the taxpayer?

There is something decidedly unwise about pushing ahead with the Medicare Rebate changes supposedly still scheduled to start on Monday, January 19th when those changes are still subject to a Senate vote. As several news outlets reported today, including The Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC News, when the Senate resumes in February it is […]

Hydrotherapy as exercise and rehabilitation

We learn something new everyday. This afternoon I had my first ever hydrotherapy session. I was horrified I was even going to hydrotherapy. From swimming two and a half kilometres to hydrotherapy? Noooooooooooo. It wasn’t as “easy” as I had imagined. The age range was from (I am guessing with the youngest) seventeen to eighty-four. […]

Medicare is YOUR insurance cover

Sign the RACGP Petition HERE! When we allow the government to start dismantling Medicare, let us not forget one very important fact. "Medicare…provides a patient rebate, not a doctor payment" The #LNP has cut *your* insurance payment http://t.co/rNXop0EZgI — SirComrade Girlieman (@elronxenu) January 7, 2015 Medicare is the Commonwealth funded health insurance scheme that provides […]

In the Australia of the future, you will fly out to see a doctor

Jane felt the baby’s head. Little Jamie was hot. Too hot. “Philip”, she screamed, “I’m scared!” Jane’s husband dragged himself out of bed and with considerable effort limped down the corridor to his daughter’s bedroom. One look told him she was feverish. Jane was sponging Jamie gently and had administered yet another dose of Infant […]