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"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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How long for blood test results?

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  • How long for blood test results?

    Does anyone know how long it generally takes for blood test results to come back? I had a blood test on monday (mainly looking at the full blood count, although it tested for other things as well), and am a bit nervous about the results. If it's past the time it normally takes, then at least I can relax a bit! I had it done at the hospital as opposed to the g.p's, don't know if that makes a difference? Thanks, Tates x
    what is simple in the moonlight, by the morning never is

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    well mine took just over a week.

    they were done at the hospital and the results were back at my gp's in 8 days.
    I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.


    • #3
      I just had a blood test last wednesday and I was told to wait 10 days but that is because I am getting something tested for my stomach or something.
      When my crowd doesn't like my style, I change my crowd, not my style!


      • #4
        Damn, I was really hoping I could stop worrying! Every time my phone rings I'm getting stupidly wound up, grr! Got an exam on monday as well which doesn't help!
        what is simple in the moonlight, by the morning never is


        • #5
          It depends, mostly just a week, I had one set of tests that took 4 weeks to come back. But then that was 'cat scratch fever' so it was a little bit different.


          • #6
            They usually just take a week mine are only taking 10 days because of what they are testing. It just depends what they are testing. Did you doc not say how long they would be?
            When my crowd doesn't like my style, I change my crowd, not my style!



            • #7
              I've had so many now i've got used to it. They always tell me 7-10 days.


              • #8
                Nope, I forgot to ask and they didn't tell me. Just said that they'd get in contact if there's a problem.
                what is simple in the moonlight, by the morning never is


                • #9
                  At the surgery I work at we can usually get FBC results on the system after three working days - paper version takes about seven working days.

                  Other tests can take longer. You know you can ring the hospital - ask to be put through to the pathology lab and just tell them why you're ringing - for some results etc and they should let you know what they are. If you're worried it could put your mind at ease. The haematology department tests fbc.
                  Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.

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                  • #10
                    I've had a few.

                    One time it had to be repeated as the first one got messed up. The repeat results came within 2 days of the second test but that was 10 days after the original test.

                    Another time they took about a week.
                    Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light.


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