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Charlton's Number 10 needs a Hip Operation and has to self fund.....

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  • edited October 2016

    Missed It said:

    Rob7Lee said:

    colthe3rd said:

    This sort of thing not covered by the NHS or is it just a case of avoiding the waiting list so she can't get back to playing sooner?

    Bit of both, I believe it's not 'urgent' in the eyes of the NHS and also quite a specialist procedure.
    I sympathise with her situation. From my experience the NHS is not that good at dealing with sporting injuries and I've had to spend a small fortune of private physio treatment.
    A while ago now, but I was advised not to get a knee op because I wouldn't play again after the NHS had butchered me. I was able to struggle on until I was 35 without one although I had to manage the pain etc... Arthritis in both knees now for some reason, but at least I have memories of playing. I got injured at 21. I don't know of any players I played with over the years who had ops who were able to carry on. It isn't like professionals who get the best, you have to go private or manage the injury.
    I am "liking" this because I appreciate you sharing your story, but that breaks my heart.

    Do you mind if I ask what the injury was? It's been the case for ~15-20 (maybe more) years now that arthroscopic surgeries on torn cartilage in the knee is pretty straightforward. I don't know if this occurred beforehand or what the NHS did to you but would be curious.
  • I'm 52 now - I did tear my cartilage. Played a 90 minute game, then an indoor 5 a side game that evening. Was a bit tired I remember and didn't fancy it but was doing it as a favour. Went to dribble past an opponent but my shoe gripped the gym floor and my knee came out of it's socket. Two mates with similar injuries who had to pack in the game advised me. The NHS just took their catilage out and told them they couldn't play anymore. I wasn't going to have that. The NHS had no interest in them being able to continue to play and the same would have applied to me.
  • At least it gives my son a good laugh to see me run now!
  • edited October 2016
    Curb_It said:

    https://www.gofundme.com/gemsheps

    Trying to link the page correctly.

    Curb_It's link bumped so I don't have to keep going back to to it on page 1 whenever i want to see how the fund is progressing. A credible £4,270 raised so far towards the £5,000 target
  • Can we get this over the line today, less than £650 to go......
  • Donated. Good luck Gemma. Hopefully, one day when we have control of the club back, the women's team will be an integral part of our club.
  • Donated. Hope you make a good recovery and are able to play again at the same level .
  • I can't donate to Gemma's fund because I'm opposed to private health treatment but so people don't think I'm a skinflint I'll donat £5 to a suitable charity.

    Why?
    For the same reason I'm opposed to private education.

    Anyway, I've donated £5 to medicins sans frontieres.
  • £440 needed to get the £5K
  • I can't donate to Gemma's fund because I'm opposed to private health treatment but so people don't think I'm a skinflint I'll donat £5 to a suitable charity.

    Why?
    For the same reason I'm opposed to private education.

    Anyway, I've donated £5 to medicins sans frontieres.
    Which is?
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  • I can't donate to Gemma's fund because I'm opposed to private health treatment but so people don't think I'm a skinflint I'll donat £5 to a suitable charity.

    Why?
    For the same reason I'm opposed to private education.

    Anyway, I've donated £5 to medicins sans frontieres.
    Which is?
    Give the guy/gal some slack, many are opposed to Private Ed/healthcare for varying reasons,

    Anyway, bumpy bump £435 to go......
  • Rob7Lee said:

    I can't donate to Gemma's fund because I'm opposed to private health treatment but so people don't think I'm a skinflint I'll donat £5 to a suitable charity.

    Why?
    For the same reason I'm opposed to private education.

    Anyway, I've donated £5 to medicins sans frontieres.
    Which is?
    Give the guy/gal some slack, many are opposed to Private Ed/healthcare for varying reasons,

    Anyway, bumpy bump £435 to go......
    i wasn't digging him out, just curious with regards to the private health.
  • I suspect the view is free for all rather than 1st class for those who can afford it.

    Anyway, thanks everyone, nearly over the line, just over £300 to go......
  • Is anyone else having an issue with the donation form? I type in all my details, click continue and it just keeps me on the same page?
  • LuckyReds said:

    Is anyone else having an issue with the donation form? I type in all my details, click continue and it just keeps me on the same page?

    That old chestnut? Dig deep Lucky! ;)

    To answer your question, no problems for me, just had a look. Try in another browser? (that's right, ten years as a technology professional and that's all I've got)
  • edited October 2016
    Just popped £15 in.... Now off to find Paddy's thread, as I realised I never donated to that either.
    SDAddick said:

    LuckyReds said:

    Is anyone else having an issue with the donation form? I type in all my details, click continue and it just keeps me on the same page?

    That old chestnut? Dig deep Lucky! ;)

    To answer your question, no problems for me, just had a look. Try in another browser? (that's right, ten years as a technology professional and that's all I've got)
    Hah, you were spot on though!
  • LuckyReds said:

    Just popped £15 in.... Now off to find Paddy's thread, as I realised I never donated to that either.

    SDAddick said:

    LuckyReds said:

    Is anyone else having an issue with the donation form? I type in all my details, click continue and it just keeps me on the same page?

    That old chestnut? Dig deep Lucky! ;)

    To answer your question, no problems for me, just had a look. Try in another browser? (that's right, ten years as a technology professional and that's all I've got)
    Hah, you were spot on though!
    It's why they pay me the big bucks
  • @LuckyReds Do you have an script/adblocker?
  • I see it's hit the target
  • Fantastic! Good luck, Gemma, with the operation and rehabilitation.
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  • SDAddick said:

    LuckyReds said:

    Is anyone else having an issue with the donation form? I type in all my details, click continue and it just keeps me on the same page?

    That old chestnut? Dig deep Lucky! ;)

    To answer your question, no problems for me, just had a look. Try in another browser? (that's right, ten years as a technology professional and that's all I've got)
    Thirty years as a tech professional and I can confirm that 'Try another browser' is quite often the solution (but obviously not to getting rid of Roland and Katrien).
  • Pleased Gemma reached her target. Good luck to her with the op.
  • Was there any update on this, whether the op has happened and outcome ?
  • Yep, she's back playing again as far as I understand
  • Good to hear it.
  • Nice one. Thanks for the update AFKA. Well done Gemma.
  • Where was the defending! But great that the operation was a success
  • Brilliant. Her dog is adorable as well, I'd like he/she to be my friend.

    Really happy for her that she's back.
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