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not been on for a while due to back issues,slipped disc pressing on sciatic nerve required a spinal injection so not too mobile for long periods.

anyway to the point, going on britannia on 23rd sept and wondered if there were any ship specific tips any one has?

also anyone know where the smoking areas are? i searched the p&o website but couldnt find it.

hope everyone is well.

 

mitch

 

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Hi Mitch nice to see you back with us, sorry to hear about your back hope it get right before your cruise.

One smoking area is on deck 7 near the coffee shop, very small area from what I remember ,they have ashtrays up on one of the top decks?

They have a nice quite area at the aft end of the ship deck 16/17 I think small pool and bar service.

If you like to use the pay to eat places then they do deals which are worth looking at.We like the ship and found the food overall good, nice theatre which has some very good production shows.Enjoy your cruise....Davybe

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According to icruise smoking is allowed on deck 16 aft port side near sunset bar, deck 7 aft near live lounge and deck 7 near java if you want to avoid them. 

Looked on p and o but their searches are a bit naff. 

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i thought the new website was worse than before pesky,i seem to remember finding the info previously for other ships. and i m afraid i am one of the leppers although i have given up the tobbacco for the ecigs. thats not bad if 16 has one i am on 14. although i may have slipped up its next door to the laundry lol. at least i wont have to go far to iron a shirt.

thanks davybe, i had a spinal injection in feb and its no where near as bad as it was, had terrible pains down the legs and could hardly walk at least now i can move and am reasonably pain free. dont think i will be doing much in the way of excursions. may have a go at the cooking classes a couple of those look tasty.

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22 hours ago, mitch said:

i thought the new website was worse than before pesky,i seem to remember finding the info previously for other ships. and i m afraid i am one of the leppers although i have given up the tobbacco for the ecigs. thats not bad if 16 has one i am on 14. although i may have slipped up its next door to the laundry lol. at least i wont have to go far to iron a shirt.

thanks davybe, i had a spinal injection in feb and its no where near as bad as it was, had terrible pains down the legs and could hardly walk at least now i can move and am reasonably pain free. dont think i will be doing much in the way of excursions. may have a go at the cooking classes a couple of those look tasty.

Hi Mitch .

Our Daughter is surfing with sciatica at the moment will tell her about the injections she is struggling to sit down ,or drive at the moment, any other tips that would help her will be appreciated .

One of the smoking areas is shown as a deck (Brown) very small area with a couple of seats....Davybe 

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1 hour ago, Davybe said:

Hi Mitch .

Our Daughter is surfing with sciatica at the moment will tell her about the injections she is struggling to sit down ,or drive at the moment, any other tips that would help her will be appreciated .

One of the smoking areas is shown as a deck (Brown) very small area with a couple of seats....Davybe 

By gosh that's very brave Davybe!!!😉

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the initial option was an op to push the disc back in and then screw a plate to the vertebrae above and below the disc to stop it coming out again but because i had the heart attack 18 months ago they didnt want to do the op until i stop taking the heart meds and blood thinners. so the specialist suggested the spinal injection and for 6 months its worked a treat and it was a simple out patients job in and out in a couple of hours. it may take some persuading as apparently nhs dont do it as routine but the specialist put up a case due to the problems i was having particularly with the pain down the legs and they okayed it. although it looks as though it may be wearing off i dont have pain down the legs etc just in the back and if push comes to shove with better pain releif i will probably last a good while yet if nec.

maybe i should start surfing?

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On 8/25/2019 at 9:54 PM, mitch said:

the initial option was an op to push the disc back in and then screw a plate to the vertebrae above and below the disc to stop it coming out again but because i had the heart attack 18 months ago they didnt want to do the op until i stop taking the heart meds and blood thinners. so the specialist suggested the spinal injection and for 6 months its worked a treat and it was a simple out patients job in and out in a couple of hours. it may take some persuading as apparently nhs dont do it as routine but the specialist put up a case due to the problems i was having particularly with the pain down the legs and they okayed it. although it looks as though it may be wearing off i dont have pain down the legs etc just in the back and if push comes to shove with better pain releif i will probably last a good while yet if nec.

maybe i should start surfing?

Or Suffering but you have done enough of that.(Bloody Predictive Text)

My daughter is finding that heat pads help but last night tried a cold compress which she said helped her for a short timeline her case she will just have to be patent and let it free up ...Davybe

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i guessed that was the issue davybe lol.

prior to the injection the gp put me on gabapentin, that helped although i did need pretty high doses and it did cause drowsiness, but i work from home so it wasnt too bad.

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20 hours ago, mitch said:

i guessed that was the issue davybe lol.

prior to the injection the gp put me on gabapentin, that helped although i did need pretty high doses and it did cause drowsiness, but i work from home so it wasnt too bad.

Our Daughter is starting to use a Tens Machine which she says helps? Not suitable for those with heart problems or Pacemakers fitted...Davybe

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right, as i wont be walking far this cruise i have booked 2 of the cookery club classes on the first couple of days. the eric lanlard inspired afternoon tea masterclass and thai street food. £40 a pop so i will let you know how it goes. i love thai fish cakes so be interesting to see if i can diy them or wether i end up poisoning myself.

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