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by John Thatcher
Fri 10 Feb 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Local Group Meeting 8th April
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Next West Midlands Local Group Meeting 8th April

Advance notice that our next meeting will be on Saturday 8th April 2017 in Birmingham at 11:00 in the Community Hub in John Lewis’s at Grand Central above New Street Station. Please note that this is a new venue as the Saturday clinics at the Eye Centre have become very busy and our usual meeting pl...
by John Thatcher
Thu 22 Sep 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: West Midlands Group Contact Phone Number
Replies: 0
Views: 485

West Midlands Group Contact Phone Number

There has been a problem with my phone where it rings to the caller but not in the house and the answerphone does not come in. This should now have been fixed but there is a lot of building activity around and it could happen again so if you ring 01743 625138 and I don't answer and you do not get ch...
by John Thatcher
Thu 25 Aug 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 18768

Next meeting for the West Midlands 15th October 2016

The next West Midlands Meeting will be held at the usual place at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital on Dudley Road) starting at 11am on Saturday 15th October. The main topic for the meeting will be summarising the key points from the 8th KC Group Conference that is be...
by John Thatcher
Thu 25 Aug 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 15th October 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Next West Midlands Meeting 15th October 2016

The next West Midlands Meeting will be held at the usual place at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital on Dudley Road) starting at 11am on Saturday 15th October. The main topic for the meeting will be summarising the key points from the 8th KC Group Conference that is be...
by John Thatcher
Thu 14 Jul 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Experience of a Recent Corneal Graft at Moorfields
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Experience of a Recent Corneal Graft at Moorfields

One of the West Midlands members had a partial thickness graft carried out at Moorfields in early May and wrote some notes about his experiences which he shared with the group. He then followed up with answers to some questions raised and has kindly agreed that this can be shared with members. I am ...
by John Thatcher
Wed 06 Jul 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 18768

Re: Next meeting for the West Midlands

Just to confirm that the meeting will take place as planned at 11:00am this coming Saturday in the Midland Eye Centre and everyone welcome. I also have a short report from one of our members who had a graft at Moorfields a month ago that I will read out as Ashley won't be there. He has said though t...
by John Thatcher
Wed 06 Jul 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July

Just to confirm that the meeting will take place as planned at 11:00am this coming Saturday in the Midland Eye Centre and everyone welcome. I also have a short report from one of our members who had a graft at Moorfields a month ago that I will read out as Ashley won't be there. He has said though t...
by John Thatcher
Mon 27 Jun 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Son of 7 years old just diognosed
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Son of 7 years old just diognosed

Hello Benjollie, I'm sure you must be finding it difficult to cope with all the information you are getting and sort out what is relevant but, if you haven't already heard it, the first thing to note is there is no need to panic and the second thing is that you are now in touch with a really good so...
by John Thatcher
Sun 12 Jun 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July

Certainly Adam, the City Hospital postcode is B18 7QH and the Eye Centre is behind the main buildings with car access via Western Road which runs off Dudley Road (A457). There will be signs for the meeting when you go in but it is in the outpatients coffee bar area (which isn't open on a Saturday). ...
by John Thatcher
Wed 25 May 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC

Glad to hear you are being proactive and getting some help Ash, also that you recognise the effect of stress. I know it's easy to say 'keep calm' when you don't feel that way but do try to avoid letting the tension get to you, even simple stuff like some deep slow breathing and trying to empty your ...

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