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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Saturday, 31st May 2014

    Really?

    I didn't read that at all the same way as you. My feeling about that storyline is that Serena is deciding to bury her head in the sand rather than deal with the situation - it's clear that Serena is too busy to be a full time carer for her mum, and the situation in sheltered housing that she's in at the moment is clearly not working. So I'm expecting this to be an ongoing storyline which will return next time there's a crisis at home because Serena hasn't made a proper decision.

    I agree with you about the dismissive one line "clear my list today" - presumably because Serena is working in AAU now, there are no desperately life-threatening patients on her list, but it did seem a bit cavalier that she made no arrangements to get someone else to cover her work while she dealt with the situation her mother was in.

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    Posted by redhotlady (U14317310) on Saturday, 31st May 2014

    Really?

    I didn't read that at all the same way as you. My feeling about that storyline is that Serena is deciding to bury her head in the sand rather than deal with the situation - it's clear that Serena is too busy to be a full time carer for her mum, and the situation in sheltered housing that she's in at the moment is clearly not working. So I'm expecting this to be an ongoing storyline which will return next time there's a crisis at home because Serena hasn't made a proper decision.

    I agree with you about the dismissive one line "clear my list today" - presumably because Serena is working in AAU now, there are no desperately life-threatening patients on her list, but it did seem a bit cavalier that she made no arrangements to get someone else to cover her work while she dealt with the situation her mother was in. 
    I was disappointed that Jac didn't advise the Tom Jones impersonator that lung disease can occur even if your not in a smoking environment.
    A dear friend who was a P.E. Teacher , non smoker, and ardent sportsman died of lung cancer .
    I get frustrated that cancer / lung disease is portrayed as a punishment of smoking , and that's why you get it.

    I think Selina will make a mistake in work as she won't be able to cope with the demands living with altzhimers brings

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Saturday, 31st May 2014

    Really?

    I didn't read that at all the same way as you. My feeling about that storyline is that Serena is deciding to bury her head in the sand rather than deal with the situation - it's clear that Serena is too busy to be a full time carer for her mum, and the situation in sheltered housing that she's in at the moment is clearly not working. So I'm expecting this to be an ongoing storyline which will return next time there's a crisis at home because Serena hasn't made a proper decision.

    I agree with you about the dismissive one line "clear my list today" - presumably because Serena is working in AAU now, there are no desperately life-threatening patients on her list, but it did seem a bit cavalier that she made no arrangements to get someone else to cover her work while she dealt with the situation her mother was in. 
    I was disappointed that Jac didn't advise the Tom Jones impersonator that lung disease can occur even if your not in a smoking environment.
    A dear friend who was a P.E. Teacher , non smoker, and ardent sportsman died of lung cancer . also my Dad a Survivor of the great war and Lifelong Smoker died of old age in 1966 at the then ripe old age of 79
    I get frustrated that cancer / lung disease is portrayed as a punishment of smoking , and that's why you get it.

    I think Selina will make a mistake in work as she won't be able to cope with the demands living with altzhimers brings 
    re the Lung Cancer, my wife older cousin died of lung cancer quite young , and she was not a smoker, this was about 55 years ago ,it was not unknown even then.

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    Posted by jennyj (U15939066) on Sunday, 1st June 2014

    Yes, I suspect the Serena/Mum thing will be ongoing. She clearly can't leave her mother on her own any longer as she is a danger to herself and others. She'll doubtless have to put her in a home, just as the rest of us do, unless we want to be come a 24/7 unpaid carer. It's bad enough for most of us to have to do that, let alone a highly trained and extremely 'expensive' surgeon! Insane!

    I guess Serena could easily afford either a luxury home, or to hire a permanent carer for her mum.

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    Posted by jennyj (U15939066) on Sunday, 1st June 2014

    Getting cancer when young is often (usually?) an indication that it is 'familial', ie there is a clear genetic tendency/suspectability, that is outwith any environmental contribution.

    Most cancers are 'sporadic' as in, with no obvious genetic link, and start to hit mostly over 40 (50 is the real 'take off' age for cancer - you can see the stats start to soar away after 50).

    That said, there is ongoing research to try and find the 'hidden heritability' of cancer, to see if there is a genetic pattern to make some people more suspectible to sporadic cancer than others. It's early days, but it could (should?) explain why some people just never ever get cancer - including those smokers who say 'I'm 99 and I've smoked a hundred ciggies a day and I've never had cancer!' Tracking down the particular contributory genes, however, is difficult (given how many genes we have!). However, some are starting to be suspected and identified, but it's very early days.

    One suspects that, by and large, outwith 'familial' cancer, sporadic cancer hits those who are (a) older (because our ability to adequately control cell division deteriorates with age) (b) have the 'hidden heriditability' in their genetic make up and (c) contribute through lifestyle (smoking, obesity, etc) and (d) exposure to known carcinogens (smoking, asbestos etc)

    As for lung cancer itself, there is a famous tale of an oncologist in about 1913 doing an autopsy on a lung cancer patient and calling in his students to watch, telling them that it was unlikely they would ever see such a rare cancer again......

    (And then the tobacoo-related deaths started hitting in the next decades.....)

    I believe the 'common statistic' for lung cancer is that most lung cancer patients are smokers, but most smokers are not lung cancer patients......

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    Posted by Amarantha (U14743209) on Tuesday, 10th June 2014

    So, does anyone have any idea what is wrong with Prof Hope? I hope it is curable. He seemed to be holding his side, he felt dodgy in the head, and the other week he had more white blood cells than normal.

    The Pharmacist should surely be in the pharmacy running things? Her behaviour could well account for the difficulties they were having in Casualty getting a patient's medication - he had to wait for hours.

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    Posted by IzzyR (U6660949) on Tuesday, 17th June 2014

    I haven't taken to the pharmacist or her husband. I don't feel they add anything worthwhile to the programme.

    Oh for the return of some of the interesting characters from a few years back.

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    Posted by valley 1 (U14622981) on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

    Well, there's a very good idea!! I might even start watching again. Couldn't take anymore of the current crop, particularly the pharmacist and her husband. Such daft story lines and awful acting. Perhaps Connie will get a transfer back to Surgery (where she was a brilliant member of the team) and recruit some of the old team back to work with her.

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

    Well, there's a very good idea!! I might even start watching again. Couldn't take anymore of the current crop, particularly the pharmacist and her husband. Such daft story lines and awful acting. Perhaps Connie will get a transfer back to Surgery (where she was a brilliant member of the team) and recruit some of the old team back to work with her.  I don't know who now writes the scripts but what was once a favourite programme has now descended into unentertaining childish rubbish. These 2 squirmy junior doctors bitchily competing for the sad consultants favours just makes me turn off. Go back 15 years and get those script-writers back.

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

    I agree, and why would Connie take a secondary job in A&E? As for the Consultant pharmacist wandering the wards and supervising a junior doctor - absolute tosh, and don't get me started on the Jac/Gurner/Dreadful Dying Mother scenario.

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    Posted by JanH (U14017596) on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

    I agree about the pharmacist I wonder if she ever gets down to her own department as she seems to spend all her time on the wards often pretending to be a doctor.

    The characters certainly need a shake up, Holby is getting more like Eastenders with their silly unrealistic storylines.

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    Posted by IzzyR (U6660949) on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

    When you look back at the days of Anton Meyer, the programme was in a different class from today's rubbish. How did it survive all those years without a pharmacist diagnosing for the doctors? I hope they don't renew the contracts of this character and her husband as well as those junior doctors. They're all awful and aren't helped by dreadful scripts.

    If they don't get a grip of it I can see it being axed. They've axed a lot better programmes than this.

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    Posted by Amarantha (U14743209) on Saturday, 21st June 2014

    When you look back at the days of Anton Meyer, the programme was in a different class from today's rubbish. How did it survive all those years without a pharmacist diagnosing for the doctors? I hope they don't renew the contracts of this character and her husband as well as those junior doctors. They're all awful and aren't helped by dreadful scripts.

    If they don't get a grip of it I can see it being axed. They've axed a lot better programmes than this. 
    Too true. It's such a shame. It just seemed to take a nosedive from one week to the next, a few months ago. They must have got a new set of scriptwriters or a different director.

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    Posted by Rosebudxanadu (U15495098) on Friday, 27th June 2014

    Holby hit rock bottom last night. What a shame, it used to be one of the TV programmes I looked forward to. I just don't care about any of the characters, who are either incompetent or unlikeable. The scenes with Zosia and her dad's friend were distasteful, they are both thoroughly awful people. Prof Hope is being tuned into a dithering old fool and if he goes then so will I.

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    Posted by Lionwillow70 (U14638292) on Friday, 27th June 2014

    I agree...the Anton Meyer days were the best; with Nick and his wife and various other great characters....

    I also agree that if Prof Hope goes, it'll just be a borefest..

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    Posted by Leslie Knope (U15651766) on Friday, 27th June 2014

    All serials have peaks and troughs but Holby seems to have been stuck in a trough for a long time. Of the new(ish) characters the only ones I like are Digby, Adele, Colette and Zosia - though I'll go off her pdq if she continues this sleazy dalliance with the odious Jesse.

    No Ric, no Michael, no Henrik, no Jac...it's hanging by a thread in my viewing schedule these days.

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Saturday, 28th June 2014

    I don't like Adele and very much doubt that any HCA would be allowed to behave or offer opinions in the way she does. Holby is stuck in the Atlantic Trench, never mind a trough.

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    Posted by Leslie Knope (U15651766) on Saturday, 28th June 2014

    No, Adele's interfering in all sorts is like Amy's being a pharmacist, consultant and tutor rolled into one. Beyond implausible.

    I just hope that she and Raf do disappear off to Denmark and we get back the Harry of old.

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    Posted by goofy (U8550803) on Saturday, 28th June 2014

    Anton Meyer days. smiley - ok The best. Present day = nonsense.

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    Posted by Chezzie (U1159267) on Monday, 30th June 2014

    Anton Meyer days. smiley - ok The best. Present day = nonsense.  I agree.

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Monday, 30th June 2014

    Well... I quite enjoyed the episode last week - the Harry and Amy thing is coming to a head, Dr Hope was back to his best figuring out the fisherman's problems (and the sea shanties were a nice bonus, if seemingly shoehorned in because the programme had the opportunity of some singing guest stars), and Colette seems to be back on the scene after being put into the background while they were doing the unrealistic and silly "Brat Pack" stuff to introduce Self's new mate Jesse (who thinks Dr Digby is convincing as socialising with those much older and more experienced men, one of whom is the boss off the whole hospital?)

    I used to quite like it in the days when Linden Cullen was around too - and the days of a previous female doctor who they also killed off.

    But the Anton Meyer days are never coming back - that stuff was 12 years ago now!

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Monday, 30th June 2014

    According to Sky's programme guide its on to night at 8.30 after East Enders

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Monday, 30th June 2014

    As the BBC is currently in the middle pf another footiefest for the rest of the day Holby is on tomorrow at 8pm as far as I can see.

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) ** on Monday, 30th June 2014

    smiley - yikes I hope the staff at Ballydung General will not be emoting all over the place like that when I go in with my piles next week.

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Monday, 30th June 2014

    Sorry - it was on tonight at 8.30 despite everything my listing mag said about alternative scheduling smiley - steam
    Anyway, another load of complete tosh - the Woman from Boots did not appear to go anywhere near the pharmacy, spent all her day on the wards causing endless dramas.
    HCA Adele has obviously abandoned filling up water jugs and dishing out the meals which is what HCAs were generally been occupied with when I was in hospital a couple of years ago. She spends all her time following Prof Hope about, joining in consultations at the badsides and making his diagnosis for him.
    Only good thing was that the gurner was still missing.
    I only stayed watching because the alternatives seemed to be footie, Wimblebore and people on benefits. A visit to the garden from Mrs Fox and the five little foxes brightened things up about 9pm though. smiley - love

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Tuesday, 1st July 2014

    If Holby is short staffed in the Heart surgery department while Jacs away why don't they shift Connie from Casualty to help out Elliot & Mo , and why have they not replaced the Juniors, surely if its meant to represent a real Hospital, I would think Juniors and Students ( F1's & 2's ) would rotate

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Tuesday, 1st July 2014

    Watched last night's this afternoon and was looking forward to another at 8.30 but replaced by footie. Never mind.

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    Posted by MrsArcanum (U13639728) on Tuesday, 1st July 2014

    Well miffed we have a double dose of football. Rare occasion I have a Tuesday evening free & I was looking forward to watching as broadcast for a change. smiley - sadface

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    Posted by kegweg (U14141055) on Tuesday, 1st July 2014

    Why is everyone moaning. The Gurner wasn't on it, that makes it a fantastic episode in my book

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

    Watched last night's this afternoon and was looking forward to another at 8.30 but replaced by footie. Never mind. 

    YOu haven't missed an episode - if you look carefully (at the blurb in your TV guide) you'll see that the episode pencilled in on Monday AND Tuesday was actually the same episode. It was just a case of depending on which day the BBC got the football fixture, and they would show Holby on the other day.

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    Posted by Amarantha (U14743209) on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

    I thought it was better than of late, but I really can not stand that Jesse, and his ridiculous carrying on with Zosia in the linen store room (or the locker room, or generally all over the place).

    Elliot was excellent, as always.

    The goings on with the pharmacist, her husband and her narcissistic admirer are ridiculous. I pity the poor patients in that hospital. When the doctors aren't at it in the locker room, they are indulging in angst everywhere else.

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    Posted by eviled2 (U14446578) on Thursday, 10th July 2014

    Why is everyone moaning. The Gurner wasn't on it, that makes it a fantastic episode in my book  'E's back and gurning worse and more than ever! smiley - steam

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Thursday, 10th July 2014

    Why is everyone moaning. The Gurner wasn't on it, that makes it a fantastic episode in my book  'E's back and gurning worse and more than ever! smiley - steam  yes at the start he threatened to go to Scotland to his Family and stupid Mo talked him out of it , Jac's in the cast list for next week too

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Wednesday, 16th July 2014

    2 political messages tonight , one re weight loss surgery and the NHS refusal to cover the tidying up of loose skin , and dementia care

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Wednesday, 16th July 2014

    2 political messages tonight , one re weight loss surgery and the NHS refusal to cover the tidying up of loose skin , and dementia care  Skin flaps like his would be from an over 30 stoner, not a 21 stoner.

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    Posted by old git at 70 (U14213449) on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

    Connie goes back up stairs next week

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) ** on Tuesday, 5th August 2014

    'Are you feeling noshous?'
    I don't know nurse, I've never come across that word.

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