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Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
...I'm trying to walk about 35 miles a week and when I can't do that I have a spin bike at home to keep it up.

Bill x
I belong to a website for walkers called Walker Tracker (https://community.walkertracker.com/). It allows me to log my daily steps, and for friends to be able to see how their friends are doing. There are friendly competitions and such... but the idea is that you are never walking 'alone'.

My screen name there is the same as here. I'd consider it an honor to be able to take daily walks with you, my friend.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:18 am quote
Go
Thank you.

If I had any friends I would use that

I only appear strong because I'm so bloody stubborn.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but my white cell count was 535 where as it should be between 5 and 10 and this is why they want to study me.

I'm special, but in a really bad way.

Bugger.

Bill x
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:43 am quote
Re: Go
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but my white cell count was 535 where as it should be between 5 and 10 and this is why they want to study me.
That's quite high. Have you considered seeing a doctor?
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:03 am quote
Big
Thought about it.

Saw an Opticians instead.

Bill x
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:05 am quote
Clock
I think just before I had my blood spun using the "Machine" it peaked around 560.

"Blood like Porridge" one of the Nurses said.

For 3 days running they spun my white cells out then ungraciously dumped them into a bin.

3.2 litres 1 st day 2.3 2nd day 1.2 litres last day.

Not cool.

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:19 am quote
Re: Go
Treppenwitz wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but my white cell count was 535 where as it should be between 5 and 10 and this is why they want to study me.
That's quite high. Have you considered seeing a doctor?
I can have a look if you like.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:56 am quote
Such
I'm not falling for that one again.

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:11 am quote
Re: Such
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm not falling for that one again.

Bill x
It was worth a try.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:10 am quote
Re: Go
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Treppenwitz wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but my white cell count was 535 where as it should be between 5 and 10 and this is why they want to study me.
That's quite high. Have you considered seeing a doctor?
I can have a look if you like.
We all know he's just Vespa deficient, but he's in the denial phase.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:18 am quote
Ask
Do you think that I need a GTS in my life ?

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:02 am quote
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Do you think that I need a GTS in my life ?

Bill x
I was very tempted by a Sprint or Primavera before my 70th anniversary one cropped up on the doorstep.
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:25 am quote
Part
Well I have the GT part sorted out so we're good on that score.

I've started on some new medication today and is this shit is so strong I can only take 15mg every other day.

I'll admit that I have no idea that I'm doing the right thing by staying away from work because I'm having so many appointments it just makes sense not to commit to an employer plus I can't really think straight while I'm on the meds.

They really cloud your ability to think in a linear fashion and your short term memory fades.

This month has been great because I've clear of them so I feel sharp but something tells me I won't be like that for long.

It's all jolly good fun.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 am quote
Re: Part
Bill Dog wrote:
They really cloud your ability to think in a linear fashion and your short term memory fades.
I've been meaning to talk to you about the fifty quid I lent you last week...
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:45 am quote
Gone
I'm pretty sure I posted that,

Or did I ?

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm pretty sure I posted that,

Or did I ?

Bill x
You sent it to me.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:38 am quote
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Of course I did.

Silly Me.

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:15 pm quote
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Bill Dog wrote:
Thank you. That's very kind.

Obviously everything I reserve for the future is subject to change but I have plans to visit Toronto next year to do something stupid with Harbinger so lets see if we can work something out.

I was supposed to be in the US today but my meds kind of knocked me for six a few weeks back so I've had to put it all back for a few months.

It's just part of the process I guess.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am quote
Gerkin
Right now these new meds have less side affects than all of the others.

I've got a headache for most of the day but I can put up with that as it's a small price to pay.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:04 pm quote
Hey Bill, hang in there. Hope the meds do the job without taking too harsh a toll.
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:31 pm quote
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Cheers.

I think that this is the 4th drug that they have tried all of them ending in "tinib"

They have all given me a bad memory especially for dates and appointments and what I walked upstairs for.

It also makes for great conversations - You know when someone is saying something incredibly interesting and it triggers something in you that you'd like to contribute ? Well by the time that they have finished I've forgotten what I wanted to say.

That happens a lot.

I also forget what I've said to people, and when.

I have to say, it is a really is an interesting part of my life so far.

Bill x
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:53 pm quote
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Actually on the point of that I have no idea if I'm doing the right thing.

I've not returned to work ( mainly because I can't focus for very long ) even though I've been offered two jobs in the Motor Industry but also because of the amount of visits that I have to see my 2 Consultants.

I see one twice a month and the other once but both of them take up the entire day so I don't want to be the guy whose there one day and not the next.

I also don't want let any body down so I'm just going to enjoy the silence for now while the professionals find something that works.

It's still a novelty to not have to get out of bed for an employer and to spend the days I'm not when I'm not being being prodded and poked by keeping fit and enjoying my freedom but I still feel a bit unsure if waiting is the right thing to do.

I hope that makes sense.

Bill x

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:07 pm quote
Bill Dog, not having gone back through the posts I do hope you have some sort of disability insurance. My sister some years back was given medication for OCD and due to the effects of short term memory loss was able to file for assistance. It's be a real help as her meds are very expensive.
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:20 pm quote
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Nope none of that sadly.

I'm living off my parents inheritance as they both passed away within 6 months of me being diagnosed.

There are people out there far more deserving of financial help from the Government than me so I'm not going to claim for any unemployment.

If I'm careful there will be enough to live on while they go though the list of drugs until they find the one that works.

These tableted formulations are very expensive but even though they are paid for by the NHS part of the reasons they test me every two weeks is also to ensure that they aren't wasting any money on me.

Bill x
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 am quote
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I found out something interesting the other day.

Out of the 65 million people in the UK only 750 people contract Chronic Myeloid
Leukemia.

I seem to be one of them.

Dammit. I would have settled for a verruca.

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm quote
Re: Click
Bill Dog wrote:
I found out something interesting the other day.

Out of the 65 million people in the UK only 750 people contract Chronic Myeloid
Leukemia.

I seem to be one of them.

Dammit. I would have settled for a verruca.

Bill x
Where, actually, would you have wanted that wart?

Re: CML, I wish you the best.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 pm quote
Re: Click
Tor2ga wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I found out something interesting the other day.

Out of the 65 million people in the UK only 750 people contract Chronic Myeloid
Leukemia.

I seem to be one of them.

Dammit. I would have settled for a verruca.

Bill x
Where, actually, would you have wanted that wart?

Re: CML, I wish you the best.
I think he's more a foot person...

Stay strong Bill, you've got lots of shit left to do.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:56 pm quote
I will pray for you Bill.

My father in law had leukemia and survived with it for 19 years. Platelet donations from his children, bone marrow tests, white cell counts...He did okay with a bevy of pills. When he passed it was due to heart complications, not the leukemia. So keep fighting and visit those hospitals. Maybe you'll find a nice nurse to take care of you later.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:23 pm quote
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Good advice.

I think I'll go looking for one of those "Carry on " Nurses as they seen be very popular.

Oh, Matron !

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:55 am quote
Re: Cave
Bill Dog wrote:
Nope none of that sadly.

I'm living off my parents inheritance as they both passed away within 6 months of me being diagnosed.

There are people out there far more deserving of financial help from the Government than me so I'm not going to claim for any unemployment.

If I'm careful there will be enough to live on while they go though the list of drugs until they find the one that works.

These tableted formulations are very expensive but even though they are paid for by the NHS part of the reasons they test me every two weeks is also to ensure that they aren't wasting any money on me.

Bill x
I believe you have every right to collect unemployment compensation. You paid your share for all the years you worked, and right now you are not working because you are dealing with a serious illness. I am very troubled by healthy people collecting benefits because they do not want to work, but that is not you at all. You have earned the benefit. I think you should collect it and stretch your inheritance for as long as possible. Hopefully you have many years ahead of you.
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:20 am quote
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The really sad news is that I'm probably going to live for at least a few more weeks.

The medication that I've been taking every other day will now be taken every day seeing as I havn't reacted to it badly.

I guess that's progress.

It's an irony that the drug that's given me the least amount of side affects is the most powerful, so figure that out.

At best a get a headache and my BPM goes a bit nuts if I have too much caffeine.

My only vice.

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Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:45 am quote
I thought you always went a bit nuts if you had caffeine!
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:02 pm quote
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My only real vices are coffee and chocolate so as I don't drink, smoke or take any recreational substances I'm pretty limited for kicks.

As this medication may cause hypertension and diabetes I have to be weary as to just how much coffee I drink while at the same time watch my weight.

My BPM goes up by 30 whenever I drink it.

Bugger.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:16 am quote
Re: Cave
Bill Dog wrote:
There are people out there far more deserving of financial help from the Government than me so I'm not going to claim for any unemployment.
Claim it. I've claimed it for a week between jobs. It's what we pay NI for.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:59 am quote
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So something funny happened while waiting for one of my check ups today.

I'd been waiting for about an hour and a half to see my Consultant in Oncology so I was starting to get a little ratty and as usual I'm surrounded by a waiting room of people far older and far more ill than me so I'm starting to feel like a bit of an embarrassing fraud.

I was trying to do my best to not make eye contact with anyone as many fellow patients will take this as an invitation for them to tell you their life story so I adopted my best " don't approach me" face when a lady plonked herself doawn next to me and the conversation went something like this.

Her - Hello, my name is such and such and I represent such and such charity, could I talk to you about it ?
Me - No thanks
Her - Are you sure as there are somethings that I can help you with.
Me - No thanks
Her - We have plenty of things that we have and do that could benefit people in your circumstances.
Me- No thanks
Her - Are you sure
Me - Very, thank you
Her- Can I leave you a leaflet ?
Me - No thanks
Her - Should I leave you alone ?
Me- Yes Please.

Now please tell me this, was she not used to her captive audience actually declining and had no contingency for it or was she very thick skinned ?

Bill x

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:05 am quote
Or, she was a person committed to helping sick people and she was just trying to do that?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 am quote
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Oh she was doing her very best to help others but others there are in a far worst condition than I am so they were willing to listen and benefit from her charity and it's services.

I chose not to but it didn't seem to register.

I'd like to add that she wasn't asking for donations, just promoting it's services, which I didn't want or need .

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:49 pm quote
Bill,
Sounds like she was more focused on her goals, not yours. Hence her persistence. -Hang in there.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm quote
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Bill Dog wrote:
I'd like to add that she wasn't asking for donations, just promoting it's services, which I didn't want or need.
You might not today but if things do turn pear shape donít be afraid to ask.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:35 am quote
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Yeah I know.

I don't want to appear ungrateful to someone who feels they can help but please read the signals.

If I was a women and a guy was coming on to me I wonder how many times I'd have to say that I wasn't interested until they took the hint ?

More hospital stuff tomorrow.

Oh, this is quite funny. Your white cell count is supposed to be between 5 and 10 and I remember my count being close to 535.

I got a chance to look at my notes yesterday and it went as high as 570.

Cripes.

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Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 am quote
Re: Clocks
Bill Dog wrote:
So something funny happened while waiting for one of my check ups today.

I'd been waiting for about an hour and a half to see my Consultant in Oncology so I was starting to get a little ratty and as usual I'm surrounded by a waiting room of people far older and far more ill than me so I'm starting to feel like a bit of an embarrassing fraud.

I was trying to do my best to not make eye contact with anyone as many fellow patients will take this as an invitation for them to tell you their life story so I adopted my best " don't approach me" face when a lady plonked herself doawn next to me and the conversation went something like this.

Her - Hello, my name is such and such and I represent such and such charity, could I talk to you about it ?
Me - No thanks
Her - Are you sure as there are somethings that I can help you with.
Me - No thanks
Her - We have plenty of things that we have and do that could benefit people in your circumstances.
Me- No thanks
Her - Are you sure
Me - Very, thank you
Her- Can I leave you a leaflet ?
Me - No thanks
Her - Should I leave you alone ?
Me- Yes Please.

Now please tell me this, was she not used to her captive audience actually declining and had no contingency for it or was she very thick skinned ?

Bill x
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You could have done a Manuel on her.
Pretend you don't speak English.
"Que?"

or whatever it was he used to say when Basil gave him an order... I use it whenever the Mrs asks when I'm going to mow the lawn...
Hang in there Bud....
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