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Message 83772 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 17:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 83764.  

SNORT!! HAAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HAH!!!

If anyone thinks I'm falling for that pop-up sunset we got today they're wrong. Just turned up, all look-at-me-pretty (which it was) but as if the sun is still there...

Rain on snow, then sub-zero temperatures overnight, with some more snow. Guess what today's journey to work was like....

Hope you house move goes OK tomorrow Ageless
I hope so too. :)

We've still got patches of snow dotted about the place but we didn't ice up as much as I thought we would last night.

Just as well. Everybody is driving through us like maniacs.
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Message 83777 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 21:51:37 UTC
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We had snow from 8 am till just a moment ago, it must be about 15 centimeters. A new thing started here, making a snowface with fresh snow: just put your face into a bank of 10cm snow, hold for a couple of seconds, pull out and make a photo of it. Gives a 3D effect of your face. Like so.

This stuff won't be gone tomorrow, so we just hope the movers can come close enough and not make an enormous mess of things. (btw, I'm not moving house)

Been driving in this stuff this afternoon. I have this thing, first time driving in the snow, where I drive away (in second gear!), then push the gas down so I start slipping, so I have a feel for the car. All the time thereafter I then know what's possible.

The woman in front of me should've done something like that, but no, now we drove everywhere at walking pace. If I wanted to walk, woman, I would've!
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Message 83895 - Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 14:35:59 UTC

Today I was stuck behind a Peugot Bipper. Its maker definitely didn't look up if that name was acceptable: Bipper.
A mortal human whose soul has been removed from their body; their conscious has become a ghost; and their body has been possessed by a bloodthirsty, pain-loving entity.

Uh... watch out who's delivering their packages to your door, and what they drive in! :p
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Message 83896 - Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 14:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 83895.  
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Sounds like it should be their test vehicle for autonomous driving.

Edit - they're not very popular in the UK. Current models (less than 3 months old) are being offered at barely half price.
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Message 83934 - Posted: 18 Dec 2017, 8:34:13 UTC

Radio Caroline news: this Friday, December 22nd, Caroline will return to the airwaves, broadcasting live from their radio ship Ross Revenge in the river Blackwater, on 648 kHz AM (band). Their licence is specifically for a service for Suffolk and North Essex, but test broadcast reception reports have shown that they can be received way further away than that.
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Message 83996 - Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 13:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 83934.  

A welcome return indeed. :-)
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Message 83997 - Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 13:53:40 UTC - in response to Message 83990.  

You must do what you must do.

In the meantime happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Likewise, sir.
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Message 84236 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 22:16:28 UTC

Not a fun flu this year. Now, I know flu isn't in general very funny, but some of them have you locked in bed for 10 days, where with others you can roam around more freely. This is for me a flu which allows me to roam, but only for a small window of time.

I've had about all now with it:
- coughing, with deep coughs, seeing black in front of my eyes, or all purple balls.
- throat hurting from the coughing.
- dizziness.
- all muscles hurting.
- sneezing my hair off.
- drooling like a baby.
- diarrhea. Nothing more to say about that
- high fever, followed by low fever, no fever, high fever, etc.
- the severest of headaches that laugh in the face of wimpy painkillers.
- throwing up.

Really, if you don't want any of the above, make sure to lock yourself up in your plastic bubble.
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Message 84241 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 1:10:55 UTC - in response to Message 84236.  

Did you get a flu shot?
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Message 84242 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 1:36:46 UTC - in response to Message 84236.  
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Really, if you don't want any of the above, make sure to lock yourself up in your plastic bubble.
Oh my :/ *considerate pause* I'm sorry :(


I got you v------------------ this ---------------v



except it's for Holly...

It say's bee well - but only once you know it does I found. Before that, I thought it said boo webb (or boo wobb which I was going to google -> translate but didn't)

You need to do this, Jord...



...I think. So do that. But thoroughly :)


Still...




;)

I'm not going to say how many edits there's been to this post - and no one can make me.
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Message 84245 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 2:30:05 UTC - in response to Message 84241.  
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Did you get a flu shot?
I didn't, Holly did. We both have this flu. She brought it from the hospital. I think flu from there is resistant against the flu shot. ;-)

Edit: I quit getting the flu shot some years ago, since I would have the sniffles and snot from two days after getting the shot in October, till April. The first year I went without the shot, those sniffles didn't occur. In all the years after that I may have had sniffles from time to time, but never longer than a week.

Thanks Annie!

(Went to bed an hour ago, have been coughing up big chunks of slime since. Ahh, the fun of changing from vertical to horizontal and the effect that has on the body.)

Edit2: been coughing so deep, my mouth and throat 'taste' like ashtray. I quit smoking in 2011...
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Message 84248 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 5:19:08 UTC - in response to Message 84245.  

Edit2: been coughing so deep, my mouth and throat 'taste' like ashtray. I quit smoking in 2011...
Your nose is blocked and you are breathing through the mouth drying it out and may be snoring too. Will go away once the nose opens up.

Best wishes to both of you.

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Message 84249 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 7:40:33 UTC - in response to Message 84248.  
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Moments later I smelled it as well. Nose isn't as blocked as one would think, I can breathe through it. Lucky as well as otherwise I'd be coughing all night, due to the drying of the back of my mouth. Plus I have spray to open it up, which I don't use as much, but is available nevertheless. Oh ja, and drinking of several longdrink glasses of water per night.

Holly is the one with the complete head cold, with stuffed nose etc. Is why she sleeps sitting upright on the couch. She can't lay down without getting shortness of breath and feeling as if suffocating.

I hope I never have a heart attack! You go from semi-energetic to a complete wreck in 24 hours.
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Message 84285 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 19:11:53 UTC - in response to Message 84249.  

Okay, so Saturday night a pain started I had never felt before. As if Gary here was prodding me with two knitting pins in my shoulders, on the rounded bit. And pushing and turning them in there. All the painkillers (paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin) we had in the house did nothing. I slept about one hour that night. All through Sunday the pain was there, but dull and in the background. Not anymore as soon as I laid down for bed... not only did the coughing continue, the pain was back and quadrupled, now also affecting my arms, my back etc.

I first thought I had a heart attack, but my heart beat was just 90 a minute. Not a speed you'd expect when having a heart attack.
So I managed to sleep another hour.

Got an early appointment at my GP.
Went there, he said we'll listen. Severe bronchitis. I am completely clogged up.... and this was a bit of a relief, as I had forgotten all about my chronic bronchitis as I haven't had a problem with it in 7 years...
Also had an ECG made, just in case. That was all good, no problems at all.

So I went home with Doxycyclin, will be interesting to see if I still hallucinate of this stuff.
Had my first two this afternoon and the pain and coughing has gone down considerably. So you can stop prodding me, Gary! :)
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Message 84287 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 21:39:15 UTC

Heeeee Heeeeee Heeeee - it's great when someone else gets the blame ;-)


Anyway, sorry to hear you've been clobbered by bronchitis - just keep taking the tablets and get well soon.
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Message 84294 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 2:07:01 UTC - in response to Message 84285.  

Checks voodoo doll, how did these rusty nail fall out? ...
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Message 84298 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 12:18:16 UTC

*edge carefully around rusty nails due to history*

Do your legs hurt when you cough?

Mine do :\

[/medical survey]

Get better soon :) Do what Rob said to do that.
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Message 84303 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 15:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 84298.  
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Do your legs hurt when you cough?
No, although some of those coughs do seem to come from as deep as my toes.
I woke up earlier because I was coughing in my sleep, doing the deep coughs already. Had to quickly reach for my bucket as a lot of the mucus had to come out... Yeah, eeeeeew.
But better rid than have it.

My voice is now almost non-existent. I croak.
So that's going to be using the keyboard tonight on the work group meeting. Yes, we're still doing that, apparently.
Although even I wonder why.
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Message 84305 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 15:14:43 UTC

@Garry - Use better quality nails next time ;-)

@all - My ribs hurt due to too much coughing :-(
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Message 84316 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 18:03:30 UTC
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Men, watch out: Ibuprofen may increase risk of fertility issues in men, study suggests

Men who take high doses of ibuprofen for months at a time may be at greater risk of fertility issues and also other health problems, such as muscle wastage, erectile dysfunction and fatigue, scientists have found.
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