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In Topic: Feel free to read!

25 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

awesome !

In Topic: Get the Hell Out !

23 May 2018 - 09:54 PM



dad died when i had just turned 17, a week before matric exams


i managed to still do well enough to get into medicine, and was about half way through my 4th year (so aged 20), when i got the nudge - there was an interstate wedding, and when i arrived a day after mum to the celebrations, she announced she'd bought a unit there in melbourne (where she had lived before) and i'd have to find somewhere to live in adelaide


moved into a student share house and never looked back, not that i had any option :) , and lived on tertiary assistance for the last part of the six year course and then self funded in my first year of being a doctor - till the then still students who had replaced the original other students who'd graduated and moved on told me i wasn't home enough to be part of their clan



so i then lived briefly in the hospital at the start of my first "resident" year (appropriate i guess, but socially dismal) before i rented my own "flat" which was a beautiful bachelor pad that was really a studio apartment subdivided from a grand old adelaide house - 12 foot ceilings and open fireplace... then i ran out of job options in adelaide (rather a conservative and closed medical community for a young lair like me) and eventually applied for royal north shore, and ran away to sydney


at which stage mum vacated melbourne and got a unit in adelaide - to be nearer my sister as she got older i guess... or maybe because i wasn't still there :)



sydney has been home since 1984, and we've lived in the same house near the beach for just over quarter of a century now


ms 24 is making noises about possible cohabitation with her boyfriend, but isn't rushing to leave, and mr 15 is here for a while yet



but i can't imagine needing (or wanting) to force them out, although ms 24 was a bit horrified at being required to pay board - which doesn't cover her expenses, but was more to prove the concept of how money works



the guy in syracuse appears to have delusions of privilege...

In Topic: My leg and the last 2 months

22 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

keep on mending, man


back to work tomorrow for me - having time out for surgery was quite nice, but eventually i have to earn a living again, especially with the end of financial year looming and quite some income from disability insurance that was received without any tax taken out... my fiscal chickens will be coming home to roost  :(

In Topic: My leg and the last 2 months

20 May 2018 - 04:20 PM

bad luck, old boy


i'm at 9 days after the hernia repair i was finally able to have


all went amazingly until i decided i couldn't avoid doing the aldi shopping trek, and pushing a few hundred bucks of groceries (that's a lot of food at aldi) seems to have provoked some secondary internal bruising; that or doing freezer gymnastics digging up frozen packets to procure the only tandoori chicken pizza on behalf of mr 15's tastes



survived my initial assault with a few days of panadol after the night in hospital (where i had a single dose of narcotics after leaving recovery), but needed some hefty drugs last night, which for me is a rare event... slowly getting better again, but it was like rewinding my recovery a week, which really distressed me as it was probably my own stupidity for feeling too good


and it hurts





get well soon, tmfp... it's been a big year (or two) for us all


best wishes

In Topic: School shoting in Texas

20 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

abc online yesterday reported : A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol has opened fire in a Texas high school, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities say, in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school in February.


the initial report from memory stated "the worst attack since then", but it's still early in the year



no other country on the planet is as inclined to go postal on an individual basis - jihad might be more widespread, but only the states takes out their own for no apparent reason