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  1. chrisg

    My leg and the last 2 months

    Well, pneumonia is no joke, but no, I was never in any danger, was on an antibiotic drip for a couple of weeks though - slowly getting full mobility back, bit of a curate's egg of medical conditions to catch up on decades of good health I guess but well on the mend. Cheers
  2. chrisg

    So - who's around these days?

    Hi Kimmo. Cheers
  3. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    How very Syrian - both on different sides of their civil war perhaps ? Cheers
  4. chrisg

    My leg and the last 2 months

    Not me Nich, apart from a bout of pneumonia last year I've been and remain healthy and have for years. I cycle on and off any vitamin supplements, currently off, will go back onto a reduced regular intake come autumn but a very recent blood test said all fine. Don't do desserts much, apples and bananas if I bother but do have a few of each as snacks most weeks. Cheers
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    Israel did it.

    Hmm, American Jewry is a major source of funding and lobbying for Israel, to ignore them would be arrogant. I have to agree with Leo K, dunno what Nazis Netanyahu is consorting with. Cheers
  6. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    Sounds like the scam/spam catcher had it right Cheers
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    Are we ready for war?

    True, still get annoyed and embarrassed by the number of whinging poms I run into though Cheers
  8. chrisg

    Israel did it.

    Oh, don't get me wrong Leo, well aware of what an effective Israeli leader Netanyahu is, hell, he has to be to deal with the mess that is the Knesset and still make all the right moves against the potential foes of Israel. I just wish he would take a few decorum lessons when broadcasting, particularly in English which is mostly aimed at the U.S. He worries people through being a pretty good example of the quintessentially arrogant Israeli which doesn't fly too well with the Americans, even the Jewish American community. You and I know the type of Israeli I mean, hell a lot of my friends there fit the mold completely but most people have not even visited Israel, let alone lived there, so he doesn't come across in a particularly appealing manner. It is however probably an essential part of him to achieve what he has, politics in Israel is kinda unique for many reasons, most don't realise that. Cheers
  9. chrisg

    Are we ready for war?

    Probably true Flip although not the case with my family. They came out late 60s and have never had any inclination to go back. A couple of my siblings, and myself, have visited the U.K. but none of us have any yen to go back, we're Australian, everyone of us naturalised. Cheers
  10. chrisg

    My leg and the last 2 months

    Ok, omnivores I sometimes wonder with my family, I think what they are is vegan but they keep correcting me, it's mostly my sister and her kids, three of the four anyway, her husband, great mate of mine, pays lip service to the lifestyle. Ah well, their choice. Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    Hmm, My mother is most definitely in the denial stage at 87 but at least hates hospitals and vigorously resists being admitted. Her latest medication is Imbruvica to treat her chronic lymphatic leukemia. It will not cure the affliction but she thinks it will. Even the drug developers make no such claims. At least it does make her feel somewhat better, unlike the course of chemo she had, but the initial side effects were not pleasant. At $200,000 per year thank God it is on PBS but it is but one of a rattlebox of meds she takes daily, let alone a monthly plasma derived treatment and eye injections to slow her macro degeneration. Her body is plain and simply wearing out if not worn out but she still maintains she is going to improve and get back on her gopher, which she has ridden four times total, get back to cooking, she hasn't cooked in a decade, re-start her cross-stitch, she can barely see the text on a large screen TV at 2 metres. The latest is the Blind Society are putting in brighter lights and giving her stronger magnifiers. The difference will likely be minor and temporary but more money is being poured into an incurable mix of afflictions. All about denial and if she doesn't like one medical opinion she looks for another. It's incredibly tiring to live with a person who professes she wants to remain independent but overlooks the fact she is on a Level Four support package of carers most every day and currently I'm here 24/7 and my sister spends a huge amount of time running most of her finances, her shopping etc. It's what children will do to care for any parent but she is totally ungrateful apart from lip service and frankly just a clinically depressed bitch who revels in other people's misery and the death of others but no acceptance of her own approaching mortality. It's just as well my sister and I are not suicidal is all I can say... Cheers
  12. chrisg

    My leg and the last 2 months

    I scarcely touch sugar but it could easily have gone the other way. Growing up I lived for a time with my grandparents who automatically put sugar in tea, including mine. Not because of diabetes but tooth decay I consciously weaned myself off it and ever since hardly ever touch the stuff, or any processed foods, all of which seem to include sugar - presumably to addict the consumer. I add a bit in my own cooking sometimes, but last I looked a 2kg bag was coming up to needing to be replaced after four years and near all of it had gone in visitors teas and coffees. Once free of it in hot drinks, and never having much liked soft drinks, rarely eat cereal and if I do never add sugar, hardly ever touch chocolate unless mother is around, she's a chocoholic or a once in a blue moon frozen Mars Bar I'm just not interested in sweetness, much prefer savory but not heavy salt either. I probably get more sugar from beer than anything else - have to have a few vices One of my brothers was diagnosed type two year before last but seems to be managing it well, somewhere in the 5 vicinity whatever that means. Mind you he has a far sweeter tooth, creme brule for breakfast anyone ? Not unusual with him, and he sure likes his wine. So do I but not anywhere close to him, or me a decade or so ago. Not giving up meat though, typically my once a day main meal, my mother keeps on about three meals a day, not the way I eat, refuse to be a slave to food, one good meal a day works fine for me. Half my family is currently vegetarian, and having to take supplements because of that - seems a bit stupid to me, humans are carnivores. Cheers
  13. chrisg

    Are we ready for war?

    Heh, Australia has always tended, in my view to do a pretty good job of assimilating immigrants, although not as well right now as it once did. The tendency is for Gen one to cling to the old and cluster but Gen two become Aussies. The problem seems to be that the country never seems to have understood how or why it happens. Cheers
  14. chrisg

    The Atomicans Discord

    Geez, know the feeling, had a disastrous year in a dreadful rental in Perth, gave up, moved out to S.A. - permanently. look after yourself Cheers
  15. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    Dunno that anyone much goes to a bank, or PO for that matter any more for money stuff, it's all on-line, when it works Last time I was in a branch was to meet a mate of mine who is a manager, that would have been 5 years ago. I was the only "customer" in the place. Cheers