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  1. 8 hours ago, Shadow said:

    How could anything, up to and including chemical warfare, have an adverse effect on Hull city centre?

    That reminds me of what people said about Manchester city centre after the bombing in the 70s (I think). It had improved the city centre more in one afternoon than the council had in 50 years.

  2. On 23/03/2020 at 12:04, Hammerless Nail said:

    Well, the day I've long been dreading has finally arrived. It's always been in the back of my mind that this day would inevitably come, and I thought I had formulated a plan of how I would cope with it. Now it's happened, I realise that no amount of planning can prepare you for the feeling of emptiness and despair that is now sitting in the pit of my stomach.

    All I can do is keep going, but I just feel like spending weeks in bed, avoiding social media, TV, radio - all contact, in fact - in case some innocent tiny snippet I read, hear or see brings it all back, and I start spiralling downwards again.

    I know that hundreds of thousands - possibly even millions - of people around the world are experiencing the same pain, the same feeling of helplessness that I'm experiencing right now, and I wonder if they're handling it any better than I am.

    So, how is everyone else dealing with the news that Genesis have reformed?

    AFAIK, Peter Gabriel is not involved, therefore it is not really Genesis.


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  3. 3 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    I’ve started self isolating after a dry cough got worse yesterday and headaches started.

    Being asked to work from home unless symptoms develop or get worse in which case I should cease work and get medical help.

    My hope is to build immunity, recover and then be in a position where I can aid others I know who fall into the vulnerable groups following medical advice.

    That is my plan.


    Glad to hear someone's got a plan.

    And it isn't Baldrick! ?

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Dave T said:

    Why should we exclude the pre-existing conditions from the mortality rate? 

    When trying to establish the link between one variable and an outcome, it is normal scientific procedure to keep all other variables constant in order to 'prove' the link is solely between the one variable and the outcome. Excluding pre-existing conditions means that your results correctly identify the causal link between cv and death because you eliminate any other causes of death, such as pneumonia.

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  5. 21 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

    How well can you discern different shades of blue?

    88% for me, but it wasn't easy.

    That was difficult. I know my eyesight is deteriorating, but 4 out of 10 is not good. One of the four was a total guess!

    In my defence, I play patience so much that the card outlines are burned into the screen, which doesn't help with the readability. I guess screen quality must play a part, too.

  6. 6 hours ago, ckn said:

    And that's part of why my knees are so shot.

    Between the 351, 320, spare batteries and other kit, I was severely under-strength at my 12-ish stone at the time. I almost routinely needed a hand up to my feet at full load.

    I know what you mean and feel your pain. At my full load (about 10 pints, but I occasionally managed 13), I often couldn't get to my feet either. ?

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  7. 1 hour ago, ivans82 said:

    People who grab the tables nearest the telly/big screen in the pub , and then spend the whole match staring into their phones ......people who barge into you on the pavement because they spend all day staring into their phones .....people who step out into the road in front of my car because they can`t take their eyes off their phones........couples who go out on a date and don"t speak to each other as they are to busy with their phones .....people who.......wait a minute...........the person that invented mobile phones !

    No way! He deserves a medal. If it wasn't for our mobile phones, my wife and I would have to talk to each other!

  8. On 12/01/2020 at 22:43, Lounge Room Lizard said:

    Glad to see the back of 2019. I spent around 37 weeks in Hospital for one reason or another (Stem cell treatment, Chemo, roblem with the lungs, low blood results (Thrombozyten, Leukozyten and HB) etc). Still am here and feel OK considering.

    I had Stem Cell treatment to try and repair some damage to my Bone Marrow in November. This looks to have worked to some degree but my Thrombozyten after rising to 94K are dropping again and at mo around 50K. My HB is around 11-which is the highest its been in 18 months!

    I hope to take a new anti-body this week and then every 3 weeks in future. Hopes are high this new medication gives many patients a good remission time. So I am feeling good and positive , as well as a bit frightened, as my blood levels are not the best and why I cant often get on a "Study" with new meds.

    I feel so useless and angry at myself at times for ruining or making life so hard for my wife and daughter as well as other family members. They just drop everything so often for me when I end up in Hospital etc. I feel so guilty that sometimes I physically cant do much as am so tired or my back with 5 ermanent fractures, means I cant use a vac, cut the grass etc due to putting pressure on back and possibly risk more damage. I just feel like a burden. I think mentally having an incurable disease like Myeloma is tougher than the physical battle. Least I can still walk the dog and fill/empty dishwasher etc. And I have a much better life than many others. Life is tough, but there are others like Rob Burrow, who have it harder and whi I get much inspiration from. I feel 2020 will be a better year for me . Very lucky to have great family and friends around the world for support. Many dont have that.

    Angry at yourself? Why? You didn't get this ###### deliberately. You are not at fault. Don't blame yourself. In some ways, you are blessed - you have a loving family who are happy to do the heavy lifting for you while you are unable.

    I know it's trite, but "Count your blessings." You have a loving wife and a daughter. Keep fighting and if you need to vent, we are here, so scream and shout all you like. Good luck!

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  9. 25 minutes ago, Eddie said:

    I want to know the crowd of every game, not just Salford, stop being so paranoid. 

    Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn' t mean they're not out to get me. ?

    You'll have to forgive me, but I've had this every season I've been here. It's never the rugby, it's always the crowd. Coming soon, "what do Salford bring to Super League, anyway?" I'm pi**ed off with it, so forgive me.

    I hope you get a straight answer from someone, I really do. But you won't get it from me. Sorry.

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