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happy daze john in oz
20th January 2014, 05:27 AM
It is almost one year since I was diognosed and operated on for Prostate Cancer. My condition now is cured, but not like a ham I hope.


My brother, some dozen or so years younger than I, has been diognosed with the same condition though not as serious as mine was. I had Gleeson 9 he has only a 7. Last week I attended with him at his review with the consultant. He will be operated on the first week in February at the same hospital as I. Last year it had only been open for six weeks when I attended so the 'Plumber' did open cut mining on me. Since then they have installed a machine so my brother will have a 'Locksmith' do keyhole surgery on him.


During the review the consultant was extremely interested in our relationship, brothers with different surnames! Mother had married twice so two different fathers. My brother was convinced he had contracted the Cancer from his dad who had died of Colon Cancer, but no!

The consultant asked about mum and there in lies the key, she had died of complications from Breast cancer.

He then went on to explain to us the findings of many medical specialists globaly over the past five years.

There is a direct link between Breast and Prostate Cancer, if your mother had Breast Cancer there is a 75% to 80% chance you will contract Prostate Cancer. Testosterone gene is the commion link.

My brother has two daughters by his second marriage, though seperated from his wife, the consultant has informed him that once they turn 18 the hospital will arrange test to see if they carry the gene.

My reason for posting this?
If by doing so any member can use the information to assist a friend or family member with this issue then it will have been worth while.

John Pruden
20th January 2014, 07:30 AM
great news john!!!jp:cool:

John Callon
20th January 2014, 10:37 AM
And the same from me John. Many thanks for the information.
Regards
JohnC

Neville Roberts
20th January 2014, 04:12 PM
I had prostate cancer at 59 ,now 75 so it looks like Ive beat it , had a radical prostectomy a long incision belly button to crotch .after the op the doc said He would send me for radiation treatment ,after listening to the radiologists break down of what I could expect of the treatment, fusing of the bowel and incontinence and bleeding for up to 2 years /I went back too my Doc and asked him what was the chance of the cancer coming back ,he said about %15 so I gave that up ,and took my chances . I think the Doc was not happy as he would have had me on the hook for 2 years and a huge hospital bill .greedy barsteward they are you have to be very carefull over here ,$$$$$

Richard Quartermaine
21st January 2014, 11:24 AM
That's great news John. Last Thursday I got got a provisional all clear at Cancer Care and just need to send 2 blood test over the next year and if OK when the doc sees me then he will pronounce me clear.

Neville, your decision turned out to be a good one. My worst trouble was radiation damage to my lower bowel, two years ago fourteen satchels of blood over a month before the leak was found and cauterized just in time. the same doc said that his experience was that bleeding usually clears up in four years. I hope he is right, I was zapped four years ago.

Richard

Lou Barron
22nd January 2014, 12:32 AM
That's very interesting John I hope every thing turns alright for you

william gardner
22nd January 2014, 08:21 PM
in 61 i was diegnoiced with bllader cancer after passing blood in hostpital counsulton said to me you have a 60 pecent chane of being alive in 5 years i said that dose not soud to bad he said i can put it another way you have a 40 percnt chance of being dead he said ican talk to you like this because you have a great sence of humour 10 in house opperattions 16 one hour s of chemo 3 years iwas at it never gave up had possivet mind just get onwith it last time in blackpool victoria mr rothwell mr consoltant said i have gohne as far as icn with you if it comes back iwill rmove your bllader and you will have a bag for life went home got a leeter got the resutl from the path lab no sighn of your residuil tumour go now once ayear for camera up the pipe when i go they say one off our survers just like to say it can be beatnan :rolleyes:

william gardner
23rd January 2014, 03:45 PM
sorry got the date wrong 2001 not 61:rolleyes:

Gordon Turnbull
14th April 2014, 10:48 AM
Excellent news John. Unfortunately mine is not getting any better, in fact worsening. PSA is doubling every visit and they are at a loss as to why. In for another bone scan on Wednesday to see if it is back in the bones. Fingers crossed obviously. Feckn sucks!

Richard Quartermaine
14th April 2014, 11:39 AM
Gordon, Best wishes to you for Wednesday with your bone scan. I've had two and been lucky and hopefully you will be too.
Richard

Roger Dyer
14th April 2014, 12:34 PM
Good luck, Gordon. As a former prostate cancer patient (now, apparently, on the mend) like Richard, I ,too, hope that for you the fates are kind and that on Wednesday the results of the scan are good.

.........Roger

Red Lead Ted
14th April 2014, 02:52 PM
John, Please accept my belated best wishes mate. Only just read the post Terry. :thumbsup:

Neville Roberts
15th April 2014, 01:14 PM
my psa has gone up to 10 and normal is 4 or less so it looks like my cancer is coming back ,doc says that I may have to take some drugs too lower the ##.

Ivor Lloyd
15th April 2014, 01:31 PM
I had a cancerous tumour removed from the colon last October .The operation was a success but unfortunately a trace of cancer could not be removed so I was put on a course of Chemotherapy Tablets and at the conclusion was told thankfully that it seems the Cancer has gone but I would be seen again by the Specialist in Four months time. I had a wonderful team of Specialists ,Doctors and Nurses looking after me.
Ivor

Des Taff Jenkins
16th April 2014, 06:40 AM
Hi All.
I got prostate cancer 20 years ago my blood count was 9 I asked the Dr what if it had always been like that, he said well we will leave it for three months and see, it went up to 19, a surgeon wanted to operate but I looked for an alternative and had three months radio therapy, my count went down to zero, but after a year or so started climbing so now I get a hormone implant every three months, I have a blood test every year and it is going up by such a minute amount the Dr said you'll be 150 before we have to do anything. But I have lovely breasts ha ha.
Cheers Des and keep living.

Roger Dyer
16th April 2014, 08:03 AM
Hi All.
I got prostate cancer 20 years ago --Cheers Des and keep living.


Hi Des,

About three or four years ago I too opted for Radio Therapy to treat my prostate cancer. Like you, immediately following the treatment my PSA reading dropped dramatically and my last blood test showed a reading of 1. Soon I am due a further test which will, I hope, show further improvement...we shall see. Right now, I'm thinking of Gordon and the awful feeling of apprehension he will be experiencing at this moment. I do so hope it goes well for him.

On a lighter note, perhaps, I noted, with a chuckle, that as a result of medical treatment you too have been 'blessed' with a nice set of boobs! Well, mate, my own little lovelies developed courtesy of a steroid puffer I must use each morning and evening (for the rest of my life, too, can you imagine?...Sabrina, eat your heart out). It's all part of my treatment for emphysema which, thankfully, is not too severe ( I have 70% of normal breathing capacity, courtesy of all those duty free fags all those years ago). Now, while on the subject of boobs, I was thinking that since your only about a 6-8 hour drive away by car, I might come down there one day so we can have what the kids of today call a 'Show and Tell' or as we once knew it 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours'......and if you're really good I'll show you my new Wonderbra......it's so comfy, I think you'll like it too!;););)

...............Roger

cappy
16th April 2014, 08:09 AM
Hi Des,

About three or four years ago I too opted for Radio Therapy?...
...............Roger6 to 4 on roger......not counting nipples mind ..........cappy had a growth in the mouth 4 times cut out ....gone now the consultant sed i probably got it from that chiefs daughter down on the west coast in 59

j.sabourn
16th April 2014, 08:28 AM
Had something cut off my voice box last year, they never even told me what it was, I assume by receiving no info. it was non malignant. Took the wife to get a cancer spot cut off her forehead last week and tomorrow the stitches come out. She is absolutely terrified of hospitals so will have my work cut out. When I finally got her home after the op. and she saw the scar on her face she passed out again. She"s always been like that as long as I've known her, when I tell a doctor this they dont believe me until they see for themselves and then they start and worry. John S

cappy
16th April 2014, 08:46 AM
Had something cut off my voice box last year,--. John S########just going off this morningto take my younger bro for a bit of lunch ....he has alzhiemers .......it is a pitiful disease ......he was very frightened when 1st diagnosed ...only a month after having lost his wife on holiday inp ortugal .......i think he now doesnt no much at all its a bastard diseae

Keith Tindell
16th April 2014, 08:49 AM
The last PSA test i had was ok, the doctor was saying that most of us old guys will die with prostate cancer, but not from it. Other things will get us first. Oh well, thats my cheer up thought for the day. But on a serious note, i wish all the guys having treatment the best of luck, KT

Richard Quartermaine
16th April 2014, 11:44 AM
Re # 17
How titillating. I'm really jealous. Only had hormones for one year - 2010 - which seemed to compliment the radiation. No more 'vapours' and no more buxom boobs.
Richard

Roger Dyer
16th April 2014, 11:56 AM
Re # 17
How titillating. I'm really jealous. Only had hormones for one year - 2010 - which seemed to compliment the radiation. No more 'vapours' and no more buxom boobs.
Richard

No matter, Richard, we can't all be well endowed, mate:cool:................... Just had a nasty thoughtl, you don't suppose I could end up on one of those weird emails or worse still, get a feature spot on the latest WallMart Calendar?.....Oh! the shame of it!:eek:

......Roger

Gordon Turnbull
18th April 2014, 11:40 AM
Thanks everyone. The deed is done. About 45 minutes being zapped. If goolies were not neutered before then they certainly are now. Now the wait for oncology to get in touch with me. My PSA started at 474. After 8 weeks radiotherapy and pills and implants it was down to less than 1. Now up to 24, hence the concern. She said a while ago that she would not start worrying until t was at 50. Tits are still sore mind :-) I guess as in everything you have to trust them to know what the heck they are doing. Not been on here or other sites as much as usual s to be honest my head has not been in a good place for a couple of months. Pretty stupid really as this site is where I would get a laugh and get my head straight again :-{

As an aside, is there something wrong with the quick reply box? Every other letter is missing when I try and type anything. akes a og time to reply!! :-)

happy daze john in oz
19th April 2014, 06:07 AM
Looks as if my brother is OK now. Had his first after surgery check up and all is well. He has just about got over the 'pissing your pants' bit with his continence almost back to normal. Just what is normal these days I ask, so many with bits either wrong or not working it makes you wonder. Radiation treatment here is now in decline as the long term side effects are worse in some cases than the problem.

Lou an interesting point for you, and me , went to an onboard seminar on the benifits of GIN. Apparently for many years it was used as a medicinal aid and has a number of good medicinal properties. So drink up mate and remember it is doing you good. Funny thing is my grandmother, fathers side, drank almost half a bottle of Dr. Gordons elixier a day for most of here life. Never sic and lived to her early 90's.

Richard Quartermaine
19th April 2014, 06:41 AM
Good to see you back John and that the post op for your brother was looking good too.

Nothing can beat a long gin and tonic with a slice of fresh lime as the sun goes down in the tropics. And on the Equator there is no gentle dawn or twilight. At Jakarta and Singapore - almost on The Line - the sun rose and set at 7am and 7pm varying just 10 minutes over the year.

Cheers,
Richard

Keith Tindell
19th April 2014, 08:11 AM
Some years ago a guy i used to chat with, now dead, had lived to 98years, he had failed his medical for call up!!, drank gin and tonic every day with out fail, as one of the wags remarked after he had gone "boozed his bleddy self to death " KT

cappy
19th April 2014, 08:24 AM
Some years ago a guy i used to chat with, now dead, had lived to 98years, he had failed his medical for call up!!, drank gin and tonic every day with out fail, as one of the wags remarked after he had gone "boozed his bleddy self to death " KT#######doing me bestbut dont like gin .....little sols

john sutton
8th May 2014, 10:02 AM
British health commercial for testicular cancer.... Take note!!!

You've gotta luv the Brits......!! Only the Brits have "the balls" to make a health commercial like this one. Heed the advice, have a check-up!! Check yourself!

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/mcac_rhian_touches_herself <http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/mcac_rhian_touches_herself>

robpage
8th May 2014, 11:12 AM
I see hers fell off , Is that painful; Cappy ???

cappy
8th May 2014, 11:32 AM
I see hers fell off , Is that painful; Cappy ???dont know about that rob .....ask an engineer they are always losing there nuts ......

robpage
8th May 2014, 11:45 AM
Left hand thread and a 1" Whitworth spanner is all that is requitred

happy daze john in oz
8th May 2014, 12:02 PM
Left hand thread and a 1" Whitworth spanner is all that is requitred





Now Rob, I wonder if the first class wingers on UCL knew about a whitworth screw??

robpage
8th May 2014, 12:04 PM
no threads everything was push fit

Gordon Turnbull
16th May 2014, 09:49 AM
Oh well, **** happens. Thought it was going to be bad news when they brought my appointment forward and so it was. Cancer is back in the bones (ribs) again. Two positives are that it at least explains the back pain I have been getting and also that due to the full bone scan it shows that it is isolated to that one spot. Started on the morphine yesterday to contain the pain until I can get more radio. Getting old sucks!Better than the alternative I guess!:-)

Captain Kong
16th May 2014, 10:07 AM
Good luck with the treatment Gordon. Hope all goes well.
I have just increased my Monthly donations to Cancer Research UK . they do a good job of improving cures.
All the best .
Brian.

Keith Tindell
16th May 2014, 10:07 AM
Best of luck, modern medicine is much ad vanced today, and at least they seem to have detected early enough to treat, so wishing you all the best, and hang on in there, as you say, old age sucks KT

gray_marian
16th May 2014, 12:31 PM
#36, My Very Best Wishes Gordon, will be thinking of you. Marian

John Pruden
16th May 2014, 03:04 PM
members are all with you Gordon think positive always mate good luck.jp

happy daze john in oz
17th May 2014, 05:53 AM
Oh well,--I guess!:-)


Gordon hang in there mate, they have found it and I have no doubt the treatment will fix it, be positive and all will come good.

Gordon Turnbull
12th June 2014, 12:59 PM
Well me old shipmates, taken a couple of weeks but today is the first day I have felt like a human being again. Back pain gone so hopefully off the morphine tomorrow. Time to get back into society and stop the 16 hours a day in my sh**cart!!!!

Richard Quartermaine
12th June 2014, 11:10 PM
Well done Gordon, enjoy your liberation.
Every good wish
Richard

Gordon Turnbull
11th July 2014, 10:40 AM
Someone told me many moons ago that life was like a pubic hair on a toilet seat, no matter how good the view you just know that sooner or later some ***** or some **** is going to come along and pee you off. Well, just after I posted the above I was back on double doses! Constipation!!!! Wish I had been a mathematician and I could have worked it out with a pencil but having been a chef I certainly was not going to work it out with a boning knife! Anyway, double pessaried, triple Laxido'd, two bars of diabetic chocolate and a packet of liquorice allsorts, satisfaction was achieved! A few days later the pain in the back disappeared again so halved the morphine again, this time successfully. Off t oncology on Wednesday and 30 weeks of chemotherapy to come, probably starting in September. 10 doses 3 weeks apart. To say I am gutted is way way understating things and to be honest I am struggling with it a bit at the minute. A few more days and I reckon the positivity will come back but having seen my dad go through chemo many years ago I can only hope that things are not as bad now as what they were then. A yea and two days since I retired but never envisaged my retirement being this ****. As you can see I am feeling sorry for myself, but I'll get over it, no doubt after some of you old codgers tell me grow a pair and get on with it!!!! :-)

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Richard Quartermaine
11th July 2014, 11:51 AM
Hang in there Gordon. I in my way and shipmates here in their way are wishing you well. Keep us in the loop.
Richard

Captain Kong
11th July 2014, 12:41 PM
All the very best wishes for you Gordon. I am sure all the agony of Chemo will be a good success for you.
Cheers
Brian..

Ivan Cloherty
11th July 2014, 12:59 PM
Us old codgers wouldn't be so unkind Gordon, there's not many on here who haven't felt a personal pain when faced with experiences we cannot control, so hang on in there, we are all on deck with you.

happy daze john in oz
12th July 2014, 05:43 AM
Gordon, life has a habit of throwing curve balls at us some times, most time we take them in our stride. But there are times when it can get a bit tough going, but I have found that self belief and respect for the work the medics do helps greatly to give a better feeling and meaning to life.
Chemo nowadays is not what it was at the time your dad had it years ago, likewise the radio therapy is also grteatly improved.
So hang in there mate, never ever give up and just make sure yo do not confuse your boing knofe with your pencil or you will be in more trouble than Flash Gordon.

John Pruden
12th July 2014, 06:14 AM
gorden you fight every step of the way life is a battle and lets say that life you are terminally ill as soon as you come out of your mother? look and feel positive in every thing you do if you let it get you down you will go down? you are in the ring at the moment so make sure you are the winner? you may feel like sh.te after the cemo but its made for your condition . you think positive mate and just say to yourself every day that thing is not going to beat me. all the very best mate and my wishes for good health is with you mate...jp

Gordon Turnbull
28th October 2014, 12:18 PM
Well me old shipmates, been in dry dock for a while. Chemo started 4 weeks ago so have had two doses now. Not teaching my granny to suck the proverbial eggs but man it kicks the *** out of you! Unfortunately after the last scan they found I had 35mm of cancer on my spine just beside where it was on my ribs. Hopefully the chemo kicks it into touch. See if I accumulate every hangover I have ever had(and there has been a few!), that's how Sunday was. To cap it all Hertz equalized in the last minute, I kicked a chair and nearly had 240 litres of water and a couple of dozen Lake Malawi cichlids swimming round my man room! However, things are on the up and not feeling too badly today. Onwards we go!

cappy
28th October 2014, 12:22 PM
stay with it mate it takes a lot out of you but youll win ....best wishes cappy

Captain Kong
28th October 2014, 03:16 PM
All the Best wisshes to you Gordon.
Cheers
Brian

gray_marian
28th October 2014, 06:00 PM
Onward, and upward Gordon, Best wishes, Marian

Richard Quartermaine
31st October 2014, 10:54 AM
Every good wish to you Gordon, from us on this side of globe.
Richard

happy daze john in oz
31st October 2014, 11:43 AM
Went for my annual blood screening test last wee and got results today from my GP.
All normal, kidneys, liver, thyroid, sugar, cholesterol, B12 and no sign of PSA which is good as I no longer have a prostate.
He commented on my general health and asked about my diet, in particualr breakfast.
As most of you will know breakfast is a meal without wine.
For many years now I have been having a bowl of plain label Muesli mixed with 3 spoons of raw bran, a chopped Kiwi fruit skin and all in Orange juice, do not drink milk and have not since 1960.
I also eat copious quntities of veg much home grown and little red meat mainly fish or chicken.
He tells me that it is an excellent diet and much of the reason I am well without the need of medication. I also drink four litres of water a day, it is a good way to control weight.
They say you are waht you eat, if that is true my brother should fit under the door, well Pizza is flat you know!

Gordon Turnbull
15th April 2015, 11:58 AM
Well guys, not been on for a while so just a wee update. Started chemo on 1st October last year. Scheduled for 10 doses at 3 week intervals. Managed 9 and then managed to get a virus that happened to coincide with my white blood cell count being 0.1 which meant I had nothing to fight the infection with. A week in hospital seemed to fix me up but it was decided I would not get my 10th dose which was fine by me. Oncologist was just happy that I had managed 6. Being a stubborn Turnbull I was determined to get the full 10 but that week in hospital was a wake up call if ever if I needed one. Stamina is just above zero but docs reckon it will be a few months before my strength is returned so just gotta take it easy. Hair has started growing back (on the head anyway!!) just as the fingernails have decided to fall off. :-) Everybody tells me I am looking good so onwards and upwards once again!!!

John Callon
15th April 2015, 03:04 PM
Best wishes Gordon on your road to recovery. I am sure there will be ups and downs but eventually the ups will take over.
Regards
John C.

Captain Kong
15th April 2015, 03:37 PM
All the very best to you Gordon, hope it all works out for the good.
The only way now is up.

I go to the hospital in Manchester on 28 April for a check up after my cancer was cut out in January, They cut out a large tumor so hopefully should be OK . I lost some hair and finger nails caused a few problems I didnt realise how much I depended on finger nails when they werent there.
All the best
Brian

John Pruden
15th April 2015, 04:36 PM
all the very best Gordon may you only get better by the day mate....jp

Red Lead Ted
15th April 2015, 05:29 PM
I echo all the best wishes Gordon all the best mate Terry.

gray_marian
15th April 2015, 11:27 PM
Best wishes Gordon for a full recovery, take care. Marian

Charlie Hannah
16th April 2015, 12:16 AM
Hang in there Gorden you can beat this!Keep your chin up Pal were all with you.All the very best wishes for a successful result!

Des Taff Jenkins
16th April 2015, 05:20 AM
Hi Gordon.
If I could do it mate you can, best of luck Gordon.
Cheers Des

happy daze john in oz
16th April 2015, 05:58 AM
Gordon, we can overcome anything if we put our mind to it. You will get over this and be a better man for it. Hang in there and what ever else never ever give up.

John Pruden
16th April 2015, 07:27 AM
Gordon don't you dare give up the last few years I have had everything thrown at me health wise it gets you down yes but never take a step backwards let the quacks do their jobs and do what you are told love every day mate? I think all seamen still think we are young men again inside that's what gets us through anything you get well mate plenty here are behind you.. jp

Richard Quartermaine
16th April 2015, 11:44 AM
Keeping positive, Gordon is the right attitude. Every good wish to you and yours.
Richard

Captain Kong
28th April 2015, 02:50 PM
I have just been to the hospital in Manchester for a check up after my cancer operation in January , just before I went to the Pacific.
It was Good News, it had all been removed and had not spread to the Lymph Glands.
But they have found another possible one on my bottom Lip. So I have to go to the hospital in Salford Royal on 11 May.
The lips had been burned by the sun while I was away and the skin peeled off and then a lump appeared on it.
So keep out of the sun, not good for you,
Cheers
Brian.

John Pruden
28th April 2015, 06:13 PM
brian I go this Thursday for check up and results of the op which is still bloody sore back and front..jp

Captain Kong
28th April 2015, 07:45 PM
Good luck John
Hope all will be better now.
keep laughing
Cheers
Brian

John Pruden
28th April 2015, 08:45 PM
brian me and ted cant laugh for another month yet at least the scar has heeled great its all the inside now and the ribs were spread my quack explained the op to me I should not have asked she uped the morphine by a lot? jp

John Pruden
29th April 2015, 04:33 PM
first walk outside today on 2 sticks it took it out of me but the legs are still working so its onwards and upwards ? jp

Captain Kong
29th April 2015, 04:42 PM
Keep at it John
But slowly slowly at first, just build yourself up gradually.
hope all goes well.
Cheers
Brian

John Pruden
29th April 2015, 05:50 PM
brian I have a good doctor she rang this evening to see how I was getting on with the pain relief and is upping the morphine she says there is no need to be in pain and have sorted my meds out for me she is spot on I have only been taking half of what I should be taking but the word morphine and dependant even after and it does not work that way according to her anyway it seems to be working? jp

happy daze john in oz
30th April 2015, 06:16 AM
John I believe the least amount of medication you can take the better. The body has it's own way of healing and it cannot be rushed, all will be well in time.

John Pruden
1st May 2015, 07:09 AM
well I went to see my consultant yesterday he had his nose in paperwork I sat down he raised his head right john the operation a complete success no cancer in the lymph glands scar is healing fine a couple of months and you will be up and about I was in a bit of shock he had a big smile on his face? let that be a warning to you stay away from the ciggies its them that will kill you see you in 3 months for a check up? when I got out and into the car park I gave a thought to the people he could not say the same to the people who have only got months to live anyway I am free and clear of cancer at this time so this is the first day of a new life for me?? jp

cappy
1st May 2015, 07:14 AM
what a great piece of news john .......you can stop the worry and fear that goes with that disease .......have a great bank holiday with your family ......which is the most important thing in the world.......a big YAHOO to you cappy

Doc Vernon
1st May 2015, 07:15 AM
That JP
Is most probably the best News I have heard this day!
I am very pleased for you and from here on in it will just get better!
As said its the first day in a new life,so live it to the full without any of the nasties,Enjoy
Congratulations!
Cheers

Captain Kong
1st May 2015, 07:55 AM
It is a wonderful feeling John
Makes you feel ten feet tall, I got the same result on Tuesday, There is only one way now that is UP.
Enjoy your new life John
All the best
Brian.

john gill
1st May 2015, 07:58 AM
Well played JP! Best news I've heard since sweets came off ration. You'll be following your consultants advice then- Close, but definitely no cigar.
Nb. Extra ribs for you next month@ P&W. You need them.
Gilly

judith george
1st May 2015, 09:08 AM
Hi JP and Brian that's fantastic news you have both fought and won your battles so chuffed for you both and your families:D

Richard Quartermaine
1st May 2015, 11:27 AM
Savour every moment, John and you too Brian. And smile. My best mate's wife responded to their daughter's question as a little girl, "Mum, why do you always smile at people?" Her mother, a country lady, replied, "That, dear, may be the only smile they get all day".
Great news. Both of you.
Richard

Doc Vernon
1st May 2015, 10:26 PM
Both JP and Brian
As said great news for you both,i am so happy as I know that it must have been very scary but seems that you both beat it and can now go ahead and really enjoy your lives.
Great stull to hear no matter who!
I am off next Wednesday for a full check (been rather a long time ) but have to do this as I received a letter from our RTA saying that as I am now reaching 75 a full Medical and Eye check must be done for my Driving capabilities! This will now be performed each year thereafter.
Hope all will be AOK!
At 85 we must go for a Driving Test but that's 10 Years away still! Whew!!!!LOL
Cheers

Stay fit and healthy ALL.

Richard Quartermaine
1st May 2015, 11:06 PM
I am off next Wednesday for a full check (been rather a long time ) but have to do this as I received a letter from our RTA saying that as I am now reaching 75 a full Medical and Eye check must be done for my Driving capabilities! This will now be performed each year thereafter.
Hope all will be AOK!
At 85 we must go for a Driving Test but that's 10 Years away still! Whew!!!!LOL

We know the feeling Vernon. We've done our 10 years and the coming license renewal is the full Monty driving test. No LOLs - bad result and you are on Shanks' pony.

Here is my argument, also put to the NSW State Government with the usual disinterested response. As the CEO of the Australian Business Chamber of Commerce put it in her speech to the Press Club last week; 'we need a government to lead rather than pave the way for their re-election'. As the latter seems to prevail here we push our case accordingly.
Richard

Address to an NRMA Meeting in 2013
LICENSING OF SENIOR CITIZENS
Being a member of this target section of our community I urge proper recognition of the critical link between mobility, independence and health.
Continued advancement in medical science allows our older community to increasingly enjoy near perfect eyesight, extended mobility, independence and of course the well-being that naturally follows. It is essential that these critical links between mobility and independence be properly recognised. It is a fact that the loss of such mobility and independence invariably links to depression and other debilitating illnesses and a resulting considerable cost to the wider community.

MEDICAL TESTING (and Reporting) FOR ALL DRIVERS AGED OVER 75
This scheme regularly provides the RTA, on a prescribed form, detailed private medical information that could be used against a senior citizen’s better interests. Doctors’ relevant responsibilities should be confined to ensuring the best medical treatment and advice to the individual about the options in relation to their safe driving future, not to be the agent of the RTA. Imagine the choice a patient has. “If I tell my doctor I have “such and such”, he or she will not give me approval to drive my car”. Whereas, if the doctor is informed, that doctor may well prescribe a cure or relief to resolve the problem so it no longer is an issue.

COMPULSORY DRIVING TESTS
What a cruel thing to do to a senior citizen. Put them in a car with an unknown examiner in the full knowledge that if they get over-nervous and blow the test their future mobility and lifestyle will be shattered. Wouldn’t the kindest and most practically sensible approach be to make a one off gift of either a DVD or booklet covering all the current Rules of the Road to every age pensioner on renewal of their driving license. In fact I see room for improvement generally to encourage drivers to keep informed of the Rules of the Road.

DISCRIMINATION
To single out a group of citizens purely on seniority is an unacceptable incursion on their freedom of movement and lifestyle. There are enough other laws and surveillance already in place that deal with the use and safety of vehicles and to ensure the capability of the user. Why should we be subjected to pre-emptive regulation on the strength of what might happen? Senior drivers are, in the main, careful, considerate law abiding citizens with driving skills honed by many years experience. Why should we be subjected to such discriminatory pre-emptive attention when others who may have health impairment, addiction, behavioural, psychological, attitude and anti social issues are NOT.
We drive within the law at the prescribed speed and are tail-gated by enormous trucks and P- platers who then whiz past well above the speed limit. We have an accident and the press and the media delightedly give it full coverage and debate the need to get old people “off the Road”. Is it because other events are too numerous to be considered worthy of a headline? Heaven forbid!!! I ask “Just take a comfortable chair down near the highway, sit there and watch the discourtesy, the jockeying for position, atrocious examples of driving behaviour and take note of who and what you see in the drivers’ seat”.
Please, we senior citizens have been loyally parting with membership fees over very many years. We ask you to convince this new State Government that we just want our right not to be discriminated against.
Richard Quartermaine

Charlie Hannah
2nd May 2015, 02:15 AM
Very happy hearing the great result John & Brian.Now get in there and enjoy your life.Life is just a bowl of cherries!Just love cherries.

happy daze john in oz
2nd May 2015, 05:44 AM
John, great news to hear long may you continue to enjoy all life has for you.

As to the NSW driving tests for mature persons we d not have such here in Vic though it has been talked of. The problem is that most of the older drivers are far better than some of the young ones who I swear get their licence out of a cornflake packet. The method of training by parents and friends has whiskers on it, all they do is pass on all their bad habits. I am o the opinion that the first 20 hours of training should be with a fully qualified driving instructor.

Captain Kong
2nd May 2015, 10:32 AM
I get fed up of being persecuted because of my age.
eg. above posts on driving.
Also we are told every day here that the NHS is NOT working because of an Aging Population
They forget it was this aging population who paid NI Stamps and Income Tax and still am on my pension for 50 working years to fund it.
while most people who use it today have never paid in.
Brian

John Pruden
2nd May 2015, 10:49 AM
brian how can MPs use the NHS as a political football when there is so much more going on in the country they could go for like the waste of taxpayers money by pencil pushers my treatment from start to finish was about 8 weeks and that was for cancer and a major operation {got the scar to prove it} so the NHS is working and working well and the government should be ashamed at the way the staff are treated I could not thank the staff enough at the two hospitals that sorted me out.. jp

Captain Kong
2nd May 2015, 02:40 PM
Hi John
I have always had excellent treatment from the NHS, I always go to Salford Royal Hospital, recently voted the Best Hospital in the country, had one cancer operation there and then they referred me to Manchester plastic Surgeons for the Second cancer operation, Excellent Service.
My only complaint was caused by Foreign Staff in Bolton Royal Hospital. I refuse to go there again,
I went in with violent pains in the stomach and sides. A mid eastern Nurse said I was a Drug Dealer and we do Not give medication to Drug Dealers, I saw the Consultant from Bangladesh who refused to give me a ERCP, as recommended by my Consultant son [ that is his department in Portsmouth] to find the cause of the pain. He discharged me on the Paper he wrote "No Treatment required ". A few weeks later I went to Honolulu had the same pains and at the Hospital there was told, I had only Four Days left to live without medical treatment. Severe Pancreatitis, Cholysistitus and a Gangrene gall bladder. FATAL. They saved my life and will be forever grateful. I went back to that hospital in Honolulu in February to thank the Doctors and Nurses.
The Foreign Consultant and Staff in Bolton were totally useless and could have caused me to lose my life. I received a written apology from the CEO of the Hospital.
So Miliband says he is bringing in 20,000 new Nurses and 8,000 new Doctors from India I have been told by a friend who is a Senior Nurse,
I sure hope they are better than the ones here in Bolton. or more people will die.
Brian

John Pruden
2nd May 2015, 03:39 PM
shows the difference one doctor or nurse can do in my case I can only say my treatment from start to finish was second to none although I went through repertory failure twice and put in a coma while they brought me back and the staff worked hard and the care after in the critical care unit 24 hour care an intensive care nurse at the bed side I know for the next few years I will be on their radar as regards any cancer returning but on the good side it was in one place nothing in any lymph glands and the consultant would not take my tobacco tin that was the deal I made with him he fixes me and I would give him my tin and nearly all the nurses where from different lands but all very professionals at their jobs and nothing to much trouble for any they where all angels apart from the marriage proposals I gave them {well the female ones cappy} but I am still here to tell the tail.. jp.

Des Taff Jenkins
3rd May 2015, 06:12 AM
Hi All.
When I got my licence in Christchurch NZ back in 1949 I didn't even have a car just wanted to get one, when I bought my first car in Auckland in 1951; NZ then had a separate Highway Patrol, who carried out a safety driving course which I took, I have never had a ticket, I'm not a doderer in any sense of the word. For the last three years I have had to take an eye test, which I agree with and next year I will be 84 and will have to sit a driving test, which at the present moment I would pass no problems, there is one thing, if for some reason an older person hasn't the confidence anymore they can get a town license for shopping etc.
Cheers Des

Richard Quartermaine
4th May 2015, 11:25 AM
Got my license in Wellington NZ in mid 1950 when I was on the Port Dunedin. Blimey! The the steep hills. The examiner was probably having kittens and was no doubt glad to give me my license in case he got me again. I got a screed a couple of weeks ago after my 84th that I will have to front up for a driving test for my 85th. I feel confident but the missus who has to decide within the next three months ain't happy at all. My sister opted out and got a 5km radius from home restricted license rather than go through the ordeal.
Richard

gray_marian
4th May 2015, 01:56 PM
Richard, my father in law is 95 last week the family decided to take his car from him! He had driven to a shopping centre 3 miles away and could not remember the road home.....He's not very pleased
Also is it possible, I don't think he actually ever sat a test?

gray_marian
4th May 2015, 02:50 PM
Googled, for those who are interested

1903 - Driving Licences are introduced; they originally cost five shillings (25p) and were renewable every three months from the post office.

1930 - Age restrictions and a form of driving test is brought in for disabled drivers. Full licences for disabled drivers valid for a year. The Road Traffic Act 1930 introduces a licensing system for P.S.V.s. (Public Services Vehicles).

1931 - P.S.V. drivers could be required to take a test, at discretion of Traffic Commissioners. First edition of the Highway code introduced.

16th February 1934 - Licences for lorry drivers are introduced under the Road Traffic Act, 1934. The licensing authority may require the applicant to submit to a practical test of their ability.

1935 - Voluntary testing is introduced by the Road Traffic Act, 1934, to avoid a rush of candidates when the test becomes compulsory. Mr. J. Beene is the first person to pass his driving test, at a cost of 7s/6d (37.5p).

1st June 1935 - Compulsory testing brought in for all drivers who started driving on or after 1 April 1934: around 246,000 candidates apply. The pass rate is 63% with 250 examiners taking at least nine, and up to sixteen, half-hour driving tests a day. Examining staff also make all test bookings. There are no test centres, examiners meet candidates at a pre-arranged spot such as a car park or railway station. Anyone buying a driving licence must put ‘L’ plates on the car and eventually take a driving test to get their full licence.

2nd September 1939 - Driving tests suspended for the duration of World War Two and resumed on 1st November 1946. During the war, examiners are designated Traffic Officers and supervise fuel rationing.

1st January 1940 - HGV licences and tests are suspended during World War Two.

18th February 1947 - A period of a year granted for wartime provisional licences to be converted into full licence without passing the test.

1950 - The pass rate for the driving test is 50%.

19th October 1956 - The test fee doubles from 10 shillings, to 1.

24th November 1956 - Testing suspended again during the Suez Crisis. Learners are allowed to drive unaccompanied and examiners help to administer petrol rations. Testing is resumed on 15th April 1957 and has continued uninterrupted ever since.

1959 - Examiner training is transferred to the newly acquired Stanmore Training School. Up until now, examiners have been trained ‘on the job’.

1963 - New grouping systems are introduced for driving tests and driving licences. A distinction is made between the test of competence and the test of fitness. The Road Traffic Act 1962 permits riders to ride motorcycles of more than 250cc after passing their test. Mopeds are placed in their own vehicle group for driving test purposes.

1st May 1965 - The application form for a driving licence is revised. The distance from which a driving test candidate must be able read a number plate is changed to 67 feet for 3 1/8 inch high characters.

10th May 1967 - The Road Safety Act 1967 paves the way for regulations covering the licensing and testing of H.G.V. (Heavy Goods Vehicle) drivers.

2nd July 1968 - The test fee rises to 1.15 shillings.

2nd June 1969 - Vehicles used in the test must not have dual accelerator control unless this has been made inoperable. A separate driving licence group for automatic vehicles is introduced. Candidates are required to produce their provisional driving licence to the examiner at the test and sign the examiner’s attendance record. Examiners may refuse to conduct a test if these requirements are not fulfilled.

25th June 1969 - The Vehicle and Driver Licences Act introduces new regulations, including a licence fee increase and the specification of vehicle groupings for the purposes of driving tests.

4th August 1969 - An up-to-date scheme is introduced for licensing and testing new lorry drivers.

1970 - The new H.G.V. test prompts a change in P.S.V. testing. Until now vehicle inspectors have carried out P.S.V. driving tests: this is taken over by examiners who are now H.G.V. qualified.

1972 - The demand for driving tests rises by 20%, and a further 15% in the following year, leading to a huge backlog of tests.

May 1975 - Candidates no longer have to demonstrate arm signals.

July 1976 - The Driving Establishment for testing examiners moves to Cardington. Newly recruited ‘L’ test examiners undergo four weeks of training.

March 1985 - P.S.V. driving tests become compulsory. Up until now, Traffic Commissioners decided whether local applicants took the test.

1988 - From now on driving tests are conducted under the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

1st October 1989 - Prompted by allegedly high accident figures, the old-style ‘Part 2’ motorcycle test, where the examiner stands by the roadside, is replaced by the new, more demanding ‘pursuit test’. The examiner now follows the candidate on a motorcycle or in a car and maintains radio contact during the test.

1st April 1990 - The Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A.) is created as an executive agency of the Department for Transport.

1st May 1990 - Examiners give candidates a brief explanation of faults committed during the test, plus advice on areas for improvement.

November 1995 - The 'Pass Plus' scheme is introduced to help newly qualified young drivers gain valuable driving experience and reduce the risk of them being involved in an accident.

1st July 1996 - A separate written theory test is introduced, replacing questions asked about the Highway Code during practical test.

1st January 1997 - A new test category is created for a car with large trailer (B+E). Licence categories and tests are introduced for Direct Access and small motorcycles. The written theory test is introduced for L.G.V. and P.C.V. drivers.

1st March 1997 - Photographic I.D. is now required for both practical and theory tests.

1st June 1997 - If a new driver gains six or more penalty points during the first two years of driving, they lose their licence and must retake both the theory and practical driving test before being allowed back on the roads.

29th September 1997 - For car and motorcycle drivers, the minimum wait between tests of the same category is reintroduced for unsuccessful candidates, set at ten days. For lorry and bus driver testing, a minimum wait of three days between tests of the same category for unsuccessful candidates is introduced.

6th April 1999 - Cars being used for a driving test must now have a front passenger seat belt, head restraint and a rear-view mirror.

4th May 1999 - Changes to the ‘L’ test include extending the length of the test, randomising the emergency stop manoeuvre and failing candidates for committing 16 or more driving faults.

4th January 2000 - The touch-screen theory test is introduced.

1st February 2001 - People gaining a full car licence must now take C.B.T. (Compulsory Basic Training) before being able to ride a moped (50cc or less).

19th December 2001 - Candidates can now book their theory test via the internet.

14th November 2002 - A hazard perception element is introduced into the theory test; this uses video clips to test candidates’ awareness of hazards on the road.

1st September 2003 - 'Show me/Tell me' vehicle safety questions added to the beginning of the driving test.

24th October 2003 - Candidates can now book their practical driving test via the internet.

John Pruden
4th May 2015, 08:39 PM
having a bad few days not slept for a few days ribs are not knitting so well and the nerves to stomach still tender breathing a lot better though both lungs working in tandem ? jp

Charlie Hannah
5th May 2015, 01:33 AM
Give it time John lad earlie days yet you'll get there.The breathing is the main one you will soon be running around the block,wonder if Ted will keep up with you don't let him lag behind.Cheers

john gill
5th May 2015, 07:18 AM
Re driving. I still hold a valid hgv licence (lgv as it is now referred to ) for all classes of vehicle. From the age of 45 I had to be medically examined every 5 years to renew those categories. At 65 the renewal became yearly with a stricter medical. I renewed it last year and did a bit of agency driving, but having developed one or two health problems, I have (reluctantly) decided to call it a day. I still enjoy driving- will be touring France later this year.( don't tell Kong,we all know of his love for the French,he'll only want to hitch a ride).
Gilly

cappy
5th May 2015, 07:45 AM
as my business slowly grew i needed a driver full time ......i put the word out and a west indian guy came to see me for the job .......he had a clean license and a good sense of humour ...which is something i like......he had no disability as far as i could see .......the only thing i could complain about was constant reports of the works transit outside the local betting office......as long as the job was done which it was .....i had no complaints.....afterthe weekend he always came and showed me a sparkling van clean and polished .......after 2 years or so i needed to change the van and advertised it in the local rag ......a guy came to see it and said he would have had it if it wasnt so damaged on the nearside......going out to see the so called damage i could notbelieve the scratches and damage on the nearside of the transit .....i called the driver into the office and was informed by himdidnt i know his left eye was a glass one ......itried not to laugh at this disability which i knew nothing of.....i had been truly conned .......semmingly because of the colour of african or west indian eyes it is very very hard to detect .....it was very hard to notice this problem......... putting the transit up for sale......i parked it nearside to the factory wall as our driver had been doing for 2 years.......a guy came to see it ......sold with no come back ......and bought it .....sadly as i left the offce a short while later .....i saw the new owner further up the road standing in a garage lokking at the damaged nearside........i didnt stop for petrol ......but didnt hear anything else i offered a job in the factory to the driver and he stayed a while but left later...... the call of the betting shop too strong .......strangely the next driver had a degree in mechanical engineering ......i was amazed that was thecase as i never new anyone who had a degree in anything.......a strange world indeed .........i never new whether a one eyed man was allowed to drive till this day ......but never held it against him ......i mean how could i .......we had our nelson and it never stopped him regards ......hope this wasnt boring.......cappy

john gill
5th May 2015, 07:58 AM
#96. I feel I must point out Cappy, old Horatio was more used to navigating ships of the line rather than beat up Ford Transits.

John Arton
5th May 2015, 08:14 AM
Cappy
Your guy may not have been breaking the law. To comply with Dept. of Transport regulations regarding eye sight standards, apart from having to be able to read a number plate at a certain distance, you are also meant to have a field of vision of 120 degrees, 60 degrees either side of center. If you are monocular, that is you only have one eye, it can still be possible to meet this criteria but you must declare this when applying for a driving licence.
rgds
JA

Keith Tindell
5th May 2015, 08:47 AM
That is correct John, i have lost most of the sight in one eye , due to a detached retina, and at 74 still able to drive with that problem. My eye sight is checked every six months for that reason. And Both sides of my car are pristine !!!!!,, KT

john gill
5th May 2015, 10:36 AM
That is correct John, i have lost most of the sight in one eye , due to a detached retina, and at 74 still able to drive with that problem. My eye sight is checked every six months for that reason. And Both sides of my car are pristine !!!!!,, KT

How about the front and back KT?

Keith Tindell
5th May 2015, 12:44 PM
Ah well John, you cannot have everything !! KT

happy daze john in oz
6th May 2015, 12:47 PM
Do volunteer driving at the local Community Health Centre and we are required to have a full medical every two years including eye test.

Captain Kong
13th May 2015, 05:02 PM
I have been to the Hospital in Salford Royal today for a Final check up. I went to Manchester's Wythenshaw hos[pital last week and got the same result. so
All Clear no sign of any cancer at all, all got rid of. So now I am a super fit hero again .
I have hardly been able to have a drink this last 18 months due to the severe and very radical treatment. so now I have a nice glass of whisky by my side.
Life sure feels good.
Cheers
Brian

John Pruden
13th May 2015, 07:11 PM
good news Brian..get back out in the sun again that deserves another trip.. jp

happy daze john in oz
14th May 2015, 05:37 AM
I doubt there is any other feeling quite like being told it has now gone and you are well again.

John Pruden
14th May 2015, 06:55 AM
john no feeling like being told you have cancer it must be one of the lowest feelings ever. for some there is a chance of a cure for some its a death sentence but its the fight you put up and the mind-set you take brian and myself have had a chance of the cure and will be watched by hospitals and when a surgeon tells you we got all the cancer it was not anywhere else is like winning the lottery a few on this site will know what I mean ?? jp

John Pruden
16th May 2015, 09:01 PM
just a question since having treatment for cancer after my op I know I have been sliced and diced and put back together has any member experienced burning sensation in one leg not just warm but burning I know the scar across my back has cut through nerves and my ribs have got to knit again but heat in the leg is beyond me just in one patch I woke the other morning and although I don't smoke anymore I thought a cigarette was burning me even the doctors don't seem to know what is going on and I am wondering if any of you members that has had cancer treatment have experienced it? I will not go on the internet to ask you think you have everything looking through that??apart from that healing is going well and hopefully make the meeting but no downstairs this time boys one of you will have to take my place?? lol jp

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 04:05 AM
#107... Get terrific cramp in the legs feet and even toes through the night. Remember my old man complaining of same symptons. He said it was hardening of the arterys and cut way back on his beer. I have taken the other alternative and now prefer whiskey the idea is to get the juices flowing, however up to now doesn't seem to work too well, time will tell if have sufficient left that is. However you stick with Doctors orders John, have a lot of acquaintances with similar problems as yourself and most have made a full recovery and beaten it. All the best John S

cappy
17th May 2015, 07:11 AM
doctors orders john ....they are the only answer .......it takes time ......best wishes cappy:rolleyes:

cappy
17th May 2015, 08:08 AM
#107... Get terrific cramp in the legs feet and even toes through the night. Remember my old man complaining of same symptons. He said it was hardening of the arterys and cut way back on his beer. I have taken the other alternative and now prefer whiskey the idea is to get the juices flowing, however up to now doesn't seem to work too well, time will tell if have sufficient left that is. However you stick with Doctors orders John, have a lot of acquaintances with similar problems as yourself and most have made a full recovery and beaten it. All the best John Swell john most of us will have hardening of the arteries ....but there are tablets to help if you see your doc......sorry to hear about gwen but at least today something can be done......i know gwen is a slim person .....but across the road to us is a farmers wife very jolly person ...but her about 15 stone and not tall ......couldnt hardly walk ......had the operation and at one party last xmas was dancing round like ginger rogers ....still about 15 stone .......she danced with wild abandon .....at one stage headed towards me ........jeez i wa off like a linty into the kitchen.....i still enjoy up and down excersise but not bleedin round and round ....regards cappy

Captain Kong
17th May 2015, 08:24 AM
Get terrific cramp in the legs feet and even toes through the night
JS

I get the same John, Started about six months ago, , every night, severe cramps, the muscles in the legs and feet are twisted round and feel as if the are going to be torn off the bone. and the pain of that continues throughout the day.
Cheers
Brian

Jim Brady
17th May 2015, 08:28 AM
I had bad leg cramps and my toes were twisting, even standing up didn't move them.I put on a pair of elastic stockings and had the rest of the night cramp free and slept like a log.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Captain Kong
17th May 2015, 08:30 AM
Most Cancers, [ not all, e.g. Pancreatic] can be cured IF Caught early enough. constant checks are needed.
I was talking to a lady recently about the subject, she would not go for a routine Breast Cancer check up.
She said she was not going, as the Doctor may tell her , she has Cancer,
I think she believes that if she is not told then she will be OK. Cancer kills when it spreads to other organs, lungs, liver, brain tumours and so on.
So have the checks and keep on top of it. catch it early and survive.
Cheers
Brian

cappy
17th May 2015, 08:47 AM
on friday i was visiting family of pats in shields.......some weeks ago she had tingling in her arm and shoulder she went to the doctor and was sent to a consultant 12 days she has a tumour on the brain .....in 2 weeks she had a operation and the tumour removed ....she is on different radiotherapy and is going on to or is on chemo......the service she has had is incredible .....she has a excellentchance of recovery ...but will always have a wekness in her right side .......theNHS is an excellent body ......and long may it be so regards cappy

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I had bad leg cramps and my toes were twisting, even standing up didn't move them.I put on a pair of elastic stockings and had the rest of the night cramp free and slept like a log.
Regards.
Jim.B.###i find that hard to believe jim .......please send photo of you in elastic stockings .......regards cappy .........PS.....are they black.......lol

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I had bad leg cramps and my toes were twisting, even standing up didn't move them.I put on a pair of elastic stockings and had the rest of the night cramp free and slept like a log.
Regards.
Jim.B.#####dont believe it jim......please send photo of you in elastic stockings.....PS are they black......love cappy

Keith Tindell
17th May 2015, 08:51 AM
I go for my prostate checkup on Wednesday, digit up the jacksie, but hope the tablets i have been on for 3 months have solved the problem KT

cappy
17th May 2015, 08:53 AM
I go for my prostate checkup on Wednesday, digit up the jacksie, but hope the tablets i have been on for 3 months have solved the problem KTbest of luck kieth

Jim Brady
17th May 2015, 09:05 AM
There you go cappy not a bad leg for a man of my age.
Regards.
Jim.B.

17931

cappy
17th May 2015, 09:13 AM
There you go cappy not a bad leg for a man of my age.
Regards.
Jim.B.

17931jeez jim......a bet the good mrs brady is jelous of them......please be carefull in the cock and seaman.....well done best laugh today regards cappy

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 09:15 AM
#112 Will a pair of the wifes nylons do Jim, might even put on one of her dresses if could get into. Thanks for the tip. JS

gray_marian
17th May 2015, 09:16 AM
#108, Leg cramps: John, Doctor told me to drink tonic water which I did for six months, no problem since.

#115, Good health Keith

#117 Very fetching Jim:)

John Pruden
17th May 2015, 09:19 AM
jim i have just stopped using the stockings I wish I had a camera when we are trying to get them on then we found the easy way talcum powder on your feet and yes fear of the cancer you must meat it head on as soon as I was told to op was the only way I wanted the treatment to go it was small caught early and was only small and the people that was having the same op surprised me you think you are the only one and people a lot younger than me and non smokers get the lung cancer one time it was a death sentence not now I might moan right now because it is a very pain full treatment but I will get over it and I know I will be ok due to the excellent care I have had from the dedicated staff and doctors... jp

cappy
17th May 2015, 09:21 AM
#112 Will a pair of the wifes nylons do Jim, might even put on one of her dresses if could get into. Thanks for the tip. JS###i think jim will tell you john .......just in case the nylons are to tight .....you must wear crotchless nickers ...so your balls can breath......cappy

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 09:22 AM
#108... Will have to ask Lou his advice on that, if alright to put gin in the tonic. Never heard of drinking whiskey and tonic, maybe someone else has. JS

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 09:29 AM
She didn't follow you into the kitchen then Cappy. As regards breathing would rather call them nuts, hence the nutcrackers. Although they reckon they come in all sizes from walnuts down to peanuts. As for poor old Goebells well we know what happened to his. Wonder if they ever done a post-mortem on his body and someone found they were lodged elsewhere. Cheers John S

Captain Kong
17th May 2015, 09:45 AM
Jim
with legs like that you should be Downstairs in the Pen and Wig,
Cheers
Brian

john gill
17th May 2015, 04:52 PM
#108, Leg cramps: John, Doctor told me to drink tonic water which I did for six months, no problem since.

#115, Good health Keith

#117 Very fetching Jim:)

Did you forget to mention the Gordon's Marian?

happy daze john in oz
18th May 2015, 05:44 AM
John, much of that burning may be 'refered' pain. I had similar for a few days after my op but it did go in the end. The body is a complex system and when it is interfered with it can take time to adjust




Marian I have been on the Tonic water diet for years but still at times get cramp. Must be the Gin in the tonic.

j.sabourn
18th May 2015, 08:28 AM
John my Mother always told me not to let anyone interfere with my body. JS

john gill
18th May 2015, 08:36 AM
Jim
with legs like that you should be Downstairs in the Pen and Wig,
Cheers
Brian

Upstairs I think Kong- give the lads in the tap room a treat.

Ivan Cloherty
18th May 2015, 08:59 AM
As regards breathing would rather call them nuts, hence the nutcrackers.

Reminds me of the young girl who told her father that her mechanic boyfriend said she had a great chassis, wonderful headlamps and a great rear bumper and what did it mean, to which her father replied tell your boyfriend if he ever tries to test the depth of the oil with his dipstick I will tighten his nuts so hard he will be leaking from his exhaust for years to come

Keith Tindell
21st May 2015, 12:57 PM
Just endured the last examination of digit up the jacksie, and all now in good order, so look forward to a nice glass of wine in celebration tonight KT

john gill
21st May 2015, 01:12 PM
Just endured the last examination of digit up the jacksie, and all now in good order, so look forward to a nice glass of wine in celebration tonight KT

Sounds like party night on the Capetown Castle KT.

cappy
21st May 2015, 01:13 PM
a big happy result enjoy the vino...cappy

John Pruden
21st May 2015, 02:16 PM
great news Keith .. jp

Captain Kong
21st May 2015, 04:40 PM
Good news KT, No feeling like being told OK, and no more appointments, completely discharged.
Happy Days Are Here Again.
cheers
Brian

gray_marian
21st May 2015, 09:13 PM
Great news Keith, Good Health:)

Rodney Mills
21st May 2015, 11:47 PM
K.T., very good news, today's the first day of the rest of your life, enjoy it.

Keith, an off subject question. I have completed my family tree a fair way back, but I'm drawing a blank on my mother's side. My great-grandfather, Sydney George Moss was born in the I.O.W. 1869 (confirmed by the 1911 census), he later moved to London ?

Do you have any idea how I could get info. on his town of birth, his parents and relatives in the I.O.W. from here —internet etc.?

I appreciate any help mate. No sweat if it can't be done.

Rodney

Charlie Hannah
22nd May 2015, 02:18 AM
Great news Keith!

Keith Tindell
22nd May 2015, 04:55 AM
Rodney ref 137, You could try this, https://www.iwight.com/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Records-Office/, i believe you can research online, no idea of cost etc, regards kt

happy daze john in oz
22nd May 2015, 05:44 AM
K.T., very good news, today's the first day of the rest of your life, enjoy it.

Keith, an off subject question. I have completed my family tree a fair way back, but I'm drawing a blank on my mother's side. My great-grandfather, Sydney George Moss was born in the I.O.W. 1869 (confirmed by the 1911 census), he later moved to London ?

Do you have any idea how I could get info. on his town of birth, his parents and relatives in the I.O.W. from here —internet etc.?

I appreciate any help mate. No sweat if it can't be done.

Rodney

Rodders it will be so simple for you living in USA. You have the Church of Latter day Saints in Salt Lake City. There you will find the largest geneology centre in the world, if they do not have it then it does not exit.

John Pruden
27th February 2016, 02:43 PM
just on a year since my opp back to my fighting weight breathing is still not to good but better than not breathing at all?? last scan I was clear 4 more years of tests to go when are we going to beat this horrible illness .. jp