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Old 01-05-2018, 09:46 AM   #3101
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Glad you got your Cycle back! I have Separation Anxiety if I am away from my Harley VERY LONG. I don't have to ride it every day I just Need to know it's in the Garage.
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I have not ridden for over a year.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:19 AM   #3102
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Time flies.

Facebook dropped this on my daily feed today.

Quoting it was 10 years since I posted it up, so I owned it longer than that ado.

Amazingly, Prozac has been here almost a year already.

This was a cool little van.




The last few days I have woken up with a bit of a mucky eye.

Yesterday I looked in the mirror, up close and found what I assume to be a little bit of breezeblack from when I carved the Tiki.

Tried to dislodge it with my finger, no success.

Then as I was headed out to a dinner date, thought I would pop in at my GP practice, so someone could just lift it or scratch it out.

They would not even see me at the surgery.

Go to Maidstone hospital if you want to have it dealt with, we and Medway Maritime hospital do not even look at eyes.

I did think WTF ?

So I did not go to hospital, thinking I would find a plan B as I was headed out to meet up and go to dinner.

Got to Pets are Us who have a Vets4Pets and asked if the vet could take a look and just hook the spot of dust out.

Nope........ they are not allowed to touch a human (wonder if they pass someone bleeding profusely whether they just shrug and say "Human" and carry on)

I tried with a cocktail stick later, but it looks like this has become ingrown, so a scalpel or bread knife may be in order.

PS. No, I did not wear the safety glasses I had taken in when I did the carving, not expecting this to happen.

Another little one of life's lessons.

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:59 AM   #3103
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It may work its way out on its own .I once went to a Dr for something in my eye that I could not see and my eye was all scratched up. He sent me to a specialist whom could not find anything in my eye either but put me on some special sterioud drops and told me to come back every other day .I waited in hid little room waiting for hours .I was always the last patient he saw no matter if my appointment was before others .I was in misery so I kept going back .The last appointment with him I waited 6 hours and when he came in I was mad as hell and I told him he was fired ,that my time was just as important as his and he had just wasted 6 hours of my time .He told me I had to be supervised on how to come off the eye drops and I told him it would not be by him .
When I got home and cooled off I went to a mirror and finally saw that an eye lash was trapped under my eyelid causing all that pain and it was working out on its own .But you would have thought a specialist Dr would have seen that from the beginning .
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:07 PM   #3104
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It may work its way out on its own .I once went to a Dr for something in my eye that I could not see and my eye was all scratched up. He sent me to a specialist whom could not find anything in my eye either but put me on some special sterioud drops and told me to come back every other day .I waited in hid little room waiting for hours .I was always the last patient he saw no matter if my appointment was before others .I was in misery so I kept going back .The last appointment with him I waited 6 hours and when he came in I was mad as hell and I told him he was fired ,that my time was just as important as his and he had just wasted 6 hours of my time .He told me I had to be supervised on how to come off the eye drops and I told him it would not be by him .
When I got home and cooled off I went to a mirror and finally saw that an eye lash was trapped under my eyelid causing all that pain and it was working out on its own .But you would have thought a specialist Dr would have seen that from the beginning .

All true......

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Random as a snow storm in the Sahara.

Finished up early in London then came to Maidstone eye hospital to get this eye seen to in case its a foreign body as its still bothersome.

Ended up being sent to A&E from Eye department.

Waiting time........ 4 hours +

Hey Ho. Good a time as any for random photo update on nothing really.

Seems Harley and Dukey have a new resident slave.

Meet Dave the new lodger.



Dave has a truck.

Dave sells Bobcat equipment



Dave liked the fire over the weekend.

So Dave brought random kindling and burning wood.



Now for the random stuff for those who like random stuff.

When I moved to the UK in 2002 the important stuff included my bike which I eventually sold to a guy in Ireland. Would love to know if it survived.



Thailand around 2005 iirc.



Ladyboy Nurse?



Jersey.

A brilliant holiday destination.

I do like all animals.







And my late dad. Not at all a morbid subject.
He was a cool guy.
Loved to challenge convention.
This was around his 70th birthday on our way to dinner.

He believed I was completely mad.

But would have loved the C10 and Prozac as well as the random stuff I get up to.



Waiting time still 4 hrs.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #3105
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Are we there yet?

I think being a kid on a long trip with the family is way nicer than waiting on a doc.

Hope it goes well Rian.

Some kool pics too. Nursey boy???? What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:14 PM   #3106
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Sorry the hear that you are still dealing with your eye ball problem.

Waiting is not a fun thing to do. Sitting in a waiting room is worse than hard work.

Praying all goes well and fast for you.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:18 PM   #3107
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Hope they got you fixed up .
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:36 PM   #3108
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Are we there yet?

I think being a kid on a long trip with the family is way nicer than waiting on a doc.

Hope it goes well Rian.

Some kool pics too. Nursey boy???? What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand.
Quick update on my eyeball issue.

More importantly to just say publicly that Maidstone hospital and its A&E staff certainly delivered when I was there yesterday.



From the admin staff clocking me in and then the Clinical Nurse Specialists who do the triage and prework before a doctor sees you.

Keeping in mind I work in healthcare and am a multi-qualified nurse myself (part of a previous life) so it is easy for me to assess situations and performance in departments.

Once the doctor called me in he had a quick background check and then pulled in an impressive machine, inspecting and then removing the foreign body efficiently. No pain, no blood, no drama.
Antibiotic ointment to use for a few days added and discharged.

Due to their efficient and focussed approach, the offered waiting time was 4 hours.



However.......

I was out the car park in under two hours after arriving at the hospital.

So the NHS is working.

And my experience was positive.


Nothing happened in Thailand.

But if it did.......

Fortunately, I am very patient.

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Sorry the hear that you are still dealing with your eye ball problem.

Waiting is not a fun thing to do. Sitting in a waiting room is worse than hard work.

Praying all goes well and fast for you.
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Thanks Vince, running out of battery was worse

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Hope they got you fixed up .
Thank you John.

They did.




Cut up, sorted and packed away all the wood Dave the lodger brought, this morning.

It was a great winters day outside.



Took a lot up to the firewood box at the house and some into the house.
Keeping in mind that the pallet pine burns mostly fast and reasonably hot.
A lot really is just there as kindling and to support the lumpy logs etc in burning.





And of course the old man Dukey loves the heat and company as his hips are so knackered and movement restricted to some extent.



He is very happy and settled.
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Great news on your eye situation. Glad to hear you are on the mend and out and about again taking care of your empire.
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Glad to hear the eye went well!

Fireplace looks good. Weather in the south has been outrageously cold, for down here, high 20s-low 30s at nite. High 30s' to low 40s in the day. My old body is just not liking it like when I was 18.
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Im not liking our southern cold either .At least we had a sunny day here for a change .
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Grizz, be careful of build up in your Chimney from that pine. We used to burn wood and my kids brought more of it in when I wasn't around as it was a lot lighter to carry. I had a duct tile chimney so when that caught on fire I didn't have a lot of damage!
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