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Offline cyghost

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yay!get better soon!!  :D
Ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat; cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probatio nulla sit


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Eek, just look at the ruckus I caused!  Iru, you naughty man, you, stop poking!

Iru’s always been a stirrer of note, sniffing out buttons to push.  He vexed one teacher to the point where she left school…

The illness I have has has kept me caged for some time and has not yet been pinned down precisely.  That will probably come.  The immunosuppressant treatment seems to be effective for now.  It’s not pleasant when your own body’s defences can’t tell friend from foe and starts attacking indiscriminately.

And thanks everyone for the positive thoughts!  (BM, my name is not Klaatu.)

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Welcome back! We missed you. Put your feet up and and get better.


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Eek, just look at the ruckus I caused!  Iru, you naughty man, you, stop poking!

Oh, it's a man... interesting.

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Iru’s always been a stirrer of note, sniffing out buttons to push.

You say button, I say false accusation. ;)


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.... It’s not pleasant when your own body’s defences can’t tell friend from foe and starts attacking indiscriminately.

Indeed. My own decided some time ago to attack my central nervous system. Very irksome. Good luck and I hope you recover fully.

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BM, my name is not Klaatu.

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"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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My best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, Mefiante.  And promise us that when that happens you will not point your finger up.

Hermes.

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain.  My brain is going to rot. - Richard Dawkins


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she is the last person here you need to extract such a promise from  :/
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And promise us that when that happens you will not point your finger up.

Finger up what?
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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Up to God of course. ;D
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I meant to add "neither one".
« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 16:01:03 pm by Hermes »
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Neither finger, that is.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 22:06:39 pm by Hermes »
My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain.  My brain is going to rot. - Richard Dawkins


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Welcome back, have to point out that I did NOT pray for you.  :)
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Thanks, everyone.  The trouble with autoimmune diseases is (1) that there are so many of them that pinpointing the right one is often difficult (though the treatment for many of them is much the same), (2) rheumatologists are extremely scarce (that’s a hint for anyone studying medicine who is looking for a specialisation), and (3) they are chronic (i.e., manageable but not curable, at least for now).

@BM: I hope it’s not MS afflicting you. :(

@Hermes: Little danger of that because treatment doesn’t involve a lobotomy…  >:D

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ETA:  I’ve just noticed that this thread lives in the “Fun” subforum.  I promise you, it’s not that.
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@BM: I hope it’s not MS afflicting you. :(

Nope. I've run the gamut several times and all I've gathered is a laundry list of very bad things I don't have. This leaves only "minor" problems, relatively speaking.

Don't fret, someday I may actually know what IS wrong. :)
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Mefiante: What’s at least equally stunning is the vortex of stupid that the tornadoes have unleashed. There are alarmingly large numbers of people claiming that the damaged/col​lapsed buildings/s​tructures were the result of poor design/shod​dy workmanship​. Such commentary appears adjacent to a photo of a lorry that was flipped onto its side by the force of the wind…

BoogieMonster: Stupid lorry designers
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 ;D
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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(10:15:56) BoogieMonster: Health minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize says that he understands the apprehensio​n around the new National Health Insurance (NHI), but has reassured stakeholder​s that the system will be run with the same efficiency and integrity as other public entities..
(10:17:20) BoogieMonster: Now that is a load off of my mind!
(04:20:50) brianvds: I wonder what medical load shedding will look like....
(10:51:13) Mefiante: “Please check the Health Shedding timetable for your area online. The Emergency and Treatment Services grid is severely constrained​, and will only be available at the scheduled times. We apologise for any deaths caused.”
(14:36:30) Mefiante: “Download our free Deathkom Se Push app for Apple or Android.”
(22:03:37) BoogieMonster: Unfortunate​ly matric results will be released tomorrow, so MRI's will not be operational​.