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  1. 6 months since my last post, it’s time to update. This week I got back the results from my April bone marrow biopsy. There have been no Leukaemia affected blood cells detected since January. But the important tests are the bi monthly bone marrow ones. At diagnosis 85% of my blood producing stem cells were affected by the mutation which causes my type of Leukaemia. By December it was 3%. Unfortunately, between Liverpool Royal, and Guys, in London, they lost my February sample, so I’m running 8 weeks behind on results. April sample result was no detectable mutated leukaemic stem c
    3 points
  2. For those who don't know, we're trying to update via Twitter. https://twitter.com/manxforums Basically a database table containing all the MF posts ever has fallen into a corrupt state. Due to the size, normal recovery methods aren't having much effect so I'm now looking into dumping the data out and rebuilding it from an extract. Obviously that's quite drastic and it's proper shit-the-bed type stuff as one error and it's all gone. I don't know how current our backups are right now, Uni does that stuff, so I'm going with the assumption that I need to get this right first time. So
    2 points
  3. After pondering what to call my blog, the revival seemed to be the most apt. I thought of "Bursting with Joy" but that would have seemed a little OTT even if it would appear appropriate to those who have been through the dark days of my life. "Risen from the ashes" was another thought but that reminded me of the Phoenix. The Revival is pretty apt for what is happening to me now; a revival as in the definition "A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigour after a period of obscurity or quiescence." I didn't want to continue blogging telling everyone how good I was, followed by how dow
    2 points
  4. (Originally written on 02 October 2008) There I am at Heysham in the Ferry Terminal. God is having a particularly heavy pee on the port at the time. It’s early December 2006 and I’m on my way home. Heysham Terminal – I wonder why Dante omitted it from his divine comedy – must have been too scary. Actually it’s more Mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings. Dark, damp and full of strange creatures. The traffic cone is in the middle of the sewage pool designated as the Gentlemens toilet. I heard on Manx Radio several weeks later it was still there. Passengers gather. Staff mill abou
    1 point
  5. ... this cartoon does a pretty good job of expressing alot of my thoughts about parts of modern life and work. It involves a strong reaction to it - oh dear NSFW language. The challenge in life is how to ensure the poetry this world has to offer us outweighs the frustrations life blocks us with ... and an understanding that overcoming those frustrations is partly what creates our poetry. Life aint easy - but that shouldn't surprise us really.
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  6. I’m not the most experienced with forums etc and only really use the internet for research. But, when I signed up to manxforums.com I noticed this section and had long discussion with my ‘very smart’ brother to find out what a blog is! After he eventually stopped laughing, I now understood what it’s all about and have decided to give it a shot. Oh life was so much easier when I was a blonde but, since returning ‘au naturalé’, I can’t use that as an excuse anymore! The time has come in my life when I just think ‘how the ... did this happen?’. I never imagined that I would be approaching
    1 point
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