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Re: RUOK?

Postby CmdrBiggles » Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:44 pm

warthog1 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:14 pm
CmdrBiggles wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:11 pm
warthog1 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:55 pm


Any relation to Russell and Tasman?


Jack Russell and Abel Tasman...??
No, I don't think so!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I saw your surname in the photo link. A couple of strong cyclists here by that name. One is very much national level ;) Nice approachable, humble, fellas, both of them :)


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Re: RUOK?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:54 pm

Not known to you. No worries.
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Re: RUOK?

Postby Duck! » Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:46 pm

warthog1 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:55 pm
CmdrBiggles wrote:
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These pics (from Flickr) show the two most recent major jobs to remove invasive SCCs on R/ ear middle helix and R/ hand dorsal.
Any relation to Russell and Tasman?
I've had the pleasure of racing with Russ & Tas in HPV teams a few times. Phenomenal riders, but at the same time really down to earth & friendly guys.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: RUOK?

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:02 pm

Duck! wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:46 pm
warthog1 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:55 pm
CmdrBiggles wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:56 pm


These pics (from Flickr) show the two most recent major jobs to remove invasive SCCs on R/ ear middle helix and R/ hand dorsal.
Any relation to Russell and Tasman?
I've had the pleasure of racing with Russ & Tas in HPV teams a few times. Phenomenal riders, but at the same time really down to earth & friendly guys.
That'll be them ;)
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Re: RUOK?

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:56 pm

Results back from the ear and not good. I'm seeing the Plastics Surgeon next month to find out how much more I'll lose. :( It's is disappointing and I was in a real downer for a few days after I got told.

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Re: RUOK?

Postby brumby33 » Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:11 pm

Truly sorry to hear that Foo, it's really been a bit of a battle for you.

I Can't imagine what you've been going through and I often have to tell myself what ever is wrong with me, someone else is getting a much rawer deal.

Hang in there mate....We're all cheering for you.

Cheers

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Re: RUOK?

Postby warthog1 » Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:57 pm

All the best Foo. Hopefully they can sort it out quick smart.
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Re: RUOK?

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:44 am

brumby33 wrote: Truly sorry to hear that Foo, it's really been a bit of a battle for you.

I Can't imagine what you've been going through and I often have to tell myself what ever is wrong with me, someone else is getting a much rawer deal.

Hang in there mate....We're all cheering for you.

Cheers

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warthog1 wrote: All the best Foo. Hopefully they can sort it out quick smart.

Thanks blokes, I know it's not a massive thing in the scheme of life but it very disappointing and for one needing to wear reading glasses, that creates a problem with them sitting on your head and not to mention the sunnies for driving and riding if the whole ear ends up going. :(

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Re: RUOK?

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:39 am

Hopefully the whole lot doesn't go Foo. :(
What is most important is they get it all as I'm sure you know.
Be nice to put that behind you I imagine.
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Re: RUOK?

Postby CmdrBiggles » Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:07 am

foo on patrol wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:44 am

Thanks blokes, I know it's not a massive thing in the scheme of life but it very disappointing and for one needing to wear reading glasses, that creates a problem with them sitting on your head and not to mention the sunnies for driving and riding if the whole ear ends up going. :(

Foo

It can be an overly massive thing if you dwell on it intensively. That is the thing to avoid.
I doubt very, very much you'll have so little ear remaining that there is nowhere for your glasses to sit. It is also not an outcome that plastic surgeons (maxillofacial) actively pursue — they can reconstruct an ear from other body areas.

A suggestion about the emotional side of it. Get in touch with a social worker if if niggles you, and also somebody like a registrar who can shed more light on what you will have done (a registrar is the go-between to the surgeon). It may sound like chasing windmills in a chaotic hospital system, but talking about it does work wonders. I went through all this and it helped enormously in understanding and preparing. People often do not know or are unaware of the peripheral help available to them when confronted with surgery that has an emotional undertow.
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Re: RUOK?

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:04 pm

warthog1 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:39 am
Hopefully the whole lot doesn't go Foo. :(
What is most important is they get it all as I'm sure you know.
Be nice to put that behind you I imagine.


Yeah because it's the gift that keeps giving at the moment. :roll:

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Re: RUOK?

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:08 pm

CmdrBiggles wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:07 am
foo on patrol wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:44 am

Thanks blokes, I know it's not a massive thing in the scheme of life but it very disappointing and for one needing to wear reading glasses, that creates a problem with them sitting on your head and not to mention the sunnies for driving and riding if the whole ear ends up going. :(

Foo

It can be an overly massive thing if you dwell on it intensively. That is the thing to avoid.
I doubt very, very much you'll have so little ear remaining that there is nowhere for your glasses to sit. It is also not an outcome that plastic surgeons (maxillofacial) actively pursue — they can reconstruct an ear from other body areas.

A suggestion about the emotional side of it. Get in touch with a social worker if if niggles you, and also somebody like a registrar who can shed more light on what you will have done (a registrar is the go-between to the surgeon). It may sound like chasing windmills in a chaotic hospital system, but talking about it does work wonders. I went through all this and it helped enormously in understanding and preparing. People often do not know or are unaware of the peripheral help available to them when confronted with surgery that has an emotional undertow.


I'm all good on that side of things, it was the day when I got the call to say that it ain't finished yet and they don't know how much still needs to go. The ear seems to take a long time to heal for whatever reason and then remains very sensitive after the healing has completed. :shock:

I might need to ask for a battery implant to hold my glasses up on that side? :lol:

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Re: RUOK?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:21 am

Recently:

https://amp.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/how-ni ... 5jsb9.html

Good on them for being alert.

And hopefully the poor guy gets the help he needs to get back into a good space.
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Re: RUOK?

Postby warthog1 » Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:25 am

^^ There are still some good people out there. :D
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Re: RUOK?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:29 am

Yep, good to see there are kind thoughtful people who care.

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Re: RUOK?

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:55 pm

Feeling a bit flat tonight, due to getting notification that an old cycling mate has died. :( He was just slightly older than me but rode between 15 n 20,000klms a year, so was pretty fit. It was a heart attack that got him and apparently he had done his morning ride yesterday.

I don't know if he had family history of heart problems but his mother died only a few months ago and was in her early 80's but his father had died many years ago.

So what I'm saying is for the love of life, get your cadivascular system checked out and have it done every few years because you could have an unknown problem just ticking away waiting to nail the lid on your coffin and not even know about it. :idea:

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