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Quitting smoking was something I did a long time ago. For whatever reason, it wasn't that hard for me. Just my personal body chemistry, I guess. I was lucky. For some, it's next-to-impossible.
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I thought one night of existential wondering was enough - 2 weeks of it sounds harsh. Did you get your affairs in order.

Not rapt in having the "pre-cancerous" label attached either - it would makes me feel like my body was in the mood for playing cancer.

Having said that, between the hot sun and weakened ozone layer in Oz people get skin cancers cut out all the time without major drama but others aren't so lucky.




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Felicity ? Eileen ?

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With all this health talk I feel like the last smoker standing!

I'm glad that the prognosis is good, Grea. I'm really happy for you. Hopefully you have some idea what a valuable person you are and through my limited encounters with you on here I can sincerely say that there are few people in this World that should be held in such esteem by their friends and family. I mean that.

My own prognosis isn't so good at the moment. I'm having another acute episode of my long-term condition (some of you know what it is, I'm not one to share too easily) and I've been having a lot of thoughts about the finalities. Needless to say there is no immediate danger to my life or any terminal illness (fortunately) but I'm not sure I can see many lights or even any tunnels to be honest.
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Thanks David!

I was ten minutes too late for the scan the other day so I had to sweat it for an evening, wondering what my prognosis would be.

I spent it trying to work out how to get my mess (aka affairs) in order and thinking existential thoughts (watching this video, even if I only understood a bit of it). Certainly better than fretting, though my sister's death earlier this year really brought home my mortality. It was a delicate balancing act getting myself into a headspace where I felt I could be accepting and calm in the face of the worst news, while avoiding fretting.

So I go for the test and took the scans to the doc. He thought it looked okay but called the specialist at the scan centre on speakerphone for confirmation ... then I heard the specialist say the magic words "Definitely no cancer" and I went "YESS!!" with a double fist pump. The doc was amused.

I always imagined that it would take a scare to get me to stop smoking (everything) and I hoped it was of the kind that would give me a second chance.

The emphysema is a bit scary but I'd much rather a problem that required caution (have to watch out for traffic fume and particulates in the air at home) and exercise to chemo and the horrible cancer treadmill that turns people's lives upsidedown.

Also have a severely infected rib injury from the coughing that hurts like hell (can't play, or even set up the kit at the moment) - just waiting for the megadose of antibiotics to do its job and for the rib injury to heal. Keen to clear the rest of the carpet out of the house because the mould in it was a big part of the problem.

It's sooo great being in my 50s (not). They say that the 40 is the old age of youth and the 50s in the youth of old age. Seems about right so far ...
glad you're cancer free.

yup gotta get rid of the carpet. it should have been the first thing to go.

flood victims experience the same sort of thing. everything below the water line must go (mold, whatever-the-heck-else was in that water). dry wall is cut off at the water line and replaced as is flooring and all household items below the water line. if not, mold just keeps coming back. cleaning with bleach usually does not work. it just keeps coming back.

we had a major flood here back in 1999. we were spared, but 900 ft. in either direction was a major disaster.
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Thanks David!

I was ten minutes too late for the scan the other day so I had to sweat it for an evening, wondering what my prognosis would be.

I spent it trying to work out how to get my mess (aka affairs) in order and thinking existential thoughts (watching this video, even if I only understood a bit of it). Certainly better than fretting, though my sister's death earlier this year really brought home my mortality. It was a delicate balancing act getting myself into a headspace where I felt I could be accepting and calm in the face of the worst news, while avoiding fretting.

So I go for the test and took the scans to the doc. He thought it looked okay but called the specialist at the scan centre on speakerphone for confirmation ... then I heard the specialist say the magic words "Definitely no cancer" and I went "YESS!!" with a double fist pump. The doc was amused.

I always imagined that it would take a scare to get me to stop smoking (everything) and I hoped it was of the kind that would give me a second chance.

The emphysema is a bit scary but I'd much rather a problem that required caution (have to watch out for traffic fume and particulates in the air at home) and exercise to chemo and the horrible cancer treadmill that turns people's lives upsidedown.

Also have a severely infected rib injury from the coughing that hurts like hell (can't play, or even set up the kit at the moment) - just waiting for the megadose of antibiotics to do its job and for the rib injury to heal. Keen to clear the rest of the carpet out of the house because the mould in it was a big part of the problem.

It's sooo great being in my 50s (not). They say that the 40 is the old age of youth and the 50s in the youth of old age. Seems about right so far ...
The wait must of been / is horrible. 24 hours must of felt like 24 months.

I went through a 3 week period with my wife where we were told to prepare for the worst news and though it was incredibly serious, was not cancer either.

Infected rib?? Ouch..... Get on the mends soon with that.

Whatever proactive steps you can help yourself with re: emphysema and COPD.

Seems like the 40's and 50's are tough. I'm more than 1/2 way through the forties and they've been noticeably more challenging than the 30's.

One of my favorite lines from a movie.... "Youth.. It's wasted on the wrong people"
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I just want to let you all know that the summer heat is gone, and the weather is excellent once again here in California and should remain so until next July. We should be getting our first October rain soon.

Glad to hear that you're OK Grea.

This is a great thread with all the twists and turns it has taken. One can spend half an evening just reading it. Hats off to J!

Now, time I was off to jam on some drums even though my arthritic knee is a little stiff today. I feel good after the endorphins kick in.
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To use Abe's term - OSSUM! You guys are great :)

Henri and Uncle Ghee - get real! Who ever heard of a Scot named Colin for goodness sake. It's like a Brit named Andrew or an American called Larry ...


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You'll need to hurry, Andy, I'm on day two. It's not difficult after a scare and being immediately punished for any smoking with something like an asthma attack.

So true about losing enjoyments. One by one the frailty of age pushes us into an increasingly monastic lifestyle. In an interview George Carlin said he smokes Js about once a month, which he uses to add zip to the sketches he wrote straight in the previous 30 days. Sounds like a plan to me, once I have an extended break to get healthy again.


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The COPD diagnosis I can tell you isn't the best news in the world,but ... great news on the tests,now you really have to do it.

... If you want,we can set up some kind of phone hotline.When ever you have the urge,call someone up.I'll volunteer.
Exactly Steve - rather the Big E than the Big C. At least I have a chance to repent.

Thanks heaps for the offer - way above and beyond the call of duty! It's easy for now but I'll be appreciative of any DW friends PMing me their ph no should I mend enough (and get stupid enough) to be tempted again. I will definitely check the World Clock before making any calls :)


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Yep, genetics plays a major role (doc told me genetics affects the predisposition for emphysema too) http://www.economist.com/node/5436851?story_id=5436851

That article inspired this cartoon ...




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My own prognosis isn't so good at the moment. I'm having another acute episode of my long-term condition (some of you know what it is, I'm not one to share too easily) and I've been having a lot of thoughts about the finalities. Needless to say there is no immediate danger to my life or any terminal illness (fortunately) but I'm not sure I can see many lights or even any tunnels to be honest.
Thanks Duncan (and Henri's +1). Very encouraging words!

Sorry to hear about another damn episode. I've had it bad in my time and it can be brutal. This will seem ridiculously pat but over time I've come to the conclusion that the best thing for most conditions is activity and exercise. The drum show will qualify as the former and if you jam enough there you'll get some the latter ...


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yup gotta get rid of the carpet. it should have been the first thing to go.
Ta UG. I know about the carpet now (though in this case the cornices near the bedrooms were festering. I'd start tearing the carpet up today if my rib didn't hurt so much. There's a one inch diameter hole in a bedroom floor (knot in the wood) and underneath appears to be the bowels of the earth - not sealed at all. Is that normal?


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The wait must of been / is horrible. 24 hours must of felt like 24 months.

I went through a 3 week period with my wife where we were told to prepare for the worst news and though it was incredibly serious, was not cancer either.

Infected rib?? Ouch..... Get on the mends soon with that.

Whatever proactive steps you can help yourself with re: emphysema and COPD.

Seems like the 40's and 50's are tough. I'm more than 1/2 way through the forties and they've been noticeably more challenging than the 30's.
David, three weeks ... my 11-odd waking hours were nothing by comparison. That sounds like a test of mental strength. How'd you and your partner handle it?

When my time comes (in 25 years+!!) I now know how I'll react - back to before the big bang and the likely connection with the mysteries of consciousness. I'd much rather chase the nature of reality (actual reality, which is not limited to 4 dimensions, not matter how much it seems that way in our little lives).

About 5 yrs ago a friend died of lung cancer in his early 50s (he'd been smoke free for over a decade). He was obsessed with the cancer, entirely lost his SOH and was extremely morose seemingly constantly (he always had an Eyeore-esque personality but ...)

After some depressing visits I couldn't bring myself to visit him for months, and then he was dead. I felt really guilty but it taught me a valuable lesson - I resolved to do my best to wear my death lightly when the time comes - to be a fun future corpse that people will enjoy visiting :)

I got my crises out of the way in my 30s, so the 40s treated me well. It seems that, if you've been naughty, it comes home to roost in the 50s. That's when people start falling off the perch.

You're right about the rib. Everyone says how much they hurt and I can confirm!

Thanks again guys - very uplifting!

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Did anybody else know that rush's yyz is named after the canadian air code? Morse for y is -_---, and z is _ _, so - _ ---_---_ _-_---, are dash dot dash dash dash dot dash dash dash dash dot dot. Just a fun fact:)
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Yes. And the Canadian pronunciation of the letter z sounds like "zed."
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So the Tigers' 2-0 series lead has evaporated. All even at 2 games-a-piece now. I expect Oakland to complete the improbably comeback in game 5. Which really sucks.
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Me too, Abe! Tellya what, quitting all smoking after years of being Smokey the Bear is weird. I'm having major memory blanks - losing words and train of thought in every extended conversation. They say that memory is state dependent , which I guess means I starting with a blank slate ...
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This may sound like a left field approach, Grea but it does relate to associative memory.

If you have to remember something important go and put on some perfume. Pick a specific perfume and maybe even write down which one it was you used. When you have to recall that particular piece of information, wear the same perfume.

Sounds odd? Well, apparently it works. I can't remember the studies (I read them eight years ago when I was but a wee lad) but it's a good trick that I learned when I was studying Psychology. Came in useful during exam time, too. This also works with sound and perhaps even feel. Have a nice cashmere jumper handy and you can always justify the purchase as your 'memory jumper'.

As for short-term memory, mine is severely limited (compared to the rest of it anyhow, which is not-quite eidetic) so I understand your pain!
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David, three weeks ... my 11-odd waking hours were nothing by comparison. That sounds like a test of mental strength. How'd you and your partner handle it?
It was a test in every department but many tears, long conversations and a stretch of sleepless nights and endless days yielding sizable weight loss is what it amounted to.

You know personally the feeling of being told it's not cancer so nothing I can expand on there.
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So the Tigers' 2-0 series lead has evaporated. All even at 2 games-a-piece now. I expect Oakland to complete the improbably comeback in game 5. Which really sucks.
The odds are in Oakland's favor now. I like the team thuogh. 2nd lowest payroll in the majors. That's admirable. Making do with what they have. Funny thing is in typical Pirates fashion, they let go of Brandon Moss last years and, of course, he's blossoming as a serious HR hitter. Pirates are doomed forever it seems.
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It was a test in every department but many tears, long conversations and a stretch of sleepless nights and endless days yielding sizable weight loss is what it amounted to.
Brutal. I found the waiting period quite surreal, as though the ground had been pulled from under me.

A hard way but effective way to lose weight :)


Australia is going crazy. A lead news story about a politician in trouble for describing female genitalia in uncomplimentary terms in a private text to one of his staff (it came to light in a court case). Talk about thought police!

But that is not the end of Australian's derangement, now there's a big story about a Twitter entry from the wife of the Deputy Premier of the state where she berated another politician who had voted against sacking the guy for his private message.

She said "God will not be mocked!". I'm not kidding. I'm an agnostic who has often made fun of religious superstition, but I couldn't be as arrogant and blasphemous as this woman if I tried. A microscopic idiot speck of a human being claims to clearly know the mind of a deity who is infinite and eternal.

What on earth is happening to people's minds these days? Why are so many people fleeing from logic??

Myself, I am arrogant enough to consider myself mistress and quasi-deity to my cells, and I'm cool if cell #13,325,484,351,236,537 (located in the little toe on my hi hat foot) wants to say nasty things about the cluster of cells that make up my nether regions.

Nor do I mind if that cell mocks me (get in line, kid), just as long as it's a good team player and doesn't form a cancerous mutiny ... I want my cells to make love, not war.
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Ha - it probably would, although her long term relationship with Tim Mathieson suggests that she would be too lacking in hymens to please Mr Budgie Smuggler.

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Oh hymen, you are so fresh
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But hymen my darling when you are gone
The entire woman seems terribly wrong.
That's okay - it's how things are in this life
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I wish someone would crush Gillard. It might not explain much, but it would solve a lot.

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Dunno. Never encountered a hymen......not convinced they actually exist. Although I'm not sure if this says more about me or the women I've been in the company of!! :-)
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Pocket, refresh the page - I took the matter, um, into my own hands!

Yes, I too am excited by the prospect of being lead by a religious fundamentalist with dinosaur attitudes towards women.
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Does it really matter who gets in power? They're all assholes and liars and have absolutely no grip on reality in regards to the common person.
I initially thought it was great to see Peter Garrett involved in politics, but it kind of really sucked.
Nothing against the great man, but I think he bit off more than he can chew. I'd love to see the oils come back and do another album.
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Sure does. Every country that's voted in a religious fundamentalist has gorn dowwwn.

Their problem is that big biz pull the strings but the politicians dare not fess up to their impotence or their masters will punish them. They're compromised.

That's what happened to Peter Garrett, who was sacked after his successful pink bats program was attacked due to some contractors who ignored basic OH&S and died. Many months later we find out that the death rate was actually lower than usual, but that revelation was not widely reported and made no difference to public perception. The media did a major hatchet job on him.

Globalisation gave multinats (including the church) much more power and they naturally benefit more from economically right wing parties and this has pushed all parties to the right. The trouble is that the most pro-biz parties have inherited conservatism, which is a problem in a rapidly changing world. (There is no reason why right wingers should be conservative, in fact quite the contrary - they should be daring risk takers and entrepreneurs and champions of personal freedom).

I've always sided with progressivism but it has to be tempered - last thing you want is to go half cocked into activities that have barely emerged from beta testing and will need a whole bunch of patches. However, some of these debates have gone around in circles for decades and are, to push the analogy, more patch than app ...
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Sure does. Every country that's voted in a religious fundamentalist has gorn dowwwn.

Their problem is that big biz pull the strings but the politicians dare not fess up to their impotence or their masters will punish them. They're compromised.

That's what happened to Peter Garrett, who was sacked after his successful pink bats program was attacked due to some contractors who ignored basic OH&S and died. Many months later we find out that the death rate was actually lower than usual, but that revelation was not widely reported and made no difference to public perception. The media did a major hatchet job on him.

Globalisation gave multinats (including the church) much more power and they naturally benefit more from economically right wing parties and this has pushed all parties to the right. The trouble is that the most pro-biz parties have inherited conservatism, which is a problem in a rapidly changing world. (There is no reason why right wingers should be conservative, in fact quite the contrary - they should be daring risk takers and entrepreneurs and champions of personal freedom).

I've always sided with progressivism but it has to be tempered - last thing you want is to go half cocked into activities that have barely emerged from beta testing and will need a whole bunch of patches. However, some of these debates have gone around in circles for decades and are, to push the analogy, more patch than app ...

Luckily, here in America, we get to vote for Mitt Romney. He is awesome! He believes that God lives on a planet called Kolob, Now how cool is that?

The names and faces change but the BS remains.
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There once was a planet called Kolob
Whose inhabitants looked like a blob
"It's NOT home," cried the foreman
"I can't take any more, man!
I tellya I live in Quahog."
Nice. I'm guessing that that is from Family Guy?
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Nice. I'm guessing that that is from Family Guy?
Nope, I can't blame anyone else for my rhymes but I'm a complete junkie for American half hour satirical cartoons - I love 'em all.
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Nope, I can't blame anyone else for my rhymes but I'm a complete junkie for American half hour satirical cartoons - I love 'em all.
Yeah, except The Cleveland Show. Man that sucks very big things.
I must admit I am a Seth Mc junkie though and I was quite pleased to hear he has been chosen to host the next academy awards. Is this true? Can enyone verify this?
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There's a one inch diameter hole in a bedroom floor (knot in the wood) and underneath appears to be the bowels of the earth - not sealed at all. Is that normal?
it happens. in such circumstances, one should run like all Hades is breaking loose. stay at a hotel or with a relative until that little problem is cleared up. inhaling burning brimstone is well documented as having a detrimental effect on breathing abilities.

not good for humans or other living creatures.
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The odds are in Oakland's favor now. I like the team thuogh. 2nd lowest payroll in the majors. That's admirable. Making do with what they have. Funny thing is in typical Pirates fashion, they let go of Brandon Moss last years and, of course, he's blossoming as a serious HR hitter. Pirates are doomed forever it seems.
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Yeah, except The Cleveland Show. Man that sucks very big things.
It's the most inconsistent of them, but it has its moments. The baby strikes me as Stuey Lite.


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inhaling burning brimstone is well documented as having a detrimental effect on breathing abilities.
So now you're telling me that I'll have breathing problems in afterlife as well??


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Herculean performance by Verlander. 4-hit, CG shutout with 11 Ks. .
It's all τι στο διάολο είναι ότι to me.
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So now you're telling me that I'll have breathing problems in afterlife as well??
not at all.

that one's easy to avoid with the right precautions.

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that one's easy to avoid with the right precautions.
Unfortunately not.

That and taxes......no avoiding either, it would appear.
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That and taxes......no avoiding either, it would appear.
Jules, I think Doc is referring to a healthy afterlife as opposed to avoidance. It's a fine balancing act because upstairs the air is too thin and the air downstairs no doubt has too many carcinogenic particulates. Purgatory sounds like the place to be ...
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Jules, I think Doc is referring to a healthy afterlife
First, I need to be convinced there is one G. Then I'll work on being healthy for it. ;-)
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First, I need to be convinced there is one G. Then I'll work on being healthy for it. ;-)
Of course there's an afterlife - it's "after life", ie. death :)

Currently looking at a doco about Justin Bieber. Obviously I'm about 40 years too old to get into his music but he really is a highly talented kid and most of what's said about him is BS. who gets way more unjustified insults online than he deserves. It's a shame that he, as a drummer, doesn't demand to have real drums on his recordings.
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Of course there's an afterlife - it's "after life", ie. death :)

Currently looking at a doco about Justin Bieber. Obviously I'm about 40 years too old to get into his music but he really is a highly talented kid and most of what's said about him is BS. who gets way more unjustified insults online than he deserves. It's a shame that he, as a drummer, doesn't demand to have real drums on his recordings.
I have to admire a guy who yacks at work, cleans up and keeps going. I think he kept going anyway. Needless to say, barfing on stage has to be an award of some type. Go JB.
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I have to admire a guy who yacks at work, cleans up and keeps going. I think he kept going anyway. Needless to say, barfing on stage has to be an award of some type. Go JB.
Maybe the first pop star in history to throw up on stage after ODing on milk ... he continued despite lactose intoxication :)
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