Politics aside how is everyone doing ?

Shellandshilo1956

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Hi friends, thanks for the good thoughts.


Yeah so I got a second opinion, from my long-term most lovely man My psychiatrist, today. He is an OLD DUDE and knows his shit. He is also stilla registered GP as well.

I explained why I wasn't in agreement with my GP, handed him all the results, which he considered with great attention. He actually groaned lightly.... so it looks like my GP is correct and I have a serious disease which is the cause the bloating etc... not my gut. He is genuinely concerned and I respect his knowledge so I'll make peace with my GP...I wouldn't believe her, we had some interesting discussions.

My liver. At the moment I am feeling a bit better... will see both my docs again in a week or so.
I can't say I am surprised.
It ISN"T Cancer...

it's macronodular cirrhosis.

And the only thing I can do is cut down and then stop drinking. Crikey. !!

Anyway I am not real energetic so this is the first time i've turned on this thing since I last posted.

Will say G'Day again soon.
I am so sorry to hear this, Pink. I sincerely hope that you respond well to the treatment, and can turn this disease around. The liver is the only organ in the body that can completely regenerate itself over time. You were the first person who taught me alot about myself. And, some of your comments I will never forget.

Ask your doctor about diets, exercises, herbal teas, and other remedies, that can help to ease your symptoms(bloating, hypertension, fatigue, weight loss, etc.). And, maybe he can suggest a safer alternative to alcohol.

After over 35 years of smoking, I tried everything to stop. The only thing that worked, was after I read that any habit or addiction can be stopped in 3 weeks. So each day I told myself, not that I can never smoke again, but that I just don't want to smoke today. After 2 weeks this became easier. That was almost 30 years ago.

Also make sure that your spirits are up, and your stress level is down. The last thing you need is stress hormones coursing through your veins.

Again, I am very sorry to hear about this. And, if you're ever in Queensland, my home will always be open to you and yours. And, if there is anything else I can do, please don't hesitate.
 

Texan

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Braces added and wheels for easy movement around.

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One thing I want to do when I build my shop is to have all of my equipment at the exact same height and build a wheeled work bench with locking casters so I can extend my table top tools by wheeling the work bench into place. You might could even just park it between the router and the table saw. You could include storage for bits, hole saws, sand paper, glue, finish materials, small tools, etc.... and wheel it wherever you are working.

I'd like to get into lichtenberg wood burning. It's dangerous if you don't know what you are doing, but I can design the safeguards to make it work safely. It uses a microwave or other high voltage transformer to burn patterns into the wood. The patterns can be filled with epoxy resin and sanded and finished with the wood.

One of my first projects will be a barn door. I want to cover the wood with fractal burns and then tape it off to represent a Texas flag. The colored epoxy resin will be added according to where on the flag the burn pattern is. After sanding and finishing, it will look like the Texas flag is burning through the door. I've never seen this done, so it would be a Texan original and maybe I could make and sell these on line or at a local craft place on consignment.



 
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SethBullock

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I got sick yesterday and tested positive for Covid today. My symptoms are typical flu symptoms. Fever, chills, tiredness. Docs say to just stay home and let them know if my symptoms get worse.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
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One thing I want to do when I build my shop is to have all of my equipment at the exact same height and build a wheeled work bench with locking casters so I can extend my table top tools by wheeling the work bench into place. You might could even just park it between the router and the table saw. You could include storage for bits, hole saws, sand paper, glue, finish materials, small tools, etc.... and wheel it wherever you are working.

I'd like to get into lichtenberg wood burning. It's dangerous if you don't know what you are doing, but I can design the safeguards to make it work safely. It uses a microwave or other high voltage transformer to burn patterns into the wood. The patterns can be filled with epoxy resin and sanded and finished with the wood.

One of my first projects will be a barn door. I want to cover the wood with fractal burns and then tape it off to represent a Texas flag. The colored epoxy resin will be added according to where on the flag the burn pattern is. After sanding and finishing, it will look like the Texas flag is burning through the door. I've never seen this done, so it would be a Texan original and maybe I could make and sell these on line or at a local craft place on consignment.



Yeah, I tossed up the idea of trying that resin art but it really did not grab my enthusiams. It produces some terrific results, for sure. On the work bench and castors....mine is on castors....it is too heavy to move otherwise. The bench saw has wheels on two legs with a compensation brace on the opposing legs to maintain even height. The work bench castors (one side: )

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Texan

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I got sick yesterday and tested positive for Covid today. My symptoms are typical flu symptoms. Fever, chills, tiredness. Docs say to just stay home and let them know if my symptoms get worse.
I'll be praying for you. Order a pulse oximeter on amazon and monitor your blood oxygen level. If it gets below 90, head for the hospital. Have you been vaccinated? Advil worked great for me. 3-4 advil would knock out the fever completely for about 12 hours. The chills were related to the fever. I'd let the fever do it's thing as much as you can stand it though. I took advil just before bed to help me sleep usually and tough it out during the day.

My neighbor (where my son got it and brought it home from) and my wife had issues with tiredness and my wife had lingering hair loss issues for about 3 months, but is fine now. It affects everyone differently.
 
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SethBullock

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I'll be praying for you. Order a pulse oximeter on amazon and monitor your blood oxygen level. If it gets below 90, head for the hospital. Have you been vaccinated? Advil worked great for me. 3-4 advil would knock out the fever completely for about 12 hours. The chills were related to the fever. I'd let the fever do it's thing as much as you can stand it though. I took advil just before bed to help me sleep usually and tough it out during the day.

My neighbor (where my son got it and brought it home from) and my wife had issues with tiredness and my wife had lingering hair loss issues for about 3 months, but is fine now. It affects everyone differently.
I am vaccinated. Thanks for the prayers and all the advice.
 

Shellandshilo1956

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I got sick yesterday and tested positive for Covid today. My symptoms are typical flu symptoms. Fever, chills, tiredness. Docs say to just stay home and let them know if my symptoms get worse.
Well at least I can now say that I know someone who has Covid-19. Let alone know someone who has already been vaccinated. Clearly vaccines DON'T prevent you from being infected. As an ex-cop, I'm sure that you're in great shape. So, you'll have a 100% chance of making a full recovery(65% of people over 90 recover). And, you will also develop an additional immunity as well. Even your doctor was not that concerned. So, fluids, bed-rests, watch a good movie, read a good book, keep your stress low, and stay away from the news on the lying boob-tube.

If you were tested positive in Victoria, or New South Wales, the governments would make everyone else suffer. They would close-down their borders, enforce stricter lockdown restrictions on everyone, build more quarantine facilities, force more businesses to go under, and force more people to wear masks until no one tests positive for this virus. Insane.

So get well. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, my friend.
 

SethBullock

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Well at least I can now say that I know someone who has Covid-19. Let alone know someone who has already been vaccinated. Clearly vaccines DON'T prevent you from being infected. As an ex-cop, I'm sure that you're in great shape. So, you'll have a 100% chance of making a full recovery(65% of people over 90 recover). And, you will also develop an additional immunity as well. Even your doctor was not that concerned. So, fluids, bed-rests, watch a good movie, read a good book, keep your stress low, and stay away from the news on the lying boob-tube.

If you were tested positive in Victoria, or New South Wales, the governments would make everyone else suffer. They would close-down their borders, enforce stricter lockdown restrictions on everyone, build more quarantine facilities, force more businesses to go under, and force more people to wear masks until no one tests positive for this virus. Insane.

So get well. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, my friend.
Thanks.
 

johnsmith

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Staff member
Hi friends, thanks for the good thoughts.


Yeah so I got a second opinion, from my long-term most lovely man My psychiatrist, today. He is an OLD DUDE and knows his shit. He is also stilla registered GP as well.

I explained why I wasn't in agreement with my GP, handed him all the results, which he considered with great attention. He actually groaned lightly.... so it looks like my GP is correct and I have a serious disease which is the cause the bloating etc... not my gut. He is genuinely concerned and I respect his knowledge so I'll make peace with my GP...I wouldn't believe her, we had some interesting discussions.

My liver. At the moment I am feeling a bit better... will see both my docs again in a week or so.
I can't say I am surprised.
It ISN"T Cancer...

it's macronodular cirrhosis.

And the only thing I can do is cut down and then stop drinking. Crikey. !!

Anyway I am not real energetic so this is the first time i've turned on this thing since I last posted.

Will say G'Day again soon.
glad it's not cancer Pink ... although that Macronodular cirrhosis doesn't sound great either. I've never heard of that before. If you don't mind my asking, what is the long term prognosis with that?
 

johnsmith

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Staff member
I got sick yesterday and tested positive for Covid today. My symptoms are typical flu symptoms. Fever, chills, tiredness. Docs say to just stay home and let them know if my symptoms get worse.
Good luck with that Seth. Good thing you're vaccinated.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
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Hi friends, thanks for the good thoughts.


Yeah so I got a second opinion, from my long-term most lovely man My psychiatrist, today. He is an OLD DUDE and knows his shit. He is also stilla registered GP as well.

I explained why I wasn't in agreement with my GP, handed him all the results, which he considered with great attention. He actually groaned lightly.... so it looks like my GP is correct and I have a serious disease which is the cause the bloating etc... not my gut. He is genuinely concerned and I respect his knowledge so I'll make peace with my GP...I wouldn't believe her, we had some interesting discussions.

My liver. At the moment I am feeling a bit better... will see both my docs again in a week or so.
I can't say I am surprised.
It ISN"T Cancer...

it's macronodular cirrhosis.

And the only thing I can do is cut down and then stop drinking. Crikey. !!

Anyway I am not real energetic so this is the first time i've turned on this thing since I last posted.

Will say G'Day again soon.
Geez. You are going through the wars! You will get through it tho Pinky! Let us know how things progress please! Not cancer, good!
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Geez:

Macronodular cirrhosis. Fig. 78 - MACRONODULAR CIRRHOSIS: Larger nodules separated by wider scars and irregularly distributed throughout the liver usually due to an infectious agent such as viral hepatitis which does not diffuse uniformly throughout the liver. MICROSCOPIC CHANGES.
Regenerative nodules: Fig.80 - REGENERATI...
Macronodular cirrhosis: Fig.78 - MACRONOD...
Dissection nodules: Fig.79 - DISSECTION NO...
Micronodular cirrhosis: Fig.77 - MICRONDULAR ...
https://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/m...xt=Macronodular cirrhosis,MICROSCOPIC CHANGES.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
I am, since yesterday, not too happy. Won’t say more until Thursday afternoon. Does not affect me directly. A couple here know a bit more—I can’t say much until Thursday.
 

mothra

Administrator
Staff member
Hi friends, thanks for the good thoughts.


Yeah so I got a second opinion, from my long-term most lovely man My psychiatrist, today. He is an OLD DUDE and knows his shit. He is also stilla registered GP as well.

I explained why I wasn't in agreement with my GP, handed him all the results, which he considered with great attention. He actually groaned lightly.... so it looks like my GP is correct and I have a serious disease which is the cause the bloating etc... not my gut. He is genuinely concerned and I respect his knowledge so I'll make peace with my GP...I wouldn't believe her, we had some interesting discussions.

My liver. At the moment I am feeling a bit better... will see both my docs again in a week or so.
I can't say I am surprised.
It ISN"T Cancer...

it's macronodular cirrhosis.

And the only thing I can do is cut down and then stop drinking. Crikey. !!

Anyway I am not real energetic so this is the first time i've turned on this thing since I last posted.

Will say G'Day again soon.

Sorry to hear that Pink. Yeah, the alcohol has to go, bummer.

But take St. Mary's Thistle and Dandelion Root. St. Mary's Thistle particularly. You'll find it in therapeutic doses in things like Blackmore's Liver Detox, or whatever it's called. Get onto that post haste.

Hope the scarring isn't too severe.
 
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