[mythtv-users] OT: Mike

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Sep 8 14:05:08 UTC 2007

On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 01:23:43PM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 10:26:12PM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> >> So don't judge other's situations when you don't know the
> >> circumstances.
> > 
> > I wasn't.  I was simply saying that *as a generic opinion to hold*,
> > there was nothing unreasonable about it, as I noted above.
> > 
> > Bummer, BTW; can they do something about that?

> No offence taken, just that -as you can imagine- it's somewhat of a
> sore point.

I can.

> OT: Gave several pints of blood (not all at the same time!). Got sent
> to all kinds of specialists. It took them 5 months to figure out what
> I might have. Opinion on the Internet is confused, most think it might
> have something to do with sleep patterns. After 30 years in IT I got
> dot-commed out in 2002. Had a van, spent 4 years as a courier. Did
> 250,000 miles in that time. Worked some pretty random hours, which
> probably brought things to a head.

Ask House.  :-)

Incidentally, on that topic:

... damn, I can't find it.  An Emerson College friend of mine did a
badass music video called 'Ask House' a couple years ago...

> They reckon it could take five years or more to stabilise to the point
> I can actually do something useful jobwise (by that time I'll be a
> couple years off retirement). They have tried various drugs, mostly
> antidepressants. The side effects were so strong my doc had to keep
> switching drugs. The idea is to reduce the effect the nerve endings
> have on the brain. Meanwhile, no alcohol; caffeine, as little as
> possible, no instant, but ground is OK in small quantities; I can walk
> maybe 2-3 miles; drive, but never on my own. So, yes, bummer.

Yes, indeed.

> Incidentally, the warning signs I had: mild all-round headaches which
> wouldn't go away. 2-3 days off every so often with "flu-like" or
> virus symptoms. Tops of my arms or legs feel like they are freezing
> (I haven't worn short sleeves for 10 years or so). Other times, hands
> and feet feel cold and clammy. Powerful urge to have a sleep early
> afternoon - which can be tricky while driving a motorway. Do some DIY
> at home or mow the lawn, OK, but feel crap the following day. During
> this time, nothing at all wrong with my thought processes.

Hmmmm.... is there a diagnostician in the house?

-- jra
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