When will it ever end?

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  1. Omexa

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    Hi, yesterday I received a text message that I am to attend the Royal Darwin Hospital on the 30th for a pre-operation checkup. I am then to go to the new Palmerston Hospital on the 10th September for a Colonoscopy and a Biopsy to check if I have a very rare ileocecal tumor. I suppose it will end when I "Pop my Clogs", to use an expression that I got from Graham. Meanwhile I soldier on with my Computer and Pocket Watch repairs. Regards Ray
     
  2. richiec

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    Best wishes Ray, only hope for the best. I am finding that the older you get, the stranger the things that happen to your body. I had an ultrasound done on my carotid arteries a couple of months ago as a lark suggested by my physician. Found that the left side was 80% clogged, since have had MRI, MRA, ecocardiogram,, chest X-ray, blood tests, stress test just to see if I am a good candidate for surgery, surgery scheduled for Sept 14th if the tests come back good. Should have gotten a plumber.
     
  3. Omexa

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    Thanks richiec, hopefully your tests come back OK. I know carotid arteries well; when I was not going too well about 4 years ago
    I had a cannula inserted with no local anesthetic; I was too crook to notice; they were in a hurry as I had possibly not too long for this earth. Regards Ray
     
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    Thoughts and best wishes to both of you - as well as to others on this board who may be experiencing similar life situations. Please keep us updated.

    Pat
     
  5. roughbarked

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    Hear hear.
     
  6. Jerry Treiman

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    Amen. We care about you guys.
     
  7. gmorse

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    Hi ray,

    Not for a long while yet I hope, I know you're a fighter!

    Regards,

    Graham
     
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    Ray,

    Best of luck to you! My thoughts and prayers are with you, as I am sure is true with all who have read this thread.

    Regards.
     
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    As many here know, I've been going through Chemo treatments. In remission now, but my latest PET scan showed clogged arteries too. No alarms from the Oncologist, but when I asked my family doctor about it he put me on statin drugs. No one said getting old would be easy, but it seems its one insult after another! ~o
     
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    Best wishes to you Ray. You have endured quite a lot lately. I have no doubt that you will prevail here, as well.
     
  11. Omexa

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    Thanks all, what is really peeing me off is life's little hurdles are slowing me down on things that I want to do; I am a pretty tough person who goes on regardless of the circumstances. At the moment I am installing an operating system into my new toy; an IBM x3500 Server; I got it cheap for AU$120.00 Regards Ray

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  12. Tom McIntyre

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    Ray, you must not have to pay for electricity in Australia. Or maybe you have a salty on a treadmill in your back yard. :)
     
  13. Omexa

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    Hi Tom as an NT Old Age Pensioner I get discounted electricity and many other perks such as remote area allowance etc. free Medical (Wow I really need that) ; it is the best place for older people to live in Australia. Regards Ray
     
  14. Omexa

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    Hi Tom, after a lot of effort I installed the latest version of Linux Mint. Regards Ray
     
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    We get free electricity during the day as long as it is sunny :)
     
  16. Omexa

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    Hi Nick, I do have Solar Hot Water on the roof. It has an electric booster but it has never been turned on. Unlike a lot of places in the World we in Darwin do not need heating; I do have 2 Air Conditioners; not used very much; only for about half an Hour at night. Regards Ray
     
  17. roughbarked

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    I do wonder why Darwin could be considered remote.
     
  18. Omexa

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    Because it is; ask Australia Post sometimes 2 weeks to get from Sydney to my place for a small item. They excelled themselves (Star Track) only 6 days to deliver from Moe Vic to my place a Server that packed weighs 65 Kilos. Regards Ray
     
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    we have a combi boiler so no tank to heat. We have a 2.4kW solar array on the roof though so we get whatever we can use of that for free. We get paid very well for generating the stuff whether we use it or not so we try to use more during the day. If I had a system boiler I would have the immersion heater on during the day.
     
  20. roughbarked

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    It is a city and a major port. Places remote from it are what could be called remote.
    I live 400 miles from my nearest city and we are not considered remote. I've had parcels of watches take six weeks to travel 200 miles. Only thing remote about Darwin is that it it isn't in an actual state. Being only a territory it is thus possibly as remote as Antarctica.
     
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    Best wishes to all above with ailments and good luck with your procedures.

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    over 50,000 tourists a year visit Antarctica though, how many go to Darwin?
     
  23. Omexa

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    Hi, you are probably right? It sometimes takes 4 days for post to get from Winnellie to Palmerston a distance of 18.1 Kilometers Regards Ray
     
  24. Omexa

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    Darwin & Surrounds
    Total Visitor (3 year average): 902,000

    International: 128,000
    Domestic: 774,000
    Interstate: 545,000
    Intra-territory: 230,000
     
  25. Kevin W.

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    My best wishes to both of you, i look forward to your postings on this mb.
     
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    ah, domestic tourism, not a big feature of the Antarctic!
     

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