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Went out for my birthday, on Monday night. 2 pints of Peroni, a glass of wine and a gin and tonic. A few years ago, that would have been my starter....

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On shift not drinking I have clarity and some day to day shit and problems may get sorted quicker without a second thought  but day before last shift I’m counting hours down to a drink.

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That little break of 11 days showed I can do it if necessary. I think generally it's that look how good I am at drinking thing that takes over. Except the person you're saying it to is yourself.

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Started early today. 5.30pm. Celebrating wins for the Bickle household teams....

She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...

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I've had 5 cans of Thatcher (I know) gold cider.  Off out for luncheon ale tomorrow, traditional stylee.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Me and misses since we came in at 6.30 , done 2 bottles of red and on my 3rd gin . Only medication I’m on is eye drops for glaucoma.
Waiting for her to go to bed so I can watch the championship.

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Caned the wine on Friday and Saturday so didn't have anything yesterday

Go me

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Misura wrote:
Young Marxist at Tescos wrote:

Fucking hell, some of you lot sound like you're trying to outdo old Hunter.

What's wrong with having a pot of tea of an evening?

6 weeks ago, I'd had a bad dose of cold/man flu and it'd got onto my chest as it tends to do, and i'd been coughing & coughing & coughing. Anyhows, i had a dullish ache on my side, just under my rib cage, which got a little worse when i shifted or when i took money out of my wallet. I thought i'd pulled something. Went to the doctors. The doctor said "more than likely a pull, but we'll do a liver function test to be safe". Anyhows, the results come back and they're high. High enough to scare the Dr, who says wait a week & we'll do a bigger range of tests. Don't drink in between. I have nearly an armful of blood taken out of me and another set done and they come back lower, but still high. So it's off to see a specialist. Another set of bloods later & an abdominal ultrasound later, it turns out I've got a fatty liver, which is the the start of problems if it can't be shifted. Causes inflammation, which causes scarring, etc......Off the booze for 6 months on medical advice, monthly bloods & exercise. She was like "it's very common in men your age" and "lucky you caught it when you did as it doesn't usually cause pain", and i wasn't on anywhere near 2 bottles of red a night man. Let that be a warning to the OMJ brethren, go for a LFT. NOW! (Well, as soon as you can). We are short enough on numbers anyway with people succumbing to alcoholic liver disease.

How's the abstinence?

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Okay to be honest. I'm at 100% application, no brandy butter, cointreau cream or chocolate liquors over xmas. I'm drinking a lot of grapefruit juice & earl grey tea (not together). Also spending a fucking fortune at Holland & Barrett, popping pills like shaun ryder at his pomp. Milk thistle, liverel, vit d, b & e, garlic & turmeric. I've not noticed any improvement in my general health, not one. I've got to book myself another blood test before the end of the month.

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We'll done for the determined effort. It'll be worth it.

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Well, not we'll.

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Get we'll soon.

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On the wagon we'll(s)

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All French to me.......

REPORT MRI Foot Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: There is a small focus of subcortical oedema centrally within the first metatarsal head. The articular cartilage in the first MTP joint is mildly thinned but there is no full-thickness loss, significant marginal osteophyte formation or evidence of synovitis.

The sesamoids appear normal.

There is mild capsular thickening and oedema in the second MTP joint which may reflect some low grade synovitis but the remaining MTP joints appear unremarkable and there is no periarticular bone marrow oedema. No bony erosions.

There is some low signal on T1 filling the 2–3 interspace which I think represents capsular thickening rather than neuroma. No neuroma in the 3–4 interspace. The metatarsal shafts appear unremarkable. Low-grade degenerative oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the first TMT joint.

Conclusion: No significant first MTP joint osteoarthritis. Mild second MTP joint capsulitis. No bone erosions. No convincing neuroma.

REPORT MRI Ankle Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: The anterior talofibular ligament is thickened and heterogenous in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. And the proximal CFL is also thickened and ill-defined in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. The PTFL is intact.

There is mild heterogeneity of the deep deltoid components of the medial ligament complex. There is moderately extensive subcortical bone marrow oedema within the medial talus at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament. Further low grade bone marrow oedema is seen within the lateral aspect of the distal fibula adjacent to the lateral gutter.

There is is an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. This consists of a 7 mm diameter focus of cortical prominence and thinning of the overlying articular cartilage with apparent full-thickness loss adjacent to the lateral edge of the distal tibial plafond. There is only low grade bone marrow oedema within the lateral talus and no subchondral signal change in the distal tibial plafond.

There is a large tibiotalar joint effusion. There is a low signal filling defect in the anterior recess on the stir sequence which is of low signal on T1.

The subtalar joint and sinus tarsi appear unremarkable.

Some minor, degenerate subcortical oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the articulation with the first metatarsal base. No further midfoot bone marrow oedema or degenerative change.

The plantar fascia is normal. The syndesmotic ligaments are intact

The Achilles tendon is unremarkable.

There is a small effusion within the tibialis posterior tendon sheath. The tendon appears normal. The peroneal tendons are unremarkable. The mid foot ligaments are intact.

Conclusion: High-grade partial tears of the ATFL and CFL with an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. Subcortical bone marrow oedema is identified within the lateral margin of the distal fibula and in the medial talar dome at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament.

There is an ankle joint effusion. No bony erosions are evident.

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REPORT MRI Foot Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: There is a small focus of subcortical oedema centrally within the first metatarsal head. The articular cartilage in the first MTP joint is mildly thinned but there is no full-thickness loss, significant marginal osteophyte formation or evidence of synovitis.

The sesamoids appear normal.

There is mild capsular thickening and oedema in the second MTP joint which may reflect some low grade synovitis but the remaining MTP joints appear unremarkable and there is no periarticular bone marrow oedema. No bony erosions.

There is some low signal on T1 filling the 2–3 interspace which I think represents capsular thickening rather than neuroma. No neuroma in the 3–4 interspace. The metatarsal shafts appear unremarkable. Low-grade degenerative oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the first TMT joint.

Conclusion: No significant first MTP joint osteoarthritis. Mild second MTP joint capsulitis. No bone erosions. No convincing neuroma.

REPORT MRI Ankle Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: The anterior talofibular ligament is thickened and heterogenous in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. And the proximal CFL is also thickened and ill-defined in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. The PTFL is intact.

There is mild heterogeneity of the deep deltoid components of the medial ligament complex. There is moderately extensive subcortical bone marrow oedema within the medial talus at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament. Further low grade bone marrow oedema is seen within the lateral aspect of the distal fibula adjacent to the lateral gutter.

There is is an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. This consists of a 7 mm diameter focus of cortical prominence and thinning of the overlying articular cartilage with apparent full-thickness loss adjacent to the lateral edge of the distal tibial plafond. There is only low grade bone marrow oedema within the lateral talus and no subchondral signal change in the distal tibial plafond.

There is a large tibiotalar joint effusion. There is a low signal filling defect in the anterior recess on the stir sequence which is of low signal on T1.

The subtalar joint and sinus tarsi appear unremarkable.

Some minor, degenerate subcortical oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the articulation with the first metatarsal base. No further midfoot bone marrow oedema or degenerative change.

The plantar fascia is normal. The syndesmotic ligaments are intact

The Achilles tendon is unremarkable.

There is a small effusion within the tibialis posterior tendon sheath. The tendon appears normal. The peroneal tendons are unremarkable. The mid foot ligaments are intact.

Conclusion: High-grade partial tears of the ATFL and CFL with an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. Subcortical bone marrow oedema is identified within the lateral margin of the distal fibula and in the medial talar dome at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament.

There is an ankle joint effusion. No bony erosions are evident.


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space wrote:
Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

All French to me.......

REPORT MRI Foot Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: There is a small focus of subcortical oedema centrally within the first metatarsal head. The articular cartilage in the first MTP joint is mildly thinned but there is no full-thickness loss, significant marginal osteophyte formation or evidence of synovitis.

The sesamoids appear normal.

There is mild capsular thickening and oedema in the second MTP joint which may reflect some low grade synovitis but the remaining MTP joints appear unremarkable and there is no periarticular bone marrow oedema. No bony erosions.

There is some low signal on T1 filling the 2–3 interspace which I think represents capsular thickening rather than neuroma. No neuroma in the 3–4 interspace. The metatarsal shafts appear unremarkable. Low-grade degenerative oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the first TMT joint.

Conclusion: No significant first MTP joint osteoarthritis. Mild second MTP joint capsulitis. No bone erosions. No convincing neuroma.

REPORT MRI Ankle Rt: (reported 06-Mar-2018)

Findings: The anterior talofibular ligament is thickened and heterogenous in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. And the proximal CFL is also thickened and ill-defined in keeping with a previous high grade partial tear. The PTFL is intact.

There is mild heterogeneity of the deep deltoid components of the medial ligament complex. There is moderately extensive subcortical bone marrow oedema within the medial talus at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament. Further low grade bone marrow oedema is seen within the lateral aspect of the distal fibula adjacent to the lateral gutter.

There is is an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. This consists of a 7 mm diameter focus of cortical prominence and thinning of the overlying articular cartilage with apparent full-thickness loss adjacent to the lateral edge of the distal tibial plafond. There is only low grade bone marrow oedema within the lateral talus and no subchondral signal change in the distal tibial plafond.

There is a large tibiotalar joint effusion. There is a low signal filling defect in the anterior recess on the stir sequence which is of low signal on T1.

The subtalar joint and sinus tarsi appear unremarkable.

Some minor, degenerate subcortical oedema is seen within the medial cuneiform at the articulation with the first metatarsal base. No further midfoot bone marrow oedema or degenerative change.

The plantar fascia is normal. The syndesmotic ligaments are intact

The Achilles tendon is unremarkable.

There is a small effusion within the tibialis posterior tendon sheath. The tendon appears normal. The peroneal tendons are unremarkable. The mid foot ligaments are intact.

Conclusion: High-grade partial tears of the ATFL and CFL with an osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome. Subcortical bone marrow oedema is identified within the lateral margin of the distal fibula and in the medial talar dome at the attachment of the deep deltoid ligament.

There is an ankle joint effusion. No bony erosions are evident.


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I could've been a contender

The Prof said it was a common injury for professional footballers - made me feel slightly better

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You've torn some ligaments in yer swollen ankle and got bruising deep in yer bone marrow where a ligament attaches. You went over on your ankle or a twat of a tackle?

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I'm not sure i actually did anything.......it swelled up like a bastard and has been sore as hell for a couple of months

I played a lot of rugby when I was between 13-23 and tore ligaments a few times in each ankle.  No physio back then really so I guess I'm paying for that now

Injections tomorrow,  some sort of slice into the bone to regenerate cartilage (his words not mine),  and then an op to sort out the ligaments which will leave me in a cast for 4 weeks

Thank f*ck I have PMI through work........

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I'm shit at squash and too old, but thought it was a good idea to join in with a few regular players from work for a bit of exercise. The inevitable happened last Wednesday when I clattered into my mate and took an elbow in the ribs. By Saturday night the pain had got worse. When the pain in my ribs prevented me having my Sunday morning shit I thought it must be serious. Called into Ponte A&E where it was very quiet and got checked out, was advised to take painkillers followed by a mild rebuke for wasting A&E time with something so minor.
Woke up in my flat near Derby on Monday morning and took another couple of pills. After about 20 minutes I felt like I'd bitten my tongue. When I looked in the mirror to check it out one side of my tongue was twice the size of the other. I wasn't sure what to do, it was 7am and I had no idea where the nearest doctors or pharmacy is and I didn't fancy another A&E telling off, even if I could work out where the hospital is.
I rang 111. It's fucking difficult to explain to someone over the phone that you have a swollen tongue, when you have a swollen tongue. I had to repeat my address several times and the swelling was getting worse so I was starting to panic. All I wanted to know was where should I go to get sorted. As soon as she realised that my bizarre speech was due to a swelling tongue she told me that an ambulance was on the way. I tried to explain that this seemed a bit unnecessary but she was insistent. Paramedics turned up in less than 10 minutes. As I'd already taken some anti histamine they just checked me out and chatted away until they could understand what the fuck I was talking about. Turns out I'm allergic to Ibuprofen.

They were very thorough and professional and were insistent on staying in my flat until everything had calmed down, which was a little frustrating as I still hadn't had my Sunday morning shit.

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big_smile

It's good when you know that shitting is key to your health - can't breathe/walk/drink/eat = OK;  can't shit = better get summat sorted

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Nortryptiline
Propranolol
Omeprazole
Tamsulosin
Diclofenac


I fucking rattle when I move.

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It's good when you know that shitting is key to your health - can't breathe/walk/drink/eat = OK;  can't shit = better get summat sorted

Three a day usually. All at work if possible

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Cortisone injection into the swollen ankle yesterday

F*cking hell,  that was painful!

I think i covered it pretty well though.........I quote,  "Jeeeeesus,  that's bloody sore"

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Cortisone injection into the swollen ankle yesterday

F*cking hell,  that was painful!

I think i covered it pretty well though.........I quote,  "Jeeeeesus,  that's bloody sore"

Op on Friday

Sorting out the cartilage and using a Brostrum Gould (whatever that is) on the ligaments

Non weight-bearing for 2 weeks so hopefully will have time to chill between the conference calls

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Misura wrote:
Young Marxist at Tescos wrote:

Fucking hell, some of you lot sound like you're trying to outdo old Hunter.

What's wrong with having a pot of tea of an evening?

6 weeks ago, I'd had a bad dose of cold/man flu and it'd got onto my chest as it tends to do, and i'd been coughing & coughing & coughing. Anyhows, i had a dullish ache on my side, just under my rib cage, which got a little worse when i shifted or when i took money out of my wallet. I thought i'd pulled something. Went to the doctors. The doctor said "more than likely a pull, but we'll do a liver function test to be safe". Anyhows, the results come back and they're high. High enough to scare the Dr, who says wait a week & we'll do a bigger range of tests. Don't drink in between. I have nearly an armful of blood taken out of me and another set done and they come back lower, but still high. So it's off to see a specialist. Another set of bloods later & an abdominal ultrasound later, it turns out I've got a fatty liver, which is the the start of problems if it can't be shifted. Causes inflammation, which causes scarring, etc......Off the booze for 6 months on medical advice, monthly bloods & exercise. She was like "it's very common in men your age" and "lucky you caught it when you did as it doesn't usually cause pain", and i wasn't on anywhere near 2 bottles of red a night man. Let that be a warning to the OMJ brethren, go for a LFT. NOW! (Well, as soon as you can). We are short enough on numbers anyway with people succumbing to alcoholic liver disease.

How are things now??

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