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07-13-2016, 09:48 PM   #27886
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Just to make life more interesting, I seem to have picked up a bug. (No, not a bee) Seven vials of blood taken - so they can try to figure out what it is.
Sorry to hear of this. I do recall a couple of times you were not joining in here for a while. Hope you get a proper explanation and effective treatment soon.

Not some unusual disease from Africa which could lie dormant for a long time?

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Just to make life more interesting, I seem to have picked up a bug. (No, not a bee) Seven vials of blood taken - so they can try to figure out what it is.


Sorry to read of your illness Mark. Hopefully the docs will get to the root cause and place you on the mend.
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Of course we are all good.

Just got back from the office.


My 'office' is somewhere in the bowels of this building.


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Mark,
I just wanted to say that I hope the problem is resolved soon, very soon.
Thanks Rob. I have a specialist looking into it, but it's slow as nothing shows up if they test between events.

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A while back there was a TV program that could scare the wits out of you......."Monsters Inside Me". There are an amazing number of parasites that cen infect humans and some are deadly. Many are extremely hard to diagnose....and others are fairly harmless and live in most all of us.

I have a story I am dealing with currently ......about three tiny bites smaller than a pinhead appeared on my right arm. First they showed up...about 6 weeks ago...then about a week later a red circle outlined them...about the size of a quarter. Another couple of weeks and the circle filled in with all red. another week and all the red was gone.....then a scaly place appeared and is getting larger...it is small, but painful if you touch it. About the size of 1/3 of a small raisin.

Now...what is strange is this is the exact same thing that happened on my left wrist several months back...and it turned out to be a type of cancerous growth. One that is known to grow rapidly and then deplete itself and fall off without intervention. Some pathologists are hesitant to call it cancer, others not.

My question is...what bit me, and is whatever it was responsible for the growth? My guess is it was a spider, but I am not certain of that.
I'll most likely request to have it frozen off with nitrogen this time....surgery is not necessary if it is the same as the last one.

Any speculation on this crazy story? I am at a loss for a rational explanation.

Regards!
That sounds crazy Rupert. Never heard of the thing like that!
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Sorry to hear of this. I do recall a couple of times you were not joining in here for a while. Hope you get a proper explanation and effective treatment soon.

Not some unusual disease from Africa which could lie dormant for a long time?
Thanks Tim.
This is what I suspect. But then, the first time something knocked me into bed hard was in Tampa, Florida, just after I'd spent a few weeks in the Southern Georgia swamps. I do wonder if those mosquitoes gave me something...
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Sorry to read of your illness Mark. Hopefully the docs will get to the root cause and place you on the mend.
Thanks Racer. At least I'm well enough to work - not good if you work for yourself and things go wrong. And good thing for our healthcare system too. I'd hate to think how much they've spent on me already!
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My 'office' is somewhere in the bowels of this building.
Cool! Give any planes away free this week?

That building is so big it makes the cars look like the wrong scale!

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Thanks Rob. I have a specialist looking into it, but it's slow as nothing shows up if they test between events.
B***r, Mark. Your immune system must have it beaten most of the time. Hope your equivalent of Greg House works it out.
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My 'office' is somewhere in the bowels of this building.
I'd love to someday visit both your facility and the Airbus one at Toulouse, RacerX.
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That sounds crazy Rupert. Never heard of the thing like that!
Me neither, but the human body is many times more complicated than can be imagined. Several years back Mrs Rupert went to the ER several times with symptoms of a heart attack. They could find no heart problem and after months of tests and exams, they discovered it was reflux which gave her the same symptoms. She keeps it under control...but my love for spicy meals is severely tempered in my cooking. Spicy hot is out for Mrs Rupert.

I had a friend several years ago that exhibited some strange symptoms off and on that put him down for days at a time. High fever, partial paralysis and pounding headaches. After months of testing and exams it was discovered that he had developed an allergy to olive oil.....a very rare occurrence. He seldom ate food with olive oil ingredients, so it made it hard to associate with his illness.

We are more complicated than we think.

Yes, good affordable health care is key to our survival and it is as basic to our lives as is good nutrition or clean water. We all deserve it, we all owe it to ourselves and to our fellow man. Without it most of us would not be here today.

Today I am getting the upholstery done in my old 2000 Dodge Ram. Tuesday my helper girl detailed the truck and it looks very sharp. I'm gonna take some before/after pictures of the upholstery so Racer won't complain again about me not having any.

Regards!
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B***r, Mark. Your immune system must have it beaten most of the time. Hope your equivalent of Greg House works it out.
Thanks Clackers. Yeah, must be something like that. Dr Matt Kelly. He's very thorough. Whatever it is, it's making me feel 20 years older than normal. Can't even go for a bike ride.
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Me neither, but the human body is many times more complicated than can be imagined. Several years back Mrs Rupert went to the ER several times with symptoms of a heart attack. They could find no heart problem and after months of tests and exams, they discovered it was reflux which gave her the same symptoms. She keeps it under control...but my love for spicy meals is severely tempered in my cooking. Spicy hot is out for Mrs Rupert.

I had a friend several years ago that exhibited some strange symptoms off and on that put him down for days at a time. High fever, partial paralysis and pounding headaches. After months of testing and exams it was discovered that he had developed an allergy to olive oil.....a very rare occurrence. He seldom ate food with olive oil ingredients, so it made it hard to associate with his illness.

We are more complicated than we think.

Yes, good affordable health care is key to our survival and it is as basic to our lives as is good nutrition or clean water. We all deserve it, we all owe it to ourselves and to our fellow man. Without it most of us would not be here today.

Today I am getting the upholstery done in my old 2000 Dodge Ram. Tuesday my helper girl detailed the truck and it looks very sharp. I'm gonna take some before/after pictures of the upholstery so Racer won't complain again about me not having any.

Regards!
Maybe I eat too healthy! Not enough bacon!
Yeah - photos of the Ram or it did not happen.
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Almost midnight - I'm off to bed. Busy day tomorrow. (Friday)
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