Jump to content

Johndoe

Members
  • Content Count

    10,641
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    46

Johndoe last won the day on September 21

Johndoe had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

12,727 Excellent

About Johndoe

  • Rank
    Sausage Supremo
  • Birthday 31/08/1948

Recent Profile Visitors

4,797 profile views
  1. Johndoe

    Claire O'Neill

    Just watched her address to the National Press Club live on ABC this morning and I have to say that it's a long time since I found a polly to be so interesting. Her knowledge of Australia's (economic and political) history was impressive, as were her opinions on what Canberra/Australia needs to do post covid especially with regards to immigration. Well worth a watch on Freeview.
  2. Johndoe

    How is Trump doing so far?

    You credit him with too much "nouse" with regards to the latter. I think that being such a nasty character who's so "full of himself" and therefore "gobs off" without thinking about the consequences, just appeals to the character of those folk (despite their numbers) who are prepared to listen to/vote for/follow him. They don't need manipulating at all as IMHO, those folk are just as brain dead and unsavoury as he is. How can so many folk be prepared to listen to someone who is clearly misogynistic, racist, incites violence, thinks the grunts in the Armed Forces are stupid (because of their commitment), and also publicly ridicules someone with a disability? It beggars belief that ANYONE, (let alone millions) can find one shred of decency in the man and I can only presume that if they voted for him, then they have the same inclinations as he has and therefore require no manipulation.
  3. Bugger the breathlesness! No more pulling the anchor. Sold some camera gear and so I've treated me and the tinny to a digital/GPS anchor. The Watersnake Geo Spot. Press a remote button and it will keep you in the same spot irrespective of wind or current. Steers from the remote too and can memorise your route so that you don't have to steer on the way back. Isn't progress wonderful! Will give it a whirl next week when I've waded through the instructions
  4. . . Love this one of Josh and his girlfriend
  5. Never look at the technicians face when having a heart echo. At one moment in time when she moved the scanner to a another position, her face screwed up sort of like "eeeeeew" IYKWIM. So now I await the results from the cardioligist, and a referral to a urology consultant as the renal ultrasound indicated that my prostate size is enlarged but isn't "critical" but the GP doesn't know why I keep getting UTI's and not emptying my bladder. After drinking 2 litres of water an hour before the ultrasound, and after the initial ultrasound of the full bladder, and to assist the ultrasound of an empty one, I only passed 30ccs!............................Too much info, I know! The breathlesness is also getting worse with physical activity despite me always being fit.
  6. Johndoe

    The Crown

    Gillian Anderson is "trying too hard". She's obviously put a lot of work into studying Thatcher but is well over the top when illustrating her voice and mannerisms. It's the same with Prince Philip and Charles who's mannerisms are also over-emphasised. Cannot deny though, it's a good bit of fiction, probably because most folk subconsciously think it's fact and that it mirrors how most folk see them.
  7. Johndoe

    Netflix & Stan

    . . The Crown is back!
  8. . . Got this from Josh this evening. He had a night off from training so popped down to the beach for a fish. He's now passed all his tests and passes out on the 27th Nov
  9. Yeah I had a full body scan which found the fracture in my pelvis but no kidney stones. In the last 8 weeks I've had an angiogram to check on the bypass, A CT pulmonary angiogram, an ultrasound of abdomen and lower extremities. I've been with my GP for 25yrs and trust him implicitly. Seems like all I've been doing lately is submitting umpteen bloods and urine to get to the bottom of what's going on. The initial angiogram was because of the arm pain and claudication but two days after that, my current round of problems started initiated by me collapsing in the shopping centre with those severe pains to lowed abdomen and back and breathlesness. First tests showed impaired kidney function and subsequently 70% narrowing of the vein to the kidney. First guess for the collapse was a stroke to the kidney caused by a clot from the angiogram site which went in at the groin on that side with the 70% narrowing. I've had constant UTI's which clear after a round of antibiotics but return 3 to 4 days later.
  10. An accumulation of things mate. I've had a quad bypass and and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Apart from the claudication I get pains in my left arm when I walk. I also get lower abdominal (bladder?) and back pain accompanied with breathlesness with some tasks. It's a weird one 'cause I can walk for an hour plus for morning exercise but anything that requires a "spurt" of energy results in those symptoms. Something like winching the tinny onto the trailer, pulling the starter chord on the mower, or even just constantly kneeling and standing such as weeding the garden.
  11. Still waiting for results re my bad claudication and breathlessness and listed for heart echocardiogram in a couple of weeks . Had a renal ultrasound this morning but without waiting for the results I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a TURPS procedure as my symptoms are the same as they were when I last had one done 15yrs ago. They did warn me back then that it may need re-doing 10 or more yrs down the track.
  12. Johndoe

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Yup! His focus on law and order and covid deaths was totally focused on Democrat led states/cities inferring that democrats were to blame. The fact of the matter is that those states/cities have the worst social conditions that led to those deaths and unrest. Nothing to do with democrats per se but more to do with historic problems and lack of federal funding. Not once a mention of republican held states/cities that had/have similar unrest and death toll. As Greta Thunberg would say, How dare he!" using social deprivation and death for personal gain.
  13. Johndoe

    Corona Virus

    You can argue till you're blue in the face about whether a lockdown is beneficial or not but you can't escape the facts............................."FACTS"........................not conspiracy theories or denials. Take Queensland's, or indeed Australia's approach as a whole, to show just how this corona virus can be defeated. Also it would have been defeated much earlier if not for some randy security guards and a few "deniers" in supposed lockdown.
×