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The ‘Anything and Everything’ Thread

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Robo,
One of my best mates had a bad one in the 2002. He wasn't given long.
He had it cut out more than a few times, got an extra 20 years in, a wife and two kids after it was discovered.
It was worth it.
Good luck with it mate.
Yeah, I’m glad he’s sharing it.

From my reading up on it, Im pretty confident and positive for him.

I know a bloke, not with this but something else (very serious) given 2 years and 14 years later, still going strong.

And a spinal nurse told me about someone who wasn’t supposed to recover and has. Still has to come in for tests to work out what happened.

Just be very careful in the surf lads, buffer yourself if you get tumbled in a dumper, better yet, if the surf is vicious, don’t risk it.

And @roboshark, there are others on our LU, they are in inescapable trouble. I can’t give them away. All power to them. I think about them sometimes.
 
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Hope the op goes well @roboshark. I work with a fella who's the same age as me (42) and he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor when he was a kid, he's pretty well deaf - had hearing aids all his life and got the cochlear implant only a few months ago, other than that has had no issues. I'll ask him some more about it next week and pass back anything to you that may be of relevance.
 

roboshark

Coach
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Hope the op goes well @roboshark. I work with a fella who's the same age as me (42) and he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor when he was a kid, he's pretty well deaf - had hearing aids all his life and got the cochlear implant only a few months ago, other than that has had no issues. I'll ask him some more about it next week and pass back anything to you that may be of relevance.
Thanks mate. I've been told I will definitely lose my hearing in 1 ear. Wait and see how much my out of picket expenses will be for op but will need to look into some ear implant depending on cost
 

roboshark

Coach
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Robo,
One of my best mates had a bad one in the 2002. He wasn't given long.
He had it cut out more than a few times, got an extra 20 years in, a wife and two kids after it was discovered.
It was worth it.
Good luck with it mate.
Thanks BBB. I've been told if I get this all out then I may suffer some complications like deafness etc but hopefully can live a full life after it
 
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Thanks BBB. I've been told if I get this all out then I may suffer some complications like deafness etc but hopefully can live a full life after it
Keeps us posted.

You might have to name me with the @ thing as I don’t get up to these parts of the forum too often.

Like some higher power thingy sent me here and I read the bad news.

Don’t forget in the dealing with stuff, 95% of the time we worry about stuff that actually doesn’t happen. Something like that.

@Happy MEel has a couple of helpful mind hints I’ve followed. Helped me a bit.

Lots of good stuff on the eels mental health thread. Get together and help each other with all kinds of challenges.
You could help folk.
 
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Special K

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My grandpa was told he wouldn't make it to see me be born. He had two, maybe three chemo treatments I can't remember but it wasn't what got him in the end. Pneumonia got him and he passed away when I was 35 and he was in his late 90s and was well and truly ready to go. He got pneumonia because he stopped taking his tablets and had a stroke but that is another story. You just never know.

All the best mate. Come in here and shoot the shit and take your mind off things. Much love and hope to hear some good news from you soon.
 

Happy MEel

First Grade
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Keeps us posted.

You might have to name me with the @ thing as I don’t get up to these parts of the forum too often.

Like some higher power thingy sent me here and I read the bad news.

Don’t forget in the dealing with stuff, 95% of the time we worry about stuff that actually doesn’t happen. Something like that.

@Happy MEel has a couple of helpful mind hints I’ve followed. Helped me a bit.

Lots of good stuff on the eels mental health thread. Get together and help each other with all kinds of challenges.
You could help folk.
Really mate? I’m not sure what they were but truly humbled if whatever I’ve said has helped in any small way. Great to see you supporting others as well. Cheers legend.
 

Frenzy.

Immortal
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over 70% in Cook voted no. I wonder how the indigenous boys in the team feel? Shameful.
Fekkwits.

I voted at SJ Bosco at Engadine. Was at around 3.00. I was the ONLY person in the joint. I reckon a heap of people didn't even think it was worth saving the money for the fine and stayed away as well
 

PJ

First Grade
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over 70% in Cook voted no. I wonder how the indigenous boys in the team feel? Shameful.
Ended up less than that, and by no means the most no voters but still poor.

I believe Cook has the highest proportion of oldies in an electorate so hopefully that skewed it.
 

Frenzy.

Immortal
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Was your hearing or balance affected to get the scan in the first place?
8th cranial nerve if memory serves
I remember the 2 mnemonics we had to learn to remember these.

On old Olympus' Towering Tops, a Finn and German viewed some hops

or, as the nurse educator in 1979 taught us

Oh, Oh, Oh. To touch and feel a girl's vagina. Such Heaven

CN VIII - vestibulocochlear (acoustic) nerve

You are correct
 

shadowboxer

First Grade
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Thanks BBB. I've been told if I get this all out then I may suffer some complications like deafness etc but hopefully can live a full life after it
I hope all goes well mate. You are far better off to have taken the time to get the issue looked at and taken the advice of the medics to have the op done. Many don’t.
I’m sure post op you will be able to take the optics of life differently as well. All the best
 

roboshark

Coach
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I hope all goes well mate. You are far better off to have taken the time to get the issue looked at and taken the advice of the medics to have the op done. Many don’t.
I’m sure post op you will be able to take the optics of life differently as well. All the best
Thanks mate. Still a shock
 
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