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  1. 15 points
    Straight to the pool room...
  2. 12 points
    Best news this week after 7 months of tricky stuff. Short version: mid September in small town rural France Mr T had a week in hospital after sudden haematurea. Stabilised, camera for a look, cauterise, biopsy. The French medical system is awesome: competent, thorough and cheap. We finished our holiday, urologist emailed the pathology the day we left Singapore to come home (good medicine to hold it back while we enjoyed ourselves and tried to stay unstressed). Muscle invasive bladder cancer, no previous symptoms. Bugger. Fast track GP, the best urologist in Sydney for this surgery, pre-op physio, surgery mid November, 2 weeks in hospital. Came home with a new bladder made out of a bit of small intestine. Lots of work still to be done on pelvic floor but no bag. Chemo finished before Easter. First post op scan this week is CLEAR Still a long way to go to the final all-clear, but this was a big hurdle. Now he can start to plan retirement activities, at least medium term. I nearly put this in the mental health thread a while ago, but it belongs here, not there. We’ve been so well supported that mentally we’ve both been very aware but not deeply troubled.
  3. 11 points
    How about this ? The Voice now has a cap (I’ve given one of mine up) FM
  4. 9 points
    I've got you covered FM in the photo comp looking over the swim course this evening
  5. 9 points
    If it gets people exercising and keeps them engaged then it’s a good thing.
  6. 9 points
    Breathe FB, and remember you don't need to respond
  7. 8 points
  8. 7 points
    The man and the book ..... FM
  9. 7 points
    I was with my wife for 20 years. She fell out of love with me and I didnt even know - I thought she was just taking her normal hard heartedness to a new level due to outside stresses. One night she never came home and I got weird text messages saying she was at a friends house. So I rang the friend and they were interstate. Turned out she was with another bloke. As soon as she was discovered, she moved out. The 3 boys and I have been on our own for 10 years now. I would have done anything to save my marriage. I was never given a chance. You have a chance Kieran, you need to take it. Give her a hug, tell her you love her. Tell her you dont like fighting, you dont like the way you are drifting apart. Suggest going to see a marriage counsellor for some ideas. Its not a blame game, its about looking for a clear path forward for the two of you and for your kids. Dont keep going down this path mate because everyone is going to get badly hurt. Negotiate some counselling with her and make sure she knows its not an attempt to blame her for anything. Sometimes things can just slip away and its no-ones fault. I feel for you mate. Ive been there. I know what you are going through. Make a massive effort and leave no stone unturned. The relationship can be fixed and become even stronger.
  10. 7 points
  11. 6 points
    So, Thursday morning. Beautiful day. Have done a very small ride. Some photos down down for you. FM
  12. 6 points
    We landed in Faro today and headed about 90 mins west to a small fishing town called Bergau on the western edge of the Algarve region. Surf is flat unfortunately but might be hooking up with a mob for a one day excursion further west. Plenty of OWS opportunity and I brought my wetsuit. Planning on a decent running block, followed by plenty of local culinary re-fueling 😎
  13. 6 points
    Public shout out to Willie! I think we all know it but it never hurts to mention again, this is the only man to buy your running gear from. I popped down to the shop yesterday (even though it's on the wrong side of the bridge) and spent a very pleasant half hour trying on ALL THE SHOES and picking Willie's brains. Walked away with two new pairs (training and for the first time a pair of "fast shoes") which I'm extremely pleased with having taken the first pair out today. Not only do you get the benefit of a wealth of running experience, the prices are also significantly cheaper than you can find online easily so if you do need (or want) any new gear then head on down to St Peter's. Thanks mate! Monkie
  14. 6 points
    Paul Every just finished 13 km. And now the night kicks in. FM
  15. 6 points
    Thanks guys - you can't stop someone else doing what they're going to do - my game plan is to go hard from the swim start to the run finish and hope nothing goes wrong - Not my best photo Flanman - I must have been looking into the sun - it's great to be back here again seeing all the familiar faces - we'll see what tomorrow brings 🙄
  16. 6 points
    I showed them where to log in. FM
  17. 6 points
    So swim over. Now down to the serious stuff. Bingo with the missus down at Port Bowlo. FM
  18. 6 points
    Saturday - 15 km hilly run (for 70.3) Sunday - 73 km ride/2 km run (for 70.3) Sat/Sun - 2 beers each day (for the Beer Mile). Sun - Slow cooked garlic/lemon lamb with baked veggies (for replenishment) FM
  19. 6 points
    I took a spot via the eBay auction last year, didn't pay as much as this one went for, but it was significant. Still conflicted about the whole thing, even 6 months after I finished the race. However, I don't regret doing it. I will write a review one day and post it in race reports.
  20. 6 points
    Racing  Race no. Trannie name Name AG   19106 IronmanFoz Andrew Foster M50 - 54 558 The New Guy Nick Hall  M35 - 39  245 Blobby Stephen White M50 - 54   14266 Dave T David Thornton M55 -59  1048 Rory-dognz Richard Houghton M50 - 54 286 Badger77 Staff Hurlston M50-54   Watching Roxii iFoz (I'll be out there chalking up the run course) 
  21. 6 points
    Today I ran ParkRun with my daughter. Our first ever park run & only her second 5km ever. held 6:20 pace. Then out for breakfast & now home so she can soak in the bath. Life is good, very proud Dad.
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  23. 5 points
    I worked on the civil action against Pell's mate, Gerard Ridsdale, and the Catholic Church in the early-mid 1990s when I was doing clerkships in Ballarat. I don't know whether he is guilty or not guilty of what is alleged, but he was complicit in the covering up of the crimes of the Brotherhood and I hope he "swings". From my dealings, they are an absolutely abhorrent organisation and Pell is a despicable human being.
  24. 5 points
    Aww crap, all my IM's have been full distance. Ripped off!!!
  25. 5 points
    I still follow the Unicorn Foundation which is working to educate everyone including GP's about Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), provides patient support and are working hard to get more Research and clinical trails happening for this rare Cancer. In today's newsletter was the news that two of their grant applications to Tour de Cure were successful. Thanks again for your efforts Flanman and to those that donated!