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Dalai last won the day on April 21 2017

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About Dalai

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  • Birthday 11/04/1970

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  1. Dalai

    OT saving lives

    Yes indeed. Another whole blood donation made last week.
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    Must say I was surprised and happy with today's result. Go Croatia!
  3. Dalai

    OT saving lives

    Look after yourself trinube!
  4. Dalai

    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Won't change. We don't pay tolls either... All about paying for the privilege in their small minds!
  5. Dalai

    The Mental Health thread

    Kudos to all the people in the front line dealing with such tragedies every day. Huge respect to those people! Hope your kid (and you) can work through all what you saw! In my rock climbing days I found a decomposing body in the bush below a cliff out near Nowra. Hard mental picture to shake!
  6. I have only run one back in 2004 which I ended up actually winning! 1:25:39 first 21.1km, 1:29:53 second 21.1km = 2:55:32
  7. Dalai

    Crossfit claiming to cure diseases

    Relearning all your exercises?
  8. Dalai

    The Mental Health thread

    Hardest part with Mothers and Fathers day for me is how to approach it with my In laws who lost their only child! All I can do is tell them I love them and am thinking of them on the day. They have always said I'm the son they never had, but it isn't the same...
  9. Dalai

    Ironman Debut

    Congratulations TNG!
  10. Dalai

    Tour de Cure

    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!
  11. Dalai

    Regrets - Do you have any?

    @Go EasyAgreed that I was fortunate to share 18 years together. Will eventually get back to remembering the pre-cancer days - unfortunately the strongest memories are still that last year and her taking her last breath in my arms. I often told her I loved her already, but fortunate too in that it wasn't sudden and that it initially responded to the Chemo (was always know being Grade 3 Stage 4 it was only a temporary solution) as that allowed me to spend every moment of those last 53 weeks from diagnosis with her. I ended up taking over 16 weeks off as carers leave including two stints living in the hospital room. 2 Weeks while she undertook whole head radiotherapy when it replapsed the first time after Chemo and the last 9 weeks when we tried our last option with self funded dosages of Keytruda... Got to tell her frequently how much I loved her and she was able to reciprocate till those last weeks.
  12. Dalai

    Regrets - Do you have any?

    Spending as much time training as I did and not giving my wife my undivided attention. What I could give to replay all those times I was too tired to talk... Biggest regret which eats at me often!
  13. Dalai

    The Mental Health thread

    Don't tell me that! Agree about the after dinner binge. I find if I can hold off for an hour or more I tend not to go for the chocolate if in the house!
  14. Dalai

    OT saving lives

    Nice Ex-Hasbeen! My donation last week was only my 15th...
  15. Dalai

    The Mental Health thread

    I've always had a sweet tooth and went hard on the chocolate after my wife passed away 20 months ago. Otherwise was eating junk or what friends and family would bring me as I didn't cook anything for over 3 months! Decided I had to break the cycle so recommenced ordering groceries weekly from Aussie Farmers (really upset they folded recently as you could select ingredients rather than meal boxes). It really helped as I grew up hating food waste as my dad died before I was two so we didn't have a lot of money - therefore having a few veggies in the fridge again forced me to cook a couple of times a week. Am back to eating okay most of the time now - thankfully I can handle the same meal over days as I usually cook a big wok of food and package and freeze in takeaway containers for dinners. Salads are easy to throw together at work for lunches. As to the shopping and buying junk. Have restricted my chocolate buying to only buying blocks when half price $2.50. Thankfully the big chains have only reduced to 40% off. My waistline and wallet have been grateful!