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  1. Guys The last week as been stressful and a tbh a lot of work, worry and not knowing what to do. because of recent events roxii & I have had to walk out of work meetings, family events etc to deal with issues related to the forum. For every post you see that gets moderated there is lot of work done behind the scenes. We are still trying to work out the future of trannies and how to go forward. There is a lot in play and roxii and I are trying our best. Getting the balance right between banter & personal attacks is hard to know. We don't know everyone on the foru
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  2. An update on IronmanFoz from Dianne: Today's update. Surgery finished. Took 61/2 hrs. He is now back in ICU. Went well and according to plan. Back and neck now stabilized enough that the collar has been removed which should make him a bit more comfortable as that seemed to be irritating him. Unfortunately because he spent so much time face down there has been increased swelling in the neck so they will be unable to remove breathing tube till perhaps Monday so he won't be happy with that. They will keep him heavily sedated until tomorrow. They've repaired all the damage to the body so now
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  3. Hi all, a further update from Di with some good progress: Foz Update- nearly one month down. Moved out of ICU on Wednesday night and now in the Spinal Unit. Rehab has begun and he has done 2 gym sessions in which he has undergone some assessment on his capabilities. At this very early stage Andrew has reasonable, albeit painful, movement in his arms but no strength nor does he have any finger dexterity. He can hold his trunk with a little support but again with pain. There is some leg movement but no feeling. He cracked out 1.6k on an assisted bike on Thursday! The important thing at the
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  4. Hi all, the latest update from Dianne: Foz update- 2 weeks down Andrew remains in ICU but is looking better each day as they remove a machine/canular or monitor. He is awake, talking and breathing with minimal oxygen required so good progress.. They have put him in a chair for a short period of time in the last two days but he finds it very painful. He still has little feeling or function in his legs but with effort he can move his arms and there is some movement in his wrists. Although alert , at times he is confused and he is very tired. You don’t go to ICU to catch up on your sleep. Ha
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  5. Hi Guys, A quick heads up. Roxii and I are still working on some administration / ownership issues in the back ground. When we know more we will let the community know ASAP. Transitions is considered a digital asset and transferring ownership has been a little harder than we first thought. It's likely we will have to change the look and feel of the site. For example we will most likely change from a .org.au address.
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  6. A couple of ladies from the Tri club visited him on the weekend. Here is a picture. Looks like he is auditioning for the Wiggles. He is now working hard on improving his movement in his arms.
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  7. Hi all, the update from Dianne that came through yesterday: Update - Andrew was moved out of ICU yesterday so we got a bit excited, however he was transferred back tonight as there was a complication with his head injury- he will need to remain there for a couple of days so no visitors yet unfortunately. Two steps forward , one step back. On the upside he seems more alert and although tired is starting to look a bit like his old self. He knows you all want to visit but we just have to be patient. Thanks for all the messages of support. I appreciate them and I know Andrew does as well.
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  8. I got released back into the care of my gp today and no longer in the care of the mental health dept at the hospital - it’s been a long road but am now seeing good progress. Can change at any time of course but for now I’m happy and hopefully stay that way
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  9. And the good news today is that we got an update today from Foz the legend himself after some visits from some of the guys from the NSTC tri club: Afternoon everyone, and a belated happy birthday to Craig plus good luck for everyone training on the weekend. Keep going hard is what the doctor orders. I will be watching Cairns with excitement over the next month and can’t wait to see your results, you’ve got performances on the board and are looking good. I just wish I was joining you all. I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Craig ,Jack and Steve and Have seen all the messages k
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  10. As bad as this news is at a high level, considering where it could have possibly ended up the words He still has little feeling or function in his legs but with effort he can move his arms and there is some movement in his wrists. is a little glimmer of hope. Keep fighting Andrew.
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  11. Arrived in Canberra last night. Got the official word I was successful. Meet the Senior HR Rep this morning and was told I went really well in the interview. Announcement to the business this afternoon. I never mentioned salary in my interview etc but had an idea in my mind what I wanted. I broke it down into 1 - no pay rise (need to chat) 2 - small pay rise (disappointed but take the opportunity) 3- good pay rise (happy & take the opportunity) 4 - big pay rise (gets new bike) It's time to decide what new bike to get!!!!!!!! I start the officia
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  12. My mother passed away last night (Saturday). Some of you who have in been around triathlon sport and the running scene in NSW for more than a few years may remember her. I'm not sure how many races she completed over the years, but there was a lot. I'm just still only just appreciating all that she accomplished throughout her life. She starting her running in the City to Surf at 51 in 1979, having only commenced training a week before the event. She threw herself into the burgeoning fun run scene of the early 1980s, before eventually running her first marathon in 1983 at the Sta
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  13. My race weekend went pretty well to plan, except for when it really really didn't. Friday was awesome. Arrived at about 130, dropped bags, got changed and went for a nice easy run up and over the hill and down into the new carpark loop, just to get a feel for it so I wasn't caught out by anything Sunday. Nothing funky, nothing stupid, just comfortable. Saturday? Not so much. Woke up with a really sore upper back and right side of my neck. Like really sore. Hopped on the bike for a gentle spin out to Kawana with my coach and realised pretty quickly that I was in trouble. Couldn't turn
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  14. Thanks, beautiful conditions out there yesterday. You can't beat a mass swim start on Taupo I had a good day by my standards, held it together to run/shuffle the whole way. The small field was noticeable on the run as not as busy, and emptied out on my last lap
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  15. Two years ago today on my 37th birthday as plenty here will remember I was arrested by police and put into care at the hospital for my own well being, happy to say I’m still making strides forward and today on my 39th birthday I got through unscathed, a few quiet moments to reflect how far I’ve come in two years, and I also chose to go into work today on my day off and do a training course just to keep myself busy and occupied. Went out for dinner with my family and had a nice quiet dinner before heading to work tomorrow for 4 day shifts. Wife and kids also got me a beautiful timber speargun
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  16. It has all been Bored@ working on this one. Good work mate. And thanks must go to Willies family for being understanding and assisting in this in what must still be a very hard time.
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  17. Some thoughts from the great man: I am typing at the behest of the legend himself - so here goes!, Hi all, Di has been reading me all your messages over the last couple of weeks since I returned to the land of the living after a pretty long sleep. I really appreciate the messages and from how far and wide they are coming. As she has already told you I’ve done some pretty bad damage to my neck, spine, face, head and hand which will pretty much result in an end to my 34 year triathlon career - and just when I was hitting my prime by winning 3 of my last 5 races! Currently I’m still in ICU w
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  18. Hey all, just thought I'd pop something in here to say that as we all know the last few months has been a tough one for the Transitions family. After navigation the emotional roller coater that was Hiltons passing todays news on Andrews injury has just left me profoundly saddened. To hell with all the macho bullshit, I was in tears reading it. Please, please take care everyone. ❤️
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  19. Today I got promoted to train driver - didn’t even get an interview. Just got my updated roster saying driver school from 21/4
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  20. First time she's had her uniform on since March. First day of Yr2 today and she's very excited. 😁
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  21. Hi All, Having jumped through all the hoops on Covid planned here in Queensland over these last 4 months including working with and shharing intel/info I had no doubt that Noosa without Interstate/International could get Covid Safe Approval from Queensland Goverment Public Health, just as they have for Mooloolaba. And yes iFoz you're dead right that a well managed event has better covid safety then a fee for all, even just the contact tracing work and Covid Questions via QR code alone. Here in Queensland we also have all community sport operating -including full contact AFL, NRL, Netball
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  22. Hi Guys, Im not going to go into details, but we have trannies back for a month at this stage. The previous owners family have a lot to deal with, sorting things out. Then to have me asking about a website and transferring ownership etc. On top of their loss & heartache is just another thing I’m sure they didn’t want to deal with. I need to say a big thanks to Tri-Mel or the Ranga as many of u know her. She was my POC with the family. Once the estate is settled and ownership has been transferred over I will put a post out looking for ideas & support to keep the
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  23. I've wanted to paddle the Snowy River since I was young but the stars never aligned. Then just before Christmas a friend mentioned he and some friends were going. As I didn't know if I will go again I wanted to paddle a kayak rather than inflatable and hired one from Canoes Plus. White water kayaks sure have changed from when I owned mine in the 90's! 86km on the river, over 100 rapids and 4 nights spent camping on the way. Stunning country with only a few access points really added to the adventure!
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  24. Hey everyone thanks for your good wishes. I am back at home now and prognosis is 100% recovery in 3 to 4 months. In the meantime I gotta say, I am doing it pretty tough stuck in a halo thoracic brace and on medication. It’s quite a fashion statement...... I can’t play the guitar Dave- left hand is a bit farked up but hoping to do so again in the not too distant future. once again thanks everyone- my goal is olly distance at Shep this season - wish me luck!!
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  25. On this day a year ago my son (little Flanman) tagged along with his best mate who was trying to better himself health and fitness wise. His mate was going to run 4km every day no matter what - rain, hail, sun, wind, run, walk or crawl. It didn’t matter how it was done, as long as it was done. My son has never liked running, and would avoid it at all costs, unless it was a part of team sport (Oz Tag or Soccer). He hadn't done much of anything over the past 12 months (new dad, busy job). He didn't realise how unfit he was until he tagged onto someone else’s journey. He used to get short of
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  26. Thanks for keeping us updated and for sharing such personal detail. all of this makes for such gut wrenching and mentally troubling reading. To live this must be incredibly aweful. like so many others I send my best wishes. I hope that Andrew’s good health helps with his recovery as best it can. for Diane and his children I hope and pray that you are surrounded by kind , enlightened and helpful people. Who are in for the long haul. I hope that there is someone there for you all to give a hug , to sit. Listen , hold a hand. Such small but powerful gestures.
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  27. Echoing that sentiment, IF Port goes ahead this year , we will be coming through Sydney at the end of April and would like to see Andrew. The bond of the 2012 Kona Legacy folk is a strong one, and any support we can provide to Andrew would be an honour. Dianne, we cannot fathom how much this must be affecting your family, and what the future holds must be incredibly scary. Thank you so much for taking the time to keep the Transitions community in the loop. We are all feeling for you. Added on: A long time ago, before IM became a brand, when you finished your f
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  28. Hi all , this is Andrews wife - Dianne. Firstly, thanks to Mr Flower for keeping you all updated. I assume you are on one of the texting lists I am trying to keep in the loop. Please keep Andrew ‘Tranny’s’ updated. Guys, Andrew has sustained very serious head, face, spine and hand damage. He has undergone 4 surgeries during the week and they have now fixed all they can. He truly is an Ironman of sorts now as he is literally being held together with metal! Most concerning, and something that can not be fixed, is the spinal cord damage. He has very limited physical function. He hit a parked
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  29. All done & dusted. That was brutal, 3 ppl on the panel. One question after the other. Heavily focused on situations and emotional intelligence etc. As always I could have answered some question better but overall. I’m happy with how it went. Time to wait & see if I got it & what $$ they offer.
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  30. Pete update: Plastic surgery on arm went well, No broken fingers. 11am surgery tomorrow to repair 3 vertebrae in back/neck. Broken ribs. Still no talking and only family visits.
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  31. I have said it in an earlier post, but want to say it again, I am very respectful of all our political leaders both State and Federal of the difficulty of the times and I think everyone should cut them all some slack. I saw the strain on Gladys face tonight, agonising over what to do if NSW cases increase. I have also admired our Premier Anna to sticking to her guns over great criticism. I see the strain on Andrews and have also seen it on Scomo. Sure they have made some mistakes, all of them, but who wouldn't in this unprecedented time where we dont even know what's coming tomorrow. N
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  32. For those that have missed out, Foz has been up and down for the last month. The good news is he is starting to get better. Mr Flower has been liaising with Di and he seems to be on the mend. Foz is now working hard on physio and the hospital gym. Heading in the right direction. Great news Andrew. FM
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  33. She's the oldest ever female ultraman finisher and broke the world record for the 60 to 69 age group by over two hours. She was only 5 minutes off the men's record. Just remember this event has a 35 year history to put that into context! Queen Rosie we salute you! 👑
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  34. Today's the day 😁
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  35. An update: For those who don't know Peter W had an accident yesterday. He had a head on collision with a car and was flown by helicopter from Jamieson to the Alfred Hospital. He is in an induced coma. He has been assessed this morning by the Medicos and he has broken fingers and ribs, multiple lacerations and requires plastic surgery on his arm. They have identified a fracture in his neck area which requires surgery. Once surgery is complete on this area they will bring him out of the induced coma. His injuries are not life threatening.
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  36. Today should have been IMWA. I have seen a few posts on FB of people going down to Busso for a weekend of swimming, cycling and running. Given that there is very little international travel and most states still have to quarantine to go to WA the event organisers decision to cancel IMWA was the financially correct one. For the last 16 years I have spent the first weekend of December in Busso. It is always a great weekend catching up with friends and pushing myself to my physical and mental limits. This year, for me, the nearest swimming pool is 600+km away. The mine site gym is
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  37. If yoga is going well, pat yourself on the back.
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  38. Guys I’m going to lock this down temporarily. With all that’s been going on I just don’t have the capacity to deal with this at the moment. Be nice to each other.
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  39. Well unemployment lasted only 72 hours and I start at Long Tan Swimming Pool on Thursday. Sometimes you just have to go back to what you know. 😎
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  40. Feeling pretty chuffed after a great day yesterday. Every year there is a fund raising golf ambrose day in the name of my best mate who passed away 14 years ago now (it's his last road bike I'm still and will forever be riding). Anyway, I'm no standout golfer, never was, and haven't had a game in 2.5years now, so wasn't expecting much. Just like the hit out with my mates. Anyway, my group was made up of 3 of my best golfing mates from the website that mate and I started years ago, one of them being the current owner that I gave the site to. Well, bugger me if we didn't win it yesterday; e
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  41. Update on my employment situation. I went with the new offer, the opportunity is a great, it's a senior role and the offer (and pension) is good. I feel bad for the other company. I've put in calls to v/mail and sent them emails but no response, probably be tomorrow. Won't be a pleasant convo but I only need to have it once. To anyone looking for work in these crazy times. Believe in yourself, back your experience and don't sell yourself short. 👍
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  42. Most relationships can only handle one self absorbed narcissist.
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  43. A big thank you to who ever is paying for the Transitions website and keeping it updated. I value the information and interactions that I have on here. A huge thank you to the moderators on the site also. Being forced to read every comment on here must be time consuming and exhausting. Happy New Year. Шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе
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  44. Geez, times flies. 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Our cruise was cancelled so we are up near Kingscliff for 10 days. Great weather and location. Our room walks out on the pool. FM
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  45. Public Service Announcement trannies will be on transitions.net.au very very shortly. There will be a redirect from .org.au so you don't really need to do much, this is more just an FYI when you see it up top. You will also see https:// because SSL is happening to make it that little bit more secure. Logo has had a slight redesign as well as a new looking website will be switched on.
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  46. If you are unsure what the future holds for you, this may give you some insight. Although I had been running all my life I was constrained by a chronic knee injury which occurred playing rugby aged 20. Two operations much later in life helped but doing IMs and HIMs in my 60s eventually caused me to stop running completely. Orthopaedic advice indicated there was nothing else surgery could do for me so I gave running and being a triathlete away altogether. Four years after I had given running away I was sitting around the house this winter when it was cold and raining outside. I did not
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  47. Apparently just appendicitis. For banning guns, he deserves a long healthy life.
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