The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by Chris Blewett » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:58 pm

just to cheer you all up about the accuracy of doctors - when my father was born, in 1923, his parents were told he was a 'sickly' child (with lung problems) and were told he wouldn't live to go to school. He died aged 67 having lived a wonderful life (having been a priest and a teacher) and fathered 2 marvelously fantastic children (well.....I would say that wouldn't i!!)

My point.....doctors don't know everything and there ideas of when you are going to die are just guesses!
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by englishangel » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:35 pm

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3863

If you haven't seen Will's personal blog read it now.

My husband's grandmother had a hemorrhage after giving birth to her second child in 1923/4 and her husband was told she wouldn't survive the night. She had three more children, and surviving a goitre removal, stroke and fractured hip, finally succumbing to a strangulated hernia at the age of 84 in 1985.
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by sejintenej » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Young lad came into Scout troop I was running. His mother, a nurse, was concerned that I didn't allow him to become too active because he had been forecast to die by the age of six of cystic fibrosis and activity was bad for him. I had great problems keeping his activity down to moderate levels. Unfortunately he died a few weeks ago well into his forties which shows how reliable some forecasts can be.

My wife was in the maternity hospital with a woman who was having a baby after an extremely long gap. It turns out that whilst having her first child she overheard that "something" - she didn't know what (but waters to you and me) had broken and she was terrified that it had not been stitched up.

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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by mvgrogan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:59 pm

sejintenej wrote:Young lad came into Scout troop I was running. His mother, a nurse, was concerned that I didn't allow him to become too active because he had been forecast to die by the age of six of cystic fibrosis and activity was bad for him. I had great problems keeping his activity down to moderate levels. Unfortunately he died a few weeks ago well into his forties which shows how reliable some forecasts can be.

My wife was in the maternity hospital with a woman who was having a baby after an extremely long gap. It turns out that whilst having her first child she overheard that "something" - she didn't know what (but waters to you and me) had broken and she was terrified that it had not been stitched up.
Bill Mitchell was the year above me at CH. I only knew him a few months, from the merger in August 85 up to Christmas of the same year. He had CF and had been only given until he was 13 years old. When I met him, he was 18 and applying for University. He died during the Christmas Break 1985. To think that someone born around the same time has now lived into his forties is very hopeful for the future of CF sufferers.
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by Chris Blewett » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:16 pm

englishangel wrote:viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3863

If you haven't seen Will's personal blog read it now.

My husband's grandmother had a hemorrhage after giving birth to her second child in 1923/4 and her husband was told she wouldn't survive the night. She had three more children, and surviving a goitre removal, stroke and fractured hip, finally succumbing to a strangulated hernia at the age of 84 in 1985.
Thanks Mary - I've just read it. I really cant find any words to say! I am really glad that I've ordered a copy of his book though!
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by mvgrogan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:43 pm

Chris Blewett wrote:
englishangel wrote:viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3863

If you haven't seen Will's personal blog read it now.

My husband's grandmother had a hemorrhage after giving birth to her second child in 1923/4 and her husband was told she wouldn't survive the night. She had three more children, and surviving a goitre removal, stroke and fractured hip, finally succumbing to a strangulated hernia at the age of 84 in 1985.
Thanks Mary - I've just read it. I really cant find any words to say! I am really glad that I've ordered a copy of his book though!
Holy Smokes - what a story!! His life that is - not read the book yet!
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Recently TBA and I travelled on a ship, with a definite "East European" atmosphere, to see the Northern lights --- Wonderful !
HOWEVER -- the first indication, of what was to come (I coild write a book about the voyage !!") was that my Debit card was "Refused"

It turned out that some idiot in-numerate had entered my date of birth as 03/04/2028.
I have heard of "Second Youth" --- but this is ridiculous !! :lol:

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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by sejintenej » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:55 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Recently TBA and I travelled on a ship, with a definite "East European" atmosphere, to see the Northern lights --- Wonderful !
HOWEVER -- the first indication, of what was to come (I coild write a book about the voyage !!") was that my Debit card was "Refused"

It turned out that some idiot in-numerate had entered my date of birth as 03/04/2028.
I have heard of "Second Youth" --- but this is ridiculous !! :lol:
Don't worry: JR suggested on this forum that my father died as a result of being gassed in WW1. I suppose it would just be feasible but not likely
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:05 pm

Off Topic, but ---
Those "Gassed" in WW1, often died, years later, from the results and a lifetime of trouble.
A horrid practice, avoided by both sides in WW2 (On the Battlefronts !)
But NOT elsewhere by the Nazis.

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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by Chris Blewett » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:11 pm

Or others in more recent times in the Arab world
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by Angela Woodford » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:25 pm

I thought I would just check again - I had it in my mind to hope that Spoonbill is enjoying the rudest of health...

Looks like my Day of Death is slipping further away. 16.8.2039!Oh no! :shock:
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:11 pm

My mind has been a little more concentrated on this subject in the last 6 weeks !

Before I went to CH in 1940, I was "Asthmatic" --- our doctor remarked "It will either kill or cure him "

Despite 6 years of attempts by CH, I survived
I have been shot at (And Missed) by people I did not train.
(Although receiving a .22 bullet in the back, from somebody I DID train ! (Another story !)
I have been active in "Bomb Disposal"
I have jumped out of perfectly servicable Aircraft (No Paras trust Pilots !)
I played 1st class Rugby and Water Polo (The more dangerous !)
I had 33 fights as a boxer
I have "Thumped" an attempted Mugger.

NOW I am combating the little "B***er in my Bladder, and although I am assured by the Surgeon that "All is well" -----(???)
It does concentate the mind on the fact that there are certain things which are out of our control.

At 83, I have nothing of which to complain ----- but I WOULD like to see my 4 G.Grandchildren grow a bit more !!!
I am, of course, married for 36 years to a Saint (She would have to be) The Blessed Anne. and there is enough money in the Bank.
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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by anniexf » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:18 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:My mind has been a little more concentrated on this subject in the last 6 weeks !



NOW I am combating the little "B***er in my Bladder, and although I am assured by the Surgeon that "All is well" -----(???)
It does concentate the mind on the fact that there are certain things which are out of our control.
But it would take one hell of a little B***er to get the better of Neill the Notorious, I suspect. :lol:

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Re: The End Is Nigh (This Means You)

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:19 pm

After General Anaesthetic, for 2 hours, I'm afraid I was, again, too "Woozy" in many ways for days ! :?
TBA suggested to one of my Daughters- in- Law, this might be a good time to go on a "Retail Therapy Trip" to Bournemouth, whilst I was at home, since I was completely unaware of what was going on, and falling asleep watching Television !! :oops:

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