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Offline MalcolmAL

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2015, 11:33:27 am »
on a hard board my osteoarthritis really loved that
Oh, ouch, where is the 'sympathy' emoticon when you need one .

Yes, you're right I didnt ! Nor did I mention the heart attack(s) they induce when inflating one of the gubbins, thus blocking the artery,  whilst they try to move things round and insert other gubbins ,, and and,, you ask if they have a bottle of whisky handy please ! (but a nice nurse will use the other arm to inject some happy making stuff :) )
Or when they all go away into a huddle in another room and seem to take forever.
No I didnt mention all that cos I didnt want to give NPN or B the hebiejebies  :laugh3:

I was trying to look on the bright side of life :) to tell about the wrist rather than fishing line up the leg stuff LOL !
But with luck he will only need the -gram bit not the -plasty stuff etc !

 
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 11:37:11 am by MalcolmAL »

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2015, 03:53:04 pm »
Just to show my age I'd rather have a radiogram than an angiogram :uneasy:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2015, 06:21:45 pm »
Just to show my age I'd rather have a radiogram than an angiogram :uneasy:
Yes I miss the old radiogram as well
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2015, 06:59:57 pm »
Ah yes, with one of those 'wireless' things inside.

pssst, there are a few other grams you may have to meet ? , electro cardio , ummm
oh yes,,, the echo one is amusing, I asked him to let me know if I was pregnant and that I thought he was looking in the wrong place !
He looked sour, as though he had heard it all before - which is why I didnt put it in the jokes section  :D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2015, 09:19:57 pm »
I've already had the echo and electro cardio ones, Malcolm.
When I heard the 'gurgling' noise on the echogram I asked the nurse if it was her making that racket.
Don't think she had a sense of humour that day ::)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2015, 09:35:27 pm »
Don't think she had a sense of humour that day ::)
Hmmm, that makes two ! Must be a hazzard of the job, too much ultrasound ruins the funny bone ?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2015, 09:44:32 pm »
About 20 years ago a cardiologist decided that it was necessary to monitor my heart during 24 hours - blood pressure and ECG.

For this I had to wear a tape recorder under my clothes for the 24 hour period, but I'm talking about a real cassette recorder in a leather case that the BBC might have used for taping outside broadcasts in the 1960s, not some miniature transistorised marvel of the modern age.

For blood pressure, I had one of those tyre inner tube things strapped to my upper arm, which inflated every 20 minutes. Luckily for my wife it was on my left arm, which is my side of the bed. However, it was a bit embarassing in the train on the way to work when my left arm rose to the horizotal for no apparent reason.

At the end of the day it was a false alarm so I can laugh about it now.

Best regards,


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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2015, 09:57:38 pm »
Funny that 'cos I had to go through all of that after an episode of atrial fibrillation. I did wonder whether to re-enact the Bond film and switch the cassette for one of Military Marching Bands :-X

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2015, 01:31:16 am »
For all you Arduino freaks out there (yes, I class meself as one of 'em since me last birthday), the latest Silicon Chip magazine has an Arduino-based USB electrocardiogram project.

Why you'd want to build one, I'm not quite sure, however  :worried:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2015, 09:37:31 am »
Does it take cassettes? :laugh:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2015, 03:14:12 pm »
It was a marginal decision.  I almost posted in the 'Distinctly Un-Chuffed' thread.
My KNK cutter arrived.  I opened the outer box, hauled out the inner box and, there, between the boxes was the cutting mat, jammed at a diagonal causing a bend from corner to corner.  'OK,' thinks I, 'that will flatten in a while if I just lay it on a flat surface.'  But no...  I tried putting it on a radiator, I tried pouring some warm, then HOT water across it.  I tried rolling it up against the kink and holding it there with rubber bands for a while.  No difference in any of the efforts. The kink was such that the mat would not pass through the machine without jamming.  So, it was  :poop: -o-gram time!
Now this is why this post is here instead of in the stronger thread.  Within minutes of my email, I received a polite reply containing an apology and the advice that they had dispatched a whole pack of mats as a replacement.  Assuming that they arrive in reasonable time I will have no need to post in the ANGRY place.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2015, 04:19:25 pm by Zogbert Splod »
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2015, 03:56:21 pm »
Sounds like they are looking after you, Allan. Good service :thumbsup:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2015, 04:03:15 pm »
Sounds like they are looking after you, Allan. Good service :thumbsup:
Time will tell, but if they react that well as a general principle, I will be a crappy hamper...  (or do I mean 'happy camper'?)
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2015, 04:05:04 pm »
Sounds like they are looking after you, Allan. Good service :thumbsup:
Time will tell, but if they react that well as a general principle, I will be a crappy hamper...  (or do I mean 'happy camper'?)

Always remember to leave no turd unstoned ;D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2015, 12:33:00 pm »
Wasn't sure as to whether put this in the unhappy or angry threads.  Had a running session this morning, first is to get locos out of their mpd's, all worked fine.  Ran some circuits then started some out and back trains and discovered that the points in the mpd area no longer work.   :veryangry:

It seems all 8 points controlled by one of my CML DAC20 boards (I've got 10 control boards) wouldn't work, can hear a faint buzz whenever I send a throw command but the point doesn't throw.  I suspect it is the in built CDU that has died, it is the first one to do this and the strange thing is it is the newest one, only bought in June.

Question is do I have a go at repairing it myself to save not having the MPD non-operational for a few weeks or bite the bullett and send it back?   :hmmm:

 

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