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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1470 on: June 12, 2019, 01:27:57 PM »
Damn! Just found out that yesterday was National Forklift Safety Day and I missed it. :'(
pity my forklift licence expired about 18 years ago.. and it was written in arabic..

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1471 on: June 15, 2019, 10:35:40 AM »
I'm not sure whether to post this in the unhappy thread or the angry thread, as it's a bit of both.

Unhappily, I will not be making it to TINGS this year as I planned. I hoped to catch up with forum people I've met, and ones I haven't. The recent post about the NYMR steam day got me angry because I could have tied that into the trip.

Unfortunately, after a visit to the surgeon who did my ankle, it turns out that it's not healing properly, and I'm going to be in the moonboot and crutches until at least the end of August.

The bottom line is that if there is no improvement by Christmas, my leg could be amputated below the knee.

That's not going to happen.

But what I do have to face up to is that the UK trip is just not going to happen this year.

See ya'all next year!  :beers:
« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 10:16:48 PM by Bealman »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1472 on: June 15, 2019, 10:48:50 AM »
Health first! :beers:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1473 on: June 15, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »
Sypmathy and best wishes that it all joins back together properly!
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1474 on: June 15, 2019, 11:56:45 AM »
That's a bit of bar-steward news, George!

Sincerely hope whatever is holding up the healing process can be kicked into touch and you tell us you're a boot-free man.

All the best!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1475 on: June 15, 2019, 12:04:49 PM »
Wishing you a swift return to full health Bealman  :thumbsup:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1476 on: June 15, 2019, 12:17:13 PM »
Very sorry to hear your news George, I enjoy your postings particularly your travelogues, look after yourself.
Best wishes
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1477 on: June 15, 2019, 12:26:08 PM »
So sorry to hear that, as the others have said, health first. A long flight wouldn’t do a semi healed ankle any good so better safe than sorry.

Start planning the 2020 visit and run lots of trains while you recuperate.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1478 on: June 15, 2019, 12:41:07 PM »
They are experimenting in the UK with leaches to promote healing and blood flow reinstatement in this sort of case.  Might be worth asking about.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1479 on: June 15, 2019, 04:55:01 PM »
So sorry to hear that George. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself as my prostate has been 'playing up' again over the last 10 days or so - news like that tends to put things into perspective. I hope things do not turn out for the worse and the ankle heals as it should, but I like your spirit - "That's not going to happen":beers:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1480 on: June 15, 2019, 07:38:26 PM »
Sorry to hear your sad news, George. I was looking forward to a meet up and maybe a few beers. But as others have said, better safe than sorry and get well soon.
Funnily enough, I thought of you this afternoon. I went on a visit to the Heads of Steam museum at the North Road Station in Darlington and saw this.
We had a chat about it on another thread.

The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1481 on: June 15, 2019, 08:09:55 PM »
So sorry to hear your news George.
Stay positive, I’m sure that things will improve in the near future.
Martin
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1482 on: June 15, 2019, 10:25:41 PM »
Thanks, folks!  :beers:

Basically the bad infection in the hospital is the culprit. Some crucial hardware still hasn't got new bone attached to it, hence immobility boot and pain.

Anyway, Malc, good old Locomotion is in better nick than it would have been left where it was!

Oh, one more unhappy note, though.... the compressor at the club sprung a leak last night. No more tap beer until Monday at least!  :'(
« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 10:35:40 PM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1483 on: June 16, 2019, 04:44:36 PM »
Not sure where to put this, but, went to watch my future son-in-law play cricket today, 10 miles away. Got there for 1pm, game started at 1.30pm, back home by 3.30pm. It didn't go well  :o :o :o :o

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1484 on: June 16, 2019, 05:12:45 PM »
Not sure where to put this, but, went to watch my future son-in-law play cricket today, 10 miles away. Got there for 1pm, game started at 1.30pm, back home by 3.30pm. It didn't go well  :o :o :o :o

Sounds like son in law’s side were bowled out for not very many!
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